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post #1511 of 2156 Old 08-14-2013, 04:18 PM
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Yes, I know the place. I've never been there personally, but know of the place through some friends who lived in West Point. Never heard many bad things about the place.
I had my own land to keep my horses at. I've never had to deal with boarding facilities,luckily. I lived in a little community just north of Columbus called Caledonia. It was mostly farmers so there was plenty of places to go riding without ever having to use a trailer. 30 minute ride got you into some sure nough wooded areas with everything from creek crossing to hill climbs. The horses were always in great shape from the terrain they took us on.
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post #1512 of 2156 Old 08-14-2013, 05:06 PM
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J3 is pretty good as far as boarding barns go. My jaw dropped when I found the place. 700+ acres for 65/month per horse. That is way cheaper than I ever could have imagined.

I know where caledonia is! I have a few friends up that way that I will go ride with every now and then
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post #1513 of 2156 Old 08-14-2013, 05:40 PM
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I still have family and friends up there. My mom has 3 sisters and a couple of cousins(hers) who live in Columbus. I miss the scenery while riding up there. If you get the chance to drive through West Point then do so. I love the old houses with the huge trees hanging over the street. Christmas time is beautiful there when they were doing carriage rides down through there with all the lights. Ok I'm getting home sick again..gotta stop because I know there is no money to be made up there and is why I left both times.. Second time I moved there because I got home sick while down here for 3 years. Realized there was nothing there after 8 months and moved back down here.

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post #1514 of 2156 Old 08-14-2013, 10:43 PM
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I student taught in West Point when I did my student teaching! I have a good friend who grew up in the Old Waverly area. I love looking at all the old plantation homes around here. Columbus has some beatiful ones as well! Especially down by The W.

I agree with the no money to be made thing, which is a shame. Once I finish up my masters I'll be moving on as well. Beautiful countryside and a lot of history, but not much in the way of futures.

For an update on the boys: Drifter is on the mend and is chilling out in the pasture enjoying life. Vet thinks he should be good to go for riding by Saturday or Sunday. Yay!

Whiskey has a better appetite today, but had some major diarrhea in his stall. Dr C (my vet from the vet school up here) had told me to be on the lookout for that with this antibiotic, so I called him as soon as I saw it this afternoon. He came to check on him for me and said since Whiskey had only had 2 doses up to that point and since it was more "cow patty" like and not straight water, that he was probably just upset from being in the stall and stressed from being sick. He told me to cut his grain ration a bit and give him more hay. I bought a hay net so he eats his hay slower so it will last him a bit longer.

He is drinking a ton. He has 3 buckets of water in his stall and goes through them like nobody's business. Dr C told me that was probably because of his fever. It has stayed at 102.5 all day. He told me to let it run its course and just keep an eye on it, not to give him anything else for it. I think he wants to make sure it doesnt spike very high, and doesnt want bute or banamine covering it up. The culture for strangles came back negative, so it looks like it really is just pneumonia.

He is still coughing a ton, and hacking stuff up with it. Blech. I remember when I had pneumonia last winter. It was not fun. So I feel for the little man. I'm glad he's back on his feed though. He also has his jollyball in the stall with him and an empty milk carton full of pebbles he can shake for noise (I'm cheap and he is easily amused lol) and he has taken an interest in both of those things again. So that gives me hope that even though the fever is sticking around, he's on the mend.

Here is a picture of the patient enjoying his hay when I went to check on him in the middle of the afternoon today. He's in the quarantine stall so hes not near anyone, but he can talk to them and see/hear them for the most part. He can look out his stall window and see outside and he gets nice breeze from the doorway at the end of the barn. Plus there is a box fan at the top part of his stall that keeps him cool and keeps the flies away. He has it made :) (besides the being sick part

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post #1515 of 2156 Old 08-15-2013, 09:55 AM
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It is good to hear your boys are better! Whiskey is being a good boy drinking lots of water.

I always recommend people eat yogurt to replace the good bacteria when taking antibiotics...they make an equine powdered type. Ask your Dr. C about adding some probiotics to his feed to keep the diarrhea under control.
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post #1516 of 2156 Old 08-15-2013, 01:15 PM
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He actually gave me some this morning when he stopped by Anitaanne! So y'all are on the same page :)
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post #1517 of 2156 Old 08-15-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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DriftingShadow - hope he is better soon. Poor guy.

AnitaAnn - love the pictures. It is very pretty there.

I went to the international cake convention in Lexington, KY. Wish I had have had time to check out horse farms but I was really there to help my friend with her cake supply booth. Had a blast on one had and wished I hadn't gone on the other. My mom got very sick while I was gone and was hospitalized. She is very ill and we are waiting on MD Anderson to see her. Don't really think it is cancer but they will determine that. I am at her house right now - my sisters and I are taking shifts to be with her. Hubby was really sick while I was gone and 2 year old granddaughter went to the ER after stuffing a paper towel up her nose, past her eye and into a sinus cavity. Maybe I should NEVER go out of town again.

Missed my horses while I was gone too!!! I have only seen them for a few minutes unfortunately. Hoping to ride with weekend. I will have to enjoy everyone else's adventures!

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post #1518 of 2156 Old 08-15-2013, 04:30 PM
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Oh Denise, sorry to hear about your family falling apart while you were gone. Prayers for your moma.
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post #1519 of 2156 Old 08-15-2013, 04:45 PM
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Denise, I hope everybody gets better. They can't get along without you.

I hope to catch a ride between rain showers this weekend. It is cool outside -- 68 degrees! The horses are really happy even if they are wet.
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post #1520 of 2156 Old 08-15-2013, 06:18 PM
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Mid September weather here in August....unfortunately, I'm flying out this weekend headed for Buffalo....

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