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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread THREE!

Posted on 12/30/2004 7:01:16 PM PST 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?

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. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories.

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 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. There are lots of ways of doing things and we all have our quirks, tricks and specialties that are neat to learn about.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: saddleclub
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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - thread ONE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread TWO!

New folk and occasional posters, jump right in and introduce yourselves, tell us about your horses, and post pictures if you've got them!

1 posted on 12/30/2004 7:01:17 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; CindyDawg; AnAmericanMother; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; Endeavor; ...
New thread everyone!

Ping!

2 posted on 12/30/2004 7:02:35 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

We're living on a western desert horse property but haven't yet taken the plunge. Little girls here are horse crazy though. Can you add me to your ping list please?

At first glance I thought this thread was about the Australian tweeny kid show "The Saddle Club" and thought..whoa those folks are hard core.

;)


3 posted on 12/30/2004 7:05:50 PM PST by lainie
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To: lainie

Heh... I've caught that show a couple times! Sure... please join in on the thread... Becky pings every morning if you would like that.


4 posted on 12/30/2004 7:07:00 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thank you :)


5 posted on 12/30/2004 7:07:24 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

I don't have much to contribute but questions. :)


6 posted on 12/30/2004 7:08:15 PM PST by lainie
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To: lainie

I'm in the western desert too - the northern Nevada part of it.


7 posted on 12/30/2004 7:08:45 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: lainie

I send everyone a morning ping to keep you current. Would you like on that?

BTW, welcome. We like questions. But beware:), we all have differnt opinions and sometimes contradictory advise. But it's all in fun:)

Becky


8 posted on 12/30/2004 7:10:09 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: All
Here's a fairly recent portrait of our gang (one of our potential Christmas card poses)... Dalbrador Dog Gidget, HairOfTheDog, 22 year old Arab Bay, husband ecurbh, 7 year old Mustang/Arab Cyn, and 7 year old Hackney pony Pony. :~D


9 posted on 12/30/2004 7:11:26 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; HairOfTheDog

And never go to the elves for advice, for they shall tell you both 'yes' and 'no'. Oh wait, wrong thread for that.


10 posted on 12/30/2004 7:13:01 PM PST by ecurbh (.. .-.. --- ...- . .... .- .. .-. --- ..-. - .... . -.. --- --.)
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To: ecurbh

LOL..doesn't sound like the wrong thread to me:)

Becky


11 posted on 12/30/2004 7:14:11 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: Rose of Sharn; deaconjim

Any pregnant momma or baby horse updates for the new thread? Got pictures yet?


12 posted on 12/30/2004 7:15:03 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; lainie
we all have differnt opinions and sometimes contradictory advise. But it's all in fun:)

I disagree, we never contradict each other.

13 posted on 12/30/2004 7:15:50 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47

I'm in the western Mohave about an hour's drive north of Los Angeles. Hi!


14 posted on 12/30/2004 7:30:31 PM PST by lainie
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To: HairOfTheDog; lainie; tuffydoodle; Duchess47
LOL:)

I have posted any pictures in a while so here goes:

This is Rusty one of my geldings.

This is Rocky are stud. The daughter of a friend riding.

And this is Harley, my other gelding.Sister of the daughter of the friend riding:)

Becky

15 posted on 12/30/2004 7:33:09 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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What happended???? It didn't preview like that.

Becky


16 posted on 12/30/2004 7:34:27 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; tuffydoodle; Duchess47; Beaker; All

I made a vet appointment with the horse vet to come out Tuesday.... teeth and sheath for Bay, annual checkups for all the others, shots, and he even said he'd bring a shot of something or another for the Homer dog's itching.

I ~want~ to try to figure out how to take a couple snapshots of my vet while he's here. Not sure what excuse I'd use for taking pictures but I'd like to post them for y'all. He's so cute :~D Married to a very nice wife who is cute as can be, but he's still very very cute. ;~D


17 posted on 12/30/2004 7:34:39 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Just missed a < p > mark... only shows if the window is wide ;~D


18 posted on 12/30/2004 7:35:45 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

REally, how do you know that?? I went back and previewed it again and it was fine.

Becky


19 posted on 12/30/2004 7:37:30 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I made the window wide and then narrowed it again :~D... The preview screen is narrow.


20 posted on 12/30/2004 7:39:57 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

That's such a cool picture of Rusty... It just looks like you are talking about the pic of Rocky if you don't know 'em like we do :~D


21 posted on 12/30/2004 7:41:13 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Always ready to look at a cute horse vet:)

Becky


22 posted on 12/30/2004 7:41:22 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

On what possible premise could I take pictures while he's here? Just got a new camera for Christmas? Have a niece interested in Veterinary school? what? Heh...


23 posted on 12/30/2004 7:42:42 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Mack has changed something on the computer, I'm not familiar with the new way to do stuff, so I haven't posted new pictures to the site. I have some new ones. Maybe tomorrow he'll help me figure out what to do.

Becky


24 posted on 12/30/2004 7:43:29 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: HairOfTheDog

The new camera thing sounds good. Or tell him your making an album of Bay since he's getting older, and want pictures of him with his vet?

Becky


25 posted on 12/30/2004 7:44:51 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Maybe that will work :~D

I'll try. I wanted to when he was here before when Bay was colicky, and I felt dreadfully guilty for thinking about it, because I was really worried about my horse :~D


26 posted on 12/30/2004 7:46:24 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: lainie

Welcome :) and hi,
I'm about 25 miles east of Carson City, NV.


27 posted on 12/30/2004 7:46:57 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I always say that :)


28 posted on 12/30/2004 7:48:08 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Tell him you are doing an album of all the animals and want to include their favorite doctor also. That would be a great album anyway.


29 posted on 12/30/2004 7:49:46 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

LOL Great minds :)


30 posted on 12/30/2004 7:51:22 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

I'm just afraid I'll blush like a school girl and he'll never buy it.

I go back with this vet since he worked at the dog and cat hospital I take the dogs to. He once picked a flea off my neck that had hopped off an infested cat. Oh - and he and I gave my labrador an enema together once. :~D He said at the time that he was really looking forward to his own horse practice.

ecurbh, in his general comfortable unthreatened way, thinks he can tell why I get so silly around him ;~D


31 posted on 12/30/2004 7:54:49 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Nothing new yet. I think we may have a couple of weeks yet. Hope to have pics of Adge up by the weekend.


32 posted on 12/30/2004 7:55:30 PM PST by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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To: deaconjim

Good - we look forward to those pictures!


33 posted on 12/30/2004 7:57:48 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Duchess47

LOL...I walked away from the computer for a minute after my last post, when I came back and reloaded and saw your post at the bottom I thought it was mine.

Becky


34 posted on 12/30/2004 8:01:16 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: HairOfTheDog

Well get ecurbh to ask and take the picture, like the album is a surprise for you:)

Becky


35 posted on 12/30/2004 8:03:30 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: HairOfTheDog

First foal born on our Nevada ranch, TE Mighty Independent "Indy", with DIL and I at playday show in October.

36 posted on 12/30/2004 8:04:41 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Great! - we haven't seen that pic before!
~waves~


37 posted on 12/30/2004 8:06:11 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Oh - well, say you have to go into the house to get the checkbook and take a picture from the house with a telephoto?


38 posted on 12/30/2004 8:06:36 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

Nice looking horse:)

Becky


39 posted on 12/30/2004 8:07:23 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: Duchess47; HairOfTheDog

Are we anxious to see this guy or what?

Becky


40 posted on 12/30/2004 8:08:24 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

:) I posted and then when the page came up I thought, well that lady can read minds.


41 posted on 12/30/2004 8:08:32 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

YES


42 posted on 12/30/2004 8:09:11 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

You know, the thing is, even after all this buildup, I don't think you'll be disappointed!

I'll get a pic. Somehow ;~D


43 posted on 12/30/2004 8:10:03 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; HairOfTheDog

Thanks. One of the very few pictures where I'm in front of a camera instead of behind it.


44 posted on 12/30/2004 8:10:49 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: HairOfTheDog

We know you have good taste, we've seen pictures of your hubby and your horses.


45 posted on 12/30/2004 8:12:02 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

We like seeing a face to the people we talk to too:)

Becky


46 posted on 12/30/2004 8:12:44 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I truly enjoy all the pictures on this thread - I like meeting the people and the horses.


47 posted on 12/30/2004 8:14:17 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47
Well, here's one of Rusty smiling for you:

Becky

48 posted on 12/30/2004 8:18:26 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Love it - looks like he's getting a shower on a hot day.


49 posted on 12/30/2004 8:19:59 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, he gets hosed off a lot when it's hot. Loves it. I actually caught him pawing the hose till he'd put a hole in it, then stand in the spray. Sad thing is I thought the dog was doing it, and was always hollering at him for it everytime I found a new hose. Then one day I saw Rusty doing it.

Becky


50 posted on 12/30/2004 8:22:38 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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