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post #12581 of 12747 Old 07-14-2019, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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@RidingWithRuby , her not wanting to communicate with you makes me wonder if there was a reason like didn't want you to see any kind of impairment from drugs or alcohol. Hubby was a cop so his suspicious mind in these kind of things has rubbed off on me.

Good lunch of Chinese along with lots of gabbing. We met at 2:00 and didn't leave the parking lot (we sit in the vehicle to talk after eating) until 6:44. Then I stopped at Walmart and didn't get home until almost 9:00. That put me in the store for an hour and a half. What the heck was I doing in there all that time? LOL

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post #12582 of 12747 Old 07-14-2019, 02:38 AM
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I confessed to eating the last piece of pizza, letting everyone else starve, muhahahA!!!

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post #12583 of 12747 Old 07-14-2019, 11:03 AM
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@waresbear mmmm, pizza.
@JCnGrace that is possible. I know she is being charged, but I'm not sure what the charges are for other than failure to yield.
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post #12584 of 12747 Old 07-15-2019, 02:12 PM
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@JCnGrace , trust me, I was anxious too. Particularly since they've been getting locked in at night (in separate pens) so I can give Izzie her allergy meds. It's a huge relief to have that done! And it'll mostly be a total break. Izzie and Diego will do the local shows around here next year, but nothing major. Like, Izzie will do in hand only. I really don't want to overdo anything with her. Diego honestly needs quite a bit of work to have him really competitive, so that's my aim. With Nick getting a tractor, I'll finally get an arena put in. So I can work on consistency with Diego, and get him to use his body even better. He's a long way from where he was, but still a far cry from where he should be for his age in a dressage horse. He'll get there :) and I'm excited about Izzie baby stories too haha! I have like a year and a half left to wait lol and this heat has been brutal! Haha! I'm sure those buys were less than pleased with all the closed gates! That is sad about all your heirlooms :/ you never think about that kind of stuff before you need to though. Goodness! Your mom is quite stubborn! Such silly horses! Glad you had a good lunch with your friend. And the image of you under TJ's belly haha!

@PoptartShop , it was well spent! I'm glad that part is over! Soon it'll have electric! Dying for that to happen! I'll try to get it on camera! Someone may have on Sunday, but it's not as nice as he's been out in the field lol and this heat needs to break, ugh. I'm glad River will finally be moving! About time! And yay to the farrier trimming them! Jealous of the swimming!

@phantomhorse13 , thank you! I'm proud of him! Only one spin, but it was over something that didn't surprise me. I didn't anticipate, but I understood why he spooked. We got him past it a couple times before we called it a day with it. And I love my barn now! Dying to see how Nick makes the hay racks! Yay Phin and George!

@Tuya Girl, I'm sorry this is a hard time of year for you :( I'll be thinking about you. Hope everything ends up ok. I'm so glad you got to ride miss Tuya! That should help your spirit a bit.

@RidingWithRuby , how scary! I'm glad you're alright!


Man, I'm ready for my camping vacation this weekend haha!

Thursday night Nick and I hurried to bathe two horses and haul them down to the horse park. Worked both in the arena, and they were great. Diego was perfect for Nick, so I was thrilled!

Friday came with swarms of people. It was nonstop all day long. Our demo was originally supposed to be around 2. I think we went at 2:30? They were just so backed up it was terrible! Diego was tense and tight with me. He walked in calmly with Izzie, but was NOT OK with the gigantic crowd. I kept him from bolting, but it was kind of a "just barely" kind of deal. He stood wonderfully in lineup, then had another "OH CRUD" moment when the costume horse galloped up behind him as we were exiting. We kind of cantered in place. I safely got him out and dismounted soon as I could. He stood well for all the meet and greets.

I'd been torn though of who Nick should ride. Diego is strong, but not anywhere near Izzie strong. Izzie drug my best friend down the center of the arena for sport horse in hand, thus showing him it's not always me that makes her hot in the ring... in the end, I opted to have him ride Diego. He warmed up well in the insane make up arena (no joke, Breyerfest was NOT nice to us exhibitors this year), and was nice and calm with Nick. I told Nick we'll walk in, and if he feels ready to trot, to go ahead and I'll follow suit. I had Izzie purposely on the outside, and we shot for halfway between the wall and the middle of the arena (as requested so everyone could see us). Diego was high headed, but a total superstar with Nick! It gave me great relief to see him so relaxed with Nick!

