Skip to comments.FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread 12
Posted on 08/07/2007 7:33:14 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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, usually about our horses, sometimes about our dogs, gardens and other stuff we do. :~)
I have a ping list for horse threads that are of interest, and MissTargets will ping everyone most mornings. Let MissTargets and/or me know if you would like to be on the ping list.
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.
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We are all getting together to make the ravioli at Jenny’s house. We moved my dining room table to her house for Thanksgiving. None of us really want to have holidays at my house, wanted to do something different. I brought all my decorations down to the office, so it looked nice for the parade last night. We even saw one lady pose her kids in front of the window with the tree to take their picture:).
I’m really hoping the weather men have it wrong too:) So Hair, I didn’t realize you had wind...how did your camper work?
It never got bad enough to need to go out there... but that didn’t stop me from watching it intently and worryin about it.
We had several puckering gusts... a couple were 40 mph, but not more. If there were more of those that lasted longer, we’d have bugged out.
Our issue today is it’s going to get down into the teens at night with highs in the twenties, so if the power had decided to go out in winds, it would have been not very much fun at all.
We have a lot of wind today, but it’s not cold, tomorrow it’s suppose to be 67, then 27 on Mon. Hoping this wind is done by then.
The stable of the manger scene at the church across the street is all blown over, and it’s a pretty big stable. I could stand up in it.
Sounds like a sad scene... did all the figures and animals fall over too?
Hey hello...nice to hear from you and hope everyone is fine and dandy.
Christmas was never the same for me either, after my Mom died. Alison and the kids have filled the void thou. This year, I am into more than I have been for many years.
I hope your storm is not bad. It has warmed up and rain is expected here today and tomorrow.
Hey! Great to hear from you. I’ve been thinking about you lately. I figured this would be a hard Christmas for you so I’m glad to hear you’re keeping yourself busy with the kids. Good idea about moving the celebrations to their house. Change is good to keep your mind off things.
I hope the ice storm passes you by. Those are never any fun, but even if it doesn’t it shouldn’t be as bad as last year, simply because there’s not as many tree limbs left to fall.
Good to hear from you too! I’m sorry about your friend’s death. Losing someone is hard, but it seems especially hard this time of year. Hopefully after the Holidays everything will settle down and you can get back to a more normal schedule.
I’m glad to hear the high winds and snow passed you by too. It sounded really bad there for a while in the higher elevations.
Wow! Splash Lagoon looks like fun! Having direct access from your hotel is great too, so you don’t have to go out in the cold at all.
Well, I made it to town today. We did get enough sleet Sunday night, that yesterday the roads out by me were solid ice. I tried to make it to town, but after it taking 4 tries, and finally just going in the bar ditch to get up one hill, I decided it wasn’t worth it and went back home. I was only about a mile from home. So I spent the entire day yesterday at the house, luckily I had lots of things recorded to watch:)
Hoping everyone else who is experiencing bad weather is surviving OK.
Glad you're OK now though, hope you didn't dent your truck.
It's shivery but clear today. 14 degrees! Not a lot of snow still, but we might get more tomorrow. As soon as the sun gets up over the trees and brightens up the pasture, I'm going to go out there and get those horses moving a little. They've been standing in the barn for days.
Farrier warming his hands up between Bay feet yesterday.
That picture sure looks cold. We are thawing here now, for the next few days, but another blast is expected by this weekend.
I had an interesting rather scary incident happen Sun. morning. A person who was a co-worker with someone else I know, maybe spoke to him 3 times, showed up at my door at 6:00 in the morning, drunk. I never opened the door to his knock, told him to leave and he did. But it inspired me to get new door knobs on my doors that I can lock, and I’m going Sat. to take the class to get my CC. I didn’t really get scared till it was all over, I was mostly mad, at the rudeness/boldness of the whole situation. Charlie gave me some lessons on shooting the shotgun Sun. when he came to put the new doorknobs on, so I’ll be armed and dangerous next time:) I did have my pistol in my hand and pointed at the door when he knocked. People can sure do some strange things can’t they?
Gosh - how scary! What do you suppose he thought he was doing?
Rosie came over, and we walked around in the pasture quite a bit, but the snow is too dry to make a snowball with, let alone a snowman...
So we just took some pictures of horses running around in it...
A couple of dogs in it... (All the ones of Cisco are a blur!)
And Rosie making a snow angel!
Pretty pictures:) Is it still snowy there now?
The guy said he was just in the neighborhood so thought he would stop and say hello....
Aw geeze on the guy... I am sure glad you’ve got locks on the doors and a plan now!
Yeah - still coming down heavy. We may end up with more snow here than we’ve had since I’ve lived at this place!
