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post #3631 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 02:13 AM
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Just thought i'd throw that one in since its not to loud here at present.
Im still working on the reins for Stella. Silence rains. Can't for the life of me think why. :)

My trip to Auckland for car parts also got me spending more than expected.
I brought some equipment to get a salt water fish tank started. I live a mile from a beach so sand and salt water will not be a problem. Catching the sea horses may be challenging, but not as challenging as getting sadles to fit.

Just to amuse you Grace.

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post #3632 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 02:36 AM
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Hey Stan, I house sat for some people and in a large room he had built fish tanks floor to ceiling with various fish tanks, all salt water. I tell you, sitting in there just watching the fishes was far more relaxing than anything I have ever known.

Of course we want pictures of you catching these sea horses!

Not a lot going down this side of the pond. Overcast and humid.
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post #3633 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 07:28 AM
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Hi everyone! I have had the worst case of flu ever.
I thought I was going to die.

It is going to be super hot tomorrow and through the weekend. Bill and I are supposed to go horse camping, I hope he doesn't back out on me because of the heat.

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post #3634 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 08:33 AM
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It's been incredibly hot here this week. We broke a record high yesterday, and this morning, at 06:00, it was STILL 84 degrees.

We had to cut down a branch off of one of our big old pecan trees. The branch broke of in a windstorm a few weeks ago, and fell across the fence. We couldn't cut it back because the chainsaw wouldn't start. I got tired of waiting for hubby to fix it, so I bought a new one (now he has two he can work on, and he darn sure better have at least one running at all times!) The branch was huge, and sadly still attached to the tree about 25 feet up, so all we could do is trim it back as best we could. Now we have a fence to fix, as the branch fell right across a corner and broke it.

Was hoping daughter and her hubby would have had that corner fixed by now. Would love to let the horses down in the pasture to graze on the bermuda that is finally coming on, but they haven't stirred our of the AC since I had to go back to work. I really wish they would fix it. Not only would the horses love the fresh grass, but they could get in the pond to cool off, and there is much more shade in the pasture than in the lot...

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post #3635 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 09:06 AM
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It's hot here in AZ, too. And I have to go back to town today w/more paperwork after DH's stint w/the emergency room/hospital just after Memorial Day. He had a flat tire on Monday & now says he needs a new set of tires for his truck-Ouch. Does anyone else here do Bountiful Baskets? I ordered my fruits & vegetables on Monday & our pick-up is Saturday, just after noon. It's a great program for all, but really appreciated when far from town.
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post #3636 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 10:32 AM
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wow can you guys please send some of that heat our way. Last night I was freezing walking the dog, this is like April weather. We are off to Merritt again this weekend for our Canada Day long weekend. We were going to take Hunter but weather looks like it will be kinda of crappy so not going to make him go on a 3 hour drive each way for nothing.
Going to go see my pony tonight and maybe ride a bit. SO NEED A TRAIL RIDE!
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post #3637 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 01:41 PM
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Thumbs up

Foxhunter and those having bad weather you are not alone. In NZ it is also getting a little chilly and raining again.
Stella is sporting a new cover, and not a word said, I'm on a winning streak.

Another cattle drive this coming saturday so I get to wear my leggings, chaps,chafs,tights, again Just thought I'd cover the world so all were clear what my get up will be, might change the hat this time. In fact I may not wear one I have been told rain water is a great fertiliser. Some of that on my head may help the hair to sprout. God knows I need some help in that area, not to mention all the other areas in need, but I digress,
Back to the sea horses. I have figered out the saddle issue, ride em bare back but catching them may be a problem. We grow our horses big here in NZ and the stories even bigger.

I had a thought, perhaps my get up was what upset Stella last week, maybe she did not like my leggings,chaps,chafs,tights. Nah, it was the sugar in the grass. She is on a diet this week, hay minerals and some hard tack no oats or barly last thing I need is 1300 pounds of sugar rush under me.

Anyone heard from CW

Its 0530am Thursday a little in the future of the rest of the world but time for me to go to work.
A negative thought before I go. NZ is in the rest of the worlds future. We get to see the sun before every one else. Does that mean when the world ends we get to experience it first, and therfore, are we being robbed of time. But on the other hand I could report on the event via internet.

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post #3638 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 03:05 PM
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They are calling for 102 degerees here tomorrow.
I need to be riding horses and sure can't in that kind of heat.

Stan, I want to chase cows!!

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post #3639 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 03:25 PM
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CW must still be waiting for new internet connection, I haven't even seen her on facebook.

Susan if I win the lotto tonight we will take our ponies and go chase cows with Stan. Anyone else wanna come?
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post #3640 of 29437 Old 06-27-2012, 03:34 PM
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I think, Stan, that when the world ends it will just be later in NZ than elsewhere, so you will have had more of your life to live.

How is Riverdale Equestrian Center?
JFM, Riverdale is a great place with a well-run lesson program, boarding and training for fancy "Park Avenue" horses and a therapeutic program for special needs kids. It's pricey but I guess you'd expect that in NYC. They only teach English riding with an emphasis on Dressage, but take excellent care of the lesson horses and retire them to a facility upstate when they age out.

Last night I rode Remy, a big ole warmblood who ditched me when I rode him 6 months ago. Remy seems to have his ears back whenever someone is on him and he isn't cooperative until you convince him. He bucks when a new (to him) rider tries to get him to canter. So he gave me a buck in the middle of that fast bouncy no-I-will-not-canter trot but I managed to get my legs back on him and we cantered - both ways and all the way around the arena. It's another little milestone in my journey to competancy. Best birthday present I could have given myself.

I hope CW is doing ok with the move. Our weather has been cooler here since Monday but is due to be in the 90's for the next few days and the weekend. Hope you get in your trail ride, Hunter, because a hot sweaty ride is so much better than no ride. My fav part is hosing down a sweaty horse and seeing them enjoy it.
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