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        01-06-2013, 06:09 PM
      #71
    Banned
    Anita Anne- don't worry! You will be ready to ride in no time! I hope you feel better soon!

    Gunslinger- I am glad your wife is okay! Getting bucked off is no fun at all.

    Had our last winter break trail ride today. Classes start back up tomorrow. All had a blast as usual! Rode our normal 3 mile trek today. Drifter was trying his best to be barn sour at the end, so I worked him hard by the barn and rode him down the road a little ways. Rinse and repeat for about an hour until he settled down and relaxed as soon as we turned away from the barn. Got off him immediately as a reward and walked him back in. He then decided I wasnt getting his grain fast enough. He came in to see what was taking me so long! Ha ha ha
         
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        01-06-2013, 06:11 PM
      #72
    QOS
    Green Broke
    I went out to the barn with my barn buddy and brought up a filthy dirty Biscuit. OMG he looked like he had rolled in mud. Took awhile to clean him up but he looked pretty dang good when I got through brushing him. I saddled him up and my buddy was there to help me when I mounted. I had to recinch Biscuit - he seems to have dropped a little weight and then got on. Ugh. This leg weakness has got to go. We rode in the arena which had several muddy spots. Later she was trying to teach Biscuit to bow. I think he will get it soon. He is a a smart boy.

    I did his feet and spent 4 hours out there with him. Like the old saying "the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man". Biscuit makes me feel better just being with him.

    Hoping to ride around the ranch tomorrow with my barn buddies and that the ground dries up. OMG standing water everywhere. So still no miles for me and The Biscuit but hey, his hooves look fabulous!
         
        01-06-2013, 06:16 PM
      #73
    Trained
    Sounds like everybody is getting kicked, dumped, coated in mud and generally having a great time! Such is the life of a horseman.
         
        01-06-2013, 06:51 PM
      #74
    Weanling
    I cheated on my grounding again. Luckily I didn't get caught. I took Si.Ne out to see how far we'd come. This time she didn't act like a bat out of hell. We had a nice calm ride until a duck offended her and she decided to get caught in a bush. 2 miles riding out, one mile walking back, which was not fun at all on a destroyed leg, and then the last mile home she let me ride. I don't know what that duck said but it messed her up pretty bad. Yay 3 miles!! Watch out guys I'm catching up.
         
        01-06-2013, 07:27 PM
      #75
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by QOS    
    Dawn, so whatcha looking at for a new ride? I will have my Rav till the wheels fall off.
    I always said that about my Tacoma, that I planned to have it until it fell apart, and since it was a Toyota it never would. But seeing as I just married into 2 more trucks (one a dodge diesel quad cab and one a 2012 tacoma), it seems like a smart move to trade my truck (an 05) in on a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Wanted something smallish but still be able to cart us and the 3 dogs around comfortably and which does well in the snow (yucky winters here, ugh). Looked at the Rav4, forester and crosstrek and both DH and I loved the crosstrek. Once my house sells, there will be a new vehicle in the garage!


    Got out for another ride today, this time with DH. Weather was fairly cooperative, with temps in the low 30s and only moderate wind. Sun was in and out, but no actual snow falling. Footing is still less than ideal, so not exactly a blazing fast pace, but boy was it nice to be out!!






    And for apache:



    This cemetary is beside our property (if you look close, you can see the pasture fenceline and one of the run-in sheds in the background).


    2013 mileage
    01/03/13 dream 1.95 miles 4.4 mph 1.95 total miles
    01/06/13 dream 6.56 miles 4.1 mph 8.51 total miles
         
        01-06-2013, 09:18 PM
      #76
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Dawn, such a pretty ride!!!! Love the cemetery - LOL can't resist the pull to read the inscriptions.

    I love my RAV4 and Barry has a Tundra that he just LOVES. Our daughter has a Corolla and we still have an older 2000 Camry Barry is going to repair to have as a work car.