Cool! Ponies in the Snow!
The anchor chick said she wasn't sure if it looked like the horse was enjoying the snow or not :~)
He definitely looks happier about it than he did in that screen cap from last year. He looked pretty miserable in that one. I haven’t seen the video of Pony yet though. Gotta go do that before I got to work coz it sounded pretty cute.
Stopping by to say Merry Christmas to everyone. I’m going to be busy the next couple of days so I’m not sure I’ll be back before the day.
Hope everyone is surviving the nasty winter weather.
Oh - I’m glad to hear from you! I hadn’t heard from you since your ice storm was coming!
We have about 14 inches of snow and the fun continues... now we have clutch problems in our Ranger so we’re heading out to get that fixed in a few minutes here.
Our own Christmas celebration is post-poned till New Years day because with all the snow and bad roads, none of us has had a chance to get ready for it... physically or mentally!
Today there may be enough meltoff that we can go around and clear the fence, repair wire that has been damaged by falling limbs and tighten stretched-out tape. Then I can turn the fence back on and feel better about leaving the horses and going somewhere.
Even though, I'm not sure this week we'd even need a fence. They have this very beaten down path around the paddock that they don't leave often because it's danged uncomfortable to walk very far in the deep stuff, with an ice layer on it that hits them right about the knees.
Merry Christmas to all :)
I can’t get over the amount of snow you have Hair. It looks like you do have some unhappy horses.
Snow here but just a dusting, we had rain and sleet earlier. We really need the moisture and I’m off until Monday so I’ll just hole up in the house with a good book or two.
Who is Tanker?
I’ll be posting some pics soon. He’s my 5 month old, 50 pound bull dog puppy. Shhh...he doesn’t know he’s a dog though. Merry Christmas to you too.
The horses are just a little stircrazy. They have this one path from the barn out to a sort of ‘landing’ in the paddock, and all they can do is walk back and forth along that. If they get off that path, they immediately regret it.
So they’re looking forward to being able to move around again, more than anything else!
Merry Christmas to ya Duchess. :~)
Look at all that snow!!!! Goodness, I feel for you. It’s suppose to be 70 here today. But very cloudy and dreary. Tomorrow another cold front is suppose to move thru which could kick up some severe weather.
The kids and I had a nice Christmas on Christmas eve. Yesterday I went up to see my dad but had to come home early, as Jenny had to take Travis to the hospital with chest pains. So far everything is coming back fine, but he’s still there having some tests run. He will get out today if everything continues to look good.
The kids got me a desk chair that rolls and swivels...I really like it, makes sitting at my desk much better. Before I just had a plastic lawn chair. Now I’m getting ready to start taking down some of the decorations.
We had a lot of meltoff yesterday... the trees unloaded, so that's good. We're getting a warm rain system later today and I worried about them (like I always do) if we get rain on top of what was there, they're holding about as much as they can take!
But now we're OK. Bring it on! It'll be a slushy mess to walk in, but we'll get through that.
Horses are bored though... Cyn has taken to chewing on posts and trees.... Bay's lounging in the barn this morning...
Well hey there! I’d just about given up on ever seeing anyone on this thread again, so I’m glad to see y’all back.
Hair, I’m glad to hear the snow is loosening it’s grip, at least on the trees. I’ll bet it’s been a real trial!
Becky, I’m glad you had a good Christmas with the kids. I hope Travis is ok. Chest pains in someone that young, or at any age for that matter, are really scary. I hope you didn’t get any bad weather. We’re supposed to get some really nasty storms sometime after midnight tonight, and I hate stormy weather at night. The weather’s been really crazy around here lately, with 15* temps on Monday and now 70+ yesterday and today.
Cindy, your new puppy sounds like fun! I’m looking forward to seeing the pics of him!
And Duchess, how’s things going out your way? Are Bob and all your horses ok? Are you still selling some or are you pretty much down to the ones you’re going to keep?
I actually went riding today for the first time since before Thanksgiving, in short sleeves no less! It had been raining and cloudy pretty much every other day from then until now and it was getting really old. I don’t cope very well to a lack of sunshine! :-p
HaveFaith didn’t get to go. She’s gone to S. Alabama to see her Mama but should be back tomorrow. And BladeRider has had her kids over for the holidays, then her older brother and his kids came down for a few days so she was hanging close to home too. That left me and my old riding buddy Shirley. We just took a short half day ride out of the horse camp but it was really nice. When we got there, there weren’t that many other people there, but on the way back from the break area we met more riders coming down the trail than we’d seen in a long time. I guess everybody else had cabin fever too, but just waited a little later to get out. We plan on riding again on Wednesday too since several of us are off work. I just hope the weather holds!
