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post #12921 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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post #12922 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 04:21 PM
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Nice to be back and reading everyone's adventures.
Welcome back Stan, sorry for the septic problems. My DH works in that field (water treatment), so I know all about those stinky problems.

TJ: Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. It's the best gift you can offer yourself. You'll be healthier and richer! (and smell better too)

Celeste: I think I would have dismounted at the first shot. Scary!

CCG: super news about the morgan horse. Hope you'll keep us posted and pictures will follow.

Roadyy: nice picture with the kids, braving freezing waters. Sounds like a fun week end. You trim your horses: anything you CAN'T do? Out of curiosity: regular trim or barefoot type of trim?

Had a great hot and humid week end. Drove Saturday to the ridecamp of the endurance event (just over 2hrs drive). Nice warm night in my tent, sleeping to the sound of horses nickering all around. Sunday, full day of volunteering at the in/out timer. Which means I saw every horse in and out every loop of the race. The 100 miles was won by a lovely american lady, a loop ahead of everyone. For the 75 miles, there was an exciting race to the finish, won by just one head. Smiling riders, nice crews, cool vets. Next year, hope to be riding that one.

Yesterday, DH trimmed all our horses and took out a mountain of manure from the paddock. Now that the paddock's clean: vermifuge tonight for everyone.
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post #12923 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 04:30 PM
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Celeste: I think I would have dismounted at the first shot. Scary!
You may be a bit brighter than I am.
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post #12924 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 04:32 PM
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Mine as well of been camping as we brought the canopy down as low as possible and still be able to sit in chairs while waiting the storm out so the fireworks show could get under way.

Was able to watch my Alabama college football team beat Virginia Tech on the little screen on my cell phone as the rain came down. Lol
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post #12925 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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good afternoon sorry no horse stories from me yet
Love to read everyone else's though
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post #12926 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 05:14 PM
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Yes, there are things I can't do.

I can't:
bare children
fly aircraft
sail
ride a unicycle
touch my nose with my tongue
touch my forearm with a finger at end of said forearm
wiggle my ears
wiggle my nose to the left


These are just a few of the things that I admire about other people.


AS for the trimming; I have never had to learn to trim for shoes on a horse so I would have to do a good bit of research before attempting it. I'm very rusty at the trimming so they aren't the greatest right now. I am slowly get the logistics again as it has been over 12 years since I did our last horses. With six it is tiring in our heavy humidity dragging air. Not to mention I am 50 lbs heavier than I was then and most of that is in my center of gravity. Haha

My oldest horse is the one that has given me the biggest issue as his feet got away from me and his fly stomping has peeled the toes back on both front while flaring the hoof at the same time. I didn't catch it and take full responsibility for it, but it wont happen again.
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post #12927 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 07:48 PM
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Amazing how animals can know when we are in a different frame of mind. After getting the devastating news Sunday that my 23 yo step daughter had passed in her sleep and we lost both her and her unborn baby boy who was due in 2 weeks I went to the barn. Where else could I go and be alone? I wasnt alone from the time I walked in. I have a Mustang X gelding who normaly munches his hay and then heads out to the lower pasture. Only Sunday for some reason he was still in the barn. He stood statue still as I put my pitchfork down and leand into his neck and cried like I havent cried in years. He never once moved a muscle, all I could hear were soft breaths. No foot stomps, no head shakes, notihng. He is such a sweet boy. When I was done I hugged him one more time and pat him on the rump, he turned around and walked out the door and headed for the lower pasture almost a half hour later than he ever goes down there. I wouldnt trade this boy for anything. So sweet.

Now if I could just get on him and not feel like I was riding a pumpkin, lol.
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post #12928 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 07:52 PM
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So sorry for your loss, that is such a tragedy.
Horses are indeed very sensitive beings, a blessing to have them around in such times.
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post #12929 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 08:16 PM
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So sorry for you loss.
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post #12930 of 29437 Old 09-03-2013, 08:19 PM
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Oh my Becka, how heartbreaking. I am very sorry for your loss.


Hi everyone, am back! :) Can't possibly catch up, so hope you are all well.
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