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  • PF - you're welcome! I'm really enjoying the journaling, so I can keep attaching them until someone tells me to stop

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    • had an unexpected surprise today- went out for my lesson this morning, only for Fab mixing up the day and it's really for tomorrow. Got some major Pony snuggles- I tried to discuss our recent issues with initial trot departures, but she just wanted to snuggle and look cute

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      • Originally posted by luckymaverick View Post
        had an unexpected surprise today- went out for my lesson this morning, only for Fab mixing up the day and it's really for tomorrow. Got some major Pony snuggles- I tried to discuss our recent issues with initial trot departures, but she just wanted to snuggle and look cute
        Well, you've got to love some extra pony-snuggle time!
        My hopeful road to the 2020 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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        • rode this morning- it wasn't one of our better rides, but it wasn't awful. Rode one small trot spook. She was sucking back a lot today, which is new, and required driving through the turns on the gate side (otherwise she would have run into the wall). Fab had full corners set up on the gate side, which was fun. We did lots of tear drop figure 8, except I kept forgetting which way to track On the positive side, the trot transitions weren't ugly and I didn't need a crop. New pony comes Sunday.

          If I get anything good from the Consignment sale, I may have to post pics or at least a report. I'm hoping for some pull on tall boots. I think mine are too big and they look awful at the ankle.

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          • Good luck with the sale lucky. Not sure I'll make it or not.
            My hopeful road to the 2020 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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            • thanks, PF!

              Jingles would be appreciated for a co-worker and her family. She was pregnant with baby #1 (stepMom to 2 older boys) and was due early next year, however ended up delivering on Thursday. Baby Gabriel is at Vanderbilt, our #1 NICU/Trauma Center. He's a fighter at 1 pound 7 ounces.

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              • Originally posted by luckymaverick View Post
                thanks, PF!

                Jingles would be appreciated for a co-worker and her family. She was pregnant with baby #1 (stepMom to 2 older boys) and was due early next year, however ended up delivering on Thursday. Baby Gabriel is at Vanderbilt, our #1 NICU/Trauma Center. He's a fighter at 1 pound 7 ounces.
                Wow...heavy jingles from me.
                My hopeful road to the 2020 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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                • Jingles luckymaverick for your friend and her baby. Vanderbilt Children's Hospital is the best. Will keep them in my thoughts.
                  ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~

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                  • thanks 4leaf. I just learned Baby Gabriel passed away this afternoon. Absolutely heartbroken for his family.

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                    • That's so sad lucky. {{{hugs}}} to them and to you.
                      ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~

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                      • Originally posted by luckymaverick View Post
                        thanks 4leaf. I just learned Baby Gabriel passed away this afternoon. Absolutely heartbroken for his family.
                        Very heartbreaking. Healing vibes their way.
                        My hopeful road to the 2020 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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                        • well the consignment sale was a bust, for the most part. I ended up getting a lunge whip and vetwrap. I'm going to use the whip to make a flirt pole for the dogs. $6 total for everything.

                          I tried on all the tall boots available, which wasn't many, and the footbeds felt fine, but getting them zipped, well good luck. I didn't think I had "big" calfs/calves, but apparently I do according to Ariat I measured at 14", which when I looked at sizing charts for most of the brands, was Wide. I would love to know how they determine this. Just when I thought I was getting less Wide.

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                          • luckymaverick - sorry the consignment show was a bust. Have you been to the big consignment store in Brentwood? They have just about everything there horse-wise. Boots are hard when your legs/feet don't conform to what is considered "normal". Growing up, my feet were always swimming around in the boots for the tops to fit the top of my calf. So I totally understand.

                            https://www.tntack.com/
                            ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~

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                            • Funny...I was just at TN Tack Exchange yesterday. I like to check it out every couple of months.

