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post #12861 of 13171 Old 10-01-2019, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by JCnGrace View Post
Today I rode my horse for the first time in a little over a year. Well, more like putting around for about 15 minutes but better than I had been doing. I'm trying to find my "want to" again. I don't know where or why it went away but I'd like it back.

The good news is TJ deserves a gold medal for not forgetting his manners in the past year and I wasn't rusty enough to fall off even though I was bareback. The bad news is I WAS rusty enough that it put my hip in a bind that took a while to walk off. (I need a smiley that shows a little old woman walking with a cane LOL)

If anybody else has something they need to get off their chest please feel free to share it here.

everyone goes through not wanting to ride. for me it doesnt happen a lot or a length of time but because i ride everyday and work with them it can be hard some mornings waking up but whenever i am sat on a horse i am always happy. i would just start enjoying it and do the things you like doing, so if you dont like schooling then dont do schooling just do hacking. for me horse riding is my job but really it is my hobby and a hobby is something you enjoy so just enjoy it
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post #12862 of 13171 Old 10-01-2019, 08:29 AM
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so do i

Originally Posted by Avna View Post
I buy too much horse stuff.

everytime i go on my phone or in tack shop i buy something. i am going to hoys on friday and i am scared of how much stuff i am going to buy
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post #12863 of 13171 Old 10-02-2019, 08:12 PM
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Hello, everybody!

I've not been here for a long, long time. I don't even know the news and what everyone has been doing, as I can't access HF on any mobile device, and in the summertime, computers are not part of my life. So I've been seriously out of the loop!

But I am alive, my horse, Boo is alive, and we are actually, perhaps, maybe, making a tiny bit of progress...

I joined Lorna Leeson's OTTB program, figuring that my Haflinger is about as off the track as a horse can be, in every sense of the word, and I am really enjoying it, although, as I said, progress is sporadic at best.

Never have I ever had a horse who is so scarily clumsy! Both Vet & Chiro say he is fine, but half a week ago he fell down, at a WALK in the mud. Right over on his side! Granted, he walking through a muddy patch and entering said muddy patch from a turn, but still. He was walking! To leave the barn he has a 9" drop to the paddock. Leading him out the other day, he was looking up or something and stumbled; almost hit his nose in the dirt!

This is the same horse who I have seen twice fall over in his stall from rushing in and not stopping in time. And he has cast himself at least three times where he required rescue.

So, he is not surefooted or careful with his body, both his saddles roll just being led about, and he tends to bolt and buck.

I ride with a helmet, and am considering a body protector.

Anyway, tomorrow I have to work (diving with squid) but Friday I hope to take him down the road to the farm and ride in the round pen. I hope the footing will be better.


We worked in the bay and up the river yesterday and were watched closely the whole time:


What a mess!



...and we got blown out for TWO DAYS in Canada, so I got to take pics of horses:

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Of course, I am in love!

And finally, me, diving, but not in Canada...

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post #12864 of 13171 Old 10-03-2019, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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@Tazzie , sounds like a crazy start to show weekend but things turned out just fine. Do you find yourself missing the shows once the season is over?

@blue eyed pony , HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

@angelica13 , well it's been several years since I posted that and while I'm doing a little better by not letting a whole year go by, I still don't ride much. It was a job for a while for me too and I think that was the worst thing I ever let happen. Should have just kept horse riding as a hobby instead of a having to get a couple of youngsters rode and working with the even younger ones every day whether I wanted to or not. I do confess that I actually never got tired of working with the babies though. I hope you don't ever get to the point of total burnout.

@Captain Evil , I've missed you and your beautiful photography! That's good news about you and Boo. Hubby's OTTB was the same as your Boo, I used to swear he would switch sides on the trail just so he could trip over a rock.

Whew crazy busy day and I didn't even have time to eat until 8:30 this evening. I know it's bad to go that long without at least grabbing a snack but it was a run, run, run kind of day.

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #12865 of 13171 Old 10-03-2019, 04:36 AM
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Thanks @JCnGrace

I am now 25, don't have a huge gift haul thus far. Got money from my mum, my gift from my brother is still in the mail (much to his annoyance), my grandma gave me a bracelet (I don't wear jewellery, grandma...), my dad is making excuses not to get me anything at all for the second year in a row, and my fiance got me... the best present of all of them tbh. This gorgeous matchy set.
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post #12866 of 13171 Old 10-03-2019, 05:27 AM
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How cute are you guys!?! You positively shimmer!
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post #12867 of 13171 Old 10-03-2019, 05:39 AM
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we are supposed to go Squid diving down in Rhode Island today, but we got a call at midnight that a catamaran went down... they want us to help raise it. It seems like a smallish job and I'm not sure why they called. We are pretty pricey and there are other, less expensive divers in the harbor who usually tackle jobs like this.

Well, we shall see what comes of it. Pretty much sucks when your boat goes down...
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post #12868 of 13171 Old 10-03-2019, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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@blue eyed pony , PRETTY!

@Captain Evil , stay safe out there working!
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R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #12869 of 13171 Old 10-03-2019, 02:25 PM
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@Captain Evil , love the pictures! Glad to hear Boo is making progress! Though a little unsettling how clumsy he is :/ and oh boy. A boat just went down at my parent's marina yesterday (well, sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning). Made for a rough day for my mom!

@JCnGrace , it was one of our more interesting starts to say the least! And I do. I usually start getting an itch after the new year. Beforehand, I like riding without the pressure to be preparing for something. I love showing, but now with two horses I get a bit overwhelmed at times haha! Yikes to not having time to eat!

Not a bunch to report here. Heading to Michigan tomorrow night for the weekend. Plan to go riding on the dunes in the RZR :)

I have picture overload though! I'll have more in my journal, but wanted to share some favorites <3

Pictures from the show:

Izzie had a fun photo shoot on Sunday :)

Every blue ribbon she has ever won, from a yearling onward (well, only one show as a yearling, and then nothing again until like 2015)

With my little girl :)

And new family photo :)

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post #12870 of 13171 Old 10-03-2019, 04:48 PM
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@Tazzie I am so proud of the ponies and you! The family photos are so cute. The ponies looked like they were very well-behaved for them too. Diego really is looking good. I am so proud of Nick too, well done!!! Look at that smile on his face. Says it all. Congrats on the winnings. I love the wall plaques. :) Many more to come!! Same with the ribbons! Gosh, Little Jo is getting so big each time I see a photo of her! :O LOL. So awesome!

@JCnGrace Hopefully you got to eating. I understand, lol sometimes even at work I'm so busy I actually 'forget' to eat LUNCH!

@Captain Evil hey! So good to hear from you! I'm so glad you are making some progress too. Hopefully the program helps you both! It's crazy how some horses are just more clumsier than others! Promise has tripped over poop once...yes, POOP. Great pictures! Love the diving picture too. So cool!! You always have the best photos.

I confess, work has been nuts this week (what else is new) but it FINALLY rained today!!!!!!! LOL. You don't know how excited I am about it haha. Might ride tonight depending on the weather, but definitely riding tomorrow & all weekend before it gets too dry again. Although, it's going down to the 60's/low 70's so I think we're done with summer weather? I over the humidity.

Had some good rides last weekend & this week, Prom is definitely better when she's back in a consistent schedule. :) My knee still feels the same, but the shots take 4wks to 'kick in', so I have about less than 2 more weeks to go to see if I have any relief.

My BO's boyfriend made a hay hut for the girls. It's so cute! Keeps everything nice & prevents dust. Ignore the darn smeared sunscreen on Prom's nose. Some pictures!
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