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        05-02-2013, 09:30 PM
      #8481
    Yearling
    P.s. Also had to share....Rainn seemed better today....three days at being alone without another horse, she seems to be adapting. She had way more pep in her step today.

    Mom says when she checks on her throughout the day, at times she is standing there sleeping. I said, she's probably making up for lost time.....when sassy pants was at the barn, Rainn had NO rest because Skye would continually run her off!!!😠

    Now Rainn has the run of the joint! We leave her stall open so she can come and go freely. Couldn't do that before! She seems to enjoy it! THIS is what retirement was meant to be like!!!! 😉

    Here is an updated pic...can't believe how her appearance is morphing as she sheds her wolly coat!!! 😆😋
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        05-02-2013, 09:56 PM
      #8482
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Welcome TJ, we all have some sort of horse baggage, being in the over 40 group and all. And your wordiness wont scare us off :)

    Nvr2many - OMG how jealous am I of that ride! What gorgeous pics, you must have had an amazing day. I was looking at the pics thinking "wow, that looks like Oregon...forgot that's where you are lol

    Hunter - awesome Vancouver pics - I love that city, its just too beautiful to describe, and so fun to visit.

    CW - thanks for the well wishes. I'm going to have DH record one of my tests so that I can share it with you all. That is if we have a good test.

    Today she was a bossy, sassy thing. We had a battle of the wills. I won in the end of course with the instruction of my trainer, but my gawd I can't beleive the horse I rode today was my girl. She got really mad at me at one point and flattened her ears and turned her head the opposite way of the bend I was asking for, and then it was on. Seemed like hours of arguing with her, was probably only 15 mins but geeze that girl is stubborn. Hoping that's it and we got it out now before we leave, otherwise next weeks is going to get interesting!
         
        05-02-2013, 10:02 PM
      #8483
    Weanling
    Thanks for the welcome, Nicker, & to Hunter: Stan? Oh..will look forward to it.(?!) Really am going off now, just wanted to check it one more time, & reply re Nicker's dog; trust the dog, absolutely. I had a cat that desperately hated a boyfriend I had. Ignored the cat, & ran into an 8 yr relationship w/a charming ******* that was extremely good @ duplicity & lying. Trust the dog, critters know.
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        05-02-2013, 10:03 PM
      #8484
    Yearling
    Pic of Kes I took today in her new show bling...got the brow band for xmas and finally get to use it!
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        05-02-2013, 10:40 PM
      #8485
    Yearling
    TJ, welcome. You're in good company here.

    Nvr2many, Loved the pictures of the Oregon beach, the scenery was lovely, your horse is gorgeous and you looked great on your horse! It was clear that you were having a great time!

    Hunter, I love the Vancouver area. For my son's senior year vacation (before he graduated) we went to BC and Vancouver, and Vancouver Island. I'd been there for a business trip and knew they would love it. The kids loved Robson district (did I get that right?) as well as the ferry rides and trail rides and white water rafting near Whistler. Orca watches topped it off. It was one of our best vacations ever.

    Today is May 2nd, we have a major winter storm brewing. 30 mph winds from almost due north, with rain (freezing and sleet in some parts of the metro area) and this afternoon turning to snow. Accumulations of an inch already and another 2 due before afternoon tomorrow. Needless to say, my horses finally shed out last weekend and they were all shivering when I got home from work to check on them. DH had put the pony and the oldest horse in the barn for their feedings (routine) and brought the sheep into the barn and was just waiting to see what I wanted to do with the others. I whistled up the other horses and checked them out to decide who needed to come in to the barn as we can only bring in a total of 4 of the 6. The 2 oldest and the youngest plus the pony are indoors tonight with the ewes. I love the sounds and smells of the barn when it's crammed with animals happily munching their hay. I always think of it as Noah's ark. However, I felt bad that I didn't realize we were going to have so much 'wet' with the drizzle before the snow. I've only seen a horse shiver once in my life before, and I had 3 of the 4 just shaking when I got them up. Poor babies. DH has one of the 10x10 areas of the barn fitted out with hinged fence panels instead of stall fronts. They fold back against the wall of the barn out of the way when not needed, and unfold and fasten together to make a 10x10 short-walled pen for lambing when needed. Since we have no lambs at the present, this makes a dandy little pony stall. He seems to be fine in there, and it gives us an extra 'spot' to accommodate another animal. The sheep take up the equivalent of another 2 stalls combined in one large stall, plus the 3 with the 'big horses'. I do love my barn, and every time the "ark" is filled up I have to brag on DH for how he built it for me. The design is so flexible that we can accommodate lots of different configurations. Anyway, I digress.

