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Title: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on May 31, 2016, 04:50:51 AM
Hi all!

Here is my little Texas born on the 19th of April 2016  ;D

I have a heap of photos here to share  :)








Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on May 31, 2016, 04:55:07 AM
Sorry the last 2 were so big.

Here are some recently when she was 1 month old.







Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on May 31, 2016, 05:41:36 AM
She's looking great Carly!!  Hard to believe she's a month old already!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Rocklone on May 31, 2016, 06:41:34 AM
So glad to see you here Carly! Love the photos :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on May 31, 2016, 06:59:48 AM
Thank you! Tell me about it! Feels like she was only born yesterday lol. Shes such a cutie though, very cheeky  :D

Thanks Rocklone  ;D  Love this forum Diane! 
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Hickory Springs on May 31, 2016, 02:50:58 PM
Congratulations on your new foal!  I have a black filly too named Snow Angel. I am attaching a pic of her to show you how much your foal looks like mine!  :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on May 31, 2016, 06:20:52 PM
Thank you! Tell me about it! Feels like she was only born yesterday lol. Shes such a cutie though, very cheeky  :D

Thanks Rocklone  ;D  Love this forum Diane!

I'm so glad you are here Carly.  And thank you for your kind words about the forum.  We wanted a place that we could just chat away and enjoy watching these little ones grow up!!  And everyone is very friendly here, as you'll find out! 
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Ryan on May 31, 2016, 07:04:10 PM
Cant believe she is a month old already Carly. Shes is adorable and you really are quite talented behind that camera of yours :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on May 31, 2016, 11:38:59 PM
So cute.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 01, 2016, 04:24:45 AM
Hickory Springs, Wow! I literally thought that was Texas! Our foals are twinning haha, shes gorgeous and I love her name!  ;D

Thanks Diane  :) Feels like such a positive environment here, its great!

I agree, Ryan! Thank you heaps! I have actually been using my mums Sony A7S, crazy expensive camera, the photos turn out so much better and I can use the manual exposure on that one whereas on my Canon it is complicated. It also saves me hours of photo editing lol.

Thank you Chanda!  ;D
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Renée on June 01, 2016, 04:29:27 AM
Congratulations, she is adorable. Great pics <3
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Post by: Holly on June 01, 2016, 07:12:57 AM
She is super cute!😃
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 01, 2016, 07:57:48 AM
Thank you!  ;D

Still debating whether I want Snickas in foal again though.. I might have another on the way with my Willow.  :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 01, 2016, 11:28:59 AM
Well, we're "ready" for the wait, should you decide to try again!!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Ryan on June 01, 2016, 06:39:16 PM
Exactly and if willow is indeed in foal , then we will all be excited to share in her journey :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Rocklone on June 01, 2016, 07:36:40 PM
If you do want her in foal again it wont be this year. They should have a year out after every foal.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 01, 2016, 08:29:59 PM
Well, I have to say, I never....or hardly ever waited a year between breeding for the next season's foals.  As long as the momma did not drag down in any way, I would let them go for 2 or 3 years -- making sure each year there were no problems with the momma maintaining her weight during pregnancy, or having any difficulties with maintaining her weight during lactation.  If all was well, then I'd put them in foal again for a second year, and occasionally a 3rd year.  Then I would give them a break.  My older girls, I tended to watch very closely for any signs and then as long as they were well, I would breed them again.  I had one mare who was so unhappy without a foal at foot, that I pretty much left her to breed at her own rate.  It's funny, some mares will take year after year, and some just tend to throw a year off on their own -- either not coming into season, or simply not "taking".  But I did watch my numbers, as having 10 foals at a time can be quite wearing on the human!!

I'd say, watch her carefully, and then decide what you think is best.  We all do it differently, and that's what makes us all have experiences we can share to help one another!!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Rocklone on June 01, 2016, 09:09:41 PM
Its just not something i feel comfortable with, but then i am a very small time shower/wanabe breeder. I feel i want to have foals to produce myself cause thats all i can afford to do, i can't afford to have herds running and the market to sell is very bad here. My aim is to breed good show record/drive/therapy horses and its very likely that my first foal will be my only for many years until she or he can breed. Im keeping my fingers crossed for Goldie, but i'm not optimistic she will take.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 01, 2016, 09:27:18 PM
I think that's very admirable and a great decision!!

Many people just breed for breeding's sake, thinking they will make lots of money selling.  To me, nothing could be further from the truth.  "During the day" I ran a big herd, with 14 stallions and a total of 45 horses.  Back then, you could sell a 4 month old weaning for $5-6,000.  I raised for showing, and spent a fortune sending out my stallions to AMHA and AMHR shows and National classes. I was successful -- never had a National Champion, but had a few 3rd's and some HOF horses and high ALL STARs.  But, I have to say I loved doing it, and loved all the babies.  It was a good sized farm, and I had a couple of good helpers.

Then, with the crash in Real Estate (I owned a Abstract & Title Company) and the crunch of the economy, I ultimately lost my business and was out of work for almost 4 years.  So, I sold off most of my horses, and kept just a few retirees (kinda' like me), and prayed to get back on my feet.  The Lord blessed me....slowly -- which was good training for me -- and I'm working full time again (too "full time") but now I'm taking care of my mother with Alzheimers.  So horses are all gone from here.  I still own a few -- like my Spotty -- but I get my "fix" here on the forum, and mentoring some people looking for horses, Deb's Falabella farm, and others who just contact me for an opinion on a possible purchase.  So, sometime in the future I'll have horses again, but right now my mom needs me more.  With her, and my 10th grandchild on the way, I'm a pretty busy old coot!

Oh, and I found out it will be a GRANDSON !!  That makes 7 boys and 3 girls!  So, Chanda, I guess I'll be looking for a baby quilt soon!  Baby is due around November 15th, so we have some time!

Again, I admire you for your choices in breeding.  Your showing is fabulous, and there is nothing more fun than to show a "home grown" foal to a successful show career!!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 02, 2016, 12:24:10 AM
Does that mean, this one can be baby sized?  And, can even be done closer to due date, just in case they find out it's a girl instead or something.   ;)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 03, 2016, 06:25:06 AM
I'm in absolutely no hurry to put her back in foal. Rocklone, when you said "she should have a year out after every foal", do you mean I should wait a year until I put her back in foal??  :)

Texas got a new rug today, 3rd rug already. We decided with the wind we are having, freezing nights, frosty mornings and storms on its way this weekend with a chance of flash flooding to get her a proper rug that is waterproof and thick unlike the cheaper ones that arent as warm and dont stay on properly.

She looks so cute in it. We got it a bit too big so she has room to grow, because the first 2 she as grown out of so quickly haha

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 03, 2016, 07:45:10 AM
How cute!!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 03, 2016, 10:31:55 AM
She is just a doll.

I haven't worried about blankets for my foals, but we get more snow in winter than rain.

My last crop in January of their first winter, they were so fuzzy, I didn't worry about them being cold; they were weaned here and 6-7 months old.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Rocklone on June 03, 2016, 05:03:52 PM
The rug is adorable!!

Considering she foaled in winter if I was you I would be happy to wait until the spring after the one coming.

It just took me a good five mins to figure out winter and summer in Australia and my brain melted I need a cookie and a nap lmao
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 03, 2016, 06:59:45 PM
Thank you!!

Oh gosh Chanda! They are SO adorable! I just want to cuddle then all!  :)) How cold does it have to get before you's get snow? We dont get snow here, the only snow I have seen is man made snow, well I think it was man made lol.

