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  1. Naming a new horse :)

    Haven't been on here in YEARS but where better to ask for name suggestions? This girl was picked up from a feedlot, I don't know much about her other than the vet said she is about 2 and is healthy! My other horse (palomino mustang lurking in the background) is named Ruger.
  2. What Does Everyone Do

    I'm in the Army :) Love it!
  3. Who Here Is Old?

    Wow... Decided to check out horsecity again... It's been YEARS!
  4. Gallop Off.

    Good to hear she is a good girl!! =] Good luck!
  5. Horse Lying Down In Water On Trail! Help!

    *cough* Dressage whip! *cough* [bat Eyelashes]
  6. Gallop Off.

    Actually, to me in sounds like a respect issue. I could be wrong, but maybe try this. Free lunge in the round pen both directions, when asking to stop, put your hand out in front of the nose and ask to stop. Does she stop and swing her his towards you? Or her shoulder? If its her hip, thats a DEFINITE sign of disrespect. I know it sounds a little wierd, but I just went through something similar with my mustang on the ground, so I would think there would be a connection when riding? I don't know, I could be crazy. But let me know what happens!
  7. I Absolutely Hate Extreme Home Edition

    [Crazy] hehe, thats what my mama always says and she is bawlin on the couch.
  8. Has Anyone Had Surgery On Hip?

    Kinda of ironic, I am going through the SAME scenario. I had hip problems from when I came off and my horse came down after me. 4 years later, I gave in and saw a sports doctor. Did xrays 3 weeks ago. I have a semi-fused fracture (tried to heal itself) L3 vertabrae, which affected my hip and could potentially lead to paralysis (which I experienced at the time of the accident). I go for my MRI on Tuesday to make sure thats all it it. Figure I would tell you my story to let you know, your NOT ALONE!!! Prayers comin' your way!!! [Angel]
  9. Yup, head up to Oregon, there is a TON there! Whenever we go camping up there, we have to go. NOT ANYMORE!!!! I remember when I was really little I went into one of those kids care places while my grandparents shopped and the lady put my paper drawing through a slit in the glass wall and gave it to my grandpa. I thought it was amazing. lol.
  10. So, Results From That Race...

    [Yay] oh my goodness, thanks so much! That means a lot to me =] Critiques are MORE than welcome. I need ALL the help I can get!
  11. So, Results From That Race...

    I went to that race the other night! I got an exhibiton/time only run (which was nervous about, i thought she was gunna be super hot), we ended up running an 18.67? (BIG pattern) and I didn't push her or anything. I was EXTREMELY happy with the run! People were starting their horses way back before the alleyway and shooting their horses through gate, then at least half of them would stop at the first barrel and threw a fit. We walked in, trotted, loped a circle and then went (the only ones to do that, so it felt wierd). Pics from time only: Just chillin' lol: Second barrel (NOT disengaging the hind end! YAY!!!): So, our actual run was just as clean as out time only. Came out of it with an 18.07? The 1D winner had a 16.69, there was no 2D at all and I was #1 for the 3D and came home with $40.60! woohoo! Thats the most I have made at one time and it covered my entry (maybe not diesel though.. lol) Pics from the run: Happy horse is trotting: lol! NO idea what this is, but whatever: Second barrel: Coming out of the second (no swinging hips! yay!): Unfortunately, I don't have a video, but I am VERY proud of the run. It was VERY clean! =]
  12. Disengaging The Hind End

    So, we have the pattern perfect at a walk, job and a long trot. Speed control and rating are doing great. We can stop at any point during the pattern. Turns the first barrel without stopping (use to be a tard at stop to look at it half way around), but for some reason, the last little part of the second barrel (turn to the left), Mariah disengages her hips, swings them around to get situated and then continues. I tried a TON of leg and hold her head a little better/different, but she still does it. Should I try spurs? I have some dull ones. Or maybe those bumper spurs a couple times so she KNOWS I am there. We worked with cones tonight for the first time. I know people use them, but I never figured out why. I put them about 1 1/2 feet from the "in" part of the barrel (the widest part of the turn), so I would be able to come "out" of it tighter. Is this correct? It worked, but I'm not sure if thats what people typically use them for. We have our first race in two months tomorrow night. I have one time only and then I have one go. The race is at 7pm, the time only is at 6pm. Should I ride her in the morning, or just hope for the best?
  13. Clothing Sizing Query.

    I think the easiest thing to do is measure your waist and inseam in inches and then compare. I wear a 1 and i am 25", so a 3 would be something like 27"? Anyways, thats the best way to do it =]
  14. New Job.. Nervous

    Thanks so much! I appreciate it!! I loved looking through all the rooms, like the surgery room, xray room, etc. Fascinating to me. =] I just REALLY hope I stay busy and the 5 hours goes fast.
  15. New Job.. Nervous

    Well, I got hired for a new job yesterday. After I quit my job at a dog kennel on Tuesday. The dog kennel (not to be named), had me doing a lot of work irrelevant to the business (cleaning THEIR house) and I found an infestation of maggots. MILLIONS of them in THEIR dogs food and, their carpets and some of the dog runs. I told them I was done and walked out. After two months of doing every little thing they have asked me, and more, that I was NOT hired for, I was MORE than done. I hated that job. There was a ton of down time where all I did was sit and watch the dogs sleep, for me that is not fun. If I am WORKING, I need to be actually WORKING. So yesterday, I got hired at a vet clinic. Very respectable place and very well known. I start today from 3pm-8pm. I normally woudln't be nervous, but I REALLY want to like my job. I am not 'legally' a vet tech, since I haven't done the training, but I am going to be doing the same type of work when I am asked. I am going to be given a task list everyday and once I am done with that, I will be able to assist with surguries and medicating animals. Do you think me quiting was legitament? Everyone is making me feel really guilty about the situation, like I shouldn't have quit, but for $8 an hour (in CA mind you), It was NOT worth it. Is/Was anyone here a Kennel/Vet Tech? What should I expect?