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  2. How many horses do you own?

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to ask everyone how many horses they personally own and how much time you actually spend time riding. We have our own small little property and currently have 8 horses and a mini donkey. Last year I downsized to 5 head and then my mother in-law passed and we ended up with 3 of their horses, so we are back up to 8. I love horses and I love to ride but I look back at the last couple of years and the girl that loves to ride has not gotten to ride much at all. In fact I feel like all I do is barn work and by the time I'm ready to ride, I'm too tired. My husband helps out around the barn when needed but for the most part he says the horses are my thing not his and I understand that. He rides occasionally. I thought about doing an onsite lease with a few but then I have to deal with people on my property and liability and that stuff. So how do you decide when its time to just really cut back and which ones to sell. I've been lucky the last few I sold went to good homes and still get updates of them. I'm just at the point of my life where I feel have less is more.
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  4. Texas People #6

    PD you hit the nail on the head. Since Paul’s long transplant experience, my tolerance for stress is about 5 on a scale of 1-100. The amazing contractor who remodeled the bedroom, repaired our buckled floor, all the wall cracks, installed the front door, painted 2 rooms and did other odds and ends charged us just $4,000. We found him when Paul called him down as he was leaving a local restaurant wearing his company T-shirt. This man is a veteran and employs veterans. He made no profit, when Paul pointed this out to him, he said it’s a slow time of year for construction and he just wanted to keep his crew working through the holidays. I feel too...he knew how much we needed him. You’re in my thoughts this Christmas PD.
  5. Song Redneck Crazy. Good song or stalker song?

    I'd much rather hum along to Bolero. Makes more sense to me.
  6. The puppies are born!

    Good gravy he’s HUGE! Sorry I forgot what his name is and he’s stunning!
  7. The Front Porch

    Adult children feel entitled, because, their entire lives, they've been catered to by their parents. My SIL, was such an entitled adult.... anything she wanted, cars, that she wrecked or, quit paying for, down payments for houses....at one time, she, her husband and three kids, were having their cell phone bills paid by her dad..... I don't know how they're surviving now that her parents are dead.
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    Wanna pull your hair out? Bang your head against a brick wall? Do you have a cell phone with Verizon? Try to upgrade, with a new plan, online! Over an hour, with ' Jessica ', trying to convey my request for a new i phone, with a 5 mb plan....... I did NOT want to add it to my existing plan...... which I stated several times, so, no, don't add the cost to THAT plan......this is totally new/separate....just act as if my old plan doesn't exist, I'm starting from scratch. My last transmission to Jessica went as follows......." Thanks for your time, I'll have to put this on hold for the time being, please, just leave my existing account as it is." Ever have one of those days? I actually thought doing it online would be less time consuming, less stressful, because I wouldn't have to drive all the way to town...... I should have gone to town.
  9. The puppies are born!

    Lol..... I know!
  10. Country songs have never been very politically correct or kind to women. Lots of cheating, lots of leaving and lots of getting drunk. I don't know if that appeals to most fans or not. But I sing right along with "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Good Hearted Woman" and all the rest of the oldies. However, I haven't heard the song in question and probably won't.
  11. Your first amendment right. Now can we get back to the thread if we may? It’s important.
  12. The puppies are born!

    He is going to be so beautiful as an adult. But right now I want to sing Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, BatDog!
  13. The puppies are born!

    He does have some ears, doesn't he? He hates having them cleaned, too, it's like a punishment to him, he tries to hide his head in corners, under furniture, just any place he can find.....then, he acts like I sooo mistreated him....all I have to do, if he's being naughty and, won't listen, is, get the bottle of ear wash from the cabinet and show it to him, my husband calls me a meany for doing it, but, it works, he calms right down and, goes and lies down. He can't fit under the gate anymore, so, he's figured out he can go around, to the side of the barn, where we haven't put the horse fence up yet and, get into the corral/pasture that way...the horses act like a mountain lion had come in with them, the way they snort and blow.
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    What a beauty! He's going to be a large dog if he grows into those ears and feet!
  15. The puppies are born!

