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post #11 of 27 Old 05-30-2017, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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P.S. That video is amazing! I admire your confidence for a fairly new rider, but also your ability to shoot a video from the top of a horse. Do you have a camera attached to your helmet?
Yes, I had a small camera (not a Go-Pro) attached to the side of my helmet. Of course I only taped the mount to the helmet, so I can attach and remove it as desired.

I'm in the process of editing a video that my trail buddy took, so you can really see my girl in action. I'll attach it to this thread.
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Funny how dream horses work. I have had horses my entire life. My first "dream horse" I purchased with my own money while I was in 8th grade. A paint/morgan cross - pretty as the they come and not broke. We rode many many miles together - I lost her when she was 28. My next horse was a gelding born here - originally meant to be my hubbies horse but at 16.2 and 1300 lbs he was too intimidating for my novice hubby- Steve was gorgeous - chestnut Appaloosa with halter breeding so his head was refined and beautiful. he had so much personality and was just a funny kooky horse - but a real "***" on the trail. I lost him last March at the age of 12 to an aneurysm. I then purchased my "dream horse -#3) a chestnut and white Foxtrotter mare. We had 4 wonderful months together. Her looks were everything I always wanted in a horse - simply gorgeous with a lot of presence- a head turner. She broke her leg in the pasture and had to be put down. Her replacement (Tillie Mae) was a purchase made out of need - just a horse to ride while I looked for my next "dream horse" Tillie epitomizes everything I disliked about the Walking horses. Narrow chest, pointy shoulder, long narrow face and solid black - no chrome- sad for a girl who like loud horses! And with each ride that mare is stealing my heart more and more - with each day her personality comes out and I love her little quirks - how she gingerly takes her favorite treat (bread heels) how she pokes me with her nose when I feed her grain. And most of all I love how she tries so hard when we ride - the heart she shows when asked to do something new, the trust she shows in me as her rider.

I had fully intended on selling her this spring and buying my "dream horse" ( a Fox Trotter mare, chestnut or palomino and white, 14.3 to 15H - short and stocky) but as we spend more time together I realize Tillie is my dream horse (#4) and that I look forward to her nicker in the morning and to each ride we have.

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I didn't do a photo shoot yet (I want to get her on pasture when the light is nice for that), but this is us tearing up the neighborhood. (I put a few headshots at the start, the rest of the video is "between the ears".)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJg88kpfwMU
Beautiful horse! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun together in the future!
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Interesting horse!
I'm not sure what I'll get for my first horse. I'm not sure he/she'll be a laid back one though. I am and have been learning to ride on rather difficult horses; one is a lazy-beyond-measure gelding, and another is a peppy, moody, pushy mare. TBH, I like the pushy mare more then the lazy gelding... ha.

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Okay, fresh from iMovie to YouTube! I went out with a buddy on Monday, and she took care of the filming, so you can see Dita's cute behind in action.

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Interesting horse!
I'm not sure what I'll get for my first horse. I'm not sure he/she'll be a laid back one though. I am and have been learning to ride on rather difficult horses; one is a lazy-beyond-measure gelding, and another is a peppy, moody, pushy mare. TBH, I like the pushy mare more then the lazy gelding... ha.
It's so tricky, though. If you test drive a car, you'll still have the same car after a month or a year, at least in terms of character. With a horse, once they get comfortable with you, you may see a completely different one from the horse you met initially.
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Dita really digs in when she canters! Again, beautiful horse!

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so much fun watching that video, especially since I doubt I'll be doing anything that lively . (getting too old , and having a bad back).

but, . . . to be perfectly honest . . . when you are the leader of a trail riding group, you really need to tailor the speed to the weakest member, and there were a couple of times there when I think you didn't really take into account your 'followers', and their needs.

where I live, the underbrush is so thick you cannot see around corners at all, and open fields could be rife with mole holes, or other dangers. meaning, I would probablly not canter freely across them.

but, you two had a great time, and no one got hurt, so , who could ask for more?!
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Great videos, and scenery, until you mentioned snakes
Thought i was watching Star Wars, with the intro tot he last video.
Looks like you had fun!
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I enjoyed the video - I have a question though - do you always canter like that when trail riding? I ask because this is something I was taught to NOT do all of the time as it teaches the horse that all they should do is canter.

We ride a lot of public trails and riding like this would get my tires flattened in a heart beat! But I love a good canter!
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