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post #421 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 03:35 AM
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hello WildAcreFarms .
Thank you . You can do a lot of work with horses, no matter what breed they are. Even shettlandponys. So just do it if you like it. Greeting trekpaard
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post #422 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 10:16 AM
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Having said earlier that I was brought up to se the funny side of things through life it has generally stood by me well.

I was working at a private stables. There were nine stables and all were full. The husband was away on business and his wife went to pick him up from the airport, leaving me to do all the horses.
It was probably one of the most hectic days of my career.
Two vets turned up at the same time to look at horses that were recuperating from injuries. Both vets disliked each other and sparks were flying.
No sooner had they left and a load of hay arrived, two days early. They left and a load of shavings arrived.
It was a horrible day, thick mist which although you never realised it was soaking through my clothes.
The morning had passed and I had not exercised any of the horses. I had lunged two when the muck lorry arrived to take the manure.

By 5 o'clock I was done in. I had not stopped all day, it was still thick mist, I was soaked and the sweater I was wearing had stretched to just above my knees. There was no sign of the bosses.
I had just finished feeding when their car pulled up. I was wet, covered in hay and shavings, fed up, annoyed that they had been so long and in a real hissy mood.

I was just about to empty the big barrow full of droppings collected during the day, when Guy came to see me. He looked me up and down and said "I do not like the way you are dressed. I have brought you a picture to show how they do it on Germany."
That did it, it was the straw that broke the donkey's back!
"That's it," I said through clenched teeth, "You find a Kraut to do all I have been doing, I am leaving at the end of next week!'
Guy started to say something when Margaret took his arm and led him away. She turned and said "I'll get changed and come help you."
"Don't bother," I snapped back, "I have finished."
They went off to the house. I was near to tears feeling sorry for myself. I grabbed the handle of the wheelbarrow and headed for the now empty muck heap. Now, this was a one wheeled but big barrow with side extenders and it was full to the top.
I went around on the concrete and sped up at the end of the concrete to get it over the hardcore that formed the base of the manure pile. I got about halfway when the wheel hit a brick that had been dislodged and over it went, not sideways but straight over. I tried to stop it tipping and hung onto the handles but this was a big mistake. The muck was heavier than me and the momentum carried me straight over the upside down barrow. I landed with my face in the muck but the spinning wheel caught my sweater and completely entangled together.

I lay there not sure what to do! I tied to stand but that was impossible, as was trying to wriggle out of the sweater!

I should really have burst into tears but I could visualise myself and saw the funny side. Had I been a witness to it happening to someone else I would have wet myself laughing and so I nearly did at my predicament!

I had to roll over onto my back with the barrow on top of me and hold it up with one hand whilst untangling the sweater with the other. WhenI finally stood up the sweater in the front was down to my ankles, the neck was down to my navel whilst the back was above my waistband. I just couldn't stop giggling as I locked up.

On entering the house, I stripped down to my panties and T shirt shoving everything else into the washer. I walked into the kitchen and there stuck on the French doors was a life size poster of a nude blond woman leading a horse through a field of long grass.
Written across it was "How they dress in Germany!"
I just roared again and continued to work there for at least a year.


In the end
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post #423 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 01:53 PM
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what a terrible day , but I had to laugh . This is a story from the live .
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post #424 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 04:14 PM
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I know it's a little late to respond to the comments on men. My computer broke down.

Why are men so different, and hard to understand has a verry simple answer.

We spend most of our formitive years with women, and of course when misbehaving all we hear is, just wait until your father gets home. The there are the older sisters also telling us what to do.

Have a look at early childhood care and teaching centers, in some cases no men, at schools not many men, and getting worse. The roll model in those establishments for a boy is a woman. Have a look at what boys are allowed to do these days, they learn by climbing the tree, falling out and getting hurt and what has happened now. Health and safety has taken the joy out of being a boy.

When I was at school, (a long time ago) the ratio of men to women teachers was more at 50 50 and we could not wait to get on the football field with the men.

