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FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread 12

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

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To: FrogInABlender

Thanks! I wish my rings were as big as yours.

I just have to practice it a few times till I figure out where to hold it.

Good morning. Was not as stormy as predicted overnight, I don’t think. We’ll see about today.


5,501 posted on 02/07/2008 6:51:31 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Beaker
Sorry to hear about the work stress. Getting plenty of rest will help, as will making sure that work related stuff stays at work. Do NOT let yourself even THINK about work when you’re not there. They don’t pay you for that and it’s not worth compromising your health for.

Is the Lyme Disease still aggravating you?

5,502 posted on 02/07/2008 6:53:22 AM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog

I have another little bit of an advangate too in that I don’t use a jointed bit. That adds a whole ‘nother level of complexity to it. If I need to I can just hold the right side of the bit and completely turn loose of the left and it stays put. Not so with a jointed bit.


5,503 posted on 02/07/2008 7:35:37 AM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

advangate=advantage
Duh!


5,504 posted on 02/07/2008 7:36:44 AM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

Yeah - that might be adding another level of complexity.

I think I’ll replace the top snaps with easier ones and maybe remove the lower ones and see if I can manage that way.


5,505 posted on 02/07/2008 7:41:18 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: CindyDawg

We don’t have paper ballots, we have machines. I checked our NRS and it specifically states no write ins, just none of the above. Hope you have a great day.


5,506 posted on 02/07/2008 8:58:49 AM PST 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; CindyDawg; All
Thought this would make a fun picture to post. I'd have liked to get a better angle without all the fence in the way, but if I walked out there Grizzly got up and came too me so I had to take it from the door...but you can see where he has taken to sleeping during the day:) Crazy dog.

Becky

5,507 posted on 02/07/2008 3:22:51 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

LOL! That’s a great picture, Becky!


5,508 posted on 02/07/2008 3:29:44 PM PST by Beaker
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Well it’s a pretty comfortable spot except for the horse who might bite him in the butt!


5,509 posted on 02/07/2008 3:32:28 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: FrogInABlender
Yeah, the Lyme is still a bother. The biggest issue is arthritis type symptoms. I have it in my hands now, they always bother me now, and probably always will. I’ve always had joint issues with my hips and knees, and the lyme has seemed to really aggravate that. Major bummer, dude. Riding helps, though, and I’ll take any excuse to get on a horse! :-D
5,510 posted on 02/07/2008 3:33:47 PM PST by Beaker
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To: HairOfTheDog; Beaker

Well the funny thing about it is that he doesn’t lay at the bottom of the hay bale which I’ve seen other dogs do...he climbs up it as far as he can get:) Rocky doesn’t seem to mind tho.

Becky


5,511 posted on 02/07/2008 3:36:02 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Heh. Silly dog! :-) It’s really good to hear from you.


5,512 posted on 02/07/2008 3:37:47 PM PST by Beaker
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To: Beaker

Thanks Beaker.


5,513 posted on 02/07/2008 3:40:36 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Well, we can’t even walk through the paddock with the dogs on a leash without the horses going after them.

It’s funny though, those feral cats go in and out of the barn over the wall to the stalls, and they don’t pay each other any mind at all. I surprised one in the barn the other morning and she jumped up and ran right under the pony to get out.


5,514 posted on 02/07/2008 3:54:35 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I guess horses just get use to stuff like that.

I need to try to get another picture to show you all. That one rooster I have has taken to sleeping with Nikki in her crate during the day. I can’t believe she tolerates it, but I’ve seen them in there several times together now. At night he still goes up on the stall wall to roost, but during the day he gets in the crate with her.

Becky


5,515 posted on 02/07/2008 4:00:27 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
Heh... yeah - I'd like to see that.

I just took this picture of the mood on the porch. It's gloomy and dark outside and these cats are NOT amused.


5,516 posted on 02/07/2008 4:17:16 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

What a cool picture. I’ll bet that Rocky and Grizzly enjoy each other’s company. It’s good to hear from you :)


5,517 posted on 02/07/2008 4:30:02 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

“...these cats are NOT amused. “

That is very clear in the pictures :)


5,518 posted on 02/07/2008 4:31:11 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

They’re so mad about the rain. They scratch and nag to get outside and then they just sit on the porch and glower.


