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  1. Well, we're down in a hollow, here north of...

    Well, we're down in a hollow, here north of Leesburg Va., and last measurement was 38" (5 pm). I have four foot board fences, and the snow is up to the bottom of the top board... Our cars are buried,...
  2. Allons-y, hear that. I'm so sorry... I had a...

    Allons-y, hear that. I'm so sorry... I had a contractor come in and re-level all the stalls, mat them. Put up more paddocks, lights in places not needed.
    Bought saddles and tack for the horses I...
  3. Anyone here suffered a loss so profound...

    that they just came to a complete halt?

    (A quick history - I am in my mid sixties now. Have been heavily involved in horses every day of my life since my single digit years. Won't bore you, but...
  4. LegalEq, is this request to me, ILuvmyButtercups?...

    LegalEq, is this request to me, ILuvmyButtercups? If so, SURE! Blog away, I'm always eager to educate morons left in charge of live things.

    This happened when I was 13... I'm in my early 60s...
  5. How did I forget this~ when I was 13 years old, I...

    How did I forget this~ when I was 13 years old, I boarded my horse at a large farm held by an absentee owner. He raised QHs and Shetlands, just left them to the natural order, Qhs in one field,...
  6. Oh! And those famous angels of mercy, you know...

    Oh! And those famous angels of mercy, you know the type - they fancy themselves as saviors of all non humann beings.
    I rode for a barn once. The show horses got everything they needed, when they...
  7. The standard treatment of stallions and show...

    The standard treatment of stallions and show horses in general.
    I was a young teen in the '60s, horse crazy gal, would find stables everywhere arouond us, wherever we lived. Stallions were...
  8. Worry spin-off/ how to stop second guessing self!?!?!

    :no: Questioning past actions or decisions is my vice. Capable of driving me to distraction. Strangely I don't worry much. Worry is the stress of wondering what will maybe happen in the future. Have...
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    Lauruffian ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Know it...

    Lauruffian ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Know it too intimately, as I too lost my best horse last summer. I STILL don't use any of his things, buckets, halters; his bridle is cleaned and hung up...
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    The nerve of some indeed. I kept a horse at a...

    The nerve of some indeed.

    I kept a horse at a large farm once. There were several barns and paddocks, the owners rented out individual units to self care horse people. In one paddock some...
  11. At a race barn I galloped at years ago, there...

    At a race barn I galloped at years ago, there were several barns, with different trainers. One morning I arrived for work and saw the truck and trailer of one of the lesser trainer's parked askew...
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    Howlers!!! Reminds me of the time a few years ago...

    Howlers!!! Reminds me of the time a few years ago we all got to the hunt meet, were pretty much ready to ride off, only the huntsman needed to mount up.

    Well, he opened his trailer, and_______ no...
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    I had wondered too - didn't know SmartPak changed...

    I had wondered too - didn't know SmartPak changed owners. Used to be they were super in all ways. Remember when you went onto their website a customer service rep would pop up asking if you wanted...
  14. Resting bitch face. Classic! I'm going to...

    Resting bitch face. Classic! I'm going to remember that one next time I see such a beast presenting as such! Thanks for the laugh!
  15. BOs, SCREEN YOUR BOARDERS! Barn #1 I did self...

    BOs, SCREEN YOUR BOARDERS!
    Barn #1 I did self care board at a place, and one day arrived to find two strange horses in the pasture with my two. Luckily they were all fine. But, as the days went...
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    Wow, I had no idea how popular (??) those horrid...

    Wow, I had no idea how popular (??) those horrid scary leather horses were. When my parents got me one (ugh) I was shocked... it didn't even stand by itself, came with no stand. I chucked it in the...
  17. Bluey, I don't belong to the AQHA, so I have no...

    Bluey, I don't belong to the AQHA, so I have no access to pedigrees in detail. I know Allpedigree.com is a great free source, but I need reg. names.

    How could I get a list of famous reiner QHs?...
  18. Simkie ~ I'm just guessing it's OK. I did find...

    Simkie ~ I'm just guessing it's OK. I did find Dr. Clement's practice in OK, with contact info. I'll just write her, at that office. What the heck, it can go or no, right?

    The woman I bought the...
  19. Wow, thanks!!! I am in Loudoun County, Virginia....

    Wow, thanks!!! I am in Loudoun County, Virginia. This brand is very well done, not carved or "drawn". It's unquestionably stamped. Well applied, too. No scars, burns, lumps. Just clean white hairs,...
  20. Wow, Bluey, I am so glad you saw my post! Thank...

    Wow, Bluey, I am so glad you saw my post! Thank you so much, I find your posts extremely helpful on the other forums. If anyone would know how to ID a brand, you sure would!

    I'll ask my friend......
  21. Anyone know this left haunch brand, 7 C ?

    :) Hi all on this Western Forum. I'm usually on all the English ones.

    I bought from a friend a lovely big Quarter Horse mare, 13 years old now, very dark bay with opposite ankle white stockings....
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    Why are you using an alter? What's with all the...

    Why are you using an alter? What's with all the strange reluctance to be more forthcoming?
    COTH has a giveaway section. Try listing there, and be specific about the horses, breed, condition,...
  23. One of my most memorable horse buying experiences...

    One of my most memorable horse buying experiences is when I was a teen. 14 years old, I had been helping out at a riding camp and fell in love with a little black mare of who knows what breeding. She...
  24. I don't mind baking, hate to cook though. Humm....

    I don't mind baking, hate to cook though. Humm. If she can cook, I'm interested!

    Poor thing, I want to just get her out of that mud hole. :(
  25. Gee, I wonder what we get if the horse goes lame?...

    Gee, I wonder what we get if the horse goes lame? Is fatally injured? A refund? Huh. Somehow I doubt it.
    Heck, I'd want some mane or tail hair too, to make into a bracelet, at least! ;D
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