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        12-28-2013, 12:42 AM
      #14381
    Yearling
    Oh dear, I just realized I missed a whole page...sorry HP, now I see who Tommy is...! And the pics from Nicker are so sweet (& Jay does look spunky!; your horses have happy expressions.

    'K. Now I'm caught up. Please excuse brain-farts, it's been an odd week.
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        12-28-2013, 08:11 AM
      #14382
    Green Broke
    HP-tommy is a cutie! Looks like he could be fun to ride,hmmm?

    The dogs are doing fine-we live near a natural gas plant & he is not used to the noise they sometimes put out. They just got back to functioning a few days ago, as they have been digging giant holes & had a road closed down for a couple of weeks or so. But they are getting along better now, & hopefully he will eat today &I will take him out to meet the horses & Millie, the donkey. I will get some pictures taken so they are on the card, & hope I can post them at some point. To me he is the epitome of a GSD & I hope I can get a really good head shot of his lovely expression.

    TJ-I have always loved GSD's-did some showing & raising of them as a teen-ager & worked w/the K-9's in San Antonio when I was stationed there back in the '70's. Really loved the tracking work, not so much fun to put on that heavy "catching" outfit & be the target of a charging dog. But we all had to take our turn. I am looking forward to working w/this guy.

    NM- love the pics, & glad you are getting in some horse time. Also happy that FIL is w/DH while you get horse therapy-smart solution!

    Looking forward to a pretty busy year & hoping the pounds melt away w/being more active & eating a healthier diet-have to cut way down on the sweets-my downfall,along w/loving chips, bread, crackers, etc.

    Happy New year to all!
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        12-28-2013, 09:11 AM
      #14383
    Yearling
    Morning everyone!! The sun is shining BRIGHT! Puts me in a very good mood, and gives me much needed energy!!

    It's to be in the 40s today. Snow is just about gone already. Rainn is buted up...and mom and I are planning a nice long ride today.

    Waiting on DH...he's getting himself together this morning. He's getting stronger and stronger each day. He finally listenedto me yesterday and sat in the lazy boy. ( we rented a hospital bed and had it placed in the living room). He had complained about his back and shoulders hurting..so I suggested the chair....guess what??? It was COMFORTABLE!!!! so he sat there all day yesterday.

    We are keeping a journal of his progress. It'll help later when he gets frustrated. ( learned from my own past experiences). You eventually reach a plateau and get frustrated...as do people stop calling and it gets lonely...so I mark the visitors and callers as well.. That is one thing I am thankful for....having had my various surgeries, it is similar in a way....so I can relate much better than maybe someone else...at least the psychological part...not the male version...but the frustration and loneliness when it calls.

    Here's another pic of Jay yesterday. In his spunkiness, he decked to be the KING of the manure pile!! Funny! ( but not really I want him with those dang feet!). Speaking of feet...with the ground frozen, they are staying relatively dry and thrush free. I've been keeping them in at night too in the dry bedding, seems to help.

    Ok, all for now!
         
        12-28-2013, 09:17 AM
      #14384
    Yearling
    Oops forgot the pic...

    And CCG, GS are my favorite breed too. We always had a GS mix as a child. When Maggie goes, that's what I want next. Such nice dogs. There is a group around here who do the 'attack dogs' using German. I think it's what you mentioned. They have jumps and things to hide behind.
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        12-28-2013, 10:23 AM
      #14385
    Weanling
    Hello All:

    NM: I am glad to see you all got home as planned.

    I have been reading and catching up.
    I was going to try another graphic presentation leading up to New Years.
    This is it.
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    I became very disappointed looking for New Years Pics.

    I am spending all my vacation working on the house.
    Not a bad thing at all, I have been enjoying the project a little too much.
    I have starting taking pictures as Roadyy suggested, a few each day.
    I have way too many things going on at once though.

    Note to Stan: Santa and wood stoves don't work well together
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        12-28-2013, 11:39 AM
      #14386
    Yearling
    Good morning!

    Nicker - love the pics and so glad to hear both you and your hubby are doing well..

    Cacowgirl - congrats on the new dog! We are anxiously awaiting pictures...

    MarylandRider - nice fireworks pics! Are those from last year? Looking forward to ore pictures.

    We are back in the deep freeze again with temps around -30 and a few inches of fresh snow. DH and I both got new X country skis yesterday and are anxious to get out and try them out, even if it is cold. Hopefully I will get a ride in on Koolio today as well.

    It seems George (the cat) has a terrible case of roundworms. He has been such a bit eater, chunky and active, so I was rather alarmed to discover he had worms. He and his brother are booked in to be neutered on Monday and I gave them each a worm treatment yesterday (pet store brand as all the vets are closed for the holidays). He sure isn't feeling himself though an I am rather worried about him. Hopefully we can go ahead with the neuter and he doesn't get worse before seeing the vet Monday morning.
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        12-28-2013, 12:02 PM
      #14387
    Foal
    How do you find a farrier?

    I just bought a horse and I used my instructor's farrier. He is good but he's pricey and now he's not returning my calls or emails for some reason. I think its because I'm the only person at my barn who uses him and he has allot of clients. I looked him up under the AFA website but I didn't find any results. I don't mind paying extra for a certified farrier.
         
        12-28-2013, 05:10 PM
      #14388
    Yearling
    Hi everyone, boy was it beautiful here today! I think it topped out at 51*!! Heat wave!

    Got a nice ride in. Rainn was a bit sore by the end.. Maybe should have Taken s shorter route, but it was my favorite....I thought of myself and not of her. I feel bad. Will go pave her and extra dose of painkiller s tonight to help.

    Here a pic of Jay. He was great. He is sporting his new pulling collar I bought him for Christmas. Anyone know how tight I am to make it? I wasn't even sure how tight to make the regular breast collar. I like these bc they give him a bit more shoulder freedom.

    I caught myself frequently taking nice deep,breaths during the rode.. Felt really really good. Maybe one more tomorrow before the rain and freezing temps return.
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        12-28-2013, 05:12 PM
      #14389
    Yearling
    Can you say...tired boy? Hahaha

    We rode a good,two hours today!

    Koolio, keep,forgetting to ask...what happened with the hearing aids?
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        12-29-2013, 12:33 AM
      #14390
    Yearling
    A few pics...

    Here are a few more pictures of Koolio (the horse) and Himmy (aka Cheeky Pony)...

    Koolio -in his winter coat at the stable.


    He has such an expressive face.


    I love his dapples...


    Cheeky Pony looks similar. Many people at the barn think she and Koolio are a matched pair until they realize the size difference.



    Apparently I have a thing for grey horses with dark mane and tails.
         

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