Ohh, alright that makes sense :) Haha sorry I should have mentioned the seasons here. Wait, so I know nothing about the world and other places but do all of our seasons go in the same order? Like ours is Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring. Is everyone's like that? That is a stupid question but I am curious now haha  :D

Texas is so easy to handle compared to Willows foal she had in 2014... Although that was no fault of his own.
I'm going to tell a little story. (It will probably be really big) Okay Its REALLY big.

My parents friends were the ones who got me Willow, well we paid for her but they got her off parents that were getting too old and had no time for horses. So I got Willow and along with that came 3 more minis and a 2 week old mini foal-they belonged to our friends but they were on our property. Now our friends are 'know it alls'. They were out at our place EVERY DAY and every day I would get some piece of criticism about Willow.

It was horrible, they picked at things like worming. I always wormed Willow every 6-8 weeks as the box said and from advice from the people at the tack store and online. Our friends were telling me I was going way overboard and that I should worm every 6 to 12 MONTHS, so they were stating that I should only worm once or twice a year.

I showed them the box and everything and they were too stubborn to listen to me. (Also when I got Snickas in 2014 they looked at her and they were guaranteed that she would foal in April 2015. Now look, she foaled exactly a year later, the reason they thought that was because she was fat)

Then you bring farriers, breeding, foaling into it, it was beyond a joke. All because since they had known Willow for so many years they had some sort of 'power' over me and what I did with her. It actually crossed my mind a few times to sell Willow just so they would get off my back, but Willow means too much to me. Ill also add that they had only owned one horse like 15 years ago when their kids were young. He was a little shetland. And because of that they think they know everything, but no one knows everything.

Anyway Ill get to the Bam Bam Part. So our friends were unfortunately here when Willow foaled. They were saying not to interfere, and bam what do you know they are in there pulling on Bam Bam's legs not waiting for contractions. She looked like she had no clue what she was doing, and at the time I think I was freaking out cause I had never seen it before to stop her from doing what she was doing.

 Anyway. Bam Bam came out fine, and our friends said "Dont touch him for a week or two or Willow will reject him" Me with so little knowledge believed her. And Bam Bam was so hard to work with after that, he was terrified of people and he was a strong little boy It took me so long to get him used to me and trust me.

So after that I decided to start learning for myself, I joined forums and began reading books and watching videos. After 3 years our friends decided to take their horses to their new place while we were out, came home and I began freaking because their mare likes to break through fences and I thought they got out and ran away. Turns out they took them without letting us know, and still to this day there is no simple "Thank you" for looking after their horses and providing them food, and most of all putting up with them, and their criticism.


2 weeks before Bam Bam was born I spent all my savings on my Toby, there was one condition that if Willow had a colt I had to sell him, which I did. Then when Bam came along and he was about 8 months old our friends were saying I should SELL Toby and keep Bam Bam. That made my blood boil, one because they knew how much Toby meant to me and two, I was NOT breeding Bam Bam with his mother. They were saying that Bam Bam was much better than Toby and that Toby wasnt even a nice looking horse...

BUT anyway. They are gone now and now when they come over and state something about my horses I either walk away or say "What ever you think"

I got in with Texas fairly early, I gave Snickas and her time to bond, but not 2 weeks. Now Texas follows you around, gives you cuddles and she runs to you whinnying.

Sorry for such a big reply. Also, This is a thank you to all the people who have helped me over the past almost year, for understanding and helping me improve.  ;D
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 03, 2016, 07:22:14 PM
We get snow at 32F or colder typically, if there is precip predicted.
We have autumn, winter, spring and summer too; just during different months of the year than the southern hemisphere.  Where I am we tend to have long winters and the other seasons are much shorter.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 03, 2016, 07:35:16 PM
So that would be about 0 degrees C here. Wow we got -1 to -2 degrees the other night, and all we get is frost lol.

Oh that makes sense, Do you like having longer winters??
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 03, 2016, 07:39:53 PM
So that would be about 0 degrees C here. Wow we got -1 to -2 degrees the other night, and all we get is frost lol.

Oh that makes sense, Do you like having longer winters??

No I don't, but I live in Montana and it comes with living this far north on the plains.  (I'm only about 40 miles from the Canadian border). 
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 03, 2016, 07:50:46 PM
You have done just fine.  You have done a good job educating yourself, and getting that precious Texas to the ground safely!  You should be proud of yourself -- we are all very proud of you!

Some people just can't help themselves giving "directions with attitudes".  But, the key is to listen, glean what you can from what they're saying -- don't just discount it all together -- and then use what you think might be beneficial.

As to worming -- you were the correct one!  So, keep doing what you are doing, keep learning, and you KNOW we are here to help you in any way we can, with ANY questions you have.  We are here to share -- and we'll do it with NO attitudes, I promise!!

As to the seasons, I think basically, the Southern Hemisphere has the same "seasons" -- but they are opposite of ours.  Like when we are in winter, you are in summer, and vice versa. 

To me, that's what makes it so wonderful to have everyone from around the world here, because "foaling season" can last all year long, as we move between countries and hemispheres!!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 04, 2016, 07:29:05 AM
Thank you Diane, means a lot  ^-^ But all of you on the forum have been the biggest help to me  :)

I never thought of it that way actually, babies all year round! I'd really like to know when Willow is due-OR if she is pregnant to start with.

It is so cold here tonight, I got home at dark and it was raining and I had to go in to feed Snickas, Of course they are standing out in the rain in the sloppy mud. So I took them under the shelter and locked them up under there, I am so loving Texas' coat, she is still warm and dry under the coat. I spent about half an hour out in the rain, barefoot with no jumper while I am sick trying to tidy it all up, I guess I thought it wouldn't take as long as it did.. I dont know how many times I trekked through that mud lol. Least they are cozy now. :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 04, 2016, 07:46:55 AM
Oh and to add, I know this is sort of off topic, but I have started reading a book its called "Understanding Horses" It seems really good and informative, but the content is 28 years old. Do you think its still relevant?

I have just heard that sometimes when books get old its content becomes irrelevant because of the changes, but now that I think of it would that be for populations, numbers, graphs ect? Not too sure.  :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 04, 2016, 09:10:52 AM
I don't know of that book, personally, maybe someone here does and can comment.

However, horses are still horses, so I'm sure there is something useful to be gained by reading it.  If you read something you are unsure about, just ask.  We're here to help, and I'd be interested in learning more what they are sharing.  So feel free!

Just like with everything, it never hurts to read and learn more, but sometimes you just have to question what seems "not quite right".  Many things have been learned over the years, so you take what is good, and leave what isn't or doesn't make sense.  And question things if you're unsure. 

You'll do fine, and we're here if you need an opinion or someone experiences with something you read that you are questioning.

Good job for learning more!

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 04, 2016, 09:22:08 AM
Except for nutrition and health care which has had huge advances in the last 30 years, horses themselves haven't changed much.  More education is always good.
I have a reprint of about a 100 year old health book, and it has some amazing information not found in modern books, it's one of the first books I ever bought about 30 years ago, and I still refer to it, even though I've added newer books to my library.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 04, 2016, 09:22:52 PM
Alright thank you both! I'll let you know what I think of it, I might have a question or two in the process  ^-^

I have a reprint of a health care book too Chanda! I think the content in it is about 134 years old or something, but the print is only like 40 years old. Ill take a photo of it  ^-^
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 04, 2016, 09:59:02 PM
Oh hang on, my health book is only 20 years old, but I have one called "Pottie's horse Dictionary" which has the 134 year old content, first published in 1882.

