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        08-25-2013, 11:12 AM
    Hunter and Stan- in wish you both the best in finding great new homes for your horses. So far, it sounds very promising. It is always hard to move a horse on, but you also know when it is the right thing to find a better situation for both you and the horse.

    Cacowgirl - you too will find a great horse in time. I gotta say, I get a little nostalgic when you mention Prescott as I used to live in Cottowood many years ago. It is such a beautiful part of the world.

    Alex - my real name is Tracey. I admire everyone who is sharp enough to keep up with names. The dog who bit me shouldn't have, but he wasn't vicious. I think it was more that the energy was very high with so many dogs there and I surprised him in his own yard. I knew all the other dogs there but him and it was his home. Tough lesson for me and tough lesson for the owner. My hand is quite sore, as he gave it a good crunch, but no sign of infection so far. I am watching it very carefully and keeping it super clean. Unfortunately, DH is out of town again for a week so I cannot even play the poor me card.
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        08-25-2013, 01:30 PM
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Here's the hot German Potato Salad recipe. (it's super sour, like sour kraut, so heads up).

    6 good sized potatoes (we used red potatoes)
    6 slices of bacon
    3/4 cup onion - chopped
    3/4 cup water
    2 table spoons flour
    1-2 table spoon sugar (depending on how sour you like)
    1 1/2 table spoon sugar
    1 1/2 tea spoon salt
    Dash pepper
    1/3 cup cider vinegar

    Peel potatoes, boil until just getting soft. Slice thin after cooked.
    Slice then fry bacon, until just getting crispy. Keep fat.
    Saute onions in bacon fat.
    Pour some fat away, if excessive.
    Blend into fat and onions, flour, sugar, salt and pepper.
    Cook on low, stirring until smooth and bubbly. (It doesn't really get smooth, just smoothish).
    Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and water.
    Boil and stir for 1 minute.
    Add potatoes and bacon.

    As we were then serving at a picnic, we just stuck them in a crock pot on low to keep them warm.

    Edit to add - above serves about 6 people, in real life serving size.
    Tam made this last night. I really liked it.

    Thanks again for sharing!
        08-25-2013, 02:24 PM
    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    Alex, thank you.
    I am sure he thought there was a reason for it but I really do not think putting her in a strange place (he is camping on the property of the vineyard) and expecting her to stand like a statue is reason to hit her with his file so hard that it left a welt. Then when she was afraid of him and she would move away from him or not hold her foot up to his standards (he will not let a foot down either, he will hang on for the ride and almost fall, not sure he was not drinking) he kicked her twice in the stomach. Picture a 1800 lb gentle giant shaking so bad through her neck and front legs, very sad. I believe that she wanted to do what he wanted but was not sure what it was as he was all over the place. When my husband got back he kicked her again and got in her face with his hammer and my husband said he bopped her with it. I didn't see that part. I was just sick, second guessing everything. I am not against putting an animal in their place when needed but the punishment should fit the crime. If she had tried to bite him or kick him, hell yes get on her and bad!! She didn't even try to defend herself when he was attacking her.
    I don't know, it just didn't seem right to me.

    Oh and she may be in heat. She was peeing and pooping a lot while he was doing her. So he mentioned heat and her not paying attention. She has not seemed to be acting different to me tho.

    I don't know if I'm right, I don't have a horse but I'm with you and I will not tolerate an animal being abused. Hitting hard is abuse. That's my take.

    What I THINK I'd do is either mention it at the moment becuase I tend to see red if something like that happens to any animal - getting physical like that isn't something I can handle watching. So I probably would have run over and asked what in hell was going on?

    The way I see it is you've left room to discuss the incident with him - asking why he felt it was necessary to strike your horse so forcefully. No need to go into it, unless he denies it. Then you might remind him there were welts, horse was trembling, etc. I'd ask why. And if he didn't have a legitimate reason I'd give him hell and tell him his services will no longer be used. Hit him back in his pocketbook.

    I may be out of line. I don't know. But that;s my gut.
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        08-25-2013, 02:44 PM
    Good morning my friends
    Yesterday I had an awesome birthday with my family
    We went to dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory
    Its my birthday today I am 50
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        08-25-2013, 02:49 PM
    Ok, my horses are SAINTS!!!!!!!! God how I do love them dearly, and they must love me back after the beating they just took,,,,~!!!!!!!!
    I would dearly love to learn English horses would dearly love me to figure it out also im sure of that.

