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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - (very out of date) Who's Who *pics*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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
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To: HairOfTheDog; Duchess47; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; MissTargets; FrogInABlender; HaveFaith; ...
Roller coaster or city street? You decide:

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A marina at fisherman's warf:

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I will post more pictures tomorrow. I'm pretty beat right now.
9,551 posted on 07/10/2008 8:32:25 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: Duchess47
Nice fellow :)

Mmm... hmm.. and how. :-) All kidding aside, he is very good to me. I'm incredibly lucky.
9,552 posted on 07/10/2008 8:37:01 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: Beaker

I think he’s probably incredibly lucky too. :)


9,553 posted on 07/10/2008 8:51:30 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Beaker; Duchess47

Fun pictures! I’m glad you didn’t killed on the BART! Yikes!

Looking forward to hearing more of the trip.

Duchess... yes, we’re fine, it’s nice here. That high wind warning is for North Eastern Washington... Some kind of a weird trough they get down the back side of the mountains around this time of year... helps fuel the fires... ;~\


9,554 posted on 07/10/2008 9:28:21 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Glad to hear you’re okay - my geography outside of Nevada and California is obviously lacking. You all have fires up there too? The whole west coast is burning up.


9,555 posted on 07/10/2008 9:33:58 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

The east slopes of the Cascades are dry pine forest and scrub desert... looks a lot like Northern Arizona. They have fires every year. It’s normal. For them.


9,556 posted on 07/10/2008 9:40:26 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I’ve been praying for rain in California for a week now. I am so tired of the smoke and know people being evacuated. This has been a hellious year so far.


9,557 posted on 07/10/2008 9:42:26 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47
This is outside Wenatchee.. East slope of the Cascades... Looks a lot like your country...


9,558 posted on 07/10/2008 9:44:37 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Beaker

Great pics Beaker! TheFellow is a cutie! I’m assuming that’s not you sitting next to him.

The BART incident is scary! I’ve never had anything like that happen to me so I don’t know what I’d do, but I believe I’d at least have some pepper spray with me the next time I went out there. Check to make sure it’s legal to have out there first though. Some places it’s not. If I lived out there all the time I’d probably just get a tazer. There’s too many crazies in big cities.

So you didn’t get a chance to try the horseback riding or Alcatraz? Did you see a lot of seals laying around at Fisherman’s Wharf? There were tons of them when I went out there and they were quite dangerous. They would kind of take over the boat docks like armed thugs and dare anybody to mess with them.

I’ll look forward to more pics!


9,559 posted on 07/11/2008 6:06:15 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: Beaker

Your scuba diving comment just registered. Now THAT will be cool! Better get yourself a good thick wetsuit though. All I’ve got is a 5 mil and I’m sure that’d be WAY too thin for out there, but the only place I ever dive is in the Carribbean so it works well for that. I’d LOVE to see the kelp forests they have out there. It’s a TOTALLY different ecosystem than I’m used to.


9,560 posted on 07/11/2008 6:28:27 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog

LOL - I don’t think that’s what it looks like. At least that’s not what my part of the country looks like. ROTFLMAO


9,561 posted on 07/11/2008 7:20:54 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: FrogInABlender; All

You are right - the Pacific is very cold.

I’m way behind guys - I’ve been lurking but still haven’t read all the posts. Hope to catch up this weekend.


9,562 posted on 07/11/2008 7:22:29 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

It doesn’t? It’s got the naked hills around... maybe a little greener down in the valley but it is right next to a river. ;~)


9,563 posted on 07/11/2008 7:23:12 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47

LOL! I’ll bet you got the PWNED hotlink block picture didn’t you. That had me laughing too, but you can right click on it and copy the actual link and paste it on your address line and the REAL picture will come up rather than that “kiss my butt” picture.


9,564 posted on 07/11/2008 8:10:26 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog

Oh it was naked alright, but it wasn’t hills. ;o)
I’ll bet you never saw it because the real pic was already in your cashe.


9,565 posted on 07/11/2008 8:12:56 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: Beaker

He does look like a nice fella. Glad you’re happy. What a first impression to run into-the belly dancer. How’d you keep from laughing and staring all the time? Or maybe you did. Glad you got away from the nut on the B___. I don’t know what that is, must be public transportation. Sounds scary. Beautiful pictures. I love the bridge and the boats in the harbor.


9,566 posted on 07/11/2008 8:19:18 AM PDT by HaveFaith
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To: HaveFaith

I think BART stands for Bay Area Regional Transport. Just a guess on my part though. I’m assuming they were on a commuter train, kinda like MARTA that runs all through Atlanta.


9,567 posted on 07/11/2008 8:22:15 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

Ah geeze! I still see the fire picture! What’s there... is it obscene? Should I report abuse on it?


9,568 posted on 07/11/2008 8:28:27 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

No, not obsene :) Just a cartoon butt with lipstick print on one cheek.


