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        09-28-2013, 08:03 PM
      #13361
    Weanling
    It take a special person to handle those middle grades! I am a high school counselor and love it. I also counseled K-8. And enjoyed it but high school is really my place!
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        09-28-2013, 09:11 PM
      #13362
    Started
    He's home, and as high as a kite on Saturday but Sunday he started following me around so to annoy him I gave him a bath. He had brought a few ticks with him. Its good to have him home but he is not ready to ride needs some ground work to get his manners back and establish the pecking order. In first place is SWMBO and that's only because we are all scared of her, then its James, Ernie, (cats) and in last is a toss up between me and Bugs. Some ground work this afternoon he began to take notice, only a couple of minutes getting him to lead in the righ position and to stop when I do without being told. It will come back.

    Here he is and he has found the entrance to the garden
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    Checking things out

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    I think he is inviting me to open the gate

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    This is one of the paddocks infested with chick weed. Bottom left is good grass and the white shade over the rest is the chick weed flower. I'v got five acres covered in the stuff .

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    Here is one for the men but I know the women have a view. SWMBO normally hits the roof when Bugs roames the house lawn and gets into the garden. This time she has not said a word, I'm worried, whats coming.
         
        09-28-2013, 09:16 PM
      #13363
    Trained
    I enjoyed getting out and riding yesterday and today. I am trying to go to a milder bit to see if it improves my horse's attitude. It seems to have worked pretty well today, but it is possible that she will figure out that she can pull right through it and ignore me. Time will tell.
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        09-28-2013, 10:05 PM
      #13364
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    Hi all!

    Yes, I think you either like the middle grades or you don't.....of all the grades I've taught 5th is my favorite....but third is making a close second.. I am certified in early childhood. Finding a lot of my previous EC training is coming back this year, my second year in 3rd.

    Koolio, will you be able to move next year do you think? Glad Jurassic park was fun!! What are you teaching again. 6,7,8???? Science right?

    Just came back from a delicious anniversary dinner! I got the swordfish over linguine and DH got smoked ribeye. Both top notch!!

    Happy to see people are getting the rides in. Looking to get another in tomorrow. Not only are we running out of,daylight, but hunting season is quickly approaching....


    Stan, bugs is so cute!! Love his face.

    Have a good evening everyone!
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        09-29-2013, 01:03 AM
      #13365
    Yearling
    Hard tie keepin' up on this site again.

    Welcome, HappyPlace! God knows horses in mine, when I can get there.

    Happy Anniversary Nicker! Beautiful pics.

    Stan, Bugs looks relieved being home. Hope you can get the nasty weeds in pasture figured out, & be able to KEEP him home. I paid attention to your post a bit ago, & to Rick's...will keep that inner beauty turning. Loved the story, 'tho Stan..good for that "'ol lady". I'll keep the sparkle, I reckon; do still get "looks", but am on my own...maybe in some future some ol' cowboy w/a true love of horses will yet snatch me up...never know!

    Hugs to everyone. Keep riding. Me, I'll go muck Monday, & get a lesson. Need to breathe the air.

    (Dang, I was disappointed NZ didn't win the Regatta...couldn't watch it, but paid attention via PBS..)
         
        09-29-2013, 01:13 AM
      #13366
    Yearling
    Stan, was thinkin'..I think your SWMBO loves you & realizes how much Bugs means to you. Dang! I said the "L" word! Sorry, Stan you asked for a women's perspective.
         
        09-29-2013, 01:44 AM
      #13367
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    Originally Posted by tjtalon    
    Hard tie keepin' up on this site again.

    Welcome, HappyPlace! God knows horses in mine, when I can get there.

    Happy Anniversary Nicker! Beautiful pics.

    Stan, Bugs looks relieved being home. Hope you can get the nasty weeds in pasture figured out, & be able to KEEP him home. I paid attention to your post a bit ago, & to Rick's...will keep that inner beauty turning. Loved the story, 'tho Stan..good for that "'ol lady". I'll keep the sparkle, I reckon; do still get "looks", but am on my own...maybe in some future some ol' cowboy w/a true love of horses will yet snatch me up...never know!

