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Post by Suzzzz on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:59 pm

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Post by fiffur on Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:14 pm

cheers cheers cheers HOORAY FOR THE POWER BEING BACK ON! cheers cheers cheers Bet the boys appreciate the barn fans being on......and you and the kitties for power in the house. No more worrying about the generator running out of fuel.

Glad to hear Sabi's foot is no worse for wear after his panic attack.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:40 pm

I have to remember to call the electrician to get the barn hooked up. I love the standby generator. I'll love it even more when the barn is hooked up. We'll not roast in the summer and we'll have lights in the winter.

Sabi is outside today. It's 100 degrees without factoring in the humidity. He's not sweating too much, and is taking in water well. Envoy and Casper is more sweaty, but they're also bigger and more active. I think everyone is holding out as well as can be expected in this weather. Thank goodness it's supposed to break early next week.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:00 pm

Today was an inside under the fans day. The boys went out for a few hours, and I checked on them at about 3 PM. Sabi was PANTING. That's not a good sign. So, everyone got nice, cool showers and parked under their fans with hay. At the 4 PM check, Sabi had recovered and looked as comfortable as possible when the heat index was 113. It looks like thunder storms are rolling in, so maybe the heat will break soon. I hope it isn't as bad tomorrow because I need to go to work and won't be able to do an afternoon check on the boys.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:43 pm



It was how hot?!?!?!?DAMN!!! That's Death Valley type temps.
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Post by Suzzzz on Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:50 pm

Any chance you can fake a fainting spell or something at work tomorrow and go home early to check on the boys, Becky? The heat is supposed to break a bit for us Monday (if mid-90s can be called a break, and in these circs I think it can) and get into the 80s as the week goes on. Hopefully it's the same for you.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:17 pm



You know Suzzz great minds work the same way. devilish
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Post by fiffur on Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:19 pm

I was thinking the same thing, and with the heat spell we've all had experience with lately faking fainting isn't a far stretch in anyone's acting repretoire.

I hope the boys are okay today. Cold showers help believe me. I've taken plenty of them lately myself.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:36 pm

The weather broke last night. Today was warm, but nothing like last week. Envoy and I played a bit today and Sabi showed no signs of sweating. The boys enjoyed the evening and just came inside. Rain drops are sprinkling down. We really need some rain after baking for the last week.

Sabi continues to improve. Today was his first day out without his boot. I don't like the thought of it getting wet. It might rub and cause "blisters." That could be just plain uncomfortable. He did fine without it, so I think he'll continue to go barefoot for the week since there's a pretty good chance of rain all week. (Thank goodness!)
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Post by fiffur on Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:06 pm

Glad Sabi's foot is nearly back to normal. Also very glad you got some rain. Now if only we can get some.....
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Post by ARNIgal on Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:22 pm

Horses can sweat? I thought they cooled themselves off like dogs or cats with panting...
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:14 pm



Yes, they can.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:10 pm

Normally, horses sweat a LOT. If they're panting without exercising, it's cause for worry.

Sabi had an attack of meanie tonight. When everyone was coming in for dinner, he turned around and chased both Envoy and Casper away from the gate. I think he must be feeling better since he wanted to show that he's still in charge. What a Face
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Post by fiffur on Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:47 pm

Sounds like Sabi is back to normal.
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Post by Suzzzz on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:48 pm

Hahaha! I know our Sabi is usually pretty smooth, but it sounds like he's irritable enough from his recent foot & heat woes to tell those kids to back off and respect their elders. Good for him. I love you Sometimes young'uns need to be reminded.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:07 pm

Envoy tried to come in first tonight. He made it through the gate and then turned around to let Sabi come first. There were no fireworks, but he decided that retreat was the best path. Twisted Evil Sabi came in and then stared at Casper who was wondering whether or not to come into the barn. I ended up having to bring him in with a halter. (When they're in the back pasture, they get to come in/go out with no leads.) I think high summer silliness is taking over.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:06 pm

Kinda sounds like it.
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Post by Suzzzz on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:01 pm

Sounds like Sabi means it, and the boys know it. I'm glad Envoy is being respectful. Poor Cas probably doesn't know what to think.

This may all be Sabi's way of setting the tone for the summer when they're all together for a while. After all, hierarchy is important. Once he's sure it's in place, I suspect he'll settle down.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:39 pm

He will. He's a good leader and isn't too aggressive. He usually just makes meanie ears and chases. I've only seen him really bite once or twice, and that was when the other horse was really pushing. (Boarding barns are always exciting.)

I think he's completely recovered from the bruise. He's walking well again, and even trotted a little when we squirted the hose over the fence. Silly boy was running AWAY from the water.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:04 pm



That's good news. If you think boarding barns can get exciting, try
self care barns. affraid
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Post by ARNIgal on Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:47 pm

Meanie ears...is that kind of like when kitties flatten out their ears when they are mad?
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:00 pm



Yes and what's coming with them can do a lot damage.
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Post by Suzzzz on Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:16 pm

Sounds like meanie ears are to be greatly respected in both cats and horses. Anyone with any sense will stop a push right there in both cases!
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Post by bpaquet on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:58 pm

When horses make meanie ears, it looks like they're snarling. Sabi lays his ears back, pinches up his lips, squints his eyes and just glares at the target of his expression. I think it's a warning that teeth or feet will follow if the other horse doesn't back off. Both Envoy and Casper know better than to get in the way when Sabi makes that face. It is one of the way leader horses tell their herd mates that they need to mind their manners.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:10 pm

hey, that look would make me think twice about misbehaving too!
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