I really like the health one, the orangey coloured one, It has HEAPS of info on so many things, and it also talks about foaling. Another thing I like is when something very serious it has a bubble with red writing that says "URGENT! CONTACT VET" and its so easy to understand. Like half of my books are second hand

My library is still small, I have about 40 books, some aren't really books Ill ever read like my Suzuki Service manual lol  :)

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 05, 2016, 12:02:27 AM
This bookshelf is my equine collection, there is a bottom shelf full too, but some remodeling stuff is covering it.   Mostly nutrition, health and care, and a few breed books.  These are the books I've really enjoyed and kept, there are countless others that I've read, but didn't like enough to purchase
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 05, 2016, 12:09:37 AM
This is the reprint, but mine is an older version:

First published in 1877, revised in 1968, my reprint is 1986.  The one linked is a newer reprint.   Mine has a gold colored jacket.

I'm not sure I've read it yet, but I also picked up a reprint by the same author, it's a Stable Management and Exercise book.  First published in 1900, revised in 1969, and my reprint is 1974.  [Found a bookmark with my handwriting, so evidently I've read some of it; bookmark is in the feed section.]
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 05, 2016, 12:39:00 AM
Wow, thats a lot of books haha!

I haven't read many of my books, I am more of a digital reader, but I have been trying to read paperbacks more now because looking at my phone all the time isn't very good for the eyes.  ;D

Here is my collection of books. Some of them I will probably never read, like my "Astral Legacies" novels and pony pals that I have had since I was little. I want to read "The horse Whisperer" Have any of you read it??

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 05, 2016, 12:41:18 AM
Wow, yours is even older than mine Chanda, when did you get it?? Is it a large book??
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 05, 2016, 12:47:14 AM
I got the reprint shortly after in was printed, it was one of my first health books, after I got my first horse.
The second book I only got in the last few years, I think it came in a box of books I picked up at a household goods auction, I kept it because it's written by the same author as the vet guide.
I haven't read the horse whisper, but I did see the movie.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 05, 2016, 02:31:47 AM
Nice  :D

Our weather has been freezing here, raining and miserable. So the girls are having a feed  :)

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 05, 2016, 06:52:53 AM
So cute!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 05, 2016, 09:29:55 AM
very cute
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: paintponylvr on June 05, 2016, 11:23:59 AM
OMG - For longer, detailed posts I need to remember to write in Word and then copy paste it to my posts here...  I had started a post and i hit a button wrong and took me back a page and my post is gone!...  makes me sad...  I'm working on it again, but...
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 05, 2016, 11:36:54 AM
Yes, that's a trick I learned many years ago, when dealing with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae programs at work.  When they tell you to "save often" -- boy do they mean it!  If you even turn away from your screen, the computer seems to know you're distracted, and WHOOSH! Your work is gone!!

I'll be looking for the repost!!   ::)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: paintponylvr on June 05, 2016, 12:08:45 PM
here's the first part - actually a little different, maybe better -

Carly & Rocklone –

On breeding – you have to make the decision to breed when and how often based on what you want, what you can afford to maintain when coming and when mature if not sold, and what kind of shape your mare is in.

Before the market crash – I was like Dianne.  Our mares were our riding & lesson ponies and horses BUT they were bred every year.  For me, it was much harder to get them back in foal if we missed a year – and cost money to figure out why, possibly clean them up via the vet, use drugs to help them cycle/ovulate.  Usually put them in foal either on their foal heats or the cycle directly after.  And I, too, had one that was much happier when she had a foal at her side (she “pined” for a foal of her own while helping to “nanny foals” for other mares – often losing condition, too, when she didn’t have one of her own.  She did get sold at the age of 26 to an owner who had no foals/broodmares and became their daughter’s trusted riding pony for years into her 30s). 

Now, it’s different.  Since I got back into the purebred Shetlands – I’ve raised more foals but they’ve been harder for me to sell.  I’ve often sold for less money rather than coming close to what we once sold them for!  Now, I’m breeding more to replace older bloodlines that I don’t want to see completely lost and bringing in a couple of new combinations of similar bloodlines.
When I had a series of issues with what I considered a conformational defect (for a performance pony & not dwarfism) which affected the cost of their individual care AND being able to sell or even to rehome them, I ended up euthanizing a whole line including one of my stallions in 2014 – trust me – it was not easy to do!!  I DO still have some fillies (mares, now) by him (my silver line  :(  ), but they will be bred in the future with lots of thought, IF they are bred at all.  That line may end up “dying out” and I maintain/care for them for their own color attributes & personalities/current performance ability rather than bringing more into the world from them – and if they present with similar issues as their other ½ and full siblings – they may also be euthanized rather than rehomed/sold or even maintained.  Will be on a case by individual case issue per pony!

I commend both you and Rocklone in your breeding decisions ahead of time.  Trust me, it’s lots easier to wait to breed them then to be “over ponied” when you have to move on with your life (as you may experience when you are ready to go to college?...).  I know that I sold the horses that I bred/raised with first both my parents and then just with my mom after the divorce, when I joined the army at the age of 21 and went overseas.  I spent 10 years out of the horse industry as far as owning and breeding – but spent that in doing research and occasionally getting to see how other countries took care of their horses.  I was in Korea for 13 months and went to the track a few times AND also visited a couple of farms that had horses; then in 3 distinct areas of Germany – with different horse breeds and uses.  I didn’t make it to Wales or any other country that I wanted to – just too busy at the time (Army hours/duty of course came first.  Then had a new baby to deal with and those kind of trips were out as to time AND $$ for a bit).

When I returned to the states, I had a non-horsey hubby, 2 VERY young daughters and was pregnant with the 3rd and knew that I wanted/needed to get them involved with horses that were “easy” and sized for them – which led to learning about the Shetland ponies…  And now we’ve been breeding them for 21 years.

And Carly – I’m still learning about them!

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Chanda on June 05, 2016, 12:16:34 PM
Always love your posts, Paula; good information, well written and lots of good thought goes into them.  Thank you so much for sharing.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 05, 2016, 12:41:03 PM
I couldn't agree more, Chanda. 
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: paintponylvr on June 05, 2016, 12:52:13 PM
THANX, Chanda!

The Horse Whisperer (book) - I considered it an amazing, but difficult, read.  I have to say - the author did a lot of research.  I don't agree with everything that was stated or written - but he either found different info (he DID have access to more professionals w/ much different and broader experience than I have) OR put a little "poetic license" into use (Not much, I think!).  The scenarios were totally believable (from my experiences - even though many reviews have "poo-pooed" his writing)...  If you feel lots of empathy for written characters - keep tissue and damp/warm compresses on hand because it is both emotionally draining AND for no pictures, VERY GRAPHIC written about the physical happenings, too.  The book does contain some very explicit sexual scenes that your parents may not want you reading, though overall it is not a "dirty romance novel"... 

The Horse Whisperer (movie) - filmed/produced by Robert Redford who was/is both a movie actor AND a working horse lines (ranch) Quarter Horse breeder.  Yet, he is exploring new (to him) concepts of training AND how to safely film and demo that on/in a movie that covers A LOT in only a certain allotment of time.  It is FANTASTIC!  Yet, for me, if I hadn't 1 - read the book and 2 - utilize some of the same training techniques, I wouldn't have understood (OR LIKED) a portion of what is shown.  And God Forbid the "idjits" that then go out and COPY the techniques shown w/o the understanding of how it's actually fully done and knowing Y it's done or when to stop/accept the horses' acceptance!  Also, people (general audience) don't understand that the horse(s - yes they did also use stunt doubles) used in the movie are TRAINED ACTORS just as the people are!  The responses aren't quite the same as it could be in a real time training episode...  The sexual scenes were tastefully done and don't come close to any concept of the book's layout...  I do think (will have to check!) that this movie was at least partially filmed in Chanda's "neck of the woods" (part of the USA) and most of the book was certainly set in Montana.  If you can get a DVD of the movie that includes the Directors' notes/interview AND copies of the deleted scenes, you may learn/enjoy it more.  I DID NOT like the movie ending - which did vastly differ from the book.

