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post #1 of 25 Old 03-11-2020, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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So it begins

Aaaah, springtime, when I start to add fibre to my diet and inhalation!
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post #2 of 25 Old 03-11-2020, 11:47 PM
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And here I was thinking this was going to be about incipient hayfever! Inhalation, yes, but the fibre had me flummoxed...

PS: Don't go to the emergency department with those fingernails, they may think you have hypoxia!

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post #3 of 25 Old 03-12-2020, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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SueC my granddaughter picked out the nail design, lol. Not really my color but she loved it.

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post #4 of 25 Old 03-12-2020, 12:20 AM
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You clearly have a groovy granddaughter! Whom you can now teach the word "hypoxia" to.

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post #5 of 25 Old 03-12-2020, 06:21 AM
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“It” has begun down here as well. Hair up my nose, in my eye balls, down my shirt. I need to dig the shop vac out.

It’s still too cold to do any clipping. I have taken the scissors to the length of jowel hair, in the armpits, and Rusty’s long-enough-to-braid-nether hair. They still need the thickness, but where I live they do not need the length - all that does is collect moisture then mildew———

Painted nails - my niece was about eight when she tortured me with similar fingernail designs. How can one say no to a little one saying “pleeeeeeezzzzzz?!?!?”, and their pitiful eyes boring right thru you, lollol. She’s in college now, so at least getting my barn fingernails painted is no longer a worry, lol

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post #6 of 25 Old 03-12-2020, 07:11 AM
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It's been happening here for a while. Weirdly I think it actually peaked a couple of weeks ago, at least for my lease horse, which is strange, because... Canada. It's warming up a little, but there's no doubt about whether or not it's still winter out there!
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post #7 of 25 Old 03-12-2020, 07:15 AM
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So soluble or insoluble....


It never really stops around here. If it isn't the hooved variety it is the pawed variety.
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post #8 of 25 Old 03-12-2020, 07:44 AM
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So soluble or insoluble...
Depends on what solvent you use!

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post #9 of 25 Old 03-12-2020, 09:06 AM
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I observed this season that my horse was the last to grow a proper winter coat and the first to start shedding out.

I was concerned about both at first, although I guess I didn't really have any reason to be; if it gets terribly cold the barn owners bring her in at night, and they assured me over the winter if it came to the point where it seemed like she needed a blanket (standing shivering during the day, etc.) that they would help me pick out the right kind for her (newbie here, have never bought a horse blanket, don't know how to fit one, what quality to look for, etc. )

But yeah. She's been shedding for weeks, but daintily, a little bit at a time. While the youngest mustang of the barn owners is still a muddy fuzz-ball. I started brushing her out Sunday since she was tied next to my mare, and being incessantly nosy (she's reaaaalllllly sweet, just still acts like a baby. What's that? What's thaaaat? What are you doing with her mane? Are you giving her treats? What are you putting on her back? I chew. I lick barn window. I snuffle YOUR hair.) So when I was done with each step on Dreama, I'd move to her and do the same.

I had to squint to keep the hair out of my eyes there was so much blowing in the wind.... and so much mud attached to hair. I swear she lays in the mud like a pig.
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post #10 of 25 Old 03-12-2020, 09:18 AM
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IT has begun here as well, I take them outside on a windy day, point them into the wind and have at it with the shedder. I think they are glad to have it done as they usually stand well for it.
the really tough one is, they see me drive in and promptly roll in the muddiest spot they can find and then greet me at the gate. UGH

And guess what?? I have an allergy and it is to horses which makes this a tough time for me. The shedding can set it off and if I have a cold as well that really sets in for a while, the cold clears up the the sneezing, sniffling continues.
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