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    I, too, have just had to put down my elderly QH....

    I, too, have just had to put down my elderly QH. It's my first time having to put a horse to sleep (I have done so with a few dogs).

    I am having a difficult time dealing with it all...OP, I so...
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    I have had/boarded horses for nearly 12 years in...

    I have had/boarded horses for nearly 12 years in the Phoenix area and now have had 4 living at home with me for over seven years. I am located south of the Phoenix metro area in the San Tan...
  3. BIG hugs to all of you also currently (or just...

    BIG hugs to all of you also currently (or just recently) dealing with this decision.

    This morning I went out to feed/water/care for the ponies and as I watched my QH gelding, his condition,...
  4. BLESS you all for your kindness and insights and...

    BLESS you all for your kindness and insights and experiences which you have shared. You cannot know how much you all have helped me step through this process.

    RoadappleCider: you made a very...
  5. Thank you both for replying...SLW I especially...

    Thank you both for replying...SLW I especially appreciate what you said and I have seriously been contemplating discussing the option of having them both go at the same time. They are very good...
  6. Spin Off: How to KNOW when to make that "Decision" ?

    This is a spin off of another thread about quality of life for horses and when to make "The Decision"...a timely question for me as well. However, in my case, the horses are NOT "lame" in any...
  7. Thread: MARES!

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    Oh, gosh, count me in the "I used to favor...

    Oh, gosh, count me in the "I used to favor geldings but I am SO OWNED by my mare now!" club!!!!

    Like many of you, I just kind of stayed away from mares for the most part...honestly I have no...
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    I absolutely agree with all Voldemare has said...

    I absolutely agree with all Voldemare has said here.

    After TWENTY YEARS, birthing and raising children YOU cannot have health insurance because HE won't pay for it???

    He doesn't give you an...
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    Oh wow, snorted my ice water all over the key...

    Oh wow, snorted my ice water all over the key board! VERY cute and amazingly true to the breeds!

    Thanks for the giggle!!
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    My grandfather had a ranch (the real deal,...

    My grandfather had a ranch (the real deal, cattle, horses, huge acreage, etc) and trained his own ranch stock and cutting horses, etc.

    His favorite was a QH/Percheron cross who loved to cut, and...
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    Count me in with the admiring crowd on that...

    Count me in with the admiring crowd on that horse! :D

    LOVE me the good, cow-y Western stock horses...QHs Paints, etc...dang, something so cool about watching them ENJOY their work!

    Got me a...
  12. Even worse, Cyndi...the world ending AS you are...

    Even worse, Cyndi...the world ending AS you are riding in your clinic classes! Picture your horse suddenly dashing around with no one wondering what the heck happened???!

    Yikes, I also am aghasted...
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    Seriously, how haven't you slipped off in so...

    Seriously, how haven't you slipped off in so long? Is it your discipline? Your specific horse?

    Well, for me it's probably that I have actually changed what I do and the kinds of horses I ride over...
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    Oh answering is just spooking my...

    Oh answering is just spooking my superstitionistic self...SO hoping that it's not gonna bring on a dirt thud!

    Ok, I an old broad and have been riding for about 55 years or so...vaultese when very...
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    :cool:Count me in the Mare Lovers clique...of...

    :cool:Count me in the Mare Lovers clique...of course, you could probably tell by my screen name, eh? :lol:

    Oddly, I always had ridden geldings (and a stallion for a short while) and when it came...
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    Well, I joined COTH years ago and it was under a...

    Well, I joined COTH years ago and it was under a totally different user name, but then we moved and I was without internet for over a year. Then, I lost a horse (and that horse was part of the name)...
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    Sticky: I'd like to add my voice to the positives and say...

    I'd like to add my voice to the positives and say I think this is a GREAT idea! Yep, many of us "horse people" have other animals and it's great to be able to talk to our COTH pals about those other...
  18. I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder and...

    I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder and Lupus, both are degenerative disorders for me and are very extreme in their natures and the combination is potentially lethal. I am constantly in...
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    So, he's got that super quick pivot thing...

    So, he's got that super quick pivot thing goin'...yep, a cowpony fer sure!!
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    Flashy, my cowpony mare (all barely 15hh of her)...

    Flashy, my cowpony mare (all barely 15hh of her) is also one of the biggest hug-bugs I know...nuthin' better than a real horsey hug!:cool:

    And, I am wondering about those of you sayin' your...
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    My mare is a total sweetheart...except in the...

    My mare is a total sweetheart...except in the height of the Spring and Fall heats...they seem the worst times.

    Thankfully she doesn't rear or anything THAT extreme, but she is a total Witch to...
  22. Kashmere, Thanks so much for sharing your lovely...

    Kashmere, Thanks so much for sharing your lovely story about Murphy! He's got SUCH kind eyes!!! Congrats on the wonderful birthday party for him, too. Your story just brought tears to my eyes...I...
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    Fairview!! EIGHT BLT's!???!!! Hey, can I come...

    Fairview!! EIGHT BLT's!???!!! Hey, can I come have lunch with ya? I LOVE THOSE!
  24. I second the Thorowgood/K&M/Fairfax saddle lines...

    I second the Thorowgood/K&M/Fairfax saddle lines as superior over the Wintec/Bates adj. gullet/CAIR panel lines.

    That said, I do own a Wintec Pro AP for "rainy" weather and other rough stuff,...
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    Haffy...me love dem donuts, too!!! And, the...

    Haffy...me love dem donuts, too!!!

    And, the BEST donuts I've ever had? OF COURSE, the home made, hand done donuts my grandmother made! AND YES, she taught me how!

    Plus, she made her own noodles...
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