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    Stay in balance. Stay straight. Stay soft. If...

    Stay in balance. Stay straight. Stay soft.

    If what you are doing isn't working, getting frustrated won't help: it won't help horse either.

    Be patient.

    Breathe!

    Relax and soften, don't...
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    My thoughts are such! 1. The brain has been...

    My thoughts are such!

    1. The brain has been declared dead. The heart does keep beating, but I just consider it electrical activity, not life!

    2. Not everyone that dies is qualified for organ...
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    So very thankful she made it home safe!

    So very thankful she made it home safe!
  4. My heart goes out to you. Hugs!

    My heart goes out to you. Hugs!
  5. I've been jingling for you both. We have't moved...

    I've been jingling for you both. We have't moved yet...it is a long wait. Our Diesel is the neatest boy on earth. I would rather live in a tent than live without him. He is just amazing....
  6. She is beautiful! She looks almost identical to...

    She is beautiful! She looks almost identical to my Diesel....spot on nub and all! If you are unable to keep her, let us know. I will be happy to help you in any way I can. She is simply gorgeous. We...
  7. OP, have you contacted the organization from...

    OP, have you contacted the organization from which you acquired your Grey?
  8. No thoughts or ideas on leads for a good home for...

    No thoughts or ideas on leads for a good home for your Shelby, but my heart goes out to you and your husband right now. I can't imagine how hard this is for you!

    We have our Diesel that we got...
  9. Have your friend post on Facebook or post an ad...

    Have your friend post on Facebook or post an ad in Craigslist. There is someone in Augusta area, near here, that advertises as doing goats! I don't think my farrier would....interesting!
  10. As Kestrel said, keep your knees slightly bent...

    As Kestrel said, keep your knees slightly bent for mounting and dismounting. Use a very tall mounting block that will allow you to step across your horse easily, so you are not having to reach and...
  11. I have been here and done this with my first...

    I have been here and done this with my first husband. He went throught several well paying jobs. He quit each one. I worked in a well paying steady career. While he went through career after career,...
  12. Frequently I ask my husband: "How are the...

    Frequently I ask my husband: "How are the kids!?!" "Let's take the kids for a walk!" "The short kids are outside." Etc!

    It simplifies conversation with a mostly deaf man. With so many animals, it...
  13. Big Problem with riding in open is that Most...

    Big Problem with riding in open is that Most people are scared and fearful. That fear is transmitted to the horse. Person reacts, horse reacts. It becomes a downward spiral or a self-fulfilling...
  14. I don't think he is 4. It looks to me that he is...

    I don't think he is 4. It looks to me that he is 11 based on his brand!
  15. Yes IVs are a technical skill which takes much...

    Yes IVs are a technical skill which takes much practice. There is a difference in starting an iv on a healthy pt and one that is crashing. No insult.

    Yes, I have supplies at home to start one if...
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    So very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your...

    So very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain.
  17. Why not start an IV in front of the owner...I...

    Why not start an IV in front of the owner...I don't get that? It isn't a big deal at all....simple, easy stick! Why take the pet out of the room for such a simple procedure?
  18. SquishtheBunny, please consider a case by case...

    SquishtheBunny, please consider a case by case basis. Not all owners will pass out when they say they can handle it. Some of us have seen more than most vet techs and are not at all put off by the...
  19. Ouch. Thank you for including the owners as...

    Ouch.

    Thank you for including the owners as you can. Some of us appreciate being included in our pet's care....rather insist upon it. We are not trying to get in the way, but we like to be hands...
  20. I know I won't be of any help Patty, but try...

    I know I won't be of any help Patty, but try heading over to backyardchicken forum....

    there is an emergency section there with a help section at the top that should have dosages etc.
    ...
  21. Nope, I will be present for all exams and...

    Nope, I will be present for all exams and treatments. I have had issues with vet taking dog to back. Full exam done, tests run, and presented with bill. Dog brought in re:UTI. Why am I paying for...
  22. I do agree that many people put the animal out of...

    I do agree that many people put the animal out of the human's misery. It is difficult to define when that point is for our aging pets. I have clear, finite criteria for my pets. My criteria might be...
  23. Yes, the what comes out of my mouth must be a...

    Yes, the what comes out of my mouth must be a shock. I have been told by one vet that if I had pet insurance, cost wouldn't be a problem. Staff not tell vet of critical lab values and animal is left...
  24. Ok, I have stated multiple times that the dog is...

    Ok, I have stated multiple times that the dog is very healthy, happy, and very, very active. He is not suffering from any signs of disease at this point. While I notice assymetrical muscling, dog is...
  25. 3yo Dog is happy, healthy, and very active...

    3yo Dog is happy, healthy, and very active compared to most dogs. I see signs of what might be dysplasia. At this point, I consider it unethical to put dog through surgery. He is living life to his...
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