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        10-08-2013, 03:22 PM
    Green Broke
    Sorry, I haven't stopped in here in so long. Been alot going on for me and just haven't been as active on the board.

    Denise, I am so very sorry to read about all the family troubles going on in your life right now. I have said a many prayers for you over the last month as you always stayed in my thoughts. I know and how you know that all of this has purpose even if we never understand it. Sometimes these happenings aren't for good for us, but are just what another person who is seeing it needs to effect their life. I know that doesn't bring much comfort, but is how I manage the hard times that I encounter.

    I spent 2.5 days laid up in the hospital last week undergoing tests for chest pains from Sunday. They ran EKGs, CAT scans, Stress tests and then finally a Cardiac Catheterization to find nothing wrong with my heart. We have heart attacks in my family history with my sister, who is 1.5 years the younger, surviving a massive heart attack 3 years ago and my father passing away of one in '02 at the age of 49. I am still taking it easy as to not pop open the artery in my hip where they went in.

    I love the fall pictures some of you have posted as they are beautiful. Will try to do a better job of keeping active in the thread.

    YT is blocked at my work so I'll try to view the video tonight at home.
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        10-08-2013, 07:39 PM
    Glad to have you back Roadyy!

    Today was a long day of driving to pick up a Specialized saddle to try for Selena. I spend most of the evening playing with the shims and then went for a quick 2 mile ride around our racetrack to have a look at the sweat pattern. So far so good. I'm taking her out for another 20+ ride Thursday to see if back soreness comes up again. Send positive energy our way!

    Some other exciting news...I have a foal that was due today but still no luck on his/her arrival. I guess Velvet is hanging on to the little bugger. My family is very excited to have a new (hopefully endurance horse) born into our little Arab family. Can't wait to see what it is!

    Total Mileage = 409.39
        10-09-2013, 12:22 AM
    Green Broke
    Oh my goodness Roadyy, I will be praying for you. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. I felt them and I still need them. You take care of yourself. Make sure you follow those doctor's orders and follow up with them. St. Luke's hospital is one of the top heart hospitals in the world and told Dana a week before she died that her heart was fine - she had trouble breathing and chest pain - they didn't say anything to her about deep vein thrombosis and that is what caused her death. Please please check that out too.

    I am at my sisters right now staying the night with Mom so my sister can get some rest. Her DIL is a RN and feels Mom won't last long. I am a major Gone with the Wind fan and I feel like Prissy "just a few more days to tote this weary load". My Mom is my rock. She is like her mother who was the strongest person I have ever known. I asked Mom yesterday if I would ever be as strong as her and she said I would be.

    I did go out to see my Biscuit Man today. I brought him up to work on his feet. The ladies out at the barn and I all do barefoot trimming and our trimming we decided wasn't aggressive enough. We were all getting some stretching in the white line and some separation there. I have not done Biscuit's feet as often as before - still no longer than 6 weeks but that is too long with barefoot trimming. I was working on his feet with Lee Ann advising me on pulling back the toe. Biscuit will pull his feet from me or not let me pick up his leg. OMG he knocked over the hoof stand and then I was still trying to pick his foot up and tapping the back of his fetlock area with a hoofpick. I am not sure exactly what happened but I ended up flat on my back seeing his body coming at me. He stepped on my right foot and I think either his hoof or the hoof stand banged into my right leg just below the knee. He bent the bolt that holds the cradle of the hoof stand completely down! OMG that is a huge bolt. He took a chunk out of his right hoof on the left side but nothing that we couldn't take off. Lee Ann had to help me up because there was nothing in the middle of the washrack for me to hold on to while trying to stand! LOL I am still wobbly. I scared the snot out of her poor girl. I rested and then worked on his back feet and OMG he kept pulling them from me. She finished the top of his back feet for me and he ended up with a very nice mustang roll along with a rasp to the belly on more than one occasion.

    I don't understand why he is such a patootie about his feet. When I first got him I couldn't hardly pick them up at all so he is better but good grief, I have a skinned up toe, a huge bruise on my leg and I am hoping I didn't hurt myself! Seem to be just fine in the back but the last thing I want to do is frick up my dang back again. All in all though, I loved being with him today. He brings peace to me even with our little rodeo today.

