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        10-28-2013, 05:44 PM
      #13721
    Green Broke
    Here are a few more of the pics from the cake and ice cream session. I was wrong by just a little bit. There are 493 pics on the cd and I'll get more of the horse rides and hay rides sometime tonight as I still have half a pasture to bush hog then push some brush piles around on a neighbor's property around the corner.

    Hope everyone has a great evening.

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        10-28-2013, 06:20 PM
      #13722
    Yearling
    Rick, I love the pics & the great big Happy Birthday!! Thanks to you guys, you make me feel special alot, & today was important, so thanks again!

    Didn't get home from SkyView till almost 1:30p (going later, as it's still dark early). Forecast was partly cloudy & 50*; NOT. Try about 35* w/a cold wind & spitting weird little rain/snow, & heavy cloud cover..ColoWeirdo Weather strikes again.

    When got there, just before 8am,Janice told me that 10 pens (out of 18) hadn't been cleaned since Thursday, what w/other cleaners not showing up for various issues (the cleaner for the other 8: that's her "area", so she did that yesterday,so,that was good). She said she'd get out @ 8a to feed, then would hard-rake up her four, so I'd just need to collect. Thank God. The 6 I did was emmense; did the hard rake to break down what was in the stalls (& proceeding to freeze) then the plastic rake to scoop. Graduated to the big 'barrow, RICK!!! First load I managed to tilt over I almost fell over into the manure pile! Got thru it...

    & it was just getting COLDER. Janice had forgotten about my birthday "surprise",whatever she might have had in mind, but it's all good (she's been very busy w/connecting & seminars this past week w/PATH (?acronym) to expand her therapeutic riding thing). But,she asked if I wanted to ride,since w/weather coming the chances are lessening (& I won't do icy roads clear out on the prairie to clean). Yup, I said...so, Nicker, got my wish!!

    Wasn't on very long,after getting Tommy & tacking him up, but this is cool: I walked him in the round pen to get him over a bit of cold weather spunkiness, got on, then went right to the arena. Did a big, fast walk around. Had told Janice when I got there, that last's Monday's surprise trot didn't scare me, but that I just wasn't sure what to do w/it. So: I got him into a trot in the arena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not for too long, & stopped & started a couple of times, realized I was balancing in the stirrups so adjusted that, realized my not wanting to bounce on him (to not hurt him) made me tighten up, as well as tightening up w/the newness of it. Janice said when I relax into it, it won't bounce so much. It was cold/windy, & all 3 of us needed to stop, so walked Tommy back to the post....mostly. On the way back, said to Janice to move over...so trotted a bit more, just a little. Had to do it.

    So, that's my big 60 Birthday Saga, thanks for listening! Took Tommy to his home,gave him his cookie (outta the hat,into the pan), & went home. My back hurts, but I don't care...I TROTTED. That was my goal for October..& this was lesson #12. Lesson #1 on June 17 was Janice w/a lead rope on Addie, while we walked a few steps, did a small circle, & I tried to not barf.

    Yay. Next post I'll try to not me "all about me".
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        10-28-2013, 09:49 PM
      #13723
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    YEEHAA TJ!!! So glad you got,your wish!!!

    Way to go on the trot!! yep, if you can relax and feel your body sink into the saddle and horses back, they seem to relax too and actually slow down a bit, it's pretty cool!!

    Roaddy, great pics of the family, what a pretty girl,

    Hunter I wander what Scotty saw or heard on the trail. Did you ever figure it out. Barn drama already at your newish barn?

    I want to get a saddle pack for our trip Sunday. Any suggestions? Weather is back to looking clear,

    Again...happy birthday TJ!!!!!!!
         
        10-28-2013, 10:02 PM
      #13724
    Yearling
    Happy Birthday TJ and way to go with the trotting!!! What a great way to spend your bday,

    Rick, great pics!! And no, hubby isn't rubbing it in...yet. LOL

    Hunter, any chance it was a deer? That's the exact way hubby's horse reacts when he smells a deer. Major huffing and puffing and plants his feet.

    Nicker, I am lucky that hubby likes to ride. I enjoy it more than he does. He only leases his horse and he has other hobbies like hunting, fishing, boating, golfing, guitar playing. I pretty much only have shopping and horses..and since I have a horse, I can no loner afford to shop! Since hunting season just started, I will be riding alone more. It is a little frustrating that he doesn't ride as much as I do and he scored so much higher than I did. He happens to be one of those people that is good at everything he attempts. It's a good thing I love him,
    Otherwise it would be annoying!
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        10-29-2013, 02:22 AM
      #13725
    Banned
    Rick, does that mean that Jessa will be returning to her?

    Happy birthday Happy Place for Thurs.


    Wow Nicker, what a good boy to just wait like that for you to help. Thank Goodness he did that.

    Ladona, great photos.




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    The riddle has been busted

    The answer is a plane being the cabin. He died in a plane crash
    Dang it, I thought it was because he was alone so had no one to make him a sandwich, so he starved.


    Happy birthday Terry! So glad that you had a great day. Your riding is improving so much, you should be really proud of yourself.


    All is well here. Kid 4 had a meltdown tonight, cursing at me, and then throwing things in his room when I sent him there. Then packing, as he's leaving - uh oh. I had to call the emergency number and they told me the name of the person who is on call, well she left the agency last month. So I called his therapist directly, who spent 30 mins on the phone calming him down. Just as that was all over, Brad came home - the kid got lucky, he wasn't home 45 mins earlier.
    The therapist told me that he would be apologizing, well he didn't. Lil bugger!

