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    Ok, I can provide further details! Zip, as...

    Ok, I can provide further details!

    Zip, as he was affectionately known (with his twin brother being called Zap), was a big guy. His mom was a very petite calico but his dad must have been a main...
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    Oh - I also had a big black and white cat... he...

    Oh - I also had a big black and white cat... he was HUGE! He used to catch cattle egrets in the horse pasture. I have no idea how a) he pulled them down and b) he managed to ambush them in the...
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    I think this is a good idea for the mud - try a...

    I think this is a good idea for the mud - try a quarry and see if they have any belts they would give you. You'd have to pick them up though to grow grass in the spring. To get the grass started,...
  4. OP, following this thread and really happy to...

    OP, following this thread and really happy to hear that you've got this lady on the right path..

    Just had to comment though - WHY do people just let their dogs run up to your well behaved dog?!? ...
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    Best advice I can give you is dog baths. Also,...

    Best advice I can give you is dog baths. Also, keep your windows closed (just in case you keep them open - I can't believe how much pollen dust I get in the house when I have windows open, very...
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    I love this thread because.. well, Cats are my...

    I love this thread because.. well, Cats are my People.

    My soul mate of a kitty, who has recently passed, had so many amazing feats to share but the ones that come to mind involve his "protection"...
  7. AGREE! Boomerang tags are THE BEST. I'm...

    AGREE! Boomerang tags are THE BEST.

    I'm different about what I include though. I move a lot so I put:

    Name
    Cell #
    ID Chip # (and I write it like ID CHIP:...)
    ID Chip 1-800 # (and I write...
  8. Buying a nice young connemara is like investing...

    Buying a nice young connemara is like investing in something long term - they are hardy, tractable, well sized for most adults (big bodies), sure footed, athletic, and usually stay fat on air. They...
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    I've done similar things, but I've not gotten the...

    I've done similar things, but I've not gotten the chance to apologize - although in my cases I think the people deserved it! I hate when others are carelessly unsafe around people who they could...
  10. This may have been mentioned. If I missed it, I'm...

    This may have been mentioned. If I missed it, I'm sorry....

    Where I grew up we had a man who shot horses and livestock. That was his job. You could easily write a book about the town I grew up...
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    There are so many good messages on this thread,...

    There are so many good messages on this thread, and I hope they help you. I will add my thoughts to the list. I recently lost a pet - not my heart horse, but a cat who was unlike any other animal...
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    Madambl, I never said you couldn't have an...

    Madambl, I never said you couldn't have an opinion. I actually said that that opinion, contrary to your statement, wasn't the take-away message of the sad tale regarding this rider/trainer duo, nor...
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    I have no dog in this fight - just home sick and...

    I have no dog in this fight - just home sick and needing to entertain myself, so following this thread.

    However, in all fairness, I think that your comment should be noted as an opinion - your...
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    That made my day. Cats are my "people". I'm...

    That made my day.

    Cats are my "people". I'm so happy for you. What an amazing and blessed outcome!
  15. What a crappy situation. I'm responding because...

    What a crappy situation. I'm responding because I'm disappointed in the dog owner... I own a red heeler, and I really can't stand it when people have these dogs and let them turn into monsters. ...
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    There are really so many variables. I don't own...

    There are really so many variables. I don't own land right now myself, but my dad still has the small farm I grew up on. It is 7 acres in N.Central FL. Originally, the grass was just a wild FL....
  17. So is it that you don't trust the horse, or is it...

    So is it that you don't trust the horse, or is it that you just feel unsettled transitioning to the canter period? You mentioned a round pen.. does that mean that the transition is upsetting to you...
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    This is random and has no scientific bearing,...

    This is random and has no scientific bearing, just my observation, but interesting nonetheless....

    Growing up we had only grey horses. One polish arab mare, one morab gelding, and one quarter...
  19. You are getting a lot of suggestions - as always...

    You are getting a lot of suggestions - as always with horses, it's down to which one works best for you. This is what I have used in the past and it worked great for a very sensitive, very smart...
  20. I think you are right. I've not had a child yet,...

    I think you are right. I've not had a child yet, but I'm due in three months. A lot of those who have posted have confirmed my suspicions... breastfeeding and proximity of horse will be the biggest...
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    ^Well yes, natural running IS proper running. It...

    ^Well yes, natural running IS proper running. It is running the way your body was intended to run. It became UNnatural when shoes available on the mass market started changing the way we ran. I...
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    It totally would! Check out the books I...

    It totally would! Check out the books I mentioned (they aren't boring, I promise!) - those are the ones that I chose to really follow. As with horses, there are a million different takes on one...
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    Hungarianhippo, I'm really glad to see you and...

    Hungarianhippo, I'm really glad to see you and others commenting on the need to support connective tissues - so many people don't say this and you are right, it results in a lot of people who hate...
  24. I can add some info on Early Dawn Sporthorses. I...

    I can add some info on Early Dawn Sporthorses. I found them many years ago after learning about NAERIC and byproducts of the PMU industry. They were one of the few farms that seemed to be trying to...
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    I work with an OTTB placement group and while we...

    I work with an OTTB placement group and while we took slightly less horses for 2012, we placed every single one except two lifers that we are going to support. We have a unique model and we also...
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