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post #71 of 379 Old 01-07-2020, 11:07 AM
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@phantomhorse13 look at that snow! We're supposed to get some tonight, ugh! But I'd rather have snow than rain. It looks pretty. I'm glad you got George out!

Thanks everyone. I confess, Promise decided she wanted to have an issue too! She must've banged her leg up (not sure how, do we ever really know?!) because I got to the barn Sunday morning & her fetlock was swollen, & she had a cut. I was like OMG! Not super deep, luckily, but still. So I hosed it off, put some ointment on it & then an aerosol bandage to keep the dirt out. It's still a bit swollen this morning, so I'm just gonna have to wrap it after work. Don't need it getting infected. Ugh! Just one thing after another. But she's not lame, it's not bothering her which is good. I just wish I knew how she did it!

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post #72 of 379 Old 01-07-2020, 12:54 PM
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My hubbies mare has a very swollen hock. It started out with scratches starting (muddy here because of the warmth this winter) and the mare holding her foot up all of the time. Treating the scratches and mare is walking better but hock still swollen. Ugghhh

Daughter left today to go back to college - gonna miss her!
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post #73 of 379 Old 01-07-2020, 04:21 PM
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@PoptartShop - I'm very sorry for your loss. They may be little but they leave a huge gap when they go. Really nice of the vet to send you flowers. A paw print is a nice way to remember her. Hugs.

@phantomhorse13 - The snow looks gorgeous in the photos especially against the blue sky.

@blue eyed pony - you and your family must be relieved that the house survived and everyone's okay.

@Finalcanter - Happy belated birthday! I hope you manage to ride! A seven day work week is tough and you'll need some time to yourself.

@Bleu - Beautiful photos! Her name really suits her. Good luck with your weight loss. I know it can be really hard to shift weight.

@RegalCharm - Thinking of you! I hope you feel better.


I confess that it was my first day back at work after a couple of weeks off. It was a struggle to drag myself out of bed and into the morning rush on a dark, wet and windy morning. Those of us who'd been able to take leave, were very noticeable, as we all lacked the motivation to start again LOL.

The weather's been quite good which made today a shock. My area missed the strongest winds, which seemed to have hit the west coast and islands. There's a lot of flooding in the fields and surface water on the roads. It's mild though at 13C/55F.
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post #74 of 379 Old 01-07-2020, 04:41 PM
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@Caledonian thank you. I'm sure going back to work was a struggle! It's hard to get back into a routine again.

@carshon oh my, I hope she feels better. Join the club of swollen horses! Dying to get to the barn after work so I can tend to Prom's little wound. Ugh! Have you tried cold hosing? That seems to help a bit.

I confess, it's gonna snow when I get off work, so I'm not thrilled but at least it's not rain, right?! Not supposed to amount to much though which is good.

Our weather is so crazy...super cold the next few days (going down to 19F), then...Saturday it'll be 61F!!!!!!! Like what a jump! Just insane for January!

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post #75 of 379 Old 01-07-2020, 04:44 PM
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@phantomhorse13 When Nirvana came to Portugal in 1994, shortly before Kurt Cobain was found dead, I was only 15 years old and had no possibility to see them. Not enough money and no way of returning home after the concert. No need to say that I envy you so much!!! I would give anything to see him. Imo you experienced the concert of a lifetime. Kurt was something out of this world!
Glad you got to sneak in a ride. So your horse sticks his tongue out? Tuya always does but only a little tiny bit

@carshon and @PoptartShop I hope both your horses get fully recovered soon. Ugh, don't you feel like covering them in bubble wrap sometimes?

@Caledonian I know the feeling. I have stayed home for a while because of heavy rain and it's never easy to go back to schedule

Just came here to reply. That's how interesting my life is. Nothing to tell. Tomorrow I call BO to ask how my girl is.
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post #76 of 379 Old 01-07-2020, 07:48 PM
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@Caledonian - yes, very relieved! The property is on the market and was already valued below the amount owed on the mortgage unfortunately (and will have lost a significant amount of value after the fires) but they moved out literally only a few hours ahead of the fire moving in, and they're road tripping across the country now. I don't know when they'll get into Western Australia, the roads are all closed (south coastal road due to fire, inland road due to flooding, north coastal rode due to cyclone) and there's no word on when they'll reopen.

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post #77 of 379 Old 01-08-2020, 02:04 AM
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Dang I'm 2 pages behind so I better get caught up.

@TuyaGirl , What is it with waking up at the wrong time during a good dream but with bad ones we can't make ourselves wake up or can and then go right back into the dream when we fall back to sleep? NOT FAIR!!! LOL

I've never heard of dust making them itchy but maybe there's something in your soil that is different from ours. I hope Tuya feels better and heals up soon. It looked like the wound was right on her withers where a saddle would rub if you tried riding her.

