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post #2861 of 8469 Old 12-09-2015, 07:21 PM
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Roadyy..check this out..
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AA and Roadyy, I love that picture! Why don't you come NORTH next time, AA? We rescue people off of the highway, too!! Would Dram make a good kid's horse? I know for a fact my friend just sold a horse.....needs another, LOL! And you can take Abby home in his place!

Looks like we are going to the show on Sunday... DH got out and rode his horse today! Made a few passes around the "arena" , side passed(!!!!) her over a log, then we went for a little trail ride, and she jumped a log! She always stops dead and steps over for ME!
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post #2862 of 8469 Old 12-09-2015, 07:28 PM
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Prayers continued Rick, always....

Have read all, cannot reply about all. Getting "late" as get up very early. Am working Sunday at the big Comcast site, since a warm body was needed & extra$ is a good thing.

I feel such a disparity between my "real" life & my sporadic "horse" life, although horse life is all I think about, since it's the place where my mind/heart/soul come together. Strange, the Grand Canyon between the two. Gotta find a bridge...

Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...
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post #2863 of 8469 Old 12-09-2015, 09:40 PM
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best day/worst day

After work today my husband sat me down and said he has been doing things behind my back. That sweet man contacted my coaches and had them come out to evaluate Nike. If all went well, there would be a vet check and Nike would be at the barn on Friday for my lesson. All did not go well. As suspected, he needs his teeth done badly. His thrush is pretty bad. He is more than 20 yrs old, not 15. Worst of all, they suspect he has DSLD. The weird thing is that I watched him today, came home and checked my suspicions on the internet. From time to time, I saw some swelling in his fetlock. Not a lot, not all the time. I thought I was seeing his fetlocks drop. Today I saw it for sure. I did all this before my husband ever said a word. Nike will not be my forever horse. They suggested that the senior feed I was giving was no longer doing much good and that he needs his teeth floated to get better nutrition from his hay. He is developing a hay belly. DH and I may find a dentist for him if it can be done reasonably. That and I will treat his thrush, even though it's a losing battle with all the mud in the pasture. If we can do those things, I will feel better about him being comfortable this winter.

The good news is...I am getting a horse for Christmas. Let the shopping begin. Going to take my time to find just the right guy. It's a buyers market this time of year and my coaches will help me find what I need. I honestly feel so sad about Nike that I can't feel excited for a new horse yet. I have tears in my eyes as I type this. Nike is such a sweet boy and deserves to be comfortable for the rest of his years.
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post #2864 of 8469 Old 12-09-2015, 10:38 PM
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Awww, Hp that is a very sad/happy post!
Great that DH is giving the green light on horse shopping, but so sad for Nike. Could you convince the farmer to lend you Nike as a paddock companion for your riding horse? Or would it be too costly to keep two? That way you can see that he lives out his days in comfort. But meanwhile, I agree that getting his teeth done would be good. Consider it Nike's Christmas present, he needs to be able to chew his hay well to get through the winter in good condition. Hugs to you anyway, it can't have been easy to hear that vet report.
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post #2865 of 8469 Old 12-10-2015, 05:26 AM
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Morning all!

Roaddy, prayers to you and your family. That is a LOT of stuff!

HP, gosh, how exciting! I like Vicki's idea, maybe Nike can be a pasture mate! That is what Rainn is for us. Although having a senior horse does get expensive at times....it's a good feeling knowing they are getting well cared for.

AA, get rid of that van! Love the photo of you and Roaddy!

Going Saturday, as of now to take the saddle back. If only I could find my saddle in a FQHB.... It has fit me since the day I took it home. So very comfy! That first one I really liked, but I did get some numbness on the top of my foot so I think I was pinching something....so that is why I took it back.

I read last night, but I forget what I wanted to shout out. Sorry! Know I am reading! I am really having a hard time waking up since I have been home. Think I am more tired from the trip than I thought! VERY emotional trip....all good, but high emotions tied to everything. Now I am on the down slide........

Was happy to get back to work. Very energyized, and I came back to an overwhelming welcome from the kiddos. What a way to end my fantastic trip.

Time to start my day. Have a good one all!

RIDE STRONG!

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post #2866 of 8469 Old 12-10-2015, 07:00 AM
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Happy, definitely sad that Nike has so many issues, but really glad he was finally seen by a vet. Very sweet and clever of your husband to arrange all this.

Take your time to find the right horse, it will come. Love the idea of Nike as a companion.
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post #2867 of 8469 Old 12-10-2015, 07:04 AM
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Roadyy, continued prayers for your DD.
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post #2868 of 8469 Old 12-10-2015, 07:44 AM
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Dawn, You know I love me some cookies. I hope you have some fresh and soft ones when you make your way to Florida and give me a chance to meet the two of you. Hopefully my redneckese in the verbal form doesn't send you running for the north if it does happen. lol

HP, I am sorry you put so much effort into Nike for him not to be the right horse for you. Hopefully your coach will have you connected with a great horse when you are ready to be excited about it. I remember how DD was when we made the decision to retire Doc. It took a bit for her to be ready to find another horse, but when she first set on Rowdy her whole world lit up. I hope you find the same experience.

MN17, good luck with finding the right saddle.
Looks like MR has made me jealous once again with his adventures and scenery!
Almost makes me want to move north..almost.

I know there are a few more, but time to go to work.

I should update that I changed Doc's diaper last night and his sole is looking very good. He is walking on it much better and there was still almost no bubbling from the peroxide. Slap 2 new diapers and a bunch of duct tape then sent him to his feed.

Talk to you later.

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post #2869 of 8469 Old 12-10-2015, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the words of encouragement. I can't take Nike as a pasture pet. I am not set up at home and can't afford to board two horses. I'll still check in on him and give him some love, probably always. He's just that sweet sweet boy.


Roaddy- in my own drama I neglected to say that you and DD are in my prayers. I will be eagerly awaiting good news on that front. Hang in there Papa!
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post #2870 of 8469 Old 12-10-2015, 12:39 PM
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Greentree, I have studied those reports when researching alternatives to chemo for MIL's lung cancer treatment. She was told in January she would be dead in 6 months without chemo. She never got the first treatment of chemo and has consistently improved her immune system and has slowed the growth almost to a standstill. We are hoping by the first of next year it will begin shrinking. Thank you for the link.

HP, I appreciate yours and all of the others who have kept up with prayers and happy thoughts for my family. I hope your future horse quickly realizes how good it has it.

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