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Can we have an adult re-rider support group?

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  • Sounds tiring, Tiger Horse. Also sounds scary as heck to me!

    Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behaviour does.


    • Sounds like everyone is having some good rides! I will catch up individually in a bit.

      Well, we went to Indiana on our way home from Equine Affaire. Had fun at EA, enjoyed the clinics, and Fantasia. OTTB, wasn't that Russian aeralist with the Saddlebred pretty cool?? I didn't get as many good deals as I thought I might at the vendor booths. But bought a few things.

      Yesterday we tried the TB mare. She's 16.3 bay mare, OTTB, but only raced 8 times and never got a first, second, or third. She was actually a bit lazy when we rode. She is out of shape, but she has a really nice attitude. I took a bit of video first of the girl at the barn riding, then Jerry, my husband, riding. Then I rode and no one video'd. But I liked her. Jerry popped her over a fence twice and then I rode and popped her over a fence twice. No hesitation over the little fence. I did a little work on moving her forward in the canter to be sure she WOULD go forward, and she did. And I was able to get her collected a bit. I didn't ride overly long since she's out of shape, but I do think she'll be a good fit. So we paid cash, and took her home! I had already had the owner get a health certificate, etc., since I had a good feeling about this one. Luckily it all worked out. I will post a few links ot pics. I didn't take these, though. They were from her sales ad. I will get updated onces, soon. Oh, and she needs a barn name!! Any ideas? (We were thinking Indy, Jo Jo, Miley, Layla, Penny, Daisy.) Nothing is sticking. Oh, and she's pretty quiet and sweet on the ground. Almost fell asleep while I was petting the side of her face after I rode. Her eyes were closed. Aww.

      And here's the short video.

      Though she's green at jumping, the owner's friend did do a little beginner event with her. http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps468e7c37.jpg



      “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
      ¯ Oscar Wilde


      • RolyPolyPony - ooh sorry about the tailbone, I hope it heals quickly!

        superD - happy birthdays!

        Paradox and soloud - congrats to you both and pictures!

        DreaminOTTB - I loved the pics!

        NJR - I'm picturing it in my head, you looked awesome! Way to ride it out!

        Classy - I'm so glad the visit went well, he sounds lovely. And there's nothing wrong with window shopping, at least I hope not because I manage to avoid getting a lot of work done every day by doing that instead.

        Tarheel - glad to hear Tajar is doing well, good luck at the show!

        Tiger - there's something about getting over the scary ones, it's like it doesn't matter how everything else goes, that one fence will just make or break your ride. Well done for facing up to it (and staying on after)!

        Thanks to everyone for the jingles for my schoolie, he's on stall rest ATT.

        I had to ride a new horse for my lesson (I assume all new-to-me horses are going to dump me on my head, and end up riding super defensively), which precipitated a 10 minute long lecture from my trainer about my talent not matching up with my mental picture of how well I ride and that I have to stop putting myself down. Which was immediately followed by new horse refusing a cross rail . Perhaps he has a point when he says I need to get more aggressive...


        • Paradox, she's lovely! I like the way she's put together! What's her registered name?
          I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


          • Tiger - wow!! Go you! I would have passed out, I think

            Paradox - she's LOVELY!!!! I like Daisy for her, but that's a name I've always loved

            And, blergh - my doc is now advising me to not ride for 4 weeks, to prevent reinjury to my blasted bum! (It's much more amusing to say "bum" instead of "tailbone"). *sigh*


            • Thanks, Dewey and RPP. She is cute. I'm going to add commas to her registered name just because I don't want it searchable on Google just yet. I don't want previous owners to know I'm changing her name right away! By the way, they were very nice folks, all of them. It is M,e,n,a,s,s,e,h. We were also thinking of Nessa.

              RPP, we were actually calling her that yesterday and today. We'll see if it sticks. Husband is now thinking it seems like an old school pony's name. And I hope you're feeling good soon!!!
              “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
              ¯ Oscar Wilde


              • ParadoxFarm - Oh. My. GOD she's adorable!!!! And I *love* the way she moves!!! Congratulations - how exciting!!! EEeee!!!! What does Chico think of his new lady?

                Names: I've always loved Layla 'cause it makes me think of that Eric Clapton song.

                I've also always wanted to have a mare whose show name is Sweet Nothings and then call her Whisper for a barn name. She strikes me as very quiet, so I could see her as a Whisper.

                For some reason, I also picture her as a Winnie (or spell it Wynnie - or whatever works).

                Ooohhh - how fun picking names!!!

                Editing 'cause you posted her registered name:
                You could also call her Minnie, which is extra cute because she's ginormous and not "mini" at all.
                ~*~*~*~Founding member of the Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique~*~*~*~

                The equine love of my life: Gabriel
                4/6/1993 - 8/23/2015 ...RIP my big, beautiful boy <3


                • Thanks, Classy! I forgot, I did have Minnie on my list. And Mouse, as in, quiet as a .... Mouse. Winnie is cute, too. Layla comes from the song. . I like Whisper. You need to keep that one for your next one, if it fits! And good luck with the Morgans. I think that is cool! I used to ride a friend's Morgan gelding a lot. He was a good boy.

