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post #12911 of 13176 Old 10-15-2019, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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@blue eyed pony , I don't think the narrow noseband makes Ikora look like she has a big head at all, she has a very pretty head. How did you hurt your ankle? Hope it heals soon!

@PoptartShop , HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Did you do anything special to celebrate?

@Caledonian , unfortunately I don't know him in person nor know anyone who does so I can ask.

@Finalcanter , YAY for getting to ride!


I let the herd out into the other pasture I had them locked off of for giving them the drools. I figured since all the clover in the corral didn't affect them then it should be safe now (not that it hurts them just makes a total mess in the barn). They were happy to get back in there but they didn't feel the need to all pee in unison this time. LOL

I'm reading a novel about a horse trainer that is training a mini for the sight impaired. I wish authors would not feel the need to go into detail about horse things they don't know about and leaving out those details would not hurt the story. Maybe there are people out there who buckle and unbuckle the chin strap on a halter in order to put on and take off but I sure don't know anyone who does that. Sure you have to make adjustments every once in a while but it's something you mostly leave alone and you buckle the crown piece or snap the cheek piece. I'm not usually that picky when it comes to fiction but that was just one small example in a series that's been riddled with little tidbits like that.

Well the dog is groaning at me because he wants to go outside so I'll stop my complaining. LOL

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post #12912 of 13176 Old 10-15-2019, 03:01 AM
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@JCnGrace I do and it's not my bridle lol so either way I'm still buying another - might as well make it one I'll like hey? :P
I actually have it on video, but haven't uploaded it anywhere I can share it here (and don't really want to put it on my YT) - we were jump training, she went from 80cm highest she'd done to 105 in one session (which in hindsight wasn't wise) and she is SO HONEST, even though I got her in right underneath the fence she still tried. First try we completely demolished the whole thing right down to knocking down a jump wing (and they're heavy!) and really, I SHOULD have dropped it back down a hole to get her confidence back, but hindsight is 20/20. I put it back up, then circled round to try again, and I knew 6 strides out that we'd be too close again but she just wouldn't respond to my leg (nervousness I think) and I don't carry a whip or ride with spurs on her so I had no backup. We got in WAY too close, like she was underneath it just about, and she had to jump straight up to clear it. And she did clear it - in fact she darn near cleared the 6 foot wing - but landed extremely heavily on all fours, and my ankle just went NOPE SEE YA. Stayed on, but it was nice and purple for a few days and I was off work for nearly 3 weeks

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post #12913 of 13176 Old 10-15-2019, 12:44 PM
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@JCnGrace I'm worried about Regal too...I hope he comes back soon. Glad you got some rain though! But I worked all day (of course, haha) & then we went to dinner, it was yummy. Went to Iron Hill. Got a burger & a margarita. :) Delish! I don't know anyone who does that with a halter either. LOL

@Caledonian thank you!

@Finalcanter glad you had a good ride, and it boosted your confidence a bit! It's nice to ride different horses! :)

@carshon crossing my fingers for you guys! Hopefully you can get some rides in, that would be nice.

@Tazzie I'm so glad Syd is loving Izzie! <3 She's a good girl. Promise is the same way, it's kinda cute but she has a little nervous tick, she will move her bottom lip when she's a bit anxious. That's about it though. What a good girl for Syd!

@RegalCharm hope you're okay...we miss hearing from you! :(

I confess, I had a really good lesson on Sunday. :) Promise was really good, no baby moments! Going to ride tonight, lots to work on. Promise is really engaging her hind-end & I also learned some new stretches for before/after my rides that will help her. I had a SUPER early lesson (7:30AM) but the view was nice looking outside of the arena! My next lesson is next month, last one of the year (she comes back in April, she goes back FL for winter), so I am gonna see if I can get video/pictures and set up my phone. I think my dad has a tripod I can use. Something, sick of not getting video, cause I forget things that were said!
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post #12914 of 13176 Old 10-15-2019, 01:31 PM
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[QUOTE=JCnGrace;1970780067] @Jolien , sorry, didn't pay attention to the fact that you don't live in the States. You probably don't have a lot of places you can go sit in a bunch of different saddles.

