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post #6261 of 29437 Old 12-23-2012, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure if this will work, if it does yay, my first pic uploads on a thread. Happy Holidays from me, Judy Judy Big Ears, granddaughter Chloe, and Star
Very nice pictures
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Great to see you again

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post #6262 of 29437 Old 12-23-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone nice to see you all again
Its cold here so I hope it will snow here
We are almost already for Christmas

How is your wife Stan?

Hubby is taking his mom shopping on Monday Christmas eve

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post #6263 of 29437 Old 12-23-2012, 10:10 PM
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one of my true facts

when you spend your entire life around horses..started out with the old style of breaking them blind fold them.. saddle them. And jump on. Then when I hit 13 I went to work for a outfitter.the largest outfitter in the state at that time.and my first trip into the wilderness every one quit but me and one cook. And I took over all the packing.wood getting privy digging saddling and packing. When we got out the owner said he has no one else to do it.can get some inexperienced people for wrangling but that's it.up to me to run the camp. I figured im good for it. Not that I had much more experience but I thought I could do about anything back then. But the owner did manage to hire this really pretty cook for my trips. Older them me but then. I figured I could handle about anything. So our fourth trip into the wilderness we had five horses take off for other parts unknown and I had to make do with what I had. Extra poundage for the pack mules and we had this one old rodeo horse that you could pack but never was ridden. So that became my saddle horse. Well I must say breaking a old rodeo horse in a few million miles of wilderness is not your typical day . But with this cock a watching I figured I could do just about anything so I saddle him. Got him cheeked down. All I had was a curb bit so I put the rains on the bit and off the shank hoping for more direct pull. And I jumped on him as the cook watched. Well after two steps this old horse figured I wasnt a pack. And he took off to bucking. Not sure why the rodeo contractor got rid of him cause to me he sure seemed to buck ok. And about the third jump I could see the cook was duly impressed..imean with the horse making sounds like he was going to eat me and the dust.im sure I looked pretty darn good up there. That is till the horse took a left.and bucked right through the middle of the camp. Stoves turned over. Dishes spread out clanging like mad. The cute cook yelling at me like it was my fault . But by the time the horse got through the camp he just layed down and took off running. Well. About then im thinking how long does it take a running wild horse to go through a few million acres of nothing when luckily this little dryed up creek bed he had jumped in was all blocked off with riff raff from high water and the horse stoped. And we managed to get back to camp by the time the cook had it all picked up..boy was she mad at me. She was even madder when I had to have her lead the pack mules cause this horse wouldnt let me. So that's the first bit of that trip. More coming little later on how I impressed her with my knowlege and horse prowless .. just so no one is setting on the edge of there seats wondering on how well all my looken good did with her..well. Zero is where it started.an zero is where it ended..butu I about killed myself a few times trying to impress her with that old rodeo horse.. ride safe everyone. Will finish this trip soon..
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post #6264 of 29437 Old 12-23-2012, 11:12 PM
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Finally got the Christmas tree up. Have an appointment to get my nails done tomorrow morning before the kids arrive from the east coast. If it's bright and not too windy I am going to try to bundle up in layers and for a ride later...supposed to be at least 25 F degrees and on Christmas day it's supposed to be a wind chill of 2 F...so tomorrow is the warm spell.

We're dog sitting for our best friends, 2 Australian Shepherds. Our 3 border collies plus those 2 --- MC, you've got nothing on us for rodeos, LOL. Our male loses about 2 pounds a day for every day the 'guests' are here - he can't stand those other two fellas looking at his 2 Border Collie ladies...

Oobie - those pictures are great, and your Chloe is a little doll!

CW, I hope you are okay!