                  Oh, and Chico is just ecstatic to have a girl if his own, haha. He is a happy boy.
                  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                  ¯ Oscar Wilde


                  • Congratulations, Paradox!
                    It's 2017. Do you know where your old horse is?

                    www.streamhorsetv.com -- website with horse show livestream listings and links.


                    • Sorry Paradox! I think I was posting at the same time you posted the links, what a cutie! I like Minnie too!


                      • Paradox - congrats - love her, what a beautiful girl.

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


                        • Paradox!! YAY! She's so cute and I love her "yeah, I'll get there when I get there" way of going. She's going forward but in no rush...just laid back. She's so cute!


                          • Thanks everyone for your kind words! I really like her. She has a wonderful personality and is sane, which is number one for me. And she moved pretty nice. I think she'll move out a little more outside in the bigger ring here at home. I did not ride her yet at home. She's adjusting. Yesterday she wasn't drinking much and got pretty hot. We probably need to body clip her. But we hosed her down and she did better. She's starting to drink more. She's not interested in her feed, though. Picky eater. But can't wait to start work with her. Unfortunately I'm heading out of town in two hours, but only for two days. Then we get to work!

                            Thanks, again, all! I'm excited.
                            “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                            ¯ Oscar Wilde


                            • Paradox - she's adorable! I love the name Mouse Especially for a less than tiny girl! I think I may have seen her ad on some of the regional FB groups. The name just seems familiar.

                              ClassyRide - good news on the Morgans! I knew a Morgan-cross a few years back and he had the BEST mind. We do have three at the boarding facility I'm at and I'm thinking it might be a training/turnout issue as all three are quite hot and are a bit interesting on the ground. I've always heard wonderful things about Morgans, so I'm thinking it's an issue related to training/turnout/etc (since it applies to all three).

                              RPP - Feel better soon! And take it easy (listen to the doc!). Don't want to rush it and make it worse

                              Tiger and NJR - Nice job with your rides and good job staying on!

                              Thank you, everyone, for your comments! We've been working pretty hard so it's nice to get out and have a good show.


                              • Congratulations Paradox. I hope you enjoy her. I really like the pictures, especially the eventing one.

                                Well, miracles DO happen.....drumroll please..... Today we RODE OUTSIDE!!!!! I know, I know, it's the middle of April and the first show is less than a month away. But, i even jumped a very small vertical and did not land on my head. I do feel quite exhausted though. Better get working on that fitness thing I guess


                                • Originally posted by HazelG View Post
                                  But, i even jumped a very small vertical and did not land on my head. I do feel quite exhausted though. Better get working on that fitness thing I guess
                                  Since becoming a rerider, this is basically my standard of success. turns out goals are a lot easier to reach when you aim low!

                                  Awesome you rode outside.
                                  Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                                  you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.


                                  • Paradox - YAY!! She's adorable and I love the name "Mouse" for a big ol' TB mare. lol, awesome!

                                    HazelG - Well done on riding outside!!

                                    CR - I'm so glad you enjoyed the Morgans so much. Here's hoping you can figure something out to get the guy you liked .

                                    I just had a semi private lesson w/ one of the boarders. Unfortunately my riding was very...blah. Cantering was really bad on my part (my leg was all over the place...ugh!), so I wasn't feeling too good about jumping but we just did the grid a bit. Thankfully it got better by the end. I did learn that I have to WAIT to cluck/get after him when he feels like he's going to stop, not start as we're going around the corner towards it. When I got the "sit-squeeze sit-squeeze" rhythm and then got after him a bit as he was going over the place pole, it was better. The last time we finally went through it nicely. It was just bounce bounce bounce two stride one stride with a 2'6 oxer (starting out with just the bounces then adding in the last 2) so not a big deal. I guess everyone has to have a not so great ride sometimes though, right?
                                    "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


                                    • HazelG - I just noticed your location and now it makes sense! Glad you're not freezing up there. I think the fitness aspect (along with the fear part) might be the hardest thing for us re-riders. These dang kids make it look so easy.

                                      Event4Life - I think you can count it as a good day. You did something that you were a bit nervous about (jumping) and it went fine. I love those moments when you figure out their little quirks and everything finally comes together.

                                      Update on my schoolie - looks like the poor guy has an abscess. He has pad thingies on the front shoes that are full of gel stuff (not sure what they're for, but a lot of them seem to have them here) so they didn't catch it right away, especially since he was acting like it was his shoulder. Fingers crossed he'll heal up quickly, I love that fat old guy.


                                      • Am I going senile? Rolex post disappeared

                                        I swear I posted on here asking if anyone was going to be at Rolex, and someone even replied that they could not make it this year. Now those posts are gone. Did anyone else see them before the went "poof?"
                                        Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson


                                        • The board went all wonky and we were posting on the backup server, which it would have been nice to know, so the main server doesn't have any content posted most of yesterday.

                                          T-minus 36 hours to new pony's arrival!
                                          Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                                          you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.