2019 Hacking/Riding Thread

Huggy

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Hour and a half out yesterday with his friend. It was HOT! He was actually a bit of a git. May have been a fly, or maybe a slightly gungy eye, but he shook and threw his head about the whole ride. :mad: To be fair, he didn't misbehave, but it was REALLY irritating! Have put a fly mask on, and may have to buy one we can ride with.
 
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Well I have suddenly got a demon pony. Went out today, lovely hack, trotting and leg yielding, all hunky dory, tra la. Two riders came up behind us as we were approaching the gate out of the inclosure. One of them was a right miserable mare (the rider, not the horse) - couldn't even raise a "good morning", so thought I'd be nice, as we're slow, and said for them to go ahead, and I'd shut the gate. The minute they went through the gate, Hogan turned into a monster. Half rearing, spinning round, throwing his head about. Managed to sit it out, while shutting the gate, and what do the other two do? Trotted off, full pelt, up the track. They must have seen I was having problems, but just didn't give a damn. He settled down and we got home no problem. I think he has got away with stuff like this as a riding school horse, and does seem to learn pretty fast that I'm not going to let him away with it. Even managed a little trot on the last bit before home. Latest score - Me : 1 , Hogan : 0. :p
 

horseandgoatmom

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Ohhh yes that halo fell off.
Glad your fine and won the match.:)

Ugh nice people..

In the past when riding Borderland park
Before we moved occassionally you would run into unfriendly snits.

And lol id hear the snitty comment..
Humph doesn't even have a bridle on that horse....
I'd yell back BECAUSE I CAN...:)
 

horseandgoatmom

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Sonny unmounted 28.25hrs
Mounted 5.75 hrs

WE have been in quite a rainy pattern and its continuing.:):mad:

Its good and bad good for plants and to have the moth larve that dessimated trees and forests a couple years ago in a row due to dry springs get the fungus that will kill them off.:)
The bad it makes it hard to do anything:mad:

I played in the arena and one of the Big round pens multiple times Sunday when the rain stopped. It was not continuous but big downpours.

The next 10 days don't look to have a huge pattern change.:(

Forsythia looks very cheery on a gloomy day.
These ones I transplanted from the baby area hopefully will fill out well.

We have had what I thought was a woodchuck in the corner under the stone wall near the barn for a couple years.
We had not crossed paths.
But ugh my husband came in from outside a couple nites ago and said he saw the
tenant unuder the wall.
Ohh a litte woodchuck ….. no PEPE LE PU....
We have co existed a couple years I'm not thrilled to find its a skunk... I hope its a bachelor.


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Thankfully even with all the rain the footing is staying really good.
 

Trewsers

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Well I have suddenly got a demon pony. Went out today, lovely hack, trotting and leg yielding, all hunky dory, tra la. Two riders came up behind us as we were approaching the gate out of the inclosure. One of them was a right miserable mare (the rider, not the horse) - couldn't even raise a "good morning", so thought I'd be nice, as we're slow, and said for them to go ahead, and I'd shut the gate. The minute they went through the gate, Hogan turned into a monster. Half rearing, spinning round, throwing his head about. Managed to sit it out, while shutting the gate, and what do the other two do? Trotted off, full pelt, up the track. They must have seen I was having problems, but just didn't give a damn. He settled down and we got home no problem. I think he has got away with stuff like this as a riding school horse, and does seem to learn pretty fast that I'm not going to let him away with it. Even managed a little trot on the last bit before home. Latest score - Me : 1 , Hogan : 0. :p
That's so rude of them! ARgh.
 

GaryB

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The minute they went through the gate, Hogan turned into a monster. Half rearing, spinning round, throwing his head about. Managed to sit it out, while shutting the gate, and what do the other two do? Trotted off, full pelt, up the track.
To be fair I think a lot of horses would react badly to that - I know Harvey would.
 

GaryB

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We had a wonderfully warm and sunny long weekend. Harvey and I hacked out on our own on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday I rode with A our young groom and took her on a 2 hour hack which i think is the longest she has done for a long time - she seemed to enjoy it. On Monday I just decided to school for 20 minutes. Sadly the Grey Thing had other ideas. It was a bit sindey and he decided to spook at everything in sight (and quite a few things that weren't). We spent a long time doing walk trot transitions, circles, walking up and down by the scary hedge and anything else I could think of to try and settle him down all to no avail. I then tried some jumping but he would really focus and was still spooking and rushing. After 55 minutes he had improved a bit so I called it a draw.
He then got to go in one of the fallow paddocks as it needed mowing and Harvey is the only one that doesn't get fat on long grass. Unfortunately he continued to be stupid and was goiing to end up going through a fence so I put him back in his own paddock (100m away!!) where he finally settled down.

This was on Saturday when he grazed quite happily, Sunday was also ok, but on Monday it was too frightening for Mr Cowardly Custard.





Hacking
14 miles
4 hours

Schooling
55 minutes

Totals

Schooling
10 hours 35

Hacking
100.7 miles
28 hours 25
 

horseandgoatmom

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Sonny Unmounted 32.00 hrs
Mounted 5.75 hrs

A lot of play in different places yesterday several times big round pen arena
cavaletti out in the front yard..
Sonny is becoming a bit of a Grass a holic and boycotting first cut a bit.
He gets second cut just in the am free choice first all the time and now some grass added.

I am probably a bit unpopular along several lines. I joined a club here when we moved but
the meetings are not close and at nite and never in the summer months when you could go
and come back in the light. I don't go far at nite so I have not re joined.
The other club ive been in for years I still belong to.

I have opted to not do lessons I have not been riding that much due to weather and I can pop out on spur of the moment and play and work on finesse at liberty etc in less than Ideal
contidtions.

This trainer last year would only come out for several people. I totally hate being on the spot and pressure that if I DON'T take lessons no one can.
Right now when I ride I really want it to be no pressure fun and relaxing.

Something not including me98046 should be able to be worked out even though she is not that close.





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Online i try to mix things up over cavaletti
 
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