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  1. When I was in high school (~ 15 years ago, where...

    When I was in high school (~ 15 years ago, where did the time go?), one of the families in my 4H club had an AWESOME little 14.2hh QH gelding named PR who got his start in reining futurities. I...
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    I adored ALL of Jessie Haas's books. I remember...

    I adored ALL of Jessie Haas's books. I remember Keeping Barney being very good as well....and not at all the typical girl gets horse, everything is wonderful, horse never misbehaves and they piaffe...
  3. I loffed She-Ra's horses! I remember wanting...

    I loffed She-Ra's horses!

    I remember wanting to be the prince in Sleeping Beauty, NOT Princess Aurora, when I was a kid (which was in the mid80s, not the dinosaur days by any stretch). Not...
  4. None of mine, thank goddness, but I've heard of...

    None of mine, thank goddness, but I've heard of three cases I knew personally (not a friend of a friend).

    When I was a kid, an adult student of my riding instructor bought a young (6 or 7)...
  5. The unrideable horse and early retirement ... anyone been here? (long)

    Pixie and I moved ~8 hours and 3 states last summer, due to a graduation & a new job for me (new job being the primary reason I've been MIA from COTH lately). I found a barn I LOVE and the first 5...
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    So so sorry for your loss and I know how much the...

    So so sorry for your loss and I know how much the sudden loss of an old friend hurts. I lost my 23 year old mare 2 years ago to a fractured humerus. To this day, I have no idea how it happened...
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    No idea if it's common to these lines but my...

    No idea if it's common to these lines but my family owned a registered QH Sugar Bar / Leo bred gelding who would gait in the pasture (and under saddle if you didn't use enough leg cueing the trot). ...
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    I have an 11 year old mare that had to be...

    I have an 11 year old mare that had to be re-started after 3+ years off. She was started as a 4 year old, ridden regularly up to age 6, then had a series of injuries that kept her unsound and out of...
  9. It's been a long time since I applied to college...

    It's been a long time since I applied to college (I started in 1999). I was VERY active in the 4H horse program in high school (horse bowl, horse judging, leadership at the county level, ...
  10. I had heard that the OSU equine facility had some...

    I had heard that the OSU equine facility had some damage to a roof during some storms earlier this summer and had asked boarders to leave. I've also heard that they have a rather "cowboy" approach...
  11. I just moved to Columbus in June and I'm really...

    I just moved to Columbus in June and I'm really enjoying the horse scene and Columbus in general. Granted, I'm biased since I'm an Ohio native (Cincinnati area) moving back "home" after 9 years away...
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    OMG, this thread brings back memories. My late...

    OMG, this thread brings back memories. My late Missy (the real life BES) HATED puddles all her life. Before I owned her, she resided at a show barn with no turnout and no indoor. The first year of...
  13. I haven't been on COTH for a bit, and just saw...

    I haven't been on COTH for a bit, and just saw this. My heart simply breaks for Tamara and her family. My sincere condolences.

    BES
  14. My organization is actually a state supported...

    My organization is actually a state supported university hospital, so faith/religion is by law NOT the party line. The comments about religion as a stress reliever were started by other co-workers...
  15. Funny, I did think of all sorts of *sniffle*...

    Funny, I did think of all sorts of *sniffle* But....but....my doctor told me I'll never get pregnant, *sob*! responses (which is actually kinda of mean to anyone who's actually battled infertility. ...
  16. So sorry for your loss, KR. Godspeed King. BES

    So sorry for your loss, KR. Godspeed King.
    BES
  17. Ya know, I seriously thought about complaining,...

    Ya know, I seriously thought about complaining, except that I'm less than 2 months into this job, I'm otherwise happy and aside from my irritation, there's no lasting effect since this lady has no...
  18. Personally, I wonder how a horse gets a modeling...

    Personally, I wonder how a horse gets a modeling gig like this. Cuz my mare can do the "OMG, it's a new pasture, I better run like an idiot with my nostrils flared and tail straight up in the air"...
  19. The comment came from a woman running this "share...

    The comment came from a woman running this "share your feelings" discussion. Still rude, no matter what the gender. What's more mind boggling to me is that she said this AFTER telling us to be...
  20. Horses and socially acceptable stress relief (a vent)

    Hello COTHers, long time no see *waves*. I've been busy the last few months with graduating (after 9 years of graduate & professional school), moving myself 9 hours away , moving my horse 9 hours...
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    A plug for Ohio. Lots of universities and...

    A plug for Ohio. Lots of universities and hospitals, several national companies (Proctor and Gamble, The Limited Company, Krogers) based in Ohio. The state capitol has presence in the finance and...
  22. Jingles! 4 years ago, my mare Pixie had a...

    Jingles!

    4 years ago, my mare Pixie had a pasture accident that resulted in a deep cut that involved the tendon sheath on her front left pastern (though not the tendon itself). I actually found...
  23. Snotty nose, no other symptoms--allergies or ????

    For the past month, Pixie has had an on-again, off-again snotty nose. It comes and goes, and sometimes almost disappears for up to a week at a time. This morning, she sneezed out a palm sized blob...
  24. Well, does arranging your 6 month long job search...

    Well, does arranging your 6 month long job search to consider ONLY those cities conducive to your horse life as well as your career count?

    I once bought a (fancy, for a formal event) dress...
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    Hi from a fellow Ohioan! If you don't mind me...

    Hi from a fellow Ohioan! If you don't mind me asking, what part of the state? I grew up in SW Ohio between Cincy and Dayton, went to college in Cleveland and will be moving to Columbus in about a...
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