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  1. Thank you for the jingles and kind words, guys! ...

    Thank you for the jingles and kind words, guys!

    Matt is doing much better today, and luckily all it was was a gas colic. Vet passed a tube and treated him with warm water and ginger.

    Sport,...
  2. Jingles needed - my boy is colicky UPDATE post 12

    I just received a call no horse owner wants to receive; my horse is acting colicky. The BM just called me, he didn't finish his dinner and the barn staff heard him rolling in his stall. They...
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    Bird mites: help!

    So, some birds decided to nest in the hood fan above my stove. Mama laid her eggs, they hatched, and a few days later, are pretty active. I ran the fan last night when I was cooking, and by this...
  4. I've handled five Lusitano stallions and they...

    I've handled five Lusitano stallions and they have all been absolutely wonderful. Two have more of a sport horse look, lighter with more shoulder movement, while the others were more compact and...
  5. I'd be betting on the mother being the cause of...

    I'd be betting on the mother being the cause of the lateness as well.

    Before I got my first car, I was living with my father and he was driving me to work. I had to be at the barn for 7, so I set...
  6. At my old barn, the owner brought in entire...

    At my old barn, the owner brought in entire pastures at a time ( 5 or 6 horses), then let them go at the barn entrance. Stall doors were open and everyone knew where to go.
  7. My boy has a slightly different quirk - only...

    My boy has a slightly different quirk - only seems to drink while outside. The water comes from the same source, same hose, to, the only difference is the outside buckets aren't cleaned as often. ...
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    I always try to. The squirrels and chipmunks are...

    I always try to. The squirrels and chipmunks are a bunch of indecisive critters, though. They see the car coming, can't decide which way to go, and luckily stay put long enough for me to run...
  9. Very cute! Your daughter is a great little rider,...

    Very cute! Your daughter is a great little rider, I can definitely see the improvement over the years. And Roo! on my, what a great pony!
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    I'm getting LASIK in the next couple of months,...

    I'm getting LASIK in the next couple of months, and I had a wonderful consultation at Bochner, where they did a great exam, explained treatment options, and explained all the risks. I'm definitely...
  11. My boy gets 5 pounds of Purina TriMAX split over...

    My boy gets 5 pounds of Purina TriMAX split over two feedings. Its lovely and sticky, and smells amazing. He lives were I work, so I also have the pleasure of mixing seven other feed buckets, with...
  12. Growing up, my father worked long hours and...

    Growing up, my father worked long hours and traveled frequently for work, often for weeks at a time, so it was like my brother and I were raised by a single parent. When my mom went to work, our...
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    I regularly eat unwashed and unpeeled carrots,...

    I regularly eat unwashed and unpeeled carrots, even if there are some in the bucket that have gone bad.

    When giving Matt an apple, I don't hesitate in biting off a chunk for myself, from a place...
  14. If you are crossing into Ontario, my boss uses...

    If you are crossing into Ontario, my boss uses the crossing in Niagara Falls, at the Rainbow Bridge, going into New York. There is also the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, but I'm not sure if there is a...
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    When I first got my horse, I kept him at a barn I...

    When I first got my horse, I kept him at a barn I was working at. The weekend staff would lead him with a carrot in front of his nose to keep him from going for the grass on the way in. This led to...
  16. I body clipped my boy in November and by the end...

    I body clipped my boy in November and by the end of December his coat was course and dry, and he to grew in the long guard hairs. The hair on his neck not covered by a blanket was longer and...
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    My parents split up when I was 22, during the...

    My parents split up when I was 22, during the summer of my freshman year of college. My father traveled for business a lot when I was a child, which was a handy coverup for multiple affairs. My...
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    My boy loves banana's, too. I have one that's...

    My boy loves banana's, too. I have one that's getting pretty ripe, and since I don't like super ripe banana's, I was gonna give it to him. Are ripe banana's safe to feed?
  19. Where I work, we have two retirees, age 27 and...

    Where I work, we have two retirees, age 27 and 31. The 31 year old is prone to choke, so he gets his grain soaked, plus soaked hay cubes. The 27 year old is pretty low maintenance; gets the same...
  20. Lmao! Crockpot proves it! Chinchilla's are the...

    Lmao! Crockpot proves it! Chinchilla's are the national animal of Canada!
  21. Oh you must venture up north to Canada then! ...

    Oh you must venture up north to Canada then! Here in Eastern Ontario, chinchillas run wild! There is a large family group of them living in the woods surrounding my current barn, and frequently can...
  22. My elementary school had a Jump-A-Thon, and on...

    My elementary school had a Jump-A-Thon, and on the scheduled day all the students (in grade groups) would head outside (or the gym in bad weather) to jump rope for an hour. There were no prizes for...
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    My boy is the exact opposite. He's a 19 year old...

    My boy is the exact opposite. He's a 19 year old OTTB and in the summer, the warmer the day, the more forward and excitable he gets. In the winter (even this one with all the ice and snow) he's...
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    The horses that wear boots at the barn I work at...

    The horses that wear boots at the barn I work at wear Woof boots. They are light enough that there isn't much heat build up.
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    10 minutes if I'm not shaving, 15 if I am. In...

    10 minutes if I'm not shaving, 15 if I am. In the summer I have quick, cool showers to rinse off a days worth of barn dirt and sweat. In the winter I'm also a huge fan of hot baths. Give me...
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