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        06-30-2013, 03:57 AM
      #11101
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    It was about 85 today here It got windy but DRY :) they got the hay cut!
    Now to get it dry and baled and then put up!!!

    I am so looking forward to good hay!



    I would love to go trail riding with you all


    Well I better get to bet we have a early start tomorrow with the show..

    Goodnight all
    I am so looking forward to good hay! I wonderd about the meaning of that statment. What does it really mean.? Nah i'm not going to take that one apart.
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        06-30-2013, 07:20 AM
      #11102
    Yearling
    Morning all! . It's a cool, foggy one this fine Sunday morning!

    To be near 80 all week here with a threat of thunderstorms. You know what that means....HUMID!!

    Stan love your ways to get rid,of pesky dogs. You make me . There was actually a stray dog hanging around moms. I yelled for her, mostly because I have concern for my elderly dog I bring with me...mom was concerned about her chickens, so she ran and got her pistol. She shot at it hoping to scare it away....I was out in the pasture eating my oatmeal (another story). When she shot....Rainn turned around and hightailed it into her stall so,fast, she was a blur!! then she peaked out of her stal said to,say,"what...what was that???" had to be there...priceless!

    As for the oatmeal in the field....I get up and go tot the barn early, too early to eat, so,often I bring my breakfast....anyway, this is mostly for STAN...you mentioned about trying to hook up with Stella. I have read, and therefore do, that of you,take a bucket or lawn chair out into the field and just sit, the horse will learn that you a no longer a threat. Let THEM come up to YOU! Sometimes I have a sweet treat in my pocket, sometimes not....that takes TIME, but worth a try maybe.

    That brings me to the second thing...Rainn started the running from the halter thing when I first got her. Frustrating...I remember spending HOURS as a kid trying to,catch my Shetland pony!! so what I started doing was walking out there with the halter AND a treat. Sometimes I will put the halter on....sometimes not. But I wanted her to realize that anytime I come up, and invite her into MY space she is more than likely going to get a 'nickermaker' treat!! . I've done this with JayJay too...so far so good!!

    Just a few nuggets from my experiences..take them for what they are worth.

    Critter, good luck today! I LOVED showing 4H. Does Bre ride western, huntseat, games? I mostly rode western. My favorites were trail and western riding. Placed third at states for western riding. Think I could have won the class if my QH had a lower headset...ya know, the unnatural kind they liked in the eighties. Oh, weell, I was still happy with being in that place. It was stiff competition!

    Alex, yes, I've been rehearsing what I want to say to moms DH in my head. I'm going to have to put an end to this griping, or it will be a very LONG summer!!!. I'm from a long line of people who 'avoid' confrontation....im getting WAY better at handling things.

    I better get moving here...I left the troops in to keep Jays feet dry. I do prefer them out tho. Oh, speaking of his feet....I've noticed already where the cut on his back foot that ran into his sulcus (learning new terms!!) and thus also has thrush is closing up from the inside out. As of last night no gnats buzzy around a somewhat infected area! Keep him in your prayers please, he's not out of the woods yet....

    Have a good day all!
         
        06-30-2013, 07:58 AM
      #11103
    Trained
    I used to sit around worrying for hours about how to handle confrontation. I wanted to think of a nice way to say something to whoever was causing me the problem. It occurred to me that there may not always be a "nice" way to say something. Sometimes you have to be frank. I would be polite and edit the profanity from my discussion, but just tell the dang husband that he's got to quit being mean.
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        06-30-2013, 11:10 AM
      #11104
    Yearling
    A very quick pop in...my cousins on his way...

    Not intentionally, but the horses got put in the same pasture this morning....all was pretty quiet by the time I left....Rainn made a couple squeals but no drama....

    I watched them for quite a while..it's JayJay who appears to be asking to be in her space at this time. Rainer...she's kinda aloof, so she does her own thing....her old owner said she was very "whatever..." Appears that way with JayJay too.
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        06-30-2013, 11:40 AM
      #11105
    Green Broke
    Good morning everyone! Well, DH just called and he will be working until 11 pm. I do not like that he is gone but the OT will be good. It is 67 already and feels hotter. Going to be 92 today. I think I will go out and saddle up for a early ride. I will take my phone and try to pop off a few pics for your viewing pleasure, lol.

    Glad you are getting rides in Nicker. I so wish I had riding friends that lived close by. But I feel like with you all that we are even tho we are not, lol. Does that make sense?? We are riding buddies but do not live close,
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        06-30-2013, 02:03 PM
      #11106
    Green Broke
    Well, just got out of a cool bath! After the ride and stall cleaning I was dying! Already! And it is only 78. I call bull $hi*!

    I took pictures but will not bore you with all of them. But here are a couple.

    Starting up the vineyard road...........(right across the road from us).




    At the top before starting down back side. You can see my place between Ashley's ears..............



    Going down back side....





    View to the left from the top......

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        06-30-2013, 03:06 PM
      #11107
    Yearling
    Good morning all! Whew! It has been quite a week with family, graduation and parties. Last night we had a barn / graduation / birthday party with friends and family. Lots of work, but lots of fun. Here are a few pics from the event.

    The barn dresses up quite nicely for a party.



    Even the horses wanted to join the party early on.


    This morning, my daughter ran the Spartan Race ( 'cause that's apparently what you do after a week of final exams, graduation and an evening of partying). Gotta say, she's one tough cookie.

    Hopefully this week we will get some riding time in, including a few trail rides.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Happy Canada Day tomorrow to my fellow Canadians!
         
        06-30-2013, 06:24 PM
      #11108
    Trained
    Good afternoon everyone
    Good to be here again

    Love reading all your stories
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        06-30-2013, 06:36 PM
      #11109
    Yearling
    Hey all! Had a wonderful,day with the family!!

    My cousin brought his family up to visit all the animals and celebrate my moms birthday.

    Here is my 3 yo cousin. He's BUSY!! But he enjoyed two little rides on Rainn. Notice...I bring'em up tough...no saddle, bareback! Hahaha

    NVR, I hear ya about being riding buddies. I feel the same way!!. Your vineyard ride is beautiful!! Wow!

    Koolio, nice digs for the party!! That barn of yours is really, really nice!! Congrats on everything!

    Is canada day like our Independence Day?
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        06-30-2013, 07:12 PM
      #11110
    Yearling
    Ugh! My wireless is acting up!

    Here's another for good measure.

    NVR, do you normally ride alone? Can't remember if you have kids or not..we don't, just the four legged kind.

    Oh, that 'dog' my mom shot at the other day was more than likely a coyote!! Guess they are becoming a real problem around here!
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