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post #2371 of 2393 Old 08-11-2019, 11:12 PM
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The heat ran me indoors today. Tomorrow I am going to try to get up earlier before it hits.
Don't you like it when the heat advisory lasts till well after sunset??? At least here its on until 9pm - and its pitch black by 8:15. How do I know? I was still mowing in the dark
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post #2372 of 2393 Old 08-12-2019, 08:59 AM
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Another day with the real feel around 110 - perfect weather to go to work in my freezing cold office

Riding is only happening very early in the morning, and even then then horses are already sweaty while tacking up. And the horseflies are out in droves, giving the rider a good exercise (and flexibility training) trying to kill as many of the ******s on a moving horse

BO decided to take advantage of the dry ground and prepare for muddy/wet weather. We already have concrete "stairs" going down from the barn into the wooded lot (no grass), but the lot gets very wet due to runoff and the horses are walking through really deep mud... Not ideal, and especially not for the old gelding that starts to feel his age. As a solution to the mud problem we are putting down a boardwalk to connect the stairs with the pasture... While (thankfully) the farm help does the heavy lifting of the concrete bags (my shoulder is much improved, but still weak), there are a whole lot of nails needed to put the boards down... Perfect work during the last few days!

First part done

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A little more...

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2 more frames and we will be done - next weekend we should be finished, yay!

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Perfect training for the horses to walk on wooden bridges!

Have a lovely day, everyone!


Aaaaand the pictures are sideways
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post #2373 of 2393 Old 08-13-2019, 11:43 AM
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@Celeste : that heat is no fun. I hope it gave you a break for the weekend.

@SwissMiss : that walkway is amazing - the horses will be loving that instead of having to deal with the mud. glad you are getting saddle time, even if it is early and full of bugs.


DH and I went to the beach for the weekend! The weather was perfect and it was so nice for DH to be able to relax.




Yesterday, I got Phin out with Kestrel. The whole story is in my journal.





Next up was George and Link.


Today it's raining, so I am getting housework done.


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post #2374 of 2393 Old 08-16-2019, 10:24 AM
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While we were at the beach, we went to some yard sales one morning. We got a couple amazing deals that just needed a bit of cleaning. I got that done on Tuesday, since the weather kept me out of the saddle.

Our new-to-us $5 chair:


and our new-to-us $10 patio set:



On Wedneday, Nicole and Anna finally made it over to ride. I took Phin. The whole story is in my journal.




Yesterday, I had just enough time to run errands and mow the lawn before the storms rolled in. We got two storms that dumped over 2 inches of rain in about 40 minutes total. So so frustrating!! I had hoped to brush hog today, but not sure things will be dry enough..


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post #2375 of 2393 Old 08-19-2019, 09:32 PM
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*lurk*
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post #2376 of 2393 Old 08-24-2019, 04:00 PM
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Nothing really new to tell...
Hot, humid and a poor, starved, out of shape horse

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I have hardly ridden in the last 6 weeks or so and I can't even blame it on the weather!
First Raya got a trim (by my usual farrier) that left her very gimpy on all 4 for almost a week
Then we get a new boarder and Raya does her best to put the new mare (who is an absolute sweetheart) in her place - blowing up her fetlock in the process. Never lame, but hot, swollen and painful on palpitation... Thanks girl Luckily she really seemed to like the cold therapy, lol.
Last week she was really due for a trim again and I tried out a new farrier. And he actually gave her a barefoot trim - and discussed how to proceed to fix her problems After the first trim the hooves already looked better. I am cautiously optimistic that I have finally found someone who actually can help us. Fingers crossed!
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post #2377 of 2393 Old 08-26-2019, 11:15 AM
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I am going to whine and cry here. I was diagnosed with moderate to severe arthritis in both hips about a month ago. I am taking some arthritis med that seems to have helped. I rode yesterday and was in absolute agony! Nothing changed, I was active the days prior and did my stretches felt good getting on but a mile or so into the ride I could barely handle the pain - we rode 2 1/2 hours and by the end I was desperate to get off my horse. loaded up came home - did some stretches and still very painful. Gimped around until hubby yelled at me to lie down on the couch and got out the heating pad. That made it feel better but not great. Feeling better this morning but still a little sore. Why does getting older have to be painful? I just turned 49 and this is horrible. The best riding weather is coming up! Just venting here
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post #2378 of 2393 Old 08-26-2019, 11:38 AM
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So sorry to hear @carshon
I really couldn't "like" your post But know that we are here to listen So vent and whine away! It will do nothing for the pain, but sometimes it helps to vent and get it all out!
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post #2379 of 2393 Old 08-30-2019, 09:07 PM
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@dustywyatt : please don't just lurk - jump right in and tell us about yourself and your critter(s)!

@SwissMiss : Raya looks so sad, she needs to come live with me. fingers and toes crossed the new farrier does the trick for her.

@carshon : I certainly cannot like that post! I cannot imagine your frustration at your current situation.


Last week, DH and I went down to southwest Virginia for the Iron Mountain ride. The whole story is in my journal.

Friday, I rode Phin.








On Saturday, I rode Mu.










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post #2380 of 2393 Old 08-31-2019, 11:55 AM
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@dustywyatt : please don't just lurk - jump right in and tell us about yourself and your critter(s)!

Aww thanks! :) Not much to tell - I live in a small town in Southern Oregon, hubby and I have 5 horses though only three are rideable at this point. Used to have cattle but we lost our winter pasture so we majorly downsized and pretty much only raise a few for our own consumption now.


I'll get more into detail on the boys when I'm not at work and can post pics.

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