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    Well, the "You have to have experiences to gain...

    Well, the "You have to have experiences to gain experience" quote came out of a discussion right on COTH. Thomas (remember him?) was aghasted that I would take my mare, who has been known to kick,...
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    OGP, thanks for taking this one on. Anyway,...

    OGP, thanks for taking this one on.

    Anyway, per a point raised elsewhere, as a Boston local, with an office located just above the ambulance entrance of one of the big hospitals that was taking in...
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    Here is one for you:...

    Here is one for you: http://www.partridgehillstable.com/Treble-s-Tanqueray.html

    Also sent a PM...
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    Both the breeders I have bought horses from are...

    Both the breeders I have bought horses from are lower-budget operations. They use highly visible electric tape and keep it turned on -- babies need to learn very early that the fence will BITE them....
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    Fear of shame, too. Heard on the radio this...

    Fear of shame, too. Heard on the radio this morning about a woman whose husband started beating her a month after their big fancy wedding. She didn't leave right away because of how she feared...
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    He must be very tall! That horse is HUGE. ...

    He must be very tall! That horse is HUGE. Really nice to watch, too.
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    Beach riding is really fun. I understand that...

    Beach riding is really fun. I understand that not all horses or riders think so, but it really should be on a rider's bucket list.

    For those in New England, the MSPCA "Horses Helping Horses"...
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    Classy and Stolen, ouch ouch and OUCH for your...

    Classy and Stolen, ouch ouch and OUCH for your repeated ouchies. Healing sometimes just takes forever and/or doesn't follow expectations...

    Not a lot going on here. Visiting Josephine this...
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    OK, that was inappropriate on my part. I'm sorry.

    OK, that was inappropriate on my part. I'm sorry.
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    Because the universe expanding is not the same as...

    Because the universe expanding is not the same as star clusters becoming more dense. Star clusters are not the universe. They are bodies within it.

    And sorry, you still aren't converting me to...
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    I used a chain over the nose very effectively...

    I used a chain over the nose very effectively when rehabbing my mare... We were doing a lot of handwalking and she was bored from being confined, so every once in a while she'd find something to...
  12. Can't tell if you are an eventer or a dressage...

    Can't tell if you are an eventer or a dressage person, but I had to double check the eventing rules to be sure that whips are allowed in eventing dressage (they are, except for championships, at...
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    The breeder is really good at finding...

    The breeder is really good at finding "interesting" obstacles on sale. One thing I can say, her horses are desensitized without being "dead-heads." My full-grown mare would freak at the kitty!
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    What a tough situation to find yourself in! Did...

    What a tough situation to find yourself in! Did the sisters know you had filed for divorce? Are they aware of his alcoholism? Did you have children with this man?

    Two choices, as I see it: (a)...
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    I'll eat either :) Maybe we need to visit each...

    I'll eat either :)

    Maybe we need to visit each other's horses/barns...
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    ooo, moonshine! Sounds very tasty. We have...

    ooo, moonshine! Sounds very tasty.

    We have both regular Concord and fox grapes, and also this year some tiny green grapes that are very tasty. Had a friend come over and pick the purple ones;...
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    What a good boy! He looks really BIG too... ...

    What a good boy! He looks really BIG too...

    Not sure I've shared this but here is my Morgan filly at 5 months with her breeder. A little different approach but I think she's awesome.
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    Renae -- does anyone do Morgan crosses? (Just...

    Renae -- does anyone do Morgan crosses? (Just thinking that we already know that Morgans, Saddlebreds, and Standardbreds come from very similar bloodlines, and IMO Morgans have the toughness of the...
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    My mare also toes in, and has offset knees and a...

    My mare also toes in, and has offset knees and a big splint on her right cannon, which is the worse leg. What I've been told is to not try to alter the toeing in because it will stress her joints,...
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    One note: I can't remember if these are the 5 mg...

    One note: I can't remember if these are the 5 mg or 10 mg tablets. They can make a horse a bit sleepy so this is important! I have found bottles of 365 generic 10 mg tablets for around $20. ...
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    Zyrtec is 15 human tablets twice per day (it's...

    Zyrtec is 15 human tablets twice per day (it's generic, so not terribly expensive). It will be cut back to once a day after 2 weeks and we'll see how she does. Of course by then, whatever is...
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    HF -- interesting. Dust makes it worse and the...

    HF -- interesting. Dust makes it worse and the cough only shows up when she's being worked in an arena -- more in the indoor than outdoor. Have never had her cough on a trail ride even when...
  23. Another idea, also from Schneiders, that would...

    Another idea, also from Schneiders, that would probably get you to medium-weight warmth:

    http://www.sstack.com/horse-blankets-and-sheets_blanket-liners/poly-tech-bellyband-multi-purpose-liner/
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    Living outside: allergies WORSE?

    I know that living outside 24/7 is commonly recommended for horses with allergies. This was one of many reasons for moving my mare; she went from 6 hours T/O per day to being out 20-24 hours per day...
  25. We have switched a few times, mostly due to poor...

    We have switched a few times, mostly due to poor signal on cell phones (T-Mobile) or because DH realized we could save some money by switching. Landline and internet are currently provided by...
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