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post #4531 of 29437 Old 07-26-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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post #4532 of 29437 Old 07-26-2012, 02:34 PM
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Catch up with the over 40's

Wow so much going on in this thread, takes me all my lunch break to read it. Great photos of all the horses, those arabs are really getting to me!
Susan - so pleased to hear that you are going to get your ride after all, if I was looking for a horse as I was last year I would have had you ship patsy over to me, she sounds just what I was looking for. This mare I have is sweet but always feels begrudging
Last night I dared get on my old mare who was retired 2 years ago after going lame, we assumed she'd slipped on the icy ground but she also had high Lymes we discovered later on, she's now had 2 courses of antibiotics and though not 100% level is galloping around the field likean idiot so I thought what the hell. I only walked her as she felt like she could easily explode as she was so excited but the difference in her attitude and the new horse was amazing, she is so energetic and powerful and just wants to go forward. I was in tears all the time I was on her. Why are we so stupid with these animals?
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post #4533 of 29437 Old 07-26-2012, 02:35 PM
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Pedicure appt for the boys in the morning ... shoes off, toes trimmed... we'll see how I like the new farrier...

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post #4534 of 29437 Old 07-26-2012, 03:46 PM
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Thanks everyone! My original farrier texted me late last night and told me that the picture I sent him on Saturday was nothing to worry about and could wait until he got out there next week.

It gave me great pleasure to tell him I found someone else and it had been taken care of.

Heading to the farm after work today. It is another scorcher today with temps at 100. But at least there is a pretty good wind. Won't be riding but I can at least check on her and make sure everything still looks good.
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I sure hope the guy I have coming out tomorrow is good. I really like his customer service skills .. he's polite, calls back promptly, even chatted on FB .. sounds fairly young.

Please please please let him know what he's doing .. lol
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post #4536 of 29437 Old 07-26-2012, 03:53 PM
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I sure hope the guy I have coming out tomorrow is good. I really like his customer service skills .. he's polite, calls back promptly, even chatted on FB .. sounds fairly young.

Please please please let him know what he's doing .. lol
I now exactly how you feel! When my new farrier answered the phone, returned calls, and talked me through everything he was going to do, I started praying that his work is actually as good as his customer service skills!

So far, so good!
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Wow so much going on in this thread, takes me all my lunch break to read it. Great photos of all the horses, those arabs are really getting to me!
Susan - so pleased to hear that you are going to get your ride after all, if I was looking for a horse as I was last year I would have had you ship patsy over to me, she sounds just what I was looking for. This mare I have is sweet but always feels begrudging
Last night I dared get on my old mare who was retired 2 years ago after going lame, we assumed she'd slipped on the icy ground but she also had high Lymes we discovered later on, she's now had 2 courses of antibiotics and though not 100% level is galloping around the field likean idiot so I thought what the hell. I only walked her as she felt like she could easily explode as she was so excited but the difference in her attitude and the new horse was amazing, she is so energetic and powerful and just wants to go forward. I was in tears all the time I was on her. Why are we so stupid with these animals?
Because they are AMAZING!
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post #4538 of 29437 Old 07-26-2012, 03:59 PM
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OK I am balling as I write this, but it must be done.

Please tell me honestly what she is worth in your opinion? ( I would even give her to the right kid)


Finished contesting and drill team mare

I am sure this is so hard for you. She sounds priceless.
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Stan, about 10 years ago my old gelding Bart had a weepy icky eye. It was our first year here and so naturally I called the vet. He cam out and prescribed an ointment for the typical eye infection. Well nothing in my family is typical, so naturally it didn't work. Eye got worse, called vet back, he sent associate and we ended up 100 miles away at an emergency center talking about several thousand dollars for a surgery to remove a fungus and hopefully save the eye. Well, he's the worlds best horse so we found the money. He had to stay at the center for a couple days before coming home. When I finally got him home he had to wear a silly looking "pirate" patch and had a "lavage" (sp?) tube through the eye lid to wash over the eye with medication several times a day. Naturally he didn't stand still for this. My daughter was about 8 at the time so we devised a system by which she would stand in front of him with a bowl of diced apple. At her height he had to lower his head to get a bit of apple and she was instructed to only let him have 1 at a time. That big goober was so focused on the apple bits that he barely noticed what I was doing. I say barely, because he was still a little annoyed. But, he began to associate with the apple instead of the meds. We thought he would come out of it a little head shy. I was told that's not uncommon, but, no. He loves to have that eye rubbed. The only adverse effect that we're left with is that he won't open and close a gate on that side and he's more bossy than ever!

So, he has a scar leaving a large blind spot but other than that seemed to not blame me for anything. Or if he did he didn't show it. So, I say give Stella lots of leg message and she'll love you for it.

You mention a hangover. LOL. When I had to take Bart back to the center every week for a check up they would sedate him so they could really get close to check the eye. It wasn't long before he was actually leaning INTO the tech giving him the injection! What a druggy!
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Good evening everyone
We went to the riding stable where I will be taking
Lessons
We got a tour of the place where the lessons will take place
They have a ramp where you walk up and can mount the horse
Or there is a 3 step stool I could use too
We then toured the stalls and all the stall have a locker in the where the
Bridle saddle pad girth and grooming tools are kept
There are 2 large arena to ride in and also access to the trails
We then went to the paddocks where the horses are
They were very nice
Once I get assessed I will be given a horse and that horse is mine
During the whole lesson of session

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