HorsePoornBigSky

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    Oklahoma
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    Horses, cattle, dogs, and photography

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  1. What is your horse's home like?

    Sage is lucky lol she doesn’t care where she lives as long as she has food lol it’s a lot of work to keep it clean and it’s due to be scrubbed down because of He dust. I’m very fortunate. I took notes of how it was built because when I’m done with nursing school I’m moving back west. Oklahoma/Missouri is definitely NOT my home...
  2. What is your horse's home like?

    I’m extremely fortunate to be able to keep my mare where she is. When I lived in Montana, Sage had a lean-to shed and pasture. When I moved to Oklahoma she had a big barn, tons of oak trees and pasture. I moved her from there to a friend’s place. She now has a 16 foot stall with a sand run/paddock. Plus there are two small paddocks I guess you could call them. The automatic water and a hot-walker are located in this area. I call it Sage’s “dry lot” because there isn’t much grass that grows there. So Sage gets locked up during the day in this area with access to her stall because she’s an air fern and will balloon out even more so than she does. The barn has 4 stalls, wash rack, tack room, feed room and an office with a bathroom. Honestly, I could live in the barn lol There are 2 over head fans, one exhaust fan, and a fan mounted on the wall. It has the ability for heat in the winter. It also has insulation blown in the walls and ceiling. The depth of the concrete that was poured for the stall footings and floor has been a great insulator. The barn is always 10-15 degrees cooler on the summer and 10-5 degrees warmer in the winter. The doors run north and south which allows the ability to make use of the wind that’s never ending in Oklahoma.
  3. Sage Turned 10!

    Thank you. Yes her foal pictures were in Montana. I remember seeing pop on here a while back and said hello. It's hard to believe I'll have been on here for 13 years the end of Sept.
  4. Sage Turned 10!

    Hello everyone, Sage is pretty much shed out and already bleaching out. She’s lost even more weight and being worked four to five days a week on average. Most of our riding is through some rolling hills and of course it’s pretty rocky in this area of Oklahoma. She’s almost at the perfect weight, although I think she’d disagree with the abuse she’s receiving lol I got ahold of the blacksmith I was using before I moved her because the current guy that trims/shoes her isn’t someone I really want working on her feet. He’s causing some issues and likes to leave a lot of toe. This fall I’ll be taking a basic horse shoeing class for the purpose of hands on learning and better knowledge of hooves, and then I plan on taking over her feet for trimming purposes. She turned 10 three days ago. It’s crazy to think I’ve had her for 10 years. I gave her a bath yesterday and took some pictures. She hates baths but was a good sport lol I thought I’d share a few pictures of her weight-loss achievements before our big storms hit this evening. They are calling for possibility of tornadoes, baseball size hail and 80mph winds. It should make for an interesting evening. I’m hoping it all passes either north or south of us…. If anyone else is in the path of this system I hope they stay safe. Thank you for looking. Sage out and about, making her rounds Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Ribs are now becoming more visible lol Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Food on the go lol Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Pretty head Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr
  5. Sage on May Day

    Thank you. She makes it easy to take pictures.
  6. Sage on May Day

    Thank you. She's going to be kept up like she is for the rest of the spring/summer. She's an easy keeper which I'd rather have that than the opposite. She'll continue to lose weight as the rides get longer and more intense.
  7. Sage on May Day

    Thank you. I think she's a sweetheart but I may be bias of her. lol
  8. Sage on May Day

    We finally had break between storms today. I figured this evening would be the perfect time to take some pictures of Sage before she starts to sun bleach. She’s still losing weight and being put back to work. She gets rode about four times a week right now. She also hasn’t shed out completely, but she’s just about there. The lucky thing gets to see the vet this weekend for spring check-up, teeth floated and I’m having her tear ducts checked. She’s going to love it. lol Anyway, these are just a few of the pictures I took. Thank you for looking. She’s Off and Running. Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Fast Food Break Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Stretched Out and Dapples Showing Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Pretty Head Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr
  9. Sage (Is making her come back) Pictures

    lol Thankfully it's not yellow! Oh boy...that would be terrible! It's the same color has her dorsal, it runs vertical up/down her leg. It can be seen pretty well on the 6th picture down.
  10. Sage (Is making her come back) Pictures

    Yes of course it does. lol It's the same color as her primitive markings.
  11. Sage (Is making her come back) Pictures

    Thank you. Yes she still has her birthmark...bend..or whatever it's truly called. She's lost even more weight since these pictures. Jubal if you look at her left hind quarter at her buttock and extending down towards her hock you'll see what appears to be "pee" stain or something lol but it's not. I thought the color of halter would look good on her. Especially now since she's not sun faded and is still dark. I need to get some pictures before she fades.
  12. Youtube Video

    Hey CR, did you post another video or just the one? I'd be curious to know if it was ulcers. Does the mare have any issues with her rear legs being picked up? The gelding in with Sage has a similar gait issue. However, a few years back he was bit by a copperhead in the flank. He got pretty stiff in the hind quarters. He is now on an anti-inflammatory daily which has helped a lot. I've never had a horse with ulcers but now I've got something to read up on.
  13. Hello everyone, I haven't posted on here in quite some time. I recently changed jobs and now have more time at the barn, which I'm sure Sage loves. lol It's been a good change because now I have more time at the barn and I've now been able to actually ride Sage. She's been put on a diet since she's an airfern and only has to see green grass to turn into a pig. lol She's not impressed with the only going out at night for a few hours to eat, but she'll get over it. I thought I'd share some pictures I've taken since the first of the year and the most recent being the first week of April. I need to get some recent pictures since it's very obvious now that's she's lost even more flubber and is being put back to work. I have phone picture but not good quality camera pictures. The weather here is cruddy and I believe it's suppose to remain that way until Sunday so I don't see any new pictures yet. I also bought a custom halter for Sage. It's the first halter that I've bought in over 10 years. lol No need to replace what isn't broken...however, this was too pretty to pass up. Thank you for looking. January Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Feb Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr March Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr April Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr Grulla Quarter Horse (Sage) by Heather T, on Flickr
  14. Facebook Is Dumb! (Account Locked, I Guess...lol)

    I've tried logging on both ways. I finally gave up and just started a new account. Facebook is good for businesses and group networking. I'm not addicted to it by any means an it wouldn't be the end of the world but I do find it ridiculous to send an Internet company or whatever you want to call them a picture of a government ID. I don't have Twitter an I don't see the purpose of it.
  15. Facebook Is Dumb! (Account Locked, I Guess...lol)

    Yep...but that's the kind of luck I have...