Horses! and other beloved 'farm' animals

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Nicely done! How long has the grandpony been in training?

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Daughter reports
11 months. We started him in training August of last year
And he's such a mensch.. not at all high strung, always enjoying the current moment..
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Hobie had another good outing today.. beautiful day for showing as well..
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What a handsome fellow, and that blue ribbon looks perfect on him!

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I do a lot of work with rescues specializing in Arabians. Most of them come from low end auctions, most often without their registration papers or even a name.

This past March a grey Arabian gelding was picked up at the Eugene Livestock Auction. He was one of a group of five Arabians.

I have figured out who he is!

I'm excited, even if no one else is.

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Grandpony figured out how to open his stall door.

Went straight for the muck pile.
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He must have just been washed.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:38 pm
He must have just been washed.
Axiomatic. Clean horse: immediate dirt roll or muck pile visit. :towel:
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The true universal constant.

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Applies to dogs as well.
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After Vice President Mike Pence told a story to House Republicans this week about being bit by champion racing horse American Pharoah, a farm manager present when Pence visited the horse appeared to doubt the story.

Addressing GOP lawmakers at the House Republicans retreat in Baltimore Friday, Pence said the famed Triple Crown winner bit his arm so hard he “almost collapsed” during a visit in March 2018.

“I just gritted my teeth and smiled,” Pence said. “Because you know what, in our line of work, you’re gonna get bit sometimes, but you keep fighting forward.”

But farm manager Dermot Ryan, who was there when Pence was presented with an American Pharoah halter, said Friday the horse is “sweet,” and it would be out of character for American Pharoah to bite someone, the McClatchy news group reported.
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Several years ago some city slicker came out to the Foxfield Races outside of Charlottesville, Virginia and brought a carrot with him to feed to a horse. He found one and handed the carrot to the horse, with his index finger underneath, supporting the carrot. The guy came out of that meeting with 9 fingers.

I can just imagine Pence doing something equally as stupid. Even sweet horses act like horses, whether the human who cozies up to the horse is smart or a dope.

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Finger, carrot, they look a lot alike and horses can't see anything at their mouths, colorblind too as I recall. Never put anything near a horse's mouth you don't want eaten or bit. As to Pence, yeah, I agree.
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After Vice President Mike Pence told a story to House Republicans this week about being bit by champion racing horse American Pharoah
Horses are often good judges of character as well.
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tek wrote:
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After Vice President Mike Pence told a story to House Republicans this week about being bit by champion racing horse American Pharoah
Horses are often good judges of character as well.
Horses and dogs both.
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so, daughter.tek is a Senior Director at a company somewhere. And she really does keep the trains on the tracks and on time.

But.. I said I was gonna stop by tomorrow because I needed to do a dump at the hazmat disposal place down the road and figured I'd visit..
ok. I am here until about 12:30 then I have to run out to the horse show at Saugerties to braid for someone
(saugerties is a good 1.5hr each way)

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Third person dies from EEE as virus is detected in 17 towns
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BETHANY, CT (WFSB) – A third person in the state has died from Eastern Equine Enchephalitis (EEE).

According to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, a third person has died and another person has contracted the virus.

The person who died, an East Haddam resident between 60-69 years old, became ill in the second week of September.

Health officials say the person who is currently ill is a Colchester resident between the ages of 40 and 49.

The two other people who died from EEE were from Old Lyme and East Lyme.

“Sadly, this has been an unprecedented year for EEE activity in Connecticut,” said Dr. Matthew Cartter, the DPH State Epidemiologist. “Before this year we have had only one human case of EEE in Connecticut, and that was in 2013."

Officials said the four people who contracted the virus were infected sometime between Aug. 11 and Sept. 8, which was the peak period of mosquito activity in the state.

"All four residents live in a part of eastern Connecticut where EEE activity has been a problem before this summer," Cartter said.

It was learned early this week that mosquitoes now in Bethany and Middlefield have tested positive for EEE, making it 17 towns where the virus has been detected.

As of Oct. 1, the following towns have been found with mosquitoes having EEE: Bethany, Chester, Groton, Haddam, Hampton, Killingworth, Ledyard, Lyme, Madison, Middlefield, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Shelton, South Windsor, Stonington, Voluntown.

The towns where horses have tested positive for EEE include: Colchester, Columbia, Montville, Salem, Sterling, Voluntown


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everyone at Hobie's barn is hoping for a frost.

Closest mosquitoes so far are a couple towns away.
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My heart broke.
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RVInit wrote:
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My heart broke.
Sadly, they don't really live very long lives for the most part.

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At least 14 horses appear to have been shot and killed in eastern Kentucky, authorities say

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/18/us/horse ... index.html
On Monday, a resident who lives near the strip mining site reported that some of his horses had been discovered dead after breaking loose from a fenced area, Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt told CNN. The man suspected that his horses had been killed.

The sheriff's office went to the area and found at least 14 dead horses that appeared to have been shot, Hunt said. Some were part of a wild herd, while others belonged to residents. Among them were two colts and four pregnant mares.

The sheriff's office suspects that more horses have been killed, Hunt said.

"To think that somebody could point a gun and aim it at a horse and pull the trigger and do it repeatedly is unimaginable," he said.
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:torches: :hang:

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