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    07-20-2013, 03:55 PM
  #11681
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Hi all and I had a great day on Saturday. Started to pull apart Her car to replace the clutch. Very quickly getting over Toyota front wheel drive vehicles. The amount of stuff that had to come off of it just to get to the stage of being able to see the motor took half a day. Then it came to jacking the wheels off the ground My jack sucked a kumara. Into Dargaville to a place called the warehouse, where every one gets a bargan. Brought a new two ton jack, rushed home with it and stick it under the front wheel and start jacking. The brand new two ton jack sucked a kumara. It could not lift the front wheel of a toyota corolla of the ground.

I took another prozac as the air was turning blue, actually it had turned blue. We managed by other means to get the wheel raised and started to dismantle the axel when another problem reared its head. I did not have the right size socket. More blue air and a trip to Whangarei was now required. 110 ks one way.

So now I needed a two ton jack that worked, a socket that fitted, I noticed one of the fan belts was cracked so that had to be replaced. The clutch kit Roslyn had brought did not have the axel seals in it so I had to buy them as well then I noticed the cam belt had not been replaced for 100,000ks not to mention the air filter as well.

Now Roslyn is out and about in my truck, the one I had filled the tank up with fuel, I now had to fill the tank on my friends car for the trip to Whangarei for all of the extra parts required. The bill for the extra parts came to $391 and the fuel was $52 in a very little car that had a key winder attached to the rear door so when it stopped one got out and wound it up again for a few more miles. Bit like a 6 foot man on a miniture horse. Did not look right.

To add insult to injury when she arrived home and enquired as to the progress with her car I gave her the reciept for the extra parts required less the $69 for the jack, she decided not to talk to me for the rest of the evening. How I love the piece and quiet now and again

So to you all.
Have a great day riding your horses and think of me spending my day fixing the ponies under the bonnet of a toyota corolla so SWMBO can ride again.

I wonder is she will fill the tank on my truck when she has finished. Nah i'll get it back when its empty and then get that smile again, just the smile.

Cheers all, and ride, for the days are getting longer in my part of the world and we all know what the means, don't we.
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    07-20-2013, 04:25 PM
  #11682
Trained
Awe Stan Roslyn was not talking to you
Marc knows that feeling too
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    07-20-2013, 04:43 PM
  #11683
Yearling
It looks like another busy day for everyone. Stan, sorry to hear about your frustrations fixing SWMBO's car. Hopefully she is grateful for all the work you out into it and shows you in some special way.

My hay guy arrived at exactly 7:01 this morning with nearly 400 beautiful bales to unload. We got it all stacked in the sheds in just over an hour. W swept off the back of the truck into an adjacent temporary grazing paddock, so I let the horses out to clean up the small bits. When I looked out to check on them about 10 minutes later, I found both Koolio and Cheeky Pony laying in the soft bits and munching a circle around themselves. Lazy horses!! They seemed to be quite enjoying themselves. Too bad I didnt have a camera handy. Hopefully this load should get me through until next spring, especially if the rains keep the grasses growing like they are.

I also got 2 moles in my traps. One yesterday and one today. Technically, they are ground squirrels, but they behave like moles because they are almost never seen above ground and they really hate the light. These rotten little critters dig long tunnel runs about 4-6 " under the surface and leave huge mounds of nice black dirt above their dens, making the pasture a total mess. When we first moved in, the property was infested. In the first year, I trapped over 100 moles. Since then I only find a half dozen or so each year as long as I watch for new mounds and trap them immediately. The coyotes love me and the cat thinks I am a rodent goddess.

Summer is always a beautiful time, especially when the fields are in full bloom. This year, Canola is the favored cash crop. I love seeing the seas of yellow against the blue sky and green trees. Here is a quick picture of he field across the road. The sky isn't blue today, but I thought I better snap a few shots in case we get another hail storm this afternoon.


I'll try to get a few more pics on a sunnier day before the plants start to go to seed.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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    07-20-2013, 04:48 PM
  #11684
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Farmchic    
She's a Paso Fino, and about an hour old in the pic.

How about Go Go Boots? Lol
adorable baby. PERFECT name!!
     
    07-20-2013, 04:58 PM
  #11685
Weanling
I'm still catching up.

Had a great week but the heat here is hellish. It's not just hot, it's humid. It can kill you. But did that stop me from riding Thurs? No it did not.