I found a picture on the internet that is exactly like my old one just for your curiosities sake.

Oh yeah, that's significantly lower (less curved) than most western saddles I have ridden. <= hope conjugation is correct. :p
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post #12915 of 13176 Old 10-17-2019, 08:13 AM
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@PoptartShop I hope that you find another job soon. I know what it feels like to be miserable at work, as you all read through my posts before I left that crappy place.
Aww Promise is in love, lol! Glad you had a great lesson, and I hope you had a super birthday day!

@JCnGrace Lol, collective peeing :) Not usual at all! And I too am a creature of habit, which can be good, but also terrible imo
Your saddle is beautiful. Not usual around here at all

@carshon I hope the rain gives you a break so you can ride a few more times, especially with your daughter. We surely needed the rain, and it has rained a little today, so yay for me :)

@Tazzie beautiful plaque, and more than the plaque itself it is what it means, right?
Awww, aren't you a proud momma of mare and daughter? I melt when Tuya walks around with kids :)

@Captain Evil I feel you. I really do. As I said Tuya is clumsy as well. Your boy may have some hidden problem there, that you are doing your best to find and ease, my girl I don't know but I would say hooves. She is currently ouchy on rocks and bigger gravel. I rarely trot her because of the occasional stumble, and I have convinced myself that our fast days are over. She is getting old, so we are sticking to the walk, and yes, you want to know? I LOVE to walk on the trail with her! So peaceful and quiet, that I can only be thankful to be able to still do it.

@blue eyed pony Glad you found a good deal on the noseband and that you are feeling better from your ankle.

@Jolien Where are you from? Me from Portugal :) Seems you are having great fun at lessons


It's been a rainy day around here, so I didn't go work today. It's ok as I am currently earning way better than on previous job. Plus we needed the rain so much!
Talked with BO about Tuya's condition and how I want her fatter for the Winter, he said that she is being fed grain already. Where she is she has currently no shelter, as BO closed her best friend in the shelter area (something related with taking her to the horse fair and getting her used to be enclosured). Well there was a little rain last week and BO thought it would be a good idea to leave the two together there. Nope. Didn't go well as Tuya apparently tried to kill her best friend, kicking and biting her. Bad girl Tuya, now you get rain, lol! Temperatures are not cold yet, so it's ok, we don't want her closed in a sudden as she could be very upset about it. Plus the shelter area will be available soon when the horse fair comes and BO takes the mare away.


As I wrote above, she has been somehow ouchy on rocks and bigger gravel sometimes (her hooves look good and I and farrier have been on top of them, but if she continues something must be corrected), so we are sticking to walk on the trail rides. Which is fine. I appreciate every minute I spend on her back, and I am eternally grateful she crossed my path. Can you tell I love that old girl so much? Lol!


Have a nice day everyone!! Might take a few days to come back due to work schedules, but I never forget about you
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post #12916 of 13176 Old 10-17-2019, 10:59 AM
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Sorry for not checking in more often and I apologize to those who have been asking about me.

Shoulder is good sometimes but aches other times. After wearing the suspenders over that shoulder yesterday it ached last night. I still am limited to just picking up light, small things with the arm. Go back to the dr. next week. I am worried about not being able to do long distance target shoting any more because of the recoil from the rifles.

carmen is doing very well and has reached 70 lbs. Got her vaccinations 3 weeks ago and have to go back this afternoon for a booster for the Lyme disease . The vet said a couple of dogs in that county have gotten it. So being in a neighboring county I played it safe and said to give her that shot too.

