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  1. If SPCA does eventually take action, it isn't...

    If SPCA does eventually take action, it isn't uncommon for them to seize all animals on the property, even those that aren't in terrible shape. At best, trying to get your horse back would be a PITA....
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    You've done a great job of improving his...

    You've done a great job of improving his condition. Kudos!

    (I apologise in advance for criticising your horse! Neither of my girls are perfect but I love them even with their conformational...
  3. Ever heard the phrase, "where there's a will,...

    Ever heard the phrase, "where there's a will, there's a way?" The farm owner I worked for in high school bred ponies. He had a gorgeous small Welsh stallion that ran with a herd of mares. He was...
  4. I have seen two kids dragged when their laces...

    I have seen two kids dragged when their laces caught on the lower hook. That's preventable by having the kids ride in zippered boots.

    It never occurred to me that the stirrups could cause injury...
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    I know of at least two cases involving horses...

    I know of at least two cases involving horses where the resue was able to reclaim them.

    Cohen v. Rostron: the adopter moved the horse from one barn to another without the rescue's permission. The...
  6. My mother had a weanling who ran face-first into...

    My mother had a weanling who ran face-first into an automatic waterer and shattered his nose just below his eyes. It was a nasty open fracture with blood and exposed bone. The vet picked out the...
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    They're doing great! Anyone in VA want an...

    They're doing great! Anyone in VA want an absolutely adorable kitten? The female purrs like mad and the male is still a little hissy but he's getting there, too. :D
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    Generally six weeks, sometimes eight if they...

    Generally six weeks, sometimes eight if they aren't growing much foot or occasionally five weeks for my club-footed retiree when she's growing a lot of foot and starts dishing.
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    Love the vets at the local vet ER!

    I made the mistake of browsing Craigslist and saw an ad for a couple of super-cute kittens. I need a new cat like I need a hole in my head but what can I say? It was a weak moment. Particularly...
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    The cat door is a good idea but I'd rather not...

    The cat door is a good idea but I'd rather not alter any doors unless I had to. I love the feeder! It looks like it would allow skinny cat to eat without too much interference but still allow them...
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    Fat kitty, skinny kitty - feeding?

    I have two cats. Prior to spaying (neutering? she turned out to be a hermaphrodite) one of the cats, they both did well with canned food and free-choice dry food. After the spay, the one cat turned...
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    Another YA book, also by Anne McCaffrey - Black...

    Another YA book, also by Anne McCaffrey - Black Horses for the King. An alternative approach to King Arthur story.
  13. There are farms that provide affordable...

    There are farms that provide affordable retirement boarding in my area. My elderly mare is very happily enjoying the good life at one of them. :)

    Just one suggestion, though - it is a very good...
  14. http://law.justia.com/constitution/us/amendment-04...

    http://law.justia.com/constitution/us/amendment-04/19-open-fields.html

    The open fields doctrine defines limits to the Fourth amendment protections. If the livestock are not within the curtilage of...
  15. Slightly off topic: LE generally do not need a...

    Slightly off topic: LE generally do not need a warrant to go into cow pastures. Google "open fields doctrine" for info.
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    Has she had a recent Coggins test?

    Has she had a recent Coggins test?
  17. In most jurisdictions, yes, seized animals may be...

    In most jurisdictions, yes, seized animals may be adopted out without criminal conviction of the owners.

    Animals may be subject to civil/administrative forfeiture without conviction or they may be...
  18. (Sorry for any typos. Trying to type on an...

    (Sorry for any typos. Trying to type on an uncooperative tablet.)
  19. FYI for those who believe that ownership of...

    FYI for those who believe that ownership of animals cannot legally be transferred prior to conviction - in some (many?) jurisdictions, animals may, in fact, be legally forfeited (and ownership...
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    Having worked at boarding barns and boarded with...

    Having worked at boarding barns and boarded with "interesting" fellow boarders at a couple of barns, I absolutely get where the naysayers are coming from. But I gotta say, thank goodness for the barn...
  21. I'm going to assume that everything you say is...

    I'm going to assume that everything you say is absolutely accurate. You only know of two escapes and you were set up with the rescue dog.

    Unfortunately, sometimes being right isn't enough,...
  22. Cellulitis? Lymphangitis?

    Cellulitis? Lymphangitis?
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    I had a very nice registered half-Arab pony...

    I had a very nice registered half-Arab pony gelding that I sent to a trainer to sell. I handled his dam for breeding and I was there for his birth so there wasn't really any question about his...
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    It might be a privately-owned brand. Maybe from a...

    It might be a privately-owned brand. Maybe from a ranch or recipient mare program?
  25. I worked for a trainer who specialized in...

    I worked for a trainer who specialized in "problem" horses while I was in high school. Funny how many horses came in with the nickname Baby ... *sigh*. But we never knew when an owner might be around...
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