Genuine Miller

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barefootdressage:

RIP Charity 1989-2014.  My first horse.  I’d worked and saved up for years to afford her.  She was 14.3h and nifty as a sparrow.  Short neck, short back, looooong legs.  Terrifying to ride, aka learn to balance quickly, dear, she’s not going to make it easy for you.  Simultaneously the sweetest and smartest little horse I’ve ever handled.  If she saw the hoof pick she’d pick up her feet one at a time and hold them in the air till you were done.  Came galloping to me on recall.  She was my nanny mare, taught all the weanlings their manners.  Her P&R was the envy of the local CT circuit and we always scored well.  She had the deepest bass neigh I’ve ever heard, you always knew when she was the one talking.  I did so much with this horse, competitive trail, hunter/jumper, western pleasure, parades, gaming, dressage.  She was the lead mare of my herd for at least a decade.  Loved cheesies.  She would prance around pretending to be a show arabian and then turn around and follow me through hellfire.  

Thanks for all the memories, Cherbear.  You were fantastic.    

Now I’m crying…

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selfcareafterrape:

The Basics:

Common Responses to Rape/Sexual Assault(ppt)

Talking About Trauma (ppt)

Traumaversaries

Why You Aren’t Bad for Loving Your Abuser.

Need Help With:

Sleep

Nightmares

Surviving the Holidays (ppt)

Overstimulated Nerves

Self-Injury (ppt)

Flashbacks (ppt)

Dissociating (ppt)

Triggers:

I’m triggered- Now What?

More On Triggers

On Purposely Triggering Yourself

Boundaries:

Boundaries (ppt)

Boundaries 101

Boundaries: How to set them

Self-Care:

What is Self Care Anyway?

BACE Method

Self Care When You Lack a Sense of Self

Interpersonal Self-Care

Emotional Self Care

Physical Self Care

Consent/sex:

Intimacy After Rape

Lets Talk Consent

Lets Talk Sex

Sexuality After Rape

For Friends/Family/Partners of Survivors:

How to Help a Friend Who Has Been Raped.(ppt)

Avoiding Awkward- How to talk about rape when we talk to survivors.(ppt)

Sometimes the easiest thing to say is the worst.

A Friend is Self Harming (ppt)

Comfort In. Complain Out.

What Can I Do?

A Friend is Dissociating.(ppt)

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I thought seriously about showing sheep

But then I didn’t know if there is a requirement for tail docking.
If there is it’s not going to happen ever.

If there isn’t I likely will. I would like some Shetlands and Dorper. Probably ewes.


I really hate cropping docking and unnecessary shaving. Sheep need shearing because of the way we’ve bred them. However dogs and horses have whiskers for reasons and shaving those for the sake of “clean looks” is just painfully ignorant.
Docking tails is not only unneeded but puts an animal at risk of rectal prolapse, it also puts in a major communication barrier between most animals.
Ear cropping is also painful, I’m unsure of any barriers it may put in place, but would you like me to cut your ears because I think elf ears are cuter than round ears? Most would say no.

The only reasons for cropping and docking are hunting, chronic infections, breaks or any other medical issue. Not “because it looks ‘nice’” or it’s a “breed standard”

Breed standard my ass. IF IT GROWS A TAIL NATURALLY THATS A BREED STANDARD YOU TWAT

Filed under oh look it turned into a rant breed standards cropping docking shaving