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        05-25-2013, 02:52 PM
      #751
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    You should write to some of the driving clubs in Texas about scholarships, and also check with SIRE, they may know of some for homeschoolers.

    Nancy
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        05-25-2013, 09:43 PM
      #752
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    Great idea Greentree! I'd probably have to have a membership before that though, right? I'm a AMHR member but that's about it. I'm not in any riding or driving clubs, unfortunately.

    SIRE is a great idea also. We have one about an hour from where I live so they're bound to have some sort of suggestion!
         
        05-26-2013, 08:57 PM
      #753
    Weanling
    Don't forget Berea College, they offer a BA in Child and Family Studies, and will direct your course choices to pursue a Masters in Social Work or such if you are wanting to go that route.

    And:
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    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    At Berea, we provide students with a remarkable educational opportunity. We award a 4-year, tuition scholarship to every admitted student. This scholarship works in conjunction with any other grants or scholarships students receive to completely cover the cost of tuition.
    Additional costs, such as room, board, and fees, may also be covered by the College, depending upon your financial need. Nearly all of our students receive additional aid for these costs.
    Why? Because it is our mission to provide educational opportunity to students of great academic promise who have limited financial resources.
    In short, we think students are worth more than the tuition they can afford.

    And it's here in Kentucky!!
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        05-26-2013, 09:43 PM
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    And you can come stay with us if you need to establish in-state residency for tuition!! Berea is a good college. My friend's daughter went there.

    Nancy
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        05-26-2013, 09:45 PM
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    Trained
    My sister and my niece and my father went to Berea.
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        05-27-2013, 01:18 PM
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    Oh, I haven't forgotten <3 I was so excited to hear about Berea. I'd never heard of a college that provided full ride scholarships, or thought they existed, until you mentioned it. I plan to apply for Berea for sure, on the chance that I COULD get in. If I did, even though the idea of moving so far away from home is intimidating, I'd be dumb to pass up the opportunity.

    Since it seems that quite a few of you are familiar with Berea, is it possible to do Undergrad work there, then transfer somewhere else for my OT degree, if that's what I needed to do? I'm still not sure quite what I want to do yet, and in all honestly I'm really confused about what all is required for OT or for some of the other occupations involving disabled kids! I don't think that I would want to be a Special Ed teacher in a public school, but other than that I'm pretty open to ideas. I think my mom and I are going to my dual credit college this next week to see if I can talk to one of their advisors, so maybe that will help.

    It would be seriously cool to live in Kentucky though. It seems like its a quite a bit more 'horsey' than where I live, at least in terms of knowledge. We may have a lot of horses down here, but most of them live in pretty sorry conditions and no one seems to know about correct care ._. It drives me nuts!!!


    On news of Kenzie, I forgot my camera today but I'll try to get some update pictures for you all in the next day or two. Feel free to bug me about it so that I remember xD she's doing pretty good though, and having Bree and a pasture buddy actually seems to work out very well. They appear to like each other and Bree doesn't give her a hard time. I was a little worried at first since Bree is a BIG girl (one of those uncommon tank-type Thoroughbreds) at 16.2-16.3 (I haven't sticked her)hh and 1200 lbs., but she's a gentle soul and seems to realize Kenzie is a bit 'behind' so she's been very patient. We have reason to believe she was a broodmare for most of her life, so it would make sense for her to be the saint that she is.

    Score one for us!
         
        05-28-2013, 01:08 PM
      #757
    Foal
    Wow...my stomach is in knots seeing those pictures. That's absolutely terrifying. Not to mention the lack of vet care on the "professionals" parts. If a vet recieves an image like that, they should immediately go see that horse. Im so sorry you had to deal with all of this. :(
         
        05-28-2013, 03:54 PM
      #758
    Foal
    You need to switch barns asap, for the sake of your horse. Doesn`t matter the price, the care, the notice, this is for the good of your horse which you took on when you bought her. Horse girls are ***ing crazy, you need to get out of their before it`s a tendon or something that will end this horses life. You also need to get her in a stall before she gets an serious infection, I can the dirt around the wound and it`s a cry for a start of sepsis. Take it from me, horse`s health can change with the flip of a dime, so don`t take chances and get her the care she needs, her life may depend on it.
         
        05-28-2013, 05:12 PM
      #759
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    You need to switch barns asap, for the sake of your horse. Doesn`t matter the price, the care, the notice, this is for the good of your horse which you took on when you bought her. Horse girls are ***ing crazy, you need to get out of their before it`s a tendon or something that will end this horses life. You also need to get her in a stall before she gets an serious infection, I can the dirt around the wound and it`s a cry for a start of sepsis. Take it from me, horse`s health can change with the flip of a dime, so don`t take chances and get her the care she needs, her life may depend on it.
    Did you read through the entire thread?
         
        05-28-2013, 05:31 PM
      #760
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    No worries Sky, I'm sure it would be very, very time consuming to read 76 pages so I can give a summary to her to clear things up.

    Smelmel- thank you for trying to help, and I totally see where you're coming from. I do however, need to clear a few things up for you ^_^

    First off, this injury was almost exactly two months ago. I agree that the ear was horrific and VERY grimy when I took pictures of it...I'm unsure of how she managed to get so much dirt on it in such a short time (rolling maybe?). I did the best that I could as far as quarantine went for her, and she was stalled pretty much 24/7 in that 3 sided stall and small turn out. I did not think it would be smart to try to enclose her to only that 14 x 14 stall because of prior mistreatment that caused her to be very claustrophobic. She has spent a good chunk of her life in a very small space and therefore the less space she has, the more she fret, she less she eats, etc etc. Its just a downhill fall from there.

    Once I finally found a good vet to clean her ear, we actually paid for her to be knocked out (and by knocked out, I mean enough to make her very loopy. I'd equate her sedation to the same amount as when her teeth were floated) and to have the wound flushed out and power cleaned since I felt like I couldn't do it justice. After that it was just a matter of keeping the flies out (by the way guys, SWAT is my favorite ointment EVER now. That stuff was perfect for her ear wound, as well as the little scuffs and such that have appeared every now and then) and keeping it as clean as possible. Miraculously the wound never did get infected or ooze anything more than a bit of clear liquid at first. It looked pretty gruesome for a while but I'm happy to report that the ear is 100% closed up and probably 90% functional. It still tilts funky, but she can move it and hear out of it.

    Secondly, I don't own Kenzie. Its a rather complicated story, but basically I pay for her special feed and what vet/farrier care I can to alleviate the stress from her actual owner, who happens to care for (owns or boards) 40 other horses as well and runs a therapy center. Therefore it DOES matter the costs, care, notice. I took on her care out of love for her, but I do not own her nor any right to do what I please with her. The reason that I don't own her is because I DO realize the costs, and know that I can not sufficiently care for her. So she belongs to BO, and I pitch in what time and money I can. Its a crazy situation but hey, you work with the cards you're dealt, right?

    Thirdly, while I do wish we had been able to rehome or move her, she's in a bit of a better situation now in that she is 100% healed from the injury, sound, sane (ISH. Lol), and back out to pasture like she should be. BO had a bunch of security cameras installed and one is trained right on her pen, so if anything like this (pray it doesn't) again, we will be able to catch the culprit.

    Thank you for your concern, and I'm SURE there are things I could have done differently/better. I am happy that she recovered and is back to her scrawny little lovable self again, minus a bit of trust.
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