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post #15021 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 04:08 PM
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One extension cord and a good de-icer helps my water trough stay nice and liquid. It also helps them drink more because the water is not as cold.

Allied Precision Sinking De-icer, 1500 W - Tractor Supply Co.
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post #15022 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 05:20 PM
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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!
Vancouver Washington? Or bc? I am in the bc one
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post #15023 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 05:22 PM
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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
Stan the saddle in the picture is a brand new crates. My 2 year old saddle is a down under long reach Aussie.
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post #15024 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 05:32 PM
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This is my 2 year old Aussie saddle
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post #15025 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 07:24 PM
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Vancouver Washington? Or bc? I am in the bc one
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He's in BC, your neck of the woods.
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post #15026 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 09:00 PM
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Hey all! Not much going in here. Kinda quiet.

Today...I bought Jay a new blanket.
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Tough-1 Polar 1200 Denier Nylon Turnout Blanket


I really like the Tough blanket I have for Rainn. I bought it at Congress. It fits her so well. I love the higher neck. Seems to help it stay on better. She literally rolls in hers and it stays put.

The one I have for Jay, a no namer, is a bit tight across his shoulders and already starting to tear a bit. I know we could get by this winter using the purple one....but I bit the bullet and bought him this new one. I feel,a bit guilty spending the $$$$. Although I try to convince myself it was a wise purchase. Probably by the time I get it, this deep freeze will be over. Lol. I got the turquoise one. Thought the color was pretty.

Someone please help me out of my guilt! I DID recently find $30 in my jeans...free money so to speak. I figured I would throw that towards it!
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post #15027 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 09:04 PM
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I got the turquoise one. Thought the color was pretty.

Someone please help me out of my guilt! I DID recently find $30 in my jeans...free money so to speak. I figured I would throw that towards it!
It looks like you got a great deal. Ok, to help you out of your guilt: why would you want to waste money on stupid stuff like bills when you could order something cool for your horse?

Seriously, we need to live now. While we're alive. Not wait for the nursing home.

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post #15028 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 09:10 PM
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Seriously, we need to live now. While we're alive. Not wait for the nursing home.
Absolutely!!! This is something I have really come to believe in the last 3 months. Do it while we can!
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post #15029 of 29438 Old 01-26-2014, 09:42 PM
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Absolutely!!! This is something I have really come to believe in the last 3 months. Do it while we can!
Ladona would you still have that philosophy if your husband said to you.
I have booked a $8.500 week long hunting trip to New Caledonia In August this year. I thought I had better do it while I still can.

Nickers you could have spent the money on something nice for Scott
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post #15030 of 29438 Old 01-27-2014, 06:10 AM
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QUOTE=Stan;4621586]Ladona would you still have that philosophy if your husband said to you.
I have booked a $8.500 week long hunting trip to New Caledonia In August this year. I thought I had better do it while I still can.

Nickers you could have spent the money on something nice for Scott[/QUOTE]

Stanley....he received an REALLY nice flat screen TV from me as a convalescing gift. It was WAY more than $86 or whatever I paid for the blanket.

Here's the funny thing....as the weather started to turn a bit cold, and he not being a horse person, he would actally get mad at me for NOT blanketing! Of course it wasn't cold enough yet, so I didn't, but he has been such an advocate for the blankets....yet, I must admit. He doesn't know about this one! Cause I know he would say it really 'isn't' needed....but..... I found $$$ and it was on S-A-L-E!

I just got the BEST news!!!!! TWO HOUR DELAY! I was awoken this morning by the gale force winds, and thought....oh maybe! Then the time kept passing and passing and now call. I gave up on the thought. THEN....We JUST got the call! WooHoo

When I left the dog out, it was snowing like crazy, and the winds are still howling. Tomorrow is to be worse, so we don't want a cancelation, or we will have to make that up, and if tomorrow is worse....we'll worry about that then! :) Until then...I'm going to enjoy my cup of coffee....very, very slowly!
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