9,569 posted on 07/11/2008 8:35:49 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog; FrogInABlender

Followed Frog’s instructions and got the actual picture. There’s (gasp) a river there and green.


9,570 posted on 07/11/2008 8:39:17 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog
This is my part of the country.
9,571 posted on 07/11/2008 8:42:39 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Well, there’s a lot of Central Washington that looks a lot like that, if you get more than a mile from a river. ;~)


9,572 posted on 07/11/2008 8:48:20 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
WE HAVE A BABY!!!

@8 am our baby arrived All white except for the ears are sorrel.

Baby hasn't nursed yet...after birth is still hanging from mom. Do I panic yet???

9,573 posted on 07/12/2008 6:17:16 AM 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; Duchess47; FrogInABlender

Congratulations! Duchess and frog have both had far more babies than I have. But till they get here I’ll say what I know.

Don’t pull on the afterbirth. Let it hang. If it’s dragging you can even knot it. to keep her from tearing it. That’s not a worry it can take a few hours.

You say baby isn’t nursing, but what IS she doing? Just resting, trying to get up... it can take a long time for them to figure out where to go to nurse.

Now.... who is this baby and where are the pictures? Long time no talk!


9,574 posted on 07/12/2008 6:32:33 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog; FrogInABlender; Beaker; mommadooo3; All

Good morning.

Beaker, looks like you had a good time. So when are you going back:)?

Mommadooo3 Congratulations on the new foal.


9,575 posted on 07/12/2008 7:03:42 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Hey there - good morning!

What are you doing this weekend? We’re not sure about today... maybe something horse related. Tomorrow we are going up to the beach. :~)


9,576 posted on 07/12/2008 7:13:18 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: mommadooo3

Hair is right. Tie a knot in the bottom of the afterbirth. If it soesn’t drop after 6 hours, call a vet. You’ve got about a twelve hour window for the foal to nurse. For sure, the foal has some color right? Not solid white?

Oh, and congratulations :)


9,577 posted on 07/12/2008 8:18:33 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Not doing to much. I brought my truck in so Travis could put a new belt on it, it’s been squealing all summer when i turn the AC on. I just wasn’t using the AC, but it’s definitely getting too hot now to not have it.

Probably hang around here for the day. Nothing special.

Have fun with the horses.


9,578 posted on 07/12/2008 8:18:51 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Well first we’re going to go to the dump. :~)


9,579 posted on 07/12/2008 8:25:42 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: FrogInABlender
Howdy, Frog!

No, that's not me sitting next to him. :-p I'm the one behind the camera. If I am brave enough to go to San Fran. again, we will probably do Alcatraz. Perhaps when it's NOT a holiday, it won't be as crazy. I didn't see any seals. We are definitely going to go to Half Moon Bay, though to go riding. I go back August 15th-24th. Bought the ticket last night.
9,580 posted on 07/12/2008 12:30:45 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: HaveFaith
How’d you keep from laughing and staring all the time? Or maybe you did.

Oh believe me, I did. I just couldn't help it.
9,581 posted on 07/12/2008 12:31:49 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: HaveFaith
How’d you keep from laughing and staring all the time? Or maybe you did.

Oh believe me, I did. I just couldn't help it.
9,582 posted on 07/12/2008 12:31:53 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: FrogInABlender
Your scuba diving comment just registered. Now THAT will be cool!

It will be. I'm not sure if it's going to happen, though. His roommate's girlfriend is a master diver, and she going to try to work something out. When we were at the dive shop, I think they were talking about 7 or 10 mm suits for the pacific. Does that sound right? The Fellow has a 5mm wetsuit, but that's because he learned how to dive in Okanawa Japan. Do you dive?
9,583 posted on 07/12/2008 12:40:48 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: Beaker; HairOfTheDog; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; Duchess47; MissTargets; FrogInABlender; ...
Hi ladies!

Well, I went to the barn today, and Levi is still lame after a month. My trainer has offered me the use of a little App. by the name of Coco. She's about 14.2 tops, and has a lot of forward energy. She likes to buck and GO GO GO, and I'm a little leery because it's been a while since I've ridden a horse like that. So, Hair, if I get practice on this one, maybe I'll give your Pony a go. :-)
9,584 posted on 07/12/2008 4:32:37 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I go back on the 14th of August. I can’t wait.


9,585 posted on 07/12/2008 4:33:36 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Make that the 15th. Whoops.


9,586 posted on 07/12/2008 4:34:30 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: Beaker; HairOfTheDog; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Good luck on CoCo :)

I took some video’s today of the horses. The one’s I took of Slick and Gang are too far away so you can’t see much. Except the one where they all got in my face to get petted. However, I tried to set up an account with YouTube so I could post them and I cannot get an email back from them - sigh. Got pictures of CJ with an english saddle on her but I don’t have the energy to figure out whatever the site is that I can post pictures to here from since I guess Snapfish doesn’t allow it anymore.

