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        02-03-2014, 05:39 PM
    Green Broke
    As people were coming down we had to move to the right,,,next to the pole,,,where the steps were skinny,, so the people coming down could hold the rail and have the wide footing. Once you get to the third loop it is a long hard fall if you missed the step or lost balance waiting on the people coming down.

    Several of the people in our group were very winded before they got half way and they are half my size. I guess toting that 30# tool bag on my shoulder up and down all these stairways up on to the boats then down in to the bottom of them and back out and down to the ground has me in better shape than I thought. I did't get the least bit winded til I got to the very top where the light is.

    By the time we reached the ground again I finally started feeling a little burn in the legs while everyone else were all breathing heavily and looking for a place to sit. There are 177 steps from ground level to the top.
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        02-03-2014, 05:45 PM
    Green Broke
    BTW, all of the buildings in this pic are the NAS Air Museum. They all house the different aircraft and if you ever pass through and have a couple of hours to spare, I highly recommend it as a place to go. Load it and zoom in and you can see just how big the place is. Free to enter and their Cubi Cafe inside has great food.

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        02-03-2014, 06:05 PM
    Green Broke
    TJ-so glad you are feeling more positive now after the talk w/Janice. Hopefully she will get some new boarders soon & some other horses to work with. In winter there are usually some good bargains to be had. Horse prices tend to go up around May-June-at least in most places I have lived at.

    Rick-a very busy W/E! Glad you had a good time & got some quiet time w/your wife, too.

    NM-isn't it nice to know you are giving a good animal a much better life than they had before? I love seeing all my horses munching on their feed & looking quite content.

    Corgi-glad you had a nice ride on Isabella-let's all hope for an early spring & enough of this freezing weather!

    We went to a neighbor's for a game party-so much food! I didn't think the Broncos would ever score, but they did-eventually. I'm not a football follower at all, but some of the commercials were really cute! Did you see that Clydesdale jump the fence? There were about 30 people at the party, so quite a buzz-didn't nap at all!
        02-03-2014, 09:09 PM
    We didn't get as much snow as they predicted. I'm still ready for it to be over. I stopped in to see Rosie tonight. I guess they are going to move her in a couple weeks.

    Has anyone had surgery for a miniscus tear? How long before you were back in the saddle? I know I'll be walking the next day, but I wanna ride!!!
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        02-04-2014, 02:04 AM
    Green Broke
    Ladona I don't mind if spring is heading your way. Our winter weather is a bit like what Rick enjoys. NO SNOW.

    It gets a little cool but when all said and done all year round riding and again NO SNOW I am feeling a little left out NO SNOW.

    It does snow in the centre of the North Island and the South Island.

    Dinner tonight is steak sandwich X2 I have to cook for myself SWMBO is on strike. Venison strip steak rare, tomatoes, avocado, onions, lettuce, toasted bread, and a nice cold beer to head off the heat of the summers day. To make you all feel better its forecast to rain at my place on Wednesday and badly needed. This year the water table is lower than last year, if the wind gets up the top soil will blow away.

    Cheers all
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        02-04-2014, 08:56 AM
    Morning all!

    Roaddy great pics! We love lighthouses. We visited all of them in the Outbanks, and collected all the statues of them. :)

    Corgi, have you considered using Cosequine for the arthritis? My vet recommened it highly, and so do I!!!! I used it on Rainn and JayJay and even after a week, they were like new horses! I use the Cosequin with MSM. Check it out!!
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        02-04-2014, 09:15 AM
    Green Broke
    Morning everyone.

    Amber and I started cutting 8"PVC pipe to go over the rails of the hay ring. Trusty is cribbing on them so we are putting big enough pipe over that he can't get his mouth on to take that away from him. There are a couple of 4x4 posts that are in the ground with sprinkler heads on them that we will be pulling out as well as he was hooking his teeth on them to crib when the hay ring was removed.

    Going to work hard at removing any options of cribbing from him to see if it can be stopped. Like smoking, if there is nothing to smoke for long enough then the craving or desire soon passes as it is no longer part of the routine. Or detox, lol...
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        02-04-2014, 01:39 PM
    Green Broke
    Taking a short break from working on HorseHead, started last night & don't want to stop (to-do list is being stuffed onto later today & tomorrow). First things first.

    Ladona, it WAS a good conversation & I do feel better & Spring is coming. I do have to muck on prospective lesson Mondays, as that's my day to do so, but she's going to try & figure out something better for my stamina/attention level.

    Learned recently that the Training supv/Sgt (soon to be assistant chief, when present AS retires in may) is working on revamping schedule: everyone 4 ten's, w/3 days off. Fingers crossed for that. A Tuesday off after HorseMonday would be very welcome, would help a lot. All up to approval by Director, of course. BTW...Chief's idea of creating a position for me, outta the patrolling thing, is not likely to happen. Going to toss that on the yet-another-life-disappoint pile, & keep on truckin'. (Of course, my Grammar/Spelling Nazi & "Martha Stewart" duties for the bigwig mtgs remains extant, lol! Well, whatever; I enjoy the Martha Stewart role & the crew is getting used to being picked on for the other.)

    Going to go figure out the next step on HorseHead. Time for stuffing & arranging the biggest part of the head. Made a "stop" for the bit. Things should go a bit faster from here, biggest problem is not stabbing myself while sewing; blood doesn't look good on white fleece!

    Has been snowing all day, from last night. Supposed to snow thru Saturday. Very grateful I took some time off, don't have to be out there in it until tax appt Thursday, then work Fri-Sat. Monday supposed to be cold, but clear, & that's what counts.

    Later, everyone. Oh, cool idea on the pvc pipe Rick.
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        02-04-2014, 01:49 PM
    Nicker, she was on Cosequin when I first got her ( 2 years ago today!) but she hated it and wouldn't eat her grain with it in there.

    So, I went with SmartPak, SmartFlex and that worked ok..but it was so darn expensive.

    Now I use the Dumor brand joint supplement (found at Tractor Supply) coupled with B-L pellets and that works great...except in single digit weather and when she hasn't been ridden at all. This has been the coldest and muddiest weather we have had since I got her and I think not riding, coupled with the severe cold is just making everything worse than usual. Hopefully, when the weather improves and I can ride more, she will be back to her old self.

    I also think the fact that I upgraded to stall board this winter is contributing to her stiffness. I know she should be out 24/7 but she was originally from Argentina and then Florida and th last two winters, she stood outside, even with a heavy blanket, and shivered weight right off of her. Vet said it is better to bring her in at night and have her stiffen up a bit than to have her shivering. She doesn't grow a thick coat which makes it worse. I do have to say that on those nights of 25mph winds and temps of zero, I felt better knowing she was inside.

    But it is definitely a trade-off. :(
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        02-04-2014, 05:41 PM
    Green Broke
    Keeping an eye on you TJ


    The smallest cowgirl on the trek all fitted out ready to take on the Indians. 6 shooter and rifle. I went hunting when this trek was on.
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