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  1. Can you imagine what radiographs of those hocks...

    Can you imagine what radiographs of those hocks and stifles look like?
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    Sort of off topic, but just had to share...this...

    Sort of off topic, but just had to share...this winter we got to hunt over a golf course a few times. The course had been heavily damaged last summer by flooding, so it will be redone this summer. ...
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    Well Bluey, thank goodness they missed. I wish...

    Well Bluey, thank goodness they missed.

    I wish the strident gun proponents would just acknowledge the cost of mishandling/forgetting/using poor judgement when firearms are involved. The huge...
  4. If you have the sun, and can afford them,...

    If you have the sun, and can afford them, knockout roses are great. They come in lots of colors and several different growth habits. They are safe around the horses, and don't require much special...
  5. I am just short of 5'2":). I ride a 14 hand...

    I am just short of 5'2":). I ride a 14 hand Connemara/Welsh cross, and a 16.3 Dutch horse.

    The pony has a big step, and the Dutchman is slab sided. It makes them both easy to sit on in their own...
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    Another adult on a pony here. I am 5'2" 100 lbs,...

    Another adult on a pony here. I am 5'2" 100 lbs, and foxhunt my 14hh Connemara cross. I am also 59 and paid for her myself.

    My showing days are behind me, but I still take lessons on my little...
  7. I was taught that a fall is always the rider's...

    I was taught that a fall is always the rider's fault. Whether it is a mistake in horsemanship, like asking too much too soon from a greenie, or a mistake of equitation - that's you, AliCat! - it's...
  8. How many pages did it take for someone to mention...

    How many pages did it take for someone to mention actual hunting?

    I remember not that long ago lots of people around here hunted their show horses...well, maybe it's been longer than I realize!
    ...
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    I think there is everything from open property to...

    I think there is everything from open property to fixer uppers to turnkey showplaces.
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    Hi dicuf-your post made me bother to look up my...

    Hi dicuf-your post made me bother to look up my password for the first time in ages!

    I live in the Tryon area, and it's pretty close to horse heaven. We have great riding all year, protected...
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    It's my goal to be the last person on earth not...

    It's my goal to be the last person on earth not on Facebook.
  12. I'm going to be the dissenting voice here. I...

    I'm going to be the dissenting voice here. I would absolutely look at this horse, especially if he returned to racing on the bow.

    I hunted and showed an OTTB with an old bow for 19 years, the bow...
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    Hi, OP-can I ask why a high fecal count would...

    Hi, OP-can I ask why a high fecal count would make you turn the horse down?
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    Several years ago, I made a very lucky buy on...

    Several years ago, I made a very lucky buy on round bales. They were much cheaper than square baled hay or straw, and less than bagged shavings. I ended up not being able to put them in my turnouts...
  15. Poor Swamp Yankee may go into overload.

    Poor Swamp Yankee may go into overload.
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    Our huntsman does feed flesh, and he will take...

    Our huntsman does feed flesh, and he will take horses, but the hounds would rather have beef. The pack is slow to start on a horse carcass, but jumps right on a cow.

    If you do decide to take your...
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    bludejavu-Imagine your dog at 9 weeks, and you've...

    bludejavu-Imagine your dog at 9 weeks, and you've got this dog.

    I was the receptionist at a busy small animal clinic for 5 years, so I've seen my share of short haired mutts, and the vet who saw...
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    If this pup "belongs" to anybody, they don't...

    If this pup "belongs" to anybody, they don't deserve him. I picked him up in the middle of an overpass.

    I had a friend who had a Rottie who closed his social calendar at age 2. My friend did all...
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    Today has been fine. I'm grateful that he looks a...

    Today has been fine. I'm grateful that he looks a little better already. His little backbone is not as prominent, but he's got a ways to go. I vaccinated and dewormed yesterday, so he's on his way...
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    shakeytails-so, there is a way to know when you...

    shakeytails-so, there is a way to know when you have "plenty of dogs"?
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    Thanks for all the replies, everyone. It's been...

    Thanks for all the replies, everyone. It's been a quiet night, no drama past a little growling from the Grumpy Old Man JRT.

    Feeding supper was chaotic, but it got done. So far, the cats are...
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    Oh, no-I found a Pit Bull-what now?

    I picked up a Pit puppy out of the middle of the road this morning- about 8-9 weeks old, hungry, very thin, open sores, covered with fleas-what do you do, ya know?

    I took him home to feed him and...
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    Shopping Alert!

    I spent and hour or so at the local consignment shop this afternoon, and they have a good selection of meltons, and red coats, too. There are a couple of nice heavy weights-I don't think you could...
  24. Careful, murphybrown-you might have to change...

    Careful, murphybrown-you might have to change your screen name to murphygreen!
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    Hippolyta-I think that one is The Black Stallion...

    Hippolyta-I think that one is The Black Stallion Revolts. Alec has amnesia, and the Black has a face off with a moose.

    That sounds silly now, but I remember it being very exciting when i was 12....
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