The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov. 23, 2006
    Location
    Port Perry Ontario - formerly Prodomus
    Posts
    2,364

    Default Oh Crap - I forgot to change the clock

    Holy cow - wake up this morning after a lovely evening at the Cadora D & D last night and realize I forgot to change the clocks - the horses need to be fed before the barn help comes - so much for a relaxing morning - now I have to run out.

    Just thought I would post this for the others that went out last night and forgot too.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 5, 2003
    Location
    New York/New Jersey
    Posts
    3,508

    Default

    I didn't go out and I didn't forget - I had no idea today was the day! LOL! Woke up this morning and it was dark out and TV said 6:30 and my clock said 5:30. I was, needless to say, confused. Happy Spring!
    She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!



  3. #3
    Join Date
    May. 4, 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    14,149

    Default

    Don't feel bad - One year we got up bright and early, loaded up and drove to Pony Club lessons to find nobody there - we had forgotten to Spring forward and had an hour to kill.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug. 12, 2001
    Location
    Trailer Trash Ammy!
    Posts
    19,520

    Default

    Did the same thing. AND overslept. Quattro got fed at 9:30 "new time".
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Location
    Rochester,NY,USA
    Posts
    7,384

    Default

    Well, I did change MOST of the clocks last night. But I don't get up until it starts to get light. Hey, the dog and horses know that and if I came out to feed when it was still dark it would throw their clocks off so I wait till it gets light.

    Now, just to show you how anal-retentive a person can be, I gradually change their feeding times over about a 2 wk period. I learned that early on in my horsey life. First barn I ever boarded at, the farmer did just that so as not to throw off the horses clocks.

    Now, for me, I'm a morning person and I've just LOST an hr. And since I'm retired, I don't have to set the alarm except for when the farrier comes but I will start to get up a bit earlier each day so I can get that hr back.

    The only clocks I still have to change are the truck and the TV's and VCR's which I'm off to do now.
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Location
    Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
    Posts
    18,567

    Default

    I had no idea today was the day.

    Walked into church just in time for the post communion prayer.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
    Thread killer Extraordinaire



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar. 11, 2006
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    1,641

    Default

    Oh, I so did.... Thank god baby had me up eairly.... Made me on time for work! LOL!
    Unbridled Oaks - Champion Sport Ponies and Welsh Cobs

    Like us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/unbridledoaks



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar. 26, 2005
    Location
    Back to Normal.. or as close as I'll ever get
    Posts
    9,434

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by msj View Post
    Now, just to show you how anal-retentive a person can be, I gradually change their feeding times over about a 2 wk period. I learned that early on in my horsey life. First barn I ever boarded at, the farmer did just that so as not to throw off the horses clocks.
    Give yourself a break!
    Unless your horses are stalled and have nothing to do until food arrives I bet they wouldn't even notice an hour either way.

    My guys are out 24/7 & have staggered feeding times - usually at 6A so I have time to get some things done before I have to head for work.
    Dinner is 6P or whenever I get home.
    I've fed as early as 4A and as late as 11P (horrendous traffic - I was a wreck, they were fine).

    But generally I feed as early or late as I need to and so far they are fine.
    This morning they were outside and surpised to see me so early, but they headed right for their stalls.
    They know what it means when the Breakfast Lady appears!
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2001
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    Posts
    16,399

    Default

    I changed all the clocks in the house but the alarm clock by my bed. Ooops. Was an hour late to work this morning...



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep. 30, 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    930

    Default

    I had to be at work early, so had to feed early as well. I actually caught a couple sleeping this morning that I don't normally see down.
    I think Sport was still trying to wake up when I was already on my way back out of the barn.
    He kind of made me think of a little kid that had been woken up to early. He would take a mouthful of his grain and then look at me and then slowly eat it as if he was still half asleep.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Location
    Rochester,NY,USA
    Posts
    7,384

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    Give yourself a break!
    Unless your horses are stalled and have nothing to do until food arrives I bet they wouldn't even notice an hour either way.

    My guys are out 24/7 & have staggered feeding times - usually at 6A so I have time to get some things done before I have to head for work.
    Dinner is 6P or whenever I get home.
    I've fed as early as 4A and as late as 11P (horrendous traffic - I was a wreck, they were fine).

    But generally I feed as early or late as I need to and so far they are fine.
    This morning they were outside and surpised to see me so early, but they headed right for their stalls.
    They know what it means when the Breakfast Lady appears!
    Well my boys aren't really stalled as each have their own paddock that opens off their stalls. The only time their shut in is if there's really foul weather blowing snow into their stalls. And there's always leftover hay there as well BUT I've looked out the window at them when I'm getting dressed and they are BOTH staring at the house -or maybe I should say GLARING cause I'm not down to give them breakfast.

    Can you tell who rules this farm?

    PS. My dog has separation anxiety and hates it if I'm gone for any length of time. Can you tell who rules the house?

    PS. One horse tends toward gas colic frequently so I really do try very hard to keep him on schedule.
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!



  12. #12
    Join Date
    May. 6, 2007
    Location
    Napanee ON
    Posts
    4,026

    Default

    I most definitly passed out the nigt before and didn't get to change the clocks! I had to work at the hunt barn the next morning and they were having a clinic that morning...good thing the BO is so awesome and went out and fed them. I lost all sense of time yesterday!



