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post #4251 of 4267 Old 05-09-2019, 06:38 PM
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There have been some changes at our place (or rather Sis's place) I have sold my mare as she is an excellent trail horse but just hates ring work and schooling altho she is very good at it. I guess for the first years of her life it was out on trails and she just can't see the point of going in circles so she is now at a trail riding home and hopefully likes it better there.
Sis's daughter bought a nice mare about a month ago, she is a working mother and can only ride on the weekends so I am riding her mare. The mare is a flea bitten grey, 12 yr old, 15.1 H. We think she is mostly TB but no tattoo so not raced. She is quite forward but seems to be happy with some ring work but she needs some schooling so I am looking forward to that.

Riding this last month has been difficult with the rain and mud so not able to get out on the trails and also we have had some very windy weather as well.

Sis and I have bought a horse between us, just arrived this week, a buckskin quarter horse mare 11 yr and 15.2 H. She is supposed to be good on trails, because of the horrible weather we have only ridden her a couple of times. She seems nice, ridden western before coming here. Last Mon I rode her and while tacking up I find that she gets agitated doing up the girth and I never do it right up but just enough not to slip and then walk around outside doing it up slowly. Then when I started to get on she kept moving away and did get a little agitated. I sent some evil thoughts and maybe a curse or two to her previous riders who have inconsiderately created this problem. She's a nice horse and we have been working on this for the last couple of days and today she stood fairly well for Sis and I think this will keep improving as she learns we aren't going to reef up the cinch or jab her in the elbow or side when getting on.

Today was very very windy but we decided to ride anyway as it never seems to change or improve. The grey hasn't been ridden for about 5 days but we went out on the sand area at the back of one pasture and rode their for a bit then went out around the farm, I'm not sure if the grey has done much of this and she is a very forward horse, also an alert girl but she was good, watching and looking at everything but went through some wet areas no problem, she was leading as she walks much faster so Sis had to keep jogging at times to keep up.
We walked most of the way as I didn't want my horse too keen on wide open spaces and didn't know how she would be heading home and such a strong wind that can get horses a little worked up but she was fine.

Hopefully in not too much rain again we can ride tomorrow.

the farmers still haven't got any planting done and it rained again this afternoon so not for a few days yet. Many are returning their corn and exchanging it for shorter day corn as planting has been delayed. Longer day corn gives a better yield but maybe not enough days to be ready for harvest.
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How exciting for you, @Woodhaven ! I hope you have lots of fun riding these two new horses. Also, that your trails dry out a bit!

Just reporting that I had a nice long trail ride this afternoon through the valley floor including at the neighbour's place. Very pretty ride, here's some of the scenery:











The "pathfinding" along the animal tracks through the bush is great fun for both of us - Sunsmart really loves that kind of terrain, and choosing routes through it. He's good at it, so I let him. The best part today was coming out of the end of that bushland section, near the property boundary, where you turn right and go up the hill. The horse said, "May I?" and I said, "Of course! Wheeeeee!" and off he galloped up the hill, and I had the wind whistling past my ears - it was great! After that, walking alternating with fast trotting, all the way home. Happy horse and happy rider.
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@Woodhaven new ponies sound great and become the best they can be.

@SueC nice pictures . the one that is all flat with the green grass looks like flat places out west I have seen. I don't think I would be happy being a flatlander. would miss the hills and forests. LOL

Cool, cloudy and rain on and off here today. The Thunder storm predicted for last night missed this area. Need to cut the grass maybe between rain showers I can get it done.
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Nice catching up with everyone's news. We're staying up on the ranch more and more. It's beginning to be a week at a time now. Rainy season arrived, so the goodewyfe is happily planting vegetables. The river swells with the rains, sometimes too much to get the truck across. Not a big problem, it subsides rather quickly. It's just a long hike down the hill to find if it's passable or not. The other day, the goodewyfe and I hiked the long way around and crossed the river on the hanging bridge. We caught a tricycle into town for our errands.


