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4407) Cross, D 3421 
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Seeking small adult or large child with intermed experience for young 17 year old reg. Haflinger gelding 13.1H. Has spent most of his life on the MTRA rides.Daughter's childhood pony but she has moved on & he needs a job. Call for details. 248-887-9878
4406) Lisa 
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I have a yearling that keeps retaining fluid on the knee. She shows no signs of lameness and is bred to be a big hunter horse (indian artifacts) so she keeps going thru tremendous growth spurts. When a growth spurt hits she becomes qwivery, like she is having continous mascle spasms from the shoulder down. I have never seen this before in my other foals but am told it is common in the big hunter quarter horses (she is not impressive bred). My main concern is the fluid on the knee that comes and goes. I am mudding it, running cold water on it and buteing when needed. Anyone have any ideas or delt with fluid on the knee? Thank you!

Connie Sunday, May 9, 2010 12:13 PM
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the quivery is from the tightness of the tendons and I have seen it before in growthy babies. Is she unsound on the knee? if not why are you giving her bute? How are you feeding her? She may be on too much protein and growing too fast.... I would ask vet about the knee though.
4405) Gretchen 4911 
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4404) Nancy Hubbard #5571 
Kingsley, MI 49649
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Posting this information for anyone interested in attending this meeting. If anyone has questions let me know.

Hi everybody,
The date and location of our next Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition (MHWC) meeting to Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, up in the Traverse City area. We’re finalizing details on whether we’ll conduct the meeting at the animal shelter in Traverse City, then head on over to The Horse North Rescue and Placement Program in Fife Lake to meet some of the horses rescued from a recent case in Livingston County (see below).

And as you may have heard, the MHWC recently took part in its first rescue operation in Livingston County. A total of 11 horses were discovered on a property by Livingston County Animal Control on April 16th in response to a 911 call. Two horses were already deceased and one had to be euthanized due to extreme neglect and untreated injuries that prevented the horse from walking. Upon learning that the horses would be sent to auction, MHWC volunteers rallied to offer assistance in moving the horses to sanctuaries and foster homes for rehabilitation and rehoming. Please visit the MHWC website for the full story and photos here: [michiganhorsewelfarecoalition.org]

Please mark your calendars for the meeting date of March 22, and thank you all for your patience as we finalize the details of the meeting. And please let me know if you have any questions.

Jill Fritz
Michigan State Director, Eastern Regional Office
t 517.515.3839 f 888.234.3904

The Humane Society of the United States
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Laurie Myers MTRA #6377 Tuesday, May 4, 2010 08:07 PM
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Thank you for your hard work to help these horses! I will keep my donations coming!

Mary Muller Friday, May 7, 2010 11:41 AM
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If I remember correctly from a previous post, some of those horses are tatooed Standardbreds. Check with the united states trotting association web page. They have money available to rescue groups for standardbred horses. Might help you guys a bit. Also...if you want to provide the tatoo numbers, i would be glad to look up last recorded owners for you...people need to know what can happen when they are not carefull who they sell there horses to!....thanks for your hard work for the critters!!
4403) Nancy & Hop #5571 
Kingsley, MI 49649
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For Sale: 1985 Rockwood, 26 ft Motor Home in excellent condition for the age. Only 40,000 miles, Queen bed over cab, dinette makes into bed, full size sleeper sofa. Refrigerator rebuilt last year, large freezer, 3 burner gas stove, oven, microwave, heat, air, great storage. Heater core replaced, new alternator, belts & hoses good, good tires & brakes. The bathroom floor was torn out and rebuilt with added support for holding tanks and tub. The hitch was reinforced, has electric brakes, light hookup, all set to tow your trailer. You will be impressed with how nice it is for the money. We are getting pictures to post shortly or email me and and we will email a couple to you. $3500 Has been on the shore to shore ride! 231-263-7490

Nancy 5571 Tuesday, May 4, 2010 02:16 PM
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Lisa Tuesday, May 4, 2010 02:44 PM
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frown Oh Man!!!
4402) T. Bolman 5823 
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wink Just a quick FYI for anyone looking for a farrier. I love our farrier and he is now doing all of my gaited friend's horses. My horses have never been smoother. He is always on time, reasonably priced and patient. He will travel if there are more than a couple of horses. Give him a call: Doug Vanderwoude at 616 916 2766! You will be thrilled with his work.
4401) Kristy Doyle 2824 
Holt, MI
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I need some help from mule owners please. My husband does not have interest in riding horses. But this weekend we went to Brown County State Park (in Indiana) and there were quite a few mules. He REALLY liked them and decided he would like to pursue buying one. Any advice on buying a mule? My husband is a beginner rider. He hates "bouncing" and wants a gaited mule, but I'm thinking we can't afford one as I know that they can be difficult to find. Any suggestions on where to buy a good mule? Any other advice is appreciated. I have owned a horse for 25 years, but don't have much experience with mules

Barbie 3841 Monday, May 3, 2010 11:03 AM
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Scroll down and few to Marydale ask her about mules. she has ridden some of the best, and some of the worst. She will tell you true.

