canineboss

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    Stantonville Tn
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    Trail Riding, Basically everything Equistrian, Training Horses and Dogs,
  1. Love Valley ---- We're Back w Pix..

    Hey Guys I really appreciat the pictures even it if makes me Jealous and home sick ... Hopefully when I get out of this big sand box they call Afghanistan, Giray and I can meet yall there. We'll Buy everyone a round or two at the Silver Spur .. We went a couple years ago and loved it. The pictures brought back great memories...Keep posting those pictures it makes the time in the desert go a little faster... Thanks Brad
  2. Love Valley, NC - THIS Weekend!!!!

    Remember everybody take lots of Pictures... I really wish I was going tooooooo.. Have a great Weekend everybody.. Brad & Giray
  3. Lesson learned the hard way

    Cheryl I'm glad you are still on earth and also glad you have stuck to riding and kept involved with horses. I'm sure after such a tramatic injury people worried about you riding again. I guess while everyone is fessing up to accidents, I'll tell mine. Giray and I had brought several horses to a small local show one night... Our friends had offered to bring our horses to the show so I could come straight from work... That was really nice of them by the way. Well when we got home late that night... I decided to go check on the horses to make sure the neighbors had taken the polo wraps off of them... Of course this being after midnight, the horses were at the other end of 80 acreas. I walked out there and sure enough my mare still had her polo wraps on so I took them off... Now comes the not so smart part... I decided that "I wasn't going to walk back". I jumped up on her and using the polo wrap as a neck strap I started back to the barn. I had just made it through a small gate an into an area with lots of stumps and roots when my wifes horse bit mine in the rear..Well the next thing I know I'm standing at the barn gate with an aching head throbbing hand and my horse is nudging me in to the barn ..No Idea how I got there or how I got either the head ache or hurt thumb ...Well I put everything up and went inside... Giray being the loving wife rose up out of bed and asked where in the heck had I been. I told her I had just gone out to check the horses.. She said that was Two hours ago. So I guess I laid in the field for about an hour. I thanked her for being such a carring wife, and for letting me lay out there so long ... Oh and I haven't let her live that down yet either..haha Us husbands have to keep these things for times when we aren't so sensitive..haha The next day I was supposed to be in the house taking it easy. Well I was off work and bored so I decided that I would just go out and do some light ground work with my mare...I did and she was great ...The arena was about 500 yards from the barn. not having learned my lesson the night before I again said "I'm not walking all the way back" ... I got on her again Bareback this time with just a halter and headed back to the barn. When she saw she was done and headed back to the barn she picked up a fast trot well I got a little off balance and grabed her withers jamming my already jammed thumb into my hand up to the first nuckle...Looked funny but really hurt.. Not the smartest two days of my life thanks for listening have a great day. [ 08-13-2007, 07:28 AM: Message edited by: Cheyenne & Annne ]
  4. Introducing our new trail partner "Buddy"

    Unfortunately Dixie I won't be home until Nov.. Yea I'm still in Aghanistan. You better post some pictures.. I know it's going to be a blast.. Brad & Giray
  5. Introducing our new trail partner "Buddy"

    Good Catch! It's a picture that was taken by the lady we got Buddy and Bambi from. Giray (my wonderful wife" hasn't taken any since we got him home, but she promises she will. Bambi is a Fallow Deer and will never loose the spots. He is a very friendly guy that always wants to be right in the middle of things. Here is a picture of him and the Grandbaby the day we brought him home. we kept him in a small enclosure until he felt like our house was home. Now he has the run of the yard and will follow us around constantly when we are out there. PS he loves Frito's....
  6. Introducing our new trail partner "Buddy"

    it didn't work so well if you click on the image it will take you to the picture I'm trying it different way
  7. I thought I would try to post a picture of our newest family member. He's a four year old Tennessee wallker I think he's going to make a great trail horse. What do you think? The little guy with him is our Fallow dear Bambi. He has to greet all new comers to the house.
  8. Love Valley..We're Back w Pix :)

    Dixie.. I'm really sorry I missed all the fun.. Sounds like yall had a great time.. Don't let the Spoil sports get you down.. I'll see yall soon
  9. Hey Dixie I'm glad to hear you're getting some trail time in. How's the new rescue coming? I've seen this in the equine world, the canine world and even in the human world.. When our own lack of experience,training,or simply not taking the time to work out a problem, rears it's ugly head, people will blame misbehavior on everything but themselves ie.. "The reason my horse acted crazy is,your gaited horse scared him".. "My dog won't listen to me, because he's just to dumb".. "My children are jumping on your new couch and screaming like banshies because they ate to much candy today". I believe to a point, that there are no bad dogs/horses/children just bad trainers/riders/parents. Let's face it, it's up to us to teach what is appropriate behavior, and what is not..If our horse/dog/child, acts up it's our fault, because we didn't properly train them for that situation. I know that you can never train for all circumstances. I also realize there will always be situations that you couldn't forsee, but if we look at these situations as training opportunities, and work to solve the issue, everyone will benefit. Dixie I know the place you are talking about and anyone with kids on horses that they can't control at that time and place' should be jailed for child neglect. You know I love the place, but at night and with that many horse's it isn't a place for kids (or adults for that matter) to learn how to control their horses. See ya on the trails Brad [ 09-28-2005, 10:50 AM: Message edited by: Cheyenne & Annne ]
  10. The Trail Ends Here

    This is an old Story.. The Dressage riders don't like the Jumpers and vise a versa.. The Barrel racer's don't like the western pleasure people.. The Western and English show people don't like the trail riders.. Everyone else knows that there way is the only way and anyone doing it differently is doing it Wrong...Like the late Martin Luther King said.. "I have a Dream" Only my dream is of a barn with ample room for english and western riders to work on there talents. With well kept trails that lead away from the barn for miles. The most important thing is all concerned interacting and learning from each other...Without the prejudices Best of luck to you Dreamin I hope you find a happy place to ride... See Yall on the trails [ 09-18-2005, 09:32 AM: Message edited by: Cheyenne & Annne ]
  11. Cloud went on his first trailride---

    I knew you were a smart one.. See ya on the trails
  12. I'm finally back online!

