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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FIVE
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Posted on 03/21/2005 7:18:04 PM PST by HairOfTheDog

*New* The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - Who's Who *pics*

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. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories.

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

Previous threads:

The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - thread ONE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread TWO!
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread THREE!
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FOUR

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


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KEYWORDS: ponyporn; saddleclub
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To: Beaker

Sounds like that horse has some issues.

Rocky is actually "pony" size. He's about 14.1. From a distance he gives the impression of being alot bigger, because he so muscular. But he is very short legged. You'd love him.

Becky


2,301 posted on 04/23/2005 5:56:21 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: Beaker

I'm sorry I thought you asked how tall Rocky was and I see now you asked about Rusty. Rusty is probably 14.3. Harley is about 15. 2-3. I've never measured them, just comparing to Rocky who I have measured. Belle is 15.2

Becky


2,302 posted on 04/23/2005 5:59:39 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: diamond6

Can you find a barn that's near Fresno?


2,303 posted on 04/23/2005 6:24:35 AM PDT by Beaker
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To: All

Morning yall, Congrats to the momma with the new baby:') Coochie is going to the vet when I get paid. I'm gonna have him declawed. Every night this week he has wanted to sleep at the foot and catch my feet every time I move them. I lock him up but he still gets out. The claws are going caz If not I'm gonna hurt him, not intentionally but by automatic response. You would think as many times as I've kicked him he would have learned by now. Good thing he finally stopped biting or his saw blades would be going too.


2,304 posted on 04/23/2005 7:01:50 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Noumenon

Here you are. I couldn't remember your screen name. Congratulations. Waiting on pics:')


2,305 posted on 04/23/2005 7:03:41 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Well, I spoke too soon - we now have Freya, a filly. And yes, Hanoverians can get some size. Our 4 year old gelding, Fergus is approx. 17.3 hands. Big handsome guy with a great personality. He's for sale, too. Trained for two years up to entry level dressage.

We acquired Meara, the Hanoverian mare from a woman up in BC. The deal is that we foal her out, the owner gets the foal and we get to keep the mare. Not a bad trade, since we've got some ambitious breeding plans for Meara.

Well, it's early yet and I don't think that daughter's got the pix downloaded to a family server share yet. We'll post 'em later on today.


2,306 posted on 04/23/2005 7:10:56 AM PDT by Noumenon (Activist judges - out of touch, out of tune, but not out of reach.)
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To: Beaker; ecurbh; CindyDawg; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; Duchess47; FrogInABlender; ...
OK - Going back out to camp, first order of business was to get a fire started...

And get the horses OUT of camp ;~D

Pony didn't want to be caught... she wanted to play the ghost pony in the woods.

But she eventually was drawn back.... sneaking along the perimeter, we tried not to notice ;~D

And she was caught!

Everyone got dinner...

And we fired up the Coleman lantern...

Now we're campin' proper!

Now... truth be told, we ended up hanging out there till bed-time, and then we came back inside... It was threatening to rain, and we need to give some better thought to a camping bed :~D

But it was a good shakedown cruise for getting set up, and the horses seemed content on their highlines without trouble. :~D

2,307 posted on 04/23/2005 7:16:30 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

More excellant pictures:) Did you let the horses off the line when you came in the house?

For camping beds, I found that those foam fold out chairs that they make for kids, are excellent camp beds. I have one that I use on a cot, but they would work on the floor of a tent just fine. Very cushy. You can fold the the foot of it completely underneath and sleep at that end and it elevates your head and shoulders very nicely.

Becky


2,308 posted on 04/23/2005 7:24:37 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I know what chairs you're talking about and that would work nicely!

We let the horses loose when we came in ;~D


2,309 posted on 04/23/2005 7:35:49 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
I'd sure like to see some of the pictures you took of Cyn when you first got her, next to that one of her looking at the chairs. She has really put on some weight, it seems. She looks good.

Thanks! She has gained a little bit of substance! She's still a little narrow, but with some time and work she'll fill out some. Though I don't think she'll ever be as wide as "Bay the big ole couch" ;~D

2,310 posted on 04/23/2005 7:45:19 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

That is incredible:) You have done a great job. I bet after you start riding her more, she will really look athletic.

Becky


2,311 posted on 04/23/2005 7:50:07 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

That reminds of Rusty, altho Rusty had bare spots all over him when I got him. His ribs showed bad too. Made his head look so much too big for his body. I figured he would always be big headed looking, but now his head fits, just the way Cyn does. It's so hard to tell looking at an undernurished horse how they are "going" to look fill out. I "thought" that Rusty's frame looked like it would be balanced and nicely shaped when he was in shape, but I didn't realize how his head would seem to shrink as his body grew:)

Becky


2,312 posted on 04/23/2005 7:54:51 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Great pics of a great time. Thanks.


