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Rick Angell



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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:16 pm

NICE PICS...!!! BEAUTIFUL animals and the SWEETEST gal riding!! Thank you for sharing these pics, ARK.

"Way back when" We had two horses for riding, the old Speckled Butt ... Dixie ... was really into neck reining. Miranda was getting to be "pretty good" ... it sure made life easier to "steer" with one hand....LOL!!

I'm sure you'll enjoy that when they get the idea!!

Love to all, Rick
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:34 pm

For Donnie / Diane...lol!!
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:46 pm

ARK, what great memory pics of Ivan and your now wonderful gelding……It tickles all of us and we're so happy for you.  Now, on with Aerion.  Then it becomes "which horse do I ride today?"  You're set for 15-20 years now…..as Mamma Cass used to sing: " Don't let the good times pass you by".  You have so much fun in store!
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:47 pm

Thanks,RICK, I like that guy! I have seen several of his videos and most are very cute!

GRAYMARE
Thanks. It has been great to have you guys to talk about training issues with. It helps to hear what others think at times.....

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Yep, Ivan will be freckled soon. He already has black freckles on his head and neck. His mother has brown ones. I think Areion will be pure white since both her parents don't have freckles. Trinket and Zippy are both white with no freckles, too. Kazi was pure white by age 10, so Ivan is holding onto his dapples longer than her.


We have 125 bales of hay made in the two upper fields. I got 69 of them into the barn by myself while Donnie was baling. The rest will have to wait until tomorrow. Donnie is cutting the lower hayfield tomorrow and should yield about the same amount... I am sooooo tired!!!
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:10 pm

LEGS Ark ...... your legs and the way your body is balanced helps a huge amount on neckrein ........ a little leg on outside of your turn and then twist your body just enough to be looking direction you want to go. This will also put the other leg on him too ... just back of the cincih. Try it out iy works pretty good if I didn,t forget anything feels great when you get it to work the first few times.

Have fun

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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:19 pm

Thanks, CAROL!
I will try that next time!
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:34 am

Yep legs r important. we r teaching audrey that now on her horse zeus, he is quite different than ol nicki was for her to learn on. now baileys stout pony 'king is so in tune withthat kid he teaches her and when brenna rides cinnamon. she just tells her what she wants and that mare is so voiced trained I swear! Rocky is just very slow goes no where fast and then there is big ol tank and he walks all over me! He is stubborn, loves tospook to see if I can hang with...been lucky so far andi think its a long way down when he is over 16 hands...hope I don't find out how it feels....they sur all. have their own ways and personalities. I never know tho when I'm on tank if it will be a great ride riding a vibrating recliner or if it will be a grip those legs so dang hard that it hurts for days....but ihave a fear of hittin the ground so I have a death grip with my thighs....when he is behaving he is the smoothest ride you could want. he goes thru anything I point
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PostSubject: Horse colors   Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:16 am

Now if APPY was floating around she could probably add a lot on colors.
That is one gal that really knows her genetics and colors.

From what I have observed has been horses are like people. You can set the norm by about 75%. From what I have seen knowing various horses that have had the same owners all their lives is that bays and very dark
brown (look like black) will grow white on the face first. If they get scrapes and cuts they will scar with white hairs after age 15 or so.

Sorrel/Chestnuts will get the white on the face in their teens but not lose much color otherwise, just get duller more of less just fade.

Palominos actually start roaning around 10 if they are golden. darker
more coppery ones fade first and start roaning about 15. Chocolates
just tend to roan out at anytime.

The red/red blondes types are like human natural redheads they keep their natural color longer unless they have had really bad illnesses.



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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:54 pm

HEY, Spot...that's MY Mom!!

From Dot's facebook posting!!
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:16 pm

RICK
Cute photo!  

OL'MAN
How are you?  Got your hay up?  

TUFF
 My mini, Zippy, and Arab mare, Kazi, were both born bright chestnuts.  Zippy was white at 6 months old.  Kazi roaned out and was solid white before 10 years old.  Trinket, my mini, Ivan and Areion were all born jet black, dappled and have or will turn white, Ivan freckling. Arkady was also born solid black, dappled, and was going freckled grey/white by the time she died at 10 years old.  I've managed to have a lot of grey/whites, not intentionally. The grey gene is dominate around here! Even my hair is in sync and going grey fast.... Very Happy .... I do love watching the horses' colors change over the years.  Only Daisy has stayed the same color she was as a foal, light palamino.  


Well we now have 135bales of lovely hay from our upper fields in the barn.  Donnie mowed the lower hayfield this morning and has already tetted it once. We are supposed to have clear, but cool weather until Thursday.  We should get about the same amount of hay again.  I am worn out! I keep repeating "What doesn't kill me will make me stronger."    We shall see.....
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PostSubject: interesting color site   Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:14 am

http://www.whitehorseproductions.com/equinecolor.html

This is an interesting site to look and read on colors. As you go through it you will see colors that seem to be rarely seen outside of certain breeds.

Grays are very seldom born gray. The closest I've ever seen was a horse that matured to a big dapple gray was a Percheron born like a blue roan.
By the time it was about three it was a silvery gunmetal gray with darker dapples the size of your fist.

