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        03-23-2013, 11:12 AM
      #7611
    Yearling
    I haven't chimed into this thread in quite a while, but I do appreciate reading about all the goings on in everyone else's lives. I can relate to some of the challenges and celebrations many are experiencing.

    Stan and Hunter65 - I am also now on spring break vacation for a week. This time it will be a "stay cation" at home with the kids. Unfortunately, just got 2' of fresh snow this last week, so not a lot going on. I do have a 3 day eventing clinic I'm going to over Easter weekend, which is fortunately indoors. I also have a rather long "honey do" list for the week with digging my horse trailer out of a 3' snow bank is the top item.
    Stan, I am truly envus of your weather... Maybe you can post a picture of grass so I can remember what it looks like?

    CritterSitter and Cacowgirl - employment issues are tough. We just received a provincial budget that means all funding for my current position has been cut, so I am officially declared surplus. Fortunately, I have tenure, so I will have a job, but my new position could mean driving an hour to work every day. With 6 months of winter and crappy roads, this isn't something I'm thrilled about. We all have to have faith that things will work out well for everyone.

    My daughter is graduating this year (how did I get that old?), so planning is underway for Safe Grad. I don't know if this type of event happens in other places, but basically the kids are all bussed out to an undisclosed location along with food and drink to party their butts off all night long. As a graduate, I thought this was an awesome event. As a parent, I'm starting to freak out about it. The thought of my little girl wallowing about with a bunch of drunk teenagers in some farmers field just doesn't make me feel warm and fuzzy. Part of me wants to volunteer so I can keep an eye on things, but part of me says there is no way I can stay awake all night. Thoughts?
         
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        03-23-2013, 11:42 AM
      #7612
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    Originally Posted by Koolio    
    I haven't chimed into this thread in quite a while, but I do appreciate reading about all the goings on in everyone else's lives. I can relate to some of the challenges and celebrations many are experiencing.

    Stan and Hunter65 - I am also now on spring break vacation for a week. This time it will be a "stay cation" at home with the kids. Unfortunately, just got 2' of fresh snow this last week, so not a lot going on. I do have a 3 day eventing clinic I'm going to over Easter weekend, which is fortunately indoors. I also have a rather long "honey do" list for the week with digging my horse trailer out of a 3' snow bank is the top item.
    Stan, I am truly envus of your weather... Maybe you can post a picture of grass so I can remember what it looks like?


    CritterSitter and Cacowgirl - employment issues are tough. We just received a provincial budget that means all funding for my current position has been cut, so I am officially declared surplus. Fortunately, I have tenure, so I will have a job, but my new position could mean driving an hour to work every day. With 6 months of winter and crappy roads, this isn't something I'm thrilled about. We all have to have faith that things will work out well for everyone.

    My daughter is graduating this year (how did I get that old?), so planning is underway for Safe Grad. I don't know if this type of event happens in other places, but basically the kids are all bussed out to an undisclosed location along with food and drink to party their butts off all night long. As a graduate, I thought this was an awesome event. As a parent, I'm starting to freak out about it. The thought of my little girl wallowing about with a bunch of drunk teenagers in some farmers field just doesn't make me feel warm and fuzzy. Part of me wants to volunteer so I can keep an eye on things, but part of me says there is no way I can stay awake all night. Thoughts?
    Good to hear from you Koolio! Not really a employment issue here just taxes lol We thought we were about going to come out even and now found out that it will be $7000 that we have to pay in OUCH! I have 2 businesses so .. The other issue I have ATM is the Barn and BO What a really need is my own land. And I think my hubby is realizing that also..
         
        03-23-2013, 11:47 AM
      #7613
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Good to hear from you Koolio! Not really a employment issue here just taxes lol We thought we were about going to come out even and now found out that it will be $7000 that we have to pay in OUCH! I have 2 businesses so .. The other issue I have ATM is the Barn and BO What a really need is my own land. And I think my hubby is realizing that also..
    There could be some tax advantages to owning your own place.
         
        03-23-2013, 12:04 PM
      #7614
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    There could be some tax advantages to owning your own place.
    this is very true :P I have been trying to get our own for a long time.. no more stress of BO that way is my biggest advantage.
         
