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        11-05-2013, 08:20 AM
      #3101
    Foal
    I guess there is a bonus to being left home for Thanksgiving this year. My neighbor (big horse boarding facility, I take lessons from her) asked me to do a couple of morning feedings while she is visiting family for Thanksgiving. She has someone to do the evening feedings, a boarder who lives about 30 miles away. Since I'm 1/4 a mile away, it would definitely be easy for me to get over there rather than ask the person to do the mornings too.

    Should be exciting! I'll be doing it a few times with her so I know exactly what to do. There are only five horses that get fed first thing in the morning, so it isn't as big as the evening feeding. Good for a newbie to learn!

    The rest of my family will be in Germany for the holiday. But someone has to hold down the fort here! Plus I work on Thanksgiving, a job is kinda important.
         
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        11-17-2013, 12:39 AM
      #3102
    Yearling
    Lol I always forget that Americans celebrate Thanksgiving in November (In Canada it's the second weekend in October) and I was confused by your post for a second. That's definitely exciting that you get to take care of your neighbours horses while they're gone and I'm sure you'll learn alot - especially if there are dietary restrictions you have to feed to. I hope everything goes smoothly for you!

    I went out and saw Lilly for the first time since September 29. Between work, school, vacations, friends' weddings (3 this Fall) and now planning my own wedding, I haven't had a spare second. I usually try to get out there every 2nd weekend. Anyway, I was getting a little discouraged because she was at about 5 months gestation and I wasn't seeing any changes. Impatient, I know, however, I think she has undergone some changes in the last month and a half. I posted this in a different thread, but I am just so excited, I'm posting here too. Here she is, at 6.5 months.

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        11-17-2013, 02:24 AM
      #3103
    Foal
    They look so cute in the snow!
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        11-17-2013, 01:06 PM
      #3104
    Yearling
    Oh we got some weather. It started out as rain, and then that froze and it started snowing. Both horses were covered in icicles, but neither wanted to go in their shelter. Luckily Lilly has the thickest coat I have ever seen on a horse and she doesn't seem phased.
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        11-17-2013, 01:35 PM
      #3105
    Weanling
    Hello can I join? Im Rachel, 26 years old living in the uk I studied Equine science and business management at university and now work for an Abbott - a Chicago based pharmaceutical company - I work in their nutritional international division. :)

    I have one horse, a black mare who is 6 months in foal





    Pleasure to meet you all :)
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        11-17-2013, 05:22 PM
      #3106
    Green Broke
    Hi Rachel, welcome!

    Glynnis - your horse looks so sweet in the snow! I'd love to see horses in the snow, never happens in these parts though.
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        11-17-2013, 05:43 PM
      #3107
    Yearling
    Thank you Saskia. I'm glad they both seem impervious to the cold. The grey mare in the background will be 30 in May and I have worried at the beginning of every winter for the past few years that it will be too much... and then I see her spook at clumps of grass or piles of snow or trick Lilly into eating the hay she doesn't want and feel more at ease.

    And Rachel, of course you are more than welcome to join. One thing I've found with this thread is it will be super active for a while and then everyone seems to get really busy and it dies for a while, then it picks up, etc. and you catch my drift. So if you post and don't get many replies, it's not you, it' us. :-p
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        11-17-2013, 05:51 PM
      #3108
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Glynnis    
    it's not you, it' us. :-p
    :O a bit early on in our friendship to be pulling cliches like that :O


    Did I say you could steal my line?

    Im getting paranoid dee isnt in foal any more lol, no rhyme nor reason to suspect this, I will be glad when I can see the foalie move. :)
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        11-17-2013, 06:00 PM
      #3109
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DeliciousD    
    :O a bit early on in our friendship to be pulling cliches like that :O


    Did I say you could steal my line?

    Im getting paranoid dee isnt in foal any more lol, no rhyme nor reason to suspect this, I will be glad when I can see the foalie move. :)

    I play the "Is she,isn't she" game as well,I think we're just paranoid. :)
    If it's any assurance,I can see progress in the size/shape of Dee's belly..
         
        11-17-2013, 06:37 PM
      #3110
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saskia    
    Hi Rachel, welcome!

    Glynnis - your horse looks so sweet in the snow! I'd love to see horses in the snow, never happens in these parts though.

    Saskia,if you like horses in snow,there's a bunch of pics of just that here:Snow Ponies
    ;I took some pics this morning of all the ponies in the snow :)
    It was beautiful today compared to yesterday,this was what yesterday looked like.Felt bad for the animals,but they didn't seem too bothered by it,at least not to the point of wanting to use the shelters,lol.
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