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    The Mormons that you know must live by a...

    The Mormons that you know must live by a different "Book of Mormon" than the ones that I live near, work with, and socialize with on a daily basis.

    They are some of the kindest, most helpful...
  2. How does that make dispatch "clueless"? If AC is...

    How does that make dispatch "clueless"? If AC is on another call, it could take some time for them to arrive to the 2nd call.

    And most deputies wouldn't have any clue how to catch a horse, so it...
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    That suggestion gets my vote! Thus, I am...

    That suggestion gets my vote! Thus, I am drinking homemade hard cider (which actually is more like apple wine due to its higher alcohol content).

    Horse like apples; I even fed a few of the apples...
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    :D

    :D
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    Well, since some of the horses in question are...

    Well, since some of the horses in question are retired show horses, perhaps this situation would be in keeping with Elysian Fields mission!

    From the web site:
    "Elysian Fields Farm was begun as a...
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    You mean this one? ...

    You mean this one?

    http://elysianfieldsfarmhorsecarriage.yolasite.com/

    Doesn't look like a rescue to me, more like business. But, gee, the name rings a bell with me...it sounds SO familiar!
  7. Let's see...I have a Teskey training saddle that...

    Let's see...I have a Teskey training saddle that was very reasonably priced (around $1,000), sturdy, but HEAVY. VERY HEAVY. It has full QH bars, but I've used it on several different horses,...
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    WHAT?!?!

    WHAT?!?!
  9. Why so defensive? There are many horses that...

    Why so defensive?

    There are many horses that are very good at performing their jobs, but are not truly broke. There are many horses that are not truly broke that are safe to ride in many...
  10. No, I'm sorry--she is not broke. "Broke" is...

    No, I'm sorry--she is not broke.

    "Broke" is not a relative term!

    A horse that is broke stands to be mounted until directed by its rider to walk.

    A horse that is broke goes in the direction...
  11. :D 450 or 600 here...I lost track.

    :D

    450 or 600 here...I lost track.
  12. Who is Jenny? I was raised to believe that it...

    Who is Jenny?

    I was raised to believe that it is important for one to do something well. As my parents would say, "Do a job, big or small; do it right, or not at all!"

    If one were to put as...
  13. Yeah, but have their horses choked FOUR times...

    Yeah, but have their horses choked FOUR times EACH? Probably not...you're far superior to them.
  14. What's really sad is that you're making light of...

    What's really sad is that you're making light of a serious and painful condition that you deliberately choose to allow your horse to go through.

    Let's take a poll:

    Who here (besides YOU) has...
  15. How many times does one horse have to choke...

    How many times does one horse have to choke before its owner can TRULY, SERIOUSLY be considered to have Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome?

    The same horse choked FOUR times while under the...
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    I use the disposable foam earplugs that you can...

    I use the disposable foam earplugs that you can get a Lowe's, Wal Mart, or any gun supply store. Sometimes they fall out in the middle of the night, but I keep a couple hundred in my nightstand, so...
  17. And now I ask...what kind of idiot would ask a 5...

    And now I ask...what kind of idiot would ask a 5 year old to hold a PONY? :D

    Edited to add: OK, that was a JOKE! The last thing I need is to by mobbed by pony breeders. :) I love ponies! ...
  18. Like I said..."usually" it's because the horse...

    Like I said..."usually" it's because the horse has pulled back. I'm sure there are some random incidents involving moronic fools who think that it's cute to deliberately endanger not just the horse...
  19. From the original post: "Ages ago in...

    From the original post:

    "Ages ago in Springfield, MA a 3 year old stallion..."

    and

    "Has anything changed in 30+ years..."

    I think that gives us a good idea as to when the original...
  20. Yes, of course, I'm quite aware that there have...

    Yes, of course, I'm quite aware that there have been many changes in the industry, but REALLY? The hard stance is not rewarded AT ALL any more? Riiiiight....

    Sort of like when AQHA made the rule...
  21. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought,...

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought, "Hmmmm...based on the wording and the circumstances, I'm betting this happened at an Arabian show. Gee, maybe if the hard halter stance wasn't rewarded in...
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    Speaking of Hobby Horse...

    Here's their solution to the western leadline "Where do I attach the leadline?" dilemma:

    http://www.hobbyhorseinc.com/shopping/show_tack/5132_leadline_halter.shtml

    NICE!
  23. And it IS horse-related...at least, the condition...

    And it IS horse-related...at least, the condition could be "impacted" by riding.

    But NO ONE should have a medical condition like this discussed online by their mother, unless they've granted...
  24. TRUST ME...if what MistyBlue found is the same...

    TRUST ME...if what MistyBlue found is the same thing that I found, you do NOT want to know.

    What I found involves a medical issue--one that I had NO idea existed!!! You learn something new every...
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    Stephanie: I am VERY sorry about your mare. ...

    Stephanie:

    I am VERY sorry about your mare. And I'm sorry that your vet was not able to help you manage her symptoms better.

    The best horse I ever owned (and I've had horses for 40 years)...
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