QueenBAW

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    Ill try anything once, yes anything. Well, this day didnt go as planned at all. I woke up early to scramble around and pick all the girls up for the driving clinic today. Got out there and within the first hour all 4 girls were uninterested and not paying attention at all. I shouldve stayed but I told the girls to pack it up since they werent paying attention. I took each of them home. It was a quiet ride home. Ive never been so aggrivated with these girls before. I told them they wasted my time and Id have to think really hard about wasting my time and money on thier showing. We had talked about this clinic days in advance and they were discouraged from coming if they weren't that interested, but they all wanted to come. Anyway, after that a friend invited me to come read a part for his new short film, which I did. It will be on YouTube eventually (with all the others Ive done) and Ill let you guys know. Its basically based on the old Phantom comic book. Then took my dogs to a friends to play and Benny decided swimming in the pond covered with algea would be a good idea...eww. Yea she had to have a bath. Now Im off to bed so I can wake up before the rooster crows. I get to watch my niece and nephew tomorrow til 7pm. Its gonna be a loooong day lol, pray for me!
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    Hahaha! The girls say the same thing and I remind them that theyre all cute when theyre little. When it comes time to halter break/train they arent so cute anymore.
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    He is pretty fuzzy lol. Hes coming to us already, sniffing us, checking us out. He should have a halter on by next week.
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    One day old
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    Yes they are, unfortunately. Makes it hard to catch mama or baby if something is wrong with either. This mare isnt too bad about being caught or letting her baby be handled. She usually has babies that are curious about people from the beginning, so that makes it a bit easier. Ive already scratched this little fella all over, and he liked it. The other mare thats due to foal any day is the exact opposite.
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    A storm was passing through when I snapped it. Made a pretty neat pic. If I can find kids to show the mares he keeps breeding, he wont breed them. Cricket escaped being bred because I told him we were going to work with her and show her. And I am. Ive asked that he not breed this mare so we can show her next year. The other one thats due anyday I may try to sell.
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    First mini foal born yesterday. Its a colt. Ive got one more mare due any day and then hopefully this will be the end of the foals/breeding...for good.
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    Sitting at the vets office now and we're in good shape! Going home on an antibiotic. Vet didnt see the need for an xray but if it doesnt clear up or is worse by Monday then he'll xray it.
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    Benny loooves poultry poo to roll in. We have a lot of canadian geese at the farm and shes always rolling in thier poo. Plus theres the massive mountain of chicken poo the landlord has at the back of the property that he uses to fertilize his fields. Benny looooves rolling in that. Especially her face, which is harder for me to wash lol. Luckily she and Faith like thier horse turds frozen to snack on though.
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    I rushed home, worried about Faith. I get home and shes much much much better! Swelling she had last night is gone. There is still a small lump on her jawline so Im still taking her in tomorrow. I just want to make sure there isnt a splinter of bone from the deer leg in there. Shes eating, drinking, wagging her tail. I almost wonder if she punctured herself in the mouth ( I can see a puncture wound in her mouth on her jawline) with the deer leg and whatever grossness was on the deer leg created an infection/abcess vs. a splinter. I guess we'll see tomorrow.
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    Iams Large Breed
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    Yes but I think this is something that is going to require surgery.
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    Well, as of right now it looks like I'm going to have to limit the girls classes to the 3 obstacle classes and omit the Showmanship and Model Classes. My dog Faith is trying to bankrupt me yet again. Jenna, the old dog found a random deer leg last week and decided to drop it in our yard. I saw Faith basking in the sun with the deer leg the other day and didn't think anything of it. Well, yesterday morning we woke up and she had a golf ball sized lump on her jaw line. I looked around inside her mouth (as much as she'll let me, shes funny about her mouth ever since she had her teeth cleaned last year) in the area and I can see a puncture wound. My guess is that shes got a splinter of deer leg bone in there. I had to work yesterday and today so I made the appointment for tomorrow. I hated putting it off but when I got home last night she was her usual self...with some swelling. Shes eating, drinking, wagging her tail. So off we go to the vet tomorrow. Ugh, isn't it always something?!