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar. 26, 2005
    Location
    Back to Normal.. or as close as I'll ever get
    Posts
    9,434

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by msj View Post
    I've looked out the window at them when I'm getting dressed and they are BOTH staring at the house -or maybe I should say GLARING cause I'm not down to give them breakfast.
    Can you tell who rules this farm?
    They are using Equine Telepathy - sending you brainwaves:
    "feed the horses.....feed the horses...FEED THE HORSES!!!!!!"

    Both my guys will look up when they hear my car. Even if they are all the way out in the big pasture, by the time I pull in the drive they are headed for, if not already in, their stalls.
    My Senior horse will snatch his flake of hay if I'm later than normal, but he is in no danger of starving. I believe he has ribs....pretty sure...can't swear....
    Just his way of saying "You can be replaced!"

    LOL! I have a housecat who does the 4AM facial w/claws if I don't get up to feed her.

    Do you ever feel like underpaid Room Service?

    Sorry about your gassy guy. I'd think the extra hay would keep his gut moving & prevent the gas impaction, but they are funny individuals.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar. 22, 2005
    Posts
    569

    Default

    I used to do the 'two week pre change clock' thang. But since it's still 'winter' and somewhat dark most mornings due to this neverending round of snow storms. Eh, they'll get fed at 8am and be none the wiser. I've loosened up my horse keeping way of thinking after visiting my friend in Montana and seeing how the ranch horses are dealt with. My hot house flowers can very well deal with a silly hour time change.
    Bah, snow!



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr. 17, 2002
    Location
    between the barn and the pond
    Posts
    14,307

    Default

    LOL I used to do the morning feeding during the week...lately it's my SO's job and more than once as I drive down the driveway to leave, Maggie Mare has 'chased' me down the fenceline, furious that she's not been fed yet and I'm off to work

    I don't believe in rigid schedules. They have free choice round bales 24/7 and Shall Not Perish if mom drinks another cup of coffee first



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Location
    Rochester,NY,USA
    Posts
    7,384

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    They are using Equine Telepathy - sending you brainwaves:
    "feed the horses.....feed the horses...FEED THE HORSES!!!!!!"

    Both my guys will look up when they hear my car. Even if they are all the way out in the big pasture, by the time I pull in the drive they are headed for, if not already in, their stalls.
    My Senior horse will snatch his flake of hay if I'm later than normal, but he is in no danger of starving. I believe he has ribs....pretty sure...can't swear....
    Just his way of saying "You can be replaced!"

    LOL! I have a housecat who does the 4AM facial w/claws if I don't get up to feed her.

    Do you ever feel like underpaid Room Service?

    Sorry about your gassy guy. I'd think the extra hay would keep his gut moving & prevent the gas impaction, but they are funny individuals.
    Hee hee hee, I know what you mean by not being sure they have ribs. Believe it or not, my gassy guy, an OTTB, is almost at that stage and he gets next to nothing grainwise. Mostly just some beet pulp to disguise his supplements. He gets plenty of hay -enough that there is usually some left over in the morning both in his stall and out in the paddock. Course what's in the paddock is left over from the day before and he certainly shouldn't be expected to eat that!

    Underpaid room service would be great. I don't get paid at all. If there is reincarnation, I want to come back as one of my horses if that were possible. Remember I said I was anal retentive!
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Feb. 26, 2007
    Location
    Bronx, NY/Atlanta, GA/Fort Dodge, IA
    Posts
    3,371

    Default

    Hurray for the fact that the time on my cell phone changes automatically!
    Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous
    Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Aug. 12, 2001
    Location
    Trailer Trash Ammy!
    Posts
    19,520

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    LOL! I have a housecat who does the 4AM facial w/claws if I don't get up to feed her.

    Do you ever feel like underpaid Room Service?
    Ohhhh yeah. I SURE do. I, too, have the 4 a.m. wake-up call cat. Most exasperating (but surely the funniest) was when the late HRH Avery and said cat decided to GANG UP to wake me up at 4 a.m. Avery banged his metal-shod hoof on my wood porch "BANG! BANG! BANG!" while Liam Yellowcat sat on my window AC unit yowling and scraping his claws along the metal vent. No way could you sleep through that.

    New kid Quattro is kinda headed the same way: he comes trotting to meet my car, and if I go inside to change clothes first, he Yells At Me.
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct. 31, 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Geez! This all sounds so complicated! I am glad I live in an area where we DON'T change the clocks. And amazingly enough, our world gets by just fine without doing it.

    I would hate to suddenly have one less hour of sleep or end up showing up late for things.

    My ex husband and I very nearly missed our own wedding in Las Vegas. We got there the day before time change, two days before our wedding. We decided to go to a show the day before our wedding and ended up only catching the last half. That's when we realized something was wrong! We were going with our watches and the clock in our hotel room. Of course it was up to us to change the clock in our hotel room. If we hadn't gone to that show we certainly would have missed our own wedding!!
    My horses past and present....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgMOjxvLMJo



Similar Threads

  1. Here's a Clock Every Horse Farm Needs!
    By Mike Matson in forum Off Course
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May. 26, 2012, 07:21 PM
  2. Almost forgot... :)
    By tle in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Oct. 31, 2011, 10:01 PM
  3. my puppy alarm clock
    By knightrider in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Nov. 29, 2010, 06:32 AM
  4. CRAP - Becky had to withdraw Comet - CRAP!!!
    By RunForIt in forum Eventing
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: Oct. 4, 2010, 04:51 PM
  5. Replies: 55
    Last Post: Feb. 12, 2010, 02:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness