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        04-21-2013, 01:46 PM
      #8051
    Weanling
    So sorry foryour loss critter. Even when its for the best its very hard. Im the patriarch of my family. Have been for years. And its still hard. All my grandparents died then parents in the right order. But its never easy. So giving you my best wishes. It times of sorrow.hug a horse. Always works for me. Ride safe. And yes stan its snowing here today. Hope your getting rain
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        04-21-2013, 01:58 PM
      #8052
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    Looks like the drought may have given way to rain. Thunderstorm last night gave us a good dumping of rain but I still need the temp to stay up for 3 weeks, so in the north don't get to excited about spring just yet.
    Thanks for the help montana I know it gets a little chilly around the legs in the grass skirt.

    Now its my turn to get out the chaps, chafs, tights, leggings or what ever it is they are called in your country, add a trench coat and get ready for our winter riding. have you heard the one about the southern man. I'll keep that for another day, its monday morning and crims are waiting my smiling face
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        04-21-2013, 02:13 PM
      #8053
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    Originally Posted by montcowboy    
    so sorry foryour loss critter. Even when its for the best its very hard. Im the patriarch of my family. Have been for years. And its still hard. All my grandparents died then parents in the right order. But its never easy. So giving you my best wishes. It times of sorrow.hug a horse. Always works for me. Ride safe. And yes stan its snowing here today. Hope your getting rain
    Thank you for your kind words Montana . You are right I am headed over to the horses here in a few.
         
        04-21-2013, 02:48 PM
      #8054
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Wow had a lot to catch up on!

    Corgi-so glad to hear your dad is improving! Love the shedding pics too.

    Cw- sounds like Marc is doing well with the new job. Did you move ?

    Stan- was showing hubby pics of your Stella and bugs, he's quite jealous of your farm...I'm hoping I can convince him he needs his own horse. Keep posting pics so I can motivate him :)

    Nine- wow you have a good memory! Yep, I've had Kes for one year now, we had our anniversary last week. We have bonded, I'm just in love with her and so excited for what I think we can accomplish together.

    Prairie- can't believe how much snow you're getting so late in April! You must be dying to see some spring!

    Roaddy- love all your new pasture land, your horses are going to be thrilled to get out there!

    So, I'm again on a flight back from the sun. This time was a week in Vegas, which was a blast but not the smartest thing to do with only 2 weeks to go before our big show! I'm now a ball of stress....my poor trainer is going to have her handful with me this week!

    I did talk hubby into going to this show with me! Well follow our trainer there, ill drive Kes again, since I'm such a pro now ;). Well be sleeping in the truck for four nights, since we don't have an RV and all monies were spent on the show fees so no hotel for us. Should either be really fun or really miserable. I'm counting on rain, since that's all it does here until August. So coolers, sleeping bags, gas stove and air mattresses for 5 days...but I'm soooo excited for it all!
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        04-21-2013, 07:11 PM
      #8055
    Trained
    No we have not moved yet we are waiting for the other people to leave
    Got my Starbucks a Hazelnut frappuchino
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        04-21-2013, 07:32 PM
      #8056
    Foal
    Critter Sitter, I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Prayer said.
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        04-21-2013, 08:12 PM
      #8057
    Green Broke
    Stan,
    Glad to see you got a lot of rain. Stella and Bugs look great all wet.

    Cw,
    Glad your DH made it through the week and hope you are able to retain all the info you learned.

    Corgi,
    Glad to see the good news about your dad and hope the healing continues.

    Critter Sitter,
    I am so very sad to read about your grandfather after talking to you about your worries with your mom. I hope your family is able to get through this sad time.
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        04-21-2013, 08:19 PM
      #8058
    Yearling
    Critter,

    So sorry to hear about your grampa, prayers with you!


    Well, good news....the saddle and pads fit great! . Yea!! We had a nice little ride!

    I'm attaching a picture that I couldn't pass up....it's funny, as rainn's personality is starting to,shine through the more I work with her. Since we've brought her home she's just kinda hung out, but I swear she loves the attention and being worked with...she's more perky, her ears are up more...just seems to be happy! Which makes me feel great?

    I actually spent time with both horses today, and Skye just LOVES to be brushed. She stood there with her eyes closed much of the time.....makes me feel bad about giving her back, but that's about all,I can do with her...

    Here's to a great new week everyone!! Happy trails.....🐴
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        04-21-2013, 08:24 PM
      #8059
    Yearling
    Progress!

    Despite Saturday nights snowstorm, we are finally seeing signs of spring.

    Here is a picture from just over a week or so ago.


    And the same shot from today.



    In celebration of spring, today was vaccination and worming day. The horses were great and have forgiven me for poking and prodding them. I still have to give the West Nile vaccine next week, but I am glad to have this chore checked off my list.

    Our barn site is now clear of snow and hopefully the topsoil is thawed just enough to get the bobcat in to level it next weekend. If all goes well, construction will begin next Monday. WooHoo!!

    Home of future barn. The white step in posts mark the corners of the building. After this long winter, I will be so grateful to have the barn up and finished before fall.
         
        04-21-2013, 08:36 PM
      #8060
    Green Broke
    My update is that we are apparently doing more rescue than I had intended. We had to go get two horses from a couple who traded some hotrods and 4 wheelers for horses a couple years ago with less knowledge than the arm rest on my recliner. I did get a good deal on a pretty good 17" saddle and bridle with bit for $225.

    One is a 10 year old registered paint mare and the other is a possibly bred palimino mini. The paint is in bad shape weight wise, but still has some spirit so I think she will come back in time.

    I skipped church to spend time working on mom's truck getting the oil changed and tires rotated. Released the horses out on the new pasture closest to our pasture.

    I worked Trusty around then saddled him with the new saddle and took him for a really great ride. Got to the end of the the road and there were bales of hay in the ditches where the county has built drain run offs. He thought they were going to eat him so I had to work him for about 10 minutes to get past them. By the time I was done he walked over them both and walked around the cones that were there all while traffic was rushing by on the highway.




    The pictures are still downloading so I'll post them as soon as they are done. It may be tomorrow morning.
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