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        11-09-2013, 07:17 AM
      #13801
    Green Broke
    Life is strange....Hubby asked Thursday night if I really thought Wendy could carry him. (a previous owner was 240#'s so his 185# ...no problem.) So we planned a ride-I got the girl's ready, lengthened the stirupps,etc. While he was still in the house, though, Wendy had her little panic attack about the halter-knocked me down & I had a bit of a bloody nose, & while that was going on Cha Cha almost climbed out of her pen! But... we had a great ride, no problems at all & hubby was quite impressed w/both mares. Used a bitless bridle on Cha Cha-that is what she is used to & she was very responsive. Hubs did fine w/the D-ring snaffle on Wendy. After unsaddling the sweat marks were good & both had a dry ridge down the backbone area. I rode my Aussie saddle-DH, my "guest" Western (rough-out for stability). Also, very light!

    Today the Tractor Supply is opening-we are going to be there for that. I'll probably open an account-LOL! We need materials to build a roof for Cha-Cha-welding rods came yesterday, so that's a start. Then we have to build a 3-sided shelter for Millie, as I've learned donkeys don't shed water as horses do. We didn't take Millie out w/us, but we did let her out to graze for a few hours. These critters are such characters!
    Hope there is some good horse time for all, soon!
         
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        11-09-2013, 08:11 AM
      #13802
    Green Broke
    Stan, I normally tip good for great service like we had there and barely any tip when I hardly see the server after the order and food are here. I'm not sure about servers in NZ, but here they make below min wage due and subsidize it by the tips.

    Ccg, glad the ride went well and hope the nose heals quickly and painlessly.


    Alex, funny you should mention the horses. They are meeting me at 1pm today to load them up and haul to the new place. I am feeling a little better about it today than I was yesterday. I know I said I wasn't planning on replacing them and want to stay down to three, but went to the rodeo last night and found something I couldn't resist. He is a gentle giant so much so that we put little Jessa on him and he took cues from her as if she were his trainer for life. Then I had to climb on for a test and he never even budged as if nothing was on his back. I think he will be a great addition to the other boys, but not sure how well he will accepted and how much trouble it will cause.

    Here is little Jessa on him...
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    And here I am testing him out.

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        11-09-2013, 08:33 AM
      #13803
    Weanling
    Oh my! I bet you could win America's funniest home videos if you could somehow tape all of our expressions when we first scrolled down and saw that picture!!!

    Mine went something like this





    You all have fun with that one, we'd love to have pictures when you take him for his first trail ride.
         
        11-09-2013, 10:50 AM
      #13804
    Yearling
    Stan - I have grass/ "it's not winter there" envy as I look out the window at grey skies and gently falling snow. Did you find out what set Bugs off?

    Roadyy- you look awesome on your new mount I think you should have him and call him "Nobull". Lol!

    Tomorrow my son and I leave for AZ and CA. We are both looking forward to it as it seems like forever since we've gone away. Although we will miss DH and DD, I am glad to have some time with just DS and I. Hopefully the break from work will restore my energy and my spirit a bit. It was a rough week at school as the kids were both high on Halloween candy and crazy in anticipation of the break. They were very good however for our Remembrance Day ceremony yesterday.

    I've been blanketing Koolio in preparation to move him to the stable when I get back. He's already got a pretty thick winter coat, so I hope I won't have to clip him. I'm looking forward to getting back to riding again.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!
         
        11-09-2013, 10:58 AM
      #13805
    Yearling
    Nov 11 Remembrance Day

    With Monday being Remembrance Day, I think it is worth acknowledging our soldiers, past, present and future.

    This is a beautiful music video by Canadian, Terry Clark.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=prPsDBu...%3DprPsDBulNJQ

    And since this is a horse site, I think I should also acknowledge war veteran Sgt Reckless.


    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YIo3ZfA...%3DYIo3ZfA9da0

    Thank you to all those who have served, do serve and will serve to protect our freedom!
         
        11-09-2013, 02:25 PM
      #13806
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    Stan - I have grass/ "it's not winter there" envy as I look out the window at grey skies and gently falling snow. Did you find out what set Bugs off?

    Roadyy- you look awesome on your new mount I think you should have him and call him "Nobull". Lol!

    Tomorrow my son and I leave for AZ and CA. We are both looking forward to it as it seems like forever since we've gone away. Although we will miss DH and DD, I am glad to have some time with just DS and I. Hopefully the break from work will restore my energy and my spirit a bit. It was a rough week at school as the kids were both high on Halloween candy and crazy in anticipation of the break. They were very good however for our Remembrance Day ceremony yesterday.

