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post #451 of 1042 Old 03-13-2020, 02:14 PM
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@Captain Evil , thank you! I love it!

@PoptartShop , thank you! I'm so proud of him <3 and Muffins with Mom was a lot of fun! I enjoy it a lot! Haha, no. We can't seem to ride more than one day in a row. I don't always ride back to back, but if the weather is nice I do! And it definitely is her color!! These days have been insane for sure! And silly Promise with the dirt bikes! Yay to selling your saddle! I'm glad you had such a good ride <3 happy birthday to Promise! I hear you on the not worried part. I'm just blah for it all.

@Ib27312, thank you! My daughter loves riding Izzie. I just never expected her to settle down so much that she's safe for kids! And thank you! Hoping they all go well too! I'm always up when it's dark, so that didn't change anything lol but I DO love more daylight after work!

@phantomhorse13 , whew to those long hours for the conference/drive home! I am not a night owl, so those times would kill me! I'm glad the weather has been so favorable to ride in!

@JCnGrace , I seriously can hardly wait!! I'm so excited about it! Izzie is much more cuddly than Diego, but Diego will gladly take a good mane scratch LOL! He's a bigger goofball that Izzie is, just Izzie is a bit more personable. I told Nick we'd be meeting you and that he has to wear his bright orange hat. Being barely above 5'1" makes me incredibly difficult to spot, and then I go and ride a pony so I'm small in the arena too haha! And you're hubby is hilarious! That sounds like a conversation Nick and I will have later on in life lol we have similar ones already though haha! Oh man to losing power! We didn't lose power for long. Looked like it just flashed. But it's been a while since it went completely out.

@RegalCharm , I see nothing wrong eating Girl Scout cookies like that!


Whew, what an incredibly hectic few days I've had.

First, I finished up a GIGANTIC project yesterday. Right as the company announced all "non essential" "non business critical people" are not to report to work. I'm a contractor. And my contracting company completely sucks. Basically, I burn through what PTO I have, or I'm unpaid.

Fortunately it came up that a study I haven't started yet was deemed "business critical" as they need the data by April 8th. It'll only last me until March 25th, but it's better than nothing. I'm just horribly angry at my company over their truly atrocious stance. The CEO of the company I'm contracted in said this was to keep the people who could work from home at home, so there IS a chance us lab folk can resume work as normal. Please cross all fingers/toes, and pray to whatever you believe in that this happens. I'd rather not having our monthly income cut in half.

In other news, I rode only Diego last night. A longer ride, since I knew I wouldn't have time before the rain to work both horses. Diego is higher priority as the threat of not having work/pay for a while will possibly mean canceling the end of April show for us. I'm hoping not, but I'd rather continue with breeding Izzie as planned and sacrifice the show than to give up breeding this year. We aren't in danger of losing anything, so I promise I'm not being irresponsible by choosing to bring another one in. I'm just choosing which is a priority.

Diego was fantastic though. It's honestly the best ride I've had on him to date. I think he knew I needed a good ride on him, and he gave it to me.

Anyway, that's all for now. I'm at least safe until March 25th. After that is a giant unknown.

But, I have cute ponies...







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post #452 of 1042 Old 03-13-2020, 08:41 PM
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@Caledonian , now we just need to figure out how to explain Nessie! LOL

@PoptartShop , working from home would be nice! My friend does that and she loves it although would love being retired more. LOL

I'm not in a panic about getting the virus, just what the panic is doing to my retirement account.

Sounds like Promise is making out like a bandit for her birthday!

@Tazzie , me either! Do you think it will end up getting cancelled because of the virus scare?

I can't hardly tell your ponies apart from a distance and identical mud splotches. LOL I think Diego is the one laying down.

Shew, haven't been home from town long and it was crazy busy. I guess even the people in our little hick town are in a panic. Anyway, did chores early and my horses are having identity issues. I whistled and yelled "come and eat" and got stares but no feet moving. I figured if they were going to ignore me I'd just go ahead and feed the cats so did the kitty, kitty yell and here came the thunder of hooves running to the barn. LOL

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #453 of 1042 Old 03-13-2020, 09:24 PM
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@Tazzie could be Izzie is one of those special horse that sense the riders ability and adjusts accordingly. My one horse was like that and for the daughter it was get up and go but an older lady at the barn would ride him and it was nose in the dirt and my one yr old grandson could walk faster. Treasure a horse like that as Gold.

Your horses need to go to the car wash too.

Can you file for unemployment if you run out of PTO?

