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        12-06-2012, 04:32 AM
    No, sadly, haven't ever owned my own horse...special, or otherwise...though I imagine that once I do, the likelyhood is certainly there...

    My 8 year old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix, Penelope, is DEFINITELY "spe-shull" as, though she is 13lbs & certainly NOT tiny, it took her until she was three YEARS old to learn how to jump onto the couch, the bed, etc...(I know, most are happy if they don't have to train the dogs to GET ONTO the furniture, but c'mon! She's a LAP dog!)

    My now 16 year old step-son IS genuinely special needs, and I am not in the least offended by your comment, Ware's...We love him dearly of course, as everyone does their child; but in addition to "US" thinking that he's the best, everyone he meets has wonderful things to say about him!

    He is a beautiful young man, (nearly a grown up, now!) both inside and out...sometimes I am thankful that he is ISN'T just like every other "blankety-blank"-teen-aged-kid out there! Especially when the friends he attracts are all just as kind, polite, funny, and wonderfully innocent as he, so they are all a joy to have over to the house.

    Not to mention that his goals in life are to EXCEL at all the things most non-special-needs teens are busy trying to be "too cool" to be good at (like schoolwork, martial arts, being kind and good to others, just to name a few)...though you can't tell with Jake, he has ALWAYS been more challenging to RAISE than "most kids", due to learning disabilities, ADHD, and having been deeply emotionally abused by his birth mother before the age of five (my husband's unfortunate ex-wife!), but the WORK is always rewarded 10-fold with the really (genuinely) special things he constantly accomplishes and brings into our lives!
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        12-06-2012, 06:31 AM
    If the poster meant short trail/er, my apologies...
    On a different note, I was going to ask if anyone knew about insurance for horses, a fellow boarder is looking for info (not sure why)
        12-06-2012, 09:26 AM
    Great stories!! I am really enjoying reading everyone's posts. They are touching and some are quite funny... and boy can I relate to most of them! Keep 'em coming! :)

    Herdof2, I have done research on horse insurance, but have not found any worth getting as opposed to simply putting those insurance payments into a savings account for medical emergencies. Often, insurance only covers certain issues, like colic surgery (and of course, Justice likes to get the type of stuff that is not run of the mill or covered by insurance). CARE credit is a pretty good deal, if you can find a horse vet who will take it. But all that gives you is a no interest (for 1 year) credit card.
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        12-06-2012, 08:11 PM
    Originally Posted by Herdof2    
    If the poster meant short trail/er, my apologies...
    On a different note, I was going to ask if anyone knew about insurance for horses, a fellow boarder is looking for info (not sure why)
    Hi Herdof2...I know for a fact that my trainer has AMAZING HORSE ACCIDENT/INJURY insurance; though as of yet I have no horse to insure thus haven't ever asked who it's through...if youd msg and remind me, I will make it a point to ask her on Sunday @ my lesson who she uses/premiums etc...and will report back.

    I DO KNOW that it covers ANY MALADY at up to $10,000.00 PER INCIDENT PER YEAR with a mere $300 deductible. Tho she could pay $100/mo for such, which would be out of the question for many, so I'll definitely check!

    Be well! B2H :0)

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