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        05-28-2013, 01:21 AM
      #9661
    Yearling
    Whew! It was a busy weekend in the barn. Saturday morning we picked up the stalls and DH and his good friend Mark installed them while I took my son to the amphibian and reptile show to peruse a variety of snakes and lizards. The steppe runner lizards were his favourite, but I liked the chameleons. After the show, I picked up saddle racks and water pails for the barn. By the time we got home, DH and friend had all the stalls up so we spent the rest of the evening putting in the boards. Sunday, the guys worked on digging the electrical trench and running the wire from the house to the electrical panel in the barn. Soon, we should have power.

    By Sunday afternoon my daughter and I were able to bring the horses into the barn to tack up. I gotta say, it was fantastic to not have to lug all our tack down to the pasture. It was even better to be able to tack up out of the wind and the mosquitoes. The horses loved it! We still have lots to do, but it is shaping up quite well so far.
    Here are the stalls.

    And the tack room so far...


    This evening we hauled in for our weekly dressage lesson. I had a great ride and feel like we are making some good progress. It seems you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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        05-28-2013, 01:26 AM
      #9662
    Green Broke
    I love it!!!!
         
        05-28-2013, 02:02 AM
      #9663
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    I don't know if we are still posting pictures. This one is about two years old. So I guess I really look two years older now.
    I can't see the guitar but are you playing slid
         
        05-28-2013, 02:30 AM
      #9664
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    Not a lot happening in my neck of the woods in the riding department. The weather is strong winds and rain. It is gypsy week first of June when all of the share milkers move there herds to new farms and generally a cattle drive or two.
    A friend of ours passed away on friday so that has curtailed the horse activities for a while.

    Good to see you back Sereno, but a little perturbed. I notice you mentioned your age in your last post being 61. I thought you and I were of similar age, with you, just piping me at the post by a year. Now it seems I am the old f--- on this thread. Not impressed. That is unless one of the ladies can claim that distinction. Being senior to me.

    I let the horses out into the lawns yesterday. SWMBO was not impressed, but the grass was longish and the horses did not need petrol to get them to crop the grass. I thought I was doing a good thing, saving money. I may have got that wrong.
         
        05-28-2013, 04:12 AM
      #9665
    Yearling
    Koolio- wow your barn is looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished pics!

    Stan- I'm so sorry about your friend, sending good thoughts your way.

    Corgi- congrats! Your rides with Isabella are sounding fantastic! It's so awesome to have things click, that feeling is undescribable, isn't it?

    So, did I miss something? Sereno is banned? I know he was angry about something said but I couldn't figure out what exactly it was.

    I'm up late, not very sleepy and finally starting to feel better. Have such a busy week ahead and am really looking forward to finally getting back to the barn hopefully twice this week. Regionals is one month away. Bought some new bits for my double bridle, nothing too different but might help me communicate better with Kes in the Hunter Pleasure ring, we'll see.
         
        05-28-2013, 04:56 AM
      #9666
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    Koolio- wow your barn is looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished pics!

    Stan- I'm so sorry about your friend, sending good thoughts your way.

    Corgi- congrats! Your rides with Isabella are sounding fantastic! It's so awesome to have things click, that feeling is undescribable, isn't it?

    So, did I miss something? Sereno is banned? I know he was angry about something said but I couldn't figure out what exactly it was.

    I'm up late, not very sleepy and finally starting to feel better. Have such a busy week ahead and am really looking forward to finally getting back to the barn hopefully twice this week. Regionals is one month away. Bought some new bits for my double bridle, nothing too different but might help me communicate better with Kes in the Hunter Pleasure ring, we'll see.
    Sereno posted about three pages back and he is having trouble getting feed for his horses. Seems he is going through water and grass shortages now. I'm getting plenty of rain but the temp has dropped which will stop grass growth. Looks like I will be buying more hay in.

    Thanks for the thought it was the husband of one of the ladies we ride with. A sad week.

    Regonals a month away I assume yours and kes training is going fine and he is ready for the competition. I take my hat off to those that compete with their horses. All I do is hang on and try not to make a fool of myself.

    Any one seen Roadyy I was wondering how the float he is rebuilding is coming along.
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        05-28-2013, 09:33 AM
      #9667
    Green Broke
    I did not get on the pc from Sat at noon til this morning. Y'all been busy as it took me from 5:45 til now(with a 20 min break to do some work) to get all caught up in this thread.

