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Husband, for supporting me through my efforts to raise horses.
12/1/2013 11:46:36 PM
My wife has always kept me going,
12/1/2013 4:05:14 PM
Dr. Eleanor Kellon for guiding me in saving more horse when he had critical Laminitis
12/1/2013 12:20:20 PM
all the people,and horses at the dog field trials in my very young life.
12/1/2013 10:41:15 AM
Couldn't do it without financial and emotional support of my family. We work as a team!
12/1/2013 8:58:34 AM
without my vet,farrier,and trainer our horses would not be as healthy as they are.
12/1/2013 6:50:55 AM
My husband, because he puts up with my horse addiction!!
12/1/2013 5:28:59 AM
My vet goes above and beyond when my horses need help.
11/30/2013 8:58:57 PM
Saved our mare 13 years ago with surgery for an impaction; she is now 26.
11/30/2013 7:56:43 PM
I have several horses with lameness issues. My carries and vet are invaluable to me!
11/30/2013 7:52:28 PM
my help, because i couldn't do it without him.
11/30/2013 1:04:04 PM
they are so dedicated and always make me feel like they care about my horses
11/30/2013 10:35:05 AM
My Polo Teacher Kimo has brought me closer to the horse and game.
11/30/2013 10:05:06 AM
My husband is right there to help no matter what.
11/30/2013 9:38:44 AM
11/30/2013 9:03:16 AM
hsband who works his butt off to earn the money it takes to continue taking in horses going to the k
11/30/2013 8:08:52 AM
equine dentist, equine chiropractic
11/30/2013 5:37:48 AM
My husband, because he has to put up with it all. He listens, and waits.
11/30/2013 5:03:10 AM
11/30/2013 2:25:44 AM
And all of my animals, including our 6 horses!
11/30/2013 12:43:05 AM
The Horses because without them there would be no horse life!
11/29/2013 11:09:13 PM
Equine community authors
11/29/2013 7:26:14 PM
She is always there when I need her!
11/29/2013 6:53:55 PM
because he is the best and he is very gentle with my horses even if they act up
11/29/2013 3:12:24 PM
he is the most genuine person i know in the horse world, always goes that extra mile
11/29/2013 1:13:49 PM
My husband without whom I wouldn't have been able to handle the loss of my horses over the past year
11/29/2013 12:38:36 PM
Their willingness to educate me to become a better horse caregiver
11/29/2013 11:52:18 AM
My Mom. She takes care of my two while I am at work.
11/29/2013 10:45:10 AM
my horses because they bring joy and happiness into my life everyday.
11/29/2013 9:54:43 AM
11/29/2013 7:28:41 AM
to God and Mother Nature for letting me live and be strong enough to care for and ride my hores
11/29/2013 7:22:53 AM
I'm thankful for horses.
11/29/2013 4:01:53 AM
Harry Whitney & Ronnie Moyer
11/29/2013 12:21:58 AM
My farrier keeps my TB's poor feet comfortable & sound. So very thankful for his expert care!
11/28/2013 11:22:36 PM
The horse, of course.
11/28/2013 10:36:19 PM
For opening the abscesses and taking super care of my horses whenever I call him.
11/28/2013 7:33:15 PM
Person who takes care of my horse where he boards
11/28/2013 7:09:39 PM
acted as my vet, coach, parent, support system, and did much more for me
11/28/2013 3:51:23 PM
Dr. Brady Bergin - the best vet and always there for us.
11/28/2013 3:10:22 PM
without family involved, having horses would have been impossible.
11/28/2013 1:33:44 PM
Over the last 55+ years I have had many horse-friends, many who've turned out to be great mentors!
11/28/2013 1:01:23 PM
Hands on and observing the horse very closely so you get to know there mechanic and use.
11/28/2013 12:25:59 PM
My daughter. She worked hard to rescue the mare I now have :).
11/28/2013 10:24:31 AM
The wonderful man who owns the barn where I field board two horsess
11/28/2013 8:22:08 AM
people I worked with and under, working in many different situations and figuring out what works
11/28/2013 6:32:44 AM
The woman who owns my barn. Cares for him as if he was her own!!!
11/28/2013 4:13:10 AM
My daughter started it all!
11/28/2013 12:11:47 AM
If it weren't for my wonderful husband, I wouldn't have my horse. Awesome trainer & boarding stable.
11/27/2013 11:54:29 PM
Actually my physical health, without which I could to care for for the animals in my care.
11/27/2013 10:54:38 PM
My horse... may he rest in peace. What a wonderful friend of 22 years.
11/27/2013 10:34:23 PM
my horse. keeps me balanced.
11/27/2013 9:58:50 PM
Professionals can come and go, but horsey friends are forever!
