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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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!
There was a bit of a weird, disembodied feeling at times in the shadier spots, especially if you turned your head in certain directions, but it didn't last long. Sometimes I'll close my eyes while I'm riding, or look straight up for several minutes, just to see what it's like. It's weird, but it's fun. Maybe I'm just weird!
Well, I definitely wouldn't rule that out. ;~)
HaveFaith is off today, as she usually is on Wednesdays, but her Mother is visiting so she's not riding. I don't know if she'll have time to upload the pics she took last night or not. I didn't take my camera because I figured it'd be too dark, but Kari had hers and she did get a nice group picture as we were first heading out.
I've got to go out to the farm this evening and drive some markers for the guy who's going to be coming out to assign our E-911 addresses. Seems you've got to have an E-911 address in order to get a water meter installed, even if the meter is only going to be used to water cattle and there will be no house there. I have no idea why, but that's bureaucracy for you. I figured while he was out there I may as well get him to go ahead and give us an address for the place where we're going to build our house too so I've got to mark that spot. Maybe the pigs around here are beginning to sprout a few feathers! ;o)
If you can... show us the spot where the house will be. When are you going to do that?
I’ll e-mail the MapQuest link to you. There’s not much to see there. Just a bunch of big green squares of farm land. I tried to grab a copy of the aerial photo so I could mark it up, but it wouldn’t let me. I’ve got a copy of the photo that I got from the county mapping office. I’ll see if I can scan it this evening and do something with it that way.
You can do a print screen of the mapquest page and then copy that into Paint or something.
I tried that and didn’t have a whole lot of luck with it. It was too small. I did e-mail you the link though. That way I won’t have the whole world knowing exactly where I live.
I look forward to seeing and hearing progress about it!
I’m heading out now to mow pasture. It’s not too hot today, if I can get started soon. ;~\
Dead horse on side of road covered with lime. Stunk!!!
Why was there a dead horse on the side of the road covered with lime? :~o
I bet! I hope that’s a temporary solution, not the final one!
Did I tell you guys before how they blew up a horse who died on trail with dynamite? They figured smaller pieces would break down and get taken away by scavengers quicker than the big carcass would... and they were afraid of attracting bears or cougar to it, who might get protective of it, right on the trail...
You’d think they could at least come back with a backhoe and shove the lime a little farther over it. But I guess it’s out of sight, out of mind. Nobody lives up there and most people are whizzing past it in cars so they don’t have to stand it for too long.
And no, you didn’t tell us about the dynamited horse! What a novel idea! It makes sense, but I’d’ve never thought of it in a million years. I sure wouldn’t’ve wanted to’ve been anywhere around when they did that. I imagine that created quite a stench over quite a large area. When did this happen?
Been several years ago now... I only heard about it. The horse had died far enough from a road that getting a rendering truck or a backhoe in was not possible, no one wanted to quarter it up and pack it out, I don’t think, and they decided to just blow it up in place.
The biggest problem they thought was the fact that it would attract predators right to the trail where people and horses would be. They were quite concerned about bears just camping on it.
I’m told Bob went through a month later and it was like it had never been there. He wasn’t even real sure where it had been, he couldn’t tell.
I wonder where they stuck the dynamite. ;o)
I don’t know.
You have seen the exploding whale video, haven’t you?
NOOOOOOOO! I’ll bet that was nasty for a while! Got a link?
It has quite a following and an "official" web site ;~)
Nah, I can’t watch it at work but I’ll definitely watch it when I get home.
I think the reporter who covered it should have gotten a Pulitzer. ;~)
I wonder if it's got Arabian in it cuz the face is 'dished'.
Just one more to go. Baby-Girl looks like she's ready to explode. LOL.
Hey now... you can’t just disappear for months and then pop back in to announce babies, with no story and no pictures! :~)
So didja get all your mowing done yesterday? I got home yesterday and my nephew had mowed ours. Woo hoo!
I went by his house later on and talked to him and he’s going to go get me a load of crusher-run limestone gravel to put around the barn. He’s got a small dump truck that’ll hold 8 or 10 tons so that ought to be plenty to spread around the front where the horses like to loiter and make a mess. I’d already had a load of bigger gravel spread there a couple of years ago when I put the geo-textile down but it’s big enough rocks that it gets picked up in the manure fork when I clean up so it needs a new layer there. This stuff will be 1/4” or smaller. It’s more like rock dust or real coarse sand. When it gets packed down and rained on it’ll set up almost like concrete and be much easier to keep clean.
I’d show you the pictures, but you can’t see photobucket either!
I got about a quarter of the front pasture done. It’s all but dried up now, so I’m cutting down the weeds and spreading the poo, and I’ve closed them out of there probably till we get rain again. So they’ve just got the back forty now.
WOW!!! That’s exciting!! Rocky Mountain horses are gorgeous. Do did you buy the mama already bred? Just wondering because you were wondering if the baby was part Arabian. I hope it turns out to be chocolate with flax mane and tail. Those are real head-turners.
I’m assuming the first baby is doing well. Thanks for the update, but we REALLY do need pictures!
Some photobucket pics I can see. It all depends on what’s in the album with them. Try it and see!
