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legs just two steps ahead of my brain - Ambar
July 24th, 2006
10:59 am

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legs just two steps ahead of my brain
Up at 6am, dressed and made breakfast, then caught up mares and loaded them into the trailer. elflet came out to help with Recap at my request, but all she really needed, once I'd persuaded her to get both front feet into the trailer, was a reminder that she had hind feet too. :-) On the road 10 minutes before deadline, which was nice.

At the vet's everyone behaved decently. Got paperwork for everyone for the Oregon trip, plus a repro workup for En Pointe, who I will try to breed to Palisades after the trip.

Home, unloaded everyone by myself, and vaccinated them. Now they are outside with hay, shade, water, and salt. I am inside with a/c, ceiling fans, and cold brewed green tea.

In the not so happy shiny department, something weird is going on with the electric controller for the trailer brakes, and one of the trailer tires has a slow leak. *grump*

Must pack up to head for work.

Current Mood: hothot
Current Music: The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie - "This Cat's On A Hot Tin Roof"

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From:mnarra
Date:July 24th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
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Do you have an itinerary for your trip?
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From:ambar
Date:July 24th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Mares have to be onsite (at Geercrest, in Silverton) by 8p Wednesday, 2 Aug. Monday 7 Aug we're driving back. In between we're staying at the Econolodge near the state fairgrounds in Salem ("we" being myself, Anita, Betty, and my mother, who is flying into Portland and driving down.)
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From:mnarra
Date:July 24th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
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If I promise to buy pie (for me; anything you care to name for you), can I coax a whistle-stop out of you?
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From:ambar
Date:July 24th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Um. I'd love to, really, but I have 2 passengers on the way up, and 1 on the way back. Between that and the trailer, I am not especially flexible. Besides which, on the travel-days, I would assume you're working. Are you thinking lunch break?

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From:cat_herder
Date:July 24th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
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How are you and the horses handling the heat? I'm familiar with the protocols for small mammals, but don't know what people do for large ones like horses.
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From:ambar
Date:July 25th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
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As mentioned above, hay, water, salt, and shade. After all, their recent ancestors were conditioned to gallop through the desert in 130F heat; what's some mere standing around in 110F?
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