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        07-24-2013, 07:58 AM
    Green Broke
    Unfortunately when I finished supper and feeding the horses, I felt drops of rain as I was headed for the saddles. Had a pretty good storm come through and drinched everything even more.

    Drove into work this morning through pouring rain, but it looks to be a small thunder head which will make the humidity ridiculous once the sun comes up. Sweat coming down as the moisture is evaporated up. Hot if you look up and hot if you look down.

    Think I will keep busy in my A/C shop and hope for no repair calls today. Lol

    I'll see what photos I have of Bud on this pc. I think I have a few of him on my photobucket account too. BRB
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        07-24-2013, 08:13 AM
    Green Broke
    This is Bud. My wife named him that because she said when he whined, it sounded like an ole drunk so the name is Bud weiser. He turned 14 this year.

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        07-24-2013, 01:58 PM
    Great photos Roaddy! That last one makes him look as if he's peeing in the water! Lol. Sorry you didn't get to ride. Do you always get so much rain, or is unusual?

    Got my ride in! 2 hours!! Let me first was FREEZING! 50 s and windy. Considering the conditions Jay did well. There were a few new things; Amish bundles of hay, jersey cow....that he seemed to think would eat him, but he was a trooper and trustd me to go forward!!. Amazing how each day is different with horses.

    It's still cool and overcast, my house is'm feeling a movie is in order.

    Have a good day all!
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        07-24-2013, 02:04 PM
    Green Broke
    It's hurricane season so we usually get spouts of thunder storms throughout the summer. I remember having the 4th of July party last year at our old house and it rained almost all day. The part that drives me crazy is all the frogs croaking all night from all of the rain. They get into everything, especially the tree frogs. Better dump your boots out before stepping into them in the morning. We leave the water boots on the front porch.
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        07-24-2013, 02:04 PM
    Good morning everyone

    Great to be here

    Rick I liked the pictures of Bud
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        07-24-2013, 03:53 PM
    Green Broke
    Thank you CW. How is everything over there with job hunting?
        07-24-2013, 06:14 PM
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        07-24-2013, 09:39 PM
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    . Amazing how each day is different with horses.
    So true! Last week it was 100 degrees so there wasn't any riding. Today it was 84 and breezy. The only thing that got me through the long work day was the thought of riding this evening.

    I get out to the farm and my girl comes to the gate as always. I lead her over to the hitching post and dropped the lead rope to let her graze while I gathered my tack. The minute I turn my back, she takes off running back toward her pasture. But instead of going to her pasture, she goes to a smaller paddock two fields down from hers and she stops at the fence in front of an older mustang named PC. PC is a mare that used to be in the field with her but they didn't get along. Isabella was terrified of her so the BO moved the mustang. This move happened 2 months ago and Isabella has been happy ever since.

    She has her head over the fence and is nuzzling PC. What????

    I lead her back to the hitching post and tie her this time. She was so badly behaved. She kept pawing at the ground and swinging her butt toward me as I was trying to groom her. She kept rubbing up against me. I kept shoving her away from me and after the 3rd time of swinging her butt toward me, I decided she needed a good old fashioned come to Jesus meeting.

    We headed for the round pen and she resisted..planting all 4 feet and refusing to move. Who is this horse???

    So, I got her feet moving by disengaging her hind quarters and backing up and all that good stuff. We made it to the round pen, I took off her halter, threw up my hands and my horse took off like a race horse, running around that circle like a crazy both directions. After about 3 minutes of non stop running, she calmed own and slowly walked into the middle of the pen toward me with her head down.

    I rubbed her head, put her halter on, and walked back to the hitching post. I groomed her and tacked her up with no further problems.

    6 months ago I would have put her away after all of that. Today, I decided to ride anyway.

    She was her amazing self in the arena. We w/t/c in both directions. We did some barrels. I worked on slowing down her canter. It was great.

    After I untacked her and untied her, she immediately ran back to the older mustang mare. I stood there, totally perplexed. What is going on with my horse?

    Then I noticed her lift her tail and she winked.

    My horse is in heat.

    And obviously has a "thing" for another mare!

    And I figured out that her turning her butt toward me was not an aggressive move. She was rubbing against me because she is a hussy!

    I have had Isabella for 1.5 years and have only seen her like this once before. Most of her heat cycles are silent. You would never know she was in heat. This month must be different for some reason.

    When I led her away from the mustang, I kept asking her what she thought she could do for her? I was laughing so hard.

    Poor girl is frustrated.

    I still have no idea why she has focused on her old pasture mate that she hated.

    And I have to say that despite her crazy mare behavior today, it was a victory for us because I handled her misbehavior without being intimidated and she was an angel under saddle despite her raging hormones!

    We are doing a freestyle clinic on Saturday! Hope her hormones settle by then!
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        07-24-2013, 11:30 PM
    Green Broke
    That's awesome corgi. I had a great trail ride on Scotty tonight. Boy does he like to go and what a trot. We were trotting and leaving my friend catering in our dust. I did get him to canter though. Poor hunter saw me bringing Scotty in from the field and was neighing quite vigorously. He had four years to be my pal.
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        07-25-2013, 12:43 AM
    Great job Corgi.

    Bud looks like a good soul.

    Tala is doing well today, she's back to normal., playing with Wink, and running around. Thank God.

    I got a text from my farrier today, 'call me urgently' Sh1t, what?
    I called immediately, he asked if I'd had another farrier out to pull all of Lucas's shoes? I'd never do that.
    He'd just got a call from my BM that Lucas was missing all 4 shoes, as I was on the phone to him, the BM, was calling me. I appreciate that, call the vet or farrier first, and then call me - really I like that.

    He's stomped his shoes off, all of them, because of the flies. I am not happy that my Bo was away, so it was his kids feeding, and they didn't notice.

    The hoof wall is all but gone on all four, so he needs glue ons, at $500 for all four. GIVE ME STRENGTH! I know you QH types will ask why he can't be barefoot, I will ship him to you for a few months, and you will see.

    Sadly, because I want it, there's a national shortage of glue. The weather has been so bad, 100o or epic rain, with nothing in between.

    So I've paid for two months stalled during the day, in a stall, under the fans the flies are not bad. So that should help his stomping.

    Right now he is wrapped until the glue comes in and he can be sound again. For now, poor soul is lame and on stall rest.

    Because you know, I have all this extra money to spend. Grrr.

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