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I've reason to believe we all will be received in Graceland - Ambar
May 11th, 2002
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I've reason to believe we all will be received in Graceland
No apologies for the long gap in writing. Life has been crammed full, that's all. And I hate trying to write giant catchup entries, so this won't be one either.

I finished off the massive upgrade of my iBook -- RAM maxed out, a 40G hard drive in place, and I replaced the CD ROM (bezel broken off, door wouldn't stay closed). I have five screws and a standoff left over, and I apparently didn't hook up the speaker correctly, but everything necessary works (I guarantee I will never miss hitting random music-playing webpages while maintaining fanciers.com) and I'm intolerably smug. OS X is appallingly much fun. (I can run tf directly in a terminal window on my laptop! How cool is that?)

Palisades is beautiful. No, don't take my word for it, just check behind the cut tag. Of course, it's spring and breeding season, and he did his best to remind us of those facts today. Turned out in the big round arena, he trotted around a bit in a desultory fashion, and then one of the older mares sauntered over, calling out "Hey, sailor!" or the rough equivalent in Horse. Palisades returned the compliment by doing his best to breed her right through the (8-foot timber) fence. At one point he was balancing on both hind legs and his neck (over the top of the fence), and that was okay when it was near where the fence sections joined, but then they all shuffled down a few feet and the fence started creaking ominously. It was clear that the mare was in heat and had no intention of leaving until she was bred, and Palisades felt much the same, so Jim went in with a halter and moved her to a less tempting spot.



Palisades CF, 1981 chestnut stallion (Plantagenet x Bint Ralf)




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From:lothie
Date:May 11th, 2002 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Dear lord, he's gorgeous.
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From:ambar
Date:May 11th, 2002 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Not bad for an old man of 21, huh?

Ambar
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From:gconnor
Date:May 11th, 2002 09:53 pm (UTC)
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In my youth I owned a Tennesee Walker gelding with similar coloring. After deciding I wasn't head-over-heels with the idea of horse ownership, he was de-facto handed over to my sister, and he lived to a ripe old age in our family.

Congratulations...
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From:ambar
Date:May 12th, 2002 12:52 pm (UTC)
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My friend Anita jokes that it's genetic: you either get the horsey gene or you don't. (Her daughter didn't; she'd rather geek-like-dad than do horses-like-mom.) Go figure.
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From:figmo
Date:May 12th, 2002 12:22 am (UTC)
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Stunning stallion.

Those mares are not going to want to "just say neigh" (she writes, ducking and covering).
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From:ambar
Date:May 12th, 2002 11:24 am (UTC)
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There are maybe half a dozen mares up at the trainer's place -- most of their horses are geldings.

I swear every single mare is in heat. Naturally, Palisades must whisper sweet nothings to them. Equine sweet nothings sound rather like deafening bellows to those of us handicapped by having only two legs...
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From:mizkit
Date:May 12th, 2002 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Oh my god, he's *beautiful*. *Wow*. Oh my *god*. O.O
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From:yesthattom
Date:May 13th, 2002 06:45 am (UTC)

wow!

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He is beautiful! Wow!

(by the way... what is "tf"?)
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From:ambar
Date:May 13th, 2002 08:03 am (UTC)

Re: wow!

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tf is TinyFugue, a mud client.
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