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    pepperwoodfarm.com i have 2 there and am a grad...

    pepperwoodfarm.com
    i have 2 there and am a grad student at state
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    blue rock horse show

    Starts this week. Who is coming? I'll be there all week, it's a great show and I hope you all can come out!
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    At my families farm we have our guys out on...

    At my families farm we have our guys out on pasture almost 24/7. They come in for maybe 3-5 hours in the afternoon to eat. And we could just turn them right out after their grain, but I like keeping...
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    I'm getting a muzzle

    I came back to the farm last week where my horse was turned out and she is already fat. I prefer her to be skinny come spring. Her buddy is also quite fat too- both warmblood x's

    So I have them...
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    where I board they keep masks on the night turned...

    where I board they keep masks on the night turned out horses. I personally put them on in the morning and take off at night when I'm at our farm. I prefer them to have cleat vision at night and...
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    we have a parrot mouth horse. It's not a big...

    we have a parrot mouth horse. It's not a big deal at all really. He is a HUGE TB and is our most athletic and talented horses- he would be a great show horse but that's not his job. He is 17 now...
  7. I use out truck and drag a chain harrow behind it

    I use out truck and drag a chain harrow behind it
  8. Well done. I took my mare training for the first...

    Well done. I took my mare training for the first time last summer and she was great. I felt very safe on her after a couple seasons of hunting.
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    With my thoroughbred I usually only do a cross...

    With my thoroughbred I usually only do a cross rail and then canter a bigger jump (3ftish)---and the second jump is a maybe. He can get stupid in warmup areas because he knows his job and hates...
  10. the organisms in the septic are more bacteria...

    the organisms in the septic are more bacteria like- not insects!

    good luck with the drain clearer- but be sure its safe for septic systems because you dont want to kill those guys!
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    this time of year is really bad for gnats. And...

    this time of year is really bad for gnats. And yeah they go for the ears, elbows and along their belly line.
    I dont think you need to call the vet!! Just put some triple antibiotic on the crusty...
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    much prefer group because horses don't like being...

    much prefer group because horses don't like being alone, then they develop weird antisocial habits. At least 1 horse buddy is sufficient.
    I'm not a big fan however of large 'herds' for competition...
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    I'd prefer to have a nice shed in addition to the...

    I'd prefer to have a nice shed in addition to the trees. Then they can chose whether they want to have natural shade or in a shed shade. Bugs are generally not as bad in sheds.

    Just get them good...
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    my barn does everything for me if I want. Board...

    my barn does everything for me if I want. Board is $750, Va
    that includes:
    stall cleaning
    horse in and out for feeding
    feeding/supplement
    blanketing
    horse bathed if I want
    horse tacked up if I...
  15. Thread: Coastal hay

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    Coastal hay

    I know nothing about this kind of hay- but I'm moving!

    That's right, moving down south to the land of the pines. I'm from the north east where everything is orchard, timothy or alfalfa.

    Coastal...
  16. Thread: Doug Payne

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    Doug Payne

    I just read the new practical horseman magazine and eventer Doug Payne had a very long training article. I have never heard of this fellow but reading the article was a delight. And from the photos...
  17. LOL. I hate boarding, so I can sympathize! I have...

    LOL. I hate boarding, so I can sympathize! I have always boarded at pretty much english barns and I do have english horses so I don't get that kind of negativity. But I am still way off the beaten...
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    agreed! My old TB winged out a lot- esp on one...

    agreed! My old TB winged out a lot- esp on one leg. Even with his spiny wither I could sit trot on him like no other, and bareback too!

    I wouldn't worry about it unless it's 'severe', and your...
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    I usually don't show in one because I think it...

    I usually don't show in one because I think it looks better. I have a nice looking thoroughbred and just plain leather on him looks great.
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    Just electric tape off a portion of your pasture that they can eat down and have a dry lot type paddock.
    Yes they will probably founder! Don't chance it! If you have a smaller area you can keep them...
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    I've seen leather bits used. They were mostly...

    I've seen leather bits used. They were mostly old horse-folks though.
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    I generally show and school in the same bit. I...

    I generally show and school in the same bit. I don't show enough to switch and get good at it.

    I like 3 piece bits, like a french link for my made horses.
    My green horse has an extremely soft...
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    Show without a saddle pad?

    I haven't shown a whole lot, but often when I show hunters, I don't use a saddle pad.
    Today I was schooling my horse a bit, there is a show tomorrow at the barn, and I decided I'd skip the schooling...
  24. I would probably put another month of riding on...

    I would probably put another month of riding on him before turning him out again.
    Turning out is fine, but what he is doing over there as far as groundwork, isn't terribly hard on the horse. If he...
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    melanomas in sheath

    all these sheath topics reminded me of this. I have a 14yr old grey TB. He has some tiny little melanomas underneath his tail. And I have noticed some small melanomas forming in his sheath as well....
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