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    11-05-2013, 11:52 PM
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Wow, how low some people will stoop! The new box looks great. Amazing how much more work 1 more horse is! But the return is worth it. Got a 2nd mat in the new corral & will buy some more later this month. Lucked out that the feed store has a few in on consignment so the price is a bit lower & no tax! When those are gone they will get new ones in-more expensive & taxed-Yikes! My tack shed is quite crowded-want to get a feed shed here soon, so the two don't have to mix. But a roof for ChaCha is top priorty w/winter coming on, & maybe a shelter for the donkey as I hear that they don't shed water as a horse does so need more protection. She has a roof, but she may need more.

Hubby went to his brother's today along w/his Dad, so I will be doing house cleaning as this is a very cold day-the pellet stove is going & the coffee pot is on.

Even coming home yesterday from town w/hay, pellets, etc the truck had a hard time w/a couple of hills, so I need a bit more horse power now & probably the 4-wheel drive option, too. Hubby said it is geared too high for what I need to do now. It has served me well, so I will figure out my options before I have a breakdown. The Trans Temp light coming on when I had a young horse in the trailer was a bit scary.

Anybody riding this week? I plan to tomorrow and/or the next day, as we will be a bit warmer.
What size vehicle do you use I tow with an Isuzu bighorn 3.1 4 cylinder turbo diesel auto. I have cooked one trans so have added a large transmition oil cooler to it and bobs your uncle, no more over heating. Not really a mountian of power with two horses, going up hill I could walk faster but great going down the other side. Isuzu's don't have the best of brakes.
     
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    11-06-2013, 05:44 AM
  #13782
Yearling
Eole, yes, I am nervous...more so for my coauthor, We will call him RA, to watch me teach in my own classroom. My troops can be something else sometimes. really, they are nice kids who really TRY, but extremely unorganized, and that is driving me crazy!!!!! it's November, I feel like they should be better by now.

As far as speaking at the university....I'm the side show.....lol. I'm there as the 'real' teacher to say what RA teaching works. He travels the world ( literally) and teaches teachers, so many of them think he is out of the loop. BY not being in the schools....that is why I'm invited every now and then....to contest these strategies do accelerate learning and bring out better behavior.. But I am certainly doubting myself right now.

I'm trying not to worry, and enjoy the moment, and it try to remember he doesn't expect me to be perfect, but I expect perfection....so I'm a tad hard on myself..... I'm a trying tho......

Going in early today to get extra work done so I enjoy RAs visit.

Talk later!!
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    11-06-2013, 07:05 AM
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Stan, glad you are getting rain, however little it may be. Hope the Bugs can get the bugs worked out so you have a very enjoyable ride when you are able to get out and about.

Eole, it never fails for which ever horse I talk out for a ride and bring back sweaty or freshly washed they find the soft footed sand and roll. They look great.

Corgi, sorry you had to put the ruler to the "hot" farrier's hand, but I'm sure you had some amount of enjoyment from spanking the bad boy. Lol

NikerMacker17, you will do awesome and RA will be proud of you as we are. Hope the other riders decide to join you in a ride local to you and maybe become a regular get together for it.


I relisted the horses yesterday morning since I didn't hear anything from the lady after work on Monday. Low and behold I get a call on my way home yesterday saying she has decided to take the money out of her savings to cover the other party's part just to keep the three of them together. She is coming by this evening to drop of her part then bring the rest on Sunday afternoon when they pick the horses up. I have a bitter sweet feeling about it and having seventh thoughts about selling Jems. I past second thoughts after the first person called about her. The girl who will be attached to her will take good care of her and I know once Jems is finished she will take great care of the girl, just from watching them interact with each other when they came to look at them. I will be down to three horses in my herd and there will surely be some maneuvering in the herd dynamics to see who will be the new herd leader among them. Trusty, Little Man and Doc will be the three I have left. I'll give them a few days to get reorganized before starting the riding so they have time to figure it out somewhat. Lol
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    11-06-2013, 07:27 AM
  #13784
Green Broke
Stan-My truck is an '01 Dodge Ram 1500 PU, w/extended cab-no special towing package-a 1/2 ton, gasoline, not 4WD. It did fine in flat CA. & is OK as a grocery getter, but the mountains here are rough! Hubby has a diesel F-250, 4WD, full crew cab'02, that can do just about anything. I can "borrow" it for now,- if I sell 1 or both of my trucks-(my other one is not big enough to haul anything)-I could take over the "Big Yellow" & he could get the next truck he is lusting after. It's just so big & I don't need the double cab & there are 3 more payments-then it's paid off & I don't want to start another round of high truck payments that goes on for years. My horse trailer is designed for up to 4 horses, so something bigger truck-wise will be needed at some point. Just doesn't have to be right now. Sad point is all trucks have almost new tires on them & my 2 have new Optima batteries. Personally,I am content to ride right here, but if I want Coggins done, etc. I would take them to town-vets here are quite expensive I have heard.

I do not feel energetic, at all, but I am persistent, & eventually get the job done. I would like a feed shed, but I can get by for awhile-the first priorty is a roof over ChaCha's pen as storms will be coming soon & she is a bit underweight-we are working on that-I'm thinking of adding some oil to her feed-she is getting some alfalfa, some grass hay, some alfalfa cubes, & some Strategy Healthy Edge. Last trip to town I changed from the cubes to pellets-easier to scoop and today~~ Tractor Supply is doing a "soft" opening-I am going to be there to see them open the doors for customers for the first time! Woo-Hoo!

NM-To me "cold" is under 50 during the day & below 30 at night. Wind chill can be quite cutting, but I can avoid that w/layers/leather, etc. I have lots of gloves as my hands are super sensitive due to arthritis and my feet get cold very easily-maybe a circulation problem. As we get older, it sometimes becomes harder to adjust to the temperature fluctuations, so layers become more important.

Corgi-love reading your posts & hearing about Isabella-I hope she gets better at those bridges.

I need to get ChaCha's stats down on paper so I can see how quickly she is gaining weight. Millie (the donkey) is almost 500 pounds-that is way too much for her. I think she has already lost some weight, too! Her crest seems a little "looser" & she may be a little less "lumpy".
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    11-06-2013, 09:29 AM
  #13785
Green Broke
My son starts working at tractor supply today.
     
    11-06-2013, 10:22 AM
  #13786
Yearling
Love me some Tractor Supply! Is he going to share his employee discount with you? :)
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    11-06-2013, 10:38 AM
  #13787
Green Broke
I hope!!
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    11-07-2013, 10:11 AM
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Hope everyone is having a decent day and this is the first time I have seen our thread hit the second page since I joined the chat. I was surprised at how slow it is becoming. I know we are all getting busy, but we should still stop in to say heya.
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    11-07-2013, 12:55 PM
  #13789
Green Broke
OK I am stopping in to say hi! Hopefully will find some time to go back and catch up. Have been working day and night. Last Sunday I went for a fantastic ride on Scotty everyone we met up with on the trail wanted to stop and pet him. Ended up giving some lucky little girls little rides. They were soooo happy.
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    11-07-2013, 01:00 PM
  #13790
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That was an amazing thought on your part and probably made there week!!
     

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