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  1. Been using them for at least 12 years on all my...

    Been using them for at least 12 years on all my horses. most of my friends have switched to them for their endurance horses.
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    The shoulder shim goes BEHIND the shoulders to...

    The shoulder shim goes BEHIND the shoulders to fill a dip there which then lifts the saddle up a bit and allows the shoilders to move freely. There is a great couple of videos at Skito about using...
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    Thicker often is NOT better. Many horses have low...

    Thicker often is NOT better. Many horses have low palettes (sp?) which means less space for a bit. Some horses just hate a bit touching the roof of their mouth or pressing on their tongues. I really...
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    Many, MANY horses are reactive to mineral oil...

    Many, MANY horses are reactive to mineral oil which is the base liquid in MTG, Skin So Soft, and the oil based fly sprays. Mineral oil is a petroleum product and yes it is a major i gredient in lots...
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    How about taking some good pics of her feet from...

    How about taking some good pics of her feet from all angles and posting them here so people could evaluate her hooves and shoeing?
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    Butt high, dipped back, won't change that much...

    Butt high, dipped back, won't change that much with exercising. Sorry about being blunt, I have a horse that is similar. The brenda Imu saddle has shorter panels and maybe a bit more curve to the...
  7. Heaves. Yes, you should be concerned....

    Heaves. Yes, you should be concerned. Unfortunately, a lot of vets are like your human GPs, they aren't specialists and they often misdiagnose what is wrong and treat like an allergy thing. Read...
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    SmartPak Smartbreathe works really well for my...

    SmartPak Smartbreathe works really well for my heavey horse. It has MSM, and quite a few other ingredients known to work as anti-histamines. It is a well-thought out supplement. I keep him on it year...
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    This is a great convertible clip-on...

    This is a great convertible clip-on bridle.http://www.tayloredtack.com/BRIDLE_PARTS.htm
    I have a nice clip-on or snap-on bridle like this which can be clipped to a halter OR have a throatlatch...
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    The reason it takes longer to start a GN trailer...

    The reason it takes longer to start a GN trailer shifting (versus a BP) is a BP is attached BEHIND the truck and the GN is attached to the truck very close to the trucks back axle. When you start...
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    Put your extra space in your tack room where you...

    Put your extra space in your tack room where you need it. Train your horses to stand still when being washed.
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    I do not want to mean to sound mean but your post...

    I do not want to mean to sound mean but your post was very vague. You didn't tell us WHAT was injured or what your vet told you. Knowing a bit more would help readers give you better feedback. We...
  13. Just finally had a relaxed chill out moment to...

    Just finally had a relaxed chill out moment to reply. Conditioning of legs can take years, depndent on what type of life and exercise probram a horse has had thru their entire life. So we don't know...
  14. Lemons! Many horses adoRe lemons and passion...

    Lemons! Many horses adoRe lemons and passion fruit, also really sour. Horses often love tart and sour.
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    Heaves is a very likely cause.

    Heaves is a very likely cause.
  16. No, your plan isn't sufficient, start earlier,...

    No, your plan isn't sufficient, start earlier, use a gps to actually measure your mileage per ride, aim to get your horse fitter than you think he needs to be. You are going to be on his back day...
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    I recently bought a new saddle that is a dressage...

    I recently bought a new saddle that is a dressage type trekking/trail saddle.http://www.ghostsaddle.com/Ghost_Saddles/PICTURES.html
    This page shows the different models of the Ghost saddle. I got...
  18. A couple of buckets of hot water slowly poured...

    A couple of buckets of hot water slowly poured over the top of the hydrant usually does the trick. The hot water runs down the pipe and soaks in the ground and thaws stuff out below ground. Just try...
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    I went thru this with one smart mare that I...

    I went thru this with one smart mare that I "rescued". Yes, she quit as soon as I walked up to her. So I resigned myself to having a long day at the barn, brought a book along to read, then put her...
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    Really like Endeavor!

    Really like Endeavor!
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    Just curious, WHAT antihistamine was he on? You...

    Just curious, WHAT antihistamine was he on? You could try Smartpaks Smartbreathe supplement. I would suggest trying a full dose AM and PM for a month, just to give it a good chance to work. Yes, it...
  22. Thread: Wide saddle

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    Many english saddles can have the tree widened or...

    Many english saddles can have the tree widened or narrowed. It depends on the tree construction. Smith Worthington can do it for you, Schleese saddlery, probably others out there.
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    Brome, Orchard Grass and Timothy are...

    Brome, Orchard Grass and Timothy are nutritionally VERY similar. Orchard Grass comes on earliest in the spring so 1st cuttings often are made late because of wet weather and the hay is stemmy and...
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    I've seen a few of them sitting on saddle stands....

    I've seen a few of them sitting on saddle stands. What I recall is that they were rather narrow. To be fair they were probably "medium" width but we are so used to med-wide, wide, and X-wide trees...
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    Flies of all types will go into shade once it...

    Flies of all types will go into shade once it gets really HOT. Deer flies will be out in the sun on chillier days then will go into the shadier wooded areas once the temps go up. But shade and truly...
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