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  1. Congratulations on your tremendous recovery! ...

    Congratulations on your tremendous recovery! I'll have to view the photos when I get home as I'm blocked from FB at work, but huge props for getting back in the saddle and taking on cross country....
  2. Thank you for all of the responses. All have...

    Thank you for all of the responses. All have been very helpful.
  3. I did look up what to say or not say to a cancer...

    I did look up what to say or not say to a cancer patient, but most of that deals with persons undergoing treatment. Because she is Stage 4 and opted not to undertake treatment, her circumstances are...
  4. Unfortunately she is 80 miles away. Still, she...

    Unfortunately she is 80 miles away. Still, she loves horses and rode as a younger person. Her coming out to ride with me was something we talked about doing several times but life always...
  5. Thank you. Love these responses. Just traded...

    Thank you. Love these responses. Just traded texts with her husband and they have already started her on home hospice care and she is on a lot of meds. Unfortunately I think the sand in her...
  6. The cards are fantastic! They were referenced in...

    The cards are fantastic! They were referenced in the article but I had checked them out until you posted that link. Definitely will be getting some to send to her and her husband periodically as...
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    Susanna Kearsley the Winter Sea - enjoyed that...

    Susanna Kearsley the Winter Sea - enjoyed that one enough that I am now reading/listening to, The Shadowy Horses.
  8. Good Friend Dying of Lung Cancer +/- 6 mos; What to say and not say.

    Wanting to hear experiences others have had with a loved one and/or close friend with terminal disease. My friend is a does not suffer fools gladly, no bullshit, shoot from the hip sort of person. ...
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    I read and saw The Shipping News and liked the...

    I read and saw The Shipping News and liked the movie better than the book, though both were good. Excellent cast.

    I also read All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. Beautifully written but...
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    Just saw this. Wonderful stallion. Godpseed...

    Just saw this. Wonderful stallion. Godpseed Soprano.
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    I like Smooth Sailing, very catchy. Other...

    I like Smooth Sailing, very catchy.

    Other Nauticals:

    White Sands
    Catalina
    Celeste as in Navigating by the stars
    Piper
    Sailor Girl
    Calypso
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    Finished The Nightingale. Hauntingly beautiful...

    Finished The Nightingale. Hauntingly beautiful book. Highly recommend.
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    Show off! :D

    Show off! :D
  14. Love your post and the photos. I did much the...

    Love your post and the photos. I did much the same growing up. Rode my first horse everywhere for miles and most often bareback. Tied him to everything. He was so tolerant; as was the little...
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    Before, during and after Station Eleven, I...

    Before, during and after Station Eleven, I re-read The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey and am also re-reading All the Weyrs of Pern. After that, I'll get back to The Nightingale, which...
  16. Thread: Outlander

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    First let me say I LOVE the books. I've re-read...

    First let me say I LOVE the books. I've re-read them 3 times now and will likely re-read the entire thing again when a new book comes out. However, Catriona Balfe as Claire simply does not work for...
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    Thoroughly enjoyed Station Eleven. Beautifully...

    Thoroughly enjoyed Station Eleven. Beautifully written.
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    One word of advice: Run! And for gods sake,...

    One word of advice: Run! And for gods sake, whatever you do, don't marry this one. Geez. Find a partner; not someone who has the audacity to demand dinner. Ever. This is not 1950. Men can now...
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    My daughter's Section B Welsh gelding gets quite...

    My daughter's Section B Welsh gelding gets quite sticky stifles when out of work; he's 15. She now only rides him occasionally. A series of Estrone injections (3ccs once a week IM for 6 weeks),...
  20. M O'connor, the Releve sounds wonderful but...

    M O'connor, the Releve sounds wonderful but there's not a distributor within 50 miles of me and I'm not paying freight for something already that expensive. Though I do agree it's a great product,...
  21. I think she previously mentioned that her mare...

    I think she previously mentioned that her mare gets Alfalfa hay. If trying to cut calories, Alcar is probably a good alternative. Let us know what you think. I agree too about losing the ration...
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    An excellent point. I'm only 5'2" but am long...

    An excellent point. I'm only 5'2" but am long for my size from hip to knee but short waisted. Even so, I can absolutely tell how much my body position and balance affects a smaller horse's way of...
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    Awesome. Yes, I did notice the elegant writing...

    Awesome. Yes, I did notice the elegant writing when I sampled it. I've just done the same thing with Station Eleven and am now listening to it in the car via Audible. Given your post will probably...
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    HUGE pet peeve of mine. I've had so much time...

    HUGE pet peeve of mine. I've had so much time and money wasted over horse height. Yes some people are ignorant but an awful lot just lie through their teeth. It's despicable. Horse measuring...
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    Each to their own. I never begged for my pony. ...

    Each to their own. I never begged for my pony. He was a handmedown from my sisters, but I loved him to pieces all the same. I did lobby to get my large pony and never looked back. I didn't have...
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