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        10-25-2013, 06:58 AM
    Green Broke
    I had more good fortune yesterday from work. When we receive large equipment for the boats we build, they are put into crates built out of 3/4" plywood and 2x4 framing. Had one come down to the boat yesterday while I was working on a piece of welding equipment and saw them piling it all up as they removed it from the switchboard. Inquired about it and told I could have it if I got it out of the yard same day. I had the forklift operator set it up by the gate and loaded it up in the truck after work. 7 pcs of 3/4" plywood, 6-2x4x8 and the heavy duty base made out of 3x4s the switchboard was bolted down to. All in all I would say I made out with over $300USD worth of material for $0. I will be using it to enclose the stall we use for feed and grooming supplies storage. Walls, floor and ceiling. This will not be enough, but they are expecting a few more pieces as big or bigger and I have already put the word out that I would take those too.

    Stacked it up in the stall when I got home and went ahead to feed the horses and spent time grooming and talking to each one for a few minutes.

    Got another call about Boo even after I deleted the ad for him. Guy called and wants him for his daughter to train for her younger brother to learn how to ride on. She is a trainer/farrier and is fairly good at both. I told him I would agree after they came out and looked him over to make a final decision. They are coming Sunday afternoon around 2:30 so we will see.

    Alex, glad you have found a dependable solution to your need and were able to enjoy making Brad late for work. Lol

    Terry, glad things are still moving forward in the direction your super is pushing for your new position. Good luck on the shooting qualification and grammar class.

    NikerMacker17, I hope things work out with the supers and you are able to get back to teaching other teachers this program. I don't mind being one upped when it is a important as providing the kids of the future a better foundation. Especially when it's by a beauty as yourself.

    Hope everyone has a glorious day as I feel a lift in my day already. Thank you all.
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        10-25-2013, 07:32 AM
    Thanks Roaddy You just made MY day!

    Glad you got to brush...maybe I'll bundle up and do that tonight. Poor Rainner is so muddy!

    Have a fabulous Friday everyone!!!
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        10-25-2013, 08:17 AM
    Green Broke
    Well around here that would be considered as a very neat & organized garage! Reminds me that I should get some of my pegboard hung. I got quite a few sheets at the auction I went to awhile back. Have had so much fun receiving the boxes from ebay-new riding pants, & boots, belts, a pair of gloves, some western boots, & another box of tack is coming. I'll be getting a really nice fringed saddle blanket for Wendy, a fly veil, a B. Allen bit, seat savers-1 will be a gift!, and some saddle bags w/a water holder on the outside.

    Guess I was in a "kitchen mode" yesterday-made an apple bundt cake & used the pressure cooker to make shredded pork for pork tacos. Have some chicken I have to cook also, then I won't need to cook for maybe a week-haha.

    Rick-that was a great score on all that wood-it has gotten so expensive! Hope you get the others also!

    The week sure did go by fast! Next W/E is a Halloween party-I think I'll bring coleslaw & "Eye of the Newt" deviled eggs. The provided main dish will be pulled pork, so coleslaw seems like a slam dunk!

    It's a little chilly this morning-the coffee is sure tasting good! Have a fantastic day & hope there is some "horse time" this W/E .
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        10-25-2013, 09:42 AM
    Happy Friday everyone!

    Nicker, I know what you mean about presenting being more tiring than having the kiddos. I have spent every PD day for the past 8 years as a presenter. We have one coming up on Nov 1 that I am looking forward to be a participant in for a change, but was just told I am presenting part of it. Good news it is a small part at least so I will still get to be a teacher for most of it.

    Long week with interviews. Yesterday I met three more parents after school, ran home and had a student I tutor waiting for me to help her. As soon as I finished tutoring, I was off again to take my son to dodgeball and get groceries, as I am cooking dinner for friends tonight. DH is still out of town until late this evening. I am soooo looking forward to the weekend and some magic horse breath (even if we are supposed to get a winter storm on Sunday).
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        10-25-2013, 12:52 PM
    This must be international PD day! I'm in a PD as well. I was thrilled to find out that it will let out an hour or two early than planned! Guess I will make it out to the barn after all. Happy Friday All.
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        10-25-2013, 07:37 PM
    Tomorrow, Isabella and I are competing in our 2nd judged trail ride. I am double excited because hubby is going and riding his horse too!

    I cleaned her up really well and pulled over 100 burrs out of her mane and tail AGAIN so this is what she is wearing tonight! She is a good sport.
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        10-25-2013, 07:39 PM
    And I love this picture. This is Izzy and her pasture mate, Missy. The BO owns Missy and she is doing the judged ride tomorrow too. Izzy is the one with her ears back...always!

    It looks like they are discussing how silly they look.
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        10-25-2013, 08:08 PM
    Corgi, what is a judged trail ride? Like, what do you do. How are you judged? Sounds fun!!! Izzy looks totally cute, I love the second photo!!

    Our PD day went well! Exhausting!!!!

    Did get a little brushing in tonight, and weather is looking promising this weekend. Cold....but no precip!!! Yea!!!.

    CCG, you are a shopaholic!!! You go girl!!! Wooeeeee!

    On the way tot the barn there was a Amish buggy going down the two lame hwy with a doggie following. I slowly passed, but with dread in the pit of my stomach. I thought maybe the Amish didn't know their dog was running after them..our German Shepard would do I turned around, pulled up to her and motioned to the dog. She said it wasn't hers. There are cars backed up at this time.. Good news she turned off the busy hwy and doggie followed. I just couldn't go on without finding out if that dog would be OK. I hope he made it safe to her house, and then they figured out where he belonged....I considered stopping and trying to put him in my car....but....both mom and I have dogs, so we couldn't keep him....hope he is safe.
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        10-25-2013, 09:49 PM
    Nicker, a judged trail ride is a trail ride that has a series of stops or obstacles. The obstacles are manned by judges. You and your horse get a score of 1-10 at each obstacle depending on how well it was completed. For example, last year, Izzy and I scored a zero at the bridge obstacle because she refused to cross it. I had to go around it. We scored a 10 at the raincoat obstacle. We had to ride up to a post that had a raincoat hanging on it. I had to take it off the post, put it on, take it back off, and hang it back on the post..all while mounted with the reins in one hand. Isabella didn't blink an eye or even lift a hoof. Perfect 10!

    Some of the other obstacles were opening and closing a gate while mounted, Walking through a very narrow hay tunnel, a water crossing, and going up a very deep set of horsey stairs. It's a lot of fun and allows you to ride at some pretty spectacular places.

    See if the link to the rules works:
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        10-25-2013, 11:42 PM
    Green Broke
    I've always wanted to try those judged trail rides they look like so much fun. Maybe Scotty and I will try it one day.
    Congrats to both road day and nicker. Very impressive.

    Tomorrow I am moving Scotty back to old barn. Am so excited to have him close again and no trailering out to ride. It will be so nice to see him more often agsin
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