I have to tell you this story. Carmen really likes to ride in the van and I had to leave her at home a few weeks ago and I was gone longer than I anticipated. I had this nice ripe tomato sitting on the counter so when I got home I could fix a nice sandwich. I came home and found a really small piece of tomato on the floor by my desk. Went and looked my tomato was GONE. Carmen got it off the counter and ate it. And the small piece I found was her way of telling me she was unhappy about being left at home. The only way I can keep her in her crate is to put snaps on the doors or she can open them . The doors have double locks on them so you have to pick up the door when you close it then slide it down which then locks over the top and bottom of the crate plus a slicing latch that has to be picked up before you can slide it. Well I can put her in the crate lock the door and before I walk the 8 foot to the house door she is standing beside me. LOL..

She doesn't tear anything up when left alone so I just let her have the run of the house 99% of the time when I am not here. She doesn't potty in the house either and will hold it till I get home..

It has turned cold here with highs in the 40's and a cold rain. A couple mornings this week we have had a heavy frost. I am not ready for winter. Have had to turn the furnace on and I will not like the electric bill. When I had the new metal roof put on I had them tear the chimney down below the roof so I don't have a wood stove now.
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post #12917 of 13176 Old 10-17-2019, 12:56 PM
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TuyaGirl I am from Belgium. :) So we are not that far apart really! I have never been in Portugal though... :) Sounds like you are really partnered up with a good horse there. :) I regret I never had that as a kid/teenager (my family did not allow me to ride because they deemed it dangerous, and look at me now. :) And Indeed, I like it since I seem to be good at it (only repeating what more experienced riders told me), only I still feel unsure about horse behaviour alot because I am myself more of a gentle person who is kind and gives the benefit of the doubt. :) It seems like the horses take advantage of that sometimes, lol. :)

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post #12918 of 13176 Old 10-17-2019, 03:14 PM
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@TuyaGirl thank you! :) I have an interview Tuesday, so I'm super excited. Ugh, that sucks about the rain but then again, I'm sure you needed it. Bad Tuya! I'm glad you've been enjoying your rides though. Promise is barefoot & can be a bit ouchy on rocks/gravel, so I get it. Walking is fine! A lot of my rides are just at the walk. :) So glad you are loving the new job.

@RegalCharm FINALLY!!! So glad you're okay, you had us worried! I'm glad your shoulder is doing a bit better, I hope it continues to improve. Hopefully you'll be able to do some target shooting again eventually, I would definitely ask the dr. about that. :/ I know it stinks not being able to do stuff. So glad Carmen is doing well too! Good idea to play it safe with the shot. She's a good girl, she loves you! So cute how she ate the tomato. LOL! Getting chilly here too, I'm not ready for winter yet either. Ugh! Glad to hear from you.

I confess, I got a call yesterday & this huge law firm I applied to wants me to come in for an interview on Tuesday. :) I'm excited, but nervous! It's a HUGE firm. :O But, I have nothing to lose, so I am not really stressing it.

I am kinda sad though, because if I do leave here, I won't be working for the attorney I work for now anymore...he's not a partner so he can't make decisions, but he's amazing, he's so sweet, so nice, just a good person. I enjoy the work too. I do mostly collections, I love it...at the new place, I'd be doing corporate litigation, so it's a bit different. But, I know I can't stay here forever because I'm not making much money. I guess it'd be bittersweet? Sigh.

Rained yesterday, a ton, so everything's wet/muddy. But today it's SUPER windy, so no riding. I bet if I went to tack her up the saddlepad would fly right off. Yes, it's that windy today, & so chilly! :( Tomorrow & this weekend will be nice though, in the 60's and sunny. Thank goodness!

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post #12919 of 13176 Old 10-18-2019, 02:49 AM
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Well, yesterday was the day from actual hell.

Woken up at 1:30am by a phone call from my fiance - he was in a car accident. Not hurt. Hydroplaned at highway speeds so very very very lucky he wasn't injured! Then couldn't get back to sleep.

Had to get up at 5am for work. Operating on all of about 3 hours sleep.

