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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread TWO!

Posted on 09/18/2004 6:56:23 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

Free Republic has a lot of horse people that have found each other on other threads…. And since we all like to talk horses, how about a thread where it is not off-topic, but is THE topic?

A few of us thought it would be interesting and informative to have a chat thread where we can 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. In the last thread we had a great time and were a great help to each other working through lessons and training, horse lamenesses and illnesses, questions and challenges and always just our stories we like to tell.

I always have a link to this thread on my profile page, so if you have something to say and can't find the thread in latest posts… look for it there and wake the thread up!

I also have a ping list for horse threads that are of interest, and Becky pings everyone most mornings. Let Becky (Paynoattentionmanbehindthecurtain) and/or me know if you would like to be on the ping list. As FreeRepublic is a political site, our politics and other issues will probably blend in…. There are many issues for horsemen that touch politics… land use, animal rights/abuse cases that make the news…. Legislation that might affect horse owners.

So... like the last thread, 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. There are lots of ways of doing things and we all have our quirks, tricks and specialties that are neat to learn about.


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KEYWORDS: bootsandsaddle; leatherharness; saddleclub
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Thread two! We filled up the last one (The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread) with lots of horse talk... time to rotate pastures!

New folk and occasional posters, jump right in and introduce yourselves, tell us about your horses, and post pictures if you've got them!

1 posted on 09/18/2004 6:56:23 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; CindyDawg; AnAmericanMother; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; Endeavor; ...
NEW THREAD PING!

Ping!

Jump right in!

2 posted on 09/18/2004 6:57:44 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog

new thread ping


3 posted on 09/18/2004 7:08:05 AM PDT by fastattacksailor (If you enjoy your freedom, thank a Veteran!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

4 posted on 09/18/2004 7:22:52 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: fastattacksailor

Thanks.... The thread doesn't have a lot of momentum yet, huh! -- a lot of our posters are off riding, and one is away for a wedding this weekend.

Myself, I don't have a lot of news yet.... still drinking coffee.


5 posted on 09/18/2004 7:24:22 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ping.


6 posted on 09/18/2004 7:25:31 AM PDT by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: Inge_CAV

That horse is thinkin' "Man, I am never gonna hear the end of this from the other horses.... Oh well, at least it ain't just pink this time"


7 posted on 09/18/2004 7:26:06 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog
And another. Can't find the picture I am looking for but this one is close.



8 posted on 09/18/2004 7:29:39 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: cowboyway; All
Here are mine.... photos to show off my new Bush/Cheney Pasture sign!


9 posted on 09/18/2004 7:30:03 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog

< King Impressive. Stallion. 24 years old, still going strong. Barn name: Tuff
10 posted on 09/18/2004 7:37:00 AM PDT by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: cowboyway

My Arab gelding there is 22 and still going pretty strong! Got any pictures of yours?


11 posted on 09/18/2004 7:39:22 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog

The FR Saddle Club needs a picture of two mules grazing about a "Bush-Cheney" banner. I'd do it, but I am a bit far from two mules that I know.


12 posted on 09/18/2004 8:43:39 AM PDT by elbucko (A Feral Republican)
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To: elbucko

I do know one old mule I may see today, but he's retired and he doesn't travel much anymore.


13 posted on 09/18/2004 8:46:10 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog

I wonder if he could be persuaded, with a carrot of course, to pose beside a cardboard "Bush/Cheney" sign?


14 posted on 09/18/2004 9:00:14 AM PDT by elbucko (A Feral Republican)
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To: elbucko

Unfortunately, I am not going to be seeing "Hoagie" the mule today after all. Soon, though. He has such a great face, I want to photograph him.


15 posted on 09/18/2004 10:23:58 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: Inge_CAV; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; All
Pictures from the freshly brush-hawgged back 'forty'....

This is the area we seeded today with a pasture and clover mix. It still looks a little rough, but it ain't a lawn, and we can pick up sticks till the cows come home. Next spring, we can get it better ~and~ not be working in the mud.

I left ecurbh holding the bag.

Pony watching from the under the apple tree, which, ironically, is still there.

We like this spidery tree. It's Hazelnut, but I keep insisting on calling it Nutmeg.

Horses got put back out in the front now while the seed grows.

This is the brush pile to be burned.



16 posted on 09/18/2004 10:34:11 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; CindyDawg; AnAmericanMother; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; Endeavor

I saw that thread was closed I was wondering now hos is that? I am glad I scrolled to the end!

They say this is a must see and some said their should also be a warning!

a lampoon on Michael Moore Celsius 41.11

http://www.citizensunited-interactive.org/c41.11/



17 posted on 09/18/2004 10:52:24 AM PDT by restornu (NYC is the home of Conservative Talk Radio Arbitron rates WABC # ONE in the Nation))
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To: HairOfTheDog
He has such a great face.

