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  1. Thread: We have shedding!

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    So much for that spring thing, Mother Nature. I...

    So much for that spring thing, Mother Nature. I have been wishing for this http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll36/starspruce/summer.jpegand today we have this...
  2. Thread: We have shedding!

    by chai
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    So much for that spring thing, Mother Nature. I...

    So much for that spring thing, Mother Nature. I have been wishing for this http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll36/starspruce/summer.jpegand today we have this...
  3. Thread: We have shedding!

    by chai
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    We have shedding!

    I went to the grocery store covered with fur after snuggling with my big draftie today. Break out the shedding blades and let the celebration begin - spring is on the way!
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    When I lived in Maine, I ran into the same thing...

    When I lived in Maine, I ran into the same thing with my neighbor. It's a horrible situation, and OP, I feel for you. At least you have a record of calling them and that's the kind of thing that...
  5. I've been a boarder and I've also owned my own...

    I've been a boarder and I've also owned my own farm and had boarders. If this boarder has been a long term, problem free client who is drama free, pays board on time and has a horse that is pleasant,...
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    What a grisly story. I understand that to some,...

    What a grisly story. I understand that to some, it may seem like the ultimate recycling, but I don't eat meat and I could never, ever do what that woman did. I don't understand how anyone could look...
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    I second the suggestion from goodhors. I 've...

    I second the suggestion from goodhors. I 've owned a lot of older horses and some of them would develop geriatric diarreaha from feed with a high sugar content. Good luck with your older horse!
  8. Have you considered tick-borne illness? Here in...

    Have you considered tick-borne illness? Here in New England, Lyme Disease and Erhlycchia are not unusual, but my mare had a bizarre reaction to a tick bite where the inside of her hind leg from above...
  9. Thread: Is this weaving?

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    Yes, it is weaving. We adopted a pony that had...

    Yes, it is weaving. We adopted a pony that had been abandoned in a field in northern Maine. When he came to us, he weaved constantly. With a good diet, friends and turnout, he stopped doing it, but...
  10. We bought a new John Deere and we loved it. It...

    We bought a new John Deere and we loved it. It was safe, easy to use and it held its value well. We didn't put too many hours on it so when we sold it five years later, we got almost as much as we...
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    cbv, I teach Therapeutic Riding and we use them...

    cbv, I teach Therapeutic Riding and we use them on all our saddles. I even put one on my Dressage saddle because my big draftie also has that spook/bolt behavior once in great while.
    It's a strap...
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    I checked in tonight to see how you are doing. I...

    I checked in tonight to see how you are doing. I hope and pray it won't be too bad for any COTHers. One of my jobs is in a Board of Health and Emergency Preparedness is part of what we do. I thought...
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    I agree with shakeytails - great advice! I...

    I agree with shakeytails - great advice! I survived the Maine Ice Storm of '98 alone on my farm with 3 little kids and 8 horses. Mr. chai was in Florida on business so I was on my own without power...
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    Anyone live in Norway or visited recently?

    I'm writing a piece on Norway and would love to talk to someone who lives there or has traveled there, particularly if you ride or can share info. On horse related activities, places of interest....
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    This is an interesting discussion. Sometimes I...

    This is an interesting discussion. Sometimes I think we waste time judging or labeling people who have different viewpoints, and what a shame that is.

    I spent 20+ years taking in unwanted horses -...
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    Mr. Stoli sounds like a superstar! What a good...

    Mr. Stoli sounds like a superstar! What a good boy to come out of mothballs into the ring and do a respectable job.
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    Have you microchipped your horse?

    Have you microchipped your horse?
    I'm looking for a first person experience with microchipping for an article I'm writing on this topic.
    Thankyou.
  18. Thread: Microchipping?

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    The magazine is geared toward Western...

    The magazine is geared toward Western competition, so I was hoping to find someone who is involved in that discipline.
  19. Thread: Microchipping?

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    Microchipping?

    I'm writing an article about microchipping. If you show AQHA and your horse is microchipped, would you be willing to speak with me?
    Thanks.
  20. Mr. Chai called our herd 'the monsters'.

    Mr. Chai called our herd 'the monsters'.
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    I agree with everyone who thinks you should get...

    I agree with everyone who thinks you should get your mare and the foal out of that barn immediately. Anyone who would think that terrifying and possibly injuring a two week old foal is both crazy and...
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    What a handsome boy he was. I went through the...

    What a handsome boy he was. I went through the same thing a few years ago with a dear old QH. It's very tough and I am so sorry for your loss. In time, the good thoughts of him will overcome the pain...
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    Dang! I checked in to see if there was any news...

    Dang! I checked in to see if there was any news on the PO and now I want a chicken burrito with cheese, lettuce, sour cream and guac even if I have to pay extra. But it's 10:30 so I'll have to wait...
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    from Ghazzu: "After I successfully loaded the...

    from Ghazzu:
    "After I successfully loaded the horse onto a step-up trailer (first one he'd ever seen) by offering him a carrot, she began to berate me for "bribing" him and spoiling him. (She had...
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    Alagirl, that joke is hilarious! I wish I knew it...

    Alagirl, that joke is hilarious! I wish I knew it when I worked with a woman who actually did all those things - the at-work bragfests ranged from trips to her super perfect overachieving kids to...
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