    I've been blanketing Koolio in preparation to move him to the stable when I get back. He's already got a pretty thick winter coat, so I hope I won't have to clip him. I'm looking forward to getting back to riding again.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!

    My grass is slowly trying to get a hold over the weeds, trouble is as each padock is grazed down I'm spraying the weeds to knock them back. The spray is designed to attack the weeds and leave the grass but it does slow the grass, Not sure if I'm gaining ground.

    Still have not found out what set Bugs off but the sheep have set off SWMBO, they spent the night in her garden, change from the horse being blamed. I caught Bugs just before he made it to the vegies. I was letting him roam around the house while waiting for him to settle down.

    Well its Sunday morn and time to continue fixing the fence, I did want to go for a ride as the first of the treks is only a week away. SWMBO was upset over her garden and told me to get rid of the sheep. I pointed out where the gun was and she knows how to use it. I don't mind the sheep eating the garlic and mint, Pre seasoned meat, Garlic and mint the best way to flavour sheep meat. However I should do what she demands because if she decides to do it herself I may be the first ram she catches.
         
        11-09-2013, 02:35 PM
      #13807
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    Stan that's our local beer! Checking in, before bed, and saying hi.

    Only read the last page, and Rick can you change your mind about selling her?

    All is well here, hoping it is with you all too. Will try to catch up, but it's the weekend and that's my busy time, so forgive me if I can't.

    Did I spell it right and it really was an easy beer to drink.

    Rick, Are you not taking a risk if it turned its head to far round the handle bars could inflict a painfull wake up call or is it the easy rider model.
         
        11-09-2013, 02:43 PM
      #13808
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    Originally Posted by Koolio    
    With Monday being Remembrance Day, I think it is worth acknowledging our soldiers, past, present and future.

    This is a beautiful music video by Canadian, Terry Clark.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=prPsDBu...%3DprPsDBulNJQ

    And since this is a horse site, I think I should also acknowledge war veteran Sgt Reckless.


    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YIo3ZfA...%3DYIo3ZfA9da0

    Thank you to all those who have served, do serve and will serve to protect our freedom!

    Sgt Reckless. Brings a tear to the eye. But great she survived and ended her life being respected and looked after.
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        11-09-2013, 05:55 PM
      #13809
    Yearling
    Hey everyone. What a wonderful day but more about that in a little bit.

    Eole, the farrier showed up the following night and we are back on good terms. He had never been late before so I will cut him a break. It is so hard to find a good farrier. The last one I had made me so angry because he didn't return my calls when I had an emergency one time. I called day and night for 3 days. That, I can't forgive. I called this guy and he was out within 2 hours and took care of my emergency. And yes, I am surrounded by really fun people at the place I board. I am really lucky!!

    Rick....LOL. Loved the bull!

    Hunter, so glad Scotty is working out so well for you.

    Cacowgirl, did you make it to Tractor Supply?

    Nicker, so glad your visit with the your coauthor went well.

    Stan, that beer was my Dad's favorite. Good men must like good beer.

    Ok...now I have to share my special moment with you all. Today I went out to the farm for the "playday". When I got out there, Isabella was lying down, sunning herself. One time before, she let me approach her and crouch down and love on her. This time, I wanted to see if she would let me actually lie down with her. One of my friends was there and photographed me approaching her and getting down on the ground with her and took lots of pics. She is sending them to me tonight. She left us alone and I laid there with my girl for about 15 minutes and I took this short video.

    This time, alone in the field with my girl trusting me enough when she was at her most vulnerable, gave me some of the most peaceful, tranquil moments I have ever had in my life. I got all teary eyed and emotional. It was an amazing experience and I have trouble expressing how much it meant to me. This video shows you a little of how I felt.



    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and finds their own few moments of peace.
         
        11-09-2013, 11:03 PM
      #13810
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    Ladona its great when we get special moments with the horse. Its different than when the dog or cat does something special. I think with a horse, as a pray animal, to allow us so close is somethng non horse people do not understand.

    I too had a few moments with Bugs today. Fixing the fence that he rearranged yesterday he made his presence felt nose into every thing even tried to take off with the pliers and level. I did manage to get a couple of photos of him inspecting the hole I was digging and him giving me a few tips on how to use the shovel. The last photo he was pawing the ground, perhaps he was telling me the hole was not deep enough. He was right, don't you just hate smart horses. He spent the whole time I was digging the hole supervising or mouthing the tools, generally he got in the way.

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