Mules are charming (?), aren't they?! I have rode a few, but mostly packed them and led them into cow camps in the mountains. One of the ranchers jacks was named "Jake the Snake". He would not be led. He was let to find his own trail in his own time. One might catch a glimpse of him on the trail, but he generally kept out of sight until camp. He was always there waiting. He never failed to show up, he never lost his load. If only his human metaphors were as honest and reliable as Jake. Jake would've voted for Bush.

18 posted on 09/18/2004 10:53:09 AM PDT by elbucko (A Feral Republican)
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To: restornu

Looks great, thanks for posting!


19 posted on 09/18/2004 10:55:41 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: elbucko
They are great. My friend's mule was a great riding mule for him and a great companion.

I spent 9 days in the Arizona mountains on a mule.

I wish I had a picture of the pack string.... He let them all follow loose also, their mother was his lead horse and they weren't going far.


20 posted on 09/18/2004 10:59:17 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Yeah, I got pictures......but.......well, this is embarrassing.....but how do I post it?
21 posted on 09/18/2004 11:09:53 AM PDT by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: cowboyway
Easy! We are getting pretty good at explaining!

The pictures have to be online someplace. There are free places to load pictures, and www.snapfish.com and www.yorkphoto.com both work really well, and have an easy interface for loading pictures. They are free for a year, and they only want you to buy something once in awhile to keep your account, like prints or a mousepad with your photo on it. They have cool stuff to buy, but you can worry about that later.

Anyway.... upload the pics there, and when they are uploaded, right click the pic and view the "Properties" of the pic. Right click on the web address 'url' for the pic, 'select all' and then 'copy'. Then paste that code (all of it, they can be long) into this 'image source' html code:

<img src="http:\\url here">

The code to post one of my earlier photos:

If you were to right click the pic above, the properties of the pic are all this gibberish: http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B8748323232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E2329%3D%3A3%3A%3D768%3DXROQDF%3E23235%3C5996677ot1lsi

when you type the img src code, it looks like this:

<img src="http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B8748323232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E2329%3D%3A3%3A%3D768%3DXROQDF%3E23235%3C5996677ot1lsi">

It sounds complicated, but take it step by step and it really isn't.

22 posted on 09/18/2004 11:27:28 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: Inge_CAV

Oh God, I love that pic. It is SO cute! How the heck did you do that? Is that a blanket? Homemade? can it be bought? did you do it in photoshop or just a good old can of spray paint? That is SO cute!


23 posted on 09/18/2004 11:45:49 AM PDT by N. Beaujon (sera@ix.netcom.com ("Bring it on, John Kerry. Bring it on."))
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To: HairOfTheDog
How about this. Why dont we use this forum as sort of a Horse Trainers Network as well as a place for political junkies to meet. We can network, share "behavioral" problems (of the equine variety) or just trade tips on how to work through various stages of lunging to getting your horse under saddle to jumping, reigning, cutting, whatever you're into.

Maybe even a side Horse Trainers Network Thread (just a thought, I still havent figured out how Freep is set up) separate from the purely political stuff.

It might come in handy when it comes to having to call in the Cavelry. At least our horses will all be trained not to spook at the sight of ugly, marble tossing liberals.
24 posted on 09/18/2004 12:02:48 PM PDT by N. Beaujon (sera@ix.netcom.com ("Bring it on, John Kerry. Bring it on."))
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To: HairOfTheDog
Let's try it.
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< This is King Impressive, AKA, Tuff. AQHA stallion. Grandson of Impressive. I've had him for a long time. I used to use him for calf roping, but he got hurt about five years ago and now all we do is trail ride. He's solid on trail and almost bomb proof.
<
< This is my newest horse. His name is Lend Me A Dollar. 3 year old AQHA registerd gelding. Lineage includes Two Eyed Jack, Zippo Pat Bars and Watch Joe Jack. He's still pretty green and needs a lot of work, but he promises to be a solid horse with a great disposition.
25 posted on 09/18/2004 12:07:33 PM PDT by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Here's another shot of Tuff.
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< Thanks for the help. Maybe I'll get the hang of this.
26 posted on 09/18/2004 12:10:39 PM PDT by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: cowboyway

You are getting the have of it!

In the first instance, you copied the properties of the small thumbnails is all.... click for the larger view and post the properties of that!

great shot of him in the snow there!


27 posted on 09/18/2004 12:12:42 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: cowboyway

Er... You are getting the ~hang~ of it!


28 posted on 09/18/2004 12:12:59 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: N. Beaujon

That is kindof what we do. We talk about the issues we are having... and the rest of us offer tips and ideas. Sometimes we have different approaches, and maybe ~one~ of them will work!


29 posted on 09/18/2004 12:14:42 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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Here's Lend Me A Dollar. (I'm just practicing some)

30 posted on 09/18/2004 12:16:35 PM PDT by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thank you. (Big Grin!)


31 posted on 09/18/2004 12:17:34 PM PDT by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: cowboyway

He's pretty.... looks like shiny brass!

Glad you got the hang of it! We love pictures on the thread. Becky will be thrilled when she gets back from her trial ride that there are so many new folk with pictures! And a QH person to boot! She gets tired of my Arab horse prolly ;~D

She has a buckskin QH stud she'll show ya.


