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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FIVE
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Posted on 03/21/2005 7:18:04 PM PST by HairOfTheDog

*New* The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - 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. 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.

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

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: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: ponyporn; saddleclub
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To: CindyDawg

I've used Tucoprim. It's good stuff. I never had any problem getting any of mine to eat it. I guess my sweetfeed had enough molasses in it to make it stick. You might try buying some cheap molasses at the grocery and mixing it with that. A couple of years ago, Tennessee came down with the heaves after I got a batch of dusty hay and I had to give him some kind of powdered antihistamine, I can't remember what it was called, but it must've tasted horrible coz he wouldn't touch it. The molasses worked for that, but I had to do like you said and mix it into a paste with the medicine and give it to him in a wormer syringe. The molasses made it stick to his tongue too.


551 posted on 03/29/2005 7:09:15 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: Beaker

I haven't rode in a couple of weeks and then rode a couple hrs last night. I'm getting achy and sore. If I ride often I'm ok but after about a week same old stuff:'(


552 posted on 03/29/2005 7:11:00 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: deaconjim
...6 mpg fuel economy rating...

LOL! I'd've figured it would've been 6 gallons per mile

;o)

553 posted on 03/29/2005 7:12:15 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: CindyDawg

No thanks. I've seen a picture of a head on collision between a Hummer and a Dodge Ram. There wasn't much left of the Hummer, and the Dodge looked fixable. I think I'll steer clear of the H2's, but I think this truck might hold it's own.


554 posted on 03/29/2005 7:12:59 PM PST by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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To: FrogInABlender
I'll try molasses but it's like talcum powder and it spread out. I ended up using a whole scoop of sweet feed to get him to eat it.
555 posted on 03/29/2005 7:13:41 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: FrogInABlender

It probably is with a load in the back!


556 posted on 03/29/2005 7:13:57 PM PST by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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To: CindyDawg

Try making a ball of peanut butter (or something with a similar consistancy) with the powder inside.


557 posted on 03/29/2005 7:15:55 PM PST by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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To: Beaker

I know exactly what you mean. This has been a really rough winter for me. I've felt pretty bad the whole winter. But I'm back 100% now I'm pretty sure:)....getting old is not fun.

Not sure what your problmes are, but I'll tell you what helped me, and maybe it will help you. I was hurting so bad all over, OTC pain relievers were doing nothing. Remember when I mentioned I tried calcium.

Altho I wasn't saying mcuh about how bad I felt, my husband knew something was wrong and found this web site for me:

http://www.womentowomen.com/

He filled out the questionaire for me:) and then ordered the vitamins that they recommended. They also sent a book called "The Schwarzbein Principle" I think the info I got from the book more then anything helped.

MY HUsband and I HAVE CANGEd our eating to the recomendations in this book, and we have both been truly amazed. Mack has lost 20 lbs, I've lost about 6, and loosing weight was realy not even the goal. I just wanted to feel better. I can't recommend it enough as a must read if you really want to start feeling better. I'm sure the vitamins they sent help too, but what this book will tel you about nutrition is amazing and sensible. Not some wacked out diet plan. My kids have even started changing their eating habits after seeing how much better me and their dad have been feeling:)

You can buy the book at any bookstore. You should give it a read.

Becky


558 posted on 03/29/2005 7:18:27 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: CindyDawg
...it's like talcum powder...

Boy, you got that right! Did they tell you to shake it up real good before you scooped it? It settles and gets real packy so you need to fluff it up before dosing so you won't give too much.

559 posted on 03/29/2005 7:19:26 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: deaconjim

560 posted on 03/29/2005 7:21:59 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: All

THEY'RE HOME!!!


561 posted on 03/29/2005 7:22:13 PM PST by Bojangling_countrygirl
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Beaker's probably a little young to be having these kinds of problems, but like you say, the nutrition part would be helpful to anybody.


562 posted on 03/29/2005 7:23:18 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

WEll, I think it's back to trails, and lots of slow work for a month or so for all of them.

Becky


563 posted on 03/29/2005 7:25:29 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: Bojangling_countrygirl; HairOfTheDog; ecurbh
WOO HOO! Welcome home! We've missed you.

Now, for the important part...

Pictures! Pictures! We MUST have PICTURES!

;o)

564 posted on 03/29/2005 7:26:11 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender; Beaker

:)....that's what I meant. I guess I should have been more clear:)

Becky


565 posted on 03/29/2005 7:26:37 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: Bojangling_countrygirl

ARe they home home, or just back in town, but not home yet?

Becky


566 posted on 03/29/2005 7:27:58 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: MissTargets
:) Sounds like she's got a good mind then if she got in the trailer. That's a great start.

The two year old looks great.

567 posted on 03/29/2005 7:28:58 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: FrogInABlender

Nothing about shaking, just not to pack. I was worried about 5 more doses. I just scooped it and tapped the scoop to level it. It was 1 scoop for 440 pds. We gave him 3. The vet didn't send any directions. Probably 2 scoops and and half will work but we gave him a little bit of a loading dose since he hadn't had any antibiotic tonight. He's not 1320 (3) but I think he's over 1100 (2 1/2)








more his wt . We are going to make sure we can get 5 more doses by dividing it in baggies.


568 posted on 03/29/2005 7:30:54 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: deaconjim

Can horses eat peanut butter? I don't give it to my dog because she has a hard time eating it.


569 posted on 03/29/2005 7:35:33 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

My vet told me to just turn it upside down a time or two before opening it each time.


570 posted on 03/29/2005 7:36:38 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

Gotcha. Thanks. My vet going to revac Sarah Lee and Okie 10 days after he finishes his antibiotic and them vac the again in one month. He said after that, yearly should be ok.


