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        06-04-2013, 11:31 PM
      #9971
    Yearling
    Barn update

    The tack room is now pretty much done!

    From the outside. I need a cool barn sign to hang on the door.


    Inside. Boy, does it ever fill up fast!




    Along with a general tidying up and sorting through, I still need to hang the first aid kit and a wall cabinet. We do have power, lights and a radio!
         
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        06-04-2013, 11:40 PM
      #9972
    Weanling
    Awesome! I got my sign on ebay and I just love it. Pics on here somewhere, another thread. You MIGHT want to consider putting a coat of polyurethane on the wood to protect it and make it easy to clean. Just a thought.
         
        06-05-2013, 12:17 AM
      #9973
    Yearling
    Wow, lots going on here.

    Critter, I am so sorry about the end of the trail for your Gracie. You're a good critter mom, though, to know when it was time. She deserved that. Also sorry to hear about the adult who is rendered speechless in your home. My hubby gets that way when he's emotional about something because he doesn't want to show that he's affected. Dogs passing are a guaranteed silent treatment, BTDT at least 3 times. When our kids have visited and gone back to the east coast he gets silent on me, too. When his dad passed he didn't talk to me except for emergencies for about a year. Truly. He's a softie inside but doesn't want anyone to know it. So, it might be more about the dog than you realize. Or, he could be acting like a poop. It happens and we all know it. I'm in the silent treatment now because I worked really late without planning to do so... I don't blame him for hating it but I feel like I don't have a choice. I'm going on a 2-night horse camping trip this weekend, he doesn't want to go, so I'm going alone. We shall see.

    Corgi, Isabella's neck looks like my darlings' when they were reaching, stretching, over a fence to get at something tasty on the other side. They would cut themselves on the fence wire or the top board. Not as deep as your girl, but she might have been reaching and then got startled, pulled back and sliced herself as she was moving away from whatever startled her. Look for hair on top of boards, posts or wire. Also could be from reaching into the center of a metal hay ring if the top edge of the opening is sharp or rough. Or, she might be scratching herself on something to kill the itch of fly bites; it's that time of year and they have a tendency to bite on the fronts of my horses so I see bare skin a lot on the neck, but not usually gashes.

    TJ, when you're looking forward to scooping poop, you're a horse person. You've arrived!

    Nicker, the 30-day wonders are like students who've crammed for a final. As soon as finals are over they forget everything and act like idiots. You don't want to get one of those home only to find out that they know what to do in their trainer's routine, but aren't really 'set' in their training. It's just going to cost you more training $ or you'll have to make this a seriously time-consuming project to finish their training. Roadyy's advice about the ranch horse is good; they would be the kind you could put on a shelf and leave for a month or two and dust them off and have a great ride.
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        06-05-2013, 12:32 AM
      #9974
    Banned
    Koolio, your barn is just plain sexy. If I thought that I could flirt and get there, I might. **** nice lookin' place.
         
        06-05-2013, 03:12 AM
      #9975
    Started
    Thought I'd show a couple of photos. The title of the first is why would one need a tractor and harrows when these two are tearing up the ground. And the second, What a great hair day it is.

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    Notice Bugs has his wool coat on, while Stella has not. But to night the wind is up and so is there spirit. Does not help the grass grow.

    When you see horses enjoying them selves and being a horse does it not make one feel good. Great for the human spirit.
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        06-05-2013, 07:03 AM
      #9976
    Started
    Koolio, just from what you mentioned I would take the govmint job, but agree you should wait til after the interview to see how you feel. The barn is starting to come together and already has a cozy look to it.

    Tj, glad you were able to get arrangements made to get the tags and a riding lesson in for the month.

    Corgi, Boo did that to himself when we had him separated after hurting his back leg. He would run walk the fence and rub his neck against it at the section we take down to let them go between pastures. He knew that was the way through and would go back and forth up against it. I kept Corona on it and it healed pretty quick once I let him back with the herd.

