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post #1311 of 4288 Old 08-19-2013, 04:35 PM
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Raining here too AGAIN. I would be able to open a mosquito farm with no problem. Except who in their right mind would buy mosquitos? Lol.

Drafty, I hope the clinic can do more for you. Hopefully it is something as minor as a hormone imbalance. One of my lesson kids moms was so tired and dizzy and blah for a while that she couldn't even get her kid to lessons. She had a massive hormone imbalance and they fixed her right up with the right meds.

The kiddos are gone to moms for a couple nights, the last chance before school starts next week. I am eating junk food (chocolate peanut butter pop tarts, OMG!) and watching horror movies, since I am stuck inside. Feeling kind of rough today, my asthma is flaring up for some unknown reason. It took all I had to clean stalls this AM. So I am figuring the best thing for me is to take it easy in case I am fighting off a cold or something. That's usually why my flare-ups happen these days, since the allergy shots have that pretty much under control.

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post #1312 of 4288 Old 08-19-2013, 09:21 PM
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I'm going through riding withdrawal baaaad. I haven't been able to ride since June. Really hoping everything is dried out by the weekend. My kids started school a week ago, still have one home all day. My husband is deployed so we are trying to get back in routine. You don't realize how much you rely on someone until they aren't there....even after 6 deployments it's still kind of a shock to the system.
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post #1313 of 4288 Old 08-19-2013, 11:30 PM
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I'm going through riding withdrawal baaaad. I haven't been able to ride since June. Really hoping everything is dried out by the weekend. My kids started school a week ago, still have one home all day. My husband is deployed so we are trying to get back in routine. You don't realize how much you rely on someone until they aren't there....even after 6 deployments it's still kind of a shock to the system.
You are one tough lady! Hubby works shift work so we are used to the sometimes unusual hours he works, but being deployed would be so hard! I would not be able to do it. You're a strong family!
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post #1314 of 4288 Old 08-20-2013, 01:24 AM
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Welcome downunder anytime Drafty!
Hope you feel better soon.
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post #1315 of 4288 Old 08-20-2013, 07:41 AM
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aw thanks! It's not so bad, you just do what needs to be done.
Got new hoodies in the mail yesterday! I'm so excited for the weather to cool off. I'm ready for bonfires and smores!
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post #1316 of 4288 Old 08-23-2013, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I have an interview tomorrow at Goodwill. I worked there before my last job, so it's not anything new/special. If I do get the job, I would be going back to school next semester and hopefully finishing my degree. I was excited at first, but now I'm just back to meh (have had a horrible past couple of days).

I'm off in a little bit to go clean my parents' house (my dad is paying me $10/hr to clean their 3200sq ft house, top to bottom...they're very clean people anyway, so it shouldn't be too hard).
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post #1317 of 4288 Old 08-24-2013, 09:14 AM
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Hi guys. This may get really long, so apologies in advance. Some of you already know from fb why I've not been around the last few days, as tough as it is, I wanted to check in and get some grief off my chest. Who better to understand my pain. DH has to work today and DD is at my parent's so I am home alone wallowing in pain & guilt, sorry for unloading this on you all.

It's been a rough year for loss for me and I am paying the price for loving senior horses. I lost Hondo back in April and I am crushed to say that yesterday I lost Missy. While I love all of my horses, those 2 had my heart. Hondo owned it for a lifetime, Missy made her way in there quickly and took it over the last couple of years.

I went out Thurs am to do chores and found a drenched, trembling Missy. Instantly freaked as she did this once before about 9 months ago. I knew immediately that she was colicking. The sweats & shakes were her reaction to pain (that in itself was terrifying to watch, both times). Vet was called immediately and was on her way. We & my big sweet girl all fought tooth & nail to get her through it. Initial assessment was we were going to try our ****dest but that needing surgery was a high probability and not a realistic option at her age. When I found her, her heart rate was up to 88, very minimal front guttural sounds and very dehydrated. She had been fine when I saw her late the evening prior on last rounds for the day. Vet got here, could feel but not remove rectally a large impaction. (same scenario as the first time she colicked) She was tubed, given banamine, a small amt anti-spasmodic & mild sedative for the shaking (she was exhausting herself with the pain reaction alone) and was monitored non stop for 20 hours and had made a small amount of progress to the positive side. Passed a small amount of gas & manure, HR down to 60, a lot less sweating. I was cautiously optimistic but early yesterday morning her HR jumped back up, she went down and it was over before I had the chance to ease her pain. I feel so guilty for that. She literally tried her heart out. She was one hell of a mare that gave me everything she had up to her very last second.

A bit about my girl and why she stole my heart. She came into my life completely unexpectedly when I wasn't really even looking. I had mentioned getting a seasoned hunter/jumper eventually for myself to have a bit of fun with and lesson kids to start riding english on. My mom had been to a retirement party & horses came up in conversation. A man at the party told my mom that he had a horse. A stellar older Hano mare that was "wasting away" in his pasture because his daughter had moved and her mare had not. Mom asked about her past, she had been a rockstar jumper in her younger days jumping much higher than I ever have had guts or desire for, then lead a top notch string at a competitive university before moving to this man's home. My mom told me about the conversation and I said, why not, let's go see her. As a kid growing up on a QH farm that bred cutting & working horses, I dreamed of riding the Rolex on a big warmblood but that thought was almost sacrilege in my family steeped in working cow horse roots. Went to see her and fell in love. I didn't take tack, he didn't have any so I rode her in the open pasture bb with a halter & lead. She was perfect. It took all of 2 minutes to know she was mine.

