Driving Me Buggy 2019 Hours!!!

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  1. Jun 9, 2019 #281

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    They sense when we are not our usual selves. Peanut and Cappy get more pushy when my arthritis hurts. Or maybe it just seems that way at the time because my tolerance for foolishness is lowered when I feel crumby.
    I hope that you got caught up on your rest. Sleep is good :)
     
  2. Jun 10, 2019 #282

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    Little Miss fits in her harness again! We went for about an hour long drive yesterday, though most of that was stopping and standing still.
     
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    IMG_1068.jpg Zorro and I finally got back out today! It's been too long with the rain and freezing cold wind and snow and high winds. Finally a nice day! We walked quite a bit since he hasn't been out for a little while so our 4 miles took us 120 minutes today. But it was fun getting back out there!
     
  4. Jun 11, 2019 #284

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    45 minutes ground driving Midnight out on the roads. When we got home, she walked on the 12" wide board perfectly and stood on the pedestal on cue. Wish I'd had someone to help me with the sulky today, as her mind was right when we got home.
     
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    Here are my hours for the week
    June 6: 30 minutes driving Peanut,
    June 8: 30 minutes driving Peanut
    June 9: 60 minutes driving Peanut
    June 10: 20 minutes ground driving Cappy

    My husband drove Cappy twice while I drove Peanut. It was very good for both minis.
    We went to a show Sunday and Peanut was much better in company in the Driving Classes. There was only one other mini in the class, but he dealt with it much more calmly. He was still pretty "up" but it was more in a happy way than from anxiety.

    Northwolf where are you? I hope you are out driving :)
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 #286

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    55 minutes today for Dapper Dan. Used the little odometer. We went 2.9 miles.
     
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    25 minutes ground driving Cappy.
     
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    Drove Zorro in the bike tonight for 120 minutes. We both don't do well when it's hot and though 80 degrees isn't really that hot for some it's hot for us! LOL! So we were both a little melty until the storm started to blow in and cool us off :)

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    Had to send off two straps on my harness for repair, so no driving till I get it back together. No adventures, just entropy.
     
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    Zorro and I did 90 minutes of driving with the bike tonight. We did a little more cantering so came in under two hours :)
     
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    Drove Zorro 120 minutes today in the mountains. I have been waiting for the snow to melt so we could make it up there! It was a beautiful day for this drive :)

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    20 minutes ground driving Cappy and 20 minute's for Peanut also. They both had a lesson yesterday.

    Today I drove Cappy (hitched) for 20 minutes.
     
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    Zorro and I drove with a friend today. I hauled him two hours so we could drive with Molly and her mini Goldie. We drove for 80 minutes because it was so HOT. LOL! We Montanans aren't used to the heat... :D
     
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    @MindySchroder where did you get zorro's harness? It looks really well made.
     
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    I get my harnesses from Chimacum Tack. The one in my profile picture is the Comfy Fit harness and Zorro's start out as the MaraFUN SuperFUN harness. But I have since pieced his harness together using some Comfy Fit parts (the saddle and the breeching) and some MaraFUN parts. His bridle is an English bridle :) So his is a mish mash of things! I call it my "trail harness."

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    20 minutes ground driving Peanut and 30 minutes with Cappy. I give up with Cappy, lol. Turkeys were roosting on the fence and that made him hysterical. Same blasted turkeys that were browsing in the pasture when he was grazing NEXT TO THEM this morning. Seriously. Imma get me a big horse...
     
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    It's crazy what will set them off. I even had to LEAD Dapper Dan past two scary things on our last drive. Two inanimate things.
     
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    Well, Cappy redeemed!himself somewhat. Ground driving went well today and he actually remembered his lesson from Friday. Hope!to! hitch him again soon. My friendly !'s are back. I was missing them.
     
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    Forgot to say I got about 20 minutes in with Cappy, that's an estimate.
     
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    Zorro is afraid of big rocks. LOL! He always gives them the side eye and will sometimes give a gigantic spook as we go by. He cracks me up!!
     
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