        03-23-2013, 12:06 PM
      #7615
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    Here is a link to the new place...

    Horse Boarding Facility - Horse Boarding Stables Omaha/Bellevue/Plattsmouth Nebraska - Rock Hill Ranch & Stables

    Not near as Nice as the place now but have talked to long time boarders there and they all are very happy
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        03-23-2013, 12:06 PM
      #7616
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Good to hear from you Koolio! Not really a employment issue here just taxes lol We thought we were about going to come out even and now found out that it will be $7000 that we have to pay in OUCH! I have 2 businesses so .. The other issue I have ATM is the Barn and BO What a really need is my own land. And I think my hubby is realizing that also..
    Ouch! Are you thinking owning your own land will alleviate your tax burden with hour businesses or address the issues with the BO, or both?

    We keep our horses at home on our own property and it is awesome. I love knowing my horses care is entirely in my hands and that I can do things my way. It doesn't save us any money though for only one or two horses ( as compared to boarding) but it does with more. I tell my husband we need all 4 horses to make our property pay for itself. LOL!
         
        03-23-2013, 12:09 PM
      #7617
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    Ouch! Are you thinking owning your own land will alleviate your tax burden with hour businesses or address the issues with the BO, or both?

    We keep our horses at home on our own property and it is awesome. I love knowing my horses care is entirely in my hands and that I can do things my way. It doesn't save us any money though for only one or two horses ( as compared to boarding) but it does with more. I tell my husband we need all 4 horses to make our property pay for itself. LOL!
    LOL my main Concern is the well being and safety of my boys and not having a BO or other boarders that are causing Drama.
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        03-23-2013, 12:22 PM
      #7618
    Trained
    Hi everyone nice to see you all again
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        03-23-2013, 12:38 PM
      #7619
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    Thanks for your input Koolio. Yes the young one has bad manners....imthinkmi was dooped when I was recommended her.....it was a trusted friend, so I didn't ask a ton of questions....my fault for trusting I guess.

    I found out after I had her that her first five years of lifer were basically in a stall. The last three years people periodically worked with her,but found she would often become lame where they were working her for games....hence why they wanted someone to take her. I said I could take her and love her, give her a nice home, and it would give me something to "play with" .....

    When we initially got her, we borrowed a gelding to keep her company, but he became unsafe and knocked my mother to the ground, so we sent him back. So this young one was alone for a while, and things were good! I felt comfortable brushing her, taking long walks in the wood, she would handle well, and had ok ground manners. She needed some work but, I could handle it.

    Then we brought in the older one, bought her bc we knew she was quiet, and thought she would be a perfect companion, owners said she was real layer back with their other horses....which she IS, but to the point where again, she is bullied all the time. I just think she's old and not willing to fight it out. My concern though is that she has bad ankles and while being chased by my bully in the snow and slop, she will injure herself. I don't want that of course!

    So, in the last month of so, when I try to take this young in' out to practice ground work, she rears and prances and wants back in the barn. I've gotten her to pretty much stop rearing while leading, but I really worry about injuring myself, as I am not fast on my feet anymore after all my surgeries....now I think she knows I am leary, and I am afraid she will take advantage. So I don't really mess with her now....

    I promised my husband and myself that if I got back into horses, it would be for a bit a pleasure riding and grooming/stress relief for me.....not training the untrainable! I've gotten myself more than I can handle in "old" age" :). I just feel like I lost the battle or something....

    Again
    Thanks for the input.....another question, as we have only owned mares.....would it be safe to have a mare and a gelding together? Meaning if I could find a nice old quiet gelding, do you think that would be an issue?

    Oh, btw, the younger seemed to be very agrssive to the older one when it comes to "space by the barn door" and food! Do not get between her and food". She gets nasty!! Ugh!
         
        03-23-2013, 01:24 PM
      #7620
    Weanling
    Howdy everyone!

    I had a long, incredibly wisdom-filled post typed out on my handy dandy touch screen tablet when....poof.....in the wink of a millisecond it disappeared into cyberspace.
    Now as I don't wish to go through the trauma of typing it again and risking another poooof, sadly the wisdom is floating in the solar system.

    Have a great day everyone!
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