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        06-12-2014, 08:30 AM
    Originally Posted by whisperbaby22    
    I listened to the Belmont on the radio today, and now the controversy over this race begins. On one hand, I do not like some of the things that go on in racing, years ago the area I live in had quite a few race related businesses, and when I would go to the auction I would see the cast off breeding mares. Disgusting and terribly sad. However, I realize that without a race and show horse industry, I would not be able to enjoy my backyard horse. There would be no feed stores or horse vets, I would probably not be able to live in a city with zoning for horses.
    Three years ago, when faced with raising an orphaned foal, I discovered a lot about the thoroughbred industry that really upset me - mainly the nurse mare business. I never cease to be amazed at how some people chase the almighty dollar with absolutely no regard for the well being of animals...
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        06-14-2014, 04:30 PM
    I agree that the thoroughbred industry is full of people who have no business around horses. And they have a horse that ran very well now branded as a "loser" in the public eye.
        06-14-2014, 05:44 PM
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    Some pics of Dewey that my daughter emailed to me today.

    I posted how we came to have Dewey again in the 60's thread a while back, but now I can't find the thread anymore so I'll post them here.

    I owned Dewey, a SSH gelding now 18 yrs old, for 4-5 years, she used him in 4-H part of the time. Then I had to let him go due to hardships, then a couple of years ago she found him on craigslist and we went and got him back.

    She keeps him at the barn where she works and gives lessons, part leases him.... to cover his board.









    The black TB is her horse Edgar
        06-18-2014, 04:30 PM
    What a wonderful story and so lucky to get this nice horse back in your life. I am enjoying the last few cooler days before the summer heat hits in my neck of the woods. I am thinking it is going to be a long hot summer, and I am ready to start getting up real early to ride.
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        06-18-2014, 08:09 PM
    Green Broke
    I'm going to start hauling my personal horse again when I work out of town. Every body at home got their affairs lined out and I can afford the board for one or two while I'm traveling again. (Glad it didn't take the whole month I gave them)

    My personal horse is very overweight now. Ugh. I've known this horse for four years and have never seen him like this. Three weeks! That's all it took for him to balloon on belly deep grass.
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        06-20-2014, 11:00 AM
    Rode a new horse in my lesson last night and cantered for the first time since "the pony incident". Everything went fine even though there were 5 horses, 2 instructors & 2 onlookers in the ring. Arena traffic is always a challenge for me.

    Love how your daughter scooped Dewey up again, Anndankev. He looks like a good steady eddie. Are spotted saddle horses gaited?
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        06-20-2014, 04:30 PM
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    Thanks for all the Dewey 'likes', he is a very likable guy.

    He is not registered, from what I understand SSH are similar to TWH and should do a running walk. I know nothing about it though. He trots.

    Also he loves barrels and has obviously been trained in them, although a long time ago. He even loves to drink the water that pools on top of a barrel.

    Most of all he loves kids and he will stand still, not moving his feet if a little child is on the ground near him.
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        06-21-2014, 08:17 AM
    Well happy summer solstice everybody. Maisie I am glad you got to canter, it is always so nice when you can do what you want. For me, it is getting out on the trail regularly, a few months ago I went from being really hectic to having time to really mosey and poke around with my horse.
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        06-25-2014, 08:58 PM
    Well wish me luck, tomorrow I am going to look at a 700 gallon water tank sitting on a trailer.
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        07-04-2014, 11:12 AM
    I did not get the trailer, mostly because I had already decided to go in a different direction. But the last hay I got was crummy, and a feed store has been shouting about how good their hay is, anyway, both destinations were close. I had given up on driving all over looking a "great, the best!" hay only to find it the same stuff I can get around the corner, so I went there expecting to see the same crummy hay. Surprise, it was pretty nice! Anyway, I am holeing up for the day, no riding this weekend, preparing to be up all night protecting the "farm". Happy 4th

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