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    12-02-2012, 11:06 PM
Good evening every one nice to be here again
Sorry for being gone for so long
Just felt out of place
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    12-03-2012, 02:50 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Good evening every one nice to be here again
Sorry for being gone for so long
Just felt out of place
Hey girl, horse or no horse you would never be out of place in this forum. If it wasn't for you, all of these great folks would not have had the chance to talk, and on ocassion take the piss out of each other, excuse my discription of fun Its a NZ thing.

You mentioned a number of pages back you would take Stella. If you lived down the road you may have had a horse to ride.

I look at her and feel bad, I take on an animal not to move them on, but have found myself in this situation twice. Once with Savannah because she got so big I could not climb on her and now with Stella. She is a good horse, no dirt or malace in her. Even though she has had health issues over the past two years and I have got to the point of threatening to put a bullet in her, she looks good now. I have spent a large amount of money on her health but have come to the conclusion she would most likely do better with a female owner. Then of course there is my ability to also take into consideration which bares the question Am I at fault. Now that is not an invertation to get Stan.

For some good news. My wife went to work this morning then returned home in the company vehicle. She left her car keys at home when she left. Humble pie was eaten in large amounts. She had to ask me, well beg would be a better term for it to bring her keys to her. As you can imagine I milked it for all it was worth saying I was home early to start working with Bugs and also Stella and as she was aware I needed the time with Bugs so I could go riding in the weekend, and, it was a 60 plus mile round trip and think of the fuel cost not to mention the road user tax.

I have brownie points in abundance I have points to spare. Funny how the birthday IOU has turned around. Man thinking. Its worth its weight in gold.

Now of to the corner again.
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    12-03-2012, 03:01 AM
Green Broke









A few photos of the trek and horses having fun at the swiming hole
    12-03-2012, 03:11 AM
Green Broke
Just a little info The first two photos are the camp sites
The gathering of riders was the first day out and 122 horses set out even a miniture horse and the swiming hole was the end of the first day. Second day was down to 90 horses and that is the photo of the horses snaking into the distance and of course some of the country they rode over. And I missed it again. This trek was to raise money for the Riding for the Disabled, a yearly event.
Next year I will not miss out, even if I have to carry the **** horse on my shoulders, we will be in the ride.
    12-03-2012, 09:47 AM
Green Broke
Thanks for the pictures Stan. I hope the new horse works out for you and you have good riding experiences from now on. Good for you racking up the points. What is a road-user tax ?
    12-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Montcowboy, your recollection reminds me of that postcard I'm sure everyone has seen. The cowboy is sitting back in the saddle hauling on his horses reins and Yelling "Whoa, you S.O.B." The both of them are free falling about 30 feet below the edge of a cliff. Was that you?

When I was training horses professionally in Southern California friends asked me to train this beautiful black mare they had bought for a parade horse for their young daughter. They got mad at me when after two weeks I sent her back and told them to get rid of her. Every time I got on her she went over backwards. A short time later the wife went with another friend to a horse trader's to look at a horse. The wife asked the trader if he knew this horse and described her to him. He said, "Oh that's (what's her name). She used to be a movie horse. She can run down an arena full speed and flip over backwards."

Talking about the high price of hay....I woke up this morning thinking that if I was still shoeing horses I would be grossing more than $400 a day. How's come I never got rich?
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    12-03-2012, 11:57 AM
Stan, the pictures you post look identical to southern Oregon in the springtime. Are you sure you live in New Zealand?
    12-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Recently Horze, a European on line tack store opened a branch in the U.S. I got a heck of a deal on a pair of Muck boots when I received a 50% off coupon. The pastor of my church owns a ranch and loves to ride. You can imagine the look on he and his wife's face when I asked them, "Have you been to Horze on the internet yet?"

Speaking of which., I was set to buy a winter horse blanket from Horze with the coupon. Off sale it was $189. Then when I was in Big R, our local farm store I started looking at the blankets. For $119 we bought a water proof blanket that was 2100 denier. The one at Horze was only 630 denier. The denier is the measurement of how many threads there are in fabric or how dense the material is. One denier is equal to one thread of silk. So the Big R blanket had an outer shell that was more than three times as dense as the Horze blanket. The 630 denier blanket was the density of the Big R economy stall blankets.
    12-03-2012, 12:29 PM
Green Broke
Stan those pictures are awesome! I would love love love to come ride there. You have renewed my urge to go to NZ.
    12-03-2012, 12:48 PM
Hay is nuts for sure. This is going to date me to a great when I came out of shoeing it was called back then.. and this is why I didnt get rich at shoeing.the normal price per horse was 15.00 dollars a horse..and we supplied everything. And got I had cowboy shod for years before I went to the school. And for the final exam we had to trim and shoe a horse. I started on the right front. Got it the instructor watched. Then moved to the right rear.just as I got done trimming and leveling. The horse started trying to get away by pulling.. an we called it the bear clamp.not sure what its called today but you pinch the leg and hoof in and its almost impossible for them go break free..well.thats the bull the sold us. Anyways..if they jerk hard and fast enough..they can pop out of your so called bear clamp..jerk you around till your facing the front of the horse..what I remembered was really bright lights. Something brushing my right ear as a hoof ticks it and a explossion in my head.. well..30 stitches on my jaw. 6 teeth exploded. When I came out of this fog. The instructor was pulling me by the shoulders yelling she is going to kick I was wading back in like a bar room it turned out..i did get a A. For doing one and a half but the one thing I did learn in shoeing I really didnt like shoeing that much..kinda the wrong end of a horse if you know what I such happy thoughts.... ride safe everyone..and happy trails

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