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The Boy Whose Horse Was Stolen

Given the kind of situation going on, a divorce, and the willingness of the man to take the boy's horse to hold for some kind of hostage or to punish the mother through the son I'm not maintaining a high degree of hope for the best of outcomes.  Yet still, that is what I want. Things should be coming to a head about now as I think the divorce hearing is due or done.  See More
Jun 26, 2011
Donald Redux commented on Donald Redux's blog post Step dad sells Boy's dear companion mare
"We exchanged posts, the boy and I.  He knows where the horse is. The man that has the horse, a friend of the step-father, refuses to give up the horse, claiming he's just holding it for the step father. Messy divorce things. Obviously a…"
Jun 16, 2011
Donald Redux commented on Donald Redux's blog post Step dad sells Boy's dear companion mare
"I have no further news as yet, but left two messages for Ben and his mother today on FaceBook. Hopefully I'll hear back soon.    "
May 17, 2011
Dakotah Mykel Whalen left a comment for Donald Redux
"sorry Donald I haven't commented back it's all MY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEP ALL MY mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
May 17, 2011
Becky (ridendurance) commented on Donald Redux's blog post Are we there yet?
"Hello Donald, Glad to hear you braved the winter and are finally coming out on the other side. We are a bit luckier in the Spring weather department. We have started in the garden with onions, potatos and strawberry plants. Next week for cabbage…"
Apr 11, 2011
Donald Redux commented on Donald Redux's blog post Step dad sells Boy's dear companion mare
"I guess, Pony Gal, that we become accustomed to people doing mean things to each other but for myself I'll never understand doing mean things to a child.  Hopefully this boy will not be traumatized so badly as to leave long lasting…"
Apr 8, 2011
pony gal commented on Donald Redux's blog post Step dad sells Boy's dear companion mare
"Aww, poor young man. That is an awful thing to do to a child."
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Horse or pony breed
Currently I have an AdalusianX one quarter Arabian, and as of Feb 22, 2009, her filly, Bonalaria.

My professional work for most of 20 years was with TBs and QHs. On occasion various crosses with Arabian, Am. Saddlebred, and now and then a mustang.
What state or country are you from?
United States, Pacific Northwest
About Me:
Professional for 20+ years in the 40s through 60s, came back to it again in 2007 after a 30+ year self imposed exile.
How did you find us?
New member to AND gave this website as a place to look at.
Favorite movies?
Not a movie fan.
Favorite books?
Equine research material
Favorite Music?
Classical, emphasis on classical and Spanish classical, from Europe to the Americas - especially the guitar, which I play, badly.

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The Boy Whose Horse Was Stolen

Given the kind of situation going on, a divorce, and the willingness of the man to take the boy's horse to hold for some kind of hostage or to punish the mother through the son I'm not maintaining a high degree of hope for the best of outcomes.  Yet still, that is what I want.

 

Things should be coming to a head about now as I think the divorce hearing is due or done.  

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 12:32pm

Are we there yet?

Winter? Is it over for you yet?



Here in the Pacific Northwest temperate rain forest it's a bright sunny day.



You would even envy me, some of you, given your weather, until I reveal that it snowed yesterday and last night, and froze up solid here.



It's been a straight diet of cold rain here with intermittent snow, and more rain and cold. Mud everywhere unless it freezes into hard ridges, then back to mud.



I confess I'm not exercising my two girls… Continue

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Step dad sells Boy's dear companion mare

Well this is some story. Ugly. But the boy and his mom are calling for help.



http://www.bridleandbit.com/artman/publish/article_29612.shtml



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My best friend Potlicker was sold on 3/20 by my stepdad while we were away on vacation

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Mar 26, 2011, 15:56



Can you help us get our story out so we can find her and buy her back? He wont tell us where or who bought her. So… Continue

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 1:02pm — 4 Comments

How are YOU spending your Horse&Pony Winter?

