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        08-10-2013, 08:26 PM
    KC that's sounds really yummy! I'll eat your dinner for you - you go ride. LOL!

    Got more rain here - temps down to 78 and holding. We ate dinner on the patio with a nice breeze and didn't sweat doing it!

    Lost my sick goat today - had her for several years and she had lots of nice babies (sets of twins) too. She was one of my pure bred south african fullblood nannies. Always had painted babies, too. Here the past few months she was going down hill - had a funny little tumor on the side of her jaw that had tentacles which went deep into her muscles/jaw/bones/under the eye. I think it was just her time. This morning she was unusually peppy and followed me around the garden while I messed with the chickens. Ate her awesome buffet of everything goats love and was extra enthusiastic about it. You know how animals suddenly get that spurt of energy right before they go - well, went to Lowe's for some more nails for the nail gun and when we got back, she had laid down and passed. JUST passed actually - I did goat CPR and chest compressions - got a few irregular heartbeats, but she was too weak to sustain it. So I let her go - guess it was time.

    Sad, but not so sad - she wasn't going to get better - it was just a matter of time - I'm glad that she wasn't going to have to keep dealing with this heat. This summer is a tough one - even on the healthy creatures.
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        08-10-2013, 09:57 PM
    Qrtrbel, that is a very nice pedigree. Mostly Crabbet with a some Polish lines that horse should do be very athletic.
    I like to see the Raffles and Ferzon lines so close.
    He is highly inbred to Raffles like all crabbet arabians are. Shalom
        08-10-2013, 11:31 PM
    Hope everyone had an awesome Saturday... I know I did.

    Most folks here know Rafe, one of my rather large youngsters. He's 4 this year, stands 16.2, weighs around 1500, and only has 15-20 scattered rides on him.

    Well, I've been taking him to go through our cattle but there's a problem, he won't fit in the trailer with the saddle on LOL. Most of our pastures are relatively close together but there are 3 that we have to trailer to.

    Instead of unsaddling and resaddling every time I get out to ride one of those lonely pastures, I just go bareback (thank God he's naturally mellow).

    Today is the first day I've ever asked him to lope while I was bareback and it was FREAKING AWESOME! For as massive as he is, he travels so smooth and covers so much ground without *feeling* like he's going so fast.

    Anyway, that's my random 'yippee' moment for the day LOL.

    And just because I'm a picture-happy weirdo...here's Mr Massive.
    Without saddle:

    And With saddle:
        08-10-2013, 11:35 PM
    Wow, he's awesome!
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        08-11-2013, 09:01 AM
    Green Broke
    Cc ... it only spit on us here .. but apparently we had enough lightning that we came home to a black transformer pole, the lid blown off our cable box (on the pole) and no power. It only took them a bit over an hour to come out and reattach the breaker .. apparently no damage to transformer or cable as we had both power, tv, and internet immediately.

    Nice horse smrobs...
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        08-11-2013, 10:33 AM
    Green Broke
    Hi, everyone! Happy Sunday! 8D

    What a lovely horse, smrobs!!
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        08-11-2013, 12:01 PM
    LOL! He makes that saddle look so tiny!

    He's a good looking horse. Do you have any more like him? Can you get any more like him? LOL!
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        08-11-2013, 12:15 PM
    TG, sorry you had to go without power, that always sucks, but at least it was an easy fix.

    Thanks for the comments on Rafe, all .

    CC LOL, he makes nearly everything look tiny.

    I've got one other draft cross that's a year younger. He's turning into quite the looker as well but I've not started him under saddle yet (15.2 and still not quite wide enough for my saddle LOL). I'm thinking that I don't have a use for 2 monsters so I will likely try to find Taz a good home after he's going good under saddle.
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        08-11-2013, 12:46 PM
    Green Broke
    Mom and I are visiting Houston for the weekend. We went to the zoo and swimming yesterday. Today is shopping... All this rain, ugh.
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        08-11-2013, 01:52 PM
    CC sorry to hear about your goat. She was lucky to have you to take such good care till the very end.

    Smrobs Rafe is certainly eye catching!
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