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        08-28-2012, 10:13 PM
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    Originally Posted by ilovepie32    
    Well, I've had horses since I was 5. I always had mares, and I never had any sort of support with my horse hobby. My parents considered softball "my life". I went through more horses than a dealer. I hated it. I never had a horse that was good for me. That all changed this past Christmas. I hadn't had my own horse in almost three years, because the last one was wilder than a hair on a hog. But my boyfriend(fiancÚ now) talked my parents into surprising me with a horse for Christmas. I'll never forget that boy. He was my heart horse, my first gelding. We clicked instantly. I was in college 3 hours away, and I was NOT about to spend a day without Pie. So I loaded him up and took him to school with me :) I don't know what I'd have done without him!! Anyway, I didn't have anyone who supported me riding. So I found this forum where everyone loves horses! I could post pictures of my Pie, and I could be happy showing him off to people who wanted to see!.... I brought Pie home the weekend before I started to move things home from my dorm room so I wouldn't have to haul him with all my dorm stuff. When I brought all of my stuff home only a week later, I couldn't find Pie. I looked all over for him, looked for 3 hours. And when I found him he was dead. It killed me.. But having this forum, I've been able to recover from it a little bit at a time. And now I have a new gelding to post pictures of. Things are getting better, and I owe it to the people on this forum who post pictures and love their horses the way they do!
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    I'm a little confused. Pie was where when he died? What could have caused his death? How long did you actually have him?
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        08-28-2012, 10:28 PM
    He was at home when he died. In my pasture. I only had him for 4 months. I brought him home a week before I wa actually finished with school, and then when I came home from school he was gone.

    I just found out recently that my neighbors who live behind my pasture(right by where Pie died) had a calf killed by their own dogs. They had 7 dogs. They're hillbillies that shoot guns and party and make a lot of noise every single night.
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        08-28-2012, 10:31 PM
    Oh, and the only thing that had been touched on his whole body was one ear that had been chewed off. So I believe that the dogs chase him down, cornered him in a group of trees, took him down, and got bored with the "game" when he stopped breathing. Just my opinion though.
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        08-28-2012, 10:44 PM
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    I wanted to learn more about horses and was invited by a friend, glad I joined cause I really enjoy this forum. I've learned so much from many members here. ilovepie I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your boy.
        08-28-2012, 11:17 PM
    Well, every time I did an Internet search on anything horsey, this annoying site kept popping up on my screen. For months I kept rolling my eyes at it, lol. Finally, I selected "Full Version" and was instantly hooked. Figures that I'd been overlooking something so jam packed with the kind of goodies I crave. Psssht.

    Now I'll never leave! Mwa ha ha ha!
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        08-28-2012, 11:23 PM
    I joined because my friends are the kinds of people that love my horses but wouldn't know what a halter was if I asked them. XD Either that or they don't want to have anything to do with horses because they rode a pony at a birthday party when they were 5 and the pony kicked them. Oh well. :( It's nice to have people to talk to about horses that know way more than I do about them.
        08-28-2012, 11:42 PM
    I was stuck in Amarillo, 2 hours away from my horses and was needing a horsey fix so I started googling anything and everything that I was even slightly curious about. This site kept coming up in the answers so I joined. Been addicted ever since.

    This was the very first online forum I'd ever been a member of. I've tried a few others since, but they can't seem to hold my interest. I think it might have something to do with being the new kid on the block all over again. I know this site and the people on it, I know who's advice to trust and who's to ignore and, even though we have our rough spots, it really does feel a lot like a family here.
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        08-28-2012, 11:45 PM
    Green Broke
    I'm the same as palomine.. stumbled across it one day, joined, and jumped in.. I think January 2011 and got hooked and now none of you can get rid of me. Muahaha!! Just kidding.. Kinda..Gotta hate that "Ban" feature.
        08-28-2012, 11:45 PM
    SorrelHorse kept bothering me to join until I finally did.
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        08-28-2012, 11:49 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by BubblesBlue    
    SorrelHorse kept bothering me to join until I finally did.

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