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        01-11-2014, 09:44 AM
    Congrats Drafty! What a way to start the new year!

    I'm starting my horse shopping adventure. We are going to look at a little Morgan mare today. Fingers crossed!
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        01-12-2014, 01:04 PM
    Originally Posted by frlsgirl    
    Congrats Drafty! What a way to start the new year!

    I'm starting my horse shopping adventure. We are going to look at a little Morgan mare today. Fingers crossed!
    Good luck and keep us posted! :)
        01-12-2014, 10:34 PM
    Here is an update on my horse shopping adventure :)

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        01-21-2014, 05:59 AM
    Well guys, we've gone quiet. How is everybody doing??

    I'm still busy working. Have to say being so busy over the Xmas made for a nice few weeks financially - wishing it back now!

    The days are getting longer, and there is still some light in the sky when I go out to the horses in the evenings.. won't be long now til it's bright enough that I can ride after work.. I say poor ol Bandit will have a heart attack when he sees the saddle coming his direction! He quite enjoys his life of warm bed/food/paddock all day. The weather has been crap - yesterday it was -1 in the morning (in Ireland, that means lethal road conditions!) and this morning it was +7 at the same point of the day. It's been lashing rain, so my two are being left in every other day at the moment - field is flooded. This is when I miss the Canadian weather - I'd much rather snowy fields than giant mud puddles!

    Otherwise nothing new on the horse front. My main job is in high gear countin down to the start of the flat racing season. My part time job I'm thoroughly enjoying - who knew dealing with drunks could be so incredibly entertaining. I don't remember the last time I had such a good social life ha!

    DD and DS are both fine. DS is learning so many new words by the day. I took DS to the cinema over the weekend for a "girls day"... when the weather breaks Ill take DS off somewhere - he's still farm/horse/animal mad so may venture to the zoo on a good day. Tryin to convince DH that I'm in need of a weekend away... was workin on taking the ferry to the UK for a visit to Blackpool. We went a few years ago, and had a blast. Only problem is lining somebody up to take care of the horses for me.

    So who's going to bring some life back to this thread with me?! :)
        01-21-2014, 07:45 AM
    Okay I'm in!

    It's summer here and it's our busy time on the farm, picking fruit or packing it everyday (we grow plums, eleven different varieties, we pick from Jan to mid March) DH is busy with that. I'm busy with our other business, working on the farm whenever I can.

    DS who is twelve next week is happily driving the tractor, forklift, ute, and truck when needed. He keeps a time book and we pay him accordingly. We'll miss him when school goes back in two weeks.

    DD is helping around the house and is currently super excited because the riding school owner has let us borrow a pony for the next two weeks.

    Our pony, Rose, is at the riding school getting some training and DD can't ride her yet. So we have Little Ted, a Shetland pony, at our place for a bit.

    He's a gorgeous boy, about twenty years old and very docile and sweet. A bit stubborn though! But that's good practice for DD. We have about eight weeks until our local agricultural show where DD and Ted will be competing in the beginner classes.

    Had a small bush fire on Sunday about 5km away. Burnt about ten acres of grass and some small patches of trees. The local volunteers (including DH) put it out before it got out of hand.

    So that's it for me, what's everyone else doing?
        01-21-2014, 10:18 AM
    I decided to buy that little Morgan mare. She passed her PPE with flying colors and is scheduled to be delivered next week.

    I'm so excited and overwhelmed at the same time. Every day I keep thinking of something that I forgot to ask, forgot to do, need to order from the store.

    DH is still being super supportive. He is totally smittend by her. He even wanted to interview boarding facility with me to make sure that "his girl" is well taken care of :)
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        01-23-2014, 02:06 PM
    Congrats, frlsgrl!!!! Having a new horse is so much fun.

    Still plugging away at the new job. I've picked up most things pretty quickly and if my manager isn't hovering over my shoulder (as she does frequently), I actually sound like I've been doing this for a while. Lol. I'm having a hard time getting used to mornings, but I've never been much of a morning person.

    Aires is doing great. He is getting HUGE!! He's grown into his head (again lol) and has bulked up quite a bit.
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        01-23-2014, 02:17 PM
    Fantastic news frls!! Look forward to seeing the new arrival pics!!

    Drafty - delighted the job is going well!

    I've had a rough few days, been knocked down with a flu. I took my first stick day today in an awful long time.

    On my way home the other day, somebody reveresed their car and smashed into mine. There is sod all damage, but the *insert cursing here* just hopped in his car and left without as much as an apology. This got my back up, and I went to the local police station to report it. Im tryin to get camera footage from the garage it happened at, and they are proving less than helpful! Very frustrating. I've call twice, and if they don't get back to me before noon tomorrow I will be asking the police officer I was dealing with to go. The amount of damage isn't what I'm annoyed about, I'm annoyed by the fact this person was ignorant enough to just drive away as if he did no wrong.
        01-23-2014, 02:26 PM
    I hate dealing with vehicle damage/accidents. It's such a pain in the butt. Hope you get things cleared up soon, Maple.
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        01-25-2014, 12:43 AM
    Well we had a big day today. DD had her first go at cantering during her lesson! Admittedly she was riding double with her instructor to help her keep her seat, but she was sooooo excited! You couldn't get the grin off her face.

    Then I had some instruction in trimming hooves. Apparently I did okay but wow it was hard work! Being summer here, the horse's hooves were so hard!! I now really admire our hoof trimmer!

    Then I had my first try at loading and unloading a pony from the trailer, then I had to hook up the trailer, load the pony, and had my first go at towing a horse trailer. Then I had to tow the trailer all the way home on some pretty bad roads (rough dirt roads and such) Turned a 35min drive into almost an hour, but I was so worried about stressing the pony I was driving like a snail!

    So DD gets to borrow the pony for the next week until her lesson next Saturday.

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