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  • Like everyone, I wouldn't be ok with hand galloping a 27 y/o schoolie around the arena, especially in the winter, but really no matter what the weather. And also especially with other horses/riders around! If this happens frequently I'd hope it got back to the trainer, because really, a 27 y/o schoolie has probably more than paid his dues already.
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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    • Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
      I agree, Alterageous. If it's supervised, that might be okay. But not free riding.

      Can you tell I don't feel like working today? I'm sitting in my home office, and it's raining, and I'm getting sleepy....
      I'm at home today too (usually home more, but have been traveling 4 days a week since last march) and it is so bitter cold that all I want to do pack it up and go back to bed.
      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
      you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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      • Originally posted by Alterageous View Post
        I don't know, I would maybe be OK with a lesson (ie supervised) if the kid is otherwise a good rider.
        As long as she will follow directions. (And warm-up is usually unsupervised.)

        Originally posted by Alterageous View Post
        I like to have my horses ridden by others because I like to watch them go from the ground and I think it helps keep up their ability to "take a joke" since I'm a wimpy amateur.
        I agree! My shareboarder (rides 3x per week - that incl 1 jump lesson) is a teenager and is a very kind, considerate, quiet rider. My guy does not need someone to get him all worked up - he does that well enough on his own!
        http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

        "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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        • I love my old-folks schoolies so I hope this doesn't come across as really hateful but wth was teenager trying to accomplish? I know there's a time & place but it just doesn't seem that this was either the time or the place.

          I just wonder...what's trainer's take on the galloping...

          Aside from me being over protective about an older schoolie...what she did was rude & tacky. Maybe she just doesn't know any better - which opens the door for you and/or the other adult present to kindly redirect her or do what ClassyRide suggested.

          BT dubs...we are enjoying an afternoon of freezing rain. Boo. We did a little grooming but I almost felt guilty brushing the "insulating" dirt off of Pig Pen and Gigi.

          How many days til spring???

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          • Originally posted by Finzean View Post
            I love my old-folks schoolies so I hope this doesn't come across as really hateful but wth was teenager trying to accomplish? I know there's a time & place but it just doesn't seem that this was either the time or the place.

            I just wonder...what's trainer's take on the galloping...

            Aside from me being over protective about an older schoolie...what she did was rude & tacky. Maybe she just doesn't know any better - which opens the door for you and/or the other adult present to kindly redirect her or do what ClassyRide suggested.

            BT dubs...we are enjoying an afternoon of freezing rain. Boo. We did a little grooming but I almost felt guilty brushing the "insulating" dirt off of Pig Pen and Gigi.

            How many days til spring???
            I know when I was a teenager, I did stupid stuff just because it was fun for me. I didn't have the thought process to consider all angles of the situation-- going for a gallop was fun. I remember once I got yelled at (really, screamed at) for jumping cavaletti in the indoor when it was raining and the roof was making noise. To this day I have no idea why that was a big deal (my horse didn't care) but as a teenager, you just don't think about some stuff sometimes.

            My 4pm call was cancelled due to impending weather conditions" so I am checking out early and going to try to make it to the tack shop to find some breeches today.
            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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            • Originally posted by Finzean View Post
              I love my old-folks schoolies so I hope this doesn't come across as really hateful but wth was teenager trying to accomplish? I know there's a time & place but it just doesn't seem that this was either the time or the place.

              I just wonder...what's trainer's take on the galloping...

              Aside from me being over protective about an older schoolie...what she did was rude & tacky. Maybe she just doesn't know any better - which opens the door for you and/or the other adult present to kindly redirect her or do what ClassyRide suggested.

              BT dubs...we are enjoying an afternoon of freezing rain. Boo. We did a little grooming but I almost felt guilty brushing the "insulating" dirt off of Pig Pen and Gigi.

              How many days til spring???
              He hadn't been ridden in a couple of days so he was feeling pretty good, I think she was trying to "burn off" some of the excess energy. I have found though, esp with my TB (who could canter/gallop all day and still be ready for more) that trot work takes the edge off much quicker - canter/gallop is just too easy for them.

              We are looking forward to freezing rain on Sunday afternoon - had a light dusting of snow this morning - just enough to snarl traffic, then it stopped.

              Spring training is 29 days away . . .
              http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

              "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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              • Originally posted by Alterageous View Post
                I know when I was a teenager, I did stupid stuff just because it was fun for me. I didn't have the thought process to consider all angles of the situation-- going for a gallop was fun. I remember once I got yelled at (really, screamed at) for jumping cavaletti in the indoor when it was raining and the roof was making noise. To this day I have no idea why that was a big deal (my horse didn't care) but as a teenager, you just don't think about some stuff sometimes.

