Autumn Ice
05:53:29 Ice
I'm also stuck in Asia right now, hopefully the spread of COVID slows by September, so that I can return home.
Moonrose Mountains
05:52:31 Diva
I got my 1st earrings with the bday money I saved, then my bro wanted an earring so he paid me to have 2nd pair pierced so he can watch is it painful and my 5th earring I got when my bf decided he wants to do same lol
Moonrose Mountains
05:50:33 Diva
Pfft I know strict, I'm stuck in Pakistan at moment since covid started for last 4 months. But yes, cultures and customs can be completely opposite
Shivering Sea
05:50:26 Shiv
My mother wanted me to have earrings and she made them herself when I was newborn xD she's a nurse though
Summer
05:49:14 
In Australia unless you are accompanied by a parent/guardian you can not get a body piercing until you are 16 and you have to be 18 to get some things pierced.
Autumn Ice
05:47:55 Ice
Diva,
To be honest, my registered birthday is a year older than I really am...But it is true that the cultures are slightly different. A few of my ancestors come from Asia so :/
Moonrose Mountains
05:46:28 Diva
I went to pierce my ears to a salon myself at age 11
Moonrose Mountains
05:45:39 Diva
I guess it's different culture cause I can't wrap my head around how can a parent affect your decision of earrings at age 17? Blows my mind
Autumn Ice
05:39:54 Ice
Shiv,
Just earings *Sighs*
I'm pretty sure she would not be happy if I started seeing anyone either. Luckily, I'm a single pringle ^^
Depressed patato
05:38:54 
my moms biggest thing I think is the fact she thinks certain activities take place -.- her favorite thing to say lately is "I ain't raising another baby" -.- his super religious mom would kill him. And then she'd kill me
Summer
05:34:38 
My daughter can wait til she is of legal age (18) before she gets tattoos if she wants them, I'm not giving her permission lol
Shivering Sea
05:34:22 Shiv
You mean like just earrings? o.o or the second hole after the earrings? Even though you can also wear earrings on the second hole.
Autumn Ice
05:29:40 Ice
I meant first, the ones on your earlobes?
Shivering Sea
05:28:04 Shiv
My job doesn't even allow second ear piercing and I wouldn't mind getting one but... Can't
Depressed patato
05:27:58 
Shiv
Yeah sometime theyre awful decisions >.<

Autumn Ice
05:26:55 Ice
Ooh, my mother doesn't even allow ear piercings...
Good thing I'm not planning to stay in the same country as her for university.
Shivering Sea
05:25:24 Shiv
My mother would tell me all the time how bad of a decision that was if I ever got a tattoo. Good thing I am not into them xDD
Depressed patato
05:15:36 
Shes been letting me get ink since my 15th birthday .-.
Summer
05:14:37 
Old enough foor a tattoo but not oold ennough to go out with a guy .. riiight totally makes sense ..
Depressed patato
05:11:12 
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Training a retired racehorse April 21, 2020 10:36 AM

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On 4/19 I bought my 7th OTTB. Yeah... the seventh one. I have been riding Thoroughbreds off the track on and off throughout the past 3-ish years. Some have been eventers, others hunters and show jumpers. One was absolutely crazy and dangerous at certain times, one was bombproof, one was a killpen horse, there was the one from a horse sale and the one who taught me the most and the one who I bought out of my friends pasture after he sat for years. I loved every second with them. They were all resale projects which is why none are with me now but TB's are a comfort breed for me and after I sold my 2 yr old filly we went on a search and found Baloo.
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Big Blue Forever (aka Baloo) is a 7 year old grey OTTB gelding. He is a grandson of Storm Cat and by Cherokee Run who won well over a million on the track. Baloo was nominated for the breeders cup as a 3 yr old and it showed quickly that he was not going to be successful. He was very slow. So they sold him on to the people we bought him from who restarted him lightly over fences and then left him sitting for a year and a half...
During this time Baloo lost quite a bit of weight and tons of muscle.. His soft TB feet fell apart and while he was healthy he didn't look fantastic. But, we could tell he had a super nice, quiet personality and was going to make a nice horse. So we drove 2.5 hours to pick him up!
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We got Baloo home and I played around with him, walking around and checking the place out. He was super quiet and just walked along like any other day. Not riding him yet obviously. The next day I made the brave decision to saddle up english instead of western (keep in mind he hadn't been ridden in almost 2 years) and was pleasantly surprised by how much of a gentleman he was. After a nice lunge I hopped on and he rode around perfectly! He went around level-headed and slow, he has really nice movement and smooth gaits. Riding a 15.2 hand horse (which isn't even big) felt huge after riding a 13.3 hand pony mare lol.
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I am super excited for Baloo to progress in his training! I work for lessons so he will be taken to my trainers place eventually so we can get some lessons together. He will also be brought along as a barrel, goat tying and hopefully a rope horse along with being a hunter/jumper. So far I am very pleased with him and I'm sure as he gets fatter and gets his feet done at the end of the week he will be happier.
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Will update with more pictures soon :D

Edited at April 30, 2020 08:55 AM by Veterna Springs
Training a retired racehorse April 21, 2020 11:12 AM

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That sounds awesome! I can't wait to hear more about them : D
Training a retired racehorse April 21, 2020 12:26 PM

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I can't wait to hear more about him! He sounds amazing!
Training a retired racehorse April 23, 2020 04:52 PM

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I work with OTTBs at my job and I own 2 myself :D They are so much fun to work with as well as a challenge. I can't wait to see how Baloo's training goes
Training a retired racehorse April 26, 2020 11:31 AM

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Update ~
I have now ridden Baloo about 5 times. I have hauled him off of my property once. He has been super good, he has a level head and is definitely a "hunter type" mover. I started pole work and very lightly jumped him yesterday just seeing how he would react. We had one bad ride where he struggled with his leads but he turned right around and was a saint off property the next day. His feet got done and he is slowly starting to fill out. For the next 3-4 weeks its going to be lots of pole work and very small crossrails to encourage him to use his hind end and builf up the needed muscle to be a show horse.
Overall, I love Baloo. He has such a friendly personality and such a good mind. He is nothing like the other OTTBs I have had in means of quirks and personality. I havent found anything the phases him yet. Cows, swining hotwire fenced, rank yearlings running and bucking behind a semi-solid wall of an indoor arena, ropes, jumps... nothing has scared him yet. Will update again soon!
Training a retired racehorse April 26, 2020 03:42 PM

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He sounds awesome - can't wait to see some pictures!
Training a retired racehorse April 27, 2020 08:03 PM

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Wanderlusts Dream said:
He sounds awesome - can't wait to see some pictures!


I will get some up soon! I just worry about people commenting about his rather skinny state right now. Of course he is healthy its just a worry lol
Training a retired racehorse April 28, 2020 01:36 PM

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Veterna Springs said:

Wanderlusts Dream said:
He sounds awesome - can't wait to see some pictures!


I will get some up soon! I just worry about people commenting about his rather skinny state right now. Of course he is healthy its just a worry lol


No worries, you post pictures once you feel comfortable!
Training a retired racehorse April 28, 2020 07:06 PM

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Added a headshot of Baloo :D Have really been seeing a difference in his weight lately and his overall strength. Will do an update later tonight! We have done some pretty fun stuff the past couple days!
Training a retired racehorse April 28, 2020 07:07 PM

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He's gorgeous!

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