Saturday night we brought Izzie out into the ring to let others try and ride her. Another friend brought her Fourth Level dressage horse out to play too. The first rider on Izzie was at least bold enough to ride Izzie, but Izzie is just rude lol I let her hand gallop her in the large arena though, which she thoroughly enjoyed! The second rider... well, she made me anxious a couple of times. She's been trained a different way, and doesn't know how to use her seat like a dressage rider. Izzie is not at all forgiving if you just hang in her mouth. So there were a few tense moments, but by the end she did get her to stay in the gait she was asking for. I think her and her trainer gained new respect for me though... the rider said she never realized just how hard Izzie was lol I said I always try to tell people it's not always me making her that way! Next was my favorite walk trot rider. I was a bit nervous since Izzie had been allowed to dictate the last ride, but I shouldn't have worried. I did have to keep reminding the girl to put her hands forward. Izzie's favorite thing to do is to make her head look like it's pretty, but she's shoving the underneck out. I WISH I had recorded some of her trot though. The girl had a really nice extended trot on Izzie :) then her mom hopped on to cool her out lol Izzie wanted to trot because there was a rider with legs on her, but my friend was able to keep her at a walk AND stay out of Izzie's mouth. I knew her daughter got her riding ability from somewhere :) I also got to ride the Fourth Level horse. I've always been a fan of his, but I'm even more of one now haha! And it showed me I haven't become THAT bad of a rider! I worried my riding had full on deteriorated because of only riding Izzie, but I did an alright job I think on this guy :) least I understood what she wanted when she'd say to open my hips to let him move out. He was so much fun, and his canter is WAY smoother to sit than Izzie's! So YAY! I knew I hadn't lost my canter seat; Izzie is just that hard to ride the canter on!

Sunday Nick ended up cantering him in the ring on accident. But Diego never got out of control. I think he was tired and his little legs couldn't keep up with Izzie, who wanted to extend. Diego took care of Nick though, so it ended up working out well.

The meet and greets were long and hot, but so worth it. Everyone loved the horses! We even had a couple of ladies on stilts come down our barn aisle to see the horses, and Izzie and Diego made them laugh! They later came back when they weren't on their stilts to come meet them for real. One of the girls was afraid of horses, but I promised my two were super sweet. And they were :) I was proud of them!

Both are now SUPER happy to be outside, where they get the next week off from riding haha!

Pictures :)

At the stalls:











The jugglers on stilts!







Nick and I :) (I know one is blurry, but still <3 )







Hilarity of the day lol the bay is the Fourth Level horse, and he's owned by my friend :) we are going to Nationals together :)





And the entire Arabian group (minus one who had to be back in her stall so her owner could go tend to her store). There was 15 of us total!

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post #12585 of 12747 Old 07-16-2019, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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@waresbear , that's the best piece!

@Tazzie , looks like fun was had by all! And next up camping! Will the kids be home yet and going with you? Do you have Izzie's baby daddy picked out? Arab? Going for gray or another color? Is your preference a junior or juniorette? So many questions! LOL

Going through the mini's gate I got stung on the back by a wasp. A very nasty wasp that wouldn't let go. OUCH! A little later while at the other barn hubby came up so I had him check to see if the stinger was still in there. He says no then wants to know where the wasps were. He went back to the house for the wasp spray then comes back and tells me he didn't see one wasp but he sprayed the heck out of where I told him they were anyway. My guess is he was looking in the wrong place entirely because there was a whole herd of them suckers swarming around working on a nest. I'll take a can of spray with me tomorrow just in case. Barn swallows must not eat wasps because they have a nest inside the barn not very far from that gate. 4 babies and twice now I've had to stick one back in their nest because they've fallen onto the floor. I'm surprised Majik or Miss hasn't stepped on one or the cats haven't found it. Wonder how many lives birds have?

