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  1. My daughter has a 2014 Sundowner with a large...

    My daughter has a 2014 Sundowner with a large dressing room. She loves it. It is well made. There is lots of room for her horses. Sundowner did lots of custom features that were exactly what she...
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    How about getting a college degree, online? Check...

    How about getting a college degree, online? Check your local community college's list of online classes. Do they offer a vet tech program or anything that would be useful to you? You would have to do...
  3. Thread: Red Barn Bridles?

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    My friend has one. It looks nice on her horse and...

    My friend has one. It looks nice on her horse and has held up well.
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    I like my Bosch.

    I like my Bosch.
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    Explain to your parents that it is important to...

    Explain to your parents that it is important to you that he is treated responsibly and well. If he is going to a new home, it needs to be a good, long term, home. For most of us, our family horses...
  6. How is he doing today? Is he over the hump and on...

    How is he doing today? Is he over the hump and on his way to recovery?
  7. Always get a bigger tractor than you think you...

    Always get a bigger tractor than you think you will need. Once you see how easy it makes your life, you will want to use it for bigger jobs. We almost got a subcompact but the Kubota dealer...
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    Enough of it will come back that you should be a...

    Enough of it will come back that you should be a lot happier after 10 rides. Make sure you have a good helmet (not the one from 5 years ago). Think about wearing a vest. Don't let the instructor push...
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    Can you turn him out for a year to see if...

    Can you turn him out for a year to see if whatever it is heals? Sometimes a year off, with lots of pasture, a good run in shed, a few horse friends, and good food, will fix things.

    My daughter had...
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    Best: getting a job at Kaiser Permanente, 25...

    Best: getting a job at Kaiser Permanente, 25 years ago, that paid well and allowed me to have a 403(b)/401k.

    Worst: buying an expensive home before selling the old, just before a big real estate...
  11. As I recall the two horses in my neighborhood...

    As I recall the two horses in my neighborhood had no scarring 6 months after surgery. I don't remember their exact histories, as it has been a while. I think they had more extensive procedures, so...
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    Yes, I think the total for the complete course of...

    Yes, I think the total for the complete course of chemo was $600. Sometimes, there are advantages to working for a rural vet clinic where the office manager is an expert at getting all meds at the...
  13. I don't think any surgery is minor. I'm glad he...

    I don't think any surgery is minor. I'm glad he is getting better. Keep us posted. Hopefully, a week from now he will be acting like nothing ever happened. You may still be a bit worn down for...
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    How far along is or was the mare? I think that...

    How far along is or was the mare? I think that has a big influence on the survival rate of the fetus.
  15. You may want to check the websites of some of the...

    You may want to check the websites of some of the high quality rescues and then email them your questions. If you look at the website and facebook pages of a rescue such as Gentle Giants, you will...
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    Ivy, it sounds like you have a good plan. My...

    Ivy, it sounds like you have a good plan. My daughter says that if the lymphoma recurs with her horse, she will not give him chemo again. He went through his initial course of chemo with no visible...
  17. Years ago, we were looking for a dressage...

    Years ago, we were looking for a dressage horse/Eventer for the younger daughter. We found a suitable horse, but were not sure he was right. I paid the seller to give my daughter several lessons on...
  18. Thread: It's apple season

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    The only time I gradually increase the apple...

    The only time I gradually increase the apple intake to 1/2 bucket twice daily is if they haven't had access to the trees. Normally, the tree produces a few apples, then more and more. By the time it...
  19. Thread: It's apple season

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    We have given 1/2 bucket twice daily without...

    We have given 1/2 bucket twice daily without problems but I don't know if that is ok for most horses.
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    Under new management always raises red flags for...

    Under new management always raises red flags for me. Until the new management has run the barn successfully for a few months, I would be wary. You don't want to have problems in the middle of winter....
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    Wonderful! Now is the time to plan for what is...

    Wonderful! Now is the time to plan for what is next in case the valacyclovir stops working. I hope this valacyclovir knocks the lymphoma out for many years, but I also know you are in uncharted...
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    You might look at Irish Draughts. They are...

    You might look at Irish Draughts. They are usually bigger than you want but the full RIDs tend to be very good on the trail. I am a timid 60 year old. My RID and I go trail riding regularly, alone...
  23. Thanks for updating us. I'm glad Remy is doing...

    Thanks for updating us. I'm glad Remy is doing well.
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    County. I have had my County for about 12 years...

    County. I have had my County for about 12 years and am happy with it. When I bought a new IDSH horse last year, I bought another County as he is narrower than my full ID horse. My only problem with...
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    I like the blue. I can't remember what I didn't...

    I like the blue. I can't remember what I didn't like about the green but I gave it away.
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