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  1. Besides saying this thread is making me smile (I...

    Besides saying this thread is making me smile (I love the OP's sense of humor, and I'm glad to see I'm not alone in instantly disliking people with whom I end up becoming really good friends) I can...
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    Onthebit!! I love you, but I have to chime in...

    Onthebit!! I love you, but I have to chime in here. The BO had a LOT of overhead with the OP's horse gone! Her taxes, mortgage, electricity, insurance (etc etc etc, you get the idea) were not...
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    Doesn't the culture of the area matter at all? ...

    Doesn't the culture of the area matter at all? For example, the culture of Oregon is so much different than the culture of Missouri, or West Virginia in very rural areas.
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    PM Woodrwo -- she's a bank trust officer and has...

    PM Woodrwo -- she's a bank trust officer and has run seminars on setting up pet trusts, and providing for horses/pets after death. I do know she has said the benefit of a trust is that the money...
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    Definitely not all! I have had some on my farm...

    Definitely not all! I have had some on my farm that are yaks in the winter (even one that supposedly didn't grow a thick coat -- you do have to *let* them grow the coat, that is, don't start...
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    Yes, but this horse has ZERO value! Who in their...

    Yes, but this horse has ZERO value! Who in their right mind would pay for an unsound horse that may never come sound?!?!?

    I am with SportArab -- putting a price on her a) won't protect her, and...
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    Sigh. I should have been clearer. I like...

    Sigh. I should have been clearer.

    I like names that have a personal, family meaning. Names that mean something to the specific parents of the specific child.

    I'm in the "love Evaleigh as...
  8. Be careful what you wish for -- every day that I...

    Be careful what you wish for -- every day that I don't have barn time, I CELEBRATE!!!

    (I'm feeding 10 horses twice a day, every day, unless it is one of my boarders' turn to feed).
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    Can't tell how it would sound without knowing...

    Can't tell how it would sound without knowing your last name (no, not saying you should post it here!). If your last name is one syllable then that argues for a longer middle name. Conversely, a...
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    I am with meupatdoes, and I haven't seen the...

    I am with meupatdoes, and I haven't seen the videos she mentions, thank goodness.

    Wearing fur says something about your beliefs, and I have a strongly held belief that I won't do something that...
  11. I know this is the received wisdom, but I am...

    I know this is the received wisdom, but I am friends with two current boarders -- boarders who even work for me! -- and friends with a former boarder. It CAN work, but you have to be good at...
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    I don't think COTH is a protection against libel...

    I don't think COTH is a protection against libel -- if someone libels someone else on COTH, I suspect the perpetrator would be able to be prosecuted.

    Having skimmed the complaint, and NOT being a...
  13. Thread: Achy Hips

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    I agree there could me many causes of hip pain,...

    I agree there could me many causes of hip pain, and that diagnostics are warranted. I'll just throw out there that I had achy hip joints for a long time (sitting in a car for an hour made it...
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    I've never seen a horse get colder with...

    I've never seen a horse get colder with blanketing, and unless someone can point to proof, I think it is just a theory that blanketing smushes their coat down and makes them colder.

    I sometimes...
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    Add grain?

    Add grain?
  16. If a wheelbarrow is too hard due to snow, use a...

    If a wheelbarrow is too hard due to snow, use a $5 sled. MUCH easier. As long as the horses have a lot of hay and shelter (and water, which you've totally got covered) that's all you need. You...
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    I have no real world experience with this, but I...

    I have no real world experience with this, but I believe this option is only available if you trailer a live horse to the animal sanctuary. And the horse -- obviously -- cannot be chemically...
  18. Yes, but the horses in the northeast are...

    Yes, but the horses in the northeast are acclimated to very cold weather this winter!

    I'd think acclimitization would be an issue for a horse coming up from Florida in January, for example, not...
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    Pasture board does not have to mean throw them...

    Pasture board does not have to mean throw them out in a field and rarely check on them!

    It CAN mean that, but all the retirement farms posting on COTH that I know (including me!) definitely have...
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    Well, this IS true! My sample size is 2: ...

    Well, this IS true!

    My sample size is 2: cowboymom's welsh cross, and my kids' pony (welsh-arab).
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    Hmmm. I'm rethinking Haflingers due to this...

    Hmmm. I'm rethinking Haflingers due to this thread.

    Maybe what I want is a 14.3 welsh cross.
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    I agree with ASB Stars, but clearly I am much...

    I agree with ASB Stars, but clearly I am much lazier. I just hang them up in the sun during warmer weather, and they dry out and don't get slimy. I figure the UV rays are kind of disinfecting them...
  23. When you are going through hell, keep going. ...

    When you are going through hell, keep going.

    (clanter and nhwr you both made me tear up too)
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    As someone who's similar to the OP I'd just say...

    As someone who's similar to the OP I'd just say err on the side of SHORT! My last 2 horses were 17 h. and I am so done with huge horses. The best equine I've ever ridden was my sons' pony, a 14.2...
  25. Thread: Snow? Really?

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    I love COTH -- nowhere else understands what it...

    I love COTH -- nowhere else understands what it is like to care for horses in these conditions. To hear other people are cranky too cheers me up!

    As a coping technique my two boarders who feed...
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