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    At 18, I'd let her eat whatever she wants and be...

    At 18, I'd let her eat whatever she wants and be happy she's still alive and looking good. Quality of life over quantity of life.
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    My weanling nursed on my gelding's thigh. He...

    My weanling nursed on my gelding's thigh. He only lifted his leg and pushed her off if she went further under him. She did it mostly when she was stressed. (ie wormed, tied, led etc.). The...
  3. Yes. I had a Conn/TB that was agressive and...

    Yes. I had a Conn/TB that was agressive and treatment with pergolide improved her behavior immensely. However, I saw positive results within 10 days. Maybe increase her dossage to 1 tablet. That...
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    I gave up on finding toys that last and finally...

    I gave up on finding toys that last and finally broke down and bought my shepherd a collie. It was cheaper than replacing his toys. He hasn't broken her yet!
  5. He's had a good life and you've done your best. ...

    He's had a good life and you've done your best. I don't see any other option that euthanasia either. Hugs.
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    Let him go. It's the greatest gift you can give...

    Let him go. It's the greatest gift you can give him. You have my sympathy at this difficult time.
  7. Sorry you're going through this, but I'd place...

    Sorry you're going through this, but I'd place her on the give aways forum here and see what happens. You're making a smart decision. She needs a change of venue and you need to be able to find a...
  8. Im confused by your statement that they dont use...

    Im confused by your statement that they dont use anesthesia for neuters! I wouldnt want to be the one doing the procedure without it! Im sure they knock them out.
  9. I had an older brood mare that needed adjustment...

    I had an older brood mare that needed adjustment once a month when we started riding her again. She was diagnoised with a broken pelvis probably due to foaling. She was pasture sound, and I could...
  10. Is there any way to car pool/van pool with any...

    Is there any way to car pool/van pool with any other commuters? I work 4 days a week and have a 3 hour round trip commute, but I go by train, so I can sleep or read or catch up on work, so it's not...
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    The race is up on youtube now.

    The race is up on youtube now.
  12. Is the current owner allowed to "sell" or "lease"...

    Is the current owner allowed to "sell" or "lease" the horse? Then she can probably get around the contract... ie Have the trainer sign a free lease agreement. The trainer is legally leasing the...
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    I would have probably done the same as you. ...

    I would have probably done the same as you. Hindsight is alwasy 20/20. Don't blame yourself.
  14. Is it set in stone that she will be getting a...

    Is it set in stone that she will be getting a Border Collie? A golden might be better for someone learning to train. BC's can be too smart sometimes...
  15. I second Patricia McConnell.

    I second Patricia McConnell.
  16. Check out Tuff Riders shapely fit.

    Check out Tuff Riders shapely fit.
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    When I went to pick up my new weanling, I brought...

    When I went to pick up my new weanling, I brought along my 15yr old solid citizen gelding as company for the ride home. That's a long ride to be by himself for his first time away from home.
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    I just rigged regular braided rope to the top of...

    I just rigged regular braided rope to the top of the gate using PVC as an insulator to extend it above the metal on one end. The other end is on the wooden post with a screw in post insulator. I...
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    Mine was caused by a bent axle. Is your trailer...

    Mine was caused by a bent axle. Is your trailer insured? Mine is, so my insurance took care of the repair bill since bent axles aren't normal wear and tear.
  20. I did welded wire field fencing on t-posts with...

    I did welded wire field fencing on t-posts with toppers. I think the "wigglyness" of the fencing keeps the dogs from trying to climb. Doesn't look pretty, but it's real cheap. I've grown rose of...
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    Yes, all the horses I own and have owned are self...

    Yes, all the horses I own and have owned are self loading. But they didn't come that way! Take the time to teach them. I also use the John Lyons method.
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    Good pain relief without the stomach upset for my...

    Good pain relief without the stomach upset for my shepherd. No side effects for him! It's the next step after NSAIDS. After that we go to Tylenol 4's Good luck.
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    What starsandsun said. I just finished a course...

    What starsandsun said. I just finished a course of rectally administered wormer. I think it was Panacur. (Check with your vet). Just put an inch of regular oral wormer on a gloved finger and...
  24. Hunters typically lease their packers for 1/3 of...

    Hunters typically lease their packers for 1/3 of their value per year. That may give you a starting point...
  25. Yes nsaids stopped immediately after the first...

    Yes nsaids stopped immediately after the first attack. Now on tramadol and cosequin. Good news is he gained bit of weight back. Vet is running pancreatic enzyme test and put him on amoxi and flagyl...
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