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    I have been around Saddlebreds for years (over a...

    I have been around Saddlebreds for years (over a decade now) and have personally ridden for and worked with/for some of the top names in the business (Walnut Way, Nealia McCracken, the Wentz family,...
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    Yes, the antlers are awesome, and last a while....

    Yes, the antlers are awesome, and last a while. My dog, though small (~25 lb) and missing several teeth, is a fearsome chewer, and his antler has lasted a month already.

    You can get raw...
  3. With the housetraining: don't take her in until...

    With the housetraining: don't take her in until she goes to the bathroom (or take her in for a minute or two then right back out). Yeah, it's a pain in the ass, and it might take a while (one...
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    Which side of DC are you on? Are you in MD or VA?

    Which side of DC are you on? Are you in MD or VA?
  5. Just popping in to say, I think one of the...

    Just popping in to say, I think one of the reasons so many ASB/Arab owners keep their horses "out of state"/far away is that there are so FEW good ASB/Arab show barns in many areas of the country! So...
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    Is ergotamine prescribed prophylactically? I've...

    Is ergotamine prescribed prophylactically? I've only ever been given it acutely, like, in the infusion clinic in an emergency. I don't think it's prescribed as often as the triptans because the side...
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    I am only 5'3"... I could... I could use a pony :D

    I am only 5'3"... I could... I could use a pony :D
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    I had a full Welsh pony (a Benlea pony, in fact)...

    I had a full Welsh pony (a Benlea pony, in fact) that was actually that exact color, before and after clipping. I don't know if it's correct, but he was always referred to as a chestnut.

    I'd be...
  9. "Your horse knows what to do. So let him." ...

    "Your horse knows what to do. So let him."

    And when I was using a double bridle: "BUMP with your curb rein. For heaven's sake, you're not hailing a cab!"
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    Perhaps a nap? I know that's what my vet wants! ...

    Perhaps a nap? I know that's what my vet wants!

    I like the idea of an Amazon gift card or something similar -- people have varying dietary requirements and preferences, so I always hesitate before...
  11. As a former saddleseat equitation rider (ASBs), I...

    As a former saddleseat equitation rider (ASBs), I just want to comment that we hold our hands higher... because... the horse's... head... is... higher.... is this obvious to only me? It's the same...
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    Well, that was just my guess about the original...

    Well, that was just my guess about the original purpose of the spur stop. My experience riding western has been, as you said, way more off of the leg and seat than my English-riding-experience (note:...
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    Did anyone else note that Phar Lap was...

    Did anyone else note that Phar Lap was taxidermied by "The Jonas Brothers?"

    I actually snorted out loud at work.

    *retreating to my corner*
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    I always thought the real purpose of a spur stop...

    I always thought the real purpose of a spur stop was so that you could do other things with your hands... like, y'know, rope, which was what western riders did before WP (note: I am not denigrating...
  15. Just curious, is he neutered yet? Would he be...

    Just curious, is he neutered yet? Would he be good with another male (neutered) dog?
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    Where are you in MD? Lynne Shpak (I think that's...

    Where are you in MD? Lynne Shpak (I think that's how you spell her last name) at Statesman Farm, in Baltimore County, is WONDERFUL (they do have a website). She is a Morgan breeder but also does...
  17. I used to have a dog like this. We made excuse...

    I used to have a dog like this. We made excuse after excuse for its behavior. "It's not that bad..." "We can train it out of him..." I went to trainer after trainer and the vet multiple times,...
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    Something that always helps me is reminding...

    Something that always helps me is reminding myself that I CHOSE to be there -- it's not like someone is forcing you to show (hopefully)! There's a reason you want to show, and sometimes, keeping that...
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    Thank you! He was such a good doer :) He now...

    Thank you! He was such a good doer :)

    He now is enjoying his retirement, fat and sassy, on a farm in PA with an older pony gentleman he harasses on the regular, after shepherding me around some...
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    The last horse I owned (in high school) was a...

    The last horse I owned (in high school) was a 15.2 (being generous here!) Connemara/TB x. BEST. HORSE. EVER.

    He was not one to ever get close to a fence and he made the horse strides. Plus, he...
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    :lol: Wendy, thank you in particular for the...

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    Wendy, thank you in particular for the information and the link. I would of course not shoot or injure a dog merely because it ran up to mine -- but in my situation, it was CLEAR that the...
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    My sister is a professional pet (mostly dog)...

    My sister is a professional pet (mostly dog) groomer and she does sanitary cuts on a fair number of long-haired cats, including my parents' Himalayan. I think it depends on the breed a bit too -- we...
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    When I competed my last dog, I used to cook...

    When I competed my last dog, I used to cook chicken breasts for him and rip them into little pieces. I also froze peanut butter in small ice cube trays for him. When we did the CDX, I used Cheetos!...
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    Update

    My dog went to the vet Saturday; checked out totally fine. I told the vet about the attack and described the dog and she said that the dog had attacked ANOTHER of her clients' dogs, and so had just...
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    Thank you everyone for your advice! I will be...

    Thank you everyone for your advice!

    I will be taking Bandit (my dog) to the vet on Saturday.

    I actually had a private consult with the trainer the morning before this happened! But the first...
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