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    Last year I took on a free lease of an 18 y.o. ...

    Last year I took on a free lease of an 18 y.o. If I recall, all routine care was my responsibility, as well as any vet costs incurred while in my care, with the exception of age related issues. I...
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    I see it all the time at shows. More often than...

    I see it all the time at shows. More often than not, it becomes quite obvious when the rider's horse begins slinging its head to and fro, and becoming fractious. At that point, the rider inevitably...
  3. Please be careful with heat lamps and straw. ...

    Please be careful with heat lamps and straw. Heat lamps are known fire hazards.
  4. They are surprisingly resilient. I pitch mine...

    They are surprisingly resilient. I pitch mine out when it becomes inconvenient to keep them in. When they start looking like they're ready to stretch their wings, they're ready to go out. I was so...
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    I'm sorry! I do think letting it go at this...

    I'm sorry! I do think letting it go at this point is best. Virtual hugs to you, this must suck in so many ways.
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    What they said and... I explored this option...

    What they said and...
    I explored this option last year with a dear friend who owns a dressage barn. The breaking point for us was the general atmosphere we each desired. I wanted something more...
  7. Thread: Half marks

    by kinnip
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    Y'know, as a scribe I wasn't too sure if I'd like...

    Y'know, as a scribe I wasn't too sure if I'd like the extra characters, but I'm 100% on board now. It's so much nicer than listening to the judge hem and haw then say "small 7" or "barely a 7". It...
  8. I can't find nylon overpants that are short...

    I can't find nylon overpants that are short enough. Anyone?
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    Can't wait to watch it. In the meantime, this is...

    Can't wait to watch it. In the meantime, this is a great resource, especially if you're keen on massage: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/oed/horsedissection/
    It has detailed photos with most features...
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    I don't agree with "steps". It's not an action,...

    I don't agree with "steps". It's not an action, it's a posture. It would be good at this point to explore biomechanics, to understand just what the outside rein does. It's easier to effect when...
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    For better or worse, I try to keep an optimistic...

    For better or worse, I try to keep an optimistic attitude. If the horse hasn't been properly ridden/trained, there's no hope for the rider anyway. So here's hoping! :winkgrin:
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    I'm prepared to be pilloried for this. I think...

    I'm prepared to be pilloried for this. I think that "inside leg to outside rein" is really quite easy to feel, if you let a schooled horse show you. For me, the essence of it is letting go, and...
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    So you

    So <heart> you
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    I like the look of the Ground Controls. Is...

    I like the look of the Ground Controls. Is thrush an issue with those? My horses are out 24/7, and it can get pretty wet. It looks like it may be hard to get the foot dry with the center piece.
  15. Gee, that sounds really familiar. Once my guy...

    Gee, that sounds really familiar. Once my guy starts really chowing on hay, it stops. I'd do as others suggested and try some other types of hay or haylage. I've never used Biosponge, but I've...
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    Sally Swift had a nice exercise: two point six,...

    Sally Swift had a nice exercise: two point six, post six, two point six, sit six, two point six...repeat until you find your balance.
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    At 7 years old, and staying in a large lesson...

    At 7 years old, and staying in a large lesson barn, I'd assume the horse has been out and about. Ask around. Someone has probably seen him at a show, or ridden him in a lesson, or even PPEd him...
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    Yes in spades. I only ask that the horse has...

    Yes in spades. I only ask that the horse has smarts enough to know how to try. I'll accept the responsibility of convincing him he should do so. i have meanies and not so meanies, I find a way to...
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    I do it with my goats and chickens. I love it...

    I do it with my goats and chickens. I love it all year long...then spring arrives and I wonder once again what the hell I was thinking. After everything is stripped and tidy, I experience my annual...
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    I'd let them out as much as possible. It's...

    I'd let them out as much as possible. It's cheaper. I've fed mine alfalfa before. They loved it, and it made them fat. I've never tried hay pellets, but I'm sure the little barf eaters would do...
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    No dogs here, but you just haven't lived until...

    No dogs here, but you just haven't lived until you've watched a goat try to headbutt a turkey. We have a few free ranging lady turks who like to lurk around at goat feeding time, and steal sweet...
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    I agree that something that extreme sounds like a...

    I agree that something that extreme sounds like a saddle issue. Usually when the leg is too far back, it's because there's not enough weight in the heel. Heavy knees, heavy heels, heavy elbows.
  23. Firstly, heat lamps in coops can be very...

    Firstly, heat lamps in coops can be very dangerous. As for other methods of heating, it depends. Our largest coop has enough bird heat going on that they don't need anything additional. Our...
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    Do you have non-seasonal breeders or are you one...

    Do you have non-seasonal breeders or are you one of those overachieving types who monitors light exposure year round? :P My first kidding season I had Nigies, and was so eager to see kids on the...
  25. Thread: Lead changes

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    Aha! That explains a lot about little Tampa...

    Aha! That explains a lot about little Tampa Tornado.
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