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    I have found that very simple dressage (shoulder...

    I have found that very simple dressage (shoulder in, haunches out, etc.), circles (including the spiral-in, spiral-out), and LOTS of transition work has really done a number (in a good way) on my...
  2. http://www.zooborns.com/ ...

    http://www.zooborns.com/
    Browsing this website long enough will make you forget anything bad exists in the world.
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    I like "Fur Your Information"

    I like "Fur Your Information"
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    Can't think of any really specific examples, but...

    Can't think of any really specific examples, but I've never really had a bad experience with a partial lessee! And I've had about 6-7 over the 6.5 years I've had my horse. Some were for showing...
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    My childhood dog was diagnosed with diabetes when...

    My childhood dog was diagnosed with diabetes when he was around 8-9. We managed it with insulin shots (which quickly stopped his accidents in the house). He was always a sleepy pup so we didn't...
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    I'm a big believer in doing what makes you (and...

    I'm a big believer in doing what makes you (and the horse) happy. No sense in spending all that money showing if you aren't enjoying it!

    Like others have said, you may not actually have more...
  7. I don't clip my horse anymore, but I never gave...

    I don't clip my horse anymore, but I never gave him time off when I did in the past (and my TB is SUPER sensitive). Probably not a bad idea to give them that day off (or ride before you clip) to let...
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    One problem with a vet reporting it is that they...

    One problem with a vet reporting it is that they were not present during the attack, so I'm not sure how much weight their report would hold.

    If it turned out someone was lying about their dog...
  9. Cat food is higher in protein, so she might find...

    Cat food is higher in protein, so she might find it more appealing than her dog food!
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    This. I have a strong suspicious that for...

    This. I have a strong suspicious that for non-televised adoptions, someone other than Tia does the home checks.
  11. It definitely depends on the horse. My guy has...

    It definitely depends on the horse. My guy has done a few IHSA shows with varying results. I found out pretty quickly that he was NOT okay with novice fences (those riders were more likely to hang on...
  12. Agreed that turkey isn't my favorite (ok well the...

    Agreed that turkey isn't my favorite (ok well the dark meat of a good turkey is pretty good), but I LOVE the side dishes. Sautéed green beans with garlic, sautéed broccoli with bread crumbs, sweet...
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    This is a pretty outdated way of thinking,...

    This is a pretty outdated way of thinking, keeping them in pain so that they "know not to move/destroy the incision."

    Here are AAHA's current pain management guidelines (if you search the PDF, you...
  14. I traveled to Puerto Rico with my family twice in...

    I traveled to Puerto Rico with my family twice in childhood (once when I was around the age you were describing- maybe close to 9 or 10, and once when I was around 13 or 14), and both times were...
  15. "Terminal spay" refers to a spay in which the...

    "Terminal spay" refers to a spay in which the queen is pregnant and the kittens are either non-viable or euthanized.
  16. I love to share and hop on other horses, if only...

    I love to share and hop on other horses, if only to remind myself how much more I like mine! But there are definitely other horses out there, and I think that it's good for me as a rider to remember...
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    I don't have a long history with the show, but it...

    I don't have a long history with the show, but it has brought a smile to my face many times on weekend drives to the barn in the past few years (I now realize that most of what I heard were reruns)....
  18. A perineal urethrostomy is when they actually...

    A perineal urethrostomy is when they actually reroute the urethra to the perineum (near the anus) to avoid the "hairpin loop" that it normally follows to get to the penis, with the general idea being...
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    As many others have said, my main lesson from...

    As many others have said, my main lesson from competing IHSA was learning to laugh it off.
    Sometimes, you get a draw that makes you look bad (eg. me, at 5'1, on a 17+ hand pokey warmblood)....
  20. Great costumes! And yeah- I really enjoyed the...

    Great costumes! And yeah- I really enjoyed the hunter pace and would like to do more of them!

    Here are some other costumes I did when I was younger for my barn's Halloween parties:
    "Fresh Paint"...
  21. Halloween Hunter Pace/ Share your Halloween Costumes Here!- UPDATE: WE WON!

    Took my horse on his first hunter pace today- he was great!

    For a horse who could be a total wimp in the show ring, he's really learned to put on his big-boy-pants and hack out on trail! It was...
  22. Forgot to mention- the way I achieved this was by...

    Forgot to mention- the way I achieved this was by keeping my dog on a leash around the cats for a while to prevent the chasing, and also by giving her treats whenever she ignores them.
  23. My dog is learning to respond to a sharp "EH"...

    My dog is learning to respond to a sharp "EH" whenever she goes to follow the cats. Like yours, she doesn't want to hurt them, just likes to pester them as they go about their cat business.

    What...
  24. Whatever the reason, it bothers me as I'm so used...

    Whatever the reason, it bothers me as I'm so used to having the horse on the right. Luckily, I don't compete in anything with the dog, so no one cares if she usually walks on the right...
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    Well, there's Fergie:She's the Brindle One...

    Well, there's Fergie:She's the Brindle One

    Sirius: AKA Derpface

    and Bellatrix In the foreground of this picture.
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