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post #6701 of 29438 Old 01-19-2013, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Soooo I Rescued a Rooster yesterday LOL he was trying to cross a busy highway. Yes I asked him why he was crossing the Road?? He said that he wanted to see the world. Me and 2 men in their 60's caught him up and then they said ok what should we do with him??? hmmm I said well put him in my trunk and I'll take him home with me. Mind you I have NO where for a rooster. so I called a friend that has chickens and he is now getting fat and has many girlfirends to play with.
here is the rooster I have no Idea of breed lol


nice rescue
reminds me when I had my chickens

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Love this thread! Won't tell my whole story, but rode on and off when younger. Late 30's got a horse again. What an experience, and a wonderful one at that. Does anyone else suffer from "loss of confidence" now that you're older and wiser? LOL. I think about the things I did as a kid and just shake my head. I've found groundwork has helped my saddlework a lot, and I wouldn't have given that TWO THOUGHTS as a kid. I sometimes think of those childhood horses and bless them in horse heaven for taking care of me....

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Today is a very sad day at my home.. We had to put to sleep one of my border collies. Cavin was only 3 1/2 he and his sister came to me at only 4 days old.
they were rescues the had livers that were to small for there bodies and he was very very sick. he was not eating and had lost over half his needed body weight. I can't stop crying I and is sister grace will miss him so much. Here is a picture of what he loved to do.. he loved to wave hi.




here is his sister Gracie helping me at the barn with chores.

Awe I so sorry for the loss of your dog
he looked so sweet
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General Custer left North Dakota with his company of 7th Cavalry and rode into Southeastern Montana. As the story goes the company ran into much Indian sign and Custer sent his favorite scout, Snuffy Smith out to investigate. The next morning one of the sentries shouted, "Rider approaching." A horse raced into the encampment with the scout clinging to the mane. He had several arrows protruding from his back and as the horse came to a sliding stop he tumbled from it's back. Custer rushed to the scout's side and asked, "Snuffy, what happened?"

"Well, there's good news and bad news General," Snuffy replied in a weak voice.

"How's that?" Custer asked.

"There's thousands of Indians, Arapahos, Lakotas, Cheyenne all armed with repeating rifles. That's the bad news."

"Yes that sounds very bad. What could be the good news, then?"

"Well Sir, we're not going to have to go back to North Dakota!"
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Awe Critter so sorry big hugs. He was a real cutie. I have been so stressed with my animals the past week. Hunter should be OK, his leg was a bit more swollen yesterday but he was walking way better on it. I am waiting to hear from BO how he is this morning.
Ladytrails you are so right. One of the girls at the barn said that 4 and 6 were the worst years she had with her horses. Hunter is just like a teenager, we are going to have a come to Jesus moment very soon as he is pushing me again. He reared up on one of the girls the other day and his hoof hit her shoulder. This was a problem that we had a year and a half ago at my old old barn (I never knew it was happening, only found out when I went to the barn and he wasn't out in his paddock. BO was afraid to put him out). I had to move him because of it as I couldn't have the BO afraid of him. Last BO stopped him from doing that. I know he won't get away with it at this barn.
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Awe Hunter I am sorry you are going though this again with Hunter
Hope you are able to stop him from this
I hope Pepper is doing ok

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So sorry for the loss of Cavin, Critter. It is so hard to lose a good dog.
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Awe Critter so sorry big hugs. He was a real cutie. I have been so stressed with my animals the past week. Hunter should be OK, his leg was a bit more swollen yesterday but he was walking way better on it. I am waiting to hear from BO how he is this morning.
Ladytrails you are so right. One of the girls at the barn said that 4 and 6 were the worst years she had with her horses. Hunter is just like a teenager, we are going to have a come to Jesus moment very soon as he is pushing me again. He reared up on one of the girls the other day and his hoof hit her shoulder. This was a problem that we had a year and a half ago at my old old barn (I never knew it was happening, only found out when I went to the barn and he wasn't out in his paddock. BO was afraid to put him out). I had to move him because of it as I couldn't have the BO afraid of him. Last BO stopped him from doing that. I know he won't get away with it at this barn.
4 to 6 +1 I think they start to come right at around 7 and on.
Rearing is dangerious and needs to be dealt with by a very experienced trainer. Not to throw a spanner in the works but my understanding of horse behaviour was the most dangerious threat comes from the front. I may be miss informed.

My first horse Savannah went through a respect issues. She did not respect me but was fine with my wife. I put this down to being, I was the one making her work while Roslyn was the friend. She used to run around in the paddock while I was there and kick a leg at me. Total disrespect untill one day she tried to double barrell me and missed. I didn't, and I had a long thick fiberglass crop in my hand and got into her, wacking her back legs with a couple of good blows before she got out of range. What a changed horse, she never challanged me again.

I only moved Savannah on because she grew to tall for me. My belly got in the way of my knee so I could not get my leg high enough to reach the stirrup. Not true, I'm trim, taught, and terrific. She was 17.2 at three and a half years and I could not get on her without assistance of some high ground.

Stella has had issues with the float and while retraining her she lifted a back leg in threat. She was half way into the float and bulking, raised her back leg in threat so I instantly gave it a tap with the stick. She also has not tried that one again. Did not hurt her, but, she felt it.

I hope his leg comes right soon.
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Bugs butter would not melt in his mouth

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A couple of shots of the numbers attending thay came in all manner of vehicles from motor homes towing floats to an open truck with a cattle crate and horse That was interesting to see the horse load and unload.

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The back ground country is where the trek went forest and open hills

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Away they go. I only took a shot of the leaders a quarter of the number then I had to Walk to the first staging point.

I made a mistake and decided to keep Bugs back at the rear and try and take it easy. That was the end of my ride. While waiting for the tail riders he started to play up and became almost uncontrolable. A total turn around from yesterday. And from the photo of him standing beside the float/trailer. What I did not know at the beginning was the trek had areas where it was single file, dangerious, and a long drop off if the horse lost its footing. Given that information at that time ment I had made the wrong choice of holding him to the back.

His behavour was, he wanted to be in the front but as he walks out fast I would have been the lead horse for the first 30 minutes and did not know the direction or country. I had to dismount and take him home as the riders in the rear were marshals and could not wait for me to calm him. While I was having issues the first casuality happened, one rider came off and ended up with a bump on the head and some blood, but that is horse riding and treking NZ style.

Lesson learnt: Bugs is not quite ready he needs more riding in company but in a more controled inviroment and only a dozen horses so he can learn there is no hurry. He needs to learn patience stomping of feet and raising his front 6 inches of the ground is not the way to win friends and influence people. He needs to learn I am the boss not his meal ticket. so more riding, much more riding.

My lesson. If I want to enjoy a trek at this time in Bugies training I should have taken Stella. We would have argued, but she has the experience and knows when to listen.

Now for the biggie, and the one that may get me into much trouble with She who must be obeyed. The Great New Zealand Trek is on in about 6 weeks. I am considering taking Bugs several days of treking will sort him out. The first half a day will see him perform, but after that he will learn very quickly. I'll have to take an old saddle, old jeans, and super glue for the first day. But the stuffing will have been knocked out of him and he will settle.

I welcome any ideas of how to tell, she who must be obeyed, that I am considering going on the GNZ trek which will cost $3000, and without her.
I am teetering on the plea that I am due for a holiday, and who knows my heart may stop pumping unexpectedly and I would have missed out on the experience. I need back up reasons please.

For those interested I think The Great New Zealand Trek can be googled.
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Wow what an amazing view Stan

hope you had lots of fun

looks like a nice time

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