weo123

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    horses, english riding, jumping, hmm did I mention horses?
  1. Getting Over Someone

    None of you will know who I am, but that's alright. I never come on much. How do you go about getting over someone? It's been a year. And I feel like nothing has changed, yet I need to move on and stop being miserable. He's not worth it and I know that. But I can't believe it or accept it, I'm not sure. I'm still sad and mad and hurt. I'm tired of crying and I'm tired of not being able to be completely happy. Thank you guys, I really need some help. Because I think I might love him.
  2. Pretty Exciting Horse Game :p

    I can't get past the first level. The horses are all really funny looking wow. And she doesn't even have stirrups!
  3. quote: Originally posted by Wonderbabygirl16: just like all the other troll posts, this one is turning out to be very entertaining! Troll anyone? Get it while its hot! Erin What? I think I'm missing something. To the OP: I'm sorry about Apollo being off. Why's he off/not being ridden? Goregeous jumping pictures, you both always look so happy, he looks so happy with his job.
  4. Worst horse shows ever!!!

    Once I went to a show where the warmup arena was quite close to a pasture of.... llamas. Almost all of the horses were freaking, especially my mare. She was snorting and absolutely refusing to go near them. I ended up falling off once when she decided to do a super quick spin and bolt. Luckily the actual ring was no where near those stupid Llamas. I was riding super defensively, because she was still acting quite frisky. She did great through the the course, so I relaxed and stopped riding as defensively. So of course she stopped at a super simple little oxer. I flew over her head and landed in between the oxer. That was a fun show.
  5. Things that just sound wrong outside the barn!

    quote: Originally posted by -half halt-: During a group lesson a long time ago my horse was getting really excited and rushy, and I was shortening up my reins against him. So my trainer shouts out, "Give him more head!" Being a bunch of teenage girls we all started cracking up before he realized how we'd interpreted that. Oh goodness! That's great. Well, I occasionally ride a horse named Jack, which coincidentally my boy friend is also named Jack. One day a barn friend asked me how Jack was last night, meaning the horse. I said a little high and a handful. My other non horse friend stared at me and was shocked until we explained.
  6. Dress code at the barn?

    quote: Originally posted by JustJumpers: You should also, outlaw crocs, just because they are really ugly...
  7. Pictures & Update :)

    quote: Originally posted by Kinchy_TB_luver: i'll make you a personal pic with that first picture of her , if you like she's just so cute! Thanks you so much, I'd love that. Yes, halfy you should come visit me. Or I should come down and visit you again. I miss everyone. Jill's only owned Rio for about 6 months, so I don't think you've seen him. Depending on Meme, I may show him. If she needs expensive treatment, then showing will definately be put on hold. I'll be at Pebble Beach this summer if I do show though.
  8. Dress code at the barn?

    My barn has kind of an "informal" dress code. You're expected to dress decently and present yourself and your horse well. Obviously boots at all times, whether working with horses or riding. No low rise jeans or too low cut tops. When in a lesson I wear breeches, boots and either half chaps or tall boots. I don't always wear a polo, but I wear a simple tee or a tank top if it is super hot (no spagetti straps though). My hair is usually under my helmet. For schooling and just hacking I usually wear jeans and boots with half chaps.
  9. Pictures & Update :)

    Wow, I haven't posted on here for ages! I've been lurking, and today I took some pictures, so I thought I'd post them. I highly doubt anyone remembers me, I never posted much to begin with. My mare, Meme is currently not rideable. She has an old stifle injury from when she was 3. It happened before I owned her, an awful accident involving pulling back from a trailer, galloping on cement, and smashing into a fence. We knew about the injury when we bought her, got x-rays and everything, and we knew that at some point it would cause trouble. However, we still bought her. Anyways, she's been a bit sore lately on that leg, so we've been taking no chances and after having our vet examine her again, sent her to Steinbeck to get a full exam on that leg and in depth x-rays. Still waiting to hear back (that was Thursday). Prayers for her please. In the mean time, I've been helping my trainer out by riding some horses for her. I've been working a tad with a super fun Warmblood gelding, Rio. He's about 7 and is super level headed and fun to work with. I took some pictures of him today, none riding, sorry. Sorry that was so long. Rio likes grass. I love his dapples. Big handsome donkey head. And an old picture of Meme (Yes it's from Christmas, hence the bow). Thanks for reading and looking. [ 06-02-2007, 10:16 PM: Message edited by: mememe ]
  10. Fun Horsey Game

    Come on, I know you all love fun horse games. Anyways, it's actually rather fun. Horwse ‹‹ click me!
  11. Have You Ever...

