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    Do not brush or comb the tail unless you are...

    Do not brush or comb the tail unless you are going to a show. Keep a leave-in conditioner in it. (I prefer something with lanolin. Usually use human products).
    This does not make more hair grow...
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    Actually

    Actually, we have found that soapstone is maintenance-free and bulletproof. We've got one of the hardest varieties. All we do is wipe it down. (It is however, fairly expensive).
  3. My experience is that a stress fracture will show...

    My experience is that a stress fracture will show on x-rays if it's been a week or more. If you are in so much pain that you are on crutches, you should go to the doctor, preferably orthopedic. ...
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    In my experience, crotch bumping can be caused by...

    In my experience, crotch bumping can be caused by seat too small, stirrups too long or by saddle even slightly too wide or too narrow. My current saddle works wonderfully except when it is just a...
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    I have a Thornill 24K XW jumping saddle that is...

    I have a Thornill 24K XW jumping saddle that is almost TOO WIDE for our super wide draft cross. They are on closeout on the Thornhill web site. Also have a Wintec Wide AP saddle that doesn't fit her...
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    For me, the poison ivy scrub (I have found that...

    For me, the poison ivy scrub (I have found that the Zanfel and the Tecnu both work) takes care of the problem as long as I follow the directions.
    Before the scrubs were available, I had to have...
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    I am not only curvy but tall and long-waisted. ...

    I am not only curvy but tall and long-waisted. For me, the Trainer's Choice breeches (Rachel or Renee models) work really well. Also Tropical Riders. These are the full rise breeches (low rise does...
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    If you are long-waisted like me, the Trainer's...

    If you are long-waisted like me, the Trainer's Choice Renee's will work. Plus they have great zippered pockets! Men's breeches do not fit. Tailored Sportsmen mid-rise don't either. I get my TC's...
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    I have a Wintec Pro with Cair that I use as a...

    I have a Wintec Pro with Cair that I use as a backup saddle. It's not nearly as nice as my Custom Saddlery Wolfgang Expression but it is a very usable saddle at a very reasonable price and it is...
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    I found that the Lettia clik-girth doesn't work...

    I found that the Lettia clik-girth doesn't work so well for billets that are angled. Mine also stretched out so that there is a lump of material against the horse.
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    I have two shelties - littermates, who eat...

    I have two shelties - littermates, who eat exactly the same diet. One has great teeth, the other has noticeable issues and will probably get a cleaning next year. So it's not just diet.
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    ?? Reinforce butt bar connections, or ???

    I have a large warmblood mare that I haul in a Kiefer Genesis straight-load GN. She leans back on the butt bar. I had the butt bar attachments reinforced about 3 years ago (when one started to pull...
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    I moved the butt bar to the farther-back position...

    I moved the butt bar to the farther-back position (just in front ot the closed ramp) and have hauled twice (short hauls). Tail winds up only slightly muckier. She apparently leans back on the ramp...
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    I'd really like a photo of this, if you have one....

    I'd really like a photo of this, if you have one. Considering putting in a second (higher) butt bar or other options.
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    LOL vxf111 My trailer has a floating type...

    LOL vxf111

    My trailer has a floating type divider. I think my mare is not so much sitting DOWN as she is leaning BACK.

    SFH - I don't know anyone who has a slant load with stalls long enough...
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    We have two horses at home and a big garden. ...

    We have two horses at home and a big garden.

    We have two manure piles - this year's and last year's. In the late fall, we take this year's pile and put it on the garden and till it in. The...
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    Any hope of reforming a butt-bar sitter?

    My mare hauls pretty well, but she sits on the butt bar. Now the ring the bar attaches to the trailer is pulling out from the wall (actually, the plate to which the ring is attached). This is a...
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    Outdoor Arena Dust Control - Without Watering

    We're having a drought, and my outdoor arena is REALLY dusty. Is there anything we could put on it to keep the dust down? Our well is not strong enough to provide tons of water.Located in SW Ohio.
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    My current favorite for my DDs is the Moving...

    My current favorite for my DDs is the Moving Comfort Fiona. I have an Enell, and it is effective,but it is NOT COMFORTABLE. I think the Moving Comfort Juno would be great but I have a screwed-up...
  20. I have been doing it for 18 years now, have...

    I have been doing it for 18 years now, have lighted outdoor sand arena and DH helps out. I work 40-45 hrs/week and have a 30 minute commute (1-way). I can keep one in work but find there is not...
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    Could you get your local Custom Saddlery rep out...

    Could you get your local Custom Saddlery rep out to let you try saddles? they have a 10-day trial policy.
    I wound up with the Wolfgang Expression - it worked better for me than the Solo.
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    Be sure they are long enough that they don't...

    Be sure they are long enough that they don't catch the top of your boots when you stretch your leg down! If that happens, it is a painful pinch.
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    I am quite long-legged and ride in a CS Wolfgang...

    I am quite long-legged and ride in a CS Wolfgang Expression. I can shorten my stirrups a couple of holes and comfortably foxhunt in it. Amazing saddle.
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    Experiece with Bar Bar A waterers???

    Have two horses at home (SW Ohio). We've been using a stock tank with a heater in winter. Thinking about switching to :
    http://www.horsedrinker.com/how.html

    Any experiences or thoughts?
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    We have a draft cross that hunts in a brown...

    We have a draft cross that hunts in a brown Wintec Wide all purpose saddle. It really doesn't look different.
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