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    02-26-2013, 09:59 PM
Originally Posted by Painted Horse    
dbhorseman, How high up the mountain where you riding?
I wasn't very high, around 7,000 feet elevation. I just rode out from town. He was only about a mile west of highway 89. This buck was one of 6 or so mature bucks that were eating out of my hay stack a couple months ago.

He has a 28 inch wide spread. Cougars make pretty short work of a deer. I can't fault PC for getting nervous when a cat big enough to take a deer this big is in the area.
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    02-27-2013, 12:12 AM
I've been amazed at how fast the kills disappear when I've found them. One day almost a whole deer laying there, Tomorrow it's all gone.

We were down in St George for the weekend riding. I wondered about getting a little higher up the mountain for a ride. But the warmth felt so good, figured I'd stay low and enjoy it.
    02-27-2013, 12:53 AM
PH I don't blame you. I was off the last three days and only one was worth riding. Even on that day, yesterday, it started out at -3 and got up to 44. It was the only day we didn't have a stiff cold north wind. When it is warm it is muddy up here still. But I have to get out and ride.
I saw and scared a cat off of a full grown cow elk a few years ago. I was in my truck, it only ran about 50 yards and watched us til we left. The elk was still flinching. The next day all that was left was hide and spine. The cyotes found it and finished off what the cat didn't eat in a few hours.
I think I passed your rig on your way down Thursday. It looked like the pics you posted anyway. My brother and I went up to the hunting expo and were headed back.
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    02-27-2013, 01:38 AM
I ran into the hunt expo Thursday morning and validated my entry and left with out seeing the show. So I was on the road around 2pm. Drive down wasn't bad. It was the drive home Saturday night that was white knuckle.
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    02-27-2013, 11:36 AM
We had beautiful weather yesterday so of course my horse has to be a total pill. He slid in some mud and he got stuck in the round pen fence. He proceeded to fight the paneling until the pins broken and the entire pen fell down. He stopped struggling after the pen was destroyed and after he looked around stood like an angel hoping I wouldn't notice what he'd just done. He was holding the leg that got stuck off the ground so I was afraid he'd broken it but he walked over to me and put his head flat against my chest in his 'I'm sorry mom, please don't be mad, I'm just a silly horse' pose. I taught him to do it as a trick, when I tell him to 'say sorry' that's what he does. Metal pins can be replaced and fences can be put back up, so I was just relieved Bloo was uninjured. I swear he does the scariest stuff just to show me how much I'd lose if I had to put him down. BO was a little miffed about the pen but when Bloo said sorry to her too she laughed it off and helped me put it back up.
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    02-27-2013, 12:20 PM
Green Broke
Glad Bloo was ok after the fight with the round pen!

Thanks for posting the pics y'all. A friend of ours lost her stallion last year to two big cats about 50 miles from me. He most likely was attacked on the ground and he was in a 40' pen. Wow. We were all shocked. But to the cats a horse is just another meal. Can't fault wild animals for doing what comes natural to them.
    02-27-2013, 05:10 PM
Green Broke
Glad to hear everyone had been out riding (though sorry to hear about falls and broken bones ).

As I expected, now that I have returned to work the weather is going to be horrible on my days off. It started raining yesterday and hasn't stopped since. The temp has come up enough to melt he surface, but underneath is still frozen. After landing on my butt just taking hay out into the pasture, I figured it was just too slippery to be safe to ride today. So instead I have been stuck doing housework!

We are away part of this weekend, but fingers crossed we can get out on Sunday when we return. I am having major withdrawl!!
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    02-27-2013, 06:03 PM
Green Broke
Sorry you busted your buns Dawn. That bites. Ugh...bad weather seems to plague us on our days off and be beautiful clear skies on days we can't. So wish I had been riding today but had to grocery shop and that takes forever to get ready for weddings. I keep saying "Cake pays for horses...Cakes Pay for horses!"
    02-27-2013, 06:25 PM
Green Broke
You are so right Denise! I think I'll move to Hawaii where it is always 75 & sunny

Drambuie has an appointment with the vet tomorrow afternoon. I am praying the x-rays show something that can be cured or maintained well enough to ride him without restrictions. That is my goal.
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    02-27-2013, 06:43 PM
My days off are usually rainy and gross but I'd rather not ride than have to wash off 2 muddy dogs before letting them into the car or house.

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