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  1. Whoaaaa...it let me in!

    Lol! They let me in too! I'm certain their servers are going to implode with all this sudden activity!!
  2. Turps Hard Luck Lucy In Foal To Howelling Corona (Jasper)

    It's late April 2013. Baby yet? I wanna see what Jasper puts on the ground. :)
  3. Driver's License Costs

    $100. Heck, every time I walk into the registries office, for anything, it cost me in and around $100. Plate validation stickers? 100 bucks/year Drivers Renewal? 100 bucks/5 years, I believe. The plates themselves are cheap, and can be kept for a lifetime. It's the validation sticker that goes along with it that is pricey. Paying that also gives you a yearly vehicle "registration" slip too. The registration part of "Licence and registration please?" LOL!
  4. Copays At The Doctors....do You Pay?

    Oh, just recently, I had an abcessed tooth and wisdoms that needed to come out. I didn't have the money for the dentist, but it was emergent. Hospital gave me antibiotics and pain meds, and I went and talked to social services. They covered my dentist visit, and surgery, virtually no questions asked. I was more than grateful for THAT.
  5. Copays At The Doctors....do You Pay?

    I can make a doctors appointment, walk in, and not pay a dime. I can go to the walk in clinic, and leave, without paying a dime. I can go to the emergency room, get treated, and leave, and not pay a dime. I LOVE my insurance... Wait, we all have that. I LOVE being Canadian. There have been times I was too broke to put the gas in my car to drive the 3 miles to the hospital. Yet, too sick to not get seen by a doctor. What if you can't afford insurance, and get seriously injured? Your screwed. You shouldn't have to ask people to borrow money, or scrounge up every dime you have, to pay to see a doctor. Your(collective, for the US) healthcare system needs some SERIOUS work.
  6. Things To Do With A Yearling?

    Just "play" with your horse. Set up some barrels, and walk in, around, through them. Get them to sidepass over them. Trotting in hand over poles. Turning on the forehand, turning on the haunches, backing, etc.. Those are things any horse, regardless of where he/she is going to wind up, are good things to have as the basics. You can also get your yearling used to things flapping, tarps, etc.. Try lunging a bit, roundpen work, ground driving, etc... Basically, you can work your yearling in the same fashion, on the ground, that you would to prepare a horse for riding. Just keep it light, and in short sessions. It'll make that initial saddle training a lot easier. You don't need a formal session, or clinician's book to tell you what to do.
  7. Westren Riding Lesson 2

    My horse is kept outside, with a run in stall for feed times. His tail looks and feels awesome, and I hardly touch it. When I do, I use Vetrolin Shine Spray, and then comb it out slowly with a hair brush a person would use. I do usually keep it braided in a 3 tube tail bag in the winter, but lost my tailbag, couldn't find one locally, so I didn't bother. I've never had a tail freeze in the winter. I keep the wet products to a minimum, and make sure it's completely dry before braiding. It's usually only braided for the sole purpose of keeping it out of the wet, and mud. I don't want to try and wash out frozen mud balls off the bottom of his tail because the wet mud froze in there. No thank you! Not people who just show, wash their horses first, before applying a shine spray. First, it's not a necessary tool to everyday grooming. I don't show, and my horse gets bathed a few times throughout the summer. But other than that, he's just curried, and then a soft brush is taken to his coat. He looks awesome, and I do minimal grooming. Another note, Vetrolin shine isn't a shine spray, or a detangler. It is a coat/hair conditioner. I can use vetrolin once a month, and his hair stays, for the most part, tangle free. I really love the stuff. He hasn't been in a stall in, almost 7 years now.
  8. *friendly Wave* Hi...!

    Lol, I make sure mine get washed when needed, or if they get sweaty. But, Zeus doesn't apparently lay down in his. I never find poop stains, or mud marks, or anything. His lime green turtle print blanket, at a year later, is still just as bright and green as the day I pulled it out of the bag.. Lol! He is so good with his blankie. Lol.
  9. Hey, Hc "oldsters!"

    Snappy Sand Bagger... Lol!
  10. A Few Update Pics For Y'all.

    My 4 year old papillion does the same thing with her food. Except she'll bring a mouthful over to the living room floor, spit them all out, then proceed to eat one by one.. Lol! It amuses me. Everything looks good Red. I agree with Melanie, and i'd feel better if Tequila had a nylon halter on, but i'm not going to pester you about it. :)
  11. Wwyd? And A Question...

