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        01-11-2014, 01:22 AM
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    Thanks Christy. :) I've been tentatively thinking that maybe I should get her on some kind of joint something..she gets a TON of MSM everyday but maybe she just needs something more these days. After all, she IS about to be twenty-freaking-nine!
    In this case though, it seems to be more muscular than anything. She's a ton more comfy after her massages!

    Chevaux, interestingly, all the spots were on her right side - a little behind her girth/armpit area was really sensitive, along with her hind gaskin/stifle area. Her belly/ribs/back weren't sensitive at all and her entire left side was normal.
    Makes me almost wonder if she fell or did something else that would only impact that one side... I'm not sure what she could have even done to do that, but who knows. She doesn't have any cuts or scrapes that would indicate a traumatic event...

    I do wonder if it's weather related - it recently changed from dry+cold to wet+cold and the rain seems to coincide with the start of these troubles. I'm almost wondering if there's something about the mud that she's finding harder to walk on right now. She's always walked "funny" on mud [legs more "spread out"] but it seems like she's been walking even funnier this year...

    Thanks Brighteyes! Where would someone even buy essential oils? I've always thought that might be neat to try...but I have no idea where that sort of thing comes from!

    I so wish she could talk and just tell me what's wrong!!
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        01-11-2014, 01:44 AM
    Green Broke
    I'll PM you a link to the site I order oils from. There are also homeopathic "sugar pills" that my friend uses for her old gelding who has arthritis. I can ask her where she orders those from as well if you wish.
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        01-11-2014, 08:57 PM
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    Please do, Brighteyes! :) "Sugar pills"? Explain. Haha

    1. Today MORE of the back wall on Lacey's stall decided to start blowing off... I'm really frustrated with it. I'm praying that it'll just hold on until the summer. It will get fixed this summer, I just hope it makes it that long. I'm seriously considering stapling a tarp, or something, to the area to make it more sturdy...but I just can't decide if that would actually help or cause more stress on the wood.

    2. I'm almost sick now. I'm refusing to say I'm sick-sick...but I have a sore throat and I feel like death. But I'm eating a lot of vitamin C, and I took Dayquil+going to take Nyquil tonight. Hopefully I'll be feeling better by tomorrow evening. I would hate to miss church!!

    3. I found the "pellets of gold" and gave Lacey a little. It was hard to tell, but she seemed perkier this afternoon.
    I also gave her a dose of probiotics with her breakfast, just to be safe.
    Maybe she has an abcess brewing... I'm just really stymied as to what might be wrong with her.
    She's eating really well, has a great appetite, her legs don't feel warm, her peeing/pooing is normal, her eyes are fine, I did notice a little thrush in her hooves so I've started treating for that...
    I did notice, when I took her blanket off this afternoon, that she seems thinner that she was. Not really ribby, yet, but more sunken-in/smaller. I've been adding salt to her meals and she is drinking+her appetite is good, but I dunno.
    She always seems to do this - the first week of a new term is when she alwaysss "implodes". Maybe she's just checking to make sure I still love her?

    Poor pony.
    I'm sure she'll be fine in a week or two, but the waiting stinks.

    That pony.

    Hazel looks like a wild man.

    "hey look, I have a beard! I'm a true Oregonian!"

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        01-13-2014, 10:36 PM
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    Lacey's feeling better.

    I, on the other hand, may be dying.

    But really. I can't not go to school since it would be hard to catch up, especially this early in the term. Boohoohoo.
    I feel better but also worse than I did yesterday, so I'm hoping that tomorrow will show more improvement and maybe I'll be over this by the weekend. Fingers crossed!!
    At least my first class tomorrow is at noon = getting a solid night's sleep tonight+waking up when it feels long as that's before 8am = healing.

    I had to miss church yesterday due to being sick... I felt ridiculous, but I actually teared up over not being able to go. And, as you all can probably surmise, I'm not a crier. Haha

    ALSO. On the "Who is Lacey and how is she so loved by the world??"-eternal question, the masseuse lady mentioned that we should start going over "home-care" techniques that I can use on Lacey to stretch the massages out longer. Then, as we talked, she mentioned that she was planning to donate massages to Lacey and I once she was done with the class and that she needed to see how MANY PER MONTH were feasible.



    I can't even handle this.
    That poor woman, I am going to bake her so much stuff. She's going to get chubby.

