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        08-12-2012, 03:41 PM
      #4911
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    When I saw these pix I had to make a mad dash to the bathroom to wash that gray out of my hair!!!!
    My daughters used to nag me to dye my hair to cover the gray. I've always told them I EARNED that gray! I keep my hair cut short - really short - because I hate having to "fix" it every morning before work. Each time I get my hair cut, more gray shows up. Now I'm almost totally gray...and proud of it!
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        08-12-2012, 03:45 PM
      #4912
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    Mud

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    Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
    STAN Try washing her in Neem to keep the ticks away.

    I bath the horses a lot in the winter because they get so filthy with the mud and always use hot water. Reason for this is that if you are bathing a horse to get it clean cold water does not remove grease very well, they do not like cold baths and nor do I!
    When the horses come back from a days hunting they get bathed from tip to toe, scraped off and then rugged up. They are dry within about 30 minutes. Trying to get mud and sweat off a horse after a day following hounds makes them miserable. They are tired, want to eat and hate being fiddled with.

    A handy hint for removing mud and it works better than the grooming blocks is the stainless steel pot scourers. Get three of the little round ones, undo them and then plait them together to make a grooming pad. They last for years and the horses do not mind them at all, even on their bellies and faces.
    One of the good things about moving to CT has been NO MORE MUD!!!!
    It was the bane of my life in the UK especially as we had a clay/marl soil there so everything was always caked in it. The soil here is so fine that it doesn't stick when it is muddy, drains really fast and our winters are just snow & ice
         
        08-12-2012, 08:53 PM
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    Something to start the week on.

    An elderly man in the Atherton Tablelands had owned a large farm for several years.

    He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees.

    One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over.

    He grabbed a twenty litre bucket to bring back some fruit.

    As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.

    As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.

    He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.

    One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!'

    The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.'

    Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the crocodile...'


    Some old men can still think fast.






         
        08-12-2012, 09:20 PM
      #4914
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    Brought a shot gun today.

    Figure if I can't wash the ticks off Stella I'll blow them off.

    I'm joking, its for possums and turkeys, we are getting unindated with both pests.

    I did not bring Stella Home today, waiting for she who must be obeyed to return fron the jazz festival she has been performing at. Along with being a great artist, awsome paintings of horses, she is also an accoumplished singer and bass player. She will want to bring Kate home and there is not enough grass for both horses at present. However, I want to bring Stella home to treat her so, let the games begin.

    I am going to look into the treatments recommended by others and thanks for the responces, but before I use anything externally I want to settle her skin first. If I can get her back to normal, and she does not break out again I will have found the problem.
         
        08-12-2012, 09:42 PM
      #4915
    Yearling
    Stan, good luck with the treatment. I did some skin spray with Vetericyn today, hoping to heal some rubs from the girth. My mare is so portly despite the drought here at that her girth rode too far forward this weekend and we have a small gall. She is so stoic that even though we stopped several times throughout the ride, I never knew she was in discomfort nor saw it until we got home.

    On our way to church this morning, I told my husband your joke about the angels and God's disappointment that only 5% of humans were behaving themselves. I asked him if he knew what the e-mail from God said...and I'm sorry to say that he didn't. He got a good laugh out of it, though! I can see that one coming up someday in church when he presents the pre-communion service meditation!
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        08-12-2012, 11:47 PM
      #4916
    Foal
    Hello! New horse owner here, not quite 40 (turned 39 in June) and Ms. Jaydee has been singing the praises of this thread....may I join in? (Looking for new ideas and different perspectives to help me with my 2 horses, both about 10 years old, both geldings, we have a TWH and a Quarter horse).
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        08-12-2012, 11:52 PM
      #4917
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Brought a shot gun today.

    Figure if I can't wash the ticks off Stella I'll blow them off.

    I'm joking, its for possums and turkeys, we are getting unindated with both pests.

    I did not bring Stella Home today, waiting for she who must be obeyed to return fron the jazz festival she has been performing at. Along with being a great artist, awsome paintings of horses, she is also an accoumplished singer and bass player. She will want to bring Kate home and there is not enough grass for both horses at present. However, I want to bring Stella home to treat her so, let the games begin.

    I am going to look into the treatments recommended by others and thanks for the responces, but before I use anything externally I want to settle her skin first. If I can get her back to normal, and she does not break out again I will have found the problem.


    Turkeys? How did you get Turkeys in NZ? Dare I ask. Another introduced species, such as the Possom?
    I got some socks made from NZ possom fur and they are THE warmest socks I have ever worn. Unbelieveably warm and soft. I am giving everyone in famioly a pair for Christmas next.
         
        08-13-2012, 12:25 AM
      #4918
    Trained
    Yes you may join Emm
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        08-13-2012, 12:49 AM
      #4919
    Yearling
    EmmJayCee, welcome! We have a TWH and quarterhorse(s), too! That makes us well-rounded, right?!!? I love the gaited horses for trails, but I trust the QH for company who aren't used to the gaited energy!
         
        08-13-2012, 01:09 AM
      #4920
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    Turkeys? How did you get Turkeys in NZ? Dare I ask. Another introduced species, such as the Possom?
    I got some socks made from NZ possom fur and they are THE warmest socks I have ever worn. Unbelieveably warm and soft. I am giving everyone in famioly a pair for Christmas next.

    Possums came from Australia, it seems they did not know what to do with them so to NZ they sent them along with wallabies. We disposed of most of the wallabies but the possums took hold and now we have a problem with them. They are not a cute little critter but eat any thing including birds eggs and chicks, not to mention fruit and veg. My son traps them for their fur I use them for furtiliser. Shoot em bury em.

    Turkeys. You Americians do not have that one all to yourself. Here they grow to the size of a compact car. (I lie) they are not as big as a compact car. What I would like is a great recipe for roast turkey. I've got a recipe for corn bread and after many disasters have managed to turn out a reasonable bread.

    So recipies for wild turkey please.

    And in keeping with the thread. No riding this weekend it has been to wet. Rain rain and more blasted rain.
         

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