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Post by bpaquet on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:37 pm

Envoy figured out how to flip the top off his food can in the little feed area of his stall. He pokes his head out the little access window and S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S his neck out to put his nose under the handle. Then, flip! The top is off. Thank goodness the can is too far for him to get in and snack. Still... It's just funny that he's been in that stall for 3 years and just figured out how to get into that kind of mischief. Laughing
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Post by Suzzzz on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:15 pm

Smart guy! What's 3 years?

Will you move the can?
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:59 pm

I moved the can this past weekend. Envoy thinks I took away the most fun in pony land. He won't play with his Jolly Ball, and I took away his game. Poor guy. Laughing
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:01 pm



Boy are you a spoilsport. Very Happy
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Post by fiffur on Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:24 pm

OhNo! How horrible.....he doesn't have his mental and physical challenge to entertain himself with anymore.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:11 pm

Heehee! He had an easy day today. We just walked and stretched. Both of us were a bit tired.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:08 pm

With the change in the weather that is really no surprise, it takes the energy out of me too.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:46 pm

Our whole winter has been weather changes. It's been 70, then 30, then 60. Rain/sun/rain. Very weird weather.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:17 pm



Same here.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Yeah here too. Seesawing temps seem to be the new normal. With snow on the ground that isn't melting we're alternating from being cold to in the deep freeze, then cold again, then freezing our butts off......etc.

Is he more energetic now that he had a day of rest?
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:19 pm

Neither of us had much energy today. It was a cold, nasty rain day. Envoy was hanging out in his little stall and watching the rain. He had his blanket and neck cover on. We did go to the indoor and rode for about an hour. He was nicely forward, but he was very glad to go back to his blanket and hay.
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Post by Suzzzz on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:37 pm

Ha! Don't blame him!

What does that mean, "nicely forward"? Sounds like a good thing.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:45 pm



It's a very good thing and hard to describe to a non horseman. Sounds like Envoy was moving
well, very relaxed and on the bit.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:42 pm

Forward is the goal of all riders. It is when the horse moves willingly, with good energy and relaxation. He accepts the rein aids without resistance. He also steps well underneath his body with his hind legs and "pushes" into the bridle. When you see a really good ride, you see forward. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQgTiqhPbw)

There's really nothing like it, and it's hard to explain to somebody who doesn't ride. Did I come close?
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:07 pm



Great video and you described it perfectly.
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Post by Suzzzz on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:11 pm

I get it. And my god, they taught that horse to skip and dance! Shocked
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Re: Envoy's 2012 boarding school tales

Post by bpaquet on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:35 pm

A ride like that takes an amazing horse and an amazing rider. It has to be the best ride I've ever seen.
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Re: Envoy's 2012 boarding school tales

Post by fiffur on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:14 pm

Wish I could get into youtube but the library blocks it. I'd love to see a horse skip and dance.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:26 pm

Try here... There are .wmv files that you might be able to run. www.dmjhorses.com/index.php?id=107
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:35 pm



Talk about drop dead gorggous. Thanks for posting the link.
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Re: Envoy's 2012 boarding school tales

Post by bpaquet on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:48 pm

Since Pavie passed, Envoy has taken a special interest in his buddies, Bella and Luke. The two of them kind of pay attention to him, but don't seem so interested. Their other buddy, Bo, comes home next week, but he's on layup. He will be in a paddock right next to Envoy. Hopefully, they'll become friends.
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Re: Envoy's 2012 boarding school tales

Post by bpaquet on Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Envoy's hay net came today. cheers Now, we he will get to enjoy his hay up off the ground, and get to eat more slowly. He is a huge hay face, so it should help him slow down and enjoy his meals. I'll bring it out with me tomorrow.
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Post by Suzzzz on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:14 pm

Good luck with that! Do let us know how he takes to it.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:05 pm

I bet he loves it.
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Re: Envoy's 2012 boarding school tales

Post by bpaquet on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:45 pm

It's a hit. He ate at it all day long. There was lots going on with fence building and stall repair in the barn. He watched for a little while, but really never left his hay. cheers
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