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    I, too, have a new respect for what the "crazy...

    I, too, have a new respect for what the "crazy rescue people" do, after adopting an easy, relatively healthy dog from a pretty together rescue organization. While I may have different ideas about...
  2. Slightly different questions: how often does she...

    Slightly different questions: how often does she fall off? is she the kind of kid who's going to try things on her own (with or without mom's permission?) is she the kind of kid who needs to go...
  3. Maybe the vet meant "impressive," as in, she was...

    Maybe the vet meant "impressive," as in, she was impressed that it wasn't higher? If 3 horses shared 12 acres in a closed-herd situation (am I reading that correctly?) then maybe there just weren't...
  4. Leave them in a hot car?

    Leave them in a hot car?
  5. Another supporter of letting the people with the...

    Another supporter of letting the people with the advanced degrees in animal nutrition do the job they are trained to do, and choosing the option that works best for my dog. We tried the...
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    Haven't read the whole thread, but I have a...

    Haven't read the whole thread, but I have a plain, small, gray Arab who is really sort of an icky mover when he's running in from the pasture at night, but turns into a swan under saddle. Visiting...
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    I'm not a fan of anything hooky (though my stalls...

    I'm not a fan of anything hooky (though my stalls have them) and if I was going to make my own, I'd slice a 4-6" log or post or something round and use the slices. If you were really clever you...
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    We're meeting a friend to go to a movie tonight. ...

    We're meeting a friend to go to a movie tonight. On a Thursday, for absolutely no reason, and I'm taking a night off from the barn. I will get to be clean and in clean clothes for an entire day! ...
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    My mom went back to work part time when I was in...

    My mom went back to work part time when I was in fourth grade and my brother was in second; she was still home after school until I was in middle school. I LOVED coming home to a quiet, empty house...
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    My 60lb lab mix always ate 2 cups/day, her whole...

    My 60lb lab mix always ate 2 cups/day, her whole life, and weight was just about perfect. The 35 lb doggy houseguest we have gets 1/2 cup twice a day and is also obese; another 30 lb houseguest gets...
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    It's funny, because those were exactly the sorts...

    It's funny, because those were exactly the sorts of concerns I had, and the person at the rescue said they were told she was a BC/beagle mix but she has the personality of neither -- we'll see. ...
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    feeding for healthy weight loss?

    In a thinly veiled effort to find a dog that's as different as possible from the labs we've loved and lost, we are going to meet a border collie-beagle mix this weekend. There's a lot about her...
  13. My Arab has acted ulcer-y these past couple weeks...

    My Arab has acted ulcer-y these past couple weeks and I, too, was trying to figure out why. It's not a new thing, really, but maybe more sudden and more dramatic this time. I take an 8am lesson and...
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    Twelve is a really, really hard age. Middle...

    Twelve is a really, really hard age. Middle school kids are starting to get the message that they need to be "really really good" at one thing and make that Their Thing and be a Star at it. If they...
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    You will become very, very good at noticing when...

    You will become very, very good at noticing when your horse's eyes are bothering her, and you will learn how to manage them (agreed with above poster that one episode doesn't mean ERU, but you'll be...
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    I do the same thing with my passwords - the clue...

    I do the same thing with my passwords - the clue to the password is something only I will know. So I might send myself a message saying "Amazon first cat birth year" and unless you're my little...
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    The OP asked about why people feed small amounts...

    The OP asked about why people feed small amounts of oil instead of rice bran, and why choose a liquid supplement if a pelleted form is available.

    Oil makes stuff stick together. Oil can help your...
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    Another thought: go to the facility and watch...

    Another thought: go to the facility and watch the other instructors, and/or boarders, and see what the general approach and level of riding is. That might tell you more than you want to know about...
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    I have auto billing set up for my board payment,...

    I have auto billing set up for my board payment, which is the same every month no matter what. It automatically gets sent, I never have to worry about it, and the barn owner loves it. I'm actually...
  20. MASH. We don't have tv so when I get a chance to...

    MASH. We don't have tv so when I get a chance to channel surf, I almost always end up watching at least one MASH rerun. It scares me sometimes to think about how much influence it had on me growing...
  21. Wow. I haven't read all the replies yet, but...

    Wow. I haven't read all the replies yet, but your initial description of the boy sounds a lot like a girl I knew (me in adult mentor type role) whose parents described a completely different child...
  22. Thread: Down Syndrome

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    She's beautiful! And having worked with many...

    She's beautiful! And having worked with many kids, and many families, in therapeutic riding over the years, I will tell you that some of the most awesome parents are parents of kids with Down's.
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    Love, love, love it. We've used it with older...

    Love, love, love it. We've used it with older horses who got a little too energetic on Purina Senior; Ultium gave just the right brightness without the sillies. Calorie-wise, it's the same cost per...
  24. I never cured my digger. I ended up monitoring...

    I never cured my digger. I ended up monitoring all his yard time beyond what he needed to pee or poop.
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    I was going to say 2'9". Try it and see how your...

    I was going to say 2'9". Try it and see how your mare does.
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