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    I used to feed corn oil to a TB that needed more...

    I used to feed corn oil to a TB that needed more calories. Years later I used Cocosoya but didn't like the expense of shipping. Plus dealing with liquids oil and having to worry about temps and...
  2. Anti-Icky Poo. Stupid name, excellent urine...

    Anti-Icky Poo. Stupid name, excellent urine neutralizer.

    Chicamuxen
  3. Spaces between the boards will not be sufficient,...

    Spaces between the boards will not be sufficient, really it won't. You horse wants to really see his buddy. If it were me I would contact the stall mfgr and buy from them a long grill that will run...
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    Yes, fence inside of a fence, put an electric...

    Yes, fence inside of a fence, put an electric fence with simple step-in fence posts, 6' or so inside of the real fence. Works for deer. My first equine was a 14 hand Connemara cross that jumped...
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    Here on the east coast there are tons of native...

    Here on the east coast there are tons of native red maple. Evidently the leaves when fallen do have a sweet taste for a period. An acquaintance lost a horse to red maple poisoning, horrible drawn out...
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    Ooohhhh yeah!!!! I too had a horse that got quite...

    Ooohhhh yeah!!!! I too had a horse that got quite lame from a very small patch of scratches on the back of his pastern, just above his heels. I had TWO different vets examine this horse and tried my...
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    A friend is boarding her Peruvian Paso with me....

    A friend is boarding her Peruvian Paso with me. Her gelding is barefoot, has been barefoot all his life. Owner decided that she probably should start using boots on him and would like to find a more...
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    I have 4-board fencing, no-climb with top board...

    I have 4-board fencing, no-climb with top board and some high tensile fence through a section of woods. I would not do board fence again. It can be pretty hazardous to horses and it rots and splits...
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    Your horse would benefit more from a supplement...

    Your horse would benefit more from a supplement that is all anti-inflammatory ingredients. No sense in paying for cartilage support ingredients. You could try Smart TLC pellets. It has a broad range...
  10. Saddle with hoop tree should help. Another idea...

    Saddle with hoop tree should help. Another idea that can really help is using a saddle pad with customized foam inserts. You can do so much with memory foam shims. I have used Skito pads for years...
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    If you don't put it all the way to the ground the...

    If you don't put it all the way to the ground the smaller dogs can get under it. But the frigging vine thing, hiney suckle. morning glories, etc, can be a real headache and those will reach upwards...
  12. Well, I finally made a decision and ordered a...

    Well, I finally made a decision and ordered a jacket. I went thru my existing jackets and realized that I do still own an extremely warm and waterproof Harry Hall jacket. It works for very cold...
  13. happytrails, There are a lot of sales people...

    happytrails,

    There are a lot of sales people out there who will try to sell you saddles that are too long for your horse's back. And a lot of saddles "designed" for the gaited horses are LONG. A...
  14. Just how tall is your horse? She appears to have...

    Just how tall is your horse? She appears to have a pretty short back, not a dipped back, just short. The saddle on her in the photo looks too long for her. The saddle panels should not go beyond her...
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    Another vote for Parmak solar chargers. Here in...

    Another vote for Parmak solar chargers. Here in MD, never a day without juice, rain , snow, etc. Just do be sure to brush the snow off the solar panel.

    chicamuxen
  16. Seems to me that your water line to the hydrant...

    Seems to me that your water line to the hydrant needs to attached to the pipe AFTER the pressure tank, not before it.

    chicamuxen
  17. Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I do own...

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I do own a Carhartt coat which I use for doing barn chores. I also have a very long down parka that I put on once the temps get really low. I think this one...
  18. I have been eyeballing that jacket because...

    I have been eyeballing that jacket because llbean.com has it in petite sizes.

    Did you order on-line or try the jackets in a store? I usually find that men's jackets and shirts do not have room for...
  19. Winter Riding Jackets for the NOT Skinny NOT Tall Body?!?

    I have cross-posted this from the Trailing Riding forum because I know that fox hunters also do winter riding in casual riding clothes. Many of my endurance riding buds also hunt.....

    All my life...
  20. Winter Riding Jackets for the NOT Skinny NOT Tall Body?!?

    All my life I have had to deal with the #&!#%$ fashion industry that makes stylish clothing for the "ideal" body type. I am short and stocky! I am a pretty typical middle-aged woman of 62, weight 155...
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    Clifton/Fairfax Station/Nokesville Virginia are...

    Clifton/Fairfax Station/Nokesville Virginia are the closest horse areas to Belvoir, around 16-18-30 miles, drive time depends on time of day. Most farms are small private places but there are a some...
  22. Soft-Ride Equine Comfort Boots do make narrow...

    Soft-Ride Equine Comfort Boots do make narrow models. https://www.softrideboots.com/default.asp
    They hold up OK for turnout and protect hooves well.. Very easy to put on. Call them.

    chicamuxen
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    So why is it that you aren't including the drain...

    So why is it that you aren't including the drain field inside of a pasture????? That is about the best use of that area. You cannot build on it. You do not want to put really anything on it except...
  24. Thread: Dry Skin?

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    Un-groomed horses left covered by blankets...

    Un-groomed horses left covered by blankets actually can develop rain rot. Scurf builds up on the skin when not curried. The blanket creates raises humidity and the scurf and skin becomes moist and...
  25. IMO, the most common cause is crooked rider or...

    IMO, the most common cause is crooked rider or crooked applications of rider aids. Most of us think we're straight. We are ingrained in how our body feels to us, we are used to our crookedness and it...
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