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  1. Your daughter is lucky to be married with a...

    Your daughter is lucky to be married with a husband capable of supporting her.

    Having kids certainly interfered with my life, not their fault that I have MS but the pregnancies and the after-birth...
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    You don't owe her anything, you paid your "debt"...

    You don't owe her anything, you paid your "debt" in full by going through decades of physical and mental abuse.

    Do not give her your kidney if you don't desire to. We have two kidneys for a...
  3. I live in the Bible belt, North Carolina, USA. ...

    I live in the Bible belt, North Carolina, USA. Here I have the right, if I feel that my life is in danger and I feel that I cannot flee safely, to kill a person who is invading or threatening to...
  4. Many women have within them, near the center of...

    Many women have within them, near the center of their whole biological being, a fertile womb and ovaries. This is still the only place, in spite of all the medical advances, where a human being can...
  5. saultegirl, I was sort of containing this within...

    saultegirl, I was sort of containing this within doing everything they can to keep the family. Being a family takes a lot of work. A lot of people mess this up royally. So do parents who want...
  6. Wow Deena's Mom, well said!

    Wow Deena's Mom, well said!
  7. Pluvinel, THANK YOU! This is the first...

    Pluvinel, THANK YOU!

    This is the first dressage video I've seen in over a decade in which I looked at it and thought "I sure wish I could ride like that!" Those horses looked magical!

    I will...
  8. I'll let you in on a little secret Wirt, we don't...

    I'll let you in on a little secret Wirt, we don't see the fetus "just as a lump of tissue" and most women mourn every miscarriage or abortion they have.

    But sometimes our bodies go "oh, oh, my...
  9. Dear Wirt, I am very sorry for your loss. ...

    Dear Wirt,

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    At the same time I am wondering about this modern phenomenon of showing cleaned up aborted fetuses to the parents. Doctors of yore would NOT have done...
  10. The miracle of modern medicine, that did not...

    The miracle of modern medicine, that did not exist as short as a century ago.

    Antibiotics--before effective antibiotics EVERYONE, no matter how rich or poor, or how good they took care of their...
  11. Yes Wirt, pregnancy IS a medical condition. This...

    Yes Wirt, pregnancy IS a medical condition. This is why it is recommended that ALL pregnant women get good medical care throughout the pregnancy. This is why it is usually recommended that women...
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    I ride a super creaky arthritic 30 or so year old...

    I ride a super creaky arthritic 30 or so year old Arab mare.

    In the winter, if it is cold (NC), and especially if it is windy she does not like it out in the open ring. If it is around freezing...
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    I am very scientifically oriented. I have been...

    I am very scientifically oriented. I have been ever since I discovered that science existed.

    However I am aware that science does not know everything. Science is limited to what is observable...
  14. Hi Wirt, Men have been abandoning the women...

    Hi Wirt,

    Men have been abandoning the women they get pregnant LONG before any type of abortion was legal, married or not. Yes, there are lots of men who stand by their responsibilities and I...
  15. Thank you for your knowledge about the Kineton...

    Thank you for your knowledge about the Kineton noseband Ohmissbrittany.

    So far in my riding life I have not had to used one. Using just a simple Mullen mouth snaffle with it is such a good idea!
  16. Hey, believe in God all you want. I have no...

    Hey, believe in God all you want. I have no problem with that IF you do not use your faith as an excuse to abuse, torture, and murder others while destroying or stealing all their wealth.

    The...
  17. If you know any RNs, nurse practitioners or...

    If you know any RNs, nurse practitioners or doctor assistants ask them who are the natural born doctors. They usually know.

    I put doctors in two groups. Natural born doctors and highly trained...
  18. I had an Arab gelding that was kicked in the...

    I had an Arab gelding that was kicked in the elbow. Green stick fracture. He refused to put any weight on the leg for 3-4 months. Yours does not sound as serious. My gelding was hobbling 3-legged...
  19. I do things my own way, but if younger people are...

    I do things my own way, but if younger people are about I go that extra step.
    This is in honor of the horsewomen and horsemen who patiently showed me how to do things the safe and correct way, all...
  20. By the way, I like Appys fine. I just wish they...

    By the way, I like Appys fine. I just wish they didn't come with melanoma and blindness.
  21. Carl Raswan's explanation of the great three: ...

    Carl Raswan's explanation of the great three:

    The Godolphin Arab or Barb--and Arab of a strain in the desert that the Bedouin knew had Turkomen blood. I can understand this because of the...
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    After decades of disengaging from my birth...

    After decades of disengaging from my birth "family" I was keeping it pretty cool. However as time went by this odd, strong hatred started arising in me. I could not really understand exactly WHAT...
  23. One visualization that finally fixed my problems...

    One visualization that finally fixed my problems with my head.

    Keeping my face vertical to the ground.

    Even though I have major balance problems (MS) I found that this little tip helped my...
  24. Gee I am ancient. When I started riding BTV was...

    Gee I am ancient. When I started riding BTV was a BIG, BIG no-no. I was told that only uneducated riders who really could not ride did it.

    Now international riders get rewards and gold medals...
  25. If you are using a three piece mouth snaffle...

    If you are using a three piece mouth snaffle consider using a snaffle with just a center joint.

    Some horses do not like contact with their tongues, and the center joint snaffle gives their tongue...
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