I should go clean it out, since I'm going to be using that now, and get rid of all the videos and make some sense of it.
Hair, I disappeared for YEARS. I just recently got back online. I have to get to Wal Mart for a new scanner cuz my old one’s ruined from being in storage so long. THEN I can send pix.
I know you disappeared for a long time. You were moving back and rebuilding your house last we talked.
So what’s been happening with you, and all these pregnant mares? How’s the family? How’s Markie?
Daddy is a sorrel QH? He was an auction horse. Traded 2 saddles to 'buy' him. He was in poor condition when I got him now he's massive.
He's a good boy. The little twinnies have climbed aboard him , he sighs and starts walking...no bit, just reins.
Markie is OK. She has a 1 yo girl. Doesn't bother much with us. Not even holidays or birthdays. I can deal with it but her littler sisters don't do so well to be forgotten.
GTG...tissue box is calling.
Oh - well, I do hope she comes around. That’s too bad.
If you get ready to rebreed the mare, there's some REALLY nice RMH studs out there. They're about the only breed that's still bringing decent money these days. This one here...
Fairwind's Destiny, is really pretty. He's standing at a farm in Fayetteville, TN.
Just a good morning to let you all know I have been around, and like all the pictures:) Nothing special here to comment about.
Here's the pics from yesterday's progress... Pasture's pretty dried up already. But mowing it will tidy it up again, and get the poo spread to dry out at least.
This is as far as I got yesterday:
That much still to go!
I noticed that with some surprise! I also saw on the news that you all were having some really warm temps for your area. I was just commenting Sun. to a friend that I still have green grass growing because of all the rain. People around here are having to mow about twice a week.
DANG! Send some of that rain my way. We’re back to having a drought again! My pasture is crunchy.
We had one day with some almost thunderstorms that went through and rained a few minutes a couple weeks ago... but not enough to make a difference here, it’s so sandy here it was dry again an hour later.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t get rain to speak of now till September. Maybe, but it’s a fluke. That’s pretty normal.
It’s been a little hot here but today through Friday it’s only supposed to get up to 78, and it’s a little cloudy, so I want to push to get this mowing DONE while it’s nice and cool.
Oh, and it’s good to hear from you again. Did the farrier finally come? Who were you getting shod, Harley or Rock?
You are right. That was amazing that it went that far away and crushed that car like that. Yuck! Glad we don’t have whales around here.
Thanks. Maybe we can get her put up early enough next year so that she stays black.
Just got a chance to look at all your video. Your horses are so beautiful and smart. I’m glad you found a good home for BamBam. Looks like you stay busy with them.
Now you’ve got my curiosity up and I can’t watch it ‘til I get home! :-p
Heh... “It is hoped that if a whale ever washes up in Lane County again, people will not only remember what to do, they’ll remember what NOT to do”
That cracks me up.
Alright... I’m done here, and headed out to mow. :~)
You'll never believe it, but Hal just called and said Mother wants to go with him to get Trouble shod. He doesn't think she knows how long it can take. I mentioned last night after I called LT (farrier) that he may not even be there because he was going to Russellville first and would be back "around" 1pm. Hal said that may mean 12 or it may mean 2 or 3pm. I told him to go ahead and take her. She can sit in his old stadium fold up chairs and play with the barn kittens. He said it would just be him and JCoan and my mama!!! I told him again how much I loved him!!
LOL!! John ought to be able to keep your Mama occupied for the rest of the afternoon. He can talk the ears off a mule. All Hal has to do is manage to keep his sanity through it all. ;o) It should be funny!
Just got a mental picture!!!!LOLOLOLOLOL
Yeah, the farrier came and shod Harley.
Sorry about the drought, I thought you all were out of that, and had been getting some rain.
We get like a half inch or less every week or 2. Just enough to make everything want more. It’s not near as bad as the last 2 years, but we are still very far behind the normal expected (needed).
Hal was taking Trouble, the new one, because he clipped the inside of his fetlocks and made them bleed when riding. The farrier said he could fix it, so it must not be unheard of. I put boots on them when we rode after he did it the first time and they are healing, but he wants to go ahead and redo his shoes now. Just spent $40 and GAVE the uncle that did it 1/2 bottle of ACE and a gallon of blackberries a week ago and it will cost at least $55 today if he doesn’t put something different on him. He’s been good for Hal so far though. And my unexperienced brother rode him and didn’t get killed or maimed. It’s just hard to find the perfect horse.
Mother and I were sitting on the front porch yesterday and they were grazing close to the yard. I hollered, “FAITH” and she jerked her head up and looked at me, like, “WHAT?”
Mama said, “She knows her name?” If she only knew.
Well, we were, up until a few weeks ago, but even then it wasn’t enough to really get the water table back up to where it needs to be, so it didn’t take long for us to get really dry again. Some areas around us have gotten some rain, but nothing wide-spread and lasting like we need.
Have you had any more inquiries about either of the horses? Have you listed them anywhere? I’ve had Hope back on AgDirect for a couple of weeks but haven’t had any inquiries on her. I think horse prices have REALLY bottomed out.
That 2nd part about the ACE and the blackberries and the $40 vs $55 doesn’t make any sense. ‘Splain’ please.
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