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post #11 of 43 Old 06-04-2013, 10:57 PM
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Oh I hope you're alright!

And you didn't give up.. if the horse is being a pain and you can't quite get on the same page as him, it is noble to hand him to someone that can. Sometimes we get frustrated/emotional even when we can't necessarily feel it.. but the horse can and therefore ends up 'rebelling' or acting up.

:) Feel better; rest up!

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thanks Sky, that is a good point, about my emotional state only making things worse.
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post #13 of 43 Old 06-04-2013, 11:30 PM
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I second the Absorbine!
Works great!!

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post #14 of 43 Old 06-04-2013, 11:32 PM
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Awww, *hugs*!! I'm glad you're ok, besides your new "battle bruises." Falls are the worst.
Silly Zulu, doesn't he know that magically appearing joggers are new best friends?! They might have snuggles to offer or even goodies!
That's Lacey's view, at least. Sometimes I have to force her to NOT try to follow joggers we find home...

Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
And, in a strange way, I now have that fall over with and know that it is surviveable (talk to me tomorrow, though), but, it has made me realize that in many ways, I am overhorsed on Z, from time to time. ARGH! I feel extremely discouraged right now.
If it makes you feel any better, I often feel that way about Lacey. I love her to death...buuuutttt when she gets hot, man, she is TOO much for me - on the ground and undersaddle. Just too much.
Thankfully I haven't fallen off her yet but I know that when/of I do, it's going to be a huge blow.
I already find that I avoid times and scenarios that might get her riled up. I have a "system" for dealing with her in the event of hottness, but still, the idea of her getting worked up is not something I relish.

Anyway, you are not alone in feeling overhorsed at times and it's ok to feel discouraged! Remember what someone [John Wayne??] said about courage: "Real courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."

Superduper glad you're ok.

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Rest peacefully, Lacey.

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post #15 of 43 Old 06-05-2013, 12:24 AM
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the horse i'm leasing is 17.1. i hope he never disappears from under me! but if it does happen, i'll be sure to have my haiku skills ready to go, lol.

hope your hiney is feeling better soon!
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post #16 of 43 Old 06-05-2013, 12:36 AM
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Healing hugs, I hope you are ok today.
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post #17 of 43 Old 06-05-2013, 01:06 AM
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Owww, glad you are relatively unhurt! Got any pics of the bruises....?
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post #18 of 43 Old 06-05-2013, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by boots View Post
...Did you have time, on the long trip down, to write a poem? Maybe some Haiku? A friend of mine came off a draft cross and claims the poem she wrote about it (3 stanzas) came to her on the way down!
Like this? From 17 hands, only Godzilla Haiku seems appropriate (Godzilla Haiku)

BTW - Mia and I spent the last 15-20 minutes of our trail ride fighting. She's probably only 15.2, so it isn't as Godzilla-ish, but it wore me out. When we got back, I clipped the reins to her halter, picked up a dressage whip and we did our first round pen / lunge work in many months. Then I backed her across the arena while screaming, "Who do you think you are?!" I may have added a few words my 15 year old daughter didn't need to hear.

When I caught my breath, I put the reins back on her bit, mounted, and she was all sweetness. For two minutes. Then I decided to quit before her evil twin "Mean Mia" returned. It can make you wonder why we do it...

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post #19 of 43 Old 06-05-2013, 12:49 PM
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Just saw this. Hope you are feeling OK today. I keep 'Flexaril' (Cyclobenzaprine) handy. It is a miracle worker for sore muscles and wrecks. I use it more than pain and anti-inflammatory meds for my arthritis and degenerative joint disease.

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Just saw this. Hope you are feeling OK today. I keep 'Flexaril' (Cyclobenzaprine) handy. It is a miracle worker for sore muscles and wrecks. I use it more than pain and anti-inflammatory meds for my arthritis and degenerative joint disease.
Is this available over the counter?

I woke up today not nearly as sore as I thought I'd be. I mean, I flew right over his head and landed flat on my back on hard pack. You'd think that would do some damage. But, other than a sore lower back and shoulder, I am fine. I'll be in the saddle tomorrow.

But, what gets me is that I have a real problem; why is this happening to me over and over again? I have been spun off of the horse so many times in the last 5 years. (6 times!) And now, I am hesitant to trot down any trail where I cannot fully see what's around any corner. Even on the straight away, I am always a bit concerned about this happening. I didn't expect it on Z, who has never spooked that big before, but it's hard to erase the worry and expectation . you can say, 'be confident" but actually BEing confident is hard when you keep having this happen. And, it says something about the way I am riding, and I think, the fact that I have too much belly (making my center of gravity too high).

I asked my riding buddy, "what should I do?" and she says, "think more about your eguitation". Ok, I thought I was thinking about my equitation.
I have seen her ride through spooks like this without even coming near to coming off. I know the problem is me, and there is nothing to do but cowgirl up and keep trying. I just have to admit to feeling discouraged and wondering if I can fully shake off any internal hesitation, that might be affecting the horse, so that this wont' happen again. Getting too old for this.
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