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  1. So happy for you that it went well. It's never...

    So happy for you that it went well. It's never easy, even when it's essential. But you did it right, and offered that final compassion even if it was more difficult on you. Thank you.
    I've had...
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    No, far less than that - maybe one can's worth. ...

    No, far less than that - maybe one can's worth. She gets 8 of the cans a day (6 senior, 2 texturized sweet). She's perfectly normal at this point.
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    It's mostly grain and grain byproducts, but does...

    It's mostly grain and grain byproducts, but does contain some animal protein products. It isn't 'medicated', thankfully - that's just in the chick-starter.
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    Naughty old lady got into something...

    My perpetual child, 27 year old Khammie, managed to get into the closed off part of the barn and nosed open the chicken crumbles! She ate some, but I guess decided that there were better things to...
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    Add to that the significant increase in the...

    Add to that the significant increase in the blister beetle population and you have a recipe for serious problems. They like hot/dry and thrive where there are grasshopper larvae. It doesn't take...
  6. Poll: Lordy - anything that could discourage a horse...

    Lordy - anything that could discourage a horse from dropping is just plain counter-productive! Sure, they need to understand WHEN it isn't a good idea, but redirection, especially taught young, is...
  7. Hard to beat rhodies! I can't free-range mine...

    Hard to beat rhodies! I can't free-range mine because of the over-abundance of coyotes, but my hens are gentle, sociable girls who produce WAY more eggs than I can possibly use. I can promise you -...
  8. Not going to be pretty here in central Ok.. ...

    Not going to be pretty here in central Ok.. cell phone charged, GreatCall Alert charged, NOAA radio on, and ready to head under the house if worst comes to worst. Hope there aren't any brown...
  9. Wonderful! He's got the most BEAUTIFUL eyes! ...

    Wonderful! He's got the most BEAUTIFUL eyes! You must be in total heaven!
  10. Just checked him out on DS - You didn't say that...

    Just checked him out on DS - You didn't say that he's a Hucklebey Berry son! And out of a Barbary daughter, she out of an *AN Malik daughter! The heck with the *Bask lines (ok, not exactly the heck...
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    According to some older studies, a nicely fleshed...

    According to some older studies, a nicely fleshed saddle horse weighing 1200# can be expected to yield approximately 550# of retail, marketable meat, or about 46%. Beef yields, dependent upon...
  12. Good idea about the extinguisher! I always keep...

    Good idea about the extinguisher! I always keep one secured behind the driver's seat of my truck, as well. And those should be checked fairly regularly! Nothing worse when you need one than an...
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    agreed re the not tapping into retirement...

    agreed re the not tapping into retirement savings. I reviewed that when I was laid off 5 years ago and had to accept that I was retiring early. But my 'financial adviser' suggested that I consider...
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    Thanks for the suggestions - I've actually...

    Thanks for the suggestions - I've actually wondered whether I should try riding in chaps... and a muumuu! At least I can handle two-point dressed like that.
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    Just been lurking on this excellent thread, but...

    Just been lurking on this excellent thread, but thought I'd post a question for OLDER re-riders: I've tried to get back to riding after many years, and stumbled over a sticky problem. I had major...
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    Thanks so much! Yes, I understand the...

    Thanks so much! Yes, I understand the differences - and have seen some problems other places where the owner was considered to be 'over-insured' and loss adjusted downward to be more in keeping with...
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    semi-HR - property insurance etc

    Ok, got a question and having a time finding decent guidance.
    I currently carry Farm Bureau home-owners with an additional farm liability rider because of the horses. In this state, FB was the only...
  18. Some stallions simply don't ship well, and the...

    Some stallions simply don't ship well, and the owners or managers of others don't jump through the necessary 'semen transport' hoops in order to ship. If you want to use those stallions, you just...
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    My precious Fadjurs Gaiety was purchased from...

    My precious Fadjurs Gaiety was purchased from Jack Tone Ranch for a pretty penny a number of years ago. When the new owner determined that the mare couldn't be bred, she couldn't keep her - but was...
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    I think that $1000 figure is fairly...

    I think that $1000 figure is fairly representative, though ponies get a break and drafts or other really large horses may run closer to $1500 here in Ok. The local service is 'whole horse', no...
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    Leo - don't go there. You know perfectly well...

    Leo - don't go there. You know perfectly well how much was cooked up to win some kind of personal revenge, and I'm sick of it. I don't ever expect to get any kind of apology from anyone for the...
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    Ya know...if as a result of our discussions we...

    Ya know...if as a result of our discussions we can arrive at a level of education where a 3 is a 3 is a 3 is a... Perhaps we should apply to AHA to revamp the halter score card training so that...
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    Ok, now I'm chuckling.... I guess the scale can...

    Ok, now I'm chuckling.... I guess the scale can only be applied accurately to Foundation Quarter Horses? Can't use it on Appendix, anyway. Too much TB blood....
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    Well, since it was a telephone discussion I don't...

    Well, since it was a telephone discussion I don't have the exact wording available (no, I don't tape phone calls, even when it might have proven helpful). But some time ago I was talking with Glenn...
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    I do not have the news releases/reports at this...

    I do not have the news releases/reports at this point, but another case which was handled quite well, if belatedly, was the impound of the Trexler horses in SC (combined with, to a lesser extent, the...
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