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    oh boy that is exciting!! curried my girl today...

    oh boy that is exciting!! curried my girl today looking for shedding but none yet... you give me hope lol... maybe next wknd ...
  2. That's what I was thinking - if OP has family...

    That's what I was thinking - if OP has family financial support for awhile, go to Europe where people really do seem to be able to make a living in horses. Then when you come back to US you would...
  3. I think it's natural with age - if you ride long...

    I think it's natural with age - if you ride long enough it seems almost everyone (amateurs anyway) goes through a phase or two of this at some point.

    Jane Savoie's books have been a lifesaver for...
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    My boarding barn owning friends ran into this...

    My boarding barn owning friends ran into this woman some years back. A boarder was choking, the owner of the horse called this lady in. The woman was trying to tube the horse, which ended in...
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    Horrific to see, my sympathies. I saw George...

    Horrific to see, my sympathies. I saw George Washington in the BC Classic, that one hit me hard, he was just so beautiful.

    That said, I strongly believe there are far worse fates for horses in...
  6. Just the sort of stories I was longing to read,...

    Just the sort of stories I was longing to read, thanks so much!
  7. Help me dream, share your 20 yo & over low level eventer stories with me!

    I'm getting excited and need enablers :) My 19yo little OTTB mare, who at the beginning of the spring was uncertain and stumbling over rails on the ground, has just begun to come around to not only...
  8. Oh boy Laurierace that is unreal.

    Oh boy Laurierace that is unreal.
  9. Yes, Louise is right, in NJ it has to be a vet. ...

    Yes, Louise is right, in NJ it has to be a vet. Fortunately sounds like my wonderful equine vet may come through for me with a plan I can manage.

    And I just found out my neighbor friend will...
  10. After my vent I spent some time reading up on cat...

    After my vent I spent some time reading up on cat bites and laws in NJ and feel properly humbled. Please forgive my vent.

    It's just that I'm feeling particularly exhausted and felt I handled...
  11. Unfortunately no, since she hasn't left my house...

    Unfortunately no, since she hasn't left my house in 8 years, it didn't seem necessary. Obviously now I have to get them all up to date, no matter that they never leave the house. More $$$ out the...
  12. Reporting my own house cat bit me in my own house = visit from Health Dept????

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    Fuming. The urgent care nurse said the form was just for their files, no problems. So I wrote down what happened: my shyest cat panicked at being picked up to be crated and bit my...
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    If you can't afford to send him out for a few...

    If you can't afford to send him out for a few months of full training while you get lessons on confidence building school horses at the same time, and when you start riding him again work closely...
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    Oh boy you folks saying it destroyed your horse's...

    Oh boy you folks saying it destroyed your horse's backs, how long before you noticed problems? I just upgraded to a used Chiberta (got it for $2300 from rep, it was a trial saddle) and it's been...
  15. Someone else echoed my thought - if you've only...

    Someone else echoed my thought - if you've only been walking on trails, how about giving him what my friend & I called a "Power Trot" session - about 3-5 minutes strong trotting at a time, either...
  16. SHHHHH - don't tell anyone, I stopped paying for...

    SHHHHH - don't tell anyone, I stopped paying for my PH subscription 3 yrs ago - but kept getting it in the mail every month & still do! They occasionally send me requests to resubscribe - um, no I...
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    I completely understand you wanting & needing...

    I completely understand you wanting & needing this procedure done. I should have had something done, as a teen & early twenties I was completely flat chested and it did permanently damage my self...
  18. Okay I have to admit I am thoroughly disappointed...

    Okay I have to admit I am thoroughly disappointed in the "Blizzard of 2015" as far as how it affected Southern NJ. I even kept the spotlights on so I could watch the heavy bands of snow - 2" an...
  19. I'm in the 12 - 16" predicted path in NJ. At...

    I'm in the 12 - 16" predicted path in NJ. At least it is easy to know what to do about my job for these things, we can all work pretty well from home via email, skype, phone. My Caucasian...
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    This story warms my heart. I'm so glad you took...

    This story warms my heart. I'm so glad you took her in. Makes me feel there are more good than bad people in this world for sure :D Merry Christmas to you and the kitties and Maggie the...
  21. I managed to clean up my mud pit by digging a...

    I managed to clean up my mud pit by digging a couple of shallow drainage ponds, then piling up gravel just outside the run-in's, and on paths to the water tanks. Just mentioning this short cut in...
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    Heart goes out to you OP, I had one rough one...

    Heart goes out to you OP, I had one rough one too, and I was traumatized as well. It helped that the young just out of school vet was crying with me, but I know every vet has to find a way to deal...
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    Love them! I started a thread similar to this...

    Love them! I started a thread similar to this one last year I think LOL. I read them all, thanks for reminding me there is a new one out.

    Agree with the criticisms above but love them just the...
  24. This is my thought too. Not that more people...

    This is my thought too. Not that more people should decide to get out of horses, just that when money is an object, they should continually question it - especially if someone else is involved who...
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    How are we being bullies by trying to help people...

    How are we being bullies by trying to help people represent themselves in a better light? People who spell correctly are taken more seriously, get better jobs, and their written word is more likely...
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