The few years we had were awesome. I haven't had that much fun riding in years. The fact that there are breeches in my closet next to 20 pairs of wrangler jeans says something. I have a xc course in my woods, just for her & I. She was the sweetest thing, she was the favorite of all of my lesson kids, even the ones who don't ride english. Gentle giant. She was a put her nose to the grindstone and get it done kind of mare, the only time she was ever a bit hot - when there was a course in front of her, she loved to jump, absolutely loved it. Never uncontrollable hot by a mile but a ton of horse ready and willing to go for it. I can't imagine what she was like when she was younger. Would have loved to have thrown a leg over her then. She was a worthless trail horse but it was fun nonetheless. Every stick, squirrel, heaven forbid a deer, were all quite capable of eating all 16.3 hands of her. She would watch any time I was in the arena with another horse and stand pouting waiting for her turn. Only darn horse I've ever met that begged to be rode. I am going to miss her like crazy and she may very well be the last horse my english saddle goes on. **** it this hurts.

Rest In Peace Missy Moo.
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post #1318 of 4288 Old 08-24-2013, 09:37 AM
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Hi guys. This may get really long, so apologies in advance. Some of you already know from fb why I've not been around the last few days, as tough as it is, I wanted to check in and get some grief off my chest. Who better to understand my pain. DH has to work today and DD is at my parent's so I am home alone wallowing in pain & guilt, sorry for unloading this on you all.

It's been a rough year for loss for me and I am paying the price for loving senior horses. I lost Hondo back in April and I am crushed to say that yesterday I lost Missy. While I love all of my horses, those 2 had my heart. Hondo owned it for a lifetime, Missy made her way in there quickly and took it over the last couple of years.

I went out Thurs am to do chores and found a drenched, trembling Missy. Instantly freaked as she did this once before about 9 months ago. I knew immediately that she was colicking. The sweats & shakes were her reaction to pain (that in itself was terrifying to watch, both times). Vet was called immediately and was on her way. We & my big sweet girl all fought tooth & nail to get her through it. Initial assessment was we were going to try our ****dest but that needing surgery was a high probability and not a realistic option at her age. When I found her, her heart rate was up to 88, very minimal front guttural sounds and very dehydrated. She had been fine when I saw her late the evening prior on last rounds for the day. Vet got here, could feel but not remove rectally a large impaction. (same scenario as the first time she colicked) She was tubed, given banamine, a small amt anti-spasmodic & mild sedative for the shaking (she was exhausting herself with the pain reaction alone) and was monitored non stop for 20 hours and had made a small amount of progress to the positive side. Passed a small amount of gas & manure, HR down to 60, a lot less sweating. I was cautiously optimistic but early yesterday morning her HR jumped back up, she went down and it was over before I had the chance to ease her pain. I feel so guilty for that. She literally tried her heart out. She was one hell of a mare that gave me everything she had up to her very last second.

A bit about my girl and why she stole my heart. She came into my life completely unexpectedly when I wasn't really even looking. I had mentioned getting a seasoned hunter/jumper eventually for myself to have a bit of fun with and lesson kids to start riding english on. My mom had been to a retirement party & horses came up in conversation. A man at the party told my mom that he had a horse. A stellar older Hano mare that was "wasting away" in his pasture because his daughter had moved and her mare had not. Mom asked about her past, she had been a rockstar jumper in her younger days jumping much higher than I ever have had guts or desire for, then lead a top notch string at a competitive university before moving to this man's home. My mom told me about the conversation and I said, why not, let's go see her. As a kid growing up on a QH farm that bred cutting & working horses, I dreamed of riding the Rolex on a big warmblood but that thought was almost sacrilege in my family steeped in working cow horse roots. Went to see her and fell in love. I didn't take tack, he didn't have any so I rode her in the open pasture bb with a halter & lead. She was perfect. It took all of 2 minutes to know she was mine.

The few years we had were awesome. I haven't had that much fun riding in years. The fact that there are breeches in my closet next to 20 pairs of wrangler jeans says something. I have a xc course in my woods, just for her & I. She was the sweetest thing, she was the favorite of all of my lesson kids, even the ones who don't ride english. Gentle giant. She was a put her nose to the grindstone and get it done kind of mare, the only time she was ever a bit hot - when there was a course in front of her, she loved to jump, absolutely loved it. Never uncontrollable hot by a mile but a ton of horse ready and willing to go for it. I can't imagine what she was like when she was younger. Would have loved to have thrown a leg over her then. She was a worthless trail horse but it was fun nonetheless. Every stick, squirrel, heaven forbid a deer, were all quite capable of eating all 16.3 hands of her. She would watch any time I was in the arena with another horse and stand pouting waiting for her turn. Only darn horse I've ever met that begged to be rode. I am going to miss her like crazy and she may very well be the last horse my english saddle goes on. **** it this hurts.

Rest In Peace Missy Moo.
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post #1319 of 4288 Old 08-24-2013, 10:54 AM
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Oh Christ MHF :( I'm so so sorry.. I know that the loss of Hondo was a serious blow.. and this won't be any easier.

Major hugs and thoughts being send your way! I can't do anymore than that although I wish I could... Thinking of you :(

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Oh, Mandy! I'm so sorry! My heart was breaking into pieces reading that. I remember you going to look at Missy and your somewhat wide-eyed disbelief that you fell in love with her and bought her. I remember pictures of the first time you rode her and your gushing about what a ride she was. I'll admit that there were a few times that I considered moving to Texas just so I could take lessons with the two of you.

No one could ever doubt your love for that mare, or that you tried your ****edest to save her in any way you could. I know that she knew that you were there when she went down for the last time and, even though I know we say not to anthropomorphise animals, I know that she knew that you tried your best to help her and she took comfort in that.

Huge hugs sent your way and I pray that your grief is eased by the knowledge that Missy is jumping to her heart's content across the Rainbow Bridge.
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