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    I, too, have just had to put down my elderly QH....

    I, too, have just had to put down my elderly QH. It's my first time having to put a horse to sleep (I have done so with a few dogs).

    I am having a difficult time dealing with it all...OP, I so...
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    I have had/boarded horses for nearly 12 years in...

    I have had/boarded horses for nearly 12 years in the Phoenix area and now have had 4 living at home with me for over seven years. I am located south of the Phoenix metro area in the San Tan...
  3. BIG hugs to all of you also currently (or just...

    BIG hugs to all of you also currently (or just recently) dealing with this decision.

    This morning I went out to feed/water/care for the ponies and as I watched my QH gelding, his condition,...
  4. BLESS you all for your kindness and insights and...

    BLESS you all for your kindness and insights and experiences which you have shared. You cannot know how much you all have helped me step through this process.

    RoadappleCider: you made a very...
  5. Thank you both for replying...SLW I especially...

    Thank you both for replying...SLW I especially appreciate what you said and I have seriously been contemplating discussing the option of having them both go at the same time. They are very good...
  6. Spin Off: How to KNOW when to make that "Decision" ?

    This is a spin off of another thread about quality of life for horses and when to make "The Decision"...a timely question for me as well. However, in my case, the horses are NOT "lame" in any...
  7. Thread: MARES!

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    Oh, gosh, count me in the "I used to favor...

    Oh, gosh, count me in the "I used to favor geldings but I am SO OWNED by my mare now!" club!!!!

    Like many of you, I just kind of stayed away from mares for the most part...honestly I have no...
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    I absolutely agree with all Voldemare has said...

    I absolutely agree with all Voldemare has said here.

    After TWENTY YEARS, birthing and raising children YOU cannot have health insurance because HE won't pay for it???

    He doesn't give you an...
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    All this response and the OP hasn't returned? ...

    All this response and the OP hasn't returned?

    Troll?

    Or...

    She's actually gone and done it...run off with "Mr. Wonderful". If that is what she did I wonder what kind of train wreck is...
  10. RiddleMeThis, I LOVE that corset! Gorgeous! ...

    RiddleMeThis, I LOVE that corset! Gorgeous!

    Ok, I know that sounds weird...but I do historial clothing sewing and costume design, and I specialize in the Victorian Era...so corsets are part of...
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    Ok, well, I come at this from both sides...

    Ok, well, I come at this from both sides essentially. I'm 58 and was single (very single)until I was 29...wasn't looking to be married, but just tripped over this guy who became THE guy for me, and...
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    Oh wow, snorted my ice water all over the key...

    Oh wow, snorted my ice water all over the key board! VERY cute and amazingly true to the breeds!

    Thanks for the giggle!!
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    Coloredcowhorse, GOOD FOR YOU! I admire your...

    Coloredcowhorse, GOOD FOR YOU! I admire your courage and fierce determination to kick the jerks to the curb. They didn't deserve you or your talents...and it's great that you put your good heart and...
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    My grandfather had a ranch (the real deal,...

    My grandfather had a ranch (the real deal, cattle, horses, huge acreage, etc) and trained his own ranch stock and cutting horses, etc.

    His favorite was a QH/Percheron cross who loved to cut, and...
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    Count me in with the admiring crowd on that...

    Count me in with the admiring crowd on that horse! :D

    LOVE me the good, cow-y Western stock horses...QHs Paints, etc...dang, something so cool about watching them ENJOY their work!

    Got me a...
  16. Even worse, Cyndi...the world ending AS you are...

    Even worse, Cyndi...the world ending AS you are riding in your clinic classes! Picture your horse suddenly dashing around with no one wondering what the heck happened???!

    Yikes, I also am aghasted...
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    I'd become a member of the Pierce for Prez club...

    I'd become a member of the Pierce for Prez club any day. :lol:

    Running mate selections anyone? :winkgrin:
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    saultgirl, maybe it's cuz it's Saturday and I am...

    saultgirl, maybe it's cuz it's Saturday and I am suffering from brain fog today, but I wasn't sure what you were exactly referring to there? Do you think Christianity says death is better than...
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    Seriously, how haven't you slipped off in so...

    Seriously, how haven't you slipped off in so long? Is it your discipline? Your specific horse?

    Well, for me it's probably that I have actually changed what I do and the kinds of horses I ride over...
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    Up front, I am unhappy with how Obama has handled...

    Up front, I am unhappy with how Obama has handled his Presidency so far on many fronts. But a few things he's done well in, too. Right now I'm 70% anti-Obama, but give him the 30% benefit of the...
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    I have severe Lupus and live in Arizona...go...

    I have severe Lupus and live in Arizona...go figure! Anyway, I have to be VERY careful of sun exposure and so I buy lots of things from Coolibar...

    www.Coolibar.com

    Check it out. A bit...
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    Oh answering is just spooking my...

    Oh answering is just spooking my superstitionistic self...SO hoping that it's not gonna bring on a dirt thud!

    Ok, I an old broad and have been riding for about 55 years or so...vaultese when very...
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    :cool:Count me in the Mare Lovers clique...of...

    :cool:Count me in the Mare Lovers clique...of course, you could probably tell by my screen name, eh? :lol:

    Oddly, I always had ridden geldings (and a stallion for a short while) and when it came...
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    Well, I joined COTH years ago and it was under a...

    Well, I joined COTH years ago and it was under a totally different user name, but then we moved and I was without internet for over a year. Then, I lost a horse (and that horse was part of the name)...
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    Sticky: I'd like to add my voice to the positives and say...

    I'd like to add my voice to the positives and say I think this is a GREAT idea! Yep, many of us "horse people" have other animals and it's great to be able to talk to our COTH pals about those other...
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