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post #16111 of 29437 Old 03-27-2014, 10:07 PM
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It may actually not be cheaper....................
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post #16112 of 29437 Old 03-27-2014, 10:10 PM
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I'm tiny. I need heels to reach barely 5'... If we ever meet NM, please sit so I can avoid a neck spasm.

You know what I hate tho?? When I'm in a store and people walk up to you, or should I say me, and say..."you're talllllllll". Literally they do this, out of the blue.
Yup, people are strange. I get the opposite comment from total strangers all the time: You're so SMALL... How tall are you? I also get "your FEET as SO SMALL!!! (I usually answer that they fit with the rest of me...)
NM, like you I don't realize I'm not "average" until I see pictures. It's always a shock, yes I'm THAT short.
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post #16113 of 29437 Old 03-28-2014, 03:16 AM
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Well I'm getting in on the tall short thing.
5,11 or there a bouts if I stand up. Bald and trying to stay under 215 pound. Intimidating but that's only because I'm bald and have that look about me as being mean when really I'm not. Cats like me, some horses like me. Well one does, and now and again SWMBO likes me.

Tats I have one got it 50 years ago

I've lost something

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post #16114 of 29437 Old 03-28-2014, 06:32 AM
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What's funny over the years, most of my friends have been really short! It's always a Mut and Jeff thing???but again! Until in see pictures! I don't realize it.

Then again, if your around my family, or DHs, we tower over everyone! All of us kids in both families stand 5'10 or above. I think my tallest nephew stand 6'5. visitors always make 'I feel short comments' when we have family gatherings.

The difference between DHs side and mine....we tend to be skinnier.....they like to eat and sides pretty athletic and skinny ( my brother and sister in that last pic of my dad are TOO skinny!!!) He always jokes about my family functions.....will I have to eat carrots, or will there be pizza and beer? Hahahaha All in good fun.

Well I was asleep by 8:30. I feel a bit more rested, but woke up with another sore throat. Tonight, hooves trimmed, and more couch time I think. It's raining here. I'm not putting on shoes yet....he's doing ok in the soft ground.

Koolio, the trailer is aluminum. My mom owns a Nissan SUV, so that tells you how light it is. Of course her vehicle will only tow one horse, but that is OK. I know my horse friend has a big F250 if we want to go together...I have the trailer, she has the truck...for now. Yes, it's a 2 horse slant.

Question, we never used to tie our horses into the trailer, I case of an accident, being for allows them more movement and freedom to free themselves. Does that still hold true? Just curious.

We had an incident once where our brakes stuck and jolted my QH. She slipped and fell in the trailer...obviously no mat at the time...but the point is, since she wasn't tied,she was free to gather herself and upright herself in the trailer. No worries about going I. There and trying to untie her. Ya know what I mean?

Koolio, enjoy your spring break you deserve it! We have none......those dang snow day.

Happy Friday!
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post #16115 of 29437 Old 03-28-2014, 07:04 AM
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Critter Sitter sent me word last night that the surgery went great and she is doing well. She will try to get on here some time today and fill us in on more information.

DW passed everything on her cdl test except the driving part. She had only driven the bus on the roads once and was still really nervous. They came to a turn to the right and there was a car in the turning lane and the straight lane on the road she was turning onto. She did not give herself enough room to miss the curb while trying not to hit the car and ran over the curb. That is an automatic failure. The woman giving the test said she would retest her today after realizing dw only drove the bus on roads once. Her instructor is going to meet her this morning to take her around the roads in the bus then let her take the test again after lunch. Hopefully the rain holds off long enough for her to get the test in.
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post #16116 of 29437 Old 03-28-2014, 08:34 AM
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I am 5'9". How tall are you Nicker? You keep talking about being tall, but I didn't see where you said how tall.

Stan, I'm glad that SWMBO likes you again.
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post #16117 of 29437 Old 03-28-2014, 10:26 AM
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Glad that Critter came through the surgery ok. Thanks for the update.

Rick, I admire anyone that even attempts to drive a bus. I would be a bundle of nerves. Of course, I am not the best driver, even in a small SUV. :)
I hope all goes well today.

Very happy today is Friday! We have an at home workday on Monday which essentially means a three day weekend. Too bad it is supposed to rain most of the weekend.

I am going up to Maryland to see Mom tomorrow and take her out to do some shopping and then to dinner. It is nice having her only 1.5 hours away instead of 4 hours away.

Isabella's boots came in yesterday. Hope to try them on her on Sunday and maybe ride on Monday. Depends on how muddy the rain makes everything.

Happy Friday everyone!
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post #16118 of 29437 Old 03-28-2014, 11:27 AM
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Celeste, you're tall too! :) I'm 5'11".....with the longest femur bone my orthopedic doc ever did see!

Every one is getting long weekends.....we were to have last Friday off, but it was a snow makeup day. We also have inservices to make up...I'll make mine up from 3:00-6:00 in April. That was my choice. It was nights or add to the end in June. I'm here anyway....

soon enough I'll be Columbus for the Equine Affair...right?!
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post #16119 of 29437 Old 03-28-2014, 11:28 AM
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Greetings from the Hays haus. The trailor is beautiful. Wish you and your horse many a happy and safe mile in it.
Big Red is a pretty horse. I have a red one myself, so I am a partial.
Glad Critter went thru surgery well.
I hope I covered everything. Three addltl pages since I was here last.
Oh, and I am 5'11' more or less. I just feel that individual attributes are to life's scenery like a talented artist's brushstrokes to a canvass. The more diversity, the more the beauty. .
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post #16120 of 29437 Old 03-28-2014, 11:48 AM
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I'm so glad that I am not the only one to have them long femurs.. I was a skinny kid and boy did that emphasized them long appendages. If you remember the movie, Close Encounters, I looked like the extra tall alien that came out of the space ship. Hah!!!!!
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