Rachel on Ginger

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About Rachel on Ginger

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  • Birthday 10/16/1982

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    Gig Harbor, Washington
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    horses, saltwater fish and reefkeeping, plants, hounds
  1. Trimming Parrot Mouth Myself

    Thats what I wanted to know, Thanks CMV. Now to schedule that float (again)
  2. Trimming Parrot Mouth Myself

    Im not talking about any of her teeth that come together with other teeth. Her front top incisors do not touch any other teeth. I can try and grab a picture, but imagine the worst parrot mouth you have ever seen. All I would do is take the rasp part, not even attached to the handle, and use it like a nail file periodically. No major shaping, just removing length. Kind of like the riders rasp for hooves, it would remove excess length that doesnt get worn down naturally. (I dont know if Im explaining myself well here) I would be no where near her gums or lips. I wouldnt have to do more than hold her upper lip out of the way. I think with someone to hold her head, she would have no issues with this at all. Im not planning anything until I talked to my vet. Don't worry! I just wondered if someone from this huge pool of horse people has done something similar.
  3. Trimming Parrot Mouth Myself

    I havent thought to ask my vet yet, but I'm wondering if I can keep my mares front teeth trimmed myself. She is due to see the vet and have her teeth floated. Im planning on doing that soon, but Im wondering if its possible to keep her in line between floats. She has an extreme parrot mouth and her upper incisors grow too long and makes it hard for her to graze. Her lower jaw doesnt even come into contact with her front teeth, just the pallet behind the teeth. Im thinking that if I can just file it down some, she will have an easier time eating. Nothing drastic (not sure if she would even let me mess with her teeth. She is always sedated when the vet comes) and I would not be attempting to do her molars at all. Anyone else float their own horses teeth? Thanks
  4. Please Help A Worthy Organization Win The Pepsi Refresh Grant

    bump for the evening folks
  5. Please Help A Worthy Organization Win The Pepsi Refresh Grant

    Thanks! Lets see how much good the horse community can do! Please vote every day and tell your friends. It literally takes 10 seconds if you go and log in with your facebook account. Thanks!
  6. Please Help A Worthy Organization Win The Pepsi Refresh Grant

    Bump for the mid day folks. Please vote!
  7. This is the job that keeps me able to have horses. Those of you who work with non-profits know how hard it has been to get funding lately. We need all the help we can get. Please tell your friends and family to vote. It only takes a second and you are really helping. Vote For Harbor WildWatch You can also text to vote Text* 102314 to Pepsi (73774) *Standard text messaging rates apply. Here is a little background. More can be found at our website. HWW Harbor WildWatch has been actively educating local residents about the incredibly unique habitat of Puget Sound for the past six years. What began as educational signs around the beaches and parks has grown into four distinct programs. "Get Your Feet Wet" focuses on getting the public to the beach. We have touch tanks for them to experience the wildlife up close while volunteers and naturalists answer their questions. Our "Harbor Outreach Program" gets naturalists into the schools to teach hands on workshops for grades k-8. These classes are free to schools and cover topics including: watersheds, plastics, geology, salmon, food webs and much more. "SeaStars & Beyond" is a hands-on program for nature-loving students that involves a series of marine education workshops, a service project, and volunteering at our ?Get Your Feet Wet" beach programs. "Pier into the Night" focuses on what is found in the Sound after dark.
  8. Is Bigger Better?

    I got lucky with my mare. She was bred and raised to be an eventer for her owner who is 6'2" Her dutch warmblood sire is nick named Big Boy and was 17.3... but Sadie never really grew like they thought she would, and tops out at 15.3. Its perfect for me. Im only 5'2" but Im all leg. I only have about an inch from the top of my pelvis to the bottom of my rib. My husband is two inches taller than I am, but my bellybutton is a good 6 inches higher than his. I have no torso. Here is my mare Sadie. And here is Squirt. He makes me look like a giant.
  9. Fencing Someone Else's Property

    Ok, So I think I have stumbled into something really really good. I posted on craigslist that I was looking for pasture in my town. A nice gentle man responds and says he has a pasture but the fencing needs some repair. Its got trees for shelter and a creek for water. Its about 10 minutes from where I live and right in between my moms house and mine. (We would be keeping both her pony and my horse there) So I go out there today to look at it and its great! Lush pasture, good footing, lots of trees. Plenty of open space to ride and even enough room to gallop. The fencing is wood posts with barb wire but the top string was taken down so I would put up hot wire on the top. I plan to buy a solar charger so I dont have to use his electricity. What kind of fencing would you put up? the posts are already there, so all I need is the wire or tape or whatever. Anyway, he is telling me all about it and Im falling in love with it and Im aftraid he is going to say something like: Ok, you can have it if you fence it and pay $100-150 a month per horse. But instead he says if I make it suitable for my horses and pay all the expenses of getting it up to snuf, that he will let me keep them there for free for a couple of years! So I want to make sure this is all legit, so I think I would like to have him sign something. So any ideas what? Im planning to offer a signed waiver of liability, so he doenst have to worry about my mom or me injuring ourselves, but what else should I include? Thanks!
  10. Ebay Non Selling Seller.

    Thats exactly what I did get. I put in the higher bid before going to bed, so I was in the lead when she ended it. I got notice that I won, paid, and then read her message about relisting it. It was just wierd cause I woke up early to bid, and it was already over and I won. We'll see what actually happens.
  11. Ebay Non Selling Seller.

    440 Thats kind of what Im thinking, and I was about to go that way when she said she would relist it. But then she says that she has another buyer. Her story is changing and I think she just has sellers remorse.
  12. Ebay Non Selling Seller.

    She seemed like a pretty legit person. If the saddle is the brand she says, and the age she says, (only 4 months old and in like new condition) than its a killer deal. Especially since she wants to back out cause she got an offer for $2000. If its not what she said, I have no problem mailing it back. Ebay protects you for that kind of thing too.
  13. Ebay Non Selling Seller.

    If she cancelled within 12 hours of the end it is the same as me winning it. I checked and double checked the rules. While they cant force her to mail it to me, they can exclude her from selling on ebay again. The ebay rep said that they take non selling sellers very seriously. I agree, it will be a big fight, but its a really nice saddle...
  14. Ebay Non Selling Seller.

    If she cancelled within 12 hours of the end it is the same as me winning it. I checked and double checked the rules. While they cant force her to mail it to me, they can exclude her from selling on ebay again. The ebay rep said that they take non selling sellers very seriously. I agree, it will be a big fight, but its a really nice saddle...