                              I rode TBG today, the first time since July! He was a pretty good boy. I have been doing ground work all week, so he was ready to work. It will take a while to get back in sync, but I was satisfied with our ride. It was super windy with leaves blowing all over the arena, yet he was a very sensible boy.
                              My hopeful road to the 2020 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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                              • PF- yay! So glad your ride went well, wind and all

                                4Leaf- I forgot about the Exchange. I'm tempted to try on whatever Dover has just for sizing and then look at Exchange and on ebay. I don't NEED the boots, but the more I think about the ones I have, I just. dont. like. them. They would be great, for someone with a normal size foot. That is not me.

                                Rumor has it there will be a big sale in Murfreesboro, indoors, in the spring. Sheila, who did one for a few years out at the old Wallace Trailers in M'boro will do it again, bigger and better. I have stuff to list, who knows what I can find to get rid of by then. I will post info when I know more. Fab had the hook-up

                                Benny the pony has a new rider now, the walk eq kid from our last show who rode Pony. She's super cute and he's beyond adorable.

                                Hopefully next weekend I can meet the Newest Pony, perhaps ride said Newest Pony, and we can nickname the Newest Pony.

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                                • Originally posted by luckymaverick View Post
                                  well the consignment sale was a bust, for the most part. I ended up getting a lunge whip and vetwrap. I'm going to use the whip to make a flirt pole for the dogs. $6 total for everything.

                                  I tried on all the tall boots available, which wasn't many, and the footbeds felt fine, but getting them zipped, well good luck. I didn't think I had "big" calfs/calves, but apparently I do according to Ariat I measured at 14", which when I looked at sizing charts for most of the brands, was Wide. I would love to know how they determine this. Just when I thought I was getting less Wide.
                                  Totally feel you re: boots. It's so frustrating for them not to zip up! Sorry the consignment sale was a bust!

                                  I definitely have large calves and I'm starting to boot shop. I've been having some Achilles issues that I think my half chaps make it worse due to where they hit me on the ankle.

                                  I'm solidly in plus size boot territory, so I'm looking at donatellos, tuff rider or ovation. I'm waiting for my promotion to kick in before I buy anything, so in the mean time I'll ride with my half chaps partially unzipped.

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                                  • I would recommend AGAINST Donatellos. Extremely uncomfortable to walk in. And VERY slim. I hated mine.
                                    My hopeful road to the 2020 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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                                    • I bought a pair of Tuff Rider dress boots last year on sale very cheap. They are super comfortable with insoles, no problem to walk in or leave on. I wanted something for fox hunting that if they were scratched up by briars , I wouldn't mind. The leather is soft and wrinkles a bit even on the inside of the calf. I will probably wear them out in a year or two, though at the sale price I am still ahead. I would put that pair in the category of inexpensive, comfortable, but not too long lasting.

                                      Good luck in your boot search!

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                                      • thanks for the boot advice, ladies. good to know about Donatello and TuffRider. I love Tuffrider's price point

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                                        • Lucky - boots seem to be an issue lately! DD ordered (several months ago!) the Tredstep model she's worn for several years, same size as her current. She can't zip them up. Even using all the tricks we know, grrr. She's already replaced zippers and put patches on her good show boots. I'm seeing new customs under the Christmas tree for her. (So, so sorry for your friend's loss. I can't even imagine the grief of losing a child.)

                                          PF - so glad you got on TBG. And that you're back in the saddle regularly. Get those rides in while you can!

                                          We had a great time in London. Even better since our beloved Eagles won! It would have been a long flight home otherwise. Life has been a little crazy since but I've gotten in a few rides. Took it easy a few days as the temps went up to 70 and G is a wooly mammoth. And, then this weekend I was in 3 layers to ride! I've been doing my "no stirrup November" work at the trot so far. Should be adding canter too next week. G is soooo comfortable at both gaits. When you guys do your no stirrup work do you hold your leg position? I had one trainer who preferred you just let your leg hang. He really wanted me to concentrate on letting my leg get long from hip to knee but with light contact just above my ankle. (He used to make me work without stirrups ALL. THE. TIME). My current trainer likes my knee bent, heel down, toe up just as if my foot were in the stirrup. I'm fine doing either, just wondered what you all did.
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