@JCnGrace your voice must have sounded different when you called the horses but the kitty yell was the same. I used to bang the snap end of the lead rope on the metal gate. You would see I head pop up then a whinny before the herd stamped for the gate then you waited for them to get in line before opening the gate and grabbing one to lead to the barn. A couple you could just let them go and they would go to their stalls and wait for you to close the door.

@PoptartShop to Promise here is an for you.
working in PJ's would be nice as long as it isn't a video conference then you would have to dress nice from the waist up. LOL.

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. Douglas MacArthur
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post #454 of 1042 Old 03-14-2020, 01:05 AM
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@JCnGrace oh I'm terrible, I have 12 saddle pads and I "need" more. I "needed" a fleece so when the panda print was released here of course I was all over that. I have 3 cottons, the fleece, a woolen, a rainsheet and a mediumweight plus the spare mediumweight that doesn't have chest straps and is closed at the front with a carabiner. I have no need for heavies (it doesn't get properly cold here & I can layer) so that's technically enough but I'd like a few more spares.

Next fun thing to spend significant money on is gonna be either new show boots or a dressage saddle. Gonna depend on whether the horse is sound or not cause if she's not sound who needs show boots? (I specify "fun" because my vet bill is not likely to be small)

I guess it depends on what the vet says on Monday.

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post #455 of 1042 Old 03-14-2020, 01:49 AM
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@RegalCharm , they knew durn good and well who was calling them! They aren't at a boarding barn and don't have different people calling them in to eat except on very, very rare occasions.

@blue eyed pony , I'm anxious to hear what the vet says since this has been going on so long. I hope you get an answer.

I'm not bad about blankets because I don't blanket normally. Back in the day when we used to camp a lot I'd blanket if temps were going to drop bad overnight and they were tied to a rail or highline where they weren't free to move around.

Saddle pads might be a different story but I don't think I have as many as you do. We won't talk about halters, leads, bits, reins and headstalls. LOL

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #456 of 1042 Old 03-14-2020, 09:17 AM
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I have 2 horses. 8 saddles. A friend just offered me two horses. Might have to get another saddle or 3.

Courage is taking just one more step...
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post #457 of 1042 Old 03-14-2020, 12:07 PM
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For gosh sakes @Change , don't leave us hanging! We need details! What breed, age, gender, color? Are you leaning towards keeping or polishing them up and selling?

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #458 of 1042 Old 03-14-2020, 06:11 PM
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I confess that I am in Maine doing taxes, not in the British Virgin Islands in a secluded villa with 11 of my friends, relaxing in the infinity pool while veggie burgers sizzle enticingly on the floating, swim up grill (next to the carnivores' fresh fish and steaks), watching the sun set and talking about tomorrow's dives, which is where I'm supposed to be.

A minor kvetch in the midst of pandemic death and economic ruin, but it is my kvetch and I'm sticking to it.
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post #459 of 1042 Old 03-14-2020, 08:44 PM
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A friend who rescues from kill pens has waaaaaay too many horses and has been asking me to train up a few so she could rehome them. Yesterday, she said if I take Chamois - a champagne buckskin mare, 12.2 h, 6 yrs - and Maverick - a paint appy gelding, 15h, 6-7 yrs - they are mine to do with as I please. Both are really sweet, but need training. I know Chamois has never been under saddle, I don't know about Maverick. I talked with Kyle and think we're gonna do it. Right now the plan is to get them broke and find them homes. We'll see what happens. My 6 yr old granddaughter loves horses.... 😉

I don't have pix on this tablet....sorry!

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post #460 of 1042 Old 03-14-2020, 11:51 PM
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@Captain Evil , I'd be kvetching too! Sorry your working vacation is ruined.

@Change , that sounds like a challenge you're up for! Chamois would be the perfect size for your granddaughter if she trains up nice. You're lightweight enough you'll be able to do the training and keep her tuned up. Plus you could train her to a pony cart so that Kyle could enjoy going along on your hacks through the cotton fields. I can think of all kinds of excuses for you to keep her. I might have a thing for ponies. LOL

Maverick could be your sell to help with Chamois' keep once he's ready or you might fall in love and want to keep him too. Do I see a barn addition in your future?

Hubs requested biscuits and gravy for supper tonight. I think he caught the virus while we were out and about yesterday and is delirious. Have known the man for 31 years and in those 31 years he has professed to hate gravy, all types of gravy. He not only ate one helping he ate two. If not the virus then definitely a brain worm. LOL

Rained all day and all the horses wanted to use my coat to dry their heads. Nothing like having 2 or 3 of them trying to rub on you at the same time. It was like being a ball in a game of bumper pool. LOL

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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