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        01-26-2014, 05:46 AM
    Thanks for your response Stan. Hope you and Bugs have an enjoyable day tomorrow and he responds well to your advances, if you know what I mean. Am rather stiff today even driving was awkward. Never mind, was worth it and will get easier following each ride I'm sure.
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        01-26-2014, 12:10 PM
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    Hi all
    Y'all been busy I see.

    Sorry so many of you are getting such nasty weather. Up north from us was -40 celcius a while ago and now they are 23 degrees above average. Wierd weather. They should be around -20 right now and they are +11 celcius.

    So it has been determined that my beloved saddle does not fit Scotty. The place I bought it from is willing to take it back on trade for a new one - exact saddle with a wider tree. Yesterday one of the girls has a Crates for sale only used once. Scotty and I tried it out. He looks pretty handsome in it and I finally got to use my western bridle. What do you all think?



    Please ignore the nice sunny day
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        01-26-2014, 12:18 PM
    Green Broke
    Just heard from the lady I bought saddle from, she will take mine back on trade in and sell me new for $550. Price for saddle without trade in is $1200. My saddle is 2 years old, I think its a good deal, what do think?
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        01-26-2014, 02:34 PM
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    I haul hot water to the barn in the evenings and fill the hanging buckets in the stalls because I lock everyone in at night. It really upsets my oldest horse, he never has liked being shut up and I've always tried to be respectful of that. He was my first horse. He was 250 lbs underweight when I got him, I think it was three fingers that I could get between the ribs. He had a hole in his face that oozed puss (turned out he had a tooth that abscessed and blew through his check). It oozed puss for years, we kept treating the wound on the face and never thought to look at the teeth. The previous owner had said it was a puncture wound. Previous owner used to lock him up to feed him in a dark stall and then maybe three or four days later would remember to let him out so he'd go days without feed or water. He ate all the bark off the trees and started eating the barn before animal control finally stepped in. I was able to buy him for $500. That was 26 years ago, can you believe he still hates a stall?

    I'm still locking him in at night though, it's about 7-9 degrees at night and he doesn't need to be out in it.

    The water troughs are frozen about 5 inches thick but the holes I chiseled seem to be holding as long as I hammer away at them each morning. The center trough is solid ice, no wet stuff left. My hose hasn't thawed out yet. I blew the line out, It should have been ok but it still managed to freeze. Last summer when the Dericho blew through in the 100 degree summer we lost power for several days and had to fill trash cans with water and haul them down in the rhino to fill the water troughs. If it doesn't warm up soon I guess I'll be doing that again w/ bathtub water...

    Why can't I just have electricity and running water like the rest of the world?

    On a happier note, I carpet cleaned. My house shall remain pristine for the next thirty seconds....

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        01-26-2014, 02:54 PM
    Green Broke
    Love the fireplace. We did ours in rock too and dh made the mantle from a tree at our propertt
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        01-26-2014, 02:57 PM
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    My mantel is currently made from the finest poster board one can buy at the local walmart and covered with a table cloth... We have an old Oak tree that came down we cut a big block off it but haven't actually made the mantle piece yet. It has some earthquake damage we have to get fixed first.

    My grandpas house has a beautiful mantle that he made but it won't fit on mine or I would take it.
        01-26-2014, 03:36 PM
    Green Broke
    This is ours, not as impressive but it is miles better than the ugly tile that was on it before.

        01-26-2014, 04:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    Just heard from the lady I bought saddle from, she will take mine back on trade in and sell me new for $550. Price for saddle without trade in is $1200. My saddle is 2 years old, I think its a good deal, what do think?

    What brand of saddle is yours, And what did you pay for it new. Looks in good condition for two years old. If its a genuine US made saddle in NZ you would be fighting off the buyers. Liked the photo and the sunshine.

    All our saddles are wide tree and we have found they fit most horses except those very skinny ones, however, once we start trekking in earnest the skinny ones muscle up and the saddle fits better. I'm not saying one size fits all. That is stupid but as an all rounder I've found the wide tree I have can be thrown on almost any horse. Mine is a Tucker and my wife rides on in Fabtron
        01-26-2014, 04:33 PM
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    I love the red walls!

    I think the saddle deal sounds like a pretty fair deal.
        01-26-2014, 04:55 PM
    Happy Sunday!!
    Well, old man winter has made a reappearance as expected. Wouldn't you know as soon as I switch Koolio's blanket to a lighter one the temperature drops close to 30 degrees in about 8 hours. Yesterday when I rode it was +8 (46F) and when I went out to feed this morning it was -17 (1F). Luckily the stable is pretty close by and I am always up for another trip to check in on Koolio, spoil him and change his blanket.

    Hunter and FarmPony - I love the stone on your fireplaces. I'd like to replace the tile on mine with stone as well, but that is a job for another day.

    FarmPony - can you get an extension chord to your water tanks? What about a floating tank heater to keep the water open. It would save you a ton of headache and you could easily pull them out when the wearer warms. We used those for years, all winter long. Now our heaters are mounted in the bottom of the tanks, but I still keep 2 floaters on hand just in case.

    Jennywren - welcome!! We look forward to getting to know you better. It's a great group of people around here!

    DH just left for Vancouver on business for a few days so I am flying solo (with the kids). That means it's time to wash up and repair all the horse blankets and then get the washing machine cleaned up really well before he comes home. He hates it when I wash horse stuff at home, but I can't stand spending $20 a load and three hours of my day at the laundromat. My machine is a super duty, so it works just fine. It just needs to be cleaned and disinfected afterwards. I am sure I have saved hundreds of dollars washing and repairing horse blankets myself.

    I hope everyone has a great day!
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