11/27/2013 9:54:32 PM
Job. Allows me to provide for a horse.
11/27/2013 9:22:28 PM
Without Family I couldn't do horses, and they don't complain or deny me the joy of horses!
11/27/2013 9:15:31 PM
My Husband does a great deal for our horses.
11/27/2013 9:00:21 PM
My husband, who does not ride, shows love by cleaning stalls and building fences for my 2 horses.
11/27/2013 8:02:12 PM
My husband took on my love of horses and became a devoted rider and now caretaker of them.
11/27/2013 7:52:11 PM
my animals, past and present, because they are the best I've ever known
11/27/2013 7:36:18 PM
11/27/2013 7:26:44 PM
11/27/2013 7:26:00 PM
MY HUSBAND AND SON WORK VERY HARD TO HELP ME WITH 5 HORSES AND LESSONS.
11/27/2013 7:17:07 PM
My friends who share my love of horses and concern for their welfare
11/27/2013 6:56:16 PM
enabling my mare with laminitis to walk with his expert care
11/27/2013 6:40:18 PM
My current Horse; he has been the best teacher and friend i have ever had the privilege to ride.
11/27/2013 6:31:04 PM
Dr. Lynde always has time to scratch my mare and explain to me.
11/27/2013 6:29:46 PM
6-year old daughter; she keeps the child's dream of all things horsey alive
11/27/2013 6:27:09 PM
my horses because they are my closest family
11/27/2013 6:23:59 PM
It takes a village to support our horses.
11/27/2013 6:04:55 PM
My late horse, Sovereign. He taught me how to just BE
11/27/2013 5:49:25 PM
I have a mare with laminitis without her farrier she wouldnt be doing as well as she is.
11/27/2013 5:43:20 PM
The two guys who feed and ckean twice a day
11/27/2013 5:27:00 PM
My trainer has given all the amazing oportunities for me to succeed and grow towards being an amazin
11/27/2013 5:06:06 PM
I couldn't run my horse rehabilitation and training business without www.emsvet.com
11/27/2013 4:13:32 PM
Non horse husband with allergies has taken of horses many times when I was injured or had surgery.
11/27/2013 3:43:44 PM
My daughter got me back into the horse world after being gone for 40 years.
11/27/2013 3:13:29 PM
11/27/2013 2:07:36 PM
I'm thankful to own 4 amazing equine bffs! They make me smile everyday...I hope I return the favor.
11/27/2013 1:26:09 PM
My horse. He is a once in a life time horse.
11/27/2013 12:50:39 PM
Daniel has been so helpful and knowledgable about caring for our horse family.
11/27/2013 12:21:03 PM
My trainer. She has shown me what a senior citizen can accomplish.
11/27/2013 12:05:29 PM
I'm thankful for my barn owner and the barn staff who take such good care of my horses.
11/27/2013 11:53:17 AM
My hay guy because works very hard to make sure my horses have hay every year!
11/27/2013 11:24:50 AM
My husband - who doesn't mind my "horse smell" and listens to all my stories.\
11/27/2013 11:18:04 AM
Family, for fostering a love for horses & responsibility for them, and spouse for continuing support
11/27/2013 11:16:23 AM
farrier/trainer. he's both and my horses and myself are thankful for him.
11/27/2013 11:13:54 AM
My mentors because they believed in and supported me when others did not.
11/27/2013 11:12:29 AM
For showing me how to train in a way that is less stressful for my horse and me!
11/27/2013 11:08:27 AM
I am so thankful for my friend, Karen, who introduced me to Parelli Natural Horsemanship.
11/27/2013 11:08:25 AM
My horse. Our partnership is the foundation for all the rest.
11/27/2013 11:05:32 AM
My mom! She bred my girl :)
11/27/2013 10:01:22 AM
The family that cares for my mare...bkd
11/27/2013 10:00:35 AM
My husband supports my horse life. My trainer without whose help, I doubt I would still be riding.
11/27/2013 9:46:19 AM
He is best in Texas Panhandle. Relied on for over 30 years! and a best friend too!!
11/27/2013 9:18:58 AM
My husband, who supports my passion. My trainer is a close second however!
11/27/2013 8:56:47 AM
No Foot No Horse! Have a great Vet! Both are essential
11/27/2013 8:29:08 AM
Friends & Veterinarian have always been their whether an emergency or not.
11/27/2013 8:08:49 AM
My horse, actually. He's the best thing that ever happened to me!
11/27/2013 7:53:49 AM
The horse itself - best teachers bar none
11/27/2013 7:46:22 AM
he is a freind, a horseman and goes above and beyond for the whole life of our animals.
11/27/2013 7:32:56 AM
Couldn't do it all without my better half - aka my husband!
