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About Appy_jumping22

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  • Birthday 07/21/1986

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    Horses, IEA, IHSA, 4-H, Writing, photography
  1. Hock Laceration--cvm/others?

    Thanks for the info, CVM. I'll pass it along to him.
  2. Hock Laceration--cvm/others?

    A friend of mine (vet) is dealing with a hock laceration. He's at a bit of a loss for this mare, and is looking for opinions/options. I don't have much info on this horse, except that it is (and I quote): "2 inches from the top on the plantar aspect, about 80% through the long plantar ligament." Any advice/experience?
  3. Another Nasty Wound To Follow! (graphic)

    Gotta love horses. [Duh] I'm going to look into the Equaide, since so many people have had such good success with it. I've had great success with Well Horse as well, and keep it stocked in my barn. Good healing vibes headed your way. Thanks for keeping us posted!
  4. Any Hcers Going To At The Quarter Horses Congress In Ohio?

    I'll be there several times. One of the perks of being a half hour from the fairgrounds when I'm at the barn.
  5. Because Of Love

    I'll join in the tear fest as well. Thanks for sharing!
  6. All-american Quarter Horse Congress.

    I'll be there several times every week. Gotta love Congress.
  7. Bad Things Come In 3's, Right?

    Thanks, spif and CC. I woke up feeling much better this morning (might have something to do with the three pints of Strongbow I had last night). I know we no longer have the decision of "is it his time" standing over us, my aunt is resting, as are her "demons," and Mr. Bradshaw went out with his boots on, just like he wanted. Time to move on and remember the good times. I did have 3 dogs glued to my side when I got home and they took up most of my bed all night. Since they are all getting older (yougest is 12ish, oldest is 15), I know this is just the beginning.
  8. Bad Things Come In 3's, Right?

    Thank you for the kind words and thoughts. It helps. No matter how much time you have to prepare for some things, it's never enough. Knowing they are no longer suffering helps keep the peace of mind. Terri, I did have a few tonight with a friend. I'm super lucky to have two boarders who threatened to hurt me if I showed up today and they took care of the horses for me. HF, I'm sorry for your loss as well. [Huggy]
  9. I Could Really Use Some Jingles...

    [Huggy] [Huggy] [Angel] [Angel] [Huggy] [Huggy]
  10. I"m Completely Shattered,

    Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and yours are in my thoughts and I'm sending good vibes your way. You are doing the right thing for your daughter and your family, don't let anyone tell you any different. If you need anything, let us know. [Huggy] [Huggy] [Huggy]
  11. Bad Things Come In 3's, Right?

    If so, then I'm good to go. I'll be so glad to see September, as August has been a tough month. I just need to get this out. My aunt's battle with stage 4 lung cancer came to an end on August 6. She was diagnosed right after the first of the year, decided to forgo treatment as it was discovered as stage 4. The folks in hospice were wonderful with her and kept her pain free at the end. Her daughter and two of the younger sisters were able to be with her, she passed peacefully. As with any family, there's drama and people being petty, but I'm glad she is no longer suffering. She taught me so much over the years and was always so supportive. August 14, one of my best friends lost her father unexpectedly. He was doing a poker run with friends and had a heart attack. He'd only had the bike for a few months. I'll never forget the huge grin on his face when he came by to show it off to us. Reminded me of a child on Christmas. You couldn't have found a nicer man. Today, I had to make the decision to put my Belgian Shepherd, Simba, down. He was diagnosed with cancer back in March. Since he was 13, had hip issues and arthritis, we decided to forgo treatment, just keep him happy and comfortable. I still remember the day the vet called to give me the news, Simba was bouncing around the house and barking one of our other dogs, trying to get Grover to play with him. We knew the decision was coming, and that he'd let us know when it was his time. This morning, his hips gave out. He had issues getting up (could not stand up on his own) and lost control of his body functions. Simba was not a dog who went in the house. I knew he was super embarrassed, reassured him that it was okay, and helped him move to the carpet. It was time to make the decision. Even with the meds he was on to help with the arthritis, he was in pain, and I couldn't ask him to live like that. I've seen too many animals suffer because the humans weren't ready to let them go. I couldn't watch him be in pain or ashamed, so the family made the decision and my father went with me. The vet and techs were great and very supportive. It's probably really going to hit me in the next few days. I know we made the right decision and I can sleep knowing he's not in pain or suffering.
  12. Arena Maintainence?

    We used to use a disk (to break everything up) and then a chain drag (to smooth it out). It was time consuming and didn't do the greatest job, but worked well enough at the time. Then the BO bought a TR3. I love this thing. It's really worth the investment. Like iluvspots mentioned, they have them in several different sizes. Check out moondncs' link.
  13. Cheys New Costume For Fair

    That'll be cute. Can't wait to see pics. It's different here in Ohio. My county doesn't technically have a fair, but all of our 4-H stuff goes on at the Hartford Independent Fair, which is the "biggest little fair in the world." Delaware county has their fair the week after Daphne's.
  14. I Can Breathe! He Is Home!

    Great news! (I just realized I've been spending too much time on Facebook because I looked for the "like" button)
  15. Masters Programs

    Thanks for the link, MustangSally. I'll have to look around it more. Giddyup, I think it's pretty standard to not make much with just the Masters in psychology. Caitlin, I'm not really sure what I want to do. I really enjoyed my undergrad psych classes. I originally had it as a double major with the business, but I couldn't see spending 6+ years on my undergrad work. Currently my degrees would be good for something like Human Resources. Part of my problem is that I don't know what I want to do, what direction my life is going to take. There are still so many areas that fascinate me and that I enjoy. I'd even love to be a professor, but I need at least a Masters for that (hence another reason I've decided to work on it). I thought about pursuing something equine related, but I'm not sure I want to limit myself that much.