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    04-16-2013, 08:36 PM
CW, crats on DHs job! I think working outdoors would be great, beats a office I think...but I prefer the outdoors and open windows any day. Plus, Roadyynis right, working outdoors gets ya in shape! I know I can't believe how my muscles have firmed up and I've gotten stronger since having the horses. Mucking stalls, carrying buckets, spreading mulch and sawdust does the body GOOD!!!!😜
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    04-16-2013, 09:30 PM
Green Broke
Worked with Trusty this afternoon and was very pleased with his response to me lunging him.

Then doctored on Boo's injury...

Got a little proud flesh trying to set in, but getting it back under control.
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    04-17-2013, 01:17 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
good news Hubby found a job its a fencing Job
He started yesterday I hope he can do it since he is almost 50
No problem but if he is not used to that kind of work he will feel it for a while but once he gets fit look out
    04-17-2013, 01:24 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Roadyy    
Worked with Trusty this afternoon and was very pleased with his response to me lunging him.

Then doctored on Boo's injury...

Got a little proud flesh trying to set in, but getting it back under control.
Got to say the injuries took me back a bit but I take it he is moving forward on the healing. Liked the earlier photos of your property and the older buildings, looks like a really great place.
    04-17-2013, 02:24 AM
Holy improvement Roadyy, good job.

I am only back here to read Stan's insults so leading you all again. Laugh.
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    04-17-2013, 03:02 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by AlexS    
Holy improvement Roadyy, good job.

I am only back here to read Stan's insults so leading you all again. Laugh.
Really, she does like me.
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    04-17-2013, 06:53 AM
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Thank you Alex. He is looking better and really glad to see the blood flowing good to that area so I know the healing will continue in the right direction.


He injured that 2 weeks ago tomorrow and is definitely healing from what it looked like at the beginning. Here is a beginning pic.
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    04-17-2013, 07:17 AM
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It is a vast improvment. Not that I am a sentimental type person having to deal with the types I come across in my daily work and communications, AlexS excluded when animals get hurt I tend to feel it and boy did my insides do a flip when I viewed the injuries again. Kudos to you for the job you have done with the horse, a lot would not go that far.
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    04-17-2013, 09:13 AM
Green Broke
I've only saddled and rode him once since I brought him here back at the beginning of Feb. He and the 3 yr old lineback were rehomed to me from a rescue.

Been doing a lot of ground work with him due to not wanting to yield his legs for farrier. This is from several injuries from a previous location unknown to me. He has a bump across his nose that looks like a finger under the skin from one side to the other, a couple of knots just before the tail bone that looks like a previous fracture, and a couple of rings on lower right leg. One at bottom of cannon and another center of pastern. Looks like they were really bad rope burns. He could not be tied without going completely balistic trying to get free.

We assume from all of the injuries that he was left tied and got tangled in long rope which led to him freaking out trying to get free. I only have a limited amount of info about him from before the rescue.

We have been working on him standing tied while we doctor, bath and work on lifting his hooves. He would immediately go into reverse and rear once he felt resistance on the lead. We are close too having that trained out of him, but this injury didn't help much other than him learning patience from stall rest while his buddies were all running around and playing musical chairs at the hay ring.

Sorry for the biography, but figured it may help you see where we are with him.
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    04-17-2013, 09:19 AM
Hey everyone...just letting you know that I am still around, but my Dad's health has taken over my life and I have no free time anymore.

My Dad is still at UVA hospital, but was moved out of ICU. His body seems to be healing but he has severe delirium and doesn't know what year it is or where he is. This is very frustrating because he was working full time as a security guard up until the day of his surgery.

My mom has been staying with me for the past week and that is never a good thing. She hates being here and wants to be in her own house, but she is really not able to be by herself for long periods of time and my aunt, who was staying with her needed to go home to MD for a little while so Mom had to come here. She is going back home today and that will give us both a little break.

I am still driving the 1.5 hours to UVA almost every day. It is taking a physical, emotional, amd financial toll. I have no idea how long Dad is going to be there or where he will go when he is released. I am thinking he will need some type of rehab hospital at the best and a nursing home at the worst. And deciding where that should be is causing me a lot of stress. Mom has made it very clear she can not live with me...and I totally agree. We would kill each other. So, bringing Dad to a facility close to me isn't really an option but finding a place for him in their hometown causes a problem too because I will need to make arrangements for someone to look after Mom at home as well. And let's not even talk about the fact that they have no money now that Dad isn't working. They get Social Security benefits and that is it...that doesn't even cover their monthly expenses which is why Dad was working full time at the age of 78.

Too much to think about.

Sorry...just had to vent.

I did find time to have Isabella's teeth floated and had the farrier come out and do her feet. She was 2 weeks overdo for her feet. I am getting ready to go to the hospital to visit Dad and hand Mom off to my aunt and I hope to get some riding in this afternoon. It has been way too long!

Please know I have been reading everyone's posts and you all have been providing a much needed distraction!
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