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post #2711 of 4359 Old 10-15-2017, 09:32 AM
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Welcome to the fun side, Celeste! When I pop in, I generally just go back a page or two to catch up. It's sort of a running conversation.

I've been fiddling with the little horse. Some personality is starting to show now. When we got her, she had a scuffed up face, where the coarse cattle halter she was picketed in rubbed her. I've been keeping ointment on it, and changed to a soft halter. I think now, that it wasn't entirely the halters fault. Whenever we picket her in a new place, she tests the limit and security of the rope by bounding off till she finds the end.

Couple days ago was very windy. A tropical storm was passing by us to the north. At the top of a hill, she spooked at something behind us. A quick jump, and repositioning to look at what ever it was. Didn't need any correction from the lead rope. I gave a sharp "HO!" and she stopped. Could be that was all she was going to do anyway. After I fiddled with her a while in the corral, we went back down the hill with the wind still kicking up. She eyed something in the woodline, but a tug on the lead got her attention back on me.

Sometimes on the lead, she'll arch her neck and give a bit of a prance. Youthful exuberance I suppose. Again, a slight tug on the lead gets her back to me. But she stands perfectly still for grooming and handling her feet.

Barring more rain, I plan to introduce the saddle to her tomorrow.
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post #2712 of 4359 Old 10-15-2017, 10:09 AM
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@ walkinthewalk " are you also in Ohio?" Yes, SE Oh.
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post #2713 of 4359 Old 10-15-2017, 11:35 AM
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Well, I for one am fine with not needing to unsee that. :)




PS I think I have seen a bot egg though. It looked something like a scarab. I s that right?
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These are bot eggs that were behind Joker's "armpit" this morning. I clean them off my horses every day --- sometimes there are hundreds so it's not difficult to imagine how they might embed themselves inside a cut or scratch:(

Then there Re the Throat bot eggs which are laid by a different bot fly --- these are self migrating into the mouth

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Believe me, you have them where you live. I grew up in Trumbull County and was scraping bot eggs off my horses in Sixties. I still have the original bot knife mom bought for me back, then------ now that I'm thinking about it, I should dig it out as it worked better than anything on today's market
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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post #2714 of 4359 Old 10-15-2017, 06:13 PM
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Oh yes, I have seen and removed those, I was thinking you were talking about what comes out in the poop after they have been ingested and grow into the next stage.

Sorry for misconstruing, I was thinking of the grossest possible vision. LOL

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post #2715 of 4359 Old 10-15-2017, 06:28 PM
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re: Bot flies. yup, we had them in ne ohio in the 70's when I had my horses at home as a teenager. Hated them then. I haven't seen any on the horses where I board now. But I am always vigilant, because i hate hate hate them!
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post #2716 of 4359 Old 10-18-2017, 09:19 AM
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I haven't lived anywhere that didn't have bot flies. Mojave desert, 6500 ft up in the mountains, Arizona, Alabama - and bots. They are a constant pain. And my steady mare Cally absolutely HATES the bot knife. She'll stand for me probing an open cut, but the minute I start scraping bots off her, she gets fidgety. Tango couldn't care less, though. He thinks grooming is great and often tried to return the favor. I spend a lot of time pushing his face away because he wants to lip/nibble.

Granddaughter was cleaning out the workshop (junk storeroom) last Thursday and loading the unwanted furniture and scrap lumber into the back of the F150. She slid a 2x6 in and barely tapped the back window with a corner of the board and CRAAAAACK! The whole back window of the truck spiderwebbed. So... a call to the insurance guy and the window repair shop. The couldn't come out until Monday, so we tarped the truck (rain on Sunday).

Monday, the window was replaced, but oh what fun it is to live in the country. While sitting idle over the weekend, a colony of bees decided one of the gaps at the tie-down point in the bed would be a great place for a hive. They're honey-bees, so I don't want to spray them - but how do you evict bees from the innards of a truck? Should I just drive around and hope they blow away? And, well, then there's the hive itself. How do I get the combs and honey out?

Courage is taking just one more step...
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post #2717 of 4359 Old 10-18-2017, 09:47 AM
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^^^ To bad its not spiders or snakes, huh? LOL

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post #2718 of 4359 Old 10-18-2017, 09:51 AM
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Gee, my above post might look a little snarky to someone who has not been following along the thread for a while. Hahaha
@Change likes snakes, and has named her barn spider Jeff. LOL

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post #2719 of 4359 Old 10-18-2017, 12:54 PM
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Monday, the window was replaced, but oh what fun it is to live in the country. While sitting idle over the weekend, a colony of bees decided one of the gaps at the tie-down point in the bed would be a great place for a hive. They're honey-bees, so I don't want to spray them - but how do you evict bees from the innards of a truck? Should I just drive around and hope they blow away? And, well, then there's the hive itself. How do I get the combs and honey out?
See if you can find some beekeepers in your area. They might be interested in taking the hive and the bees.

Once in awhile Nashville news will run a blurp on honey bees and their beekeepers ask the public to call them, if they have a honey bee nest they want rid of. Yet, when I called a beekeeper in my county a few years back to rescue a Honey Bee hive he refused to come out. The hive ended up dying out and lizards took over the knothole the hive had been built in. Tissed--me--off:(

It won't hurt to call and ask someone ---- the worst you can hear is "no".

Anna, I saw the humor in your comment, lollollol
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post #2720 of 4359 Old 10-19-2017, 12:52 AM
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Change... maybe stick a water hose there, run , and turn it on ? if you flush out the queen you can get of the bees.
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