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: paintponylvr on June 05, 2016, 12:56:56 PM
Thank you, Dianne!  I soooo appreciate that.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on June 05, 2016, 02:00:29 PM
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 06, 2016, 03:49:56 AM
I know your pain Paula! I have a friend that I talk to online, our messages are on average 1500 words long, it takes forever to write one reply and if you dont copy your whole message at the end when you send it, normally the server times out and you lose the whole thing.

Thank you Paula  :)  I 100% agree with Chanda and Diane, your posts are so helpful. I will definitely take your words into consideration, Thank you  ;D

Also thank you for the reviews! I wanted to read it when I was like 12, but didnt for 2 reasons, one, my mum didn't want me reading the sexual parts you mentioned about and the other because I couldn't understand half the words haha. But now she doesn't really care. If you were to recommend the movie or the book which one would you recommend? 
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 06, 2016, 03:55:20 AM
The rain stopped! Yay!

Texas sure showed her excitement, I didn't get to see her go crazy but my mum said it was like Christmas for her, being able to get out and run.  ;D This arvo I let them out in our house yard, and........I got photos  ^-^ Ill post them now :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on June 06, 2016, 03:58:32 AM
I have more that I have to re size cause they are massive.


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Post by: Chanda on June 06, 2016, 08:42:43 AM
She is such a little cutie.
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Post by: dcwolcott on June 06, 2016, 05:22:54 PM
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Post by: paintponylvr on June 06, 2016, 08:35:56 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOO - I LOVE that first color one and the 2nd black/white one (1 that looks like you are standing at her right hip and she's got her head turned to the left).

These photos are FANTASTIK!  After our daughter's wedding and watching the pro photographer, I have a few more clues how you are able to get some of these photos (tho some may be your camera - mine doesn't get shots like that)...

As to book vs movie - I'm always a fan of book first...  I've been surprised to find a few movies have been produced & find out  AFTER, that a book was published....  :)  And just so that you know - Nicolas Evans has several other books that also now have movies.  Not nearly as deep/intense but still great stories and fun (chick type) love story movies.  On a pseudo "cowboy" type - The Long Ride is a good one - but it's not perfectly accurate as to real cowboys but just an aspect of the western life (professional bull riding) done here in the south.  The story has a GREAT TWIST in it and I think your parents would be OK with you reading the book AND watching the movie.  Yes a "chick flick" book/movie romance but not heavy or explicit sex scenes.
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 07, 2016, 03:24:07 AM
She is!  ;D

Aw thank you Paula! Thats great! I learn most off my mum  :))

Thanks!! That sounds really good, Ill have to look into it  :))
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Post by: Renée on June 07, 2016, 03:58:43 AM
The Masked Warrior! hehehee. I love this stage when they are shedding, they look so funny. She has the sweetest eye and you can see that she is going to be an easy baby.
I am kind of late joining this thread so there is a lot to read.
First off I think you are doing a great job educating yourself so kudos to you. There are so many "how to's" out there for horses so you just have to listen to lots of ideas and choose what works best for you.
I, like Diane had my horses in a heard situation and the girls just seemed to decide on their own when they wanted a year off. Saying that though, I had the financial stability to keep any foals that were not sold. That is the main issue for me, you have to think about how long a horse can live and if you have the time, money and land to keep them all if the market drops or if they are born with problems.
As they others have said about old books, some of the nutritional part will have changed and also medication. Many of my books date back to when I was at school (studied Equine Science) which is over 20 years ago yet I still refer to them if there is a situation I am unsure of. I guess it is just out of habit though.
Each country also does things differently. I moved around quite a lot when I was younger and worked with horses. I worked in uk, france and Italy and they all have their own ideas.
Anyway you are in the right place to learn as there are plenty of experienced people here that are willing to help.
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 07, 2016, 05:42:42 AM
Haha!  ;D She has so many nicknames because of her shedding face, my Nan thinks she looks so odd lol. We call her things like "Bandit" and "Raccoon".  :))

Thank you, I think I might not breed Snickas for a while, because I already have 5 horses, maybe one on the way, there would be no point really to breed Snickas again too soon because I will just have to end up selling some which is always a battle for me, I get so close to them then I have to part with them. And I dont show or anything, they are just my mini buddies, When I get a job I want to get lessons with either riding or someone teaching me to train my horses. I counted up the other day that since 2008 I have had 17 horses.  :)

Thank you, I have had loads of help from everyone over the past year on the forum  :)

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Post by: Carly Rae on June 07, 2016, 05:50:05 AM
I have more photos again! Its so hard to get photos of her cause she just wont stop eating! She went running around crazy and by the time I ran in and got my camera and got back down she was settling down again  :( Oh well.

I feel as though Mumma Nick needs to be on here. She is still my big fatty bum  ::)

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Post by: Carly Rae on June 07, 2016, 06:05:00 AM
Here is miss Texas, The photos are pretty grainy though.



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Post by: dcwolcott on June 07, 2016, 07:16:30 AM
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Post by: Renée on June 08, 2016, 03:14:42 AM
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Post by: Lnight89 on June 08, 2016, 08:39:48 AM
Omg he's too cute !
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 10, 2016, 05:58:57 PM
Thank you!!  ;D
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 10, 2016, 06:13:19 PM
I just want to quickly share these photos of Texas and my dog Lacey. When you scratch Texas she nibbles on Lacey, and she LOVES it  :)) And they literally chase each other around the yard, although now Texas is bigger than Lacey so she has to watch out haha. Like you can see in the collage of them both, the first small photo at the top Lacey looks a little scared when Texas randomly bursts out with energy haha.

Sorry I keep flooding you all with so many photos! I'll try posting less after these!



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Post by: dcwolcott on June 10, 2016, 08:46:31 PM
You don't have to stop posting pictures!  We love pictures, and you're quite the photographer!!  Feel free to flood us!
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Post by: Chanda on June 11, 2016, 03:46:22 AM
Keep posting, I'm enjoying them, you are quite the photographer.
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 11, 2016, 07:51:07 AM
Oh okay, I just wasn't too sure if I was going overboard with photos. In that case, Yesterday I took 495 photos and today I took 390.  :-[ No exaggeration there either.

Taking photos is like a drug.. or coffee cause I can relate to that. Its addicting.

Lacey got more nibbles from Texas and I just love her expression in the photo  ;D


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Post by: Carly Rae on June 11, 2016, 07:57:47 AM
And Texas finds she loves Kevin  ^-^



Just wanted to add this one of Kevin.

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Post by: dcwolcott on June 11, 2016, 09:15:26 AM
Okay, 885 photos in 2 days seems a bit extreme!  LOL   What do you do with all the photos?

