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  • Bumknees how are things with you? And your dog?

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    • Cool to see all the new people!

      Dewey - I am so relieved to hear Sky is doing well and so sorry to hear about Jack. As hard as it will be, your daughter needs to know now. I would be really upset if my parents kept something important like that from me.
      Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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      • I just sent the email to DD.
        I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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        • Originally posted by HazelG View Post
          Bumknees how are things with you? And your dog?
          Hazel my dog is doing well, thank you for asking. Actually he is doing very well, someone taught him to beg when he was ill. He does not just beg he is in your face begging, which really pissess me off. He used to be the best when it came to not begging, now he is opposite. I have no clue how to break the "habit".
          As for me. Had planned to go riding... but National Guard and Mother Nature had other ideas. Dh got a call to report,(just a exercise), and between the snow we've been under a "wind chill" warning for the last 3or4 days (meaning wind chills expected to be below zero from what I understand) and I am not that indestructible any more maybe 30 years ago. So not much happening on that front sucks not having an indoor but my BO takes care of Toby almost better than I "could" kwim. She is wonderful.

          The othe problem... Well it is still a problem. No decent place to rent and because of the asshat buying isn't an option. We will figure something out.
          Friend of bar .ka

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          • bumknees I wish I was closer and/or had some profound solution to The Other Problem.

            This time of the year is just the worst! I am struggling to keep a good attitude about - well - everything. Sending good vibes out!!

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            • Dewey, I’m so glad Sky is OK…but oh gosh, I’m so sorry about Jack. It’s so so hard to lose those special ones, and what a sweet boy. My thoughts are with you.

              Tiger Horse- new saddles are fun! Hope it works out.

              Finzean- sounds like a good ride…and sounds like a character!

              Good thoughts to you, bumknees.

              My weekend was totally filled with horsey stuff. Great ride on Saturday, and then a fantastic trail ride on Sunday with barnmates. We took a bunch of jumps out there (it’s on the land of the Olympic cross country course…only did SMALL stuff!), and Ollie snapped his knees to his eyeballs! I think he needs more of those to make him more careful.

              Then yesterday, we did a lot of riding and then… we were silly and “jousted” with noodle floats, haha! Started at a walk and trot, and the horses were surprisingly OK with it, but when it came time to canter, Ollie did not like that noodle coming so fast at him! His version of freaking out, though, involved him simply continuing to canter at a really nice pace and just not wanting to stop. Three laps and we were good  We also played with him when he was lying down in the pasture. This is another girl at my barn on him – he is a SAINT and let us climb all over him while he was lying down. What a sweetie pie! https://www.facebook.com/v/10200113705192823

              And recently, I also taught him to high five: https://www.facebook.com/v/10151165510415806

              (please ignore my irritating voice in these videos!!)
              Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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              • Painted Hunter, sounds like an awesome weekend. What a fun ride jousting with noodles. A most excellent idea!

                Can't wait to ride! Did I mention that I'm in my aircast? This weekend I was able to walk around without crutches for the first time on three months. How liberating! Though I feel like I'm walking around in one ski boot.
                “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                • PH can you make the videos public so that those of us dinosaurs without facebook can see them too?

                  Dewey let us know how your daughter is with the news.

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                  • Hazel, she's pretty upset. She also didn't like getting the news via email. I will have to call her to talk about it, but I still am tearing up over the whole situation. Just watched some old video of DD and Jack and was crying my eyes out. Talking about it is really difficult.
                    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                    • Oh shoot, I thought with those links that anyone could see them! What did the links say when you clicked? I wasn't the one who posted them originally, so let me see if i can get them in another format.
                      Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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                      • I'm a non Face Booker, too. (Just don't like it.)
                        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                        • Originally posted by Dewey View Post
                          Hazel, she's pretty upset. She also didn't like getting the news via email. I will have to call her to talk about it, but I still am tearing up over the whole situation. Just watched some old video of DD and Jack and was crying my eyes out. Talking about it is really difficult.
                          So sorry Dewey, but I am sure once you talk about it with her, she'll realize why you had to start the "conversation" with an email. Some things are just too hard to verbalize at first. ((hugs))
                          http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                          "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                          • Saddle update

                            Seller accepted my offer

                            It is kind of a funky color - Ideal calls it "Ranch". (BTW, I was able to confirm that it is an Impala 1450 with "flat pads". Made in 2007.) Any ideas on how to darken it? For reference, here's the link to the pics again:

                            http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...Dodger/Saddle/
                            http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                            "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                            • Thanks, Tiger Horse. We have exchanged several emails, and she understands why I did it that way. She even admitted that I did a good job making the email personal. I promised that I would call her as soon as I get out of work. Right now she's depressed and lonely...her boyfriend is off campus right now, and she says "no one understands."

                              P.S. Congrats on the new saddle. I would start with Neatsfoot or olive oil to darken. I used Hydrophane to darken a bridle once, but I'm not going to swear by it. I have seen some on the forum recommend Blue Ribbon oil, but I never tried it. You might try searching the forum for threads.
                              I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                              • OK, I did the most NON-technical thing I could to get these quickly- recorded a video of the video, using my phone! So no sound, and a little shaky.

                                High Fiving (he did it on command): http://s63.beta.photobucket.com/user...0D69E.mp4.html

                                And I can't get this to rotate! but hopefully you can get the gist. I was filming, so it's not me in this: http://s63.beta.photobucket.com/user...5781B.mp4.html
                                Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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                                • Originally posted by PaintedHunter View Post
                                  OK, I did the most NON-technical thing I could to get these quickly- recorded a video of the video, using my phone! So no sound, and a little shaky.

                                  High Fiving (he did it on command): http://s63.beta.photobucket.com/user...0D69E.mp4.html

                                  And I can't get this to rotate! but hopefully you can get the gist. I was filming, so it's not me in this: http://s63.beta.photobucket.com/user...5781B.mp4.html
                                  The first one worked The second did not.
                                  http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                                  "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                                  • Originally posted by Dewey View Post
                                    Thanks, Tiger Horse. We have exchanged several emails, and she understands why I did it that way. She even admitted that I did a good job making the email personal. I promised that I would call her as soon as I get out of work. Right now she's depressed and lonely...her boyfriend is off campus right now, and she says "no one understands."

                                    P.S. Congrats on the new saddle. I would start with Neatsfoot or olive oil to darken. I used Hydrophane to darken a bridle once, but I'm not going to swear by it. I have seen some on the forum recommend Blue Ribbon oil, but I never tried it. You might try searching the forum for threads.
                                    My daughter is also away at college (a Sophomore) - it's tough sometimes, you so want to be there for them - motherhood is not for the weak of heart.

                                    Thanks - I'm thrilled to have gotten it. A search is an excellent idea, along with the olive oil (neatsfoot oil kinda scares me . . .)
                                    http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                                    "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                                    • I had the best results darkening a new bridle with olive oil!
                                      Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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                                      • Am I just getting old when I do not want to go to the barn when it is 11 degrees outside without the wind! Looks like no riding for me this week and I have all these days off... boohoo. He is not effected by weather... I am! ;-(
                                        Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
                                        Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
                                        "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"

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                                        • Hang in there Dewey. Looking at pictures of my kids first pony can still bring me to tears and he's been gone four years three months and twelve days. Some of them are just that special. Sometimes you just need to stand real still and feel the pain.

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