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        09-21-2013, 08:23 PM
      #13281
    Trained
    I had a nice ride today. My friend came out and we rode about 5 1/2 miles. The rain held off until we were through.
         
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        09-22-2013, 12:20 AM
      #13282
    Weanling
    hello!

    Hi there. I haven't been here in so long, I don't even recognize a lot of names! A lot has been happening here over the past year. Work has been very busy with unusual hours. I was studying for a better position, but my boss hired a "cute young blonde" and she got the position with no studying or prep at all. But, I'm not bitter.

    Recently, I got an e-mail from the family that I sold a paint gelding to about 2 1/2 years ago. I had kept in touch with them a couple of times, letting them know that I was interested in getting him back if they ever found themselves in the position of looking for a new home. They said that they weren't riding anymore and felt it would be best if I brought him home. I didn't need to pay them, just give him a good home. They only asked that I take their other older mare as she had gotten attached to him. Ordinarily I would have said no, but something made me say yes. When I got there to pick them up, I almost cried. My beautiful paint was so skinny with long cracked feet and that poor old mare needed help getting into the trailer she was so thin and under muscled! They've been getting regular food and foot care and are coming around. I don't think I could sell him again.

    Built new stalls for all with better soil foundation and rubber mats in the upper covered area. Sold our motorhome. Brother in Law lost his battle with cancer. Daughter graduated h.s., hubby had knee surgery and hernia repair. Daughter found abandoned puppy and broke up with boyfriend, (yay!) Bought a smaller 2nd trailer for those quick trips local or to vet. So much more I can't even remember. Hope all is going well with all of you. I'll try to keep up from now on.
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        09-22-2013, 08:52 AM
      #13283
    Weanling
    Koolio: That Jurassic forest sounds like fun; kids and dinosaurs, I'm sure they'll love it! And yes, we get spectacular fall colors.

    NM71: Jay has such a cute face, irresistible!

    CCG: So Wendy is the name of the new horse. Congratulations. Can't imagine riding the day after a long drive, both you and Wendy are tough! Hope you'll have pictures eventually, including the long ears...

    Blue, welcome back. I'm one of the "new" faces.

    Rainy and cold week end. Cleaning up, paper work and cooking. Rainy days may be boring, but they are useful; otherwise chores wouldn't get done! I started the wood stove yesterday for the first time this season.

    DH found help to rebuild the hay barn. It was built on wet land and was collapsing. Unbuilt it, did major drainage. Now the foundations are on helical augered piles, 7 feet deep. (does that word make any sense, I had to look at a translation site, remember I'm French!!!) Beams are laid on for the future floor. The old building didn't have a floor, was straight on dirt. We should see the barn appear this week.
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        09-22-2013, 09:24 AM
      #13284
    Green Broke
    That is some major work Eole. Sounds like the barn will be around for a long time now!

    Yes, Wendy is a Morgan & she's tough! Guess I am, too-haha. Might do a short ride to show her to the neighbors later today. Also, still working on setting up my sewing/ladies cave room. Unpacked 3 more boxes yesterday & getting down to the big box that has my stereo etc in it. The small one on the bookcase doesn't work for CD's any longer. So it goes to the donation box.

    Hope everyone is having a good W/E and getting some good horse time!
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        09-22-2013, 10:10 AM
      #13285
    Yearling
    Morning all!

    Got up with DH, as he is working the weekend...mom and I decided to 'not rush' the morning and rode, so I got the dishwasher ran, a load of laundry, bills paid, and my clothes thrown together for the week!!!!

    The sun was startling to peek out of the clouds, so I headed to the barn....the closer I got....the harder it rained!!!!. So we decided I would feed, come back home, write lesson plans....and then head back out. The afternoon is to be sunny.

    So, here I am...procrastinating on the plans!, hahaha

    Welcome blue, I think I am new to you too!