I remember an incident at school when playing base ball. The teacher a woman, the problem, a ball being caught by a boy went threw his hands and hit him in the area we will not talk about. He fell to the ground doubled up in pain. The teacher tried to straighten him out asking whats wrong. Imagin this young boy clutching his baseballs, tears streeming down his cheeks to be pulled straight out and asked what is wrong, then to add insult to injury told to walk to the sick room.
A man teacher would have known what to do and how to deal with the situation as not to add insult to injury. A childhood memory that was etched into my mind.

Men are born of women, raised by women, educated mostly by women, taught by women to obey her indoors, We are what you made us. I'm sorry ladies but if you have an issue with your husband/boyfriend and can not UNDERSTAND him have a look at his mother and elder sisters and you will understand him much better.

With that I am retiring to a netural corner and in pennence for my comment will cook dinner for my wife, see how programmed I have become over the years.

Cheers ladies

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post #425 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 05:03 PM
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If I've said something wrong I'm sorry.
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post #426 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 05:10 PM
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47 here in a week and a half. Started riding at age 11 at Girl Scout Camp :). First horse at age 13 riding hunters and equitation. Fast forward to moving about while on active duty in the military...didn't own any until my last duty station as I was getting ready to retire out of the military. Have completed my hunter days and am now breaking into dressage. I had done dressage before and competed but wasn't really dedicated to it..now I am with a new horse that has potential for at least third level. He is right now, however, just at Intro level :) and even that may be questionable if the winds are high..he is like a pogo stick in high winds.
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post #427 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 05:45 PM
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Best of luck,tlkng1-that's awesome!
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post #428 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 05:53 PM
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I know it's a little late to respond to the comments on men. My computer broke down.

Why are men so different, and hard to understand has a verry simple answer.

We spend most of our formitive years with women, and of course when misbehaving all we hear is, just wait until your father gets home. The there are the older sisters also telling us what to do.

Have a look at early childhood care and teaching centers, in some cases no men, at schools not many men, and getting worse. The roll model in those establishments for a boy is a woman. Have a look at what boys are allowed to do these days, they learn by climbing the tree, falling out and getting hurt and what has happened now. Health and safety has taken the joy out of being a boy.

When I was at school, (a long time ago) the ratio of men to women teachers was more at 50 50 and we could not wait to get on the football field with the men.

I remember an incident at school when playing base ball. The teacher a woman, the problem, a ball being caught by a boy went threw his hands and hit him in the area we will not talk about. He fell to the ground doubled up in pain. The teacher tried to straighten him out asking whats wrong. Imagin this young boy clutching his baseballs, tears streeming down his cheeks to be pulled straight out and asked what is wrong, then to add insult to injury told to walk to the sick room.
A man teacher would have known what to do and how to deal with the situation as not to add insult to injury. A childhood memory that was etched into my mind.

Men are born of women, raised by women, educated mostly by women, taught by women to obey her indoors, We are what you made us. I'm sorry ladies but if you have an issue with your husband/boyfriend and can not UNDERSTAND him have a look at his mother and elder sisters and you will understand him much better.

With that I am retiring to a netural corner and in pennence for my comment will cook dinner for my wife, see how programmed I have become over the years.

Cheers ladies
First, I feel so sorry for that little boy on the baseball field! The teacher obviously has never had boys of her own - I've had two. So much of what you've observed is true in ratio of women being a majority in a child's formative years, but luckily, however there are a lot of gentle moms out there that are also nature lovers, enjoy fishing, praise their sons for bringing them a frog for their birthday and helping them dig worms to feed it.... :)
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post #429 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 08:14 PM
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If I've said something wrong I'm sorry.
If you apology is aimed at my comment, NO you have not said anything wrong. I just felt like putting a male point of view forward. Being that the membership of this forum is about 90% women, now and again I get brave and throw a stone or two. Generally I get beaten up afterwards by someone.

However if your apology was not aimed at my comment then I have covered any negative comments before they arrive. Another demonstration of male forward thinking, and staying in the good books of she who must be obeyed.

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post #430 of 29437 Old 02-25-2012, 08:43 PM
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If I've said something wrong I'm sorry.
Not at all! We all enjoy your contribution to the forum - your horses, family, are all wonderful :)
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