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post #12391 of 12914 Old 05-21-2019, 03:18 PM
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Promise is looking sleek and sassy @PoptartShop

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post #12392 of 12914 Old 05-22-2019, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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@RegalCharm , retirement is nice but it makes me wonder how I got anything done when I worked. I think I piddle a lot. Today I walked into the pantry/storage closet 3 times before I finally grabbed what I went in there for the first time. It wasn't that I forgot what I was after, I'd get sidetracked and do something else while I was in there and carry it to another part of the house and then rinse and repeat. LOL

@PoptartShop , sounds like Promise settled in nicely. Big sigh of relief from you I bet knowing she's not upset about it.

SERIOUSLY, you've never been to a wedding? I'm jealous of you! LOL I'm not big into going places I have to dress up. Then since it was family thing, there are people there who know who are but you don't have a clue. This one couple talked to me like we had been best friends but I didn't remember them at all. Turns out they lived a couple of houses down from where one of my sisters used to live so I probably ran through their yard or something as a kid, who knows? LOL I left my hometown at 18 so don't socialize with anyone from there except family, most of whom still live in the area.

The horses were in a clingy mood tonight. Couldn't hardly get the gates closed and then opened back up because every time I turned around I was surrounded. Got done with them and headed over to the other barn to take care of the minis and here comes the herd of 5. Something over in the field next door caught their attention though so I was able to feed the minis without their help. Thank God for small favors! LOL

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I am here to complain again about the weather. I have to confess that I am just sick and tired of rain and mud! Honestly- they are calling for another 4-5 inches of rain this weekend. We are literally going to wash away. My sacrifice pen is now a mud hole but I have a previously foundered mare so green pastures for any length of time is a no no. The good news is that we are warming up a little. it was 55 degrees F yesterday and supposed to reach near 80 today. But that also brings in thunder storms.

Old farmers are saying this surely means a drought by end of summer. Who knows.
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post #12394 of 12914 Old 05-22-2019, 02:28 PM
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@PoptartShop, that baby is perfect! I'm just in love with her haha! And yes, Diego is definitely photogenic! I do love that Nick and Diego work so well together now. Thank you! And yeah, Izzie drives me loony, but such is life at this point lol I hope you feel better! And I'm glad the move was smooth :) the place sounds lovely! Silly Promise pooping on you though LOL

@JCnGrace, haha, yeah! We typically allow them to lay down if there is time to clean them up lol everyone cringes that I don't care haha! And little Jo (her name <3) is just perfect! I won't say anything to your girl LOL! You'll get your fix again in two years when it's Izzie's baby I'm posting! Oh man about trying to integrate the herds! It definitely may be better to just leave them how they are. Yuck to stepping in ham salad gunk, but LOL about not caring about horse poop! How sweet about dancing! I always drag Nick out at least once to dance lol

@Werecat, you can do it! I know you can! But I know confidence can be an iffy thing. Have you thought about getting a trainer to put some miles on him? It may help settle your nerves a bit. And oh no! My heart was racing with your story! Have you talked to the former owner? (She said nothing to me, and I wouldn't go to her just as an FYI!) I know you're a great animal mommy though! Accidents do happen though!

@ShirtHotTeez, thank you! And yes they are! We can't believe how fast they are growing up! I knew they would, but goodness! Sonny looks good!

@TuyaGirl, thank you! <3 I'm so proud of you for hopping on!! Tuya is such a sweet girl! Love her standing guard! She looks so good!

@carshon, I hear ya on the weather. It's been so brutal! Nick and I are talking about penning the horses up around the barn for this coming winter to allow the field to rest. It's not bad, but it's thinner than we'd like!


Whew, it's been a bit. Work was a bit insane last week, and off and on this week.

I rode Diego last week, which went extremely well! Nick recorded some of it. If you remember, Diego was trained as a western horse from the time he was 2.5 until he we bought him at just over 4. He was taught to back off the bit, not go toward it. So things like this make me immensely proud of how far he's coming! Please ignore I was on the wrong diagonal. I was too focused on him and wasn't paying attention, oops...


Nick also played with him in the creek. I am PROUD of what Nick has accomplished here too. It used to take us FOREVER every single day to go in water that wasn't even half an inch deep. He's come so far since moving out here!



Cute picture of Diego and Sydney after our ride :)



We had a show this past Saturday, just a little county fair one. Diego and Nick took fifth out of six for halter. Izzie won her English/Hunter Pleasure class and her Native Costume class, both out of two. Was a good day!

The night before, getting full baths



At the show





Wearing the snazzy halter I got for Mother's Day :)



What we came home to haha!



Random pictures from last night :)





The difference after ulcer meds!



And finally, because I'm out of time for more haha! Izzie was in the SmartPak catalog this month!

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post #12395 of 12914 Old 05-23-2019, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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@carshon , we had a rainy spring last year too but continued to get good rainfall throughout the summer. I hope no drought! I hear you about the rain and mud though. We had mud all winter because it never got cold enough long enough to freeze.

