Monday, January 31, 2011




Ok, finally found a computer that I was able to talk to all you wonderful Curly Horse Lovers! Mine has issues right now and hope to get them worked out today. But, anyway. Last Friday was my Birthday, and my husband and I played hooky from work, shhhh, don't tell. The weather was absolutly WONDERFUL! All our horses got ridden, and everyone got to ride. This was our first ride of 2011, and I got to ride my horse Marley. He was such a good boy and was really impressed we didn't do anything stupid or try anything for that matter. I am looking for a new western trail saddle and being my husband took the little one on Larry, our other curly, I gave him the nice western saddle and I rode in my english one (a little scary with nothing to hold on too but his big beautiful mane) There wasn't much room to ride we all rode in one small pen for about a half hour till the little one got to cold. All we did was walk around and walk through snow banks and did some flexing and circling, working on leg cues. Nothing to intense for our first outing. Oh but I do have to tell you, Larry thought he must have been sinking or something cause he laid down with the 2 of them on his back right there in the big snow bank! He didn't roll or anything but just laid there, they both got off and got back on when he got up, so no one got hurt or anything. He has never ever done that before, just weird. But today it is back to snow and cold again so might be awhile till I am able to get in another short ride. Even though I am not posting, I am enjoying reading everyday what you guys are all up to that are giving me ideas of what I can try when I can. Looking to a wonderful riding season ahead and started planning our trail rides for the summer.

Dana, Marley, & Larry.
Minnesota

5 comments:

  1. How cute the little one in the saddle also! That looks great!

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  2. Dana, nice post! AhD laid down on Nicole once in the ring. I think his back was bothering him that day. Maybe the saddle was bothering your Curly?

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  3. I used a different saddle pad that day, one that I really don't care for due to the fact there isn't much shock absorption to it. I knew we where only going to ride around for a little while so didn't think it would be to bad to use that one. My good trail one was in the house and forgot to grab it on the way out. This other one was in the barn so it was more of a convienince thing. I have used that saddle on him on several occasions before and no soreness issues with it, I think it had to be the pad, can't forget it next time! Thanks for the insight on that, very much appreciative.

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  4. What a cute family riding. Thanks for sharing it, Dana!

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  5. Super idea getting everyone out in the saddle...Owen (my 2 1/2 yr old son) has already been on Linus because he is the only one light enough! (Linus is just coming 2)

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