So then some BS happened with the bus and they tried to pin it on me (which is ridiculous, I have the email confirming my booking) so mum had to drive me down to work, because their alternative was for me to wait for a bus an hour later. I didn't HAVE an hour to wait, if I wanted to be on time for work.

I get there and it's busy, which is cool, but I wasn't due to start for another 45min so I asked if they wanted me to start early and the shift supervisor said she didn't have the authority to approve that (okay) so I just sat and watched them, feeling awkward. Once my shift started it wasn't a bad workday, but then they ended up calling me into the office because my probationary period is up mid next week. And they let me go. They were extremely respectful about it, they were fantastic to work for, and it's not forever (they just want me to get more experience and then come back - or come back after the summer period so I can gain experience without disrupting the flow of the team when they're going through 300kg of coffee beans a week). The store manager told me he's personally writing a glowing reference letter for me, and he wants me back because I clearly have the passion he wants, I'm just not where the team needs me just yet.

Idk how much of it is true and how much is just them trying to soften the blow, but I'm heartbroken. I sort of saw it coming but still... it hurts.

So then I went and chilled in the library for a while before my bus because there was some guy loitering at the bus stop who made me feel unsafe. Which was a pleasant enough way to spend an afternoon.

And then I get an email about the jumping boots I bought on Tuesday. The website let me buy them but they were sold out. I was offered the option to wait for a pair that are due to arrive sometime next week, or receive a refund. I want those darn boots and I don't know how refunds work through afterpay (which I used to buy them), so I'll be waiting I guess.

Get home and the new noseband is here (yay!) so of course I had to try it on the mare, and it fits and looks fabulous on her (photos below) but if you think I can have a nice relaxed ride... you would be wrong. Far out. Horse is hot, fizzy, just generally a complete twit, and then when she quits trying to rear and/or run off she just will NOT stop hanging on my left hand. She has always lugged a little bit, but this was BAD. After the day I had I was er, a little bit too firm in my corrections, but we did EVENTUALLY get some halfway decent work. Eventually. After sweating through everything I was wearing.

So yeah. Day from hell.

How's everyone else going? Better than me I hope.
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post #12920 of 13176 Old 10-18-2019, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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@blue eyed pony , of course you should buy what you like, I didn't mean to imply otherwise. She's looking pretty slick in those pictures, has she already shed her winter coat?

@PoptartShop , happy events going on your life... birthday, good lesson and now you got an interview with that big law firm! Congrats!

@TuyaGirl , thank you!

My horses are ouchy walking across gravel too. They are too used their nice cushy pasture. Even BFF's have their little tiffs. LOL

@RegalCharm , you don't know how happy and relieved I was to see you had posted this morning. So glad you are ok! Rehab takes a long time and don't skimp on it. As silly as some those exercises seem they do help. The only one I refused to do was run different textures over the incision site because it got on my nerves to do it. I don't know why it bothered me so much. You'll eventually get back to where you can take the recoil from the rifle it just takes a lot longer than we think it should. I'm a year and a half out from being able to use my right arm again and I'm still not as strong as I was pre-injury. I still depend on my left arm more than I should and make myself switch when I catch it.

Devil Dog doesn't do kennels either and always has the run of the house when we're gone. He lays in front of the bay window to watch for us and according to the step-son the poor dog doesn't move from that spot the whole time. Did Carmen end up having to go back to the trainer? Are you still able to babysit the grandkid with your collarbone issues?

@Jolien , it's not easy finding western saddles these days with that low of a cantle. That's why I like my old saddles. LOL

We have finally been enjoying some fall weather! The horses are enjoying it too and not spending all their time standing in the barn. Barn chore time has been drastically reduced for a few days anyway, it's supposed to warm back up. When I see them out and about during the day I realize how much I missed being able to peak out the window to check on them and seeing them all nap on the hillside. Not that I can't go to the barn and check on them anytime I want to, it's just nice seeing them out in the pasture.

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