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        02-08-2013, 01:19 AM
      #7031
    Trained
    This is an other picture of Marc
    Taken at the dikes in Maple Ridge
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        02-08-2013, 01:23 AM
      #7032
    Trained
    This is me at in Maple Ridge
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        02-08-2013, 05:39 AM
      #7033
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    this is me at in Maple Ridge
    Great photos CW good back ground
    How is the horse hunting going.
    Roslyn listed Kate on Trade Me tonight not sure if it is the right thing to do.

    Kate is a very good horse and has personality to spare. I think all she needs is to be ridden through her issue . My opinion is she has learnt to wait and can feel when Roslyn is very relaxed and then she dumps her and does it just because she can. I think this because Roslyn gets back on and kate is as good as gold for weeks then she will do it again and generally when she is in season. One buck and get back on, its almost as if all she wants is to exert her will, then she happy to be told what to do. I will miss this horse when she goes, she is so vocal, one ends up having a conversation with her, and its a two sided conversation.
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        02-08-2013, 08:20 AM
      #7034
    Green Broke
    After Kate goes-if she does-is horse shopping in the future, or will she try Stella or Bugs?
         
        02-08-2013, 02:15 PM
      #7035
    Banned
    I know it's hard Stan, but if I were you, I'd sell her too. It's just not worth the risk of Roslyn getting hurt.
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        02-08-2013, 02:30 PM
      #7036
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    After Kate goes-if she does-is horse shopping in the future, or will she try Stella or Bugs?
    Stella is to big, Roslyn needs a ladder to get on her. Bugs is going the same way his rump has gone up an inch so I think his front will follow. That was one of the things that led me to question his age. Roslyn wants a gelding around 10 years, well mannered, no issues, trained in trekking for rough country 14.3 hands. I don't think she will find it. Unless lshe finds a horse that has had one human most of its life and then she will have to wait 18 mths to two years for it to settle down with her, unless it is love at first sight. The horse I mean.

    Given my age, and his personality I'm not sure what to do. So comment is invited. As a young horse 5 years, green broke, and follows me around most of the time because he wants to not because he is instructed. I, if I'm lucky will have 10 years of riding 75 but in reality 5 to 7 years more likely. Bugs will be closely hooked on to me and will have my style of riding down off pat and would have known only me.

    Horses do become emotionally attached to each other and their human companion once they have given their trust. So I may stop riding when he is in his best years around 12 to 15. I may not be around to look after him. So my delema is do I keep him and work through his teenage years or find him a home where he will be settled for his life. I have a view that we flark horses by to many owners, and in the end they become a living machine.

    I have no intention of kicking the bucket any time soon but one does not know what the future holds. I am one of the lucky ones and do not suffer from any bone waisting issues. But have a heart problem which is not causing any trouble at this time. It's been broken by to many women. Haha
    My goal is to live to a hundred and be shot by a young jealous husband as I am climbing out the window. Don't tell me, I know, off to the corner for that one, and why is the room round. I get so tired walking in circles looking for the corner.


    I just glanced out the window and there is Stella not 15 feet away head stretched over the fence topping the trees Saves me a job. We are now in a bad way for grass, no meaningful rain since christmas day and for 3 weeks we had strong hot winds which sucked out the moisture. The trees are dropping their leaves in stress. If we don't get rain soon all we will have is dust.
         
        02-08-2013, 02:35 PM
      #7037
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    I agree with alexS Stan ;)
    I am sure it is a hard choice as I am having the same issues here
         
        02-08-2013, 04:44 PM
      #7038
    Weanling
    It used to be that the Vet would use a float rasp to even the horses molars and take off the sharp edges by hand. Usually, the horse didn't need to be sedated and the cost was reasonable. Now they use power tools and use such a high dose of tranquilizer that the horse can hardly stand up. They charge a couple of hundred dollars or more and do things that we got along without for hundreds of years like grinding a relief for the bit. I read that now they think a lot of damage has been done with those power grinders. I get mad everytime I go to the dentist. A cleaning costs $80 and takes a half hour or so. Then the dentist peeks in your mouth for 30 seconds and charges another $80. The hygenist and dentist insist on x-rays. I was told I didn't need another x-ray for the rest of my life after I was in the hospital for a month and had two MRI's a week for three weeks. Yet, the hygenist and dentist say, "Oh it's such a low dose of radiation it can't hurt you." FIne! Then take off the lead apron. A recent study found that people who had yearly dental x-rays since childhood have a higher incidence of brain tumors. I have had two minor cavities in the last 20 years. Then there is the probing under the gums with a sharp pic. That's a torture they hadn't thought of 30 years ago. If you refuse the probing they insist. That's because they are afraid of our state dental board which is made up of dentists and is responsible for most of this bullflark. Remember the latex dams that they used to insist on putting in your mouth before filling a tooth? That was more of the dental board's bullflark. The latex dam is now extinct. Get your teeth cleaned; $250. That's my rant for the day. If you want to get your teeth really clean and avoid cavities I have a three step brushing program. I first brush using an electric tooth brush and a good toothpaste like Crest. Then without rinsing I swig an once or so of hydrogen peroxide and brush a second time. The peroxicide and tooth paste creates a foam that removes a lot that the tooth paste alone misses Third, I take a awig of mouth wash and brush with that. I finish up by flossing. I brush twice a day and do this three step brush once a day. I guarantee your mouth will never have felt so fresh and clean and you will be able to have your teeth cleaned once a year instead of twice and there will be very little plaque buildup.
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        02-08-2013, 05:10 PM
      #7039
    Banned
    Stan, I'd worry about what to do with the horses when you are not longer able/willing to ride. Who the heck knows when that will be for any of us?
    I could have a car accident tomorrow and never ride again, any of us could. I don't base my life off the what if's.

    Eliduc, I won't have an equine dentist that uses power tools. I have a wonderful old fashion hand tool dentist come out to my horse. He doesn't even use the contraption that holds the mouth open, he just puts his hand in there. Last time he did my horse in a field, as the barn was being rebuilt, under the shade of a tree. No sedation, and a perfectly calm and happy horse and owner.
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        02-08-2013, 05:50 PM
      #7040
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Great photos CW good back ground
    How is the horse hunting going.
    Roslyn listed Kate on Trade Me tonight not sure if it is the right thing to do.

    Kate is a very good horse and has personality to spare. I think all she needs is to be ridden through her issue . My opinion is she has learnt to wait and can feel when Roslyn is very relaxed and then she dumps her and does it just because she can. I think this because Roslyn gets back on and kate is as good as gold for weeks then she will do it again and generally when she is in season. One buck and get back on, its almost as if all she wants is to exert her will, then she happy to be told what to do. I will miss this horse when she goes, she is so vocal, one ends up having a conversation with her, and its a two sided conversation.
    Thank you Stan

    We have a very nice province indeed
    The horse hunting is going slowly
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