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    west texas
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    horses, horses, and occationally soccer
  1. Sonic and Raven: New Pictures 4/6 pgs 24 & 25

    oh my. last I'd seen of Raven she was a teeny tiny little thing. When did she get so big and all grown up? She's absolutly GORGEOUS though. :]
  2. I really wish that...

    That's just it. It's not that I THINK we have the money. I KNOW we have the money. It might be beneficial to know that my mom and I don't have the best relationship in the world. So had it been HER dog that had gotten hurt, he would have been worth the money, but my cats and dog are worthless to her (because they don't like her, they're mine, and it shows). Regardless, I was just hoping for some good thoughts for my kitty.
  3. I really wish that...

    BuddyRooShmancyNShy- A few months ago, I had a cat that was shot with a bb gun (2nd time it had happened). It hit his head and was a pretty nasty injury. I really don't think he could have been saved, but I'll never know, because my parents called animal control. They told ac that they had found a stray cat (we'd had him since he was 2 weeks old, I had bottle fed him) that had been shot and needed medical attention. All because they were to lazy to take him to the vet and foot the bill. Today, we found our eldest cat had been hurt pretty badly, so my mom took him to the vet (because apparently he's worth more [he's a mouser, laid back family cat]). Well, the vet said they could save him and he'd live a realatively normal life, but it would take surgery. So my mom opted to have him euthanized instead of trying to save him, "because he was just too old" (he was 10, still acted like a kitten most days). Then of course, if my parents would ever listen to me, the whole thing could have been prevented.
  4. I really wish that...

    my parents would stop killing my cats. but hey. it's ok. we're at the "legal" limit of animals now. right where they wanted us to be. Lets forget the hundreds of mice he keeps away from the house, it'll be easier to feed them instead. stupid stuff I tell them not to do. Maybe I tell them not to do it for a reason?? Apparently not. oh. and hey mom. no I DONT want to clean up the blood. RIP- Mozart 1997-2007 Oh. and because my mom is a genius, and I love her very very much..... right... There will be no pictures of my little angel. Because for some reason she decided to move the sheet of paper that had all my passwords on it. And photobucket is being a jerk. and since I have none of my other passwords (NONE AT ALL). I can't log in somewhere else. Maybe there was a reason I had that next to the computer?? Apparently not...
  5. Tuckaway, dog grooming question ?

    Just thought I'd throw in that I used to have a cocker spaniel named Dudley.
  6. Puppy Pics!!!

    How about naming NNBD, Cindi. Or for more southern sounding Cindy Lou. lol. That is the most logical option to me. Because it won't be confusing when you get them together. Bindi and Cindi. It'll be perfect.
  7. On the Lighter Side - Donning My Horse Psychic Hat

    here is Magnum... can you ask him if he enjoys running? (he's my future barrel horse, but he's soo DANG lazy)
  8. horses first time with a bit.

    I had one to two wrinkles in there (I think, hard to fit a bit when he's trying to figure out what they heck it is and how on earth he can get it out). She wanted me to go up several notches in the headstall, I only went up a couple though, since I didn't really think that seemed like a normal thing to do. I'll add pictures of me riding when I get some I like, all the ones I have now are of him in a hackmore and usually he's fighting me. So, soon. Well. here's one to tide you over, can you belive I'm getting on this thing??
  9. horses first time with a bit.

    I had one to two wrinkles in there (I think, hard to fit a bit when he's trying to figure out what they heck it is and how on earth he can get it out). She wanted me to go up several notches in the headstall, I only went up a couple though, since I didn't really think that seemed like a normal thing to do. I'll add pictures of me riding when I get some I like, all the ones I have now are of him in a hackmore and usually he's fighting me. So, soon. Well. here's one to tide you over, can you belive I'm getting on this thing??
  10. horses first time with a bit.

    I'm starting my 2 year old gelding, and I've been working him in a simple rope hackmore until this point. When riding him yesterday, he refused to give his head at all to the hackmore and was walking right through my pulling. So today I decided to try him out in a simple snaffle (I think that's what it is). He responds much better to this, but I'm kind of confused. I was fitting the bridal to him, and my trainer came out and told me it was to loose. She had me shorten the headstall so that the bit was as almost as far up in his mouth as it could go. She said to keep it to short until he learns not to mess with the bit, this way he can't get his tongue over it. Once he doesn't figit with it anymore, I should start returning it to the correct length. Seems to me like pulling it up that high wouldn't be good for him? So should I lengthen it to the correct length? Find a happy medium?
  11. horses first time with a bit.

    I'm starting my 2 year old gelding, and I've been working him in a simple rope hackmore until this point. When riding him yesterday, he refused to give his head at all to the hackmore and was walking right through my pulling. So today I decided to try him out in a simple snaffle (I think that's what it is). He responds much better to this, but I'm kind of confused. I was fitting the bridal to him, and my trainer came out and told me it was to loose. She had me shorten the headstall so that the bit was as almost as far up in his mouth as it could go. She said to keep it to short until he learns not to mess with the bit, this way he can't get his tongue over it. Once he doesn't figit with it anymore, I should start returning it to the correct length. Seems to me like pulling it up that high wouldn't be good for him? So should I lengthen it to the correct length? Find a happy medium?
  12. piano playing foal - cute video!!

    too cute. kind of looks like he has an intranasal tube or something, and it's taped to his head?
  13. How old do you have to be to give lessons?

    I started helping my trainer teach when I was 15, I'm 17 now, and have a few students of my own. Of course, the barn where I teach is just a "for fun" type of barn, and I usually just teach kids the basics. Do this to get the horse to go, do this to get the horse to stop, do this to get the horse to turn. But, I also have a few more advanced riders that I help, and am able to come up with different scenarios to help them become a better rider. Like someone said, don't knock the young ones: *I've succesfully shown at hunter/jumper, dressage, show jumping, and halter. *I've attempted almost every event at the rodeo (only to discover I'm worthless with a rope). *I've retrained two "untrainable" horses *I've done ground basics with three babies, one of which being my own, and I am now working with him under saddle. *I've logged only God knows how many hours feeding, mucking, grooming, and doctoring horses. Just because someone doesn't have championships under their belt, doesn't mean they can't teach the basics. <sorry. end rant>
  14. pics of my boy playing around...

    bump. no one?
  15. pics of my boy playing around...

    Critique anyone? any ideas what he looks like he'd be good for?