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Post by bpaquet on Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:04 pm

Lots of melting today, but it was still cold for the horses because of the snow. Tomorrow should be a good air-out day. We'll be back to mud since it's supposed to be warmer and warmer as the weekend goes.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 pm


Still bitterly cold here, the Rodent Patrol's water bowl was frozen solid this morning.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:09 pm

Sad Small bowls freeze so quickly.

Today was warming up. I saw 50 degrees on the barn thermometer. Horses are happily naked and muddy. I will unplug the trough tomorrow. It's supposed to get cold again tonight. It's sad that they don't make warmers for kitty water bowls.
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:46 pm


I think they do, still it's no big deal. I put out a fresh bowl about eight in the morning.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:23 am

I have two appointments to looks at 4 different horses. Three are Arabians and one is a TB. All are trained and kid-safe, so they will make good adult fun ponies. My weekends will be tiring, but exciting. I need to stop feeling like if I do not choose one, I've hurt its feelings. Razz
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:32 am


That does sound exciting. Keep us posted.
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Post by bpaquet on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:28 pm

Mud mud MUD! I got both feet stuck in deep, sucking mud near the fence. The horses had been hanging out there in yesterday's pouring rain. Today, it's a sea. I am going to move them to the big pasture on Friday. They'll stay there until the grass gets established in the front pasture or until the flooding recedes in the back.
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Post by fiffur on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:12 pm

Cool.........I hope you pick an Arabian. Maybe it will be somewhat like Sabi in intelligence and personality, huh?
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:53 pm

I'm trying to keep an open mind, but I am kind of addicted to the Arabians.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:02 am

Spring must be coming. The horses are starting to shed, and they are itchy. You should see Envoy. He is covered ears to tail in mud because he had a nice roll to get the itchies off. I didn't clean him tonight because the mud was too wet to brush off. I'll handle that in the morning, and it is supposed to be warmer and rainy tomorrow afternoon. Sounds like pony shower time to me.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:32 pm

Well, that was a waste of time and energy. I brushed and BOTH horses went out and rolled in the muck. I might as well give up. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 70s with steady rain. They'll either be dirtier or cleaner when they come in. Laughing
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:50 pm


I won't laugh. Okay maybe a little bit go get a glass of wine and say Dog Food, I'm going to make you dog food and eat the first can. And we all know what a lie that is.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Laughing

No steady rain (and I'm pretty thankful for that). Looks like more brushing and sheets tomorrow. Possible rain and in the 40s. Spring was nice while it was here. Back to February. Sigh.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 pm


Winter was back with a vengance here today.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:05 pm

Here too. Gray, drizzle, sleet, wet, wet, wet. I hope this stops soon. I am sick to death of wet right now. The grass is starting to turn green, but I can't enjoy it because the ground is too soft. Crazy. The horses are wading knee deep to eat the grass that's growing under the flood.

My farrier sent me a message today about an Arabian lesson horse who is looking for a free lease home. The trainer needs to downsize, and the horse is supposedly really nice. I told the farrier to give her my number. I go to look at a mare for sale in MD on Sunday, and then maybe to see the free lease gelding.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:57 pm


I don't think my feet will ever get warm.

Keep me posted about the horses. Does the farrier know the gelding?
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Post by bpaquet on Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:33 pm

He does. Says he's a sweet boy and seems healthy. Good feet. Not sure of age, but knows he's kid safe. Sounds like a sweetie. I haven't heard from the trainer yet, so I don't know what's up. Planning on visiting the mare this weekend if the weather up there holds. It's supposed to rain here again (grump grumble).
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:45 pm


Rain for the forecast here this weekend too. AUGH!!
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:20 pm

Sleet and snow predicted for Saturday up there. We have our fingers crossed that it's just a light dusting of snow since Sunday is supposed to be in the 40s and sunny. Maybe it won't be a swamp. I don't have high hopes. February is such a dreary month.

It was WARM today - in the 60s. The horses are on top of a couple dirt hills I have in the back. They can get out of the mud and wet. I'm letting them enjoy it for a while tonight. They'll come in late for supper and hay.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 pm


It's supposed to get ugly again here too.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:37 pm

Yup. No pony visits. Now, they're predicting 4 inches of snow after soaking rains up there. Here, we're just getting cold rain. I'm SO ready for this crap to go away.

I put the horses into the big pasture today. 1/3 of it is under water, but there is green grass poking up around the edges of the water. They seemed to enjoy the drier area and ran around like goofs. I'm hoping I can train them to come to the gate on the road so they don't have to squash through the back yard. Tonight was a fail on that front.
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:58 pm


UGH!!
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:55 pm

COLD rain this afternoon. The morning started beautiful, but now it's just cold and rainy. The horses had sheets on, so they were miserable but not cold. They came in early and are munching hay. I hope the forecast for 5 dry days holds. We're soaked beyond belief.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:23 pm


We are dryer than a two thousand year old mummy. The compost pile is not cooking and it's been to cold to dump the ice from the salad bar on it.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:17 pm

Envoy will have a buddy in a few weeks. I met Lu through my farrier, who is also Lu's. I haven't heard back from his owner yet, but he's local, so we're in no big rush. His owner's son is now into Quarter Horses (like his mom is), so Lu is looking for a home that loves Arabians. Smile

Lu is a year or so older than Envoy, and is a retired endurance horse. He is fearless, kid safe, and really a sweetheart. I will also be going to look at a nice mare in MD if the weather ever cooperates. I can take 2, so if she is perfect too, I will be back to three horses.



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