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        06-15-2013, 09:35 PM
    Chicken looks like Morgan Freeman to me
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        06-15-2013, 11:01 PM
    So tired....will try to catch up.

    NM- Yea! I'm sure he'll do just fine. He's use to meeting new horses right?

    CS- I like your hair curly and my man clean.

    Koolio- Get both pups, how could you not??

    Stan- you've probably tried this but just in case, make her pass between you and a solid wall then reverse and do it again, and again and again till she is doing it calmly and willing. This exercise really helped a stubborn mare I worked with to load.
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        06-15-2013, 11:03 PM
    Oh yeah, Alex, call it good enough and go have some fun.
        06-15-2013, 11:28 PM
    Am for sure done for the night, might try again tomorrow, but for now - I am having a glass of wine! :)
        06-15-2013, 11:58 PM
    Alex, for persnickety people, your house will never be clean enough for them - just get it clean enough for you. You'll be feeding them off of plates, not the floor.

    Nicker, I like to put them across a fence from each other, and introduce the new guy to a small herd at a time. If it's just Rain it should go faster as there is not another gelding to get all protective over the lady. You'll know pretty quick whether they've figured out the pecking order. If not, there may be some squealing and biting and kicking. That's when I'd take it slower, particularly if JJ has hind shoes (deadlier kicks).

    Regarding White Sauce versus Brown Sauce, or both - bringing home extra puppies has never been a good idea at my house. I did the cute puppy for hubby thing once and it didn't work out well at all. But if your hubby sees cute puppy how could he not change his mind about wanting another?

    Critter, love the curls. Straight hair is beautiful and sleek and I really really like it, too. You're lucky to have 2 styles that really work for you!

    Stan, how frustrating with Stella! I think that would drive me nuts - she can be so awesome and then the next time you do something she is a
    Deliberate brat. At the worst possible time. Part of that is perhaps because she is a mare, and also her dominant tendencies, but you'd think she'd make up her mind whether she's going to be sweet or sassy.

    The Silky Chicken is Zsa Zsa, as in Zsa Zsa Gabor. Remember the fluffy feathery gowns she used to wear on "Green Acres"? That is what this chicken looks like she is wearing...
        06-16-2013, 12:16 AM
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    OMG!!!!!! I just got a text.....Jay Jay is being delivered TOMORROW morning!!!!. I figured Monday or Tuesday! Yikes, I don't have his stall ready!! this is SO exciting!!!

    Ok, talk to me you usually keep the new guy in for a day or two to get acclimated before putting them together? Our stalls are kinda open, so,they can get nose to nose very easily when in or if I let Rainn out, which she is used to....

    When I brought bugs home I had him seperated from Stella in different paddocks They could check each other out but with a fence between them. Stella was beside herself when he arrived I even thought she was going to go through the fence to get at him.
        06-16-2013, 12:41 AM
    OMG Ladytrails, thank you, you are so right. That's kind of liberating to hear as I have been freaking out.

    The only thing my Mum has to do in a day is vacuum, that's her main event. So of course her house sparkles.

    The kids all worked so hard today, we washed the walls, the baseboards, dusted everything. Tomorrow is floor mopping and sweeping.
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        06-16-2013, 12:41 AM
    Took myself into town to cool off after Stella this morning. She used to load so easy, now I really did loose it with her which has not helped.
    So I've calmed down. The rain has stopped the dinner is on the stove, fire ready to light and I went for a walk around the paddock. Both horses were in the next over and came wandering in as calm as can be. Bugs walked on up and for no reason Stella nuged her way in to be first. Not concerned that a few hours earlier we were not seeing eye to eye.

    Sounds like a marriage as long as she gets what she wants all is well in the world. I'll get the young trainer to come in and work with Stella next week Save me loading the shot gun. I'm keeping the two horses at this time just in case Roslyn feels like a ride I know Stella is to big but she won't buck. As I don't have the time to ride her I am considering getting someone in every other day to take her out and work her. I can then put some Hours into Bugs.

    So all I've had my rave and Stella survived for another day but the more I work with her the more I am convinced she would do better with a female rider.

    Alex My attitude is My family had to take me as I am and if the house was not up to their expectations. To bad. Im not there to meet their expectations only my own. I have said to my son on a number of ocassions If you don't like the person looking back in the mirror then change him. If you like him, then get out there and take on the world.

    I guess what I am saying is. It may be Mum but its your home so don't stress and if she feels she has to clean, do a Stan, give her a long list and you and Brad have a day out. Don't forget to give her the dinner menu and let her know what time you will be home. Only joking Dear.
        06-16-2013, 12:46 AM
    I like your joke. The problem is that my step Dad who is an awesome human being won't sit on my furniture as he might get a dog hair on him, last visit, he sat out on the porch, as he didn't want to be in my house.

    Loading issues, have you tried feeding in the trailer? If they don't go in, they miss dinner. When they get hungry enough, they go in.
    Tough love. :) Be real loud about feeding everyone else, and then offer in the trailer. No go, oh well. Then you wait to eat.
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        06-16-2013, 12:49 AM
    Green Broke
    Ok I had a long wonderful post typed out to everyone about everything and I lost it!! Crap, I am not sure I have it in me to do it again right now. I will try again tomorrow. Just want everyone to know that I am wishing you well, loving the pics and happy that NM's baby with be here tomorrow!

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