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  1. For some reason I can't PM you - can you PM me ?...

    For some reason I can't PM you - can you PM me ? I'm interested.
  2. I'm in NJ. And that is a good idea about...

    I'm in NJ.

    And that is a good idea about getting the right tree in the wintec and going
    from there. I ordered both the wide and extra wide ones. I'm not fond
    of riding with the wintec but it...
  3. New horse - new saddle. Need suggestions !

    Keep fingers crossed that the mare passes her vet check tomorrow !

    So - my beloved Crosby does not fit the new horse. It's not wide enough. I'm
    disappointed as this saddle fits my very long...
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    OP, you were far nicer about it than I would have...

    OP, you were far nicer about it than I would have been! I would have gone off on
    this idiot. Not saying that would be the best way to handle it, but I wouldn't have
    been able to be nice about...
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    Hindsight and all that ... We do the best we...

    Hindsight and all that ...

    We do the best we can for our horses with the information we have. And
    that is exactly what you did. You gave him a chance to get better and
    get back to work...
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    I was a very confident rider at one point. Then...

    I was a very confident rider at one point. Then I had 2 pretty scary wrecks
    within 6 months of each other. In one instance the horse fell on me and I
    lucky enough to get away with 'only' a...
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    My mare had to be on one month of stall rest on 2...

    My mare had to be on one month of stall rest on 2 different occasions. I
    bought the extra bags of shavings and stacked them in the barn, and I
    also cleaned her stall in the evenings as I was out...
  8. That is really sad. There is nothing more you...

    That is really sad. There is nothing more you could have done and you did
    save him a few days of suffering.

    {{hugs}}
  9. I've seen this quite often at hunter paces over...

    I've seen this quite often at hunter paces over the years. People just
    don't get that you actually have to fit your horse up to do them. It is
    *NOT* a leisurely hour ride in the woods. Sure,...
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    There is a visitor center, I'd stop by there for...

    There is a visitor center, I'd stop by there for maps and such.

    You have to stay I a certain distance from all the monuments - I think
    it's 50 yards. But there is great riding all along the...
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    ^Thanks - I'll take a look on FB. This is my...

    ^Thanks - I'll take a look on FB.

    This is my first weekend in 30 years that I've been horseless. It feels really weird.
  12. I think the OP has been more than fair and is...

    I think the OP has been more than fair and is handling this very professionally. If the boarder does try and make her life a living hell for the remainder of the month, she still has the option to...
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    I'm in NJ. And I'd be willing to go anyplace I...

    I'm in NJ. And I'd be willing to go anyplace I could drive to in a few hours.

    And I guess this is the part of the healing process for me. I miss my mare but also want to think about the future.
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    Where to even start ?

    I lost my beloved mare of 18 years rather suddenly this past Wednesday. She was a very young 20 and I was riding her right up to the day before. It's still hard to believe she is really gone. I...
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    I've had 2 in my life. They are very smart and...

    I've had 2 in my life. They are very smart and tough horses. It takes you longer to get them to do things because you need to convince them that your way really is the BEST way to do something. ...
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    That is the problem with those big, powerful dogs...

    That is the problem with those big, powerful dogs - too many of them have owners who do not know WTF they are doing. And don't realize it until it's too late.
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    Take lessons for a while longer, maybe half lease...

    Take lessons for a while longer, maybe half lease a horse.

    Don't get another horse until you regain your confidence with experienced school horses again.
  18. Herding dogs : Give them a job or they will find...

    Herding dogs : Give them a job or they will find one on their own LOL.

    I have 2 shelties - they herd each other all over the house. And when I'm visiting a friend with them, they *try* to herd...
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    well if they end up being great buddies, they can...

    well if they end up being great buddies, they can share a crate ride home !

    I have always had 2 dogs. They are really not any more work than one dog.
    They keep each other company when I'm busy...
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    There is a no kill shelter about 45 minutes away....

    There is a no kill shelter about 45 minutes away. They 'grew' out of a vet
    clinic. They are picky about what dogs they accept, but I actually know one
    of the staff vets - we boarded our horses...
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    If I see these dogs running loose and I don't see...

    If I see these dogs running loose and I don't see the owners, I will be scooping them
    up and taking them to the shelter myself. Probably to the no-kill shelter that actually
    will treat the...
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    I use a round cake rack in the bottom of my big...

    I use a round cake rack in the bottom of my big stock pot. The cans sit
    lower in the water than the pasta strainer insert and I have room to do
    3 1 pt jars, or 8 1/2 pt jars in one go.

    I don't...
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    Another update: I have not been able to catch...

    Another update:

    I have not been able to catch the family at home.

    But another neighbor told me he saw the 2 dogs running around loose of course earlier in the day. He could not tell if the...
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    Good to know ! I had the seals fail on an entire...

    Good to know ! I had the seals fail on an entire batch of hot pepper jelly and I'm still not sure why. I thought maybe it was because I didn't simmer the lids long enough. But I guess not.
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    An update : I saw the owner this morning on my...

    An update :

    I saw the owner this morning on my way to the barn and asked her how the dog was. She said he was fine, that she didn't even take him to the vet. :eek:

    Now ... I *know* I ran that...
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