    Also, Chevaux, I saw her without a coat today and it was hard to tell if she was more buff in her upper body than the average lady. She has a more top-heavy build as it is -wide shoulders, etc, typical Germanic-type build- so any extra buffness is basically camouflaged.
    Oh well.
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        01-14-2014, 01:40 AM
    Lol Average ladies do not work with horses, so we are all more buff, than the average...
    Our masseuse who does masterson method, does not look overly buff.

    But congrats, and please refrain yourself from making the lovely lady chubby, as then she won't be able to help any horses.
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        01-18-2014, 11:50 AM
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    Haha astute observation, Cherri!

    Ok, so I woke up this morning to a text from my former boss-lady, the one from the therapy place, asking if I wanted to take Fabs.

    1. I am MAD that she's doing that to me. Of course I want him, however, there's no responsible way for me to take on another full-sized horse right now. I'm burning through my bank account right now, taking care of Lacey with only one lesson kid a week. Two horses would be impossible.

    That's really it. I'm just mad. He's a special horse. He deserves a home that won't subject him to Parelli and will see his potential...and I know she'll look for a Parelli home for him. In a Parelli home, he's just going to become that stereotypical "crazy" Arab but he has SO MUCH to offer. It kills me that, unless he seriously beats allll the odds, he's going to go to waste.

    And there's nothing I can do about it. I guess all I can do is have faith that he'll be taken care of and that maybe I'll know him again in a while. I can hope.

    That being said, do I text her back saying "no" or do I just not text at all? I want to be polite but I don't want to play doormat.

    Great way to wake up. BOO.

    Have some pictures of the ones that I love. :)

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        01-18-2014, 02:45 PM
    Green Broke
    Is there anyway you can take Fabs and put him in a lease situation until you are better placed to keep him with you?
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        01-18-2014, 04:02 PM
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    I wish! Unfortunately, I don't know many horse people in my area and the ones I would trust to care for a horse like him are the ones that already have more horses than they really know what to do with. The other people either board at expensive places, or would get walked all over by him - he's one of those "putty in our hands if you seem confident, but will walk allllll over you if you seem at all unsure"-types. OR they're the people who used to keep Lacey for me - well-intentioned people who need horses that will put up with their special brand of "ignorance" [no knowledge of saddle fit, don't "do" run-in shelters because the hoses are "animals", horses act up to "get back" at know the type]. Those last people would definitely say sure if I asked them to take him for a while for me...but Lacey doesn't live with them anymore for a reason.....

    I inquired more and it turns out she's asking $2500 for him. $2500!!!!!! There is NO WAY. That horse, though I adore him, needs SO much training. $2500 for a major training project, oh heck no.
    He's unregistered and his breed is "obviously mostly Arabian, but his previous owners, who neglected him, said he was a Quarab", aged at "maybe" 7, with a myriad of "quirks"...for $2500? Oh heck no.
    He's better than Lacey when I got her...but not by $2500 more. Heck, I was basically PAID to take Lacey [she was free and she came with tack, a full years worth of grass hay, plus they brought her to me for free]. At most he's worth $1000. Maaaaaybe. More like $500-$800 would be "fair", since he is young and he doesn't have any really major undersaddle vices.

    Anyway, now I'm texting her about it. She told me that he didn't need to leave immediately+she just wants him to find a good home, I told her that I wished I could take him but I can't, she asked if it was a money issue or a horse issue, I responded saying that it's mostly a "making good money decisions issue" and that I would love to take him but I couldn't responsibly commit without being graduated from college and having a "real" job. I said that knowing I could reliably pay the costs of two horses is important to me and I wouldn't feel right having to choose between horses, if I took on two before I was ready for two.

    Anyway, we'll see.
    I'm a firm believer in honesty being the best policy and that things that are meant to be will work out. So I'm being completely honest and if Fabs is meant to be mine, it'll happen one way or another.
    Maybe he's meant to be in someone else's life, who knows what his spirit "job" is.
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        01-18-2014, 04:15 PM
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    Also, for sheer cute factor, Saturday Lesson Kid and Lacey playing "The Leading Game" :)

    "Back up FOUR steps!"

    "RUN to the bucket, then make her do a circle around it."

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        01-18-2014, 05:05 PM
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    Originally Posted by Wallaby    
    don't "do" run-in shelters because the hoses are "animals"
    HORSES! Not hoses! Hahaha That would definitely be a special brand of ignorance.

    [my "r" key has been liberally expressing its right to choose when it works and when it does not work]
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