11/27/2013 7:28:16 AM
All three were supportive when my horse developed laminaitis. It was caught as it was happening.
11/27/2013 7:17:10 AM
Wow, I have to include all, but especially my partner, who stacks hay and gives me encouragement!
11/27/2013 6:50:04 AM
I got my first horse at age 49. He has taught me so much, and opened my life to so much!!
11/27/2013 6:46:39 AM
My husband! Even though he's not a horse person, he gives me & the horses help whenever we need it!
11/27/2013 4:36:22 AM
For my husband for his endless support and deep understanding of my passion!
11/27/2013 2:42:20 AM
11/27/2013 2:15:50 AM
Pat Parelli showed me how to have a better relationship with my horses.
11/27/2013 12:36:44 AM
My 1st horse was an abused show horse. I got him when he was 3 yrs. old. If I had not met my trainer
11/27/2013 12:35:13 AM
Has pigeon fever now
11/27/2013 12:33:38 AM
11/27/2013 12:29:47 AM
I take really good care of my farrier and am thankful he is in my life
11/27/2013 12:24:19 AM
husband feeds and cleans! 4 horses
11/27/2013 12:09:51 AM
supporting me and my horses
11/26/2013 11:57:10 PM
My Great Aunt, she has taught me almost everything I know about horses, and keeps teaching me more.
11/26/2013 11:35:55 PM
My husband, daughter and son and I have over 20K AERC endurance miles. What a lifetime of treasures
11/26/2013 11:31:03 PM
Since my real kids have left the nest I now have my horse friends to keep me busy!
11/26/2013 11:06:10 PM
The trainer I had was a kind, compassionate and wonderful human being who truly cares for horses
11/26/2013 11:01:13 PM
I am thankful for my husband. He is not a horse person but has always been there to support me
11/26/2013 11:00:35 PM
We have such a great time on our rides. We help out each other when problems arise. Great friends.
11/26/2013 10:34:29 PM
My horses, of course!
11/26/2013 10:29:38 PM
Our horses are a family activity and we try to work together for the good of both horse and human.
11/26/2013 10:24:01 PM
My OTTB. 10 yrs. together he teaches me patience & brought many friends into my life.
11/26/2013 10:04:20 PM
Friends put me back on a horse after nerve damage nearly ended my riding for good. Best therapy.
11/26/2013 9:59:38 PM
The ladies I ride with.
11/26/2013 9:43:50 PM
Barn staff who take care of my mare when I am not there
11/26/2013 9:31:11 PM
11/26/2013 9:30:23 PM
owner who gave me 3yrold Stdrdbred in '80-had him till 2011
11/26/2013 9:29:50 PM
The barn manager ... without her, I couldn't have my horse taken care of properly!
11/26/2013 9:28:46 PM
My horses are a family event. From 3 to 14 my kids are my biggest helpers!
11/26/2013 9:20:59 PM
i learned alot from my father,,who grew up with horses..
11/26/2013 9:13:38 PM
Wife and daughter
11/26/2013 9:04:17 PM
My trainor and his wife.
11/26/2013 8:59:55 PM
The horses that taught me so well as I grew up
11/26/2013 8:54:13 PM
owner of stable where I board my horse, she takes excellent care of my horse
11/26/2013 8:53:06 PM
If it weren't for my husband I wouldn't have my horse.
11/26/2013 8:49:01 PM
Without my husband's help (he's not into hoses though), owning horses would not be possible for me,
11/26/2013 8:41:55 PM
my husband, for supporting my addiction!
11/26/2013 8:35:57 PM
My husband who is not a rider
11/26/2013 8:31:17 PM
because they are taking care of "our" horses
11/26/2013 8:20:44 PM
acually it's the horses but that isn't one of the choices
11/26/2013 8:16:25 PM
My husband helps me everyday with our horses.
11/26/2013 7:59:12 PM
My family puts up with the enormous amount of time, energy and money I put into my horse hobby.
11/26/2013 7:58:49 PM
Equine friends are special, supportive, giving and fun. Not necessarily in that order.
11/26/2013 7:46:06 PM
My husband is also the farrier
11/26/2013 7:44:07 PM
11/26/2013 7:26:59 PM
To vet and farrier I need to add my husband who married me And my horses!
11/26/2013 7:26:57 PM
11/26/2013 7:25:10 PM
My husband who is the most supportive man on the planet!
11/26/2013 7:05:12 PM
Without their love and support enables my horse life to flow..
11/26/2013 6:54:39 PM
Always caring and concerned. Kind to my horses too!
11/26/2013 6:40:56 PM
My boarding barn owner, she's fantastic!