    Take care everyone...and post some pictures for me!
        10-09-2013, 12:24 AM
    Green Broke
    Endurance Lover 6 Hope that saddle fits and congrats on the impending foal! We have had 3 foals out at the barn in the 4 years I have been there and the oldest filly just went to Darolyn Butler's barn to have miles put on her. Her name is Aziza and she is 4 now. I saw her when she was just a few hours old and have watched her grow into a fine little filly - she will make someone a great endurance horse one day!
        10-09-2013, 03:58 AM
    Jeez Denise, please be careful!! I think your family really needs you right now. I am so sorry to hear your mom is not going to have a lot of time with you. Prayers are being said for you daily. Be strong.

    Roaddy so sorry to hear about your heart, but it is good news, if I understand you right. Stay strong and hopefully back in the saddle soon.

    I hope to start riding more again. I will be homeschooling my youngest starting Wed, so she will be around more to ride with. We will go out on weekdays while the other one is in school. I've started trying to trim my own, but not sure I am strong enough to keep 4 horses in shape. Too much time and I don't have the strongest back. Oh well, it will all get done eventually.
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        10-09-2013, 07:16 AM
    Green Broke
    I too have taken over the trimming of our 6 horses and it is tasking to say the least. Now with me still healing my leg from the operation I can't fight with them to do them for another week or so. I looked them over last night while feeding and only 2 of them are really getting any flare. It shouldn't take much to get them caught up once I'm confident no damage will come to me while straining to hold the leg up while in the squatting position.

    Give your mother a hug from all of us and let her know we are praying for your family.

    Anita, it is good news for the fact that nothing was found to be wrong with my heart. I was talking to mom about it on the way to TSC and she said the Doc did say that I have small veins and arteries as they had to fight to get the tube started. She has the same issue with small veins and arteries, but also has a heart murmur( skipping heart beat due to hole in heart).
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        10-09-2013, 08:33 AM
    Green Broke
    Had a long ride on my new horse Sunday- a 20 mile round trip! That was a lot after only being on a horse twice in the last year. I was nervous after buying this mare sight unseen, unridden, etc, but she is definitely worth the 2 ten hour driving days to get her & bring her home. After the first of the year, I will transfer her papers, & join Pathways to earn a patch for trail hours on a Morgan. Also, learn how to use my Garmin for keeping myself located & tracking my miles here in"14.

    Denise-Strength comes after adversity-prayers for your & yours. I also do my own horses, but my new mare is very shy of having her feet handled. We are working on it. I need to do the donkey, though. That will be a first for me.
        10-09-2013, 08:43 AM
    Green Broke
    Those of you having issues with the horses giving up their feet, have you worked them on giving to pressure with soft rope? May not hurt to work with them on it to help them do better for you.

    Ccg, sounds like you are settling right back into riding as if you had no hiatus from it. Good for you.
        10-09-2013, 09:18 AM
    Another thing that helps with picking up feet is just to pick each foot up and clean it out every day. It is a major pain for the first few days, but then they get so that they are used to it and when you get ready to trim, it is no big deal.

    Soft rope is a good idea as well.
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        10-09-2013, 01:22 PM
    Green Broke
    Biscuit will generally give me his feet to clean them and to put on and take off his hoof boots with no problem. It is when I have his foot up in the cradle for awhile trimming and rasping them. UGH. It doesn't matter how often I do his feet he is still a toot about it. I generally just do two of his feet at a time so he doesn't get snotty about it. He isn't nervous or afraid - he is just being a jerk. I do Sarge's feet too and it has been a challenge this year with my back. I like doing their feet - I like a mustang roll on them. Sarge has fantastic feet and Biscuit's front feet are FINALLY getting a little bit of concavity to them. When I did them two weeks ago his souls were popping out in chunks like a false soul - now I have some concavity so that is a good thing. Two of his frogs look fantastic - the other two not so much but not horrible either.

    I am fine this morning so I don't think I hurt myself at all. The bones have been removed that caused the squeezed nerves so I think I am just fine thank God.
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