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        08-22-2013, 09:55 AM
      #12541
    Green Broke
    Thanks for the well wishes you guys. I am going to take 3 saddles over to try & a couple of bridles. If I don't have anything that fits I'll have to use something he already has, but these saddles have been on a variety of horses of different sizes & breeds so I'm hopeful. I will take my camera & get some pictures, but that doesn't mean I will be able to get them seen.

    Terry, yes it is amazing what gets left behind-I left a lovely big SBS fridge, a stand-up freezer, & a very large chest freezer-we were out of room on the trailer, & no place to put them once they were here-the house was already full of boxes. Other things were just forgotten-my full length mirror-well it had been there for decades-& I just forgot to bring it. But life here is starting to be good, & I am enjoying becoming the new me. I ironed a lot of my Western shirts yesterday & I am looking forward to wearing them now that I'm not "working" anymore. I no longer am saving anything for my "old age"-I'm there & if I don't use it, someone else will, if it gets worn out, used up, well that is a good thing! And I'll have fun on the hunt to replace it. I am looking forward to having my own "container" & being able to set up a little tack repair area so I can get some of these bits & bridles together & either start using them or sell them. I did hoard my big hunk of beeswax & made sure it got here in the move.

    This thread helped me so much-I can't thank you all enough & I will "pay it forward" by helping others whenever I can.
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        08-22-2013, 10:22 AM
      #12542
    Green Broke
    Stan- sounds like a couple of strong possibilities for Stella. Has Roslynn said anything about what type/size horse she might want? I've bought some that were quite a distance from me-actually both of them were stallions-1 was in Nevada, I brought him home, & the other one was just a few years ago,he was in Central CA, a Curly. The first one was a Peruvian Paso, young & just greenbroke, I showed him @ breed shows & even learned saddle seat on him, which entailed lessons for both of us, a new saddle, & a new set of riding attire. I must have been crazy! Horse crazy, that is. The other fella was just for trail riding, so I gelded him, but I don't think he was ever really well-broke, and after a bad mounting fall, I passed him on to someone younger & tougher.

    I love to go horse shopping, but don't get much opportunity, as I keep my horses, usually for quite a long time-I had my Arab mare for seventeen years, then she cast herself & broke her hip-that was really awful-we had been through so much together. I would have liked a few more years w/her.

    I think the mare I will be trying out this W/E is in her teens.
         
        08-22-2013, 10:37 AM
      #12543
    Yearling
    Wow! It sounds like things are looking good for everybody.

    Cacowgirl - good luck with the saddle fitting and organizing. Now you got me thinking about making some fresh bread too. In the winter, I use my breadmaker all the time for bread, buns, cinnamon buns and zucchini loaves. It's awesome!

    Farmchic - glad to hear your new boarders are working out. Did you have the trainer sign a contract?

    Alex - thank you again for all you do for these kids. It sounds like you really understand them and they need that.

    Roadyy - sad situation for Jessa's mom, but glad she made contact. I am hoping she finds a way out of her mess and makes a better life for herself and her daughter. With your support, she can do it.

    Stan - sounds like you have some good leads on a new home for Stella. I hold have done without our description of an old guy in speedos. Pass the mind bleach! LOL!!

    Tjtalon - sounds like things are going pretty good with Tommy and getting back in the saddle. Hope you get some "magic horse breath" soon to help you forget those crazy days at work.

    Pretty quiet around here. I've been working on schoolwork quite a bit and met a couple of colleagues for tea this week. It is good to bounce ideas around a bit before the school year starts. A colleague and I are planning on writing a paper about a new course we co-wrote and taught (Mythbusting Science) and I have been asked to write a junior high / middle school version of the same course, so it could be a very busy year.

    I rode Koolio in the western saddle yesterday and worked on lots of leg yields and turns on the haunches. As always, he was a champ. Every time I challenge him, he rises to the challenge. Sam had a small cut on the side of his back cannon bone last week that now looks a little infected, so out came my medical kit. He loves the extra attention he gets when I doctor his leg. As if he doesn't get enough already...

    My animals are so funny because they all seem to feel cheated on when I spend time with the others. Maude, the grown garage cat is put out when I spend time with Fred and George, the barn kittens. The dogs are jealous when I spend time with Maude. Koolio is jealous when I spend time with any of the other horses or dogs, and Sam gets jealous when I spend time with Koolio. Poor DH complains that I give any and all of the animals more attention than I give him (which is kinda true). It take me forever to do a walk through the yard because everyone wants a scratch, pet and a cookie. They do make me feel special...
         
        08-22-2013, 11:34 AM
      #12544
    Started
    I am so sleepy today!
    Sparks Funeral was yesterday so I spent the day there.
    Then last night Hubby and I stayed in lincoln at a hotel.
    We needed some "us" time
    It was a very nice place.
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        08-22-2013, 01:25 PM
      #12545
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Rick, do you think the guy that owns the car could be convinced to drop the grand theft auto charges? That's pretty severe stuff.
    It was a girl who owned the car and I doubt it as she tried to contact her to see about that with no luck. Even still the other felony and 6 misdemeanors will keep her incarcerated for a while. There is going to be jail time regardless. 2,possibly 3 failure to appears and the domestic violence will get her cell time. She got caught up with a bad group and kept putting junk in her system. I have to say I think she needs jail time as there are consequences for our actions and if she is let off then where is it? How do you look your child in the face and punish them for wrong doing if you do not get or take the punishment for yours?
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        08-22-2013, 01:39 PM
      #12546
    Green Broke
    If she has been on drugs, a little jail time will help her clean up. On the other hand, a lot of people go to jail and come out worse than they were. Domestic violence? She didn't hurt that baby, did she?
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        08-22-2013, 02:02 PM
      #12547
    Green Broke
    Oh wow, I really have to go back and catch up. I am way out of the loop. Have been so busy since back from holidays. Looks like I have sold Hunter, the lady is getting a vet check and he should be gone next weekend. The barn is falling apart as our barn manager has abandoned ship and disappeared, so have been trying to find a new barn for Scotty. Well at least its only one horse. Slim chance we can stay where we are which would be nice. I am sooo mad at barn manager, I knew she had family problems but she left a lot of people stuck.
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        08-22-2013, 02:10 PM
      #12548
    Banned
    Lori sorry to hear that you were at a funeral.

    Stan, sounds like you've found a good match, I hope the sale works out.

    Rick, I am glad that she turned herself in. And jail time should clean her up. Hopefully it will be the wake up call that she needs.
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        08-22-2013, 03:07 PM
      #12549
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    No it wasn't the baby. She was strung out when she went to visit the oldest daughter at the baby's dad's house. Got into an argument with him and struck him. While he went to clean himself up she took off with the oldest daughter. Already having the youngest one in the car.

    You are right that the drugs are just as available in jail as they are out. Depends on how bad she wants to get back to her kids. The dad of the oldest has stated he is not taking Jaz up there to see her until he gets reports that she is improving and taking responsibility for herself. My wife has agreed to wait a couple of weeks to see what she does before taking Jessa up there. I think when that time comes I will be the one to take Jessa for the visit because she knows I'll up and walk out if she starts her blaming game with me.



    Hunter, I am glad to hear you found a possible new home for Hunter. Is there no one who can step up and take over the BM job like CS did at her barn?
         
        08-22-2013, 03:08 PM
      #12550
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    Lori, How is his family doing with the loss? I hope you and yours are doing good.
         

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