Glad you got to ride... we’re melting! And a mess. :~)
It’s good to hear from you. Glad you and Shirley had a good ride.
Everything here is okay, just cold and snow. And computer problems.
Still have five horses left for sale - Sonny, Friday, Slick, Lace and CJ. I’m not a good salesman, I keep warning off any beginning riders or new to horses people :)
Had a great Christmas present though, cards from the people who bought Red (he’s sixteen hands, so smart and they love him); the people who bought Sam (he loves the boys, the boys love him, he’s into everything and so smart); the girl who bought Ghost (he’s ready for 4th level dressage, she’s hoping she passes, she loves him) and the girl who bought BamBam (put shoes on her, been out on trail rides, getting along great). That was all really great to hear.
Hope to be on line more frequently here soon. Take care.
Wow, that’s great news from all the folks who bought your babies! It’s good to know they have such nice homes and people taking care of them.
I haven’t heard anything recently from the girl who bought Ellie last December, but last I heard she was really enjoying her. The people who bought Goose in November are really tickled with him and just love him to death. I think they just about have to draw straws to see who’s going to get to ride him every time they go out. So that leaves me with Bob, Hope, Grace and Whirl that I ride, and Tennessee, Truely and Bluebell who are basically retired. At this point I really don’t care if I sell any more of them or not. I guess I’d sell Hope if the right person came along, but I’m not actively trying. I may just breed her at some point because I think she’d have really pretty babies, but that’s not going to happen until I get a house and barn built on our property. She’ll just be 5 next year so I’ve got plenty of time yet.
Thanks Frog:) I’ve missed reading everyone’s posts here too. LOL...it’s hard to change at our age:)
Our weather has been crazy here too. Today and tomorrow we have high 60’s then another cold front, altho not too bad. Suppose to stay above freezing anyway during the day.
I just wanted everyone who contributed to the gift you sent me when Larry passed away to know that I spent it today:)
I ordered blinds for the windows down here at the office where I plan on living. Blinds was the first thing I needed before I could move here, and I’m ready to move rather the apartment is ready for me or not. The blinds I ordered are going to be just beautiful, IMO:). I didn’t know that you could get fabric vertical blinds, but you can. They seem so much warmer and homier then the vinyl ones. It will be two weeks before they are here but as soon as they get here I will take pictures to share with you all.
Once again, the gift was very much appreciated. Larry would have been honored to know that so many thought enough of him to do that for me. Thanks again.
Ah - very good! :~)
That sounds wonderful. I didn’t know you could get fabric ones either. I’m looking forward to seeing a picture of them. Yep, definately need blinds before you can move in :)
Glad to hear from you and all in all, it sounds like you’re just happy as a clam :~)
Well hey there stranger! Glad to hear that Santa Claus was good to you and that you and your beau are doing well. Also glad to hear that you’re feeling better. I was real worried about you there for a while. Getting back on the ponies will be good for your mental health too. If I go too long without riding I begin to get pretty cranky.
That’s exciting about the blinds! Every little thing gets you one step closer to where you want to be. I look forward to seeing the pics of them. I’ll bet they’ll be gorgeous.
How are things with you guys? We’re getting hammered with snow(again!). Another 6 inches. We got slammed two weekends ago with more than a foot- it snowed for three days. I had to go to Boston to pick up the Fellow and it took 4 hours total. It was awful. I’m hoping that the weather is nice this weekend so that I can put him up on a horse. We’ve been trying to do it every time that he is out here, but have failed for one reason or another.
Well, take pictures if you get him on a horse... heck... even not on a horse we’d like pictures!
Our weather is currently: melting and wet. We had some chance of high winds last night but it was not bad. We’ll see, there’s a few more systems off the coast. We’re just longing for spring :~)
Spring weather would be lovely. We’re in the teens right now but on Sunday we had sixty degree weather. Go figure. The Fellow wants to go on a trail ride. I don’t feel right taking him on one because he’s never been on a horse before and these aren’t straight and level trails. We sometimes have to bushwhack it a la “Man From Snowy River”, and I’m afraid of him falling off. The last time that I was out, I almost got knocked off of my horse from a fallen tree branch. The lead horse went cantering down the hill and my horse felt it was necessary to hurry up and follow. However, I’m not worried about the horse being unsafe, I’m worried about him being unsafe because of balance and being able to control the horse. I worry about him getting left behind if his horse decided to get fast going up or down a hill- and we have some pretty steep hills. We know how to anticipate what a horse is going to do, so we can be ready, but maybe I just worry too much. He thinks that he’ll be fine, but you know men and their egos! :-)
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