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post #821 of 1113 Old 06-18-2020, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by blue eyed pony View Post
@Horsef I don't blame you a bit. It's hard with kids who aren't able to understand when it's appropriate to be loud and when they need to be quieter. I would avoid him too since it isn't fair to ask his parents to make him quiet down.
Would it be possible to ask the BO to have specific times the therapy kids are there, so you can avoid being there at the same time? The answer might be no, but you never know if you don't ask. Politely, of course!
I don't really want to create more work for her, as these aren't fixed times. She would have to notify me every time there is a session. I don't really mind evacuating, I was more worried about making those poor parents feel bad. The little boy appears to be low functioning. I can just imagine how tired and isolated they must feel.
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post #822 of 1113 Old 06-18-2020, 09:49 AM
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@Horsef that's fair! might make it easier to have set times but then again that might make things hard for the parents depending on the kid!
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post #823 of 1113 Old 06-18-2020, 10:21 AM
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@Horsef I think it is fine if you dismount and leave and just tell your BO that you have always been sensitive to loud noises and prefer to leave rather than try to ignore them. Also, explain to her that you understand that child is not intentionally doing something to aggravate you or anyone else and that you do not want to cause embarrassment or hardship on parents who are already carrying a heavy burden so you would appreciate it if nothing more were said.

I can tell from your post that you are empathetic to the parents and kudos to you for trying to see things from their point of view
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post #824 of 1113 Old 06-18-2020, 03:25 PM
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@JCnGrace yay for hot water again!!

@Horsef I agree with @carshon 's response. Nothing wrong with how you are handling the situation at all. I know that has to be hard on the parents.

I confess, it rained this morning so I didn't get out to ride, but now it's sunny...I'm contemplating going to the barn, but work is so busy so ugh! Feels like a Monday today, LOL. Again.

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post #825 of 1113 Old 06-18-2020, 09:40 PM
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all I can say is thankfully tomorrow is FRYDay. up at 5:30 this morning. An unearthly hour for having to get up and start the day. Coffee after taking carmen out then feeding her breakfast. More coffee. showered , dressed, take Carmen out again. Give her her morning toothbrush. At the clinic before 8 go to lab, wait for podiatrist , then wait for nurse to give me 4 vaccinations. Weighted my self on the way out down to 181.4 lbs. happy with that as I haven't gained any but have lost 40 lbs. since jan 2019.

info sheets for the shots said they could make you sleepy so that is my excuse for sleeping 4 hours this after noon. LOL

And that commercial for Orbit gum is fake. Tried a piece in the store this morning and started shaking my shoulders back and forth. Men stopped and stared, mothers pulled their children close to them, Cell phone cameras were taking movies, a older lady did say "Maybe we should call for an ambulance I think he is having a seizer. I stopped and looked and no peacock feathers had fanned out from my back. I turned and pushed my cart far away from the crowd. Thank goodness I was wearing a mask and sunglasses.

I hope you didn't spit anything on the computer. LOL..

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post #826 of 1113 Old 06-19-2020, 09:29 AM
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@PoptartShop The trails you ride at are so beautiful, just wow!! I do have the beach, but I would trade for those green shades in a heartbeat <3

@Finalcanter Lovely place you ride at. And beautiful bridge and drawing too! Most of our bridges look so different from those.

@JCnGrace Yay for hot water back! My laptop's keyboard has been giving me problems as well, often I have to use the screen one.

@Horsef I understand that it bothers you. When I read your post, I had the same idea as blue eyed pony, but if it really is adding more work on BO's shoulders, just let her know all is good, that you understand, but you'd rather dismount and wait for them to be done.

@RegalCharm LOL!! Thanks for the laugh! I just finished my coffee before reading it, or my phone could have suffered the consequences

I didn't go work today, it has been such wind it's crazy, and the process does not flow so fast because plants get all tangled. But at the same time I am kind of happy I didn't because ugh... Period cramps are killing me

Tomorrow I hope to find Tuya outside the fence or cow mare tied wherever. She is easy to catch, even comes to me, but I am not seeing a safe place to tie her, so I will let BO decide.

