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post #4481 of 4757 Old 11-06-2019, 07:44 PM
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I haven't been able to post multiple fotos on this forum for a couple of years -- not with Explorer on my desktop and not with Safari in my IPad.

Here is one last pic, proving I did ride, once upon a time:) This is Sonny my Arab/Saddlebred and I when we were waaaay up in the Allegheny National Forest.

Also circa 1978-1980. I was thin but thought I was really fat because those were size 8 jeans when jeans really were size 8, and I thought I should be a six, lollol. I wouldn't be able to get my arm in one of those pant legs today, lollol

All of us gals were waiting for the Marlboro Man to casually saunter out from behind one of those high mountain trees and say "howdy ladies" but that never happened, so we ate a big and unhealthy lunch, lol

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post #4482 of 4757 Old 11-06-2019, 08:08 PM
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@walkingthewalk thanks so much for sharing your photos. Your comments made me smile.:) I would love to have had the chance to ride with you. I think we would have made quite a pair. And Raven would love to meet your geldings (she like the boys).

We had a good 10 mile ride today. 5 horses, 4 of which were Walking horses, one 1/2 Walker 1/2 Quarter Horse. So for the most part we were well matched and able to move out at good speed quite a bit. Funny that the slowest horse (the one we had to wait for quite often) was one of the Walkers. The 1/2 breed keeps up just fine, lol.

No good pictures from today. Supposed to snow here in Ohio tomorrow, and 6 inches predicted UP North at my someday home.
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post #4483 of 4757 Old 11-07-2019, 08:00 AM
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@walkingthewalk thanks so much for sharing your photos. Your comments made me smile.:) I would love to have had the chance to ride with you. I think we would have made quite a pair. I think so too

And Raven would love to meet your geldings (she like the boys).

We had a good 10 mile ride today. 5 horses, 4 of which were Walking horses, one 1/2 Walker 1/2 Quarter Horse. So for the most part we were well matched and able to move out at good speed quite a bit. Funny that the slowest horse (the one we had to wait for quite often) was one of the Walkers. The 1/2 breed keeps up just fine, lol.

No good pictures from today. Supposed to snow here in Ohio tomorrow, and 6 inches predicted UP North at my someday home.
Glad you had a great ride yesterday:). There are some pokey Walking Horses, lol. My joker used to be one of them. He's a horse that likes to smell the roses while Duke (RIP) thought life was a timed event.

Rusty will go up or down, depending on the other horses but Rusty could never be ridden with more than a handful of horses -- he is not a sociable horse. I've had two breeders tell me they think Rusty's dam never disciplined him and that's why he's always had such a rotten "criminal" attitude. He's never offered to buck or rear but he can cow kick, without warning, and be deadly accurate if he doesn't like the horse next to him.

Snow --- blah. The rains are coming today and the temps are as high now (57 F) as they're gonna be for the day. By next Tuesday our highs will only be around 35-38 degrees! These are February temps for us.

Thankfully we hooked up the heated tubs last weekend.

P.S. . Did you see my thread, in the Health section, about the horse in Robertson County, TN that died from WNV? That's across the river from you by a few hours but still close enough where mosquitoes are concerned. At least freezing temps will help get rid of them.
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post #4484 of 4757 Old 11-09-2019, 07:07 PM
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Hi All

A club member posted this foto from a ride this morning, just thought you might enjoy seeing something a bit unusual.
Some Donkey Racers heading out for some fun and training at a nearby Open Space park:
http://www.packburroracing.com
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post #4485 of 4757 Old 11-09-2019, 10:02 PM
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Do they ride them in the race?
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post #4486 of 4757 Old 11-10-2019, 12:05 AM
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Do they ride them in the race?
No, they lead 'em. Pack Burro Racing. The Real Deal ;-)

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post #4487 of 4757 Old 11-10-2019, 02:38 AM
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@george the mule - I watched a race of that type in CO some years ago. It was fun to see. Seemed like many of the runners were using borrowed mules and things didn't always go easily for the human.

Is it still that way? Or do participants own the mules where you are?

Daughter rode her new horse today. The horse is 5 and it's crazy green. This was the 12th ride. I think they look pretty good. Hope the photo comes through.
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post #4488 of 4757 Old 11-10-2019, 10:04 AM
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Hi Boots

The people that take the time to . . . well; I guess _bond_ with their critters (not sure how much real _training_ is involved in working with a Donkey), seem to do fairly well. Others seem to become mired in a drag-race. 160lb 2WD entities can't compete with ~500lb 4X4s :-D Fortunately, most of these teams do not have very far to walk to get back to town.

I recall seeing this same group out on the trail a couple of years ago. There was this little tiny girl; couldn't have been more than 7 or 8, with an even tinier mini-donk. They were obviously A Pair, and were moving right along. I talked with Mom and Dad later at the trail head; they said the mini-team completed the entire 9 mile loop in good form.

So yea; pack burro racing isn't just about running fast.

Edit to add: I think the folks in the foto mostly belong to the Rocky Mountain Long Ears Association. Google for their web-site, and the WPBA link I posted above is fun to visit as well, with tons of fotos and such.

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post #4489 of 4757 Old 11-12-2019, 06:38 PM
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My brother lives 11 hours north in NE Ohio - about 50 minutes south of Lake Erie, which means his weather is "Lake Effect".

He sent me another beautiful foto of snow -- it is Christmas Card worthy. His comment was "its 27 here, how cold are you?" I replied "27 with a feels like of 11, I thought I moved away from this kind of weather in November". And I don't even have a lake to blame, lol.

The horses went out in blankets today. They are 24 & 25 --- too old to be burning calories to stay warm in this cutting wind. Joker's tail was blowing sideways awhile ago.

My sweetie pie Joker has been diagnosed with cushings -- I don't know how much more that sweet horse should have to put up with. An average ACTH number is in the 20's. Rusty's was 27 --- Joker's was 93 ---.

I picked up his Prascend at the vet's today. Wednesday morning I will start Joker on 1/4 of a 1mg pill every 24 hours. The vet wanted to start with 1/4 pill every 12 hours but I have read too much about the "Pergolide Veil" if the initial dose is too high. The vet agreed to once a day but will come out December 12th to re-test Joker's ACTH numbers. If the dose needs increased, I'm good with that -- I just didn't want to go "whole hog or none" at the onset and risk Joker getting sick from the side effects; which he could still react:(

This is Joker 09-22-19. He doesn't look like a horse with a re-fractured sacrum, dislocated vertebra, hoof issues from past founder, insulin issues, and now cushings. I try to give him the best quality of life possible. Until he says "I can't do this anymore", I will keep writing checks.

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post #4490 of 4757 Old 11-12-2019, 08:14 PM
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@walkinthewalk I can't like your post. Joker sure looks good- it's evident that he gets the best of care and a lot of love.
He will tell you when he's had enough.

Surprised you are having such cold weather. That's got to be hard on you and your horses since you are not used to temps like that.

It's 15 here in Akron Ohio right now and we got our first snowfall- I think just an inch or two.

It's 10 UP North and we have been getting lots of snow there- somewhere between 12 and 24 inches a few days ago and I think more was coming down today. Lake effect snow is a thing there too, so one spot can get dumped on and just down the road might have just a dusting. Since I'm not there, I don't know exactly what is happening at our place. I do think it's safe to say that the honey dipper is not going to be able to get up our driveway to do a final pump out of our port a potty. ah well...can't worry about that until spring I guess.

I got in two short rides this past weekend before it got so cold. Both rides were very relaxing and therapeutic. Tucker was an angel.

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