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post #101 of 306 Old 09-22-2012, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Can I have your horses and your house please?

Enjoy those two beauties! Take lot's of pictures too.
No, you'll have to fight me for it all

Pictures a plenty no doubt about that.

Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #102 of 306 Old 09-22-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Ooooh I forgot to mention - my Sidesaddle fits Ukon perfectly!

My joy at this is principally because having a sidesaddle adjusted over here is not going to be cheap.....
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Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #103 of 306 Old 09-25-2012, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Well Flip

I have hunted, jumped and dealt with moody bucking mares. I have hit the dirt more times than I can count without injury........

Until today

Today Ukon had a paddy and fly bucked me off, and I landed WHAM on my arm, breaking the humerus (upper arm) just below the shoulder. It's a corker and I will post a piccie of the x-ray ASAP.

So now I'm typing with my left hand and the horses have got an unexpected holiday. In to hospital to have it pinned in next day or so.

Darn it!!

Husband being supportive andnotrequesting I take up a different hobby!

Canadian hospital much nicerand swifter than good old NHS in Blighty.

Neighbour Who is an x-ray tech took me in, and did my x-rays herself.

Parents coming to visit on Thusday - bad timing there, but we might manage quite well with me reduced to speed of aged parents. Hope I can drive when the pin is in...

Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #104 of 306 Old 09-25-2012, 07:03 PM
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Oh no! Hoping for a speedy recovery!

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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post #105 of 306 Old 09-25-2012, 07:05 PM
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Oh my!

Don't get overly ambitious to try out all of the Canadian services too soon. Grocery stores, tack shops and shopping malls are all OK, but you don't want to be in a hurry to check out the medical, emergency and household or ceicle repair services. Oh, and add pest control and veterinary services (other than PPE's) to the hopefully later or better yet, never list.

I wish you a speedy recovery.
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post #106 of 306 Old 09-25-2012, 07:13 PM
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Hope all goes well for you!! I remember just last August, only a month after bringing my QH home, when I broke my finger (she, or the lead rope?) when a rabbit suddenly scurried in the grass near her head while my mare was grazing, and of course the lead rope in a flash tightened around my ring finger (wedding ring finger!!) causing a break instantly!!! I was lucky (and amazed!) it barely hurt at the time, but was able to lead her back to the pasture, make a little ice pack, drive myself the 20 plus miles to the nearest hospital where they cut the rings off (now hidden in the swelling) and I had to go 2 wks with the finger "buddy taped" to my pinky until I had surgery. In this time, I still did all pasture chores/feed/etc., and saddled and rode her 12 times!!! God was good to me, in that I had very little pain due to the weird way it was broken.... Best of luck to you in your recovery time!!!! :)
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post #107 of 306 Old 09-26-2012, 09:04 AM
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Oh you poor thing - not a great start for you but bones heal and you will be back to normal again before you know it. Put your feet up and enjoy some well earned rest after your big move.
We too were introduced to the wonders of a new health care system very soon after arrival - though not horse related. We also found it a huge improvement on the NHS - when we walked into ER (A&E) we thought we were in the wrong place as it was almost empty and people were being moved through at speed and treated. No longer waiting weeks for a scan and even test results from our GP are there the next day - a busy morning at our GP means they have more than 3 people in the waiting room!!!
Yes it is nice to not have all that mud any more and the UK is really having it bad, our horse go out far more here in the winter than they could in the UK but I will warn you that by February all that snow and ice has lost its appeal and I have been heard to say that I would welcome a bit of mud by then!!
Take care and get well soon
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post #108 of 306 Old 09-26-2012, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...c1178a2225.jpg

Here it is. Now all fingers crossed that the hospital call this morning for me to go and get it pinned.

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post #109 of 306 Old 09-26-2012, 03:22 PM
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Oh dear :( I hope you are feeling better soon! I am forever comparing the Canadian healthcare system to the Irish, and I have to say I was spoiled back in Canada.

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
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post #110 of 306 Old 09-26-2012, 09:00 PM
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So sorry to hear about your arm fracture. Hope you aren't having too much pain. I have never personally broken a bone (obviously, you can't see me but, I am now touching wood) and I feel badly for you having your accident. It seemingly takes only a fraction of a second and wham, you can do so much damage. Gotta love those horse reflexes! Here's wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery. I can only hope my fellow nursing sisters look after you well. Get well soon! I love reading your journal entries.
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