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post #11321 of 29438 Old 07-08-2013, 08:12 PM
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Here is the lake Maggie swam in. You can see in the background rain was heading our way. We left just in time. This is one of our state parks.


Have a good night all!
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post #11322 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 02:14 AM
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Great post to read through I enjoyed them all. Selling hunter I know that feeling, i still have to move stella on and after today it got just a little harder.

It was shoe day the farrier came and cleaned up Stella but left her shoeless for a while. She is rideable around the farm and beach without shoes. However we also had an issue with her.

While shoeing Bugs who was well behaved, to the extent while the farrier was playing around with his back feet Bugs decided he was going to play with the plastic buckets. He picked one up however there were two buckets one inside the other and preceded to swing the buckets.

Roslyn tells me the bottom bucket flew off in Stella's direction landing close. Stella was tied and munching on hay she got a shock and flung her head up breaking her halter. Thats the second she has broken in as many weeks.

I arrive home and Stella is looking over the gate, so up I go to see her as I always do. Normally she would have a sniff and turn away. Not this time she stood and we were cheek to cheek, me scratching her cheek and she enjoying the attention. Makes it harder to move her on when now and again she will surprise me, she did not move away, it was me who said enough is enough.

I have a clown and a smocher at the moment.

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post #11323 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 02:33 AM
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I forgot to answer the question on horse covers. This year I have covered the horses I don't want Bugs getting a cold now do I.

Nah thats not it.the grass looks green but it is close croped and mostly weeds so the value in not in the feed. I am feeding hay and suplements and so they did not burn up there feed just staying warm I put coats on them.

Its around 17 degs but there was southerlys blowing which is cool so thats why they have covers on. Bad grass.

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post #11324 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 06:59 AM
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Had another series of storms come through yesterday afternoon. They shut the yard down at 4, but I stayed til 4:30 to finish the repair I was on. Busted my cell phone face up pretty badly as I knocked it off the work bench while working and had to call in a new one through the insurance. It will be here today.

Got home to no power and had to set up the generator so we had AC, TV, lights and keep the fridge/freezer going. No water since we are on a well, but it only lasted about 4.5 hours before they had it back on. I didn't get the pics of the horses as she went ahead and fed and doctored as needed before I got home.


On the horse rehoming subject. The bf of my daughter who just moved in with him recently, has decided he nolonger has a desire to pay for the care of her horses. I told her I would wait til today to start finding her horses a home so they could talk about it. The paint can easily be walked across the street to his original owner, then find a home for Jems the 12 yr old standardbred brood mare.

I'm considering keeping Littleman, the paint, and finding a home for Sugar and Boo along with Jems for the sole reason of they are only eating money. Littleman can be ridden where the other 3 cannot without serious work that I don't have time for.
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post #11325 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 08:55 AM
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Had another series of storms come through yesterday afternoon. They shut the yard down at 4, but I stayed til 4:30 to finish the repair I was on. Busted my cell phone face up pretty badly as I knocked it off the work bench while working and had to call in a new one through the insurance. It will be here today.

Got home to no power and had to set up the generator so we had AC, TV, lights and keep the fridge/freezer going. No water since we are on a well, but it only lasted about 4.5 hours before they had it back on. I didn't get the pics of the horses as she went ahead and fed and doctored as needed before I got home.


On the horse rehoming subject. The bf of my daughter who just moved in with him recently, has decided he nolonger has a desire to pay for the care of her horses. I told her I would wait til today to start finding her horses a home so they could talk about it. The paint can easily be walked across the street to his original owner, then find a home for Jems the 12 yr old standardbred brood mare.

I'm considering keeping Littleman, the paint, and finding a home for Sugar and Boo along with Jems for the sole reason of they are only eating money. Littleman can be ridden where the other 3 cannot without serious work that I don't have time for.
It's a hard decision trying to decide who to keep and who to sell. I'm there myself. If your not emotionally attached to any certain one then keeping the ones most rideable makes the most sense. I love all my horses but want to get down to fewer so I have time to enjoy them instead of just working for them. I would love to breed and sell but right now there's not much of a market.

I'm almost done with the barn!! Yeah! Will post pics later.
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post #11326 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 08:57 AM
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Rick, tell your daughter that moving in with a man should improve your financial situation rather than bring it down. If she has less money than she did because they have started living together, she is going the wrong direction. Men are too expensive to keep as pets.

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post #11327 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 09:39 AM
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Rick, tell your daughter that moving in with a man should improve your financial situation rather than bring it down. If she has less money than she did because they have started living together, she is going the wrong direction. Men are too expensive to keep as pets.
Actually, she has no income and is his financial responsibility. He went from being single to having her, a 2 yr old boy and one on the way. I understand him getting his priorities in order, but also think he should have thought about that long before coming to me wanting to cover the cost of her two horses. I told DW I feel the best option at this point is to rehome the 3 mentioned earlier. Wife can ride Trusty til she gets used to riding again, Amber can ride her horse Doc and I'll ride Little Man. I already put the word out to my trainer friend to be on the lookout for potential homes. I told her $200 a piece just to keep the "know nothings" at bay, hopefully.

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post #11328 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 10:57 AM
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I hear ya Stan, it is really hard. Of course since I listed Hunter he has been an angel. We have listed him and so far have had someone who wants to lease until he is sold. It is a good option as he would be with some highly regarded trainers and riders. All expenses paid.
This is the barn that wants him Welcome to Twin Oaks Farm

My dilemma is what happens if I get Scotty and then they send Hunter back. Then I am stuck with 2 horses, the other thing I could do is just send him there for a while BUT I would still have to pay full board at my barn to hold his spot.

On the other horse apparently some other people are coming to see him on Saturday, my neighbor doesn't think they will be a fit and is getting cold feet about selling him. She is supposed to call me today. I kinda get the feeling that she thinks that we won't be a match either but I want the opportunity to spend some time with him. I guess we will see what happens, if it is meant to be it will be.
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post #11329 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 11:47 AM
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so i showed you a few pictures from the trail ride but not the damage that was done to the truck.

this is the Main dent I am hoping a friend can fix pretty easy.


about 20 minutes after the ordeal here is cody happily munching hay Tied in a different spot.



And Nothing at all happened to cody he does not even seem to be sore.
But last night I noticed Doc has a Bump?? on his rump.
Hubby is out of town so I sent him a picture he says it looks like a muscle strain. he is not acting lame at all but it is tender to the touch. I am going to watch and wait
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post #11330 of 29438 Old 07-09-2013, 12:04 PM
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Oh noooooooooooooooooooo. Hope it can be fixed pretty easy. Also wow on that bump!! What the heck!!!
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