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        12-01-2012, 05:10 PM
    Well please don't stop posting on you and your horse. Wish they had two like can share your show stories..and getting ready and some of us can tell trail rides...and maybe little cow catching.. river crossings.. or something like that..keep would be nice to. Would like to see some of this stuff your talking about.. ride safe...and happy trails
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        12-01-2012, 05:20 PM
    Well...I did take a pic of Kes recently with her stall door decorated for the holidays...
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        12-01-2012, 05:38 PM
    Hey, strangers!

    I haven't posted on here in a long time, but I still read and catch up. Thought I'd stop by this evening since it's been so quiet! Journey is doing well! Fat and sassy as ever!

    I had the neck issues, but the MRI and second opinion revealed that I didn't need surgery, just PT! Yayyyy!!! So, I finally got my nerve back and got back out on the trail! It was a wonderful summer and early fall! Still pretty nice weather here for early winter! Now I'm having carpal tunnel surgery. Ugg! Get to convalesce over Christmas.

    Deer season this week, so the trails at the ranch are closed. Been going out and just hanging with her. I was there the night they flipped the switch for the Christmas lights! They really do a great job. The ranch house, barn, and all the outbuildings are lit up so pretty.

    My golden retriever mix pup is now 11 months and an ornery handful, but I love him to death. Today he discovered the leaf pile and the pumpkins I gave him so I could put up my Christmas stuff. He and my Aussie always make me laugh.

    Good to see everyone still around. You're right, Cacowgirl. There's a lot of life in the pages of this thread! Keep the stories coming! Any day with horses is a good day!

    All in all, life is good here. I'm blessed. I'll post some pix of my pups today...and one of Journey from the other day. :) Merry Christmas, everybody!
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        12-01-2012, 05:41 PM
    Montcowboy, love how you always say, "ride safe". :)
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        12-02-2012, 12:16 AM
    Caco girl. I can tell hell for you would be an iceberg.
        12-02-2012, 02:02 AM
    Green Broke
    I survived the weekend and spent my time walking a new pet and taking photos and of course doing as I was told.

    Got Bugs back to the camp and locked him up in a open stall. No problems. Saturday with all the commotion going on he took it in his stride No sign of any stress. The trek started and I walked Bugs around by the creek His first look and a reasonable body of water, then generally introduced him to all the things the could cause him to spook, No issues until I tried to ride him. Saddle up that was o/k the bit was a problem all I had was Stella's and that proved to be to large. I could hear it rattling around on his teeth so I excuse his little display of displeasure, brought him to a stop and climbed off. I spent hte rest of Saturday and Sunday walking him around.

    I walked over to his pen with a bucket of feed and as I climbed the rails he picked up his water bucket, lifting it high enough catching it on the top rail (6ft) which inturn dowsed me with water. The horse has a funny bone.
    Had another rider ask how much I wanted for him, they were camped next to his pen with their horses and liked his calm. He loaded into the float with no issues.

    Stella when she saw him arched her neck and made it quite clear she would deal to him if in the same paddock, Kate also gave him his marching orders. I feel great I'm no longer alone at the bottom of the pecking order

    At present the wind is blowing, Bugs is in the paddock behind the house running up and down. This is a narrow paddock with trees all around and they are causing him some concern. A new experence. Ill post a few photos of the trek.

    Now for those ladies that have been following the saga of the IOU. I got away with it hahahahahah. It was my birthday a few days back and I got nothing. Saved twice. The IOU has not been collected on and she who must has not spent house keeping on a birthday present for me. I will remember christmas

