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post #5791 of 29437 Old 10-28-2012, 05:03 PM
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Hey everyone,

Well, we are just waiting for the storm to hit. Still don't know how bad it is going to be here. I just want Isabella to be safe and our power to stay on.

I don't know if you all remember that I posted a fee months ago about my dog, Wyatt, peeing blood. He ended up being treated for a UTI and a round of antibiotics did the trick. We were told if it happened again, that more tests would need to be done to find out why.

Well, as we are waiting for this storm to bear down on us, Wyatt is peeing blood again and in a lot of pain. I have sedatives and pain pills from the last time and gave him some earlier today but he was so wound up they wouldn't kick in. We put him in the car to take him to the doggie ER and the car ride calmed him down and he fell,asleep. We turned around and came home and he is still resting comfortably. I just need him to be comfortable until his regular vet opens tomorrow. Of course, there is the possibility the storm will keep the vet from opening. I sure hope not! I need to get my dog treated!!!

Hope everyone is the storm's path stays safe!
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post #5792 of 29437 Old 10-28-2012, 05:24 PM
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Well, hello everyone! It's been weeks and weeks since I've taken the time to catch up and here I've spent the last HOUR reading posts to see where everyone is at. Now it's time for me to get ready for work.

It is cooling down here in Az. Which is great! It's been a long summer, so this is great.

Stan, your stories of Stella tickle me. I'm sure you were very upset when she who must went for a ride while you stayed behind. But I know from personal experience that those who love and obey also adore and never stay annoyed for long!

I have a horse that I've had for 20 years. He was 12 when I got him and WOULDN'T LOAD! Ugh! After spending some time with him for the next couple of months and finding out that it was all attitude here is what I did.

Good stout rope halter with no mechanical pieces to break. 3 individual 30' ropes. I say 3 because being a Morgan/QH cross he is very stout and strong. After breaking the first rope and 2 halters I went to the hardware store and decided to fix his ass. Loop attached all 3 ropes to his halter and did a series of 1/2 hitches around tie rings and rails. The 1/2 hitches kept my hands form having to take too much pressure. Barts problem was that he wasn't afraid of anything. He would jump in, check out the manger and manage to back out again before I could get a good slam on the door! So, with each step he took to get in, I would take up the slack in the ropes and not let him back out. Another step, take up more slack. When he was in and found that he couldn't back out again, the game was over! I had to do it a couple of times, but in 20 years he hasn't tried it again. Bart's mentality is much like Stella's. Everyday is a fun game, and when he doesn't win one it's time to move on to another game.

Hope everyone is well. Sorry I've been missing so much, but life has been a struggle lately. Thankfully my family and animals are all healthy. That leaves strength to deal with other issues that keep popping up.
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post #5793 of 29437 Old 10-28-2012, 11:18 PM
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Hunter and CW - did you guys feel the earthquake this last night?

Keeping all our East Coast friends in my thoughts, stay safe!!
Where was the earthquake last night?

I also hope everyone who is in the areas where Andy is going to be stay safe!

Went out to feed the horses this morning and it was cold enough last night that my lawn tractor's (which I use to haul out hay with a wagon out) choke was froozen so I couldn't get it going. So I hand pulled 4 wagons out for the day, then cleaned up the poop for where they eat at night and put out another 4 wagons for tonight. Wouldn't you know it, once I pulled all that hay out I thought I would go see if the tractor would start, sure enough I guess the sun hit it so it thawed the choke and it started!

This afternoon I went out and brought all five of the horses in for a good brushing and pick their hooves. I filed my appy's hooves because the guy that did them left such a flare on them and his heels too high.....I do my mare's hooves but I just don't have the strength in my hands/arms like I used to to use the clippers so I got a farrier to come do his and another mare of mine.

After I brought my 3yr. Old out and worked him in the round pen but the ground is pretty froozen in there now, so I didn't do much with him......then got on/off him bareback (with a stool LOL can't jump up like I used to) from both sides......that was enough for one day for me LOL

I just got the dogs in for the night and it's snowing out there now :( So that will probably mean I will have to pull the hay out from now on......oh well, hopefully we will have a nice winter like last year......

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post #5794 of 29437 Old 10-29-2012, 12:09 AM
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Where was the earthquake last night?
Coast of B.C. I guess it was 7.7 and they've had a lot of aftershocks.

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post #5795 of 29437 Old 10-29-2012, 12:14 AM
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Corgi - I am so sorry that Wyatt is having problems again, you must be so worried. Hope you're able to get him to the vet tomorrow! Hope Izzy is doing ok with the storm coming.

Well, it's pouring here, again. Get to see Kes tomorrow though, I'm so excited!

