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  1. I'm no expert but his baby color and...

    I'm no expert but his baby color and changes/shedding look exactly like my black gelding (now 11 years old) so that's my vote also. I finally sent hair in to UC Davis for testing because I was tired...
  2. We've had a few dogs who actually taught...

    We've had a few dogs who actually taught themselves the bells. They just happened to be hanging on the door and the dogs figured it out all on their own. Incredibly handy, as long as you don't tune...
  3. I have a question about the Edge - if you have a...

    I have a question about the Edge - if you have a case on the phone, can you still see the notifications that come up along the edge of the phone or are they blocked?
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    The horror!!!!!!

    The horror!!!!!!
  5. I'm an equine insurance agent. Fell into the...

    I'm an equine insurance agent. Fell into the job, I have a background owning and showing horses but no insurance background prior (previously worked for a recruiting company, an electrical company...
  6. Oh, sorry! Yes, the first ones are x-rays...

    Oh, sorry! Yes, the first ones are x-rays (before & after surgery) and the second ones are the scars six months after - they're actually not that bad. :)
  7. Wanted to add, when I was in for a follow up...

    Wanted to add, when I was in for a follow up visit somewhere after the surgeries, I made a comment to the surgeon about how great it was going to be to be able to ride again and he said, "Oh yeah,...
  8. This was mine from the end of April, 2012. My...

    This was mine from the end of April, 2012. My greenie spun and I basically "dismounted" and my leg snapped when I landed feet first:
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    Could you send your agent an email asking him to...

    Could you send your agent an email asking him to explain the increase instead of calling? At least that way you may get your answer without the torture of being on the phone with him.
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    I have a small horseshoe on my right leg just...

    I have a small horseshoe on my right leg just above my ankle and a few years ago I got this horse on the left leg.
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  11. I bought my first pair last month, tan for show. ...

    I bought my first pair last month, tan for show. Succumbed to the email and bought a pair of military green. I'm a sucker.
  12. My 14 year old heeler was diagnosed with DM...

    My 14 year old heeler was diagnosed with DM around November. In his case, he was fecal incontinent but could still walk for short distances (a few feet at a time) but I had to carry him up and down...
  13. I've been doing four 10's for a couple of years...

    I've been doing four 10's for a couple of years now and love it! My co-worker and I alternate wednesdays and fridays off - she works 7 to 5:30 and I work 7:30 to 6:00. I beat the traffic, have one...
  14. They may consider it if it is considered...

    They may consider it if it is considered "life-threatening" or detrimental to the horse's health. If it is simply so the horse can work, it's considered elective surgery and is normally not covered....
  15. While there were many more, the four main books I...

    While there were many more, the four main books I remember from James Herriot were All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Wise and Wonderful, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and The Lord God Made...
  16. This was one of the first symptoms of my...

    This was one of the first symptoms of my headshaker as well, at least the facerubbing on his legs. We even almost took a header one time because he decided to rub his face on his front leg...
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    I'm a huge fan of Vetrolin Shine - LOVE the...

    I'm a huge fan of Vetrolin Shine - LOVE the stuff! I've also used a cattle product called Revive from Sullivan's (https://www.sullivansupply.com/cart/tx/p-182-sullivans-revive.aspx) - I buy it at...
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    Many barns are now requiring that their boarders...

    Many barns are now requiring that their boarders carry personal liability insurance (protects the horse owner should the horse injure a third party or damage someone's property) and name the barn...
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    Testing diabetic kitty

    My senior cat was recently diagnosed as diabetic (had a bladder infection originally as well but that has since been treated and resolved). A friend recently put down her diabetic cat and gave me...
  20. I had my right foot done about 15 years ago. Cut...

    I had my right foot done about 15 years ago. Cut and pinned the big toe, pin in the little toe and took a little knob off the toe next to the big toe. Was in a cast totally non-weightbearing for...
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    When my 11 yr old gelding was younger, I had a...

    When my 11 yr old gelding was younger, I had a few different trainers approach me to ask if he was for sale and my trainer at the time tried to convince me to put a price tag, ridiculous or not, on...
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    All right, I've caved. Could you include me in...

    All right, I've caved. Could you include me in the PM too? Thank you! :)
  23. Along the Guys-In-Boots-And-Breeches vein, I was...

    Along the Guys-In-Boots-And-Breeches vein, I was going to send a short video of my gelding to a trainer to see if he would be interested in taking him to work with him for a few months. Glad I...
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    I don't think I realized until now how weird it...

    I don't think I realized until now how weird it was that when, shortly after I graduated from high school, my parents sold our house in a small town and moved a few towns over onto five acres so we...
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    I'm surprised no one has brought up the fact that...

    I'm surprised no one has brought up the fact that she may actually have post-partum depression (unless I missed it?). My brain immediately went to Andrea Yates - stuck in the house, homeschooling...
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