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    We have an assortment of kitty dining areas...

    We have an assortment of kitty dining areas throughout the house... sigh... 2 or 3 of them eat in one bedroom, another eats in a different bedroom, one on the porch, the rest in the kitchen. They...
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    Life is short and good guys are hard to find. If...

    Life is short and good guys are hard to find. If you like him, relax and see what happens rather than worrying about all the "what ifs." Yes, social class/income/etc differences exist (you're in...
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    A pony clubber who doesn't have the funds to buy...

    A pony clubber who doesn't have the funds to buy or lease a nice horse for her C3? If you think there's a chance he could be brought back to going training and jumping 3' or 3'3" consistently, you...
  4. Why wouldn't they do the neuter at the same time...

    Why wouldn't they do the neuter at the same time they do the teeth, while he's under anesthesia?

    As others have said, fundraising and nonprofits and everything that goes with it don't always...
  5. I'm with the others who say you need to come up...

    I'm with the others who say you need to come up with a pretty compelling plot to grab the people who need more than "that character is just like so-and-so at my barn." I actually started writing a...
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    There's a woman at our barn who's a...

    There's a woman at our barn who's a mathemetician, Aspergery, and has the biggest heart and could make you a little crazy if you let her. But really, she means well. Now when new boarders meet her...
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    Do you have riding friends? can you do some...

    Do you have riding friends? can you do some networking among the people you know, in case someone's husband horse becomes available, daughter goes off to college, someone gets pregnant, etc. ...
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    I can't speak to the elevation issue, but if you...

    I can't speak to the elevation issue, but if you don't bake much, how old is your baking powder? baking powder has an expiration date on the bottom of the can, so if yours is old, toss it and get...
  9. Leasing your horse requires some letting go,...

    Leasing your horse requires some letting go, because if you feel like you have to, or want to, control every aspect then it will not work out! Part of the letting go is realizing that the person...
  10. I was a little older than that when my dad died,...

    I was a little older than that when my dad died, and my parents were still very much married so no stepmom situation - but - I remember it feeling very weird to go "home" (even though I hadn't lived...
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    Best of all possible worlds: the option for 24/7...

    Best of all possible worlds: the option for 24/7 turnout, but also the option for something less than that as needed. I'd be fine with mine being out all the time if they could easily be brought in...
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    There's one I really like and I always found it...

    There's one I really like and I always found it at Dover, and for some reason I'm not seeing it right now. We have some of the older Aegis helmets and they never sit level on the kids' heads;...
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    I'll be the lone, dissenting voice. I'd not...

    I'll be the lone, dissenting voice. I'd not leave them behind, I'd get all 4 there with whatever means are reasonable and just leave them out 24/7 while you get things set up. You're moving in...
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    Women are clever. They know when someone's...

    Women are clever. They know when someone's pregnant before they say anything.

    One of my coworkers simply started declining meeting invitations for after a certain date, not taking on projects...
  15. Three Gaits: www.3gaits.org. I've been involved...

    Three Gaits: www.3gaits.org. I've been involved with them for 20+ years! Get in touch with the office and feel free to pm if you like.
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    My very old horse lived to be 31, and in the end...

    My very old horse lived to be 31, and in the end he was getting all his feed soaked and it was a mix of Ultium, Purina Senior, flaxseed, oil, beet pulp, and other things I've probably forgotten. If...
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    Does he sleep? My older guy had a lot more energy...

    Does he sleep? My older guy had a lot more energy once we discovered he wasn't lying down to sleep, and remedied the situation. That, and Purina equine senior!
  18. I know a place that purposefully baled right...

    I know a place that purposefully baled right before July 4 to open up hayfields for parking for a show! It was "outdoor hay" for sure, but edible in winter when you didn't want to put really good...
  19. I'm not a farmer to any sort of agricultural...

    I'm not a farmer to any sort of agricultural expert, but the city destroyed our lawn a couple years ago and when it was replanted, there were weeds that grew before the grass like I had never seen...
  20. The credit union I use has a feature where I can...

    The credit union I use has a feature where I can pay bills online, either directly account -to-account if the recipient is also a member, or they will send a check in the mail to a third party. It...
  21. Back to the original question: what if you took...

    Back to the original question: what if you took a web stall guard and had eye-bolts (or similar) installed around the rear tailgate opening, and attach the stall guard to the eye-bolts with snaps? ...
  22. Thread: Summer Footwear

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    Rotate a couple pairs: Ariat terrains, a couple...

    Rotate a couple pairs: Ariat terrains, a couple pairs of barn tennis shoes from goodwill, and a pair of low hikers - not sure what they really call them, but I have a pair of Merrill's and a pair of...
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    I love the Irish names, too, but living in the...

    I love the Irish names, too, but living in the midwest, have had to Americanize the spellings. If I had taken Ceilidh into the vet clinic in Iowa, they wouldn't have handled it well. In Boston, it...
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    I'm not a pasture/horticulture specialist, but...

    I'm not a pasture/horticulture specialist, but I'm pretty sure our vet told us not to mow the grass, but to let it go to seed and be as long and mature as possible before turning the horses out in...
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    Yeah, I remember that stage, because I was trying...

    Yeah, I remember that stage, because I was trying to figure out "what's next" and at the time, there weren't many professional jobs in the Valley and everyone headed toward Boston or NY - I ended up...
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