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 athystle, posting in equestrian @ 10:01 am: First Picture Post Attempt
 I am not much of a photographer although I do love to try. I have been able to take a few pictures of my mare this weekend and am going to try my luck at posting them. I do have some doubts as to my ability to do such but am giving it a try. 

I would like to know what peoples opinion of her is. You must keep in mind that due to my disability she has not had any work done with her for a long time. She does not nor has ever suffered for attention at any time though. Due to my most herniated disc now being mostly disintegrated due to also having DDD as well as the stenosis I am now having a temporary reduction in the daily pain I experience and have thus been able to start at least longeing her again with hopes of getting her built back up some. So yes, she is overweight and out of shape. I am attempting to get her back in shape and hopefully can find someone to help with continuing her training in anticipation of possibly being able to ride her some once she is safe enough for me to ride although the doctors have forbidden it. They have also forbidden a lot of things that i have no choice but to do so I figure what's the difference. I'm headed for a wheelchair anyhow and figure I might as well get there happy as not. I am still thinking of buying another better trained horse for myself to ride but want to see if I can still take being on a horse still before making the additional investment. IF not I may just have Echo trained for driving in hopes I can still do that at least.

I have been only working with her for one week now and am just amazed at all she has retained from previous training. She still walks,trots and whoas from the longe line to which I am in utter awe. She in my opinion would make a nice driving mare. She is about 15.2 or 15.3. She is half Morgan and half French Canadian. I have owned her mom and her grandmom. Her grandmom was my first horse whom I have spoken of who was crippled from a pelvis fracture when just a young filly unbeknown to us when purchased as at that time in 1971 I knew naught of horses. I have deeply loved each one of them and have so much hope to be able to find a way to use Echo on a regular basis even if only for driving. Please let me know what you think.

Okay, just as I thought, I can't figure it out. Is someone on who would please give me detailed instructions as to how to post pics from photobucket. I found the area to do it from but could not get it to work for me. I was able to find the pics by clicking on the browse button but could get no further.


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From:penella22
Date:December 31st, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
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In response to a comment you left on an older post...I know exactly where you live and boy that IS the boonies, huh?? I remember driving out there once from Burlington and it's a heck of a drive! So it makes sense to me why it's difficult for you to find people to come help...

I would guess there are still some horsey people out that way...my mom found a high school student that couldn't afford to own a horse and she comes out once a week and helps my mom with her 2 horses. (Or at least she did until she got her own horse which she now keeps at my mom's house.)

You might want to try calling any local riding instructors and asking if they have any more advanced students that would be interested in helping you just for the training experience and the time spent with a horse. Also, I don't know if there's any tack shops near you, but even at Tony's in Essex you could post something on their board and see if anyone responds to that.

Unfortunately that is far north enough that I don't have any specific riding instructors or barns to recommend. I know one trainer that drives to people's houses, but there needs to be a minimum of 4 people? (I think) for it to be worthwhile for her to drive.
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From:penella22
Date:December 31st, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
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As for photobucket, I'm assuming you see each of your pictures showing up like this:



but if not let me know...
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From:athystle
Date:December 31st, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Yes, at photobucket I do see the pics I wish to post there just like that. From there I have not a clue.Another poster tried to help me with instructions and I just don't get it. don't know how to do hte LJ cut thing either so it don't matter. IF I could figure it out I still wouldn't know when as in before or after the other part anyhow. I have not ever had so trouble with a site. This one seems hard for me to get.
As to wear I live yes it is a bit out of the way but that is what I like. I don't like to be able to see any other house from where I live at all. I can see one from here and I would have been able tos ee one from where until yeterday we were moving to. Just found out that where we were going to go the guy has only used us to get his whole property renovated and now does not want to rent it. Between the three of us and hired hlep we have put in 420 hours getting this place ready and now we have no wehre to go and two weeks to get out of here. Looks like I will have to live in my car again. I had so hoped thata would never happen to me ever again but oh well. No one wants to rent to someone with all my animals. This was a perfect place here but he will not fix it and the health dept says it needs to be brought up to code. I would have been happy just to not have it leak over my bed anymore and for the black mold and the rotted through floor to be fixed. Oh well.
Yes if you have any ideas that maybe I might be able to get as to how to post the pics please let me know. That is what I see at photobucket though. Thanks for trying to help.
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From:penella22
Date:December 31st, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
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See the line that says direct link? Click inside that line and a small bubble will pop up saying 'copied.' Then go into your livejournal post and right click your mouse, and choose 'paste.' That gives people the ability to see your photo, although it won't be in your post directly. But it's a start, and very simple to do...hopefully my directions make it easy enough to understand too. I think everyone in equestrian would enjoy seeing pictures of your horse, even if it meant clicking on a link to get there...