Got to ride my favorite Mr.CrazyHotLegs Teddy and his wildman trotting self. I can honestly say I FINALLY got him to drop his head and give me a good relaxed trot for one straightaway and one corner. He's the one with the hopping front end..he kind of trots the rear and arches to lope the front. It's disconcerting until you get used to it. But I'm not letting up on it. I'm determined to get him to relax and slwo down and let me sit his ****ed trot and not have to post him into eternity.

So anyhow we had a great ride but I'll tell you when we were done, so was I. I could barely get him back to the barn, and when I did I struggled with his tack and then giving him his cooldown shower all while sweating buckets and drinking water so I could keep sweating buckets. I just about crawled to my car and drove home all buggy and dead like.

I had to skip my lesson on Friday because it was even hotter.

We have a show - it'll be my first - next Saturday. I think i'm going to ride it but not on Mr.Hot Legs. I'll be riding it on Braveheart, the Morgan with diabetes. He's a good boy and while he won't lope to save his giant butt, he has the most impressive jog. So we might do okay.

Meanwhile I gotta get back to all these messages and catch up. You people are a busy bunch!!
     
    07-20-2013, 05:03 PM
  #11686
Trained
Yea I can hardly wait for Hunter to come back with her new horse
So happy for her
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    07-20-2013, 05:04 PM
  #11687
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farmchic    
Thanks all! I'm sire you'll get sick of all the pics.

In all the baby excitement I forgot to mention I had a great ride on my gelding yesterday!! We rode around the obstacles in the arena, tarp, noodle thingy, rescued animal from one barrel to another, stepped over half barrels, through cones and pushed the ball around. For a horse that is scared of everything he did surprisingly good! I was so proud of him. He has his faults but he tries so hard I can overlook them.

I think that's my favorite thing about horses - how hard they try. At least that's what I'm experiencing as a rider of school horses. In the beginning it's hard to see it but then once you're a little more aware of the horse and less of yourself you begin to see that you're still alive because they were taking care of you and not running you into walls and fences and things even though you were probably telling them to inadvertently...
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    07-20-2013, 05:12 PM
  #11688
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadyy    
I have some great news to share from last evening. I got a few chores done early and finished doctoring Trusty's leg so I loaded up several saddles in the truck and headed around to the pasture. Called Sugar, my 4 year old line back Dun and gotthe halter on her. Spend a couple minutes letting her smell all of the saddles in the bed of the truck then grabbed the pad and rubbed her with it..Let me say here that she is the most curious of all the horses as in not afraid of anything. She thought it was a tug of war tool and kept wanting to play. I finally got it on her back and walked a circle with it without a flinch. Ok, grab the light saddle and rub her with it and her response is to eat the small amounts of hay in the bed from pulling the wrap off the round bale. Set it on her back and she acts like nothing is there, so I pull the cinch up, still nothing from her. Walked her around the pasture then got her up to a trot so the stirrups would bounce to see how she would react.
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I got more response out of Boo than her from this action as he was running along side her trying to eat the horse killing saddle off her back.LMBO Got her back to the back of the truck and finished tightening the cinch with no response out of her, so it was time to put weight on the stirrups. After pushing down on each stirrup with my hands and her just looking at me like "wat'r you doin?" got my big ole butt up on the tailgate and sat down cross seat on the saddle.
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Finally swung leg over and set feet in stirrups to walk her around the big tree just out of the picture before tacking down. Groomed her some more before taking the halter off and she just stood there with me at the truck as if she wanted more. I was so happy it was surreal.

I also tacked up Doc and rode him around the pastures. He was a little more figgity at first, but quickly settled down for a very nice 20 minute ride.

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I was so full of joy from both of them doing so well that I looked over at Boo, who hasn't been ridden since before his accident with falling in the tank. Caught him and got him all tacked up with very little flinch before leading him around the pasture a couple of times. He did awesome as well, but it was getting dark and I didn't want to try riding him around the pastures in the dark. My evening was so enjoyable I didn't want it to end. I think I finally left the pasture, just watching them graze, about 9.

Sorry it was so long, but I type as I think it in my head. Lol I'm sure it could have been condensed.
BEAUTIFUL. That sounds like the best kind of evening.
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    07-20-2013, 05:16 PM
  #11689
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadyy    
Hows that

Lookit those legs! What a beauty! (sighing over here in HOTTOWN USA)
     
    07-20-2013, 05:20 PM
  #11690
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Too bad you did not live closer to us Roady
I would ride your horse
ditto!

And I'd say thank you, too! ;)
     

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