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        06-15-2012, 04:27 PM
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    Karen, no not right now, problems with uploading. The trailer is now finished! It looks quite nice.

    So, the plan was to drive down to pick up Candy tomorrow to bring her on trial at a horse camp, BUT.. The drive down is 6 hours. The drive up to the camp is 3 hours. If we left at 6:00 a.m. We would pick up Candy at about 12:00. Say, 45 minutes getting everything ready, plus 20 minutes getting to the place and back onto the freeway. THEN we have to pick up hay, so by now it is 1:05, so 20 minutes to get to the hay, 20 minutes to pick it up, 1:25. 3 hours of driving back up, 4:25. Well guess what the weather is supposed to be? From 2-4, its supposed to be in the hundreds... Yikes.

    So, now the plan is changed to driving down tonight, picking up Candy at 10, and getting at the camp hopefully at 2:00. I got the suggestion of spraying rubbing alcohol onto her, so I will be doing that when we stop and check on her, which I am hoping we could do twice in the 3 hour drive. Like the photos above showed ^, our trailer has stock style windows with fiberglass -which we took out for sandblasting- and decided not to put them back in for more airflow. And also putting Candy in the back stall, so there is a tad bit more air coming in (the front part of the window allows air to flow in = air flowing into the back) and she can have more space at the window to look out as well as more room for moving around. She will have a hay bag in there, and in the first stall the hay bag takes up half the window space, but in the second stall it takes up around 1/3 - 1/4 of the window space. There is no water caddy in the trailer but I have put a couple buckets in the tack room so she can be sponged off (afterall, if it spills I just leave the door open in there for an hour in the 100 degree heat and it drys right up!) and hopefully the water wont get to warm. OH what about putting some ice packs on her? Like when we stop digging a couple ice packs out of a cooler for her and pressing them on her chest. I like that idea! Poor Casey, left behind for two weeks :(
         
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        06-16-2012, 03:02 PM
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    Okay, Candy is in the trailer!! Barely fit with her big @ss in the first stall. Was going to put her in the back stall but here owners wanted her in the first so that's where we put her. Sure was tearing at that hay bag o. O she loaded up fine, considering she was leaving her horsey friends who watched her being born.. That horse was running around like crazy. Right now we are going to pick up some more hay to transition her to from her old stuff, which we have a couple bales of. She is pretty fat, not sure why they feed her alfalfa hay(does have some grass in it). Won't have internet most likely when I'm trialing here, don't let this thread die down guys!
         
        06-16-2012, 03:12 PM
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    Trained
    I won't let any death occur to this thread. Keep us updated! And stop complaining about hot weather or I'll do a month long raindance upon you!
         
        06-16-2012, 03:15 PM
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    Lol it rains no matter what where I am, Candy is just really far south. Oh yes! Her owners are going to send me baby pictures of her :)
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        06-30-2012, 05:52 PM
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    Heading home with.. Candy in the trailer! The trial went fantastic. When we first arrived she was very looky and excited but did calm down after being walked around. We went on cross country and everything. On cross country she definitely was excited but came down easily after the jumps. She just wanted to walk around and would chomp at the bit when we were waiting to jump. That was only our fourth or so ride also, so I think that we did very well. One jump, two barrels side by side, she underestimated and actually made a dent in the side. Lol. We got the jumping saddle, stubbed Roxanne in pretty good condition except for rubs from stirrup leather, for 600 and the Moritz? Dressage saddle for 200 which was an excellent deal. Thinking about trading it in for a western Saddle to backpack in.. There is a huge saddle sale at our one tack store. On the sixth my family and I are going to go backpacking and bring Casey and Candy. A family friend and his leased horse might come as well. I will post pictures as soon as I get home and can upload them all.
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        06-30-2012, 11:15 PM
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    Whew... Well that was a tiring day!! First a little schooling show then a 3 hour drive home and replacing the current fence posts with taller ones (although they are electric step-ins). Oh, we found a saddle at the store, its just a cheap synthetic Abetta. No competition or anything, just for backpacking and trail riding. I have it on a 24 hr trial and will try it out tomorrow. On Monday I have an acquaintance coming out to go riding with me, her riding Casey and myself on Candy.
         
        07-01-2012, 12:47 AM
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    Ok, well Candy's owners sent me some baby pictures!!
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        07-01-2012, 01:15 AM
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    Green Broke
    As usual Casey is STUNNING and the new mare...well palis man....gotta love em!
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        07-01-2012, 04:39 PM
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    Haha, yep!

    So.. My mom crashed our quad. She had never driven it before and tried to break but she breaked AND floored it and it went down a 4 foot bank and crashed into a shed.. She has a really deep puncture wound right below her knee, hopefully it didn't get her patella (sp?). She is at the hospital right now. When she crashed, she slammed down hitting her head on the shed and knee into the wooden shelf thing on the front of the atv and got a puncture wound..
         
        07-01-2012, 05:28 PM
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    Oh no.. I am a little scared right now. Mom has been at the hospital for an hour and a half :(
         

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