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#671 Cayuse

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:45 PM

It's nice that you are sending him to his new home with his teeth freshly done.

 

I wish I could get to drive.  It is pouring right now. 



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 10:38 PM

Here is the picture from the parade last year that was in the paper. Looking back, we had no business being in the parade. 

Every horse has a "first time" doing something. Clementine wasn't as prepared as she could have been for her first parade but I knew her and my self and felt confident that we would be able to do it safely. I didn't count on drones but that didn't end up badly even. And, like you said, apparently your entry was very much enjoyed by those watching the parade ;)

Rode instead of drove last night and came up on a mountain lion. It was only about 20 yards in front of me when I spotted it. Glad I was on a riding horse and not driving a mini. I think the mini would have looked like a snack on legs to that big kitty. It's tail was as thick as my arm. I don't think I want to see one that close up again.....

 

CDE's sound like a lot of fun. I got a little marathon cart for Clementine and am now in search of a teammate for her. I don't know that we'll ever make it to a show but I suppose we'll manage to have fun anyway. There just isn't a lot of that around here. Lot's of rodeos, reining, dressage, and other riding horse shows but only two driving shows that I know of and zero CDE.

Marsha....How the heck do you get them to side pass? The whole "pick up on one rein and move them over".... I can't figure it out. I just confuse the heck out of Clementine and she gets frustrated with me because she has no idea what I'm asking for. I need to be able to ask her to move her body over (like when she moves away from the rail) while keeping her head straight. I can't keep making her nosedive over to the rail to keep her in a straight line. It's driving me batty!


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

the trouble here in w kentucky is that there are a few horses here, but nobody does anything with them, so i know how you feel.  i used to do cde with my arab, we both had a great time and lots of friends their in the middle of the desert in roswell, nm.  it sure is lonely here.  thank goodness i have this forum and

charlie and daisy.  would like to do parades too.


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

Every horse has a "first time" doing something. Clementine wasn't as prepared as she could have been for her first parade but I knew her and my self and felt confident that we would be able to do it safely. I didn't count on drones but that didn't end up badly even. And, like you said, apparently your entry was very much enjoyed by those watching the parade ;)
 


Marsha....How the heck do you get them to side pass? The whole "pick up on one rein and move them over".... I can't figure it out. I just confuse the heck out of Clementine and she gets frustrated with me because she has no idea what I'm asking for. I need to be able to ask her to move her body over (like when she moves away from the rail) while keeping her head straight. I can't keep making her nosedive over to the rail to keep her in a straight line. It's driving me batty!

I tried him again in a parade last December and he was worse.  So bad I had to unhook and lead him and even then he was like a trout on a line.  Every time I take him to town or to a strange place or somewhere there are other strange horses he loses his mind.  I've tried and tried.  That's why I am happy he is going to a more experienced handler and where he can have the security of being in a team.

I was in an obstacle class one time where we had to sidepass in a cart to move the /cart between two boards.  I am not sure anyone in the class was able to do it.  I practiced it at home for a while but couldn't accomplish it.  Crossing over to make a pivot turn my horse understands, but I couldn't figure out how to get the whole cart over--so I can't teach him.



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

I hope everyone has a nice long weekend and gets to do some driving. Or riding!

Majorclem, how are the fjords doing? I know we should keep it to minis, but a tiny update probably wouldn't hurt. Have you been to drive them? I still have to order that snaffle for Cappy, time flew by this week. Have you tried yours yet?

Jeannie, I get lonely for horse people! I see more of them in the summer, at shows, but everyone
I know lives far from me.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 04:44 PM

The Fjords are in Iowa until the fall but my father has been out to drive them. They took them out on the highway yesterday and decided to change bits on them because they were a little harder in the mouth than they should be. I'm going out in July and will get to drive them then. Thanks for asking.

I ordered a half cheek french link for Clementine and a D ring french link for my riding horse today. I finally got around to measuring mouths and whatnot. I discovered that the bit I'm using on Clementine is a little small (like the rest of the harness it came with). It's 3.5" and I ordered her a 3.75". Hopefully the size up and the different style will be more comfortable for her and I'll get a little more response from her. I'm excited to try the french link with my OTTB as well to see how he goes in it. I'll post when the show up and I get a chance to use them. My mini bit I ordered from Iowa Valley Carriage. 


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:39 PM

I had to go up in size too when I got both Peanut and Cappy their Mullen mouth snaffle. One is 4 and the other a 3.75. They look a little roomy, but it seems to work. It made a BIG difference in turning with Peanut, he is much steadier and more collected. He has a wonky tooth and I think the narrower bit pinched it against his cheek at times. The vet has been floating it down a little at a time. Hopefully it will be back to normal at the next float.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:54 PM

Survived the parade.  It was a piece of cake with my steady Dapper Dan.  He is not as showy as Rowdy, but I was able to give rides and let people pet him.  Nothing fazed him as he is an old pro.  No drones, but a helicopter did go over pretty low. Here we are posed by the boy scout troop.  They were all wearing vintage uniforms,which was cool, in front of a vintage tent.

I wanted to polish his hooves, but could not get the bottle open.  Next time I'll make sure it will open before I leave home. 

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Posted Yesterday, 06:25 PM

Marsha, you both look wonderful. Very Patriotic turnout! I can't tell, is the flag attached to your cart or is it part of the Boy Scout's float? I think it looks like yours. If it is, DD is a good egg to tolerate that flapping behind him!
How long is the parade route? Were there any other horses?




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