robertbel1

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    Enjoying the out doors,photography, drawing,use to paint,riding and training my horses,reading, and living life to the fullest.....

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  1. Texas People #4

    Merry Christmas to all you Texans. Heck Bec you don't know what cold is. I am freezing my rear off even during the day now. Other day it was -5 at night and horse water tank froze because the circuit breaker tripped. Well an electrician was suppose to come out last week and put electricity in the barn with a light, switch and one outlet. Never showed up just like the rest of the people I hire to do things around here. lol. At least I know where he lives so after Christmas will catch him at his house and remind him he forgot me. JR I am on Face Book most of the time now so you have missed out on all near misses and even a horse rearing up and landing on me. Now that one I didn't bounce back from too quick. Usually fractures don't bother me but this sucker kept me awake at night. lol. Wasn't my horse but could have been worse but yanked his head around enough he didn't land his entire body on me. Now that would have been a sight with me flattened out on hard ground. You could call me skinny for sure then. Hope you and family are doing well and no accidents lately.
  2. Texas People #4

    I deleted two posts thinking I had deleted all my posts. Didn't know what I was doing on here with so many changes. Few of the people I do remember but some new ones too. I hang out on Face Book when I do go on. My Toshiba lap top's fan quit working and keeping a floor fan blowing on it is a tad cold in the winter for me. So forgot I was going to buy an Apple for the first time and bought a Dell. I hate the thing as Dell is trying to run when I am use to using Windows. I don't care about Roxio and all the other junk they try to force me to use. It hurts to see Shayna in more physical problems. Poor girl never gets one **** break it seems when she is such a sweet person. Well been messing with Comanche lately the Leopard Appy that thinks he is a big dog. Now that Maxie went to dog heaven he thinks he is another Maxie. I use to get so tickled when Comanche would groom Max from head to tail. Well see you in another six months. And don't be hurting yourself any more. You're getting up there in years now ole woman. lmbo. I know you don't look it but you are past the thirty mark. lol. SO need to be more careful or end up a mess like me accident prone. Oh this is Sunora's Tex Tan Full Quarter Horse bar saddle and it slides all over him when he sweats. First ride off the property he reared a tad nothing to get excited about but the saddle went half way down his side with me in it.
  3. Robertbell Needs Some Hugs.

    My link Hope this link to Face Book works for you nice people. I took Maxie out for his last happy time with his buddy Comanche and let him do any thing he thought he was cap[able of. My heart was in my throat several times. I was blocking it out fine until it was getting dark and decided to check my Paint in the barn and Max started barking outside. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks this is my last night with my best friend. I doubt I sleep tonight and I sure hope the vet is in early in the morning so I can get this over with fast. I do not want to be able to dwell on it part of the day or days as I will start finding excuses to not do it now even though it is what must be done. Today he laid out on the ground awhile then I went out and stood on the porch to check on him. He took awhile to get up and as always when laying for any time he had to limp to the steps avoiding too much weight on the frayed ligament back leg. He stood at the base of the steps where he has fallen before and I could sense him building his courage to get to me on the porch. Then he takes the steps fast to get to me not missing a step. I thought about putting down ply wood but the angle still would be too steep. I know it will go fine tomorrow but am still very anxious and so sad about the whole **** thing. After soaking the resting place several times I finally after two days finished this afternoon so it is ready. Good thing I didn't depend on the next door neighbor who was to check the ground and decide if he could dig it with the tractor and loader. I have learned here to never depend on any one nor believe any one. It is going to be so hard tomorrow that I will have to kind of shut down for awhile to deal with his loss. Halley can't never take his place she just isn't what he was to me and I will never get another pet like him as long as I live just too hard on the heart. Any way he had a ball today in the pond and exploring and yes racing in the pasture. I was scared to death his legs would break some of the things he was doing but I had decided his last day he was going to be allowed to do whatever his heart led him to do. Comanche as usual wanted to groom him after he left the pond. They made me laugh the antics they go through. I will miss their relationship so much. I have never seen a dog and horse take to each other like they have and for a horse to actually want to gently groom the dog is amazing to me. Hope you enjoy the fun they had today in the pics. I know there is a lot and I did it on purpose to have some memories all in one place. Hope you like them. **** I was going to add one of Max's pics to whatever they call the pics at the bottom of our post and it has been so long since I have done any thing I am lost and don't know how to do a darn thing. Nothing like having a memory problem. Oh well it isn't important.
  4. Robertbell Needs Some Hugs.

    Thank you.......... Tomorrow the horses will get a chance to say good bye to Maxie before I cover him in his grave in the pasture where he is the happiest with his horse buddies. The horse Comanche above grooms him since a weanling from head to toe and will probably try to wake him. Going to be roughest thing in my life to do tomorrow. Some of you will remember what happened to my beloved Arabian and so help me the poor new vet tomorrow better hope Maxie dies in peace or **** well be paid on the spot. I will explain what happened to my Arabian to him by a saddistic vet and better not happen to my best friend Max.
  5. How Many "missourians" Are Out There?

