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    If there was one thing that will get me to give...

    If there was one thing that will get me to give up having horses at home, it will be the hay delivery hassle.

    Truly, I cannot physically collect and stack it myself. I will happily pay a...
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    Apart from the exclusionary issues it seems like...

    Apart from the exclusionary issues it seems like a good way to get the hotel burned down. Do these administrators have no common sense at all?
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    No chewing out from me. Life is terrifically...

    No chewing out from me. Life is terrifically complicated sometimes.

    I've been married for 25 years now the very unhappy boss I had back then. However, I was not married when I met him. So that...
  4. Thread: youth groups

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    Does she like to sing? I know here in UT there...

    Does she like to sing? I know here in UT there are a bunch of choral opportunities for young people. I will ask my husband who is a choral singer, (and is rehearsing this evening,) when be gets...
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    Paperpony, just reading that was enough to give...

    Paperpony, just reading that was enough to give me an anxiety attack. My barn owner would have a cow if we behaved like that--for which I am entirely grateful. I have moved out of barns because...
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    Do you handle their feet daily and instill good...

    Do you handle their feet daily and instill good "foot etiquette" in them? If not, that would be your first course of action.

    I don't do farriers with a temper or who are impatient. But I also...
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    Last fall, I was "given" (long story) a nice 10...

    Last fall, I was "given" (long story) a nice 10 year old appaloosa, very lightly started at 2 and then left to sit, really largely feral--never left his herd, never been in a trailer, never done any...
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    "Hate," no. Hate is a very strong word and in my...

    "Hate," no. Hate is a very strong word and in my world, and should be used very selectively.

    Why would I "hate" an entire group of diverse people?
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    I've it separately in the past, and now feed it...

    I've it separately in the past, and now feed it as it's part of the Strategy Healthy Edge product.

    When I fed it separately, the horse who I was feeding it to had a distinct limit on how much he...
  10. About a million years ago I had a young mare I...

    About a million years ago I had a young mare I was having some difficulty in developing a good working relationship with. For reasons I can't entirely remember, I ended up at a 2 day all-day clinic...
  11. From what I remember from last time, there's a...

    From what I remember from last time, there's a ton of parking and it's a relatively easy town to drive around.

    I'm toying with the idea of staying out in Lake LV rather than in town itself--I'm...
  12. Sounds like a soul sucking experience. That you...

    Sounds like a soul sucking experience. That you are paying good money to not enjoy.

    I think you have your own answer. Time to go shopping for new digs...
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    I'm like Gloria. If I'm putting forth the...

    I'm like Gloria. If I'm putting forth the considerable effort to organize my life to make it to a show, it's going to be at a well-organized event that runs on time in front of a decent judge at a...
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    Was a loyal Subaru driver for 12 years. The last...

    Was a loyal Subaru driver for 12 years. The last one was a 2011 Outback. I hated it. IT managed to Combine scarey (too light and unbalanced to be safe in Canyon winds) with boring and gutless....
  15. Thread: Grumpy Little Cuss

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    Edit, ban. You are not trying to run a democracy...

    Edit, ban. You are not trying to run a democracy :)
  16. Have you done any lateral work with her? I'd...

    Have you done any lateral work with her? I'd teach her to leg yield at walk and trot.

    Apart from the fact that going sideways deliberately feels kind of cool and advanced to a novice rider,...
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    My DH graduated last year with a BMus at the age...

    My DH graduated last year with a BMus at the age of 72. He did it for his own personal enrichment. And I worked my butt off for 4 years keeping the family business on an even keel while he...
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    Colorado too, now.

    Colorado too, now.
  19. Newer cars have much worse rear visibility thanks...

    Newer cars have much worse rear visibility thanks to the thicker pillars/places to stash airbags, smaller rear windows, etc., for safety purposes. These little gizmos make life much easier and...
  20. Thread: Fun fact for today

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    Sounds more fun than mine :)

    Sounds more fun than mine :)
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    I think if I were you, I'd a) keep her in and...

    I think if I were you, I'd a) keep her in and control her exercise quite carefully for a bit and b) have the vet out to give her the once over and take some blood.

    (Mine who tied up took quite a...
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    Have a 17.5" Vienna II, which I bought (barely)...

    Have a 17.5" Vienna II, which I bought (barely) used for $600 about 6 months ago. I'm blanking on the width, but I think it is a 36cm. So extra wide. Fits my very wide, huge shouldered, mutton...
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    We live in serious snow territory up a very...

    We live in serious snow territory up a very steep, winding, amateurishly ploughed private road that freezes into a bobsled run some mornings. I'm English and this is not what I grew up with!
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    Middle O' Nowhere, Utah. More worried by rampant...

    Middle O' Nowhere, Utah. More worried by rampant wildlife than criminal activity. We are all just so nice here...
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    Take your time bringing her back into work, don't...

    Take your time bringing her back into work, don't push it or you may end up with some significant long term muscle damage.

    The first thing I'd do now is to ask the vet to test her Selenium levels,...
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