Have a great weekend!!
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post #827 of 1113 Old 06-19-2020, 04:06 PM
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@RegalCharm you have had quite a busy Friday! :O LOL omg you crack me up. I really needed that laugh today. That is hilarious. You are lucky I wasn't sipping my water right now!

@TuyaGirl aww thank you, although I wish I had beach trails in walking distance. I used to at my old barn! I am also suffering from period cramps...not fun at all. I hope they go away for the both of us. Ugh. I hope you get to spend some time with Tuya this weekend. <3 Of course she comes to you, she loves you! <3 Best feeling ever.

I confess, I'm glad I rode this morning because there's a huge thunderstorm going on right now. Hoping it doesn't rain too much. I'd like to hit the trails tomorrow, but it may rain tomorrow too. Sigh! As much as we need the rain, I wish I could control the weather LOL.

Been a busy workweek, so I'm glad it's the weekend. I just want to relax! Hope everyone has a good weekend!!

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post #828 of 1113 Old 06-20-2020, 06:08 PM
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@PoptartShop I love a good thunderstorm, but I hope it went away for good and you were able to ride.

When I called BO about the bossy mare, his daughter picked the phone and said she would help me with it, and so she did. She threw a bucket of carrots on the ground to keep her distracted. Worked for a little bit, while Tuya came to me (I missed that), and that was that. I think she left half of the carrots to come and chase our mares. But she picks more on Tuya. Eventually we got them out unharmed, but for one person alone is not easy. Not even the kick she got on her chest / neck one of these days (I can tell because she has 2 perfect hooves marked there) made her think twice. Ugh, I hope she is sold soon...

But back to me and Tuya, I didn't ride for thaaaat long - some arena time and a small trail ride around the property with BO's daughter - but I spent a lot of time playing with her on the ground before mounting, as she would follow me around and stop beside me when I stopped. So cute!!
As she was so willing and forward, after I untacked her and give her the carrots, I asked for help to get back on and rode for a couple minutes bareback and bitless. Felt wonders, I missed feeling all those muscles move below me.

Oh, and that smart girl didn't show up. BO's daughter ended up confessing she'd rather ride only with me because I don't spend all the time correcting her (there's nothing to correct, really, she rides ok)

All in all a good day, the only thing I might regret was not riding for more time
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post #829 of 1113 Old 06-21-2020, 02:00 AM
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@blue eyed pony , I don't remember how long we've had it but it's been worked on a couple of times. If you're getting a kick how old this one might be you'll really be amused by the fact that we still have our very first computer which was a Gateway and it still works. Do you remember the monitors that looked like a small TV that still used picture tubes? We don't leave it set up though.

@Horsef , understandable especially if you don't have children of your own. Parents have this wonderful capability of tuning them out (same as people with little yippy dogs that never shut up) where as those of us without children never learn to do that. I think you're handling it as tactfully as you can.

@PoptartShop , hope you got to enjoy a weekend of riding and swimming. As much as I hate to say it we need rain too and hopefully will get some at the beginning of the week.

@RegalCharm , LOL, I haven't seen a commercial for Orbit gum in a long time. I hope all that shaking didn't break any body parts loose.

I am not going to brush my dog's teeth, it's bad enough I have to trim his toenails! He get's dog biscuits and chewies for tartar control which along with dry dog food seems to do the trick in keeping his pearly whites white.

@TuyaGirl , you'll have to remember the carrot trick. LOL Yay for getting some ride time in!

I don't have much to talk about. We're at that time of year when the horses spend the most part of the daylight hours standing in the barn doing you know what. So I spend all my energy cleaning up after them. I can't seem to convince them that their indoor environment would smell so much better if they'd just take a few extra steps and do their business outside.

Oh and today either Flash or Cutter or both had a nose full of boogers which they proceeded to blow out into the water trough I had just cleaned out and filled. Both were wet up to their eyeballs so that's why I don't know who the culprit was. I guess they are taking the fact that I said I needed to get in better shape seriously and have deemed themselves my personal trainers. LOL

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post #830 of 1113 Old 06-21-2020, 04:59 AM
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@JCnGrace yes I had an old cathode ray monitor in the late 90s/very early 2000s! We still have a hard drive I pulled out of that PC (which still works!) :)
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