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    Welcome to my world. This is what we do in my...

    Welcome to my world. This is what we do in my day job - nutrition education/ healthy behavior change for low-income families. There are SO many factors involved in the whole thing, from the cheap...
  2. You've probably done this already, but sit down...

    You've probably done this already, but sit down with a piece of paper and a pen and remove all thoughts that this student has any sort of disability or had any accommodation. Remove all thoughts of...
  3. I think it makes a big difference where you live...

    I think it makes a big difference where you live and what the prevailing culture is about dog care. If you're in an area with lots of unvaccinated animals and strays, the risk would be greater. ...
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    I think on some level it means, "we're going to...

    I think on some level it means, "we're going to dig around a little into your past and make sure you're not taking him to XYZ barn with Crazy Trainer." At least they tell you up front, rather than...
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    I haven't read the whole thread but will throw...

    I haven't read the whole thread but will throw out this piece from watching friends. I've seen people who did well after college, made a pile of money, invested and saved well, and hit their career...
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    I agree with Desert Topaz - IF (big if) the story...

    I agree with Desert Topaz - IF (big if) the story is true and he came from a ranch horse, dude string, whatever, and he's now in NJ and ridden in an arena - he's probably trying to tell you "WTF, how...
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    And bring donuts. It's amazing how suddenly it...

    And bring donuts. It's amazing how suddenly it becomes "no big deal" if you do a little extra something for the person who does a little extra something for you.
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    I know it shouldn't be a big deal, but sometimes,...

    I know it shouldn't be a big deal, but sometimes, it is... Is your mare on stall board? At one point, I tied an old beer pitcher to her water bucket with a piece of twine so they could simply scoop...
  9. Another relevant question might be, which school...

    Another relevant question might be, which school has more to offer if she decides to change her major? Can't contribute any answers, but it's a good question to ask.
  10. Does doggy daycare mean you don't have to do...

    Does doggy daycare mean you don't have to do something else you'd normally do with the dog? for example, if you didn't take him to day care would you have to take him for an hour's walk in the...
  11. Thread: Busy neighbors

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    I get it. City neighborhood, houses close...

    I get it. City neighborhood, houses close together, everyone can know everyone else's habits if they care to pay attention. In a way, it's nice to know someone is paying attention because that one...
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    Do you rinse the bit after each ride? The only...

    Do you rinse the bit after each ride? The only time I had this problem was when a young leasor wasn't cleaning the bit and it had all kinds of crusty gunk. That, and Carmex on the corners of his...
  13. Thread: She TROTTED!!

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    I know this sounds dorky but I'm really glad to...

    I know this sounds dorky but I'm really glad to see you both in decent helmets.
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    I second the suggestion of consulting a...

    I second the suggestion of consulting a specialist as Ghazzu describes. Yours is a young horse with a whole career ahead of him - worth pursuing the knowledge of someone who has dedicated their...
  15. I can't even get my brain around this, but I...

    I can't even get my brain around this, but I can't imagine a situation where my SO, or I, would tell the other one they "didn't approve" of something like that. In what world is "approval" even...
  16. Thread: Barking Dog

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    We are living this right now. Crabby neighbor...

    We are living this right now. Crabby neighbor with a history of picking on whichever other neighbor he decides is bothering him this year has made us his latest target. Our small, city back yard...
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    I had an elderly Arab who had a couple bouts of...

    I had an elderly Arab who had a couple bouts of "liver infections" that were treated with long term sulfa and the diet changes we could reasonably make given his age. He would only eat alfalfa, but...
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    Floragen from Walgreens. I think we originally...

    Floragen from Walgreens. I think we originally bought it for one of the dogs but I've emptied the capsule into a can of cat food and have given it to the group when someone was sick but we didn't...
  19. "I beg your pardon?" Said with the right tone...

    "I beg your pardon?" Said with the right tone of voice to question 1, probably eliminates question 2.
  20. Stocking up for storms - we don't see much of...

    Stocking up for storms - we don't see much of that in WI, or at least not nearly as much as other places! And I laugh at all this conversation about milk (which often comes in plastic bags, if you...
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    A friend's horse broke her humerus, years ago,...

    A friend's horse broke her humerus, years ago, and had a zipline installed corner-to-corner in her stall, with tie rope to the zipline. If I remember correctly, she did try to lie down a couple...
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    I haven't looked at the pictures, but my first...

    I haven't looked at the pictures, but my first thought was that if it was fishtailing behind, then it's too wide in front. When you added that you couldn't get more than a finger or two under the...
  23. Stuff to charge for: body clipping Cushing's...

    Stuff to charge for: body clipping Cushing's horses. Blanket washing and repair. Laminitis management, however you want to describe that.
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    Thanks for the description of how to do this...

    Thanks for the description of how to do this (more) safely. I had wondered about it!
  25. Wisconsin grows beautiful hay. It's the trade off...

    Wisconsin grows beautiful hay. It's the trade off for our winters!
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