I know I said flood us, but I appreciate that you share a few favorites with us as you've been doing, and I love your comments.  But, certainly, we couldn't accommodate 885 photos!  LOL  We'd all go a bit crazy!!   :o

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Post by: Rocklone on June 11, 2016, 03:23:26 PM
I love seeing your photos I get lots of ideas :)
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 11, 2016, 08:53:56 PM
Haha! Uploading 885 photos would drive me insane!
I take all the photos off the SD card, put them in a folder and upload them all onto my editing software and then out of those 885 photos I am actually keeping 75 photos. I normally just leave the unedited ones in the folder, but after a while I take a deep breath and delete them  :P

I have a USB that holds all my favorite horse photos, and Lacey has a folder too. Every horse has a folder of their own, and I have a folder for my previous horses, with sub-folders in that folder for every individual horse. Every photo has the date it was taken (that took some time searching back for the dates) Now whenever I take bulk photos of the horses, I edit them and bulk rename the file name to the date. I do this because I lose tons of photos with devices crashing. When my old phone crashed I lost 3000 photos.
So far it only had 600 photos on it. :)

Thanks Rocklone!  ;D
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 11, 2016, 09:08:51 PM
Out of ALL my photos this one is probably still my favorite :))


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Post by: paintponylvr on June 11, 2016, 11:41:31 PM
885 photos IS a lot...  and you delete originals????  OMG.

I do a little differently.  i transfer all my photos from my phone and my camera to the laptop (for now).  They go into files labeled by date.  I do look thru them and delete any that are blurred out too much or like the other day at 6 am, I had several of the ground - trash bin.

my phone dates the pics with the time taken.  I split photos up if I have a lot (such as I did a group of the outside of our house & then the SR mares and the boys - so they went into separate files in Original photos.  I also end up grouping those by quarter 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12).  Those file names would be 60916house, 60916boys and 609616srMares.  Those pics from phone are dated_time and camera pics just have img1234.  Then when I edit (currently use an on-line editing program called Pic Monkey dot com), I pull from those files - and did several pics.  they get renamed with 16june09house133101 or 16jun09house133204 (phone puts time on it) and camera pics were 16jun09ec1234 or 16jun09wiz1238 or 16jun09kla1256 or 16jun09che1257.  Then the edited pics go into separate files - house, family and ponies.  In ponies file - I have them broken out into individual name files and Vicki's ponies and mixed ponies.  These are the photos I will post on line - and some, even tho edited for me, don't get posted. 

I have negatives & photos going back to the 80s stored (not in year order due to some being with my parents when part of their home was destroyed, some being in our storage unit in 2000 when it was broken into and stolen and some others being left in a vehicle while moving and melting together) and lost a LOT of digital ones when our 1st computer crashed...  Also lost several years of original digital pics AND scanned copies of print photos (the ones I'd kept were stored on line at Photobucket at the time) when hubby and oldest daughter were transferring them from the big PC to our laptops.    I think they got deleted rather than moved OR were lost in cord cyberspace when we had a power blip.  It took me 2 years to scan the pics from our photo albums into a computer (using equipment at work after hours).

I was just told last weekend that I should have backup to the external drive I've got - since it's a "spin drive"(?? -could easily "crash", too)...  Trying to decide how I want to back it up.

At least 1x year (usually during Xmas), I pull all the pics and put them on my external hard drive.  Original pics stay grouped in the Original pics files - by year.  Edited photos go - the ponies pics go into their individual files (also in folders by year) and so do family, house, equipment and event type photos (only by year if I have a lot in that year?). 

Sounds pretty difficult, but it's not really!  I can find any of our ponies original pics and go back to the original by looking at the date/title on the edited photo.  I can go back to that original and do another edit - for size or to crop for a specific item (such as when I did close ups for my braiding files or sent pics of stifles to several vets/equine chiro and massage pros).  I now provide a complete jump drive with the cropped pics of the pony when I sell that pony back to 2009 (if asked, I can provide the original shot - back to 2012, too).  Most of the equine we currently have don't go any further back than that - if they do they either aren't for sale or I'd have to get a bit more creative to provide the pics (Flower has a book of photos I printed using Power Point, as do her dam and grand dam.  When I was doing the books, I kept the original book and took it to Staples or Office Max and copied it for the new owner).

If I lose my external hard drive right now, I'd be quite upset.  Besides all my own originals and edited shots, I have a lot of expensive digital shots from professional photographers when I had 4 ponies out showing in 2012 and 3 ponies in 2013.  Only got a couple of photos actually printed out...  Hmm, think I will get some jump drive (sticks) to put those on, too!  I'd love to know how others have stored theirs.

I did contact a photographer for pics that I had "copies" of the proofs.  I'd kept the numbers, w/ stars marking the ones I wanted to purchase, and wanted to order prints (or digital copies) of them.  I was told they were 'gone'...  I wasn't real happy.  She did still have the proofs on line - and I was able to get some pics that way - but they aren't a good enough quality (she'd reduced the original size when put the proofs online) for larger than 3x5 prints (I'd wanted 5x7 and 8x10).  She did have a good program that pulled the watermark off of them (I can't do that at all now).
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 13, 2016, 04:16:17 AM
Haha yes it is a lot. Today I took another 178 photos. I'm in exam block so I get home at like lunch time!

Yes I delete some originals, ones that are blurry, repeated, just not nice photos in general (normally most of my un edited photos). I do edit a fair few that are keepsakes, and I take tons of photos which takes up a lot of space. I can take up to 1000-2000 photos in a week, plus what my mum takes. In those photos I take out what I want, edit what I want and put them in a separate folder to keep, the others I never touch really.

Wow, your way of sorting sounds very precise! I use Picmonkey occasionally, only to make collages and resize so they fit on the forums so they aren't the size of the universe.
Otherwise I mainly use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for general edits, now that I use my mums camera, I can work manual mode so it cuts a lot of time wasted on editing, now I just have to touch them up, crop if I need. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for edits such as my generation edit, not sure if you have seen it, it is posted on Lil Beginnings. But it has photo frames and the horses in frames kinda thing. And I also use ACDSee Pro for cloning things out such as rubbish in the backgrounds and just unwanted objects that cause distractions in the image.

Yes, thats what I love most about keeping your photos stored in a specific way, is that you can sort through so easily and find the exact photo you want. I used to rummage around looking through all my folders, I had well over 200 folders of photos on the computer, it could take up to 20 to 30 minutes just to find one photo, thats if it was even there! I got fed up with searching through photos so I sorted them out and now finding photos is a breeze.  :))

Sounds like you should back it all up soon, It would be devastating to loose them all. I know If I lost all my photos id be absolutely crushed.  :-[

Here is a comparison of when I cloned the objects out of the photo. Ionly found it out recently by my mum so I am still trying to get the hang of it but its so handy, Im so kicking myself for not knowing earlier.

Here is a photo of Texas and Lacey, I also got rid of the driveway and Snickas because, why not?  :))


And here is one of Kevin, it was more of a practice one.  ^-^

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Post by: Carly Rae on June 13, 2016, 04:25:03 AM
And here is the "Generations" one I mentioned. Technically its not generations. But its normally done with humans with each generation in the frames.

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Post by: Carly Rae on June 13, 2016, 04:27:09 AM
We also had a visit from a cute little boy, Torrie.  :))




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Post by: dcwolcott on June 13, 2016, 05:50:18 AM
I havethousands of photos that I use for my picture pedigrees, and I purchased a Terabyte drive, which is 1000 Gigabytes of space.  It's connected to my computer, but the pictures are all stored there, so it doesn't take up space on my regular computer hard drive.  I have a shortcut on my desktop to it, and I can access all the photos while working from my computer.  Good storage, and even after several thousands of photos, I still have 431 GB of space left.  Plus, I can disconnect it and connect it to any computer.  Very easy.
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 14, 2016, 03:35:48 AM
That sounds awesome Diane  :)) We have like 10 hard drives here, they are all pretty old. They aren't the handy little ones like the newer ones, they are big and bulky and need to be plugged into power and the computer at the same time. Whereas my dads is a small compact one that you just plug in with a USB cord :)

Right now I use a small 8GB USB that is shaped as a horse haha.  :))
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Post by: Ryan on June 16, 2016, 12:38:21 AM
Great Photos Carly :)
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 16, 2016, 03:46:47 AM
Thanks  :)
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Post by: paintponylvr on June 18, 2016, 12:33:23 PM
Hmm none of your photos from posted from 13 June till now are showing up for me.  The others have and so have the ones other folks are - would really love to see your Generations photo!

