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        03-31-2013, 09:07 PM
    Thought I'd share a few pictures.

    Taken last fall....

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        03-31-2013, 10:21 PM
    Had to share this sweet picture of Gracie rose she was going with me to care for one of my pet sitting homes. We were waiting on a train and she was "sleeping" she was so excited to go with then fell asleep
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        03-31-2013, 10:23 PM
    LOL how cute!!
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        03-31-2013, 10:40 PM
    Originally Posted by Fahntasia    
    LOL how cute!!
    Gracie is deaf she was born that way and is a huge mamas girl. Any time mama lets her "go" it is a Great day.. she is such a lover girl. Surprising for Border Collie.
        04-01-2013, 07:30 AM
    Green Broke
    My oldest dog, Bud, has become almost completely deaf over the last 3 years to the point that you can stand right behind him and talk to him without response. He can hear very loud sounds like the little ankle biters of my wife's yapping which gets him to barking, but he doesn't know when to stop until you go find him and let him see you telling him to stop. He's 13 this year and I really miss taking him out on the trails with me in the Jeep like we used to, but he just doesn't have it in him anymore. He has lost weight from roaming the 5 acres though so that is good news.
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        04-01-2013, 12:28 PM
    Green Broke
    Wow great picts everyone, haven't had a chance to totally catch up as been away from computer for most of week. Will try and read and catch up later.

    I hope all is well for everyone, hope you got some rain Stan.

    Had an awesome time off, spent a lot of time at the barn and it was sunny all week. Felt like summer for the past 2 days. Hunter has been coming along nicely going on trail rides and such until yesterday.

    He has always had an issue with me doing up the girth. Usually I keep him in the cross ties and don't tighten girth all the way until he is bridled. Well yesterday I had taken off one of the cross ties so he could much some hay. I put his saddle on and was just tightening it up a little and out of nowhere he bit me on my arm. The last time he did that was just a small bite on my back and I gave him a hefty kick to the belly. This time I was so shocked I didn't react which makes me mad because he deserved and hefty kick. Anywho here is a pic from yesterday. I will get one of it today after I take bandage off. It is nasty. I am getting the lady that I bought my saddle from to come check it. It can be adjusted so hopefully we can fit it, if that is the problem.
        04-01-2013, 01:46 PM
    Ouch Hunter that looks like it hurt, and hurts !

    Roady, is bud a lab rottie mix? He looks like a fun dog

    Here's a pic of my beastie, she's a King german shepherd, 115 pounds, she just turned 9 years old:

        04-01-2013, 03:14 PM
    Green Broke
    I don't have a dog to post a photo of. Feeling like I'm missing out some how. Roslyn maintains we don't need a dog as I do a fair bit of barking. Not sure how to take that. Could be getting got at.

    Hunter65, Still no rain am getting very concerned, the grass has dried right up and is now turning to dust. We see clouds but the darn things don't stop at my place. Water is now $600 for 19,000 litres and its a long que. I now will be spending the remainder of my holiday looking for more suitable hay. Most of whats is for sale is very dry and with very little feed value.

    As for the horse biting you, I normally do not hit a horse on the face. But, there is a time when drastic action is required and to me that is it. Savannah once tried to bite me, my responce was swift and directed right at her front lip. She was very unsure around me for a while but got over it and never tried that on again.

    You mentioned she had done it before, and got you on the back, also does she bite the farrier. Once all of the saddle issues have been sorted if she does it again whack her on the nose. It won't make her head shy if its only a one off but she will be a little cautious for a while.

    When I do up the girth on Stella she swings her head around but has not bitten me. I now tighten it up a little, than lift both her front legs then return to the final tighten. That redirects her. I have also thrown her a curve by changing from tightening the girth from her left side to her right and back again.
    Another thing you could try is make believe you are tightening the girth and have a crop in hand and as she starts to swing her head around tap her on the check and keep tapping until she turns her head away, getting a little harder with each tap.

    Well i'm off outside now, there is a cloud hanging around, I'll take my guitar and sing an appropriate country song, since the rain dance has not worked. Ill need to be careful the last time I did something like that my neighbour aimed some bird shot in my general direction.

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