Housing with animals is tough. I don't understand how living in your car allows you to keep your horse though. I think it takes very creative solutions, such as free leasing your horse to someone else for a year, or allowing someone to use her as a broodmare in exchange for training (if she's suitable to be bred I don't know), free lease her to a high school student, plaster the local tack shops with postings looking for a place to rough board.

As for other animals, when I got mine I kept in mind that housing is a problem if you don't own a house. I knew that one small dog was the limit if I wanted to be able to find an apartment. Its a tough thing...I understand where landlords are coming from about animals and I understand where pet owners are coming from too. Part of being a good pet owner is making sure that part of your life works. If they're living in the car with you, their quality of life is compromised as well. Maybe some of them would be happier in different homes? I don't know how many pets you have, but I know here in VT you can't be made to vacate an apartment in the winter. You should have at least until spring, unless the health code thing overrides that.
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From:athystle
Date:December 31st, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Okay, that does sound easy and in a few minutes I'll try it. As far as renting. Well, maybe you don't know but the winter thing was changed three yrs ago. You can be kicked out at any time of yr. I am very up to date with the renting thing and receive a new copy of Renting in Vt each time one comes up. A have a lawyer, a very good one working on the problem here with this house. First of all it is a retaliatory eviction so I can't be made to leave except at the end of the whole trial thing possibly. But for the better of our case we were leaving on our own and have already told the court taht so I have an appt with lawyer thurs. I have had a horse or more right here in this area since 1969.I have never had to pay for pasture and have othrs even pay me to keep an animal or two on their land to keep it down. I have my own little barn whcih we constructed in a way so it can easily be moved. I have had to live in my car before for two months with three little kids. You do what you have to do. I would live in a tent on a friends lawn in the winter before I ever parted with even one dog, I have five. I do like to have my horse right here with me but have had to many times in the past bunk them in with a friend and go there daily to care for it.I have not had to do that but don't like their care left in the hands of another. Oh, no, I would never let her go elsewhere, not for a day as far as lease for any reason training or breeding. I only breed anyhow when I want another for myself and then they stay with me for life for better or worse. Not worse for them though I dont mean.I have weathered some fairly tramatic situations in life and have never got rid of my horse because of any of them and some of them sure have been doozies. No, I take away from myself way before an animal would suffer. If I should have to tent I would need those five dogs anyhow. I need two at night just to keep warm in here. Oh, and I guess if I would have got animals after becoming an adult I might have collecdted less when not owning a home but I got my horses way before that. I was 9. I have taken care of them myself financially since age 12. I had to have bake sales to do it sometimes. I do have dogs I really didn't ask for right now. The humane society and vet here have a habit of calling when theres no room at the inn sort of to say and ask me to take them. I went down and rescued two unneutered male brothres two yrs ago who weighed full grown 48 and 63. They now weiegh 74 and 105. It took a long time with the very best of feed to get them to that weight and by then they had my heart and have thus stayed.As they age and pass on they will not all be replaced. My health and finances just don't allow it anymore. So hope this helps with knowing more of my situation. I hope so anyway. I really do appreciate your kind words and trying to help me with this posting problem. I have a few things I have to get ready for my lawyer and then I will give it another try. I really would like you to see her. She is what she is. I love her lots though and she is very special to me. For sure one of the sweetest horses out there. The vet just loves her and thought she was part Fresian but she isn't any.Thanks for the attempt at helping me. I'm a hard one to help with stuff like that.
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From:athystle
Date:December 31st, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Okay I do think maybe I'm making progress here. I know you are likely laughing and that is okay, I would laugh too. I did see direct link and click,did see bubble thingy saying copied. I then did what you said and went to the post and right clicked,chose paste and it did go on the post. The first time in black and white, the second time in blue. I then tried to add another as I had four. When I add more they go side by side and run off the message area so you have to scroll sideways to read tehm and they all run into each other. The short one line text I wrote above the link thing goes away also. Then I hit preview and you could see the links all together side aby side like said and the text was now like had the words all separated far apart. So just what the hell could I be doing now? I hate to even ask you to bother with this more. I do realize most would have likely got it the first time. I really would like to get it though. I checked out the LJ cut thing again and it now looks to be easy. It's been awhile since I looked it over and it may be possible I have advanced a bit as it does look like something I can manage. Thank you so much!
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