The 30-something's Thread!! *finally* - Page 68 - The Horse Forum
 3480Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #671 of 4299 Old 04-27-2013, 11:14 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,567
• Horses: 7
EMS, sorry you had to go through that. Choke is one of the scariest things to witness, and I'm glad she's okay now.

Learning never stops
aforred is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #672 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 07:21 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
Yikes EMS! I'm so glad she's okay! I've been fortunate that I've only seen that happen twice in my life, scared the hell out of me both times. The 2 I saw (one was my gpa's, one another person's at a show) were both horrible about bolting their feed. Big smooth rocks kept my gpa's mare from doing it again, thank goodness.

Here is the "chicken tractor" that my dad built for DD. If we get dry weather next weekend, I am going to let her paint it red to match my barns. Chicks should be here this week, going to start them at my mom's with her new chicks and then DD gets to pick the friendliest ones and bring them home.

Where the house part attaches to the a-frame there is a ramp that opens down into the pen. Under the ramp is a ball hitch so when they destroy the grass in one area, I can hook it up to the truck and move it to a fresh patch of grass - so they can be happy and safe, would love to do totally free range but we have too many predatory animals around us. They'd be coon or coyote snacks in no time.
IMAG1379.jpg

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
post #673 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 11:36 AM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,567
• Horses: 7
That is awesome. I hope you post pics when the chicks get home!
demonwolfmoon likes this.

Learning never stops
aforred is offline  
post #674 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 11:48 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 128
• Horses: 2
I LOVE THIS THREAD IDEA!!!! I'm 32 and someone please explain to me how to ride, show, have enough time to try to qualify for a final AND work enough to afford it all!!!!! Not to mention all the other normal adult bills!!!!! UGH!!!!!
demonwolfmoon and Maple like this.
Wolfetrap is offline  
post #675 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 01:50 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 4,761
• Horses: 6
Time? What's that?

Seriously, if you figure it out, let me know. Between juggling the house, the kids, the job, the farm chores, who has time to ride? I miss my college days, I actually had more time to ride then than I do now.
demonwolfmoon likes this.

"Keep a leg on each side and your mind in the middle"
apachiedragon is offline  
post #676 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 03:52 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 970
• Horses: 0
Ems that's scary! Glad she's ok!
Mhf that looks so awesome!
Posted via Mobile Device
KyMoMoF3CuTiEs is offline  
post #677 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 07:44 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 4,761
• Horses: 6
The last couple hours I have developed a really bad sore throat and my asthma has been flaring up. I really really don't have time to be sick right now. And to add to it, it's been pouring rain all day, I'm sure doing chores in the rain didn't help.

One of our new neighbors has two border collie mixes that they are not keeping put up, and they attacked my peacock a couple days ago. He flew up in a tree, the limb broke, and he fell on the top of the chain link fence and then to the ground. He'd be dead no if he had landed outside the fence. As it is, he has a limp and is bruised up, but I think he's going to be okay. Poor guy is locked in with the chickens right now.

And it looks like we have a new dog. She got put out in the middle of the night in front of another neighbor's house a few nights ago and ended up coming home with me so she didn't get hit by a car. She's a pit (probably a mix, but mostly pit), and we have named her Pebbles. She is sweet as can be, is really thin, and has horrible separation anxiety. She doesn't want me out of her sight for even a second. Whines, cries, and pees if I leave her in the house when I go somewhere, barks if I put her in the backyard. But she's great with my other dogs, great with cats, chickens, horses, goats, and the kids. Rides well, but has no leash manners. Doesn't know any commands, but is a cuddlier. I suspect she was mistreated. If you raise your voice at all, like if I call one of the kids from another room, she starts shivering. Telling her "no" results in a cowering ball, and she had what looked to be a cigarette burn on one of her pads when I brought her home. So it will be a work in progress. Nothing really new though, of all the dogs I've had through the years, only one was picked out by me. The others were all strays desperately in need of a soft place to land. So here she is.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1675.jpg (42.0 KB, 23 views)

"Keep a leg on each side and your mind in the middle"
apachiedragon is offline  
post #678 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 07:48 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 970
• Horses: 0
Maybe boxer mixed? Hmmm... She's very pretty! That's awful about your peacock. Hope you get to feeling better too!
Posted via Mobile Device
KyMoMoF3CuTiEs is offline  
post #679 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 08:41 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 4,761
• Horses: 6
Here's a couple more of her. I don't really see any boxer in her, she's too short-legged. Most of the time, boxer cross will be leggy, like my Boxer/Ridgeback mix. Maybe a little hound of some kind, but pretty sure she's mostly pitbull. They are really really common around here. I suspect when she gains some weight, she will look more like a purebred than she does now. You can't see it in these pics, but you can count every vertebrae and every rib.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1696.jpg (67.9 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1698.jpg (39.1 KB, 21 views)

"Keep a leg on each side and your mind in the middle"
apachiedragon is offline  
post #680 of 4299 Old 04-28-2013, 08:49 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,567
• Horses: 7
She looks adorable. Bless you for taking her in.

Learning never stops
aforred is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Person who finally found the intro thread! OffTheTrack Meet the Community 7 09-24-2010 05:07 PM
FINALLY! The video to the "bummed out" thread centrestableswendy Horse Videos 17 03-22-2009 10:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome