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        07-08-2012, 02:29 PM
      #3971
    Foal
    Sounds like you guys had a blast. We call a BBQ a braai. Most common thing we braai is wors (sausage made from minced beef)
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        07-08-2012, 03:10 PM
      #3972
    dee
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    Seems the thread is not moving as fast and a number of names are noted by there absence. Must be the hot weather in the US. I was given the oppertunity to steal a few of Dee's carrots. My sense of fair play kicked in, momentrally, and then I went for it. Not fast enough. Missed out. Sorry Dee, I know you would not steal my carrot, if offered the chance, would you.?
    Stan - I am a notorious carrot thief, but I make a point of not stealing carrots from friends - especially after I found out we are told exactly who stole our carrots. However, I also wouldn't blame someone for trying to steal my carrots, it's all part of the fun!
         
        07-08-2012, 03:12 PM
      #3973
    Trained
    I also enjoy early morning or evening rides
         
        07-08-2012, 04:03 PM
      #3974
    Foal
    Hunter - glad the staples are out, looks like it's healing well.
    Stan - I will try to take some pics and post them so you can see what they look like. I'm sure it'll still be wide angle, since the lens is fixed. I'm very happy with the Hero2 - HD video quality is even better, and it's easier to use too.
    CW - Good luck finding a lesson barn, I think that's a great path.

    Glad so many of you seem to be able to ride early despite the heat! I had a good ride on Trooper yesterday, went exploring the trails further than I'd been before, and as usual he was perfectly behaved. I went again today and did some more exploring, unfortunately on the later part of the ride he got what seems to be a stone bruise or abscess in his right hind foot, so the poor guy is lame. I feel bad, but the barn owner says it's a fact of life on the rocky trails we have - I gave him a nice cool hose down, a big bag of carrots and we put the foot in epsom salts. He was nickering to me when I went to get more carrots, so I guess the pain can't be that bad... Hopefully he heals well/soon - the barn owner has lots of experience caring for such things, so I think he's in good hands.

    In the mean time, I spent some time editing the footage from my vacation last week and here's what I came up with. I wore the new camera on my two rides this weekend, so I hope to have some of that to share sometime soon too.

         
        07-08-2012, 04:26 PM
      #3975
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    Yes it does seem to have slowed a little. Sorry Stan. Currently I'm doing more lurking than usual. Been a bad couple of weeks and it's nice to just "eavesdrop" on other's lives for a chuckle every now and then. As I'm new anyway I don't understand the carrot game. Perhaps you have the time to explain it to me? And Stan, when you refer to "she who must be obeyed" it took until your posting about the grumbly morning and coffee when I was sure she was your significant other and not the navigation system in your car! You are a wonderful story teller though and enjoy looking at pictures that you post. It's probably a very good thing that I don't live in your area. It's so beautiful that all I would ever do is what can be done from the back of a horse!
    Good to hear from you Blue and is that the colour you like, or do you oringinate from Australia, Blue is a common name given to folks when one can not remember their name, it is also a saying when making a mistake, made a bluie, and also, the polite name given a ticket for a traffic offence that is going to cost money Recieved a bluie. Or your mood at the moment.

    Talking about traffic tickets, ever noticed when reciving one, regardless of the amount stated on the Bluie, those of us with a little self control say thankyou to the cop handing out the ticket which is going to cost mega bucks. It is most annoying if it happens when one is towing the horse float. Not only does the ticket hurt the pocket so does towing the horse and of course when we get to our destination and the smile has gone, the reality of what we wanted to say to the cop has crept up on us the bloody horse decides to imulate our mood and plays up. Dose that not rock your boat and spoil the day just because we were nice to a cop. We now have one rider in a bad mood and a horse that has gone out in support. 1200 pounds of support I don't need.

    Carrots you will have noticed now and again carrots pop up on the screen and one gets to place them in a basket. I believe you also have one.
    The system will pop up a notice advicing that some other member has left their carrots un garded and give you the chance to swipe them. It happend to me the other day and it was a contributor to this thread DEE whoes carrots were ungarded. I resisted the temptation for a second and then went for it. I was to late, missed out. So as not to appear to much like a mythical creature I spilled my G--s and said sorry to Dee. Dee has a saying, she belives in unicorns dragons, good men, and other mythical creatures.

    So in parting I trust that explains the carrot game.

    Time to wake Stella. Oh, I also gave she who must be, a coffee to enjoy in bed this morning. Not a word, smile, or movment. Not even a grunt or even a glearing from the eye. Can't figure out what it is I have done wrong. I'm taking Stella to the vet today she is not going to like that. I give thanks for work tomorrow.
         
        07-08-2012, 04:53 PM
      #3976
    Weanling
    Then I will definitely have to try to steal some carrots! How do we guard them? Is it random? You're right about the ticket thing! I got stopped once and got ticketed and when the officer was leaving I said "thank you"! What an idiot! Gladly I came to my senses quickly and in a slightly snotty way said "have a real nice day!" I felt like I'd redeemed myself.

    I used Blue because I'm told I have very blue eyes, it's by dogs name, my favorite color (along with brown) and was easy to remember!

    Gotta go do some ironing now (gag) Heading out for an EARLY ride in the morning.

    Thank you all for giving me so much to read. It's great to be here!
         
        07-08-2012, 05:32 PM
      #3977
    Super Moderator
    HAd a nicer day today, we actually saw the sunshine.
    Three inches of rain from Friday through to this morning. We do not need it, wish it would go to places that do.

    JFM Looks like a great riding area!
         
        07-08-2012, 07:23 PM
      #3978
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Back from a sunny hot weekend east of the mountains, was 105 when we left, whew!

    Hubby wasn't all that excited that I hired my horse sitter again to give Kes some attention while I was gone, but by the texts I received it was money well spent. Horsesitter rode her, cleaned the stall and I'm sure spoiled the heck out of her like she usually does.

    I'm still catching up in this thread from being gone, but so far sounds like everyone is doing well (except for she who must be obeyed...hope she gets better soon Stan!)

    John - loved your video, looks like so much fun! Am also surprised someone from Manhattan listens to country...there goes that stereotype LOL.

    Blue - good luck on the carrot thieving, for some reason I can never pull it off, must be for the best or something like that.

    Pepsipop - where are you from again? I've never heard of braii or wors...

    Hunter - so glad Hunter's ear is now staple free. Hope this is the end of pony accidents for a good long while.

    Going back now to read all the posts I've missed, so if I've missed someone here it wasn't intentional!
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        07-08-2012, 07:41 PM
      #3979
    Yearling
    So now that I finished getting caught up, I have missed a few folks...

    Susan - wow how awesome you guys did at your event! Congrats! So how far away are you from winning your buckle?

    Fahntasia - So excited that your mare is home! We need more pics please!

    Cacow - funny we just had one of those margarita machines show up at a bbq over the weekend, and it was fabulous...saving my pennies now for one of those, it would be the most used appliance around this house LOL.

    Stan - loved the Stella escape story. It is funny how she walked on past spooky items to get to greener grass. I used to wonder if Grace was pretending to spook at items...I'm pretty sure at least half the time she spooked was just to see how I would react.

    Ladytrails - congrats on your new cart! Would love to see some pics!

    CW - any barns that look good around that you are going to go check out? Keeping my fingers crossed for you that you find one soon.
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        07-08-2012, 10:00 PM
      #3980
    Green Broke
    So had a great trail ride today, had to be careful putting bridle on but Hunter was so happy to be out it was awesome! Hubby caught some crab today so after a great trail ride I come home to fresh crab and I bought hubby an ice cream cake for dessert yum yum
         

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