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    When our son was born 47 years ago (27 years...

    When our son was born 47 years ago (27 years before we ever owned a horse), we decided to give him the middle name of Morgan. We loved the Morgan horse, the Morgan sports car, the movie Morgan...
  2. My first spring with my first horse and I was...

    My first spring with my first horse and I was chatting with a VERY horsey neighbour. I mentioned the very lush grass and how I was turning out my mare for a few hours initially. She just laughed at...
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    Actually, I believe the US doesn't allow...

    Actually, I believe the US doesn't allow importation of sheep from Europe, full stop. The Valais Blacknose sheep are a national treasure in Switzerland, where they worshipped.

    A farmer in Scotland...
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    Ours arrived this morning, as well. A male scout...

    Ours arrived this morning, as well. A male scout arrives first (it's always been the case for the 20 years we've been here). Last year he arrived on 12 April, which was 3 days earlier than the year...
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    Earnest Echo Ecstasy Eclipse Edition...

    Earnest
    Echo
    Ecstasy
    Eclipse
    Edition
    Electrify
    ELEGANCE
    Embrace
    Eminence
    Enchant(ment)
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    That's interesting. It's a different quote from...

    That's interesting. It's a different quote from the KC than the one I read.
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    The Kennel Club did not say the handler was...

    The Kennel Club did not say the handler was American and that's how they do it there. All they said was that the handler apologized, without going into the whys and wherefores. Apparently, the KC has...
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    Right after the Best in Show award, a PETA...

    Right after the Best in Show award, a PETA supporter ran into the ring, just in front of the BIS winner, and while the judge was pointing to the Flat Coat for Reserve BIS. The PETA person was...
  9. I neglected to mention that while in Kyrgyzstan,...

    I neglected to mention that while in Kyrgyzstan, when Scott Engstrom described the Indian Shuffle, she used local Appies to illustrate the gait.

    Who suggested this was "earth-shaking news?"
  10. Sandy M: I believe Scott Engstrom's belief in the...

    Sandy M: I believe Scott Engstrom's belief in the Asian origins of the Appaloosa was supported by much of Francis Haines' research. For her, the definitive proof was the DNA evidence. There are...
  11. I watched the documentary two nights ago. It was...

    I watched the documentary two nights ago. It was fascinating!

    Scott Engstrom is a 69 year old New Zealand-based American who is an Appaloosa breeder. She had seen a documentary on Kyrgyzstan on...
  12. Poll: Kah LAY ah

    Kah LAY ah
  13. BEARCAT beat me to it. Yes, ALL horses, ponies,...

    BEARCAT beat me to it. Yes, ALL horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, zebras have to have a passport. If I take one of my horses or donks to the vet, about 7 miles away, I must carry the animal's passport...
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    LLee: Baudet du Poitou height is approximately...

    LLee: Baudet du Poitou height is approximately 14h2". I know a 15h2" gelding and he is considered overly large and not ideal. You may be thinking of the American Mammoth Jack. They are commonly 15h...
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    LLee: My horses are kept under cover in the pole...

    LLee: My horses are kept under cover in the pole barn in the worst of the winter weather. My two retired broodmares share two sections of the barn (there are 10' gates which open if I want to make a...
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    Cherry: I can appreciate the problem you are...

    Cherry: I can appreciate the problem you are having sourcing DE for a decent price. There used to be a "chicken man" in the next village. His wasn't a big operation, mostly sold layers to people like...
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    Sorry, I forgot to answer your question about...

    Sorry, I forgot to answer your question about feather mites.

    I've had Shires and a Clyde for almost 20 years. I, also, had the support of quite a few old-time Shire men, and, luckily, a few more...
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    LLee and JB: The micronized linseed (flax) I use...

    LLee and JB: The micronized linseed (flax) I use is in meal form. It comes in 20kg (44 lb) sacks. I buy it from a mill. It is very highly regarded in "horsey" circles here, despite the fact that I...
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    Are you able to purchase micronized linseed? I...

    Are you able to purchase micronized linseed? I add it to my Shires' low starch, high fiber rations in winter, along with ad lib hay. It is wonderful for their joints, skin, and coats. It is also...
  20. I think the horse, dog, cat, koi, gymnastic,...

    I think the horse, dog, cat, koi, gymnastic, racing, competitive worlds are microcosms of the real world. Take a look at some parents at Little League games: how frightening is that?

    When I was...
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    This thread is very timely. Our 4 Shires are...

    This thread is very timely. Our 4 Shires are winter-housed in a massive pole barn separated into 3 sections of 45' x 30' each. The divides are only 4' high, and the ceiling height is approximately...
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    Ideally, donkeys should be fed barley straw. If...

    Ideally, donkeys should be fed barley straw. If you want a detailed description of the whys and wherefores of donkey nutrition, contact The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon, England or...
  23. Add me to the "me toos," as well. My family is...

    Add me to the "me toos," as well. My family is fed up with my refusal to participate in Facebook, etc. I think the only benefit of Facebook is mobilizing people to help locate lost people and...
  24. It's been all over the news here. I have a...

    It's been all over the news here. I have a permanent lump in my throat and keep welling up. Such a moving moment...
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    Thank you, Bats. I'll try to put this in the...

    Thank you, Bats.

    I'll try to put this in the most diplomatic way possible. The Shire fraternity, at least in the UK, views their horses more as livestock than the way, say, warmbloods are viewed...
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