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post #10611 of 29438 Old 06-17-2013, 07:28 PM
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Oh,Roaddy: did enjoy the smell! Although the horse planting a fresh one for me elicted an "did you really have to do that?" LOL.
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post #10612 of 29438 Old 06-17-2013, 07:39 PM
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That's great Tj! Small steps. That's what it will take. You are doing everything right!

I had a really bad horse accident back( well, it wasn't an accident. The horse deliberately threw me) back on New Year's Eve 2011. Broke a rib or two...bruised my liver. I still get pain in that side.

It took me a lot of time to get over it and I am still not 100% confident. But what I have realized is that while all horses are capable of bucking, rearing, bolting, etc...not all horses WILL.

So happy you are trying again and taking it slow"
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post #10613 of 29438 Old 06-17-2013, 07:46 PM
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I am glad that you are taking it slow with a patient teacher. If you want to move to Georgia, I will be more than glad to teach you free lessons if you clean 18 stalls! That was a lot of work! I actually don't have 18 stalls, but you get the general idea.

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post #10614 of 29438 Old 06-17-2013, 10:42 PM
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Don't know if tis would help any of you...but our pasture is rather new, and needs a base, or needed...this past winter was terrible...but anyway, we saw some guys out grinding trees along the road into mulch. They dropped two loads at our house for FREE!!

I dumped,several loads in the area where the horses stood,the most and created the most mess. The mulch and twigs were soft and made a really nice base. It's getting a little yicky again, so,I just dumped three more loads down. The mulch smells good, and it helps with the muddy mess....

Maybe that would help?


My mom came home from her mini vaca. I happened to be out leading Jay Jay around and greeted her. When she set her eyes on him.....she cried.....cried tears of joy. She knows how long I've been looking, and knew instantly his charm. . In fact she said....we ARE going shopping for him tomorrow, right???

So,I thought by tomorrow after shopping I could jump on....just got an email,from Dutton bits that my bit won't be here tomorrow. ......they are hand forged and take longer to get here..... I'm ready to rumble! . Maybe it's better to give him a few more days to trust me.

Oh, when I showed up to feed, mom says...you'll never believe what I just saw....I'm thinking coyote, couger..... No, apparently Jay Jay and Rainn were itching each other over the fence!! . Yeah, maybe they will get along!! I NEVER, EVER saw Skye do that with Rainn, she was such a witch! Maybe Rainn can now enjoy retirement with a friend.

Oh, critter....I know this is late...but I like,your,hair straight! Very pretty!!

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post #10615 of 29438 Old 06-18-2013, 12:31 AM
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I am not smart about drainage and footing, so I always go for a slight slope, so it drains off naturally.


My Mum arrives tomorrow. I can't wait.
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post #10616 of 29438 Old 06-18-2013, 01:31 AM
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It's late and there's a lot of news on here!

Corgi - I think the Corgi turtle (corgle?) is adorable. We used to have 2 corgies, tri's, one a Pembroke and the other a Cardigan...awesome dogs.
Celeste, I don't think we're old, either. I'm not moving and I'm over 50.

Alex, found a t-shirt for your step-dad. It says "Dog Hair, Don't Care" but it is for a lady. Maybe you could get an xl..... Enjoy your mum!

Nicker, it's such good news about JJ and Raine getting along. Happy endings (to horse hunting) and happy beginnings (to horse partners) are wonderful!

TJ, yay for you! You really knocked it out of the park, 18 stalls, A+ grade on grooming, and a very productive lesson. Give yourself a big pat on the back!
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post #10617 of 29438 Old 06-18-2013, 02:24 AM
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Am just about ready to go clean up poo (hopefully w/out collapsing),then have a lesson. Oh, dear,didn't know there was an over 50 thread;do I have to go there,should I? Am 59..too "old" for you guys? (I hear Stan sputtering for an "appropriate" comment LOL). Not going, just getting to know you'all. Well... here I go the the far blue yonder out east. Wish me luck!

I'm a rising 65 went over to the dark side, 30 plus, I qualify, to much talk about babies been there done that. Went to peek at the over 50 thread and they are. So I decided that being a rising 65 and having the body of a young adonis with a touch of forgetfulness. I forgot what a young adonis is surposed to do. I have decided I don't have the time left to break in another bunch of folks and there are not that many who will put up with me, so I'm staying. Thats if Alex agrees.

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post #10618 of 29438 Old 06-18-2013, 02:57 AM
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i agree Celeste I started a thread but it seems that everyone is worried about the 17 boy who is a drama queen lol so no one is looking at it.
I think i need to get the bobcat in there and get the slope right then add some pea gravel and tamp it down. then add a sand or dirt the allows drainage. I say I but really it would be the BO to do It I don't get paid to fix their mistakes. but if he'll pay I will.
If you are going to that amount of trouble with hard fill, and from the photos is the turnout area lower than the road along the front, if so it will always push the water in. I think I can see spouting but not sure so I assume the water is being taken from the roof to the end of the bulding. I would run a ring drain along the front of the gates to pick up that water and slope the turnout area to the front for some run off. If the water has no where to go it will build up. Love the barn though great job.

I had to ring drain one of my homes crap of a job had to go down two yards in places to get the water away from the bottom story then run it down the section to the lowest point. Next door were not impressed, but got the water away.

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post #10619 of 29438 Old 06-18-2013, 07:52 AM
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Stan that was something like I was telling her on the drainage. She said there is not a gutter system in place. I suggested installing a gutter system that drained into underground pipe to take the water away from the barn. Ofcourse that calls for digging trenches to lay pipe(clear your filthy minds) how ever far it takes to the area that will keep it from coming back to the barn.

By looking at the neighboring turn outs it appears the drainage is ok in them, but makes me wonder if the one that has standing water is at the lowest level and all the others are draining into it.
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post #10620 of 29438 Old 06-18-2013, 08:03 AM
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TJ, glad all went awesome and you enjoyed the awesome smell that is horse. Just keep telling yourself the more you do this the easier the work gets because your body is strengthening from each workout. Before you know it you will be Geronimo mounting(run and jump over their butt onto their back) lol.


We, meaning me and Levi the young fella from church, done some pasture cleaning of fell trees and limbs last evening. Loaded the bed of the F150 thrice and took to the burn pile. Should be a big bonfire when the time comes to light it. I love seeing the energy and excitement in him for doing things around the property. Thursday will be some horse riding for him and maybe Amber will jump on Doc for a little ride around the pasture.

No pics of the work, but we were having fun playing Incredible Hulk as we would take the big rotted limbs/trunks and swing them around at the standing trees to break them into shorter sections. We laughed at each other as we posed like strong men after each successful swing. Then again when picking them up and throwing them from the bed of the truck to the pile. It had to be hilarious to anyone able to catch a peek of us. Mind you there were a few Tim Allen grunts thrown in there on occasion as well.
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