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    04-27-2012, 04:58 AM
  #2131
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Annabelle needs shoes because her front hoof is cracked
Second thought is because I was talking to another boarder and
She has never seen anyone ride the horse
I don't want to commit to anything until I ride her or someone else
Does I am not sure what she is like under saddle
I do like her other wise. I am going there on Saturday
The hoof sounds like it may take a while to come right and may cause the horse to act out some. I understand your concern if no one has ridden the horse for a time and would expect the horse may play up a little. On the other hand (county song) you like the horse and if the horse has no malice in her does she like you. I have heard others say, horses choose us as their friend/human
     
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    04-27-2012, 05:10 AM
  #2132
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Originally Posted by dee    
Okay. I'm going to throw my hat in, too. I'm 53...oh crap, nope...I'm 54 (getting forgetful in my old age!). Hubby bought me a horse after we'd been married five years. He was going to get me a diamond engagement ring (we couldn't afford one when we first got married), but I told him I'd rather have the horse. (I got the ring for Christmas.)

We had horses until we just ran out of time for them. Our youngest daughter was about 10 when we had to sell the horses. We were all broken hearted, but between work, school, softball, girlscouts, FFA and whatnot...there just weren't enough hours in the day. I regretted selling them the minute the cash hit my hand...I should have made time for them, I guess.

At any rate, we have horses again. Hubby is happier than I've seen him in years - he can't ride due to a stroke (we would love to get him to try, but since "his" horse was killed, he quit trying) - but he loves watching them, and petting and whatnot.

I'm way overweight as well as old, but I am determined to start riding regularly, I am!
Good for you, never to old, now answer this for me please.

Good men and other mythical creatures. I am not sure if I am considered a mythical creature, I won't ask my wife, I may not like the answer.
     
    04-27-2012, 05:18 AM
  #2133
Yearling
Foxhunter, I have my own "funky chicken" his name is Dawson and he is a rescue umbrella cockatoo bird and has had several homes.....

CW I am hoping things work out for you and Anabell.

Stan, enjoying your stories as usual!!

I have to BE at work at 5:30 AM.....

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    04-27-2012, 08:58 AM
  #2134
Foal
Well, due to babysitting a few of the grandchildren earlier in the week, and rain, wind, snow, sleet and hail the rest of the week, no riding lesson for me. :( Next week was going to be touch and go, with my youngest daughter and family coming for a long overdue visit, but I am definitely making time for my lesson!
Can't wait until the weather warms up for good and I can go twice a week! I suppose at least some of you are having beautiful weather today! ;)
Now- can someone explain to me about the carrots?!! I see them occasionally and thought maybe I was supposed to click on the, but they are elusive!
     
    04-27-2012, 09:44 AM
  #2135
Green Broke
Click on them and drag them to the little basket at the top right of your screen. You begin accumulating carrots. You can also steal them from others (when prompted at the top of your screen) .. and others can steal from you.

Then you can go to the carrot kitchen and order up some cookies, cupcakes, or slices of cake to send to people.

I usually send a cupcake to a poster that is being unreasonably harrassed, or someone that is struggling or down ...

It's fun!
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    04-27-2012, 09:50 AM
  #2136
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Do you have a therepudic riding stable somewhere maybe you could use? Keep up trying...that is so gadabout his horse, do you know cause of death?
I do believe there is a theraputic riding center somewhere around Shawnee, but hubby won't go. DJ (hubby's horse) was found dead in the pasture - his head had been caved in with either a 2x4 or a tire iron - cops weren't sure which. There were several horses killed in our area the same way at about that same time - even some cows. There a thread about DJ in the memorials section somewhere.

I think that if DJ had died of natural causes, hubby might not have taken it so hard, but to die the way he did really devastated hubby...
     
    04-27-2012, 10:08 AM
  #2137
Foal
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
getting more relaxed now about the horse
I am going to think positive
This may be a good thing
Hi CW, I may have missed this somewhere along the line(slowly reading through all the great posts!).... do you have a lesson instructor or trainer that is helping you to find a horse? How exciting for you to be at that point, I know you are looking at one on Saturday!
     
    04-27-2012, 10:15 AM
  #2138
Foal
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Originally Posted by dee    
I do believe there is a theraputic riding center somewhere around Shawnee, but hubby won't go. DJ (hubby's horse) was found dead in the pasture - his head had been caved in with either a 2x4 or a tire iron - cops weren't sure which. There were several horses killed in our area the same way at about that same time - even some cows. There a thread about DJ in the memorials section somewhere.

I think that if DJ had died of natural causes, hubby might not have taken it so hard, but to die the way he did really devastated hubby...
This just breaks my heart. :( I can't blame your hubby for being so devastated, it's hard enough to lose a beloved pet, but that way.... I just don't understand how people can do that. Did they ever catch whoever it was?
Is he spending time on the ground with horses? Maybe that will eventually encourage him to get back on!
By the way, welcome Dee! I am brand new too, and right around your age....;)
     
    04-27-2012, 11:20 AM
  #2139
dee
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Thanks, Chance. Hubby is just recently willing to even pet our other horses. He refused to even touch his "special angel," our filly, Rain. She was born on our property - the first foal (it was an accident) we've ever messed with. She's such a pocket pony you would think she's a dog. I think she finally just pestered hubby enough that he gave in and started petting her in self defense, LOL.

She's coming two years old. Maybe when she grows up, she will pull a wagon for him...and maybe, just maybe, he'll get the bug to ride again? Rain is such a calm horse that she might work out well for that...
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    04-27-2012, 11:24 AM
  #2140
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by dee    
I do believe there is a theraputic riding center somewhere around Shawnee, but hubby won't go. DJ (hubby's horse) was found dead in the pasture - his head had been caved in with either a 2x4 or a tire iron - cops weren't sure which. There were several horses killed in our area the same way at about that same time - even some cows. There a thread about DJ in the memorials section somewhere.

I think that if DJ had died of natural causes, hubby might not have taken it so hard, but to die the way he did really devastated hubby...

OMG that's so horrible. I know I would have a really hard time getting over something like that. What is wrong with some people.
     

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