    Awwwww! I love GSD pups.
  16. The Front Porch

    I did not know how common it was to have adult children feel so entitled. My mom favored that brother over my oldest brother all their lives. She still does, in fact. My oldest brother has had troubles, but he is a hard worker and not nearly as demanding. He also genuinely likes our dad. Favoritism is poisonous.
  17. The puppies are born!

    With those ears, he could almost fly, if the feet didn't hold him down.
  18. One of our favorite barn tours is up on Stable Style https://t.co/eVJBgGnvoD https://t.co/0FVmCaWyP8

  19. The puppies are born!

    5 months old today.
  20. The #Storm is coming to #BuenosAires

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  22. Texas People #6

    What you have done looks very nice, when we were younger we did alot of things ourselves, but in recent years we have hired it done. They just take the stress level out of things, & stress is what gets in my way the quickest. So now you can enjoy. PD
  23. Texas People #6

    Equi, I understand. It’s so expensive to pay someone to do the work but we’re too old for that now. We had to do this remodel, our leveling problems left huge gaps under the French doors and put a crack down the middle of the shower. There were cracks over ever door and window. I hated spending the money but it seems worth it now all the eye sores are gone. The wall tile is States Nut, it’s imported from Spain through La Platera. Floor and niche back tile is fantastico enigma and the line of accent tile is fantastico Salix. All three tiles are from the same maker. Thank you Jubal. Feels like a spa in there. The new glass is treated, to prevent water spots. I almost refused to have glass because I was so afraid of our horrible water spots. So glad I got it now. We might have a baby sooner than we thought. Due date is Jan. 22 but the Dr. Said he won’t let her go longer than 39 weeks because of the gestational diabetes, which puts her around the 17th.
  24. Song Redneck Crazy. Good song or stalker song?

    You'd think country music would be the 'easier' music for families to live by. It used to be. Seems when it turned pop/rock-country is when it changed.
  25. I had the same concern but after riding in it, I do not see how it could become entangled in the tack. It would entangle my legs after dismount more than getting caught up in the stirrup leathers while dismounting.
  26. The Front Porch

    TL, & LC, I know all families look at life differently, but seems all to often boys that think they are men, all to often fail to reach maturity. These days it seems more girls grow up to be responsible than men the same age. I've seen way to many women supporting their spouses or boyfriends, that don't actively work. I thought it was the mans job to support a family, & not the other way around. The culture has changed & I have difficulty changing with it. Just old school I guess. I'm sorry both of you have to deal with these issues. PD
  27. The Front Porch

    Completely understand where you are coming from. I have three brothers and all of them have this mentality. They are easily offended and everyone is wrong and they are very entitled. One of my brothers lives with our father still. Over 40 and still lives at home. Does the absolute minimum in every aspect of his life and expects others to pick up his slack. Last weekend I was asked to put down a deposit on anew apartment for him so we could get him out of our fathers house. Really, they asked me to do that. Said it was my turn to help him. I'm sorry but he has been mooching for 10 years. If I got him an apartment he would just lose it and I am not consigning anything for him. He has made a profession out of being a leech.
  28. Song Redneck Crazy. Good song or stalker song?

    I agree with this. There have been many cheatin' songs, but there are far too many violence against women and revenge by women songs for my liking. I had a teachable moment with our son after we heard a song on the radio about a wife poisoning a husband for abuse. I explained what spousal abuse was and the appropriate response to it (call the police; get somewhere safe). You aren't helping spousal abuse by suggesting murder as a response. Our nine year old has been taught from a very young age about the inherent dignity of both men and women. He can point out magazines at the grocery store that are being disrespectful to women. He knows the difference between artwork showing women in a respectful way and trashy poses on magazines (these are mainstream magazines). He knows that every woman should be treated in the same respectful way, regardless of how they talk, dress, or act. He knows to never hit a girl or anyone weaker than him (boys his size are fair game, if they are going after him). Last week, he came home from school complaining of sore feet after a girl kept stomping on them during a group picture. He said that he let the teacher know afterwards but the only thing he did while it was happening was ask her to stop (it has been addressed). We are doing everything we can to raise a gentleman. Thank you, country music, for making my job harder.
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