    Hey Dixie Glad to see you back... The voice of reason has returned.... See ya on the Trails
  13. To Go or Not to Go (Please Read)

    I would like to congradulate you on being a very smart and intuitive person. You understood the situation very well. You knew that Cloud could be a problem on the trails not just to you but for the other riders.. I agree with some of the others, take him on the trails but make sure you do it when you and him are comfortable.. We all know that your emotions are transmitted right through those reins and that saddle into the horse.. if you are concerned or scared, the horse will since it and will start to look for reasons to be nervous and scared.. Another trail veteran horse is a great partner to have when introducing a horse to the trails.. I don't agree with the guy that said ride him into the ground on the trail then bring him home and ride him into the ground somemore..One of the Golden rules of training is always finish on a good note, and always finish with the animal wanting to go a little more.. When you push an animal past the point of exhaustion then try to do more training you definetly won't find a willing partner. You should be able to judge the condition of you horse and finish just before he wants to quit. (I'm going to make some people Mad here) This is a subject some people agree with and some don't.. but I'm going to mention it. When starting a young horse on the trail. I will make sure I have a few small treats with me so at certain times on the trail when the new guy does something really well ie, first water crossing, first steep down/up hill, first time past a horse eating tree stump, first time he took the lead or went last down the trail.. I reward him with a little treat.. The great outdoors can really be a spooky place for a young guy. So I try to make it as enjoyable as possible.. See ya on the trails [ 08-30-2005, 08:33 AM: Message edited by: Cheyenne & Annne ]
  14. How much do you pay for a trim and reset?

    Wow Yall really do pay alot.. I'm going straight home and thank our Farrier..We Pay $20 for a trim and 40 for shoes all way round.. As you see we live in South Ms. I have worked at an English Barn were the farrier charged 40 for a trim and 90 for shoes.. I couldn't believe it the same farrier trimmed and shoed western horses the same and charged half as much.. He said People that ride western just wouldn't pay as much and people that ride english expect to pay more or they think they are not getting as good a job done.. The Barn was the same way.. they charged twice as much as most western barns, and didn't really provide that much more service.. They did have two riding arena's with jumps in each,and the owner would give classes there.. The first barn I boarded our horse at was a western barn they had 80 acres of good pasture two large ponds (fishing came with the boarding)full board was 175 a month and if I came out and fed it was 100 a month..The best thing was there was approx. 5000 acres of paper company land right next door we could trail ride on..The english barn I worked at was 20 acreas and had 40 horses each horse got out for 1 hr a day..like I said they had two riding areans that took up about 3 acreas a large house two big barns, so they may have had 15 acreas of pasture..and they charged 300 a month for full board..I worked there so I kept my oppinions to my self but I could never understand why anyone would keep there horse there.. The horses were taken care of a well as possible there stalls were cleaned twice a day, and they were fed good quality feed and Hay. It was just the Idea that they would spend 23 hours a day in a 10x12 stall. To me that's just not right. Sorry got off the subject.. See Yall on the trail [ 08-20-2005, 10:42 AM: Message edited by: Cheyenne & Annne ]
  15. How much do you pay for a trim and reset?

    Wow Yall really do pay alot.. I'm going straight home and thank our Farrier..We Pay $20 for a trim and 40 for shoes all way round.. As you see we live in South Ms. I have worked at an English Barn were the farrier charged 40 for a trim and 90 for shoes.. I couldn't believe it the same farrier trimmed and shoed western horses the same and charged half as much.. He said People that ride western just wouldn't pay as much and people that ride english expect to pay more or they think they are not getting as good a job done.. The Barn was the same way.. they charged twice as much as most western barns, and didn't really provide that much more service.. They did have two riding arena's with jumps in each,and the owner would give classes there.. The first barn I boarded our horse at was a western barn they had 80 acres of good pasture two large ponds (fishing came with the boarding)full board was 175 a month and if I came out and fed it was 100 a month..The best thing was there was approx. 5000 acres of paper company land right next door we could trail ride on..The english barn I worked at was 20 acreas and had 40 horses each horse got out for 1 hr a day..like I said they had two riding areans that took up about 3 acreas a large house two big barns, so they may have had 15 acreas of pasture..and they charged 300 a month for full board..I worked there so I kept my oppinions to my self but I could never understand why anyone would keep there horse there.. The horses were taken care of a well as possible there stalls were cleaned twice a day, and they were fed good quality feed and Hay. It was just the Idea that they would spend 23 hours a day in a 10x12 stall. To me that's just not right. Sorry got off the subject.. See Yall on the trail [ 08-20-2005, 10:42 AM: Message edited by: Cheyenne & Annne ]