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        05-10-2012, 01:30 AM
      #2611
    Trained
    I am not going to do it for now
         
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        05-10-2012, 06:55 AM
      #2612
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    Had to put shoes on Stella today which is against all I am trying to achieve. Bare foot was the aim to get her hooves back to natural but, we have a cattle drive in three weeks and it is all on sealed roads and her hooves are not ready for that kind of milage on a sealed and rocky surface so on went the iron. Had considered boots but the cost would be prohibative.

    I now need to work her on her own away from her padock mate, that will prove to be interesting but it has to be done.

    I read how others lease there horses and feel sorry for them in a way. My horse is 20 yards from where I am sitting right at this moment. Any time I want to spend time doing ground work with Stella or Kate its just a walk out the door and start pushing them around. CW I admire your commitment and the effort you have to put in to spend the time with your horse and all those others who do not have their horse close i'm not sure I would have taken on the emotional and financial cost of horse ownership if they were stabled.

    Heres a little exercise others may like to do and not while the other half is around if he/she is not into horses.
    Horse $4000-00 each
    Trailer $8 to $30,000
    Truck to pull the float again $8 to $30,000
    Saddle/tack $3500 one saddle only Tucker.

    Basic total for the two horses we own $34,000 all that for an animal that at times acts like a spoilt teenager
    NZ dollars.
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        05-10-2012, 08:37 AM
      #2613
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Had to put shoes on Stella today which is against all I am trying to achieve. Bare foot was the aim to get her hooves back to natural but, we have a cattle drive in three weeks and it is all on sealed roads and her hooves are not ready for that kind of milage on a sealed and rocky surface so on went the iron. Had considered boots but the cost would be prohibative.

    I now need to work her on her own away from her padock mate, that will prove to be interesting but it has to be done.

    I read how others lease there horses and feel sorry for them in a way. My horse is 20 yards from where I am sitting right at this moment. Any time I want to spend time doing ground work with Stella or Kate its just a walk out the door and start pushing them around. CW I admire your commitment and the effort you have to put in to spend the time with your horse and all those others who do not have their horse close i'm not sure I would have taken on the emotional and financial cost of horse ownership if they were stabled.

    Heres a little exercise others may like to do and not while the other half is around if he/she is not into horses.
    Horse $4000-00 each
    Trailer $8 to $30,000
    Truck to pull the float again $8 to $30,000
    Saddle/tack $3500 one saddle only Tucker.

    Basic total for the two horses we own $34,000 all that for an animal that at times acts like a spoilt teenager
    NZ dollars.

    Stan that just made me glad DH doesn't have an account on here!
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        05-10-2012, 08:55 AM
      #2614
    Green Broke
    Just like a man to put the $$ amount on paper *rolls eyes* ... Stan stan stan ... don't you know that if you don't WRITE IT DOWN .. it DOESN'T COUNT ! ?!?!?!

    Bwa ha ha ha ha ...

    *La la la la la .. don't wanna know .. la la la la*
         
        05-10-2012, 10:11 AM
      #2615
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by texasgal    
    Just like a man to put the $$ amount on paper *rolls eyes* ... Stan stan stan ... don't you know that if you don't WRITE IT DOWN .. it DOESN'T COUNT ! ?!?!?!

    Bwa ha ha ha ha ...

    *La la la la la .. don't wanna know .. la la la la*
    Exactly!!

    Stan - Hubs keeps a running total in his head of the last few months of horse purchase: Trailer, horse, tack, transportation from owner to trainers (was a 200 mile trip), vet check, teeth done, vax, boarding...you all know I could go on but I won't, because hubs already keeps such close track of it I don't need to. what has him irked now is that I have not ridden her since we brought her home over a week ago, and now the plan is a couple more weeks of ground work vs. riding.

    If we had property the horse would be here for sure, but since we don't we have to board (its close by though) I do a different kind of riding than you, so I need an arena as well, indoor and outdoor, so it just makes sense that she's boarded.
         
        05-10-2012, 10:18 AM
      #2616
    Green Broke
    Exciting news for me.

    A little history. The house we currently live in is on a piece of (very) wooded property we bought 4 years ago. We built the house two years ago. The back 2.5 acres was logged 3 years ago and still looks like a bomb went off back there. It's been a hot spot topic for DH and I because I think getting the place horse-ready is a priority .. he spends more time "keeping up with the Joneses", ie. Landscaping, grass, plants underbrushing the front of the property ..

    Soooooooooooooooo ... Next week we are FINALLY clearing the back 2.5 .. all the brush, scrub trees, and piles of pine tops will be gone! We should have pretty much nothing but oaks back there by next weekend!

    Yay! Just one more step to have a pasture area for my horse(s) ..

    Is that some light I see .................... at the end of the tunnel?
         
        05-10-2012, 10:24 AM
      #2617
    Green Broke
    Sounds like a plan..hope it happens in the time frame you want. Nothing like having your horses right at home.
         
        05-10-2012, 10:26 AM
      #2618
    Green Broke
    I miss it, Cacowgirl ... I loved being able to get up in the morning and walk to the barn and feed my horse... run a brush over her while she munches hay .. pick the stall .. in the silence of early morning ...

    *sigh* ... It's starting to come to pass ... again.
         
        05-10-2012, 10:59 AM
      #2619
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by texasgal    
    I miss it, Cacowgirl ... I loved being able to get up in the morning and walk to the barn and feed my horse... run a brush over her while she munches hay .. pick the stall .. in the silence of early morning ...

    *sigh* ... It's starting to come to pass ... again.
    When I had to board Rascal I felt like I was constantly missing something. I had gotten so used to him being here when I was. The 30 minutes drive, loading the car, open gates, close gates 4 between the road and the barn) all seemed to take forever! Drinking coffee while watching him just wasn't the same....

    I MUCH prefer having him here at home!
         
        05-10-2012, 11:22 AM
      #2620
    dee
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by texasgal    
    Exciting news for me.

    A little history. The house we currently live in is on a piece of (very) wooded property we bought 4 years ago. We built the house two years ago. The back 2.5 acres was logged 3 years ago and still looks like a bomb went off back there. It's been a hot spot topic for DH and I because I think getting the place horse-ready is a priority .. he spends more time "keeping up with the Joneses", ie. Landscaping, grass, plants underbrushing the front of the property ..

    Soooooooooooooooo ... Next week we are FINALLY clearing the back 2.5 .. all the brush, scrub trees, and piles of pine tops will be gone! We should have pretty much nothing but oaks back there by next weekend!

    Yay! Just one more step to have a pasture area for my horse(s) ..

    Is that some light I see .................... at the end of the tunnel?
    I fell you! We are doing pretty much the same thing to our place - all 15 acres of it. We have about 1/4 of it done, and seeded the cleared areas with spring grasses so the horses could enjoy the fruits of our labors instead of being cooped up in the lot. It's been such a joy to watch them racing from one spot to another...and the weight they've gained is amazing!

    It's worth all the pulled muscles, sore backs, blisters and poison ivy, I swear!
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