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  1. Yeahhh... 31 right now... And I've known since I...

    Yeahhh... 31 right now... And I've known since I WAS a kid that I didn't want any.

    Being an aunt to 2, has really hammered that home.

    I'm "aunt" to my best friend's little boy and I can stand...
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    If you've got time, take some yoga classes. You...

    If you've got time, take some yoga classes. You will get stronger, more flexible, and better able to isolate various body parts. I just came off 7 months without riding, but did yoga for the...
  3. ladyj79- You're my favorite. That is all. I...

    ladyj79- You're my favorite. That is all.

    I forwarded those links on to my friend... we are currently bemoaning the tightness of our budgets or we would have to make the first one show up and...
  4. Care to share a*headdesk* sort of moment with me? Friend's sister buys a horse.....

    So.... my friend's sister decided after a brief hiatus from riding that she needed to have a horse again. Last horse was a nice successful show horse for her but sold quite cheap because he had major...
  5. Thanks. The news from the spinal surgeon has...

    Thanks. The news from the spinal surgeon has been very liberating. No more holding back and worrying about if I'm going to damage something from riding, doing barnwork or twisting and bending in...
  6. Had the best day. (NHR and HR!) Just want to share.

    I had the most incredible day yesterday.

    I started with a visit to my spinal surgeon. 10 years ago I had most of my spine fused due to scoliosis. Managed fairly well but got to feeling not...
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    Been there, done that... Two boarding barns...

    Been there, done that...

    Two boarding barns ago was in a very child dense area, including a very cheap rental house on the farm.... which was occupied by some real redneck, uninvolved parents with...
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    I'm fused T2-L1.... 10 years post op. Rods, a...

    I'm fused T2-L1.... 10 years post op. Rods, a dozen screws through the vertibrae....
    I was told no riding for a year. Period. By my surgeon. That lasted... under 3 months.
    I was back *riding*...
  9. My gelding was big on throwing his tongue out the...

    My gelding was big on throwing his tongue out the side of his mouth and wringing it when he felt stressed, or getting it OVER the bit , and then out the side....

    I have had really good luck with...
  10. PSA: are you dog proof? and... never put ANYTHING on your stove....

    I was at my friend's house for training club with my two dogs last night. we had a few small dogs loose in the house while we were out on the field training. Wrapped up and headed inside. Opened...
  11. Well, good(ish) news..... My friend was super...

    Well, good(ish) news.....

    My friend was super late for chores last night (stuck in traffic... or... something...). Her mom came out to the barn while I was out there working wtih my horse and...
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    I recently just mulled this over.... I thought...

    I recently just mulled this over....

    I thought about leasing hard... the lower payment... not being stuck making payments on a vehicle that is older and needing repairs.

    BUT... ultimately... I...
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    My last bosses (all three of the "big guns" ...

    My last bosses (all three of the "big guns" worked in my immediate proximity. got me MANNNNY times in the 9 months on my job. I was in a job that I was NOT suited for, working in the "boys club"...
  14. Feeling a little dumped on right now- am I out of line?

    OK… I’m going to ask a dangerous question here… “Is this fair”

    My best friend (like… way best friend. More like a sister…) is in the early days of establishing herself out on her own as a dog...
  15. A month ago I was about to call it quits with...

    A month ago I was about to call it quits with him. The fracture was confirmed as stable and healed (via Rectal. His fracture was inside the pelvis up in the "wing" of his pelvis and initially...
  16. Horse with fractured pelvis- GOT TO RIDE HIM! :-)

    Proud of my gelding.

    I have a 7 year old ASB gelding who had a major stall accident that resulted in a pelvic fracture back in November 2013.

    have been rehabbing.. hand walk... long lining......
  17. Vet says that the fracture is stable and healed-...

    Vet says that the fracture is stable and healed- did rectal, found large bony proliferation on fracture site (was a huge hematoma when diagnosed).

    I honestly am not sure really who to go to...
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    Definitely one to save for a horse with a shapely...

    Definitely one to save for a horse with a shapely neck and lots of mane to keep it in the right spot. Went to help a friend at a dressage show a couple years ago. someone did this on a training...
  19. Fractured pelvis- at what point is it as good as it's going to get?

    My horse fractured his pelvis in a stall accident (got his blanket caught up on a stall gated, panicked, he pulled back, flipped over backwards and his leg went out under the gate) just after...
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    I'm there with the ones who say euthanasia if...

    I'm there with the ones who say euthanasia if retirement board isn't an option...

    Currently rehabbing a 7yo I am praying doesn't end up in the same situation- Got him a year and a half ago, six...
  21. No first hand experience with PRE's but they...

    No first hand experience with PRE's but they might be something I would consider from what I saw at the breed shows....

    Love the friesian look, but after getting my showring time in by showing...
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    The price will vary greatly on the age and...

    The price will vary greatly on the age and condition. barnsby cutbacks have changed a good bit over the years. A more current model will be worth a good bit more than one that is dated- the newer...
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    It sounds definitely like you are confusing a...

    It sounds definitely like you are confusing a green baby with two totally different training styles... Not sure who is correct as nobody here can see the horse- maybe first rider feels horse is not...
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    I don't trust *anybody* with my horse's welfare...

    I don't trust *anybody* with my horse's welfare enough to board someplace where I cant get out there every day and check on him. Too many good board situations gone sour under my belt at this...
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    Fighting like cats and dogs

    So… I have three pets….

    8 year old kitty. Batman. Perfection itself.
    4 year old kitty. Templeton. Kind of an odd duck but sweet to me.
    And
    9 month old Mini Aussie puppy, Violet.

    Batman and...
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