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    06-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Hi Kim welcome to this thread. Nice to meet you
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    06-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Thanks !
I am 41, live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and have too many horses! LOL

I have 6.

I also have 4 dogs, 4 cats and 8 chickens.

Today is the first day that our baby Fjord, Titan, is out with the whole herd. We had him separated until he was gelded. Then we put our herd leader in with him. Then we added the herd leaders girlfriend (a shetland pony. Lol). Since they had been doing so well together and we have to reseed one of the fields, we decided it was time they all figured out how to get along as one big happy family. So - we opened the gates and let the running begin. It wasnt so bad though and Cherokee (herd boss) settled everyone down pretty quickly.

Hopefully they stay settled down and I don't have to separate them again.

Hmm, so more about me. I am on Weight Watchers, started a year ago and have lost 96 lbs so far. I am about 5 lbs away from my goal weight.
I work full time at a furniture store as the purchasing and accounts payable dept manager. I have been there almost 4 yrs. My last job I was a buyer for a manufacturing company but they went out of business due to the economy.... and the boss wanting to open a restaurant and get out of the mfr. Biz after his dad (and partner) died. I was there for 8 yrs so it was hard to lose that job and start over somewhere else.

Speaking of starting over... my hubby and I have thought about selling our house and moving to TN. No real horse stuff going on in this area... mostly a boating and ocean fishing area. Blaaa. So we have thought of packing up and heading out west. Anyone here from TN?

    06-09-2012, 02:12 PM
Kim, welcome! Big pat on the back for losing so much weight and getting so close to your goal! Way to go!

We're from Missouri but I love love love the Tennessee area around Knoxville and east to Asheville, NC. Beautiful country, the folks seem to be very warm and friendly, great family values, and if I moved anywhere it would be there LOL. Nashville's culture is really wrapped around music, so IMHO it's better to visit there than to live there. My former boss is in Chattanooga, and he loves it there as well.
    06-09-2012, 02:40 PM
Congratulations with your weight loss

Good luck with finding a new home
    06-09-2012, 05:53 PM
I wish I could lose some weight. So I took Patsy to the All Around Horse show series at Faustman ranch and she took three seconds and a third in three classes....
She is absolutely a speed horse, but did manage a second (out of 8) in horsemanship.....I was stunned.
Picture of us hauling butt in the extreme trail challenge....
This class consisted of running through two ditches up a steep rutted and stumpy hill, into a box (ground poles)... next to a trailer full of trash, 360% run up another steep hill, back up over a tarp, run back...this is the finish line...LOL

    06-09-2012, 08:16 PM
Hi all!

Welcome Kim! Wow you have a herd that's for sure, we need some pics! And we must see your baby fjord :) And congrats on such an amazing weight loss! WW is by far the best way to do it, I have been a lifetime member for 10 years now, and through the program have kept it off through two babies. I lost 56 pounds initially on it, and though it wasn't easy, it was doable.

- WOAH look at you go! That course sounds terrifying to me, way to go on placing so well!

So, Kes did very welll today. I could feel some improvement in her responsiveness to the snaffle. We circled a few times to get her from charging through it, but she was way more collected today. I traded horses for a bit with a girl at my barn (excellent rider, she's also my horse sitter) and rode her Morab for a bit. Lovely horse, really nice to ride.

And finally, a HUGE thank you to Foxhunter for the box of bits that came today, they are perfect and exactly what I need for double bridle (my converted dressage bridle with the slip head you told me about) Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
    06-09-2012, 08:25 PM
So its been 2 months exactly since I've met Kes. I promised before and after pics, here you are! I'm so pleased with how far she's come. She's put on close to 100 pounds, some good muscle definition and her coat came in beautifully with daily grooming and supplements.

Before and After:
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    06-09-2012, 08:30 PM
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Yes Kim picts are def in order. Congrats on the weight loss, I have been on again off again with ww. It really hard for me to lose weight with an underactive thyroid but I have managed 15 pounds. I don't have a whole lot to lose. I always admire people that can lose so much! Kudos to you!!!!

Susan that sounds like fun although don't know if I would brave enough to try it.

Had a good lesson with Hunter today. I was lunging and wanted to teach him to switch direction without me getting him and switching him around. Thankfully BO helped I love watching her cus I learn so much, that girl has magic. Hope to ride tomorrow and then he gets his shoes and we are off to our property for 4 days next weekend. I just worry about bears.
Hey CW did you go see Belle today???? Did you ride??? How did it go????
    06-09-2012, 08:31 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by With Grace    
So its been 2 months exactly since I've met Kes. I promised before and after pics, here you are! I'm so pleased with how far she's come. She's put on close to 100 pounds, some good muscle definition and her coat came in beautifully with daily grooming and supplements.

Before and After:

Holy moly grace she looks gorgeous!!!!!!
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    06-09-2012, 08:40 PM
Originally Posted by Hunter65    
Holy moly grace she looks gorgeous!!!!!!
Thank you so much...even hubby has eaten his words, he no longer calls her the "shaggy bag of bones" She was my diamond in the rough.

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