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        11-17-2013, 11:56 AM
    Home sweet home! We made it safe and sound, despite icy roads, and my son going through 3 barf bags on the airplane. The poor kid gets sick when he's stressed or overtired. Here is the view out the front door this morning.

    No car tracks from last night, but it has stopped snowing. It looks like we have at least a foot of new snow. Once I savor the last few gulps of my coffee, it's out to to feed the ponies and plow the driveway. I am not sure I have acclimatized yet though! Talk about baptism by blizzard!

    I hope everyone has a great day today. I will be catching up and getting ready for the week, but also hope to slip in a few naps with my faithful dog (who hasn't left my side since I got home at 2:30 am). I have a could of ghost stories to share as well, but not until chores are done.
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        11-17-2013, 05:17 PM
    I felt a little paranormal or is that abnormal today, anyway I will share.

    Cleaning the house.

    Supervise young children while watching the tele.

    Exorcise your demons well.

    Things can get out of hand!

    At my house we don't like dolls.

    Not paranormal but a lot of misery. Poor James!

    Hello all: I have mostly been lurking and handing out likes and reading all the posts.
    Worked a few weekends, completed a run-in for the horses.
    I am hoping for 1 more horse camping weekend this month.
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        11-17-2013, 09:51 PM
    Arrrgggg, I just told my whole ghost story.....and poof....gone!

    Well the attached. Pic is where I felt the 'feeling' of something now being right. I'll retell later.

    Did get a ride the weather closely to see when I would get a break in the rain to ride. you can see by the photo that we've had a lot of rain and more on the way.

    I rode Rainn since she was on her 24 hour cycle of bute. She rode well. Jay was too wet, and not happy to be left behind.

    Looks like I'll have to be more diligent with his feet again. Things were looking good, but with this weather, two of his feet stink of thrush..... Oh well, I know it is a life long thing. Thank gosh he is so tolerant of my Pickng his feet.. I bought a headlamp at Walmart to night so I could see what I was doing better. It really helped!!

    MR, too funny! I love that movie misery, sick! Huh?

    Koolio, happy to hear you are safe and sound.
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        11-17-2013, 09:57 PM
    How cute is this face?

    Rainn is a bugger! I had her in the stall to saddle her, pulled the door shut to do something else, when I heard Jay whinny....couldn't figure out why until I saw zebra stripes inside the barn! (This is NOT the horse area!). The little bugger, pushed her door open and headed to the hay area...saddle and all, I yelled...RAINN! She turned around and ran back out to her stall. Hahaha. She's become quite an escape artist! Keeps me on my toes!
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        11-17-2013, 10:36 PM
    I found a home for 5 kitties from my daughter's rescue group! They went to a lovely farm that has chickens and goats and pigs and a big dog that loves and protects kitties. I was afraid that we would never place these babies because they were just plain tabby cats with no particular fancy stuff about them. Most people want fluffy cats with exotic colors.
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        11-18-2013, 12:55 AM
    Green Broke
    No real progress with Bugs. He is in the jenny craig paddock but it does have some grass. We think he has a good dose of sugar and also toxins from the rye grass.

    Months of no grass and then this. I can't win and I should have known it would come as its spring grass and I know what it does if to much is eaten. I feel at times I am destened just to feed this 1200 pound pet.

    He seemed a little quieter this afternoon but I'm pumping in magnesium, and a toxin binder. Plus I have to cut his food intake and get him hungry enough to eat hay. Tomorrow afternoon I'll give him a shot on a line, that's if I can catch him just to see if he will respond to me in a positive manner. He did walk up to me this afternoon and was relaxed, no head flicking so that's a positive.

    The gods must be mad at me. My horse won't talk to me, and nor will SWMBO. I'll make the first move with the horse. Wish me luck with the horse, Humans can sort them selves, but the horse relys on us for solutions when not in top form.

