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  1. Help me find old friend, Sam? Horse related...

    In 1998 I had a Standardbred named Excalibur, and boarded him on Cherry Point MCAS in Havelock, NC. The barn was co-op, and another boarder and I became friends. After we left NC for Idaho when DD...
  2. I also hate every conversation with people being...

    I also hate every conversation with people being about how I am so sick....but in my case I don't have to fend off gifts or visits so I don't know what to say about that part. As far as talking to...
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    Brooke Kemper. She has one or two in the barn...

    Brooke Kemper. She has one or two in the barn that I think may be for sale, and several breeders/owners of youngsters that bring theirs over for training and showing. I see nice horses walk in and...
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    I would agree with Lace, that sounds like a...

    I would agree with Lace, that sounds like a reasonable purchase price to me with the age of the animal taken into consideration.
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    I knew this would be what the real story is - I...

    I knew this would be what the real story is - I got solicited to join a similar "who's who" directory of members of my honor society after graduation. Unfortunately DD is the one who got the mail...
  6. I would be surprised (and displeased) if it is...

    I would be surprised (and displeased) if it is allowed in an equitation division. There is already enough girls showing with 2-3 expensive horses just to win the older children's hunters....I know...
  7. He'd get a nice congratulatory note and a wrapped...

    He'd get a nice congratulatory note and a wrapped book on etiquette from me. Period.

    My son sent handwritten graduation invitations to the family members he really wanted to be part of his...
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    [QUOTE “Saturday evening, our vets were treating...

    [QUOTE “Saturday evening, our vets were treating the injury as career ending. At that point, we felt that a recovery to a career as a pasture ornament might be manageable by leaving Oscar in the...
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    Sevendogs, I have no doubt you have the...

    Sevendogs, I have no doubt you have the experience you say you have. And I give you tremendous props for taking the time and money to rehab horses that other people might give up on. It is a...
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    Tom Struzzieri, owner of the HITS show series,...

    Tom Struzzieri, owner of the HITS show series, and Mark Bellissimo, owner of WEF and Tryon.
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    Edited..I've been clued in, thanks!

    Edited..I've been clued in, thanks!
  12. Brooke Kemper at Shadow Pond Stables in Culpeper,...

    Brooke Kemper at Shadow Pond Stables in Culpeper, VA. Full facility (nice), excellent huge indoor with great footing so training without regard to weather, literally a 100 yard walk down the...
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    I am busting my buttons for sure! She used...

    I am busting my buttons for sure!

    She used her entire show budget for this one show, but for her the time was worth it. And the two of us got to walk on the beach one evening, experience the...
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    Whatever happens, DO NOT let anyone perform a...

    Whatever happens, DO NOT let anyone perform a procedure of any kind on your body without first doing your homework thoroughly about what you've been diagnosed with and what the standard and...
  15. I think, unfortunately, people don't...

    I think, unfortunately, people don't fundamentally change unless some big life event impacts them enough to start the process. I have found people who start out mean usually stay mean, though they...
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    DD made it to Gulfport

    for a week! She saved every bit of her money from before Christmas to the trip, and was the one who covered almost everything! I am super, super proud of her.

    The trip on my end was horrible -...
  17. Thanks for updating us! I've been meaning to try...

    Thanks for updating us! I've been meaning to try and get out to get new pics for her facebook page, and of course it just seems to keep slipping into the background hum of life. Kim has been...
  18. Like another poster mentioned, Kidney issue will...

    Like another poster mentioned, Kidney issue will usually be felt toward the back, but can radiate to the front as well. With the surgeries you've had, there is also the possibility you may have...
  19. My DD saw your thread title and had a great...

    My DD saw your thread title and had a great idea......(tongue in cheek of course!) she said "monogram NO on your hand!" Lol!
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    As the mother of a 16yo girl, PLEASE speak up. ...

    As the mother of a 16yo girl, PLEASE speak up. You can easily do it in the right way without asking for information that is none of your business, etc.

    Yes, normally I think folks should MYOB. ...
  21. Look, you sound like a nice person. But I think...

    Look, you sound like a nice person. But I think that you would not be here dredging up this old thread unless YOU wanted a little drama yourself. No one had seen it or probably thought about it in...
  22. Congrats to Brooke Kemper and Classified on the...

    Congrats to Brooke Kemper and Classified on the win!!
  23. Thanks for the kind words. Rocky is very well...

    Thanks for the kind words. Rocky is very well loved, for sure. She got him free off Craigslist from a guy who had him for years then married someone who did not like birds. So Rocky and another...
  24. Greys are excellent mimics, and "sorry, it's ...

    Greys are excellent mimics, and "sorry, it's okay" is what my clumsy mother says every time she knocks something over. I think with the tone of her voice he knew she was upset.
    Rocky is doing...
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    Antihistamines are often also nausea meds - for...

    Antihistamines are often also nausea meds - for instance Phenergan works better than Zofran for me, by far, and it is an antihistamine. Benadryl also helps (slightly) along with Zofran for nausea. ...
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