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post #2021 of 2156 Old 12-02-2013, 11:59 AM
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Denise, I am sorry that your mother is not doing well.

If Biscuit is standing in one place all day eating, can you put his water in one place, his salt in another, and the hay in a third place? That method keeps mine moving around a little bit. They are still too fat though.

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post #2022 of 2156 Old 12-02-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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He is in a 3 or 4 acre pasture. Feed in one place, round bale another but salt is near that...water all the way on the other side of the pasture.

His feet were swelled today - all four of them. Called the vet. He prescribed prednizone and Benadryl. I have to crush up pills and dump contents out of capsules. Dang.....I fed him myself this afternoon and he seems a little lethargic. A lady mentioned he could be foundering (OMG don't say that!) and my barn manager asked me to check his pulse behind his fetlocks. It was normal. Ugh. Hate my baby to be sick..

On the bright side I looked at a little trailer with a added in LQ today. Cowboy shower and a portapotty but hey, it has facilities and a bed and I can afford it. It is a Soft Touch - can anyone here tell me anything about that brand? It is a 2 horse slant, has a canopy and rug/mat to spread out.

On the dark side, Mom is slipping away. My heart is broken over the thought that she may not make it past this week.

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post #2023 of 2156 Old 12-03-2013, 12:44 AM
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Not a very good ride Friday. Well, the first half was nice, out about 3 miles through woods & meadows. Then we decided to stop for a break (right ). Horses were standing nicely, so I start to dismount, and am halfway off when BOOM! She takes off at a run. I stay on for maybe a dozen strides, trying to stop her and/or regain my seat, before I came off.

Landed off-balance, bruised butt, tweaked back, and what I thought was a badly-sprained wrist. So my friend catches Nova about half a mile down the meadow, and I hike the couple miles back to the trailer. Got back to friend's place, put horses away, wrist is pretty swollen, so friend takes me to ER, and yes, it's broken. So I guess that's it for riding this year

Interesting coincidence: the ER nurse was one of our occasional riding buddies, so at least had something to talk about.
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OMG James I am so sorry! What was up with her taking off? Bad horsey

So sorry about the broken wrist - but I hope that back is ok. Bad backs bite. Riding with ER nurses are a good thing. They come in handy in a pinch. LOL I ride with an ER director - she is a good chick to have around!

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post #2025 of 2156 Old 12-03-2013, 03:01 PM
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Celeste - the boots are MountainHorse brand.. they are synthetic "tall boots" that velcro closed up the back and have thinsulate on the inside. I can't remember the model, but the big velcro up the back is pretty easy to see. I got them out of the clearance bin at the local tack store for a song last spring, not really expecting much. Its been years since I wore tall boots. However, assuming I have a couple more good rides in them, I will look to get another pair to stash for when these wear out.

Denise - so very sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she is just having a slight setback and will bounce back asap. Your poor family has been through so much. Prayers to you and yours. How is Biscuit doing today? Any improvement?

James - ouch!! What a crappy end to your year. Hopefully its not your dominant hand and it heals without issue.


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Not a very good ride Friday. Well, the first half was nice, out about 3 miles through woods & meadows. Then we decided to stop for a break (right ). Horses were standing nicely, so I start to dismount, and am halfway off when BOOM! She takes off at a run. I stay on for maybe a dozen strides, trying to stop her and/or regain my seat, before I came off.

Landed off-balance, bruised butt, tweaked back, and what I thought was a badly-sprained wrist. So my friend catches Nova about half a mile down the meadow, and I hike the couple miles back to the trailer. Got back to friend's place, put horses away, wrist is pretty swollen, so friend takes me to ER, and yes, it's broken. So I guess that's it for riding this year

Interesting coincidence: the ER nurse was one of our occasional riding buddies, so at least had something to talk about.
Ugggh that sucks James! Hoping for a speedy recovery so you can be back in the saddle. The year is almost over so we'll have to think positive for "next year", even if its only less than a month away

Denise--so sorry about your mother and I hope that Biscuit is doing better

Selena is FINALLY sound. We went out for our first winter ride today. The girls are pretty out of shape, Selena even had foam between her butt cheeks which I haven't seen in a while. Since the weather has been crappy we've been stuck working in the indoor and it amazes me how much conditioning they can loose by only working on flat ground. The hills kicked their butts today! Here are some pictures we took on our 5 1/2 mile ride

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Selena sporting her mohawk
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Total Mileage = 468.09
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post #2027 of 2156 Old 12-03-2013, 05:41 PM
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Dawn: thanks for the boot info. I actually just ordered a pair of MountainHorse riding pants. I hope they fit.

Denise: I am sorry to hear about your mom. I also hope that Biscuit gets better.

James: I am so sorry you got hurt. I hope you heal fast.

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post #2028 of 2156 Old 12-03-2013, 08:11 PM
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Since hunting season is in full swing and I don't trust citiots with guns to not see my mare as the Great White Buck, I am doing Dream's rehab rides at night now when my work schedule allows. Fun way to see the holiday lights!



2013 mileage
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12/1/13 dream 2.18 miles 3.8 mph 974.78 total miles
12/1/13 george 10.26 miles 4 mph 985.04 total miles
12/3/13 dream 2.14 miles 3.8 mph 987.18 total miles
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OMG James I am so sorry! What was up with her taking off? Bad horsey
I don't know why she took off like that - my memories aren't 100% clear. My friend's horse had been acting a bit antsy, like he sensed some animal. Nova'd started out full of energy and wanting to go, go, go, but I thought she'd settled down ok, and she had been standing there a minute or so while we talked.

What my friend said is that I didn't actually come off until she started crow-hopping. I was trying to pull her back hard with the reins, just as the last time
I came off, so I'm wondering if there's something with the bit and/or her teeth that's causing her pain?

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So sorry about the broken wrist - but I hope that back is ok. Bad backs bite.
Well, I wouldn't say ok, exactly, but it's a known thing. Happened before, just takes a bit of time & exercise to fix.

I agree about hospital staff being good to ride with. My friend is hospital admin (non-medical), most frequent company is an EMT, many others are hospital-related.
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post #2030 of 2156 Old 12-03-2013, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for the prayers for my mom. I wish I could hope that she would get better but I know that is not going to happen. Her blood sugar runs between 450 and 549 and no, those are not typos. She is asleep most of the time and takes sips of water and just tiny bits of food. She does say she is not in pain so that is the one think to be so very thankful for.

Biscuit still has cankes bless his little heart - he nickered at me today when I got there that always brings a smile to my face and my heart. I hugged up my boys when I fed them this morning and this afternoon. I don't normally feed them but I did today. I felt for his digital pulse again and

On the bright side - I am buying a little home converted LQ. I saw it a few weeks ago on a local cyber bulletin board. It was darling! It is a Softouch 2 horse slant. It is also listed on Horse Trailer World. Here is a link....Horse Trailer World - Huge Selection of Horse Trailers, Cargo, Trucks

I hauled it today to have it evaluated for the credit union. Didn't seem to have a problem hauling it at all. I hauled it to a town that is 50 miles from my house from where it was at. One of the guys I regularly ride with lives right there so Kent came over and loaned me some of his expertise. We rolled out the awning and woot!!! It is purple therefore, it is obviously something that was meant for me and The Biscuit.

Should have it home probably Thursday or Friday. I am not planning a trip until February so that will give me time to spruce it up and make it mine.

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