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        05-15-2012, 05:16 PM
    Green Broke
    CW I would be sure and check with the owner before feeding anything extra other than treats to Belle. I know if I was leasing Hunter out I wouldn't want them changing his feed or adding to it without talking to me first.
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        05-15-2012, 05:57 PM
    Okay, I got home and took a couple "after" pics.

    Before (notice stump DH is standing on)

    And After

    From the SW corner:

    And from the same corner:

    And another random After pic

    So you can see that we still have some clean up .. but a MAJOR accomplishment for the weekend ..
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        05-15-2012, 06:16 PM
    Green Broke
    Wow Texasgal, that looks awesome. Whew that's a huge job. Congrats!
        05-15-2012, 07:04 PM
    Saw my first snake of the season today. It was laid across a square of hay in the barn, all relaxed and sleepy. I am not deathly afraid of snakes but I don't like seeing them. One of the trainers and I tried to relocate him outside but he ended up under the seat of the little tractor thing that they use to take the grain out to all the paddocks at feeding time, and wouldn't come out.
    Had to leave a note for the person on feeding duty tonight. I suspect she may do the feeding on foot tonight. I know I would! :)
        05-15-2012, 07:12 PM
    Texasgirl...major difference, I bet you all are worn out!!

    Cw have you ridden her yet? I have been so busy, I hope I haven't missed it if you did...

    Corgi: Snakes scare me but spiders absolutely terrify me and my basement is full of brown recluse....hate doing the laundry....
        05-15-2012, 07:22 PM
    SC ... I'm only worn out from sitting on a bucket, drinking a beer, watching the giant machine eat up our brush ... LOL
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        05-15-2012, 08:21 PM
    Hi all!

    Spent quite a bit of time at the barn, groomed Kes, then the hand walking, then the cold hosing, the buting, etc etc. She was in good spirits though, and I can tell is getting fresh from not working (and has another week of rest to go).

    My New to me saddle came today, got it super oiled up and is sitting on my saddle rack soaking it in...its going to be a nice show saddle once I'm done with it, and it seems to fit Kes ok, gotta have my trainer evaluate it.

    While at the barn one of the owners has invited me to ride one of his show horses, a green broke Arab, absolutely my non riding days are coming to an end at least while Kes is healing. Looking forward to that!

    Hunter and CW - I can tell you how I got the weight on Kes over the last month to 6 weeks. 2 flakes alfalfa with a scoop of rolled oats in the morning, scoop of timothy pellets for lunch, 2 flakes alfalfa with scoop of rolled oats with supplements for dinner. She's easily gained 50 to 70 pounds... I'm eliminating the oats in the morning now, as well as only a half scoop pellets for lunch.

    Starting a conditioning plan will put the bulk on you probably want the most...I can see Kes getting rounder, and she needs that muscle!!

    OMG about the snakes! I'd be hiding in the stall with the horse if there were snakes in the hay!

    Texasgal - wow your property looks great! I can see a pasture in your future!
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        05-15-2012, 09:39 PM
    I have been giving her carrots as treats and she gets hay
    4 times a day and I let her graze when I have her out
    Apples are expensive now.
    I won't change her food unless I talk to her owner
        05-15-2012, 09:42 PM
    No I have not ridden her yet still no saddle
        05-15-2012, 10:01 PM
    Originally Posted by texasgal    
    SC ... I'm only worn out from sitting on a bucket, drinking a beer, watching the giant machine eat up our brush ... LOL
    That's cheating!!!!!

    It's much better to sit in a nice, comfy camping chair in the shade, with an icy cold beverage, and watch the daughter and son in law sweat like crazy doing the work, while you are telling them which tree to cut next and where the grandkids need to stack the brush!

    It's a good thing that child/farm labor bill died in congress!

    Our after picture, but there is still a LOT more to do!

    Happy horses March 2012.jpg

    It's amazing what a couple of hundred dollars worth of seed and fertilizer can do. We've also noticed that there is some bermuda grass coming in. It's been hiding for years!

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