Skip to comments.FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread 12
Posted on 08/07/2007 7:33:14 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share, usually about our horses, sometimes about our dogs, gardens and other stuff we do. :~)
I have a ping list for horse threads that are of interest, and MissTargets will ping everyone most mornings. Let MissTargets and/or me know if you would like to be on the ping list.
So... like the previous threads, this is intended as fun place to come and share stories, pictures, questions and chit-chat, unguided and unmoderated and that we come together here as friends.
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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread 11
New folk and occasional posters, jump right in and introduce yourselves, tell us about your horses, and post pictures if you've got them!
Well, after this last distracted weekend, we are committed to get it together and ride ~next~ weekend. ;~)
Looking forward to your pictures! :~)
The foal started nursing because the twins kept 'railroading' her to momma's udders. It was funny to watch.
Baby has sorrel ears ,a sorrel heart between her ears, and freckles on her butt.PHEW!!! No lethal white. OH...she has a blue eye and a brown one.
BTW...I have to get to Wal-Mart for a new scanner so I can send pix.
Another try of a video. This was CJ yesterday, learning that a saddle won’t kill her. She’s a lot like her grandmother, Farah. No bucking or refusing, just a lot of tail swishing when she’s unhappy. Hope she stays that way when someone gets on her back the first time.
Hopefully this afternoon, I’ll figure out the camera program well enough to resize pictures and figure out how to download them and post them also. I’m sorry you guys get to be my guinea pigs but thanks. :)
Wow, baby sounds beautiful. I can’t wait for pictures of her. Any name yet? I’m glad everything worked out.
I think your hills and hollers are a real treat for anyone. I love seeing the pictures of your rides and am always astonished that your horses do so well with the trails you take.
Boy, you sure can tell the difference between my camera and Bob's.
Phew....97, I’ve turned into a real wuss...I can’t do that kind of heat anymore.
I’m in town to surf a bit:), to check to see what everyone was doing...I finally got my computer hooked to the DSL we had down here. Still a few glitches, but I can get it to work. I hadn’t been here 10 minutes when I heard suspicious noises behind my building. There is a narrow alleyway/sidewalk between my building an the restaurant next door. Went out to see what was up, and caught three boys back there on bikes...one had already climbed up the GAS LINE PIPE...grrrrr...and was on the roof of the restaurant. The look on their faces when I came around the corner was priceless:). Downtown is soooo empty on Sunday, there is no telling what goes on down here...it will be interesting to find out:)
LOL! You can just read her mind...”I don’t LIKE it, I don’t LIKE it, I DON’T LIKE IT!!”
CJ looks like she’s been rolled in powdered sugar. She’s gorgeous!
I’m assuming you took the pics of CJ on your camera and the show pics on Bob’s. Yours are so much clearer. Bob’s look like the lense is either fogged or dirty. Mine got that way one time and it turned out I had a big greasy fingerprint all over the lense. It cleared right up when I cleaned it.
That baby’s gonna be cute with those little sorrel ears. Does that make her a Medicine Hat paint?
I like to give my foaling mares a shot of occytocin after I’ve made sure the baby is ok and has nursed. Even if it looks like they’ve passed all the afterbirth I just like to make sure they’ve cleaned it all out. It doesn’t hurt them, just makes them lay down and have some more contractions for a while. Plus, I think occytocin is the “bonding” hormone, so it helps with that too.
I love to watch people, it’s great fun and really eye opening. Just imagine all you’ll see being downtown 24/7 :)
That’s it exactly, and so like Farah :)
That’s exactly what Bob’s camera had. I checked it after reading your post :) How could he get his finger stuck in there???
I’ve seen that in NC but I can’t remember what it is or whether it’s the one that has a watermelon type fruit or not. It’s beautiful.
A link for a video of Slick. Unlike CJ, he’s not angry, just a bit worried the saddle might eat him.
Janelle is going to take Tuffy on a partnership. She's checking with some of the ApHC trainers on how much money and time for them to campaign him until he gets his ROM. I hope she can do it.
Slick after his bath - he's getting more swanlike every day :)
The horses ALL look great... CJ’s always interesting, of course, but I think Josie is really pretty too! How’d they do at the who? Is that a fourth on Josie?
I hope the new home for Bam Bam works out good, and it sounds like a neat deal with Janelle... good ne3w all the way around.
We had a good day at the beach... hot here too. But it’s not 97.
I’ve never seen anything like that Becky! It’s sure cool!
I only took one picture today, but it's a cute one, I think :~)
Becky... what were the boys doing on the roof? I'd just think it'd be hotter than heck up there on a day like that.
Josie got a fourth and E got a fifth. Tracey sent my some pictures that are much better, just too lazy to load them :)
I love that picture. And it looks so cool and refreshing there.
Is Josie one that has some Arab in her? She sure is pretty.
E is half Arab, Josie is her daughter so 1/4 Arab. However, Sonny is her sire and he always puts that pretty head on his foals. Even Slick, whose head is long is much prettier than his dam.
Good looking horses, both of them!
I don't know, but I did it too, so it must be fairly easy to do. I imagine it happened when handing the camera off to someone else when it was on and the lense cover was open.
