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    10-03-2013, 01:05 AM
Green Broke
The Yellowhammer was scheduled starting Thursday at the Talladega National Forest...doesanyone know if this govt shutdown is going to prevent the races?? That would be a huge disappointment...
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    10-03-2013, 01:20 AM
I believe all National Parks are closed until the shutdown is over.
    10-03-2013, 04:49 PM
Green Broke
The National Forest isn't closed, but anything with a gate on it is probably closed and locked....

So, parking might be an issue..

The good news is......Obama's gone in another 3 years or so.
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    10-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Green Broke
My mom came home yesterday. My sisters and I were there til late visiting with her. My Baby sister Dana had come to the funeral home Tuesday to see us when my father in law passed away Saturday. I hugged her and told her I loved her.

I thought nothing else bad could happen to me. I don't know why my world is blowing up. I got calls this morning that didn't go through my phone. I called my sister back. No answer. Called the other sister. All I heard was crying. I thought my mother had passed away. My baby sister Dana passed away unexpectedly this morning. I literally collapsed. I can't begin to tell you the sorrow of losing her. I am 6 years older than her - my mother was devastated when we had to tell her. Please pray for my family. We are heartbroken. Dana's grandchild is only 4 months old and will never know how wonderful her GeeMaw was.

I had a wedding cake this weekend. Two friends are helping me with it. One came from Houston so I do have help. I keep hoping I will wake up and this is just a bad dream.
    10-03-2013, 06:09 PM
Denise, I hope you are ok.
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    10-03-2013, 06:09 PM
Green Broke
Oh no Denise, that is horrible, I am so sorry ur family is suffering so much. The sudden loss of a loved one is very, very difficult. I lost my beloved daughter the day before thanksgiving in 2009. I can't tell you how excruciating that pain was, but I can tell you that you r doing the right thing to reach out to ur friends for support as you go thru this. Please let me know if I can be of any help, and be sure to see ur horse everyday. Biscuit will soothe ur soul. Many prayers sent your way.
    10-03-2013, 06:09 PM
Green Broke
No, QOS, that is just not fair. I wish were closer to hug you!

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    10-03-2013, 06:37 PM
Green Broke
Thank you so much. Anita Ann - I didn't know you had lost a daughter. I am so sorry.

I want to curl up in a ball and cry a river. I have cried a river. Dana is the youngest grandchild of 19 grandchildren. She was the apple of my grandfather's eye when she was a young teenager. Dana's had asthma and allergies for years. She was having trouble breathing in Houston last week and Lori (my other sister) and my cousin, Doyle, took her to St. Luke's ER. She stayed overnight and they did stress tests/bloodwork/exrays on her and said her heart was fine. She went to the Doctor yesterday. She said last night her calves were hurting her.

Don't know the reason - I can't fathom it right now. Momma kept saying "she was my right hand man and always knew what I needed before I asked her". Momma and Dana were a team at church that provided Wednesday night supper for about 20 years. They only stopped that a few years ago when it was taxing on momma when no one else wanted to pitch in and help.

I am heart broken. I did ask Barry to take me to see my horses after while. He is sick with an upper respiratory infection and went to one of the quick clinics to get a shot. He was coming down with this from last week. I just wish I could pull the covers over my head for a while. Thanks for the prayers and condolences. I know we are cyber friends but I do feel the love from my fellow trail riders. Hug up your family - it might be the last time you can.
    10-03-2013, 09:35 PM
Denise, I am so sorry for your loss. I send you cyber hugs. I hope that you are ok. I will be thinking of you often.
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    10-04-2013, 11:16 AM
Originally Posted by greentree    
No, QOS, that is just not fair. I wish were closer to hug you!

I second Nancy, I wish I could give you a hug, definitely more than one I am thinking of you and your family Denise.

Vermont is getting colder and the leaves are changing like fire! I had some issues this week with Selena turning up back sore after one of our rides which really made me depressed, especially since our 30 mile ride is only 2 weeks away. I felt like a terrible Mom. I think I have narrowed it down to riding with the camelbak since it really throws my balance off and causes me to post too far back on Selena's short back. This will be the 3rd time I've run into this problem, and each time I was wearing the camelbak or using cantle saddle bags so I'm hoping if I stay clear of those we'll be okay. Did I say hoping? I meant PRAYING. I did some thorough massage work on her and used an Equine Thumper afterward which she really loved. I'm now trying to purchase one so I can use it weekly between rides. For those of you who have never seen one, I attached a pic below, it's a really awesome tool.
Yesterday we went out to try another ride, this time no camelbak and we used a Skito pad. I was a nervous wreck the entire 10 miles, worried that I'd return to the barn with a sore horse. It did give me time to really think about how much we ask out of these horses. We rode through some pretty tough stuff yesterday, even had to take the main road part of the way home, and through everything my little mare just trucked along. I am so thankful to have such a willing horse.
When our ride was finished I was ecstatic to see a nice sound back, no soreness! I plan to do another longer ride of 20+ miles tomorrow with the same setup and see how that goes. Wish me luck.

Denise I do hope you are able to spend some time with Biscuit. Sometimes, even on the worst days, just some quiet time with your horse can lift your spirits. I am so sorry that life has been so unfair but know that you are in our prayers and that we send love your way!
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