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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread TEN
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Posted on 06/19/2006 8:46:45 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

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 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.

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
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
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread NINE

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


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Welcome to the new thread. This is a picture from this spring of my husband and I getting our horses ready to head out on trail. Today is our 2nd anniversary. :~D

We're going to go on a trail ride this morning (he took the day off) and then out to dinner tonight :~D

1 posted on 06/19/2006 8:46:48 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: ecurbh; CindyDawg; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; Duchess47; FrogInABlender; Beaker; ...

Welcome, everyone, to the new thread :~)


2 posted on 06/19/2006 8:47:38 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
Please add me to the ping list! My daughter and I have been volunteering at Story Book Farm since November last year. We've learned to do basic care. I've always wanted to be around horses but have never had an opportunity. Anyway.... The youngest was able to start riding lessons this February. This has been great for her! Just this weekend she entered her first horse show, Amoeba Class, and she came in fourth! It was so impressive, the handling, jumping and cross country. And it was pure fun. She can't wait to do it again.
3 posted on 06/19/2006 8:55:02 AM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT)
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To: Jemian; MissTargets

Terrific, and I'll certainly add you to the list! Welcome!

Miss Targets pings most mornings to the thread.

We love pictures on this thread, if you have any to share!

Those theraputic riding programs are really a neat thing. I hope you'll tell us more about it.


4 posted on 06/19/2006 8:58:43 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hey, contrats on the 2nd anniversary!!! Have a great trail ride. Y'all are two very lucky people to have such a nice shared interest.


5 posted on 06/19/2006 8:59:37 AM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: Jemian

Welcome to the thread from a fellow Alabamian! I live up near Moulton.


6 posted on 06/19/2006 9:01:55 AM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: FrogInABlender

Thanks, we feel lucky :~)


7 posted on 06/19/2006 9:03:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: FrogInABlender

Thank you for your welcome. We're in Auburn. BUT, in July we'll be moving to SE Asia for an extended visit there. We'll return in two years when the youngest graduates from high school. She's hoping to be one of the first students in AU's new Equinne Management major.


8 posted on 06/19/2006 9:11:42 AM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thank you for your welcome. We just got a brand-new camcorder and failed to get the proper cable for our computer. That should come this week. When it does I'll post some stills and a link to some video I'll put on our web site.


9 posted on 06/19/2006 9:12:53 AM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT)
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To: Jemian

Terrific :~) We'll look forward to that :~)


10 posted on 06/19/2006 9:14:24 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: FrogInABlender; Jemian
Welcome to the thread from a fellow Alabamian! I live up near Moulton.

Moulton? How bout that. I started over at the Brown's Ferry plant a few weeks ago. I was asking some of the guys if they knew where I could buy a horse for riding while I'm here. It looks like there would be some nice riding around these parts.

I'm staying in Decatur, so you may know of something in this area since Moulton is only about 20 miles from Decatur.

Anyway, if you have any suggestions, let me have em.

11 posted on 06/19/2006 9:38:36 AM PDT by cowboyway
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To: cowboyway
Moulton? How bout that. I started over at the Brown's Ferry plant a few weeks ago. I'm staying in Decatur, so you may know of something in this area since Moulton is only about 20 miles from Decatur.

I am a little further south of Frog in Blountsville, there are plenty of good places to ride around here. Welcome to AL.

12 posted on 06/19/2006 9:47:45 AM PDT by BladeRider
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To: HairOfTheDog

Happy Anniversary! Couldn't think of a better way to spend it.


13 posted on 06/19/2006 9:57:59 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: Jemian; HairOfTheDog

Welcome to the thread:)

Congratulations, Hair and ecurbh, have a nice day:)

Becky


14 posted on 06/19/2006 9:58:53 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: Jemian
Hello there, welcome to the thread.
I will add you to the ping list.
15 posted on 06/19/2006 10:10:40 AM PDT by MissTargets (Get Better, Barbaro)
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To: FrogInABlender

I haven't tried Tri-Hist, yet. There is a fairly new product called Re-Covr that I may ask my vet about. The generic name is, and I've seen it spelled 2 different ways, is Tripelennamine or Tripplennamine. Here's a couple of links:

http://www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com/monographs/tripelennaminehcl.asp

http://www.heartlandvetsupply.com/cart/product_info.php?products_id=786


16 posted on 06/19/2006 10:19:47 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh
Congratulations you two! May you have many, many happy years together.


17 posted on 06/19/2006 10:19:50 AM PDT by MissTargets (Get Better, Barbaro)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Congrats on the anniversary! Wow, you're still newlyweds. :)


18 posted on 06/19/2006 10:20:35 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Jemian
...in July we'll be moving to SE Asia for an extended visit there...

