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post #1831 of 4296 Old 05-08-2014, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hope Rose continues to improve, Vicki. Poor girl.

Mulefeather, that clinic sounds like a blast! Glad you had fun.

Maple, eep about the back! Pain of any kind is never any fun.

Aires' birthday was yesterday. Wasn't able to get out to the barn for his actual birthday, but went out today and spent almost an hour just grooming him. He's starting to fill out and look like an actual horse! Can't believe he's 5 already. He got a package of tropical Skittles (his absolute favorite) as a treat for his birthday.

The farrier has finally returned calls and said he's coming out on Wednesday to do the BO's horses and Aires. So after an almost three month wait, poor guy is finally getting done.

Apparently some woman at the barn was talking crap about me yesterday where a friend if mine could hear. She was saying that I'm never out at the barn and that I don't deserve Aires and "just look at the state of his feet." My friend promptly told her to mind her own business, that she doesn't know me or my situation, and that I've been waiting over two months for the farrier to come do my horse's feet. People seriously irritate me sometimes.

On a happier note, my bit shipped on Monday and I went to the tack shop on Tuesday and they're going to custom-make me a split-ear headstall for $30 that will match my saddle and reins. Woo!
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post #1832 of 4296 Old 05-08-2014, 11:36 PM
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Update on Rose, trainer messaged me yesterday that she in improving in record time. Hardly limping at all and happy to be lead around the arena. Me thinks Rose may be a drama queen! I'll see her tomorrow, hopefully she is well enough for the hoof trimmer to come out next weekend.

Happy Birthday Aires!
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post #1833 of 4296 Old 05-09-2014, 08:28 AM
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Happy Birthday to Aires, and glad to hear that Rose is recovering quickly. Maybe she just realizes she gets extra special treatment when she limps

Good on your friend for sticking up for you, Drafty. I think some people just have it in their heads that if you aren't out there every single spare moment, then somehow all that work you do just to keep them doesn't "count". I'd love to live in La-La Land where apparently time is unlimited and bills pay themselves
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THanks for the well wishes guys, already feeling much better although I can still feel it when I move too quickly.

Glad Rosie is feeling better!

Mule - delighted your clinic went so well and you enjoyed it.

Happy birthday to Airies! Also pass no notice to them Drafty, I'm sure people could say that same about me. At one stage I had them at a livery yard and the women were there ALL day. None of them worked, and they pottered about babying their horses from early afternoon until late evening. I see my horses twice every day, but morning is basically throwing feed in, haying, and turning out. It's always when I'm enroute to work so don't have time for messing about. Quite often the evening feed has me under pressure as well. I would LOVE to spend endless time with my horse, but work has to be a priority. God knows Bandit isn't going to pay his way :) He's costing, not earning! :)

I'm nearly at the weekend now, not that it makes much difference because once I finish this job for the day I'll be home to get 2 hours sleep before kicking on to my other job. I'm thinking of heading to the races on Sunday. I have a random day off next week to take DD to the dentist, so I'm thinkin dentist, followed by something fun? Poss a trip with the kids to the zoo?

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post #1835 of 4296 Old 05-09-2014, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not too worries about what people say. My BO has no problem with me whatsoever and that's all that matters. My old BO would have been right in there with the people bad-mouthing, gossiping away (which is a big part of why I moved).

My bit should be here tomorrow. I don't think I'm going to show in next weekend's show. I don't have a shirt and Aires will have just been trimmed, so we won't have much time to get ready. So, we will have another month to prepare.
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post #1836 of 4296 Old 05-10-2014, 01:21 AM
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Went to see Rose today and you'd think she had never even hurt herself! On Tuesday we seriously considered that she may have fractured something, her leg was that bad, today she is fine. No soreness in her leg, hip or back at all. Cleaned her hooves and she was fine putting extra weight on it. Led her at a walk and trot, trotted over some poles etc with no sign of lameness at all. So happy!

Anyone else have a horse who is such a drama queen ?
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post #1837 of 4296 Old 05-10-2014, 08:49 AM
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Glad Rose is doing better. Also happy birthday to Aires. Maple, I don't know where you get the energy to work two jobs.

So DH went to Oregon for work and stopped by Ana's breeders farm! I'm so jealous! His only task was to take pictures of the sire and dam. Well, he took pictures of everything else and then his phone died when the breeder introduced him to the horses. Just my luck!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch.....her little friend is still on stall rest after experiencing a bout of laminitis. He just stands in his stall and whinnies all day. I had nurse Ana stop by yesterday and visit with him for a little bit :)

I put a 13 month old baby on Ana yesterday. She did great! She didn't even mind the drool the baby left on her mane. She also held perfectly still so that the girl could pet her face. She just has a way with kids.

Now I'm off to the barn. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
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post #1838 of 4296 Old 05-10-2014, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Got my bit today! It's much nicer than I expected. Plus it looks just like the expensive one, right down to the three dots on the shanks. Only real difference is that the expensive one is sweet iron and this one is just stainless. It moves really nicely though (some of the reviews mentioned the shanks sticking a bit).
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post #1839 of 4296 Old 05-11-2014, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Found my new farrier! I know his wife (she owns the tack consignment shop in my town) and always thought he was too expensive for me, but turns out he is only $15 more than my regular farrier. He has been a farrier for 25 years, has won our state farrier association's draft horse competition two years in a row, is the horseshoeing instructor at our local community college, was the president of the Arizona State Farriers Association for four years, and then was the VP of the American Farriers Association for four years. He is also an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier. He charges $55 for a trim (my current farrier charges $40). Can't wait to have him start working on the boy!
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post #1840 of 4296 Old 05-12-2014, 06:08 AM
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$55 for a trim?!??!?!

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