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by TeresaA
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Referring to barn crew as "the Mexicans"
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Re: Referring to barn crew as "the Mexicans"

I would probably be confused and it would only be partly an act.
by TeresaA
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought the farm!
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: I bought the farm!

Congratulations! I have no advice about the moles except for maybe a cat or a terrier.
by TeresaA
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Chancellor
Replies: 42
Views: 7743

Re: Jingles for Chancellor

Sending jingles for a speedy recovery.
by TeresaA
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreaming about an ex-friend
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Dreaming about an ex-friend

I agree with Billy.
by TeresaA
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn dilemma
Replies: 27
Views: 6190

Re: Barn dilemma

I am with everyone - I find the rules bizarre, restrictive and non-sensical. My radar is pinging that that the BM may not be as she appears- she sounds more controlling to me. But I once boarded at a small barn and thought the owner was sweet. She turned out to be a total nut-bar so I might be proje...
by TeresaA
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We are loosing our younger dog to cancer.
Replies: 22
Views: 4376

Re: We are loosing our younger dog to cancer.

I am so sorry. Please take care of yourself.
by TeresaA
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trash to treasure: trailer tack locker project
Replies: 11
Views: 2600

Re: Trash to treasure: trailer tack locker project

Wow- that is great. Well done.
by TeresaA
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You don't see this every day!
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

Re: You don't see this every day!

They are very adorable!
by TeresaA
Sun May 28, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sicilly here we come...
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: Sicilly here we come...

That should be a fabulous trip. Enjoy.
by TeresaA
Sun May 28, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name that Wood
Replies: 12
Views: 2572

Re: Name that Wood

I would guess birch.
by TeresaA
Tue May 23, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Perseverence is Paying Off
Replies: 29
Views: 5916

Re: My Perseverence is Paying Off

I actually think this is a mare vs gelding/ stallion thing. For better or worse the spanish and Portuguese bred the Iberian mare for breeding and the stallion for riding. Almost without exception I have found the lusitano mares to be so smart it makes for a difficult ride and requires a very sensit...
by TeresaA
Tue May 23, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Perseverence is Paying Off
Replies: 29
Views: 5916

Re: My Perseverence is Paying Off

This is a heartwarming update. Thanks for sharing. My Morgan mare has proven to be a quirky mix of overachieving, worrywart, and sensitive (requiring a high level of finesse and tact to ride), along with a bombproof trail horse. I've recently discovered that her true gift is trails--she's a rocksta...
by TeresaA
Fri May 19, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A new purpose in life.
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: A new purpose in life.

This is a cute story. It really needs photos though....
by TeresaA
Wed May 17, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian
Replies: 13
Views: 2847

Re: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian

Sometimes you need to start over. This is a great update.
by TeresaA
Wed May 17, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Perseverence is Paying Off
Replies: 29
Views: 5916

Re: My Perseverence is Paying Off

Mine aren't so spooky as I try to get them used to all sorts of things from a very young age, so that by the time I'm ready to ride them they are mostly dead quiet and very laid back individuals that cope with most things. Take the time to do the groundwork and handling and this will really help yo...
by TeresaA
Tue May 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help New Farm Owner Please...oh, the variables!
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Help New Farm Owner Please...oh, the variables!

I"ve used pelleted lime for a while and it works well. I have made my pastures into three smaller ones so I can rotate in and out. That helps me to take care of ones not being used. We also aerate every spring and it has made a big difference.
by TeresaA
Tue May 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Perseverence is Paying Off
Replies: 29
Views: 5916

Re: My Perseverence is Paying Off

Thank you everyone. And I'm sorry for the really large picture. It has been a journey for sure and it's not over. I was fully prepared to sell her if I couldn't make it work. She requires a lot of mental attention at times and sometimes a 'get over yourself' attitude and sometimes a bit of coddling....
by TeresaA
Tue May 16, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Perseverence is Paying Off
Replies: 29
Views: 5916

My Perseverence is Paying Off

Two years ago I bought a young Andalusian mare. She quickly showed herself to be reactive and not very trusting. I worked with her and made some progress but when we started again last spring she was becoming dangerous to ride. I was seriously considering selling her because riding her was not fun b...
by TeresaA
Tue May 16, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ouch ... falling off sucks.
Replies: 19
Views: 3877

Re: Ouch ... falling off sucks.

I am so sorry that you were hurt that badly. It's never a good thing. I would agree that thinking to sell her might not be a bad idea.
by TeresaA
Fri May 05, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday buddy! - more pics added
Replies: 21
Views: 4193

Re: Happy Birthday buddy! - more pics added

Happy Birthday! I have a 7 year old mare that I'm just now able to show training so if you want to talk slow..... :)
by TeresaA
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15768

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

You should bring her to my place for a weekend of fun! We could get Shanea over to teach us.
by TeresaA
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PONY!!! - with more pics
Replies: 31
Views: 5972

Re: PONY!!!

I've been wondering how you've been doing! That pony is adorable!
by TeresaA
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Big changes in the past year!
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: Big changes in the past year!

KathyK wrote:I remember when Merlin died. It was tragic and I felt so bad for you. It's wonderful to see you with a new partner. I wish you many happy years with Zeus. He's quite a guy!



This.

He's lovely and I love the smile on your face.
by TeresaA
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel and the crossties
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Ariel and the crossties

Blocker ties are a good idea. Teaching her to ground tie is good too. Teaching Carmen to ground tie made her so much easier to work with. She was very reactive when being groomed. I do find that she is very wary about her face- in a way that makes me think she has had a bad experience in the past. I...
by TeresaA
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 1st World Whine about the weather
Replies: 15
Views: 3452

Re: 1st World Whine about the weather

I will join you in the whine! I need to start my mare back to work!
by TeresaA
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boarding in Reno Nevada?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Boarding in Reno Nevada?