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    Yes! I think on a nice sunny day we could sit outside and they could decorate their pillow case and Id hot glue their decorations on.
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    So, our first show is a month away and I'm already stressing. We're having a "team meeting" on Sunday on the way to the Driving Clinic. So far Zarinna (my cowgirl) is showing. My high risk teen Haley is out of the residential program and is coming to the show but has chosen not to show but to watch, which is fine. Cassie will probably not show but she may, we'll talk about it Sunday. Zoey wants to show but her sister has told her if she doesn't practice she isn't showing, lol. We're gonna have a talk and figure out whos showing and whos not, those that aren't can watch/groom. Im giving them more responsibility this year as well. They will be responsible for signing up for their classes, I will be standing there to make sure its done correctly, and to pay, but Im not holding their hand. They will be responsible for last minute grooming and putting on their own hoof polish. They will be responsible for their own show clothes. Meaning when theyre done they will change and put their show clothes neatly in their own garment bag. Lastly they will be responsible for packing their pony up for the trailer, sheet, shipping boots and all and loading their pony. There will be 4 of them, they can work together and get it done. Speaking of garment bags...right now their show clothes are hung up in my closet in a plastic bag. I wanted to make them their own garment bags so its more personal to them and make them responsible for their clothes. So I got out my sewing machine and fabric and sewed a straight line and then tossed it aside. And then standing in the thrift store yesterday I had an epiphany...vintage colorful pillowcases make perfect garment bags! I ordered a grommet machine to punch a hole out at the top for the hanger to slip through and I could add a zipper to the bottom if need be. Whew, I can do this!
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    I really want an old tractor tire filled with dirt so they have to stand ontop of it. Im sure theyd hop right up though. I keep using the farrier bill as an example to my landlord why he shouldnt breed more.
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    Balloons! Why didnt I think of that?! Im on it. Grabbing some on the way home. Minis are different for sure, I was just trying to explain it to a nonhorsey person lol.
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    Yes, we use pool noodles a lot
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    I love those cars. Theyre the landlords projects when he retires, lol. Problem is, he'll never retire. I have the bridge just didnt get pics yesterday. Ill put water in the pool, good idea! Im sure I can find a matress at the dump lol
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    Yesterday evening shenanigans. I would love new obstacle ideas. Nothing phases these minis. I took Cricket through them as well and she did wonderfully. Im having a coggins pulled on her next week and hope to take her to the show next month. Eta: we also have a bridge obstacle and ground poles. I WISH I hadve recorded Margarita going over the "ground poles"...theres 4 of them and she jumped them like a gymnastic grid! I almost died laughing and we couldn't get her to do it again.
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    Oh Heidi, I cant express how sorry I am. I teared up reading your post. Im so so sorry.
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    Gasp! I just RSVP'd the girls and I to a beginners carriage driving class 20 minutes up the road from us next Sunday....and we've been invited to bring "June"! They would fit her with a harness and let us ground drive her through some cone obstacles. How great of an opportunity would THAT be?!?! Ugggh, I neeeed a truck, or a granddaddy in a good mood that will take us, lol. Cross your fingers guys/gals!
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    I have to admit that I am glued to you and Leos updates. I honestly cant help but wonder if whatever is wrong with Leo is the same as what may be ailing my Mr. Butters. I think about you and Leo everyday and have my fingers and toes crossed for you!
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    I have thought about adding weight for her but I dont know how to attach it to her so to speak AND how old do they have to be to pull weight?? She'll be 2 in June. I cant wait for Cricket to shed out so you can see what a pretty little head she has. I found a guy on a mini tack page on Facebook that deals with mini halters. I took some measurements fot him yesterday and he's sending a large mini size. We'll see how it fits.
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    Aww thank you! June actually drives better for me than for her but I let her try til she gets frustrated, and then I drive for a little bit so we end on a good note. Im glad Leo is doing better!