How do you do Collages on Pic Monkey?  I've been using Pic Monkey for about 4 years now, the "free stuff" section.  I use it to crop and resize all my photos.  I've got to learn how to use the Photoshop CS2 program I now have - but I made the layered headers I did for the website using it...  I do like Pic Monkey - it works well enough for what I do, LOL.

I do have the photos I still have backed up.  It's the back up that I was told I needed to back up -since it's a "spin drive" (still don't know what that means - other than it could easily end up crashing, like our larger computers did before laptops...).  It is a 1 terabyte as well and almost as small as my phone.  Looking at  the "pie-plate" pic of the space I've used, I've got more than 3/4 of that space still available!  And that's with 1,000s of full size photos on it AS WELL AS all the cropped/resized ones.

It usually doesn't take me long to look up any photos.  I just don't have originals of digital photos from before 2008-2012 (or rather they are few and far between which I don't understand either how that happened).   The ones I'd scanned in from photos taken over the years, were scanned in by page from my photo albums.  I can't open those scans now (actually I bet I can with the new Photoshop program) since they used a different extension than .jpg.

Gotta love technology sometimes...  I DO like the new ways with photos!  Just still struggling with my cell phone...
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Post by: dcwolcott on June 18, 2016, 06:52:55 PM
They are gone to me too.  Nothing showing but "X" 's
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Post by: Chanda on June 18, 2016, 07:35:56 PM
Yep, a batch of pictures gone for me, too.
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Post by: paintponylvr on June 18, 2016, 07:38:48 PM
Hmmm, makes me sad!
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 18, 2016, 10:37:45 PM
Awh, even I can't see some of them  ??? Thats odd. I cant see some of my older photo posts either. I use the 'Insert image' button that is under the Bold button to put my photos in, maybe if I use the attachments option. I'll try post the generations pic for you.

Ive been using picmonkey around 4 years as well, when I got Willow, although I used to use 'Picnik' which was taken down in 2013 and replaced with Picmonkey. With the collages question are you asking how I personally make them or how to make one in general? I'll assume in general? You make collages by pressing the 'collage' option at the top of the homepage. You have 'Edit' 'Touch up' 'Design' and 'Collage'. If that makes sense haha. Then I just upload my photos, pick a collage design and place the photos in their boxes then save  :) Hope thats what you meant lol.

Now I'm jealous haha! I want all that space for photos!  ;)

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Post by: paintponylvr on June 19, 2016, 08:14:16 AM
My external hard drive is "My Passport" 1 terrabyte external hard drive.  On Amazon right now, it costs $55.00 US.

I think I've used that "collage" feature on PicMonkey.  Didn't do what I think of as collages though, so I thought you'd done something different.

Where do you store your photos online before you attach them to your posts?
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Post by: Marty on June 19, 2016, 12:32:37 PM
Hi Carly,
I looked into your missing pictures and the problem isn't here on the forum.
The photo storage service your linking from uses dynamic scripting instead of static webpages so the links you used to insert your pictures are only temporary .... they change whenever you view or edit your pictures.
Either use the attach function or upload them to the gallery here and then use the insert link from the gallery page.
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Post by: Chanda on June 19, 2016, 12:58:05 PM
Hi Carly,
I looked into your missing pictures and the problem isn't here on the forum.
The photo storage service your linking from uses dynamic scripting instead of static webpages so the links you used to insert your pictures are only temporary .... they change whenever you view or edit your pictures.
Either use the attach function or upload them to the gallery here and then use the insert link from the gallery page.
Thank you, Marty, for looking into it; I really appreciate it.
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 21, 2016, 04:55:05 PM
I store mine on Facebook haha. Well I use Facebook to resize my photos cause I'm lazy, what ever goes through Facebook its quality is reduced. So I open a private message with myself and send the pictures when save them in another folder then I use and upload every photo to get the forum code its quite annoying because you have to type in one of those security thingos before every photo is uploaded.

Thank you Marty! Its really appreciated. I'll use the attachments from now on  :))
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Post by: Carly Rae on June 21, 2016, 07:34:31 PM
I'll try the attachment now. I know this is Texas' topic, but I just love this picture of Toby's angry face  :))

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Post by: Chanda on June 21, 2016, 07:40:10 PM
Cute picture.
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Post by: dcwolcott on June 21, 2016, 07:46:33 PM
Very cute, and it worked just fine!
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Post by: Carly Rae on July 30, 2016, 04:46:50 AM
Hi all, Me again.  :)

Thought I might post a few Photos of my Texas.

She is doing great, almost perfect on the lead, I took her and Snickas for a walk up our street and she was great. She was very chilled when cars passed us as well.
We also got hens, she loves them.  ;D
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Post by: Lnight89 on July 30, 2016, 08:35:32 AM
She's so sweet!  <3
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Post by: dcwolcott on July 31, 2016, 01:13:44 AM
Oh the pictures are so cute!!!!!
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Post by: paintponylvr on August 19, 2016, 09:38:19 AM
O, looks like Texas did the weird head shed thing, too.  (Like our Riddler did last fall).  She is looking good. 

I like the pic with the chickens.  Looks like you are free ranging them now.  Any eggs yet?
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Post by: Carly Rae on September 18, 2016, 09:43:11 PM
Thanks Paula :) She did haha, not so much anymore though, sadly. She turned 6 months old today!! Time flies.

We also have a horse foal here now, my sisters good friends adopted him and they have no land.
So he isn't mine, he was a rescued horse from the knackery. Full horse, new experience for me, I am just watching mostly. But I go sit with his owners, sometimes alone and I just talk to him but he is very timid. We have had him here around 2-3 weeks? His name is Banjo :)

Yes we free range the chooks now :) We are getting eggs now! We are on our 10th dozen now! My uncle gave us his hen last week, so we now have 6!
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Post by: Chanda on September 18, 2016, 11:14:26 PM
I don't think it would be a problem if you'd like to share a picture or two of the big baby, as long as your sister's friend doesn't mind.  We love to see the babies.
Texas is 6 months?  Where does time go?
Updated picture of Texas?
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Post by: Carly Rae on September 19, 2016, 12:36:52 AM
Sure thing  :D I'll upload a few now.

Here is Banjo, they don't really know his age, but they are fairly certain that he is under a year. He LOVES Texas, Toby on the other hand hates him with a passion. We were getting no where with calming him, he got out of his pen because Toby jumped the fence, so Banjo barreled himself over the fence fleeing Toby's attack. We thought it would be impossible getting him back in. Turns out all we had to do was lead Texas in and he followed right after.

Day by day, Banjo was really coming out of his shell with supervised visits with Texas. He now eats from your hands and you can give him little touches while he eats. Slow process, but I think it will be well worth it. :) He will be getting gelded once they are able to halter him.

Anyway, I have photos to share :)

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Post by: Carly Rae on September 19, 2016, 12:40:15 AM
And as for Miss Texas, at the moment she is filthy.
I have been gone for 8 days, we have had rain here. So she is very muddy, but I took photos anyway :) Its really overcast here so the photos didnt turn out as well as Id like haha.

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Post by: Chanda on September 19, 2016, 09:29:21 AM
Little miss Texas is still just too cute.
Banjo looks young, but not quite weanling young.  Without seeing his teeth, I'll guess he's a yearling.
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Post by: dcwolcott on September 19, 2016, 05:57:50 PM
Yes, that little girl is just the cutest!!!

