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        06-18-2013, 06:22 PM
      #1171
    Yearling
    So, a very funny story to tell...

    After a long night at work, I finally get to the barn to feed at about 9 am and the horses are READY to get in their stalls and have some breakfast. Only this time there was a bit of a delay.

    My dear Drambuie, has a bad little habit of banging the feedroom door around as he waits impatiently for his food. The feedroom is at right angles to his stall. Seems like no matter how well I wedge a brick against the bottom of the door, he manages to make it swing and slam.

    Today, somehow, after a big slam of the door, the latch locked! Darn horse locked me in the feedroom Jeez! My mouth could have caught a slew of flies it dropped so low.

    Lucky for me I had my phone and the property owner was thankfully home! I only had to suffer being locked up for maybe 15 minutes, most of which I was trying to get out. Without success. He sure got a good laugh as he released me

    Sure glad my kids didn't find me in there, might give them ideas!!!
         
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        06-18-2013, 06:52 PM
      #1172
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Dang Amy - Drambuie is a hoot. Bet he was snorting and laughing the whole time!!!

    Yep, horses are certainly entertaining!
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        06-19-2013, 03:23 PM
      #1173
    Yearling
    Amy, that story is priceless!! Silly pony didn't realize he would NEVER get dinner after that move!!

    I have been enjoying seeing everyone's pictures and updates. I still haven't been in a saddle. Dream came in with a new injury last week, so is back on antibiotics and is unrideable. This wound is on her hock, so I am anxious about its long-term implications to her soundness. It does not appear to involve the joint itself currently.. but if its a kick like I suspect, it may still be a problem up the road. So that has sidelined her for the short term at the very least.

    Meanwhile, I am continuing my work with Gamer. This is the closest to riding a horse I am getting:

    leaning on Gamer - YouTube


    So while she is progressing, part of me is regretting my decision to take her, as we realized she is what is injuring Dream. Dream is currently out by herself in a small paddock while she is healing, but I am not sure what we are going to do long-term to prevent future injuries. Gotta love horses.

    I hope to be back in the saddle for real this weekend, on George. With Dream being benched, I will be taking him to next weekend's Brookfield CTR as a prep for July's Vermont 100. Would be awesome to have both boys finish their first 100 together. So while I am very disappointed about Dream, I am trying to focus on the positive. I am very lucky to have another horse to be to ride while Dream heals.
         
        06-19-2013, 06:00 PM
      #1174
    Trained
    I'm sorry to hear about Dream. I hope she comes around and does fine.
         
        06-19-2013, 10:09 PM
      #1175
    Yearling
    Oh Dawn, so sorry to hear about Dream. She is such a nice horse, I hate to hear of her getting injured. Especially from the new princess Gamer. (who is definitely a striking beauty)

    Give Dream some extra kisses & carrots

    Drambuie is a hoot. He kept banging on the door everytime I tried to wiggle it loose! I kept telling him he was not getting any food cause he locked me in, and would you believe it after I told him he better just eat his hay and leave me alone ...he did! Crazy horse!
         
        06-20-2013, 08:00 AM
      #1176
    Started
    I am so glad you made it out of the feed room!! My new barn has spotty cell service, and I would have been in there forever!!!

    I ACTUALLY got to ride yesterday...ON A TRAIL!!! My neighbor's 12 yo comes over to help me in exchange for riding, and we took her Mom with us and went to Mammoth Cave. Such a gorgeous day!! We did about 7 miles. Mom was feeling adventurous when we got to the trail that goes down to the creek, so we took it. A bit muddy, and I lost a boot, but FUN!!

    Good Luck on the CTR, phantom!!

    Nancy
         
        06-20-2013, 08:37 AM
      #1177
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Dawn, so sorry about Dream. Gamer is gorgeous but if she is injuring Dream that can be a game changer - no pun intended. Hope Dreams heals quickly and totally.

    Horses can be so pissy or sweet with each other. A year and a half ago on a camping trip, the normally low man on the totem pole Biscuit, double barrel kicked Legato in the flank/hip area. Dang, he really hurt her. We thought she was trying to colic and she was definitely off the next day. I felt so bad because he normally would have never kicked at another horse.

    Amy, Drambouie sounds like a Mr. Ed!! Smart little fellow!!!

    Biscuit is being a pretty good boy right now in the arena. I halter him each and every time he eats - he is fed only by me. Stands like a sweetie to have his halter put on. I am going to walk him down to his pasture this afternoon for his evening meal in his little enclosure so that he sees that is where he will eat from now on.
         
        06-20-2013, 12:01 PM
      #1178
    Foal
    1) First picture is my face when I seen how high and strong the water was. LOL! Or it could have been the moment the water went over the top of my boots and filled up with water.

    2) Second picture is starting to cross the river.
    3) Third picture is me trying to keep my feet a little dry. Was not working out to well. The current was so strong I could feel it pushing Bella (my horse).
    4) Fourth picture is when it suddenly got deep and we were in the middle where the current is the strongest.
    5) Fifth picture is when I got a cramp in my thigh muscles and gave up the fight keeping my feet semi dry. Haha!
    6) Sixth picture is the start of the ride. Kim and me was the controlled start, which means we lead the way out of camp and over a semi dangerous bridge before we gave the go ahead for people to pass. If you look directly beyond the lady in the pink shorts you can see Bella and me chillin on the sidelines.
    7) Seventh picture is my water pony enjoying the water!
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        06-20-2013, 12:11 PM
      #1179
    Foal
    Oh no, Phantom! I am so sorry about Dream getting hurt! It is one of those things that there is nothing you can do besides make a decision. Either letthem try and work it out and risk more injuries or seperate Gamer from the rest of the herd or sell her. I hope Dream heals fast with long term side effects and hope Gamer works out so she can stay. Good luck!

    AnitaAnne: Your boy is a hoot! He probably busted a gut laughing. Haha!

    Greentree: Glad you got some saddle time. It relieves so much stress and is so nice to be on the back of a horse!
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        06-20-2013, 12:20 PM
      #1180
    Green Broke
    Second picture, lady in pink shirt in the back has a facial and body expression that got a snicker out of me.

    Great pics. I forgot to tell you I was in your neck of the woods the other weekend picking up an older horse for my daughter. We were in Red Bay. He is a 20+ bay gelding qh that is turning out to be a great addition for her to ride and allow me to have Trusty all to myself. Lol Just needs a little more groceries in him.
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