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        02-15-2012, 09:45 PM
      #11
    Foal
    2/15


    Well, I passed my driving test I got an 80, so not too bad. At least I got my license I drove myself to the barn afterwards, and I worked a little bit with Pinecone. Then I came home and we ate cake. I am fairly disappointed only because my dad could only be here for 45 minutes. My parents are together but they both work like crazy I still get the sense that it isn't my birthday... I don't know why. Maybe because there was no real "present opening" or party, which I'm fine with. It just feels... Odd. A little morbid? I'm not sure... But it will pass eventually.

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        02-16-2012, 11:28 PM
      #12
    Foal
    2/16


    I think it's safe to say the my mind has finally accepted that I'm now sixteen... I drove into town a few times today, but I didn't have time to go to the barn. Luna's new pad came (Reinsman Original Purple Pad). It seems pretty heavy, but I think it just needs to be broken in. It came with a free side pull halter that I'll never use... Oh well, it was free. I can't think of anything else to write about... Nothing else interesting happened


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        02-17-2012, 02:16 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    So when are you getting your horse? It is a horse you know already or is it a new to you horse? Do you have photos of your new girl?
         
        02-18-2012, 01:13 AM
      #14
    Foal
    I will be getting her as of march 4th I have only been out to see her twice, once to ride her and once to make sure my saddle fit her, so she is very new to me I will attach a pic of her (only one I have for now)
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        02-18-2012, 01:28 AM
      #15
    Foal
    2/17


    I've been thinking about what I'm going to start feeding Luna when I get her... And I think I've decided on stabilized rice bran. She definitely needs to put on some weight and muscle and I think the rice bran will help. Depending on the weather I might take a drive out to a feed store (closest one is 3 hours away) and see if they sell the pelleted version of it. As long as it doesn't snow I have to work two shifts tomorrow, so I'm going to try to get some sleep.


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        02-18-2012, 08:57 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I do remember now that you posted her photo earlier. She looks very nice; it is so much fun getting a new horse, all the anticipation, expectations and future plans. Being able to say she was my 16th b-day present, is also special, you will also remember that gift always.
    While I always had a horse to ride I got my own, and only mine, horse for my 11th b-day, I had him until I was 35. I loved that horse. I am sure Luna will be as special to you as "Taffy" was to me.
    I bet you are just bursting with excitement!
         
        02-18-2012, 05:33 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I am very excited :) She is already very special to me, even though I've only seen her twice :)
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        02-20-2012, 12:52 AM
      #18
    Foal
    2/19


    I'll keep this short because I'm so frakin tired... Good news, I'm getting Luna a week earlier than expected!!! We are moving her to the barn this saturday Tomorrow we are taking a little road trip to the feed store (3 hours) and I'm going to buy her some rice bran Just hope it doesn't snow or else we won't be able to make the drive Black ice is a common conflict here... Please don't let it snow! I love snow, but I hate driving in it

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        02-20-2012, 09:21 PM
      #19
    Foal
    2/20


    Just got back from the feed store and I got some new stuff They were out of the rice bran I wanted so I had to settle for Renew Gold. It's coconut meal and rice bran, so we'll see how it works out. I also bought some mare magic for her. I'll be giving her that just in case she decides to get bitchy It worked for my other mare (2 horses ago) so hopefully it will work for Luna as well.


    And a list of other things I bought (all in purple):

    New halter and lead rope

    New dressage whip (for ground work)

    New grooming bucket


    I also have to wean her off of the grain she is currently getting. I'm pretty sure it's just straight oats, and I don't want to feed her that. I plan to have her weaned off them in a week. I also have to introduce the new grain to her and I will do that in the same week. By the end she should be completely off the oats and just on the rice bran and mare magic.


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        02-21-2012, 11:45 PM
      #20
    Foal
    2/21


    I don't know why, but lately I've been thinking about Luna's size compared to mine and how well she will be able to carry me. Her original owner is quite a bit bigger than me and she is the one who saddle broke her... She's probably 5' 7 and weighs about 188ish. Maybe more. I'm only 5'1 and weigh about 155-160 (Not plus sized at all. I wear a size 8-10). I would like to weigh 115-120. Luna is about 14.1-14.2. I think I started thinking about it because I have a doctor's appointment on thursday and they will have my test results back. I have hypothyroidism (hence the extra weight on me) and I lost a little bit of weight when they put me on meds (a few years ago) but they stopped working a while ago, so I gained the weight back plus some. Now understand this. I only eat 1500-1800 calories a day. Sometimes less. I am an active person, going to the barn everyday and all that. But my hormones are seriously screwed up. Always have been. One of the things they tested for is Polycystic ovary syndrome, which I think I probably have. They also tested my glucose and a whole bunch of other things (they took 10 tubes of blood and I got 5 needles stuck in my arms). I'm not going to tell you my whole life story and all about my various ailments (that would take years, ha ha) but that is just a little about me and what's going on right now.

    Anyway, I think it will be fine. I've always been a worrier once everything starts going well for me (I always think I'll to screw it up). I have a very (very) blurry picture of me on her and I look about the right size. I also have a very light seat, so I'm not going to be flopping around on her back all day. Once she gains more muscle she'll be bigger and stronger.

    That's all for now...


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