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  1. Thread: Dating a dad?

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    I inherited 3 boys aged from 8 to 14... The...

    I inherited 3 boys aged from 8 to 14... The oldest one is now 41 and sitting next to me on the sofa while his 6 year old son is sleeping upstairs...

    It's been good. You have to accept the fact...
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    It's the repeat nature of this that would worry...

    It's the repeat nature of this that would worry me. Shows a total lack of common sense and self preservation. I'm all about a rebab bargain, but this would be an absolute no for me.
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    I saw the teaser for this on H&H yesterday... I'm...

    I saw the teaser for this on H&H yesterday... I'm a sucker for a nice appy too, so I shall be keeping an eye open for it here.
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    Gosh, houseguests, and we didn't make the beds......

    Gosh, houseguests, and we didn't make the beds...

    We've dropped PVC Pipe over the T-posts and added insulators to them (put the insulators on first.)
  5. I should add that I don't buy anything that isn't...

    I should add that I don't buy anything that isn't on sale!
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    Yeah... If they want extras, I can ship them the...

    Yeah... If they want extras, I can ship them the not so small herd I can see out of my front windows at the moment, eating my horses' hay...

    I can throw in the odd 50 elk, too.
  7. I have a Goode Rider jacket that is far too nice...

    I have a Goode Rider jacket that is far too nice to wear to the barn. I wear it when I'm out on construction sites instead... I always get compliments on it!

    I have another one of theirs that...
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    Yes to the winter tires. We put Blizzaks on our...

    Yes to the winter tires. We put Blizzaks on our vehicles in the winter, chains in the trunk. (My neighbor just got Spike Spiders for her Jeep and I'm jealous...)

    Now, we do live in a pretty...
  9. My mother was a Cordon Bleu trained chef who ran...

    My mother was a Cordon Bleu trained chef who ran a restaurant, so yes, I cook from scratch!
  10. Thread: Please help

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    As you are discovering, fistulous withers are...

    As you are discovering, fistulous withers are really nasty and take forever to clear up, and personally, I'd want a second look from a vet at this point.

    What you also need to establish is what...
  11. Yeah, we tried that. It didn't end well and...

    Yeah, we tried that. It didn't end well and rather shaken (very experienced, capable) barn owner agreed that this horse might need a different approach...
  12. Thanks, all. I re-read Kurland's book last...

    Thanks, all. I re-read Kurland's book last night, and it would appear that when I read and played with this some years ago to teach something completely different, some of it stuck, because I think...
  13. Has anyone here clicker trained a horse to trailer load?

    Just that, really. I have a horse that, due to prior traumatic experience, isn't loading.

    I'm working on gaining his trust back (yes, I know this sounds black stallion-ish, but he really is...
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    Sit up, sit back, and yank that head up while you...

    Sit up, sit back, and yank that head up while you swear colorfully at the miserable beast, then keep on doing whatever it was that you were doing, or a modified form thereof (that's that hard part...)
  15. Thread: Skype

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    Yes. Our son and grandchildren are in Australia,...

    Yes. Our son and grandchildren are in Australia, so we us it to keep up with them. It's nice to be able to see them growing and to see them in their environment.
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    The KN Symphonie is a fairly forgiving saddle on...

    The KN Symphonie is a fairly forgiving saddle on a fit for an M to MW horse and is pretty comfortable. They are well made an retain their value.
  17. Ive used Pure Pleasure horse transport from...

    Ive used Pure Pleasure horse transport from Michigan to Utah, twice now. Reasonable price, nice people, good equipment, horses arrived in good nick. I would use them again.
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    Mine consider my run ins to be the indoor...

    Mine consider my run ins to be the indoor plumbing... that's about it.
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    If it makes you feel any better, my DH (Really,...

    If it makes you feel any better, my DH (Really, SO not an athlete!) has had both done and his recovery was very swift and painless in both cases. He was skiing again 16 weeks after the second one......
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    I use thinning shears, so the end of the mane...

    I use thinning shears, so the end of the mane isn't blunt cut, and I can do perfectly respectable braids with the result.

    I haven't pulled a mane in 25 years.
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    Appaloosas here...

    Appaloosas here...
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    I remember my African relatives ironing...

    I remember my African relatives ironing everything, including their bras. Apparently back in the day when their stuff used to get washed in not necessarily so clean water and then hung out to dry,...
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    Gosh, reading that blog made me rush upstairs and...

    Gosh, reading that blog made me rush upstairs and make my bed..... not....
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    You all should look at some of the new LED...

    You all should look at some of the new LED floods. I've just put one up to light up my barn driveway area and it is really bright, clean, flat light, and costs virtually nothing to run.
  25. Only if they are remotely long enough to get to...

    Only if they are remotely long enough to get to your billet straps.
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