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        07-26-2012, 11:01 AM
      #4521
    Green Broke
    Awe Susan you made me cry. BIG HUGS!!!!!
    She is such a pretty little mare. I have no idea of what a horse with that experience would go for, especially since she can't do a lot of that any more. You will find her a great forever home!
         
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        07-26-2012, 11:03 AM
      #4522
    Foal
    Aww, Texasgal, I have a homely little mare who had a very hard life before she came my way from some of her battle scars, but she's beautiful to me.

    Badger is a lovely boy. I hope he makes a great addition to your family!

    Tears for you in your having to write up an ad for Patsy, Susan. So hard to let a horse like her go... She sounds worth her weight in gold to me! *hugs*
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        07-26-2012, 11:03 AM
      #4523
    Foal
    Susan: Very glad to hear that you get to ride!!
    Fahntasia: Sapphira sounds wonderful - hope you get the saddle issues sorted so you can ride soon.
    Texas: Badger is a cute guy.
    Maisie: Good luck with the lesson today
    CW: Hope you get to ride soon
    Stan: Hope your weather improves, and that Stella is doing OK.
    Corgi: That hoof looks much better! Glad you found a good farrier. I'm new to this too and that first pic would have scared the daylights out of me if I saw it on my guy.

    I took the day off yesterday and had a great ride on Trooper - his abscess has finally healed and he's now sound! We went out on the trails and he did great! We took it easy (just walk and a little trotting) as he was getting used to wearing boots, but I can tell the boots are definitely helping as he was much less "ouchy" than he'd been in the past on the rocky hills. I'm going to look into ordering some new better fitting boots than the too-large cavallo's they had at the barn. The one plus of his hoof issues is that the hoof handling has made him much better about picking up his back feet (which was his only real 'vice').
    I also ordered a new saddle, pad and cinch for him, which I'm excited to try out when it arrives.
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        07-26-2012, 11:11 AM
      #4524
    Yearling
    Badger isn't ugly at all to me. He looks strong and useful.

    If I cannot find a GREAT person who LOVES Patsy, she will stay here of course.

    I am a stickler about farrier vet and feed the best feed I can find and I really cannot

    Afford her if I am not going to ride her.
         
        07-26-2012, 11:15 AM
      #4525
    Yearling
    Jiminy

    Sounds like you two are forming a great partnership there!
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        07-26-2012, 11:23 AM
      #4526
    Green Broke
    Oh, don't get me wrong, I don't think Badger is ugly. In fact, he's got a very kind eye and he's sweet. He just doesn't have the presence that Gunner has and you almost can't take a bad pic of Gunner ...

    I took 30 pics of Badger and these are the only one's I'll show .. lol.

    He's a doll, and I think he'll be a great little horse..
         
        07-26-2012, 11:27 AM
      #4527
    Yearling
    Bet Sophie is harder to get a good picture of...LOL
    Gunner is just gorgeous, for sure!
         
        07-26-2012, 12:23 PM
      #4528
    Weanling
    Morning all

    Susan: Patsy is a very pretty mare, she has a ton of experience and to me that would be priceless, is there nothing at all that can be done for her soundness issues? *hugs*


    jfmnyc: So glad Trooper's abcess has healed! Here's a linky to some cutting edge horse boots: Renegade Hoof Boots. The Real Leader in Hoof Boot Technology! I love that the horses foot has more freedom of movement and that it respects the soft tissue of the horse. If/when i'll need boots these would be my first choice.

    Texas: Love badger, he seems like a real character lol!

    Corgi: Good job on those feet! They would have totally freaked me out!!
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        07-26-2012, 02:09 PM
      #4529
    Started
    Its bandage off for Stella on Saturday and her shoes as well. Back to bare feet and with luck hardening her up. My intention is to keep her shoeless and natural. But that depends on her memory. Will she blaim me for the vet cutting away at her leg and the hang over. I will find out soon.

    She demonstrated a little temper yesterday. I had not seen her for a few days due to the rain but last night there was still some daylight when I got home so out into the paddock I went. Whistled Stella and she started to amble to me, not in a hurry, then the sheep thought I had some feed for them and came running. Stella not to be out done put on a burst of speed straight at me. I survived, she skidded to a stop, ignored me and turned to the sheep, beat you look on her face. And I thought she was pleased to see me.

    The sheep arrived and crouded around, that's good as I have to prep one for the BBQ in the weekend. Stella started pushing them away and using her teeth to grab them around the neck. A bit of a mixed signal for me, She came when whistled, pushed the sheep away from me, but when I started to give her some attention turned her back to me. I'll never figure out Mares, what is this, I don't want you but no one else can have you attitude.

    Off to work I go, but before I do I'll get she who must be obeyed a coffee in bed. That should get me some brownie points. Heavens knows I need them.

    In trouble again
    Token
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        07-26-2012, 02:10 PM
      #4530
    Green Broke
    He's not our Token Man .. he's our Token Stan.. hehehe
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