Life is like a bowl of, oops, no -- a BOX of crayons. Some are sharp and some are dull, some are pretty, some are fugly, but it's no fun without a lot of variety.
I'm an original-64-color gal myself. I shunnnnn crayola changes. Manatee? REEEEALLY?
And I know and love Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna because... of course... those were the colors I used to draw HORSES!!! All I ever drew were horses. Silver (or, OK, sometimes gold) for the bit and stirrups. White for the bling. Maize for my hair. Ah it's all coming back to me now...
P.S. BA don't be fooled, you are in my thoughts, and I'm hoping for the best.
Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.
Here is a list of all 64 colors, for your selecting pleasure:
I'll play! And do my very best to get everyone's colors right....I'm working from JoZ's list of colors, which doesn't quite match with what Wikipedia says, so if you would rather I do the Wikipedia list, then let me know and I'll try to change it...
Apricot - eyesontheground Aquamarine - Justhanginon Bittersweet - Rebe Black - RNB Blue - Rancher Blue Gray - sproonee Blue Green - mcm7780 Blue Violet - Saidapal Brick Red - pattnic Brown - jeano Burnt Orange - WalkInTheWoods Burnt Sienna - Cloudyandcallie Cadet Blue - Blind Alter Carnation Pink - talkofthetown Copper - paw Cornflower - Aimee Thanatogenus and *jumper* Flesh (later Peach) - hoopoe Forest Green - tbtula Gold - >MidlifeCrisis< Goldenrod - lcw579 Gray - Iron Horse Farm Green - BuddyRoo and Galndolph58 Green Blue - Jackalini Green Yellow - MajMeadowMorgans Indian Red (later Chestnut) - Beasmom Lavender - *Teddy* and Vivace Lemon Yellow - >DairyQueen2049< and >CamsMom< Magenta - Julz Mahogany - MardiGrasTimeStable Maize - >pAin't Misbehavin'< and >asb_own_me< Maroon - trubandloki Melon - Pat Mulberry - jeta Navy blue - Amwrider Olive Green - Angel Undercover Orange - Tnagewitch Orange Red - archieflies Orange Yellow - HuntJumpSC Orchid - Bliss92 Periwinkle - flshgordon Pine Green - Murphy's Mom Plum - Maybeapril Prussian Blue (later Midnight Blue) - SillyHorse and jazzrider Raw Sienna - Appassionato (Asspants?) Raw Umber - JoZ Red - arabhorse2 Red Orange - naters Red Violet - horse-loverz Salmon - BCEVENTER Sea Green - >lesyl< Sepia - asanders Silver - VCT Sky Blue - Sanely Eccentric Spring Green - >equusrocks< Tan - sketcher Thistle - Erin Petersen and Blkarab Turquoise Blue - EponaRoan Violet (Purple) - Hunter Princess Violet Blue - LetItBe Violet Red - Chester's Mom White - >Farmer Dave - White Knight in Shining Armor (or would that be Armour since he's a Brit?) and fleabites< Yellow - >Donnalynn< Yellow Green - eclipse Yellow Orange - tweeter
Last edited by Erin Pittman; Jul. 29, 2008 at 11:42 AM.
Reason: Adding names as I find them... ;)
Green Blue is my choice! I get to be 2 colors at once, wahoo!!
More seriously, I was going to reply on this thread early on that I just recently sent my broke 6 year old off for 30 days of "finishing" and riding out to a cowboy and his staff.
They rode her EVERY DAY. One day of some longing and some riding to evaluate, and the rest were work days.
At the end of 30 days, I could tell a difference and my horse was doing MORE and capable of MORE than she was when I dropped her off.
CCTL, that is the point of the matter. You were paid to RIDE the horse and IMPROVE it. You didn't. The person who shovelled $$ over to you for this has a right to be upset about it. You, however, do not have a right to smash gates and other adolescent bs like that.
Oh, and to add to the list:
-not the sharpest tool in the shed
-A few screws short of a hardware store
-A burger short of a combo meal
-The gates are down and the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming
-Has an IQ of room temperature
-Couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel
OK, I confess I didn't read any of the posts beyond the first 5 ones.
From another POV, when my trainer started my already 30 day broke horse, he longed him for 3 months walk/trot. At three months he finally cantered him on the longe.
Long story short, MOST of the things my trainer was doing were beyond my perception. He'd ride 6 times around the ring at a canter and one of those times he'd give a big pat to the horse. I was like "what did he do" and the trainer would say "he stayed balanced in the corner". I couldn't see it.
But the horse is now fantastic, safe, sweet and an incredible mover.
So, for me, a great trainer can develop things that I am completely unable to perceive. This is just another point of view about trainers who don't seem to be doing anything but really are.
Yeah, uh, um, that's *nice*. But trully apples and oranges. The OP's horse was not "30 days broke" when dropped off. He was BROKE TO DEATH, and cattle trained, and IIRC, traffic safe. I may only ride hunter/jumper, but I've got a pretty good idea of just *how* broke that horse is. Leading it around and tacking/untacking it for days is just plain STUPID. Just get on the bloody horse and RIDE it! Never mind being pleased as punch after "walking outside the round pen". WOw, like that was such an accomplishment.
The ONLY time I had a horse in my barn that I DID not get RIGHT on was on a "mental holiday." I *was* supposed to be riding her lightly, but she was getting balky and rude in her work as a school horse. I gave her 30 of her 60 days to decompress, as requested.
In your example, you asked questions and got legit answers. Sure, you might not have seen what was the 'big deal', but you got a real answer. Also, it's not particularly odd to keep it simple and stick to walk/trot with a young/green horse. If she didn't feel he was balanced enough to canter, than kudos to her for not doing it.
I once had my trainer on one of my horses. He was pretty good at 'faking it' back then. He's well put together and just *knows* where to put his head. He'll look *awfully* cute to the innocent bystander, but he's lugging for sure. Well, lug o'matic was at it, to the point where my calm, pleasant trainer actually said to him out loud that "self-carriage is a requirement!" I almost peed my pants. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
The OP is probably more in the situation as I am. Perfectly capable of taking on customers but just doesn't for what ever personal reasons. Well, that may change for BA, but what ever. One pro (or 'almost pro" going to another for additional assistance isn't odd or unusual. But CCTL shouldn't be trying to 'snow' anybody, reguardless of experience.
I do think at this point that she isn't necessarily delusional, and she knows she's a fraud. The hullaballo was to try to cover that fact so if she does have novice or just plain stupid customers she wants BA to look like she's dumb. Didn't work very well.
OH, BTW, I take melon. I like melon. I'm no good at those stick figure things, somebody please add me to the bus!
I disagree. I think CCTL has outed herself as a nutcase, and fits the description quite well. I don't think she was trying to cover anything (any more than Britney Spears attacked someone with an umbrella as a "publicity stunt." She also outed herself as a nutcase).
I wanna play too. I'll be Yellow-orange cause my hair was that color once(another story).....
That should be enough to scare CCTL into leaving BA alone.
hey we had the same hair disaster! oh no do we have to color our hair the crayon color?????
all my horses that I drew were black or pintos, I just always liked burnt sienna for earthy colors.
maybe I'll just get a wig.
thanks Erin for matching colors to people.
I think if you can find the color, either the 64 or from old discontinued, etc., then you can match up with it. if that's ok with everyone and our expert on crayola??????
hope BA is ok and will post soon just to let us know she is alive and not tarred and feathered, or boiled in a vat of melted crayons.
Last edited by cloudyandcallie; Jul. 10, 2008 at 03:09 PM.