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    04-26-2013, 07:06 PM
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I'm so sorry Fayde :( I wish I could have prevented this!

I do firmly believe, as a Christian (I know, most of you are not of faith, but I hold on dearly to my faith. Its the only thing that keeps me going sometimes!) that God works everything out in his perfect timing. I very much wish that Kenzie would be on her way home tomorrow but if he says wait, we will wait. This is not something that is going to keep her from coming to you, its just something that will require our patience.

She's doing well, though. That ear is looking better and better, although I think I'm going to need to start treating for proud flesh. Do you guys have any recommendations for that, or for ways to keep scarring to a minimal? I'm thinking fish oil directly on the ear once it has healed some more, but I really don't have much experience with these things!

Now that she's feeling so good about herself, I decided we should start some ground manner training so that she's not a snot when you get her, Fayde xD I've been doing a little bit of yielding to pressure work with her, and she really is a bright little gal. She's already turning away from pressure on her shoulder and butt after two sessions! She doesn't quite like the idea of yielding to head pressure (muzzle and near the poll) yet becuse of the ear issue, but we'll be working on that too ;)

I meant to give an update yesterday but I'm afraid my health isn't being too kind to me this week and I've been just laying around feeling sorry for myself the past few days xD
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    04-26-2013, 07:18 PM
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Endiku you never cease to amaze me. Sometime I forget how young you are. You are a very mature person.
    04-26-2013, 10:51 PM
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Thank you very much, Hunter. I'd like to say that I was just born a great person or something, but that couldn't be further from the truth. I've had to overcome a lot of problems with myself to get to where I am now, and even now I make plenty of mistakes that I look back on and think 'WHY would you do that?!' I know they're all a part of the learning process though, and I can only hope that I'm smart enough to realize when I've made mistakes, learn from them, and don't repeat them when I do mess up!
    04-26-2013, 11:10 PM
I swear by this stuff for proud flesh, Farnam® Wonder Dust™ Wound Powder, 4 oz. - Tractor Supply Online Store , it sort of "puffs" on so you don't have to touch her to smear anything on.

As for belief, I think most of us actually are "of faith", just not necessarily the same one. And that is one great thing about this forum community, no one seems to care. We are all "of horse", and that is all that matters.

As for manners, do what you can but don't worry too much. I know your time is precious and you have little to spare. As long as we can get her in the trailer, that's all we need to worry about. The rest can be worked on with time once she is here.

And I sure hope you get to feeling better. Maybe if this stupid weather would decide to settle down all of our immune systems would be able to catch a break.
    04-27-2013, 10:28 AM
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Thanks! I'll look for some of that stuff this week. Gotta love TSC ;)

I have to go out to the farm now but I'll have pictures later for you guys ^_^ unfortunately my health problems aren't due to the weather and just flare up when I'm stressed, but I'm totally for nice weather. I havent been outside yet but it LOOKS hot out! D:
    04-27-2013, 01:45 PM
Endiku, you do know, I'm sure, that God used people who weren't perfect physically. Moses was a stammerer, some believe; Joshua was a pessimist and kind of a scaredy-cat; King David was an adulterer and murderer; and Peter lied 3 times about knowing Jesus and being one of his followers. In all instances, these men were used by God for His purposes, showing His power even through these men's weaknesses and failures. DO NOT EVER hold yourself down or sell yourself short because of your poor opinion of your 'old' self, what you've been through or what you're challenged with. You are an amazing unique young lady and I'm sure that your Father in heaven is so very proud of what you are doing and have become! God blesses our small efforts to achieve big results if we do them with the right heart. I think all of your Forum friends would agree that you have the very best kind of 'right heart!" Hugs...feel better soon!
    04-27-2013, 05:20 PM
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Thats actually exactly what I needed to hear Ladytrails... thank you. You're right. He doesn't use perfect people. He often ends up using ones with serious flaws so that he can show his might through us!

Well I was right about my prediction this morning, it was hot and REALLY muggy, then it started pouring rain at around 11. I tried to wait it out but eventually gave up and just came home. I guess it did end up being a good though that you didn't come this weekend would have been dealing with some aweful weather on your drive back! There must be a whole chain of storms because its been pouring since 11 and its just now starting to drizzle instead of downpour, but theres a lot of thunder and lightning.

I did get a few pictures before it started raining though, so here y'all go! I let her hang out up front for a while as she was eating breakfast and a bunch of girls came over to fuss over her. They said her ear makes her adorable, and she enjoyed all of the attention I think xD

'settle down fans, the queen must grab a bite of noms to sustain her beauty!'

I can't for the life of me figure out how she did this one. Its what I put swat on in the pictures last week, but she shaved the skin off pretty good in it! :( I think she must have done it when I tried to turn her out with two of our other mares. For some reason they really took to picking on her. They were fine as long as she's seperated by a fence, so she is now, but as soon a she was in with them they shunned her and made her stand in a corner. Poor baby just doesn't have many social skills, I'm afraid.

Goofy girl INSISTS on eating her feed while walking. She'll take a bite, then proceed to walk in circles while she's eating the bite, then go back for another. No wonder its so hard to put pounds on her...she's burning off the calories AS she's eating them! O_O Anyone have an idea on why she's doing that?

The ear. The cut is barely even a quarter of an inch wide now, but unfortunately I think her ear has healed lopsided. Its fully usable, just...attached differently now xD

I do have some bad news though...I found a few more of what appears to be lice eggs up by her ear :/ I could have sworn they were gone. I checked ALL over her body and they were nowhere else. Ofcourse they would be in the one spot that is really hard for me to treat... I can't figure out how they keep coming back though! Can they survive in the woods? We treated all the horses and all of the pastures, but its impossible to treat the woods for lice!
    04-27-2013, 05:42 PM
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Nope, I lied. Its pouring rain again.

Fayde, here is the weather you would have had to deal with. Its even gone down a little from earlier because we had a short break from pouring rain. Yikes! Supposively its even hailing in Barker, which isn't far from here at all.

That's actually a hummer in the first picture.

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    04-27-2013, 05:56 PM
Originally Posted by Endiku    

Goofy girl INSISTS on eating her feed while walking. She'll take a bite, then proceed to walk in circles while she's eating the bite, then go back for another. No wonder its so hard to put pounds on her...she's burning off the calories AS she's eating them! O_O Anyone have an idea on why she's doing that?
When you figure this out, let me know. My HUMAN SON is the same way. He never stops moving until literally the time that he finally passes out at night...within five minutes of waking up, he's moving again, and by moving I mean MOVING. My son is not quite 29 pounds and he is 3 1/2.

If I had to guess....some creatures are just freakishly high energy and have to be moving to be comfortable. The doctor told me that as long as my son is following a drops in weight, no crazy spikes, just the same slow sloooooooooowwww gain, he is fine. As long as Kenzie is slowly gaining, I imagine it would be the same for her. ;) They'll catch up eventually.
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    04-27-2013, 06:02 PM
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I sure hope so! She's eating almost as much as my friend's 17.2hh warmblood gelding is eating right now but not really gaining a whole lot even though she has constant access to hay and at least a few hours of grazing time every day.

She really doesn't seem to mind standing still when she's not eating, and spends plenty of time in the paddock just watching people- but as soon as theres food she has to be moving. If I don't bag her hay she'll walk all over it and string it out, and for a while she was trying to paw at her feed bucket. That was the only way she would hold still. Once I repriminded her enough for the pawing, she started doing the circle-walking. I'm not sure which is better but I also don't really know what to do about it!

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