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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Where will they be in relation to your new appartment? I know you said it was the former Dr’s office. Did we get to see that part of the building when we were there? I think I remember that Jenny’s shop and the newspaper office were on the opposite side of the building from Mac’s office and the diner, but that’s about the best I can remember.
The building is divided into 3 equal parts, all the same size as Mack’s office, the other two sections has walls that divide them up.
The diner is actually next door on the back side of my building. The center section is where Jenny’s shop and the newspaper are. Then on the other side of the center section is the doc’s office. So the flower shop will be on the other end of the building from me.
I thought I took you all in there to show you all the old equipment the doc left. Maybe that was just Hair tho.
I think it must’ve just been Hair that you took to the Doc’s office. She got there earlier in the week than we did. It’s pitiful that I can’t remember stuff any better than that, no longer than it’s been.
So your appt is going in one half of Mac’s office, what’s going to go in the other half? I know you’ve probably said before, but I can’t remember that either. I guess I’m getting senile in my old age!
LOL...heck I can’t remember what I had for breakfast...I can’t remember anything anymore.
In the other half will be the office for the business, and my garage.
It’s MOWING day... all day I think.
Well.... as soon as I get started. :~)
Well, I don’t envy you. I hope to heck it’s cooler there than it is here. We’ve been in the mid-90’s for over a week and the humidity has just been awful too. The horses stand around every evening and almost beg me to spray them with the hose while I’m refilling the trough. Between the 5 of them, they’re making a sizable dent in a 150 gallon tank of water nearly every day and if you run your hand over their bodies they feel like they’ve got plaster of paris sprayed on them, but it’s just salt deposits. I’m really pouring the salt to them too. We’re supposed to get a “cool” front coming through tonight so the temps should drop down in to the low 80’s by the weekend. Brrrrrrr! ;o)
HaveFaith, BladeRider and I are supposed to be going on an organized ride tomorrow with a mounted ministries group up in TN, but I think we’re going to get rained out so we may just get together and have a shopping trip up to the Mennonites instead. I’ve been wanting to go to this harnessmaker’s shop who works in Biothane and see if he can make me a spare breast collar like the one I’ve got. I may see about getting a smaller western girth made than I’ve been able to find in any of the catalogs too, plus I need some more odds and ends like snaps and straps and stuff and they’re much cheaper up there. BladeRider’s been wanting some new saddle bags and I think HaveFaith’s been needing some new horse blankets, so we may just make a day of it. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining when you’re shopping!
Yes, it’s cooler here... sunny and about 70. About perfect! :~)
We may go riding tomorrow, if we can get our momentum up!
Yes, it’s cooler here... sunny and about 70. About perfect! :~)
We may go riding tomorrow, if we can get our momentum up!
70’s sounds heavenly. We’re just barely getting down into 70’s at night. So get that momentum up and get it to riding!
I saw where SedonaThunder may take one of the kittens. Think it’ll ever happen?
I dunno. I wish she’d take two... one will be so lonely if she does end up putting them out in the barn. At least when they’re little they like having a buddy.
Duchess...we have babies coming any day. Will the stud attack and kill them? He’s an excellent mannered guy, safe sane.
Boy - I don’t know. Is he pasture breeding and in the pasture with the mares all the time? If so, I would think he’ll be fine and will help protect the babies. That’s generally the behavior of stallions who are pastured with the mares.
We've had waxing/dripping the last couple days. My horse dealer friend said to 'let them go', the Lord knows how to take care of them. LOL...But I'm a worrywart.
I've waited YEARS to have babies and it's worse than when I was preggo.
Good luck :) If you’re concerned about a maiden mare or something, just pull the mare up to the barn until she foals.
Well, tonight we sold BamBam - I guess on of the first things the lady will do when she takes her home is change her name :) reminds her of the Flintstones. She’s a very nice lady though and talks to horses.
She’ll be boarding her here for about a month so that she gets back into riding and BamBam is comfortable with her. So, one down, eight more to go.
Well, congratulations, glad she’s a nice lady... but what’s wrong with the Flintstones? :~)
I bet it grows on her and she doesn’t change it. :~)
I hope so, BamBam likes her name :) Surprisingly, she really likes the lady too. Thank you God.
Woke up to a cop parked in my driveway and other cops walking around the store on foot.
Went out there and gave the universal hand shrug for “what’s up?” One comes over and asks if I saw anyone run through. I said no. He said they’re looking for a fugitive that they think ran in the store, who had a stolen car.
He says I should probably go back in the house, but then he tells me he hurt something like a metal sound, like a gate, in the barn. Well, all three horses were out in the pasture so there shouldn’t be anything in the barn.
