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    Hi Teddy! I was just thinking about you the...

    Hi Teddy! I was just thinking about you the other day, in a totally non-creepy, remembering old threads on here sort of way. :) I'm glad to hear you're hanging in there! This winter is not doing...
  2. He sounds like a fun project. I bought a 14.3...

    He sounds like a fun project. I bought a 14.3 grade mare for that purpose- she was interesting to ride, cute little jump, and we made progress. We had fun for a year and a half- never showed her,...
  3. I'm feeling particularly plucky today, so I'll go...

    I'm feeling particularly plucky today, so I'll go with the assumption that the OP really has no idea how things go around here and doesn't understand what the COTH Forum is all about.

    There are a...
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    So that's how some people do it. My horse and I...

    So that's how some people do it. My horse and I greet each other in the pasture at dawn, as the dew is forming. We bow to each other, and then I leap weightlessly onto his back. We then gallop as...
  5. Thread: Hay Cubes

    by erniewalker
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    I've started feeding them, now that it's winter...

    I've started feeding them, now that it's winter and there's no pasture available, because I want to make sure my hard keeper gets enough roughage, and I'm not always there to weigh and throw the hay....
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    I just quit my job to go back to school, so I'm...

    I just quit my job to go back to school, so I'm not necessarily a financial resource, but if anyone in Central Ohio needs barn help, or a friend, or a warm meal (I'm a helluva cook!), I'm available. ...
  7. My guy is now JC 8! He was an online freebie who...

    My guy is now JC 8!
    He was an online freebie who was just hanging out in a field. My "test ride" on him was conducted in the dark, in two feet of snow and ice, in a pasture with his buddies,...
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    I was thinking about this topic the other night-...

    I was thinking about this topic the other night- my horse's stall is right next to the arena in a closed area. As in, if he escaped from the arena, there's no other place he could go but his own...
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    My personal opinion? Yes, still have the vet...

    My personal opinion? Yes, still have the vet out. It would be good to have him double-check the mouth, since you mentioned earlier it looked like he had some discomfort there. Plus, you'll have...
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    For us, we filled out a questionnaire at a team...

    For us, we filled out a questionnaire at a team meeting for newbies at the beginning of the year. Based on that, and our schedules, the coach had us come out in groups to ride for her. She was...
  11. For what it's worth, I'm not condoning sleeping...

    For what it's worth, I'm not condoning sleeping with a married man. Of course there are exceptions, such as poly lifestyles, but I personally do believe in monogamy. I have also been cheated on,...
  12. No judging here. I sort of accidentally did the...

    No judging here. I sort of accidentally did the same thing.
    First he told me they were getting divorced- she had served him with papers, they had court dates, etc.
    Then the divorce was on hold,...
  13. It amazes me how far we've come in helmets since...

    It amazes me how far we've come in helmets since I started riding in 1987. Back then, we wore plastic shells with elastic chin bands, maybe. The bands had a habit of ripping off, so we'd usually...
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    I had that price change thing happen to me- he...

    I had that price change thing happen to me- he was originally listed as a free horse, but once I started looking at him, he suddenly became a $500 donation horse. I asked the selling party about it,...
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    No pictures, but on Saturday, my TB managed to...

    No pictures, but on Saturday, my TB managed to pull his blanket off the stall door, where it was hanging while I was tacking him up. That's not so bad, but then he managed to get his front legs...
  16. If I'm dreaming dreams that could someday come...

    If I'm dreaming dreams that could someday come true:
    - a Fjord
    - a Lipizzaner

    If we're talking waaaay out there, there was a horse I learned to jump on that I would love to have back when he was...
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    Has the vet said anything about hand-walking...

    Has the vet said anything about hand-walking sessions? I know you said "walks outside to graze," but I wasn't sure how long those sessions lasted.

    My guy (7yo OTTB) has a bone chip, and I'm also...
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    I'm not huge on lunging, but I have used it a few...

    I'm not huge on lunging, but I have used it a few times with my current horse.

    We lunged for about 15 minutes once a week when I first got him, to get him used to humans working with him again,...
  19. I feel guilty about the major things- like when I...

    I feel guilty about the major things- like when I sold his pasture buddy, or when he had to move into a regular stall for the winter, instead of his nice big paddock and run-in stall. When he has to...
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    The Appy I just sold was Zip Poe Liter. I think...

    The Appy I just sold was Zip Poe Liter. I think they were going for "lighter," an instrument to create fire, but then ended up with "Liter," a unit of liquid measurement. To be sure there was no...
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    My OTTB is 7. I got him when he was 4 and a few...

    My OTTB is 7. I got him when he was 4 and a few months off the track.

    Currently, I'm working with him under advisement of a vet, a chiro, and a super-specialist farrier to see what kind of...
  22. Thread: Today.

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    Today is the first day of the rest of my life. ...

    Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
    Last Friday, I decided to resign from a job that I love, but that has been making me anxious, scared, and miserable.
    Since then, I have been...
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    Mental health is the hardest health to acheive or...

    Mental health is the hardest health to acheive or maintain.

    The worst part is, if you have a broken arm, people can see the injury, and you can describe what you're feeling. If you have a...
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    Definitely not alone. I have completely dropped...

    Definitely not alone. I have completely dropped my mojo on multiple occasions.

    Like you, I had a drama-trauma drive me away from riding for a bit- only for me, it was my horse and life and all...
  25. Thread: Best Name

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    My OTTB is Bragsforwardmotion. Not so bad,...

    My OTTB is Bragsforwardmotion. Not so bad, really, especially since I acquired him at a point in my life where I was wallowing in myself and really needed a push out of my rut.

    My former (I sold...
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