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post #7871 of 29437 Old 04-11-2013, 10:25 AM
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hey everyone.. Cute Ducks Roadyy

We have had some Crazy goofy weather Thunderstorms possible tornados then ice and Snow and even Thundersnow. It is all very welcome moisture just Crazy weather.
I just want a really nice warm day so I can give the horses a nice bath and really groom them good.

It is getting closer to Moving day and I am s nervous nelly I hope it will be a good move for us.
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post #7872 of 29437 Old 04-11-2013, 12:39 PM
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LITW,, you do know you can get a handle strap to go across your saddle to use as a grab handle in an emergency or to just have there to make you feel better. Seen several people with them.

Oh and we have 82* spring time here with some severe weather supposedly hitting us tonight and tomorrow.

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post #7873 of 29437 Old 04-11-2013, 02:54 PM
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Patience is a virtue

...and I am starting to lose it.

The forecast is calling for yet another snow storm this weekend with 15+ cm of new snow. Although it is barely melting today, temps are not expected to go above freezing until next week (if the forecast doesn't change again). This is nearing the end of our 7th month of winter weather and I am losing patience.

We were supposed to start our barn over 3 weeks ago, but the site is still frozen and under over a foot of ice and snow. The only snowless places to ride are on the road or to haul in to an arena. It is too slippery to even do any groundwork in the yard. On the very limited patches where there is no snow, we have a lumpy, poopy half frozen muddy mess. I am starting to resent my winter boots and long for the days when simple paddock boots or sneakers will do.

I think the horses are getting frustrated with the weather. They want to shed out their winter hair, but its too cold. I think they are getting tired of hay and are anxious for the arrival of some solid footing and fresh spring grasses.

I am also still waiting to start in riding lessons again. The coach is just back from a 3 month road trip, so we haven't had a chance to set a date and time to start or to go over what to focus on. Waiting impatiently to set this up.

I am also still in limbo at work, not knowing where I will be working or what I will be doing after June. Budget cuts have been tough on everybody, especially those of us declared "surplus". I have submitted applications for 3 positions that I am still waiting to hear back on. I don't expect anything will happen until the end of April at the earliest, so right now all I can do is wait and see.

Anybody wanna trade some patience for a few megatons of snow?
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post #7874 of 29437 Old 04-11-2013, 05:26 PM
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hey everyone. Just stopped by to let stan know that im breaking out the grass skirt again for the nz rain dance. And ill wager that by monday here I have snow on the But stan needs me. Glad to hear every one is doing good. Really havent had any riding weather here in my side of the mountain. But if it gets into the mid 30s im doing it. Since I got most everything with shoes on now. Kinda worried now that I got shoes on them all that they will have out grown them before I get to really put any miles on them. Live and learn even at my age. Just had my front end rebuilt on my ford diesel pickumuptruck to the tune of 1400.00 but they swear now when I head west my truck isnt heading east at the same time. So that's good right?? Hope you all have a great weekend. And have better weather then im having. Ride safe ya all.
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post #7875 of 29437 Old 04-11-2013, 07:54 PM
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Well, Stan could use the snow.Most of us could use some patience. I think all of us could use a money tree-LOL! My night training will start next week & I'll be catching a ride w/the gal that will be doing my training. I have to go into town tomorrow & run some errands. We're thinking of getting a ride in on Saturday. The last time I rode my friend's little QH, she made tons of saliva, said she always does that, so I was thinking of riding her in a bitless outfit I bought a few years's back. I've used it on a Curly stallion & a P.Fino mare & had good results. It should fit her & we will only be doing easy riding on dirt roads. I'm so glad my Aussie saddle fits her nicely. I see so many people having fits w/finding a saddle to fit their horse and themselves.
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post #7876 of 29437 Old 04-11-2013, 10:02 PM
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Well, we got 10 inches of snow last night, and more to come tonight. Patience as Coolio said. I hope Saturday is warm, as I will be driving Teddy for the first time. I'd rather not drive in rain encased in ice!
Does anyone have any plans for traveling to a trail ride this summer? I'm thinking of going to Kentucky for a trail ride through their pretty parks. Anyone have any experience in Kentucky?

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post #7877 of 29437 Old 04-11-2013, 10:39 PM
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Koolio I wish I could trade you some patience but all I got is snow, snow and more snow on the way. I'm hopeful this is the last hurrah for the long winter we've had. It's gotta be gone by May...June...July...? HaHa!
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post #7878 of 29437 Old 04-12-2013, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Koolio View Post
...and I am starting to lose it.

Anybody wanna trade some patience for a few megatons of snow?
I have been waiting for rain since 25 December 12. I have tried a rain dance in all manner of get ups. And it has been mentioned I should point the shot gun at the odd cloud that goes over head. I'm a starter for that, but the one thing I still have is patience, buckets of it, so. Send over the megatons of snow and ill send over buckets of patience. You pay the cartage.

And just to rub salt into the bad weather you are suffering I am taking Bugs on a 4 hour trek in the morning topped off with a nice lunch and the promise of sunshine.
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post #7879 of 29437 Old 04-12-2013, 02:09 AM
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Just imagine....If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Air New Zealand one year ago, you would have $49.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in the AA one year ago, you would have $33.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Canterbury Finance one year ago,you would have $0.00 today.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminium cans for recycling refund, you would have received $214.00..

Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the Kiwi Saver-Keg.

A recent study found that the average Kiwi walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Kiwi’s drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year
That means that, on average, Kiwi’s get about 41 miles to the gallon!

Makes you ****ed proud to be a Kiwi!!

For those that don't know a kiwi is a New Zealander

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post #7880 of 29437 Old 04-12-2013, 08:47 AM
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Love the math lesson & the logic! Have fun at the ride, Stan.
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