    I'll post my replies. 1) Have you ever fallen off? (I'm sure that's almost all of us) Yes, multiple times. 2) Have you ever been bucked off? Yes. 3) Have you ever been on a rearing horse? Not yet. 4) Have you ever been bitten? Yes. 5) Have you ever been kicked (on the ground)? No. 6) Have you ever been dragged by a horse? Nope, but I've had a horse get away from me. 7) Have you ever fallen off during a show? Yes. It was my second show and I was riding just awfully. I was super nervous and jumping ahead, and pony said, "I'm tired of this" so she refused and I flew over her head and crashed into the jump. 8) Have you ever seen a colicing horse or had your own horse colic? Nope. 9) Have you ever seen an abcess drained? 10) Have you ever seen a horse put down or had one of your own put down? No, thank god. 11) Have you ever seen a horse get cast? (as in stuck when laying down, in a stall, corral, etc) No. 12) Have you ever been ontop of a runaway/bolting horse? My mare has gotten a little out of control, but not quite runaway. 13) Have you ever been for a trail ride and gotten to see the sunrise/sunset? Yes, it was amazing. 14) Have you ever galloped? Yes, my favorite. 15) Have you ever had a horse fall on top of you? No. 16) Have you stayed at the barn after 10:00PM? Yes, barn sleepover. 17) Have you ever jumped bareback? Yep. 18) Have you ever cried over a horse? Multiple times. 19) Have you ever cut cows? No, but I'd love to. 20) Have you ever taken a dressage lesson? No. 21) Have you ever just hugged your horse, and been so grateful for having a life involving these amazing animals? Yes.
  12. Have You Ever...

    Okay, so in my Pony Club over the weekend, since we were rained out we had some time to talk. So, we got to talking about exciting horse stories, you know, falling off, being bucked off, kicked, bitten, etc. Then we started talking about other things, like if we'd ever seen a horse put down, a colicing horse, seen a horse do a full on rear, etc. So I thought I'd make a post with some questions to seen how much all of us "HCers" have done. Answer each question and feel free to tell a little story with some of them! 1) Have you ever fallen off? (I'm sure that's almost all of us) 2) Have you ever been bucked off? 3) Have you ever been on a rearing horse? 4) Have you ever been bitten? 5) Have you ever been kicked (on the ground)? 6) Have you ever been dragged by a horse? 7) Have you ever fallen off during a show? 8) Have you ever seen a colicing horse or had your own horse colic? 9) Have you ever seen an abcess drained? 10) Have you ever seen a horse put down or had one of your own put down? 11) Have you ever seen a horse get cast? (as in stuck when laying down, in a stall, corral, etc) 12) Have you ever been ontop of a runaway/bolting horse? 13) Have you ever been for a trail ride and gotten to see the sunrise/sunset? 14) Have you ever galloped? 15) Have you ever had a horse fall on top of you? 16) Have you stayed at the barn after 10:00PM? 17) Have you ever jumped bareback? 18) Have you ever cried over a horse? 19) Have you ever cut cows? 20) Have you ever taken a dressage lesson? 21) Have you ever just hugged your horse, and been so grateful for having a life involving these amazing animals? Enjoy.
  13. Okay, so I have to get contacts or glasses because I have really bad far away vision. I'm not sure which I want to get, contacts or glasses. It seems that glasses might fall off when jumping, or get in the way. But, I'm also worried about all the dust with contacts. Anyone have glasses/contacts and wanna help me out?
  14. Strong bits... big spurs?

    quote: Originally posted by Jennifer Schubert: Everything in life is give and take and riding is no exception to this. Most (and I stress the use of most, not ALL) of the large competition barns in my area sacrafice rider knowledge and any sort of connection to the horse to just make a show-ring ready pair. Furthermore - the ability to show year round in this area seems to mean these barns sacrafice the priorities most important to the horse - like quality pasture, time off and sound and safe facilties. Apparently the 12 horse trailer and indoor is worth the horses not getting turned out and being able to escape from rundown stalls To each his own I suppose. I could take this discussion way out of the ball park and write a mini novel on my concerns of what you are feeling and seeing, but to bottom line it - this sort of mentality and attitude towards riding is running amuck in this industry. Slowly but surely it seems that making the horse suffer through poor training while wearing harsh equipment is OK in order to compensate for the rider's lack of ability. This becomes more and more evident each year as our "top" junior rider's (hopeful for riding pro someday) are seen applying crest releases at the top competitions in the country. As our standards and demands drop for our riders, guess what? - so does the quality of the riding. That was the impression I got from this barn. They wanted their riders to win and they wanted the money. They had no turnouts. None. But they did have 6 areanas, and you're not allowed to turnout in them, even if empty...? There were at least 75 horses at this barn.
  15. Strong bits... big spurs?

    quote: Originally posted by xNo Regretsx: Alright this one thing confuses me. If you need spurs and a crop to make your horse move foward, why would you need a strong bit to accompany it? You use strong bits if you have a strong, fast horse, correct? So aren't a strong bit and spurs/a crop like complete opposites, used for entirely different things? They seem to contridict themselves in my opinion. Is there something I'm missing where these two benifit each other? and sorry if I butchered the spelling of anything, and this is not ment in a rude way. Just honest curiousity and confusion That's one of the reasons I posted this! That was confusing me too. If you have strong bit and strong spur, if you take them both away won't it be the same?