2,313 posted on 04/23/2005 7:57:02 AM PDT by lysie
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

She is looking better proportioned. She still has a big head but it seems to fit her and I think her ~feet~ fit her better. She still has these big buckets for feet, but she seems a little less clunky the heavier she gets. :~D

I think she'll always have kindof lean muscling compared to a QH type or even Bay, I think the mustang in her will make her tend to be more like beef jerky than a steak.


2,314 posted on 04/23/2005 8:02:47 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I had forgotten that she had mustang in her. She may stay narrow, but she'll be tough one as far as stamina and endurance even with someone alot larger then ecurbh on her.

There are several very large men at the CTR I go to that ride mustangs. They look so out of balance on those little horses, but it doesn't seem to faze them. They're still going strong on Sunday.

Becky


2,315 posted on 04/23/2005 8:21:30 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Over all, I think we are going to be really happy with her. I like her unflappable nature, that's important in a trail horse, especially with a new rider. I don't think she's gonna panic and dump him over a flappy tarp anyway! If she ends up also having great endurance like I think she will, that will be a bonus ;~D


2,316 posted on 04/23/2005 8:27:30 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Noumenon

Congratulations on your new foal! I look forward to your pictures!


2,317 posted on 04/23/2005 8:33:41 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

She looks good! In that first picture, she looks more like a greyhound than a horse!


2,318 posted on 04/23/2005 9:17:41 AM PDT by Beaker
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To: Noumenon

Congratulations :)


2,319 posted on 04/23/2005 9:22:08 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: mommadooo3

Let's just say they are unusual - they get bored easily, they are the world's best lock picks, they hate being TOLD what to do, and if they get mad, they'll die before saying uncle :) On the other hand, they'll give you 110% when you ask, take care of you on the trail, and keep on going when other horses will lay down and die. Your relationship with an app is more like a partner than a caretaker.


2,320 posted on 04/23/2005 9:27:55 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

The pictures were great. I commend the way that your horses consider themselves as your fellow campers. A good example of natural horsemanship.


2,321 posted on 04/23/2005 10:47:42 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: Beaker
But I adore ponies

I've got one for ya!

2,322 posted on 04/23/2005 10:51:12 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: elbucko

Glad you enjoyed them! :~D


2,323 posted on 04/23/2005 10:54:09 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47
I dug through the boxes and found these pictures on a 1975 magazine. There were quite a few articles about him, but I didn't look into all the magazine...check out the price of the magazine!.

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2,324 posted on 04/23/2005 11:13:03 AM PDT by MissTargets
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ah..I love the pictures and would have loved to be there sitting by the fire. It's been a long time since I slept in a tent and got a wet butt. No more for me..lol


2,325 posted on 04/23/2005 11:16:50 AM PDT by MissTargets
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To: mommadooo3
They're calling for snow tomorrow.

We are suppose to get 6 to 7 inches here! That's crazy. Oh well, at least I got all my mulch down this past week. I have a shooting tournament tomorrow too, that should be fun. :'(

2,326 posted on 04/23/2005 11:22:40 AM PDT by MissTargets
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To: HairOfTheDog

Looks like the 5 of yall had a good time:')


2,327 posted on 04/23/2005 11:55:17 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg; MissTargets

We did have fun :~D

And there were 7. Not sure who you missed in your count, but no matter ;~D


2,328 posted on 04/23/2005 11:58:24 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: MissTargets

O thank you for the pictures - I've not seen these and they are great. Magazine is now $5.00!


2,329 posted on 04/23/2005 12:30:04 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Oops. I forgot about Homer and figured the cat would have said "no way" and found a nice cushy spot inside.


2,330 posted on 04/23/2005 12:44:41 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: HairOfTheDog
I loved the camp pictures, and no, there's not too many, never too many.

Oh yeah, we've got a new filly this morning! My MIL called me about 7am and said she called them to come eat and nobody came so she went to check and saw then both standing around in the end of the chicken house which serves as the barn.

She's nursed and passed her miconium. I've sprayed her navel and given her some pro-biotics. I found the placenta and it appeared to be whole. I went ahead and gave Truly a shot of occytocin, just to be sure she cleaned out good. It cramped her pretty bad for about 30 minutes but she's fine now and Mama and baby are out in the pasture enjoying the sunshine.

I'm not sure what her name will be yet, but she sure is a pretty little thing. She's black with a frosty underside right now, but I think she'll be roan. It's funny, but the most consistent marker for it seems to be reddish hair inside their little ears and she has that. I'll post pictures later. I'll have to to into the office to do it.

