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    Part of the issue too is that mare owners allow...

    Part of the issue too is that mare owners allow their mares to behave in ways that would never be acceptable for a stallion.

    Calling out, stopping to squirt when in heat, grumpy behavior around...
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    A friend who had a serious back injury with...

    A friend who had a serious back injury with similar issues found that riding a gaited horse (lovely flat shod TWH in her case) greatly improved her ability to ride correctly and made the process much...
  3. Therapeutic riding even in a very well run...

    Therapeutic riding even in a very well run program can be tough on the horses. Mentally it is stressful to them and many do not do well. Physically the work is usually very light and not enough to...
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    That's kids for you :). Mine had no interest in...

    That's kids for you :). Mine had no interest in horses beyond a few years of lessons and playing around on the pony with friends. My daughter got into figure skating (completely at her own request)...
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    I had one like that who did have minor vision...

    I had one like that who did have minor vision issues. The big reason though I think is that at the show there are tons of other horses trucking around, doing their jobs and most of them are working,...
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    Assuming you are both either adults or both teens...

    Assuming you are both either adults or both teens - have you made it very clear you are not interested? Have you told him bluntly thanks but no thanks?

    If not then it is really your...
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    I don't know why more people don't like the idea...

    I don't know why more people don't like the idea of a standard poodle rather than a 'doodle... They are really lovely dogs, active, smart, trainable and a nice medium size. Plus you have a a good...
  8. Poll: I have but won't be doing it again. I can't...

    I have but won't be doing it again. I can't afford to take on someone else's problem and be able to take care of and retire my own when they need it. They have earned that spot with me.

    So no...
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    If a young horse misbehaving hurts your feelings...

    If a young horse misbehaving hurts your feelings then you have no business being around young horses without the help of an experienced trainer. Young horses sometimes test their limits - it's just...
  10. I would have gladly thanked her for checking him...

    I would have gladly thanked her for checking him but told her gently to be careful as he can sometimes jump up quickly so sitting next to him may not be a good idea.

    If she's an experienced horse...
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    That is not normal behavior. As an OTTB she is...

    That is not normal behavior. As an OTTB she is used to having horses moving at speed around her.

    At five she is also not an uncoordinated baby not used to weight in the saddle.

    Simply...
  12. Are you sure he doesn't just have to pee? I had...

    Are you sure he doesn't just have to pee?
    I had a horse that would act sort of like this at the end of a session when he really really had to pee.

    He refused to pee under saddle (or with a saddle...
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    Difficult can get you hurt if you are careless or...

    Difficult can get you hurt if you are careless or do something stupid but is not out to get you intentionally. Dangerous will intentionally go out if their way to hurt you intentionally or will hurt...
  14. Snort , I look them in the eye and express my...

    Snort ,
    I look them in the eye and express my sincere pity for them since the closest thing they have experienced to a real life sexual relationship was obviously low quality internet porn.

    I may...
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    i'm still stuck on the tying a horse to the road...

    i'm still stuck on the tying a horse to the road thing...
  16. Here's the thing... I think it is impolite...

    Here's the thing...

    I think it is impolite because it puts me in the position of basically having to insult their riding abilities.

    Most people don't take a simple 'no' as an answer. They want...
  17. The window has long since closed. Dairy (or well...

    The window has long since closed.
    Dairy (or well milk of any kind) is not a natural or usable food source for most adult mammals including many humans.

    Those that do have the mutation that allow...
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    Good idea - thanks everyone :)

    Good idea - thanks everyone :)
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    Great idea! Thanks

    Great idea!
    Thanks
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    Choosing a new helmet advice?

    Ok so I need to buy a new helmet - mine is definitely past it's shelf life and needs to be retired.

    The helmet I have had that fits my head the absolute best is the old original GPA. Basically...
  21. I have been at several boarding/training barns...

    I have been at several boarding/training barns that have kept stallions (usually belonging to the owner or a resident trainer). I didn't realize that it was that unusual.

    They have been housed...
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    Nope, Never invite in crazy - that's just asking...

    Nope,
    Never invite in crazy - that's just asking for trouble.
    Put up a sign at the local feed store or take a look on Craigslist.
    Tons of cats out there that need homes that don't come attached to...
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    I used to have a horse that did that pretty much...

    I used to have a horse that did that pretty much every time you lead him to the cross ties, particularly if he had been dozing when you went to fetch him. He'd cross his front legs as he did it too....
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    My mare has always been a bit of a strange one. ...

    My mare has always been a bit of a strange one. She can spook at her own manure pile left just moments before, she's horrified by lines on the road or drawn in the dirt and she's been known to melt...
  25. Ha - good point, I didn't think of that.

    Ha - good point, I didn't think of that.
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