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        07-22-2013, 04:04 AM
    Oh a happier note, the (English) Royal baby is coming. The Duchess of Cambridge just went in as in labor stages.
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        07-22-2013, 08:14 AM
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    Sounds like everyone had a fairly good weekend other than Stan with SWMBO's car and Alex with her best friend.

    Stan, I hope you are able to get the car repaired without much more issues popping up.

    Alex, I hope she doesn't suffer much before the time does come and is able to enjoy every moment with you til. Like most here, I have put several of my beloved dogs down and it never got easier.
        07-22-2013, 08:34 AM
    Green Broke
    I will add my great weekend to the list. I posted the other day about my experience with Sugar and saddling' riding the first time. Well, it continued Saturday evening with getting Amber on her and leading around the pasture. Amber said she has the smoothest ride she has felt in the saddle.

    I had her walk her around the pasture to get her used to it again and give Amber a chance to handle Sugar first.
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    Then had Amber get on her to walk around the pasture with them on the line. She did so well as if a seasoned pro who never puts a foot out of place. I actually think Sugar enjoyed it as much as Amber and myself. When Amber took the saddle off and set it back in the truck, Sugar kept coming back and pulling at the saddle after we shoo her off. Lol
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    Then had Amber lead Doc around the pasture a time or two with a couple flexes to get him stretched before saddling. She got him all tacked up then I handed her Scooter, who btw was not interested in being up there, for a few laps around the pasture. She let me know real quick that he had a swagger to his walk that was not nearly as smooth a ride as Sugar. Lol
    I then took them out of the pasture and led them around the block and he did great.

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    Now, I don't have pics from yesterday since I was alone, but after Michelle and Amber left yesterday afternoon for Amber's bible quiz practice, I headed out to work with the horses some more.

    Fed them all then doctored Trusty during feeding. Got Doc saddled and rode him around the pastures with good results so I decided to ride him myself around the neighborhood. It was a good ride and will get a lot better with some miles back on him. He wasn't spooky, but had some ancy in his step that kept me constantly putting him in contact to slow him down.

    When we got back I decided to spend some time on Little Man and Boo. Little Man got spoiled by Alicia getting off him when he gave any little resistance to want to ride. He had a couple crow hops and mini bucks when I would force him to go where I wanted him to and stop him from going where he wanted to go. Finally settled down and realized I was not going to give in.

    Boo just didn't want to go at all and decided he wanted to throw a few bucks when I got stronger with my requests. All in all it was a positive as I stayed on and we all walked away healthy. I knew they would need work going into it.
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        07-22-2013, 08:36 AM
    Green Broke
    Btw, I have been leaving hay stuffed in the head stall of the horse trailer and one of them has been enjoying it. I'm thinking it is Sugar with her fearless self.
        07-22-2013, 08:43 AM
    Morning all!

    Survived the weekend of impromptu family gatherings.... That is all I will say. actually is was really nice to see my nephew and his DW in from South Korea.

    Got up early and started "working'' around here right away. Amazing the amount I can accomplish when I start right away. I'm such a morning person.

    Alex, I feel your pain. Our dog is inching up there in years (12) and I try to cherish each day with her. She has a couple tumors and the start of neuropathy, but I try to keep her as active as possible to ward it off. She is my child, as we don't have our own. I too tear up just thinking of losing her. Dogs become part of your family, and when they sleep in your bed for twelve years....and spend every waking hour with you, there's something special there. Isn't it a shame that something that give so much love, isn't on this earth nearly long enough.

    Hunter, congrats!! So happy for you. Wanna see pics!!

    NVR, want to hear about this moonlight ride you are thinking of taking. Sounds interesting.....

    It's to be another beautiful day here, I hope the same for each of you!!

    Have a good one!!
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        07-22-2013, 08:51 AM

    Great story, and great pics. Cute daughter!!. Is Sugar a red dune? That is what my first horse was. . Always fancied them.

    Happy for glad you got some time in the saddle!!!
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        07-22-2013, 09:08 AM
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        07-22-2013, 09:08 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Had another call about Stella tonight, but the lady had suffered a bad fall from a horse and her confidence was shaky. Stella would get milage out of that.

    That's three so far and its a numbers game, enough phone and one will fall for her and she will be gone.

    I havent even had anyone come look at Hunter yet
        07-22-2013, 09:57 AM
    Nvr, I love the view in your pics - the tail of a driving team is something I've not experienced but I love being behind my singles. Beautiful pictures!

    Roadyy, Sugar is really a nice looking mare. You have a keeper there. Sounds like you're making great progress all the way around with them.

    Hunter, Scotty sounds awesome. So glad hubby is making the situation easier by giving you some time with double board! He's a keeper, too!

    Alex, we hear you. Even farm dogs weasel their way into our hearts...we have 3 and one of ours is about the same age as Tala. He's a B&W border collie and is getting gray all over his head...skinny as a concentration camp victim even with special feedings. When the time comes it will be rough....he's hubby's dog and that will make it doubly bad as DH won't admit that it will hit him hard. The hardest thing you will ever do is to make the right decision when it's time.
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        07-22-2013, 10:10 AM
    Green Broke
    So happy to hear that some of you are getting in some quality horse time & some nice rides. The breadmaker I wanted off CL-well the guy was a flake, so it didn't happen. But I have one coming from a friend in PA-might even get here this week. Looking forward to a nice fresh loaf soon. Our thunderstorms & rain are coming on at night now-my poor dog is freaked out, but is OK come morning. I hate that she is so frightened of the noise.

    AlexS-my dear friend back in CA had to put her old dog down-she has the vet come to her home, & then they bury in the back yard. Her dog was thirteen & I hate to think how much she had paid in vet bill's over the years, as the dog (Belgian Malnois) had better care than lots of people do. She got a pup at the same time I got my last one, & she is already hating to think of how her heart will hurt when this one gets older.

    I'm making pancakes this morning, so about time to get busy w/that.
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