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post #12641 of 29438 Old 08-25-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Koolio View Post
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.
Koolio I am sorry you got bitten twice
That sucks
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post #12642 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 12:17 AM
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Stan and Hunter, sounds like the horse sales are all but done. Good news for both of you.

Tracey, I am sure that hurt a lot. Glad it seems to be healing well though and you are keeping a close eye on it.
OMG!!! Can't believe it happened again!!! (added as I am reading through and catching up) I'd guess the dog was freaked out by your gear and the bike. You really are having rotten luck.
I didn't know you rode, what do you have? I used to have an SV650 but sold it when I started fostering, as I just don't have the time. Thank goodness for your boots. Is your bike ok?
Even though they are current on shots, it's an open wound and can infect like any other. Just keep an eye on it, and rest and ice if you can.

Welcome Dave. The dish isn't for me, I don't care for sour things, but hubby liked it.

CW, glad you enjoyed your birthday! Happy birthday again.

Becka, agree with Celeste about the boobs, a good sports bra can help, or I have friends who are larger than I and they double bra when they ride.

About posting, I had to do it from my chair, as I don't really give it any thought, I use my thighs to push myself up. Yes I was just posting in my living room, from my computer chair. LOL.

Ladona, impressive video. Well done. There's nothing wrong with a big comfortable t shirt, we all have em.

The 3 longer term kids start school tomorrow (praise the Lord!!), new guy is going to be going to the alternative school and that doesn't start for a week yet. Deep breathes, I am nearly there, they will all be in school soon. This summer has lasted a lifetime.

New guy is doing fine, but heck he's annoying, he does not stop talking and asking me questions. Sometimes I wonder how he is managing to breathe while getting out so many words. I have been thinking if I give him the attention he needs that he will calm. But today I snapped. We were at a minor leagues baseball game, the Reading Phillies, the Phillies pitcher Halladay was supposed to be there, so it was sold out. As it was he was called back to the Phillies and played for them, as they had an insane 18 innings game last night.
We were fighting to get through the crowd, because you know people just stand and block the way. We are having a really hard time finding seats, and sneaking through the crowd in single file. He's behind me and it's just an endless amount of questions. His final one, was 'what is the announcer saying, is he announcing birthdays'. I stopped, stopping all the people behind us, turned to him and said 'I can't hear anything but your endless questions, if you stopped talking you would hear what he is saying, as you have ears the same as I do'.
He did stop, and the peace lasted about 10 minutes.

One more week until he is in school. Brad said this morning at 8.30, he set off his door alarm. (We are required to alarm their rooms so we know where they are, it goes off when the door opens). Apparently he went to our bedroom door and was calling my name through the door. I slept through it, but Brad asked what he wanted, apparently he just wanted to know if we were awake yet.
He was told to get his rear end back in his bed.
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post #12643 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
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...............
I know its a family show and the younger ones under 50 would not see my sence of humour. However I will add my pennys worth and offer an exercise that helped me reduce the size of my man boobs to the point they no longer bounced around under my tee shirt.

I know its a shock to hear but as one ages gravety takes over and all things point to the floor. That is of course unless you are riding a horse trying to rise to the trot and getting wacked in the eye buy and apendix one did not have at fourty.

Get two five pound potato sacks one in each hand arms out stretched from your sides. Now lower and raise them from pointing south to east and west. Be carfull as 5 pound potato sacks will get heavy after a while and you don't want to strain anything.

After a week and when you are feeling confident get 20 pound potato sacks and repeat the exercises. By now you will start to feel the burn in the chest muscles. As your strength improves increase the size the aim is to be able to lift a 100 pounds potato sack in each arm. I know that sounds impossible but take it from me, it is achievable even at your age. I can lift a 100 pounds potato sack in each hand and my chest measurements have grown but the boobs have tightened up.
My next goal is to put a potato in each sack.

Cheers all.
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post #12644 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 01:56 AM
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Laugh Stan, you are so unique. How does your wife cope?
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post #12645 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
Laugh Stan, you are so unique. How does your wife cope?
With difficulty

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post #12646 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Stan View Post
With difficulty
If I could buy her a beverage of her choice, I would.
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post #12647 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 07:31 AM
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Happy Birthday to all the past and upcomings.

Tracey, sorry you got bitten, but you looked so delicious to them. I would suspect they were both males too, hmm? Hope the hand heals quickly and I'm with Alex as to the meaning of the name Koolio. Do tell please.

For all those with bouncing issues; I'll consult with my colleague Stan, but I'm sure he will agree. If you will all post or send us videos of your different levels of bounce then we will attempt to come up with ideas on how to remedy it for you. Just realize you may have to post multiple videos from different angles so that we may have the most informed abilities to find ideas for you all. Thanks in advance

Nicker, the horses look great as do you, hun.

Alex, I can only imagine you distracting that boy from avoiding the hit in the first place. Here he comes around the corner of the line and sees this big guy barreling down on him and instead of thinking of the proper juke to avoid the contact, he's thinking "Oh lord, I know Alex is in the process of standing up right now and about to start shouting something that is going to be to be repeated to me in the locker room for the next week. Will you please have her slip on the bleacher just enough to BAM!!!!!!! he just got hit,,,,

Stan and Sandi,, I bid you good luck on rehoming your horses and finding the replacements. Sandi, it sounds like you found a good residence for your find.

I'm sure there are a few other posts that I missed or forgotten from the weekend and apologize.

Misty(my 3rd daughter who just moved down here from Ms. Again) helped me finish the electric fence over the weekend. We got it hot and found the ground fault. Turned the horses out on the new pasture and they are in heaven.
Here is the fence line we put up for the new pasture.


I trimmed on a couple of the horses hooves yesterday after church then had the girls bathe all 6. While we left them in the stalls to dry we went in the house to rest and cool off before going back out to give the babies a ride on Doc and Trusty.

We took most of the pics with the camera so I'll get those emailed to me later this morning then post for your viewing pleasure. For now I did get this one snapped for me on my phone.

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post #12648 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 08:49 AM
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Rick, you are being bad. Videos................


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post #12649 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
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...............
I can speak to this with authority.

(Gentlemen, I am giving you fair warning - you will consider the following TMI with not a hint of prurient content.)

Before I found my brands I would use two bras and create my own sports bra - the under bra a very snug stretch material, very supportive no underwire bra and then another similar but this one underwire bra. Both good quality bras, the more coverage the better.

Now I wear a bra called - a very high quality sports bra and fairly reasonably priced at about $30 or so on amazon. But they do offer different models. I like the MAIA because it's full coverage.

Another I like is the Both bras are full coverage and underwire and both are solid support. When they are the perfect fit, the puppies stay put, safe, unjostled, neat and sweet and perfectly comfortable.

Both bras stand up to the CrazyLegs Teddy Trot, which is a rattle your teeth trot with bonus bobble bounce.
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post #12650 of 29438 Old 08-26-2013, 10:23 AM
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I went through this pain-was always large, but w/a menopause weight gain, it was unbearable-it even hurt to walk-so had a reduction done, still wear a D/C cup, & really watch my weight, but I even occasionally wear only a regular bra to ride. Life is better-for you gals that are lucky enough to be "fried eggs" Rejoice! I don't understand why anybody would ever want to be made larger-it's just a pain in the back & shoulders. Clothes fit much better when smaller also.
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