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  1. Trail Chat

    Well, I went to town and done some shopping. I really don't like shopping but somebody has to do it! I wish I could get hubby to go do it! I used to get my kids to do it after they got their driver's license but now they're moved out. Got 1 1/2 more years to go before the next one has a license. I did get some Christmas shopping done! Yea! We're supposed to get some snow tomorrow. Not much, an inch I think they're saying. Have a good night everyone
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    Mornin all Welcome Equinus Well, they are giving rain today and snow for tomorrow Only an inch accummilation though, so I guess it won't be too bad. Well, I gotta ge toutside and was the kennel runs down, feed everyone, and clean out stalls. Hope everyone has a great day!
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    Mornin all Well, I've read through the posts this morning and done some catching up. That post, "brillant Moments" is just too funny! Well, I gotta get outside and get some chores done. Have a great day!
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    Hi Ivory! He looks very calm and easy to ride and with a few groceries and a worming he should fatten right up and slick off and look very nice Ya might want to have his teeth floated too. It can make a big difference in the weight and appearence of a horse when they can get their feed chewed good. You probably already knew that anyhow Congrats on the new horse!
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    Horsebeauti...Sounds like you have good friends! Does your hubby realize if he ever meeses up, he's gonna have a posse on his back? Hollowfarm.... Thanks, I think she's going to be fine. Well, we're not selling Kota to my cousin after all. My cousin payed me for the new filly instead of buying Kota. She wanted the paint instead of a buckskin I guess. So now my aunt ( cousin's mom) still doesn't have a horse. My cousin is going to ride Kota until her paint is broke for her. I don't mind because I wasn't too hip on selling Kota anyway. She's one of the most layed back 4 yr olds I've ever seen. It's purdy chilly here too, 37 degrees right now Happy Trails!
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    horsebeauti... I came from a family that is pretty blessed too- big farmers. But when I divorced my first husband, I just wanted out! I took my kid's stuff, bed, dresser, tv , toys and stuff. I only took somme of my personal stuff and nothing else. I bought a car after I left. Then I met my hubby now and he had just came to Illinois and didn't have anything except a water bed, a junk couch, a Harley Davidson bike and a few dishes and clothes. That's what we started a home with. My parents would have probably helped us if I'd asked but I wouldn't. We scraped and worked and barely got by for a few years. We done the "buy a new truck and make payments" a few times and decided we were better off puting our money in the bank and buying used. So we don't do the payment thing anymore if we don't have to. It's fun to have nice new things, but it's not worth being a prisoner of the payment book and not having money to do stuff. I'd have left my husband if he'd bought a new truck with a $700 a month payment! I've made $700 and $800 a month truck payments before but only on used and so they would be payed off in a year.
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    Thank you Horsecrazy and Misty I'm praying she heals up pretty quick. My aunt finally agreed to get her a younger horse and now this. I didn't even wan tto tell her about it. I just payed the vet bill myself. I hope this doesn't happen again. This filly hasn't had a lot of interaction with people. She was running in a pasture with 2 other 2 yr olds. She's not even broke to lead very well. She's really gentle though and very willing. She's gonna make a good horse, just hope we don't have anymore mishaps along the way. Horsbeauti...sorry you are having money problems. I've been there before, especially in my younger days. I remember plenty of times going without. Makes a person a lot more appreciative of what he has. Me and hubby are doing pretty good (we're not rich- but sure not lacking, and have plenty to enjoy life), but we don't have a lot of things some of our friends have...big new trucks, big newly built homes and stuff, but ya know, when we first got married we owned a 13 inch black & white TV, our water bed, my kid's bed and their dresser and an old couch with the stuffing coming out. We rented an old farm house for $175 a month and couldn't hardly make the rent! Like I said, we have friends with more than we have BUT they have had a lot of land GIVEN to them and have inherited money and have parents that have helped them along, and they are still making payments to the banks out of every pay check! Me & hubby have good used stuff and it's paid for and we've worked and payed for it all ourselves! Nothing gave to us! We appreciate and enjoy the things we have because we earned them. So don't get down on having to spend pennies. I've been there, it gets better
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    Well, I just got back from the neighbor's. I had actually went to town to go to Walmart, got all the way to town and got a phone call while I was in Walmart that new 2 yr old filly (the one we got yesterday) had reared up while she was tied up at the hitching post and had cut her front leg. We still don't know for sure what she cut it on because Gary was inside the stall cleaning it and puting bedding down for her. So I called the vet and he met me there. He had to stitch her up. Got a $120 vet bill out of the deal. I just hope she heals well. I also hope we don't have to fight a bunch of proud flesh. She cut it pretty good. No tendons or anything were dammaged though. So that's how my night has gone so far
