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        06-16-2012, 11:17 PM
    Went to a draft horse pull tonight for entertainment. 11 teams of Belgians, Percherons, mixed breeds, what fun. Saw my first pair of bay draft horses, and had to go ask what they were - Perch and Standardbred crosses! Of course! They hailed from Jamesport, MO, which is Amish country. I am losing my touch; should have been able to guess that one as Perches and Standies are standard there, pun intended, but I didn't know they were from Jamesport or I tell myself I would have guessed.

    I voted for a sweet Perchie team that was poetry in motion for the 'crowd favorite' - "my" team won. For those of you who haven't been to a pull, the teams of horses weighed between 3400 and 3900 pounds and the winning team pulled 6250 pounds. I've seen teams pull more than twice their weight....
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        06-17-2012, 12:43 AM

    I agree - this does seem to be a very friendly forum, thread, section! Thanks for teaching me about the carrots!

    Life is short - enjoy the trail!
        06-17-2012, 12:43 AM
    Good evening all my horse friends
        06-17-2012, 01:18 AM
    Aw Susan, Bo looks thrilled with his new horse! Can't wait to get my kids oldest has never ridden, and now has dreams of taking Kes into dressage. I have a feeling my horse isn't going to be "just mine" forever...
        06-17-2012, 01:20 AM
    I am the same way
    My daughter also has the horse bug too
        06-17-2012, 03:12 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Andi of Longmeadow Farm    
    I'm a new, ripe (overly) horse/cattle lady that is well, as I mentioned over-ripe (late 50's) this seems like a great spot to hang out with more mature (subjective right ) folks that have been around the field a couple of times!

    Around the field a couple of times. Andi that does not even scratch the surface. Welcome.
        06-17-2012, 03:31 AM
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    Hi from across the pond to all the newcomers.

    CW I think that lessons are the way to go - someone will assess and help you with your riding and they will be able to find you a suitable horse. Pity you aren't here! I have a lovely ex international polo pony that would do you down to the ground, bomb proof, kind and fun to ride.

    Well, at last the sun is shining. The weather is on the change (or so they say) Wettest June on record in the UK. Some parts of Wales had a months rain in 24 hours. Walking across the front paddock and it is squealtchy Back in March it was rock hard.

    Em went out and bought some geese. They are young birds and here to eat the grass in the chicken pens, they are doing a great job too. I have never had geese before and have to laugh at them. Em has been bringing them in and out but last night the task fell to me.
    They were waiting to come in but unsure of me. You have to talk to them and they talk back. They started to follow me but some went into a stable instead of their pen. They hang around by the feed bins and talk all the time and then follow to their pen. All the time they are chatting away.

    As the weather has improved I want to go spray some weeds and also spray the garden as slugs, snails and the baddies are out in force.
    The dogs all need a bath in Neem Oil, this keeps the fleas and ticks off them, I use it on the birds to stop red mite.
    It really is powerful stuff. All natural which I like. Ideally I use it on the garden once a week but with the wet I haven't for a couple of weeks.

    Some evenings I go out and collect the slugs and snails, put them in a bucket with a lid and then feed them to the birds in the morning, shows what an odd person I am!

    Off to get some work done.
        06-17-2012, 03:38 AM
    Green Broke


    Two photos thought I would show an A H like me can do alright. But first I deny responsiblity for the black eyes she who must be obeyed is sporting. I tell the truth I am not responsible a horse is. My wife was riding a strange horse on a trek, a head tosser, we don't restrain our horses heads, this time a mistake. It fling ist head back catchinf her in the eye and splitting the eye lid. Stiches required but the hospital used super glue instead. That was the first day so on the seconf she used make up to match the other eye and rode the horse again. No head tossing this time it settled down.

    Second photo is she who must be obeyed again, as a backing muso for Charlie Groth at a country music festival here in NZ a couple of years ago.

    CW, yes wife did accompany me on this weekends trip. Had a good time with my son and grandson, spent large amounts. And did some walking, son and his wife are not into horses. Brought son a GPS so he can find his way home. He goes hunting now and again.

    Hi to all the newbees, all you need is a sence of humour, an aged skin, with a few layers left to be peeled off now and again and if you are under 40 you get to make the coffee for those of us over 60.

    As normal spelling mistakes are my property
        06-17-2012, 07:15 AM
    Neat pictures Stan :)
        06-17-2012, 07:47 AM
    Originally Posted by Stan    

    Hi to all the newbees, all you need is a sence of humour, an aged skin, with a few layers left to be peeled off now and again and if you are under 40 you get to make the coffee for those of us over 60.
    thankyou Stan...not under 40 but I'll make the coffee for you all anytime! Might need a lesson though, not a coffee drinker..thinking about starting this morning after that noisy thunder storm last night :)

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