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        07-29-2014, 08:44 PM
      #19421
    Yearling
    It works TJ!
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        07-29-2014, 08:45 PM
      #19422
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Eole    
    Stan, you're not the only man attached to your horse. Remember Corgi's DH?
    And mine with "his" Rafale. Rafale nearly died from colicks years ago and that's is the ONLY time I've seen DH cry (which he now denies)
    I must say I am very attached to my horse.
    First two horses I rode I had no problem selling off.
    I had fun with them but they were not "The Horse" if you know what I mean.
    I could not part with my horse, no way, no how.
    I guess since I had to really work with riding this one, we have bonded quite well.
    He was five when I got him, I'm on my 6th season riding him now.
    Still high strung and extremely agile, I have adapted though.
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        07-29-2014, 08:50 PM
      #19423
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tjtalon    
    it worked! I was punching the wrong photo bucket button, Enjoy, then. MR, wish it was longer, 'cuz got Spirit into a really good stride, fast as a trot, Janice said.
    Awesome TJ make sure Janice keeps you on Spirit, it should be fun.
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        07-29-2014, 09:09 PM
      #19424
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    What is YOUR perfect day?

    How do you get your energy? Alone or from a group?
    Well this is a tough one, I've had some pretty perfect days.
    Always includes my wife, daughter, horses, and usually camping.
    I don't mean the big events with way too many people.
    I'm talking campground almost empty, won't be bothered with too many others.
    Morning & an evening ride, swimming in the river(on horses of course).
    Afternoon nap in the trailer, campfire for the evening hours.

    Energy could go either way. Always can be energized alone.
    Tend to look deep and absorb all the good things around me.

    Group setting depends on the indigenous populous @ the time.
    Big events, drunk and obnoxious people don't cut it.
    I don't mind sippin whiskey or passing the mason jar but hangover is not acceptable.
    Small group of close friends are OK.
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        07-29-2014, 09:46 PM
      #19425
    Weanling
    Talking about being attached to your horse. Even being a woman I'm extremely particular about any animal I get attached to for some reason. I've had to re-home dogs because they just weren't "fitting" into the family. Same with quite a few horses I've had. And a small handful were really awesome horses, but I just couldn't bond with them for some reason. One in particular I can think of, I actually won several trail events with him, but never really liked him.... and he didn't like me either. Finally found a truly great home for him. I'm happy, he's happy. I haven't won an event since, but I'm much more relaxed. He's happy in a large ranching family, and I don't have to take care of his ugly ass anymore.

    Now I have a really pretty grey mare, half draft and bitchy and marish as they come. But I love her and she respects me. Nobody else can seem to ride her. I've got a giant paint gelding that I sold and took back because of abuse. He's awesome and I'll keep him even though I had to order a folding step to put in my saddle bags. I've got his old stable mate mare. Old girl, hard keeper because of so many years of starvation, but sooooo appreciative of the care she gets now. Takes good care of her riders. And my old gelding that I've had for over 20 years. He's in his 30's now and my friend. I still bareback him around the neighborhood every now and then. All very different horses, but here to stay and I'm comfortable with every one of them.

    Guess it's true you don't get to chose who you fall in love with. But just like your life mate, when you find them you have to hang on to them.
         
        07-29-2014, 11:16 PM
      #19426
    Weanling
    Hey Natalie

    Hope you are feeling ok and getting over your injuries. You will have to give me that zucchini recipe. Hope you are back to riding soon

    Good night and God bless
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        07-30-2014, 01:00 AM
      #19427
    Yearling
    Hi all

    Not much time but read and enjoyed.

    Teresa: I am most impressed with your position and "flow" with the horse on that new avatar picture you posted. You look like you're getting comfortable with the riding thing! We could put that photo in a textbook. Well done you, you're really getting there!
         
        07-30-2014, 07:25 AM
      #19428
    Green Broke
    Good morning all.

    I enjoyed the stories of your idea of a perfect day.


    I headed out to the barn last night late so didn't get to ride as it was after 7 by the time I got done with feeding all the critters. I did get to spend quality time with the horses and when I went into the chicken house they were very affectionate with me. Stayed right at my feet every step I made in there and as I took the water can to the spigot to fill. Walked back into the coop to set up the feed and check for eggs and they never left my side until I closed the door to leave. Even then they walked back and forth along the screen until I got close to the barn. Have any of you ever experienced that? It was a first for me.

    Looks like I am taking a trip to North Mississippi again this weekend. My oldest daughter and grandson are coming back down to stay the month of August and her , hopefully, starting a new job here. Her hubby is moving in with a friend and continue to work his job there through August to save money before coming down here to find them a place and him a job. My wife and I have lined up 4 jobs for her already so she will be on a good start.

    I am excited to have another daughter moving back close to me. I really believe things will get better for them here compared to where it was up there.
         
        07-30-2014, 09:48 AM
      #19429
    Weanling
    Good a.m. All

    Hope yall are doing well. I have my weedspray ready and will take my Kabota and declare war on all unwanted vegetation today. There has been a cool snap move in and the temps are very pleasant with no extreme heat in sight, so any outside chores will not be to bad.

    Roaddy My little gold hens follow me around like puppies. I have to watch my step sometimes because they are so close under foot. I have been trying to encourage them to forage with the rooster and other hens. I don't know if imprinting occurs at later stages in a chickens development or not. I have watched the rooster's role in the chicken social structure and he walks around chattering and finding food for them. It's comical to watch. Now I see where the character Foghorn Leghorn got his character attributes. If you don't have any roosters with your hens, they may see you as their protector/food provider. The reason they may have started this behavior is because they are maturing.

    I found some buds that will bloom on my butter pea plants. I might just draw some water out of the well and irrigate them. There is a slight chance for rain over the next few days, but not enough to help. Everyone that has gardens knows that dry weather the bad part of having a late garden. That water will not have the additives that city water has. I really would like to get a good stand of peas from these plants. They have the best flavor ever. I may freeze most, because that will enhance the flavor. Yum, I am making myself hungry. Visions of buttered cornbread and butter peas.

    Hope everyone has a good day. Will be dropping in during the day to see what is going on. See ya
         
        07-30-2014, 07:42 PM
      #19430
    Weanling
    Good Evening All:

    Last night I got two horses done for a trim.
    Picked the worst and the best behaved.
    Pony was not fun to trim, being short(13.0) doesn't help.
    Tonight turned into an evening of rest shall we say.

    Weekend camping plans are fading due to possible rain.
    Plenty to do around the house if I am home.

    Another strange morning @ 56 degrees.
         

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