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  1. Marsha Cassada

    Driving Hours 2018

    It's awfully good of you to keep track when you are not getting to drive yourself. Thank you.
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    I did not know there were so many shades of buckskin. Thanks! Would silver account for his blaze and pink nose?
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    He is the same size as DD, about 32-33". He needs some tlc, but overall is in good condition.
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    I got a new horse last night at the sale. Miniatures are bringing almost as much, and sometimes more, than big horses. His coggins says bucksin, but I'm thinking he is silver dapple, because of the mane/tail color and some masking on his face. A little boy was riding him with a saddle. The owner sold him because the boy needs a bigger horse. He said he was sure he would pull for me. I've brushed him good and washed his tail with Selsun Blue, cleaned his feet, and clipped his bridle path. Spritzed with fly spray, and washed his face. So far no kicking, nipping, or anything crazy. Not even any squealing between he and DD between the fence. Needs his feet done badly and I'm sure he needs deworming. But he is a good weight and seems like a good boy. I'm going to contact AMHA tomorrow and find out if it might be possible to track down his relatives with dna. Time will tell if I spent my money well.
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    Newbie to the forum.

    I have fed boss to my 22 year old gelding for many years. He gets 1/4 cup a day. People comment on his nice coat. I have never used flax, so don't know about it.
  6. Marsha Cassada

    Your Drive Day

    I can totally relate to the reluctance to drive you are feeling, MC! I bet Candace would be just fine to try; her personality will be the same. She might be a little herd bound now; it would be nice if someone could walk along leading another horse on your first outing. I would recommend the sulky instead of the EE. I feel much more secure in my sulky than in the cart. The only downside to it, is if you have bad knees, getting in and out in a hurry. It's also easier to ground drive if you get in a sticky spot. Which one is Perry? You have a handsome herd! My dil checked out the white mare and felt she was sound. I called the guy and his price was a little too high for me. She is not registered. The way he boasted about how much the person he bought her from paid for her, I figured she was registered. He thinks she is 5-6, but from his history of her I think she is closer to 10+. He had no record of the former owner; I could probably have contacted her through AMHA and found out more about her. I could probably work with AMHA and dna and maybe get her registered. There are too many unknowns to take a chance with the price. If I don't find anything at the sale tonight, I might call him next week and see if he is ready to come down. He said he had other people interested--well, so be it.
  7. Marsha Cassada

    Your Drive Day

    Had to do a little ground driving while out with Dapper Dan today. I have become so lazy and he is rather hard headed, so a little refresher was in order. We both bestirred ourselves a little today. A good drive today!
  8. Marsha Cassada

    Driving Hours 2018

    45 minutes for Dapper Dan.
  9. Marsha Cassada

    Your Drive Day

    My sister lost her miniature two years ago. He had a collapsed esophagus. Do not know if that is the same thing as a collapsed trachea. It was 80% collapsed. Hope Teddy is okay! That is a worry. Lovely photos of your boys! I'm so glad to hear Moony is turning out to be such a good boy. I seem to remember he was somewhat reactive when you began work with him. Nothing on the mare yet; I am waiting for my dil to check her out.
  10. Marsha Cassada

    Driving Hours 2018

    one hour for Dapper Dan today. We both took it easy and had a lovely morning drive. He is such a good boy!
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    Your Drive Day

    Yes, I did look at some horses, as a matter of fact. We went up to the big city for the weekend to share some celebrations with our sons/families. Took our RV (it was weird going without Buddy). Passed a pasture full of little horses so we stopped. I went back the next day, when we had more time, to look at them more closely. One mare looked possible. But when I led her around, her hocks popped. Her feet were VERY long, and I wondered if that would do it. My dil, who is a certified barefoot trimmer and lives nearby, is going to stop by next week and evaluate the mare. The man says he will get his farrier out this week. If my dil thinks she is sound, I may get her. Supposedly she has been in harness before. The other horses in the herd were too little or too skittish. I have been incapacitated with my spinal stenosis for over a week, so no driving time. Afraid to sit in the sulky, and it's really hard to get down and put DD's boots on right now. If I am better in a day or so, I hope to drive. The weather has turned off nice and cool--perfect! He is fine alone, but I would like to find him another companion.
  12. Marsha Cassada

    Your Drive Day

    Loved reading your competition experiences! Way to go!
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    Been working at the county fair. I got champion on my grape jelly. The canned sweet potatoes got a blue. Apples and onions got second place. I did well on most of my entries. These peanuts are not mine, but I thought some people might like to see how peanuts grow. There was a lot of cotton entered this year. It was fun to see all the entries. I entered the photo of my rooster, but it did not place; there were lots of entries in the animal category.
  14. Marsha Cassada

    Your Drive Day

    Supposed to go monday. I called today to get directions and she had sold him.
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    I'd be interested in how he prunes the fruit trees. My books suggest pruning like a vase, with the tree open in the middle. Since mine are espaliered, I'd like to see yours when he finishes. Our fair is this week so I decided to dig under the sweet potatoes and see if there was anything fair-worthy. What a mess. One the size of a basketball and 3 footballs. The others were ordinary. But, all were riddled with potatoe scab. I was hoping sweet potatoes would not be susceptible, but no such luck. I was totally intimidated on how to deal with them. This morning I rinsed them off with the hose and shoved the monsters in the oven to soften up so I could cut and peel them. I was able to can 3 quarts. Dapper Dan loves sweet potato, but I'm afraid to give him more than a few pieces. Maybe I will try to dehydrate the cull and use it for treats.