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post #2051 of 2156 Old 12-09-2013, 07:37 PM
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Denise......I am so sorry to read this. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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post #2052 of 2156 Old 12-09-2013, 08:47 PM
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The trailer arrived at my house around 11:00 AM . I took pictures as it was coming up past the house but don't have them uploaded yet. The lady I bought it from ran though everything with me to show me how it was set up with the electrical parts and how and where it drained, etc.

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Looking forward to getting it spiffed up and ready to go.

I am at my sisters so I haven't even had time to fool with it at all. I think the hospice was right when they said a week - and that was Sunday. I am going to stay here at my sisters except when I have to go check on Biscuit. I want to be with her to the very end. Say some prayers for our family.
Omg...I LOVE IT! Congrats on the new set up, I'm totally jealous.

Hope you all are staying clear of this weather...Vermont got hit pretty hard again today (go figure) so the ponies were wet, frozen, and crazzzyyy. Hoping to get a ride in on Selena mare tomorrow after work.

Tomorrow my little Vee baby turns 2 months old...I can't believe it. I've got ants in my pants waiting for March to come around so I can go get her...common' spring time!!!!
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post #2053 of 2156 Old 12-09-2013, 09:55 PM
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I have been faithfully reading this thread, Denise, and I was dreading having to see this post come up. It's a terrible thing to lose someone you love and care about - my sincerest condolences and sympathy.
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post #2054 of 2156 Old 12-09-2013, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks ER6 - it is a cutie.

Chevaux - thank you for the kind words and sympathy. I don't think it has sunk in yet. This year has been one of broad and sweeping changes for me and most have them have not been anywhere near for the good.

I know that Christmas will be so different without my sister and her famous Macaroni and Cheese and my Mom won't be making Turkey and Dressing. We will carry on in the wonderful traditions with the next generation but this year will be hard.

Looking forward to riding this weekend. The Port Arthur Visitors Bureau put out information on riding at Sea Rim State Park which is part of the McFaddin Beach area. The McFaddin's own the ranch where I keep the horses and at one time they owned everything from Beaumont to the coast. Sea Rim used to be a nice RV park that was put in around to 30 years ago...along with a bath house/look out point with that section of beach being cleaned of the sea weed on a daily basis. I believe the big bath/restroom/lookout point building was destroyed in Hurricane Rita about 7 years back. The road from there used to go all the way down to Galveston but that section was destroyed in Hurricane Allen back in the early '80's.

The Bureau put out information on riding horses down at the beach from December through February. A young lady that grew up at the same church with my kids works for the bureau and she is actually hubby's cousin's kid. I am going to call the number listed and ask Callie to work on getting us water and maybe pens to stay at night. That would be a blast!

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post #2055 of 2156 Old 12-10-2013, 12:13 AM
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I went out to see my horses when I left my sisters house. Just petting their faces is comforting.
So true. Some, though not all, are almost sponges for sorrow & grief. Years ago, long before I ever thought of riding, I would spend a lot of time with one of my neighbor's horses, not really doing anything but looking over the fence together, and it was a real comfort.

My old dog - gone now - was the same way. Not the current pair, though. Their prescription for anything is "Let's go for a walk!"
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post #2056 of 2156 Old 12-10-2013, 01:27 AM
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QOS, I too am sorry for your loss. I am so glad you have your horses to help you through and give you solace, they can be tremendously comforting. Life can be so hard and you have been dealt a heavy load recently. I hope the new year will soon bring you a change of tides.
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post #2057 of 2156 Old 12-10-2013, 08:36 AM
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Well, it is SNOWING great clumps here!! Of course, most of the horses are out in it, because I did not get the barn cleaned out yesterday. It was too muddy to use the spreader, and DH was busy with work, so he could not put the bucket on.

Since everything is frozen, I guess I should bundle up and go spread some manure on the fresh snow.

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post #2058 of 2156 Old 12-10-2013, 02:33 PM
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Denise, I am sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you often.
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post #2059 of 2156 Old 12-11-2013, 08:56 PM
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Got Dream out tonight, despite the cold (was 20 when we left the barn, with a real feel of -4 thanks to a brisk wind). Hopefully the last time I will have to venture out after dark as hunting season ends Saturday!!

DH and I are hoping to get he boys out for a jaunt on Sunday, but yet another storm is coming, this one potentially much worse than the previous ones, so we shall see. I am already sick of snow and its not even really winter yet.

2013 mileage
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
12/8/13 dream 3.62 miles 4.3 mph 990.8 total miles
12/11/13 dream 3.12 miles 4.2 mph 993.92 total miles
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post #2060 of 2156 Old 12-11-2013, 10:24 PM
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Well I was about to brag about how I braved the cold... but then I saw that you had temps in the negatives, phantom!

When I started my ride it was 47 deg. and when I got back it was 32 - for me that is cold!! I don't think we really got below freezing last year.

I got a new phone so I used a different GPS app because the one I had on my apple I didn't find for my new phone a Samsung - not sure if I love this GPS but it got the job done.

5.4 miles for today so a short ride
Time of 1hr and 40min.

We went back on that new trail to the sandy washout. Roux was fresh fresh the whole time wanting to trot trot trot! So I thought well lets gallop and get that energy out that will be fun! As it turns out it was a little too much fun. We were racing back and forth having a great time my GPS said top speed of 17.0 mph (not too shabby). I though one more lap and we will head home so go into a trot, lope, and then I ask for that next speed we are going great and then BAM!!! Roux went from trail pony to wild bronc - I still don't know I stayed on. I lost one stirrup is all. I really think he just was having too much fun and forgot his manners (like a little kid does lol). I lost my right stirrup and my knee whacked my saddle horn and it didn't hurt too bad so things could have been worse. Any way aside from that we had a great time and got two hoofs in the Rio!!

Since I got a new phone I tried out my new camera so... pictures!

This was the aftermath of our rodeo:

View of the River:

Not too shabby for a camera phone!

Also New Mexico is the choice destination for many migratory birds including two species of cranes. These are the tracks they make - just to give you some perspective each foot print of the crane is about the size of a horses hoof print. They stand between 3-5ft tall - and they visit between September and March. We see hundreds of them but they all ways fly off before I get a good picture so I need to try to get a good photo soon!

Total: 91.26

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