    Cheers all.
        12-02-2012, 02:24 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by eliduc    
    Stan, Until recently I owned a 33 foot sailboat, a 25 foot sail boat, a 19 foot runabout, a 10 foot fishing boat someone gave me,two kayacks. Two horses, 9 chickens, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and a wife, not that I own her. I sailed the 33 foot Morgan from San Francisco to Coos Bay, Oregon. 400 miles. It took a year. On the way up we had to be rescued from 30 foot seas by the Coast Guard. We layed up at Brookings Harbor for a year waiting for good weather and building up our nerve for the last 100 miles. In the meantime we spent $2000 on the boat.
    Two years later we decided to sell the boat. We bought a trailer sailer (25 foot) in the meantime thinking to sail it on our lakes. Real hassle stepping and unstepping the mast. Used it for one year. I've had the runabout for 20 years. My kids grew up with it. Love the boat. It's kind of like a good horse, dependable and easy to get along with. Tried for two years to sell the Morgan and ended up trading it for 2 1/2 acres of land. Just sold the trailer sailer and took a bath. We used the kayacks twice during the summer but they are a lot of work. Had to patch holes in the 10 footer and haven't used it yet. Its small enough to throw in the back of my pickup. Speaking of pickups I just bought a 1959 Ford to restore. I graduated from high school in 1959. Bottom line, I love looking out my office window to watch the horses or just taking off to ride for miles behind our house and driving is so much fun. We love our horses even if they are a hole that you dump $200 a ton hay down. I just finished stacking the last of 7 tons of winter hay. It's been raining solid for three days. Last night I was scooping manure out of the mud in the paddocks. Soon I will be chipping it out of the ice. What a life.
    I started out as a kid with a kayack then graduated to a 16 foot fizz boat, aged and matured so it had to go to 24 foot. Did some diving and enjoyed fishing so much I decided to change professions. I brought a 34 foot launch and spent the next 8 years commercial fishing and exporting the catch to Japan. Had a couple of children, well my wife of the time had them. Commercial fishing did not bode well with married life, so sold it all and started again.

    A new chapter in the saga of life years as a single man with children in the weekends, but not to be beaten thought I'd try it again and when she jokingly said will you marry me I kept a straight face and said yes. Called her bluff. I had a 28 foot searay at that time. Great boat. Lived in the city, marina close by. She who must be obeyed named the boat second fiddle. NZ scense on humour. Another life change we sold it all and moved to the country. Now I have come full circle. I have two cats two horses a wife, and last but not least, a Kayack. And spend my time directing crims.
        12-02-2012, 09:49 AM
    I grew up in S. Calif. Where the Pacific is placid. A person can sail to the channel Islands in a small boat almost any time of year. The Oregon Coast is treacherous. Winds of 100 mph off Cape Blanco are not uncommon and the reefs laying off our rivers are bone yards. We have a lot in common. I was a correctional officer in another life and decided I didn't want to spend it playing jail house games. Animals are so much more honest. They never deceive you with their emotions. After 45 years of shoeing and training horses I have never lost my love of teaching horses to be all that they can be (within the scope of my own limitations) and the bond that gradually forms between man and beast. I have also learned from them and they have changed who I am over the years from who I was. I used to hunt. I gave it up. I felt it was a violation of the gift of understanding and communication with animals that God gave to me. If I had a gold fish I would be talking to it and teaching it to do things. So, your horse doused you with cold water? Turn about is fair play as the saying goes. I would love to see a video of that. You might have a great horse there. I have never gotten along that well with mares. They are just like a woman. If you push them too far they resist and the distance is not great. I wouldn't have one. (A mare not a woman) If I want an argument I don't have to leave the house. My daughter loves them and wouldn't have anything else.
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        12-02-2012, 10:43 AM
    Raining and windy in NW PA today. I had a chance to shoot a doe yesterday afternoon and didn't take it because I wanted to ride today. My husband told me if I shot the doe, we'd have to cut it up this AM because the temps are suppose to be in the 60's the next few days. The weather forecast had chance of rain in the PM today so I opted to ride and not cut up deer. Guess I goofed. I'll spend the day lazin around and watch movies and football games instead.
        12-02-2012, 11:05 AM
    It's been down pouring and blowing hard here in south east Oregon for five days now. The homestead is a lake in places. It's great news for the farmers and their $200 a ton grass hay.

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