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    You could try stuffing his ears if the same...

    You could try stuffing his ears if the same situation arises in the future.
  2. My horse's sire, Belong to Me, is pensioned at...

    My horse's sire, Belong to Me, is pensioned at Lane's End. They don't dump their old stallions.
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    He has flowy white hair, a French name, and a...

    He has flowy white hair, a French name, and a big, white, rearing horse that blogs. What's not to like? ;) :lol:
  4. I'm glad Steve Haskin is back. That was lovely.

    I'm glad Steve Haskin is back. That was lovely.
  5. Graustark and His Majesty

    Graustark and His Majesty
  6. Irritable bowl syndrome? Is that what happens...

    Irritable bowl syndrome? Is that what happens when my horse notices there is no grain in his feed tub?
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    Isn't Innkeeper still around? I've always been a...

    Isn't Innkeeper still around? I've always been a fan of that one as I have a gelding that is closely related on the dam side.
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    SnicklefritzG...

    SnicklefritzG -- me too, please! I'm struggling with the same problem at the moment. Thanks!
  9. I've heard from people I trust that they are...

    I've heard from people I trust that they are largely a bunch of hooey.

    Fun party game, though.
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    I don't know, the OP doesn't know, none of us...

    I don't know, the OP doesn't know, none of us really "know" this individual's ulterior motives, if indeed she has any. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm frequently misinterpreted in my dealings with...
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    Just to be Devil's Advocate... I was just in...

    Just to be Devil's Advocate...

    I was just in the UK and had to get my horse fix, so i went to an eventing barn to go hack out in the countryside. While I was waiting for my horse, I watched a...
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    Re: Legal consequences to neglect. This gums...

    Re: Legal consequences to neglect.

    This gums up the works a bit. We don't have nearly enough knowledgeable humane officers who can effectively enforce abuse/neglect cases. When Animal Planet...
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    I wish I knew for sure! I have seen some big...

    I wish I knew for sure! I have seen some big spikes in adoptions when shelters initially "change over," and then a leveling off that seems to rest at a lower adoption rate than when the shelter was...
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    I had been thinking about that, because I've...

    I had been thinking about that, because I've witnessed a similar phenomenon with adoption numbers at animal shelters when they go "no kill." Although some of the missing "pity" adoptions may be...
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    What about composting? I don't know all the...

    What about composting?

    I don't know all the logistics, but the local university Ag School does have a large animal composting project. I wonder if the auction houses could have kind of a...
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    MistyBlue, Remember that a fair number of...

    MistyBlue,

    Remember that a fair number of Amish horses (at least in our neck of the woods, which is kinda Amish-central) are Standardbreds from off-the-track, hence also probably fairly acquainted...
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    Sure -- it's a toughie! It is the pursuit of...

    Sure -- it's a toughie!

    It is the pursuit of an "ideal" -- (creating the perfectly conformed and mentally balanced horse) vs. the recognition that people initially get into this (theoretically!)...
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    I will agree with you (OGP) that I am concerned...

    I will agree with you (OGP) that I am concerned about who will buy certain slaughter-bound horses.

    I don't agree with you (there, I said it!!) about the hard-nosed culling of minimally incorrect...
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    I may be a bit behind in this conversation (so...

    I may be a bit behind in this conversation (so please excuse me -- it is only two pages or so) -- but if we are creating definitions and determining ceilings and floors and such -- I've gotta throw...
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    Bathing, mane pulling, etc are part of "full...

    Bathing, mane pulling, etc are part of "full care" in some barns.
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    There was also some fallout with the slaughter of...

    There was also some fallout with the slaughter of Exceller and Ferdinand.
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    If racing's survival is depending on...

    If racing's survival is depending on slaughterhouses they may have problems anyway if the EU continues to push for cleaner horsemeat, six month quarantines in feedlots for buted horses, and the like.
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    And here is where some of the discussion --...

    And here is where some of the discussion -- productive as it may be -- goes off the rails for me.

    I can appreciate your arguments, OGP -- but I think that we as a society are just never going to...
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    I think the answer to that question is supposed...

    I think the answer to that question is supposed to be that we should have been building a better mousetrap...er...horse...all along by systematically culling the inferior individuals. Perfectly...
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    Well aware of that, Bluey. I have bred, but am...

    Well aware of that, Bluey. I have bred, but am not a commercial breeder. Perhaps I was interpreting incorrectly, but it was beginning to sound to me as if some were suggesting that that wasn't...
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