Wow! THAT's about as far away from South Alabama as you can get and still be on the planet! How exciting! The Equine Management major sounds really interesting. Tell us more about it. What kinds of things will she be studying?

19 posted on 06/19/2006 10:22:03 AM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: cowboyway
...I started over at the Brown's Ferry plant a few weeks ago...

Well, ain't it a small world. The last I heard, you were planning on going to the Houston area. There's lots of good riding over in Bankhead Forest. Most of the pictures I've posted were taken over there. Lots of big rock bluffs and streams. You're more than welcome to come ride with us some time. One of my riding buddies has 3 spare horses that he's always willing to have somebody ride. That is if you don't mind riding gaited.

20 posted on 06/19/2006 10:37:51 AM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; MissTargets; tuffydoodle

Thanks... Well, do to a little work problem on my part, the ride's been moved back a little - to early afternoon, we've got all day, no hurry :~)


21 posted on 06/19/2006 10:42:36 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: tuffydoodle
...There is a fairly new product called Re-Covr that I may ask my vet about...

Hmmmm, this one sppears to be an injection, which would be good if they're stung by something and have a reaction, but I don't think I'd wanna have to give a shot all the time. I also couldn't find any information about the dosage, like how often you'd have to give it and how much. Let me know what you find out from your vet.

22 posted on 06/19/2006 10:46:18 AM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

So then I take it , it's not hot there....

It's very humid here today. I'm hoping to start lunging Harley again today, probably be this evening when the arena is in the shade. Too hot now, for both of us.

Becky


23 posted on 06/19/2006 10:57:01 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

No - it's not hot... it's half sun, half cloudy, currently 57 but will probably reach 70. If I didn't know better, I'd think it was May.


24 posted on 06/19/2006 11:06:27 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: FrogInABlender

I don't want to give daily injections either but surely there's a way to administer it orally. I'll find out and let you know....

Tuffy is really starting to itch now. If he was out on pasture with trees and fence posts, he'd be scratching himself bloody. He's in a round pen (no sharp edges), covered with a sheet, fly mask and tons of fly spray during the night and in a stall during the day. His face is sunburning so bad that I'm keeping him up during the day.


25 posted on 06/19/2006 11:15:22 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

A high of 70 in June???? I'm moving...

It's so hot and humid today that you can barely breathe outside. High today about 98 but with the humidity it makes it feel like 105 or so.


26 posted on 06/19/2006 11:17:46 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Happy Anniversary :)

Have a great day!

27 posted on 06/19/2006 11:25:57 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: tuffydoodle

Boy, that's bad. Hopefully you can find something that'll get him some relief without messing him up some other way.

I have hopes for the Tri-Hist granules. I just top-dress a tablespoon full of it over her feed once a day. It's supposed to last 12 hours and you can give it twice a day, but I can only get out there in the evenings. She doesn't like it much, but she will eat it, just over plain oats, which is all I'm feeding these days. I got it from the vet and it was about $40 for about a quart-sized plastic jar full.


28 posted on 06/19/2006 11:34:17 AM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: tuffydoodle

I tell ya, we may get a lot of rain and days to complain about, but when it's nice here, it couldn't be nicer :~)


29 posted on 06/19/2006 11:35:57 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: FrogInABlender

I tried a product called Hist-All, it has one of the same indredients as the Tri-Hist but doesn't have the pseudoephedrine. Let me know if it works for you. The Hist-All worked on Tuffy's cough but didn't put a dent in the itching.


30 posted on 06/19/2006 11:37:45 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

We have more crappy days here than nice days. It's funny when you see people driving around in convertibles when there are maybe 5 days out of the entire year that are nice enough for that. Can you imagine sitting in a convertible, stuck in traffic, in 100 degree humid heat?

The fall is the best time of year, late October and early November. In my opinion, that's when the climate is the most comfortable. Spring is nice, too, but it's too humid.


31 posted on 06/19/2006 11:41:50 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
Just read this on the internet:

Torrential Rains Flood Texas, Louisiana Highways Shut Down, Nursing Home Evacuated HOUSTON (June 19) - Texas' governor sent National Guard troops to Houston Monday as torrential rainfall flooded homes and highways in eastern Texas and parts of Louisiana, where more than 100 patients had to be evacuated from a nursing home. As much as 10.5 inches of rain was reported in the Houston area by the height of the morning rush hour, said Rusty Cornelius, administrative coordinator for Harris County Emergency Management. Almost 6 inches of rain fell in just 75 minutes near Hobby Airport, the National Weather Service reported. Gov. Rick Perry ordered the Texas Army National Guard to send trucks, helicopters, swift water rescue teams and an incident management team to the flooded area.