I get to feeling sorry for myself, though with the new little barn, having Altea, and Bonnie now, within sixty feet of the house, compared to having to drive with water and feed a mile and a half, drag everything up an icy snowy hillside for 50 yards, this is heaven by comparison.



You see, it's cold, and it's wet, and it's slushy, and I'm old...there, are you feeling sorry enough for me yet? LOL…



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Posted on December 28, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Who loves you, baby?

Kate came in from doing a little mane detangling on Bonnie earlier today.

It's been snowing and getting deeper and when Kate decided to play more with Bonnie after tiring trying to get the tied together "dreds," in Bonnie's mane apart, she took Bonnie for a stroll.  No line or halter, just offered Bonnie a chance to follow, "let's go for a walk, Bonnie," and of course she did.

 

The paddock is a hazard zone with little pits here and there where big stumps were pulled…

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Posted on December 18, 2010 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:53pm on April 25, 2011, Dakotah Mykel Whalen said…
sorry Donald I haven't commented back it's all MY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEP ALL MY mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 1:10am on December 16, 2010, Becky (ridendurance) said…

Hello Donald

Thanks for thinking of us here on an icy night. We have had a fine mist coming down that has frozen into an imperceptible and life threatening glaze of ice. Non detectable until you are sliding down the walk. The new puppy fell down three times and with all the exuberance and bounce of youth, thought it a marvelous joke! We survived the cold wind chills and the horses did well with cover from the wind and plenty to eat. Hope you are your kids are doing okay too. Be careful out there!

 

At 1:03am on December 6, 2010, Becky (ridendurance) said…
Hello Donald,
Hope that things have settled down a bit at your place. Cold night here with a terrific northwest wind. I guess it is December and it is to be expected. We had such a beautiful Fall here that I had hoped it would last forever. LOL. The minis are fat and sassy and ready for winter and are turned out with the big horses. They all get along great and my sisters little Major is the boss of their little herd of four. He has a lot of moxie for such a little guy! Hope your holiday was great!
At 10:15am on November 24, 2010, Dakotah Mykel Whalen said…
Ask Becky she might let you look at a picture of the minis both to
At 4:48pm on November 23, 2010, Dakotah Mykel Whalen said…
What I like about clicker training is what you said you get to be friends with horses and I love your filly to and I love your picture of the filly she,s cute
At 8:10pm on November 22, 2010, Dakotah Mykel Whalen said…
It,s so good on this website now
At 9:30pm on October 24, 2010, Becky (ridendurance) said…
Hello Donald,
Thanks for your nice comment to my little great nephew Dakotah. He is learning about clicker training here at Trinity Ridge Farm He is a very special little boy and shows much promise and talent with the horses. I hleped him create his page when he was here a few weeks ago. Isn't the shot of him and my little mini in the blog I just posted great? A very athletic pair. I couldn't jump like that even when I WAS his age!
At 10:51pm on February 12, 2010, Becky (ridendurance) said…
I hope you will do the blog you mentioned below. If you post on another website will you still let me know. I have found all your instruction to be very detailed and clear unlike some training books that talk in circles and tell you nothing. Thanks for the good ride from today!
At 10:32pm on February 12, 2010, Donald Redux said…
Glad to hear it. Got to keep that nose pointed in the direction of the turn. That's the secret of lightness, meaning both gentle easy but quick response, and real collection. If the nose is turned the shoulder starts coming up. It's when the nose points out, and the body wants to counter bend the should drops and that leg bores into the ground ... ouch.

I'm thinking about blogging a piece on the simplicity (which no one believes is true) of dressage and it's application for all styles of riding. Lyons does a form of it.
At 7:15pm on February 12, 2010, Becky (ridendurance) said…
Hello Donald,
Just wanted to let you know that I worked on my turn on the forehand with the instruction information you gave. I have to say those are some of the nicest turns I believe my horse and I have done together. Was also able to make much nicer rounder circles without feeling she was falling in on the inside of the circle. Hope you will post more for me to work on!
 
 
 

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