5,519 posted on 02/07/2008 4:33:30 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

And probably expect you to fix it. My Kiki cat was like that - surely it must have been in my power to make life a bit better :)


5,520 posted on 02/07/2008 5:30:24 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Yeah - I’m sure they think I did it to them. :~)


5,521 posted on 02/07/2008 5:32:00 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Ha! A real “dog in a manger”! Goofy dog! But a smart one too. He knows where the nice dry warm places are. That’s funny about Nikki and the rooster too. I’d love to see a pic of that. I can’t believe she lets him in there with her either. As funny as she was about anybody touching her while we were there, you’d think it would just freak her out. That rooster must be crazy!


5,522 posted on 02/08/2008 8:02:43 AM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog

You made it rain on PURPOSE! Make it STOP!


5,523 posted on 02/08/2008 8:07:34 AM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

Heh... I thought you guys needed rain! No pleasin’ some people.

We had to take Barkley in to the vet this morning when they opened. He woke up bellering every time he moved. It was pitiful. I thought his foot was asleep or something and we tried to get him to walk it off but he didn’t get better so we loaded him up.

Vet said he probably pinched a nerve or pulled a muscle in his neck, and that’s causing it to radiate down his leg and look like it’s the leg that hurts.

It’s a pitiful thing, he bellers if you try to move him.

Maybe it was playing with Cisco, Maybe it was jumping up on the couch... Maybe he just slept on it wrong.

He’s on Morphine and muscle relaxers and a Rimadyl. And he’s on crate rest. If he doesn’t get better by monday she’ll take xrays.


5,524 posted on 02/08/2008 8:49:54 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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I-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-aye-i-i-I
have become comfortably numb.

Beagle sleeping next to a full food dish. Never thought I'd see that.

5,525 posted on 02/08/2008 10:42:57 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
Heh... I thought you guys needed rain! No pleasin’ some people.

No, that was a comment on what it looked like your cats were thinkin'. It's clear as a bell here and quite nice.

That's strange about Barkley. Those dogs are bound and determined to keep you in the poorhouse I think.

5,526 posted on 02/08/2008 10:44:08 AM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

OH - Doh! I get it! :~D

I was a little slow on the uptake :~)|

Yeah - we’ll never have money this way... but we’ve got lotsa love :~) Such a pitiful face...


5,527 posted on 02/08/2008 10:46:17 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: FrogInABlender
By the way... It's pouring rain here... and the mood on the porch today is pretty much the same as it was yesterday...


5,528 posted on 02/08/2008 11:00:38 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; CindyDawg; AnAmericanMother; Endeavor; cjshapi; 3catsanadog; Grammy; ...
Good Morning ladies.

Everyone have agreat weekend. It's going to be cold here, and we might get a little more snow.
5,529 posted on 02/09/2008 3:49:59 AM PST by Beaker
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To: Beaker; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Good morning.... Farm sitting for Tiff this morning so we’re on our way out to go feed her horses. Back a little later!


5,530 posted on 02/09/2008 7:32:35 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I was just on my way out the door to take a walk. I’ve gotten so out of shape, I can’t hardly make it to the mailbox and back without getting winded:). Back later.

Becky


5,531 posted on 02/09/2008 7:35:07 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Ah - well if you’re going for a walk, I’ll assume it’s decent weather there anyway. It’s lousy here, no matter how out of shape I am.


5,532 posted on 02/09/2008 7:37:03 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Poor guy. Hope the meds and crate rest fix it.


5,533 posted on 02/09/2008 7:45:44 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Beaker

Good morning. Hope you’re feeling much better today. Sunny here and should be in the 50’s I think. Then more snow coming in by Tuesday.


5,534 posted on 02/09/2008 7:47:24 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Good morning. Have a great walk. I keep telling myself I need to do that, I just can’t get it done. I even put it off for laundry yesterday and it was a gorgeous day here. Today the slave driver (my son) will be back and it’s going to be putting in flooring all day.


5,535 posted on 02/09/2008 7:49:25 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Yeah, it’s pretty nice here, in the 40’s and warming up. Kristy is going to come later this afternoon to ride, and I just may go with her...I’ll saddle Harley and see what his mood is. If he’s OK I’ll ride a bit.

Becky


5,536 posted on 02/09/2008 7:51:41 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: Duchess47

Where you putting a floor in at?

Becky


5,537 posted on 02/09/2008 7:52:15 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I pulled out all the carpeting and we are putting laminate flooring in the whole house, with the exception of the laundry room. That will be tile. So far, the kitchen, dining room, living room, my office, master bedroom and master bath are done - still have the hall, guest bath, Bob’s office and the guest room to go.