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post #5796 of 29437 Old 10-29-2012, 12:28 AM
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Coast of B.C. I guess it was 7.7 and they've had a lot of aftershocks.
WOW am I secluded or what LOL
Glad I live in the middle of Canada, the worst we get is -40C=-40F in the winter and the odd tornado........I guess I can put up with the cold.....
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post #5797 of 29437 Old 10-29-2012, 12:46 AM
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It's raining where I live as well with no sun in sight for the forseeable future. Not great for riding outdoors but squeaked in a ride before my night shift tonight. Corgi, hope you're ok with the hurricane ensuing and your dog's uti. My sheltie has had a few uti's and thankfully, cleared up well with antibiotics. I enjoyed everyone's photos immensely!
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post #5798 of 29437 Old 10-29-2012, 01:10 AM
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Well, hello everyone! It's been weeks and weeks since I've taken the time to catch up and here I've spent the last HOUR reading posts to see where everyone is at. Now it's time for me to get ready for work.

It is cooling down here in Az. Which is great! It's been a long summer, so this is great.

Stan, your stories of Stella tickle me. I'm sure you were very upset when she who must went for a ride while you stayed behind. But I know from personal experience that those who love and obey also adore and never stay annoyed for long!

I have a horse that I've had for 20 years. He was 12 when I got him and WOULDN'T LOAD! Ugh! After spending some time with him for the next couple of months and finding out that it was all attitude here is what I did.

Good stout rope halter with no mechanical pieces to break. 3 individual 30' ropes. I say 3 because being a Morgan/QH cross he is very stout and strong. After breaking the first rope and 2 halters I went to the hardware store and decided to fix his ass. Loop attached all 3 ropes to his halter and did a series of 1/2 hitches around tie rings and rails. The 1/2 hitches kept my hands form having to take too much pressure. Barts problem was that he wasn't afraid of anything. He would jump in, check out the manger and manage to back out again before I could get a good slam on the door! So, with each step he took to get in, I would take up the slack in the ropes and not let him back out. Another step, take up more slack. When he was in and found that he couldn't back out again, the game was over! I had to do it a couple of times, but in 20 years he hasn't tried it again. Bart's mentality is much like Stella's. Everyday is a fun game, and when he doesn't win one it's time to move on to another game.

Hope everyone is well. Sorry I've been missing so much, but life has been a struggle lately. Thankfully my family and animals are all healthy. That leaves strength to deal with other issues that keep popping up.
Ill try that.
Another thing she was doing yesterday while leaning back on the halter, neck stretched out, half in and half out of the trailer she started to close her eyes, I expected her to start snoring. All she needed was a hot water bottle and a blanket over her rear end to keep away the chill.

Stay safe over there in the USA with the storm coming in.

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post #5799 of 29437 Old 10-29-2012, 10:14 AM
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All set here waiting for the hurricane. They shut down mass transit for NYC and the surrounding area which means that a majority of people can't go anywhere. We walked out to get the paper and it's just dim and windy but the TV says that close by on the coast the waves are beginning to approach the boardwalks.

I think that the biggest danger to us will be falling branches and trees. The street trees here are planted in pockets that hinder root growth so they're top heavy. We live in a neighborhood with lots of big old trees. It'd be sad to lose some of them, but sadder if anyone was underneath.

Corgi, hope Wyatt stays comfy and dozy until after the storm. Maybe he needs a different antibiotic? I think you are getting way more rain than us. We're supposed to get relatively little rain but lots of wind & for more than 24 hrs.

Well, got instant coffee in case the electricity goes out.
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post #5800 of 29437 Old 10-29-2012, 12:13 PM
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Aggg What a weekend!!!
Does anyone know if it really is possible to trailer train a Stuborn B@#$h of a horse OMG Grace my daughters Mare.. UGGGG My daughter Loves her dearly ... I want to love her but she keeps proving to me why I do not like her at all...
We have been training her to trailer for weeks she was doing Great then saturday we were going to go to a Barrel race.. My daughters first and BAM Nope she refused one trailer all together. The other she was getting into and the turned physco on us and reared up and pretty much knocked her self goofy. I was ready to give her a bullet after that stunt. And I am not a fan of guns.
We ended up putting her up an just taking Cody who is a dream to load..
Will she ever load or is it useless??
My BM says to put her in a sale but my daughter wont let that happen. She may sell her or even give her away but refuses to take her to the sale barn.
BM has a friend who is down on Hay for winter and is willing to Give her a dead broke 15 year old that would be great for her.. Uggggg

Well then yesterday the equine dentist came and did Codys teeth and I ended up having her do both horses..
So now I have a 6 yo Apendix Mare UTD on shots coggins teeth and feet who is hot but rides well and good ground mannors but does not like to load in a trailer.and a daughter who wants to taker her places.. HELP



sorry a bit of a rant but I am frusterated.


Also on another Page.... My MIL went to hospital yesterday :( she is in Renal Failure. It is not good :(

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