I'm fixing to get in the shower right now. I've got mud, manure and God knows what else all over me. Talk to y'all later! :o)
2,331 posted on 04/23/2005 1:45:08 PM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: CindyDawg

Don't declaw Coochie, he's too old and he'll bleed alot and it'll be horribly painful. Just clip his claws like you do the dog's toenails. Wrap him in a towel and get someone to help you if you have to. It takes both my Mother and I to clip her cat's nails, she doesn't appreciate it and very loudly lets us know it, but we manage. If we don't they start growing into the pads of her feet. We do it about once every month or so. I clip my cat's nails too. He doesn't appreciate it either, but I can do him by myself. He's none to careful with his when they're sharp and will bring blood when playing.


2,332 posted on 04/23/2005 1:56:12 PM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

Wow. Another baby:') Congratulations to you and Truly also.


2,333 posted on 04/23/2005 1:56:29 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: FrogInABlender

I'm older than some of you and because of my job, I wash my hands a lot and they dry out but do any of yall keep the back of your hands banged up. I'm always getting bruises or skin tears. I'm thinking about getting a pair of gloves without finger tips. Have yall ever used them. I need them to ride too caz I come off the horse scuffed up also. I'm left handed and that's usually the one I'm the hardest on.


2,334 posted on 04/23/2005 2:00:50 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: FrogInABlender; CindyDawg
Congratulations on the new foal! That's wonderful.

Cindy, I agree with Frog...don't declaw that poor cat. Did you know they take a joint out, not just the claws?

2,335 posted on 04/23/2005 2:10:13 PM PDT by MissTargets
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To: Duchess47
Your welcome. I thought you would enjoy that picture. If you want the magazines, I will give them to you, but you would have to pay shipping. There is probably over 10 years worth. Of all the horse magazines I subscribed to, I always kept the Appaloosa ones.
They were a good resource, when we were showing and breeding. I thought about putting them on Ebay, but that is too much a hassle.
2,336 posted on 04/23/2005 2:15:56 PM PDT by MissTargets
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To: MissTargets; FrogInABlender

I'm willing to give it a try. You just clip the tips?


2,337 posted on 04/23/2005 2:19:20 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: FrogInABlender

Congratulations - waiting for pictures here :)


2,338 posted on 04/23/2005 2:35:22 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: MissTargets

Oh I would love them. I don't feel right about not paying for them though - really. You think about it and if you really want to get rid of them, I will take them and pay shipping, of course. Thank you.


2,339 posted on 04/23/2005 2:39:14 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47
Hmmmm...interesting.

Maybe Rei *isn't* all app. I'm ALWAYS telling her what to do. LOL. (since she's so big, I have to remind her that I'm the shrimpy 'boss')

This is one of our horses that I feel 100% safe with. There's just something about her. (no one ELSE thinks that way....except our twins, and Rei returns that to them ALSO)

2,340 posted on 04/23/2005 2:43:08 PM PDT by mommadooo3
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To: mommadooo3
Most apps don't have a mean bone in their body :) and are careful when they throw a fit that no one gets hurt.

Now, are you sure you are telling her what to do or are you just agreeing to do what she wants to do?

My mare and I used to have converstations I swear. She'd say, are you sure you want to do this? and I'd say, Yep, I'm sure - why - don't you think it's a good idea? One time she and I really argued about going up a mountain trail, and she finally went because my husband had already gone ahead on his horse. She made it real clear it was NOT a good idea. When we got to the top, we were in time to see sand still falling back into the tracks of a good size mountain lion track.

I learned something that day - if she really didn't like an idea, there was probably a good reason.

2,341 posted on 04/23/2005 3:08:49 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: CindyDawg
As everyone said, try just clipping his claws.

Also, get a squirt bottle full of water and squirt him when he claws you. Either that or a fairly light container of some kind with pebbles in it - something that rattles. Throw that at him. He's a smart cat, he'll learn.

2,342 posted on 04/23/2005 3:12:03 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47
I'm going to give it a try this evening. He isn't a mean cat. He is just playing. I used to do the water thing with a cat that tried to hypnotize my parrot but I don't think it would work with him caz he wakes me up and I kick him away before I'm really awake.
2,343 posted on 04/23/2005 3:16:18 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: FrogInABlender

Congratulations!!!!

Becky


2,344 posted on 04/23/2005 3:30:39 PM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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2,345 posted on 04/23/2005 3:50:50 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: FrogInABlender

Congratulations for your new foal! I am looking forward to pictures!


2,346 posted on 04/23/2005 4:05:21 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: CindyDawg

What is that a picture of?


2,347 posted on 04/23/2005 4:07:26 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: Beaker

I know it's kind of blurry but it came from a crackerjack box and I taped it to a door and took a picture. It's a horse though. Can you see her? A young girl that knew I liked horses gave it to me.


2,348 posted on 04/23/2005 4:37:51 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

What a sweet thought on her part. I'm sorry, I see a frog, not a horse - I'll get my glasses.


2,349 posted on 04/23/2005 5:01:43 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

It is a frog but look at it sideways.


2,350 posted on 04/23/2005 5:06:58 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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