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could just smack 'em upside the head with a 2x44??? ETA: The person, not the horse.
  12. Hey, Hc "oldsters!"

  13. *friendly Wave* Hi...!

    Y'know Melanie, I thought about stealing Glenn. But after looking at the blanket pic, not sure i'd want your laundry bill.. hahaha!!!!!!! Zeus's blankets always stay clean.. Lol! Boys look good though!
  14. Those We Lost In 2012

    In May of 2011 I lost my father, who was my best friend, my rock, my everything. He was 51 years old, and it was exactly 1 month after my birthday. July of this year I sold his horse, and then October I put down his dog Wendyl. Here's hoping 2013 really is better, because i'm ready to just be done.
  15. Hey, Hc "oldsters!"

    I think that "crazy lady" you're referring to was Bumper. I really liked her, and miss her a lot. When she got banned, I pretty much stopped coming here. As well as PrairieRose... Miss her lots!! BadlandsBIa!!!!!! HIII!!!! *waves like a little kid seeing Santa* I joined pushing 7 years ago, now. Have basically lurked for the last couple years though.
  16. My Daughter Isn't Interested In Learning To Drive

    When I was 12, my dad had an old Chevy Silverado, 1/2 ton pickup. He looks at me one day, says "Wanna drive?" HECK YES! I've been driving ever since. Got my learners at the earliest, 16. A year later, I had my "G2", enabling me to drive on my own, but with restrictions. I wouldn't NOT have a license. I'm currently driving a 1990 Dodge 2500 diesel. It's a beast, and I love it. Soon, i'll be driving it, and pulling a horse trailer, across the country. I'll be 24 in April. Wouldn't have it any other way. My truck was in the shop for some maintenance repairs, and I had to walk to work. Getting to work for 7am, with a 20 minute walk, SUCKED. I squealed when I got my truck back.. Lol!
  17. Annie's Foal Watch -Colt!

    That was a fast delivery! Baby appears to be healthy, and chrome-y. Absolutely adorable! Dusty is watching diligently like a good Uncle.
  18. Do You Tip Your Farrier?

    I give my farrier an extra $5. $25/horse x 3, I give her $80. She's also on time, does a fantastic job. I've run late a few times, and she's gotten started on Wyatt. Working nights, and having to drive 50 miles to the barn makes it difficult to get there for early appointments. We have also gone riding before, i've rented her trailer. She and I have a good relationship. I really like her.
  19. Annie's Foal Watch -Colt!

    I'm voting she goes tonight.
  20. Annie's Foal Watch -Colt!

    I've been watching her the last few nights. She had a few moments last night that made me wonder if she wasn't really close. {{{HFV}}}
  21. Annie's Foal Watch -Colt!

    She looks like the baby is just going to fall out the bottom.. Lol!
  22. Sticky Situation... X 2

    Pay the vet, and get a copy of the statement. Then forward statement to the kicking horses owner, and tell her you'd like at least a 50% reimbursement.
  23. Human First?

    Heck, my dogs aren't puppies and they go out first. Always. 2 of mine don't get along, and therefore have to go out separate. Target and Dandee i'll let out, then I run upstairs to do what I need to do. Come back down, bring them in, and let Wendyl out. While wendyl is outside, I distribute food, fill water bowls, etc.. Routine works for me. Sometimes Wendyl doesn't want to go out, but they're usually ready to go out.
  24. Houston! Updated-(New Pics Post #63)

    Awe, poor guy all alone. Sounds like a perfect reason to get a pony. Or 6. LOL!
  25. How Do I "dump" My Hair Dresser?

    I hardly got my hair done because I couldn't find a salon, or stylist that I liked. I'm not really picky, but when I say TRIM, and show them how much I want off, I don't appreciate losing 6" of my hair. Hadn't got my hair done in years. Went in November to my sister's stylist. I wanted a different color, and a TRIM. I got just that. Even though I had a couple inches of split ends, she only took off the 1/4 inch I asked for. LOVED the color, went from dirty blonde, to rich brown with red and blonde streaks. I just went back last week. Trusted her to take off a little more. Walked out with an inch gone, color the same. She's PHENOMONAL. Melanie, if your not against the drive, come to Hinton. LOL! Megan in the mall is awesome. I have hair down to the small of my back, completely dyed, styled, trimmed, for 140 after a 15% tip.