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    Good for you for helping out this filly. I bet...

    Good for you for helping out this filly. I bet you get a diamond in the rough!

    I hope to see a great story update in a year.
  2. Thread: Please help

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    I think her parents are taking care of the horses...

    I think her parents are taking care of the horses just fine, in the horse keeping area they live in, which is out West in a ranch situation. I think it's not so great to keep a horse stalled 23...
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    A male friend of mine was accosted in the...

    A male friend of mine was accosted in the situation you are describing, Angela -- it is not always safe. The parents were sort of clueless, it was back in the 1970s. I think we are wiser now.

    I...
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    It may be true that this was just one incident,...

    It may be true that this was just one incident, but the underlying situation to me sounds like the owner doesn't know what the hell she is doing.

    I have some experience with this, and saddling up,...
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    What I am reading here from the OP is that she is...

    What I am reading here from the OP is that she is trying to mentor a young lady with some personal issues, and getting frustrated with her kindness being taken advantage of.

    I think it's...
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    I don't think it sounds so bad ... the OP says...

    I don't think it sounds so bad ... the OP says they have experience working with problem horses, they obviously think they can take on another project, and the good news is the filly gets a good home...
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    Huh?! Oh, I was just resting my eyes.

    Huh?! Oh, I was just resting my eyes.
  8. Thread: Famous relatives

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    My Paso Fino has some very famous sires (his...

    My Paso Fino has some very famous sires (his grandsires, actually) in his pedigree, I was able to pull specific videos of them off the web. So I think he qualifies.
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    You should consider ablation if you can get it...

    You should consider ablation if you can get it (wouldn't work in my case). It helps a lot of women. The other option is a Mirena IUD, which does solve a lot of problems, but has its issues. That...
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    This guy has seriously got some chutzpa to fire...

    This guy has seriously got some chutzpa to fire you over voicemail and then ask you back over a text!

    I wouldn't work for him. As everyone else has pointed out, he won't give you ride time, there...
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    I too was/am in the peri-menopausal...

    I too was/am in the peri-menopausal periods-are-horrible boat, for years now, so I haven't been able to ride during my period for a very long time. Actually, can't really leave the house during it...
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    You didn't do anything wrong. It really is hard...

    You didn't do anything wrong. It really is hard to see an entire horse keeping/handling situation here from posts. So people tend to draw conclusions, and sometimes negative ones.
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    Well, if you no longer enjoy riding him, I would...

    Well, if you no longer enjoy riding him, I would throw in the towel now and find him a new home where someone isn't bothered by his insecurity.

    It sounds like he is a weenie frankly, and doesn't...
  14. So, his comfort zone has been invaded and he's...

    So, his comfort zone has been invaded and he's now finding he might be dependent on someone else to be the leader. Eek!! So he's spooking because he is learning to rely on a leader, but does not...
  15. Which one did you like the best? As a person? ...

    Which one did you like the best? As a person? One of them probably gave you a more positive impression than the others. If none of them did, keep looking.
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    My new horse had the same kinds of problems. He...

    My new horse had the same kinds of problems. He went from being alone in a paddock and stall to a turn out lot with a shelter, from no bugs to a lot of bugs, to basically no stimulation to a lot,...
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    This thread is getting like the board game...

    This thread is getting like the board game Telestrations ... the horse is trained, she said, and not young. She has had this horse since September 2014. That's what, three months?

    She bought the...
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    She did call the vet, and the horse is under vet...

    She did call the vet, and the horse is under vet care. I have to assume the vet knows what he is doing (I think OP said he) and gave her a reasonable course of action, which was bute and rest, for...
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    Strong internet support vibes coming from here,...

    Strong internet support vibes coming from here, good luck!
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    Let's just assume her vet isn't a complete idiot...

    Let's just assume her vet isn't a complete idiot and did take a sample to make sure it wasn't caused by brucellosis. This is Montana, which is cattle country, I am sure they know to look for this.
    ...
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    Good for you for sticking with this, Wish -- you...

    Good for you for sticking with this, Wish -- you know when you come here, the advice can be brutal, and it is hard to communicate with people who are very experienced and quite opinionated.
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    Exercises for what? If you are fine with...

    Exercises for what? If you are fine with groundwork, and she respects your space, then what do you want to work on? You say you are an experienced horse person, what then scared you about this...
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    Seriously, please investigate why those withers...

    Seriously, please investigate why those withers got swollen. There will be a cause.
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    Also do a search on going to college for horses. ...

    Also do a search on going to college for horses. Mucho bad idea.
  25. Thread: Please help

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    It really is pointing to saddle fit at this...

    It really is pointing to saddle fit at this point, so I would start there. Especially if you have had this horse two years, and the problem just came up.

    Honestly, you should consider selling the...
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