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        08-05-2013, 04:44 PM
      #12131
    Yearling
    Grain-pan,not pen. Figure you figured that..!
         
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        08-05-2013, 09:41 PM
      #12132
    Green Broke
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    And Melinda the kittens go in to get vetted and fixed tomorrow.
    YAY!! Let me know if there is anything I need to be doing on my end.
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        08-05-2013, 10:56 PM
      #12133
    Yearling
    Alex, glad the neighbor found his itty bitty brain and used it. Also glad your boys made you proud!

    TJ, what a great day! The back of ankles is probably the pastern (right above the hoof) or the fetlock (bony ankle part). When they overstride and step on themselves with their back feet it's called striking. Now you have the right terms to use! I think Tommy's in love with you...the head-on-the-hip horsie hug is really special. Even mine that I've had for years and years don't do that. Treasure it!

    Stan, I'm sorry to hear that Bugs is still eaten up. We had a run of hypersensitivity to fly bites here this weekend, and I have a lot of sympathy for what you've gone through with Stella's skin issues and now Bugs'. Ours seems to be resolving with steroids and fly spray, but it is scary and messy....and the poor horse looked miserable.

    Loving the stories. Keep 'em up! I'm grounded until my broken toe heals...so your riding is 'my riding' for a while!

    More later...
         
        08-05-2013, 11:12 PM
      #12134
    Yearling
    I was wondering how many people here blanket for flies?

    We put full fly sheets with neck hoods and belly bands on all 4 of our horses every night now, and take them off every morning. I never used to, but over time we have acquired the blankets and now we use them every day. I used to think it was crazy blanketing for flies and now, I cannot imagine not doing it. The mosquitoes can get pretty bad at night causing the horses to run circles in the pasture right outside our bedroom window. At first we blanketed for our own comfort to avoid listening to thundering hooves all night. Now, I feel terrible for the horses if I am a half hour late getting their blankets on. I guess I have become a softie, or become one of THOSE crazy people who spends crazy amounts of time on seemingly silly tasks.

    What do you do?
         
        08-06-2013, 01:25 AM
      #12135
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    Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
    Alex, glad the neighbor found his itty bitty brain and used it. Also glad your boys made you proud!

    TJ, what a great day! The back of ankles is probably the pastern (right above the hoof) or the fetlock (bony ankle part). When they overstride and step on themselves with their back feet it's called striking. Now you have the right terms to use! I think Tommy's in love with you...the head-on-the-hip horsie hug is really special. Even mine that I've had for years and years don't do that. Treasure it!

    Stan, I'm sorry to hear that Bugs is still eaten up. We had a run of hypersensitivity to fly bites here this weekend, and I have a lot of sympathy for what you've gone through with Stella's skin issues and now Bugs'. Ours seems to be resolving with steroids and fly spray, but it is scary and messy....and the poor horse looked miserable.

    Loving the stories. Keep 'em up! I'm grounded until my broken toe heals...so your riding is 'my riding' for a while!

    More later...
    Out of four horses two have reacted to the ticks and two did not.
    Stella is at home. No anti tick collar this year and she looks great. Her coat is shining and her disposition is good. And that's saying something for a mare but she looks a million dollars.

    Bugs is in winter coat and looks like a wooly mamouth except for his face. I called in on my way home and checked him. What a mess, he is rubbing the hair out and opened the skin. We have plastered his open wounds with Manuka honey ointment in the hope this will ease the itch. He comes home on friday after the vet. And to make matters worse we had a phone call last night. There is a cattle drive on Saturday and I can't put a halter on Bugs and I doubt if he will improve enough by the weekend. His attitude is crap as well. Stood for me while I looked at one side of his face then when I tried the other he took off at high speed kicking and bucking. Could not get near him again. Stella has no shoes and is still having trailer issues so I can't ride her on the drive. Why do we get involved with horses.
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        08-06-2013, 01:29 AM
      #12136
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    New method for catching Bugs

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    This method work for catching Stella so why not Bugs
         
        08-06-2013, 07:08 AM
      #12137
    Yearling
    Morning all!

    Had a real nice day with DH yesterday! Went to the outlets near here. Lots of Canadians! Did you guys have a holiday yesterday? I think we were the only Americans shopping! we had a delishous lunch/ dinner out too.

    Anyway...found my first day of school outfit! Yes, at 42, I still insist on a new outfit!!. We start with kids on the 26th...... I'm sure I'll get excited once I step back into the classroom....but I must admit, this has been one of THE best summers in a long time!

    Well, the other day I said screw the back....and now it's wrecking havoc with me! I do this to myself at least once a summer! I think between bucket aerobics, trail maitanence, and purely being out of shape.....my lower back finally said enough.... last night I put an Asorbine jr. Patch on...gosh those things work. I can only find them at the Dollar Tree. Now, I need to strenghten....ugh....it stinks getting 'old'.

    So, I'm taking another day off from riding..

    Love the stories! Read everything!

    Oh, I don't blanket for flies, but I do spray everyday...have to bc of Rainn, but I feel so bad for them, I think I would anyway. Thot about investing in a fly sheet, but didn't know if they work....

    Stan, I don't know of you can get it down there, but I swear by the Calm Coat. It smells good, Rainn stands to have it out on....which tells me it works! It's to relieve itching. Keeps the pests away too!

    Have a good day all!
         
        08-06-2013, 10:59 AM
      #12138
    Yearling
    Thanks,LadyTrails! I was thinking fetlock,but wasn't sure..& now I know Tommy "struck himself in his right front pastern"!

    Hope everyone has a good week...& much luck to Stan w/all that..
         
        08-06-2013, 11:06 AM
      #12139
    Green Broke
    Some great and sad posts over the last couple of days. Hope those with good news stay good and those with bad news get better.
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        08-06-2013, 11:22 AM
      #12140
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    YAY!! Let me know if there is anything I need to be doing on my end.
    still looking for a Ride. I need to get ahold of operation roger
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