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Skip to comments.The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread NINE
Posted on 02/24/2006 9:12:25 AM PST 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. 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 MissTargets will now be pinging everyone most mornings. Let MissTargets 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.
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
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FIVE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread SIX
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread SEVEN
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread EIGHT
New folk and occasional posters, jump right in and introduce yourselves, tell us about your horses, and post pictures if you've got them!
The updated pictures to the who's who page posted early in the last thread, I apologize are not done yet... Have to remind my honey and sweet-talk him a little this weekend.
Continuing prayers and good thoughts for Tuffydoodle... who is struggling to give her tuffy another try at the clinic today. He's been struggling with pain and lameness for a long time now, and we hope the best for him in the days to come.
Prayers for Tuffy continue, for both horse and owner.
Well, I'm glad for the horse's sake that they're likely to find good homes... I am not all that sympathetic to the owner who seems to be having no trouble finding his own meals while keeping 27 horses he can't afford to feed. Seems he should have sold horses before they were in dire straits.... There's a story in there somewhere on why he has that many to begin with, he doesn't look like a rider.
We've got a few posters from the TX area, I know there's been a drought, but I wonder if hay is really that hard to find.
Oh - and thanks for the heads' up on the story :~D
Wow, that's a shame! But he should be feeding them something else besides hay. They looked poorly taken care of in general. I hate to see horses kept in conditions like that. Hopefully the ones that are adopted out will be bound for a better life and the ones that are left will be better taken care of and this guy will stop raising more horses than he can afford to feed. Thanks for the post!
Although I'm not a horse owner, I have been around horses and have enjoyed riding. This is such a sad story....to see those poor horses starving and eating bark off the trees! I too hope they are adopted to people who will be able to take care of them!
I hope so too.
LOL! I was thinking the same thing! Them poor scrawney little horses would fold right up if he got on any of them. I'll bet he's the equine equivalent of a puppymill.
Oh, new thread:)
Harley is all saddled, I'm finishing up lunch, then heading out.It's nice a warm, but a bit windy.
That might be a safe enough bet. I won't bet against it.
Have a good ride! Need some new pics on the new thread, don't forget the camera :~D
Thanks for the thoughts, prayers and support, everyone. I really appreciate it.
Tuffy has been delivered to the vet clinic and he's moving much better. I don't know what-all helped, the massive doses of painkillers I gave him, the vet taking off the shoes, soaking his feet in ice, probably a combination of all of it. They are going to keep him for awhile and just work to see what the heck is making him so sore.
Looked like they weren't having a great day, the parking lot was crowding with trailers, one big horse was refusing to load and the dead animal hauler was pulling around to the back when I got there.
Hay is really not all that hard to find, you've just got to be willing to pay feed store prices. I bought 10 square bales of coastal today at $10 a bale. Last spring when we were still getting rain I bought 240 bales from a private seller at $4.50 a bale.
Eeek. But a great glimmer of hope that he's moving better today :~D
No kidding. I feel better just knowing that we are doing something/anything.
I sure am glad to hear it! Thanks for letting us know. I was really worried about him (and you too) yesterday.
...one big horse was refusing to load and the dead animal hauler was pulling around to the back when I got there.
I wonder if the first thing has anything to do with the second? ;o)
I know I sure have felt like killing one when he wouldn't get in the trailer!
I understand that. Keep us posted.
There are two habits that drive me insane. One is pulling back when standing tied, the other is refusing to load.
Maybe she was trying to threaten the horse, "see that dead animal trailer over there? If you don't load in this trailer, yer gonna be loadin' in that one!"
LOL!!! If only it would work.
I'm back from my ride. Mack isn't home but will be shortly so I've left him saddled and I'll get some pictures of me riding, but I also took some trail pictures.
Macks home, BBL
Looks like a nice cool drink for Harley! I'll look forward to the other pics. I need some trail riding myself! I'm gonna try to go one day this wkend. There's about a 40% chance of rain tomorrow so it'll probably be Sunday.
Prayers for Tuffydoodle! I hope all goes well at the clinic today. I am sure we will hear from Tuffy later.
I am just north of Dallas. I can find it, but it is expensive. All the decent coastal is gone. My feed store has been bringing in prairie hay and timothy from Colorado. I pay 7.95 for the prairie hay and 8.75 for the timothy. They are heavy bales. I am fortunate to be able to afford the prices but many around here cannot.
Many owners who have horses in a herd situation feed round bales. They are going for 75-100 right now. Normally, they are 25-30. My daughter bought enough to get her through the winter at 45 last fall or she would be having problems affording her herd of 8 (2 foals).
I was able to get some coastal that was at least a year old and yellow at Wells Bros. but normally I don't buy there and didn't go back for anymore. Due to the drought, we didn't get 2nd or 3rd cuttings last year.
I was going to ride this afternoon but I am not too disappointed because it is raining!
Glad to hear a positive report, Tuffy! I have been thinking of you guys all day.