@Finalcanter , Happy Belated Birthday! Working 7 days a week isn't pleasant but sometimes it makes for a good paycheck. Did you do anything special on your day off?

@PoptartShop , just what you needed, something going wrong with Promise too. Glad it's minor and hope it heals up quickly.

@blue eyed pony , not your ankle again! We're going to have to wrap you in bubble wrap along with everyone's horse who needs it. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

I hope they are using some of the money to provide the firemen and others who are helping with some creature comforts along with the tools necessary to do their job. Like decent food instead of grab a sandwich and run and a nice place to get some rest and take a break. I don't know if they need these things I'm just guessing that having access to some of these things may be in short supply.

@phantomhorse13 , the snow looks very pretty in your pictures covering the trees and all. I was surprised you didn't have any in your Christmas or New Year photos I guess because I think of PA as being a state that gets lots of it.

@carshon , seems like January is not being good for any of our animals. Hope the mare's scratched heal up and swelling goes down soon. What's the status of your gall bladder? Surgery pending or have you already had it removed?

@Caledonian , going back to work after vacation is the pits. Not only do you have to get back in the swing of things there's a mountain of work waiting that won't let you transition slowly.

Thankfully the horses here are good but those feral toms must have brought in an upper respiratory infection because all the cats except Kyle in the big barn are hacking away plus Bugs has it in one eye. Grrr… Except for Faith they are young and healthy so should lick it pretty quick. Faith I worry about but so far she's just having an occasional sneeze.

We've been having some nice weather but the rain is supposed to come back Thursday so tomorrow I need to restock the mini's hay supply in their little barn. Not a big job since I can only fit a dozen bales in there and they still have 2 left.

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post #78 of 379 Old 01-08-2020, 02:51 AM
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@JCnGrace lol yes we will! I'm healing fast, it's only been a few days and I'm already pretty much back on my feet :) few more days and I'll probably be out of the moon boot again, and I'm already not on crutches. Should have Chuck down soon, at this rate

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post #79 of 379 Old 01-08-2020, 07:20 AM
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@JCnGrace Thank you Yes much better. Granddaughter provided me with some needed laughter. Like I thawed out a Turtle Pie and she asked if it was made out of turtle. LOL. Of course I had to say yes to that. DD should not feel any more resistance to the pulley than the cable he now drags around. The pulley should roll on the overhead cable very easy and will hold most of the weight of the cable to DD.

@PoptartShop Thank You also. Hope Promise is healing up and the swelling is down. When I first started with horses people told me "Horses are like kids, If they can find a way to get hurt they will." LOL. It will take time and I hope your heart is healing too. The one picture of Maple by herself with her head tilted slightly was really a good picture of her. She looked so Cute. Be nice to blow it up larger and have it with her paw print.

@phantomhorse13 Yes feeling better. The first days of Jan are getting easier. Looks like you had a nice ride in the snow. And the cemetery looks like it has some very old headstones. I guess I am kind of weird as I find it interesting the dates on them. Once here a friend and I ran across a very old one and there was a whole family. Father, Mother, 3 children. My friend said
with the dates it could have been a flu outbreak or maybe even Indians. And a couple of headstones down was a woman who it said was a consort of the family mans name. . That was very unusual I think to put on a headstone at that time.

@Caledonian Thank You for thinking of me. I hope your weather is better it hasn't been bad here at all for the middle of January. Hope it sticks around till spring. LOL.

@Finalcanter Happy Belated Birthday. Yes working 7 days in a row is rough.
I worked on a dragline once and I worked 7 days a week, 8 hours or more, some days and changed shifts every 2 weeks. for over 4 years. Christmas was the only day off besides vacation time. I was young then, I could not do that now. Paydays were very good though.

@carshon What is your method of treating scratches?

Hope I didn't forget anybody. Working on a new trick with Carmen, She got half right the first time. I might be creating a monster though. LOL.....

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post #80 of 379 Old 01-08-2020, 10:08 AM
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@JCnGrace - thank you for asking about my gallbladder. Surgery was Dec 3 and went quite well. Right hip being replaced on March 6 at the Mayo Clinic in MN. I am very ready to get the new hip and get on the road to riding without pain!

@RegalCharm for now I am using a fungal spray on the scratches. It seems to have worked so far. It is a brand from our local vet that we use on our steers for ringworm and other itchy spots and is safe for horses and dogs etc.

It is cold here today but supposed to be 50 tomorrow. No snow to speak of this winter and very mild temps. No riding for me until I heal from my new hip but we are all getting cabin fever and tired of each other's company! January seems to be the tipping point where we have nothing "fun" to look forward to and have weeks more of winter to go.
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