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    Aug. 20, 2014, 02:12 PM
    The farrier at the dressage barn I train at is a petite strong female. She used to be a competitive rider but stopped because she has no time to...
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    Aug. 7, 2014, 06:18 PM
    How about you look at it in terms of the horses, maybe that will help. Not every horse no matter how great the training will be able to be a...
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    Aug. 3, 2014, 11:56 AM
    I live in an area where you generally cannot find a board/training package for much less that $2,000 a month. Most barns will not let you just...
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    Aug. 3, 2014, 08:57 AM
    OP - It does sound complicated. Now that I have slept I reread all of your posts. I liked your analogy to having a child who was a swimmer because...
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    Aug. 2, 2014, 09:52 PM
    Thank you for explaining. I'm exhausted after working all day :) My post wasn't too clear anyway :) I feel sorry for those people whose parents...
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    Aug. 2, 2014, 09:37 PM
    I don't understand what you think is so wrong about my post? I just said that people who care about you can support you (not just financially) in...
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    Aug. 2, 2014, 09:17 PM
    I cannot stress enough how I agree with the posters who say he is controlling and that you need to consider counseling and/or leaving. There are...
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    Jul. 22, 2014, 08:20 AM
    west5 replied to a thread Cushings in dogs in The Menagerie
    This. Our dog is on Trilostane and it has made a huge difference. Also, he was losing weight and had other symptoms such as polydipsia. His coat...
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    Jul. 22, 2014, 07:51 AM
    The parts of your reply that I bolded are what concern me. If you are really going to buy your first horse the "protocol" with your trainer should...
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