That’s such a cute picture of Barkley! He’s got it made in the shade.
Kari's 2yr old filly Sassy...
Her new horse, Trouble. He's got splint boots on because he was whacking himself on the fetlocks. His feet must need tweaking or something for him to be doing that.
And the only picture in the woods that you could see anything. Maybe Kari or Carolyn got some that were better...
Pretty new ponies! I understand about the limitations of taking pictures in heavy tree cover :~) You should see all the ones I throw out.
Tree? What’s a tree :)
Sassy sure is a pretty thing.
Duchess, the horse looks like he’s doing pretty good to me.
I imagine I’m going to start noticing lots of things down here that doesn’t thrill me:)...like kids running around on the roofs.
Hair: That is a cute picture, I love it when dogs lay like that:) I don’t know what those kids were doing, other then mischief. Our biggest concerns are, them causing roof leaks, tearing up the wiring for the AC’s up there, falling off, breaking the gas pipes lose.... I just talked to the gas company, they are going to come check the pipes, straighten them up, they are crooked, but it is our responsibility to find some way to block them off to keep the kids from climbing them.
Frog, thanks for taking the time to look up the flower. I’m wondering if there is some way to transplant some of them...they sure are pretty. I remember seeing the fruit last year, but I didn’t notice any flowers.
Well, I’m off to look at a job, then go home and wait for the farrier. He was suppose to come last Fri. but had a personal issue so he’s “working me in” today...I hate that, not knowing when he’s coming.
You should schedule the cable guy and the appliance repairman for the same day :~)
I imagine you could pick a few of the fruits and dig out the seeds and dry them and plant them next year. The link said they were edible too. I wonder what they taste like.
As for keeping the kids off the roof, is there any way you could put a gate up to block off the alleyway between the buildings? I’ve seen them do that in the downtown areas around here. The little alleys are just barely wider than a standard door and the nicer gates are made of ornamental iron.
I was wondering about seeds inside the fruit.
I asked Larry before about putting gates across the alley and he said he didn’t think we could because it would be a fire escape lane.
I’d think as long as it could be opened from the inside, kind of like a fire door, that it would be ok. I’d definately ask the fire marshall, coz alleys like that are just prime places for all kinds of mischief.
That is what we saw up at 7 Springs that I was asking Shirley and HaveFaith what they were, you were up on ahead and probably did not hear me.
They are all over Alabama because I remember seeing them all the places I lived growing up. They just grow out in the edges of undergrowth and are weed/vines. Shirley, our riding buddy, says you wait till the fruit has dried and eat the middle out and they are GOOD. I didn’t know it then and haven’t seen any to try it yet. I always thought they were really pretty.
I thought they were really pretty too:), but funny that I’d never noticed them before.
Chris and Lindsay on the right crossing the creek
Lindsay & Chris on the trail
Looks like your camera lense fogged when you took it out. The humidity was high that day, but not THAT high! ;o)
It was in my saddle bags next to a frozen bottle of water. I moved it after I realized my camera had condensation on it, but didn’t think to look at the lens since it’s one of those that opens when you turn it on. They are supposed to be insulated, but.............
Ah - it at least looks cool in the shade by the river, wasn’t it? :~)
I’ve been puttering on house projects today. Cleaning nooks and crannies. I hate nooks and crannies. In my next house, I’m not going to have any. :~)
All my crannies are full of cat hair.
I just got back home from a great night ride! All Kari’s old farts decided to quit barking from the porch and get out and run a little. There were 16 of us. We had an almost full moon in a cloudless sky and BOY was it fun! I haven’t done a good night ride in 5 or 6 years. We rode out a little after 7 and got back to the trailer a little after 10. I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow coz I gotta get in bed so I won’t be drag-@$$ing into work tomorrow.
My crannies were full of hair!
Night ride sounds cool, I just don’t know how you see! Even with a full moon. I’ve never been on one. Do you bring flashlights?
Yeah, we had flashlights, but you really only use them for very short periods, like if you need something from a saddle bag, something like that, otherwise they ruin your night vision. Your eyes get adapted to the moonlight pretty quick. By the time it was really dark we were out on the gravel roads and they reflect the light pretty well, even in the shady spots.
I won’t say it was like riding in the daytime, but you could see well enough to stay on and enjoy the ride. The horses can see much better than we can in low light so they weren’t having a problem with it at all. We were racking along at a pretty good clip once we got out on the roads. And it’s kinda cool how quick your body adapts to not having the visual cues that it’s used to to maintain your balance. You start to rely on feel much more, so I’d say it gives you a better seat and hands than riding in daylight.
I think everybody really enjoyed it and we’re planning on doing it again on the full moon next month. It’s definitely better than trying to get out and ride in near 100* heat, although I’ll be doing that too. Our St. Jude ride is this coming weekend. Seems like it’s always the hottest flipping weekend of the year too, but it’s for a good cause and we always have a good time, so I’m going.
Well have fun... I can see how the lack of visual clues would change things... now I’m picturing getting seasick ;~)
There are some nights that seem so bright with the full moon, it wouldn’t be so bad, at least in the open.
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