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post #7981 of 29437 Old 04-17-2013, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Corgi my prayers go out to you and your parents
I know what you are going through

Roady that cut looks awful
Hope the horse is healing
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post #7982 of 29437 Old 04-17-2013, 03:51 PM
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Roadyy, you're doing a fabulous job of helping the horse heal. I really like that the lunging horse has his inside ear cocked to you. Nice
CW I'm glad that your DH found a job. Or should I say two? Nice to have options! As for him being sore, Icy-Hot or horse liniment are always good. I've used both more than I care to admit.
Corgi, I'm so sorry about your Dad and Mom. My prayers are still with you all. Maybe your Dad could go to a nursing home until he is up and about. Your Mom could share a double room with him. Tell her it's just until he can move on his own again. It might help her to be close to him, and knowing it's temporary would be helpful, also. It would be cheaper, I think, than having full time help at her home. She can also socialize better at a nursing home, than in her own house. At least I presume she can. Do take care of yourself as much as you can. I would sit with your Mom if only I was closer. I have an affinity for the elderly, as I'm not that far from being one myself. Thank you AlexS
AlexS your avatar cracks me up every time I see it. It reminds me of me when I'm on a rampage. (doesn't happen often - only when I'm on prednisone, thank God).
Hunter65, I don't know what happened to your arm, but do keep an eye on it. If it gets hot, red and very sore, see a doctor Right Away. Blood clots can travel to your brain or heart. Neither one is a good thing and usually don't have good outcomes.
With Grace, I LOVE the show picture of you and Kestrel. You look so great! It's so neat to hear of the bond you've made with her in such a short time. What has it been? About a year since you bought her? Very cool for you. And kudos to the wins and lone trailering. Way to go, woman! I'd like to see head shots of all you with your horses. If you're able. I'm still trying to figure out how to get pictures of Lars on here. I'm a technical idiot. Give me low tech any day. Like a stall pick or a wheel barrow.
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post #7983 of 29437 Old 04-17-2013, 03:57 PM
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Sorry for another post. I got a call from the trainer today. Teddy is just about ready to come home. I don't know if his harness is ready yet or not. But apparently, Teddy is. I miss him so much! I need to jump on the cart and get it rehabbed soon! I can't do any painting until the weather warms up. God only knows when that will be. But I'll be able to drive Teddy this Saturday. Yay!!
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post #7984 of 29437 Old 04-17-2013, 07:44 PM
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A beautiful sunny day today with temps on the plus side. I can now begin to see patches of grass where the new barn is going to be built. Hopefully we will continue to thaw and the bobcat can stwrt levelling the building site in the next couple of weeks. I am so looking forward to having a proper barn.

Trip to the vet today to pick up vaccinations for the horses. My old man Sam seems to be fighting a respiratory virus as he has yellow discharge in both nostrils. Otherwise he seems fine. The poor old guy just got over an eye abscess, so I am hoping he won't need another round of antibiotics. I'll take his temp tonight after DH gets home (I think I will wait until after supper to ask DH if he will hold Sam while I take his rectal temp). Hopefully he will be well by the weekend as that is when I plan to vaccinate.

I hope the arrival of spring brings good things for everyone. Rain for Stan, a good horse for NickerMaker, health for Corgi's dad, a good boarding situation for CountryWoman, quick healing for Hunter and Roadyy and just plain good fortune and happiness to all. (I hope I got everyone's names and situations right. If not, I am sorry.)

Stan- need some more jokes and funny stories. One each day would be just dandy.
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post #7985 of 29437 Old 04-17-2013, 08:38 PM
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Hi all! Love this thread and reading everyone's posts!

Had to the looking for the horse thing is still simmering, my lady...lets call her Sue to make it simple...shall we?? She emailed me saying she had a PERFECT horse, and something to take to that clinic.....which btw, I believe is THE reason she broke our agreement...but I digress.....

So,I called about the horse, keep in mind I've told everyone I want a half dead horse.....the horse that was "perfect" for me hasn't been ridden in TWO years!!! The girl can barely get it to canter in the ring....

