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        06-29-2012, 07:38 AM
      #3701
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    For those that remember I was taking the silence period provided by she who must be obeyed and made stella new reins.

    12 mil very soft nylon with stainless clip each end, 11 feet long. Not pretty but functional for the kind of riding we do. 12mil so one does not have to close the fingers tight to grip. Great if the fingers are a little stiff or hurt after long periods in the saddle, also double as a lead rope when the horse needs leading. Saves taking seperate lead rope. Yes she who must, has the same.

    Cheers all
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        06-29-2012, 08:43 AM
      #3702
    Weanling
    Hunter: grats on your new horse!! That post must have slipped by me as well

    Susan: thank you for the tip I will definetly be telling the BO to put some flax in her feed, is there a particular one I should buy, and how much of it does she need?

    Re-introduction:

    Im 40 yrs old, no children, I have a husband, dog, and a horse. I just got back into riding about a year and a bit ago after a 17 yr hiatus (aka seeking the almighty dollar) I have been around horses since birth and riding since I was 5. I have competed, and loved it, but don't plan on competeing now . I was born in Germany and moved to Canada when I was 6, I still live in Canada Quebec, 20 minutes from the Ontario border.
         
        06-29-2012, 08:44 AM
      #3703
    Yearling
    I feed it whole, I do not soak or grind it. Up to 3/4 a cup a day...build them up gradually.
         
        06-29-2012, 08:50 AM
      #3704
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Susan Crumrine    
    I feed it whole, I do not soak or grind it. Up to 3/4 a cup a day...build them up gradually.
    Thanks Susan !
         
        06-29-2012, 08:50 AM
      #3705
    dee
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    Hi all! I will also join in on the re-introduction...

    And yes, Stan, we have crossed paths on other threads. You seemed to be intrigued by something in my signature line...?

    I am 54, short, and extremely rotund. Makes me feel sorry for my mare, Dancer. I lost about 45 pounds at one point, but last year, had a riding accident (nothing to do with the horse, the embankment I was using to remount Dancer gave way and I fell underneath her. Broke my left foot and sprained my right knee. Not a fun experience.) Sadly, since then, it's all come back. However, Dancer's weight and muscling have improved, so she still hauls my fat backside around without any trouble.

    When I first got Dancer, we called her the He** Bit** mare - she was so pushy, uncontrollable and spoiled. Her previous owner was afraid of her, so Dancer was used to getting her way about everything. She has been a real work in progress, but is now a real angel. We no longer call her the bad name, and jokingly refer to her as "Mom's pokey old mare." (not that Dancer is particularly old - but she is 15 or 16 years old.)

    I have two daughters, both married. The older one has Lupus and a husband who is disabled. They have no children. My younger daughter is married, has two children from a previous marriage and her husband has three from his previous marriage. Younger daughter, her hubby, and their five kids are currently living with my husband and I in our tiny, three bedroom house. Makes for interesting times.

    I do have to brag, though. Last weekend we took Dancer and my daughter's mare, Nutmeg to their very first playday. Would you believe that Dancer has come so far that my 8 year old granddaughter was riding her? They just poked around (Mom's pokey old mare, remember?) but Dancer never put a foot wrong!

    I'm one proud grandma and horsey mamma!
         
        06-29-2012, 09:09 AM
      #3706
    Green Broke
    Wow Fahntasia congrats on the new horse, pictures are definitely in order.

    I must have missed my post about my new horse too cus I don't have one. It may be because Hunter aka Houdini now has a new name - Frank as in Frankenstein due to the staples in his ear lol.

    I just turned 47 on the 16th of June and have one daughter who will be 22 this September. Hubby has 4 kids ranging in age from 17 to 26. I got back into horses 5 years ago after a very long hiatus. Started off leasing a big ole percheron named Duke. Hunter kind of fell into my lap. He was a 15 month old scrawny guy who my old BO had gotten from auction. He hadnt been properly cared for and was in poor health (old BO didn't do much to improve that). She was giving him away and although he needed to be gelded and hernia surgery I asked hubby if I could have him. He was a spoiled fugly brat and I honestly was in over my head but I met a wonderful farrier/trainer who has helped me immensly with him and I now have a 4 year old pony whom I love to death and appears to be quite accident prone. We have 10 acres 3 hours from the city that we are trying to sell so we can buy a place here and have Hunter at home and get a buddy for him that hubby can ride and also a mini donkey!
         
        06-29-2012, 09:25 AM
      #3707
    Foal
    Eagle Child's Re-Intro

    Hey, beautiful, mature (?), young at heart people!

    I'm Karen, 59. 60 in September!!!???

    Teacher, divorced 5 years ago (long, sad story, but I'm better now, thank you, Jesus), no children, but I teach preschool special ed, so I've always been as tired as a young mom of preschoolers.

    One horse-- Journey--17 year old 15hh QH/Appy mare. She's been a big part of the healing of my heart since the divorce. I only have an acre in the edge of town, so she lives pasture board at a lesson/guided trail ride barn 10 minutes away.

    Two dogs--Sasha, six year old aussie mix pound puppy, Sam, 6 month old Golden Retriever mix puppy gift from a friend. Just lost my old border collie mix, Josie. She was around 12. From the humane society, too.

    I was in this thread at the beginning, I read, but don't often post. Busy, tired, whatever, but I do like to read and keep up with everyone. I pop in and say a few words every once in a while.

    Country Woman, thanks for starting this thread. You are all very inspiring. Foxhunter is great for a Herriot-like story from her lifelong experience and Stan is good for a laugh, always. I think we all would like to have his wife's nickname: "She who must be obeyed".
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        06-29-2012, 09:37 AM
      #3708
    Yearling
    My re-intro:

    I will be 43 in September. Only been riding since 2009 and bought my first horse in February of this year. Isabella is a retired polo pony. She is a TB and is 15 hh. The PPE vet told me she was 13. The vet at the place I board told me 23 so I am splitting the difference and saying she is 18. Her age doesn't really matter...she is everything I want in a horse. (even though I was looking for a QH gelding!)

    My husband started riding with me back in 2009. We started taking lessons in preparation for my 40th birthday trip to White Stallion Ranch in Tucson. It was an amazing trip but I broke my back on the last day. (no one's fault....purely an accident)

    Despite the injury, I was obsessed with riding and we started leasing horses once I could ride again. Hubby is still leasing a horse where I board Izzy.

    We went to another ranch last May...Mcginnis Meadows in Libby, MT. Wonderful place!

    We don't have children but have a spoiled rotten Welsh Corgi that thinks he is our son.

    I was a teacher for 15 years and now work in a public school system's central office, as a specialist.
         
        06-29-2012, 10:30 AM
      #3709
    Green Broke
    The Over 40 Lounge - post your stats if you want to be listed!

    Chance59 (f) - 53, upstate New York, USA
    corgi (f) - 43, Virginia, USA
    Country Woman (f) - Surrey, BC - our fearless leader!
    dee (f) - 54, Oklahoma, USA
    Eagle Child (f) - 59,
    Fahntasia (f) -40, Canada Quebec
    Hunter65 (f) - 47, Vancouver, BC
    Ladytrails (f) - 56, Missouri, USA.
    oobiedo (f) - North Carolina, USA.
    Stan (m) - 63, New Zealand - Our token male .. hehe.
    Susan Crumrine (f) - 41, Ohio, USA
    Texasgal (f) - 49, Texas, USA.
    With Grace (f) - 38, Pacific NW, USA.
         
        06-29-2012, 11:15 AM
      #3710
    Green Broke
    This is a great idea!
         

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