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    Folks, you're absolutely right; head injuries are...

    Folks, you're absolutely right; head injuries are no joking matter, and everyone on my farm wears a helmet, every ride now, including ME, OK? Common sense.

    But the fear-mongering and dwelling on...
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    Gee, and here I thought that came from booze . ....

    Gee, and here I thought that came from booze . . . :lol:
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    Quoth the raven, Nevermore . . .

    People, I've occasionally expressed an ill-advised, provocative or unpopular opinion on COTH, as people do every single day in print newspapers, TV, film scripts or political debates.

    I have never...
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    Yeah. I think I "get" that now. Had I the...

    Yeah. I think I "get" that now. Had I the slightest idea how emotional this issue was for this many people, I'd never have posted it. I stand corrected, officially.

    Have a nice day, folks.
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    Thank You. This is exactly how I feel, and you...

    Thank You. This is exactly how I feel, and you have expressed it perfectly. In addition to giving her all the time and space she needs, I have also offered to introduce her to friends who are...
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    Wish I could post it; no scanner, alas. As to...

    Wish I could post it; no scanner, alas. As to how you lift the withers in a Western curb, it's easy! Because if he's been wearing one and going correctly for awhile, the horse already understands...
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    In fact, I just found the picture the other day,...

    In fact, I just found the picture the other day, cleaning out a closet; the horse perfectly softly framed, on a visibly dynamic 4-track shoulder-in, ridden with one hand on a Western curb. No...
  8. And people on this board think I'm mercenary? ...

    And people on this board think I'm mercenary?

    Ay caramba! :D
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    There comes a time for many of us, usually about...

    There comes a time for many of us, usually about age 35 or when you become a mom, that "the fire in the belly" goes out. IOW, there are suddenly things in your life more important than going Mach 3...
  10. It was floated to brainstorm the situation many...

    It was floated to brainstorm the situation many here have cited about unwanted, unaffordable horses being "turned out" to fend for themselves or starved on unsuitable properties.

    I'll own the...
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    Doing a Novice is a really good idea, because it...

    Doing a Novice is a really good idea, because it may help you answer what I think might be the real question here: Are you over-faced?

    You admit your horse is "green to the level"--and that you...
  12. I think it's a WONDERFUL solution for both you...

    I think it's a WONDERFUL solution for both you and the current owner--and that if she has half a brain she'll JUMP at the chance!

    This is a win-win-win solution for all concerned! :)
  13. Visualize regional or county-wide "Horsemanship...

    Visualize regional or county-wide "Horsemanship Centers" with all disciplines represented, great facilities, all kinds of programs and deals and horses from 4-H'ers with Mini's and senior-citizen...
  14. You can also try zapping him with a Panacur...

    You can also try zapping him with a Panacur Powerpac or even Equimax; I've used these to great effect for Senior Turnarounds over the years. Fly season ending may help him as well. I have long...
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  16. If the ban is not in full force & effect now, it...

    If the ban is not in full force & effect now, it will be later. I remembered that the original date in The Chronicle WAS July of 2013.

    As ever, the slaughter/anti-slaughter debate is that...
  17. Ditto the above that pasture companions...

    Ditto the above that pasture companions definitely pick up on it when a member of the herd is NQR--especially if they're getting close to their time or have something weird like neuro. Often, the...
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    AWESOME!! :cool: I love hearing stuff like this!

    AWESOME!! :cool: I love hearing stuff like this!
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    The highest expression of true horsemanship I've...

    The highest expression of true horsemanship I've seen in my lifetime is Stacy Westfall's bareback and bridle-less freestyle from a few years back. Positively mind-boggling. A close second would be...
  20. They sure look good there! Honest truth; if you...

    They sure look good there! Honest truth; if you can keep them looking good and acting happy right up to the time Nature calls their name, you're doin' it RIGHT. More than that, unfortunately, is...
  21. Friend of mine just got back from the last...

    Friend of mine just got back from the last auction of the year at Crowley's in Agawam, MA and the word up there is they're not shipping; as in Not Happening. It's not a rumor, folks, it's for real! ...
  22. Not weird at all! The horses allowed to hold...

    Not weird at all! The horses allowed to hold their own "wake" is standard-operating here now because of the exact experience you cite.
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    Well, they WERE searching, it DOES take more than...

    Well, they WERE searching, it DOES take more than one lifetime, and they may well have BEEN onto something. :D I read the book, watched JCR do many manipulations, and as I said elsewhere I saw...
  24. The only thing you could do is try to co-ordinate...

    The only thing you could do is try to co-ordinate it so that your guy gets on the trailer at virtually the same time his old buddy crosses the bridge; and I'm not sure even that wouldn't be more of a...
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    Wot? "Always?" Lots, many, TONS of times it's a...

    Wot? "Always?" Lots, many, TONS of times it's a shoeing problem! In this case though, I think the horse may indeed be making the said "rhythm error" because having unlocked various parts of his...
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