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        08-02-2013, 12:58 PM
      #12061
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    ouch ouch ... its been years for me but I remember those stings.. hubby got into a bumble bee nest once and got about 9 stings. I got the benedryl out right away.
    9 stings is terrible. Here I am sitting around feeling sorry for myself.
         
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        08-02-2013, 01:19 PM
      #12062
    Green Broke
    Thought I would give some pictures to look at from the work place.


    Here is a pic of an Osprey nest atop one of the light poles. These are large birds.
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    This is the vessel being prepped for launch on Monday at 3pm Central
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    A couple across the way at the paper mill, you can see the two smaller vessels we dropped in the water. They look so small compared to that container ship. Usually you can see the deck loaded with huge containers.
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    A couple of pics of the yard I work at. It is about a third the size of our other yard.
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    That far yellow prefab building is where my shop is located^^.

    Here is one to show how high the pilot house is when they are sitting on the ground before launching.
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        08-02-2013, 01:22 PM
      #12063
    Green Broke
    Celeste, I hope you and yours aren't too uncomfortable with the stings. Hopefully it will go away soon. I've been so soaked in sweat by the time I finish my horse chores that I haven't felt like riding even when I have plenty of daylight left for it.
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        08-02-2013, 04:20 PM
      #12064
    Started
    FANTASTIC ride this morning!!! Spur of the moment thing. Haven't ridden in a few bc my back and seats bones have been hurting. The ride did my back good, and a little yoga afterwards helped too. Those dang side bends with the water buckets are giving me the issue! every time I try something new....my body fights back...frustrating

    Anyway, Jay was a peach. We worked on slow jogging and some collected cantering ( I said screw the back...I'm having fun). His cowboy canter was pretty easy to slow down so I could sit deep and comfortable in my saddle. He really seemed to enjoy the work out....in fact, he appeared more content on the remainer of the ride and a super trail horse. He would look, sniff, and step over. Almost acting as if we was being very diligent to take care of me thru the woods!. He's always good, but he was just 'better' today.

    It was really wonderful!! In addition, once back at the barn he was a bit more curious and attentive....not totally focused on his hay, but on what I was doing. Cool!.

    So far my back is feeling pretty good. Ibuprofen helps!!

    Got another mothers DH story (MDH)...... So apparently he thot we were best buds since we shared the chores while my mom was out west.....he invited my DH and I last night to the fair for dinner..(actually he asked me all week to go....) I said we had talked about going Friday, but would let them know as I was whooped from this weeks events.....we didn't go, so last night and today....I got the SILENT TREATMENT this dude is early sixties and is giving me the silent treatment.....grow up!

    It only gets better......today my mom wanted to put her older goats in with her buck to start the breeding process. I look out and see the babies out and her older ones in the little pen....hmm....I said, "why didn't you just leave the babies in like you had them? It would make the transition seamless" I must note that prior to this everyone was in the appropriate spots so she could have easily just opened the gate for the older ones to go in with the buck....now it's all messed up....she just gave me a look so I walked away.

    HE comes back to my part of the barn and says....and I quote....".I'm so glad I don't think like her, I don't know what she is doing. Geez, she thinks illogically." (Tis is as she is rearranging the goats for the move....instead of helping...)

    At this point I'm thinking the same thing, but of course say nothing....all turns out OK......BUT, she calls me later to tell me that HE is the one who switched the goats into the wrong pens!!!!! Yet to me, behind her back, he was blaming her!!!!! For the mixing of the goats.

    I hope I explained that clearly...but bottom line, he screwed up big time and put the blame onHER! Does he not think we would talk? But see he had to make her look bad bc I caught the mistake.....just another example of what a jerk he is!!!!! Ugh!

    I am enjoying the silent treatment tho! Took my chair and iPad out into the pasture to read the Tao of Equus. So far, VERY good!! Rainn always comes out and hangs with me when I do that!

    Great pics of the horses aNd work Roaddy!

    Alex....IMPRESSIVE!!

    Celeste, feel better?

    Talk later!
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        08-02-2013, 09:21 PM
      #12065
    Started
    I called in on Bugs this morning what a mess.

    Last weekend I brought him home to treat his face for ticks. And I checked him on tuesday evening and he was fine. No ticks on him It started to rain wednesday morning and only stopped this morning Saturday. Well the rain washed off the neem oil and the ticks got back on him. His face is ten times worse and I can't bring him home so its treatment in the paddock daily now intil I can get him fixed, or his imune system kicks in.

    His face is so tender I can't put a halter on him. The treatment needs to give him releaf, and he needs to connect the dots. Lotion on face equals releaf from itching otherwise tomorrow he will be harder to treat.

    You are right Rick, if I can find someone Stella clicks with, and they go trekking, they will be getting a **** good horse.
         
        08-02-2013, 09:28 PM
      #12066
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    Nickers I frequently get the silent treatment from SWMBO generally after I have not done as directed or I caused the issue in the first place. But back to the silent treatment an't it great at times. Sixties is a sh---- age bit like teenage years you want to do it, but can't, either to young or to old Im not taking sides, he sounds like a good swift kick would be wasted.
         
