Horse Owners: A place for us on the Dis

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  1. Eeyore'sthebest

    Eeyore'sthebest DIS Veteran<br><font color=darkorchid>Not So Tagle

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    We are in Western NJ, where are your cousins? I live in North Warren. We have horses and there is a 50 acre standardbred farm across the street from us.
     
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  3. horseshowmom

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    Alas, no LQ yet so have to have the truck for meals and hotels. :drive:

    I had thought the kind you mentioned would be best, but I haven't come across one yet - just need to spend more time looking, I guess. Thanks!
     
  4. Luvchefmic

    Luvchefmic DIS Veteran

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    Welcome ! I'm curious about the one in central FL Are they far from WDW ?
    'm trying to picture where
     
  5. bwvBound

    bwvBound DVC SSR & other timeshare

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    Whoo-hoo! I received an email congratulating me on passing my first Parelli audition (Level 1, Online). I submitted my video in Dec filmed with my mare who, just a year ago, was a hot, rearing, emotional mess following double arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from her front fetlock joints. While it took me a full year to get a presentable audition, her performance was lovely: calm, connected, focused and (mostly) obedient. We had one major refusal in the film, but we were still passed with a "1++" score.

    I'm so thrilled at the progress she has made. :)
     
  6. Luvchefmic

    Luvchefmic DIS Veteran

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    I'm thrilled for you both & so glad she has recovered so well !

    Now tell me what it all means, are you going for Parelli certification to be a trainer instructor? So happy for you
    :cool1: would love to see pics what's her name ?
     
  7. Luvchefmic

    Luvchefmic DIS Veteran

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    so since we were talking about Saratogs Springs Resort my curiousity finally got the better of me & I went to check it out OMGoodness ! I don't know the whole renting\ buying points thing works but I would very much like to stay there
    Of course I immediately felt right at home seeing the New York State flag flying

    Took a look in Turf Bar & Grill loved the whole equestrian decor and the old historical
    paintings and prints from NY got a real kick out of the framed jockey silks especially the one with Mickey Mouse print

    That statute of the horse & jockey in the winners circle next time I bring a camera
    But $32. for NY strip steak ? not my budget !
    :sad2:
     
  8. NEVERENOUGHWDW

    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

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    Whitehouse Station

    Here is a stable pic.....please don't mind we were very happy at this point
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  9. Eeyore'sthebest

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    Is it Silver Bit and Spurs? That's the biggest stable up there I think. I used to live close to Whitehouse but moved even further west.

    Great picture by the way!! :goodvibes
     
  10. NEVERENOUGHWDW

    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

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    I'll PM you not comfortable posting it here.
     
  11. Eeyore'sthebest

    Eeyore'sthebest DIS Veteran<br><font color=darkorchid>Not So Tagle

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    Fair enough. :thumbsup2

    And I still need to post my girlies up here and of course my fuzzy little man. My farrier was this weekend and she couldn't believe how fuzzy he truly is. And he has this little turnout rug on. I love my mini.
     
  12. Luvchefmic

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    Very nice picture I had asked about the place in FL too just curious you don't have to share or you could PM it yout choice
     
  13. bwvBound

    bwvBound DVC SSR & other timeshare

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    Thank you!

    We are now home from our wonderful vacation in South Africa. Saw lots of wildlife ... up close, on the roads, often without any other car around to crowd us. It was an awesome trip!

    My mare is Easter Lady. Sorry, I don't have any photos loaded in spots with public access. Easter is a smaller Standardbred (14.3h if I fluff the mane just a tad) with slender legs; coloring is dark bay with black points; her eyes are large and expressive; her ears a bit oversized; her legs show a smidge of fringe/feathering at the fetlocks; her summer coat is a very short/fine hair showing a dark golden mottled pattern if the sun hits it just right. She loves to move her feet (more 'go' than 'whoa'), is mouthy, playful, teasing, intuitive , curious and often asks if she may, please, be the boss.

    I've been taking the Parelli courses (online, DVD, live events) in order to stay a few steps ahead of Easter. Compared to my compliant, complacent, "I-just-want-to-stand-still-and-smell-the-flowers" gelding, she is pushing me to up my game! So far, the program has improved my skills in reading the horse, increased clarity in my communications, taught me when to release, and supplied me with lots of learning games to play with both horses every visit. I'll keep taking the assessments (auditions) to make sure we aren't skipping components of our progress.

    I'm currently working on improving our sideways from the ground with increasingly subtle gestures. I've also started to ask her to move sideways over an obstacle (ground pole, barrels, etc.). We should have already perfected backing through a gate (on the ground w/out touching her) -- but that is still causing a few responses of uncertainty. It is getting better ... phew!

    If nothing else, it is fun to watch bystander's expressions when they see me backing both horses out the barn, at the same time, each on about 8ft of lead away from my body, with a simple wiggle of my finger and stern expression on my face. Both horses respect my space and are (mostly) watchful for my cues. That feels great!
     
  14. Restrasz

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    I have a message from RuthIE (luvchefmic): She was injured at work Tuesday night . She was thrown from a vehicle and broke her right shoulder and sprained her left wrist! She's at home but is in a lot of serious pain and unable to do the simplest of things. She's asked for our prayers that she will heal quickly and find someone to help with her pets. She's very worried about her horse as well as her dogs. I will update for her as soon as she shares more with me. Have a great day! Ruth
     
  15. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    Oh NO! Feel better Ruth!!
     
  16. MichelleVW

    MichelleVW <font color=green>I call them "the people that liv

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    Oh no!!!! I broke my shoulder in 2004 and it was AWFUL!! :( I Wouldn't wish that on anyone.
     
  17. Eeyore'sthebest

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    Oh no, I hope she feels better soon and heals quickly!!! :grouphug:
     
  18. Eeyore'sthebest

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    Has everyone seen the 2013 Budweiser commercial for this year's Super Bowl? If not, go to Youtube and find it. I've watched it several times and keep crying over it. I'm such a sap. It has to be their best one yet!!!
     
  19. MichelleVW

    MichelleVW <font color=green>I call them "the people that liv

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    I saw it yesterday!! It's awesome!
     
  20. bwvBound

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    Praying now!

    Please PM me with a bit more info on specific location in/around Orlando? I've put out a call in my horsey circles -- but I'm certain the first question will want to know "where"? Please let RuthIE know we are praying!
     
  21. Luvchefmic

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    well I just wanted to tell you that I have felt your good wishes and prayers
    I also thank my good friend Ruth (who doesnt go by Ruthie and I dont go by Ruth) for letting you all know what happened Its been a rough go since it happened 3 am Jan 29

    I wasnt ejected from a car I was thrown from the back of a golfcart at work
    Driver going too fast it 'fishtailed' found myself airborne and landed face first on asphalt tumbled & then landed again hard on my back Never so scared in my life
    Miracle no facial bone breaks no internal bleeding no broken vertebrae did fracture right shoulder pain has been excrutiating

    Upside I am going to be getting help with Maxine & people know its going to be many months of committment of mucking

    note to bwvBound it was a pleasure to talk to you so sorry I missed your last call I think I was in a drug induced nap but your message was very touching to me & yes prayers answerd a co-worker & his daughter are coming Sun (with an 80 mile R/T too) for several hours of horsekeeping what a love offering

    Love you all,
    Ruthie
     

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