    Hugs to everyone. Keep riding. Me, I'll go muck Monday, & get a lesson. Need to breathe the air.

    (Dang, I was disappointed NZ didn't win the Regatta...couldn't watch it, but paid attention via PBS..)
    It would have been nice for NZ to have brought the cup this way again but, the faster boat won in the end. We take comfort in that the Americian boat was built in New Zealand. So the country still has some claim to fame and an economic spin off.

    Due to the high cost of the boats and maintaining the team it is thought that NZ may not challenge for the cup next time around. That would be a shame as no Kiwi lives more than two hours from an ocean and it is in our blood to go boating, diving, fishing, that's when we are not hanging on to the horses neck for dear life.

    All we need is a sponsor with a hundred million plus to spare. Some big Americian corporation would do, Mac Donalds, coupled with KFC and general motors would do. Think of the advertising Junk food in healthy sport and General motors supporting wind power.

    Talk about funding, Kim dot Com a German, New Zealand resident has just anounced on the 6 0 clock news he is considering getting involved in helping with the funding of team New Zealand for the next challange. You folks in the States may have heard of him. The Americian government, NZ government enforcement service and FBI has tried to get him into an Americian court for some issues involving the internet business. They grabbed his computers and moved the information to the States which as it turned out was illigal under New Zealand Law. That is a saga that continues so I think his involvment with the regatta may have a bit of a stick it to the government aspect to it. We will see.

    Cheers all and get riding
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        09-29-2013, 01:53 AM
      #13368
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    Senior Love....... I was in my back yard trying to launch a kite.
    I threw the kite up in the air, the wind would catch it for a few Seconds, then it would come crashing back down to earth.
    I tried this a few more times with no success.
    All the while, my wife Roslyn is watching from the kitchen window,
    Muttering to herself how men need to be told how to do everything.

    She opens the window and yelled to me,
    'You need a piece of tail.
    '

    I turned with a confused look on my face and yelled back,
    'Make up your mind. Last night, you told me to go fly a kite




















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        09-29-2013, 04:06 AM
      #13369
    Green Broke
    Had a lovely two hour ride on Wendy this morning-she has a lovely canter, & she is a go-go-go horse. We stopped at some neighbors' houses & after a few minutes she would get antsy & want to be off. My last mare was like that, too-it took a year before she figured out about rest stops & wine-drinking, but she finally did. Next week we go out alone, although we may take the donkey along, as she needs exercise & her hooves worn down a bit.

    Bought a few things at an auction today-going back tomorrow when the tack goes over the block, & some other things I have my eye on. Got a pair of shoeing chaps today for $6! One side needs a knee pad, but they are pretty nice.

    I did some substitute teaching years ago-I preferred to stay at the elementary level-those middle school kids were something else! My favorite days were teaching the gifted kids-they are so responsive. But I enjoyed it all-loved to see when the "light bulb" went on & they "got" a new concept-so rewarding!
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        09-29-2013, 08:53 AM
      #13370
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    CCG are you a do it all kinda woman??? Wow! Shoeing chaps? You doing your own feet.

    I also love the light bulb effect. I think that is why I am learning to love 3rd so much. They are at such a sponge stage I their life.....the mental growth is amazingly huge!! It's an agonizing slow start (as I am used to older kids) but the end result is utterly amazing.. Another thing I love....and it just happened recently is when my older kids, now HS age seek me out to talk to me. Then I know I touched their life in some fashion.

    Stan, I'll work on the General Motors sponsorship since my nephew works for them...

    TJ, how was your 'Friday'? Will talk to you soon!

    Off to ride....just told DH, not sure when I'm coming home, hahaha. Going to hang with the horses until I'm too tired. Laundry can wait on the gorgeous day!

    Have a good one all!
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