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    11-13-2013, 01:08 PM
I whistle every time I get to the gate also. And both horses come trotting up to me. I just whistle like I am calling a dog though. I haven't been able to mimic a horse's whinny but I know people who can!
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    11-13-2013, 02:39 PM
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Roady that would be fabulous if you coulld find a placement for Drambuie! I have checked into the nearest therapeutic riding program, and most of the horses they get are sold to generate money to fund the program. Even the ones they actually use in the program are sold at the end of summer. I really don't like that the horses are sold (at auction I think) instead of living out their lives helping the handicapped.

Dawn that Mustang ride looks fast! And fun too! I was thinking the same as Anna, what a lot of greys! Y'all look spectactular trotting/cantering down the trails. Lots of fun.

I guess grey is a good color for visability especially at night, but yeah, hard to keep clean...

The little beagle mix stray that has been here left for her new home this morning, Jenny is sad but I am relieved to have one less mouth to feed. I sure hope it works out for them, if not maybe they'll try the old mixed taco girl...no-one seems to want an older doggie

Keep all those pictures coming, I hope to be able to ride this weekend, keeping my fingers crossed that the girls don't get sick again...
    11-13-2013, 03:18 PM
Originally Posted by AnitaAnne    
I guess grey is a good color for visability especially at night, but yeah, hard to keep clean...
You know, maybe that's why some folks insist on calling them grey instead of white
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    11-13-2013, 04:49 PM
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LOL Biscuit will come at a run or trot to me most of the time. When he sees my red Rav4 coming down the ranch road he heads for the little corral and comes right in.

Unless.I.am.going.for.a.ride I swear that horse can tell! OMG it is so frustrating. I always manage to eventually catch him on those days but it is just freaking baloney. Makes me want to drop kick him for a field goal.

I went this morning to take them to the vet for their rabies shots. Biscuit had already been fed and was standing at the gate for me. No problem putting his halter on. When I returned from the vet and turned him out. Went down to drop off Sarge and then stopped by the wash rack to talk to my barn buddies/employees. Passed out doughnuts to the ranch hands because they are darling folks Biscuit could see me and the was trotting up and down the fence line. LOL I went back to see him and haltered him and led him around.

If he is in a smaller place he is no problem. Huge pasture he thinks he is playing ring around the Biscuit as a freaking game. UGH. But, I keep remembering his 95% perfect self and suck it up.
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    11-15-2013, 08:23 PM
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Today I got to do a lot more riding than I expected. Got a call from my SIL asking if I was off work today and wanted to ride. We have been trying to get together to ride for months, so I was more than happy to stop house cleaning and saddle up George!

Got to explore some new-to-me trails that I hopefully will have more opportunity to get to know in the future.

After returning home from that ride, I GOT ON DREAM FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE AUGUST!!!

We are only allowed to walk for 25 minutes, so she was fairly disgusted but was a very good girl and only jigged a couple times. It was all I could do to keep myself calm, as I just wanted to shout and turn cartwheels.

2013 mileage
11/9/13 george 49.44 miles 9.2 mph 950.48 total miles
11/15/13 george 14.32 miles 4.2 mph 964.8 total miles
11/15/13 dream 1.45 miles 3.5 mph 966.25 total miles
    11-15-2013, 10:57 PM
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Oh Dawn! How fabulous you are able to ride Dream again!

Nice views on the new trails, looks very beautiful.
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    11-15-2013, 11:57 PM
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Dawn that is fantastic!!! Man!!! Look at all of those miles you have wracked up this year! I am pea green with envy!

I am pretty dang disgusted right now. I noticed some puckering on the right bottom side of my ramp on the Brenderup last week. OMG it is rotted there and the dang thing is only 4.5 years old

I called the place in Tomball, Texas that was the dealer to go to for repairs - no...don't repair anymore. Called the American rep for parts now and he could order me a ramp for $2000 but didn't have anyone that would repair it for me here locally.

I called my local RV place that has inspected it and oiled the brake lines. I hauled it over there and he will have to tear the entire ramp apart and rebuild it. It has little bubbles across the entire bottom of the ramp when it is in the up position. UGH. It is going to cost between $1,000 and $1,300 OMG this trailer cost a poop load and it has a rotted spot the size of a dinner plate. He will be able to go it December 1st and should take 5 days at the most. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
    11-16-2013, 01:39 AM
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Bummer on the trailer ramp Denise. What kind of material is your trailer made of?

Mine is a 7 layer with wood on the outside, rubber on the inner layer (basically fancy plywood). I was leaving my trailer outside at one place I boarded, just cause it was so far away, but the sun/weather really did a number on that outer layer and it was splitting esp on the mostly sunny side.

Anyway, I caught it before it went too deep and refinished the outside with a nice oil stain to try to moisturize the wood. It was somewhat successful, although the cracks are still there. Then I brought it home and put up a very tall carport for it! I haven't had to do anything else except replace tires & lights.

When I bought it in '89 I was told by Simon that "They do better if kept under cover" and I always make sure it is cleaned out & under its carport after every ride since the weather damage. Hopefully your trailer only has cosmetic damage too. If not, I would think it would be fairly easy for someone to just use some plywood and some paint to fix the ramp.
    11-16-2013, 09:12 AM
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That stinks about the trailer Denise! That seems very early for something to rot, but I guess all the heat and humidity down there must be really hard on wood. I hope the cost to get it fixed is less than anticipated.
    11-16-2013, 09:49 AM
Green Broke
Arrgggg, Denise, that is SO frustrating!!! I had a Keiffer Built that started growing mushrooms on the ramp. It was WAY out of warranty, but I took it to the dealer that was right across from where you went, (we bought it from him) and he got on KB and they replaced it at no charge!! I do not know what he said to them, but it worked.

Then he retired, and we bought the Featherlight from a different dealer. About a week out of warranty, the little door holdback pulled the skin off the door. Obviously a manufacturing defect, as they had just BARELY caught the skin in the channel. NOPE, no fix it. Not going to do it.

Nothing like a little Customer Service!!!!

Dawn, GREAT news!! Do you think he will be back for Spring rides?

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