Good luck with Banjo!!  Keep us posted on how he does!
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Post by: Carly Rae on September 19, 2016, 10:24:46 PM
Thank you both!   ;D

She is a very special little girl. Still very cheeky, but she has eased it down a bit now, thankfully.
Will have to wean her soon though.
I've got a feeling that Willow may be in foal. Although I can't be certain because I don't know too much about it in that area. I'll just have to wait and see  :)
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Post by: Ryan on September 19, 2016, 11:36:44 PM
Shes so Cute Carly , she is growing up way too fast :) Glad she is helping to tame Banjo :)

Ok you know everyone well enough here by now to know that if you write "Willow maybe in foal " that we are all not going to let you leave it at that :)

How about starting her own thread with some pictures and we can have a look :)

(Please) :) ;pray
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Post by: Carly Rae on September 20, 2016, 01:59:17 AM
Thanks Ryan :)

Haha, sorry!
I'll start up a thread for her soon.  :)
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Post by: Carly Rae on October 23, 2016, 04:50:52 AM
Today I sold my little Texas..

BUT.. She still lives at my place!
Tenae and Jesse are Banjo's owners, the rescue horse. Today Jesse came to me at work and asked me if I still wanted to sell Texas. So Jesse surprised Tenae with Texas as a gift! I even painted Texas' little hooves with hoof glitter!  ;D

I couldn't be happier with her new home, and her home arrangements! So I can still watch her grow up everyday. Tenae has wanted Texas for months now  ;D
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Post by: Rocklone on October 23, 2016, 05:24:31 AM
I'm glad she's gotten a wonderful owner. Does she plan to show her or anything?
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Post by: Carly Rae on October 23, 2016, 06:35:35 AM
I don't think she will show. I think she was talking about training her to drive in the future ;D
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Post by: dcwolcott on October 23, 2016, 09:23:04 AM
Congratulations on those sale arrangements!  How cool!!!

She looks great!
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Post by: paintponylvr on October 23, 2016, 11:29:39 AM
O, what a great sale arrangement!

Glad that you get to watch your baby grow up.  Driving is great fun!!

Congratulations on a great job all around.
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Post by: Carly Rae on October 23, 2016, 05:28:52 PM
Thank you!!  ;D She is starting to shed her winter coat, shes looking very dark underneath!  :D

And with my earnings, my big Kevin will be gelded  ;D I have to call around some vets this week to find which one will be best. I also have to decide whether Ill take him to the clinic or get a vet out home. And, I have to see if I can have an afternoon off school to be there, weekend vet rates are crazy!

Hopefully I should have enough leftover for them all to have a hoof pamper!
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Post by: Ryan on October 24, 2016, 07:35:52 PM
Congratulations Carly , Im sure they will love her as much as you do, cheekiness and all :)

Its always great to be able to still watch your foals grow up when you have sold them.

She looks great in the pictures and growing up way too quickly :)

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Post by: Carly Rae on October 25, 2016, 06:58:15 AM
Thanks, Ryan  :D

Now that she isn't my horse, when she is being cheeky and pulling branches off my Nan's trees, and pulling the ornaments off her pond, they can't yell out to me telling me to sort my horse out lol. She is Tenae's 'Little bundle of cheekiness' now!  ^-^

She surely is growing way too fast!

Hopefully now that we have hit skii season, we will go up to a dam around 3 hours from here.
Which means I can go revisit Willow's foal, Bam-Bam! He turned 3 in June! Last time I saw him he was only 8 months old.  It should be a nice experience  ;D
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Post by: dcwolcott on October 25, 2016, 04:01:51 PM
Sounds like a fun trip!
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Post by: Ryan on October 25, 2016, 05:35:37 PM
Oh have fun skiing. We have a massive lake at home and actually a friend  had the jet ski out on it last night.

Yes your right, your right everyone will be yelling out to Tenae to control Texas and keep her out of trouble :)

Have fun seeing Bam Bam :)

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Post by: Carly Rae on October 26, 2016, 03:32:42 AM
Thanks  ;D Oh that sounds fun!
We have a creek running through our paddock, it has a massive drop/bank though so you have to make a track down. My brother and I made stairs out of dirt down the bank with a rope to lower yourself down. But that all got ruined in the 2011 floods. Sometimes I drive the ute down the back and carry our kayaks down to the creek :)

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on October 27, 2016, 04:52:08 AM
Snickas got a new halter today, Tenae and I were naughty and went and spent 4 hours of our day at 3 different horse shops  :))

We originally went in to get Texas a little feed bucket, but we got that distracted and we ended up not even getting her one.

I think by the end of the day we had gotten 5 halters, 4 for me and 1 for Texas, a lead rope for Texas, a few brushes for Banjo and Texas, wormer paste for my minis, wormer pellets for Banjo and Texas, braid rubber bands just because they were cheap, a Training whip thing for when Banjo starts training... And like 5 syringes, because they were like 40 cents.

But the halter Snickas was wearing was originally $20, but they were reduced to $4.50! We were going to get all 8 of them, but we decided on getting 3. 2 for me and 1 for Texas. I have like 15 halters now.....  ;D
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Ryan on October 27, 2016, 05:26:30 PM
Very cool Carly :)

She has her mums beautiful face :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on October 28, 2016, 08:30:19 PM
Thanks Ryan  :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on October 30, 2016, 09:50:04 AM
How is the training aspect coming along? Does Texas still tap at the water line? (I got this info from another forum, but curiosity wouldn't let me not mention it! LOL)

Does Tanae come out to your place frequently? How much training experience does she have? Are you learning new and wonderful things from her or are you both learning together?
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on October 31, 2016, 05:47:05 PM
Training is pretty good :) I've been trying not to overthink things when I work with them, its a lot easier :)
What do you mean by "Tap at the water line", do you mean like when she taps the water trough and plays in the waves?? If so, she still does it occasionally haha  :D But not too sure if thats what you meant.

Yeah, Tenae comes out every afternoon :) I think she knows a fair bit about training, more than me. She has worked on studs, she worked (Im not too sure what to call it) as someone who prepped Polo horses, and a few others. 
Sometimes we can stand in the pen with Banjo and talk for hours about training, grooming and anything on the horsey topic, and I have learned a fair bit about what she has said. I think some of the things I've talked about, about what I've learned off the forums, and out of my books interested her.

But yes, I have found some more information in my head just from chatting to her. And its so easy to talk when its on a topic your interested in!!  ;D
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Rocklone on October 31, 2016, 08:09:56 PM
Thats always the way! Ive learned soooo much in the past year its unreal. You know nothing until you know it.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on November 05, 2016, 08:33:49 PM
Carly, you posted pictures on another forum of her sniffing and tapping an above ground water line when she was a wee sprite of a filly. I was wondering if she still did that, or any other "poking her nose where it doesn't belong" mannerisms. I know they're irritating, but they're also very funny!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on December 24, 2016, 08:13:05 AM
Oh! Well I dont think she really does much of that anymore with the water, although when she eats from her bucket she paws the ground while eating hitting her knee on the bucket.  :) I don't spend as much time with little Texas since she isn't mine anymore, although her owners have brought the rescue horse Banjo a very long way!.

