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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread EIGHT
See our "who's who" page! ^

Posted on 10/04/2005 9:56:41 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - Who's Who *pics*

This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories.

I always have a link to this thread on my profile page, so if you have something to say and can't find the thread in latest posts… look for it there and wake the thread up!

I also have a ping list for horse threads that are of interest, and MissTargets will now be pinging everyone most mornings. Let MissTargets and/or me know if you would like to be on the ping list. As FreeRepublic is a political site, our politics and other issues will probably blend in…. There are many issues for horsemen that touch politics… land use, animal rights/abuse cases that make the news…. Legislation that might affect horse owners.

So... like the previous threads, this is intended as fun place to come and share stories, pictures, questions and chit-chat, unguided and unmoderated and that we come together here as friends. There are lots of ways of doing things and we all have our quirks, tricks and specialties that are neat to learn about.

Previous threads:

The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - thread ONE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread TWO!
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread THREE!
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FOUR
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FIVE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread SIX
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread SEVEN

New folk and occasional posters, jump right in and introduce yourselves, tell us about your horses, and post pictures if you've got them!


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To: FrogInABlender
You have this one on your desktop? ;~D

Here's my pretty jumping pony ;~D Such a goooood pony, right?


51 posted on 10/04/2005 12:35:35 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog
You have this one on your desktop? ;~D

LOL! Yes I do! It gives me a laugh every time I see it. Plus it lets me tell people to "kiss my @$$" without having to say it. ;o)

52 posted on 10/04/2005 12:40:33 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Be careful who's toes you step on today, they may be connected to the @$$ you have to kiss tomorrow.)
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To: FrogInABlender

If only there was a market for that talent she'd have herself a job. ;~D


53 posted on 10/04/2005 12:44:21 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Oh, and I have linked 2 flat panels too so they get the double whammy! See, I just took this one...


54 posted on 10/04/2005 12:47:37 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Be careful who's toes you step on today, they may be connected to the @$$ you have to kiss tomorrow.)
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To: FrogInABlender

I am very proud of that! ~grinning ear to ear~


55 posted on 10/04/2005 12:50:53 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

You should be, she's a cool pony, even if she is a little flakey. ;o)


56 posted on 10/04/2005 12:52:05 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Be careful who's toes you step on today, they may be connected to the @$$ you have to kiss tomorrow.)
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To: tuffydoodle

Thanks.

I have seen the earlier Saddle Club threads but was reluctant to jump into the conversation when there were already 3676 posts. (like where do I start? Post 1? Post 543?)

So I saw this one with 50 posts so far and decided to jump in.


57 posted on 10/04/2005 12:54:25 PM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: FrogInABlender

Someday I'll find a good job for her... until then, I'd worry for her in anyone else's hands :~D


58 posted on 10/04/2005 12:57:53 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: linkinpunk

Every day is a new conversation, and there really aren't any pop-quizzes about back chapters.


59 posted on 10/04/2005 12:58:44 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

She serves pretty well as a photo model and comic relief act right now!


60 posted on 10/04/2005 1:00:27 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Be careful who's toes you step on today, they may be connected to the @$$ you have to kiss tomorrow.)
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To: FrogInABlender
That she does ;~D

Speaking of her talents... I better head out and strip her stall. I want it to air out a bit before putting them in tonight. I'm thinking of just pouring her water bucket into her stall every night and skipping the part about her having to drink it first. It'd certainly smell better. What do you think?

61 posted on 10/04/2005 1:11:48 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

It'd save her the trouble too. ;o)

What IS it about mares and peeing inside? Every one of mine feels like it's their obligation to pee in the barn if they're in there any amount of time at all. The geldings NEVER do.


62 posted on 10/04/2005 1:16:39 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Be careful who's toes you step on today, they may be connected to the @$$ you have to kiss tomorrow.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thanks. : )


63 posted on 10/04/2005 1:21:55 PM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: HairOfTheDog

Rescued donkeys in Israel (many pictures in the Gallery):

http://www.safehaven4donkeys.org/frames.htm



64 posted on 10/04/2005 1:41:46 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: linkinpunk
...like where do I start?...

Yeah, I have that problem sometimes when I get behind on the thread. I'll be catching up and reading 200 posts back and want to respond to something they've said but know that they've left that conversation a long time ago. But we're glad you decided to jump on in now. Sometimes we get a little slow in the afternoon, but there's usually SOMEBODY lurking around on here.

65 posted on 10/04/2005 1:51:39 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Be careful who's toes you step on today, they may be connected to the @$$ you have to kiss tomorrow.)
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To: Cecily

Donkey's are so cute! I'm glad these guys got a better life. Thanks for the link.


66 posted on 10/04/2005 2:02:39 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Be careful who's toes you step on today, they may be connected to the @$$ you have to kiss tomorrow.)
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To: Cecily

Those stories break my heart.... so glad they are there to help a few... especially the old ones that have worked so hard.


67 posted on 10/04/2005 2:04:25 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Cecily

What a bunch of cute little donkeys!!! I saw some there that I wish I could bring home! Thanks for the link!


68 posted on 10/04/2005 2:06:27 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Conroe, TX)
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To: FrogInABlender
What IS it about mares and peeing inside? Every one of mine feels like it's their obligation to pee in the barn if they're in there any amount of time at all. The geldings NEVER do.