    Eole, thank you, I think Jay has a cute face too, love the crooked strip. He makes me smile. Is English your second language then? You must live in the 'French Canadian' part? I'm going to have to look at a map!

    CCG, you go girl!! Don't let grass grow under those feet!!

    Ok, gotta go plan!

    Talk soon
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        09-22-2013, 12:37 PM
      #13286
    Yearling
    Hi everyone! Catching up a bit again...

    Nicker, sure hope you & your mom get that ride in today!

    Lori, good luck talking to admin. That guy needs some serious reprimand.

    Hi Blue! I'm one of the new faces too. I'm glad your paint came back to you, & brought his friend. Hope they both recover & get happier soon. How awful they were in that condition...

    Everyone so busy & productive here! I finally crawled outta bed & got my laundry started, & w/the assistance of coffee, will go into attack mode on my bathroom.

    It's coolish & party cloudy here today, & rain showers/wind predicted for tomorrow. So tomorrow I may get to break in my new cheapie WallyMart rubber boots in Janice's pens. Just hope "break in" doesn't mean "break" lol! But, no, I think they'll do fine for fall/winter, & w/a fat pair of socks they fit pretty good. Next spring I'll get Muck Boots from Stateline Tack, & then I'll be a true professional Mucker!

    Looking forward to seeing the horses tomorrow,since I missed last week. After mucking want to hang out w/Tommy & Bailey for awhile & get some alternative horse-time besides poo-doody. Won't get either out to groom 'tho, esp Bailey, as Janice is leaving for her vac after she feeds. I might feel a little unsure w/out Janice around, & Bailey would pick up on that.

    Well, going to go arm myself w/cleaning supplies (tomorrow w/the muck rake, which fits much better in my hands!)
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        09-22-2013, 06:47 PM
      #13287
    Yearling
    Welcome back Blue! Have you lived in Camp Verde long? I used to live in Cottonwood many years ago.

    It is another beautiful fall weekend here! We are trying to make the most of these since we know winter will soon be upon us. Yesterday, I got all my paddocks harrowed, mowed the rest of the grass and used up the remainder of the sealant I had for the inside of our stalls. I also got a quick ride in on Koolio. Today, DH and DS spent the afternoon cutting and stacking some fallen logs from our forest and replenishing the wood pile for the firepit. I pulled out the plants that froze earlier in the week and washed and hung out the bedding for a good fall airing. This afternoon, I got out for a ride on Sam at the local provincial wilderness area. Here is a quick picture of our fall colors.



    Back to work tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great week!
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        09-22-2013, 07:13 PM
      #13288
    Weanling
    Hello All:
    I have to say so much goes on with everyone it is difficult to comment and keep up.
    But I do wish everyone well.

    I was able to ride Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
    Storm hit Saturday from 4:00 till midnight, tarped the stock trailer.
    Managed to stay dry through the night and the trails not to muddy.

    I hope next weekend holds out for more ride time.
    Too cool for all that swimming in the river stuff right now.
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        09-23-2013, 06:24 AM
      #13289
    Yearling
    Good morning all! Happy to see everyone is doing well!

    Had a great day yesterday! The weather was a bit iffy, but we dressed in appropriate gear and were off for a two hour ride...mom and I.

    The horses did great!!!! I was a tad nervous how they would respond to each other, both could either lead or follow! Rainn seemed to know mom was a novice, and was a good girl. Not once did she try to go too fast home. She also held up during the ride. I took us on the loop with the two steep hills.

    Jay also did really well, he actually trotted up the hill! He is definitely feeling GOOD. I also think the stones have something to do with his tippy toeness.

    So we did the loop and mom was feeling too and so was Rainn so we made a detour through the woods. . I had a ball, I think mom did too. She never stopped talking the whole time! So much for enjoying nature! she did stop long enough that we saw a fawn.

    She was a bit stuck getting of tho!!

    Here's the beginning....
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        09-23-2013, 06:25 AM
      #13290
    Yearling
    Us following......
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