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post #1 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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So I did this...

First time I’ve touched a horse since Asher left in Nov of 2017. And....30 mins later, still no severe reaction like I used to have! Of course, my finger tips barely touched him, but it was a good feeling!

I’ve been in Montana for over 3 weeks and the place is crawling with horses. I haven’t been tempted till today, and this lil guy wasn’t even at the fence, he was laying down and when he saw me, he ran up. Just like Asher always did.
I definitely wouldn’t have even tried if my other allergy’s are either non existent or barely there. Not sure exactly why my allergies aren’t as bad as they had been, but I’m loving it for however long it lasts!
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 04:25 PM
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that's great news.
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 04:25 PM
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Aww I'm so happy for you @GMA100 ! That sounds like progress, must have felt really good Thanks for sharing this moment with us, that's a very sweet looking horse

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Aww I'm so happy for you @GMA100 ! That sounds like progress, must have felt really good <img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Thanks for sharing this moment with us, that's a very sweet looking horse
Thank you! I’m hoping in a few years and some shots possibly, I can get back into horses!
He’s adorable! It’s a neighbors horse, and he always likes to watch me take walks down the lanes. Looks like what Asher does now too!

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 04:36 PM
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Thank you! Iím hoping in a few years and some shots possibly, I can get back into horses!
Heís adorable! Itís a neighbors horse, and he always likes to watch me take walks down the lanes. Looks like what Asher does now too!
Aww that's so sweet!
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 07:29 PM
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So happy for you! I remember your posts. I hope this means your allergies are going to continue to improve!
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post #7 of 12 Old 04-13-2019, 01:18 AM
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@GMA100 , YAY that you were able to touch without a reaction! Montana must be good for you.

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post #8 of 12 Old 04-13-2019, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Haha @JCnGrace I love Montana and wouldn’t mind living here at all. My parents would probably have a fit if I told them that though lol.


The horses in the pasture there seem to love me. They all come up to the gate when they see me and all fight to get pats. The worse reaction I’ve felt is a slight headache which honestly, I could deal with. So fingers crossed Im outgrowing my allergies!

The little grey is SO much like Asher. I love him! And the younger yearling is pretty adorable too!
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Great to hear! I wonder if the different climate has anything to do with the severity of your allergic reactions?


If I recall correctly, your reactions were life threatening. I do hope things are turning for the better.
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post #10 of 12 Old 04-14-2019, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Great to hear! I wonder if the different climate has anything to do with the severity of your allergic reactions?


If I recall correctly, your reactions were life threatening. I do hope things are turning for the better.
I wouldn’t say life threatening, though sometimes I definitely felt like it. I would get horrible muscle spasms and my body would shake uncontrollably. My stomach also would spasm and hurt too. And a few times I blacked out.

That was a very low time in my life as it was and I wasn’t very healthy, I’ve been taking some medication to help heal my gut and so I believe the medicine along with a new environment has helped me to feel better. I had overcome a lot of my food allergies back home to where I could have small amounts of it, but it was out here in Montana I realized I had no side effects at all and I was feeling much, much better.

I’m honestly excited about this, because if in a few years when I’m down with college, I’d love to take some lessons and get back into horses!
I’d really like to buy Asher back eventually, but I doubt I ever could or even should as he’s a pretty fancy hunter jumper now! A few weeks ago he jumped a 3’3 oxer!

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