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    Well, got the chores "almost" finished. Got the mare turned out and got her stall cleaned, no baby yet. We're getting a little impatient here I think, we want that baby to get here! I've got Nevada tied at the hitching post. She's kinda mad at me I think, I keep tying her there and making her stand and stand and stand... and well, ya get the picture. She stands tied a good hour and maybe a little longer. She's going throught that 7 month old, "I don't have to listen to you, I'm big enough to do what I want" foal stage got some great buys girl! Wish I could have been to that sale! MistyDunn... That horse will be fine. There's peopel that will say don't ride em til their 4 or 5 even, but we start ours at 2 and have never had any problems. [ 12-01-2003, 11:55 AM: Message edited by: trailhoss2 ]
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    Mornin' all Flequus.... The filly is down at the neighbors. Our (Gary) neighbor's mare died from colic this spring and Me and his daughter bought him a weanling filly. That filly won't be ready to start for quite awhile. Gary was riding whoever's horse that had an extra . So, we bought this coming 2 yr old for my aunt who is too busy to be starting a horse right now, she's having a new house built and trying to sell the other one, working full time and so on. So, Gary (our neighbor) is going to start this filly for her and ride her for for about a year. That way he has a horse to ride, and my aunt has a well started horse when she's ready to hit the trails again. None of us had time, we are riding young ones ourselves. This is gonna work well, because Gary will have a horse to ride until his baby is ready to start I'll try to go down there this eveening and take pictures of her. She's a dark bay & white APHA paint. Her Sire is a big APHA black Tobiano and the mare is a TB. The filly is very stocky and big, like a quarter horse build, but she definately has the TB head. Mudder... I seen the trailride is quite a turnout You bringing them there famous men and all might get some of us in trouble with our own cowboys though I guess as long as Shann & Kas keep 'em to theirselves we'll be okay Well, I gotta get chorse done. Happy Trails everyone
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    Hi Well, I went and looked at the paint filly and yep, I bought her. I was actually looking at her for my aunt and we liked her so we brought her home. She'll be 2 years old in April. Have a good night everyone!
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    Mornin' all Well, I'm getting ready to go to church. Looks like it might be a little warmer out there today. After church I'm going to look at a paint filly. She's coming a 2 yr old. Bay & white APHA tobiano. I don't really need anymore horses, this one caught my attention though and my aunt does need a horse so I'm gonna go look at this one. Trailmom...I'm glad your father-in-law is feeling better Well, Have a Blessed Sunday everyone!
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    Hi everyone! We went and rode for awhile today. Bbbbuuurrrrr... 37 degrees and wind blowing. I was cold! I should have wore more clothes. horsebeauti...LOL! You're too young to be having senior moments
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    Mornin' all Just came in from stoking up the fire in the dog kennel. Boy, is it cold this morning!!! It got down to 22 degrees last night It's 25 out there right now but supposed to be warming up to the mid 40's today. I sure hope so 'cause we're riding today. I was happy the mare didn't have that foal last night, but I wish it would get here before everynight is that cold. Why do people breed there mares for winter foals?? For those of you who don't know, we bought her and found out 3 months later she was in foal. Called the previous owner and he said yep, she was in with his stud all winter last year. Now I wonder how anyone can sell a horse and forget to tell the buyer that one little detail Flequus.... That's an awful pretty mare. That's nice of you to take her while your friend is away. Happy Trails! [ 11-29-2003, 08:38 AM: Message edited by: trailhoss2 ]
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    Well, I just came in from strawing down the mare's (Cowgirl) stall. Boy is it cold out there , and windy too! I sure hope she doesn't have that foal tonight It's way to cold! Mudder , Brute is a mighty handsom gent Hey Mudder what is that game you always start? ...ya know the trail riding one. I was going to to start a thread in trail riding for it, but I didn't know how to start it. So what do ya think...ya wanna go on a trail ride? A cold trail ride! Ya wanna start us off on a nice long trail ride Mudder??? [ 11-28-2003, 06:36 PM: Message edited by: trailhoss2 ]
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    Shann1... That is so funny about the tree! I done that very same thing one year I had forgot I gave the old tree to the free will and the next year I couldn't find my tree. Gosh! I thought I was the only one that did that kind of stuff
