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    [QUOTE=SmartAlex;8297766]I think horses are...

    [QUOTE=SmartAlex;8297766]I think horses are intelligent, emotional beings who fear death. I also think there are fates worse than death.
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    I agree that they fear death in the sense that...
  2. Don't usually participate in naming threads, but...

    Don't usually participate in naming threads, but given his likely breed and something about him, August jumped into my head. (as in Augusta Maine) It also has a certain stature to it.
    Good luck,...
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    OP - I'm an amateur who just purchased a Lusitano...

    OP - I'm an amateur who just purchased a Lusitano stallion, that I'd been part leasing for a year or so. I did a lot of investigation and discussing on this topic, and have decided not to geld him. ...
  4. Almost spit drink on my keyboard.......Love it!

    Almost spit drink on my keyboard.......Love it!
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    OP - Re the injections, here's what I can tell...

    OP - Re the injections, here's what I can tell you: In Florida it cost me $800 to get three facets injected bi-laterally (2011). Horse, who was just shy of 22 at the time, improved significantly,...
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    One thought: If this is a person who you think...

    One thought: If this is a person who you think is honest, and you get a signed agreement, you could take him back for $0, have the person pay board and you resell, giving him whatever $ you get when...
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    OP - my heart goes out to you, it is a tough...

    OP - my heart goes out to you, it is a tough situation.
    Here are my thoughts: The dog's condition and management are clearly stressful to YOU. The uncertainty and worry are not healthy on an...
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    https://www.facebook.com/elene.sergerie?fref=nf ...

    https://www.facebook.com/elene.sergerie?fref=nf

    A facebook post from Elene's husband; closing the farm in October. Sad...
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    Not sure this will be of any help at all, but: ...

    Not sure this will be of any help at all, but:
    I have a horse that has his changes. As he and I were going thru our get to know each other phase, he would throw his right hip in the air when...
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    She's beautiful! Good luck with her, we want to...

    She's beautiful! Good luck with her, we want to hear success stories down the road!
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    Cant vouch for the clinic skills, but based on...

    Cant vouch for the clinic skills, but based on above, doesn't matter.
    I will say that I was stabled next to him and his group at a show last spring. It was his 80th birthday, banner up, champagne...
  12. Thread: BEHOLDER !!!

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    itching to see the video.............

    itching to see the video.............
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    I have a friend who has 4 deaf (white) boxers and...

    I have a friend who has 4 deaf (white) boxers and one w/ one eye. She has worked closely with boxer rescues over the years, and all of hers are currently therapy dogs. She has taught them sign...
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    My thoughts, in addition to the above: Sign the...

    My thoughts, in addition to the above: Sign the dog up for obedience class with a good trainer. Among other things, it puts you in a position to better bond with the dog and lets you get trainer...
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    Check vrbo.com, vacation rentals by owner. Pick...

    Check vrbo.com, vacation rentals by owner. Pick Florida and then Ocala, see what's there. I did this the first and second winters I spent in central Fl. before permanently moving.
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    My first thought is that "hard costs" are...

    My first thought is that "hard costs" are entirely dependent on the size/scope and nature of what you want to offer.
    Capital costs: Land, barn, arena(s) pasture fencing, other property upgrades
    ...
  17. Not sure where you are exactly, but SC Equine...

    Not sure where you are exactly, but SC Equine Massage and Saddle Fit is in Daytona; I use them for saddle fitting but have not done massage services. Like the saddle fitting work very much. Her...
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    Do you have snakes around? Is the paw hot or...

    Do you have snakes around? Is the paw hot or swelling? I might at least call the emergency vet if dog didn't settle down in about 10 minutes or so.
  19. Consider dinner: a crockpot of chili or soup or...

    Consider dinner: a crockpot of chili or soup or whatever; a quiche, etc. OR a if you know his/her tastes, a bottle of wine and a card. A $20 gift cert. to a restaurant they like.
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    Yes, some parts of it made me laugh out loud, but...

    Yes, some parts of it made me laugh out loud, but its a spot on article for those who want to pursue a dressage journey. Or really any journey, including life.

    Well done, LS.
  21. I've sold two County Perfections online: ...

    I've sold two County Perfections online: Tacktrader.com and dressagestar.com.

    Dressage star gets some spammers, but they're pretty easy to spot. They don't ask questions and they want to buy...
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    OP - the first year I wintered in south, it was...

    OP - the first year I wintered in south, it was six weeks as that was the longest rental I could find. It was over before I knew it. For the work you have to do to get 8-12 horses south and...
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    OP - anything show up on the xrays? I think...

    OP - anything show up on the xrays?
    I think you were wise to do the tests as long as horse was there.

    jingles to you!
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    Really? Show me any sport or any profession that...

    Really? Show me any sport or any profession that doesn't have some bad eggs and lousy practices. If you avoid all of them, you will end up locking yourself in the house.

    Pursue dressage, with...
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    IMO, we will not see him again. Retirement from...

    IMO, we will not see him again. Retirement from the showring.
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