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I have found my happy again...it’s AWESOME...the ongoing saga

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    #41
    That photographer really picked up the mood, beautiful pictures.

    Horse has a wonderful, expressive face.

    Both of you look happy walking out from between all those brilliant fall colors.

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      #42
      Great pictures! So happy for both of you! You give the rest if us hope The picking poop video was priceless, there and all arounder for sure!

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        #43
        Originally posted by four2farm@gmail.com View Post
        Great pictures! So happy for both of you! You give the rest if us hope The picking poop video was priceless, there and all arounder for sure!
        That ^.

        You give us hope that in the midst of hard times, there is still good and happy and wonderful pictures to prove it.

        Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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          #44
          That really is a lovely story.

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            #45
            OH!!! What wonderful pictures. He looks like those pics in the stallion issues. My fave is the one where he has his head around you. He looks like he is happy to be with you and you with him. Your smile says everything. And that's priceless.
            "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
            - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

            Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.

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              #46
              Originally posted by KBC View Post
              This horse is inspiring me to do all sorts of things a couple of weeks ago we did a photo shoot, big thing for me, I hate ‘posing’ for pics, and don’t like my body. The photographer was awesome, and I love what she took. It’s funny, I still see a small, white pony when I look at him, though the barn owner always introduces me as the person who owns the big white horse.

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              These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

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                #47
                Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                That photographer really picked up the mood, beautiful pictures.

                Horse has a wonderful, expressive face.

                Both of you look happy walking out from between all those brilliant fall colors.

                I’m glad she didn’t catch the point when he got bored and we crashed out the side of the walkway, with no regard to tree safety😅


                Originally posted by four2farm@gmail.com View Post
                Great pictures! So happy for both of you! You give the rest if us hope The picking poop video was priceless, there and all arounder for sure!
                The picking up poop has turned out to be handy, the rules have changed from picking after your ride, to clear as you go. Next trick is to put a longer line on the poop sled, and pull that over to the incident!
                "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                  #48
                  Seems that learning to pick up poop without dismounting is more useful than I thought. I’m currently carrying a leg injury so getting on and off is even more awkward than normal. The barn has changed the rules about picking up poop, now have to pick up ASAP, rather than waiting to the end of the lesson, no problem for us. Also retrieved a dropped glove yesterday, very handy.

                  Another ‘trick’ is that when he is told we are done, he walks over to the mounting block, and parks, so I can get off. I thought I would video it yesterday.. .https://youtu.be/hezjoK1r5eg. but had forgotten that during the course of our ride, the totally safe, mounting and dismounting corner had turned into the fiery pit of hell. They were bringing the jumps in from the outdoor arena, and opened a door Mellow did not know was there, and were bringing ‘stuff’ in...very suspicious. He was actually good, but very suspicious of what was going on.

                  Oh, and the trouble with smart horses? You decide to ride some 1/4 lines and do some leg yielding, only Mr I GotThis decides on his own that 1/4 line = leg yield...so you end up riding lots of straight 1/4 lines🤣
                  "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                  "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                    #49
                    Yep don't do the same thing twice correlates to anticipation. Use it wisely.

                    I have taught my boy from the start that I go and pick up the manure fork and bring it to where the manure is for later.

                    I haven't tried from his back yet. How tall is your boy?
                    It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                      #50
                      Originally posted by SuzieQNutter View Post
                      Yep don't do the same thing twice correlates to anticipation. Use it wisely.

                      I have taught my boy from the start that I go and pick up the manure fork and bring it to where the manure is for later.

                      I haven't tried from his back yet. How tall is your boy?
                      Mellow is a midget, 15.1hh

                      According to the Western side of the barn, he is the big white horse. I’m still rooted enough in English that he is a pony! Its funny though, having lived with a 16.3hh horse for two years, that became normal to me, but now I’m getting acclimatized to the short horse, it does affect how I see others, horses I thought were ‘regular’ sized, now appear huge.

                      Its funny I got rid of a lot of my smaller gear, I thought I was going to stay with big horses...now I don’t want to sell anything. Because “you never know” but I thinking at 63, I might stay with the smaller horse, throwing a western saddle over my head onto a big horse is overrated for sure.
                      "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                      "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                        #51
                        My boy is just over 16 hh and I am in a dressage saddle. If he does one today I will try it. He has been told that perfect horses do not do it in the arena!

                        As a kid Pepper was one of the tallest at 15.3hh. There was a clinic at our local pony club. When we arrived a horse had broken away from the float and was standing with lead rope straight down but not touching the ground. I went to pick up the lead rope to catch the horse but as I approached he was so big I was afraid even though the horse was not doing anything. Someone else was also there and they stepped up and caught him.
                        It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                          #52
                          Oooh I just saw the photo shoot. Noice!
                          It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                            #53
                            Oh and I had a 16.3 hh tb. My hubby's coworker's dad was here and we walked through his paddock. He was above us.

                            My chiropractor said he was a big horse. I replied that we had just measured him and he said he was not talking about his height.

                            I know the coworker and his dad ride srockhorses to work their cattle. He eyed Andy and said. " You get up on that?" with incredulousness.

                            I just laughed and said I do use a mounting block.
                            It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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