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post #7211 of 10636 Old 06-13-2016, 10:34 AM
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Eole- the Pointer is a German Short Hair. That's Briar. He is 14 and really slowing down. He has an awful looking cyst on his back that burst at one point, then never really healed right. Vet said they could remove it but I don't want to put him under. It doesn't hurt him, just way ugly. Love that dog!

Today is my first official day of summer vacation ...sort of. I am going in to work tomorrow and Wednesday or Thursday (depending on the weather )

Yesterday had DS and his GF over for lunch. It was so nice to have them both talking about upcoming trips and their move to Chicago. She is going to Japan for 2 weeks and DS is going to Wales and London. Nice to be young and adventurous!

So what do to on my first full day of VACA? Mow the lawn, plant a few more pots, clean the chicken coop, do some laundry and ride Timmy. LOL almost sounds like work. I got up and walked 2.25 miles this morning. Trying to keep that up until my surgery in July.
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Is the 'like' button acting up again? It only seems to be working for me about half the time.. ugh.


Jan: glad you are continuing to get more comfortable at the canter. you need to make your DS take pics and video while you ride so we can see too!

Koolio: great pics - what a fantastic trip!! not sure which i am more jealous of, the riding or the no speed limits. don't think poorly of your horses just because you have ridden others that are different. isn't dressage about bringing out the best in the horse you have? i cannot wait to see pics of the potty creations!

HP: great work on the canter transitions. I wouldn't worry about leads for now either, just establish that you want a canter period. love the bucket garden. i may steal that idea on a smaller scale. are there holes drilled in the bottom to let the soil drain? and yay for vaca.. you need to GO RIDE!

Eole: hope you and DH had a good time celebrating his birthday. hope the saddle sale goes through so you can start looking for another!!

SM: the photos from your trip are gorgeous. I bet you were thrilled to see your girl and I bet she was glad to see you, just didn't want to give you a big head by showing it. mares!

greentree: stinks that your help needs to be bribed to do it. i def don't see why a trailer should be taking those people to a show. we the rest of our first cutting down now, so i look forward to that fun again tomorrow. wish i was closer so i could help with the hay and the horse riding.

Celeste: glad you are getting to have free time again. I am sure PP is enjoying her riding time as much as you are. playing base sounds like a nice stress release.


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And I liked my trainer. She was youngish, but patient and informative.

There was a lot of fancy dressed older girls in one area, all riding about in English style. Old man, I guess was George, was over there doing his best to make them cry it seemed. I can understand being stern, tough, even down right ridged in order to get Olympic quality riding out of a professional rider. But cruel, mean spirited, and down right nasty?
Yup, that is a pretty darned accurate description of the clinic of his I attended years ago. Def not the teaching style for me. So glad you enjoyed your lesson!


I am back from Virginia and currently working on pictures and video from the ride. As always, the Old Dominion was hot, humid, and overly generous with the rocks...


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post #7213 of 10636 Old 06-13-2016, 11:08 AM
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Yup, that is a pretty darned accurate description of the clinic of his I attended years ago. Def not the teaching style for me. So glad you enjoyed your lesson!
I know some people sometimes complain about a certain horse behavior enthusiast you run into easily on YouTube because he likes to talk about "barn witches." As bad as this nameless YouTube person is, he's got nothing on George! LOL! YouTube guy doesn't bother me one bit! I watch his stuff. If he's got something to teach, and is teaching it to me for free, heck I'll watch it. So far seen his videos on picking out a horses feet and all kinds of things. I don't drink the coo-laid. I don't gobble up everything he says, but it's pretty easy to tell when what he's saying is okay to ingest.


I'm still going "oooooch" now and then when I move in a certain way, but for the most part the soreness is gone. My sun burn, on the other hand... lol That's staying around a bit longer.

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post #7214 of 10636 Old 06-13-2016, 03:10 PM
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@Kyleen Drake – I thought about you yesterday as we were looking at a couple of horse properties out in your neck of the woods. I hope you were able to get some of your horse behavior questions answered; the best way to learn is to observe horses interact with each other.

@phantomhorse13 – I have the same issue with the like button; sometimes I switch back to classic view as it seems to have more functionality. Can’t wait to see the pictures and videos.

@Happy Place – that’s not a true vaca – I hope you find more creative and fun activities for yourself before you have to go back to work.

@Celeste – that all sounds heavenly; it’s important to have balance in your life.

@SwissMiss – sounds like a true Loreal moment!

@Country Woman – Landslide is a favorite on my playlist; it’s just one of those timeless songs. I used to play the piano; and then I sold it to pay bills.

@greentree – we are house hunting right now and some of them have pools; I’m trying to talk DH out of buying one with a pool because everyone who has a pool says the same that you just described; more work than what it’s worth.

@Koolio – what a creative solution! You’ll have to take pictures of your pottiletties.

@Jan1975 – the picture of DD with pony is adorbs!
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post #7215 of 10636 Old 06-13-2016, 03:24 PM
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As for me...well, I've had kind of a rough weekend; I'm just really worried about Ana. She just doesn't seem quite right; like maybe stifle or SI issues; I've had her for 2.5 years now and we are forever stuck at Intro level; Friday she couldn't even trot without a slight head bob; of course I'm the only one who sees and feels these things so I can't go to my trainer because she just thinks I'm overly dramatic or making stuff up or trying to make an excuse for my shortcomings. I'm just a little frustrated and guilt riddled; have I been riding a lame horse all this time? Did I let trainers talk me into riding a horse that's not well? How long has she been like this? Vet is coming Thursday to do a chiro adjustment but I'm going to talk to her about maybe ultrasound, Xray, injections etc. Anyway, I wrote a whole big essay on my weekend with Ana; I don't want to double post all the details but you are always welcome to read all about it on my journal titled "Ana's thread"

On a lighter note, in an effort to cheer me up and solve my horsey problems, DH suggested we take the plunge and buy horse property; so we looked at a couple yesterday. I'm still pinching myself. How cool would that be to have Ana home with me?

