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  1. Thread: the spare cat

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    We ended up with a kitten, 14 years ago, tht rode...

    We ended up with a kitten, 14 years ago, tht rode to the transmission place under someone else's truck. Owner of truck denied it was his, girl behind the desk convinced my SO to take the kitten...
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    We have one at our therapeutic program that...

    We have one at our therapeutic program that sounds similar. He's stable right now on previcox and shoes with clog-like pads that the farrier makes for him (concept is that there is breakover in all...
  3. That's a tough position to be in - the land...

    That's a tough position to be in - the land sitting right there, the horse practically walking into your lap, and the lack of other good options for horse contact. But beyond those aspects, there...
  4. I'm not a parent, so a little different...

    I'm not a parent, so a little different perspective. In high school, I loved our hours which were 7:30-2. Catching the bus at 7am wasn't great, but getting out at 2 every day let me have a job...
  5. I feel for the kids in Arizona and Montana where...

    I feel for the kids in Arizona and Montana where they sometimes have 1-2 hours on the bus each way. My friend's family lives on one of the reservations and the kids have an option of boarding in...
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    Ikea. Great for space-saving furniture that will...

    Ikea. Great for space-saving furniture that will be easier to move down the line.

    Remember this is probably the first apartment of many. Anything you buy, choose with an eye toward whether it...
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    I think the other consequence of this is shutting...

    I think the other consequence of this is shutting out a lot of older horses that are perfectly capable of taking a new rider to an event to learn the sport, but won't (or shouldn't) make time. The...
  8. Crabby neighbors? our BC mix is terrified of our...

    Crabby neighbors? our BC mix is terrified of our miserable neighbor who yells at her for barking. I can tell when he's been yelling at her, because she won't leave the porch for a day or so and I...
  9. Not a barn owner, but I can see both sides. I...

    Not a barn owner, but I can see both sides. I can totally see why a barn owner would want to meet the person, determine if there was a good match with needs and services provided, etc. before...
  10. Thread: How do I....

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    We recently lost two of our six, within two weeks...

    We recently lost two of our six, within two weeks of each other. The remaining cats are definitely at a loss and we're seeing some really interesting behavior changes. I vote for stress and...
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    Total shot in the dark: stifles? stifles and...

    Total shot in the dark: stifles? stifles and back making each other sore?

    My young horse (not so young any more...) started under saddle ok but deteriorated. Long, long story short - he ended...
  12. Nutrition. I've been in this field for my entire...

    Nutrition. I've been in this field for my entire career... 25 years? or so, and I'm not surprised at all to hear that there's a professor/lecturer/teacher out there who's responsible for teaching...
  13. Thread: How do I....

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    My mother, who is not an animal person, came to...

    My mother, who is not an animal person, came to visit years ago and one of our cats did it to her. She called to me from the bedroom, "that white cat is staring at me and she's scaring me - can you...
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    I haven't been to a rater's clinic in several...

    I haven't been to a rater's clinic in several years, but if my memory serves me correctly and assuming they haven't changed the rules, the kids are expected to show up with a horse who can do the job...
  15. Don't forget the fans. Your stall fans from...

    Don't forget the fans. Your stall fans from summer, aimed at your wet horse blankets (hung or spread out over something) will speed the drying process a LOT.
  16. I realize your question was about what to feed,...

    I realize your question was about what to feed, but it sounds like the other half of the issue is how to communicate to your family what needs to be done, in a way that ensures they will actually do...
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    With both parents working and young kids in...

    With both parents working and young kids in school, I"d also be asking when anybody is going to have time to exercise the dog. You can look for an older dog, or a low-energy breed (greyhound?) but...
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    I think it's easy to fall into the trap of...

    I think it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking of every minute as a possible source of income, and at the same time, I think it's easy to get narrow in our view of what "learning" means. By way...
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    Not a homeowner, but live in a home! I would add...

    Not a homeowner, but live in a home! I would add that there's always some tool, some thing, some little gadget that you need in order to do that simple project that you don't want to pay someone...
  20. That article sounds like it's discussing cattle...

    That article sounds like it's discussing cattle feed. How is digestibility different for horses, with really different digestive systems? I feel like I should probably know the answer to this if I...
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    I teach part time, around a real job and teaching...

    I teach part time, around a real job and teaching therapeutic riding at another barn. I set up my schedule a month at a time, sometimes a school semester at a time, and make sure I leave holes for...
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    What are they like individually with other dogs? ...

    What are they like individually with other dogs? it sounds like the big dog is so submissive he doesn't even want to play (I'm not much of an expert here, so take that comment as you will). Little...
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    When we look at horses for therapeutic riding,...

    When we look at horses for therapeutic riding, one of the things I will quietly do is pick up their feet and get and idea of whether frogs point straight ahead, to 12:00, or off to one side, and if...
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    Around here, if your horse is on rough board,...

    Around here, if your horse is on rough board, there's probably no "in" -- meaning, where we board there are probably 30 or 40 horses on rough board and no place on the property where you could safely...
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    My horse is the bad boy. He had never in his...

    My horse is the bad boy. He had never in his life been the bad boy, until last year, when instead of a group of 15 on ten acres, he was in a paddock with one tasty pony. After he shredded three...
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