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post #371 of 778 Old 05-21-2019, 01:30 PM
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Well you canít just post THAT ^^ with no explanation!!!
lol. She spooked, I came off, she ran back to the barn. I walked. She stopped for a snack and to visit the neighbors on the way.
She showed no remorse.
not much of a story and nothing hurt but my pride.
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post #372 of 778 Old 05-22-2019, 12:19 PM
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I rode with Magnum and his Leasee again last night. We had a pretty good time, minus Chase balking like mad when we tried to leave the barn to start.

Once we got going, he was fine. We took turns leading, had a couple nice canters, laughed at the boys when they got competitive, tossing heads and kicking up their heels racing up a hill. Splashed in the lake for a few minutes, which is always fun. Rode most of the routes in the top woods to stretch the ride a bit longer.

I was having such a nice time, I didnít even think to take pictures. But, I do have the map:


Total 2019 miles~ 96.01




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post #373 of 778 Old 05-23-2019, 12:07 PM
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I was able to get out in a break from the drizzle.
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post #374 of 778 Old 05-23-2019, 03:39 PM
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Got another 2 miles today.
Sure wish my truck was fixed. Both of my horses need more miles and wet blankets! At least I stayed on today!

YTD 6 miles
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post #375 of 778 Old 05-23-2019, 04:29 PM
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Got another 2 miles today.

Sure wish my truck was fixed. Both of my horses need more miles and wet blankets! At least I stayed on today!



YTD 6 miles


Staying on is a good thing!


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post #376 of 778 Old 05-23-2019, 05:47 PM
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Took out a horse I haven't ever ridden by himself outside of an arena or cattle working corrals for a 3.2 mile ride today. I trailer-ed him up the mountain and then rode him home through the woods on some dirt track logging roads. He didn't hardly sweat, but I sure did. What a pain in the rear, he kept wanting to return to the trailer so we did a lot of circling, re-pointing and riding out in the correct direction. I think he spooked at every single dark object on the ground and some things that weren't there at all in an attempt to spook & turn back, some of the spooks got a bit exciting and took some effort to ride out. He is really herd bound too, he kept whinnying for his buddy off and on through the ride, either that or to let me know he was peeved at me for making him work. Since he had no anxiety sweat going I think the spooks were just looking for ways to try and turn and run back. I probably need to ride him alone more as the last time he was ridden alone by me was never and he is 22 years old. That's a lot of years to build up some serious buddy/destination addiction but he needs the exercise so he has a lot more of this in his future.

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post #377 of 778 Old 05-23-2019, 05:48 PM
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RIDES & TREE PLANTING

I can log two rides for the last three days - a simple loop track of our valley floor for Tuesday evening, and then this morning, out through our south gate to do an extended tour of the neighbour's bushland reserve and pastures, before returning along the roadside reserve to our north boundary. This exact ride was documented here:

https://www.horseforum.com/member-jo...post1970681183

I was going to ride Wednesday afternoon after tree planting and actually had the time for it, but had regrettably turned into rubber and was unable to muster any energy for further activities. I was horizontal with a book and a cup of tea for the rest of the afternoon before getting enough energy back to feed horses, make dinner etc.

Brett said to me, "No wonder you were exhausted, tree planting is actually a very physical job!" - and this morning, he went out early to take some photos of the new trees, and the older ones, while the sun was still rising. He also got two very cute ones of Mary Lou, which I will post along with the others.

At the moment I'm planting the northwest road verge. You can see it on our farm map, along with the main shelter belts we've been planting in our pastures since 2010 - all by hand.



The photos show the new seedlings in their protective bubbles, as well as bushes and trees that are two and three years old. I missed tree planting last winter because of my foot fractures, but that's the only winter we've not continued planting shelterbelts or rehabilitating the road verge. You can also see older trees in the background.

Photos 1-2: Mary Lou

Photos 3-: Habitat rehabilitation, western road verge Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230613.jpg Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230619.jpg Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230621.jpg Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230624.jpg Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230626.jpg

Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230627.jpg Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230630.jpg Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230637.jpg Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230639.jpg Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People-p5230644.jpg



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Happy riding everyone!

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post #378 of 778 Old 05-23-2019, 06:27 PM
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I'm just catching up now on everyone's trails lately.

@Celeste , congratulations on your tecnnical achievement. You had me at "bear trap" - who names these things??? ...great horseback and flower photos again. It's nice when people notice flowers.

@ChasingDreams , lovely photos - the red roofing is really standing out with all the green grass in that gorgeous hilltop view. Love the bridle and had noticed that before! I was going to ask you whether those cattle are on your own property and that is a service track in it? If so - you appear to have Hereford / Angus crosses - and Herefords are so hard to find where we are lately. In the past 20 years, we've lost so many beef breeds in Western Australia to a monoculture of wall-to-wall Angus... Is there any Arab in Magnum, or is he just exceptionally pretty?

@mmshiro , how good that things are improving with Hamlet. You could always tell him to get thee hence! Although not necessarily to a nunnery...

@carshon , it's great you finally got to ride... Although it does seem you could use some of these:



I hope the weather dries out a bit for you.

@QueenofFrance08 , unfortunately walking? Walking improves riding, and empathy with your horse if you do it with a backpack full of bricks! I'm sorry about your horse getting scraped though. Good weather wishes to you too, I know the rain has been plaguing you in your neck of the woods as well.

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Mine are almost always crooked when I post here. I don't know why either.
This is because of the way picture orientations are saved by some photo software people use at home, versus the forum. The HF software doesn't recognise the little bits of code that tell your photo software how to turn a photo. You actually have to physically turn and then re-save your photo in an image manipulation programme, like Photoshop or the (free online) GNU Image Manipulation Programme. Other people do this with less software - speak up anyone for a simpler process if you have it! :)

Good to hear you're riding, @weeedlady - and mostly staying on. I'm not sure if you were around when I broke three bones in my foot last year from coming off in a little crow-hop at the walk.... Here's the full story, it's quite entertaining - had a lot of people laughing, even though they actually didn't enjoy that I broke bones : https://www.horseforum.com/member-jo...post1970577815

@whisperbaby22 , nice picture! Have you shown us your horse? I'm curious. Even just the ears!

@AndyTheCornbread - got a camera yet so you can share your scenery? I'm sure we'd all love to see a virtual trail from your part of the world! :)

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post #379 of 778 Old 05-23-2019, 06:44 PM
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@SueC I can make some Google images of where I was riding today but with as rotten as the horse today was being, pictures were pretty much out of the question. Later this month I am going to drive several hundred head of cattle 20-ish miles over 2 days up into their summer graze lease. I will see if I can get some pictures of that as the route is fairly scenic and pushing cows gets old quick so the camera would provide some distraction and Saturday I plan to ride a canyon west of me with a much more solid horse than I was on today so I can see about getting some pictures then too. Today I would have had a broken camera if I took one along with how much jumping around the horse was doing. I may take that horse on the cattle drive as a back up if they ride drag with a truck and large enough stock trailer to hold spare horses. Let me grab some Google imagery shots so you can at least see where I was today.

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post #380 of 778 Old 05-23-2019, 10:03 PM
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@SueC I do remember when you broke your foot. I felt bad for you- but you are right, you told the story with grace and humor
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