    So, today I go saddle my lovely Koda,,,,shes very experienced in English riding. Dressage, jumping all that good stuff that goes with it. I would love to show her again. So on goes the WIntec 2000, I itnhk I need a bigger one. On goes the bridle and and then on goes me I love riding. Sit nice and straight but relaxed, hands in what I THINK is the right position, heels down walk walk walk,,,,niiiiiiiiice ride so far,,,,,,hmmmmmm, we went up a little hill and she walked funny,,,,yup,,,,shes lame. Ok, back to the barn. Stone bruise on her right front foot. Give her some time to heal up, that ok, ill take my other one out. He is not schooled at all, he's just fun,,,but he's also like riding a pumpkin down the road BUMPY,,lol. Heres the issue,,,,THANK GOD no one was watching me ride today, I went down by the water where you can't see over the knoll,,,,. Walking was a charm, a breeze,,,,eeeeeeeeaaaaasssssyyyyyy, well if im doing it right it is. Lets do a little trot,,,,,,,tried seated trot,,,,,hmmmmmmm a better bra is much needed for that. SOOOOOOOO I did ,,,,lol,,,,, I tried to post,,,it was more like popping im sure it resembled popping corn actualy. GOOD LORD,,,,,stop the poor horse get him turned around. Stand for aminute, we both collect ourselves and we,,or should I say I try aain, he's got the trot down pat,,me on the other hand oh dear,,,,. Posting,,,,do I do it with my feet and legs or do I use my thighs???? I tried both,,,,neither worked for me,,,,,well, one of the times I did it I think I actualy did it. I can post in my western saddle,,,but NOT in my english....needless to say BOTH of my horses were saints. We stoppped and started several times, its almost like they were very understanding and knew I didnt have a clue. I will be taking lessons soon, just waiiting for the trainer to name a date. ANYONE out there self taught????? Any suggestions,,,,lol,,,,, ill keep trying each day until I get smooth but my horses may not like to see me coming,,,no more than a half hour at a time I guess while I learn.

    have a sweet day everyone!!!!!

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        08-25-2013, 02:49 PM
    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    Vet check tomorrow and if all goes well he will have a new home. I found a new place to move Scotty to, so am excited about that. Very nice lady and he will be in a field during the day all year long. Trails nearby and its $125 cheaper a month!

    Happy birthday to all you birthday people!!!!!

    Hunter where are you moving Scotty too?
    Cheaper is good

    Thank you for the Birthday wishes
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        08-25-2013, 02:54 PM
    BIRTHDAY PEOPLE!! Happy Birthday!

    And congratulations to all of you having anniversaries. Living my own marriage I know these days are milestones.

    But I'm really bad and forget all that stuff now..I have to set up reminders on my computer and devices and whatnot with ringing bells and threatening emails because the truth is I just don't much care about those kinds of days and I don't know why. I feel totally disconnected and have to force myself, like washing my hands before dinner..I remind myself that it's healthier and it's about being civilized. I think were I an old timey all alone frontier woman, I'd be one of those total hermit messes...smelly, uncouth and living in the barn.

    I do like gifts, though so there's hope. I can be bought.

    LOVE the mass trecks!! They look like crazy fun.

    When I first started riding, I'd giggle when I asked for a canter. I couldn't help it....the movement made me giggle like a schoolgirl. I think if I were in something like that, the same thing would happen initially. I'd look around and giggle and ride and giggle some more. That many horses would be more than my old addled brain could process with any dignity.

    How is it I sign out and I STILL lose carrots??? What kind of carrot scam are these internetting pikers running here!????!!!!!
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        08-25-2013, 02:58 PM
    Yesterday we went out for dinner
    I got a bottle of wine, wine glasses, a mug with some candy, 2 gift cards
    A day out with my sister and a day out with my daughter
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        08-25-2013, 05:01 PM
    What's up with me and dogs this weekend? I have been bitten twice in two days!

    This morning I rode my motorcycle out to my friends acreage for coffee. As I was riding up her driveway, her two dogs were out in the yard. No big deal as they both know me well. Her wolfhound x sheepdog came running at me barking, so I quietly stopped along the side of her driveway to say hi and make sure I didn't run over him. He grabbed me by the ankle and pulled me and the bike right over! Luckily I was wearing high motorcycle boots that protected my ankle so he didn't hurt me, but he did give me quite a scare. At that point my friend had come out and called him off, then helped me get me and my bike up off the ground. I have ridden to her house many times before and never had an issue, so I don't know what happened today.

    Needless to say, I am now pretty nervous around other people's dogs. I have never been afraid before but then I have never been bit or even threatened before now. Two bites in two days by two different dogs has changed that.
        08-25-2013, 05:43 PM
    Originally Posted by Becka    
    Lets do a little trot,,,,,,,tried seated trot,,,,,hmmmmmmm a better bra is much needed for that. SOOOOOOOO I did ,,,,lol,,,,, I tried to post,,,it was more like popping im sure it resembled popping corn actualy. GOOD LORD,,,,,stop the poor horse get him turned around. Stand for aminute, we both collect ourselves and we,,or should I say I try aain, he's got the trot down pat,,me on the other hand oh dear,,,,. Posting,,,,do I do it with my feet and legs or do I use my thighs???? I tried both,,,,neither worked for me,,,,,well, one of the times I did it I think I actualy did it.
    I have had plenty of lessons, but I have never had a teacher that could offer a solution to the boob issue and a sitting trot. Bouncy trots = bouncy boobs. I'm not sure they make a bra that will stop it with some horses...............

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