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    Hi everyone! Well yesterday was definately a day for eating in this house! There was just too much food! We've still got enought to feed 2 or 3 more families Too cold to ride today. It's 34 degrees and we're having snow fluries. We've got plans to ride tomorrow, it's supposed to be 45 degrees tomorrow. I went to Fred's ( a little store in a town about 20 miles from us) and got my grandaughter one of those horses on the spring frame. She's 2 yrs old and LOVES horses. They have 2 at her house and she gets to ride with her daddy some, but she'll be able to ride anytime she wants now, 'cause grandma got her one that can live in the house! Trailmom, sorry about your father-in-law. Hope ya all have a great day...try not to eat too many left overs
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    Good Thanksgiving morning everyone! Dottie, I can't see your pictures but it sounds like you have a nice little gang there Hast, Is your horse considered a grulla? Some sort of a dun gene I assume, to be changing colors like that. Well, I guess I'm gonna stick the turkey in the oven in a little bit, unless I can talk hubby into deep frying it for me. The kids will be here for dinner and then if it's not raining we may take a short ride. Plans are to ride Friday and Saturday. The weather was supposed to be in the 50's all weekend but now they're saying 30's for Friday and 40's for saturday. I'm thinking Friday would be a good day to go Christmas shopping and ride on Saturday I better go start washing that bird! Happy Thanksgiving everyone EDITED to say...Dottie, I can see the pictures now! Nice mule you have! I love those little dogs too. I used to have Basset Hounds. I have na oppertunity to adopt a st banard, he is 3 yrs old and supposedly very well trained. He can even catch frisbees. The people had to give him up because of a housing situation. [ 11-27-2003, 08:31 AM: Message edited by: trailhoss2 ]
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    WoW!!! 17 hands!! I can barely get on my horse and he is 15.2 Does he stretch out for you to climb on? I had a 17 H gelding when I was about 14 years old that would stretch out. That's called something besides stretching out, but I can't remember what it is
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    Hi Trailmom! Here's what I think... I think your horse is very pretty! But either he is really big or you are really small to be able to fit in that little saddle! I ride a big stocky horse with a big saddle for a stocky (overweight) lady!
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    oh almost forgot... What I'm Thankful For.. 1.My faith in the Lord! 2.My Family! 3.My church family & my HC family! 4.My and my families good health! 5.My farm life & all my animals! 6.The roof over my head & the food on the table! 7.The good times and good trails shared with family and good friends!
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    Serendal...My parents raised dogs when I was growing up. I was raised on a big farm, cattle, hogs, chickens, some sheep , horses and of course dogs! Mom raised Dachshunds, Dad raised bird dogs and coyote hounds (american Fox hounds)used around here to coyote hunt. Anyway, my love for animals and my love for Dachshunds just kinda grew into having a state licensed kennel It was my daughter's love for the Chihuahua breed that got me started with those. They are hard to least the tiny ones are! I'm also pretty fond of Collies and have raised a few litters of them in the past, but I only have 2 females now and one is 13 years old and the other, only a year old, I plan to have spayed. She's my trail riding buddy!
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    Good morning all I just thought I would jump in here and say "hello" to everyone. I wasn't going to start posting on this thread because I don't always get time to visit HC everyday. That's the reason I can't keep up with what's going on over in CCC! I didn't go through and read all the posts of course, it would have taken forever. HORSECRAZYTN... I did see the pictures of your horses, very pretty! I hope to see ya at the Shawnee ride next spring! Okay, for those of you who don't know me... I'm a house wife and mother. I have 5 daughters, 3 still at home. Me, my husband and 2 of the girls spend most of our free time trail riding or just puting miles on the young horses. My 2 older daughters do ride some, but it's just not their thing really, my middle daughter doesn't ride anymore, she does like horses and has a mini colt that she's trying her best to train. My son-in-law likes riding and owns 2 horses. We have 7 horses right now and a foal on the way. We just sold 2 horses (Smokey & Sunkist) this weekend. We're going to miss them, but they did get really good homes. I also own a Dog Breeding Kennel. I raise Mini Dachshunds and Chihuahuas. Hubby is a driller for a big oil company, he works steady (7 days a week) for 9 months out of the year. He then is usually layed off 3 months in the spring and that's when we really hit the trails. our horses are... Niki, black & white Tobiano filly- 2 yrs old, started and riding the trails like an old pro (Hubby's horse)! Buck, Buckskin BS paint gelding, 6 yrs old, I just started him last year as a 5 yr old. Riding very well, just has lots to learn (my horse) Cowgirl...Dun Mare(looks buckskin) BS paint, 8 yrs old, in foal to a big tobiano, good trail horse. (daughter's horse) Dolly...Palomino Mare, 6 yrs old, great little horse. (daughter's new horse)(we had to retire her horse last year) Kota... Buckskin QH filly, 4 yrs old. My 13 yr old was riding her, but we are selling her to my cousin. Nevada.... 6 1/2 month old buttermilk buckskin BS paint filly. Buckwheat... 6 1/2 month old miniature buckskin colt. Very aunery! (daughter's project- he will be a cart horse someday!) I think that's the gang! Happy Trails everyone! [ 11-26-2003, 08:12 AM: Message edited by: trailhoss2 ]