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    I have a corral full of geriatric cripples. The...

    I have a corral full of geriatric cripples. The youngest is 16, the oldest two are 23. All are retired, although my 23 yr old retired barrel horse has an 11 yr old girl he's teaching to ride. He's...
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    AMEN! I don't care that there's a market for...

    AMEN!

    I don't care that there's a market for designer dogs. I find the practice reprehensible and irresponsible.
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    Poll: ^^^ This. TOTALLY heinous. I'd give the seller...

    ^^^ This.

    TOTALLY heinous. I'd give the seller $10/each and sell them for scrap iron. Eeek.
  4. Good job Captain Kirk! (long time trekkie here)....

    Good job Captain Kirk! (long time trekkie here).

    I could toss back a few beers with him any day, i have heard he can be a real hoot.
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    My kitten is an LOLCAT! Please vote!

    Today at the barn Ratchet decided to play on the 6 wheeler so i snapped this shot. I posted it on Facebook and then my friend Paula captioned it and submitted it! :)
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  6. I used to read "Little Black, a Pony" (wasn't...

    I used to read "Little Black, a Pony" (wasn't that a CW Anderson??) at my cousin's! Loved it.

    I have replaced a few of my childhood books but not all. It's a work in progress.
  7. Neat site!! when i graduated from high school...

    Neat site!!

    when i graduated from high school i stored all my old books at my grandmother's house. I had a tack trunk FULL of my childhood memories: Marguerite Henry, Walter Farley, and so many...
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    Ditto. I can just see some old crusty rancher...

    Ditto. I can just see some old crusty rancher being called "cow #1445's dad". Yeah, that would go over well.
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    My dogs are part of the family and are not "just...

    My dogs are part of the family and are not "just dogs". They are also not my kids. I know that most folks don't expect their dogs to act like kids, but in all honesty, some do. Some treat them just...
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    :D I wanted to make you all anticipate! When...

    :D I wanted to make you all anticipate!

    When we bought our property there was an old dilapidated lean to barn with a straw bale roof. We torched it. The day of the fire i took lots of pics. There...
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    Love this thread! We had two wether goats,...

    Love this thread!

    We had two wether goats, Beavis and Butthead. Beavis loved to play with the light switches in the barn. We were standing in the tack room one night and the lights in the barn...
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    Well THAT does have a little to do with it! LOL...

    Well THAT does have a little to do with it! LOL They are a do everything clinic, as most are in small towns. We take everything there, cats dogs and horses. They did our goats when we had them.
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    Actually, the staff at my vet clinic DOES know...

    Actually, the staff at my vet clinic DOES know our names, and the names of all our animals. We know the names of their kids, they know the names of our foster sons. Small towns are like that. :)
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    Actually the third book was called "Green Grass...

    Actually the third book was called "Green Grass of Wyoming".

    I know in those days they didn't know about the genetics of albinism and horses. It was still widely believed that any all white horse...
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    This absolutely. Once in awhile i'll tell the...

    This absolutely.

    Once in awhile i'll tell the dogs "go to dad" but it's a cue. I point when i say it and they go to my husband. It's simple short hand and nothing more.

    I'm their owner. I love...
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    I think i was about 10 the first time i read...

    I think i was about 10 the first time i read Flicka. Loved it! I read Thunderhead a couple years later and i was maybe 14 before i found Green Grass of Wyoming. While some portions went over my head...
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    LMAO! One of my favorite genres in reading is...

    LMAO!

    One of my favorite genres in reading is apocalyptic stuff. End of civilization and how we rebuild, all that sort of thing. After the chaos that would generally ensue at the end of whatever...
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    I can drive a team and use a horse to pack out...

    I can drive a team and use a horse to pack out game.

    I am an experienced hunter.
    I am an experienced gardener.
    I know how to can vegetables and meat.
    I was a camp cook in the wilderness.
    I...
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    Oh and i forgot: i think the recent...

    Oh and i forgot: i think the recent bastardization of My Friend Flicka in the remake, Flicka, is a travesty. Mary O'Hara is spinning in her grave. Holloywood and Disney should be drawn and quartered...
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    It's that sort of realism i found refreshing. ...

    It's that sort of realism i found refreshing.

    Her view of horses was realistic and pragmatic. She understood that they were a commodity and a business. She also understood that there was a...
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    I'm late to the party but here i go anyway. The...

    I'm late to the party but here i go anyway. The issues i have with designer dogs are many and most have been addressed so i won't get too wordy.

    1 -- designer breeders rarely do any health...
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    Mary O'Hara was a fabulous author. I loved Walter...

    Mary O'Hara was a fabulous author. I loved Walter Farley's books and Maugarite Henry's books but they were no where NEAR the same class as O'Hara's.

    She lived on the ranch she depicted in her...
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    Why am i not surprised? What a fruitbat. Sure...

    Why am i not surprised? What a fruitbat. Sure would like to see that moron scrubbing my water tanks when it's 20 below and the wind is howling. Knock yourself out dumbazz.

    He can pay for the wood...
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    CUTE! Some folks here would probably hang me...

    CUTE!

    Some folks here would probably hang me when my corral gets muddy. I would consider that their problem, not mine. :)
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    Not all dogs. Boxers and bulldogs (for example)...

    Not all dogs. Boxers and bulldogs (for example) tend to sink like rocks. It would be an abnormal Boxer or Bulldog that swam well.

    I have Springers...they'd rather swim than walk.
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