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        01-09-2013, 12:29 PM
      #6591
    Green Broke
    All the mountain highways out of town here are shut down due to heavy snowfall. We had torrential rains. I thought I was going to have to buy my pony a personal flotation device. Lol
    Had a sad beginning to my week my uncle passed away last Thursday and then my cousins husband passed away suddenly on Monday. I hope to see my pony today to cheer me up.
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        01-09-2013, 02:18 PM
      #6592
    Green Broke
    Oh, hunter, sorry to hear about the passings. Hope you can get out to see your horse & lift your spirits.Snow, wind & rain will be coming here soon.
         
        01-09-2013, 06:29 PM
      #6593
    Foal
    Celeste, my husband doesn't like to ride either. I go by myself or with the girls. I always tell him, IF I ever get married again it will be to someone that rides. :)
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        01-09-2013, 09:23 PM
      #6594
    Yearling
    Critter, sorry about your MIL.
    Hunter, sorry about your losses as well.

    I am freaking out a bit tonight. As you know, Isabella is an older grey mare. Which means more than likely, she will develop melanoma.

    Well, tonight I discovered what is probably melanoma on her "girly parts". I had noticed a slight change down there about a month ago. Tonight, one of the trainers looked at it for me and (excuse my bluntness) and spread things apart and we discovered about 3 lumps in the folds of skin. About the size of marbles.

    The vet is scheduled to come out on the 21st because her coggins expires on the 30th. From what I have read, this is very common and more than likely won't kill her but there is always tha chance it could be the kind that will spread to her organs.

    Plus, she must have slipped in the mud and tweaked her knee because she is off on her left front. No sweling or heat...she is just "off".

    So, I am sad tonight. We have had such an amazing few weeks and now I am worried about cancer and lameness.

    What a rollercoaster horse ownership is!
         
        01-09-2013, 10:26 PM
      #6595
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Critter and Hunter - I am so sorry for your losses. Hugs to you both.

    Orgi - Keeping Izzy in my thoughts and hope the melanomas have spread. It really is a rollercoaster...but, that strong bond you have developed is still there, and will only get stronger as you help her through these new issues.

    Cacow - our first show is Feb 9th. It's a schooling show to start getting our barn into show mode. I'm excited for it, now that we've got some big improvements I can't wait to see how she'll do in the ring. We'll just be doing HP classes, no dressage tests yet.

    Fahntasia - I am so excited for you and sassy girl. Every time you share something new about her I just know this is a horse that is going to take you far. For such a young thing, she sounds very talented and intelligent!

    Had our lesson today, it went really well. The farrier was there, and I thought we'd have another zoom zoom lesson, but she focused on me and really listened. We had such a lovely canter today, slow, collected and rhythmic, I was beaming and loving it. All in a snaffle. So proud of her, but also so lucky to have such an amazing trainer that has brought her here to quickly. Have another lesson tomorrow, can't wait!
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        01-09-2013, 10:34 PM
      #6596
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    Celeste, my husband doesn't like to ride either. I go by myself or with the girls. I always tell him, IF I ever get married again it will be to someone that rides. :)
    Interested to hear his responce.
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        01-09-2013, 10:58 PM
      #6597
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    Is it just me or are horses like spoilt teenagers but with a small but significant difference the horse has intelligence.

    Stella is a good horse and on ocassion has shown it, but at present is a pain.

    Bugs is also doing his thing. Must be the hot weather

    I have sorted the trailer loading issue but before then he was easy to ride. Now the loading is sorted he has decided to be a pain. I thought I had got past all of this nonsence when we moved from Auckland to the winterless north and forgot to tell the kids our new address. Its true.
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        01-09-2013, 11:06 PM
      #6598
    Yearling
    Critter, Sorry to hear about your MIL. So tough to lose a loved one around the holidays, and even though you know the end is near it doesn't make it easier.

    You asked about my BC rescue - her name is Bree, short for Brianna; she was named that by the director of the rescue and Bree seems to fit her. When she's bouncing around, which is most of the time, she's called Breezy! I have had her 2 years this April...she's a love, but bull-headed. She had a great foster mom there in the Papillon, Nebraska area, who gave her a super start. Here's a picture of her 'holdling' the ram lambs in a corner. She's never been trained to move sheep, and was a city dog before we got her, but she loves helping me. I get a kick out of her.

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        01-09-2013, 11:08 PM
      #6599
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    I went fishing one morning but after a short time I ran out of prawns.
    Then I saw a redbelly black with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good barramundi bait.
    Knowing the snake couldn't bite me
    With the frog in his mouth I grabbed him right behind the head,
    Took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket.

    Now the problem was how to
    Release the snake without getting bitten.
    So, I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a
    Little whiskey in its mouth.

    His eyes rolled back, he went limp.
    I released him into the lake without incident and carried on
    Fishing using the frog as bait.

    A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. It was that same snake,
    With two more frogs.
         
        01-09-2013, 11:30 PM
      #6600
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    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave
    With the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body,
    But rather, to skid in sideways - saddle in one hand - bridle in the other - body thoroughly used up,
    Totally worn out, and screaming, "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"





    Off to work with Bugs now
         

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