January 17th Friday Night Conversation - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 39 Old 01-17-2020, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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January 17th Friday Night Conversation

Hello everyone how are you? Doing better here as the rain has stopped and we are supposed to get back to winter.

No idea on supper yet, but looking forward to the end of the day. I will be playing tournaments at least at 3 different tracks tonight. And possibly 2 harness The big M in New York and Woodbine up by our Canadian friends.

I hope things are going good for you. What do you have planned?

Topics have been so good lately I can't compete. So take this and run with it. Anything you want
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post #2 of 39 Old 01-17-2020, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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And a confession of sorts. I have not clicke on or replied in the Australia fires thread. Doesn't mean I am not thinking of yall .
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post #3 of 39 Old 01-17-2020, 01:11 PM
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I discovered yesterday that when a human body gets caught between a 1000 pound horse that's suddenly gone into 'I need to get out of the way of another horse attacking me panic mode' and a door frame the human body comes off worse.

Just winging it is not a plan
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post #4 of 39 Old 01-17-2020, 01:14 PM
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It's Friday? Really? And a three-day weekend to boot? Woo hoo!

We're going to Houston this weekend to see my brother and his family. We didn't get to see them over Christmas because of all the sickness. Speaking of dinner, Houston has pretty much every kind of food you could ever want, the only issue is you have to drive an hour to get anywhere. In Houston traffic.

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post #5 of 39 Old 01-17-2020, 01:23 PM
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Cold is arriving to the South this weekend! Highs predicted in the low 40's and lows in the low 20's. Will have to keep close watch on the water in the trough.

My hay is horrible, so been feeding a LOT already. Will have to up it even more with the cold arriving.

Don't think the cold is enough to kill the bugs though. Will see how long it lasts.

All the rain we have had has saturated the ground, not draining so need to worry about ice too
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post #6 of 39 Old 01-17-2020, 01:24 PM
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Found someone that had me last night, so hard my belly hurt!

This is a must watch folks! Especially for those with a spouse (or had one)

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post #7 of 39 Old 01-17-2020, 01:36 PM
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@AnitaAnne getting colder here too, but also probably not enough to kill bugs. We've had flies all winter so far.

I don't do a lot of gardening right now (no time) but it's terrible for our gardens, too -- if the bugs don't get killed in winter they get an early start on spring seedlings, and then you can kiss all of your produce goodbye unless you're willing to douse with pesticides.
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Thanks a lot Aubie - the rain has travelled from you to me. Lots of it accompanied with strong winds.

Last Wednesday we had quite a bad storm, torrential rain and winds of 60 mph, gust up to 80.

Not been a particularly good week for me. I ordered a new tumble dryer from a company on line, it was meant to be delivered Thursday p.m. Get call from driver saying he'd be with me in 20 minutes, before midday. Great!
A couple of minutes later he calls back to say the dryer isn't on his truck.

Next call from head office. Telling me that the dryer will be delivered in another two weeks.

No it will not! I cancelled the order and went into the main town and bought one, slightly more costly but at least it is set up to go.

I have at least five big dogs here and with the wet and mud, get through several towels (and my clothes) after each walk. Neighbour's have been great in drying for me but I don't want to take advantage.

Fridays I take my Aunt out (she's 94 next Thursday) she gets her hair done and then we go for fish and chips so, no supper for me, filled up!

Temperatures are dropping for the next few days, might even get a touch of frost tonight - that will be the first this winter. Ridiculous.

Even on the top of the Downs it is sodden, the puddles have puddles. For some reason there are still 44 yearling (guess they turn 2 this spring) out somthey are cutting the paths up quite a bit.

Django, a street dog from Morocco I have with me for a month whilst his owner is away, has improved greatly in not going after the cattle. He will try to round them up if he sees them before I do but he does stop when I holler at him.
Last week we came across about 15 of the beasts, imwas busy watching Django to make sure he didn't go after any and forgot my elderly GSD was about 100 yards behind me. She is now very wary of the cattle as she knows she can't move out the way fast enough. Poor old lady was trying to catch up with me when 2 steers started to follow close to her. Then more started to surround her. I was going back for her when Django ran past me, snapped a d barked at th steers driving them away and proceeded to stay by Bria's side until she was with me, then he ran off with the Pointer rabbit hunting.

Django the Hero dog. Bria was always boss dog, now her back end is weak they are all protective of her. I find it fascinating to watch.
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Good boy Django!! What a sweet story

Dryers are a necessity! How could the driver not know that it wasn't on the truck???
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Good boy Django!! What a sweet story

Dryers are a necessity! How could the driver not know that it wasn't on the truck???
When I read that, I imagined an open, flat-bed type truck, the driver took a turn too fast, and oops, the dryer is not on the truck any more.
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