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    FYI, not all horses can utilize the type of...

    FYI, not all horses can utilize the type of selenium commonly used in feeds and supplements, so it is important to check blood levels if you suspect low selenium levels and not rely on calculating...
  2. When one of my mares was young age would try to...

    When one of my mares was young age would try to get her head low enough to try to rub the bit out with her leg. I finally figured out that she didn't like loose ring bits, and liked bits as stable as...
  3. Thanks so much for the jingles!!! I just came...

    Thanks so much for the jingles!!!

    I just came back from visiting the patient and he is doing really well. Enzymes still over 900 but moving in the right direction. He will stay at the vets over...
  4. Jingles and help needed for dog poisoned by Xylitol

    A very close friend's Labrador retriever ate a batch of cupcakes made with Xylitol on Tuesday evening. He didn't know that xylitol was highly toxic to dogs until the next day, so the dog was not...
  5. If you take Rt 4 through Woodstock to 89N, there...

    If you take Rt 4 through Woodstock to 89N, there are two good tack shops within short detours. One, whose name escapes me, is 6 miles south of Woodstock directly on Rt 6 just before GMHA. Strafford...
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    Since my ring is still a slushy mess, we've been...

    Since my ring is still a slushy mess, we've been riding on dirt roads. The other day we schooled transitions within the trot and trot lengthenings by trotting in a line and having the last horse...
  7. This is how I worked with the jigging horse. I...

    This is how I worked with the jigging horse. I would ride a little half-halt, soften the rein, and if he didn't jig a step I'd click and he would stop to get his treat. Repeat, but clicked after...
  8. As many have said, it can be a good tool for your...

    As many have said, it can be a good tool for your tool box, if done correctly. I don't use it much, but it can be very effective.

    I recently introduced it to some of my young students to give...
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    Also, see if you can section off a smaller area...

    Also, see if you can section off a smaller area to ride in. You can do this with inexpensive temporary fence stakes and tape. TB's see open fields as an irresistible temptation to run!
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    Do you know how to do an effective half-halt? Do...

    Do you know how to do an effective half-halt? Do you know how to do a pulley-rein (aka a one rein stop)? In your regular lessons ask to work on these, as well as circles. The half-halt is your...
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    Have you tried a chiropractic work-up? A friend...

    Have you tried a chiropractic work-up? A friend that boarded with me this summer had a chiropractor work on her older, very short-strided mare, and the difference in her stride length and attitude...
  12. Thanks mkevent, Woodstar is one of my top choices...

    Thanks mkevent, Woodstar is one of my top choices right now if I go with aluminum.

    Those of you who have used powder-coated, what are your experiences with rusting? Has anyone used Plyco?
  13. Stall Fronts, Doors and Grills...Opinions, advice?

    My barn is almost completed, but I find myself stuck in trying to choose and order the grillwork and doors. The site prep took a lot more of the barn budget than expected, so I need to be very...
  14. Creepiest: When I boarded at a large barn in a...

    Creepiest: When I boarded at a large barn in a very populated area there were no trails to speak of, so I decided one evening to explore the hilly, wooded, undeveloped lot near the barn. As it was...
  15. Betsyk's advice was right on target. Another...

    Betsyk's advice was right on target. Another thing you can do, which doesn't involve treats, is to convince him that his backing up evasion leads to more work, not a nice rest period while you "wait...
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    This kind of thing really irks me too! In most...

    This kind of thing really irks me too! In most European countries and Canada, you have to be tested and certified to teach riding, while in the U.S., with the exception of Massachusetts, ANYBODY can...
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    Thanks for starting this thread! I'm another...

    Thanks for starting this thread! I'm another adoptee who has always known that I was adopted. Although my adopted family isn't perfect, I have always considered them my "real" parents, and their...
  18. Thread: Lost..

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    I agree - I think my "get up and go" left me to...

    I agree - I think my "get up and go" left me to hang out with all of your "get ups and went!"

    (Although, I can't blame mine for not wanting to hang out with the snow globe of s#@t my head is,...
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    How have you been treating it? If you aren't...

    How have you been treating it? If you aren't already, you should be soaking it in the hottest water you can stand with Epsom salts. Basically you treat it like a horse with an abscess. :) The...
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    Horsepoor - yes! I saw those wreaths and really...

    Horsepoor - yes! I saw those wreaths and really liked them - just looking for more ideas.

    I love those Pinterest ideas. I tried searching there and didn't see those.

    Showbiz - Lucky you! I'm...
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    One of my scariest towing experiences ever was a...

    One of my scariest towing experiences ever was a 30 minute trip with a friend's Ford Explorer... Car/truck salespeople, in general, know nothing about towing live weight.
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    What can you make with horseshoes?

    I'm looking for plans, ideas and/or pictures of fun things to make with old horseshoes. Things that don't involve welding or bending would be best for the kids, although I'd love to see pictures of...
  23. Thread: Fencing :)

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    Yes I do! Thanks for the correction. :)

    Yes I do! Thanks for the correction. :)
  24. Thread: Fencing :)

    by Flying Hill
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    I use www.horseguard.com electric fencing on wood...

    I use www.horseguard.com electric fencing on wood posts for my paddocks and perimeter fencing, and even my two incorrigible Houdini ponies respect it enough that they don't mess with it when it is...
  25. My friend is moving into a just-built house in...

    My friend is moving into a just-built house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I found that website with a number of examples of homemade passive solar and insulated boxes for stock tanks. My...
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