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no havent herd from Remmie, praying for her safety [Angel][Angel][Angel]

SG- what happend with the whle stalking thing?? thats scary!! [Eek!]

yeah i emailed a saddle fitter and there and i also got a name for another one today at the barn. My moms taking the saddle back and bringing home a county for me to try on him. its a county competitior and its a narrow tree, we'll see what happends [Confused]

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Quick update on Tadd, too tired to do much of anything else [Razz] MRI's aren't covered by their insurance, but he talked to his mom last night and he's going to go to Seattle some weekend in the next couple of weeks to get a set done of his chest. His mom is in the medical field (a physical therapist) and deeply respects this specialist academically (though she doesn't like him personally) Tadd has gone to him before, when he severely injured his back (for those that don't know, he no longer has any ligaments in the lower lumbar region of his back to support his spinal column) So hopefully this guy will be able to do more for him than the last one did [Roll Eyes]

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Inky - I hope Tadd can finally get some answers. It sounds scary and I hope you can find something out!

BQD - I hope the next saddle you try will work! Have you tried a Bates? Mine fits my shark-fin withered TB with the narrowest gullet. But of course every horse is different so there's not telling if it would work for Gats or not.

SG - Your job sounds awesome! Congrats!

We had the company picnic yesterday. It went off without a hitch and all the kids loved getting to ride.

I went with my mom today to look at some PMU mares, and it looks like she'll be getting two. A pregnant Percheron mare named Blossom and a REALLY really cute appy mare (pony sized! yay! [big Grin] ) named Marnie. They are both only halter broke. Blossom is still kind of shy, but the appy tried to climb in our pockets and come home with us today, so I think she'll be a pretty easy project!

Oh! And my pregnant donkey looks like she's getting really close to having her baby. I am very excited about it (and nervous too). It will be her first baby (and ours too!).

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Hope Remmie's okay but they may not have power or computer service with the storm right now.

BQD, I have a friend who is a fitter and helped me fit my saddle who's horse sounds a lot like yours. Her Adam has very high withers. Interesting, her horse and one of mine actually have the same saddle--exact make and everything. In fact, when I was having trouble finding a saddle and trying every saddle in her and my trainer's barn, she went straight to Adam's and said she thought it would fit best. It's not a narrow, but the panels in the front are angled differently, which is why my County that I did ride did not work. This is a Passier, which is very expensive, but you can find some used ones. Adam's problem was very high withers. My horse's was a flatter back with more pronounced withers in relation to that back, so the deep seat with gusseted panels fits perfectly.

It looks like you are, most unfortunately, having to look at how individual saddles are made, and probably learning a bunch--I know I sure did. For what you are looking at spending, a saddle fitter is the way to go, although you have to be careful with them as well--some of them try to get you to by custom or semi custom saddles when you don't need them. I've been that route too!!!

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If Remmie is in the Tampa Bay area she's probably making out fine. They will get wind and bands of rain and have probably lost power, but it's the Keys and Miami that are getting the brunt of the storm.

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Sorry Ive been MIA guys.

Went and rode yesterday. Its been about a month since I rode Layla. She was great. We had a cold front move in and it was only 71 yesterday! I let her warm up on the lunge (not b/c she would do anything u/s but b/c I find she relaxes more if I let her start out on the lunge).

She was fantastic. A little resistant in her jaw but I was able to supple her and had no problems. She wanted to get a little rushy at the trot as she likes to decide our tempo and has to remember to wait for ME, but she was really good. And now that my chiro has my pelvis going back into place, my cantering to the right problem is going away. Since my right hip was forward and the left back, when we cantered to the right, I was always fighting with myself to get my right leg under me and sit properly, which ended up not pretty. We had a great canter to the left, and I DIDNT grip with my thighs like I used to, so she was relaxed in the back. To the right it will still take both of us getting used to, but after I settled into it, and she realized its ok, we had a really nice canter.

I am going out to ride again today with my friend. She has a digi cam so Ill have pics. YAY. Probably crappy but whatever.

I need to go up to my trainers and get my cooler and heavy weight turnout for Layla. Its windy and rainy and only 59 right now. And it is going to get into the 40s for the next few nights and I dont want her getting fluffy.

Anyways, thats all. I need to go get some food.

[smiley Wavey]

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Hi Folks! Thanks for all the well-wishes.

It didn't hit us too badly. We are south of Tampa Bay, near Sarasota. We had fairly heavy winds all night (not like last year though). We have a mess to clean up but no real damage. No trees, or fencelines lost.

The horses were fine. Tristan takes these things a lot harder than anyone else.

Got to get those blankets out now. Yesterday it was 90 degrees and so still and humid it was killing us while we were doing our preparations but now its 58 degrees and dropping. That's cold for Florida. Those temp variances are hard on the horses.

I haven't had time to read all the posts but, I saw that Tadd hasn't been able to get to the bottom of his problems and SG got a new job. Got to go back and see if she described it.

Congratulations SG. Good things just don't come as quickly as we'd like.

Congratulations also to BQD. I saw that you got a nice new saddle. Hope it fits Gatsby.

Inky: I hope Tadd can get to the bottom of this. Keep pushing him.

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Krazy- sound like you have a great ride! def get some pics! [big Grin]

REMMIE!!!! glad your ok! [Angel]

you Fls have had a hard year down there!

my saddle didnt end up fitting rem [Frown] , o well. some good news is i'm having a good saddle fitter come out and look at gatsby! I emailed him this morning and he already emailed me back, hes says he'll galdly come out [Yay]

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Glad you didnt get it too badly down there Remmie. We got some WAY outer bands and some wind but mostly it was the outer bands joining with a cold front.

Its cold here today as well. Yesterday it was only 71 and today it was over cast about like 61 and raining and very windy. The sun finally came out this afternoon and it hit about 66 but dropped back down to 60 and very windy and cool this evening. Supposed to drop down to the 40s tonight.

I went to my trainers and got my cooler and heavyweight turnout sheet for Layla. I washed them and boy there was a lot of hair in them! It didnt look like it. I am STILL running the washer empty on rinse to get the hair out. [Duh] Now I know why the laundramat doesnt allow horse items!

I rode tonight with Sarah. Laylas still not too sure about being ridden at night. At my trainers under the lights (that were not bright at all) she would act up a LOT. Well for her its a lot. Not really bad in terms of all horses but for her it was. Tonight it was cool and windy and there are woods around the arena. Luckily its covered and very well lit. She wasnt too sure what was going on, but more in the sense of just looking around interested, not spooky. She also just came into heat so she was Miss Space Caddet this evening. She was very good though. I am now exhausted and even more sore than I was from yesterday.

No pics. I lied. Actually, I didnt. The digi cam wasnt happy with it being night and even though it was VERY bright with the lights, the camera was having a hard time focusing on us riding b/c we were moving. So maybe later this week?

Tomorrow I am going at 2 to see The River City Brewing Company. Its a brewery on the river downtown that is also a 5 star resturant. They have ballrooms upstairs and I am going to check them out for a possible reception site. From the menu and the prices, if I like what I see, this will be our reception site!

www.rivercitybrew.com

Thats the website. Not too many pics but still. The resturant itself was stunning so I have high hopes for the 2nd story. Wish me luck that its all Im dreaming of.

Well I am going to read a few more posts and then go lay down and snuggle with The Boo (my kitty). Have a good evening.

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