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  1. I knew I'd think of a second one. I'm sitting...

    I knew I'd think of a second one.

    I'm sitting in the barn office when I hear this ruckus going on in the aisle, right outside the office. One of the instructor's adult working students decided to...
  2. I once opened the door of one of the barn's tack...

    I once opened the door of one of the barn's tack rooms to find a whole group of 9 and 10 year-old girls sitting around on tack trunks, i-Pods and phones outs, with a frickin pony standing in the...
  3. I got into a conversation once with someone about...

    I got into a conversation once with someone about liability waivers and insurance at the barn where I board. She was talking about how she was going to take her kid to one of those trampoline places...
  4. I've always boarded at big boarding/lesson/show...

    I've always boarded at big boarding/lesson/show barns, so I don't really mind people wandering around looking at horses. Mine is friendly like a lap dog, so if I'm tacking up and kids want to pet...
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    Absolutely agreed. That "church" makes me so...

    Absolutely agreed. That "church" makes me so angry and sad I can't even stand it. I can't wrap my head around how anyone could carry as much hate as those people do. It makes no sense. I hope his...
  6. I used to work in a clothing store part time, and...

    I used to work in a clothing store part time, and one night after closing I was cleaning the fitting rooms. Went in one and found a used tampon on the bench. FREAKING EW. Some people are...
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    One of my biggest pet peeves at work was the...

    One of my biggest pet peeves at work was the coffee pot, but that seems to have improved some. We are heavy coffee drinkers at work, it's a well known fact that if you empty the pot at 9 am, you...
  8. First off, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a...

    First off, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy.

    Second, be glad you're rid of her. What a horrible person. I guarantee you're not the first friend she's lost due to...
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    Totally Opposite Schedules

    I'm wondering how others with similar problems handle this.

    My SO and I have been together for 7 years, living together for 5. We are both 30 years old. We have completely opposite schedules,...
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    I would wait to make any big decisions like...

    I would wait to make any big decisions like giving up riding! This has been a rough winter. I'm usually pretty good about sucking it up and riding in the cold, but this winter I've hardly ridden. ...
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    I know this thread's a few days old, but it...

    I know this thread's a few days old, but it popped up when I was searching for something, and it's making me laugh.

    My first world problem of the night? I'm out of Girl Scout cookies and wine. ...
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    Would it be wrong of me to print this thread and...

    Would it be wrong of me to print this thread and leave it on my SO's computer? :D I'm sure someday he'll come up with a lovely proposal, but somehow I'm doubting it will involve riding at a...
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    Thanks for the info! The vet did mention he...

    Thanks for the info!

    The vet did mention he would need regular bloodwork if we treat with Chlorambucil. There was no mention of any of the other drugs you listed. His surgery was close to a...
  14. I'm so sorry for your loss. :( I'm an animal...

    I'm so sorry for your loss. :( I'm an animal lover in general, but I've always had a soft spot for cats. She was very beautiful.
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    Kitty with lymphoma

    Hi all. I'm posting to see who here has dealt with lymphoma in cats.

    A few weeks ago my 12 year old kitty underwent exploratory abdominal surgery because we thought he was eating foreign...
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    I don't think I've ever grabbed the wrong horse...

    I don't think I've ever grabbed the wrong horse before, but sometimes I have trouble determining who's who. The barn I board/work at is very large, and even though I see all the horses in their...
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    My most hated words ever are preggers (ew),...

    My most hated words ever are preggers (ew), preggo (ew), and hubby (ew). What's wrong with pregnant and husband?

    I also hate yolo. I'm Facebook friends with a lot of the younger generation,...
  18. With my own horse, I unclip the lead rope and let...

    With my own horse, I unclip the lead rope and let him walk in ahead of me, then go in and remove the halter. I don't remove his halter outside of the stall. He's pretty well mannered and isn't...
  19. When I was a teenager, I imagined that by the...

    When I was a teenager, I imagined that by the time I was 30 I'd be showing hunters in the A's. I never really dreamed of being a pro, or riding in the Olympics, but the A circuit - I figured I'd get...
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    My horse is not only fleabitten gray, he's a...

    My horse is not only fleabitten gray, he's a freaking pig. He will find the single tiny mud patch in the pasture and somehow manage to coat half his body in it. He uses manure as a pillow. I'm...
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    1. My horse is out about 7-8 hours a day. All...

    1. My horse is out about 7-8 hours a day. All group turnout is, individual horses get roughly 4 hours but it can vary depending on how many are going out.

    2. I don't know the exact acreage, but...
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    A couple of years ago, my sister-in-law told me...

    A couple of years ago, my sister-in-law told me that a friend of hers and the friend's husband wanted to go riding. I know the friend, and I cannot stand her. I told her my barn does trail rides on...
  23. My barn does "lesson cards", which is 11 lessons...

    My barn does "lesson cards", which is 11 lessons for the price of 10. They are punch cards that are kept in the barn office, so riders don't have to worry about forgetting or losing their cards. ...
  24. This is how it was when I moved into my current...

    This is how it was when I moved into my current barn. I paid $50 to hold the stall, then it got applied to my first month's board.

    I'm not sure how I'd feel about a security deposit. As long...
  25. My own personal cutoff is usually single digits. ...

    My own personal cutoff is usually single digits. It's just not fun when it's that cold. Seriously, if I can't feel my face - it's not fun!

    I didn't ride Monday and Tuesday because our high temp...
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