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  1. YES to using the scissor snaps between the reins...

    YES to using the scissor snaps between the reins and the bit rings. They will spring open with pressure on them. How do I know? Horse tripped and fell in a river with me because he spooked and tried...
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    I just had a conversation with my vet about this...

    I just had a conversation with my vet about this very thing. Friends horse in now boarded at my farm and the owner and I had the doc out for some routine work.My opinion with the forehead area is to...
  3. Just don't use the light. You do not need to...

    Just don't use the light. You do not need to throw a breaker even. There is no "flow" of electricity thru the wire unless the light switch is tripped to ON. The electrical circuit is open untilmthen....
  4. Don't get rid of that old one-wheeler when you...

    Don't get rid of that old one-wheeler when you get a dually! As soon as you have to wheel something out across rough terrain or mud or snow you will find the dually keeps jamming up on the bumps and...
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    Best equine use for beer is giving it to picky...

    Best equine use for beer is giving it to picky eaters! Most horses, as mentioned several times above, looove the taste of beer. After getting them hooked on the taste you can get them to eat just...
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    You are looking at areas that are rapidly...

    You are looking at areas that are rapidly becoming suburbs of DC. Stables have less and less acreage. You might want to look at farms on the north side of I-70.

    http://equiery.horsetrader.com/ is...
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    Yup, Cool Calories. 99% fat! Best bang for your...

    Yup, Cool Calories. 99% fat! Best bang for your money for a non-liquid form of fat. Tractor Supply sells it besides many other sources. You will not be adding any really bulk to your horses feed if...
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    There is a great roofing material that comes in a...

    There is a great roofing material that comes in a roll like roofing felt but is gritted like shingles. We use it to cover the plank surfaces of all the horse bridges in our local State Forest. It...
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    How about using this type of fence: ...

    How about using this type of fence:
    http://www.kencove.com/fence/Hotcote+%28Electric%29_detail_WSWH.php
    It is a coated (safe) high tensile wire, larger diameter colored white for visability. It...
  10. I read my post again about trainers and pros and...

    I read my post again about trainers and pros and it does sound very negative! If you have an instructor who knows you and your riding skills ask her/him if you can pay them for their time to look at...
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    I also wanted to mention the High-Low syndrome...

    I also wanted to mention the High-Low syndrome caused typically from grazing SHORT grass with the same foot forward and the clubby looking foot back. Very common occurance in long legged young horses...
  12. I buy it for my one boarders horse. My own fat...

    I buy it for my one boarders horse. My own fat horse really craves it badly. Fat boy get 2 cups of soaked alfalfa pellets to hold his supplements but since he's working more I have broken down and...
  13. Do not buy the horse from or thru a horse...

    Do not buy the horse from or thru a horse "Professional". Yes, there are professionals who are honest but the horse will most likely cost you more and because the Pro needs the sales to make a living...
  14. I agree that fine or mini flake shavings are...

    I agree that fine or mini flake shavings are about the best to use. They are much easier to clean than the large flakes but hold up pretty well. Southern States usually carry the Americas Choice....
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    You can park further down the road, heading...

    You can park further down the road, heading towards the reservoir, still on the right. There is another pull-over area on the right and a trail head there that will connect you to the same, main fire...
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    go to:...

    go to:
    http://virginiaequestrian.com/main.cfm?action=classifieds and look thru the boarding ads. This web site is exclusive to Virginia and the classified section can be pretty helpful.

    chicamuxen
  17. This? http://www.nontipfeeder.com/ chicamuxen

    This?
    http://www.nontipfeeder.com/

    chicamuxen
  18. Please go to the Easycare website and do some...

    Please go to the Easycare website and do some reading. Read thru the past newsletters and the blog. In particular read this article from the July newsletter:...
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    The horse owner does not want another english...

    The horse owner does not want another english saddle. She wants to switch to a more western style ENDURANCE saddle. Not just a trail saddle, it must be a trimmed down, lightweight, endurance saddle....
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    Short Article from the Easycare Newsletter; ...

    Short Article from the Easycare Newsletter;

    http://blog.easycareinc.com/blog/chronicles-of-the-pink-helmet/why-everyone-should-have-transitions

    chicamuxen
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    Saddle Suggestions for a Narrow Horse

    A friend has a new horse who is 1/2 Arab, 1/2 "Mountain Horse". He isn't REALLY narrow but his back and barrel shape is different than any horse I have ever owned. He has a more prominent spine and...
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    Horses in general feel insecure without another...

    Horses in general feel insecure without another horse to help guard. No, you may never see you horse pacing out of fear or going bonkers but in general they are fearful by instinct of predators...
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    Ask you VET to look at his back molars the next...

    Ask you VET to look at his back molars the next time she is out. it's hard to sufficiently float a horses back molars without sedation and most dentists do not use sedation.

    Just began boarding a...
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    is the same farrier doing the horse's feet or...

    is the same farrier doing the horse's feet or someone new?

    chicamuxen
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    Easyboot transitions would probably be the best...

    Easyboot transitions would probably be the best boot for your horse to use to transition to barefoot. But for riding I would guess that one of the models of Easyboots with one of their pads inside...
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