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        12-11-2013, 08:30 PM
      #14151
    Yearling
    Oh my corgi!!
         
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        12-11-2013, 08:43 PM
      #14152
    Weanling
    Corgi, that is quite a story, thanks for the entertainment!
    Bitten and shocked on the same event, really? Strange that you didn't feel the current while touching the pony and he didn't seem bothered either. Too hairy to feel it?

    Roadyy; what kind of temp fencing will you use? Electric? If so, just the wire or rope/tape?

    NM: more good thoughts for the cath-lab tomorrow. If they keep him, actually that could accelerate the steps towards surgery and being safe: so it will be good no matter what.

    CCG, have fun shopping. Hope some day you'll share pictures of your new place and critters. Lights on the cat's house: neat!

    So yesterday, I took the ATV and compacted the snow in the arena. It's on tracks, so I just went around and around. Turning radius on tracks and muscle needed: terrible! Needed all my weight hanging on the handle to turn that thing. My shoulders ache today (after shoveling all the snow too).
    And today: I rode my mare in the arena. It was almost perfect. A little bumpy, but we could walk-trot safely. She was too hyper to ask for a canter, I kept her quiet. Winter riding is actually fun.
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        12-11-2013, 08:49 PM
      #14153
    Yearling
    Eole, we figured out later that only the top two lines were hot. He was only tangled in the bottom two! Now we know! :)
         
        12-11-2013, 11:32 PM
      #14154
    Yearling
    It's a small world...

    Corgi - yikes! You had quite a day! I hope you heal up quick! We have electric fences and getting zapped sucks. On the plus side however, I had a girlfriend who unwittingly corrected her heart arrhythmia by getting zapped in the electric fence.

    So I went to see Koolio at the barn tonight and another relatively new boarder who also has a grey Arab, was there as well. Between the other boarder, myself and my daughter, we own the only 3 grey horses on he property out of a few dozen horses. We got talking and she remarked how much Koolio reminded her of her own gelding. She asked me if he was a Totally Kool+++ baby (which he is). It turns out her horse and Koolio have the same sire who was brought up from Georgia for season of live cover. We live in an area where there are lots of horses, but very very few out of this stud. I guess it is a kool coincidence (pardon the pun), that my horse is out in a boarding pasture with his half brother. I hope I get to see her ride the other Kool baby, as it would be interesting to see if they have the same movement. They seem to have quite similar personalities.
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        12-12-2013, 07:20 AM
      #14155
    Green Broke
    Koolio-that is really net to find a half-brother-are there any personality things that are the same?

    Corgi-I've been "bitten" by electric fences-no fun! Had some bites also, do you have some Arnica? That can help w/healing.

    Rick-I would love a metal or wood bumper-DH is so into 'Pretty" & "perfect" or nearly so-I'm into functional. I've thought about having a neighbor make one, but what I would have to put up w/afterwards may not be worth it. We did get the wipers yesterday.

    But, when I went out to my Dodge to put the "cold" bags back in there-I heard water running-a faucet had frozen in the cold, & the warmer day had thawed it,& the pressure from the water had it gushing out-we lost most of the water in our tank. Hubby got a cap from a neighbor, then went & got 500 gallons of water, & we filled the horse troughs also w/a hose as their faucet has not thawed yet. He will go get another 2,000 gallons today. Can't cry too much-another neighbor lost 8,500 gallons in the freeze. The shopping was pretty successful-I got a "computer" chair for my sewing room-the last one- so my deal was $46! And we didn't have to put it together & no box to burn! Yay!

    Eole-I will take pics of the decorations-so they will be on the camera & some of the horses. My computer is acting up a bit, but I will get the hang of pictures one of these days.

    We are also hoping to get a companion dog for our big girl Lucky-one that we like will be at an adoption fair this Saturday-we can take Lucky & see if they get along. She is also a Shepherd /hound mix, young & fixed & good w/dogs, cats, kids. Would be nice if it worked out.
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        12-12-2013, 07:20 AM
      #14156
    Green Broke
    Ladona, that's what we call "Taking one on the chin for the team". Hehehhee I remember the one and only time I got hit with the 20 mile charger on my fence line. The 6000v pulse is enough to make you never forget it. Lol

    I will be putting up 3 runs of 12 ga aluminum wire for a temp fencing. The horses already respect that 20 mile charger as much as I do and never get close to any of the fencing that has the wire across the top.

    Koolio, very interesting about the greys and their breeding. I knew people hired studs to come to different parts of the country, but hadn't thought of one going that far to stud out.

    Finally got the icicle lights up around the top edge of the house to find some sections of the new strings and of the old strings not working. Will have to check that out tonight. Here is the beginning of the outside decor. You can see the tree in the window of the living room.

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        12-12-2013, 09:16 AM
      #14157
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    A quick check in to say the heart cath went well, DH is in recovery now. :). Phew, one thing off our plate. There were zero blockages. Doc says he looks good!

    Coool note, I attempted to tap Into my phone as a hot spot to use my iPad! It worked!! :). Here I sit!

    Funny....as I sit here, it very sunny out. Funny how sitting inside this hospital there are very many sick people! But outside life goes on...and sunny to boot! That's my philosophy for the day,

    It's COLD here....like 10 degrees cold! Brrrr
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        12-12-2013, 09:45 AM
      #14158
    Green Broke
    Great news on the hubby coming out of it with a good report. Tell him he has people he doesn't know wishing him well and praying for ya'll.
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        12-12-2013, 08:26 PM
      #14159
    Weanling
    NM See that, prayers do help, everyone here was heard.

    It's getting a little closer with another Holiday Greeting!
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    Ebenezer!!!
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        12-13-2013, 06:32 AM
      #14160
    Yearling
    Thanks again everyone! We both appreciate the thoughts and prayers more than you can imagine!

    Now we get to 'rest' a bit until the BIG surgery next Thursday. Then he will have his aortic root and valve replaced!! He's decided to go with the mechanical valve since he is so young. It's to last a long time.

    Too cold to enjoy my horses here. I just go feed, scoop poo, and leave..... Not seeing a reprieve in the cold either.....ugh.

    Gotta run. I'm reading everything, just may not respond, right now I'm on and off quick.

    Later gators!
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