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Re: home pony stories

Post by bpaquet on Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:50 pm

Casper really gets along pretty well with everyone. We'll probably do an intro session, but I don't expect fireworks. For all of Casper's hangups, he's really a pretty casual guy.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:45 pm

The temps here are supposed to be nice and warm tomorrow, so I'm taking Kina for a lesson. The weekend is supposed to be a bit miserable, so I want to ride while I can. I should feel guilty because I'm spending xmas money, but I don't. How horrible am I?
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Post by fiffur on Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:27 pm

If you're spending it on the horses....that's not horrible. You both benefit from it.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:30 pm

Smile It was a great lesson. I learned a few things to help Kina get a little lighter, which will help both of us. Right now, she likes to plow around, but I got her to listen to my inside leg and do nice turns while walking and trotting. She had an episode of cantering around without listening to stop aids, and we learned how to make that a little difficult so she would volunteer to stop. Smile
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Post by fiffur on Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:56 pm

Then it was money well spent.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:16 pm

Oh yes. Today, there's no riding. We have deep puddles and more rain on the way. The horses have their blankets on and even neck covers in case they're out while we're doing other things. It's a good day to get caught up on things around the house. I got to use Envoy's new blanket, which arrived yesterday at the same time as Kina's new bridle. It's like an early Christmas in the barn.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:27 pm

That blanket showed up just in time for the weather change. You might've wanted to order iceskates for the ponies so they can get across the pasture this weekend.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:33 pm

If the ground is icy, they stay inside. No need to risk expensive injuries.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:08 pm

We got no ice, but the weather is completely miserable. We have pouring rain, temps in the 30s, and wind. Yucky to say the least. The ponies are all tucked into their winter rugs with neck covers on. They went out for about 4 hours while I cleaned their awful stalls, and the rain wasn't pouring. When I opened the door, they came hustling into their stalls. It was pretty cute.

They are keeping all their clothes on tonight. The wind and rain are picking up, and it's just awful. Since I don't have a way to close the barn aisle, the wind comes through pretty strongly. This is good for the fresh air, but can make for a damp, chilly barn in the icky storms.

Locking down for the night and putting chili on the stove.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:12 pm



Sad Well at least they are dry, bundled up and inside.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:35 pm

Can you drape something across the aisle door like a huge packing blanket to help block some of that wind? (they have them at menards in different sizes) It wouldn't rustle around like a plastic tarp would.

I'm glad they came in so fast when you opened the door.....bet they were grateful for clean homes to get into out of the weather.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:01 pm

The door is about 10 feet wide and 12 feet tall, so finding a blanket would be hard. They stayed outside today and their blankets got drenched. Fortunately, they are dry underneath. The rain is supposed to change to snow tomorrow, so another day in blankets. I know they'll be happy to get out of them and roll in the mud. (And there's PLENTY of that.)
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Post by fiffur on Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:20 pm

Maybe several blankets would block off the entrance a bit?

I hope you manage to avoid the subzero my area got hit with......this clipper system is dipping pretty low towards the south and headed your way.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:07 pm

We're not supposed to get that cold. Highs in the 30s and lows in the teens. Cold enough for all of us wimpy Southern kids. The wind and rain have finally stopped. The horses will be happy to have their neck covers off. They'll have blankets for a few more days, but at least they'll be able to scratch their necks.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:42 pm

If only it were that warm here...............
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:43 pm

It's officially cold. I just came in from bed check and haying. The water in the stall buckets is already icing over. Fortunately, it's going to start to warm up tomorrow. Unfortunately, it looks like another soggy weekend. I probably won't be able to ride until the new year at this rate.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:11 pm

Or even longer if this weather pattern holds up.....we have snow as I type this, been snowing since late last night.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:51 pm

I have three giant mud monsters in my pasture. It was 70 degrees today, and everyone rolled in the mud. It's really amazing how muddy even Kina got. I'll be brushing tomorrow since the babysitter shouldn't have to take care of mud monsters. Heehee!
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:10 pm


Bring on the shedding blade.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:18 am

Unfortunately, yes. Sigh...
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Post by fiffur on Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:30 pm

Mud monsters.......sounds like they had fun!
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:14 pm

We're working on creating a ton more mud. It's POURING here. The back pasture is a pond. The horses are in the front, which is higher, but it is still full of puddles and mud. They have their sheets on to keep dry since it's supposed to get cold. I am a bit sick of rain and mud, but I am glad we don't have snow and ice.
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Post by fiffur on Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:43 pm

Trade you........mud and rain means it's warmer.
If it keeps raining there, will the ponies end up wearing water wings? **snerk**
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:12 pm

I think so. We have about 2 feet of standing water in the back pasture. Sigh...
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:17 pm



BLEAH!!!
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