So sorry to hear you fell off....You know....he may have been trying to protect you as you at that time were not the "Leader". I am glad you took it in stride.....so to speak....how R U now?...I have been busy riding all winter outside and in an arena....both ponies are going well....I will have my RMH hooked to a cart by end of March.
Hi Gail -- wow, very close indeed. I'm on Sideline 2 just south of Durham 5/Concession 9 (the Claremont/Myrtle/Raglan road). Just west of LakeRidge and Ashburn Road. Are Pascoe's not there anymore? I haven't seen them in some time, but they took great care of Toddy when I spent that year in Bermuda back in '95. Jason was going to bring him up to Intermediate, but it never quite came together! (Toddy, btw, is still going strong at 27, though he is fully retired now.)
We should meet up for lunch sometime in Port Perry! Piano Cafe?
You mentioned you are hauling, on your own now. If you make it to Indiana I'll put you up here, just outside of Indianapolis. You can email me on my personal email if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
hey Gail I hope to be up tommorrow - Spud has rim pads on now - no snowballs in his feet yesterday! Spent from 9-6 trying to get my dad settled. It was like leaving your kid at boarding school -very distressing.
I see in a previous posting that you had rescued him. He looks like a sweet fellow. When do you ride during the summer ie weekdays or weekends. I have not accomplished my quest of trailering myself and the horse to meet another human and horse to ride the Durham Forest. I have a Bockmann trailer and vehicle that will haul but it has been used only once in a year and a half. Gail.
Lol Gail, I answered your last comment to me, but silly me, I don't know how I did it. but I sent it to myself...Hellllllooooo lol so if you want to see my comment go to my page and read it...lol I am afraid to screw something else up...I had computer probs last night,, and to the tune of $60+ tax I got it fixed over the phone, the nice young man on the phone put me through the steps and I did the work as I am on dial up....it worked...pretty soon I will have to hang out a shingle or something. It was worth it, I did not have to take my chances going into town, leaving the machine there and hoping that it would be fixed in a week or so.
I also was involved with Pony Club with Sue. I worked at a farm in Uxbridge that you were thinking of moving to. It was called Valley View. I also returned to riding a couple of years ago. I own a Percheron cross who I bought from RCRA. I love her dearly. I also hate the winter, Ebony gets sick of the arena. Talk to you soon.
Oh dear - I hate that so many can't keep their horses. I was up tuesday, the snow on Wednesday stopped me - I hate black ice. Worked till 7:30 last night, and tonight I am washng wood floor in living room and getting it clean and decorated for Xmas. Will be up mid afternoon tomorrow likely not till 2 or 3 pm,have to shop in am Will be wearing long johns !
Please let me explain why it took so long to get back to your mail/request for friend.
We had a baby Sept 6, had an arena built in Aug, but started getting ready for in in April, then the rains came!
We built new stalls, but first had to go purchase the sawmill lumber, run it through the planer, drill the holes and so board by board we went... slowly.
My husband- my hero- is a retired shrink, not a carpenter, well he wasn't but he'll pass for one now, built stalls and walls and doors,
I love these creatures that give us so much pleasure, take all our money and time and give me the best reason to get up early and go to the barn before bedtime, for one last bit of hay.
We have been working for 8+ years to get to where we are, and still have more to do.
I will talk with you again, right now I'm going riding- in my new arena. Can
t believe it yet!
Your are so right Gail, and I have been just as guilty as anyhone of not dropping in just to say hi...I am now down in Florida and will be till April sometime. I met one of the Barnmice memebers yesterday at the local wrangler camp not far from me. It was great just getting a chance to say hello and put a face on the messages that we see posted here and there. I am busy riding the next door neighbors new horse, in fact I just got off of him. He is a bit unsure of himself once he gets away from home and is out on his own, always wants to head home which is natural. I try to keep him occupied with stopping, turning, going the other direction for a time, turning slowly to home, keeping at a walk, and going off the straight and narrow. He is a bit miffed at me for doing so but not dirty about his way of getting the message across to the dumbell in the saddle. lol I guess he thinks I am lost, going every whichway but home. lol