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    Oddly enough what did it for me was getting a...

    Oddly enough what did it for me was getting a weanling ungelded colt as my 2nd horse. That colt KNEW I did not know what I was doing. I did not have enough money for a trainer. I managed pretty...
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    Back when I had eating problems decades ago, I...

    Back when I had eating problems decades ago, I accidentally found out that a juice glass full of WHITE grape juice before a meal brought my appetite back.

    I had dropped to 102 lbs., looked like an...
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    Thank you AKB! You have greatly encouraged me.

    Thank you AKB! You have greatly encouraged me.
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    I have MS. I used to be able to vault off but...

    I have MS. I used to be able to vault off but lost that ability suddenly. My proprioceptive sense of my body disappeared even more than usual since I lost the ability to vault off.

    Since then I...
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    Gilenya for MS

    Hi! I went to my neurologist yesterday. He told me, since my present MS pharmaceutical therapy did not completely stop new lesions in the past decade, that ethically he had to put me on a more...
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    Another aspect on lead poisoning. If policemen...

    Another aspect on lead poisoning.

    If policemen are required to practice shooting their revolvers in an enclosed shooting range using lead bullets, is the amount of lead that they are exposed to...
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    There is another possible source for lead. ...

    There is another possible source for lead.

    Hair dyes.

    I remember decades ago hearing African-American women telling me that they got "color" put in their hair (black dye) because it gave their...
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    Hi, and welcome to the horse world. I've owned...

    Hi, and welcome to the horse world.

    I've owned mares, and I have noticed that many mares seem to PREFER being handled by a man. Of course the man has to behave himself. I've seen mares be more...
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    In defense of Kelso-- The fundraiser was at...

    In defense of Kelso--

    The fundraiser was at off-season Laurel Racetrack in MD. There were no other horses running around, but I am sure that Kelso looked at the track and probably...
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    About Kelso, I was very lucky and got to see him...

    About Kelso, I was very lucky and got to see him in a fundraiser after he was retired from the track (sesamoid bone fracture?) where they gave us a taste of Kelso as a hunter in training. They had...
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    One of the mares I ride used to have a deep...

    One of the mares I ride used to have a deep abiding fear of puddles, especially when the sun was shining.

    On the hypothesis that the glare off the water was flooding her mind I put a fleece...
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    From the historical perspective: The Davenport...

    From the historical perspective:

    The Davenport importation from the desert, where Homer Davenport's selection criteria was renowned war mares, or their sons and daughters.

    Two of the war mares...
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    When I was diagnosed with MS I still had horses....

    When I was diagnosed with MS I still had horses.

    I remember coming home from my diagnosis talk with my neurologist wondering if I could ever ride again. I had retired my first horse because he...
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    Thank you for the link! I read all five...

    Thank you for the link! I read all five articles.

    This concept applies to all breeds. As I read the above articles, a cascade or names of Arab mares (the breed I know most about) buzzed through...
  15. To start with--my only experience with a gaited...

    To start with--my only experience with a gaited horse was a Paso Fino mare I had for over 20 years. I know Peruvians are different, but--I would ask the vet to go over his his loin/back area very...
  16. I will probably vote for Hillary Clinton because...

    I will probably vote for Hillary Clinton because she has proven that she is TOUGH. We cannot afford a US President who isn't tough.

    In my considered opinion many of the younger men running for...
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    Most of my experience is with Dr. Bristols. ...

    Most of my experience is with Dr. Bristols.

    There are two ways of putting the Dr. Bristol on the bridle. The harsh way is extremely harsh, every time I rode with this bit put on the harsh way my...
  18. I think the problem of TB stallions being too...

    I think the problem of TB stallions being too expensive/exclusive for breeding to sport-horse mares is an old problem. One of Wilfred Blunt's selling points about his Arab DB stallions was that he...
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    When I lived abroad 50 some years ago, in the...

    When I lived abroad 50 some years ago, in the first country I lived in we did not drink directly out of the tap because of amoebic dysentery. We boiled ALL the water we drank, and we drank a lot of...
  20. I am very glad McCrory decided the constitution...

    I am very glad McCrory decided the constitution was worth defending, I just hope this continues, though I have my doubts. McCrory as governor is no where what he was like as mayor of Charlotte, NC....
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    If the mornings are your worst time, it can...

    If the mornings are your worst time, it can really help to measure out the grain/supplements the night before (if you can store it safely.)

    If you have relatively smooth ground in the barn and...
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    Grayarabpony, I am looking for TB characteristics...

    Grayarabpony, I am looking for TB characteristics that may cross well with the modern Holstein, NOT the TB characteristics that come with, say, a good steeplechase horse, flat racer, or international...
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    About tail carriage. I am sure you all know by...

    About tail carriage. I am sure you all know by now that I am a fanatic about PURE Arab blood. I have noticed that the undoubtedly pure (or as pure as one can find) Arab has a slightly different...
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    A question from I guess idle curiosity since I...

    A question from I guess idle curiosity since I never plan to breed horses again.

    With the breed approved WB sires who have competed successfully over 1.6 meters in competition, what percentage of...
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    Let me propose a possible selection criteria for...

    Let me propose a possible selection criteria for TB outcrossing.

    I have noticed among the modern WBs a hind end conformation selection that results in high tail carriage. This is noticeable...
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