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post #4291 of 4359 Old 06-10-2019, 07:11 AM
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Had family visit for the weekend. Two had never been in mountains, so up we went. It did snow a couple inches while there. We manage to see some elk and took a fairly short walk near a lake.

ETA: Well, darn, that pic is upside down! All I have at home is my phone. Sorry.

My own horse is living in a dry lot currently. The banks of the creek in his passing are too unstable for him to get to water safely. We've had a lot of rain, and the snow up high is melting, making the creeks very full and fast.

Hope everyone is having a good start to the summer.
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post #4292 of 4359 Old 06-12-2019, 11:35 PM
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I finally got my truck back, fixed!
Although it took the mechanic forever to get to it, he did a great and thorough job. He did more than we had originally planned and the cost was very close to his original quote.
AND he fixed my air conditioning for free, just because he had my truck for over a month.
I'm a happy girl and planning a trail ride for Friday.
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post #4293 of 4359 Old 06-13-2019, 12:16 AM
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ETA: Well, darn, that pic is upside down! All I have at home is my phone. Sorry.
Maybe if you try turning the Phone upside down then take the picture it will come through right side up.

Yea, weedlady is back on the trails.
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Yay! @weeedlady ! Glad you have your truck back. Enjoy your ride tomorrow.
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@boots hope the water has gone down and you are able to get your horse out and riding.

we really had a lot of rain so far this week here and If it holds off today I need to get the yard mowed before I have windrows that I will need to rake up.

To bad nobody has a business that rents mini goats. could let one or two take care of the grass mowing for me. LOL......And get natural fertilizer at the same time.
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@RegalCharm - We can get around on most roads now. I still can't do fast work outside. And the arena is getting some bad spots in it. So lots of working trot to at least build endurance.

Goats are sure handy critters. There are people here and I know on Colorado's front range that provide weed eating services.

I wanted to get into meat goats bad a couple years ago. Ended up going in with a young fellow on some. We did okay, but if we'd had the time we could have done invasive species (plant) control and done better. Maybe that will be my retirement gig.

I'm not okay with halal slaughter practices, either. So, marketing the goats took additional time.
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Hello everyone. At our age I think I am right to say all those younger tend to, and mistakably, credit us with a reasonable amount of commonsense. If only they knew.

I fall into the thereabouts category, 59 next month. I find this site a great source of ideas and information so thank you to all involved, a joy to read.


I originate from the UK but am currently in Uruguay. I have ridden from the age of 5 but never owned a horse. I have ridden and worked at yards in my youth, I have ridden other peopleís horses, competed on the equine delights of the yard where I have been at the time.


Then to the armed forces in the UK where I rode in inter force comps. I have lived and worked in a number of places and always rode there. So I have come to know different riding approaches, from the UK to other European countries, to the Middle East and now for the past few years in South America.


Where I bought my first horse 4 months ago, from the yard where we, as a family, ride.


She is Luna, a Criollo crossed mare. She was owned by another family who couldnít handle her. I would ride her for them and then they convinced me to buy her.

I am lucky as I have retired and so can see her most days but do give her own space with the rest of her heard at the yard at least one day a week.


She is quite spirited due to lack of human contact she has had, but is slowly learning she has to behave differently with us than with those in the heard.


Proof it is never too late and we are never too old.


So if anybody is ever down this way let me know and I will introduce you to Luna.


I continue to read this site and no matter how old I am or how much I think I know I am constantly learning new things with the help of Horse Forum, so again thank you to all involved.

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Welcome @mvfjps . I like the Criollo horses that have been imported here. Good looking and very handy. We like photos, if you care to share. I'm happy for you.

Most of us have to edit due to a spelling error. Your reason made me laugh. Good point.
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Yes good to have you join us @mvfjps . Is the horse in your avatar your present horse Luna?

@boots When I think of goats for some reason the first bred that comes to mind is the fainting goat. The ones that freeze up when frightened and fall over while the rest run away from what ever frightened them.
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Hello all! I thought it was about time I caught up with this thread again. My stress fracture is mostly healed up now, but my husband and I actually got the flu this year, and this is the second week he's off work because of it, as it came with an awful night cough that went nonstop. The flu shot didn't cover this strain; it happens. We've not had flu a while; we did have that swine flu about ten years ago, which wasn't as bad as the one we have now, but it was one that kept coming back just when you thought you were over it. Anyone here got that particular flu back then?