32 posted on 06/19/2006 11:42:15 AM PDT by BladeRider
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To: tuffydoodle

Heh... I've experienced the same thing when I spent a couple summers in Phoenix. Course, it's a dry heat, but it's still dang hot. I came back without a tan, and everyone here said "How come you're so white? I thought you'd have a dark tan?" I said "You can't go outside during the daytime! Especially to sit in the sun!"


33 posted on 06/19/2006 11:50:39 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: BladeRider

Good grief, I wish they would send that rain up this way. We had storms all around us Saturday night, frog stranglers, and we barely got a drop.


34 posted on 06/19/2006 11:51:00 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: tuffydoodle
Good grief, I wish they would send that rain up this way. We had storms all around us Saturday night, frog stranglers, and we barely got a drop.

Same here, we have not had rain since May 21st! It is very, very dry and it is slim pickens in the pasture.

35 posted on 06/19/2006 11:55:40 AM PDT by BladeRider
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To: HairOfTheDog

I dated a fella that lived in Santa Barbara and he came down once for a summer visit. All of his buddies in CA kept telling him that he was gonna burn up in the heat. His problem was air conditioning, he was always cold in restaurants, etc. because we Texans typically keep the a/c and fans turned way up.


36 posted on 06/19/2006 11:55:49 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: BladeRider

Are you in Texas?


37 posted on 06/19/2006 11:56:21 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

By the way, Phoenix in summer is brutal, dry heat or not.


38 posted on 06/19/2006 11:57:23 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: tuffydoodle

Heh... Any temps above 90 are hot, no matter what the humidity.


39 posted on 06/19/2006 12:00:25 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: tuffydoodle
Are you in Texas?

No Central Alabama. I drove 15 1/2 hours home from Norther MI yesterday in the pouring rain. I got 30 minutes from the house and it stopped.

40 posted on 06/19/2006 12:03:29 PM PDT by BladeRider
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To: tuffydoodle
By the way, Phoenix in summer is brutal, dry heat or not.

I have a friend that lives in Yuma and she reports triple teen digits all the time. Having lived in Southern California the first 30 years of my life and 17 years in the south I think I prefer the dryer heat instead of the humidity. Yeah, for those that did the math, I am 47.

41 posted on 06/19/2006 12:06:13 PM PDT by BladeRider
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; MissTargets

Thank you for your welcome. I promise I will be here sporadically. LOL!


42 posted on 06/19/2006 12:06:18 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT)
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To: cowboyway

Welcome to Alabama! I understand that Decatur has a large Tennessee Walking Horse Show every year. I'm sure people there could help you with info.

Yes, there is nice riding here. I'm also thinking that many of our state parks have good riding trails.


43 posted on 06/19/2006 12:07:51 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT)
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To: FrogInABlender

I don't know any more about it. I suggested to her that she track down those profs in the month we have left in Auburn. It couldn't hurt.

And yes, it is as far away as you can get; if we went any farther we'd be coming home again. But we think the work we do is very important and offsets the inconvenience of being away from the state.


44 posted on 06/19/2006 12:10:17 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT)
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To: Jemian
Welcome to Alabama! I understand that Decatur has a large Tennessee Walking Horse Show every year. I'm sure people there could help you with info.

Actually it is the Racking Horse Celebration that is in Decatur (Priceville) It is in September I believe, is that right Frog? The Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration is in Shelbyville, TN, not to far north into TN. Both are great to attend.

45 posted on 06/19/2006 12:20:33 PM PDT by BladeRider
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To: BladeRider

"I got 30 minutes from the house and it stopped."

That's a heartbreaker!! I didn't know it was as dry in Alabama as it is here. Most counties have a burn ban right now and my kids are so disappointed. They go to my inlaws farm in Abilene every 4th of July to shoot off fireworks. It's against the law to even sell them there now.

I'm not far enough out of town for fireworks to be legal where I live.


46 posted on 06/19/2006 12:25:09 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: BladeRider

I remember one particularly brutal year in Arizona where the news media were showing frying eggs on the sidewalk.


47 posted on 06/19/2006 12:26:28 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Nice day.

Hi everyone.Gald to be here.


48 posted on 06/19/2006 1:13:29 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (This space for hire...)
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...I'm also thinking that many of our state parks have good riding trails..

Weeell, they WOULD be good riding trails, but you can't ride horses in Alabama State Parks, that I know of, and you can only ride horses on designated horse trails in the National Forests (like Bankhead and Talladega NF). We aren't exactly the most horse-friendly state I've ever heard of. :o(

There's quite a few privately owned horse camps around here though.

49 posted on 06/19/2006 1:22:03 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: TexanToTheCore

Hello to you too and glad to have you here. Is this your first visit to this thread or have you been here before?


50 posted on 06/19/2006 1:27:46 PM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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