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        05-08-2013, 07:11 AM
    Green Broke
    NM71, those are great pictures with a good looking animal to make them really pop.

    Corgi, He is adorable and looks like one who keeps things enjoyable just being around him. The horses look really good and I like your fencing as well as the standing posts. I have to redo a couple at my place that were rotted before we moved in.

    I started some repair work on a 2 horse trailer for a co-worker. It's has a lot of cancer to be replaced. Here is the start point and the ending point since I couldn't find my multi plug to have light to see.

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    I'll be replacing the floor in the tack compartment and the feeding shelf with new sheet metal. Then attempt to replace the section around the top as it meets the side. There are a couple of doors that need cancer cut out and replaced as well. This is the same trailer that blew a tire out a mile from the house.
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        05-08-2013, 07:31 AM
    So nice that you have a little project to keep you busy.

    Finding a two horse trailer down here only took me about a year and paid the price of what it cost NEW in the States. Then... new breaks, tires, bearings, ALL new wiring, junction box, lights, emergency break system, break controller, load leveler, hitch and ball, jack, re-do the tack area....

    Goes in for some de-rusting and paint next week.

    Have fun Roadyy.
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        05-08-2013, 09:24 AM
    Last evenings fun! Part 1.

    Cary, my wife, is in Chicago on business. As soon as that little inconvenience is out of the way she heads for the tack stores. She travels a lot but knows were just about every one is around the world. So I get to take care of everything by myself in the evenings. Last evening as a thunder storm was just leaving.

    First we have to get Dunderdog out. She has been hiding in the house since the first clap of thunder. Office. Foot scooting. Into bedroom. Onto chair and get real small and clingy.

    OK so 3 dogs locked up. Where is Bones? Off we go. First we feed broken down donkey.

    Sereno and Hechicera are happy to see us.

    Sereno always walks up to me ... then we discuss who controls the halter.

    About half way home I take his halter off and Bones escorts him to his stall.

    Now for the other two.

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        05-08-2013, 09:39 AM
    Last evenings fun! Part 2.

    I tie up Hechicera while I get Chican. Chican has his own idea of what must be done first.

    When he is done, he comes to me.

    I see the guard and ask him to take a photo. Horses a little confused since home is the OTHER way. The guy is having trouble with the camera!

    It's the middle of the night and more thunder. All dogs are out but Dunderdog is making such a racket that I have to get up and let her in. Oooops. All four race past me. Oh, what the heck.
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        05-08-2013, 09:45 AM
    Green Broke
    Yes, that trailer repair will eat up several evenings worth of hours. I will use it to work on all of my horses trailer loading skills once the work is done then take a couple to the vet for checkups. Then likely use it to take a couple of horses for trail rides before taking it back to the owner.

    You have beautiful landscaping and fencing around your place too, Sereno. I really like wooden fencing more than metal. It is more appealing to me for some reason.
        05-08-2013, 10:02 AM
    Stalls and hickups

    Not horse stalls, at least not yet. Or barn is under construction, but we have come across an issue.
    Here is my progress picture from Monday evening.

    It looks good except the wall light is in the middle of the wall, not the top like it is supposed to be.

    So, now here is the pic from last night.

    The crew has taken off all the siding and has to start over to correct the position of the wall light. I feel so bad for them, but it was their mistake, and I need the light up high and out of reach of the horses. Hopefully the new materials will arrive soon and they will finish up by the weekend. After that, we take over and work on the inside.

    I finally had my riding lesson on Monday and it went well. Koolio was a little pokey at the walk, but great in the other gaits. The instructor didn't say I was terrible or had too many bad habits, so that is good. I do have to work on getting Koolio to march forward at the walk and to keep my hands closer together. Overall, she said we were "pretty cute together". I am not sure what that means for an "over 40" gal, but I will take it as a compliment.

    It is finally greening up here. I will post pictures once the leaves are out on the trees to show everyone why we tolerate 7 months of winter. Summer really is wonderful here, and so welcome!

    I hope everyone has a great day!
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        05-08-2013, 01:55 PM
    Green Broke
    Oh Roadyy! You are bringing back nightmares!!!! We just re-did a trailer and I don't even want to think about it!!! LOL. Actually I am proud to think about where we started and what we have now. Not perfect but, very happy!! Please share as you go so that I can share in your pain. It will also make me feel a bit better about what we went through.
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        05-08-2013, 02:12 PM
    Good to see you all again

    See you later
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        05-08-2013, 02:20 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    Oh Roadyy! You are bringing back nightmares!!!! We just re-did a trailer and I don't even want to think about it!!! LOL. Actually I am proud to think about where we started and what we have now. Not perfect but, very happy!! Please share as you go so that I can share in your pain. It will also make me feel a bit better about what we went through.
    Metal work is not a scary thing for me. I did all of the metal fabrication on my Jeep and will be building a custom aluminum dash once I get to that stage of it's build.

    I only have a small sheet of metal on hand to replace the feed shelf and will replace the tack box floor,and other areas once we get another sheet to work with.
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        05-08-2013, 07:02 PM
    My 3rd lesson will be awhile coming. $$struggles, & wrangle as I could, can't afford the next 2 weeks. Fessed up to my instructor via email. She replied I have to do my best, every other week lesson she can deal with, but horses need consistency, so the plan has to be nailed down, & "see you this Sunday", to help out w/whatever needs done. I can work that out (can work on my body, can deal w/fear, but can't make $$ appear from nowhere). Have alot to work on, this all being a life-turn-around thing (which I've sucked at for years). But, past has got to be past. I'll show up this Sunday morning, get my butt worked off (& on) somehow, & get this commitment together. I feel old & low right now, but hopeful. Need this change, have prayed for it; can't question how it's occurring. Thanks for listening.
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