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    I have a lovely full Arab mare I don't show. I...

    I have a lovely full Arab mare I don't show. I adore her beautiful fine, long forelock, mane and tail. For our own purposes, I scissor a little bridle path just to--gasp--make the appropriate room...
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    There can be a risk of fire with hay that is...

    There can be a risk of fire with hay that is still new, not dry enough, "hot". I would be very mindful of this, and stack it as advised.
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    My husband and I mostly go for LONG walks with a...

    My husband and I mostly go for LONG walks with a little trotting here and there. My mare powerwalks and we always have to stop and wait for my husband to catch up on his slower horse (they have very...
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    Anyone see the photo of an 80-something Queen...

    Anyone see the photo of an 80-something Queen Elizabeth hacking out astride a Dale pony?

    And Tom Dorrance,(was it him or someone similar?)I believe, rode til his 90's, rigging up a contraption to...
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    We too work fulltime and are able to have a...

    We too work fulltime and are able to have a healthy, happy dog at home. During her puppy period, my husband was unemployed, so was able to deal with the increased attention she needed then. He found...
  6. thank you!

    thank you!
  7. my horse and I are complete clipping novices

    Ok--it seems my horse may have Cushing's and does not have a normal summer coat for the first time. He's 21. I'm 57. Neither of us have any experience with clippers. Where do we even begin?
    ...
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    I dunno, when my mare is in heat she is...

    I dunno, when my mare is in heat she is especially docile, and lovey dovey----has NO relation to behavior under saddle.


    If exposed to an attractive equine guy, it might be different, but she...
  9. natural remedy to help ? Cushing's ? horse shed out?

    I'm just noticing that my 21 year old gelding is not completely slick and shiny by this time, for the first time ever. It is just a little fuzz--not enough to need clipping, just enough to keep him...
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    Canadien gelding: The daily hay n' grain. After...

    Canadien gelding: The daily hay n' grain. After that, baby critters of any kind--children, puppies, the baby birds in the nest above his stall. He is so interested and gentle.

    Arabian mare: ...
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    My carpenter father built the barn we had in our...

    My carpenter father built the barn we had in our backyard, put up the fencing, took us haying, and even built a horse trailer.

    At age 12, I found my perfect first horse before the barn/turn out...
  12. by the way, how beautiful your mare and foal are!

    by the way, how beautiful your mare and foal are!
  13. what is her registered name? If you put it in a...

    what is her registered name? If you put it in a search engine through AHA,(or even allbreed) you will see all her ancestors...(Arabs are so well documented, and there are so many wonderful photos and...
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    my normally unflappable Canadien gelding spooked...

    my normally unflappable Canadien gelding spooked like I had never seen when the water company was ripping up the road next to the pasture to install a new water main---not at the construction noise,...
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    I think mares are really, really smart and super-...

    I think mares are really, really smart and super- aware. They are "responsible".

    In the wild, there's the alpha mare who is responsible for leading everyone to the best food, water, shelter,...
  16. cows are sweet beings--why not love them? That...

    cows are sweet beings--why not love them?
    That said, my own horse kind of believes they are from the devil if we ride by a pasture with cows. No familiarity with them in her formative years.
  17. Gingerbread is because my horse is named Brooke,...

    Gingerbread is because my horse is named Brooke, but is also known as Cookie as a pet name--specifically, a gingerbread cookie with white icing ---
    she is a pretty red bay with three white...
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    I agree wholeheartedly with the make eye...

    I agree wholeheartedly with the make eye contact/smile/wave/ talk to those driving vehicles, or riding bikes, or pushing baby carriages or on skateboards, etc...makes the others realize that you are...
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    Let them swim as much as possible! It's so in...

    Let them swim as much as possible! It's so in their blood, retrieving those sticks and other floating objects. A tired from swimming dog is a good dog.

    Be prepared for possible pulling on the...
  20. plan for horses if YOU pass away? anyone?

    Wanting ideas for post-passing -away-unexpectedly horse care...
    I worry. Life insurance stipulations? Talks with family/friends about who will step in?
    My 2 dear horses are at home and I don't...
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    A year after we lost our elderly Greyhound mix,...

    A year after we lost our elderly Greyhound mix, we wanted puppy energy, and went to an online lab rescue site (we wanted solid and loving and swimming...) to see what was there...a photo came up of...
  22. our dog has tried peeing in the barn aisle, near...

    our dog has tried peeing in the barn aisle, near the hay, dangerously close to perfectly good hay--something she knows is a no-no and never does unless it's like this outside. I suppose she thinks if...
  23. yes, the delightful moment when you open the...

    yes, the delightful moment when you open the human barn door in the morning and find one or both of your horses out of their stalls and laughing among the thrown about, often pooped upon hay bales. ...
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    as a horse owner, I would always prefer that...

    as a horse owner, I would always prefer that someone who does not know my horses ask if it is ok before touching them in any way! not just go and do it, without knowing what they are like. My two are...
  25. a few things....riding my young Arab mare down a...

    a few things....riding my young Arab mare down a country road near our house, solo---and a pack of 6 roaring motorcycles appear out of nowhere to spoil the tranquility that had been established. I...
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