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        02-15-2014, 01:08 PM
      #15341
    Green Broke
    I'm glad we very rarely have to deal with frozen poop. Enjoy your day and see you later.
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        02-15-2014, 10:16 PM
      #15342
    Weanling
    TJ: Spirit looks nice, I'm looking forward to read about your encounter on Monday

    Koolio, I had the very same reaction about the gun conversation. I've actually never seen a gun up close, except on TV! I've seen hunting rifles once in a while, that's it.

    CS, that manure fork looks great. Broken tines are so annoying.

    NM71, I like the card. It's the kind of thing we'd give each other. DH isn't the romantic type, but he did light candles and prepared supper last night. Nice!

    Tonight, I just scratched something from my bucket list: riding in the snow at night, under the full moon. Alone on my mare, up the trail in the woods, then back to the riding ring. Doing figures in deep fluffy snow, between the mountain and the lake, with shadows dancing all around us. Magic moments
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        02-16-2014, 12:51 AM
      #15343
    Yearling
    Checking in & reading on my "friday" nite...we all sure are busy here, & still have time to post for a minute! Awesome..

    HP, Tracey's advice on stretching in the recliner is the best. Feel good very soon!

    Rick, hope you got your power washing accomplished, & ponying the kids sounds like great fun. Oh, frozen poop is no fun at all.

    Tracey, I have to carry for job requirement. I'm not a gun-nut ('tho most of my fellow officers are). I don't mind the requirement, part of the job (if I wasn't in this job, it wouldn't be part of my life at all). But, it is, therefore I'm in process of getting something that works for me/my hand. Since it's a duty, I have to do it, but it's kinda like a car; I want something that suits me/fits me. Like a car, I respect the tool (both can be very dangerous if used stupidly or maliciously), so I tend to...."defensive 'driving'", so to speak. I do feel like I have to carry something that should never be used, like a nuclear bomb. It's not like I'm hunting for food, just have to be proficient, to not hurt others or be hurt...just like driving your car.

    I honestly didn't want to continue a gun topic, but needed to explain the above. Let's get back to horses, snow-no-snow , recovering from surgeries, muckin' thru mud...!

    As for the later, going to go check out Lori's magic manure rack, might forward info to Janice.

    'nite...
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        02-16-2014, 01:22 AM
      #15344
    Yearling
    PS I'd forgotten about the book "Horse Follows Closely", so thanks MR for the reminder, via Nicker's book interest post. I got on Amazon last night I ordered a used copy. It was one I'd wanted, so, cool.

    Hope all have a good Sunday!
         
        02-16-2014, 07:16 AM
      #15345
    Started
    Morning all!

    Had a wonderful trip to watch our niece play hoops. Close game all the way through, to end with a three point loss.

    It was the first time for me to be in that particular part of our state. It was absolutely beautiful. A bit mountainous, and very much horse country. I want to move!

    We all had a great time, much laughter and great conversation. My SIL isn't a bad person to hang with when she is by herself, away from her friends....when it's a 'friend' group, and generally her friends....I am always left out....but on this occasion, we had a ball!

    Got home at a decent time, so we scooped my dog up from my moms and also covered the horses. It was 4* when we pulled into her driveway.. Ugh, this cold has to go!!!!

    Speaking of guns, we've been having the conversation of getting me one. Our state is a huge gun supporting state. My DH, mom, a woman friend of mine, as well as many other friends have license to carry. I will only get one if I take classes.

    Koolio, it is a huge compliment.. I finally feel appreciated by this current admin. The past have liked me and all, but I think I said before, the last two principals and super tended to go for the 'younger' teachers....which irritated me bc we experienced teachers have a lot to offer. I think bc we have had so many admin changes in the last five years, our teachers are tired and complacent....these admins see I am willing to shake things up, and now I am a go to person...which I LOVE!!!

    Koolio, howed your course go? I have to admit, when is taught 6th, it was my least favorite. I'm not certified to teach beyond that...nor would I want to! And HS kids are scary to me! But JH...takes a special breed. I've considered a second masters....but not sure in what...

    SO MANY BOOKS so little time. I just bought Clinton Anderson's lessons well Learned. Had good reviews, and the table of contents struck a cord...so we willl see....

    I feel,like I got out of,horses right when all the 'natural' horsemanship stuff became popular, and I have no idea what it is at a deeper level. I feel like I am a good horse person, and can ride well.....but am a bit uneducated...and can't keep,up well with a horsey friend of mine...who is in her 30s....that bothers me. She was brought up during that time I was 'out of horses' and thus has the knowledge I am lacking. She wants the two,of us to start taking equine courses online together (she runs a college equine program) and I want to...but feel I lack background knowledge that I need. So...instead of a masters, I may pursue an equine cert.. I'll be 43 in April....time for fun education, right! Hahaha

    Roaddy, sometimes frozen poo is actually easier to pick up in the sawdust...as long as it isn't stuck to the ground. sometimes I use a metal garden rake to unstick it, then the plastic thing.

