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        12-29-2013, 12:40 AM
      #14391
    Yearling
    Nicker - it looks like you had a great ride today. In am jealous of your warm weather (-30 again here). Your horses look great, and happy.
    I just noticed that Koolio and Jay have a very similar star, stripe and snip on their faces.
    Is that a different style of breast collar? It looks like it attaches around the saddle horn instead of to the D rings on the front sides of the saddle? Is it made for something specific?
    I have an appointment Monday to pick up my hearing aids. I really hope they help me hear things more clearly and give me some relief from the tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
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        12-29-2013, 08:48 AM
      #14392
    Green Broke
    I also recently bought a pulling collar, but it is quite large for my little mares. I have to punch a lot more holes in it for it to even come close to fitting. I had to return the first hole puncher I bought, the next one is better, but not one I want to use to go through the thick leather, so I'm looking for a set that can be used w/a hammer. Just haven't hit the "buy" button on ebay yet. I have been oiling up some of the bridles I have & getting bits etc in them & getting matched sets back together.

    I haven't taken any pictures of Maverick yet, but soon. I have to take this computer in for a cleaning, & I'm thinking of taking some computer lessons so I can do more w/it. Sure wish they came w/better instructions or they could write books w/really simple instructions. I've tried the KISS series,but I'm lost in just a paragraph or two.

    We had a small impromptu party last night, then finished up next door-what fun! We came home when I started dozing off.

    We don't have any rain for awhile, but have to work around wind & cold. Hope TSC gets some wood pellets in soon, or we will have to buy from another source.
         
        12-29-2013, 09:04 AM
      #14393
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    Koolio, it was a nice, needed warmish day. I am itching to get moving now. There's a green blob of rain just about on top of us as I type.....that hasn't stopped me before....but I JUST oiled my saddle! Thinking of finding or buying a poncho to cover it as I ride. Temps are to drop throughout the day and the on begin to freeze.. Shouldn't complain...it's only December.

    That collar is called a "pulling collar". Many cowboys wear them as well I read up they are good for trail riding. The way they are designed they free up the shoulders more than the traditional and frequently used collars. Honestly, I saw one, liked the way they looked, and thought I might work well for Jay. So mostly I bought it for aesthetics, but I also thought it might free up his shoulders...the other one just seemed to bind him.

    I did look on line and found out that I should be able to put a fist between the breast plate and his chest. If it's raining today when I go...it's the old one we will use! I haven't oiled this new one yet.

    Speaking of....this is the good thing about convalescing....I am getting things like cleaning tack done!

    Talked to my mom too....last night she reread the bute bottle....she realized only gave Rainn a half of a dose! no wonder she hurt!! Poor baby.

    Did I tell you all I put Rainn on triple crown Senior feed. It's been about two weeks. I swear I see a difference in her body, and I swear she's a bit friskier! She's not even totally transitioned over yet! Eating well gives the vitamins they need....maybe she does feel better! Wonder if should transition Jay to it? He seems ok on what I give him tho....he's ten.

    Koolio, I love the dappled horses. And yes I can see a bit of koolios stripe. I love the way they are crooked....gives character! . I always wanted a gray....always end up with brown horses tho! that looks like a nice stable you are keeping the horses at,

    TJ, are you getting you needed rest?

    MR, got some pics?

    CCG, how the new doggie?

    All for now!
         
        12-29-2013, 03:14 PM
      #14394
    Yearling
    Had to come in..looked @ all the pics & see who's doin' what.

    Yes, Nicker, apparently I really needed the rest. Felt sick-cold-comiin' on most of last week. Yesterday for my last vac day of the year, wanted to get stuff done,...but. Felt exhausted. So, did laundry, then bundled up in bed w/ food & books. Fell asleep early evening, so consequently woke up @ 1am this morning!

    Thought...why not be up, & got fired away on making the HorseHead. Had already had the base done last month, & had all the garnered components. So, did quite alot, just about 12 hours worth, then I stopped just a bit ago (after I called my Mom in Iowa, an every Sunday thing).