    Cheers all

    Where is Rick and Miss Alex
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        11-18-2013, 04:13 AM
    As I was catching up, many of you updated posts.

    Koolio, I hope you made it home safely. Sounds like a terrible journey home. - update, I am glad you made it back safely, and holy snow fall.

    Stan, is it possible that Bugs knows every time you see her that she's going to be working? If so, can you add in some extra time? Update - any chance of using a grazing muzzle for half the day?

    Happy Place, buying used is risky. Take a measurement form your old saddle and go with that - and then buy at a price you know you can resell if it doesn't fit. Just about all the tack I own I bought used, as I don't have the income for new. And I resold a bunch. As long as you are not in love and so over spending, you should be able to resell it.

    Nicker, glad you figured out it's thrush, easy to treat and easier than finding a new farrier.

    The new kid is great. He bought gummy bears when we stopped at the gas station tonight to get milk on the way home. A while later, I asked for orange ones, but they were all gone, so I took a few of his yellow ones instead. After that, he picked out his gummy bears and left me all the yellow ones. He passed me the bag of just yellow ones left, I took a few and returned the bag.

    He's no angel, in fact he had a disagreement with a kid this morning, and that kids shoes were outside as he stepped in dog poo. New kid dragged that kids shoes through more poop, said nothing, and left them outside. In fact he is still denying it, but I know it's him.

    So he's doing right with me, but taking a crap on the other kids. Pondering that issue, as it's a new one. Obviously he will clean up the shoes but how to deal with it on a bigger issue is what needs some thought.

    My thumb isn't healing well. I put these pics on FB last night, don't remember if I posted them here too. I don't think I did. It's been 5 weeks, and I need to admit I was wrong and go see a Dr. The broken thumb is the gross, yellow and larger one.
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        11-18-2013, 05:20 AM
    Green Broke
    Alex I walked into his paddocka couple of hrs ago with a lead rope and halter He did not run he turned too then thought better of it and walked up to me. So that is an improvment. I did not use the halter rather gave voice commands for him to walk along side me. He did respond but over walked when told to halt. I walked away from him by 20 yeards and he broke into a trot to catch and stopped right by my side. I'm very pleased with that he is coming under comtrol again.

    Fat, he has balloned out and looks bad so I have fenced the Jenny craig paddock in half. Mowed and raked up the grass, and tomorrow morning in he goes with some hard feed laced with toxen binder and hay. With luck if he keeps on settling I'll get a ride on Saturday. My horse back that will be a great birthday present. I'll take a photo and we can see who has the fatest horse.

    You finger looks painfull take care of it. Is the brusing only beginning to come out

    Nickers must be the Poof that is stealing your posts. Weird NZ humour

    Cheers all

    I have just been informed some friends have invited us for dinner tomorrow night and SWMBO has accepted without consultation with me. Looks like I'll have to talk to her now.
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        11-18-2013, 07:30 AM
    I got a shot of one foot....couldn't hold the foot and camera for the others....this is a front foot that has an Oder. NOT the one he sometimes favors. Am I missing something? Could he just be tender bc he was just shod and not used to being barefoot? I remember over the summer he was gimpy right after being shod.....makes me think it's that... Butwhy? Angle? My farrier is supposed to be the best in the area....I'm starting to fret again!. Although he rode fine Saturday, in the mud mind hard ground. Ugh! I wish I knew more about feet!!
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        11-18-2013, 09:24 AM
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    I got a shot of one foot....couldn't hold the foot and camera for the others....this is a front foot that has an Oder. NOT the one he sometimes favors. Am I missing something? Could he just be tender bc he was just shod and not used to being barefoot? I remember over the summer he was gimpy right after being shod.....makes me think it's that... Butwhy? Angle? My farrier is supposed to be the best in the area....I'm starting to fret again!. Although he rode fine Saturday, in the mud mind hard ground. Ugh! I wish I knew more about feet!!
    I would try the shoes and see if that straightens him out. He may just be tender.

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