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  1. Suddenly sitting on the butt bar when trailering

    My searches failed to turn up anything relevant.

    Any idea why a formerly good traveler would be suddenly sitting/leaning on the butt bar with front feet well back under his body in the trailer? ...
  2. I would guess you are gripping with your legs...

    I would guess you are gripping with your legs without the stirrups. Want to test it? Actively point your toes at the ground when cantering without stirrups. It is very difficult to grip the horse...
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    Mine was spookier on days his hock was bothering...

    Mine was spookier on days his hock was bothering him.
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    Upward. Because the billet gets nasty with...

    Upward. Because the billet gets nasty with slobber if it's tucked round below the horse's mouth.
  5. Part of it is that you've only had one horse. To...

    Part of it is that you've only had one horse. To you your horse was "horse" the living, breathing epitomy of horse - and now you are thinking of getting another horse. You know from riding other...
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    My younger horse is part arab and has the well...

    My younger horse is part arab and has the well sprung ribs and forward girth groove typical of arabs. He is also a Drama King about his saddle placement. The Total Saddle Fit girth keeps the saddle...
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    I didn't know that 24/7 turnout was even an...

    I didn't know that 24/7 turnout was even an option until I got my first horse. He was in his 20s and had spent most of his life outside. Not a whisper of a breathing issue, and much better for his...
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    Of the ones I have personal experience with -...

    Of the ones I have personal experience with - Kensington.

    Cashel rubbed raw the first day. Amigo's are made of material that will pick up every little prickly thing growing and would have less...
  9. Thank you! :D

    Thank you! :D
  10. The question that asked for me to rank four...

    The question that asked for me to rank four criteria in order of importance didn't work for me - it wouldn't allow me to change the numbers. I actually wanted them ranked 1, 3, 2, 4 but my results...
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    (((hugs))) Take the time you need to grieve. He...

    (((hugs))) Take the time you need to grieve. He was your friend for a long time.

    You have my condolences. :(
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    Horses will often try to scoot out from under an...

    Horses will often try to scoot out from under an uncomfortable saddle. Try looking at the fit, and the placement. If the saddle is sitting over her shoulder blades try putting it further back. ...
  13. Equilibrium All Sport (horse) boots - Size question

    Does anyone have these boots?

    http://www.equilibriumproducts.com/leg_protection/tri_zonereg_all_sports_boot/

    Can you let me know what size you have and the height measurement from the tallest...
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    I have those exact stirrups and a pair of...

    I have those exact stirrups and a pair of Sprenger 4-way jointed irons. I found the Connemara ones to be the closest in flex to the Sprengers. I borrowed a friend's pair to try and then bought my...
  15. This...

    This http://endgame-journeys-end.blogspot...-toughest.html

    My last horse started dropping weight when he was ready to go. No pain signs, no illness, nothing. Just weight coming off. I too gave him...
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    As far as oral joint supplements go it is a very...

    As far as oral joint supplements go it is a very individual to the specific horse thing as to how effective or not any given supplement is.

    My horse turned 16 this year. He's been on MSM for...
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    My first foal was gelded at six months. The...

    My first foal was gelded at six months. The second was gelded at four and almost a half months (before weaning in his case).
  18. I would check the saddle again. I've found that...

    I would check the saddle again. I've found that I need to listen to what the horse tells me about the saddle, not the fitter. Then there is placement, not just fit. Inverting, running trot, much...
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    I find the sensitive skinned bunch will rub on...

    I find the sensitive skinned bunch will rub on the nasal and/or cheek bones before the jaw.
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    I think it depends more on the specific fly...

    I think it depends more on the specific fly sheet. The soft conforming ones tend to have a tighter weave and thus limit airflow, while the plastic fly mask mesh type tend to allow greater airflow.
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    This...

    This http://endgame-journeys-end.blogspot.ca/2011/02/when-do-you-know-its-time-toughest.html

    My last horse started dropping weight when he was ready to go. No pain signs, no illness, nothing. ...
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    Don't forget tincture of time. I went through...

    Don't forget tincture of time. I went through the EPSM/PSSM learning curve about eight years ago with my TBxQH and everything I found then indicated that it takes 4-6 months for the diet changes to...
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    In my experience rubs under the jaw mean the mask...

    In my experience rubs under the jaw mean the mask is done up too tight.
  24. My horse has been "boss hoss" in his herds for...

    My horse has been "boss hoss" in his herds for years. Except when it's not a herd and just a bunch of gelding gangs in one field. He found that stressful and I moved him after a few months.

    I've...
  25. Please don't allow your guilt to prolong this...

    Please don't allow your guilt to prolong this horse's unhappiness/suffering.

    I boarded at a place where one horse attacked another, knocked him down, and knelt on him while tearing at the victim's...
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