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        09-14-2012, 09:39 AM
      #5351
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    I was also considering a swimming pool for her as well but then I'd never get her to do any work. A we bit more sarcasm
    Well I can't believe you haven't already dug a pool out for her - I mean what sort of an owner are you that doesn't have a heated swimming pool for your horse
    Shame on you. Go take a cold shower for punishment.
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        09-14-2012, 04:09 PM
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    During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"
    "Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub."

    "Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

    "No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"


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        09-14-2012, 04:15 PM
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    "The Gunslinger"



    An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading a tired old mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat..

    He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail.

    As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

    The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, can you dance?"

    The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No son, I don't dance... never really wanted to."

    A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well, you old fool, you're going to dance now!" and started shooting at the old man's feet.

    The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.

    Everybody standing around was laughing.

    When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.

    The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun and cocked both hammers.

    The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air. The crowd stopped laughing immediately.

    The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.

    The silence was deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin 12gauge barrels.

    The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said;

    "Son, have you ever kissed a mule's ass?"

    The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir... but...but I've always wanted to."



    There are a few lessons for all of us here:

    *Don't be arrogant..
    *Don't waste ammunition.
    *Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
    *Always make sure you know who is in control.
    *And finally, don't screw around with old folks; they didn't
    Get old by being stupid.


    Now off to check Stella
    Cheers all
    Token
         
        09-14-2012, 04:49 PM
      #5354
    Green Broke
    Ahhhhh thanks Stan another good one.

    Well thought my back was getting better til I went to put my slipper on...
    Still hoping to ride tomorrow, whether its the poker ride or games day.

    Stan bring Stella over for a swim in Hunters pool! Just make sure she has a pedicure first.

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        09-14-2012, 07:47 PM
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    Ahhhhh thanks Stan another good one.

    Well thought my back was getting better til I went to put my slipper on...
    Still hoping to ride tomorrow, whether its the poker ride or games day.

    Stan bring Stella over for a swim in Hunters pool! Just make sure she has a pedicure first.

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    Were on the way, and her nails, a nice pink colour in keeping with her beach towel
         
        09-14-2012, 08:13 PM
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    Well after being attacked by the grey ***** this morning, James came to my defence, I fed them both and ambled out to feed Stella and Kate. Stella is in a mood, (must be something in the air) I had to hold the buckets at shoulder height for the horses as the sheep and a lamb were bullying them. Hard to imagine the great big horses being pushed off their tucker by a couple of sheep and a lamb. However, it gave me my daily workout holding the buckets with feed in. I think I'll go back to the potato sacks.

    Stella. I do believe she may be on the mend up front. Her hair seems to be growing around her ears and face and I noticed some colour around her girth area. But her Butt is showing the signs of the hair loss. Seems to be moving south. That person in the other thread with the horse with the bad hair cut has nothing on Stella. At least she can take her horse out and all she will get is hands pointing and a few sniggers. When I take Stella out you would think she has the plague and all she is doing is keeping in step with me and the bald look.

    I am maintaing the treatment, mycosorb and mineral supplement but adding one more treatment. I am going to wash her chest with head and shoulders shampoo just a trial area first, and also an area not effected with hair loss. If there is no reaction after a couple of days its another bath for her. That is if I can catch her, she has the snitch with me after the last cold bath she had to endure. The fact that I was also getting wet by the cold water seems to have escaped her notice. But then again she is only a horse.

    And I have managed to swipe a couple more carrots from unsuspecting posters not to mention any names CW

    Cheers all
    Token aka Stan
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        09-15-2012, 01:01 AM
      #5357
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    Hi all!

    Just stopping by to ask a huge favor: please send us all the happiest trailer thoughts you can muster tomorrow around noon. Kes will be taking her tryptophan at 10 am tomorrow, loading at noon, and arriving by 12:30. Im so nervous! The trailer cam is all tested and working well. I packed up all of our stuff this afternoon, had a long talk with Kes about where were going tomorrow, and walked around the trailer to be sure all looks good.

    Will spend the rest of my night praying things go ok tomorrow...can't wait for both of us to start our new training.
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        09-15-2012, 02:07 AM
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    Hi all!

    Just stopping by to ask a huge favor: please send us all the happiest trailer thoughts you can muster tomorrow around noon. Kes will be taking her tryptophan at 10 am tomorrow, loading at noon, and arriving by 12:30. Im so nervous! The trailer cam is all tested and working well. I packed up all of our stuff this afternoon, had a long talk with Kes about where were going tomorrow, and walked around the trailer to be sure all looks good.

    Will spend the rest of my night praying things go ok tomorrow...can't wait for both of us to start our new training.
    All the best for tomorrow. Slow drive, slow cornering, no sudden breaking, what a drive, but I have had to do it. All will go well.
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        09-15-2012, 08:54 AM
      #5359
    Green Broke
    Don't be nervous! Channel your inner horse whisperer and show her all the CALM and CONFIDENCE in the world!

    Praying .....
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        09-15-2012, 11:24 AM
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    Originally Posted by Stan    
    During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"
    "Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub."
    "Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

    "No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"

    So I don't need the bucket then?????????????????????
    Stan - had a thought when you mentioned your sheep. Do you give them selenium blocks or supplement? Sheep land can sometimes be high in selenium as the critters excrete some of it and too much selenium can be bad for horses - I imagine like all things that some might be more senstive than others but hair loss, itching and sore skin areas are some of the symptoms
    Not sure if this will attach clearly enough to read but you can google effects of too much selenium & horses
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