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post #471 of 775 Old 03-17-2020, 12:05 AM
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@TuyaGirl , just when Tuya was getting over her separation anxiety! Didn't you have a lot of rain this winter? I know mine are often a little gimpy on hard surfaces when their soles have softened up from long periods of wet ground. Like humans who have wore shoes all winter long and the first day go walk barefoot across rocks. OUCH!

@phantomhorse13 , an almost new to you horse, YAY! I read in your journal that you'd had him there to get some riding hours in on him so that's where the almost new came from. Isn't it funny how easy it is to start collecting horses?

@blue eyed pony , I went through the same thing with Frecks once, lame until the vet got here then didn't show a sign of lameness once the vet got here. Went through 3 different appointments with the same results every time. Beyond frustrating but at least you got the all clear to ride again.

@Captain Evil , I didn't know the answer to your question so I looked it up. Yes you can but don't stick a used rectal thermometer in your mouth. Also rectal thermometers have their normal temp marked at one degree higher. Would anyone other than a horseperson not think this was weird? LOL However, you are not to use a regular oral thermometer in the rectum because they aren't as heavy duty and you risk them breaking (just in case someone has the opposite question). I hope you're asking this question for a just in case instance and aren't feeling ill.

@PoptartShop , what are you doing up so late? I thought you went to bed with the chickens. LOL It's much safer getting to work from home!

Glad that the birthday girl enjoyed her party. Did River get to celebrate too?

I finally knuckled down and got some of the mountain of papers that were littering my desk organized and put away. I have like a little chest of drawers made out of cardboard I keep in my closet for misc. clothing items and I cleaned out one of them so I could stuff it full of paperwork. Still have 1 pile to go and then the desk will be clear!

Been back in my winter barn jacket the last few days but we haven't had temps below freezing.

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post #472 of 775 Old 03-17-2020, 08:19 AM
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She was a real handful today - very hot and forward, wanted to go FAST and was not impressed when I told her no, we are trotting.
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post #473 of 775 Old 03-17-2020, 09:31 AM
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@Tazzie I know, it sucks just not knowing what's gonna happen with work. The ponies are super cute as always. <3 Sunbathing!!

@Change ooooh, the horses sound prettyyyy! & I think that would be a good opportunity! I say go for it!

@JCnGrace LOL something's got your Hubs! Glad you've been getting some cleaning/organizing done! I did some of that yesterday, stuff I can't normally do cause I am usually not home during the day. Yes! I stayed up a little late last night, I thought why not?! Yes! River ate some of the apples haha. She is a goober too.

@RegalCharm LOL my thoughts exactly, I hope they don't ask us to video conference! Promise says thank you!

@Captain Evil ughhhh, I know! That'd be lovely if you were in paradise! It sucks, everything is just getting cancelled! Plus you totally deserve a getaway, just not fair!

@phantomhorse13 that is so exciting!! I hope everything goes well! Going to your journal next! & Promise says thank you for the birthday wishes! :)

@TuyaGirl awww, Tuya is such a sweetheart. <3 Ugh, all the rain and mud is a disaster. Definitely doesn't help their hooves! I hope she likes her new herdmates, although she will probably run that field! Same here, it's just crazy. They are closing a lot of places & grocery shopping is a nightmare. I hope you stay safe!

I confess, now I have time to catch-up! So yes, working from home until further notice. I am enjoying staying in my pajamas! LOL. Also getting more laundry done, & doing some more cleaning/organizing around the house, extra stuff I can't really get to on my normal schedule. Totally taking advantage.

I've been doing a lot of groundwork with Promise the last few days though. Taking some steps back to refresh her ground manners & whatnot. Plus, the weather's been nice, a bit windy yesterday, so I free-lunged her in the roundpen, she threw some happy bucks & got her energy out. She did really well though, paid attention to me & everything. Just had some fun.

Rainy day today though. Yesterday, the governor of MD closed all restaurants, bars & gyms, no dine-in, just takeout & delivery only. Things are getting pretty serious.

I'm sure my paperchase trail will be cancelled next month, ugh. But I'll still hit the trails regardless, just won't be as fun!

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post #474 of 775 Old 03-17-2020, 09:45 AM
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A blow! A distinct blow!

I know that is the scale of things this is microscopic, but DH announced this morning that he thinks eating salad is out. He does not want to go shopping very often and he fears that greens are an ideal habitat for microbes.

I live on salads! Egg for breakfast, tangerine or apple for lunch and salad for dinner, coffee constantly, that's me. DH said Oodles of Noodles without the meat flavor packs (vegetarian, me) shall be our staple.

If I could only have one food for the rest of my life, it would be salad.
If I could have two foods: Salad and Creme Brulee...
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post #475 of 775 Old 03-17-2020, 10:47 AM
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@phantomhorse13 Pictures of the new horsie please? So excited for you!!

@blue eyed pony So happy to read about Ikora!
Seems like Chuck is doing great at training, and you have a good plan.

@PoptartShop I bet Promise enjoyed her apples a lot more than if you had bought her a hat
I wish I could work from home, you are very lucky

@JCnGrace Yes, it rained a lot this Winter. Then ground dried up with all the hoof holes on it, and even I trip on it when I enter pasture. I sure hope that's just soft soles vs sudden hard ground...

@Captain Evil I hope you find a half way commitment about your meals. I love creme brullee as well, yummi

So I stayed home today due to strong wind, and all is set to continue tomorrow. Except that our President is about to declare the state of national emergency. I just cannot afford to stay home, and probably roads will be closed. I am coping well with staying home a few days in a row when it rains, as my wage is considerably higher now, but the idea of being obligued to stay locked down is scary financially. I can tell my boss is affraid, although we don't work on top of each other and on open air, someone can bring it from home... Just ugh.... Hating this suspicious environment.

