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    what I love about Arabian pedigree searches is...

    what I love about Arabian pedigree searches is how far back you can go...back, back, back into the desert, with antique sepia photographs of my mare's great great great great great something or...
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    I enjoyed reading this, as I have an Arab mare...

    I enjoyed reading this, as I have an Arab mare with Polish/Russian/Crabbet ancestors--it's always fun to learn about the history.
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    This horse had a certain look in his eye--I...

    This horse had a certain look in his eye--I remarked on it all along. And both he and jockey were so incredibly relaxed before the race---and winning it. I have very mixed feelings about racing (all...
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    I love box turtles. We have a big, mature female...

    I love box turtles. We have a big, mature female who comes into the pasture every year at this time to look for soft spots to lay her eggs. I saw her again yesterday, and was so happy!

    Thanks for...
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    Flowers! Big patches of blue wildflowers on the...

    Flowers! Big patches of blue wildflowers on the lawn that have just appeared, patches of buttercups, and big white clusters of hydrangeas! I know horses see color and depth differently than humans,...
  6. Suppraxiom Brooke(registered name) is...

    Suppraxiom Brooke(registered name) is "Cookie"--as in gingerbread cookie with white icing!
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    they don't have g.I. issues but I give both my...

    they don't have g.I. issues but I give both my dog and cat a little taste of plain, whole milk yogurt (organic Stonyfields Farm)pretty often and can't help but think it is good for them. They both...
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    my kitten likes grain-free Wellness wet food and...

    my kitten likes grain-free Wellness wet food and Merrick dry("crunchies"). He gets the dry as an extra because he's still a growing boy My last cat lived to be a healthy old age--19! on Wellness.
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    in my herd of two, the conformation differences...

    in my herd of two, the conformation differences between my mare-who-likes-to-lead, and my gelding make it inevitable. She is a TB- like Arab with lots of energy, a sloping shoulder and a long stride....
  10. great feet, great health, easy-keeping,...

    great feet, great health, easy-keeping, versatile, smart, loves working, people -oriented (i.e, wants to be your partner)--I have a really good one--but you need to find one with a sensible...
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    so many good suggestions! Thanks!

    so many good suggestions! Thanks!
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    very cute. I have a photo of my mare at 6 months...

    very cute. I have a photo of my mare at 6 months old--a sweet filly, but she was already getting gangly and outgrowing the overwhelming cuteness of a tiny one.
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    stinky litterbox blues

    I need advice about the absolute best way to have a nonstinky litterbox. We have our first completely indoor cat, and so far, have not figured it out. Tips, best brands of litter?
    And--are males...
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    You really don't know what you are talking about....

    You really don't know what you are talking about. Google Canadien horse!!! This is a separate, and OLD breed--just pretty rare. I own one, so I know.
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    I have a Canadien gelding. He is a teddy bear....

    I have a Canadien gelding. He is a teddy bear. Strong, black bay, opulent of mane and tail, gentle, very handsome, healthy, and trustworthy. He is built like a bigger old style Morgan and has the...
  16. I don't have a helpful suggestion but am very...

    I don't have a helpful suggestion but am very curious, as my Arab mare is of Russian/Polish/Crabbett lines and I know what qualities you are referring to exactly. Am not going to be in a position to...
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    scratching post advice wanted

    what is the best design/materials for a cat scratching post? Anyone make their own?
    Any good buys out there?
    How do you teach a kitten to use one?

    Our last cat went outside and used the trees...
  18. Agree with all the previous posters. A lot of...

    Agree with all the previous posters. A lot of horses really enjoy the trail and are full of enthusiasm and high spirits. It isn't "bad behavior" at all. My mare is like that. Ears always up, curious...
  19. well, it's completely normal behavior for dogs...

    well, it's completely normal behavior for dogs and cats, as predators---but I still get upset when they kill little creatures...and no, mine are not free-roaming hunters! The mice in the house are...
  20. "the best form of exercise is something you will...

    "the best form of exercise is something you will actually do"! An excellent piece of advice if I ever heard one. It has to be something you actually enjoy doing ---otherwise it won't last---and...
  21. the easiest and most adaptable form of good...

    the easiest and most adaptable form of good exercise is brisk walking. Walk as much as you can in the course of your everyday life--make a point of it! I do barn chores, but it's my dog who really...
  22. both of the dogs I have had often pooped near the...

    both of the dogs I have had often pooped near the poop that coyotes left as they crossed the edge of our property, across a road, continuing along a deer trail...don't know if it is one-upmanship, or...
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    very sweet! You both are lucky. I miss my cat...

    very sweet! You both are lucky. I miss my cat (my friend for 19 years)
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    I have a lovely full Arab mare I don't show. I...

    I have a lovely full Arab mare I don't show. I adore her beautiful fine, long forelock, mane and tail. For our own purposes, I scissor a little bridle path just to--gasp--make the appropriate room...
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    There can be a risk of fire with hay that is...

    There can be a risk of fire with hay that is still new, not dry enough, "hot". I would be very mindful of this, and stack it as advised.
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