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post #21 of 43 Old 06-05-2013, 01:30 PM
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It's the third day that's the worst. The day it happens I find I can get through with ice, day two NSAIDs take care of (no flexeril is RX still as far as I am aware) but day three is pure, well, rhyming word here. Now ask me about allergies and sinus swelling with a fractured cheekbone, I'll trade anything, anytime just about... Hope you're feeling not so sore.
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Tiny, I'm sorry you came off like that. Isn't there a song that says "keep your mind in the middle while your butt spins round and round"? I've had to do that a few times. I once had a horse that did not spook and run, he'd just randomly start doing reining spins. And he was never trained in reining. It was just his go-to, you've-made-me-mad, so-we'll-do-this-for-a-while move.
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After 50, it matters not if the Horse is 17 hands or 15 hands, the ground is just so much harder than it was 30 years ago

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Tiny that can happen to anyone. I dont think its just "You" or your riding skills.
I have had my spook monster now for almost a year...I still have not brought him to a trot under saddle because of his spooks, WE are working on it.
It gets better with time and lots of work'
Hope your not to sore and getting better.

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Bummer Tiny. If it helps, I think there was bad ride lingering in the air today. I was just about to post a whiny rant about my inability to jump over my own shadow today when I saw yours and decided my complete lack of riding skills was just a bad day. I can't sit those **** spins out either. I'll take and up and down spook any day over a spin. A little whining, followed by a little wine, and a nice bubble bath should help.
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Something very similar happened to me today! Except it was a deer instead of a jogger and my horse ran home -__- I feel the same way you do, it's the second time in two years he's gotten me off this way and it's really frustrating. I hope you're not too sore!!
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Just a note for those with spinners...an Aussie-saddle is pretty near designed to help keep you on in a spin. The poleys slam into your thighs and force your hips to stay aligned with the horse. I bought one because I was hurt while riding - OK, when the riding stopped - and could barely sit in a saddle. About a week later, little Lilly spooked at a dove, did a 180, jumped a couple of lengths and then did another 180. I was caught totally by surprise. I ended up with a big, mickey-mouse shaped bruise on my left thigh...but I was still in the saddle.

Just a thought. I understand different preferences, and have been playing around with using an Abetta western saddle on Mia lately, after a month of riding her in an English saddle. But for just staying on a horse who spins, an Australian style saddle is hard to beat. Yeah, it is cheating...so sue me!

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I disliked the only Aussie saddle I ever rode in. I found it hard to post the trot. But, I have thought about putting a western saddle on Z. it's a thought, I mean, about the Aussie saddle. I just got rid of one saddle that didn't fit any horse I ride. Now, I only have one useless saddle to sell on. don't feel like I should buy a new one 'til I sell the other.

Anyone want a Lauriche saddle? (they are actually very desirable saddles, so wont' be hard to sell)
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