Stay safe everyone!
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post #476 of 775 Old 03-17-2020, 06:47 PM
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for those that have hoof print hard ground take a piece of chain link fence and wirie about 6 concrete blocks or any thing heavy to it, then use a chain or heavy rope to attach to a tractor and drag it over the rough spots. that depends on if you have a tractor or a riding mower.

@TuyaGirl glad you are ok. How are your parents doing?

@PoptartShop don't enjoy your working from home to much that you actually forget to work. Tell Promise she is very welcome.

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 #477 of 775 Old 03-17-2020, 07:16 PM
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@Captain Evil ugh, noooo not salad! I definitely see his point, but I'm still eating my salads haha. I had spinach for lunch today! That is definitely gonna be hard. Creme Brulee sounds amazing too...mmm! What will you eat instead now?!

@TuyaGirl oh no, I hope things work out for you. I'm so sorry you are going through all this. I think everyone should be getting paid if they cannot work because of what is going on. It sucks. I know easier said than done, but still. This entire thing is a mess. Hugs to you. Please stay safe & know that everything will be okay, I know it's hard! Especially financially when all this is going on & nothing is certain. So many people I know are out of work right now & not getting paid, it is terrible. And so sudden all this has happened & it's out of everyone's control.

@RegalCharm oh gosh, yes, I am definitely keeping busy with work. I was on my laptop most of the day today. Tomorrow we have a teleconference regarding everything & working from home, I am not sure if we will be back in the office next week, or if we will be out again another week. Hard to say, although most places are shutting down for two weeks so far.

Having chicken alfredo for dinner tonight...mmm!

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@Captain Evil ugh, noooo not salad! I definitely see his point, but I'm still eating my salads haha. I had spinach for lunch today! That is definitely gonna be hard. Creme Brulee sounds amazing too...mmm! What will you eat instead now?!

@TuyaGirl oh no, I hope things work out for you. I'm so sorry you are going through all this. I think everyone should be getting paid if they cannot work because of what is going on. It sucks. I know easier said than done, but still. This entire thing is a mess. Hugs to you. Please stay safe & know that everything will be okay, I know it's hard! Especially financially when all this is going on & nothing is certain. So many people I know are out of work right now & not getting paid, it is terrible. And so sudden all this has happened & it's out of everyone's control.

@RegalCharm oh gosh, yes, I am definitely keeping busy with work. I was on my laptop most of the day today. Tomorrow we have a teleconference regarding everything & working from home, I am not sure if we will be back in the office next week, or if we will be out again another week. Hard to say, although most places are shutting down for two weeks so far.

Having chicken alfredo for dinner tonight...mmm!
Here in Ohio if you were sent home from work or are at home because a dr told you stay home you can sign up for unemployment starting from day one which is good because they normally require a waiting week the first week of no work that you didn't get paid for. And you will not be required to search for work during this outbreak either.

Something quick if you want to try. Instant potato's enough for an Inch to inch and a half spread out in an 8 X 8 baking dish A can of peas (drained) or frozen spread out over potatoes A can of beef stew spread over the peas. Then top the beef stew with a layer of some store bought biscuits in the tube. Bake until the biscuits are nice and brown. Easy Shepard's Pie the RC version.

@Captain Evil Rabbit Food. No ,, Ramen Noodles, No to much salt. Meat and potatoes person here.

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 #479 of 775 Old 03-17-2020, 09:21 PM
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@blue eyed pony : glad it took trailering to the vet to make Ikora decide she was all better!

@Captain Evil : as long as the thermometer has never been used, why not?! oodles of noodles vs salads would be a no brainer for me, though salad is way healthier.

@PoptartShop : Promise needs to stay fluffy because our weather can't make up its mind.. glad you are enjoying working from home.

@JCnGrace : hopefully this is the end of our collecting for a while, as it gives us each a competition horse and then another as a back up.. when you are done organizing your house, would you like to start on mine?

@TuyaGirl : I hope you will be able to find a way to make ends meet if you aren't able to go to work. sounds like a fairly reasonable environment though, if people take precautions so hopefully you can keep going in.

@RegalCharm : glad Ohio is being reasonable about unemployment. PA doens't seem to know what its doing yet. luckily DH's business is considered essential so hopefully we don't have to find out.


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 #480 of 775 Old 03-18-2020, 12:15 AM
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@TuyaGirl thank you! :) I have to ride Chuck today, he hasn't been ridden in a couple days. Then after I've ridden him I'll ride Ikora. So I may ride him in the little breaker saddle rather than my nice one I HAVE been riding him in, so I can tack them both up and then leave her tied while I ride him. We'll see what happens.

@phantomhorse13 - my vet said if she's nitpicking, Ikora is still a tiny bit short striding on the nearside hind, but I should ride to strengthen her. Straight lines as much as possible. For MY safety I had to circle a lot yesterday though!

We learned why she was so hot at about 10:30pm last night - out of NOWHERE, a very loud thunderstorm hit. It didn't last very long, all of about 30min all told, but it was so loud that the first few thunderclaps startled me and my dog, who really doesn't care about storms and is starting to go a bit deaf, barked at it how RUDE of the storm to exist and disturb her sleep!
I confess that the timing of the storm made me extremely anxious; Ikora likes to hurt herself just as she's coming back into work and when she degloved her nearside hock she did it in a storm. She has no direct access to fences now, though, so fence injuries are A: unlikely and B: going to be more minor than they otherwise might (because her electric offset is hot tape which might take some skin off before it snaps but won't do real damage). I will probably be anxious until I see her, but I feel better knowing that I got no texts or calls from the farm owner this morning and he said he would take her rugs off so if she'd done anything to herself he'd have seen it.
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