We're recovering, and I'm even riding several times a week, but we have to avoid cold air, and of course, winter has just started here, so we're indoors till mid-morning and back in before dark, and not out in the rain when it's raining. We did harvest all the olives off our three little olive trees, finishing today, and got 6L of olives - three big coffee jars full, which are at varying stages of their pickling process. This is the first time we are curing olives - have any of you done that before? If so, I'd love to know which process you used, and how it went for you!

@Cordillera Cowboy , you get an award for using the word discombobulated. I enjoyed the vicarious ride in your country, and the carabao!

@boots , gorgeous tulips! Hope you enjoyed your community weekend, and that your horse heals up soon. Also, not good that you had all that flooding and bother. It's just starting to get muddy here in our Australian winter, after a record dry start to the year. We finally got ground-soaking rain at the start of June, and normally it happens in early April where we are. It's been such a dry summer and autumn that for the first time since we've kept bees here starting 2010, we got no honey harvest at all this year - the hives had only enough for their own use, as the eucalypts never flowered this summer. Normally we take buckets and buckets of honey from our three hives in summer.

@Woodhaven , I hope things have dried out properly where you live now. That's a nice-looking mare; in Australia, a horse with that appearance and colour would likely be an Anglo-Arab (TB x Arab), but you've got so many more breeds in America, so I'm interested in what other people think here. It's the general shape and build, absence of feathering (unless that's been clipped off), pretty head, cresty neck. If there is indeed Arab in that cross I would guess would be Crabbet or Polish, rather than the Egyptian type, or the halter lines. The Polish lines in particular carry a lot of flea-bitten grey genes, by the way. - How did your sister break her fingers?

@dogpatch , I'm sorry about the horse you lost recently; and I'm glad the rehabilitation project is going well. I hope that you've had better riding opportunities since that post of yours from three weeks ago (boy, I really did get behind here!). ...I'm now a bit further on and see that you indeed had a fabulous outing! Excellent! It's great she went so well away from home, and that you had fun. Gorgeous photos! I'm sure the whole thing seems worth it now - rather than crazy! ...is that an equestrian-only trail, or shared with hikers? And...are motorbikes allowed on those trails?

@knightrider , I too am missing @Change ... and her amazing projects!

@george the mule , how's George doing? ...it's very naughty of you to be giving us horse riders any cost estimates in $ per mile terms! Ignorance is often bliss.. Great post, BTW! Made me think: When we were feeding our old tooth-challenged Romeo with huge amounts of chaff, soaked cubes, canola, copra, bran, and vitamin/mineral mix twice a day, I avoided adding up all the stockfeeds bills. The quarter after he died, I did an estimate. He cost nearly as much as a human to feed; around $3,000 a year - more than all the other eight equines put together... it's a good thing we didn't add it up when he was still alive; that way we could enjoy him while we could help him. He, of course, had been retired from riding for more than five years. I'm amazed at the shape of your oldie Banjo! Must have great teeth and an amazing constitution...

@weeedlady , hooray for the truck getting fixed, and may it run smoothly for years without needing more tinkering! How was that Friday ride?

@RegalCharm , is everything healing up OK? Have you had to subsist on oatmeal and ice cream for the past week? - And why would you have to rent a goat? You could buy one, no? A dairy goat, maybe two. Milk it - if you get a Nubian, the milk is less goaty than from the European breeds - which matters for the milk in your tea and coffee and on your cereal, but not at all if you're making cheese... Turn all that grass into something delicious... mowing is overrated... On a serious side note, there are people in Australia who have put guinea pigs in movable cages and have a programmed robot move the cage along at regular intervals, to "mow" the lawn... down side is, it's so hard to milk guinea pigs, no?

@mvfjps , hello! I hope to hear lots of adventures with you and Luna. It's great now having someone living in South America in the group - it's very culturally diverse here, and I love the views we get into other parts of the world just from talking to each other!

@Celeste , hope it's not too hot where you are!

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