Also made pineapple salsa today. That’s not going to take over the world any time soon :)


9,587 posted on 07/12/2008 4:51:37 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47
Photobucket is the way to go.

Pineapple salsa sounds interesting. Peach is the way to go. Definitely.
9,588 posted on 07/12/2008 5:00:09 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: Beaker

If I get a bunch of peaches I do that. I have six jars - very pretty jars - of pineapple salsa but I admit I’m not enamoured with the taste. Probably should have made pineapple jam but that didn’t sound great either.

I’ll give photobucket a try tomorrow. Is it possible to upload videos there also?


9,589 posted on 07/12/2008 5:26:11 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Yes, you can also upload video. I’ve had pineapple salsa from trader joe’s, and it was okay... but an interesting taste.


9,590 posted on 07/12/2008 5:36:42 PM PDT by Beaker
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To: Beaker

Okay - I’ll give photobucket a try :)

Somehow, seem like pineapple salsa should be on eggs or baked ham :)


9,591 posted on 07/12/2008 5:58:30 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Beaker; HairOfTheDog

It’s possible there is a video at this link. After two hours I’m not real sure :) If there is, it’s of Slick, Lace and Sam playing.

http://s329.photobucket.com/albums/l394/duchess47/?action=view&current=100_0035.flv


9,592 posted on 07/12/2008 8:08:31 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Yeah - that worked! Fun to watch them in action!

Was it hot out today?

It was warm here... cooled down to 80 something now. We didn’t ride, but we got some important pressing stuff done. we went on our bi-annual dump run... all our cans were full and we needed to go.

Then we picked the paddock, which was bad... I’ve not been good about it this year. And mowed all the weeds in it.

And rested some the rest of the day!

Tomorrow we go to the beach for brother’s birthday. :~)


9,593 posted on 07/12/2008 9:17:55 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hope you have a great time at the beach. Yeh - it was HOT here today. This year we’ve had two temperatures, too cold and too hot :)

I’m going to try to take a better video tomorrow and also load one of CJ that my niece took today. It just takes so blasted long to upload them to the site. I guess eventually I will have to catch up with the rest of the world and leave dial up behind.


9,594 posted on 07/12/2008 9:54:18 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Yup, there’s a video at the end of that link! I really do love your horses. I also love your mountains. When I was at the Las Vegas airport, I sat and looked at them for a long time. Very pretty. Heck, I was so happy to travel that everything was “Oh Wow!”


9,595 posted on 07/13/2008 5:19:06 AM PDT by Beaker
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...Do you dive?

Yeah, we certified through Advanced level back in the early 90's but we just dive when we're on vacation so I wouldn't really classify us as advanced. We always go with a group with a dive master. I just feel safer that way, but one trip we went to Bonaire and that's the only place we've ever been where there was great wall diving less that 100 yards off the beach. Our package included a small truck and you could just go throw a couple of tanks in the back and go dive anywhere. All the best dive sites were marked with painted rocks along the road. It was cool. Our last dive trip was when we were on a cruise.

A 5mm wetsuit might be a bit thin for him in the Pacific since it looks like he's a fairly slim guy. I'm sure they have rental suits at the dive shop though so they could set you both up in something a little more insulating. There's nothing more miserable than being cold on a dive. You just can't enjoy the scenery like you should.

9,596 posted on 07/13/2008 5:38:33 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: Duchess47

LOL!! Goofy horses! I can just imagine the snorting going on.


9,597 posted on 07/13/2008 5:43:03 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: mommadooo3

Congrats on the new baby Mommadoo! You’re gonna have SO much fun playing with it. I’ve only seen one of my foals born and he took about 2 hours to get up and nurse. The rest of them foaled while I was at work and were nursing by the time I got home. I’m hoping yours is all healthy and happy and running around like crazy by now. I’ll look forward to the pics!


9,598 posted on 07/13/2008 5:50:48 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog

Good job on the advice Hair! You’d make a good horsey midwife. ;o)


9,599 posted on 07/13/2008 6:28:20 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog

Well, at least if you didn’t get to ride you did get something constructive done. Have fun at the beach today and wish Ramius Happy Birthday for me.

We did go on a ride yesterday, down at the place where the Best of America ride was held. BladeRider and Shirley and I met HaveFaith and her brother and niece down there. Her brother is pretty new to riding but her niece had ridden a fair amount. They both did real well and seemed to really enjoy it. They were from South Alabama so all the hills and hollers were a real treat for them.

The owners were on vacation but they had one of their trail guides and his wife to meet us since they’ve put in a lot of new trails down there. They were an older couple and were really nice. We really enjoyed it, even though it got up to 97*. We were in the woods most of the time so it really didn’t seem that hot. I’ll post a few pics later.


9,600 posted on 07/13/2008 6:40:38 AM PDT by FrogInABlender
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