    Enjoy the weekend! We'll be off to bluegrass music festival tomorrow, followed by a visit to the National Cattledog Finals in mid-Missouri. First time for that. We watch those well-trained border collies and come back to our 3 little rescues...

    WGrace, love the bling - it will be awesome under the arena lights and sunlight! Good luck!
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        05-02-2013, 10:42 PM
      #8486
    Banned
    Welcome TJ, you already fought the biggest battle by riding again after a big fall. Hoping your next lesson goes well.

    Sereno hasn't been back I see, hope all is well with him.
         
        05-02-2013, 11:30 PM
      #8487
    Green Broke
    Thank you everyone! Yes it was great! Will be better as we get to be more comfortable with going. Was our first time so was not sure what to expect. But it was a wonderful day!!!

    @ tjtalon............... welcome!

    @ With Grace............. loving the bling!!!!

    @ AlexS.............. me too. I am worried after his last couple posts.
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        05-03-2013, 12:54 AM
      #8488
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    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    I don't recall if it was in reference to Stan or Sereno...lol I always get the first without the last. I'll tell you why.


    I used to be a smoker and my wife always complained about the cost of them. I made the mistake of sending her after me a carton once. Apparently she decided to find me the cheapest brand and try to force me to smoke them if I wanted to smoke. While searching she ran across rolling tobacco and compared the cost of paper and a can as to the cost of a carton of premade. She came waltzing in with a huge prideful smile on her face like she just found the greatest deal ever and sat the bag in front of me. I, ofcourse, raised mortal cain about the aggravation it is to roll them every time I wanted to smoke and her response was to quit smoking. So I went ahead and used it to prove a point.


    Well, a few weeks go by and it's her time for cycling. She texts me to stop off and pick up her some feminine hygiene products on my way home. I go through the isles looking for the cheapest brand and run across cotton balls. Well the light bulb went off and I grab a huge bag of them and headed for the sewing department to grab some thread. Yep, I walked in and dropped that bag in front of her with a smile that looked like the cat that just ate the canary.

    She commenced to opening the bag and asked what was all of this. I explained that her products were too dang expensive and this would save a lot of money by rolling her own. She begins to complain about the trouble with this idea and that she couldn't do it this way, which I knew she would say. I smiled and said if you can't do this then you should quit!.
         
        05-03-2013, 01:40 AM
      #8489
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    This has moved to fast even for my expanded mind to keep up. I said expanded mind AlexS not waist line.

    Welcome to the new posters and keep pushing in and posting. Tempory forgot her name Sorry. The sugestion of instead of a weed eater, giving SWMBO a set of clippers to cut the lawn with is not funny.
    It would take her to long and I would have to cook dinner after I had been for a lazy horse ride and that would eat into my alotted time for a cold beer.

    Have noticed some are having issues with their mares Not a problem for me. When ever Stella starts to get stroppy I ride Bugs, simple.

    I also look at the feed and take out the grain, make sure the sugar content is down and feed minerals with a high content of magnesium.

    Never2many: if I have it right great photos and when Stella starts to splash in the water I quickly kick her on, otherwise its a swim, and the salt water is not good for the saddle. Ever had the horse decide it was going to lay in the sand while still on, mine has. It just dropped straight down and started to build sand castles. Never a dull moment.

    Where is our mate with his side kick Bob.
    O/k off to feed the horses
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        05-03-2013, 01:58 AM
      #8490
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    Originally Posted by nvr2many    

    @ AlexS.............. me too. I am worried after his last couple posts.
    Going to send him a pm, which should alert to his email depending on his settings. Maybe I can harass him into coming back and checking in.


    LMAO, Stan. It's BBQ season there no? Your waist line is expanding.
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