                My 4pm call was cancelled due to impending weather conditions" so I am checking out early and going to try to make it to the tack shop to find some breeches today.
                I guess I was lucky as a teenager - my first horse was older (25) and the woman I boarded with made sure I understood what a treasure she was and how lucky I was to have her.

                Happy shopping! My search for some nice used field boots starts tomorrow.
                http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                • You all stay warm and dry! Rain here, but not super cold. Have a great weekend.
                  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                  ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                  • Hello everyone! I think I have the credentials to join this group :-)

                    I am 42, returning to riding. I had three horses in high school. Western, english and hunter/jumper. Took a 23 year break (other than trail rides) and got back to it about 6 months ago.

                    Absolutely jumped back in and my new girl, Skye, comes home to me tomorrow. I am so excited and just a little bit nervous, becuase this time around my husband is along for the ride.

                    I am extatic to find this group. I think I will be chiming in with questions along the way. Some days I think I have forgotten more than I ever knew about riding and other days, I remember that I really do know what I am doing.

                    Great stories and this seems like a great group.

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                    • Welcome Sfbayequine!! I am also relatively new - this is a great group!
                      http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                      "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                      • Welcome sfbayequine. Send us some pics is Skye when she gets home. Have fun.
                        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                        • Welcome sfbayequine!

                          Tiger, as to the 27 yo schoolie being hand galloped - I am afraid I would have had to ask the teen if the BO/Owner knew that's how the horse was being ridden? I used to ride a 17ish yo TB that got dumped at my trainer/bo's barn - on the flat he was an absolute dream. But, due to arthritis, he didn't jump well and risked injury. Spoke right up when I saw somebody else on him and heading for jumps.

                          Then there's the oblivious teen - if I was working a horse on the rail and noticed the other riders having to hang out in the center - I would make sure they got equal riding time. We sometimes have as many as 5 in our arena - between the parking tree and the jumps, it gets a bit tight. But we all make sure to clear areas for each to ride in. When the jumpers jump, they do a course or two and retire for a bit for us flatters to do our thing.
                          And nothing bad happened!

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                          • Thanks for asking... here are her pics. Hopefully the link will work. It is a link to my Flickr account. These were taken from the family and breeder I got her from.

                            WR Aint She Something - aka Skye

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                            • sfbayequine - Welcome to you and Skye! I'm laughing over your husband being along for the ride comment! DD & I made a quick run to Southern Pines yesterday for some tack shopping. Someone on COTH has a sig line that goes something like: I hope I don't die before my husband in case he tries to sell my tack for what I told him I paid for it. Or something like that My non-horsey husband refuses to acknowledge that what we do is an actual sport requiring physical & mental skill. he doesn't understand why MY horses can't be kept like cattle...oh the list goes on and on... Anyway - welcome to the group!!

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                              • Originally posted by jaslyn1701 View Post

                                Tiger, as to the 27 yo schoolie being hand galloped - I am afraid I would have had to ask the teen if the BO/Owner knew that's how the horse was being ridden? I used to ride a 17ish yo TB that got dumped at my trainer/bo's barn - on the flat he was an absolute dream. But, due to arthritis, he didn't jump well and risked injury. Spoke right up when I saw somebody else on him and heading for jumps.

                                Then there's the oblivious teen - if I was working a horse on the rail and noticed the other riders having to hang out in the center - I would make sure they got equal riding time. We sometimes have as many as 5 in our arena - between the parking tree and the jumps, it gets a bit tight. But we all make sure to clear areas for each to ride in. When the jumpers jump, they do a course or two and retire for a bit for us flatters to do our thing.
                                Jaslyn - trainer was in the barn, but I'm not sure she saw what was going on. I rode late on Friday night and I guess she did the same thing earlier, a fellow boarder mentioned that she ended up in the middle too waiting out the hand gallop.
                                So, we'll see what happens.
                                http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                                "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                                • Sfbay - she's lovely!
                                  http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                                  "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                                  • Finally found some field boots

                                    I scored a pair of used Konigs today for $150 - they fit me like they were made for me. So glad I kept looking!
                                    http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                                    "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                                    • Tiger Horse - we happened upon a pair of boots at a shop in KY that fit DD like that! And they were $50. She had no need for them but I bought them right up, of course!! LOL And she has used them worth a lot more than $50 at this point.

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                                      • Pancakes how are things going with your new horse? Can you post some pics of you riding him for us?

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                                        • Sfbayequine, Skye is very beautiful! Thanks for posting pics.

                                          Sounds like some of you have found some super deals! We have a few annual consignment sales here that I always go to. Last year I scored with a new Mattes half pad for $20 and a pair of Vogels for my husband for $100. Love a good deal!n
                                          “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                          ¯ Oscar Wilde

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