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        09-19-2012, 11:09 AM
      #5411
    Super Moderator
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    Originally Posted by maisie    
    Norma - your little girl is very cute. Is she a POA? She's certainly taking advantage of the yummy grass. I guess it is extra good if once you didn't have enough to eat.

    There was a tornado watch here last night so riding was cancelled. I wasn't that sorry because I was tired and packed it in at 8PM when I normally would still be driving home, or driving around looking for a parking space.

    Does anyone know how to "make" a bran mash? I was thinking of getting some for an older mare in NJ who is losing flesh. It's not my girl, Dancer, but an old quarter pony with heaves.
    A bran mash is basically just wheat bran and water - you can add some salt or molasses but its not something that's going to put weight on your horse as it has very little feed value
    Sugar beet is really good for weight gain, add some rice bran to that for extra fat content. Complete pelleted feeds like Sentinal Senior are balanced with all the vitamins & minerals and you can soak them to a 'mash' consistency for a horse that maybe has poor chewing ability

    Sorry to hear of all the troubles some of you are experiencing, my thoughts are with you.
         
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        09-19-2012, 11:19 AM
      #5412
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Hi all!

    Thanks everyone for the get well wishes! I am feeling much better today, and am heading to the barn for my first lesson with our new trainer. SOOO excited, as I know this trainer is going to be awesome, and I haven't ridden Kes for over a month - I have been having serious riding withdrawals!

    Hunter - your new barn sounds perfect! Trails close by are such a huge plus. I hear you on getting all the riding in now while we are having this gorgeous Indian Summer. This weather is so great...I'm going to take full advantage of it before the rains come in. Just curious, but are you guys in Vancouver getting our smoke from our East Wa wildfires? It's supposed to be blue skies and sunny, but the haze here from the fires is so thick I can't even see the mountains this morning, and I only live a few minutes from them!

    Maisie - so glad the tornado watch didn't turn into a tornado...that's just scary!!

    Oobie - mule days sounds so fun! Take pics for us if you can!

    Have a good day everyone!

    I know that eastern BC is getting smoke, there are a few fires here to. New ones every day because its so dry. Blue skies and clear here - except for the fog in the morning :0)
         
        09-19-2012, 11:34 AM
      #5413
    Green Broke
    Critter-sitter-to answer your question-I had surgery 5/2010-I did not do the chemo & radiation that they wanted to do to me. I read up on everything & just could not do that to my body. My husband said he could not have watched me go through all that. So far-I've been fine.

    Hunter-Do you have to wait until November due to a notice clause? Sounds like the new barn will be a great fit for you. Can you meet any of the other boarders before actually being there?
         
        09-19-2012, 12:13 PM
      #5414
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Critter-sitter-to answer your question-I had surgery 5/2010-I did not do the chemo & radiation that they wanted to do to me. I read up on everything & just could not do that to my body. My husband said he could not have watched me go through all that. So far-I've been fine.

    Hunter-Do you have to wait until November due to a notice clause? Sounds like the new barn will be a great fit for you. Can you meet any of the other boarders before actually being there?
    She is taking over the barn Nov 1, apparently it is run by crazy people right now that have driven most of their boarders away. We are hopefully going to meet up for a trail ride this weekend with as many of the new boarders as possible. I would move Oct 1 and pay the penalty if I could. This week has been so nice out that I could have been at the barn every day after work, but the traffic has kept me from going. 45 - 50 min drive to barn from work right now through 3 municipalities. Soon will be 15 mins from work.
         
        09-19-2012, 12:44 PM
      #5415
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    She is taking over the barn Nov 1, apparently it is run by crazy people right now that have driven most of their boarders away. We are hopefully going to meet up for a trail ride this weekend with as many of the new boarders as possible. I would move Oct 1 and pay the penalty if I could. This week has been so nice out that I could have been at the barn every day after work, but the traffic has kept me from going. 45 - 50 min drive to barn from work right now through 3 municipalities. Soon will be 15 mins from work.
    This place sounds awesome Hunter for you and your pony
    I hope the weather stays nice for you to ride more
         
        09-19-2012, 12:45 PM
      #5416
    Trained
    I will let you know about the lessons after I call
         
        09-19-2012, 12:53 PM
      #5417
    Started
    I am getting behind so I will thank you ALL at the same time the MIL is in the hospital today ;( Hubby is there with her.. Bless her heart Connie Jo is a wonderful Lady and a great horse woman too. I am not sure what all is going on today Hubby didn't say much just that they are headed to med center.. I may have to go up there if I want to know whats going on. I am a mess with worry.
         
        09-19-2012, 12:55 PM
      #5418
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    Originally Posted by oobiedoo    
    Crittersitter, So sorry to hear about your mom and your MIL. Wish I were closer too, I'd crittersit for you so you could go visit your mom and MIL.I may not ride often but I'm really good at feeding :)
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    That is so sweet of you ((((HUGS))))
         
        09-19-2012, 12:57 PM
      #5419
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    Originally Posted by Inga    
    I am so sorry to hear about both your mother and your mother in law. You are absolutely right, Cancer sucks. I also had Stage 4 Cancer but thank God, they caught it in time and hit it with everything they had. I am still here to tell but it truly changed my life.

    I am indeed someone who believes in God and I will most certainly pray for you and your whole family as you go through this difficult time. They say God never gives us more then we can handle but sometimes we need to ask him to help us through it.
    Thak you so much she MIL and My mom both can use all the prayers possible. I am so worried about MIL right now.. I am trying to keep busy as to not go insane with worry
         
        09-19-2012, 12:59 PM
      #5420
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    My mom had cancer too and she was in the hospital for almost 3 months
    Just 11 days she of he 83rd birthday my dad and mom were married for 58 years
    so many have been touched by the foul nasty Cancer. I pray one day we can find a cure
         

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