Great Pyrenees Grooming Tips – You Gotta Have SPECIAL Techniques for Large Breed Dogs

Large breed dogs pose special grooming dilemmas. You need Great Pyrenees grooming tips. The Great Pyrenees and other Bernard family members have cornered the market on that special combination of girth and hair. Without a regimented grooming routine the Pyrenees’ flowing white locks can easily morph, soon resembling an electrocuted Komondor on steroids. One obstacle …

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Do You Feel Guilty for Having Interests or Hobbies of Your Own?

Don’t Feel Guilty The hustle culture surrounding you can sometimes make you feel guilty for having interests or hobbies of your own, especially if it takes you away from your career or your family. Sadly, this is truer for women than for men, but sadly, men are also catching up to being overworked like most …

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J.R. Khan. My 18 Hand European Warmblood Who Taught Me Dressage

Junior. Khan. Jr Khan. J. R. Khan. I called him Khan. He looked kingly and regal to me. He was soooo big! Six feet tall at the withers. He was my boy. I bought Khan when I was tired of waiting for the EPM that barefoot Rocki was diagnosed with when she stumbled in the …

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Books about Survival and The (Atomic) Bomb

Starting as a 13-year-old, I read a bunch of apocalypse novels, mostly of the nuclear type. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank was maybe my first. From the age of 3 I started reading every horse book that had been printed. Bi-weekly trips to the library kept me satiated. After my father built our house, we …

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Survival Prepping, End-of-Times, Apocalypse Planning, and The Bomb

I’ve always been into survival prepping, end-of-times, apocalypse planning and The Bomb. I grew up in the 50s during the Cold War and the nuclear bomb was scary . Our 30 acres was designed for self-sufficiency and to live off of the land. Yes, we worried about The (Atomic) Bomb. An Original Survivalist I get …

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It’s Fall in Florida! We Have Fall-colored Leaves Here, Too!

You know I love to mow. I needed to mow the back pasture. But I got stopped a million times taking pictures. Pictures of my neighbor’s horses in her pasture. Her 2 minis and donkey were over by the fence again napping under the trees. So out comes my iPhone to take pics. My dog, …

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Western vs. English Riding Disciplines. What Is Your Favorite?

Living in Nashville/Hendersonville, TN Our house was in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. We had 3 1/2 acres in a ranchette community where you could have horses and gardens. It was a nice community of helpful, southern people with a drawl so thick it was like a brogue. I still joke how they said …

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More on Metro, OTTBs, Ex-Racehorses, Rescues

Panimetro aka Metro, was my rescued OTTB ex-racehorse. He was a fine boy. He loved people. So easy to care for – he was so gentle. He was great to bathe from his racehorse training. He knew he had to stand still and not fuss. Easy for the farrier and for me to pick his …

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Arenas, Barns, and Pastures in North/Central Florida

I have been gathering quite a few pictures I have taken of different riding arenas, horse barns, and pastures in my area of North/Central Florida. Keep checking back here. I will be updating this regularly with new stuff. I show a lot of horse barn and pasture layouts with beautiful trees. I’m going to start …

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Work History for Web Design Career

Web Design and Work History Preparing Me for My Current Web Development Career I am the owner/President of Synergy, Et Cetera Web Design, SynergyEtc.com, and owner/CEO of Horsesinthesouth.com. My background is as an AVP, Sr. Business Analyst, Systems Engineer II, Project Manager, and Computer Security Analyst for Barnett Bank Technologies Division – Asset Management (later …

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