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The Horse Psychic

The Horse Psychic

I’m pulling out all the stops… Yesterday I had a psychic come to our property to “read” my horses and the land… Surprised? Oh…….come on……. …..you shouldn’t be by now! …..and here’s a spoiler…….it’s not the first time she’s been here either… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sabrina came yesterday… (alias…alias…alias) She’s crusty…….I like her… Years ago (2004) she was here to read two of our horses… One of which, we were having a great deal of behavioral trouble with……. Sabrina told us…….all she…

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It’s Finally Cooler…

It’s Finally Cooler…

The weather has FINALLY gotten cooler…!!! Tra!  La! I don’t know how long this is going to last though… It’s been hot and sweltering and humid for so very long. I’d forgotten what pleasant weather felt like.. …..I’m used to moss and mold growing on everything…..including me… …..late summer here is much like swimming through terrarium-scum….. But I recently had to dust off the heat lamp and put it on Long John Silver (our geriatric Umbrella cockatoo) for the last…

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Go~~~Nads~~~Go

Go~~~Nads~~~Go

****************WARNING*************** *****************DISCLAIMER***************** *****************This Is A Farm Post**************** *****************Farm “Things” Get Discussed On Farm Posts*****************   Mason has a new purpose, a new career, a new owner, and a new home……. Hopefully everything will work out and just maybe he will become Sebastian’s next Hunt horse…….. Mason needs to learn the basics of being ridden at speeds less than a flat-out gallop and not just in circles. The down side for Mason was…….he had to be gelded……. ~~~~~~~Mason was NOT consulted~~~~~~~…

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Mason and Sebastian

Mason and Sebastian

Mason has a new home. Mason has a better home. Mason has a new job now too. He has gravitated from being an apathetic, non-breeding/non-productive stallion….. …..to being a potential hunter/jumper gelding in-training….. ***Disclaimer***(Mason was never consulted about the personal cost of this career transition…..) However, he is now ensconced three hours south of us in Sarasota. He has a glowing future of possibilities. He already looks like he fits easily into the horse shoes that are in store for…

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Addy——Here We Go Again…

Addy——Here We Go Again…

So now let’s delve into the “Saga-of-Addy”……. Or maybe, given our recent two year span, it should be called “The Sad Sojourn of the Farm in the Swamp”(?) Addy seemed off her food two weeks ago…….her head-set was carried lower than normal…….her eye focus was not quite right……. …….you know, all those intangible things that set off flares and alarms!?!… So, I started taking her temperature… It was elevated…………. …..103.4F….. …..@#$%$#@! Our vet zipped by and took blood for comparative…

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Update

Update

  Addy’s bloodwork came back. It was slightly improved from the last panel which was done the third week in June. It wasn’t great…….but it was better……. Her first two blood panels in March and April were bad… And we don’t know why… …….but they’ve gotten progressively (albeit slowly) better since then… …….and this most recent one was better still…(not great, but better)… I wish I could figure out how to get the reports copied to this blog…….but that’s beyond…

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Enteroliths & Bezoars

Enteroliths & Bezoars

  Having just dealt with Urinary Calculi in buck goats……. …….I got to thinking…….(always dangerous)… Professor Dillamond’s experience reminded me of other mineralized build-ups in the various mammals I’ve known… I fondly refer to them as gut-rocks. Apparently there are an entire assortment of types and locations in animals (the people-kind too). Florida seems to be an important culprit…     Maybe it’s the heat with the resulting sweating leading to chronic/constant semi-dehydration…   Or maybe it’s the minerals in…

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The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

  It’s a morning thing… It usually doesn’t happen at any other time during the day… Molly always starts it (I can tell by her voice). Then Willow chimes in……. …….and then Killian & Ben pile on…….literally falling all over each other………….Hadrian is a watcher. The entire pack starts barking and howling and bouncing and bounding…………. What are they all doing? They are harassing Mason on the other side of the fence line… (Disclaimer***Photographs May Be Blurry.  It’s Hard Getting…

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The Mongol Derby

The Mongol Derby

    Remember the extreme sports club I belong to??? We’re a schematic of various ages/genders/backgrounds & skill-levels.   The common thread is we are all equine-riding-eccentrics.   Endorphin junkies in the extreme…   Well Suellen has taken it to YET another tier……….. She’s going to ride on the Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe somewhere between Russia and China this summer……………………….in the Mongol Derby…     She applied and she was chosen!         Here’s an explanation………………….it’s entertaining………………it’s crazy……………..(I wish I…

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A Year Has Gone By…….

A Year Has Gone By…….

    April 21st., 2019… I know it’s Easter Sunday………. ……….but it’s another day too……….   ……….it’s the day last year that our horses started dying………. My family is trying to move on………. …..we are………. Additionally it’s the anniversary of my Father’s passing……………   Quite the day, isn’t it?………. But……………we’re also hoping that Claire is in foal to Brave………. That’s something to celebrate……….isn’t it?!! We do still need Dr. Stevie Wonder to confirm by ultra sound to make sure……….  …

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