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        04-08-2012, 04:55 PM
      #1551
    Yearling
    The father sent the police away??? Wow.
         
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        04-08-2012, 05:11 PM
      #1552
    Green Broke
    Well on a brighter note. After a fantastic trail ride yesterday I opted to stay home and plant the first of my flowers (since hubby so kindly dug up the garden yesterday). Spring is in the air. Happy Easter to all!
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        04-08-2012, 05:25 PM
      #1553
    Green Broke
    Both my horses get to go out yesterday & I took my Arab out today also. So now I'm tired & totally relaxed. Happy Easter to all.
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        04-08-2012, 05:43 PM
      #1554
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Mellow Mel    
    Not sure how it went down with the teenager. I know they found him wandering out of the barn and he casually said"i called the fire dept". The police questioned him and then his father made them leave(i am sure to get an attorney). I hope they can test for arson since there is really nothing left where it was started(hay loft). The only thing standing is the cement from the stalls. Horrifying.
    So sad about the barn, and thank goodness the horses got out!!! I truly hope the parent/parents of this teen-ager will have their eyes open after this and get him the serious help I'm sure he needs.
    By the way, I know you're downstate, and you know I've worked at 2 large stables in N. Oak. CO - what stable was it that burned, if you don't mind my asking?
         
        04-08-2012, 05:49 PM
      #1555
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Northernstar    
    So sad about the barn, and thank goodness the horses got out!!! I truly hope the parent/parents of this teen-ager will have their eyes open after this and get him the serious help I'm sure he needs.
    By the way, I know you're downstate, and you know I've worked at 2 large stables in N. Oak. CO - what stable was it that burned, if you don't mind my asking?

    Serinity Farms at Labadie and Buno next to Kensington. I know it was called something else previously. You might remember a story 20-30 yrs ago about a horse barn that had drug tunnels under the stable...drug runners.
         
        04-08-2012, 05:50 PM
      #1556
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
    While I'm watching this thread to hear how With Grace's day went (!!!), I'll update you all on my day. Today I took Dallas, my 7 year old gelding that I've raised from a foal, to the trainer's. He's had 90 days already when he was 3, but he still needs wet saddle blankets. It's a long story, but he had ulcers during the first 90 days of training, and then was injured when he came home, so basically he's had a long rehab. I've been riding him, but I finally faced up to the fact that I really want him to be trained, not to train him. So, off he goes. I was really quiet on the way home and DH thought I was going to cry. Honestly, I was a little close to tears, since this horse is just so precious to me, and I am hoping he has a better experience this time.

    When I got home, we still had a couple of hours of daylight left, so I messed around with the new pony, letting him out into the pasture and seeing if he'd let me catch him. He ran one length of the pasture and then stopped and let me walk up to him. Progress, progress! Then I saddled my TWH mare, Windy, and took her for a spin through the pastures, pushing the sheep into the corral and out of the corral, slowly. We worked on Windy's 'cowboy stop' and rollbacks and side passes and turns on the forehand and hindquarters, while working the sheep. All the time we did this, my border collie Bree was in the pasture with us, helping us. I was really having fun with the 2 of them; first time we have done that! Bree isn't really 'trained' to herd, and she's more of the driving style rather than the gathering style of herding. But, she responds to hand signals and was doing really well on "lie down" and "wait" and "easy". That was fun. DH was in the house taking a nap so he doesn't know that the sheep got some mild exercise.

    Finally, I decided to use Windy to round up the pony and put him back in the corral. He decided he wanted to get close and personal with Windy (not a good idea), so we used that energy to get him into the corral. It worked out so that he was inside the corral and we were on the outside, and - practicing again with Windy - we side passed up to the gate to push it shut. Windy likes to push gates with her head, so I let her just push the gate shut until it latched! Pony ended up where I wanted him, no chasing, perfect behavior by all equines.

    What fun.

    Came inside and made a quick dinner, baked a frozen pie for Easter dinner dessert, and am watching the Ten Commandments.

    Happy Easter weekend, everyone!
    What a perfect ending to a perfect day, Ladytrails! Happy Easter to you too :)
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        04-08-2012, 05:58 PM
      #1557
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mellow Mel    
    Serinity Farms at Labadie and Buno next to Kensington. I know it was called something else previously. You might remember a story 20-30 yrs ago about a horse barn that had drug tunnels under the stable...drug runners.
    Neither of those ring a bell, but even though I'm relieved it isn't one I was at, just awful nonetheless. I have a girlfriend who lives in Milford - sure it's been in the paper.... Thanks for the info, Mel. There's no doubt everyone is so tremendously relieved the horses got out safe. Keep us posted on any findings....
         
        04-08-2012, 07:57 PM
      #1558
    Foal
    Northernstar....your rabbit looks like my rabbit!
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        04-08-2012, 08:28 PM
      #1559
    Green Broke
    How cool, Mel! His name is, "Benjamin T. Bunny", and he is 1/2 Flemish giant. I don't know about his dad, as he wasn't on site. He'll be 2 in May, and he's a smart boy! We love him. His name comes from the books by Beatrix Potter - he looks exactly like Peter Rabbit's cousin, Benjamin. Would love to see a photo of yours! :)
         
        04-08-2012, 10:04 PM
      #1560
    Trained
    Good evening all we had a relaxing time at home watching the 10 Commandments
    I also cooked a nice ham dinner with mashed potatoes, broccoli and gravy
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