    Alex, that some good stuff right there with kid 1. I really look forward to hearing the updates on them even when they aren't so good.

    Stan, whats up with Stella's winter coat? Is her's just thicker anyways and takes more cold to kick it in? They keep that up in the pasture and you should be ready to plant turnips in no time. Lol


    I am almost finished with the trailer. I got as far as I could due to my mistake. I completely welded the two upper pieces together down the middle which caused some warp, enough to bow it down along the back side. I will have to get a jack under the panel to jack it up to the line before welding the final line and be done with this thing.

    Look just behind the hammer along the back wall and you can see the black line where the shelf should be.
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        06-05-2013, 07:36 AM
      #9977
    Yearling
    Good Morning all!

    Critter: sorry to hear about your furbaby....

    Koolio: I almost hear in your 'voice' that you made up your mind....I've also wondered about gov't work. Although you would be away from the kids, you could make a nice dent in the curriculum. I personally LOVE developing curriculum (sick I know). As for the commute....it might be nice to have that time to unwind. (except in the winter). Also, I think life outside a school building is quite different....you could go to the bathroom whenever you wanted!! shock:

    Corgi: I'm right there with ya healin' the horse. The Corona is healing Rainn's sores well!

    TJ: You go girl.

    Roaddy, my computer here at school won't show me the pics...so can't comment! LOL

    Ladytrails: I hear what you are saying about the 30 day training. I definietely want a pull out of the barn type horse.

    Horses for sale - Horses for Sale

    Here for your viewing pleasure......MORE ranch horses available from 'my friend' Kris!!! I am liking the description of Skip. Not the prettiest thing and he appears to have long toes (not sure if that is an issue, I'll let Roaddy decide) Hahaha But I NEED a horse that is road safe, as the main road I take to any of my destinations is quite busy with traffic, although in a rural area. People tend to FLY down that road. Of course I can't go and look at them ...too much going on....something every night, and I head to the airport Saturday, for my early morning flight on Sunday. Keeping my fingers crossed that one maybe still available when I return next Wednesday.....

    For some reason I am not that excited about this trip......I should be...it's what I have alsways wanted..to talk about my book. Maybe it's being so busy here, or the fact that I feel like I lost my 'teaching mojo'....I don't feel like I am as effective these last two years...possibly b/c I have flip flopped grades so often, I can't get a feel for anything!

    Anyway, I need to continue to count my many blessings and keep positive. Three days to go!
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        06-05-2013, 07:50 AM
      #9978
    Weanling
    I would ask if Skip has had shoes on or not. Looks like he might need them to grow some heel. My gelding looks similar. I kind of like Bobs, he has a more youthful appearance and sounds like some good experience.

    Have I mentioned how much I love coffee? And I especially love that first cup with cream and sugar. I don't even care if the creamer has beaver butt in it

    Yesterday I figured out why I was having trouble motivating myself to get out to the barn and clean/paint stalls when normally I can't wait to get out there. It was because I had finished all the new easy stuff and the older stalls had to have a good cleaning before I can start painting them. I had tried cleaning them with vinegar, bleach and just soap and water but it just wasn't cutting it. Yesterday I finally went out to get started and I remembered I had this cleaner I picked up at DG and had not tried yet. Guess what? It worked wonderfully! I still have to scrub but not near as hard or as long. So, I've got my motivation back yeah!! And the stalls I got clean yesterday look so nice. I did have to run back to the Dollar store for more cleaner, got 2 gallons and I bet I use every bit of it. It's worth it though to get this little project done. So, that was my exciting day.
         
        06-05-2013, 07:54 AM
      #9979
    Yearling
    Yeah, Bob looks good too! Actually......I'd take any of the geldings!! :)
         
        06-05-2013, 07:58 AM
      #9980
    Weanling
    Either I'm going crazy or Skip has been removed
         

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