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        03-11-2013, 07:50 AM
      #7491
    Green Broke
    Ouch..Hope the healing is quick for her, Stan.
         
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        03-11-2013, 12:57 PM
      #7492
    Started
    I keep the horses seperated but yesterday Stella decided to change that. But just before I had given them both some hay and as I was heading back to the shed I broke into a trot. Quite an achievment, however it was down hill. I heard a noise looked around and there was Bugs out to my side and a little behind Troting along with me. I stopped he did a turn around and went back to his hay.

    I let him in on to the only green grass we had as it was his turn and after an hour went out again to feed hard tack While inside the shed I heard clip clop on the wooden deck and there was Stella in the same paddock. She had either jumped the fence or crawled under the single strand bungi I use for a gate. Never been done before.

    I feed them the hard tack half a bucket each. Stella scoffed hers and then chased Bugs away his. Now I know why he picks up his bucket. He came back pushed his head in beside Stallas got hold of the bucket, pulled it away, lifted it up and moved away with it. Stella was quite put out but did not have an answer for what he had done. Just wish I had the camera with me.

    Now Stella has learnt to get out of that paddock I will have to put a real gate in. More money.

    Cheers all
         
        03-11-2013, 01:09 PM
      #7493
    Green Broke
    I have 2 stalls in the barn that are open to the smaller of the two pastures. One is for Jems the underweight 12 yr old and the other is for Sugar the 3 yr old Dun. Boo's and LM's stalls are only accessible from the hall of the barn.

    I used to stretch one of the lead ropes across Sugar's stall to keep Jems out til Sugar finished eating.. After a week she finally got brave and went under it even with it just about the middle of her chest. We clip the lung rope to Jems' halter and tied to the post to keep her in the stall until Sugar has had time to finish.

    Now Sugar will stand at Jems' stall opening waiting for us to let Jems out so she can go in to investigate if anything is left. Ofcourse, Jems is doing the samething in Sugar's stall. The geldings don't do this.
         
        03-11-2013, 01:26 PM
      #7494
    Green Broke
    Stan-sorry to see that Stella has injured herself-that looks pretty bad. Are you taking her to the vet? Hope she doesn't give you any grief w/the trailer loading. Has your wife started looking for another horse?

    With Grace. Congrats on your show & the trailering-sounds like you have fixed that problem. You picked a good week to visit AZ-it's gong to be sunny & warm for a few days now. I live in the Peacock Mountain range east of Kingman-Minimum lot size in my area is 10 acres & it's "open range" so we have to fence to keep the cows out. It's way different from where I lived in So Ca.

    I so love to come here & see what's happening w/the members of this thread.
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        03-11-2013, 01:32 PM
      #7495
    Started
    Ouch!! That is one expensive honey!!!

    Http://www.amazon.com/Bio-Active-20-Manuka-Honey/dp/B000I4Y1SA
    It is prob Cheaper in over there stan but that is some $$$ honey lol

    Http://www.amazon.com/Active-Manuka-Health-New-Zealand/dp/B001O0BL9E
         
        03-11-2013, 01:45 PM
      #7496
    Trained
    Good morning everyone
    So nice to see you again
    Love hearing all the stories

    Stan I wish you all the luck with Stella and Bugs
         
        03-11-2013, 03:04 PM
      #7497
    Green Broke
    Grace those are some awesome results congrats!

    Stan love the jokes as usual, hope Stella heals up fast. She seems to be becoming quite crafty. My pony will lay down on his side and shimmy under a fence.

    Our poor barn is a mudpit right now (well the paddocks). It was beautiful on Saturday and I went for a trail ride with some of the girls. Thought we were going to get past the end of the driveway.... but not to be. Hunter and I went sideways down the road bucking and rearing. He seems to have a mental block about leaving the barn. We led him to the trail head and I got back on and he was fine. It is scary though because he seems to panic and then doesn't watch where he puts his feet, he took the BO down into a ditch last week. I am just worried he will fall. I really hope we can get this to stop as I plan to do lots of trail rides this year.

    Oobiedoo will be very interested to see how the honey works.
         
        03-11-2013, 05:37 PM
      #7498
    Trained
    Hi Hunter When the mud dries up and the weather improves
    I would like to come and see you and Pony
         
        03-11-2013, 08:59 PM
      #7499
    Yearling
    Talking Forty Club

    Hi all! I am brand new to this forum, but not to horses. I am 42, and have had horses in my life since I was born. I bought my own Shetland pony when I was 5 for a mere $25! When I was 10 I bought my first Quarter Horse. I began to show western pleasure. When I was 17 I talked my parents into buying me a TB gelding to jump.

    In my early twenties I was in a nasty automobile accident, and my parents made me get rid of the horses.....a long recovery was ahead of me.....


    Since then, every chance I got, I jumped on a horse...never enough time in the saddle for me.....


    Luckily, Just 5 short months ago I was offered a 8 yo mare horse to "keep and love" , as she really wasn't able to be ridden. I couldn't have just ONE, so I found a 24 yo mare to keep her company. I cried the day they arrived.....I never thought I would have horses of my own again....once in the blood, ALWAYS in the blood!! :)
         
        03-11-2013, 09:42 PM
      #7500
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    Hi all! I am brand new to this forum, but not to horses. I am 42, and have had horses in my life since I was born. I bought my own Shetland pony when I was 5 for a mere $25! When I was 10 I bought my first Quarter Horse. I began to show western pleasure. When I was 17 I talked my parents into buying me a TB gelding to jump.

    In my early twenties I was in a nasty automobile accident, and my parents made me get rid of the horses.....a long recovery was ahead of me.....


    Since then, every chance I got, I jumped on a horse...never enough time in the saddle for me.....


    Luckily, Just 5 short months ago I was offered a 8 yo mare horse to "keep and love" , as she really wasn't able to be ridden. I couldn't have just ONE, so I found a 24 yo mare to keep her company. I cried the day they arrived.....I never thought I would have horses of my own again....once in the blood, ALWAYS in the blood!! :)
    Welcome to the over 40 crowd, always nice to have new people here
    I am happy you have horses again
    Good luck with them
         

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