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post #5521 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 12:04 PM
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Yes please on the joke Stan
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post #5522 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 12:05 PM
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Tomorrow is our end of summer bbq at the barn, have 2 huge chunks of beef in the fridge marinating and making a vat of chili tonight and potato salad. Should be fun for all, pony rides, badminton, bocci, karaoke, bon fire.
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post #5523 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for the pic Stan...that just about clears everything up for me...and yes of course with the joke!

Hunter - have a great time at the BBQ! Sounds like fun!

Fahntasia - good luck with the bitting issue...thats a big challenge. Has taken Kes 5 months to start going well in a snaffle, and it was our new trainer that really got her there.

I did ride on Wednesday, had a fantastic lesson. I'm learning so much about my riding but also about Kes. My biggest challenge is widening my hands...I'm still stuck in my Hunter Pleasure mentality, and now widening my hands to"open the door" doesn't seem natural at all to me LOL! I'll be riding Monday, can't wait to see what else Kes has learned.

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post #5524 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 01:44 PM
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warning...Major rant...warning...

Husband had surgery last week (kidney stones) and then again this week. It was outpatient. The first time he had his surgery the nurses treated me as though I were a child. Like, maybe I was his "wittle" girlfriend. I waited in the waiting room for hours. I watched the dr or a nurse come out and speak to everyone in the waiting room. They looked at me but they walked past. Finally they took me back and they did not give me the take-home instructions, I was in the room but they spoke to him and ignored me. Uh... he's drugged dumb butt... When we got home he was telling me how he begged them for pain killers but they just kept walking by until he finally puked all over the place.

When we went in yesterday I told the nurse that it was a miserable experience and I did not appreciate being treated as though I don't have any importance. It's MY spouse. She was like, oh... haha... you just look so young, we had no idea. I said, I'm the same age as him and I'm his wife. I complained about everything. I made them change the anesthesia, I made them send the dr out to me as soon as he was done, I made them take me back right when he woke up so I could wave them down to get his drugs, I made them send him home on a drug so I didn't have to listen to him complain about my poor driving skills. I was like super beyotch! But it was a much better experience...

Tell me I look to young to be respected. HMPH.
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post #5525 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 02:22 PM
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Just thought I'd say a quick 'Hi' ; 42 years old and looking to get back in with horses after a gap of 10+ years.

I apologise if I've jumped into the conversation :P

I was directed here from the New to the community thread or similar :).
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post #5526 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 02:38 PM
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Farmpony-Good for you! Glad you made yourself known this time around & it was a better experience. Hope your hubby feels much better very soon.

Hi mins & welcome to the forum-we have a great group here-is the avatar pic your horse or a wish horse?
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post #5527 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 02:46 PM
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Thanks Cacowgirl; I wish my avatar pic was my horse; never owned one though:( I'm still wishing.... However, the pic does look like a gorgeous horse I used to ride in Exeter, Devon named Woody.

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post #5528 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 04:14 PM
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Morning all

Anyone heard from Fox and Susan? I hope all is well with them.

Stan, i'm still looking forward to some pics of the breastplate and crupper! Does it go on back to front or front to back !?

I spoke to my trainer about Sapphira, her horse had a similar problem, he was being a total jerk with the bit, the vet who checked him yesterday told her he has mouth ulcers.....wouldn't the vet have seen them when he did her teeth? She will take a look at her on monday when she's being ridden and we will see......blech I swear i'm going to invest in bubble wrap!!
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post #5529 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 04:26 PM
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Calling in sick.!!!!

We've all had trouble with our animals, but I don't think anyone can top this one:

Calling in sick to work makes me uncomfortable. No matter how legitimate my excuse, I always get the feeling that my boss thinks I'm lying.

On one recent occasion, I had a valid reason but lied anyway, because the truth was just too darned humiliating. I simply mentioned that I had sustained a head injury, and I hoped I would feel up to coming in the next day. By then, I reasoned, I could think up a doozy to explain the bandage on the top of my head.

The accident occurred mainly because I had given in to my wife's wishes to adopt a cute little kitty.

Initially, the new acquisition was no problem.

Then one morning, I was taking my shower after breakfast when I heard my wife, Deb, call out to me from the kitchen.

"Honey! The garbage disposal is dead again. Please come reset it."

"You know where the button is," I protested through the shower pitter-patter and steam. "Reset it yourself!"

"But I'm scared!" she persisted. "What if it starts going and sucks me in?"

There was a meaningful pause and then, "C'mon, it'll only take you a second."

So out I came, dripping wet and butt naked, hoping that my silent outraged nudity would make a statement about how I perceived her behaviour as extremely cowardly.

Sighing loudly, I squatted down and stuck my head under the sink to find the button. It is the last action I remember performing.

It struck without warning, and without any respect to my circumstances. No, it wasn't the hexed disposal, drawing me into its gnashing metal teeth. It was our new kitty, who discovered the fascinating dangling objects she spied hanging there.

She had been poised around the corner and stalked me as I reached under the sink. And, at the precise moment when I was most vulnerable, she leapt at the toys I unwittingly offered and snagged them with her needle-like claws.

I lost all rational thought to control orderly bodily movements, blindly rising at a violent rate of speed, with the full weight of a kitten hanging from my masculine region.

Wild animals are sometimes faced with a "fight or flight" syndrome. Men, in this predicament, choose only the "flight" option. I know this from experience. I was fleeing straight up into the air when the sink and cabinet bluntly and forcefully impeded my ascent.

The impact knocked me out cold.

When I awoke, my wife and the paramedics stood over me.

Now there are not many things in this life worse than finding oneself lying on the kitchen floor butt naked in front of a group of "been-there, done-that" paramedics.

Even worse, having been fully briefed by my wife, the paramedics were all snorting loudly as they tried to conduct their work, all the while trying to suppress their hysterical laughter......and not succeeding.

Somehow I lived through it all. A few days later I finally made it back in to the office, where colleagues tried to coax an explanation out of me about my head injury. I kept silent, claiming it was too painful to talk about, which it was.

"What's the matter?" They all asked, "Cat got your tongue?"

If they only knew!

Why is it that only the women laugh at this?

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post #5530 of 29438 Old 09-28-2012, 04:31 PM
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