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    Here's a question: why do you care? If there...

    Here's a question: why do you care?

    If there is no truth behind the belief, and it's just people being insecure or acting like snobs, why waste your energy fretting over it? Why does it "suck"?...
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    Thank you for owning up to this. None of us want...

    Thank you for owning up to this. None of us want to be judged for our decisions, and those who give a rat's behind about our animals certainly aren't patting ourselves on the back after euthanizing...
  3. Oops. Double post.

    Oops. Double post.
  4. I had a conversation with one of the vets who had...

    I had a conversation with one of the vets who had consulted on my mare case. Her response may change some things for me, or it may not, but it took an important piece out of the equation.

    I asked...
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    I think what it comes down to is, it's none of...

    I think what it comes down to is, it's none of your GD business what someone else chooses to do with their animal, whether you agree with the reasoning or not.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but as someone...
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    My biggest concern with tossing around words like...

    My biggest concern with tossing around words like autism and personality disorders with horses is that it removes the human responsibility from the equation.

    The vast majority of horses are born...
  7. Thank you guys all so much. Nothing anyone has...

    Thank you guys all so much. Nothing anyone has said is something I didn't know or hadn't thought of myself, but as many of you probably know, when you're in the thick of it, and have been for some...
  8. Depends on the horse. When I backed my mare, I...

    Depends on the horse. When I backed my mare, I had a totally non-horsey friend holding her, and she was much more interested in the smell of his cologne than the fact that I was sitting on her back....
  9. I know she won't hate me for it. It's me who is...

    I know she won't hate me for it. It's me who is kind of hating me. I've made the decision to euthanize before with my old guy, so I've been there, but this is a whole different bag of tricks.

    The...
  10. Pondering euthanasia with the young, medically challenged horse...

    I've posted a couple times on the boards about the continuous medical struggles I've had with my mare. Unfortunately, nothing has improved, and I've been having the world's ugliest internal struggle...
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    Not for your average person or horse owner, no. ...

    Not for your average person or horse owner, no.

    What someone does with their own horses is, honestly, none of your, mine, or the guy down the road's business. As a horse owner, I try and stick by...
  12. Check CT state law. Unfortunately, without a...

    Check CT state law. Unfortunately, without a contract, that's all you have to go on.

    If you ended up having a lien on the animal, make sure you document everything. Copies of all letters that have...
  13. If you're needing to establish the inside leg to...

    If you're needing to establish the inside leg to to outside hand connection at posting trot, the time to ask with the inside calf is when you rise.

    Think about it: the trot is a diagonal gait....
  14. Why would you have to "start over"? She won't...

    Why would you have to "start over"? She won't forget everything you've taught her.

    IMHO, 3.5 years is still too young to be asking much of anything. I didn't back my mare until she was almost...
  15. Resistence to drugs isn't coming from...

    Resistence to drugs isn't coming from "overdosing" - it comes from administrating anthelmitics blindly, without knowing what's it's your horses gut, what kind of shedder they are and testing a couple...
  16. ??? :confused: You know, most people have a...

    ??? :confused:

    You know, most people have a point to posting...
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    I wonder if you are seeing what I'm seeing, which...

    I wonder if you are seeing what I'm seeing, which is the shuffling gait and significant wringing of the hocks, especially the left.

    Wringing is usually indicative of weak back (or the horse not...
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    Mine just got stupid and distracted, peed...

    Mine just got stupid and distracted, peed everywhere, winked at everything. Not mean, just extremely blonde, dumb schoolgirl. Chasteberry extract fixed it, I hardly notice when she's in heat anymore.
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    Oh for Pete's sake....I got to the multiple...

    Oh for Pete's sake....I got to the multiple choice on page 2 and couldn't continue. That survey is in no way scientific.

    "My horse makes me feel needed"? There aren't enough eyeroll emoticons in...
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    If BM won't back you or doesn't see a problem,...

    If BM won't back you or doesn't see a problem, decide whether you'd rather have the nice turnout pasture or a less peeved horse. Then make changes accordingly.

    You seem to be anthropomorphizing...
  21. Can you post a picture, anatomy shots of horse...

    Can you post a picture, anatomy shots of horse from behind, side and feet close-up?

    Otherwise, we are arguing semantics, as what you are describing could be either chicken or egg first, it's...
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    This is a pretty extreme option, and one that is...

    This is a pretty extreme option, and one that is horrendously painful for the horse for a time before the chemicals do their job. Not usually a first go-to.

    OP, I don't have time to write...
  23. If you don't want to retire him, why not try...

    If you don't want to retire him, why not try better living through pharmaceuticals?

    I don't condone regular riding while drugged, but this is where it's appropriate and useful. This (I'm assuming)...
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    He gave you a warning. Horses always do. But it's...

    He gave you a warning. Horses always do. But it's usually the owner or handler that doesn't notice it, because they don't know what they are seeibg or aren't paying attention.

    Your horse tried to...
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    I have owned many a pair of dress boots, you...

    I have owned many a pair of dress boots, you shouldn't be compromising position like this just to break them in.

    The quick answer is it is unlikely you will just adapt to suddenly dropping your...
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