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        08-02-2012, 07:49 PM
      #1051
    Weanling
    Well im Australian live in Victoria, have a lease horse who im so grateful to have. Dealing with an abscess at the moment and a tummy ache my poor horse has been looking depressed. I've been just spending time around him, instead of riding, rubbing his head and giving him finger tip massages :) so he should be better soon if his bandages are still on his foot, and the puss has soaked out on to the soaked epsom salt wool rapped in duct tape.
         
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        08-02-2012, 09:33 PM
      #1052
    nyx
    Weanling
    Soo in about 6 months or so my parents farm will be sold and I have found a really cheap place to board my horse untill I get my own land and well I feel a great urge to get a second horse! :/

    I don't know if this is a good or bad thing lol.
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        08-03-2012, 03:49 AM
      #1053
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    :( Can't visit Brock this weekend, my friend's car needs new brake pads. Gah I wish I could drive, but I can't - I just get a complete mental block when I'm behind the wheel, and freeze up. It's a 3.5 km walk from the nearest railway station but it's along a winding country road with no houses nearby and no verge, so I don't think it'd be very safe (even just the chance that I'd be collected by a car with all the blind corners). Boo :(
         
        08-03-2012, 03:54 AM
      #1054
    Green Broke
    You should learn to drive Doom.

    Just practice and practice and practice, even if at first its just sitting behind the wheel of a car and turning it on and off.
         
        08-03-2012, 03:58 AM
      #1055
    nyx
    Weanling
    That sucks!! :( wouldnt it just be easier if you could keep horses in your back yard. :P

    OliviaMyee I hope your horse gets better soon. :(
         
        08-03-2012, 04:16 AM
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    I don't have access to a car, Saskia, or I would! Not sure how successful I'd be, though. Dad did give me driving lessons as a teen, but I just couldn't do it. I have no peripheral vision to speak of which spooks me bad enough, but I also have no spatial awareness - I bump into things just walking around. Thankfully Brock doesn't randomly crash into things, but cars don't have brains...

    Haha nyx, I would if I had a backyard! My studio flat is only just a bit bigger than his old stable LOL. Considering moving further out (but still near a station) and hopefully find a suitable space with room for the both of us.

    Edit: nyx, what would you be thinking of for a second horse?
         
        08-03-2012, 04:33 AM
      #1057
    nyx
    Weanling
    That would be handy :) I guess that's the tough thing about living in the city.would you ever move from the city?

    Umm I really don't know weather id want another breaker around 5yo or I was thinkin a nicley broke gelding. Really not sure! Lol but id like two horses to keep eachother company and so I can take my friends on trails with me, with out towing their own horse to me. :)
         
        08-03-2012, 04:36 AM
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    If I could work remotely, yep!! In a few years time, hopefully.

    Yeah, a teacher and a learner - sounds like a good combo. Sometimes a more experienced horse might be nice to have too, so you can do stuff your filly won't be ready for even when she's broke.
         
        08-03-2012, 04:48 AM
      #1059
    nyx
    Weanling
    The city freaks me out big time lol I couldnt move there.

    That's pretty much what I had in mind!! After a bit of riding a green horse its nice to hop on a horse who knows whats going on and just take it easy :)
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        08-03-2012, 04:53 AM
      #1060
    Weanling
    Im seeing him This Sunday, so I hope it stays on or abscess might not be gone. But I have faith that he will, improve :)
         

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