BTW, if you feel like it, I am having a clinic at Legacy on March 4-5. I am bringing in my mentor for a classical dressage clinic and will be riding Henkell. Come on over and audit if you want to. You will learn really great stuff just by watching and listening to him. He trained for 7 years at a place called Neindorff in Germany which teaches the same stuff as the Spanish Riding School, and he trains regularly now with a former chief rider from the Spanish Riding School. He really knows his stuff, and has lots of goodies that are not written down in books anywhere but are passed on as oral tradition.
Here is another picture of the creek at a different place.
I thought it would be interesting for you all to see a summer and winter picture of the same spot. The hill that Blake is riding down is the same hill your looking at in the winter pictures.
I was playing with the editing on this one:) I was trying to zoom, and noticed this and wanted to see what it would do now I can't undo it:)
How's he doing? You feel like he's moving sound now and could you tell what the status of saddle fit was after this ride?
I've been having my own drama over in the HH over my old Tom cat (here)
I didn't really ride hard enough or long enough to get him sweating enough to see if he has dry spots. He felt fine, and he had no soreness when we got back, but he didn't have soreness after short rides in the English either.
I only loped in the arena and only for a few pictures. The vet said till his feet are grown out, I need to just walk.
EEEWWWWWWWWW, I just made it over to the HH and looked at the pictures of your cat. He did look odd. I'm glad it's passed whatever it was. Maybe he just got some thing in his nose, a whiff of something that made him loopy for awhile. Glue or something:)
Thanks... I don't know what to think of that episode. It stressed me out. If he's sniffin' loopy glue I wish he'd share ;~D
Wow, your kitties have gotten so big.
They almost ain't kittens no more.
It's not that hard to find here in central Texas, it's just a little more expensive since there has not been alot of rain to grow a decent crop for the last cut of 2005. We lease our land for the specific purpose of growing coastal hay and managed to only get two round bales an acre for two cuttings last year. The third season was tilled under and not worth cutting. This man could have bought something for his horses had he really wanted to.
Becky, Harley looks great, the land looks awful - sure hope you get some rain.
Hair, If my inside cats go outside, sometimes they come in all puffed up, wilder than a march hare. Think they just are imagining themselves a few million years back in evolution, pretending to be sabertooth tigers. Hopefully, that's all that was wrong.
No baby yet, I spent most of the night last night watching because she's so uncomfortable but I have to work tomorrow so Bob will have to do the watching tonight, I'm out of gas.
We found homes for the two old geldings. A friend and her boyfriend who want to do some light riding - Both the geldings have lots of energy and no health problems, just can't handle hard riding so this will be great for them.
Friday spend a good part of the afternoon tied to a patience pole - she will learn to stand tied, eventually :)
We are investigating buying alfalfa cubes to stretch our hay until first cutting. It's getting scarce here.
Thought you might find this a treat!~
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Two neighbors got into an argument about presidential politics. The first guy asked, "Why are you such a dedicated Republican?"
The second guy replied, "My Father and Grandfather were Republicans before me and I am carrying on the family tradition."
"That's it?" said the first exasperated neighbor. "What if your Father and Grandfather had been horse thieves?"
"Well..." replied the second neighbor, "I suppose then I'd be a Democrat like you."
Got a question for you guys. While playing video on my PC, some are distorted color wise. I can't seem to find anyway to change the settings. If it was my Norton doing it, I would think that it would block it completely. The video of Cyn falling I could see ok. The staving horses and the fat cat were all psychedelic like. Do you know if there is a way to change media player?
Good morning, glad to hear Cartman is okay. Yes, the two quarter horse gelding we purchased with the Leopard mare, Friday. They are two really nice horses.
"Friday"! That's what her name is! I blanked out on her name.
Good morning. :~D
Good morning - funny joke :~D
As for the video problems... I bet it has something to do with codecs you don't have or version mismatches... is your media player as up-to date as possible?
Has the cat come out of the crate yet?
He did come out of the crate... He slept at the foot of our bed all night. ecurbh thinks he's layin' around more than usual, I don't know. Sometimes I think he could die in his sleep and we might not notice for a day or two ;~D
It's chilly here today, the wind mostly. I feel like being lazy today:) I've got so many projects going right not, I'm wondering around from one to the other. I've got a good book started, I like doing those puzzles (I think I'm finally getting the hang of them, I just did one in 17 minutes:), I have to check in here, of course,:) and yesterday I finally got started on going thru all those old old newspapers and cutting out the interesting stuff and making a scrap book. I think it's going to be a lot funner then I thought it would be. Reading some of the other events in these papers, other then the headline that it was saved for is really interesting. I made it thru 1 paper last night, Nov 22, 63, Kennedys assasination.
For example:): Tbone steaks for 69 cents a pound, new houses for $10,000 with a monthly payment of $60!!!!!! The movie section and TV sections are so funny. Also in this paper that announced his death, there was two articles about things Kennedy was going to do in the future, like dump LBJ as hisVP in the next election, and a phone call to some old VP who was celebrating his 94 birthday.
Those papers and the old ads are great, they are a lot of fun and will only become ~more~ interesting the older they get.
We had fun with some wadded up newspapers that had been used as insulation in our beach house. We looked and could tell when they had done that and what was going on ;~D
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