I asked them if they wanted to go clear it, and they did, just for shts and giggles. They didn’t think the guy came that way, but they couldn’t find him in the store, they’d searched it! They were dumfounded as to where the guy went. They went back out the gate.
A few minutes later I hear this “Get your hands up!” and I see him release a dog, and they all go running, and I turn to ecurbh and say, this is a bit of a dangerous situation! But they all went in the store, I guess the guy was up in the rafters!
Whoa...!!! Was the store open?
I’m glad they got the guy.
Yeah - store was open.
They didn’t know where he was?? Didn’t see him come in?
I’m a little sketchy on that, I didn’t talk to the owner much, yet. There were other cars in front of the store, as if other customers were there also...
I’ll have to go over and try to get details later, but you know that’s kinda hard to do with the store owner.
Wow. I hope one of your dogs would take a leg off someone hiding in your barn. Come to think of it, Cyn might :)
That’s really not humorous though, it’s unnerving to have that happen close to home.
I was glad they came in and cleared the barn, I didn’t exactly want to go in there with the guy still at large. They thought my fence was pretty secure with the electric and all, but a guy could have come over the gate... that other guy did!
But yeah - it was a little surreal to have two guys on the place with guns drawn before I’d even had coffee, and their guns had these nifty laser pointers on them.
Especially if he went in empty handed at breakfast time, eh? :~)
BTDT and it is unnerving to say the least. One night we had LCSD and NHP here searching our barns and sheds with weapons drawn, dogs going crazy, every light on the place on...some guy ran from a traffic stop right behind us on HWY 50. They found him hiding in the sagebrush finally outside our fence line but the original officer had seen him head on to our property. I really did appreciate them coming back and letting us know they found him though, otherwise I’d have worried all night.
Wow, Hair, what excitement!
I’m sorry to hear about Levi - poor guy.
Have fun tonight.
I did work in the garden some too, and took some pictures.
Well, I can only get one to load...photobucket site is always messing up for me..I don't know what I do, but it seems to work different everytime I use it.
Anyway...There is a playday tonight. Jenny is for sure taking Tucker, not sure If Kristy and JP will go. But I'm going to watch.
LOL...too bad no one had a camera on you and Banjo:)
Sorry about Levi. Hope he is well soon.
The ornamental grass has gotten huge this year...it's almost too big.
This year instead of a bunch of annuals, I put in some different types of ground covers.
And finally, my Redbud Tree...it's starting to get a nice shape after all the haphazard pruning I've done the last few years.
Your garden and the yard beyond really looks beautiful. Definately “curb appeal”. Is your garden fence vinyl? It always looks so nice so I figure it’s not wood unless you are out sanding and repainting at least once a year.
My son put in a wooden picket fence at his house and it looked nice for about 6mos. Now it always is pealing somewhere or in need of new paint.
Your flowers are coming in nice!
I rigged a wire cage of sorts around the impatiens by the walkway this morning, so they won’t get stepped on by dogs any more. Now if they can just survive the abuse they’ve already suffered!
Got kittens playing around under foot.
Freaky about Levi. Tiff’s QH Kat is known to do that when she’s cinched sometimes. Just drops like a sack of potatos. Gets up afterwards just fine, usually. Sorry Levi was not so lucky. Beaker, if you really like riding bad ponies, I can send you mine. :~)
My friend's stallion's name is Heza Sizzlin Dream I knew what his barn name was (Sid) but could not remember his registered name. He was the one who had his picture in Appaloosa Journal a while back.
Amy has started riding Judy's 3 year old. He was a champion halter gelding as a yearling, never grew out of large pony size, but he is gorgeous. Amy and Alison are going to show him in halter at show tomorrow. He is not ready for the riding classes, so they will show in halter.
That kind of excitment, you can do without.
The garden looks beautiful!
I have seen horses do that when cinched too tight, too fast. Seems to cut their air off or something. So sorry to hear he was hurt.
We didn’t get up momentum to go riding today either. :~\
No, it’s wood. In fact, I’ll probably need to repaint it too, when the house gets painted.
Good luck to Amy and Allison at the show tomorrow.
I’ll have to watch for the stallion. Wishing them well with him.
Hopefully, the horse market will rebound some here soon. It’s funny, ‘cause buyers are few and far between but when they show up, they pay the asking price. It’s just the odd ones who want a stallion for $1000 for a trail horse for their children...those I don’t even talk to :)
It’s a beautiful fence for wood. Maybe it will just need a touch up, in the pictures it looks great.
This baby was being led and ponied around.
Fun pictures! Mommas work hard on those games! :~)
This morning we’re headed up to the beach house, to take dad out for breakfast.
Need some coffee first though!
I see some future very good looking cowboys there. Looks like everyone is having a ball.
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