A few days later, I rode the horse down to inspect the crossing. I found it passable, but continued on, exploring a road I hadn't been on before.


The goodewyfe has multiple projects ongoing. Adding a deep sink to the exterior of the dirty kitchen, paving and beautifying the area around the fire pit, having the garage painted, and most exiting, breaking ground for her dream house, and my barn.
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I may never ride again.


I had to share the arena with three of the best local trainers/polo players that come here for the summer. It's too muddy for them to ride on their fields, so we were all in an indoor arena.

I was exercising three rehabs. Slow work. No tight turns. Rest. Repeat.

The others were dashing about. Doing beautiful rollbacks. Canter departures. Changing leads every few steps.

I got a bad case of jealousy. I rarely get to do the flashy stuff. By the time a horse is well enough to start all that, I send them home.

48 years of doing rehab and I think this is the first time I wished I got to do the exciting stuff. Maybe I'll start barrel racing or something!
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@boots , BUT just think of what you are doing for these horses, giving them a chance at a better life, perhaps one of your rehabs will be doing all those fancy movements and all thanks to you and your patience.

@SueC I am jealous just seeing your pictures and the lovely rides you have going for miles and all from home. Great pictures

Today we went out for a nice ride can't do much on trails so it was the road for us and not knowing how these two new horses will be out there with traffic etc. They were pretty good and didn't get upset about traffic but most drivers are local and willing to slow a little for us and I felt confident enough to take a hand off the reins and wave a thank you to them. The new white horse has really come along nicely and the newer buckskin has girthing, mounting issues but we are working on that. We bought her a nice new comfort girth with elastic on both ends and she seems good with that, just looked around at Sis as she did it up but we always take our time and do this slowly so maybe she is catching on, no sharpe jerks on her middle.

NO sharpe jerks on her middle, just maybe a little jerk on her back
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@Woodhaven - oh, yeah, the rehabs I work on all go back to polo, ranching, roping, barrels, etc. I just wanted to be part of the flash and dash this morning. lol.

I hope you and your sister are enjoying your new horses!
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@SueC I am jealous just seeing your pictures and the lovely rides you have going for miles and all from home. Great pictures.
Yes, I've come to that conclusion too - but to be honest with you, when we first moved to the farm, I missed being able to ride at the ocean beaches or in Albany Harbour, or the spectacular coastal trails in general...

This was with my late (grey) Arabian mare at Cosy Corner Beach in 2008:





She was 27 then.

This was training up Sunsmart as a riding horse, in 2009, when he came off the harness track:





This is a good friend on her late magnificent OTTB in Albany Harbour:





And with a Percheron mare buddy:



At Muttonbird Beach:







So when we first got landlocked, I was going, "Waaah, I miss the water rides!" :) These days, I am grateful to have had those experiences, and have learnt that the inland trails I can ride to from home have their own beauty - and that having my horses at home really makes up for lots of things.

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I really hope your trails dry out soon!


@boots , any possibility of having just one horse who you can do all that with as a keeper while still doing rehabs? I think you deserve to have lots of fun too.

@Cordillera Cowboy , it's planting season for us here too, a bit south of you! :) Best wishes for all your projects. Exciting stuff, I saw it on your farm thread! (which I highly recommend to all here)

@RegalCharm , have you ridden lately or is that a past aspect of life for you?
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Thanks, @SueC - I have my one good horse. I thought it was more of a funny thing that as I worked on the three I have going, that I was like, "I wanna do that..." in my whiniest voice (in my head).

You beach ride looks so lovely!
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@RegalCharm , have you ridden lately or is that a past aspect of life for you?

It has been years since I got out of owning horses But even then I only rode once in awhile I enjoyed just being with them and grooming them as much or maybe even more than riding them.


@boots Live and enjoy your dreams if you get the chance. Don't get to the point where you can't and end up wondering why you didn't do it at least one time. I sometimes regret not doing things I had the chance to do but passed them by.
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