    My RAV4 Limited actually has more horsepower than a Tacoma. I have the 2 wheel drive, didn't need 4 wheel for me, V6 engine that will snap your head back when I accelerate. I had a 4 cylinder in the Camry and got in a little wreak once because I couldn't get out of the way. It didn't have any get up and go!!! Rav, I call it my little donkey, has loads of get and go which helps when you are merging in traffic in Houston!

    It hauls my Brenderup with no problems even with both horses. It is now 6 years old and I still love it. If all things were equal, if something happened to it and I certainly get another one. It doesn't hurt that my sister is the assistant service manager at the local Toyota! She has saved me a chunk of money over the years!

    Can't wait to see what you get.
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        01-06-2013, 11:05 PM
      #77
    Banned
    Phantom- Love all those pics!! I have always wanted to ride in the snow, but sadly have never lived anywhere that gets it. Back home in Texas is is not uncommon for it to be in the 70's all of December (and to think I used to think that was cold! Ha! How naive I was!! Haha) and here in Mississippi winter just means mud and rain.

    I have already lost 2 pairs of boots in the giant mud put that is our entire ranch area right now.I'm hoping they will resurface. I just couldn't bring myself to dig around in the mud puddle for any length of time. My hands were frozen.

    Also- for those of yall who have more experience dealing with mud such as this -- I am treating Drifter once a week with thrush buster to keep that junk at bay -- but what about the mud that gets caked all on his legs and such? I brush as much off it as I can with a curry comb (TB- very sensitive skin, really choosy about what I brush him with) but some of it still stays plastered on. Since he is outside 24/7 I never want to just hose him off. Temps have been staying around 29-38 * out here. With night temps being well below freezing (in the teens). A hosing seems like unnecessary torture. For him and me!!
         
        01-07-2013, 12:04 AM
      #78
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by DriftingShadow    
    Phantom- Love all those pics!! I have always wanted to ride in the snow, but sadly have never lived anywhere that gets it. Back home in Texas is is not uncommon for it to be in the 70's all of December (and to think I used to think that was cold! Ha! How naive I was!! Haha) and here in Mississippi winter just means mud and rain.

    I have already lost 2 pairs of boots in the giant mud put that is our entire ranch area right now.I'm hoping they will resurface. I just couldn't bring myself to dig around in the mud puddle for any length of time. My hands were frozen.

    Also- for those of yall who have more experience dealing with mud such as this -- I am treating Drifter once a week with thrush buster to keep that junk at bay -- but what about the mud that gets caked all on his legs and such? I brush as much off it as I can with a curry comb (TB- very sensitive skin, really choosy about what I brush him with) but some of it still stays plastered on. Since he is outside 24/7 I never want to just hose him off. Temps have been staying around 29-38 * out here. With night temps being well below freezing (in the teens). A hosing seems like unnecessary torture. For him and me!!
    Show sheen. I live in new england and deal with a lot of mud a quick spray on the legs and I can usually keep the mud at bay. When I'm tight on money I'll also use cooking spray or oil. If you wait for it to dry before sending them back out it'll do a pretty decent job. Listerine or a 50/50 bleach and water also make a good/inexpensive substitute for thrush buster. Listerine will also work wonders for rain rot/mud fever.
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        01-07-2013, 01:24 AM
      #79
    Banned
    Thanks BlooBabe!! I have some show sheen, I will definitely try that next time I am about there! The mud out here is horrendous. It's thick clay when its wet, and hard as plaster once it dries on them. And thanks to Drifter's aversion to anything he deems "rough brushing", I've had to do my best picking off as much dirt as I can with my fingers.

    Thanks also for the cheap substitute for thrush buster! That stuff gets expensive pretty fast. As far as rain rot goes, I have been keeping that at bay so far this season by giving Drifter a maintenance dose of Vit A. It is how we finally cleared up his horrid case of it this summer, and so far it seems to be helping keep it off him. I will keep the listerine in mind for that also! Thanks :)
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        01-07-2013, 02:54 AM
      #80
    Green Broke
    Nice pictures Phantom I would love to ride in the snow. I don't if I could live next to a cemetary lol if I could help it. I might go past or in one if I was with someone during the day.
         

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