11/26/2013 6:30:31 PM
It is because of my Father and Mothers hard work that I'm able to have a horse sanctuary today.
11/26/2013 6:30:10 PM
My husband. He has worked beside me and totally supported me in all my horse endeavors.
11/26/2013 6:26:53 PM
My Dad is so supportive and helps me whenever he can. He fenced in some of his land and built me a s
11/26/2013 6:12:39 PM
11/26/2013 6:08:26 PM
I thank God 1st then both my husband & my friend/trainer. Things had to come together perfectly...
11/26/2013 6:07:09 PM
11/26/2013 6:00:23 PM
Husband is very supportive of anything I do with my Mule!
11/26/2013 5:59:26 PM
My fiance -- for affording impacted secum colic surgery a few years ago on a beloved lesson horse.
11/26/2013 5:52:29 PM
My husband for paying the bills; my instructor for getting me over a 6 broken rib riding accident
11/26/2013 5:47:26 PM
Always supported me 100% - financially, physically and emotionally.
11/26/2013 5:38:54 PM
My horse for too many reasons to list here.
11/26/2013 5:35:25 PM
friends to ride with and get training advice from are invaluable.
11/26/2013 5:28:41 PM
My non-horsey husband for understanding my passion. :)
11/26/2013 5:22:29 PM
My spouse because he picks up the slack on the farm which allows me to go do horse stuff!
11/26/2013 5:16:00 PM
My parents - for making my childhood dreams come true and buying me my first horse.
11/26/2013 5:04:17 PM
My husband, my vet and my farrier. They all keep my horses health and happy!
11/26/2013 4:59:39 PM
My trainer has helped me gain my confidence after 2 bad falls.
11/26/2013 4:58:27 PM
The family member that has been supportive in riding, helping with maintenance and equine activities
11/26/2013 4:48:48 PM
Sue and Brook
11/26/2013 4:39:27 PM
I'm thankful my husband understands my horse habit and helps support it.
11/26/2013 4:37:22 PM
Are not horses family members?
11/26/2013 4:28:28 PM
She's open minded, listens and cares!
11/26/2013 4:20:27 PM
My farrier has been trimming and shoeing my horses for 30 years. Going to miss him when he retires!
11/26/2013 4:19:41 PM
My husband for all that he does to help.
11/26/2013 4:19:01 PM
Friends provide support, help, advice, opinion, care, concern and so much more.
11/26/2013 3:45:52 PM
he takes time to know my horses and helps keep them sound & healthy.
11/26/2013 3:20:52 PM
neighbour, they watch when I'm away
11/26/2013 2:53:20 PM
together as a team, my horses are happy and healthy with happy feet and bodies
11/26/2013 2:41:06 PM
my horse...for giving me a lifetime of pleasure= he is my soulmate and I am thankful to him everyday
11/26/2013 2:20:27 PM
I am blessed to have a husband who is a wonderful horseman.
11/26/2013 2:20:15 PM
My horses, beautiful and irreplaceable
11/26/2013 1:17:02 PM
My husband, who supports my horse habit even though it is expensive and time consuming.
11/26/2013 12:50:06 PM
They all make it happen!!
11/26/2013 11:53:28 AM
My horse. And my husband, who helped rekindle the horse passion
11/26/2013 11:44:08 AM
The horse that owns me -- she is a great friend and she never lies to me.
11/26/2013 11:40:34 AM
They are always there when I need them to help with my horses.
11/26/2013 11:32:39 AM
the unending support that my husband gives me
11/26/2013 10:44:37 AM
He has always been there for my horses and calls to check on them after treatment.
11/26/2013 10:39:10 AM
Without my vet, I'd have no horses.
11/26/2013 10:37:37 AM
My trainer gave me an education that I could have found nowhere else.
11/26/2013 10:11:58 AM
All contribute. Thankful for all of them.
11/26/2013 10:02:00 AM
No foot no horse
11/26/2013 9:56:08 AM
She's always "there" when I need her!
11/26/2013 9:39:38 AM
My horse, obviously.
11/26/2013 9:19:57 AM
My horse who has helped me to understand the only failure is not being who you are
11/26/2013 9:00:23 AM
My and my horse's team includes all of the above and is the best! I'm very blessed and thankful.
11/26/2013 8:33:32 AM
helps my horses maintain healthy hooves at all times
11/26/2013 7:36:32 AM
he is the best
11/26/2013 5:22:42 AM
My horses themselves - for all the pleasure and companionship they have given me ...
11/26/2013 3:00:56 AM
Wonderful Farrier and Veterinarian. Amazing friends who did ALL for my horse during my 3 yrs illness
11/26/2013 2:42:20 AM
They love and support me
11/26/2013 1:16:16 AM
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