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Skip to comments.The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread TEN
Posted on 06/19/2006 8:46:45 AM PDT 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.
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New folk and occasional posters, jump right in and introduce yourselves, tell us about your horses, and post pictures if you've got them!
We're going to go on a trail ride this morning (he took the day off) and then out to dinner tonight :~D
Welcome, everyone, to the new thread :~)
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.
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.
Welcome to the thread from a fellow Alabamian! I live up near Moulton.
Thanks, we feel lucky :~)
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.
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.
Terrific :~) We'll look forward to that :~)
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.
I am a little further south of Frog in Blountsville, there are plenty of good places to ride around here. Welcome to AL.
Happy Anniversary! Couldn't think of a better way to spend it.
Welcome to the thread:)
Congratulations, Hair and ecurbh, have a nice day:)
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:
Congrats on the anniversary! Wow, you're still newlyweds. :)
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?
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.
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 :~)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a great day!
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.
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 :~)
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
Are you in Texas?
By the way, Phoenix in summer is brutal, dry heat or not.
Heh... Any temps above 90 are hot, no matter what the humidity.
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.
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.
Thank you for your welcome. I promise I will be here sporadically. LOL!
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.
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.
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.
"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.
I remember one particularly brutal year in Arizona where the news media were showing frying eggs on the sidewalk.
Hi everyone.Gald to be here.
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.
Hello to you too and glad to have you here. Is this your first visit to this thread or have you been here before?
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