    Eole....what an experience! I might have to out that on my bucket list. Last nights full moon was spectacular....too bad it was SO cold here!

    HP, glad,you are feeling better!

    Ok, I think that is it for now. Have a nice relaxing Sunday everyone!
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        02-16-2014, 07:37 AM
      #15346
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    OMG, I can't believe I forgot to tell you all....most of you know my dislike for my moms DH....

    So yesterday, my DH, doggie do, and I went over to the barn early to feed, so we could go to the hoops game. Wel....apparently, we infringed on (let's call him Dick, close enough ) Dicks routine, as he told us so....and he was very nasty. When he spoke to us, he had a condescending tone, negative response to every comment.. Scott tried to talk to him like a normal human being, and quipped off mean nasty remarks.

    It started when he came barreling through my section of the barn with buck the dog???he just whips the door open! And here comes Buck....this's isn't good bc I have my dog, and we don't allow them together for fear Buck would attack her. I'm like, WAIT, Maggie's right here! I'll have to out her in a stall!

    He says, oh well, I thought you put her in the house...your messing up the whole morning routine Buck needs to go out. ( read that with a mean, evil, condescending voice)

    Now, here's the thing...buck can wait a few minutes, and he should have checked to see if the coast is clear, like a logical person...he just does as he pleases with zero regard for anyone but himself...and he will tell you that!

    Scott tries to conversate about the game we are going to...stating our niece isn't getting much playing time, she's in a slump....

    His response....it's a free education, she should stop pouting...and somewhere in there he also said the college is a piece of BEEP.....

    He is such a miserable miserable person...and all because we came early...which really, had no effect on him, except it was off his routine. I could have and would have let the dang dog out if asked.....

    One more piece of evil.....not long ago I found a small piece of metal in rainn's grain....my first instinct.....he put it in there! Seriously, that was the first, gut thing that went through my head....dick put this in there! Hoping I would scoop and not see it. That piece of metal would have caused great damage....and I can seriously say.....I believe he has the capacity to do,it!

    I haven't spoken to my mom about the incident yesterday...but I will....she's in denial of how he is..... Or should she sees it....but when he's 'nice' she forgets.....ugh, this is so hard to watch.....he needs to GO!
         
        02-16-2014, 10:24 AM
      #15347
    Yearling
    Eole- it sounds like t had a lovely ride! That is something I also have on my bucket list, but I just never think to do it.

    Tjtalon - is that Spirit in you avatar pic? Very nice!! I didn't mean to imply you were a fun nut at all, and I am sorry if I came across that way. It is just so foreign for us to talk casually about guns and even to think about them as a tool that anyone other than military or police would use.

    NickerMaker - sorry your moms DH is such a jerk. Steer clear whenever you can. My course doesn't start until Wednesday and then it will run 2x per week until June. It will be busy as I will still be working full time during the day and then teaching the course at night. I love the subject and level though so I am really looking forward to it.

    DD and I had a great ride yesterday at the stable and then managed to ride the other 2 horses outside in the field at home. It was nice to get out but the snow is still very deep and quite hard. Some steps the horses sink, and others they don't, so it is slow going and lots of work for the horses. The exercise and fresh air was good and I think they enjoyed the grooming and treats that followed.
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        02-16-2014, 11:35 AM
      #15348
    Started
    I apologize for complaining about mom's DH, shouldn't do that....he just is so inappropriate and over the top with his attitude. I try not to express what goes on with him, as it sounds silly and cry babyish unless you experience it. So many peole are shocked at my explainations, as he seems so nice in person....

    Again sorry...I needed to vent....will try to keep it to a minium.
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        02-16-2014, 11:56 AM
      #15349
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    I apologize for complaining about mom's DH, shouldn't do that....he just is so inappropriate and over the top with his attitude. I try not to express what goes on with him, as it sounds silly and cry babyish unless you experience it. So many peole are shocked at my explainations, as he seems so nice in person....

    Again sorry...I needed to vent....will try to keep it to a minium.
    No need to apologize. You are among friends and we are here for you. Everyone needs to vent sometimes and this is as good a place as any as you are among people who will support you no matter what.
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        02-16-2014, 12:02 PM
      #15350
    Yearling
    Oh, no, Tracey, I didn't feel like you were implying that, no worries..&, yes, that's Spirit in my avatar pic. Janice sent me that pic when she bought Spirit, so the arena is from where Spirit came from, it's not Janice's. But now Spirit is, yay!
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