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    08-05-2013, 09:01 PM
  #1471
Yearling
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I'm really glad you don't have anything broken, but being a nurse I am a bit concerned about the headache. It would be good to have it checked out (if you haven't already).
I didn't bother with the ER that night because I knew nothing was broken and I didn't see how high test painkillers were going to help me get better (drugs seem to be their answer to everything!). However, I did see my chiropractor (who is also an MD) the next morning. He checked me over thoroughly, including doing the same pupil reflex tests I had done at home the night before. He wasn't sure if the headache was a mild concussion or a result of muscles in my neck and back being pretty angry with me.

What scared me the most was the swelling on one part of my thigh, which was either numb or agonizingly painful to touch and very fluid, but the icing helped take down a lot of the swelling and the numbness went away with it. That swelling is down to an area about the size of my palm, which I think is just going to take some time to resorb. I am just impatient because I want to be back in the saddle!!


Amy, congrats on the new saddle but sorry to hear you don't think it fits (SO frustrating!).

I agree with sliding it back just a touch and see if that helps. It seems very.. perched.. to me, which is weird for a treeless as normally they seem to conform really well. Maybe because its new and just needs to be broken in? I am interested to hear what you think of the Torsion when you get it.
     
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    08-05-2013, 09:43 PM
  #1472
Yearling
Hahaha! I know about the ER and slinging painkillers at everyone that comes in, but that is what many of the patients come in for...that and work excuses...LOL

But I think they would have done a bit more than that if you were seen straight after the unscheduled vaulting

Chiropractors are great, I see one myself. Again, very glad you are ok!!

Non-horse people think it is weird that we call the vet at all hours for our darling horses, but avoid MD's like the plague if we're the one injured

The saddle is new and it sure feels perched up there! Chivas is very mutton withered though. Anyway, I tried it with the pictured pad first and Chivas was relaxed and happy, but I was a bit stiff cause it kept sliding around. (how did you ride wide without a girth?!)

Next I put on a breast collar and things were fine. Rode 3 miles without a problem.

The next day I tried the saddle with only a thin cotton dressage pad. The saddle fit great & didn't move a bit, but Chivas was not happy. So I added a gel pad on top of it, and it felt great, but talk about perched up there! I was high in the sky! It felt weird being perched up there, but Chivas settled down and I was sitting great & soooo comfortable. I figured if I was on a massive horse everything would be fitting great

I am vey much looking forward to seeing the Torsion, it is a 15" and comes with a pad with inserts in it, so maybe it will work.

I've never even seen a treeless saddle in person, but I thought it would be best for Chivas with his weird conformation. I still think it will work, especially after riding it one. I can't express just how good it felt to be in correct position on Chivas, and him moving well without restriction.

Once the Torsion comes, I'll take more pictures and start a thread on the whole issue so as not to bog down this one. Gotta leave plenty of room for PaintedHorse's fabulous pictures.
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    08-05-2013, 09:58 PM
  #1473
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Happy birthday Leyna!!!!!!

Phantom, I hope you are okay! That sounds like no fun.

Yall make sure to get good rides in for me this week! It is supposed to storm from tonight until Thursday/Friday I believe. If there is anything worse than humid, hot Mississippi weather...its humid, hot and RAINY Mississippi weather :/

I took Whiskey on his 4th trail ride yesterday. It was a disaster. We were with a couple of people from the barn who arent great with trail etiquette. I've never noticed before because in the past I had ridden Drifter when I was with them. Drifter is like "horses bucking/rearing and flying up behind us? Pshh I don't care". Whiskey, however, CARED. He really cared. It was super frustrating so I ended up cutting the ride short and just heading back without everybody so we could end on a note without the both of us exploding. It wasn't his fault, and I was more annoyed/angry with the fellow riders than with anything he was doing.

I am not sure if it was just the nerves from the other riders or what- but he seemed to "lose his brakes" yesterday. So as soon as it is clear enough to ride, we are going to practice in the arena. I can handle a nervous horse, but I cannot handle a nervous horse that wants to pretend they don't know how to stop. I did a lot of one rein stops and figure 8s and circles to get his mind working and focused on me, but it would work for about 2 minutes and then he would be back to trying to run with everyone else again.

Grrr!! I hate it when people really don't use their brains on trails. There is a time and a place for stupidity I always say. Yesterday definitely was not one of them.
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    08-06-2013, 01:41 AM
  #1474
QOS
Green Broke
Roaddy, sounds like you work in a shipyard. That is quiet a big boat to launch! I am from a seafaring family - my grandpa shipped out all of his life, my cousin is/was a pilot and two of my great uncles were captains (Uncle Percy was the senior captain for Sabine in Port Arthur, Texas). I worked for Hvide Marine (it is now SeaBulk) as a purchasing agent for a little while. OMG more fun than a barrel of monkeys - LOVED it!

