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        03-30-2012, 09:32 PM
      #1281
    Yearling
    Welcome, Deb!

    Foxhunter, you are an angel to granny sit and give her (and her family) the opportunity for such a pleasant evening. A star in your crown!

    We had a little fright yesterday with the new pony, Star. Hubby called me to say that he was "standing funny with his feet out in front like Ellie did when you used to worry that she was foundered." I had a mini heart attack and flew home, while directing hubby to put Star back on dry lot. It all turned out fine, he wasn't foundered, just parked out with front feet under him and back feet stretched out. No heat, no pulses, no tenderness. But, safer than sorry, I left him in the dry lot anyway. We'd been turning him out for a few hours each day on the short grass in the arena, and I was worried that I'd overdone it. Anyway, for the next few days - just in case there is a touch of something going on - he is grounded. No grass, poor thing. Just bits of hay. I'm going to check out a pony-sized grazing muzzle and see if that will work for him.
         
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        03-30-2012, 11:31 PM
      #1282
    Trained
    I am happy your horse has not foundered
    That is good news about your horse
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        03-30-2012, 11:41 PM
      #1283
    Trained
    I came from a large family as well
    My birth father came from a family seven siblings and I come
    From a family of 8 I have 3 brothers and 4 sisters 1 sister
    Passed away and the oldest sister we can't find

    I was raised in a large family my mom had 10 siblings and my dad had
    6 siblings sadly most of them lived in the Nethertlands
    Many summers we had my aunts and uncles on both sides come for a visit
         
        03-31-2012, 01:53 AM
      #1284
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    I came from a large family as well
    My birth father came from a family seven siblings and I come
    From a family of 8 I have 3 brothers and 4 sisters 1 sister
    Passed away and the oldest sister we can't find

    I was raised in a large family my mom had 10 siblings and my dad had
    6 siblings sadly most of them lived in the Nethertlands
    Many summers we had my aunts and uncles on both sides come for a visit
    So, the Waltons were true?

    There were big families of six children living in the same street as me when I was a kid. Basically everyone had an open house, kids spent more time in other houses than their own.

    Biggest family I ever knew were the Coleman's, a partial family that came over from Ireland. There were thirteen children, 12 boys, and the thirteenth a girl. Philomena. Not all came over as most were already married. Phil was a year younger than me, not very tall but as wide as she was high and SOLID.
    Our school had a very good (field) hockey team. I was useless at sport, never could run, but I was great in goal. Back then goalies only wore shin pads, no face masks or padded gloves)
    We had a needle match with a private school for top of the league, but several of the team were ill with flu. Phil offered to play and said she had played before as full back. As there is no full back in hockey we never gave it a thought and she was put in the back position.
    They bullied off and the private school won the bully and came haring down towards me. I had her covered, next thing I was coming around as they carried me to the first aid room. My head was pounding and I had a cut across my eyebrow.
    Phil had never played hockey but the Irish game of Hurley, which is basically hockey with no rules. As the forward hit for goal Phil came in front of me, lifted her stick as if she were playing golf and hit me in the face before sending the ball the length of the pitch!

    I went home after the match (which we lost) with a real shiner.
    Can you imagine now, a child being knocked out cold with a cut eyebrow being allowed to continue playing?
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        03-31-2012, 11:38 AM
      #1285
    Trained
    We are starting my search for a lease this weekend
    I will let you know what happens
         
        03-31-2012, 11:52 AM
      #1286
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    We are starting my search for a lease this weekend
    I will let you know what happens
    Good luck with your search CW! Looking forward to hearing how it goes!
    (I'm off to get myself a Cinnamon Dolce Latte )
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        03-31-2012, 11:54 AM
      #1287
    Foal
    I am going to go riding today, it has been two years since my last ride...little bit nervous. Excited! I was riding a great horse but was just too big a commute. Also my son was diagnosed with autism and ADHD. Now we have a great therapy program up and running for him and I feel I can have a little me time or so I tell myself.
         
        03-31-2012, 12:01 PM
      #1288
    Yearling
    Paint pony, have fun and give us updates!!!
    With Grace Enjoy your treat!
    Country Woman, I can't wait to hear what you find...get pictures!!
         
        03-31-2012, 12:36 PM
      #1289
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Good luck with your search CW! Looking forward to hearing how it goes!
    (I'm off to get myself a Cinnamon Dolce Latte )
    I have am espresso machine at home and the cinnamon dolce syrup
    But I can't make it like Starbucks do maybe its the espresso coffee I am using
    Love my daughter for working there
    I now have the Tribute Blend Laura always keeps me informed lol
         
        03-31-2012, 12:38 PM
      #1290
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Paint pony    
    I am going to go riding today, it has been two years since my last ride...little bit nervous. Excited! I was riding a great horse but was just too big a commute. Also my son was diagnosed with autism and ADHD. Now we have a great therapy program up and running for him and I feel I can have a little me time or so I tell myself.
    What Barn in Delta are you going to
    I used to Live in Ladner
         

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