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  1. "Thank you for giving me a chance. What do you...

    "Thank you for giving me a chance. What do you want me to do? I will try my best."

    The one that wasn't supposed to stay, seems to say this to me every day.
    I suppose that's one reason why he's...
  2. Yes! Thank you! :-)

    Yes! Thank you! :-)
  3. Website of farm near Dayton Ohio, featuring dressage horse helped by chiro/massage?

    So awhile back, I *think* I remember reading about the experience of someone who posts on COTH from time to time... She had a horse with a lot of physical damage that ended up benefiting a lot from...
  4. Thread: Confused...

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    OP, it sounds like showing is really important to...

    OP, it sounds like showing is really important to some of the people around you, but is it important to YOU?

    And as to "everyone around you" who keeps telling you to sell... why do they care...
  5. CL: 3 year old Welsh/Shetland stud colt: Ohio

    http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/grd/3206296406.html

    Poor little guy... just passing it on... I don't know anything about this horse or people but he looks like he could use some TLC.
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    Can anything be done about the footing? I'd...

    Can anything be done about the footing? I'd think it would be very hard to get excited about riding if you don't have anywhere to ride that feels safe for your ponies.
  7. OP, sounds like your mind is pretty well made up...

    OP, sounds like your mind is pretty well made up about what you think is fair.

    Sounds like your neighbor was pretty generous with his time and expertise.

    A person such as your neighbor...
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    Rather than "heels down," try thinking about...

    Rather than "heels down," try thinking about sinking your heels towards your horse's back feet.
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    Cushing's stories, anyone?

    Anyone willing to share stories about horses with Cushing's?

    I've been reading up on it but would love to hear about individual cases. Our old pony has it - she's been stable on a low dose of...
  10. Thanks so much for all the helpful information!

    Thanks so much for all the helpful information!
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    Seconding what everyone else said. Time it so...

    Seconding what everyone else said. Time it so that you remove the pressure *before* the horse reacts.
    A little sugar is often appreciated, too :-)
    Good luck!
  12. Please help the clueless figure out body clipping

    So this adorable little old pony has recently joined our horsie family. She has Cushing's and is going to need regular body-clipping.

    The only thing I have ever used clippers on is my son's...
  13. Thread: What to do?

    by shygirl
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    I think it comes down to: What do you want to...

    I think it comes down to:

    What do you want to get out of horse ownership?

    If developing a horse for resale is of interest to you, then pass on this mare. Between her hot temperament, the fact...
  14. Mary Wanless has some books out there ("Ride With...

    Mary Wanless has some books out there ("Ride With Your Mind" is one of them) with suggestions for "how" to do some of these things - may be worth checking out to see if they work for you. Sally...
  15. Was it impossible to ignore, as in, upsetting on...

    Was it impossible to ignore, as in, upsetting on sort of a primal, visceral level?
    My neighbors briefly installed a coyote lure. It made noises similar to what you are describing, repeating...
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    African Clawed Frog?

    Anyone on here happen to know about these critters?

    Kids got one as part of a tadpole mail order kit. The instructions for care during the tadpole stage were pretty good, but for the frog, not so...
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    I got a nice sign for a friend of mine who took...

    I got a nice sign for a friend of mine who took in a few boarders and had similar issues, "My Barn, My Rules."

    Unfortunately, there are people out there who either don't care or don't realize how...
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    HAHAHA! I think I need to put the Alcatraz...

    HAHAHA! I think I need to put the Alcatraz souvenir shop on my list of future family field trips...
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    Awesome. Did the sign come from a souvenir shop...

    Awesome.
    Did the sign come from a souvenir shop *at* Alcatraz?
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    Misty and Somer, I was SO proud of the project...

    Misty and Somer, I was SO proud of the project "pony!" He's not actually a pony - he's a regular-sized Thoroughbred who fell on hard times awhile back. I had no plan for him when I brought him home...
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    A little gratitude, please!!!

    So - I guess I don't get out much - I have my little barn and ponies and a couple of very nice young women who come over regularly to help out and ride. They are the greatest - super-responsible, as...
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    Aw, I'm so sorry, it's so hard to lose a beloved...

    Aw, I'm so sorry, it's so hard to lose a beloved old friend like that. Kudos to you for giving him a happy retirement and staying with him all the way to the end. Jingles to you and RIP Buttercups.
  23. Hey Swishy - for starters, sounds to me like you...

    Hey Swishy - for starters, sounds to me like you have senioritis :-)
    It's that time of year. I have been there too.
    Ponies look especially appealing when the weather starts to get nicer and...
  24. It is amazing what they remember. We were...

    It is amazing what they remember.

    We were heading out of town one weekend and our neighbor/barnsitter was over. My daughter, who was about 3 at the time, took her by the hand, looked her in the...
  25. Bump! Fiona is still available. Just had her...

    Bump! Fiona is still available. Just had her spring shots and feet trimmed.
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