571 posted on 03/29/2005 7:39:01 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg; deaconjim
LOL! I'd never thought about giving a horse peanut butter. I wonder if they'd look as funny trying to get it off the roof of their mouth as a dog does. I've never laughed so hard in all my life as I did the first time I gave my dog a tablespoon full of peanut butter
572 posted on 03/29/2005 7:39:32 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender
Diana doesn't want to post that picture, so you'll have to wait for their pictures...darn..

Well they are safe and sound. Hungry though...LOL

573 posted on 03/29/2005 7:41:00 PM PST by Bojangling_countrygirl
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To: CindyDawg

Sounds like a good idea with them both living in a boarding barn like they do. It's kinda like kids in school. When one comes down with something, they ALL come down with it.


574 posted on 03/29/2005 7:41:56 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: Bojangling_countrygirl; HairOfTheDog
Diana doesn't want to post that picture...

??? What picture? Sooooo, they've been doing stuff they don't want us to see huh?! LOL! Well, they HAVE been to Las Vegas. No telling WHAT they've been up to. ;o)

575 posted on 03/29/2005 7:47:43 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: FrogInABlender

Heh... she took an awful pic of me when I was scarfin down some dinner... I look like fifty miles of bad road.


576 posted on 03/29/2005 7:49:26 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Well you made it in before I went to bed:)

Welcome Home.

Becky


577 posted on 03/29/2005 7:50:58 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: FrogInABlender; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

We are REALLY glad to be home :~D


578 posted on 03/29/2005 7:50:59 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Dontcha just HATE it when they do that to ya. And they always think it's so darned FUNNY!


579 posted on 03/29/2005 7:51:04 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog

Welcome back


580 posted on 03/29/2005 7:52:17 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

I do have a lot of cool pics I took... I'll take a look at them and post some when I get settled. Not sure now if that will be tonight or not ;~D we're real tired...


581 posted on 03/29/2005 7:52:50 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I'll bet! Traveling makes for a long day, even if everything goes smoothly, and REALLY long if it doesn't.


582 posted on 03/29/2005 7:53:05 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog; All

Random pictures of the horses...

583 posted on 03/29/2005 7:53:54 PM PST by Bojangling_countrygirl
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To: HairOfTheDog

It's always fun to leave, but it's great getting home:)

I bet Bo will be glad to get home tomorrow. What time does she leave.

Becky


584 posted on 03/29/2005 7:53:55 PM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: Bojangling_countrygirl; HairOfTheDog; ecurbh
Hooray! Welcome home!
Markie, have a safe trip back if we don't hear from you.
585 posted on 03/29/2005 7:53:57 PM PST by Beaker
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To: CindyDawg

How's Okie? I haven't caught up on the posts from today.


586 posted on 03/29/2005 7:54:07 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Yeah, no rush. We'll be here tomorrow. I'm fixin' to call it a night myself. Glad y'all made it back safe and sound. Seeya!


587 posted on 03/29/2005 7:54:52 PM PST by FrogInABlender
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To: HairOfTheDog

Welcome home :)


588 posted on 03/29/2005 7:55:25 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Bojangling_countrygirl

Great pictures. Have a safe trip home :) and continue to post.


589 posted on 03/29/2005 7:57:19 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 plan on it!

I like this thread and I got attached to Diana.

*hugs*

590 posted on 03/29/2005 7:58:38 PM PST by Bojangling_countrygirl
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To: FrogInABlender; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

My problems aren't nutrition related, but anything would help. :-)


591 posted on 03/29/2005 7:59:37 PM PST by Beaker
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To: deaconjim

Um, when I said trade the truck, THAT was not quite what I had in mind! Get yourself a cheaper one and the rest can go towards our log cabin! : D


592 posted on 03/29/2005 7:59:52 PM PST by Rose of Sharn (When I am right I am right, and when I am wrong, I am right to be wrong)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Lighter but almost back to his old self. (they sure can lose fast) Maybe a little bit spoilt. He can't seem to get enough loving:')


593 posted on 03/29/2005 8:06:13 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: HairOfTheDog

glad you got back ok. : )
It's always nice to curl up in your own bed. Glad you had a nice time though! : )


594 posted on 03/29/2005 8:06:40 PM PST by Rose of Sharn (When I am right I am right, and when I am wrong, I am right to be wrong)
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To: CindyDawg

sounds like you have done all the right things........Glad he is doing better, and a bit of extra spoiling and love, never hurt none, especially when you have been under the weather! : )
Well I only breezed in, to see what was happening. I'm really tired and need to get up at 5:45 tommorow.
G'night! : )


595 posted on 03/29/2005 8:09:46 PM PST by Rose of Sharn (When I am right I am right, and when I am wrong, I am right to be wrong)
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To: Rose of Sharn

Yeah. Night:')


596 posted on 03/29/2005 8:13:20 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Duchess47; Beaker; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; mommadooo3; FrogInABlender; ...
I haven't sorted through all our pics yet, but here are a couple I took right after we took off here that I was particularly happy to catch. It was very overcast, but Mt. St. Helens was visible through a hole in the clouds, and was steaming when we went over.


597 posted on 03/29/2005 9:21:23 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
Cute Horse pic alert!

This little guy was born yesterday at 5 PM to a mare owned by the lady who ride's our Mickey occasionally to "keep him honest" (cause she's a Guru rider and the wife's just entering intermediate...). She raises European Warmbloods.


598 posted on 03/29/2005 9:58:44 PM PST by Axenolith (The 23rd Century will be here sooner than you think...)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Very cool :)


599 posted on 03/29/2005 10:31:00 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Axenolith

That is adorable.


600 posted on 03/29/2005 10:32:04 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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