    Nicker, great pic of yawning Jay (right?). I copied it for proper bit placement in/on my Project..thanks! I worked on the jaw/muzzle/nose today. Nostrils were interesting, but got a good "suggestion" of them. Teeth: no way, not going to go there. Aware enough of teeth in/on the real ones.

    Have to go do stuff to get ready for tomorrow; still don't feel up to par, so will hit the sack early again tonite. Want to make burritos to freeze, & one for dinner today.

    I took pics of Project components & process so far, but didn't want to lay them on you'all unless you want them, or just the finished thing (finishing is still a bit in the future, but not too long now that I got the hard part mostly done...I gave up today on dealing w/the lip insets where the bit goes...that's where Nicker's pic comes in very handy). Will post progress pics if asked.
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        12-29-2013, 03:36 PM
      #14395
    Yearling
    CCG: Janice has a hole puncher that she has little difficulty with, has used it while the bridle in issue is on the horse (and her hands are way funky w/arthritis). Want me to ask her where she got it? (originally...she's likely had it for eons...). Doesn't seem right or expedient that you'd have to use a hammer...
         
        12-29-2013, 03:47 PM
      #14396
    Yearling
    BTW, CCG, I'm also electronically challenged (glad am not the only one). People at work get frustrated w/me as I don't have a SmartPhone( or the "latest" SmartPhone, which seems to happen every 3 mos). Anyway..I understand.
         
        12-29-2013, 04:24 PM
      #14397
    Yearling
    Oh, another quick note: tomorrow is HorseMonday (the biggest reason to get to bed early & get some real sleep). Will be mucking of course, but need to remind Janice that she said she'd give me a lesson on the ground w/body language. I'll be wearing my new snow/mud/muck boots.

    Most important 'tho is: Tracey gets her new ears! (does that make it a New Ear's Eve present?!) lol.........beautiful horses, Koolio, yes you must have a thing for gray & dark manes....!
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        12-29-2013, 07:49 PM
      #14398
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    TJ, YES!!! Pics!! I want to see this thing, I'm so curious. Are you making it out of plaster Paris?

    Yes, that was Jay. Glad I could be of help! Hahaha

    Sleep is good! It does the body good! I know today I came home from the barn, DH had the football game on, so I instantly fell asleep....ugh, I haven't gotten much done his holiday....which is I guess OK.

    Had a nice ride today. Bought a cheap rain poncho at TS. Kept my saddle dry. It felt good to ride alone.....it was also a nice training moment for Jay with the poncho. He was good as I put it on as I was astride....but if I put my arm out....he was a bit scared. I think it was flapping...so I continued to do it so he got used to the poncho. He is such a cool horse....he is so responsive to the rider....if I talk to him, he is OK! Amazing!!

    TJ, curious...when you muck, is it several stalls, and did you say that they hadn't been cleaned for several days? If that is the case...that is A LOT of work!! I stripped both stalls tonight and was thinking of you. Just two...and an hour and a half later...I was sweating! No wonder you are tired for you lesson!

    DH doing well. Today was a bit of an off day for him....psychologically anyway.....being cooped up,is getting to him already. . I'll have to ask the nurse when we can take little drives. He is scared....worried something will go wrong. I get it.

    Good sign...he wanted Mexican for dinner! I remember one time I was in the hospital there was a Taco Bell across the street....after a while, that's all I wanted! It's a big joke now....when you are well....it's time for Mexican!!

    Ok all for now! Later gators!

    P.s. Stanley.....where are you???????
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        12-29-2013, 08:47 PM
      #14399
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    What hides behind the curtain......??????





    I bought this shower curtain for my mom for Christmas. Makes me LOL.
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        12-29-2013, 09:16 PM
      #14400
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    TJ, don't feel bad about not being computer savy....I bought a new touch screen computer probly a month ago. (Christmas gift from DH). I STILL havent taken it out of the box!!

    Last time I bought a new computer I was on the phone with technical support for TWO hours! I just don't want to go there......
         

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