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Marirose Six
  • Newcastle, WY
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Welcome to the Lucky 6

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Hometown:
Newcastle, WY
VVClassic: Division
HandDrawn
VVClassic: Horse#1 Name
Lucky 6 Nellie
Relationship Status:
Married
About Me:
Mule/horse trainer. Marirose's Mule School (and Horses Too) at The Lucky 6 in the beautiful Wyoming Black Hills.
Number of Horses
More
Favorite Saddle
If it exists, I haven't found it yet. :o) But, it could be a Barefoot Cheyenne.
Number of Rides you do each year?
0-5
Do you follow FEI Endurance?
No
How Long have you been riding Endurance?
6-10 years

Noodle May 21, 1999-October 25, 2009

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Ozark 100--It Rained....(Notice how that sounds a little like Noah's Ark) by Lucky Six Nellie

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 5:18pm 2 Comments

I got suspicious when Mom fitted me for shoes, 2 pair even, but didn't nail them on. Then came the haircut. We must be going someplace warm. Then the shoes were nailed on. Now I am getting excited, I love seeing new places. We trailered a short ride to another trailer & my buddy Hawk. It's always fun to travel with friends. From there we rode two more days to a place called Missouri. Each night we stopped at really cool places where Hawk & I could move around &…

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The Big Horn 100 2010-And Beyond-by Lucky 6 Nellie

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 10:50pm 1 Comment

Most years in July, Mom hauls me over to the Big Horn 100 in Shell, WY. This year was no exception. It would be my first endurance ride of the season like it was last year. Mom conditions me enough right here at home, I felt GREAT this year. Ready to roll! I even had company this year as Monty came along for some trail riding in the rockies after.



We woke Mom up just before 3 am demanding more hay. She was kind enough to oblige. (I can make her do all sorts of stuff to spoil me once… Continue

Conflicting Information

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 10:37pm 0 Comments

As a trainer myself, I love to read articles about mule/horse training. Often, in the same magazine even, I will read conflicting information from different trainers' articles. One may say "never grain your mule" while another says "give your mule a little grain or treat". Or the old shoeing/barefoot debate. Some trainers insist on britchen, some suggest cruppers. There are at least a hundred ways, it seems, to get your critter to stand for mounting, or to turn on the haunches, or even to stop… Continue

The Monty Hoof Saga

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 5:16pm 1 Comment

'Twas October 18, 2009. It's never a good thing to find a blood trail when going out to pet the mules. It's worse when you see the 1-2 foot stream of blood shooting from the pastern. I took Monty into the barn for a pressure wrap & some time indoors to make sure it worked. Thank God, it did. Later that night I changed him to a standing bandage without the pressure. I used only homemade saline to clean the wound. A very deep cut from barbwire, deep.…



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Weed's Misadventure

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

If I recall correctly, this happened back in late September. (Read: sometime after late July, before October. ;)

The critters had been on walkabout for a few days when D. Weed determined that thay needed to come on home. You see, he had a meeting with Mr. Porcupine the night before. He knew he needed me to help pull the quills out. It actually took Chuck & I & a few well placed ropes & hobbles & a feed bucket secured to his face, but we got the job done.

I had already… Continue

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At 9:42am on October 26, 2009, Cindy Collins said…
Marirose, I am thinking about you today so much. I am so sorry about Noodle. Cindy
At 9:00pm on June 2, 2009, T. J. Edwards said…
marirose,

i've been trying your suggestions for feeding molly and they seem to be working. she is getting less than 2 cups of ultium morning and evening and seems to be doing well with this. she is also getting all the hay she can eat.

so far this season she has done 7 l.d. rides. placed in most of them with one first place and also two b.c.'s.

thanx again for the advice.

t.j.
At 10:47pm on May 2, 2009, Don Huston said…
Well I am embarassed. I had no idea that I had a "My Page" thing with messages in it from several people that I never got and of course never answered. So tonight I was poking around EnduranceNet and found your answer to my offer to make elevation profiles. I copied the 2 you requested, Fanny & Capps, and will do them this week. Sorry about the delay. I wonder howmany other members thought their posts were being ignored when in fact the answers were posted some place that they did not know about? Actually when I send this comment I have no idea where the hell it's going. I hope you get it.
At 3:28pm on April 23, 2009, Melissa Margetts said…
Snowed 4' on the Thursday that I took off to go. It got slushier and deeper as I got closer to Interstate 70. I turned around and got home just in time. They closed an eighty mile stretch of I70 and travelers were either stuck sleeping in their cars stuck on the interstate or taken by State Patrol to a shelter overnight. As I sat back here in Colorado and it continued to snow, I heard it was in the mid 60's on Antelope Island....Waaaah!
At 8:07am on April 12, 2009, Gary R. Brown said…
If only the wearher would coperate. We have had lots of wind and snow and below 20 deg days. It will soom be summer I hope
grb
At 11:18am on April 7, 2009, T. J. Edwards said…
i'll get back to you in a few days. busy away from home for a while.

thanx for helping me.

t.j.
At 7:30pm on April 4, 2009, T. J. Edwards said…
marirose,

when i first got my mules two years ago i tried to feed them like i would a horse. i have fed purina ultium for the past 5 years which is a very high fat feed and actually can't get enough into my mare to keep her in good condition through the 6 month season. she eats a bag a week at least.

feeding molly ultium daily gets her a little hard to handle but the biggest issue which i seem to have is her getting "loose" and not forming manure apples. i think this is due to her having too rich of a food.

last season i did 15 rides with molly and will do at least that many again this year. therefore i think she needs a high quality diet. she basically gets all of the grass hay she can eat and sometimes some alfalfa. i cut way back on grain but am concerned that she just isn't going to get enough calories. i've also learned that i can't feed her like i would feed a horse.

i think i need some help finding a good diet for her that will keep her going throughout the season. any help which you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

sometime when you aren't busy look up her record on aerc. her realy name is miss molly mule. she's done very well for her first two seasons and i'd like to move her up to endurance next year.

t.j.
At 8:36pm on April 3, 2009, T. J. Edwards said…
marirose,

thanx for the info. about 5 years ago you were at the colorama ride in wi and entered the "hunnert miler." i met you briefly that weekend. anyway, two years ago i purchased two mules for endurance. since have sold one. the mule which i have i think will be a good endurance mule in another two years. she currently has two seasons of l.d. and about 500 miles.

i know little about feeding her and have had some issues. looking for lots of advice. would it be o.k. for me to call you sometime and discuss feeding with you? if so, please advise your phone number and when calling would be best.

thoughts?

t.j.
At 8:26pm on March 28, 2009, Cindy Collins said…
Maybe Google earth tools:
http://www.earthtools.org/
At 2:52am on March 19, 2009, Mary Boulware said…
Great Pics! and looks like your having some fun weather too! Enjoying watching you guys battle the miles....
 
 
 

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