Marilyn Tuesday, May 4, 2010 09:25 AM
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Lola Kuhn in Newago has gaied mules. Smooooth! Contact her at keeperstable@yahoo.com.

Fred Fischmeister 4898 Thursday, May 6, 2010 04:06 AM
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Kristy I am riding a gaited Mule if your husband would like to ride one I live in Jackson. We could go to Waterloo and he could ride it. My #517-937-4257

Lynda Theile 2155 Monday, May 24, 2010 11:56 AM
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we have a nice gaited molly mule for sale. She is 15HH will go anywhere you point her. We don\'t consider her a great gaited mule She has what we call a mule shuffle which is real smooth. She loads clips, bathes, trims and ties great. She is completely sound and uptodate on all shots, worming and coggins. She has had 30 days professional training on her. She is a joy to be around. You can ride her in the front, middle back or away from the group. Call 231 854-3785 for more information and pics.
4400) Kite #5337 
Big Rapids
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Im interested in camping and riding the Stoney Creek area but can not go on the Blossom ride. Is the camp and the trail open for horse folks all summer long or just during a MTRA ride? Thanks for any info.

Chuck #5404 Monday, May 3, 2010 05:57 AM
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Stoney Creek is a open Campground for anyone looking to camp all summer long for horse people or anyone else. There is some circle riding and a beautiful ridge next to a small lake to ride also just south from camp along the blue trail.
4399) Deb Tune 956 
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Has any one ever used " Big Bale Buddy " feeder? looking for some in put. Thanks

Nancy 5571 Sunday, May 2, 2010 05:29 PM
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Yes I use them and so does my neighbor. Make sure you get them to fit correctly, I have a large for a 900-1000 lb round bale. My horses do great with them and I have much less waste. My round bales are lasting 3 to 4 days longer while using the bale buddy.

Deb #956 Monday, May 3, 2010 05:43 PM
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Thanks Nancy :)
4398) Barbie 3841 
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Just a thought, hoping all members from the south are OK after this streak of bad weather. Let us hear from you all.

4460 Sunday, May 2, 2010 10:28 AM
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I came to Memphis to visit my Grand baby this weekend, the weather was scary!! we had 6 tornado sirens and down here you take it serious. but we are all fine. Thanks for thinking of us.

Nancy 5571 Sunday, May 2, 2010 05:34 PM
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We have a horse limping, saw it first thing the next morning after the horrible storm. I am guessing the high winds, down pours, lightning and thunder scared him and he ran into something. Scary weather for sure in Northern MI!

Kathy Balzer #1602 Monday, May 3, 2010 10:22 AM
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We live in northeast TN and didn't have rain until last night. Supposed to clear up today. The bad storms were middle and west TN I believe. Thanks for thinking of us Barb big grin
4397) Therese Kline 2049 
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MTRA Booth - If you were one of the ones that wanted the booth to travel to your local fair Dave is now getting the dates finalized. Please call so we do not have overlap! 517 625 3173

Rosie and Vern will have it May 21, 22.

Nancy and Terry, you had a date you wanted to take it KY.

Also as it looks right now, with family health issues and family concerns we may not be able to make the work bee - is there anyone traveling from the Lansing/Flint/Perry area headed to the work bee that has a little room in the vehicle for the booth please?

Thank you

Therese & Dave

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A huge thank you to Dave Richmond!! THANK YOU!! smile
4396) Fred Henry mtra ???? 
Benzonia, Mi
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Looking for a possible inexpensive or free lease on gaited horse for use on Shore to Shore Trail. I am back from Appalachain Trail Hiking. Had to let horses go due to divorce. I am known by several MTRA members. I will be registering with MTRA in near future. I live close enough to trail that I can ride to and from. can be reached at cell no. 803-443-3079 S Carolina no. but live in Michigan.
4395) T.Bolman 5823 
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It's that time of year again! WHAM Judged Trail Ride on May 22 in Silver Creek County Park in Hamilton, Mi. Cash prizes will be awarded for every category and this ride is a blast!! 10 obstacles through the woods, lunch and a shirt if you register early. This is for all ages and all breeds. Forms can be found on [www.whamonline.com] or email me for more information. Not to mention if you stay the weekend there are plenty of trails to keep you good and busy! razz (stick out tongue)

4490 Saturday, May 1, 2010 08:39 PM
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tracy I am still trying to get ahold of Jean,,, did you get her phone # for me,,,,Laurie,,,,,

T.Bolman 5823 Monday, May 3, 2010 10:38 AM
I gave it to JoJo Laurie...Otherwise email me direct and I will get it to you. Jean is hard to get a hold of.

