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        03-29-2013, 08:47 PM
    A fantastic day! Koolio did awesome at the clinic once we got warmed up. Being in a new place for the first time and having spent the last 6 months as a pasture puff, he was a little fresh to start. As we changed rein across the diagonal he jumped an imaginary 3' high rail between a munting block and a pilon that were located in the middle of the arena. Luckily I stayed on. Silly boy, jumping isnt until tomorrow. I learned that I am out of shape for riding and that I must shorten reins and steady his neck. All in all, he settled very nicely and gave me some lovely shoulder ins.

    After we got home, the sun was blazing giving us a beautiful 8 degrees celcius of melting snow so I washed out my neglected trailer. Once the washing and cleaning were done, hubby and I geared up for our first motorcycle ride of the season. I haven't ridden my bike since September, but ya know, it's just like riding a bike. You never seem to forget how.

    To top off the day, I'm off to another stable to check out a horse my friend is looking at purchasing as her first horse. I don't know this will be the ONE, but she is very excited to check it out. I'm not much of a shopper, but I love horse shopping!
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        03-29-2013, 09:29 PM
    The DH and I got out for a nice little trail ride. The weather is beautiful!!!
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        03-29-2013, 10:25 PM
    Hi everyone
    Just stopping by here for a bit
    Nice to see everyone
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        03-29-2013, 10:46 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    Hi everyone
    Just stopping by here for a bit
    Nice to see everyone
    Hi CW what have you and Marc been up to lately. We are still waiting for rain. No grass the horses have been eating the trees and a bail of hay between them every day. It is getting very serious my neighbour has cut his stock down by half. It will take 3 years for him to build the stock again. Most of the farmers are in the same situation so our little town is in for an economic down turn that could see some businesses closing down. That means crime will increase and I will stay gainfully empolyed. What a great system we all live in.
        03-30-2013, 01:08 AM
    Gee Stan, I wish I could send you some moisture, but it would have to be in the solid form (AKA snow). Drought is so scary. I hope you see some rain soon.
        03-30-2013, 02:29 AM
    Whats life with out a donut???? Well. Not a life at all. I have found that a person can live on donuts alone for two plus weeks. Then I tend to need a meal of some kind . I should have been a cop as man donuts as I manage to go through a week. I use to have a mule that would sneak my donuts and eat them. Or my flap jacks. And yes I did sell that oll mule when I kept running out of donuts.. lol.. ride safe everyone.
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        03-30-2013, 05:49 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Koolio    
    Gee Stan, I wish I could send you some moisture, but it would have to be in the solid form (AKA snow). Drought is so scary. I hope you see some rain soon.
    We will take the solid form. The weather man keeps on telling us it will rain. This is the dryest I have ever seen the west coast of Northland. Even if the rain starts soon it will take at least 6 weeks for the grass to recover then the winter will start and the ground will be to cold to grow feed. Might have to put the horses in the freezer.
        03-30-2013, 07:38 AM
    Green Broke
    I had fresh donut holes this morning....They were good.

    Was able to get on top of the barn yesterday after work to get some of the worst leaks sealed up with bull tar. Hoping to strike the deal with work for some replaced roofing tin they have stored so I can replace my tin that was damaged before moving in.

    Wasn't enough day light left to saddle up and ride so I played with the 2 yr old grandson til him and his mom left for the night/weekend.
        03-30-2013, 09:29 AM
    Donut holes.....that's what I forgot to get when I was in town yesterday! Ugh! 😉🍩

    Koolio, dressage sounds fun! My riding instructor wanted me to do that years ago because I fell I love with western ridding, and wasn't half bad at it....but I was seventeen and the excitement of JUMPING took over! Unfortunately, I never did get very good at that! I loved the flying lead changes and patterns. Fun stuff! I'll have to see what my "old girl" can do since she is an ex-reining horse! I know zero about reining.....

    Koolio, you also mentioned you are a HS teacher....what is your subject? I moved from sixth grade to third grade this year....what a HUGE change. I had a lot of
    S-l-o-w-I-n-g down to do....but as the year winds down, I'm REALLY enjoying them! I hope this is the last move for a while, I've changed grades three times in four you can see the reason for the horses! 😉😅

    I hope the sun is shining on all parts of the world!🌞 It finally is here! Yea!!!!
        03-30-2013, 10:42 AM
    Green Broke
    Now I just wait to find out when I start. Orientation will be the first thing.I bought a couple of shirts & 3 pairs of pants in town, & ordered my non-slip shoes from the company. My favorite is the (red) jelly filled donut. Everything is baked, not fried. They have a lot more than just donuts.
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