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  1. I am just along I-10 towards Tucson from you, In...

    I am just along I-10 towards Tucson from you, In Willcox AZ. I have been looking for a riding mule or donkey. I am unable to ride frequently or for long, just want a short trip around the arena and...
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    I am really pleased that you are both still able...

    I am really pleased that you are both still able to ride. I know how a horse can "save" your life. But I had to quit riding, and found homes for my "biggies". I already had a mini, and found another...
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    The only equine vet working in our area (mobile...

    The only equine vet working in our area (mobile practice) uses kinesthesiology, then prescribes expensive herbs. I couldn't see the difference in my horse, but then I couldn't check him with...
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    You must be in my neighborhood. Get used to it-...

    You must be in my neighborhood. Get used to it- the stallions accross the fence from me do OK.
    As for the rest of you , remember "you mess with me and you're messing with the whole trailer park"!
  5. I have enjoyed reading all the posts in this...

    I have enjoyed reading all the posts in this thread. I was hoping to become (in my 50's) a rider again after many years off, but after several mismatches with horses I lost my confidence. Then...
  6. Living in AZ, where most men wear cowboy hats,...

    Living in AZ, where most men wear cowboy hats, and ride like cowboys (nothing to do with riding like anyone on this board is doing), I got a laugh.
    It took me at least a year to learn that...
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    Unfortunately, this scenario of needing care and...

    Unfortunately, this scenario of needing care and not getting it because of no insurance, is NOT unusual in the US. I had a good friend who had the exact same experience- sudden discovery of a brain...
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    I agree with coloredcowhorse. Don't put your...

    I agree with coloredcowhorse. Don't put your husband in the middle if he wants to relate with his relatives. Spouses can come and go, but relatives are forever. Let the drama go , say to yourself,...
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    I just found this thread, after reading the one...

    I just found this thread, after reading the one about all the abandoned cats and dogs people find left on their property.
    I strongly suspect the local coyotes are the only thing keeping the local...
  10. I used Mare Magic for a mare that contually acts...

    I used Mare Magic for a mare that contually acts in heat any time she is around another horse- mare gelding or stallion, and it REALLY helped. It seems expensive but that bag lasts a long time, and...
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    I just found out about it and my vet had me use...

    I just found out about it and my vet had me use it Monday for my VERY needlephobic mare. It was GREAT! I was so worried about the vet ( not) being able to draw blood for a coggins and innocs so she...
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    Welcome! That is a very cute horse, and you make...

    Welcome! That is a very cute horse, and you make a good pair. I've always wanted a draft cross.
  13. I think there is a huge market waiting for...

    I think there is a huge market waiting for someone with imagination in helmet BLING!! Haven't you noticed kids want saddle pads that match thier leg wraps, halters,blankets, dogs collar, even...
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    I am in almost exactly the same situation. I was...

    I am in almost exactly the same situation. I was getting this mare ready to find a new home, due to myself not having the time and money for the trainer we need. She bucked me off yesterday,...
  15. My genetically black horse fades where he sweats...

    My genetically black horse fades where he sweats in the summer (I live in AZ), but not where the saddle is. However he isn't ridden that often in the HOT summer.
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    I had a mare that also fell to her knees when she...

    I had a mare that also fell to her knees when she dozed while standing. She was a very nervous mare who NEVER relaxed or appeared to feel safe. She had scars on the front of her fetlocks. She would...
  17. I am so sorry to hear this. Three legged lame has...

    I am so sorry to hear this. Three legged lame has to mean pain. Listen to your gut and share your fears with the consulting vet. Lots of jingles your way...
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    I would say don't do it. You will be babysitting,...

    I would say don't do it. You will be babysitting, at the age of ten. She will unable to help you much at that age, and can get herself and you and the horse in a lot of trouble. It will be all give...
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    I was quite surprized to find it DID work on my...

    I was quite surprized to find it DID work on my two mares. One went back to me not really noticing when she is in heat, the other just reduced her bitchiness, but better behavior under saddle. Worked...
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    ( writing mostly to bump this uo) I am no...

    ( writing mostly to bump this uo)
    I am no expert, and now that I am older, falling off is a more serious consequence than when young. I had a similar experience, except my dismount was when the...
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    I live in a small rural community of Noble Rural...

    I live in a small rural community of Noble Rural People, who have a lifestyle very different than myself. I tactfully refer to it as having a different "standard of care" for their horses . Since a...
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    I agree with the other posters- you will be...

    I agree with the other posters- you will be better able to think about riding after you are healed and off the Vicodan! You are only 38! If you quit now you will find yourself a Re-Re-Rider, because...
  23. Thank you for the update! I just read the whole...

    Thank you for the update! I just read the whole thread- not realizing it started ( the thread, not the problems) over a year ago, and am quite amazed at your devotion to this horse. Keep on keeping...
  24. I , as an owner would definitely want your input....

    I , as an owner would definitely want your input. I am in the situation of having my BFF dog, my soul mate for for the last ten years, mexican street rescue, heading towards his end with heart...
  25. Elene, I just read this thread for the first...

    Elene,
    I just read this thread for the first time. Thank you for both your courage in the face of adversity, your grace, AND your lessons in horsmanship!!!! I am really enjoying your descriptions...
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