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  1. Only the vet gets to take phone calls in the...

    Only the vet gets to take phone calls in the middle of a conversation, and she always uses the standard polite wording "Sorry, excuse me, I need to take this call." :)

    But srsly (!) the younger...
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    I'm no original :D but I used to visit daily, and...

    I'm no original :D but I used to visit daily, and a (good) change of work lately has meant no barn time let alone horse-related internet time... but I pop in once a week or so to see what's new.
  3. I'm really sorry! Big jingles for your husband,...

    I'm really sorry! Big jingles for your husband, and you and the horse, too. Take your time, and let everyone heal up before worrying about retraining the horse. It will probably be fine. Hugs!
  4. Thread: Cows!

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    These cow stories are the best! The dairy...

    These cow stories are the best!

    The dairy farmer near where I board always has a cow or steer getting out (he has a few beef steers too). My old mare hates the cows, but had got to the point over...
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    Absolutely true!

    Absolutely true!
  6. Have had that happen occasionally when we haven't...

    Have had that happen occasionally when we haven't been out lately. Both my horses love to go out, and have a lot of enthusiasm when they realize it's a trail riding day!
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    This gets the blue ribbon for weirdest thread...

    This gets the blue ribbon for weirdest thread ever. Ever.

    Re: the original video, the Menorquin riding tradition emphasizes the rearing and walking on the hind legs - it is considered common and...
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    The Oblong valley association has some hundred...

    The Oblong valley association has some hundred miles of trails. http://www.oblongtrails.com/
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    Her attitude is probably lethargic because she is...

    Her attitude is probably lethargic because she is in a lot of pain! Besides muscle/skin bruising, she may have bruising to internal parts like the esophagus or airway. A vet check would probably be...
  10. Several of the free-range egg producers here use...

    Several of the free-range egg producers here use chicken houses that are wagons, and a giant netted tent-like pen they attach to it, and move it around every week. The one nearest me has the chickens...
  11. Our neighbor has a guard donkey for some sheep....

    Our neighbor has a guard donkey for some sheep. It's been with them for a few years, as far as I know, with no problems. But this spring it killed two lambs! The other neighbor saw it happen! I don't...
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    Well, if his head/neck/or shoulder is moving...

    Well, if his head/neck/or shoulder is moving towards you (while the hind moves away) you can fix that - it is right in front of you. If you are watchful you might see his head begins to turn towards...
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    So much easier to teach a horse to move than not...

    So much easier to teach a horse to move than not move, isn't it!! :D

    Make it part of everything he does, every moment, all the time - when he leads, he leads where you ask, goes as fast as you...
  14. We do a lot of road riding. Very rural quiet...

    We do a lot of road riding. Very rural quiet roads, but every now and then we get some whizzing 10-speed bikes, a couple of Harley riders out to see the scenery, or some big-a$$ farm implements that...
  15. Only once. When my first horse was laid up for a...

    Only once. When my first horse was laid up for a while with an injury and the BO where I boarded "let" me ride the dreadful ring sour school horse. That darn horse knew every trick in the book, and...
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    I haven't used a neck strap since I was a kid...

    I haven't used a neck strap since I was a kid (teacher used an old stirrup leather to make a strap when I was learning to trot and canter).

    I do have a grab strap that attaches (using D-ring...
  17. Just to clarify - the vet didn't say it was dirt...

    Just to clarify - the vet didn't say it was dirt or dry conditions, that was me and the BO having a guess-work conversation wondering what it could be. That was the only factor we could think of that...
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    Absolutely. There are weird buyers at all levels,...

    Absolutely. There are weird buyers at all levels, but the low end (free/cheap horses) seems to bring out extra of them.
  19. Sounds like an exciting event! Can you put a...

    Sounds like an exciting event!

    Can you put a spare horse in the spares kit? LOL
  20. Anyone have choke from dry dry summer conditions?

    We aren't really sure why but my older mare choked the other night. There's been no change in her feed or routine in over a year and she's never in the 8-10 years I've owned her had any food-related...
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    Think of all the other loud noises your horse...

    Think of all the other loud noises your horse might hear, that don't carry any connotations of danger to humans - for example hammering and other construction/building noises, the neighbor splitting...
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    (just popping in to see if it's still potty humor...

    (just popping in to see if it's still potty humor or had gotten all scientific and boring...:lol: )
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    I buy the really cheap mailboxes (like 12-16...

    I buy the really cheap mailboxes (like 12-16 dollars) and replace them twice a year (usually sometime around July 4th and again after Halloween). :D
  24. It's been my experience that friends who are...

    It's been my experience that friends who are having a rare/real hard time usually do their absolute best not to impose their disasters on their friends. Then there are "friends" whose lives are...
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    Is she okay being groomed/rubbed on her back,...

    Is she okay being groomed/rubbed on her back, belly and girth area? If that also makes her flinch or tense, maybe just spend more time on general handling - she may have had rushed training the first...
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