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  • Birthday 01/29/1959

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  1. Great news about your mom and how fortunate you and your sister are to have found a good caregiver for her! Enjoy being home - it always feels so good once you get things back in order!
  2. PD - we will be moving to our 'retirement' home in a few years, and will be having the horses at home for the first time, something we are both looking forward to. We will both still be working, but maybe a little less than we do now, but moving to a more affordable location closer to family. I think having to care for our animals keeps us moving and healthier in general, do you agree?
  3. Yes, the weekend went by way too fast! Saturday was the National Day of the Cowboy and our barn had an organized ride/min-parade which was fun - we had 16 riders and could not be missed passing through a small corner of town. The ride was followed by a potluck picnic and live music - although it was in the 90's, it was a really fun day. Then yesterday we decided to stay home and get some yard work and house stuff done. Since I work full time and on the weekends usually go to see my horse where we board him, it was nice to have a full day at home. But it all went by so fast and here I am back at work again! Hope you all had a good weekend and that this week goes by quickly.
  4. Hoping your mare is doing better!
  5. We all have to be our own health advocates when it come to doctors and the hospital - you have to ask a thousand questions and sometimes be pushy to find out what you need to know to make a good decision or to confirm that results are correct. If you are unable to do it yourself, you need to have a family member or friend who will help you through it. It's like speaking a foreign language with no confidence that what you are being told in that language is right. Glad Amber is getting better, hope your family can find the support you need to help her recover.
  6. And of course lots of rubbing around the face, head and ears with rope, fabric, brushes, etc to desensitize. Photos!?
  7. TL - just reading this today - sorry for Amber and your family, but so glad that things are looking up! Prayers sent.
  8. Congrats on the new horse and a good ride. Looking forward to photos!
  9. Thanks to everyone for your condolences, I really appreciate it.
  10. So sad to tell you that we lost my husband's paint mare to colic about 2 weeks ago. He has had her since she was born, and she was just 16 and in her prime. They had such a great bond, from riding trails, playing games to doing Revolutionary War re-enactments, they were a perfect match, he thought it, she did it. We are happy with the decisions we had to make on 'the day', but we are devastated and a bit lost. For the past 13 years, we have spent every weekend together riding our horses, so it's just so sad right now. He will get another eventually, but no hurry. Here's a photo of their Revolutionary days - she was a beautiful paint and a confident and brave horse!
  11. Stunning as always!
  12. Great progress!
  13. Had decent weather this weekend so I got to get out and ride! Did a little round pen to remind him of his manners then a lot grooming and a ride in the ring and yesterday we had a nice drill team practice - all at a walk - so good break-in time for both of us to start getting in riding shape. Felt so good to be back riding again after the winter!
  14. Thanks NN - I love seeing photos of you two. In the next to the last still photo, he looks like a My Little Pony toy! Hope you have a wonderful spring full of riding!
  15. Sunny here, but the rain is arriving full force tomorrow.