I am really pleased with it - it looks good, feels good to walk on, is easy to keep clean and has really made a difference with sinus and allergy issues. I was horrified at the amount of dirt under the carpet and padding the the vaccumn cleaner couldn’t reach. Anyway, every weekend, we do another room.


5,538 posted on 02/09/2008 8:06:00 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47; 2Jedismom; HairOfTheDog; FrogInABlender; All

I’m planning on putting laminate flooring in at the building.

Which actually is a good opening for...I was wondering if you all would be OK with me getting an area rug for down there with the money 2J is holding. That has always been something I wanted for down there, even when Larry and I planned on moving down there...you know one of those Oriental type ones...I was looking at them the other day, and thought that might be a good thing to get with it...if it was OK with all of you.

I would like to ping everyone and thank whoever sent some, but I don’t know who all did.???

Becky


5,539 posted on 02/09/2008 8:10:31 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I think a rug is a great idea :) However, whatever you want to do with the money is fine with me - it’s for you with no specific item in mind.

I got the laminate from Lumber Liquidators, who I think are nationwide. It came out to $1.09 per foot and that’s including the foam that goes under it and the tools to install it. It’s incredibly easy to install, however, it takes two people to do it. After speaking with several people who have it, we modified the installation a bit. We are not leaving 1/4 inch around the walls and we are using a brad gun to brad it down every few boards. The brads can be sunk in the lip so that they are covered when the next board is put down. That keeps the floor from walking and seperating.


5,540 posted on 02/09/2008 8:17:44 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
Pictures of the flooring - it just snaps together basically.


5,541 posted on 02/09/2008 8:44:44 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

That looks really nice:)

I’ll be sure to tell Charlie about the brads when we get around to doing it here.

Becky


5,542 posted on 02/09/2008 9:02:37 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Thanks.

I think you’ll be really happy with it. The laminate that I got has a 20 year warranty and so far I’ve found that it doesn’t get scratched by moving furniture or stained by dirty boots coming in or water spilled. My house is best suited to concrete I think with all the animals and mud and snow :) but the laminate is standing up to it all.


5,543 posted on 02/09/2008 9:13:12 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I think that sounds great... Whatever you’d like :~)

When would you like to do that? Would you just like a check or cash... or a gift card to Wherever you’d want to buy it?


5,544 posted on 02/09/2008 9:59:54 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47

I like that... With all our pets we’re looking forward to having laminates or vinyl flooring throughout the whole house! And then rugs.


5,545 posted on 02/09/2008 10:08:16 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; All

Well, off to do stalls! They’re bad... horses have just been standing inside, or coming in wet, and they’ll need stripped.


5,546 posted on 02/09/2008 10:10:34 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; All

Oh - hope you do go riding... - take the camera ;~)


5,547 posted on 02/09/2008 10:10:55 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I’m still kind of shopping and looking...but this is close to what I’m looking for, I just need to measure what size I will need.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=243039-817-183115&lpage=none

Becky


5,548 posted on 02/09/2008 11:03:52 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: HairOfTheDog

Well, I want too, but am feeling really lazy...it’s very windy...I’m trying to get myself out there and at least get him saddled and let him stand. The biggest drawback is he is filthy, caked with dirt, it will take forever to get him fit for a saddle:( I don’t have a lot of enthusiasm for it anyway, so that is really making it hard to get out and do.

Becky


5,549 posted on 02/09/2008 11:11:58 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: Duchess47; HairOfTheDog
Hi ladies.

I am feeling better, thanks.

I went into work today from 8-12, then went up to the trainer's place and rode. Levi was a pill, and started getting himself all worked up before I even got a saddle on him. I had my trainer get on him, and she rode him for about 20 minutes before he realized "Oh! This work thing! I remember!" He kicked up a bit of a fuss when I got on, but stopped when he realized that I wasn't going to stand for it either. He also tried to kick both of us, which is really out of character. We both yelled at and laid into him in stereo which was a big surprise.

I think he's testing the ground, and seeing if he actually has to behave in the new place. (Yes! Of course!) I think that things will be fine now. It was the first time that he'd been ridden since he's been there, so I was expecting some sort of a show. Once I got off, he was back to the old Levi.

Also while I was up on him, the neighbor's kid came buzzing up and down the dirt road next to the place on a four wheeler to intentionally try and spook the horses. No one some much as flicked an ear, which was good. (No doubt disappointing to the kid. )
5,550 posted on 02/09/2008 12:53:26 PM PST by Beaker
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