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post #2791 of 2965 Old 03-17-2020, 09:08 PM
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@RegalCharm : pheasants for sure - we assume someone released them to hunt and they escaped. I thought I saw some grouse on the sugarloaf a couple years back but haven't recently.

@Spanish Rider : hope you hear from your trainer soon and that all is well. love your idea on DIY masks.

@Change : I would imagine you aren't the only one frustrated by slow internet. ours at the house is bogged down normally at peak times and now its just about unusable a lot of the time.

@AnitaAnne : please take care of you as best you can. hope you get a moment to deal with Lacy.

@SwissMiss : trailblazer! sounds like quite the adventure - glad it ended well. hope you are feeling better asap.


Once the farrier was done yesterday, I had a bit of time so decided to get Iggy out. The whole story is in my journal.





Today, I got tons of saddle time. Started with George:




Next was Iggy:




Then Phin:



and last was Link:


My kind of social distancing!


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post #2792 of 2965 Old 03-17-2020, 09:54 PM
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It has been forever since I have been on here. I'm not sure why, but the forum won't let me get into advanced mode so I can post pictures.

I am also teleworking. I could get really used to this. No commute. You don't have to wear a bra to work. Good stuff. And I have finally gotten in some riding time.

@Change You will be happy to know that I have been riding Dylan out solo. He was so buddy sour that he just wouldn't go. But now he considers the dog to be his "buddy". I don't think he actually likes her, he just figures that the monsters will get her before they get him. I wonder if this would work for your gelding?

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post #2793 of 2965 Old 03-17-2020, 09:57 PM
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I'm going to try to get a few picture in. Hopefully it will work this time.

So if this works, I have one of each of the horses and one of the dog that eats the monsters.
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post #2794 of 2965 Old 03-17-2020, 09:58 PM
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It has been forever since I have been on here. I'm not sure why, but the forum won't let me get into advanced mode so I can post pictures.

I am also teleworking. I could get really used to this. No commute. You don't have to wear a bra to work. Good stuff. And I have finally gotten in some riding time.

@Change You will be happy to know that I have been riding Dylan out solo. He was so buddy sour that he just wouldn't go. But now he considers the dog to be his "buddy". I don't think he actually likes her, he just figures that the monsters will get her before they get him. I wonder if this would work for your gelding?
Good to hear from you @Celeste I have been a bit worried about you. Nice you are getting lots of riding in!

Might want to ask the mods why you can't go advanced. Might be a setting or something
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post #2795 of 2965 Old 03-17-2020, 10:27 PM
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I'll catch up later, but if anyone wants a laugh at this time, here's a practical joke I played on my DH ten years ago, and managed to capture on film. He thought I was trying to take a still, but what I was actually doing...


I still laugh myself silly at his reaction at the end when he twigged!

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post #2796 of 2965 Old 03-18-2020, 09:45 AM
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@Celeste - Tango goes out alone, he's just real slow for the 1st 1/4 mile, hoping I'll change my mind. He doesn't see many monsters, either.... Just looks for soft, squishy, muddy places to stop, drop and roll.

Dylan looks good. I always marvel at his amazing, thick mane!! And Princess is always so shiny - what's your secret??

Courage is taking just one more step...
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post #2797 of 2965 Old 03-19-2020, 08:26 PM
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@Celeste : so glad you are able to take advantage of working from home to find time for riding! glad the dog is clearing the monsters for Dylan.

@SueC : thanks for the laugh!


Yesterday, I got more saddle time. The whole story is in my journal.

I started first thing with Iggy.





Next, I worked with Link.



Then, I went over to ride with Nicole. I rode Polo.





Tomorrow, we are heading down to camp in Virginia and train on trails there, since the first ride of the season was canceled (as was the second, in two weeks).


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post #2798 of 2965 Old 03-19-2020, 10:34 PM
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My daughter tried to buy me some baby chicks yesterday. It is always so tempting. I have a problem though. I get attached. I have 9 hens. One is age 9. Three are only 8. The remaining five are 7 years old. I know that most people would have fried them up at age 3, but I just can't. Instead I give them treats and talk to them. So you might imagine, I haven't had much egg production lately.

Actually I believe that we went a year without an egg. Finally, one of the girls laid a beautiful, extra large egg.

Layer pellets are around $10 a bag. They eat 2 bags a month. That puts the cost, not counting labor, of this beautiful egg at $240.
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post #2799 of 2965 Old 03-19-2020, 10:43 PM
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@AnitaAnne mentioned being concerned about me not posting anything lately. Last semester, I ended up teaching for a second college because their teacher had walked out after two weeks. My total student numbers came to 300. Somewhere in there I think I went insane. Then I had surgery. Then I started another overloaded semester. But now we are all social distancing. The work involved with putting my classes online is tremendous. But the commute is totally eliminated. And with the time change, I am getting in some rides! I'll post a few pictures.

If I already put some of these on this thread, I apologize. Remember that I said that I lost my mind last semester. So cut me some slack. Stay safe everybody.
This virus is the worst pandemic in 100 years.
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post #2800 of 2965 Old 03-20-2020, 07:07 AM
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@Celeste ! I am rolling on the sofa laughing about your $240 egg! Thank you so much. I needed a good belly laugh.
And that is one good-looking horse head profile.

@phantom , I am sorry about your ride cancellations, but if things there follow the same curve as here, it can get real bad real fast. Take care.
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