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        10-26-2012, 02:23 PM
    Green Broke
    Lovely pictures-so nice to see so many enjoying the horses & M. Nature.

    It's getting very cool here now-I've got some electric blankets to keep warm with & try to keep the joints from aching.The cats are starting to sleep on the bed again at night & look for patches of sunlight to sleep in during the day.

    Time again for soup, stews & hearty fare-Yayy!

    Happy Trails!
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        10-26-2012, 02:55 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Lovely pictures-so nice to see so many enjoying the horses & M. Nature.

    It's getting very cool here now-I've got some electric blankets to keep warm with & try to keep the joints from aching.The cats are starting to sleep on the bed again at night & look for patches of sunlight to sleep in during the day.

    Time again for soup, stews & hearty fare-Yayy!

    Happy Trails!
    Sorry to hear its cooling down. However look on the bright side. Its getting warmer where I live and the cats are staying out doors. Its time to scrub of the BBQ prep the fatted calf and lamb, and to enjoy the riding. That is if Stella agrees.
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        10-26-2012, 04:45 PM
    It was 29* this morning when I drove in to town.. BURRR

    I got Codys bit early and can't wait to ride. I have not ridden in 2 days and am missing it
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        10-26-2012, 05:59 PM
    Hi all!

    Prairie Rose - wow what a gorgeous place you have to ride!! I so want to go trail riding, not sure it will ever happen. The rains here have started, so it's the indoor arena from now until next July.

    Stan - since your weather is improving, perhaps it's time for all of us to show up on your doorstep for some NZ style trail riding?

    Fahntasia - so good to hear how well things are going with Saphira! Going to PM you on some massage books I know of that are good (I'm halfway thru my LAMP certification)

    CW - whooohooo! Where are you lady? How are things?

    Critter - brrr 29 is cold. I went to the barn on Wednesday and my truck said 36 degrees over one of the summits I drive on the way there. Made me realize I'd better get my snow tires on if I'm going to make it to my lessons on time this winter!

    CaCow - I hear you on the aching joints, seems as soon as the rains come I can hardly move in the morning. I'm hoping this winter will be easier on me than last winter!! Will you get much snow there?

    Not much to report, no riding til Monday. I REALLY miss my horse. The training program is amazing, and soon I'll be able to drop in to ride I hope. It still feels weird having everything done for me, I'm not the kind of person that can let others do all the work for me...does that make me a control freak?
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        10-26-2012, 06:38 PM
    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Baroque - congrats, he's gorgeous!! What do you plan to do with him?
    I missed the question - too busy writing I guess. I am taking a break tonight once I get these last few hundred words down. Going to see a movie with my Mom.

    My plan is to continue with lessons and learn dressage. I know he will be too heavy for advanced dressage, but so am I !!!

    We'll do dressage together and maybe do schooling shows, and we'll go out on trails. If I can find someone to teach me to drive, maybe we'll work on that down the road.

    Hope you all have a great weekend :)
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        10-26-2012, 10:22 PM
    Cacowgirl, I hear you on the aching joints, especially with cooler weather.
    It was 32 here when I drove to work at 7 this morning. Supposed to get into the teens tonight with a high of 38 tomorrow.
    Find a sunbeam and a mug of hot coffee to go along with that electric blanket.

    Critter, hope you get to ride this weekend! I have to work the weekend away.
    My horses will lounge and eat it away.

    Baroque, I've always ridden bareback and western, but dressage does capture my interest. Maybe some day...I think to fine tune a horse and get that much in sync with them would be amazing.
    I am also interested in mounted shooting. A friend of mine near here does that so might have to go watch at her arena some day.

    With Grace, thank you. :)
    No, not a control feak at all, in my viewpoint. Rather, a person excited about horses and all aspects of horses. That is a good thing.
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        10-26-2012, 10:25 PM
    Hi, I'm new here, 38, so I almost qualify. I have owned and ridden pretty consistently for over 30 years. My last 2 horses have been my most influencial. I had my grey arab gelding from when I was age 16 to 28. He was my best buddy and died at 26 from complications of Cushings disease. After he died, I got divorced and took about 3 years off of riding. Then in 2005 I bought my new best friend, Hei Kountry Princess "Kody" a breeding stock sorrel APHA 4 year old, off of a ranch in Utah. I bought her at an auction, and she is incredible. Definitely mamma's girl. Though I have had my horses at home in the past, we are currently at a full service barn with all the amenities. Covered arena, round pen, trail access, blanketed and in the barn at night in a large stall and out during the day if the weather is good (they reverse it in the summer so they can be out in the cool nights and in during the heat of the day). I'm happy there, and it is my main social life, to be honest. As I get older, I really am enjoying paying someone else to clean stalls and maintain property while I get to just relax and enjoy my horse and friends.
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        10-26-2012, 10:28 PM
    Critter, yes you certainly may come and ride with me. :) I'd be glad to be your trail guide.

    Thunderspark, it sounds like you have done very well with Chips. He's a great looking app. I have room at my place for him, just sayin'. :)

    Stan. LOL. I put that badger picture up with you and Stella in mind, because you are correct. There are some horse eating creatures in my neck of the woods. :) I didn't use very much zoom at all in that photo, and only a tiny bit of cropping. One does not want to get too close to a badger, trust me. They fear nothing and can be extremely vicious buggers. Ferocious teeth and claws can reek major havoc.

    Oh not tell your daughter that I have referred to my children as 'kidlets' a time or two as I raised them. LOL.

    I read a bit on your blog and enjoyed it. You are a very good writer. Loved the photos also!
        10-26-2012, 10:30 PM
    Howdy Kountry!
        10-26-2012, 10:49 PM
    Hey everyone! And welcome to the newbies!!

    I love seeing everyone's pictures! What a great way to see pictures of places I would like to visit someday.

    Here in Virginia, we are preparing for a combination hurricane and nor'easter....a once in a lifetime combination and to be honest with you, I am a little scared. The weather people are really hyping this up and not only am I worried about possibly being without electricity for days, but now I have Isabella to worry about. She is turned out 24/7 with only trees for shelter and it is not very good to be standing under trees when they are falling!!

    I wish she had a run in shed or that there was an empty stall I could pay for temporarily but it is what it is. I will try not to worry too much. The BO says the horses will probably stand together in the middle of the field and she isn't very worried and since her horse is kept out with mine, I won't worry unless she does. She is much more experienced than me!

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