He is doing fantastic! He is a big fatty now, out in the paddock with Texas and Snickas, he leads great, although catching is their main focus point at the moment, he can still be a bit timid when it comes to approaching him in the paddock to halter him. But he has come a LONG way, he picks up his fronts like a breeze, his back legs are still a working progress, his owner Tenae gave him a nice big hug around his neck and he almost fell asleep  :)

Today Tenae got given another rescue from the same place as Banjo. Long story, but she got him for free.
She got Banjo and the new horse from a organisation called "Last Chance Horses" and its pretty much this lady gets the opportunity to try sell the horses to people who will give them another chance at life before they go to the doggers. She has to set the price at the price of their meat value, which is around $300-$400, and she has a deadline, if she can't sell them they get slaughtered.

Since the horses are unhandled, skinny and require an experienced home not many people are willing to pay that money for one. Therefore people without experience, or just people who want to help, they contribute to the payment of the horse, making it cheaper for someone to buy it.

And pretty much someone generously fully paid for this new one, and Tenae said she will take him. So, now we have a new addition to the property. His name is "Ted" :) He is Timid, but he isn't as bad as banjo was when he first got here :)

Anyway, Ill add some photos too :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on December 24, 2016, 08:18:02 AM
This is Ted  :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on December 24, 2016, 08:18:53 AM
...And goofy Banjo now  :))
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on December 28, 2016, 11:31:49 AM
Silly Banjo, he likes to stick his tongue out just like me! LOL

I like Ted's face, quite a bit. He has a very noble and wise profile. Very sad right now though. I hope he gets to feeling better about things very soon. He looks like he'll make someone a fine and loyal friend after a bit of good feed and proper handling.

Are Banjo and Ted biggie horses? Ponies? They don't look to be minis, yet I could be wrong. Are they famous Australian Brumbies??
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on December 28, 2016, 09:50:06 PM
Haha he sure does! And he LOVES to lick you!  :D

Ted is very curious, so sweet too. He is literally like a Teddy Bear! His owner, Tenae wanted to give him to me as a gift once hes trained as a "Thank you" for letting us keep her horses here. I fell in love with Ted as soon as I saw him, Tenae will have to sell him either way as Banjo is her main focus and she has 2 Walers to bring here from the other side of Australia plus little Texas. She got Ted primarily to save his life.

Yes, Ted and Banjo are biggies, well we think Banjo is a pony, the "Last chance horses" people predicted he had Welsh in him, but they weren't sure as he was malnourished, fluffy and in terrible shape at the time. But they are definitely not minis thats for sure lol  :)

I also did a little photo shoot for Tenae and Jesse with their little animal family :)

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on December 29, 2016, 06:09:23 AM
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: paintponylvr on December 29, 2016, 11:11:52 AM
You guys have put quite the "family" of equine together.

Ted looks like he'll develop into a really nice guy for you.  Love the family shot of Tenae, pretty nice!!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on December 29, 2016, 05:32:07 PM
Thank you both!   :D

Yes, our equine family has definitely grown! Between us we have 7 horses with one on the way with Willow hopefully  ;D Haven't had this many horses here since 2013!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on December 29, 2016, 09:03:09 PM
I tell a lie with Texas.
She in fact DOES have some annoyingly funny habits like with the water dish. Although today I found her out of her paddock (Definitely frustrating) She has become quite the little escape artist, but then I found her up against one of our fences rubbing her neck while banging her knee on the tin. It was an annoying sound but she was really enjoying herself  ;D

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Lnight89 on February 11, 2017, 09:13:24 PM
<3 mine likes to dig in her water dish or any puddle she finds!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on February 23, 2017, 03:51:18 PM
Texas has turned 10 months old as of a few days ago. I dont have too many photos of her, but I did teach her to stand on a block with Kevin. I thought they were pretty cute so Ill post that photo  ;D
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on February 23, 2017, 05:20:58 PM
That is cute!!!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Ryan on February 23, 2017, 06:37:08 PM
shes growing up so fast :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: paintponylvr on March 02, 2017, 08:37:08 PM
Just wanted to say that you've done a wonderful job with both of them Carly!  That is so awesome.

and they both look good.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on April 24, 2017, 05:00:18 AM
I forgot to post that on the 19th (5 days ago) Texas turned 1 year old !!!!  ;D
Boy did that go so fast!

Unfortunately our time is up being together, Tenae and Jesse have found a house of their own with acreage for rent. Although Texas, Ted, Banjo, Wild boy and Stardust wont be living here anymore, I am very happy for them to have found a place.

Over the past 9 months of them having horses here they have been devoted to come out almost every single afternoon which is another 40 kilometers on top of their daily driving and long days at work just to see and work with their horses. I think they deserve to be able to come home and simply be able to walk out the back door and see their horses.

But they are only a 15 minute drive from me so I can go visit whenever I like. I have been advancing in my riding with Hot Shot and we are becoming quite a good pair, so one day in the future Tenae and I can go riding together.  :)

The first photo is Texas, the second one is Wild Boy and Stardust, third is Wild Boy, fourth is Hot Shot, Ted, banjo, Wild boy and Stardust.  ;D
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on April 24, 2017, 06:06:26 AM
WOW~!  Hard to believe a year has passed.  Texas looks great, as do the others!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Ryan on April 25, 2017, 09:26:35 PM
WOW i cant believe a year has passed, she has certainly grown up :)
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on April 30, 2017, 06:01:57 PM
Since you haven't mentioned it much....will you be driving your birthday car down to Tenae's? Or will you get confident enough in your riding, that you'll trail ride over at times?  I'm sure you'll miss her, once she's gone to her new home. Will that leave you with just the four then? Willow, Kevin, Toby and Hot Shot? Oh, and can't forget the piggy...even though we've had no updates there. *hint, hint*
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on May 03, 2017, 04:46:18 AM
Thanks!  ;D

Yes, soon I will be able to drive my car to Tenae's!  ;D Still have to book my driving test  :)

I don't think I'll be confident enough to ride Hot Shot to her place I still have so much to learn yet haha, but its almost impossible to ride there anyway because at the end of our street is a big bridge across the creek with not much room to walk and they wont put in a walk bridge  :(

Although I have walked Willow and Toby across into town, it makes people so happy to see little horses in our town because its not something you see very often; a girl walking her 2 ponies to the corner shop buying lunch haha.  :)

I will have 5 horses here, you got all names besides Snickas  :) But Toby is listed for sale, sadly. He is becoming a bit of a terror and we aren't set up for a stallion, we cant Risk Willow getting in foal again.

Oh I didn't know I didn't post about my pig! I re-homed her months ago, I found it nasty having her in a little pen with no piggy friends and only enough time to go in feed her, give her a quick hug and go, because I had been getting late home from school, and having 10 horses and 28 chickens to look after I didn't really have time to give her the love she deserved, but she went to a lovely family on 50 acres though  :)

Title: Re: Texas
Post by: dcwolcott on May 03, 2017, 05:50:18 AM
How nice for Miss Piggy.  You really had her best interests at heart, so KUDOs for your decision!!

Hope you can find Toby a good home, too.  Sounds like you have some good plans!
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Rocklone on May 03, 2017, 10:45:16 PM
There is still gelding..if he dont need em dont let him have em. He will sell much better being gelded.. sure it may mean you pay more than you make but thats how it goes.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Carly Rae on May 05, 2017, 02:08:23 AM
I have thought over many times of what to do with him, and the way I see it is if I geld him I will only be selling him to get my money back from gelding him. Therefore I have no money to pay my parents back from Willow's vet bills and I cant get myself a saddle either.

And there's no point of me gelding to keep him because he will just stay in the paddock and do nothing anyway. He is also very aggressive with Hot Shot, he had actually broken through the fence and the next morning Hot Shot had a perfect bite mark on his throat, a cut across his rump and bite marks on his back legs. And he is the same to Kevin.

But its only early stages, I have had a few inquiries about him so far.  :)