Merry Christmas, all!
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post #6265 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Ladytrails
I am going fine. I have all my shopping done and
Have dinner planned out for Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all
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post #6266 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 02:38 AM
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We have the same problem here with cougars. The numbers are way above the limit that was originally legislated. So, if there is a cow killed by a cougar the kill is inspected by Oregon Fish and Wildlife to authenticate it. The problem is that when the ODFW verifies a kill the feds have been coming in and contradicting it. Or maybe it's the other way around. Anyway, if it is verified as a cougar kill one or the other of them has to reimburse the rancher who lost the cow. Figure a 1200 pound cow at $1.45 a pound. If you lose a horse to a cougar....tough luck. The range of a cougar is about a 50 mile radius. This is the second biggest reason those of us in rural areas have guns. Not that we have a practical use for an assault rifle. The first is that we do not have any police protection what with distances and budget cuts. Ranchers are reporting that even when their cattle are not killed by wolves they have been stressed to the point that they abort and their production is down. The federal government has now made it the rancher's responsibility to put up expensive wolf proof fences that don't work to protect the government from having to reimburse the rancher. The bureaucrats and politicians lack the sand to ever admit they made a mistake. It's a can of worms.
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post #6267 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 12:24 PM
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Hi Everyone and Merry Christmas. Almost ready, am finally having a Christmas day at home so the only place I have to go tomorrow is to say hello to my pony. YAY!
CW you may get a bit of snow tomorrow they are calling for it at higher elevations. We here at sea level will only get rain.
Been busy busy busy but off until the 2nd of January so hope to get lots of rides in. Hunter seems to have forgotten that he is gelded and has been trying to mount poor Cleo. Its kinda too bad cus they would have one cute baby. He is such a trouble maker. Well off to the barn and hopefully a trail ride. Have a great day and hope Santa is good to everyone.

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post #6268 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 03:08 PM
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Love the pics, & the stories-keep 'em coming!
Stan-sorry to hear that your wife got bucked off,how is she doing? I hope you can get Bugs out some more. Are you still planning on selling Stella?

MC-do you need tags to hunt when they are after livestock? I was never one to think that putting predators back in an area where people are living/farming was a good idea. So sorry to hear about the depletion of the deer & elk also.
Roslyn is fine just a sore butt. She was ready to sell Kate and get a galding but yesterday when in the paddock Kate followed her around mumbling. Wife said it brought a tear to her eye almost like the horse was saying sorry.

Bugs will get more work over the next week Just waiting for the rain and wind to stop.

Now for Stella she seems to have settled a little and I have to confess I really do like that horse, she has a way of looking at you that melts the resolve. Before I decided to move her on I brought her a bitless bridal to try. That's how confident I was in her ability to respond to light touch and voice. Am I still going to sell her. Ill start riding her soon to bring her back into work and see how she responds not being ridden for such a long time (months) Ill lay odds she will just take it in her stride. Issus I have is will she walk out without the other horses, that will be one of the deciding factors. Torn, don't know what to do, we are not surposed to feel an attachment for a horse, after all its just a horse.

Lost, one horse and wife, reward offered for the safe return of the horse. Just joking and I know, off to the corner again for that one.

Have an enjoyable christmas day folks, don't eat to much for it will settle on the butt, and its the horse that has to carry the extra load.
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post #6269 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone and Merry Christmas. Almost ready, am finally having a Christmas day at home so the only place I have to go tomorrow is to say hello to my pony. YAY!
CW you may get a bit of snow tomorrow they are calling for it at higher elevations. We here at sea level will only get rain.
Been busy busy busy but off until the 2nd of January so hope to get lots of rides in. Hunter seems to have forgotten that he is gelded and has been trying to mount poor Cleo. Its kinda too bad cus they would have one cute baby. He is such a trouble maker. Well off to the barn and hopefully a trail ride. Have a great day and hope Santa is good to everyone.

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Hunter looks so happy at his new home
If its nice I will try to get hubby to drive me to the barn
Awe poor Cleo
I hope to see some snow tomorrow

I have made the whipping cream and now preparing the stuffing
Got the chicken thawing have to yet make the coleslaw and peel the potatoes



Merry Christmas to you all and drive safe
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post #6270 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 04:53 PM
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Merry Christmas, Country Woman - I hope you do get some lovely snow! :)
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