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Join Howrse! [Nov. 24th, 2007|12:51 pm]
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 Alright, so, this Howrse game is awesome. I've been playing it since the summer and it's completely addicting! There's a sponsorship contest going on now and I'd really like to see how many people I can get sponsored. :) So click the link below and JOIN! Thanks!


((x-posted in Equestrian and equimania and tri_stateriders))
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Great PS2 game that's a must have! [Feb. 11th, 2007|08:14 pm]
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This game is addicting! It's called "Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge". It's for PS2, and it's amazing. I played it for 4 hours straight at my friend's house the other night. I have a PS2 and am waiting for my game to come in the mail. 

This game gives you 6 stalls, but 1 to start out with. You have to build up to unlock the others. You have to take care of your horse (feed, water, brush, etc.) and then you train it (dressage, show jumping, and cross country) and then you are able to compete in 3-day events. It's awesome!!! During the game you unlock things such as a brush, carrots, good tack, good saddles, and other real cool stuff. The training you go through is two-star, then three-star, then four-star. Four-star is the hardest of them all. It took me four hours to do the two-star training and the competition. It's a lot of fun and I TOTALLY reccommend it!

Game: Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge
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Great Game [Feb. 11th, 2007|02:56 am]
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Definately worth checking out, Great members and the owner is always on. Plus it takes very little time to play, maybe 10 minutes a week!
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Indoors/Pole barn [Aug. 4th, 2006|09:46 am]
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(no subject) [Apr. 22nd, 2006|09:24 pm]
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It's come down to it.

I can't afford my horse anymore. I never thought this day would come. I'm finishing my freshman year of college in a week here and moving out to my dad's place in Muskegon to work 3 jobs in order to afford my apartment next year and go back to college. My mother, who lives in Newaygo, has been taking care of my horse Magic. She loves him, she really does, but....she's crazy.

He has gotten extremely thin because we had such a bad winter by my house, and because I wasn't around to keep him on his usual feeding scedule. My mom tries her best, but she can only do so much. He's older now too, and she doesn't understand that older horses need special care.

His summer check up is coming up and he needs his hooves trimmed, and his teeth filed (what's left of them anyways). Apparently he kicked the barn door open last night and ate 50 pounds of grain and 20 pounds of cracked corn. When my mother called and told me this I thought for sure she was going to end the sentence with, "and now he's dead." I'm shocked that he didn't colic from eating that much feed. Anyways, now she wants the money to replace his grain and the chicken's corn, and some extra cash on top of that to buy more hay until the grass fully seeds in his pasture.

I'm currently inbetween jobs, and working my ass off to study for finals and find new employment---pronto.

I have had a little girl lined up for him for a few months now, but my mother refuses: telling me that she loves him too much now and that he's always been a part of the family. Add that to the mind games that she loves to play and the ever growing family issues that have been arrising and you get the reason he's not in that little girl's backyard right now, enjoying life and being pampered like he should be. (Her family is incredibly rich).

This girl is about 12 years old, an amazing rider who trains 4 times a week year around, and works with her family at the local summer camp that I grew up working at. She works in the stables there with the lady who first gave me Magic.

I'm okay with giving my horse away. I'm not okay with the fact that my mom is losing her mind, and taking it out on my beautiful horse. I'm not okay with losing my horse because she can't control herself.

Has anyone else had to give their horse away since moving to college?
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(no subject) [Apr. 16th, 2006|10:10 pm]
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Hey! I saw this in the Appy Lovers community and decided I'd join. Anyways.

Yesterday my friend and I cleaned out our tack room and I found a lovely (and undoubtedly expensive) pair of boots that were lying dusty and forlorn under the bench. I then proceeded to try them on, discover how comfy they were, and claim them as my own! Does anyone else occasionally 'inherit' stuff from their barn? I like cleaning and discovering unused boots, saddle pads, wraps, etc. that can become mine! I really love these new shoes. :)
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Barn Setups [Apr. 16th, 2006|03:20 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

Okay, I'll start of with this question for people:

What system do you use/have at your barn for feedings and do you believe it is a good system or not?

At my barn: The grain aisle is in the middle of two long parallel rows (so the floor plan looks like a tall "H"). The grains are in separate trash containers that have hinged tops and supplements on one side and the dengi/pig feed on the other side. There are buckets for each horse requiring grain that are stacked (empty) on metal carts, one for one aisle and one of the other. Each grain bucket has a name on it for the horse. There is a spreadsheet that has the horses name and what grain they get morning and afternoon feedings with one aisle on one side of the sheet and the other aisle on the other. We go down the list and fill the buckets in order so that when it is time to feed, the feeder only needs to roll the cart down the aisle. Once done with the grain/supplements, oil and vineagar is added to the feed either after dumped into the feed tubs in the stalls or when adding the grain and then the buckets are stacked on one another in a few piles.

One problem we have found is that when adding the oil/vineagar before putting the feed in the tubs, the grain sticks to the buckets as well as some oil. This causes the attractiong of flies (which leads to covering the grain buckets with sheets to lower the fly numbers. Do you have any experiences with this or have found a way to make it effective for feeding, but not with the flies around?
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Welcome! [Apr. 16th, 2006|03:00 pm]
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It has taken a bit to get the community looking a little more like a community, but I think it is on its way now!

I am open to almost any topic on here for right now, just until we get people coming with questions and ideas. Use your imagination!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Tell all your horse friends about this place!!
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