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    11-05-2013, 04:39 PM
No duct tape in there? I never go anywhere on horseback without it. Normally I just wear it on my wrist though so it doesn't get forgotten.
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    11-05-2013, 10:31 PM
Originally Posted by AnitaAnne    
James, next time put those sadists on the new horse...and let loose with a YeeHaw as you charge past...Nova may go loopy, but you'll be safe
That idea has come up. SW#2 is my always riding partner, and has been making noises about how she should ride Nova, while I ride her horse - the one she raised from a two year old, and has never, ever let anyone else ride except me, and then only for a few minutes.

SW#1 often rides with us, but I couldn't swap horses with her. She's a skinny little thing, and rides an Arab that's about 14 hands. I'd squash the poor little guy

Honestly, though, I'm thinking that Nova isn't anywhere near as green as her previous owner implied she was. Other than the bit of edginess when we start, she's handled everything just fine. What problems there have been are on my side, e.g. Not knowing how to properly ask her for a faster trot rather than canter/gallop, or expecting a hop across a stream and getting a rocket-boosted jump instead.
    11-06-2013, 12:37 AM
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I think there is duct tape on the inside up on the shelf above the tack closet....I am going to check to make sure. I generally have it there to tape the plastic around the AC when we camp!
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    11-06-2013, 11:16 AM
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Sorry I haven't been more active here. I have a lady coming this evening to put the deposit on the three horses I have on the market. Her and her cousin are getting them to train for their kids and I agreed to the sale after seeing the kids interact with the horses. It looked like a perfect match on each one and I couldn't believe how well the horses did with the kid that picked each one. Even Boo acted as if he wanted to leave with the girl who wants him.

This will get me down to a herd of three and should allow me more time to ride than spent on keeping up so many. They are coming to pick the horses up on Sunday so I have the vet coming out to pull a coggins on Sugar who is the only one without. The farrier is suppose to be here Friday so that should cover everything. Oh, I'm having the vet go ahead and pull coggins on two of the horses I'm keeping since Trusty's is still good til the spring. Half of what I'm making off the sale is going to farrier and vet visit, but I feel it is the right thing to do.
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    11-06-2013, 01:02 PM
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Update: farrier will be at the house at 1:30 today and they are getting the horses on Saturday evening. Vet was unable to reschedule other appointments to squeeze me in so I made a deal with the buyer. Was selling her a saddle to go with the horses and offered it for the cost of them getting the coggins and vaccines. She took that offer as they plan to get all three updated together so they can keep up with it easier. They will haul them to the vet we use when major medical issues arise and have him pull coggins and do the vaccines so it worked out well. She invited us to the birthday party on Sunday afternoon to see the faces on the kids and the grounds where the horses will now call home.

I offered to come out occasionally to help her work with the horses on being ready for the kids to ride. She has more time to spend daily with them on ground work that I don't have and that will be a huge benefit. I expressed my desire to ride Jems atleast once before she leaves and she says I am welcome to ride her any time since I have offered so much to help with this sale. I'm happy.
    11-07-2013, 12:16 PM
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Roadyy, I am impressed that you can sell horses! I need to get rid of some, if you hear of anyone else looking.....A 15 yo Clydesdale mare, rides and drives, packs a large non-rider man on trails, a 5 yo Paint mare, short but very stocky, green broke, a 6 yo grey Arab mare, green-broke, and a 5 yo TWH mare, sweet, pretty, nice gait, good on trails.

My duct tape in the trailer always turned into a sticky glob in Texas! Vetwrap, too.

I've been spending a LOT of time in the saddle lately, even if I don't get a bunch of miles in. The horses are in pretty good shape, but I need to get my joints back into the groove! I was taking Ibuprofen every night, and had to quit because I think it was burning a whole in my stomach, so I am drug-free now, lol, but may have to put bourbon in my water bottle!!

    11-07-2013, 06:37 PM
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I will surely keep my ear to the halter and send them to this group for a horse. I think there are a couple of people on this thread that have or had horses looking for new homes.

Is there somewhere I can look at the horses online? No, I'm not looking to replace those I am rehoming. ;-}

I have this week booked for activities and hope to finish it out with the local rodeo Friday and Saturday night. Then start next week off with a meeting on Monday and Tuesday having a diesel mechanic from work come take a peek at my dually to see if he can figure out what it needs to run again. Wednesday is when I hope to start riding the horses around in the pasture to slowly work them back up one at a time. I want to ride one each evening for a couple weeks then start having my wife or daughter ride one of the others while I pony the last one around the pastures. Then by the end of winter I can start getting the family out for family trail rides. I know if we get serious then I'll have to trade the 2 horse trailer I have now and find a 3 horse slant load. If they do get involved then I'll get one with living quarters and do weekend trail rides once a month so we can combine camping and riding. I know my wife's back will never make it for tent camping. Lol
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    11-08-2013, 12:52 AM
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Dang, Roadyy, you need to call my husband and light a fire under his tail and tell him I need a living quarters horse trailer like YESTERDAY.

My cousin is going up to Mineola, Texas to ride next weekend and I sure wish I could go. Several riding buddies are going but there isn't cabins for rent up there. I don't know if I could go because of mom. OMG she fell awhile ago going to the restroom when she stooped over to pick a quarter up off the floor. I don't know if my little great nephew dropped it or what. I nearly had a stroke because I couldn't pick her up. Thank God my nephew was here and he was able to pick her up.

Ok..back to horses...my brains are just fried and a weekend ride would be fabulous. I washed Biscuit's biothane in the dishwasher last night and it looks brand new. LOL I hung it on the side of the Brenderup today when I went out there and he refused to come in at first. He is way to smart for his own freaking good.

My barn manager riding buddy is entering an endurance ride this weekend and our other barn buddy is crewing for her. So thrilled for her and wish I could go. She is considering the 50 miler - y'all wish her luck. Her mare looks almost just like Dreams - Dawn's mare.
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    11-08-2013, 09:09 AM
Originally Posted by QOS    
I washed Biscuit's biothane in the dishwasher last night and it looks brand new.
If I get some biothane tack and wash it (or anything else horsey) in the dishwasher, I will have to wait until I am sure that DH won't be home to find out.
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    11-08-2013, 11:23 AM
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Congrats Roadyy on your recent sales; it sounds like the horses will have their own special person to love on, that's the best anyone can have.

Please include Drambiue on the "needing new homes" list Greentree started, for now just as a companion horse or pet. He may improve on nice level ground and controlled environment where he won't keep re-injuring his back, but I have no plans to re-home him as a riding horse.

My two days off have been totally non-horsey darnit. We had a long power outage when I was napping the other day and it finished off my 18 yr young fridge, darnit. Parts had been slowly dying off...first the door ice, then the water, now half the freezer...so I spent yesterday shpping for a new one, throwing out food and this morning giving the poor thing a final cleaning. My new one is supposed to arrive before noon, sure hope they make it, cause we are down to can goods & Hallloween candy to eat right now.

I thought about getting one of those fancy stainless steel french door ones, but couldn't justify paying so much money! I told my son I wouldn't think twice about paying that for a horse, but for a fridge? No way!

Happy trails y'all - it's a working weekend for me - seems like I am scheduled all the holiday weekends this year, darnit.

I'm off to bed until the truck arrives...zzzzzzzz
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