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Skip to comments.The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread TWO!
Posted on 09/18/2004 6:56:23 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
Free Republic has a lot of horse people that have found each other on other threads . And since we all like to talk horses, how about a thread where it is not off-topic, but is THE topic?
A few of us thought it would be interesting and informative to have a chat thread where we can 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. In the last thread we had a great time and were a great help to each other working through lessons and training, horse lamenesses and illnesses, questions and challenges and always just our stories we like to tell.
I always have a link to this thread on my profile page, so if you have something to say and can't find the thread in latest posts look for it there and wake the thread up!
I also have a ping list for horse threads that are of interest, and Becky pings everyone most mornings. Let Becky (Paynoattentionmanbehindthecurtain) and/or me know if you would like to be on the ping list. As FreeRepublic is a political site, our politics and other issues will probably blend in . There are many issues for horsemen that touch politics land use, animal rights/abuse cases that make the news . Legislation that might affect horse owners.
So... like the last thread, 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. There are lots of ways of doing things and we all have our quirks, tricks and specialties that are neat to learn about.
She means post #22. Try it and see.
OK - that's word salad.
I meant post 22, yes!
Good job you two, it will be pretty and green next spring.
Any marshmallows to go with that brush pile? : )
That fire will be beyond just marshmallows.... We could BBQ a whole pig on that fire!
Uh, are we invited? : )
Sure, we can't eat a whole pig just the two of us!
We should name the pig "SeeBS News"! Heh!
This is our stud horse Rocky, my daughter has run barrels on him for years, my son roped and penned on him years ago, and he trail rides great, bomb proof, anyone can ride him:
Here's one of him as he ran past me running from a fly:)
Here is Harley, a horse I bought to train on barrels to resale. He is a 5 yr old QH/Pal gelding, bomb proof.
And this is Rusty. A 6 year old grade, that is becoming my old stand by:). He is great, has a comic personality, and will sometimes get fiesty, if he thinks he should be done, keeps riding him fun and interesting.He's gotten rather fat since he has been off all summer.
These aren't the best pictures, I was running out of daylight to take them.
patch of burdock????
Did you ever try posting pictures? Seems everyone is posting their horses pictures to the new thread. You should try, especially when Hair gets here. She's better at explaining.
BTW, your new pasture looks to be pretty. I'm surprised at the size of some of the stuff the brushog cut down.
Are you going to leave the apple tree?
I'm really glad I took those pictures last night. Funny how when you look at horses everyday you don't really see them. I hadn't realized how much weight Rusty has put on, which given his circumstances I'm glad, I would think that means he is better but...
He got a feed cut back today. Not much, tho. I want to see how he holds up now that he is going back to work. But I wouldn't think him being too fat would be a good thing for him. I mean, I can't even feel a ripple of rib. Up till now he has always been a bit of a hard keeper. I'm not sure if the weight gain is from him being better, or not having to do any work for so long, so I don't want to cut him too much.
Also, he was sweating last night when I took those pictures. The other horses weren't. I remember the vet saying it seemed to her he sweated "inappropiatly". So I'm not sure if that was a good sign or not. Last Thurs when I worked him on the barrels he was sweating like the other horses there, BUT, he wasn't panting like he did in the past, so that was good.
Good morning! Glad you found the new thread!
I don't think Rusty looks ~too~ too fat, I am glad he did well last night for you! I really hope he's over his troubles and getting back to normal for you.
Glad I got the seed down yesterday, at least I can say I accomplished ~something~ because I didn't do much else :~\. Hope it still has time to germinate and grow some, it is already dropping under 50 degrees at night.
I don't know about the apple tree! We cut it WAY back, so now it isn't as overwhelming with tons of apples, maybe just a manageable few. There are actually two apple trees, we found another one in the brush behind where the pony is in that picture Might still cut them down, but on the other hand.... at least now there is room to get around and fence it off during apple season. ~shrugs~ I still go back and forth on it.
If the trees where there from the beginning and the horses got use to them, and gradually got use to eating them you think it would cause them problems. Kind of like a candy dish with kids, If it's ALWAYS there maybe they wouldn't gorge....maybe:)
Oh no! What a rude interruption at 3 am! Is Burdock like a burr of some sort that gets all tangled in tails?
Maybe! And maybe they won't be able to reach them if we only leave three high branches!
Oh dear! What a bad horse! ;~\