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FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread 12

Posted on 08/07/2007 7:33:14 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - (very out of date) Who's Who *pics*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, 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.

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
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread EIGHT
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread NINE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread TEN
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread 11

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: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

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.


8,901 posted on 06/13/2008 7:05:29 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

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.


8,902 posted on 06/13/2008 8:01:38 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

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!


8,903 posted on 06/13/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

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.

Becky


8,904 posted on 06/13/2008 8:51:44 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; FrogInABlender

It’s MOWING day... all day I think.

Well.... as soon as I get started. :~)


8,905 posted on 06/13/2008 9:51:37 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

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!


8,906 posted on 06/13/2008 10:29:33 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

Yes, it’s cooler here... sunny and about 70. About perfect! :~)

We may go riding tomorrow, if we can get our momentum up!


8,907 posted on 06/13/2008 11:50:46 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: FrogInABlender

Yes, it’s cooler here... sunny and about 70. About perfect! :~)

We may go riding tomorrow, if we can get our momentum up!


8,908 posted on 06/13/2008 11:51:09 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

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?


8,909 posted on 06/13/2008 12:28:31 PM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

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.


8,910 posted on 06/13/2008 2:22:59 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47

Duchess...we have babies coming any day. Will the stud attack and kill them? He’s an excellent mannered guy, safe sane.


8,911 posted on 06/13/2008 2:23:30 PM PDT by mommadooo3 (Old concept in justice. If the law won't take care of it, it's just us.)
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To: mommadooo3

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.


8,912 posted on 06/13/2008 2:31:31 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47
They're ALL free range...they HATE the barn. I've never seen a stud as good as this guy.

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.

8,913 posted on 06/13/2008 2:38:53 PM PDT by mommadooo3 (Old concept in justice. If the law won't take care of it, it's just us.)
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To: mommadooo3

Good luck :) If you’re concerned about a maiden mare or something, just pull the mare up to the barn until she foals.


8,914 posted on 06/13/2008 4:30:23 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; All

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.


8,915 posted on 06/13/2008 9:33:51 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

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. :~)


8,916 posted on 06/13/2008 10:00:18 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I hope so, BamBam likes her name :) Surprisingly, she really likes the lady too. Thank you God.


8,917 posted on 06/13/2008 10:17:37 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Congratulations:)

Becky


8,918 posted on 06/14/2008 5:27:07 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

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!


8,919 posted on 06/14/2008 6:37:51 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Whoa...!!! Was the store open?

I’m glad they got the guy.


8,920 posted on 06/14/2008 7:37:32 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Yeah - store was open.


8,921 posted on 06/14/2008 7:38:30 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

They didn’t know where he was?? Didn’t see him come in?


8,922 posted on 06/14/2008 7:47:11 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

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.


8,923 posted on 06/14/2008 7:53:08 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Thanks :)


8,924 posted on 06/14/2008 9:53:38 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

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.


8,925 posted on 06/14/2008 9:55:30 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

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.


8,926 posted on 06/14/2008 10:35:12 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47
Come to think of it, Cyn might :)

Especially if he went in empty handed at breakfast time, eh? :~)

8,927 posted on 06/14/2008 10:36:15 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

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.


8,928 posted on 06/14/2008 11:51:03 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; HairOfTheDog; FrogInABlender; MissTargets
Afternoon ladies!

Just got back from the barn, and Levi is lame. :-/ On Thursday he collapsed when my trainer tightened the girth, and then when the crossties snapped he fell all the way down and hurt himself. It was a freak thing, and I've heard of such things happening, but it still has a lot of "Wow" factor.

So, I rode Banjo instead- the little welsh. He's a riot to ride, and he always makes me feel so tall because I can actually get on him from the ground. We had a major discussion when I wanted to take him off the property for a trail ride and he pulled out all the stops and gave me a major 'tude, complete with bucking. I finally had to get off him, lead him up the trail and get back on, then worked him like heck going back and forth to the head of the trail and then back again. He did NOT like it, but I just couldn't have him do that to a little kid.

I have to get in the shower now for my "date". I have a layer of dirt on me so thick that it looks like I have a tan.
8,929 posted on 06/14/2008 12:02:12 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: HairOfTheDog

Wow, Hair, what excitement!


8,930 posted on 06/14/2008 12:04:25 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: Beaker

I’m sorry to hear about Levi - poor guy.

Have fun tonight.


8,931 posted on 06/14/2008 12:08:17 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47; HairOfTheDog; FrogInABlender
Good afternoon. I've been mowing all day on the mower. I need to weedeat too, but it's too hot now, that will have to wait till Mon.

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.

8,932 posted on 06/14/2008 12:18:50 PM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: Beaker

LOL...too bad no one had a camera on you and Banjo:)

Sorry about Levi. Hope he is well soon.


8,933 posted on 06/14/2008 12:20:59 PM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: Duchess47; HairOfTheDog; Beaker; FrogInABlender
Ok tried again and got them loaded.

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.


8,934 posted on 06/14/2008 12:29:31 PM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

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.


8,935 posted on 06/14/2008 12:59:09 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

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.


8,936 posted on 06/14/2008 1:05:36 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Beaker

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. :~)


8,937 posted on 06/14/2008 1:11:37 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47
Congrats on finding BamBam a new, good home. Good luck with selling the others. The horse market is pretty poor right now, but hopefully, you have some takers.

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.

8,938 posted on 06/14/2008 1:39:14 PM PDT by MissTargets
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To: HairOfTheDog
Wow guys, I hope you were "locked and loaded" :)

That kind of excitment, you can do without.

8,939 posted on 06/14/2008 1:40:22 PM PDT by MissTargets
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

The garden looks beautiful!


8,940 posted on 06/14/2008 1:41:49 PM PDT by MissTargets
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To: Beaker

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.


8,941 posted on 06/14/2008 1:43:48 PM PDT by MissTargets
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To: FrogInABlender
Severe thunderstorms last night, preventing me from going on a ride also. The two organizations that I belong too, were having a ride/spaghetti dinner/raffle/auction event this weekend. The weather cleared up today, but I figured the trails would be a real mess and so would the campground. I hope they do have a good turnout, as it was a fund raiser.
8,942 posted on 06/14/2008 1:47:51 PM PDT by MissTargets
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To: MissTargets

We didn’t get up momentum to go riding today either. :~\


8,943 posted on 06/14/2008 1:57:17 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47

No, it’s wood. In fact, I’ll probably need to repaint it too, when the house gets painted.

Thanks.


8,944 posted on 06/14/2008 2:18:50 PM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: HairOfTheDog; MissTargets

Thank you:)


8,945 posted on 06/14/2008 2:21:13 PM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: MissTargets

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 :)


8,946 posted on 06/14/2008 3:30:31 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

It’s a beautiful fence for wood. Maybe it will just need a touch up, in the pictures it looks great.


8,947 posted on 06/14/2008 3:32:21 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47; HairOfTheDog; FrogInABlender; Beaker; All
A few pictures from the playday yesterday.

This baby was being led and ponied around.

Becky

8,948 posted on 06/15/2008 4:29:33 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

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!


8,949 posted on 06/15/2008 5:12:14 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I see some future very good looking cowboys there. Looks like everyone is having a ball.


8,950 posted on 06/15/2008 6:17:43 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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