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    Well, I can certainly understand where Mr. Coburn...

    Well, I can certainly understand where Mr. Coburn is coming from, although I don't quite agree with his methodology. Being a huge fan of Afleet Alex and still upset about him losing his triple crown...
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    Teaching a gelding to bow: Hold a peppermint...

    Teaching a gelding to bow:

    Hold a peppermint (or favorite treat of choice) under the gelding's nose. Keep lowering the peppermint until the gelding has to bow to get it. Do that a few times. We...
  3. I own both an original reconditioned McClellan...

    I own both an original reconditioned McClellan and a reproduction model. The saddle in the ad looks exactly like the reproduction I originally purchased for $250 brand new. FWIW, I liked the...
  4. As a recovering alcoholic myself (sober over 31...

    As a recovering alcoholic myself (sober over 31 years now!), I can tell you what helped me in situations like this - pretty much exactly what you're doing :). Stay sober with him, talk about how...
  5. Ah, the memories :D. My mare was a speed freak,...

    Ah, the memories :D. My mare was a speed freak, but she was a trusty and well trained AQHA and didn't lose her head. The were times and places where I could let her open up and "chase the wind". ...
  6. Well, there was the time I left my mare loose in...

    Well, there was the time I left my mare loose in the indoor with all the doors shut. At least, I thought I shut all the doors. Came back 10 minutes later to find her hanging out in the middle of...
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    Wait . . . there are horses in the ad too? I...

    Wait . . . there are horses in the ad too? I guess I'll have to take another look :D.
  8. Without repeating everything you said, can I just...

    Without repeating everything you said, can I just say, "Thank you for this." It was beautiful and IMHO very well written.

    The OP described two things she experienced; the kindness of a...
  9. :lol: :lol: Definitely irresistable!

    :lol: :lol: Definitely irresistable!
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    You need to search for specifically "royalty...

    You need to search for specifically "royalty free" music downloads; any of the major search engines will bring up a variety of sites that you can browse for something you'd like.

    As to the...
  11. I used to work at a very large meat distributor...

    I used to work at a very large meat distributor in the US about 30 years ago and I have zero problems believing this story. All sorts of "misrepresentations" went on in that industry on a regular...
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    One of the legion of lurkers checking in to...

    One of the legion of lurkers checking in to verify that I am not a spam bot!

    I only sign in when I post and I only post after I've read; therefore, I rarely have time to post! This is my second...
  13. I get this one (I'm a grandma :D). Our brains,...

    I get this one (I'm a grandma :D). Our brains, just like the rest of us, don't finish physical development until we are 18 - 20 years old. Because of that, children often misinterpret what they see...
  14. Maybe I can help define what Biblical grace is,...

    Maybe I can help define what Biblical grace is, since I also struggled to comprehend this one for years. Grace simply means a gift given that wasn't earned or deserved. In the Biblical sense, the...
  15. So very sorry to hear about your SIL Freebird. ...

    So very sorry to hear about your SIL Freebird. What a sad, sad circumstance. I can offer some prayers for her and her kids. I wish there was more I could do.

    Fox Woods Farms, thanks for the...
  16. I have a friend who is a physicist and we've had...

    I have a friend who is a physicist and we've had some very interesting discussions about this. He's convinced me that I'm totally ignorant about physics :lol: ; but now I'm interested. It's...
  17. Great thread :). I'm among those who was...

    Great thread :). I'm among those who was expecting a train wreck and am quite delighted instead to see this thoughtful, intelligent conversation. Thank you everyone :).

    I'm a Christian in the...
  18. I got the part where she wishes us a merry...

    I got the part where she wishes us a merry christmas :).

    What in the world does this mean? ----> she rides around traffic mule day long
  19. Now I'm imagining how this really happens on a...

    Now I'm imagining how this really happens on a trail ride. Two riders approaching each other and oogling. Two horses realizing neither rider is paying attention start to plot. A single blade of...
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    It says I'm okay to talk to :cool:. Mine came...

    It says I'm okay to talk to :cool:. Mine came out fine and it congratulated me. Then again, I went through the test saying to myself, "Oh, I've met one of those. One of these too. There are...
  21. Thank you for posting. This is the news we need...

    Thank you for posting. This is the news we need to hear and the people/events we need to give our attention to.
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    ROFL!! Great description :lol:. The only...

    ROFL!! Great description :lol:.

    The only animal I've ever owned that I felt safe with was my very jealous possessive mare. There's nothing like 1100# of attack horse to make one feel safe! ...
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    My immediate family is all men, with the...

    My immediate family is all men, with the exception of me. Some need that much food, some don't. My brother was the worst. His energy level was so high when he was younger, he couldn't even wear...
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    I want someone to give us the answer to what is...

    I want someone to give us the answer to what is causing all these mass shootings - and I don't believe for a minute it's the guns. I'm old enough that I know it's about the people and the culture,...
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    I have this picture in my mind of 1000 - 1500...

    I have this picture in my mind of 1000 - 1500 women all talking at the same time and 10 men huddled together in a corner saying, "Now whatever we do, don't get them riled up!"
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