Happy Birthday LeynaProof - aaaahhhhhh to be 25 again!!!

Good night Miss Agnes Dawn....OMG that made me a little ill just hearing about Gamer romping over you. I hope you are back in the saddle quickly but soundly. Little worried about your noggin I will keep you in my prayers.

My prayers were answered about my mom - no cancerous cells. She is getting better - H. Pylori virus is pretty dang UGLY. Now if I can just get the same results with hubby. We are going to Houston tomorrow for a scan that is a type of Pet Scan. Hoping to get him well.

I rode Biscuit in the arena today after grooming him and turning his mane and tail into a lovely aquamarine shade with Mrs. Stewart's Blueing!!! He was a pretty good boy today and we did a little bit of trotting. I am more balanced on Biscuit than on the ground!
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    08-06-2013, 02:06 AM
  #1475
Yearling
Denise the Biscuit is a very handsome boy! He looks proud of himself too.

That is very good news about your moma
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    08-06-2013, 08:49 AM
  #1476
Green Broke
PH, glad you were able to walk away and that Gamer was calmed down before hurting himself or you any further. I hope the swelling goes down quickly and you are able to get back to working with him.


Leyna, Happy belated Birthday. Glad you are getting some good riding in.

Anita, I hope you can get the saddle situation figured out to where you both are comfortable.

DS, it does make working with a new horse so much harder when you are on the trail with people who have no idea what its like. They think just because the horse is on the trail that it is fine with anything and everything, else it wouldn't be out there. Gathering no clues that it needs to be out on the trail inorder to become a trail horse with slow increases of exposure to slack minded actions by others.

Denise, yes I work for a shipyard here in Florida. It is a small world after all!! I was an electrical supervisor overseeing several tug boats we built for SeaBulk back in 2007. They were based out of Mobile,Al. And Port Arthur. We built the Gasparilla, Energy Hercules, Sabine, Energy Zeus and the Buccaneer. We would go to Pascagoula,Ms to do the Bollard pull to verify their pulling capacity.
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    08-06-2013, 03:07 PM
  #1477
QOS
Green Broke
Dang Roaddy, that is pretty dang cool. My great Uncle Kelly (I ride with his granddaughter Kellie!) had a small shipyard in Panama City. I think they did supply boats, etc. His brother, my great Uncle Alva, (they were married to my grandmother's sisters) owned Burton's Shipyard in Port Arthur. When I worked for Hvide I had three tankers and 6 tugs I purchased for. I took my two youngest and my nephew to tour the Ambrose Channel petrochemical ship in Lake Charles, LA. They thought the engine room was way too cool. I took them once with my cousin piloting from Port Arthur to Beaumont. OMG he turned that huge tanker around and backed it up to the dock like it was a Chevy pick up. I love all things marine..used to go to the docks to pick Grandpa up. Loved it. You will have to post pictures of your boats! I would love to see them!
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    08-06-2013, 04:35 PM
  #1478
Green Broke
The shipyard I work for is in P.C. Florida. Eastern Shipbuilding Group. We have 2 yards in this area. The one I work at is right by the paper mill in Millville community(if you remember the areas any) and the other is out in the Allanton community(way out in the boonies). There is another smaller outfit in town over in Southport/Lynn Haven area. I think it's Eastside Marine, but not 100% sure. They mostly work on smaller snug tugs, fishing boats and sail boats. Another company that used to be here was Burkhalter Marine. A lot of the old timers here worked at BM years ago.

Here are a few pictures of the yard I work on and some of the boats. We just launched this one Yesterday and I'll try to get you some pics later in the week of it sitting in the water.
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Here are the yard pics from the pilot house of the next vessel to be launched.
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Here is a pic of the first one of 5 like this we are building for a Brazilian Offshore supply company.
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This is one of two fire fighting tug boats we built for the City of New York. This one is FireFighterII and the other one was christened ThreeFortyThree.
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    08-06-2013, 08:54 PM
  #1479
QOS
Green Broke
Wooo HOOOOO Roaddy those are gorgeous boats!

I will ask Kellie about those places. I have only been to Panama City a few times and really don't know squat about anything there. Kellie grew up there and moved back to Texas after she graduated. Her mom still lives there and my great aunt lived there til she died 3 years ago. Several cousins are still there.

I believe my uncle's little shipyard was Tibbett's something or another but dang - that was quiet a while ago. I would quit cake decorating to work for a marine company! I loved it.
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    08-07-2013, 09:54 AM
  #1480
Yearling
I was out a the barn working on my new wash rack. It's not finished, but I at least have a level place to tie the horses for baths and trims! I am going to try doing a little trimming myself, save a little $$ hopefully. I'll post pictures when its done.
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