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        08-21-2013, 01:17 AM
      #12521
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    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Nickers One of he hardest decisions I have made was moving that horse on. I had no riding experience when I brought her and she was really green, but Savanah taught me and she was patent and a very forgiving horse.

    The day I decided to move her on was at a trek. The others had already gone and I was behind the 8 ball that day. I changed my mind and saddled her up knowing all I had to do was hang on Savannah would find the other horses. Well I took her out into the paddock and could not find a hump to stand on At 17.2 hands I could not get on her without a box to stand on. Well that was it at a trek and could not get mounted.

    I wandered back to the float area and there were some kids playing tennis on the courts at the end of the parking area so I wanderd down to watch, Savannah with me still saddled up.

    I stood with her her shoulder just behind mine and I watched the kids play and I noticed she was also watching and as my head turned from left to right watching the action I noticed Savannah was also doing the same.

    That is not the first time she had mimicked me. When I work with my horse the first thing I do is have them walk at my side a yard out and their head just behind me. If I suddenly turn right they follow, left they follow and so on, stopping, and starting, backing up. Its what I do to get their attention and put them in the fram of mind to work. Well on this particular day I was working with Patches in the same paddock as Savannah who was 30 yards away from me and going through my routeen Savanah was watching and mimicking She is a smart horse.

    Why did a let her go She was 17.2 hands and still growing I could not get on her without a ladder. I could not ride her in the bush she would go under the branches and I had to learn to ride indian style. If at a gallop the sods she would kick up were big enough to knock some one to close out of their saddle. Roslyn used to complain they hurt.

    So Nickers she was just to big for me. I have kept tabs on her and know where she is. Savannah is a clyde TB cross she threw to the clyde side.

    She who must be obeyed
    My grand son and Savannah
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    referring to the horse or the woman?
         
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        08-21-2013, 01:41 AM
      #12522
    Banned
    Breathe deeply Stan, and take this in, as I won't say it too often.

    But I love every PO I have met. Just a great group of people really trying to make a change in the kids lives. I know you are just like the ones I have the pleasure of working with.
         
        08-21-2013, 06:53 AM
      #12523
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Breathe deeply Stan, and take this in, as I won't say it too often.

    But I love every PO I have met. Just a great group of people really trying to make a change in the kids lives. I know you are just like the ones I have the pleasure of working with.
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        08-21-2013, 07:09 AM
      #12524
    Green Broke
    Finished my interview with the case worker after work yesterday and carried on a short conversation about what to expect. I asked about having the POA from the state recognized father being able to be revoked by the mother. She said that was not likely because of the warrants and legal problems she has. If she was to come out to the house after Jessa before turning herself in, all we have to do is explain she has two options, call the case worker or the police. We are not to release her to anyone without the prior approval of the case worker now that they are involved. I am breathing a little easier.

    All three of the little ones(two oldest grandsons and Jessa) seemed to be attached to me last night as soon as I walked in the door. Had to get my wife and Amanda to help carry them out to the barn so I could feed the horses. Worked out because Amanda hadn't had the chance to get out there to see the horses yet either.

    NM, glad there were several good bill of health reports. Hope to see yours soon too.

    Alex, we look forward to hearing the good things you accomplish in this new kids world. Keep up the good work.

    Koolio, I am thankful to have left the freezing weather behind in north Ms(not as cold as you, but wet cold is bad enough), but the amount of water that has fallen here this summer is ridiculous. I know some of y'all got devastating rains a few months ago up there and glad it finally passed.

    Eole, that is the one thing I do like about Florida. The temps are bearable year round for outdoor activities. It will get down into the 30s a few times, but not long enough to freeze the ground.

    Stan, Savannah is a beautiful horse as well as SWMBO is a beautiful woman and I understand about being to much for you.....on either account..
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        08-21-2013, 08:13 AM
      #12525
    Green Broke
    I wish I could sleep longer than 5 hours at a time....but it's an improvement from the four, so I'll be patient and maybe winter will bring longer sleeping times. Have been busy the last couple of days, so not as many naps, either-LOL. We are eating left-overs- the meatballs from Sunday, & the meatloaf, which I have shared w/a friend. Yesterday, I bought a couple of bookcases so DH can move his Dvd's to them, also picked up one of those old sewing baskets, that fold out-3 tiers on each side-the legs are about to fall off-need to tighten that before I use it.

    DH went & got water yesterday, he also put some in the separate tank that services the horse corrals-I guess when I took off w/the trailer last week, he realized that a horse may be here any time now-it's just a matter of finding one that suits.

    I would like to wait until we're done w/the 2 planned trips next month, but sometimes the right horse doesn't wait-other times it's a long search. I'm trying to get the house squared away, so I have time to devote to looking, then the bonding & riding. Dh also has to get busy w/getting the pellet stove hooked up so we can use it, the nights are getting nippier. A neighbor wants the old fireplace we are removing, so that head-ache is taken care of.

    Time to make some more bread, also-soon I'll branch out & make some different flavors, but still getting used to how this machine works. This will only be loaf No. 4!

    Have a great day everyone. Hope your weather is fine, also.
         
        08-21-2013, 08:55 AM
      #12526
    Weanling
    All went good with the new horses yesterday. I have found a couple of friends who know this trainer, one boarded at the same place he did for awhile and all have nothing but good things to say about him. That helped me to relax a little. He worked the horses here yesterday I cleaned stalls and tried to stay out of his way. He seems polite enough. This is just a little trial stay, he wanted to bring two horses for 2-3 days to use our arena and see what he thought. So I guess we'll wait and see what he thinks LOL One thing is for sure, I don't think he'll find a barn that is quieter than ours! Other than me out there cleaning (or painting LOL) he'll pretty much have the place to himself.

    You all have such interesting jobs!
         
        08-21-2013, 09:59 AM
      #12527
    Green Broke
    Glad it is going so well for you CCW. I've seen a few of those pellet stoves in action and they are amazing. Glad you found someone who can put the old fireplace to good use to keep them warm(er). Sounds like you have a good plan set in place to get all your other business in order before focusing on finding a horse to eat up your time.


    Sherry, Sounds like things might work out with the guy and for you. Look forward to the updates on that and hopefully some more pics of the place...hint hint...
         
        08-21-2013, 02:06 PM
      #12528
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    referring to the horse or the woman?

    Both mares, I'm well trained
         
        08-21-2013, 04:32 PM
      #12529
    Banned
    Went to pick up the new kid, was told it was a half way point between our houses, it took me an hour to get there. I waited, and called him, he didn't answer. So I called the office, they got hold of him, and he thought we were meeting later, so he left then, and arrived in 15 mins. Crooked cheap foster parents.

    According to the kid, he called him the N word when he first moved in, and the foster parent never let it go. It was a year ago. We will see.

    The hours drive home, he was basically grilling me about the rules in the house, what the other kids are like, etc.
         
        08-21-2013, 07:49 PM
      #12530
    Foal
    Good luck with the new one, Alex.
         

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