Thank you! I've passed it along
by TeresaA
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boarding in Reno Nevada?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Boarding in Reno Nevada?

I'm asking for a friend. She's relocating to Reno and is trying to find a horse boarding place. If anyone has any leads and can p.m. me that would be terrific.
TIA
by TeresaA
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: No Water - broke well - this is bad
Replies: 28
Views: 6032

Re: No Water - broke well - this is bad

Phew- I'm glad that you have water again!
by TeresaA
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Compliment for Miss A.
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Re: Compliment for Miss A.

Good work. Those sort of compliments give a real shine to the day don't they?
by TeresaA
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: No Water - broke well - this is bad
Replies: 28
Views: 6032

Re: No Water - broke well - this is bad

Keep us posted on how you are doing. I hope that it doesn't take long to get water back to the house!
by TeresaA
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: And now I have no water in my barn!
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

Re: And now I have no water in my barn!

Our neighbours came down and helped us out. He's one of those guys who just is handy. Turns out that our well was honest to god frozen! Not the pump or the pipe- the water! There's been a bitter arctic wind blowing for days and it found it's way into a crack in the well cover and the water froze. It...
by TeresaA
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Moving to Southern Ontario - barn and transport tips wanted!
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Moving to Southern Ontario - barn and transport tips wanted!

Welcome home! I can't speak to the stables but I used this guy to bring my mare from Virginia: http://www.rickbodihorsetransport.com.

They were excellent and the horse had a good experience.
by TeresaA
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Granny squares are in vogue.
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: Granny squares are in vogue.

I've always liked granny squares. It's good to know that I'm back to being fashionable.....
by TeresaA
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: And now I have no water in my barn!
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

And now I have no water in my barn!

Sigh. Tap was frozen and I got it thawed this morning. A bucket filled about half-way and then no more water. Pump is running but nothing. I shut it off and hoped that it just needed to be primed. Nope. of course last night I left the empty trough thinking I would get it this morning. And Irish poop...
by TeresaA
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet the Newest Addition to the Farm
Replies: 12
Views: 3169

Re: Meet the Newest Addition to the Farm

Thanks everyone. Sorry that I forgot the name: his name is Guinness. He's showing himself to be very intelligent. Both parents are from working lines. Thank you for the link Reiter- I'll take all the help I can get. We're getting into a routine. He's very people oriented and is already coming to me ...
by TeresaA
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: No Water - broke well - this is bad
Replies: 28
Views: 6032

Re: No Water - broke well - this is bad

Oh no! This is terrible news and why do these things always happens hen you can't get people out?!

Do you have barrels or some large things to hold water? You could probably get them filled at a near farm or at a community spot. '
by TeresaA
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet the Newest Addition to the Farm
Replies: 12
Views: 3169

Meet the Newest Addition to the Farm

My aussie died suddenly before Christmas (she presented with heart failure and did not improve). Yesterday we picked up this guy: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16991560_10155108806998593_4402674881318255571_o.jpg?oh=15dce2f9f45eb122ef5c41c1ed1351a2&oe=59422DF4 He's a red sable g...
by TeresaA
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving forward after an SO's family member is less than polite
Replies: 18
Views: 4174

Re: Moving forward after an SO's family member is less than polite

Given that you said that she is not the type of person you can have a discussion with to hash it out I would put it behind me and act like it's all normal. Pretend you just met her. If she does it again I would address it directly (but I'm like that). Not in a confrontational way but along the lines...
by TeresaA
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Snow Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Snow Fun

CUTE!!! Maybe she'll realize the snow can be fun... How are things going with her? Things are going much better. We hit a wall last year and I ended up bringing a trainer out to help me with her- it was either that or sell her because I was going to get hurt. He helped me see where her behaviour wa...
by TeresaA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: A cost-effective proposal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: A cost-effective proposal?

Lol. It would make a great reality show!
by TeresaA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel went on walk about
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Ariel went on walk about

That's what gives us grey hairs!! Glad that it all was fine.
by TeresaA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Snow Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Snow Fun

In the last week we've had a huge dump of snow. My mare, Carmen, is not a fan of snow and often won't leave the small paddock we have cleared. My older gelding goes out into the larger paddock but she rarely follows. Yesterday was nice and warm so I went out into the larger paddock and started to ma...
by TeresaA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Miss A. and I are are going to show
Replies: 10
Views: 2434

Re: Miss A. and I are are going to show

Have a great time!
by TeresaA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 3967

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom

I love the trees. The birds are nice too.
by TeresaA
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got a promotion and I'm not happy
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: I got a promotion and I'm not happy

As a manager in health care I will say that it's a difficult enough job when you love it (which I do). I don't love all of it and sometimes the admin piece is enough to drive me batty. That said, there's a lot that can be offered if you want to contribute. I don't know what the 'leadership meetings'...
by TeresaA
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: lift a glass to the memory of my friends
Replies: 32
Views: 5837

Re: lift a glass to the memory of my friends

I know what you mean- some anniversaries are just HARD. I had to give myself permission to stop and mourn and let the emotions come. I will lift a glass to your lost friends tonight.
by TeresaA
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle
Replies: 40
Views: 6363

Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

I am sorry- you must be missing her so much. ((((Hugs))))
by TeresaA
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Frozen Water Troughs...please remind me....
Replies: 10
Views: 2846

Re: Frozen Water Troughs...please remind me....

I have a heater in my water but, unless it's really really cold, I only have it on at night and turn it off during the day. Would that work?

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