So I am done with Sue!! Therefore, I contacted all of my old horse contacts from years ago....why didn't I before? All of this horse stuff kinda morphed into something I hadn't planned...I just planned on taking horses to brush and keep as, I'm ready to ride! 😃

So within the last three days I've had contacts with people I TRUST ( not friends of friends) and several leads right under my I'm in a better frame of mind....and also figure....if nothing pops up soon, then it's meant to be that way, I am OK with that...having a horse again wasn't something I had even toyed with a year ago! So I am certainly fortunate!!!

Also, I borrowed a saddle today and had my first REAL ride on Rainn today!! It was a complete success!!! Something I needed for my confidence! I'm going to try to attach a pic!!

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post #7986 of 29437 Old 04-17-2013, 11:01 PM
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Roady, electric is fantastic but I recommend a powerful battery. We have my 9 acre field all electric wire.
The wound is healing well.

Corgi, hugs. I understand.

Everyone, howdy!

We had one helluva record breaking blizzard. 19 inches of snow at my place. 17.7 in town.
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post #7987 of 29437 Old 04-17-2013, 11:25 PM
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Stan, be nice to AlexS. She is dealing with juveniles all day and comes here to have some mature conversation, don't you think? I like her, so don't run her off. LOL

Roadyy, good golly. I saw the open hunk of meat on the leg and the next one with proud flesh and honestly didn't realize it was a before/after picture. That is awesome, beyond words. Hearing of the Boo's issues with ropes, trust, and restraint makes your achievement all the more impressive. Excellent, excellent job.

Corgi, hugs. So sorry. Could they move your dad closer to you now, and then relocate him when he's able to be discharged from the hospital? Did they ever figure out what caused the dementia? Some people get it just from ICU; there's even a name for it. Plus don't let them overlook his thyroid hormone levels and electrolytes....sometimes it's the simple things. His body has been through a lot and it can throw things out of whack, certainly.

Nicker, sometimes things are just meant to be -- sounds like a door closed but lots of new doors opened up. That's a sign!

CW, it's nice to hear that Marc made it through his first day! He'll feel worse on day 3 as his muscles adjust; don't know why that is but I always feel okay on the 2nd day but on day 3 I can hardly move after a big workout. I had to laugh when someone recommended horse linament for Marc. A caution, and a funny story -- years ago I had an unscheduled dismount from my horse on a windy day when we were followed by a couple of bikers on motorcycles. It was before the days when helmets were the rule, so I picked the time to let go and chose to do so when I would land fluffy butt first instead of on my head. So... I broke my lumbosacral junction of my lower back. I didn't know it at the time, hobbled back to the barn, put the horse away (I boarded at the time) and went home. I was trying to tough it out but the pain was pretty bad. I had brought my horse's linament home with me from the barn, as I remembered my Grandpa using it all the time when I was a little girl. So, when the pain got too bad I had my hubby apply linament to my lower back to see if that would help the pain. Well......imagine the scene. I'm on my tummy, with muscle spasms in my lower back; he's gently applying the liquid linament, liberally, generously, with the best intentions. But - he used too much and the linament followed curves and gravity and ran into places where it simply is not to be tolerated. After I quit screaming I rushed into the shower, cleaned it off, and begged to be taken to the emergency room. That was the last time I used linament, LOL!
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post #7988 of 29437 Old 04-18-2013, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Country Woman View Post
Good morning
Marc was very sore when he came home
But he will stick it out

He needs to build up again
I hope you looked after him. Hot bath and a hearty meal, and I bet he was worse this morning

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post #7989 of 29437 Old 04-18-2013, 01:17 AM
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Ladytrails, of course I will be nice to AlexS. I had to go over to the 30 plus thread, and that took some doing locate her then hound her until she came from the dark side back into the light.
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post #7990 of 29437 Old 04-18-2013, 01:33 AM
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Hey Corgi. Sorry to hear about all that's going on in your life at present with your dad being in the hospital. I've been an RN for 26 years and always worked full time 12hr days and nights. Even with that experience under my belt, I still found it quite difficult dealing with my dad's stroke in Aug. Of 2012. There's so many things to do and you want to be there with him whenever possible. I could think of nothing else and wasn't sleeping and trying to work. I felt as if I was going to lose my mind. The best thing you can do is try to take some time for yourself no matter how little. You can always PM me if there is anything I can do to help or just vent a little. By the way my dad is ok and is awaiting a bed in a nursing home at present. My best to you and your family.
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