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        07-26-2013, 05:17 PM
    Nicker The robin may want to find a safe nesting place
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        07-26-2013, 05:19 PM
    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    I was suppose to be off tomorrow for a church board retreat, but that isn't happening. I'll try to get off at 12 instead of 3 though. Going to meet them at the lake this evening for a cookout then head to the house. I had planned on taking the camper up there to stay in and everything, but it just wouldn't stick. The plans that is. Hopefully I can catch up with them early afternoon to enjoy some fellowship and bonding. I always feel like the odd man out being the newest christian in the group. They have all be faithful Christians for many years and I've only been for a couple 4 years.

    Will check in tomorrow morning when I get to work.

    NM71, I knew you had the ability to get him to stay in check and happy for your growth together. Its great reading how you two are coming along.
    That cookoff by the lake sounds relaxing and wonderful

    Tomorrow going to the Musical Ride
        07-26-2013, 05:50 PM
    Love all the pics of the doggies!

    Nicker, yay!! So glad your little meeting with J was productive! yes, groundwork can be super effective. Gets their minds back where they need to be.

    Rick..enjoy the cookout! sorry aout your hectic morning.

    Isabella is still in heat and is still out of her mind. She was even worse today. The morning barn help told me that she wouldn't eat this morning because she can't see the other mare's field from where her feed bucket is. This is just crazy. This other mare is two fields over and she spends the whole day walking the fence line calling out to this other mare. For the first time in over 6 months, I had to enter her field and halter to her to get her to come out. The water trough is by the gate and when I got her to the gate, she stopped and drank a lot of water, which tells me she is also not drinking because she is too busy standing at the fence line flirting with another mare..that she HATES!

    I had to do the groundwork again today to get her mind focused back on me. Once I got her tacked up (took forever because I had to keep stopping and doing groundwork) and into the arena, we had another great ride. She had so much energy but it was controlled. Lots of trotting and lots of cantering( which I am trying to turn into a lope...I will turn this polo pony into a western horse if it is the last thing I do ). One of the trainers was there and she taught me how to cue lead changes...something I had never attempted before. Isabella knows her leads, I just never knew how to cue for them.

    So, overall, it was a good ride. I just want my old horse back..not this hormonal hussy that is love with an elderly mustang. When I untacked her, she went running over to the mare and did her "heat thing" ( mares can be so nasty). And she was nuzzling the mare and even did that mouthing thing that foals do.

    Horses are so strange. But I guess that's why we love them!

    Freestyle clinic tomorrow! Going to be interesting!
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        07-27-2013, 12:17 AM
    Hi Corgi nice to see you again
    Sounds like you had a good training moment with Isabella

    Good luck
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        07-27-2013, 01:43 AM
    Green Broke
    No more interest on Stella this week but the add has had around 500 hits, and there were 18 watching. Ill wait a few more weeks and anounce since she is now back in work her value is enhanced. Come summer time when people get outdoors, if I still have her, up the price goes by a thousand.

    Bugs: not good, I called on him today and his face is a mess. He is being annoyed buy bugs and rubbing himself raw. I'll pick him up in the morning bring him home and give him a cold wash with a medicated shampoo and also neem oil soap before he goes back. Another horse will join him tomorrow. A friend of ours horse smokey is available for Roslyn to ride and we will be keeping him at another friends who just happens to have some grass but also the bugs that are giving Bugs a hard time.

    Good to see photos of people riding or working their horses. As for ground work. I put mine through 5 minutes before a ride. Making them walk in the right place and turn left and right, back up. I and keep it up until their head drops and they lick their lips, its just to let them know I'm the boss. Wish Stella would take notice of the last part on my statement.

    Talking about Roslyn its her birthday in a couple of months, or its our wedding anniversery can't remember which, but I splashed out and brought her a new washing machine. This one has a few more bells and whistles so it should keep her interested for a while. I'm considering getting her a new stove for Christmas. What do you all think a good move or what.

    I post a photo of Bugs face tomorrow
        07-27-2013, 02:12 AM
    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    Alex, Stan was referring to the solution you offered me on how to possibly handle this mechanic situation. It lodged in his throat having to admit you had a decent idea. Lol
    Men, you are just a different species. I swear. I perfectly understand horses, dogs, less so cats. But heck I understand cats more than I do your lot, the male species. You are all just different!

    Thanks for explaining Rick. :)

    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    Amazing story about Suki, thanks for sharing that. It's great to hear about someone putting that much love and care into an animal.
    It's totally down to the owner, when I moved to the barn I thought she was a bit nuts, but now I see how her nuts has saved the horse. At first I was thinking that I would put the horse down if it were mine, but now I see that her level of involvement has made the progress they have. I now admire what I thought was over the top at first.

    Nicker glad you can to an agreement. You need to be the leader, always. When you are, things just get easier.

    Heck Celeste, hope you have been able to hold them all since.

    Ladona, best wishes with the clinic.

    Edit to add - oh Stan!!!
        07-27-2013, 02:13 AM
    I last peeked @ this on 7/23,aah! Nicker wanted to know what my job is,& tried to reply,but timed out on my connection because it was so LONG. So,succinct but far from comprehensive: "Community Response" for an "active adults community" that is but isn't.EMT-B,armed. We do...everything. Was told by the Training Supervisor last night that he wants to implement me as his assistant (pending approval, as more $),& that he wants to revamp schedule so that I'm not solo 99% of the time(also pending approval). Gets very busy. Help & more $ would be a plus. Was even thinking of putting my job-stuff on Word & doing a copy-paste here,since too much to explain.

    Lori asked yesterday how lessons going: hopefully can get my delayed ground-work lesson this Monday. Janice wants to show me how to body-language talk to these guys,so I don't get run over/around. Maybe/hopefully can get on Tommy, too; get over my old crap, & just do it,because I know I can.

    I loved Rick's bug trek. I don't mind spiders, as long as they're not in my apartment!

    There's a reminder of job description instance: today, among other things, I responded to a call from Denver Police that a suicide might be in progress @ (the) address. Found 87 y/o female OD'd on valium, barely coherent. They'd called Denver Paramedics, who got there as I was holding her up in her hallway so she wouldn't fall & break something, in process of lowering her so could do O2. A bit later I chased a tiny snake from someone's porch. Oh, & some key check-oouts & elevator pad check-outs, & a lil' ol' man who couldn't get his car horn to stop as he couldn't find his keys (I whanked the cable from the post..there ya go). LOL. Just the day.

    Monday SkyView. Missed last Monday w/work. Looking forward to the poo & the atmosphere, & hopefully my lesson(s).
        07-27-2013, 02:21 AM
    TJT are you an EMT or fire dept?
        07-27-2013, 02:42 AM
    Alex: no,not w/fire dept. They are EMT-basics also. EMT-Bs can be anywhere;fire dept,or on ambulance crews w/or w/out paramedics, depending on circumstances. My EMT-B is required for my job because of the age of the community population, 55-plus. Alot are way over the "55". The "baby boomers" are causing more "policing" issues. Job is a very mixed bag.
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        07-27-2013, 02:46 AM
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    That cookoff by the lake sounds relaxing and wonderful

    Tomorrow going to the Musical Ride
    I'm going to the Musical Ride over here on Vancouver Island in my community in a couple of weeks. Never seen it before and looking forward to it

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