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post #13431 of 29437 Old 10-05-2013, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by corgi View Post
Stan, glad you bounced back from your heart attack in 2011! And glad you realized you are better off in this thread than in the over 50 one!
You gotta watch Stan. He's been cheating on us over there I think.
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post #13432 of 29437 Old 10-05-2013, 08:47 PM
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Whew, I just caught up on things. I didn't get to ride on Wednesday because my phone got stolen. I had to run around getting it shut down and shop for another phone. I didn't wind up getting one until Friday after work. Today was the only chance I had to ride, but it rained almost all day and is supposed to tomorrow as well. I need a ride badly!
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post #13433 of 29437 Old 10-05-2013, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by NickerMaker71 View Post

Yes I feed the hay outside...well, I was feeding them in their stalls aNd opening the doors so they could go to pasture when they were done. Then I noticed Jay would come and kick Rainn out of her stall for her hay. She of course would go into his...a back and forth thing. So I decided to put out the hay outside. Yes, I read to make at least one more pile than horses, so that is generally what I do.

BUT tonight, I noticed Rainn sifting through her hay, nibble, nibble, gum, gum, spit it out......OH NO....wondering now if the weightless isn't due to bad teeth!!! I JUST had the dang doc there!!!!

I do recall her saying if a horse spits out wads of hay, they need floated...thing is, she eats grain fine, and DH was there feeding them apples tonight. She ate those fine. Thought?

Speaking is a pic of DH feeding them apples. He's come a LONG way!!. He's a city guy learning to love and trust the horses!! gotta love'em for trying!!

Enjoying a glass of wine now....kiddos were a bit monsterish this afternoon.....can't blame them, I wanted to be home too! Hahaha. Looking forward to a ride tomorrow.
Is she spitting out little balls of hay? If so then she is quidding and needs to be floated. Hunter was doing that last year and had a big hook on his tooth
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post #13434 of 29437 Old 10-05-2013, 08:58 PM
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Look..i have a unicorn!!!
Omg that happened to hunter and hubby was like just cut it off AREYOU iNSANE? He has such a fab forelock. It took a while but we got it out. I too love cowboy magic
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post #13435 of 29437 Old 10-05-2013, 11:35 PM
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for those of us with a little Irish in the blood and no pun intended

Irish Burial at Sea

Mick and Paddy had promised their Uncle Seamus, who had been a seafaring gent all his life, to bury him at sea when he died.

Of course, in due time, he did pass away and the boys kept their promise.

They set off with Uncle Seamus all stitched up in a burial bag and loaded onto their rowboat.

After a while Mick says, 'Do yer tink dis is fer enough out, Paddy?'

Without a word Paddy slips over the side only to find himself standing in water up to his knees.

'Dis'll never do, Mick. Let's row some more.'

After a bit more rowing Paddy slips over the side again but the water is only up to his belly, so they row on.

Again Mick asks Paddy, 'Do yer tink dis is fer enough out Paddy?'

Once again Paddy slips over the side and almost immediately says, 'No dis'll neva do.' The water was only up to his chest.

So on they row and row and row and finally Paddy slips over the side and disappears.

Quite a bit of time goes by and poor Mick is really getting himself into a state when suddenly Paddy breaks the surface gasping for breath.

'Well is it deep enough yet, Paddy?'


'Aye 'tis,

NOW hand me dat shovel.'

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post #13436 of 29437 Old 10-06-2013, 12:07 AM
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Omg Stan you crack me up. Good one!
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post #13437 of 29437 Old 10-06-2013, 06:40 AM
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Good Morning to all. Summer has left & it's getting much cooler very fast now. The pellet stove is working great,but I have the little room heater on right now. Wendy is getting better on her two issues-the halter strap going over the poll, & not wanting her feet picked up. Yesterday I picked up all 4 & held them for a bit-thankfully she has wonderful feet!

A ride is planned for this morning-a trailer ride to the next exit, then across/under the freeway-& ride in the mountains over there. I'm going to ride in my Aussie saddle, & wear my new spurs. Been wanting some chinks for a few years now-it's about time to actually get them-leather really takes the bite out of the wind.

Corgi-always good to be back home-Izzy really got her hair twisted, didn't she? What a mess-I hate burrs (& cactus). Especially the thorns & when caught on the legs. Looked like it was quite a job!

Rick-glad you are doing better-stress is so bad for our insides-I'm still feeling the effects from my very "dark" time, but w/all the new joy in my life-I'm on the mend also.

Anybody else riding today? If so, have a great time & stay safe!
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post #13438 of 29437 Old 10-06-2013, 08:35 AM
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Morning all! Quick peek in....heading tot the barn.

Had a nice ride yesterday. See attached picture. It's part of that new route I found, the BIG block where are TONS of sights to keep Jay attentive....llamas! Goats! Little Amish children swinging from trees! he's a trooper...but I have to giggle, it's the Amish children that seem to get him quivering.

Very long story short....a neighbor (don't know them) put the cabosh on me riding through those beautiful woods and pond I often take pictures of..... nobody uses or enjoys them....but I'm not permitted over there..... NOT HAPPY!!

On a bright side....there is still good in this world. I stopped at the Amish to buy baked goods. They weren't there, but left a cup so you pay on the honor system. I just love that about our small community.. I got DH and I both mini apple pies!. SOOOO good

Totally cleaned out both stalls yesterday down to the floor. We just got huge load of sawdust, so everyone got fresh bedding.. Smelled so fresh!

Rainn is back to eating normall.....will keep an eye out...and any more weirdness I will have her teeth looked at . She 24, there's bound to be something.

Off to rode before the rain hits. Very muggy here and warm. Our falls colors aren't as brilliant as I thought they would be...but not complaining about the warmth. Our seasons are certainly shifting!

Roaddy, yes, I too will add tot the stress is bad. When I took all those 'brain' classes that is one thing they stressed....stress literally kills brain cells!!!! Cells you'll never get back! Take those days off's good for you!!

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post #13439 of 29437 Old 10-06-2013, 11:13 AM
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Hello all! I've been reading and reading this thread and it seems like a great group. I'm 41, so I think I fit the age requirement!

I have four kids, my oldest boy is 21 and then three girls (God help me) 19, 13 and 11. I was raised in the US as a Navy brat, never had horses, never around horses and never thought of horses. My eldest daughter was horse crazy from the day she was born, it seems.

Long story short, marriage at 18, two kids, divorce, second marriage and two more kids later. I own a Clydesdale!!!

My daughter bought a horse in April to take with her to University, she's studying equine management. Super cool she has her horse on campus!! She boarded her horse before school and something in me clicked and fell in love with everything there!! The barn, the horses, the fresh air, the atmosphere....just everything.

So, March of this year I buy my Clydesdale mare. Her name is Shiloh, she's 11 and 16.2hh. The amusing thing is I'm only 5'2". I was also on a medication that made me gain about 70lbs, so getting on and getting off of her is quite a thing to see!!! Not very graceful in the least!

I've never owned a horse before and I've only been riding as long as I've had Shiloh, so if you are patient......I might have quite a few questions to ask at some point!

Hope to get to know you all!
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post #13440 of 29437 Old 10-06-2013, 11:59 AM
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welcome Yissy! This is an awesome group here! I am off for a ride with a friend from my old barn, will be so nice to ride with her again.
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