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Paddock Buddies

I have moved paddocks and am now with a pony called Punch who was previously used 4 horse fighting. Shame! He is a Mustang. How r ur Buddies?

Started by Nicola Barnes Jul 10, 2010.

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Who 'bucks' their owners off? My owner gets annoying and tempts 2 lean forward when I jump over spreads 4 her perfectly, so I just dump her, then afterwards she pulls, sorry, YANKS my reins, then…Continue

Started by Nicola Barnes. Last reply by Nicola Barnes May 1, 2010.

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What's ur names? My normal name is Firestorm, my show name is Firestorm Fury.

Started by Nicola Barnes. Last reply by Nicola Barnes Apr 22, 2010.


What's ur favourite event out of dressage, cross country, endurance and show jumping? Mine's show jumping!

Started by Nicola Barnes Apr 12, 2010.

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Comment by Nicola Barnes on June 11, 2011 at 3:55am

Cool stuff Bear :)

I sure will :)


Comment by Bear on June 9, 2011 at 8:40am

Wonderful to hear all these nice developments, Nocturnis. It's been a long haul for you ... you deserve some good stuff.


Hey everyone, check out my Barnmice blog. The Scribe and I have been doing a lot of collaborating. Great stuff happening under saddle too. I'm a very happy boy.


Later ...

Comment by Nicola Barnes on June 3, 2011 at 12:13pm

Hi Nocturnis! =) I guess those are good changes! =) Good to hear about your leg :) My leg is also healing ALOT better! I can do everything a 'normal' horse can do! It is only now a slight scab and a little bit of swelling :) Otherwise good :)

I hope you get better soon Mia :)

C ya guys soon...

Mowgli :]

Comment by Jackie Cochran on June 2, 2011 at 4:32pm

Mia here.  Glad to see you back Nocturnis.  I am glad your leg is heeling.  I am currently lame with a pesky stone bruise on my sole, but my BO is soaking it in Epsom salts.


Comment by Nocturnis LeNoir on June 2, 2011 at 2:30pm

Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I have visited here, and I have experienced many changes in that time. I have moved to a new barn, where until recently I was the only Canadian Horse... and the only horse who does not wear shoes or blankets, and who has a long flowing mane and tail. :) A couple of weeks ago my humans brought me a Canadian mare to keep me company. She is very pretty and we have become great friends. I also have two new baby brothers. They are both black and live at the farm where I was born.


My leg is continuing to heal. The flesh has filled in so you can no longer see any bone or tendon. Black skin now covers most of my wounds, and my humans are hoping that hair will grow over at least most of the scars... only time will tell. I am not 100% sound on the injured leg yet, but it is improving. It hurts and is stiff sometimes, but the humans tell me that I must work through the discomfort if I am to heal. Easy for them to say! *snort* I am back to work again on the lunge and long lines, and I have started to carry a saddle again. It is fun to have something interesting to do... and I get lots of praise and cuddles and treats after my lessons, which I like very much! :)

Comment by Nicola Barnes on February 24, 2011 at 9:02am

I agree with you Cider and Mia! :) I'd say it's the humans that are hard to train!!! :)

Hi Bella, a week is only 7 days and I'm sure you'll make it with your human around. They are quite handy at times! :)

Comment by Bear on February 24, 2011 at 8:36am

Hey, Bella! Welcome to the herd! Dealing with these things only gets better with practice, so hang in there. Soon, you'll be wondering what all the fuss was about.


The scribe and I have been working on our "demons" together and now it's starting to be fun. If I spook she just rides me through it instead of getting all tensed up about it, and this makes me feel much better. Right now I look for distraction by the arena door. The work is getting harder so from time to time I try to find a way out. But she's right on it, and somehow that makes me feel better. I guess it's about trust. I'm learning to trust that she'll be there for me, and that's an important lesson. At the same time, she's learning to trust that she can deal with whatever presents itself. This makes us both more confident.


It's been quiet in the herd lately. Everyone must be hunkered down for the winter. Check out my Barnmice blog, buddies, when you have a moment. You may relate.






Comment by Terrie Douglas on February 20, 2011 at 11:20pm

Bella here, my human has brought me to a very busy place.  She says we will be here for a week, how long is that?  I wish I were home in a my safe herd, these horses are ok, but my human keeps making me work!  Do you know how hard it is to work when all I can think about is how scary it is here?  Today I was being worked in a slippery place, it was really scary!  I bucked and bucked and kicked, but my human just kept asking me to keep going.  It took me a while to find my balance, I felt much better after that. 


And there were some very strange looking creatures not far.  They moved and frightened me.  I forgot my human was on me and I leaped straight up in the air and then sideways too.  I didn't remember she was there until I was back on ground again.  But those things were very scary...  my human told me they are called deer.


I have no idea what we will do tomorrow or why I am here.

Comment by Jackie Cochran on February 20, 2011 at 9:09pm

Lets see, this is Mia, I just got sourer and sourer, started refusing contact, went behind vertical then I inverted until my dumb rider heard me.  Sheesh.

Cider here, we had about a 2 1/2 month break, I was not feeling completely right and I decided I had just had enough of that bit, though I had liked it before.  I'm a mare, I'm entitled to change my mind.  So I started becoming a pretzel, and when she did not get the hint I started backing up.  After three times she promised to be good and change the bit back so I let her ride around the ring one more time.  Aren't humans dumb?  And they say we horses are hard to train!

Comment by Nicola Barnes on February 20, 2011 at 11:12am
Har Har! :) Good for you guys! How did u get her 2 change the bit?

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