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    Be sure to ride in both, as the feel for the...

    Be sure to ride in both, as the feel for the rider is very different. The Isabel tipped my pelvis forward too much, for whatever reason. The more open seat of the Pro worked better for my situation....
  2. You've gotten great advice so far. There may not...

    You've gotten great advice so far. There may not be a way to solve the big picture disconnect about finances without some stress. Dismissing your idea about you renting from him and being ok with...
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    How much would option 2 save in taxes/how many...

    How much would option 2 save in taxes/how many years until you break even on the extra cost?

    Depending on your layout and weather patterns, the horses might get more bang for your buck with option...
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    Felix and Iris. A bit more expensive than Zenni,...

    Felix and Iris. A bit more expensive than Zenni, but had the exact frames I wanted, sent me four frames to try, and the frames are very good quality.
  5. Horse: Moppet. No idea why, it just suits her...

    Horse: Moppet. No idea why, it just suits her cute silly face.

    Dog 1: Queen Bee. Because at 14, she still rules the roost and has since day 1.

    Dog 2: moxie-woxy

    Dog 3: kaylee-bird. Her...
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    We have 2 horses on 4.5 acres plus a .5 acre dry...

    We have 2 horses on 4.5 acres plus a .5 acre dry lot. Very dry climate. I started with a 3 bin system per O2 compost. Horses are turned out full time Sept-March, and strictly managed the rest of the...
  7. This. We also have Brits, and got a kennel dog...

    This. We also have Brits, and got a kennel dog as a two year old. She is not 100% housebroken, but she is absolutely the easiest house dog of our three in every other respect. One note: she is not...
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    Thanks! This was exactly the type of information...

    Thanks! This was exactly the type of information I was hoping to find.
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    Thanks! This is along the lines of what I was...

    Thanks! This is along the lines of what I was hoping to find. Red mares, yours is a good example of the type of responsible horse ownership issue that could be unfairly impacted. Overall, it sounds...
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    You are not crazy for feeling hurt. It sounds...

    You are not crazy for feeling hurt. It sounds very thoughtless of your parents. Can you ask directly if your parents are expecting that you will all go together, or if they planned that you would...
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    Agree that the goal is not to encourage frivolous...

    Agree that the goal is not to encourage frivolous complaints. I know there are major gray areas - I've considered the imaginary scenario of a 30 yr old decrepit looking horse enjoying his last summer...
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    The specific example is actually the horse with...

    The specific example is actually the horse with the missing hoof and the calf with the broken neck in the other thread. Reports are saying that the owner could not be cited because a vet saw the...
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    Neglect and cruelty - good laws?

    Which states have good laws to aid prosecution? Are there local ordinances that have been successful?

    There is a bad example going on now, with no apparent legal recourse.
  14. If she wasn't a good friend to you before, it...

    If she wasn't a good friend to you before, it seems like wanting to atone is more about you wanting to feel liked...not so much about actually feeling contrite. That's not judgement, it's the result...
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    Louisville - what not to miss?

    ...that can be done after 4pm. Headed there for work, and
    will be in training all day. Any tips? Decent eats? TIA!
  16. Two things I wish we had double checked (specific...

    Two things I wish we had double checked (specific to our area and may not apply): tested the water for mineral content, not just the well for nasty bugs. We were rudely surprised to find orange water...
  17. Trailering to the vet/surgical clinic if...

    Trailering to the vet/surgical clinic if required. Mileage and time.
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    It really depends on climate and grass species....

    It really depends on climate and grass species. OP, I am in a similar climate to you, though much drier in the summer. The grass grows ONCE, not all summer. And I count on winter snow cover for turn...
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    Detox recipies

    I have multiple food intolerance issues. Dairy, wheat, cane sugar....the list goes on. Despite being pretty careful, real life means eating out and sometimes getting a mystery ingredient that...
  20. www.elizabethspencerwines.com - Tiny, beautiful...

    www.elizabethspencerwines.com - Tiny, beautiful tasting room with very good wines. Good stop with easy access as you're on your way between the larger destinations.
    ...
  21. Thread: Evil child

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    "Sis, I can see how hard you're trying to be a...

    "Sis, I can see how hard you're trying to be a loving mom to junior. His behavior towards the animals really concerns me. I've read it's can be a step towards violence towards people. Have you...
  22. Even though you are not gluten intolerant, gluten...

    Even though you are not gluten intolerant, gluten free items will end up being the best way to avoid wheat. For wraps, I use romaine lettuce leaves or teff tortillas. Things to watch: a lot of...
  23. Charlotte, NC - what to do? Horsey shopping?

    Headed to Charlotte/ Lake Norman this weekend. Any good tack shops I should visit? Other things to do?
  24. Thanks for the additional replies! The horse is a...

    Thanks for the additional replies! The horse is a middle aged past eventer. After several years as a pasture puff, has now been back in steady light to moderate work for a year. So going back to...
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    http://i58.tinypic.com/ofadcx.jpg

    Hope that works!
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