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post #4641 of 29437 Old 07-31-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well I am patient I have waited this long
I guess I will wait a little more
Susan I am happy Patsy went to a good home
Texas you cow girl up way to go
Hunter have a good time camping
Caco sorry about the rain
Blue good luck with the job search
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post #4642 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 12:32 AM
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Hi all!

CW - darn it, I was so hoping you were out having a great ride today! I'm praying to the horse gods that Thursday is worth your wait.

Cacowgirl - I'm still in my Equine Massage studies. I'm heading to the school for a week in about two weeks from now for my first certification. Then will head back into studies for my specialization. I plan to start up my business and help as many horses as possible until my body won't do it anymore. Hopefully with the right medications, that will be for quite a long time. I'm sorry about your DH, make sure he keeps those fingers moving and working, from what I've learned the stronger your fingers are the better it is to keep the joints from becoming too inflamed and unable to use.

Susan - I also am all choked up reading that you found a home for Patsy. Sounds like a great place for her, but I know you must be hurting inside to let her go.

Texas - my goodness, whats the payload on that truck??!!! You've been quite busy, and am happy for you that you have hay!!! Anytime I see a hay truck I drool way more than even if a gas truck drives past me LOL.

Blue - I know exactly what you mean, I had planned to say something to Fahntasia and Stan, and now I can't for the life of me remember what it was...but I'm sure it was a good reply at the time LOL!

So today I rode Kes first in the double, she was heavy so switched to the snaffle and went into the round pen to work on bending. So much better. So much so that I got really, really brave, took the saddle off and rode bare back! Now, I only walk and trotted, but it was something I hadn't done since I was 18, and was deathly afraid to try. She was soooo good to me, listened really well and gave me a nice slow trot to work with. I love this horse.

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post #4643 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 07:42 AM
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Good Morning! Susan-that sounds like such a nice home for your beloved mare. It hurts to move them on,but sometimes we have no choice.
CW-Yes, patience-it will happen. I like the rain-it really cools things off,the leak at the door is a minor inconvenience.
Like Blue, I , too read the posts, then my brain goes into overload when I do a post.

Wow! That is quite aload of hay. The last bales I got were dry & flakes just fell apart, but they are liking it.
With Grace-thanks for the advice & I hope everything goes well for you. I'm glad you are having such a great time w/Kes, she is a lovely mare.
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post #4644 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 07:52 AM
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I feel like I should have kept her but the hay prices are killing us, we are paying twice what we used to.....

I sometimes open a new window so I can cheat....

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post #4645 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 08:15 AM
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CW ~ You are so patient. Hope tomorrow's ride is super rewarding.

Texas ~ I am always impressed at how hard horse people will work.

Susan ~ It sounds like Patsy has a beautiful home. Just because I'm a cautious accountant, did you get an agreement to notify if they want to rehome her?

So, I had a frustrating lesson last night on a wily stock horse named Charlie. I got tired, hot, impatient and Charlie knew he'd gotten to me. All I can say is that we did trot pretty well in the end and managed to (briefly) canter. So, the horse is smarter than me, what can I say?
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post #4646 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 09:28 AM
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Good morning all

Maisie: your post made me laugh, stick to your guns though, once they know they can get to you, it's game over. The wee devils.....

CW: I feel so bad for you, I know the feeling of being horseless, and lessonless...Chin up and all that though, your day will come, and when it does we want TONS OF PICS!

Susan: I'm glad that Patsy went to a good home, but i'm sad for you that you no longer have her. She will be happy and loved i'm sure!

Grace: Yay!! So glad it's going so well with you and Kes, it's such a great feeling when everything starts to gel isn't it

No news on the home front here. I think my sassy one gets possesive when others "interrupt" our grooming time though...or she could just be acting like a 3 year old lmao! Going to ride her after work, if it's not too disgustingly muggy or hot, first time I ride her without my trainer. Should prove interesting lol.

The weather here has been gross. Between super heat waves to short heavy showers it does nothing to clear up the intense humidity. Thank goodness for AC, I feel horrible for Sapphira and hose her down when I can poor girl. Well off to work, have a great day everyone!
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post #4647 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 09:42 AM
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A bit of a whine here.

So on Monday, with the hay. DH called me and told me the hay was ready, but he wouldn't take off from work. It was a GREAT deal for hay in the field, and you had to go get it THEN, before they put it in the barn that afternoon where the price doubled.

So I left work. Not the best day to take off, but ya gotta do what you gotta do. I went to the bank, got cash, went straight to the field, paid the guy (who did NOT help me), and loaded hay in my scrubs. Drove home, unloaded the first load, drove back to the field and loaded the second load, drove home and left it in the truck for DH to unload.

He walks in from work and basically says: "You stacked it in the wrong place."

Not:

"I'm sorry I couldn't help you"

Or

"Way to go!"

Or

"Wow honey, all by yourself!"

But

"Why did you stack it THERE??"


I replied, "What difference does it make. We are going to move it into the shed in a couple of days." .. and walked off like it didn't bother me.

But it did. Alot.

You would think that after 10 years I would be used to the letdown whenever I'm proud of myself and just want an "Atta-girl" and what I get feels like a slap in the face.

So, my friends, thank YOU for the affirmation that this girl needed on her job well done! I always know I can count on my horse friends!

/rant over
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post #4648 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 10:06 AM
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I wish we had a little "pat on the back" icon! That's all I got. But it's heartfelt!

I know what you mean though. When they come in with "Hey, I finally traced down that electrical problem you've had in your truck for 3 years and fixed it." it's a BIG deal. But when we, buck hay/repair plumbing/mend fence/find irrigation leak, it's "So.... dinner's going to be late?" Ugh!
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post #4649 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 10:36 AM
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Heres a HUGE pat on the back from me Texasgal. Awesome job, that's more than I could have done.

Hubby home today

2 more sleeps until Merritt - I so love waking up and looking out the window and seeing my boy out there. I am hoping to go bug my neighbor to watch the show jumping, I CAN'T miss it.
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post #4650 of 29437 Old 08-01-2012, 10:53 AM
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A bit of a whine here.

So on Monday, with the hay. DH called me and told me the hay was ready, but he wouldn't take off from work. It was a GREAT deal for hay in the field, and you had to go get it THEN, before they put it in the barn that afternoon where the price doubled.

So I left work. Not the best day to take off, but ya gotta do what you gotta do. I went to the bank, got cash, went straight to the field, paid the guy (who did NOT help me), and loaded hay in my scrubs. Drove home, unloaded the first load, drove back to the field and loaded the second load, drove home and left it in the truck for DH to unload.

He walks in from work and basically says: "You stacked it in the wrong place."

Not:

"I'm sorry I couldn't help you"

Or

"Way to go!"

Or

"Wow honey, all by yourself!"

But

"Why did you stack it THERE??"


I replied, "What difference does it make. We are going to move it into the shed in a couple of days." .. and walked off like it didn't bother me.

But it did. Alot.

You would think that after 10 years I would be used to the letdown whenever I'm proud of myself and just want an "Atta-girl" and what I get feels like a slap in the face.

So, my friends, thank YOU for the affirmation that this girl needed on her job well done! I always know I can count on my horse friends!

/rant over

You know I really felt like sitting down and crying with you when I read this. What gets into them sometimes. Been there, know what it feels like
Make sure you cook some really awful meals for him for the rest of the week and refuse to go round picking up after him too
Sorry all of the men on here - I'm sure you would NEVER behave like this
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