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  • ryansgirl's Avatar
    Jul. 28, 2014, 04:16 AM
    My bay TB mare will get it but my chestnut TB gelding never did. She rarely sweats just from hot weather (will easily if working but she's a pasture...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 03:34 PM
    My mare gets that in the summer - I curry it with some Chlorhexidine and it clears right up. I have a couple of those super small face curries that...
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    Jul. 26, 2014, 08:15 PM
    The day my boss makes me cry is the day I give my notice. And I've been working for 30 years including almost 14 with my current company and not all...
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    Jul. 26, 2014, 07:32 PM
    This. I've been there - for years I supported two pasture pets - one was euth'd due to old age and the other is still with me and will be for life....
    18 replies | 701 view(s)
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    Jul. 25, 2014, 04:36 AM
    I always used a fly sheet at nighttime but NEVER during the day - I've had deer flies, horseflies, etc. get trapped under the sheet and that would...
    3 replies | 191 view(s)
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    Jul. 24, 2014, 07:12 PM
    ryansgirl replied to a thread I like blue but in Off Course
    Seriously! Heck in my area you can maybe get an older one-bedroom condo in an okay area. Forget anything with land for horses. Maybe i should look...
    33 replies | 1436 view(s)
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    Jul. 24, 2014, 06:18 PM
    Just got my Hallmark renewal today and it's nothing like they used to offer! I need to read it thoroughly but I'm extremely disappointed with them...
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    Jul. 23, 2014, 12:32 PM
    http://www.finishlinehorse.com/products/feed-supplements/apple-a-day/ Finish Line is the only brand of electrolytes I will buy. It is the most...
    2 replies | 133 view(s)
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    Jul. 23, 2014, 12:25 PM
    Not in my many years of experience with being at the track have I ever seen this done. Sadly many skip all vaccines unless it is required.
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    Jul. 23, 2014, 12:12 PM
    This! If anyone ever gave my horse a vaccine or whatever I would absolutely lose it. NO one is allowed to do anything of the sort unless its one of...
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    Jul. 23, 2014, 06:14 AM
    Go watch morning workouts at a track and you will see plenty of normal size riders - it's nothing to see a 6' tall 180+lb guy working them. :)
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    Jul. 21, 2014, 08:17 PM
    No. Lost my old eq horse to it back in the early 80's. A day hasn't gone by that I haven't thought of him :cry:. I should add that if you have the...
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    Jul. 18, 2014, 09:41 PM
    ryansgirl replied to a poll Coke or Pepsi? in Off Topic
    Oh i remember Tab! A friend of my family was addicted to the stuff - she drank it from morning until bedtime - in one hand was a can of Tab and the...
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    Jul. 18, 2014, 02:10 PM
    ryansgirl replied to a poll Coke or Pepsi? in Off Topic
    Coke - 1/2 reg and 1/2 diet mixed together - now thats is the way to have it! I will drink Pepsi if Coke isn't available but i find it is much...
    78 replies | 1854 view(s)
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 10:08 PM
    ryansgirl replied to a thread sister abusing niece in Off Topic
    Seriously??? Call the flipping police!! Someone needs to help that kid - she is too young to speak up for herself!! Just because you and your...
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 04:26 AM
    Breakfast: 4:30 am during the week and 2:30-3:00 am on the weekends (I work two jobs with different starting times). I like my mare fed and out...
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 10:23 PM
    That error happens randomly - it's usually fixed in a day or so. I haven't had an issue getting on the site lately. :)
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 06:36 AM
    ryansgirl replied to a thread Documentary "Thin" in Off Topic
    My instructor died from it back in the early 80's. I was only 12 and it was devastating. She was in her late 20's and suffered from it for many...
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    Jul. 13, 2014, 08:44 PM
    Thanks for the update! I'm on the fence between the IPhone 5 and Galaxy S5 though leaning towards the Galaxy. I have the IPhone 4 that needs an...
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    Jul. 13, 2014, 07:20 PM
    Excellent point about fermentation - I will NOT leave anything soaking in this heat for more than a few minutes. My mare eats her cubes right away so...
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    Jul. 13, 2014, 11:53 AM
    MetLife - used them for years for my truck and horse trailer. No one even came remotely close to their price (I call around yearly to make sure I'm...
    20 replies | 488 view(s)
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    Jul. 13, 2014, 11:49 AM
    Anything but the Cashels! Love their fly masks (only mask I've used on my horses in years) but HATE their fly boots. I bought some unknown brand of...
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    Jul. 13, 2014, 11:43 AM
    Like others have said - hot water when it's cold out and cold water (from the hose) when it's hot out. Who wants to eat/drink hot stuff when it's...
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    Jul. 12, 2014, 10:32 PM
    24/7 as long as the weather is okay and the horse has no issues that requires it to be stalled. But... any horse out 24/7 needs to be checked/handled...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 10:13 PM
    ryansgirl replied to a thread Farrier ? in Off Course
    No - why does it seem that everyone has to get a tip just for doing their job?? I pay $45 for my mare to be trimmed. She has impeccable manners and...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 09:51 PM
    Yes the surveyor can make a reducd sized plot - they either scan the full size in (assuming they have a large scale scanner) as a PDF, TIF, etc. then...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 08:19 PM
    ryansgirl replied to a thread Female Farriers? in Off Course
    My farrier is female and she does an amazing job! Her current apprentice is female too. My farrier is married, has two kids and really understands...
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    Jul. 7, 2014, 04:21 AM
    Haven't seen it done in years! Granted that was how we did it back in the 70's which made for a lot of unhappy horses but thankfully times have...
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    Jul. 6, 2014, 05:27 PM
    ryansgirl replied to a thread Sheath cleaning fun. in Horse Care
    Agree. I don't get what the issue is. I've never paid a vet to clean it (nor ever will). It's really not a bid deal. Just part of owning a horse. And...
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    Jul. 6, 2014, 03:04 PM
    I've washed polarfleece in either warm or hot water for years - never had an issue. I do NOT put it in the dryer as it air dries extremely fast.
    14 replies | 403 view(s)
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