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    I have a small horseshoe on my right leg just...

    I have a small horseshoe on my right leg just above my ankle and a few years ago I got this horse on the left leg.
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  2. I bought my first pair last month, tan for show. ...

    I bought my first pair last month, tan for show. Succumbed to the email and bought a pair of military green. I'm a sucker.
  3. My 14 year old heeler was diagnosed with DM...

    My 14 year old heeler was diagnosed with DM around November. In his case, he was fecal incontinent but could still walk for short distances (a few feet at a time) but I had to carry him up and down...
  4. I've been doing four 10's for a couple of years...

    I've been doing four 10's for a couple of years now and love it! My co-worker and I alternate wednesdays and fridays off - she works 7 to 5:30 and I work 7:30 to 6:00. I beat the traffic, have one...
  5. They may consider it if it is considered...

    They may consider it if it is considered "life-threatening" or detrimental to the horse's health. If it is simply so the horse can work, it's considered elective surgery and is normally not covered....
  6. While there were many more, the four main books I...

    While there were many more, the four main books I remember from James Herriot were All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Wise and Wonderful, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and The Lord God Made...
  7. This was one of the first symptoms of my...

    This was one of the first symptoms of my headshaker as well, at least the facerubbing on his legs. We even almost took a header one time because he decided to rub his face on his front leg...
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    I'm a huge fan of Vetrolin Shine - LOVE the...

    I'm a huge fan of Vetrolin Shine - LOVE the stuff! I've also used a cattle product called Revive from Sullivan's (https://www.sullivansupply.com/cart/tx/p-182-sullivans-revive.aspx) - I buy it at...
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    Many barns are now requiring that their boarders...

    Many barns are now requiring that their boarders carry personal liability insurance (protects the horse owner should the horse injure a third party or damage someone's property) and name the barn...
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    Testing diabetic kitty

    My senior cat was recently diagnosed as diabetic (had a bladder infection originally as well but that has since been treated and resolved). A friend recently put down her diabetic cat and gave me...
  11. I had my right foot done about 15 years ago. Cut...

    I had my right foot done about 15 years ago. Cut and pinned the big toe, pin in the little toe and took a little knob off the toe next to the big toe. Was in a cast totally non-weightbearing for...
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    When my 11 yr old gelding was younger, I had a...

    When my 11 yr old gelding was younger, I had a few different trainers approach me to ask if he was for sale and my trainer at the time tried to convince me to put a price tag, ridiculous or not, on...
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    All right, I've caved. Could you include me in...

    All right, I've caved. Could you include me in the PM too? Thank you! :)
  14. Along the Guys-In-Boots-And-Breeches vein, I was...

    Along the Guys-In-Boots-And-Breeches vein, I was going to send a short video of my gelding to a trainer to see if he would be interested in taking him to work with him for a few months. Glad I...
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    I don't think I realized until now how weird it...

    I don't think I realized until now how weird it was that when, shortly after I graduated from high school, my parents sold our house in a small town and moved a few towns over onto five acres so we...
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    I'm surprised no one has brought up the fact that...

    I'm surprised no one has brought up the fact that she may actually have post-partum depression (unless I missed it?). My brain immediately went to Andrea Yates - stuck in the house, homeschooling...
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    Our first homebred (in 1994) started showing...

    Our first homebred (in 1994) started showing neuro symptoms around 6-8 months old. It was slight at first, but you could tell something just wasn't right. She just didn't quite seem to know where...
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    When my horse started headshaking three years...

    When my horse started headshaking three years ago, we tested for EPM at the same time (vet didn't think he was symptomatic but said that EPM can exacerbate other issues) and was tested on SAG 1, 5 &...
  19. I graduated high school in 1991 and didn't get a...

    I graduated high school in 1991 and didn't get a single penny. However, I didn't expect to receive any money, as I had no idea that people actually had parties and made a big deal out of it....
  20. Breyers, it was all about the Breyers. I only...

    Breyers, it was all about the Breyers. I only had Barbie dolls so that the breyer horses had owners, and she sucked because her legs didn't bend the right way to be able to ride well.

    Other than...
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    I broke my leg two years ago and went to a county...

    I broke my leg two years ago and went to a county fair while I was still in a walking boot. I was finally slowing weaning off my crutches at the time but brought them for this since it was going to...
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    You'll love it! Saw it twice and glad I did -...

    You'll love it! Saw it twice and glad I did - saw a few things the second time I missed the first time around. And I agree about the CD - I blast it in my car all the time. I have a freestyle...
  23. I was at a hockey game with two girlfriends and...

    I was at a hockey game with two girlfriends and had some kids sitting directly behind us, one maybe five or six years old and a couple others maybe 8-ish. The younger one sitting directly behind me...
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    When I was posting my answer about fighting in...

    When I was posting my answer about fighting in hockey I hadn't realized that the OP was referring to a line brawl as opposed to just two players deciding to go at it. I can understand why she was a...
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    There's usually a time and a place for fighting...

    There's usually a time and a place for fighting and a reason behind it. Most times, once the fight is over and the players have sat in the penalty box, there's been a point made and everyone moves...
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