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  1. Late last year, a week before my 63rd birthday, I...

    Late last year, a week before my 63rd birthday, I got on a horse that I was looking at as a prospect to buy. The owner/trainer/friend had delivered him a few days earlier in the rain, so I did not...
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    We did this for one mare who liked to bang/kick...

    We did this for one mare who liked to bang/kick anything that her feed was in. Pushing a feed pan down into the well of a tire did keep her from tipping her feed out. Mr. OH cut holes in edge of tire...
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    Good news to hear, johnnysauntie. Can't quarrel...

    Good news to hear, johnnysauntie. Can't quarrel with that kind of outcome.
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    I'm curious to know how a partial entrapment is...

    I'm curious to know how a partial entrapment is described and what kind of problems it caused. And to know how the surgery went. Jingles for a quick recovery. Please fill me in when you can,...
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    I'm generally on my horse by 7 a.m. on weekdays....

    I'm generally on my horse by 7 a.m. on weekdays. I'm not by nature a morning person (and did spend many years working nights), so it's really a miracle that I do manage, most days, to get on and ride...
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    My mare's case is not as dramatic as your...

    My mare's case is not as dramatic as your gelding's was. She just flips her nose a few times, sometimes snorts. She's had problems with allergies and since I've gotten those pretty much under...
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    Sweat and fungus

    We see that a lot in the summer and the barn I first rode at said the hair loss was from a summer fungus linked to the constant sweat. Now I usually will wash sweaty places -- back legs, face -- with...
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    Epiglottic entrapment

    Has anyone ever dealt with a horse who gets this? The epiglottis is unusually long and gets trapped in the esophagus. My mare flips her nose to free it.

    It can be surgically corrected, although...
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    I disagree with the poster about cotton panties....

    I disagree with the poster about cotton panties. Cotton holds moisture (sweat). When I used cotton panties, it seemed like I had perpetual heat rash during the warm months (which are most of the year...
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    We've had 11+ inches since Dec. 1, including...

    We've had 11+ inches since Dec. 1, including about 2 3/4" last week. Our pastures are greener than I've seen since September 2010. Of course, much of that green is weeds.

    Last year was so scary...
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    My confession: We've been on the farm for 18+...

    My confession:

    We've been on the farm for 18+ years now and this happened the first year or two we were there.

    The old house (so-called not because it was particularly old but because we...
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    Landscape timbers, available at your friendly...

    Landscape timbers, available at your friendly Home Depot or Lowe's or other gardening supply stores, can be used for both.
    Cut the timbers long enough to fit whatever kind of saddles you have with a...
  13. I came about a foot of stepping on a small...

    I came about a foot of stepping on a small copperhead yesterday while leading a mare out of the barn to the washrack. We backed up quickly (mare was oblivious, but obedient) and since Mr. OH was...
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    From Jimmy Wofford at a clinic on cross-country...

    From Jimmy Wofford at a clinic on cross-country day to a rider whose horse had ducked out twice at the same jump: "Use that whip on him like he's an ex-boyfriend!"

    She did and that horse didn't...
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    My formal portrait was taken (22 years ago) with...

    My formal portrait was taken (22 years ago) with my mare in the background. I also have a closeup of us almost nose to nose that's on my dresser. Never regretted it (even if some of my inlaws thought...
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    We live in an old community called Olmos. It's...

    We live in an old community called Olmos. It's still on the maps, but there's not much here, except for farms of varying sizes and a bar/grill a bit down the road. But Mr. OH came up with Olmos...
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    Having had raccoons manage to get tight bungee...

    Having had raccoons manage to get tight bungee cords off of metal cans of cat food, I firmly believe that if they had opposable thumbs, mankind would be in serious trouble. :lol:
  18. You can also thank/blame mergers/takeovers among...

    You can also thank/blame mergers/takeovers among pharmaceutical companies for the shortages.
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    Early for me used to be 9 a.m. That's when I was...

    Early for me used to be 9 a.m. That's when I was working nights for a newspaper. Starting taking riding lessons, so cut out the after-work libations with colleagues. But horse shows were a killer. So...
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    I've learned that my younger mare V. has a much...

    I've learned that my younger mare V. has a much better head on her shoulders than her mother, who had a very bad spook. I was hacking V. over to a friend's house and saw a big empty plastic bottle in...
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    My sciatica was caused by a subtly herniated...

    My sciatica was caused by a subtly herniated disk. I had been seeing an osteopath, who moved and recommended another, who pretty much washed his hands of me when I said I would not quit riding. My GP...
  22. 2DogsFarm ...

    I've got some pears that just were sliced and put into freezer bags. They won't be pretty for use in canning, but with the bag I've got left, I may make a pie or some other baked item. Saw a recipe...
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    I'm saving my gray mare's hair for a friend who...

    I'm saving my gray mare's hair for a friend who is a fiber artist. And I've asked another friend who will body clip an elderly gray Cushings horse soon to save what she clips.

    If my artist friend...
  24. This is such sad news

    I think it would be hard to find two nicer, harder-working, more dedicated eventing people than Phil and Ruth.

    Phil was always upgrading Pine Hill and I heard he fell off a ladder and collapsed...
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    I can't say if it was cause and effect, or just...

    I can't say if it was cause and effect, or just an older truck (Chevy 1500, 10-12 years old at the time), but I used to (note past tense) haul in overdrive and did blow a transmission in it. On...
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