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post #11 of 25 Old 06-23-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Warm up rings are the most dangerous place in the entire world, I SWEAR!

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Gah.
Haha, anyway,
These girls remind me of a group of girls we had around here, a lot more professional and better riders mind you.. but around here there was a group that everybody knew, all of which were under 11 that would fly through the park and up and down busy streets bareback, sometimes two to a horse, no parents EVER in sight, horses drenched in sweat, kids nearly killing themselves...
Funny how preteen girls have such a way of making themselves known ;D
Oh, but don't you know when you are a pre-teen...you receive magical powers that make you completely invincible...NOTHING can harm you in any way!!! It doesn't wear off until you are close to 18 sometimes. I miss my magical powers, I want them back!
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post #12 of 25 Old 06-30-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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So, this is the week of Pony Posse Hostile Takeover (as I like to call it). It started yesterday but I didn't to to the stable until today. OMG, it was not only Pony Posse, it was Pony Posse wanabe's too. Each Pony Posse member has been assigned a junior partner (they look to be ages 4-6).

Well, today apparently was lessons in grooming. I swear every pony in the place was crammed into the barn and in various stages of show grooming. Being bathed, body clipped, braided. Sadly, the REAL pony posse was doing all the work while the juniors ran through the barn screaming, doing cartwheels, etc etc. The only adult I saw was busy body clipping a pony. It was complete Mahem.

Our tack lockers are basically cramed into what would have been a barn stall...a row on top, and a row on bottom on both sides facing each other and a 3 foot wide walkway in between that dead ends in the back so can only come and go on one side. Basically, there isn't enough room for more than 2 people to get between the 11 lockers (the trainer has 1 big one). So I'm trying to get my stuff out (I'm new so yay me, I have a bottom tack locker) and the lil mini posse kids keep coming one at a time making me move so they can get a piece of gum, 1 potato chip, a piece of candy, back and forth back and forth. They pass behind Cin every time..sometimes walking, skipping and even running. Sometimes rattling chip bags and candy wrappers....And then, one of the REAL pony posse goes to get some grooming supplies and she's followed by about 6 juniors. I was like "hey, is it really necessary for ALL of you to cram yourself in here?"

I had Cin tied to a post trying to goom and lil kids are running every where, screaming. The post is against a middle row of stalls so there is an isle on either side and it's blind to the horses tied because they can't see who is coming down the path at them.... all you know is you hear some little rug rat running, tripping, skipping, screeching......And Cin, ya gotta love him. He stood there quietly through the whole mess as if we were the only souls in the whole barn. Not a flinch, not a spook...nothing.

Did I mention that I really LOVE my horse and the fact that he can put up with sooooo much.
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post #13 of 25 Old 06-30-2010, 08:16 PM
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Oh, wow. Cinny sounds like an angel for putting up with all that mayhem around him. Ugh, I would have been tempted to saddle up and run away from all that, I don't like kids anyway, especially unrestrained ones . What a horrible thing that they have the entire barn taken over so that another paying boarder cannot get a moments peace with their horse or any time in the only available arena. I would be ****ed (but then again, tolerance isn't one of my virtues LOL). I would certainly discuss with the BO about a time that the arena should be open for the other boarders because y'all's horses need work too.

Keeping a horse calm in a crowded arena or warm up pen is one of the most difficult things to teach them. I have seen exceptionally well trained horses absolutely lose their marbles when they are put in a pen with 3 other loping horses. It is just a part of their instinct "Those horses are loping, there must be something worthy of loping away from, what have they seen that is so scary that they must lope......". Frustrating as it is, the only way to work on it is to put them in a situation with other horses moving past them and loping around.
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post #14 of 25 Old 06-30-2010, 08:25 PM
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Oh, but don't you know when you are a pre-teen...you receive magical powers that make you completely invincible...NOTHING can harm you in any way!!! It doesn't wear off until you are close to 18 sometimes. I miss my magical powers, I want them back!
tehehe im mid-teen, and im lovin it! ive done crazy things, and im STILL invincible! i think by the time im 18 i will have been in the hospital for something serious, lol.

good for your horse to stand all those kids! geez, i wish there were kids around my barn... theres only 1 at the barn i board at :(

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post #15 of 25 Old 06-30-2010, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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What a horrible thing that they have the entire barn taken over so that another paying boarder cannot get a moments peace with their horse or any time in the only available arena. I would be ****ed (but then again, tolerance isn't one of my virtues LOL). I would certainly discuss with the BO about a time that the arena should be open for the other boarders because y'all's horses need work too.
Oh, I forgot to update you guys, we got a newsletter that said for the fairness of all other boarders the pony posse only has the arena until 3:30pm :) I decided to take Cin outdoors today anyway because he needs to LEARN to be out there too and they were still doing grooming/screaming inside. I ended up on my butt in the sand lol...only partially Cin's fault this time. I'm glad I'm not at my old stable where the footing was like cement, the sand hurts enough as it is!
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post #16 of 25 Old 07-05-2010, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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I survived Pony Posse week, and so did Cinny, he was such a trooper. So much commotion going on, kids doing cartwheels in the barn, running, screaming, throwing trash around. And he just stood there as still and silent as the ponies. He didn't even care.

I can't remember which day it was, I think it was one of the last days, one of the littler ones came up admiring Cinny and she asked me "Have you decided yet WHAT Cinny is going to be?" It was so cute and innocent but I almost couldn't hold in the urge to laugh at her question. I told her that he still needs to go to dressage school and learn his basics and then we can figure out what he's going to be. She said "oh, I hope you make him a jumper cuz he'd be pretty going over jumps" and skipped off.

Ahhhhh if only it were THAT simple.
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post #17 of 25 Old 07-05-2010, 02:09 AM
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Aaaaw thats so precious ^^ Im glad you both survived the week

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post #18 of 25 Old 07-05-2010, 12:56 PM
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I love hearing about the pony posse. lol. and I love the comment about teens and preteens being invincible. I'm 16 and I swear to god I'm actually invincible. I've had falls, head bangs, a horse stepped on my back {700 lb pony} and I'm perfectly fine. Mind you I have a few scars. Never had a concussion, broken bone, torn ligament, nothing that can stop me from riding. Even though I've gone in to solid jumps head first without a helmet. :)
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post #19 of 25 Old 07-05-2010, 04:39 PM
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That sort of thing was actually one of the deciding factors in us NOT going to one of the nicest barns in our price range. The arena is off limits at certain times for lessons, and they run camps all summer, and I just don't think I could deal with that. It explains why it was so cheap for such a nice facility and it's a bit of a shame, but I don't feel like dealing with a lawsuit when my 3 year old kicks a kid in the head because nobody is watching him/her.

You have the patience of a saint, seriously. I hate children to begin with, but if some idiot let them into the barn to be running and screaming, I'd probably be brought up on child abuse charges!

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post #20 of 25 Old 08-18-2010, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ha ha, ok...so yesterday I was looking through the stacks of forms in the lobby for a liability release for someone that was trying Cinny out to potentially free lease him...and I came across a stack of applications....they were applications to be in the Pony Posse!! I completely rolled my eyes..... but I guess I know how one becomes part of the Pony Posse, you apply.. I think I'm going to keep my eyes out for a nice pony for my 12 year old daughter and apply for HER to be in Pony Posse next year ha ha...oh wait, do I really want her to learn to behave like that???
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