32 posted on 09/18/2004 12:20:11 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: cowboyway

Your old guy looks great for 24. I mostly only ride my old Bay on trail now too. He is retired from endurance racing on 50 and 100 mile races with a previous owner. When he was younger he belonged to a friend and I always wanted to find him and get him back. He's got a great heart and he's bomb proof too, as bomb proof as an Arab that likes to snort at things can be! ;~D


33 posted on 09/18/2004 12:29:35 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B8773523232%7Ffp64%3Dwp%3E2336%3D%3B5%3B%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E2323636487468wp1lsi


34 posted on 09/18/2004 3:19:52 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (W - So hot he's Smokin - Smokin Em Out!! All out!!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Oh well, that didn't work.

"Then past that code (all of it) into the image source "html" code". ????

I have no idea I guess what to do at that point.


35 posted on 09/18/2004 3:22:33 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (W - So hot he's Smokin - Smokin Em Out!! All out!!)
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http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B8773523232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2336%3D%3B5%3B%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E2323636487468ot1lsi

Well this is not the thumbnail, but bet this doesn't work either???


36 posted on 09/18/2004 3:26:48 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (W - So hot he's Smokin - Smokin Em Out!! All out!!)
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To: Esther Ruth
the URL is correct, ... you just need to enclose it in the "img src" code up there!

It's an adorable picture!

37 posted on 09/18/2004 3:41:42 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B8773523232%7Ffp3%3B%3Dot%3E2336%3D%3B5%3B%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E232363646%3C379ot1lsi

"you just need to enclose it in the "img src" code up there!"

What does it mean to enclose? and where is "up there"?

Then I will go away - I promise.


38 posted on 09/18/2004 3:52:18 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (W - So hot he's Smokin - Smokin Em Out!! All out!!)
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Thanks but it is not my picture. This is the picture I was looking for earlier. It is a picture that appeared in a newspaper shortly after 9-11. It is a perfect symbol for the mood of the nation, even to this day.



39 posted on 09/18/2004 4:08:16 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Esther Ruth
I meant up in my post that explained it to the cowboy at You need to use the HTML code that says "picture" It looks like this:

<img src="http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B8748323232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E2329%3D%3A3%3A%3D768%3DXROQDF%3E23235%3C5996677ot1lsi">

That example is the code for my picture, not yours, but you get the idea?

And don't go away! You're about to get it! :~D

40 posted on 09/18/2004 4:10:03 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: Esther Ruth

She means post #22. Try it and see.


41 posted on 09/18/2004 4:15:04 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: HairOfTheDog; Esther Ruth; Inge_CAV
I meant up in my post that explained it to the cowboy at You need to use the HTML code that says "picture" It looks like this:

OK - that's word salad.

I meant post 22, yes!

42 posted on 09/18/2004 4:23:56 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Good job you two, it will be pretty and green next spring.

Any marshmallows to go with that brush pile? : )


43 posted on 09/18/2004 4:30:11 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV

That fire will be beyond just marshmallows.... We could BBQ a whole pig on that fire!


44 posted on 09/18/2004 4:32:25 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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"That fire will be beyond just marshmallows.... We could BBQ a whole pig on that fire!"

Uh, are we invited? : )

45 posted on 09/18/2004 4:36:02 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV

Sure, we can't eat a whole pig just the two of us!


46 posted on 09/18/2004 4:37:58 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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To: HairOfTheDog
"Sure, we can't eat a whole pig just the two of us!"

We should name the pig "SeeBS News"! Heh!

47 posted on 09/18/2004 4:40:40 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: cowboyway; elbucko; Esther Ruth; HairOfTheDog
Well since everyone is posting pictures:)

This is our stud horse Rocky, my daughter has run barrels on him for years, my son roped and penned on him years ago, and he trail rides great, bomb proof, anyone can ride him:

Here's one of him as he ran past me running from a fly:)

Here is Harley, a horse I bought to train on barrels to resale. He is a 5 yr old QH/Pal gelding, bomb proof.

And this is Rusty. A 6 year old grade, that is becoming my old stand by:). He is great, has a comic personality, and will sometimes get fiesty, if he thinks he should be done, keeps riding him fun and interesting.He's gotten rather fat since he has been off all summer.

These aren't the best pictures, I was running out of daylight to take them.

Becky

48 posted on 09/18/2004 5:39:45 PM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Nothing will hold us back)
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Good Morning

Becky


49 posted on 09/19/2004 5:13:14 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Nothing will hold us back)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
'Mornin' Becky

Have been too busy at work to ride much lately, but my old (29) walker reminded me at 3 this morning that I haven't been paying them a lot of attention. He got out of the main pasture (only God knows how or where) and started the dogs barking, the chickens crowing and the mare hollerin'.

Of course, his chosen exit was through a patch of burdock and so it looks like I am going to spend hours on his tail....and 4 or 6 others. Damn! Not how I wanted to spend a nice Saturday :) :(
50 posted on 09/19/2004 5:26:49 AM PDT by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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