    First and foremost: Alex, I have read your other thread about the medical issues you are going through and send you my heart whole and complete with all the compassion and love I can muster. I actually went and read up on the condition of the high count you posted last week to get a better understanding of what you are going through. I know things seem dismal now with little to no good info from the doctors, but I beg you not to give up the good fight! As for the smoking, I know it seems like the very worst time to compile that chore into the other stress, but hope you will continue to better your health by leaving the addiction to the way side. It took me 4 days to wean myself off of them. I set up a time schedule for each day of when I could have one. Monday I had one every 2 hours and if I missed the window because I was busy then I had to wait for the next window. Tuesday I could have one on the way to work at 5:30am, one at 9am break, one at lunch, one on the way home and one before bed. Wednesday I had one at break, one at lunch and my last one before bed. Thursday morning(Thanksgiving Day) I was no longer a smoker. I had a 4 day Holiday weekend as I was off work from Thurs to Mon which did help. I know my life wasn't as stressful as yours is at this time, but if I could I would send you every ounce of strength and will I have to help you conquer the pull it has on you.


    I wanted to spend this post on you and will get around to posting a response to the others later, I just felt you needed more of me than they did at this time..
         
        05-28-2013, 09:41 AM
      #9668
    Weanling
    Awww that was so sweet!
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        05-28-2013, 10:09 AM
      #9669
    Green Broke
    Ok, lets see about responding to some of the other posts..lol


    Stan, I didn't have any free time to finish the trailer over the holiday weekend, but should have the feed shelf done this evening then get the divider welded back in tomorrow night. Then it will be a few patches here or there. The owner stopped by to borrow my float to go pick up a wild yearling TWH filly and I pointed out that if I start on replacing the outer skin places that need to be replaced then he would have a new trailer by the time I was done. He decided he would get a body guy to do some fiberglass work after I completed my repairs. I am happy about that. Lol

    WG, I hope the new bits help some, but have more confidence in you training yourself and Kes to achieve the goals you have.

    Koolio, I can only imagine how good it felt to use the barn the first time. Congrats on an amazing addition to the property!

    Celeste, I like steel guitars and women who know how to play them. The pic relaxing and peaceful to look at as it causes me to relax looking at you sitting back just being.

    Sereno, Glad you got water again and no longer have to worry about dehydrating yourself while trying to keep the grass growing. Hope the hay hunt gets better or profitable in the mass purchase you mentioned.

    LT, I hope you are able to find a saddle to fit so there is no discomfort for your green gelding as to keep the rides pleaseant and still be able to get the tractor.

    Lori, Glad you got the logistics worked out with DH as well as the ride in with your friend. Hope the get away does you good.

    Corgi, I always enjoy your stories of life and how you got in the saddle. I feel like I was right there with you waiting to help if I could as you were doing it. It feels great when you relax in the saddle and feel the horse relax right underneath you. You just know it is going to be a great ride.

    TJ, I too, support the rental horse idea. They are usually very cheap at or about $25 for a 2 hour ride. These horses are very forgiving with bad cues from first time riders on their backs so you shouldn't have to worry about anything but enjoying the scenery. That in itself should help build your confidence when you aren't having to focus on staying in the seat.

    For all those that say they use the silent treatment..I have trained my DW not to do this because she knows I will abuse it. Lol She always did that or the "nothing" response when asked if anything was wrong. I would say ok well then me and the kids are going to do so and so while you sit here and mope about nothing. Have a great afternoon. OR ok since nothing is wrong how about doing so and so while I go do so and so... Always with a smile on my face.

    When I knew she was really upset then I would truly aggravate her by sitting right under her while she watched her man hating lmn channel. Tickle her, pinch her, fondle her(or atleast try to as she pushed me away), and occasionally grope her as I walked by. I believe there even a few wedgies while she was at the kitchen sink. Those usually got a chase from her out the door where I had the water hose waiting to soak her...I try my very best to never go to bed mad. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but dadburnit, its just so much more fun not to. Lol
         
        05-28-2013, 11:31 AM
      #9670
    Green Broke
    Here are some pics from the crik yesterday. The sun was hot and the water was like soaking in a glass of ice water.

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    This is the family plus the older daughter's BF and the wee little girl my wife daycares. The dark green area in the water is where the spring comes up and is about 9' deep. The deteriating rocks at the bottom left of the first pic are along the bank are where the spring is coming up in that creek area.
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