@Tazzie , you all are going to turn Diego into a water pony yet! LOL He's doing really good. Congrats to you and Izzie on your wins at the show!

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@Tazzie Diego is looking great! What a good boy!! So good with the creek. And YAY!!! Congrats on the wins. You and Izzie always rock it.<3 I was so excited to see you in the Smartpak catalog. LOL, I was like omg she's famous!! So happy the ulcer meds worked, it's amazing seeing the difference. What an improvement!

@JCnGrace gosh yes, HUGE sigh of relief. She's still adjusting but doing well. NOPE, I've never been to one! They look like so much fun!! I'm jealous of you, LOL! But then again, I prefer not to see a lot of family members who I don't really talk to haha, so I guess it's a good thing? LOL, the horses love you! <3 They know who feeds them well haha!

Promise 'smiling' last night & doing her cute head tilt. Goober!
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@PoptartShop , I think it's more they know who has fingers and can scratch their bellies for them. LOL

Tell Promise she has a lovely smile! Good to see the move didn't temporarily take away any of her personality.

The dog got very lucky this morning. He was out on his chain having a potty break when a streak of lightening hit what looked like right in the yard. I yelped and jumped up to look out the window to make sure he was ok. Poor thing waited until late afternoon at which time he probably couldn't put it off any longer to go out again and even then I had to ask him instead of him asking to go out. Traumatized the poor guy, he's already afraid of storms and they came again this evening.

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@RegalCharm , retirement is nice but it makes me wonder how I got anything done when I worked. I think I piddle a lot. Today I walked into the pantry/storage closet 3 times before I finally grabbed what I went in there for the first time. It wasn't that I forgot what I was after, I'd get sidetracked and do something else while I was in there and carry it to another part of the house and then rinse and repeat. LOL

The horses were in a clingy mood tonight.

@JCnGrace I find my self doing the same thing so it must be a retirement thing. And talking about clingy animals reading on pet finder about a dog that was referred to as a chewing gum dog. Once he stuck to you you had a hard time getting him off. LOL
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GUYS I RODE

I FINALLY RODE

I have to get my hands on a half pad with front shims & an appointment with a saddle fitter but the saddle fits just right for now, I think. I can try it with a gullet plate two sizes narrower, or leave this one in it, because XW is still out of stock EVERYWHERE -.- but I think the width is right now, it just doesn't have enough wither clearance for her. So... we pad it up.

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@JCnGrace, I know!! I'm SUPER proud of him! Under saddle is still quite the disaster as far as water goes, but he's miles better. We get the distinct impression he never learned a thing outside of how to be worked, so we've been working on a lot of random stuff with him. Seems to help his brain too! And thank you! I'm happy with how Izzie is shaping up this year. We are down to just shy of three months till Nationals *gulp* how scary with your pup!!

@PoptartShop, I really think he's looking good! Those ulcer meds sure did the trick, whew! And thank you! Haha, I've had a couple people say they want us to sign their copy LOL! I said I could have Izzie sign it; she's the famous one after all! Awww, Promise!! I'm glad she's settled in so well!


Well, only got to ride once this week. Meant to ride on Tuesday, but forgot my helmet and boots at the house *sigh* so ponies were just told how cute they were, fed, and home we went.

Wednesday Nick decided to drag out the cavalletti he made for me. They've been living at the house since we brought Izzie home over a year ago, and we've finally brought them to the field. I'm glad they made it down there :) I had planned to work on a few specific trail course type stuff, but instead Nick put up my cavalletti, and we played over them. I rode Diego, who was a bit excited for a ride and a bit bucky lol but I got him over the cavalletti on the medium setting. Nick and I swapped horses and he went over it too a few times, then cantered Diego for about a circle. I told Nick he looked good, but stop before Diego decides he's done behaving (he had almost a week off, and we didn't lunge (I hate lunging)). Nick let Syd have a ride on Diego while Izzie and I "jumped" the cavalletti. We started it at the medium height, then Nick put it on the tallest height. Nick made them specifically so they'd stay up for light bumps, but if hit hard enough they'd flip down to hopefully not cause a wreck.

He did take a couple of videos, and I pulled some screenshots haha!

Yesterday they had their feet trimmed. It was storming and hailing just north of us, but we lucked out and barely had anything. It was supposed to rain today, so verdict is out on if we get to ride or not. Then Nick is working Saturday, going to my friend's on Sunday (Nick wasn't picked to work), and he's working on Monday. So a fairly low key weekend.

A little buddy I had to move so Nick could pick up the final cavalletti. He was a bit nervous of me, but I put him down over on the actual log pile. He sat watching us pick up the last few things and leave. I try not to handle these critters TOO much, but it was neat showing my kiddos :)







That trot though! <3





Waiting on the farrier :)



"Jumping" video. Please note: I am NOT a jumper. I'd had NO plans to do this. My stirrups are at dressage length, NOT jumping. And I'm well aware my horse was taking care of me lol also, please excuse her coughing. She completed antibiotics for what we thought was a cold... turns out HER allergies are horrible this year too *sigh*



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