    Helloooooooo Any one home? Is every one surviving this triple digit temp with no rain> Grrrr. No grass in my yard and pastures are gone turned brown. Bought two round bales for the horses to graze on already. Not much going on with me. Had a horse rear and fall on me and put me out of commission. Haven't ridden Sunora for months because of a darn abscess that left a big hole in her hoof and also the sole had to be cut away so now mud gets in the part not grown out yet. Tried putting some memory foam in it and it seems to be holding now. Since Sunora's accident and yanking the divider out of the two horse trailer she wouldn't enter the thing. I have to take her and Comanche to a farrier Monday so have been working with the two last few days around 6:30 in the morning when it isn't so hot. She is doing unbelievably good now. I can send her in and tie her. Today she was cross ways in the trailer and I was getting ready to load Comanche. Not even using the Anderson stick to tap and tell her side I just gave the command side and the stinker side passed to her side of the trailer. I am busting my buttons on my girl now for over coming her fear of the trailer. Sure be glad when we get some rain and get out of the triple digits. Christy how is the house going? I am guessing with this weather you have the cement poured and finished.
  6. How Many "missourians" Are Out There?

    OK Chris give you an example of what I have to put up with Master Joker. Here is him standing so innocently. But when I opened the door before he ran to the middle of the yard to look innocent he was making a big bang that caused me to open the door. Here he is so innocent. But the bang I heard and opened to the door to check out was Ornery half up the porch steps trying to drag the steam cleaner off the porch. He is always up to some thing. He has even ran by me and grabbed the halter out of my hand. At least when I yelled at him he did stop and drop it before he took off again. lol.
  7. How Many "missourians" Are Out There?

    I am wishing I had went ahead and bought the Arabian I had lined up. He is the only horse I have ever had that looked better as a yearling than he does now. Yeah can't wait to see you Chris. Hopefully Sunora won't be lame by then and we can go on a trail ride. If we can find you a horse. lol.
  8. Texas People #4

    Mare am so sorry about Hubby and job. Wish the best for you and your family. Amazed like QH how that horse changed colors so much but that breed as I have seen ends up doing it most of the time. QH so sorry about hubby. I wish they could find a med that would help him not take so much on and get too him emotionally. I tend to do the same thing but try to counsel myself or it will get to me too much. I tend to go for the world problems not just family and man there is no way fixing the world that is for sure. lol. I can't even take care of myself much less worry about what is going to happen in this world. lol. How is Trace and Amanda doing? Has Trace caught any more Bass? He is quite the fisherman. lol. You need to put a brick on his head to slow his growing down. Going to be driving a car before we know it. I wish I could take Alicia back to three years old some times. I miss that so much. Boy does that pup have you wrapped around its paw. lmbo. You softie you. lol. Hope the rest of you characters are doing well and not getting too hot yet. Man when we had 91* in April I though oh no triple digits two months early but it is cooling back down now in fact we were having forties at night and I froze my rear off with the windows up. lol. Not it is in the low 50's at night which isn't bad at all. Well I weed trimmed till my fingers felt like they were vibrating so decided to go for a ride. When I am feeling over whelmed it helps me a lot. Since I want to wait to let Sunora heal completely I rode Comanche down to the wooded area. OOPS! It came off again. It was just as Sunora and Beauty came running through the trees nickering at us. I was sure he would bolt so tugged on the reins and told him to stand. Little rascal did imagine that. I don't ride him long since he is still growing so herded the other two around awhile then turned loose in the shaded area of the woods. So he takes off for the deepest area of the creek to play in. He is going to be another Sunora and take me in the middle of the pond to drown me. Oh darn almost forgot. JR those are the best pics. Loved the one of Cadance next to the bird so cute.
  9. How Many "missourians" Are Out There?

    Weed trimmed till my fingers felt like they were vibrating. Decided to take spots for a ride since Sunora isn't healed completely yet. Yep it happened again and just as Sunora and Beauty came running after us through the trees. I was sure he would take off but I just tugged a little on the reins around his neck and told him to stand. Luckily he did. lol. After I herded the other two horses around awhile I turned him loose and right for the creek he went to play in.
  10. How Many "missourians" Are Out There?

