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post #12191 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 02:30 PM
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Goooooooood morning and I'm so glad you all got through Hump day without anything bad happening. It's friday morning 5-52am and I'm about to go and get Bugs and see for myself if the bugs have left him alone and its off to the vet with him.

The vet is a little over an hour and a half drive from my home hence the early start. I just found out the vet in Dargaville rides (which we don't use because they arn't good with horses) and when I told Roslyn she asked why am I taking Bugs the extra miles to Ruawai. Eye candy, I responded the vet in Ruawai is better to look at. I't was all innocent it just came out. After my quip at work on hump day and now my dear wifes responded my recovery will take a little longer. In my defence it proves I'm still alive. Never to old.

Rick does the escape artist look at you with a, do you really think you can keep me in look on his face. Stella has the habit of pulling open the fence gates and Bugs throws buckets around. Large puppy dogs at times.

No sign of Stella's skin issue she has had for the last two summers, other than a loss in weight over the last couple of weeks she (no grass) is looking great I'm going to worm her this morning, that is always good for a laugh. I generally get covered in the stuff and she won't fogive me for a couple of days.

I have a few days off work, not going back untill Tuesday. And the weather forcast for Saturday and Sunday is for rain. I'm going to have a shot at getting the cattle drive put off until Monday should be enough improvment in Bugs that I can give consideration to taking him. If I can get him a shot to stop his itching he will heal.

Cheers all and yes Nickers I am doing to enquire about the ear covers. We don't have that fly issue here but there is some party value in them. A page back the photos did not turn out and nor did the avatars so you broke it.

Hi to every one else and get out there and ride for the daily temps are already beginning to get higher, Its hitting 20 deg through the day in parts of Northland and spring is early!!!!! You all know what that means.

Now I have depressed you all Ill go and worm Stella and take bugs to the vet. I look forward to the eye candy.

On the subjest of eye candy, when I was in my late teens I had dancing lessons. I like slow dancing not this modern stuff where couples stand 3 feet apart and shake a leg at each other, the dancing teacher was short, and when she spoke I had to look down at her to respond
I was 18 at the time. We can all remember how we were at that age. Any how, she was well endowed and she spoke a lot. So, a lot of looking down was required and not much learning took place. After a few weeks of distraction and standing on her toes I arrived for my lesson to be greeted by a new dance teacher. She was 6 feet tall, and as old as my mother was. Learnt to dance then. I hope the vet has not changed

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post #12192 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 02:31 PM
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I see one of mine and not the other. Everybody else's is gone.

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post #12193 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 02:50 PM
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Well I see this is an older thread, but some great stories here. I started reading and 45 minutes went by.
Anyway I'm 42 and I have had my horse for 29 years now. I have met my husband when I was riding him and my son wanted to try his and at riding and I took my horse out of retirement and he came back a champion again. He is a huge part of my life and as old as he is (34) I still love him so. He just hangs out at the farm and he is fine for the younger kids to ride. He still yells for me when I pull up. He has out lived the vet and now my farrier wants to retire and I wont have it. We have been through a lot together and my husband calls him the 1,100 pound dog. But he is aware how important my horse is to me. I don't get to ride much now having a horse in this part of the US had gotten really expensive so I do rough board. Its just great to find a forum that is full of horse lovers not people who need to prove anything.
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post #12194 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
This is a picture test drive.

It seems to still work for me with the image code from photobucket. This is a picture of my sweet little Princess.
Celeste, I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your baby. I am sure you have said before but please tell me more about her. She looks like a more refined version of my girl.
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post #12195 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 03:22 PM
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I had forgotten to mention that we didn't stay for the launch the other day, so I took these today to post for your viewing pleasure.

You can see the transport they use to move the sections from one location to another. That thing is pure moving power as it has 10 pairs of wheels on each side that all turn plus hydraulic lifts to to lift the unit up. Because the unit is just slightly wider than this vehicle they use the cranes to pick the sections up, front end loaders to move the blocks then drive the vehicle under the unit. Reverse when they get the unit where it's new resting place is.




Is it just me or has HF really shrank the pictures? They have never been that small after uploading. They must really have the site screwed up.

Atleast you can still click the pics to see the enlarged versions.. I could use one of those options for...err n/m..

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post #12196 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by nvr2many View Post
Celeste, I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your baby. I am sure you have said before but please tell me more about her. She looks like a more refined version of my girl.
Thanks!! She is a purebred registered Arabian. She is Egyptian. 10 years old. She is about 15.1 and stocky. She has big cannon bones and is very solid. She is cool as a cucumber unless she gets frightened, then she is psycho.

She will, however, stop very well. So it goes like this:

1. See the armadillo
2. Leap into a gallop
3. I pull back the reins
4. She stops almost instantly

If she sees that it is just an armadillo, or deer, or turkey, she calms right down. She almost says, "Oh, that's all."

If it is something truly dangerous, for example, a stick stuck in her tail, then she is a nervous wreck. She gets all jiggy. But then, when pursued by an evil spirit inhabited stick that swishes around and beats on you every time you move your tail, who wouldn't be psycho?
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post #12197 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 03:46 PM
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LOL, Love it! Thanks, she is beautiful!
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post #12198 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by nvr2many View Post
LOL, Love it! Thanks, she is beautiful!

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post #12199 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 07:41 PM
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Sorry I broke the photo shop thingy guys....

Stan you crack me up! Hope you can get the crocheted hoodie for your parties!!

Celeste, that horse is a beauty!! Wow!! Great story about her too!

So,I think Stan will appreciate this....DH is doing his 'guy' weekend thing, so I treat myself to a superb is the menu......Orange roughy stuffed with crab, a salad, sushi, Cajun shrimp! Ooolaaaalaaaa, I can't wait to eat!! oh, and dessert!!

Equine24, welcome!! This thread is great!!
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post #12200 of 29437 Old 08-08-2013, 11:25 PM
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Peekin' in...I don't see avatars,but got all the pics. I'm still "backwards" when I log in,but..whatever I reckon!

Nicker, I sent my sis ride-em-kitty pic,she loved it! Happy to share. Lol, me & LadyTrails get a breather next week,let's both relax...(2 more days,2 more days...)

Have a ton on my to-do list,hope I can get it all accomplished (maybe will have to wield a manure rake @ my closet; "Back, Back!!", not to mention the incredible catfuzz dust bunnies along the edges of my carpet..& etc etc..fall-ish cleaning pending.)

But I have YAY a 9:30 lesson scheduled w/Janice on Wednesday 8/15,where I can just do it w/out mucking for 2 hrs first. That'll be really good (this coming Monday,of course,is poo-do as usual,& maybe can get w/Tommy for a bit).

Have had several dreams the past few weeks,where I'm @ work,then all of a sudden doing something involved w/Tommy (Janice said I'm transitioning my heart where it!). The latest one: @ work,of course,had a bunch to take care of, then suddenly I was on a white horse (which figures,my first school horse eons ago was a Lippizan that I loved), but he had Tommy's body & walk..I was feeling the rock'n'roll then got scared, but only because I had no reins. I reached for the mane,& reins appeared,knotted @ the neck. By that time the horse had stopped,feeling my hesitation. Then I woke up. Funny,huh?! But feeling the walk in that dream, I think, helped me get going this past Monday,when things went so well, & I could urge Tommy forward to just "get on with it" [thank you Monty Python!])

Had to share the above,thanks for listening! Welcome equine 24, this is a wonderful group.

Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...
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