    Other than that, all is fine here. Lucas is fat and happy, and frankly just getting fatter as I can't drive there to ride. But he's never been fat in the three years I have owned him until I moved to my current barn, so I don't mind. He can enjoy being a horse for a while.
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        10-29-2013, 09:01 AM
      #13726
    Green Broke
    My wife is not keen on pictures and didn't know that one was taken as you can tell from her attention else where.

    I was disappointed in several of the portrait pics as the green backdrop was wrinkled and in others the angle shows where it meets the ground. Some were off center and others had the background scenery in focus and the person out of focus. All in all he got a lot of great shots and with that many pics taken I guess I can't expect them all to be perfect. I think I would have deleted the ones that weren't so great instead of keeping them in the portfolio.


    I didn't get done with the tractor work til late so I wasn't able to get the other pics downloaded to my email so I can post them. Will try to get the wife to send them to me today and get them up as soon as possible.

    Alex, I'm sending you a pm to fill you in on Jessa as I don't want to put that much info out here in open space.
    When you say he is leaving as in he decided himself that he is leaving your house or he is moving to a new place? Maybe he needs a CTJM like we give the horses when they try to be aggressive with us? Lol I hope he settles down soon.


    Terry, I am glad you got to trot and recognize the physical areas needing corrected. That shows the mental side of being a horse person. Mental the operative word. Lmbo. Glad it was a good b'day.

    Ladona, my wife says the same thing about me, but I'll admit that I pay very close attention to her or someone around doing whatever it is she is asking me to participate in so I can have a better chance of doing it well. If I don't think I can do it decent then I tend not to attempt it. That is part of my secret to success in her eyes. Lol


    NM17, whatever pack you decide on please give us your review of it so the rest of us will know if it is something we want to get.
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        10-29-2013, 10:28 AM
      #13727
    Green Broke
    TJ-So glad you got a ride in before the weather got worse. Also glad you met your goal of trotting. I am happy that my mare has a great trot & slips into it easily. Sorry though that you had so much work to do before the ride!

    Rick-Love the pictures you posted. I have some pics on the card from that long ride-need to download them to the computer, then figure out something-LOL! I need to take more pictures & not just leave the camera sitting in the house!

    Nicker-Hope you find same saddle bags you like-I've used plain canvas, insulated nylon, & all leather, each have pros & cons, but they have all lasted well. Newer ones though have more zippers, a place for a water bottle, a map, or a cell-phone-the ones I just got on ebay ($11) are insulated nylon & very nice for the price. One of my requirements is that they have a way to tie down the bottom so they don't flop on the horses' sides.

    Hunter-hope the barn situation turns out Ok for you. If I'm not the one feeding my babies-I become a real worry wart-I do have DH trained pretty well on that front, though, but if we go off together, we both worry!

    CS-Hope things are going a bit smoother for you!

    AlexS-sorry you are having a problem w/the newest boy. Hope the apology comes soon. Is there a time frame for a review of your license to be re-instated? Does a Dr. Have to sign a form first?

    I had a nice ride both Saturday & Sunday. Just me & Wendy-I haven't ridden alone much in the last 14 years, & I still feel lost here in AZ, so I have double the nerves to calm-Yikes! Tractor Supply Company has a posted opening date now of Nov. 9th, but we got their book-they sure do carry a lot! Since it was very windy yesterday-I got some bagged feed while we were in town-looked through the "ripped" bags bin & got 3 bags of horse feed-they gave me $3 off per bag! I thought that was a pretty good deal. Sure would like to get a separate shed for the feed-I'm running out of floor space!

    We are going to have a couple of cold nights/days, then get back into the 70's for awhile. Halloween party Sat. Night so hope it won't be too cold then.
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        10-29-2013, 12:43 PM
      #13728
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    Hi all!

    I did some browsing last night and this morning came to the conclusion that these are the saddlebags I liked best.....

    Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com TrailMax 500 Series Back Saddle Pockets

    I will let you know how they work out.

    Just got word that the ride is still on....30% of mixed precip... but...that just means I needed to buy these.....

    Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com ThermaFur Heating Sport Gloves

    I have a pair similar for ATVing. They are nice!! I get cold real easy...so I need to dress WARM!!

    Feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment with work and commitments...seriously thinking of taking a PD on Friday. Give me an extra day to catch up.....
    Gotta run!
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        10-29-2013, 10:05 PM
      #13729
    Started
    We'll this is weird, nobody has posted since I did at lunch!! We must be busy.

    Left early (for me), normal time for everyone else...and got a real nice ride in. Temps are in the 50s, but when the sun goes down, it's chilly.

    Got the vet coming in for Rainn Thursday. Looks like things are getting worse, the swelling is now on her tummy. Called the vet, they aren't concerned enough to come sooner unless she stops eating etc. before I left she was doing fine, and let me touch her...so hoping antibiotics will cure it.

    Mom was telling me that she noticed the goats getting near the horses. Something new....they generally stay away. She said jenny, the "bad" one was sniffing rainn's back legs. She figured jenny would get kicked. I mentioned I noticed the horses seemed Leary of her bc what I suspected was her horns. Then I got to thinking more.....I noticed jays tail looked as if someone took a pair of scissors to it....I think that dang goat is eating his TAIL!!!!! My mom of course was when I mentioned this revelation!! She says no way....I say yes way...that darn goat is chewing off my beautiful tail.

    Here is pics from our ride.
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        10-29-2013, 10:07 PM
      #13730
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    Who's been chewing my tail??????
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