4394) Marydale Casey #5576 
Hickory Corners, MI
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(4394) '08' Bay Molly for sale: Mare was a 16.1 draft/paint X sire, a standard jack from WI 'General Pershing' ADMS Versatility Hall of Fame. Iris is 13.1- I know they grow slowly but she is too small for me . Iris is 2 years old and ready to begin life with another $800. marydale56@yahoo.com or 269 420 2628

CarolP Tuesday, May 4, 2010 05:12 PM
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Mules grow until age 7 usually. Maybe you shouldn't give up on her just yet. She looks like a very nice mule and could be a super trail/show mule.
4393) julie ann king 
prescott wisconsin
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(4393) For Sale by owner, 3BR, 2Bath, ranch home on 20 acres. Ten acres are open/pasture. Comes with a small 2BR, summer home/rental on private driveway.
7020 S. Military Rd. Grayling.
Just south of Five Mile Rd. Five minute drive time to the Four Mile Rd. Camp.
Call Julie King (715)262-4431 for more information

Al Thursday, April 29, 2010 03:02 AM
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how much?

julie ann king Sunday, May 2, 2010 02:49 PM
$165,000 Frame built, full basement, sits back off main road, ashfault drive, 2 car garage, tons of storage,etc.

julie ann king Sunday, May 2, 2010 02:57 PM
$169,900 sorry roll eyes (sarcastic)
real price for this property
4392) Patricia Butts 
YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin
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YMCA Camp Manitou-lin is hosting its 4th Annual Judged Pleasure Trail Ride and Walk A Thon on August 21, 2010. Challenging obstacles will be placed on the rolling, wooded campus of YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville, MI. All proceeds will benefit Special Needs Programming at the camp. The ride is based on pledges, not miles. For the minimum pledge of $50.00 you will receive a ride tee shirt, lunch and a chance for the grand prize. Each additional $50.00 earns another chance at the prize. For non-riders there will be a walk a thon. You will gather pledges and walk the course. A horse drawn wagon will also provide rides through the course. Participants will be asked to vote for their favorite obstacle. The winning obstacles will win a $500.00 package from the YMCA. There will be plenty for riders and non riders to do throughout the day. Registration begins at 9:00 am. Awards and ribbons will be given for winner in the five pledge divisions as well as the three trail ride divisions. You may get more information at our website: [url]http://www.celebratespecialneedsprograms.org.[/url] You may also call 888-909-2267 for more information and pledge sheets.

YMCA Camp Manitou-lin is located slightly southwest of Middleville, and north of the Yankee Springs Recreation Area.

From US 131: From exit 64, travel east on W. Superior Street through Wayland. Road becomes 135th Avenue. Continue to N. Briggs Road. Turn south on N. Briggs, follow signs to Horse Camp.

From M-37: Turn West on Shaw Lake Road (south of Middleville), follow Shaw Lake Road to N. Briggs, turn south on N. Briggs, follow signs to Horse Camp.
4391) Therese Kline 2049 
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I know many of you MTRAers with youth also show breed or 4H shows:

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MSU Extension Program "Parenting Tips at the Horse Show"
May 18
LIVE webcast sponsored by MSU My Horse University.

For info call 517 432 1555 ex 177

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4390) Debbie 
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The Shawnee National Forest is beautiful this time of year. We stayed at High Knob Campground and were pleased with nice stalls and shower facilities. There are many trails out of camp. Camp is uner new owners and they are really cleaning it up. It is a long drive but worth the trip.
4389) Mary #6394 
Kingsley, MI
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I can get you from Scheck's to Dollar Lake. My favorite ride, just let me know when.

Mary #6394 Tuesday, April 27, 2010 07:28 PM
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This is for Skyy Ryder.
4388) Nancy & Hop #5571 
Traverse City, MI
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Mary #6394 Tuesday, April 27, 2010 07:30 PM
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Is it mostly running or drinking wine? If it's both, can you be the designated driver?
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