Critter Sitter - My, you are going through such a hard time now. I will keep you in my thoughts and I hope your animals are a comfort to you.
Bams is holding up but he is bored bored bored. He relies on toys, bones and games to keep his mind active and those activities are limited by the e-collar. He is so funny and pathetic when he tries to scratch an ear and only gets plastic!
Crittersitter - I'm so sorry about your MIL and mom! I'll be keeping them and you in my prayers.
CW - I agree with the others, give them a gentle reminder that you are ready to start riding. I'm betting they like to have eager riders!
Oobiedoo - can you set small goals for yourself? Just saddle up and mount, and sit there. Then call it a day. Next day, just walk around a small area. I have a friend who is also nervous to get back on her QH, she used to ride with me all last winter and then for some reason she just hasn't ridden in months because of an unknown fear. You can do this!!
Maisie - hope your doggy is feeling better, I know all too well how a "cheap" dog can turn into a a very expensive one. My min pin I rescued from a backyard breeder, she's 10 now, and 2 years ago she had to have a full jaw replacement and many teeth removed. Her new jaw is worth more than all my dental work combined!
Jaydee - do you think there could be static with those "fleece" saddle pads? The horse is getting static shocked over and over? That would be enough to make me buck!
Stan - I've been using fly guard on my mare this summer, and noticed some hair missing on her mandible. I looked into it and it has geranium oil in it - is this the same as Stella's fly collar???
Susan - how are things??
Well, I haven't seen Kes since I dropped her off. I came down with some bug on Sunday and am just now starting to feel better. I have a training lesson scheduled for tomorrow though I can make. My trainer, who is so sweet, has texted me each day letting me know how she is settling in. Sounds like she's really happy there, with lots of horses and turnout she's had lots of social time which she loves.
I believe it might be the spelling on the packet the tick collar came in is (geraniol). And a warning may produce an allergic reaction. The brand name is equl'7 Night pay to take it off and wash the area also google both spellings and see if it is the same.
Stevenson - I love your herd! I'm all envious of you living somewhere where you can have multiples. I don't think I could keep up with more than one riding horse but I'd like to take in a few that are over their riding days. Your old ones look so sweet.
Country Woman - Were you jinxed by starting this great thread? I'd third the advice to call them up every few weeks. You don't want to be a pest, but it's good for someone to know that you're eagerly waiting. They should be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take.
Corgi - Congrats to you and Izzy on the trail competition.
Stan - Your women are lucky. I want someone to make some Thai food for me. As long as they're a good cook.
I've ridden several fun new horses recently, including a 32 year old Arabian gelding who is still as snorty and bouncy as the stereotype. I've got a lesson tonight after work and of course it's going to rain all day. We'll ride inside but the trip from the stall to the covered arena is tough.
My silly 9 yr old cocker mix took off after a critter weekend before last and tore his cruciate tendon. Talk about aging gracefully, hah. Now he has one hind leg with a very high price tag and is sentenced to several weeks in an E collar and 3 months of strictly limited activity. Nothing like a free dog, right?
I am a wizz at getting thai food ready, though, it is a 50 mile round trip to the thai take away but I make the effort for her. Men know how to please
CritterSitter-Prayers & kind thoughts coming to all -Yes, cancer sucks-I've had it myself & it does change your life. I hope you have the opportunity to email or call your Mom often.
With Grace-sorry you have been sick-your new BO sounds like a gem to keep you informed about Kes.
Stan-so you brought in take-out Thai food? That counts! I'd be so happy for any meal I wasn't 100% responsible for-LOL.
CW-I say call, too, the squeaky wheel gets the grease!
We took our young dog to get her rabies shot at a shot clinic yesterday-she was also given a health check-she's fine & weighs nearly 87 pounds-do hope at a year & half that she is done growing! She thought everyone there just wanted to love her-she's such a sweetie.
I'm over 40 lol and approaching the half century mark in a couple of years :) I grew up with horses, well one 1/2 American Saddlebred tricolored pinto and a hackney pony. When I left for school the racking mare was passed down to my brother. I road the big warmblood horses while in college, more dressage style then the bareback I road at home, then was without a horse to ride until this summer when I decided for my midlife "crisis" I need this little gal. She's 5 or 6 years old, green broke, 14 hand and a sweetheart. She was underweight when I got her so I started out riding bareback. I discovered she appears to have been trained in a hackamore so have been riding in a sidepull until my hackamore gets here. This past weekend I tossed a rough saddle blanket on her for some grip and we went for our longest ride yet. What a difference. As soon as the cinch was tightened up her whole attitude changed to a business one. Now if it would just stop RAINING lol