Re: [RC] Help for "Un-ridable" Horse - Rental? - Magnumsmom
Dusty was such a great horse I'd forgotten he had a hard
mouth. I never knew about his sides 'cuz all I did was
sit up and enjoy the ride! Dusty also took me on my first
50 at the age of 21... he was 21, not me. :)
Actually, I was thinking of the Sea Horse ranch rental
string in HMB, CA. We used to walk by all the time past
the horses and the wranglers. One day Sea Horse had
gotten in several young tall arabians. Grey, good feet,
no clubs or bows or nothing. Looked to be about 4 years
old. I was wondering how they would do, but they survived.
The wranglers tended to take them over and make them their
personal all day mounts.
Once in a while one of the rental horses would figure out
how to bolt home. I remember an appy who blasted back
flat out with some poor soul clinging to the saddle horn.
I didn't think the "rider" would make the 90 degree right
hand turn back down the drive, but he did. It's amazing
how well survival skills kick in. Never did see that appy
again. I'd imagine that was one ruined horse.
When Tamera posted about her horse I thought about those
young arabs. They might be 6-7 now. I was thinking that
horse sounded like it could be one of them. Maybe never
really trained and ruined to bits, sticks, and heals.
I did put a bit in Dusty's mouth once. Once. He walked
right back to the barn. Put the hackamore on and he was
the greatest horse you'd ever want to ride. I actually
bought a old Breyer Glossy Bay Quarter Horse (#99) off
eBay a years back just because he looks like Dusty. By
the way, Maryben. I know you think your western show
saddle hit the dirt way back when. Actually, when the
girth let go (my fault, I didn't hitch it proper), I hit
the dirt, but the saddle just slipped under Dusty's belly.
He stopped dead with that saddle hanging under there and
softly blew at me until I got my breath back and could
get up and back on. :)
in Santa Fe, NM
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