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        05-24-2013, 04:43 PM
      #9471
    Green Broke
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Yea Sure ya did.... I have plenty too
    That's my story and I'm sticky to it.
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        05-24-2013, 04:44 PM
      #9472
    Green Broke
    Very pretty. Here are my two and hers looks a lot like my endurance one.



         
        05-24-2013, 04:45 PM
      #9473
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    AlexS thumbs up to the quit smoking. As posted earlier I was a chain smoker the real mccoy.
    I read a book written by Allen Carr and the light was turned on. Took some doing as the battery was run down.

    Here is something I learnt, for what it is woth.
    We smoke acording to the trigers we have taught ourselves by that I mean. Ever gone to answer the phone and grabbed the smokes on the way. The phone is a trigger.
    Coffee, tea, booze after a meal, Before riding the horse after riding the horse. All triggers and have to be dealt with.

    Every thing you have done in the past with a cigerete you have to do in the future without one to beat the trigger, and at times several times. So ask Brad to come home and get started on those triggers he will love you for it. Now that that one is out of the way the triggers go way back to the first smoke. But it is only a thought, you don't go into great physicial, life threatening withdrawls.

    Here is what I did to deal with the triggers. Three simple words and the feelings that go with it.

    When ever I got the thought to smoke and being a chain smoker it was little like a 16 year old boy only one thought on their mind. Food you thought I ment something else didn't you

    Back to the three words. Every time I got the thought to smoke I would repeat to myself. I DON'T SMOKE. And feel good about it. I kept repeating that untill the thought went. Sometimes I repeated it over and over it seemed endless but it works. I did not use any aids cold turkey.

    Try it with a coffee or tea if you normally smoke during having the drink and each time you get the thought say to your self I DON'T SMOKE. And feel good. After a few coffees you will realise the thought to have a smoke does not come. That trigger is dealt with and so on. Try it out you will be surprised and it builds confidence.

    Well that's enough for today. Get Brad home and deal with a trigger

    Ta Ta for now

    In NZ it means good bye Not the other Ta Ta's
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        05-24-2013, 04:54 PM
      #9474
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    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    I am so in love with your saddle Stan. As you know it is similar to mine and would love to get one like yours for my hubby. I need to find out if he is stuck on having a horn. If he says yes then is a macho thing because I have heard him complain more than once about the horn jabbing him. Oh and love the handle!! It's like an "OH SH!T" bar made of leather!

    Alex, maybe just regular gum then. Something to do with your mouth and not think about hitting people, bahahahahaha.
    Tell your husband from a male point of view, if the horse stumbles and one is heading over the front the family jewels don't get caught up. Its a very smooth transition from the saddle over the horses neck to the ground.

    That saddle even has a jell filled seat very comfortable and if the horse turns in a tight circle, as Bugs can do. I have never fallen out, the pomel is easer to hang onto than a horn.
         
        05-24-2013, 05:04 PM
      #9475
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    Hey folks its raining again on my place, any one want me to catch a few drops and ship it, or are we satisfied with the pee method of retaining grass growth.

    Time to talk to the horses.

    Cheers all, have a nice safe dry ride.
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        05-24-2013, 05:18 PM
      #9476
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    Thanks Stan, everyone keeps telling me about that book. I will pick it up this weekend.

    People also keep telling me what to do when I get cravings, however for today at least, I am in a constant state of cravings. It's not coming and going, it's just always there.

    Brad's going to buy me one of those electronic cigs on the way home from work. If I go into a gas station right now, I will buy a pack of cigs, so he can get it for me instead.
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        05-24-2013, 07:46 PM
      #9477
    Yearling
    Rain here too, finally! I can hear the trees and the grasses sigh with relief. Hopefully the Mosquitos have run for cover for a bit as well. It's a great weekend to work on the barn inside!

    Alex - I wish you the best on quitting smoking. If you want it, you will do it one moment at a time.

    Roadyy- the trailer looks great! I wish I had the skills to do something useful with my hands. Maybe it's time to learn.

    Sereno (and Roadyy too I think) - good luck with you prospective properties. Is the intent to run a business or for personal use?

    Stan - did I read a while back you are keeping Stella? Does that mean Bugs is going? Or, are you keeping both? Or did I dream the whole thing?

    AnotherHorseDad - best of luck on the X-rays. I have never purchased a "perfect horse" as I don't think they exist. I do look for one I can work with that is healthy and sound (mentally and physically) enough to enjoy working with, thst I can afford to purchase and look after. As for preferences, likes and dislikes, there are many, many different approaches to training, riding and keeping horses. I believe every person has to find their own "way" that gives them as much pleasure and joy out of being with horses as they can. It isn't a out how you ride or train, but that you ride or train and more importantly that you enjoy yourself doing it. Nobody else can tell you how that will be for you. At best, they can offer you different approaches to try. Your daughter is one lucky girl to have a dad who is so dedicated to helping her live her passion.
         
        05-24-2013, 07:58 PM
      #9478
    Yearling
    Back from the vet, and with my pup. Xrays show she actually has a slip disk, with arthritis in disks surrounding it. He said it hasn't affected her neurologically yet, which is good. We have pain pills for when she seems to need them, and will just go from here. Not sure how fair it is to let her live on pain pills...when do we say she's in too much pain? Poor pup.
         
        05-24-2013, 08:34 PM
      #9479
    Banned
    With Grace, you will know. Heck I think many humans live on pain pills.
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        05-24-2013, 08:49 PM
      #9480
    Green Broke
    Ditto^^^^^^^^^^^ I think you will know.

    Stan........ Thanks, I told hubby what you said, he just listened. Not sure what that means.

    Took a couple photos of my PIG!!! Enjoy!






    Everyone says it is because he is grey and my other is black, um NOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo, if she was that dirty you would still see it on her!
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