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    04-30-2013, 12:03 PM
Bloo, you seem to have a bunch of women planning your life..........
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    04-30-2013, 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by QOS    
Bloo - your mom's place sounds wonderful...what is keeping you in Mass? It is cold up there in the winter!!!
This may come as a shock, but unless you're talking about southern Nevada (within a hundred miles or so of Las Vegas), it gets cold here too. Just about as cold as Massachusetts, though there tends to be more variation during a day.
    04-30-2013, 03:53 PM
Green Broke
Does it snow as much? I figured in the mountains it would snow like crazy. I flew over Southern Cal. Arizona and New Mexico in January when I did the Ultimate Cake Off. The scenery was amazing. Snow on the mountain tops but most of it was just the ground and it of course, wasn't green with trees but lots of flat lands and then lots of mountains. Very pretty from the sky! But then again - that is not Nevada!
    04-30-2013, 04:17 PM
Green Broke
Figured I would post a pic of all my horses and note that the bay(far right), bay roan(2nd from right) and the pinto are the only ones broke to ride. The bay is green broke and will get more training after he is healed up from his fall in the well. The pinto is a better ride with another horse along and the Bay roan is my main ride with or without another horse.
I realize they are not exactly pointed in preferred position, but gives a decent look at them. Lol That and I just like seeing them in pics almost as much as in person.
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    04-30-2013, 08:57 PM
Green Broke
DH actually rode his horses today!!!! OK, that is stretching it... he got on, got her into a good rapid walk(she is a TWH), then slowed her down, and got off!! Maybe 1/2 of the arena....he was in my new saddle, so it is a lot small for him. My arena is a driving arena, so it is BIG, and not closed in, and a little scary for beginners. But she did good for him, and he was happy. I am working her to get her back into shape, and the new saddle is a BIG improvement, but she did not do well in the new bit, so I went back to the old one.

I wish I were logging major miles this year, but I am not, but I AM very happy to be getting some riding and driving done.

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    04-30-2013, 09:05 PM
Originally Posted by QOS    
Does it snow as much? I figured in the mountains it would snow like crazy.
Not in the great majority of places. You can get a lot of snow accumulation in the Carson Range (west part of the state) above 6000 ft or so, and in the Ruby Mountains in the east. I've seen 5 ft or more from a single storm. But not many people live there, except around Lake Tahoe - the mountains are mostly National Forest or state part.

Otherwise, there is not a whole lot of snow - it is a desert, you know. It accumulates in the mountains, but in the valleys, a big snow will typically stay on the ground for a few weeks at most. It's a combination of the low humidity and that larger temperature range - highs will almost always get into the 40s or above, then drop to teens or 20s overnight.
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    04-30-2013, 09:27 PM
Green Broke
We are headed out to the Talledega Forest this weekend for a campout with some friends. Hopefully will get in a lot of miles and work that pot belly off of Chivas

I'm bringing my "new" used ride...Do you want to come Gunslinger?
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    04-30-2013, 09:38 PM
Green Broke
Sounds like fun for sure but I'm working in Murfreesboro all week and won't be home till friday night...so I'm not sure we've got time to get everything together....but thanks for the invite it's much appreciated.

Have you watched the weather? Also, it's race weekend in Talladega....
    04-30-2013, 10:26 PM
Green Broke
Took Trusty for a ride about the neighborhood this evening and got to see how he does along the side of the highway with traffic. HE DID AWESOME. We got in 5 miles this evening and it felt great. I am more impressed with his going out alone and listening to me and my cues everytime he comes up on something that he thinks he wants to spook at. We walked right past those hay bales that spooked him the last time as if they weren't even there.

Along the side of the highway there are some places with shorrt steep banks that go for about .5 mile. I stitched him up and down it the whole way and he was feeling it, but was able to relax at the end as it was right at the road to take us back to the house. Walked him past the house about 3 neighbors down then came back. Amber was sitting there waiting her time to walk him down for his cool down before the bath and release to the pasture.

I got a couple of pics with my phone, but not sure how they came out yet. I'll possibly post them tomorrow. It's time for my shower and sleep time..lol 5am comes quick.

AnitaAnne, that looks like a very nice van.
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    04-30-2013, 10:52 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by gunslinger    
Sounds like fun for sure but I'm working in Murfreesboro all week and won't be home till friday night...so I'm not sure we've got time to get everything together....but thanks for the invite it's much appreciated.

Have you watched the weather? Also, it's race weekend in Talladega....
The weather doesn't look good does it? But then it always rains race weekend! I'll just have to keep a watch on the rain, cause we are staying home if it does. I have to take the dogs too so which means too many wet critters to tend to, plus I don't want to get stuck!

Warden Station in Talladega is east of the track, in Heflin. I live about 15 min east of the track. So I will be driving the opposite of the race traffic

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