A picture from this weekend; we met another Morgan!

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post #7216 of 10636 Old 06-13-2016, 03:32 PM
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@Kyleen Drake I thought about you yesterday as we were looking at a couple of horse properties out in your neck of the woods. I hope you were able to get some of your horse behavior questions answered; the best way to learn is to observe horses interact with each other.
@frlsgirl - Going to be my neighbor?? Some of my cousins might sell to you. They live out of state and could care less about place but I love it. I'm still rather hoping they forget about it and let me pounce on it though back taxes. >:)

I'm trying to get time in with horses when I can. But I am being extra careful about it. After seeing Dream's "Skippy" suffering so bad from strangles, I'm being careful not to go from one horse owner to the next, just in case. If I could, I'd be out at the barn every day learning, soaking it up. But me being "mommy" to these boys comes first, always.

You're welcome to go out there and snoop. It's not hard to find. Just look up Snake Creek Bridge in Bixby. I wouldn't go into the fields though. That bull really is mean as they get. Take a cattle proad (or a whip if you know how to use one) if you're feeling ballzy. Be extra careful. There really are hard to see holes everywhere at the front of the property that still need work.. You're an Okie so no need to warn you about the snakes. ;p It needs tons of work but we're getting there - slowly.. If you bump into my renter and he's curious as to why you're there, just say you knew the previous resident and you came to show your respects and go.. He should give you my great grandma's name from there, or mention my dad.. I won't go public on here with it..

I'll definitely have you over sometime, once there's something there to look at. lol Lets just say I owe you and outdoor BBQ.. I'll have Dream come over too. If you don't think she's amazing already you will even more so face to face. I love company. In small doses. lol I'm one of those, "Okay you've been there for three days, we've had fun, now go away!"
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post #7217 of 10636 Old 06-13-2016, 03:38 PM
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@frlsgirl - Going to be my neighbor?? Some of my cousins might sell to you. They live out of state and could care less about place but I love it. I'm still rather hoping they forget about it and let me pounce on it though back taxes. >:)

I'm trying to get time in with horses when I can. But I am being extra careful about it. After seeing Dream's "Skippy" suffering so bad from strangles, I'm being careful not to go from one horse owner to the next, just in case. If I could, I'd be out at the barn every day learning, soaking it up. But me being "mommy" to these boys comes first, always.

You're welcome to go out there and snoop. It's not hard to find. Just look up Snake Creek Bridge in Bixby. I wouldn't go into the fields though. That bull really is mean as they get. Take a cattle proad (or a whip if you know how to use one) if you're feeling ballzy. Be extra careful. There really are hard to see holes everywhere at the front of the property that still need work.. You're an Okie so no need to warn you about the snakes. ;p It needs tons of work but we're getting there - slowly.. If you bump into my renter and he's curious as to why you're there, just say you knew the previous resident and you came to show your respects and go.. He should give you my great grandma's name from there, or mention my dad.. I won't go public on here with it..

I'll definitely have you over sometime, once there's something there to look at. lol Lets just say I owe you and outdoor BBQ.. I'll have Dream come over too. If you don't think she's amazing already you will even more so face to face. I love company. In small doses. lol I'm one of those, "Okay you've been there for three days, we've had fun, now go away!"
Yay, we can have a mini HF reunion, that sounds like a plan! Count me in!
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Mini? Honey, if I get my barn and house built, I would honestly not mind having ALL of HF out for a couple of nights.. Then shoo them off. I'd feed you all, let you roam the place, go riding.. Wouldn't bug me a bit. I'd get out a few of my camping tents to those who didn't bring any, and a few of my air mattresses, let you guys camp out as much as you want under the stars.. Just don't expect the kids to ever leave my husband's video game collection.. it's extensive. lol It's where my boys would be 24-7 if I let them. And don't expect to get fed over well if you're a vegetarian. lol Rancher's daughter. I has beef! lol And if you don't like watermelon, might be in trouble.. we've a small mellon patch. I can see that already. "I'm a vegetarian, do you have anything other than beef?" Long pause.. "How about chicken or a hot dog?" >.<

I just don't think many here from HF would show up if I were to offer that. A lot of people are shy about strangers. But I have to admit, I'd probably spend more time with the "Okies." Just because there would be greater chance of me getting to see them again. Though if I hit it off with anyone, and they loved the place, wanted to keep contact, I might have them over again. And if it was a lot of fun, everyone was well behaved, I didn't have many issues, might host it again. I definitely got the parking space. lol

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Just because it's one of those days where you really don't want to do nothing but monkey around......

The only thing evil needs to thrive, is for good men to do nothing. - Edmond Burke

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I couldn't get the mower started, but I got a bunch of other stuff done. Then I was off to the barn. Timmy came to my whistle! Love that! He stopped part way and I started to walk away from him, he started up again and came right up to me. Love him!!!

It was also baby play day! They are so darn cute! River is a little chestnut, pretty shy. She is Arab/Trekahner. Lorien is a blue eyed palomino and is fearless! She is Morab. Gavin is a Clydesdale. He is very friendly and doesn't really understand personal space LOL. I love his Momma. She is a black Clydesdale. So sweet!
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