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  1. Panic? Cry? Call 911! That's a nightmare scene...

    Panic? Cry? Call 911! That's a nightmare scene if ever there was one.
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    "No thanks. Have a nice day."

    "No thanks. Have a nice day."
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    I always do foot x-rays for horses purchased for...

    I always do foot x-rays for horses purchased for trail riding. They're not a guarantee, but I've kicked myself for not doing it when a problem surfaced that would have probably shown up before I...
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    Ten days in Paris with day trips out and about to...

    Ten days in Paris with day trips out and about to Versailles and a three day event at Chantilly. Unbelievable food and amazing history and art.
  5. I dread it. Especially when you fork over all...

    I dread it. Especially when you fork over all the $$$ for a PPE that turns out badly. And then you do it again. And again.
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    I switched to a GN two years ago. I admit I...

    I switched to a GN two years ago. I admit I missed my little two horse BP trailer at first. And there are still times when I think how I used to zip around those tight turns and back like a champ. ...
  7. I found the stallion. He was born in 1992 and it...

    I found the stallion. He was born in 1992 and it says the current owner lives in Athens, Alabama. He had 68 offspring, with only one having a show record. Only one out of Skip N Gold Rose, too,...
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    About 12 years ago I started going to cooking...

    About 12 years ago I started going to cooking classes once a month. They were given by a young woman who was entertaining, informative, and made the most delicious meals I've ever eaten. I have all...
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    I boarded my horses at a place in their mare...

    I boarded my horses at a place in their mare motel section. It does snow here; the BO had an awning company make basically a big wrap that they attached in the winter, on the long sides of the...
  10. I've been reading and hearing stories of a new...

    I've been reading and hearing stories of a new crack-down on horse trailers, so you might want to research it before you agree to do it. Apparently if there's a hope of prize money at the show...
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    This thread is making me weepy. I've had a...

    This thread is making me weepy. I've had a couple of those types, geldings who are gone now but still greatly missed.

    These kinds of horses are worth more than their weight in gold.
  12. When I told my neighbor, who has two horses, that...

    When I told my neighbor, who has two horses, that I was having my vet come to do my horses' teeth, she was astonished. "Do what? Why would you need to touch their teeth? I've never heard of that...
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    I trill with my tongue, since I can't whistle...

    I trill with my tongue, since I can't whistle either. My horses all come when I do it. I give horse cookies, a scratch or pat, then sometimes leave them alone. When I am going to ride I mix up the...
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    Check out Kentucky Back Country Horsemen. I ride...

    Check out Kentucky Back Country Horsemen. I ride with BCH in my state, and just quickly checked and there are several units in Kentucky. It's a good place to start.
  15. Once it became apparent I was always going to...

    Once it became apparent I was always going to have 3 horses I bought a bigger trailer...mainly because there have been two fires to the west of me in the last four years that made me extremely...
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    Wait til you put on spurs that have a rowel and...

    Wait til you put on spurs that have a rowel and jingle bob...with a pair of chinks..you will definitely walk with a swagger!

    Have fun!
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    Saw in several years ago on my daughter's college...

    Saw in several years ago on my daughter's college graduation Mother/Daughter celebratory trip to NYC. Loved it. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll hum those tunes for forever.

    Lucky you!
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    You know you're from California when: 1. You...

    You know you're from California when:

    1. You think flip flops are appropriate for all occasions.
    2. You know what "June Gloom" is.
    3. You have never referred to San Francisco as "Frisco" or...
  19. Whenever I walk into the barn to clean stalls I...

    Whenever I walk into the barn to clean stalls I call out "housekeeping!" and they all mosey out of their stalls to their attached runs.

    So I'm sure that's what they think I'm called...that, and...
  20. I have Paints, and showed regionally in...

    I have Paints, and showed regionally in all-around amateur classes at APHA shows. I'd say the average amount spent by the riders with my trainer was $35K, with a couple paying $50K and one who...
  21. Take two Advil before you ride. It will help...

    Take two Advil before you ride. It will help after you're done. After I took a couple of years off I found a trainer and went for my first lesson with her. I remember standing at the bottom of my...
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    And don't forget you'll need a...

    And don't forget you'll need a tractor...truck....trailer...all those buckets and manure forks and a couple of hitching rails, maybe a loafing shed or two out in the pastures for shelter...and on,...
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    I bought a load of bad hay from a new person, and...

    I bought a load of bad hay from a new person, and when I called to complain I was basically told "too bad". I ended up selling it as cow hay, for about a third of what I'd paid.

    I'd checked...
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    What do you think they'll do with Kalinda? I...

    What do you think they'll do with Kalinda? I keep thinking Bishop will have her "disappear"...or Witness Protection?

    I LOVE Eli and his daughter, too. The episode with the leaked emails at LG...
  25. I had one. It didn't hurt to have it inserted,...

    I had one. It didn't hurt to have it inserted, but I got pregnant anyway, which was a surprise, to say the least.

    9 months later, a bouncing baby boy.
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