    Not really doc. The vet from the university felt it was an abscess very inflamed yet she couldn't find it on the hoof. I always thought it had started as a bruise on the frog stepping on rock crossing lanes to houses along the highway. In the beginning it was only the frog that was tender then later the hoof. SO I agreed about the abscess. She still isn't over it completely and it has to be at least three weeks now. Have a friend on Face Book her horse almost had it get in the coffin bone and once in there according to her vet there is no hope.
  11. Texas People #4

    Best wishes for Missey. Because Sunora is lame I am starting Comanche sooner than I plan. Will not do more than a walk till fall but am working on cues and directing him during ride. Put my bosal on him and took out for the North pasture. So we are starting to move again and he shakes his head and this is what happens. Nothing like being on an unbroke horse and have your head stall fall off. lol. This is why the small rope is attached. The head stall is made of harness leather and very heavy and stiff. This happened one time with Sunora and one of her quick moves it came off. Quit using after that till now. I want him use to tight places so I set the metal water tank close to the fence and then ride him into it and stop him to stand. I take the bosal off then he has one of his Joker moments and grabs a rope rein and tries to take the hack away from me. I had my time so Max wanted his play time with his Buddy. Self Explanatory after I turned him loose.
  12. How Many "missourians" Are Out There?

    Because Sunora is lame I am starting Comanche sooner than I plan. Will not do more than a walk till fall but am working on cues and directing him during ride. Put my bosal on him and took out for the North pasture. So we are starting to move again and he shakes his head and this is what happens. Nothing like being on an unbroke horse and have your head stall fall off. lol. This is why the small rope is attached. The head stall is made of harness leather and very heavy and stiff. This happened one time with Sunora and one of her quick moves it came off. Quit using after that till now. I want him use to tight places so I set the metal water tank close to the fence and then ride him into it and stop him to stand. I take the bosal off then he has one of his Joker moments and grabs a rope rein and tries to take the hack away from me. I had my time so Max wanted his play time with his Buddy. Self Explanatory after I turned him loose.
  13. How Many "missourians" Are Out There?

    Thanks Cheyenne. Well she must be better than she was because when I had the lap top outide to take a cam pic and had led her out of the barn to give her a break from being in the barn. Ground tie no longer applied after being held in the barn way to long in her opinion. lol. She took off like a streak of lightening. She actually ran and bucked around the pasture in a circle with the other two trying to catch her but not able too. That is with two lame front feet. lol. I took the lead off and decided to let her graze awhile. Let the time get by and realized it was already dark and over an inch of rain was forecast for last night. Took a flash light and started walking. I never did find the three of them. They had to be hid in the tree in the three pastures for me to not see them. And they sure wssn't going to answer to my call when they knew it was to return to the barn. Got up this morning and looked out and still no horses. lol. I am fairly sure the diaper wrap with duct tape will be found some where in the pastures. :yahoo: :yay: Been a long wait....
  14. Texas People #4

    QH thrilled the puppy is going to be able to keep its leg. I was so afraid it would be amputated.
  15. How Many "missourians" Are Out There?

    My link Hi journey. Well I talked to the Equine Podiatrist and we are going to treat it as a fungi which makes more sense to me. At this point I worked the hoof over since the farrier didn't and today soaked in Clean Trax for one hour. Wow!!!!!!!!!!! I see now why I was told to be sure and wrap the top of the boot soak. The fumes are deadly. lol. Had no idea they woud be so potent. Reminded me of the time I mixed bleach with some thing to clean in the kitchen and ended up opening windows and doors and turning on fans it was so potent. Put the dogs in the bed room and closed the doors. Even with a bandanna on I couldn't breathe and my lungs bothered me for two weeks. Any way this stuff does not affect the good tissue like the toxic bleach or other remedies. I had used Koppertox before and that stuff dries the frog up big time. The Podiatrist wants me to do it one more time in two weeks. It was hilarious but not. I didn't want to wait till Tuesday before I could use Pay Pal so took a large dog food bag that is insulated on the inside to keep moisture and air out. Waited till in the barn to pour the gallon of water in then poured the powder of the Clean Trax in. All of a sudden a seam started leaking the water out. Hey this was suppose to be air tight darn it. lol. I grabbed a huge clean bucket and sit the bag in it squeezing the top shut so I could breathe. Put Sunora's foot in it and boy did she surprise me. Stood there for one hour not making a move for me. I was proud of my stinker. Poured the remaining solution into the horse trailer to kill any spoores living on the mats. Podiatrist thinks the spoores are in the hay in the barn on the floor where they are peeing and pooping. Suggested that I put rock down then mats which would make the cleaning much easier. Believe I well. journey it is funny how the tenderness has moved from the frog not to the back of the bulbs and even then she barely flinches if pressed on. The area has turned white like the frog had been. So guess it is gradually healing up. No sign of an abscess blowing the only thing remotely resembling a blown abscess is at the coronet band in the middle in front there is a bare spot a little puffy. That was the last place Sunora had an abscess blow but it didn't look like this. Guess time will tell. I have cut out pain shots and am giving her biotin in her feed and plan to make it a permanent thing as she has always had trouble with cracking hoofs. Been messing with ornery Comanche setting on him bare back and doing a little walking and turning teaching neck rein at the same time. He is a stubborn little cuss some times but have learned more sensitive I am the better he does. He isn't one to get in a contest of wills.