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    Greenville NC

    The opportunity exists for me to apply for a VA job in Greenville NC. I’ve been wanting to get into the VA system—I specialize in pastoral grief/loss and trauma care and the VA seems like great place...
  2. This is an excellent thread. Thank you,...

    This is an excellent thread. Thank you, findeight, for starting it. Since, amberhill has jumped in, which she is free to do, I’d hate for this needed discussion to jump the rails and become about...
  3. After eight weeks of nonproductive chiropractic...

    After eight weeks of nonproductive chiropractic treatment --symptoms, rather, increasing (numbness, tingling and increasing weakness in both arms and shoulders)---the poor fellow ordered an MRI,...
  4. Lovely horse and great clip job. Very sorry about...

    Lovely horse and great clip job. Very sorry about the clippers. Lots of good advice. My additional advice: Eat those chocolate chip cookies I see in the other pic.... You'll feel better!

    hound
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    Wow! What a minefield this issue of weight and...

    Wow! What a minefield this issue of weight and riding. Didn’t wade through all of it, but I got the gist. First: the OP has every right to do whatever she wants with her horse, in fact, that seems...
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    A story: I was coming home from New Orleans after...

    A story: I was coming home from New Orleans after doing some rebuilding work after Katrina. The airport was a ghost town except for a few small groups of folks in jeans and matching tee shirts—other...
  7. Now I just need to...

    After saying my piece I was done with this, but now I just need to post this link to a book I just finished teaching, "12 Steps to a Compassionate Life":
    ...
  8. On a slightly different note:

    Reed seems to have wonderfully supportive parents on many levels, and, especially, as we have witnessed on this thread, a very classy tiger-momma. She also seems to be a mature, intelligent and...
  9. http://www.saddlersrow.com/Default.asp...

    http://www.saddlersrow.com/Default.asp
    Saaddler's Row, Palatine, IL
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    http://www.tryondailybulletin.com/ Try here....

    http://www.tryondailybulletin.com/

    Try here. As an undergraduate, I hunted w/ the Tryon Hounds for four years. I had my honeymoon in Tryon. If I could find a way to makin a living there, I'd...
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    Gosh, I’m encouraged that so many have posted...

    Gosh, I’m encouraged that so many have posted such positive experiences with former Amish horses. My experience. Not so good. In fact, since then my personal rule has been: If the Amish don’t want...
  12. Can I suggest one not on your list? I was an...

    Can I suggest one not on your list? I was an undergraduate at Converse College in Spartaburg, SC, back in in the day, class of '79. I had two horses (attending A shows, fox hunting and ladies...
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    Want to thank all who took their time and offered...

    Want to thank all who took their time and offered their good knowledge and advice. We will be getting an x-ray Monday, as an ultrasound would require a trip to the speciality clinic.
    ol'Hound
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    Is she just a little but pregnant?

    My intact Fox Hound bitch seems to be pregnant, gaining weight, less energy, mammary glands filling… There is almost zero chance that she was with an intact male about two months ago, but, gosh… she...
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    Gosh, it’s always interesting to me to discover...

    Gosh, it’s always interesting to me to discover what is heard viz what is said; also, the depth of our cultural misinformation about how people change.

    1st: I never said don’t have “the talk”...
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    Fire retardant suit out for this one: This girl,...

    Fire retardant suit out for this one: This girl, likely as not, will hear one thing and one thing only from any “well intended” talk about the “wellbeing of the horses and her weight” – YOUR’RE TOO...
  17. Goodness me. Lame, dehydrated, ill, injured or...

    Goodness me. Lame, dehydrated, ill, injured or malnourished animals need attention no matter how they are valued in a sub-culture or community.

    People are complex. Some are good. Some are bad....
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    Quite excited by this, don't get to drag out the...

    Quite excited by this, don't get to drag out the snob gene too often, but still far too big a snob to let on.... Maroon and White, the University of Chicago, more Nobel Laureates than some of...
  19. Small is small. There were two 10X10 rooms a 10 X...

    Small is small. There were two 10X10 rooms a 10 X 14 Nasty-dirty kitchen and a nasty-dirty bathroom that seems like it was slavaged from a small plane. And all of it was paneled in sticky dark wood....
  20. Oooh, Deltawave, I bet I'd thoroughly enjoy...

    Oooh, Deltawave, I bet I'd thoroughly enjoy myself. ;) Thanks again for all the good counsel. :)
  21. Deltawave and some of the rest of you need to...

    Deltawave and some of the rest of you need to come and live in my head for awhile. I need to think more like you all.

    Please know that: "It was very much a part of the industry I've not...
  22. I want to thank everyone, once again for the...

    I want to thank everyone, once again for the truly great! advice and suggestions. I went to the farm today, met the owner, saw the job, and the apt. The owner is truly a lovely lady who was quite...
  23. Wonderful! feedback and suggestions. Thanks to...

    Wonderful! feedback and suggestions. Thanks to all. I'm going to see the place and find out more tomorrow after church. I now have some better idea of what to ask and ask for. I'll let you all know...
  24. Back in the day, someone interviewing the BN h/j...

    Back in the day, someone interviewing the BN h/j trainer I rode with for Practical Horseman asked her: "How do you help a horse with a high head set become successful in the hacks?" Her answer: "Buy...
  25. Trading cleaning 15 stalls on sat and sun for rent?

    I have a 60+ hr full-time job and am asked to speak & do educational events several times a year at other facilities. Problem is I don't make much money. I also have a great equestrain resume but...
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