Daisy sounds like she is a champagne color.

I wouldn't worry about human hair color ARK, you don't get disqualified for a little enhancement :-)



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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:27 am

Yep and I for one will use enhansement as long as I can squirt the dang stuff from the bottle! lol
We got part of jessis stuff moved today and their old house is listed....funny but doug the big black dane got out of the truck at the new place and took off like he was shot out of a cannon! joey had to run a 5 minute mile to catch him,and people were running behind theirfences as he looked like a big black bull running theirway....and then he stopped when I was the smart one...drove the car after them and opened my door and he bailed right in all 170 lbsof him on mylap....maybe I wasn't so smart, probably gonna hurt tomorrow on that one! poor dog, he has been at the old house since he was 8 weeks, but they take them all over town for walks and pet smart trips....something spooked him tho.

Came home and collapsed....ahhhhh....bed.is calling my name. sweet dreams y'all.
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:46 am

Found this under a NancyLee & Dot posting. I wonder who it would apply to...?? Hhhmmmm??

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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:56 am

Love it!
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:42 pm

I think I have a head start on that one. ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:44 pm

Ohhhhh, this is not looking good. The outdoor cats are already have a good start on their winter coats.
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:14 pm

No baby til march....I am excitedd tho!

Ark I have always loved greys and dapples....all of you have come a long way, baby!

Weather has been rather nice but a bit humid.....but. still tank top weather! lol

Errands r done in town, now its go unload the truck at new house....

And then home to feed the critters and the hubby.....well at least the critters lol
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:01 pm

RICK
Yep, that was me last week. Rolling Eyes My rib says it might be cracked a little. Moving hay bales has not been fun! I am thinking about getting a safety vest for riding. My ribs are tired of these flying dismounts!

CB
How many grandkids do you have? Congrats on the new one coming!

Fall has certainly arrived here! It has been in the 40s at night and only up in the 60s today. The hay is drying slowly. We will probably bale the lower field on Thursday or Friday.
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:40 am

RICK - I've been enjoying your jokes and meaning to tell you how hard my doctor laughed when I took her the Julie Andrews' old folks' "Favorite Things." But now I have to drop everything to respond to the latest, because it was only a few days ago when I was in our teeny, tiny P.O., when the postmaster took off his jacket, rolled up his sleeve, and showed us those very words tattooed in a ring around his upper right biceps. He said his son had brought them home (he didn't say how old the son was then, or who was getting to be the immature one), and he was so taken with them that he decided to embrace them forever. The postmaster's audience that day was just myself and another older woman, local but unknown to me. She and he were laughing about old folks' aches and pains and other miseries when I arrived, so of course I chimed in, and that's how he came to his display. Ain't that amazing?
    Temps in the forties, even thirties sometimes, here lately at night, but expected to rise into the seventies this weekend -  and, though some maples are just beginning to turn, I'm still gleefully - maybe even maniacally! - riding Golden Girl.
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:44 am

"You're only young once but you can be immature forever" words, that is.
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:52 pm

The last two days have been wonderful jetski days. Just about have the lakes all to myself.
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:21 pm

hysterical BEECH
When I read your first post, I thought you meant the post office guy had that Julie Andrews' song tattooed on his arm! I sat here wondering how much arm that would take Laughing . Thanks for clarifying that!

ELLEN
I bet having the lake to yourself is very nice. Serene....


Lori came today. I told her I wouldn't be riding Areion today, my rib wasn't ready. So Areion got a good workout with Lori, in the round pen and under saddle. She was not spooky today. Areion got pretty sweaty despite the cool temps and breeze. Areion looked great and Lori says she is rounding her back well.

Then Lori lounged Ivan to tune him up a bit. Ivan got a pretty good workout, too, but never broke a sweat. Under that fluffy fatness, Ivan is in pretty good shape. I rode Ivan at a walk, trotting made my rib scream, so we did a lesson on 'squaring the corners'. That was fun and Ivan enjoyed easy work for his candy corn rewards. Very Happy

Hay isn't dry enough to bale yet. A reprieve today....
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:30 pm

DOT had this cute picture on Facebook....

Tori horse is a breed developed in Estonia, Tori, starting from 1890 with a stallion named Hetman, crossbreed of a Norfolk Trotter stallion and an Anglo-Norman mare. Tori horses are incredibly strong, both in build and genetics, very friendly and patient. Later the breeding of Tori horse developed a new line of lighter, sporting type of horses. The Tori gelding Helsing on the picture is one of the old-type Toris.
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:31 am

I have 5....21, 18, 12, 11, 7,,, and the baby in march is NUMBER 6....jessis first...altho hubby came with 3 girls. I figured I would be a great gramma fore jessi ever came around! lol. doc says she is doing great, six months to go and she is still running and riding....dr says its fine. she rides the older gelding tho, using good sense, king is bailey's horse. this moving is hard on her...we have been helping as much as we can...
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PostSubject: Re: September 2014   Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:44 pm

It's been a wonderful day to be out on the water. This evening, Travis was going to take his two little girls for a pontoon ride and invited me to go along. Jamie had to work, so she missed out this time. She'll probably get her turn tomorrow evening.
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