This is just a working theory, but I think it's because if they pee in soft bedding, it doesn't splash on their legs so much as when they do it outside on hard ground. Guys don't worry about that so much because of their geography, it doesn't splash so much.

69 posted on 10/04/2005 2:12:15 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: ZGuy

Well - you just made my day. :) Thanks for the picture.


70 posted on 10/04/2005 2:22:14 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: FrogInABlender
What IS it about mares and peeing inside?
I swear to god that they hold it. It's such a terrible feeling when they decide to pee while on the crossties. Time just seems to slow down or they pee extra long, I can't decide which. :-p
71 posted on 10/04/2005 2:22:35 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: HairOfTheDog

I'll send you some updates for the Who's who this evening if I get the chance. Mostly additions I suppose :)


72 posted on 10/04/2005 2:29:08 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Cool picture of the mule.


73 posted on 10/04/2005 2:29:55 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Make sure you include some of those babies we haven't seen for awhile.


74 posted on 10/04/2005 2:30:06 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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Checking in on the new thread. :-D


75 posted on 10/04/2005 2:30:12 PM PDT by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

I'll be sure to include the kids :) Josey looks just like her dad right now (the one that was greying)


76 posted on 10/04/2005 2:35:30 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hey, thanks!

That was taken by my cousin. I must admit she got a good pic. (Blush) Quite flattered.


77 posted on 10/04/2005 2:36:30 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: FrogInABlender

Yes, those ag pilots are crazy. Same fall smell here in south Texas --- the cotton is just coming in. You can also see the huge 'loaves' --- must weight 40 tons (guessing) ready to be picked up and scrap cotton all along the roadsides.


78 posted on 10/04/2005 2:38:19 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: squarebarb

I looks like it belongs on the cover of Western Horseman! It's a great picture! I aspire to take that picture!


79 posted on 10/04/2005 2:38:55 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Beaker

My Miss Accident-Prone used to be in a mare's pasture with about 10 other mares and a big round bale. She would stand in the middle of all the hay pulled down and pee in int and then lay down and go to sleep in it.

Gak.


80 posted on 10/04/2005 2:42:27 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thanks. The horse belongs to my cousin. He's wonderful, I'd give anything to have him short of shooting her and stealing him.

I handed her my SLR and set it and said Get a shot of me and whiskey in the river' and she got one shot and it really turned out. Pure luck!


81 posted on 10/04/2005 2:44:19 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: linkinpunk

And by the way welcome Linkinpunk!


82 posted on 10/04/2005 2:44:57 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: squarebarb

The horse is good, the actiona and moment of splash is good, but I think the red jacket and the hat make the whole image work ;~D


83 posted on 10/04/2005 2:46:36 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: linkinpunk

HI there! Welcome to the group!


84 posted on 10/04/2005 2:51:29 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Conroe, TX)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thank you!


85 posted on 10/04/2005 3:11:30 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: linkinpunk

I think I speak for everyone here:

Pictures, pictures, we want pictures!


86 posted on 10/04/2005 3:21:57 PM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: linkinpunk

The cheapest thing about a horse is the purchase:')


87 posted on 10/04/2005 3:26:58 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: tuffydoodle

How is your horse doing?


88 posted on 10/04/2005 3:28:46 PM PDT by Rose of Sharn (I get the best answers when i talk to myself!)
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To: RebaJ

I'm always interested but I can't afford another mouth to feed right now.


89 posted on 10/04/2005 3:30:27 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Rose of Sharn

He's doing better, thanks for asking! He's still on bute and wearing his frog supports. I talked to the vet today, he wants to do x-rays the end of this week or the first of next week, then talk to the shoer. Tuffy is still sore when I walk him in and out of the barn (on concrete) but acts like normal when he's outside.


90 posted on 10/04/2005 3:32:53 PM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: tuffydoodle
Here is the only picture I could find of myself.

Just kidding....

But a question how do I post MY OWN pictures here?

91 posted on 10/04/2005 3:40:01 PM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: linkinpunk

:) My day just keeps getting better and better.


92 posted on 10/04/2005 3:42:33 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: linkinpunk

Hubba hubba.

Go to the who's who page and scroll all the way to the bottom. There are detailed instructions on how to do it. I use www.yorkphoto.com. It seems to have the easiest method, imo.


93 posted on 10/04/2005 3:43:13 PM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: tuffydoodle

Actually, that guy is a punk. I look much better.


94 posted on 10/04/2005 3:45:45 PM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: linkinpunk

Waiting impatiently for pics...

*tapping foot*


95 posted on 10/04/2005 3:47:18 PM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: tuffydoodle; linkinpunk

Yorkphoto.com and snapfish.com have the same interface and are free - at least at first. Eventually you have to buy some prints or a mousepad or something but that's to worry about later, and they have pretty cool products. But the interface for uploading pics is good, especially if you install their little loader tool, and the pictures hold up forever on threads, they don't turn to red x's.

photobucket also seems good when Rose uses it, and you can post larger pictures, but I've never used it.


96 posted on 10/04/2005 3:48:07 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: linkinpunk

Well.......:')


97 posted on 10/04/2005 3:48:23 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: tuffydoodle

That boy is almost as pretty as Okie.


98 posted on 10/04/2005 3:49:08 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

Boy howdy.


99 posted on 10/04/2005 3:50:02 PM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: linkinpunk

wooo hubba hubba!


100 posted on 10/04/2005 3:50:31 PM PDT by Beaker
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