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    He may not have had love before he came here, but...

    He may not have had love before he came here, but he certainly has received only love and compassion at our farm.
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    Maybe, down the road, I'll feel comfortable...

    Maybe, down the road, I'll feel comfortable posting my real name. I am a regular poster on COTH and I hope the essence of my posts speaks toward the situation's difficulties (and the agonizing...
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    Thank you all; I've received some wonderful PMs...

    Thank you all; I've received some wonderful PMs from people and I really appreciate it.

    We spoke to our vet this morning and he paid us a very kind compliment--he said if we couldn't turn this...
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    Okay, I wasn't sure if I wanted to post an update...

    Okay, I wasn't sure if I wanted to post an update but I think I owe it to the people who gave me really good, thoughtful advice.

    We had an incident with this horse this weekend that topped...
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    Thomas--you can rant and rave at me, call me...

    Thomas--you can rant and rave at me, call me names, and assume as much as you want. I'm not going to rise to it, provide more details, or feel the need to defend myself.

    And a couple of people on...
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    I think the issue is...humans are the scariest...

    I think the issue is...humans are the scariest thing this horse has encountered and even raising your arm up too quickly sends him bolting through anything and everyone to get out of his way. The...
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    Thanks again for all the advice and suggestions....

    Thanks again for all the advice and suggestions.

    I do want to clarify that the original post wasn't a should I/shouldn't I euthanize . Yes, it is an option, but there are other options besides it....
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    I've deliberately kept the facts to a minimum...

    I've deliberately kept the facts to a minimum here because I am a regular poster on COTH and wanted to get feedback without being judged too harshly. I know that will happen anyway but such is life. ...
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    Wow...I really appreciate all the advice and...

    Wow...I really appreciate all the advice and support. I needed some perspective.

    It's funny that a couple of people mentioned long-term tranquilizers because that is our next step. Not sure about...
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    I wouldn't say fear has been an issue until the...

    I wouldn't say fear has been an issue until the 2nd bad incident today. I guess maybe that's the real issue--dangerous horse + now fearful handler (the only one that he will really even let near...
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    Dangerous Horse: What Would You Do

    Let me preface this by saying that I'm not making any decisions right now...I am giving this time.

    However, this situation bothers me on a whole level that I can't put my finger on.

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