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post #12586 of 12747 Old 07-16-2019, 05:52 AM
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@PoptartShop Yay for your BF finally moving his horse next to yours! And for working with the same farrier as well. Is it a thing to continue or was just a one time event?
Promise looks really cute with the surcingle on :)

@JCnGrace Sorry you got bit by the wasp. I've never been stubng by a bee, but a wasp HURTS! Aww I absolutely love swallows, glad you could put the baby back on the nest before an accident hapenned.
And man I laughed at the going under horse episode. I could see it all hapenning :) But yes, you sure have well mannered horses in there.

@Tazzie The whole environment of such show looks amazing! I love the part where people get to interact with the horses in such a friendly way. Looks you had great fun!!

@RidingWithRuby I would be shaken too. And mad at that woman. What's the thing with not even caring to ask if you were hurt? Ugh some people are just.......

@waresbear Lol! The opposite has hapenned to me, dreaming of ice cream / cake / whatever, just to go reach it and find out it was gone :)


Nothing out of the ordinary to share, didn't ride last weekend because the arena's ground was being fixed. BO's son has been mad about it, and at some point he is right, because under a thin layer of loose dirt, the ground was hard as concrete, so they had a tractor revolve the ground, and was still full of huge blocks, hard as stone. No way I was putting Tuya there just for the sake of my enjoyment. Next week will be fully fixed, and much better :)
So I just brought Tuya up and gave her lots of love, lol!

Will try to have the time to share pictures of it, and of the herd.

On another note yesterday I went to see our national hockey team arrive to the airport, because they won the world tittle. Was good fun! :)

Have a nice day all!!
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post #12587 of 12747 Old 07-16-2019, 08:25 AM
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I think was @JCnGrace that was complaining about how bad flies were, look at all those tails, poor mares.
If you look closely, baby is laying flat on a sand spot
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post #12588 of 12747 Old 07-16-2019, 10:26 AM
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@JCnGrace the zoo really was fun!! Nice and clean, and it looked like the animals were well-cared for. Most of them were rescued. :) Ouch, I know that hurt! I hate wasps. I hope they go away! Awwww that's so cute about the birds!

@Tazzie looks like you guys had a blast!!! Great job!! I'm so glad Diego ended up doing well with Nick also! I know it was probably a lot of commotion for him. He will get used to it in time. The pictures are great. <3 Izzie is such a lovebug! You & Nick look fantastic. So great to see you both together at the show! Camping will be a fun time, enjoy it! You and Izzie really have come such a long way. I know it's hard to not feel discouraged sometimes. I have those days myself. But you guys are superstars!! Happy horses! & seriously, WAY overdue for him to be moving. The middle of next month can't get here fast enough.

@TuyaGirl YES! We are all set up for him to come next time. Thank goodness, we are back on schedule. Can't trust any other farrier...it really is slim pickings around here. He's been very communicative lately too which is good. That was the only issue we had with him. Yay for the arena being fixed, that will be so nice! :) Aww they are so cute. Tuya is so beautiful! LOL Promise is the same way haha, swishing that tail like it's nobody's business! Stupid flies!

I confess, it's gonna be so hot this week, so I was lucky I got in a ride this weekend & last night. Ugh. So humid lately. I'm going to the gym after work today, for the first time in at least two years, so hopefully I stick with it. I'd like to lose 10-15lbs before next year, LOL so giving myself plenty of time. Hopefully between riding & the gym, I'll lose the pounds! I've been eating a bit better too.

Work is going by so slow today...feels like I've been here 4hrs, but it's only been 1.5. LOL.

Some pictures from the zoo! :) My favorite were the bears, they were playing in the water. So cute.
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post #12589 of 12747 Old 07-16-2019, 03:11 PM
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@RidingWithRuby I'm glad you are okay. Car accidents suck & the trauma from them takes awhile to go away. I've been in quite a few.
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post #12590 of 12747 Old 07-16-2019, 03:43 PM
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I confess to taking away business from a barefoot trimmer. A family I know & love to bits, came to a show with a few of their horses with poorly trimmed hooves. I know the trimmer's work, I have fixed 2 of her clients. This family has 2 teenage sons, I offered to teach the lads how to do a balanced trim. We had a two hour lesson yesterday, they understand the balancing, can eyeball the natural balance and learning to use the tools. Going back soon to help them trim 3 more. HAH. I am such a smug old hag.

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