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        11-19-2013, 09:53 PM
      #13921
    Green Broke
    TJ- Hit the button too soon again! But those wine coolers were so good! Had such a lovely dinner & waiting for the cherry pie to cool-(Sara Lee). Flicka sounds like my kind of horse-small-female, responsive, & ready to test adults. Tommy sounds great, but just not my cup of tea. The horse I took English lessons on was gigantic-a 3-day eventer-gelding, I learned a lot on him but was happy to trailer my own horse in later for the lessons-at that time I had a 13.3 mustang mare that had been used for competitive trail rides-she would go anywhere! And tackle anything I pointed her at-I always felt so safe w/her. She looked so pretty when we did dressage & she was collected. People didn't recognize her as the same horse they saw in her pen.
         
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        11-20-2013, 12:07 AM
      #13922
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    Rick-that is a nice house-& w/a newish roof & A/C-well, that is major! I think it's a good price & hope you guys can swing it-sounds like your wife is very ready to move into her own house!

    Nicker- a lot of horses are tender when their shoes are pulled for the winter-hopefully he will toughen up enough to give you a break on the shoeing costs for awhile. & Yes, the chinks are something I have wanted for a few years, now! I think they will help w/the weather & cactus out here.

    Corgi-Isabella really is a diva! We put up a roof for Cha Cha today-she did her rearing bit, then looked askance at the roof for awhile, but the goodies in her feed tub made it a moot point! Rain is predicted for Thursday -Sunday. So we'll see if she appreciates it.

    Stan- the US is so big-makes it hard to think about visiting any other HF members-especially if taking furbabies along. LOL!
    Yea but turning up at Ricks new place and it having a pool and pit BBQ is a strong insentive to travel and to boot unanounced, the look on his face would be worth the trip.

    Don't fret Rick it wont be befor Christmas it will take a little time for Miss Alex to get herself sorted.

    On a more serious note it looks like a good buy, far better than I thought when first viewed, having a pool would add another 30k to the price in NZ.

    Bugs, he is a little spooky today but has improved a little and checking my hands out for treats, which I'm not sure what to make of that as I don't hand feed treats to any animal. Opps that is wrong I gave him a beer last night by cupping it in my hand and allowing him to try it. I've made a monster.
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        11-20-2013, 01:07 AM
      #13923
    Yearling
    Roadyy - congrats on the new property. I hope everything goes smoothly for you. It looks like a good solid place with lots of potential.

    Stan - I hope you get Bugs sorted out. Is he maybe missing Stella?

    TJ - it sounds like you are making progress in your lessons! I am glad you are enjoying the horses so much.

    I left the school a little earlier today and actually got to see the horses in the daylight! Everybody is fat, sassy and fuzzy. We were hit with another winter storm yesterday which brought another 6-8" of snow and very cold temps. Sam has a crazy thick winter coat and Sally and Koolio are both sporting warm winter blankets. Good thing because it felt like -27C with the wind chill while I did chores and plowed the driveway this afternoon.

    I'm still hoping to take Koolio to the stable for a couple of months, but right now the roads are way too icy to haul and I will have to dig my trailer out of the snow. I'm also having a hard time deciding whether it is more important to me to board Koolio so I can ride indoors, or buy a tractor with a snowblower. This week, the tractor is winning...
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        11-20-2013, 02:22 AM
      #13924
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    Roadyy - congrats on the new property. I hope everything goes smoothly for you. It looks like a good solid place with lots of potential.

    Stan - I hope you get Bugs sorted out. Is he maybe missing Stella?

    TJ - it sounds like you are making progress in your lessons! I am glad you are enjoying the horses so much.

    I left the school a little earlier today and actually got to see the horses in the daylight! Everybody is fat, sassy and fuzzy. We were hit with another winter storm yesterday which brought another 6-8" of snow and very cold temps. Sam has a crazy thick winter coat and Sally and Koolio are both sporting warm winter blankets. Good thing because it felt like -27C with the wind chill while I did chores and plowed the driveway this afternoon.

    I'm still hoping to take Koolio to the stable for a couple of months, but right now the roads are way too icy to haul and I will have to dig my trailer out of the snow. I'm also having a hard time deciding whether it is more important to me to board Koolio so I can ride indoors, or buy a tractor with a snowblower. This week, the tractor is winning...
    Tractor sounds great as for Bugs I had not considered if Stella going has had an effect worth considering as a contributing factor. However he still has me. The boys together.
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        11-20-2013, 02:44 AM
      #13925
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    Bugs and another person

    Just a couple of photos first one fat horse and with attitude.
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    The Jenny Craig paddock, he is not impressed but its the only way to get the sugar and toxins from the new grass out. 12 dumps today that's a lot of sugar
    Where the electric fence tape is will be a wooden fence by Xmas just for fat horses
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    The other person trying to hijack my horse She does not have one of her own at this time.
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    He was a little better this evening. I leant over the rail and he nuzzled my arm but the mouthing action was not there. I did not feel he was sizing me up for a grab and run. Looking at the last photo he does not have that relaxed laid back look. Still looks angry to me.
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        11-20-2013, 07:27 AM
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    Stan, I think in that last picture he's saying....give me **** treats lady...or bug off! Hahahaha

    That's the attitude of my two most of the time. not real loving animals....but I force a hug ....mine are all business!
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        11-20-2013, 08:32 AM
      #13927
    Green Broke
    Wife spent all day cleaning on the new place. Found a couple of faucets not working or leaking and the water bowl in the hall bath didn't receive water to flush.

    The pool being so close to the house and the water heater being against the back wall of the house I can envision running a hose from the water heater to the pool for warm water in the winter months. Lol

    I did not get by there yesterday afternoon as it was late by the time we finished errands in town after work and doubt will be there today. I have lined up some of the diesel mechanics from work to come out today and put their scan tool on my dually and see if they can figure out the issue. I just hope it isn't the injector pump as those run around $1500 USD for a replacement.

    Spent time with the boys last night after feeding them and they seemed all to eager to get my attention. Guess it was well after 8pm by the time I headed back to the house and they walked me all the way to the gate and watched me til I got around the corner of the porch.
         
        11-20-2013, 04:01 PM
      #13928
    Green Broke
    Hi all just popping in for a quick minute. Loved reading your stories. Hopefully one day I will catch up on my work and have time to respond.
    Rick that looks like a fantastic place, just hope you can keep the horses with you.

    Am off tomorrow afternoon and then Friday so hoping to ride as hubby is away and its sunny out!! Cold but sunny! I will try and catch up everyone then.

    BTW anyone seen CW?????
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        11-20-2013, 04:16 PM
      #13929
    Green Broke
    I have not seen a post from her in the better part of a month. I hope she is just busy and nothing serious is wrong.
         
        11-20-2013, 04:23 PM
      #13930
    Green Broke
    We haven't even signed the contract yet and DW has already switched the power over into our name. Turns out the shop out back(in the bigger of the storage buildings) has it's own power meter and will cost $45 deposit to get it turned on. The water will be done on Friday if we get the lease done by then as I need a copy in order to get it on in my name.

    We have agreed to get a 26' Uhaul truck to take the initial large load of the interior items instead of multiple truck and trailer loads. Will use the trucks and trailers after that to move the rest of the stuff. Last two times we moved we just did the truck and trailers and it took forever even with several friends from church and their vehicles helping I still had to make several trips over a couple of days to get the last of it. Mind you, that was after work during the week and consisted of very large items from the yard that took up alot of space on the trailer. I truly believe we can get almost everything inside the house in one trip with the uhaul truck and that will just about break even on what it cost for all the gas in multiple vehicles.
         

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