        08-02-2013, 09:46 PM
      #12067
    Started
    You are right Stan, a good swift kick would be a waste....that's why I walk away... my mom isn't perfect....but he's a bugger.

    To top it off, we took him to dinner a wek ago to celebrate his b-day. She questioned him about something really silly. ( I would tell my mom to lay off if she was being dumb. He didn't like that fact that she questioned him....and sat the remainer of the dinner in complete silence and stared out the window....talk about uncomfortable!!!!! it was the first time my DHwas ever at this particular restaurant, and I wanted it to be special. It was a disaster bc of MDH! so why would we want to hang out?

    Still enjoying the SILENCE!!!!!


    Spendt the night doting on Rainn. She gets left out a lot since she's lame. I took her for a little walk and treated her to sweet grass.. Here she is....looking WAY better. Skin issue nearly gone.

    Good luck Stan with Bugs' ticks!!
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        08-02-2013, 10:38 PM
      #12068
    Banned
    Oh Celeste, that's awful. Hoping you are icing them, that helps.

    Rick, what do you do with the nest, when you need the equipment to work?

    Stan, sorry about Bugs.

    Nicker that sounds like a rough night.


    Today my neighbor cursed at my kids for playing basketball in the alley. Our back yard ends on the alley, and the net is on our grass, but the kids and other neighborhood kids come to play, and obviously they are bouncing the ball in the alley.

    The neighbor said to one of my kids: "this isn't an f-ing playground, play in your own f-ing yard"

    The kids all ran in, and I took about 20 mins so I wouldn't go over there and just hit someone.

    I did go over to their house, and told them that I didn't appreciate them cursing at my kids, and I don't expect this to happen again. They said that the kids were bouncing the ball off their house all day. I was shocked at this, as I watch the kids out the window. I don't see everything, but I am seeing most of it. When the convo ended I looked at their house, there are 2 ball marks on their house, the net has been there for 3 years. I don't know how old they might be. I'd think at least one was done today, as they said so, but it certainly wasn't a bouncing ball off their house all day.

    I was rather firm, but polite and told them as the adults, they should come to me with a problem, and I will address it. My kids will wipe off the two marks on their house. And as adults, if they come to me, then the issue will not happen again, as I will deal with it.

    Under no circumstances are they to ever curse at my kids, ever. And my kids will continue to play in the alley. If they don't like living in a town, they can buy a house in the country. In a town, kids play, that's life.

    The wife 'yes. Yes'ed me' and then slammed the door in my face. Before she did that the husbands face (it was him who said that to the kids) appeared over her shoulder. He was about to say something when she slammed the door.

    I put it on FB, all the neighbors are coming over on Sunday to play a full out game of basketball in the alley. The Mom's will all be cheering.

    You want to make war with my kids, I will make your life worse than you could ever have imagined. Do not curse at my kids, do not talk to my kids in a threatening manner. School is 3 weeks off restarting, so there will be a full basketball game in the alley every single day before school starts.

    Come at my kids, and I will rip your head off, and poop down your neck.

    Idiot was about to say something when wife slammed the door, he could have come over, he didn't. I would have made him feel 2' tall, and in a wind tunnel.

         
        08-02-2013, 11:34 PM
      #12069
    Started
    Alex what can I say but, Go get em. Don't take prisoners, and leave no one standing.

    As for Bugs I have another delema with my friend and her treatment of the horses.

    She thinks its cute when he comes up to her and puts his head on her shoulder his cheek to her cheek and ear. So that's another behavour I have to correct Not with the horse with the friend She does not understand he is not being loveing he is testing how far he can go and he is establishing himself as the herd leader.

    I warned her she needs to stop as one day she will not do as he expects and he will react and bite. It took some time before I got her to understand if he bites he could take of her ear and half her face befor she knew it was missing. Not Bugs she responded. I also pointed out horses are so strong thay can pull a float onto its side, she took notice when I told her that. I gave her the webbing halter to hold and then told her Stella has demolished two in the past couple of weeks getting away from being held.

    I also told her if she allowed Bugs to be loving and he hurt her the Ocupational Health and Safety people will declare him to be un managable and a risk to life and I will have to put him down. Hope she thinks about her relationship with animals a little deeper. The extreme I know, but, this is New Zealand the land where a kid can't climb a tree without a safety net, or if he falls and hurts himself the parents are charged.

    Why is it some folks have a love affare with a horse, not realising, that like us, when threatened, the will to survive takes over and we will kill if need be.

    I fear I am getting off side with her. But I need their grass. Ticks and all.

    Tick damage
    Its worse than it looks the phone camara is not ver good. He now has been washed with a tick medication and lotion on his face to ease the itch. Same process tomorrow.

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        08-02-2013, 11:44 PM
      #12070
    Banned
    Stan you are doing the right thing by being forceful with this. You are looking out for your wifes health, and she needs to know.

    Any man who tells me what to do, better have a good reason for it, you do.

    My neighbors heard it, don't worry about that. Nothing will anger me more than someone coming at the kids - stand back - I will get them Mamma Bear style, I could hurt someone and so took the time to clam myself first.

    I asked Brad, what if it were our own kids, and he just did a big belly laugh. So he knows.

    Don't mess with my kids, I will hurt you.
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