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    If you intend to put the fleece against the horse...

    If you intend to put the fleece against the horse (as opposed to over another blanket) you should know that is a really unpleasant thing to do to a horse living out 24/7. Fleece is stretchy and...
  2. If you were in Canada I'd recommend Pleasant...

    If you were in Canada I'd recommend Pleasant Ridge. I got one for $70 + tax from their clearance pile (no colour choice when ordering) this summer.

    If you didn't have the $100 limit I would...
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    I'd go with the 100gm as well if you're going to...

    I'd go with the 100gm as well if you're going to limit your clip to a trace. He'll still have lots of hair to fluff for extra warmth on colder nights, and will flatten it during warmer days.
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    Without seeing the pics (your link demanded I log...

    Without seeing the pics (your link demanded I log in to FB) it sounds good. I had to do that with my younger horse for the same reason. I got a set of Thinline shims for mine after the towel test...
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    Absolutely! These Fallasleep/Sleepsalot horse are...

    Absolutely! These Fallasleep/Sleepsalot horse are lazy, and smart in that they will figure out the minimum amount of effort a given rider will accept, and put out precisely that (with the odd check...
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    One of mine ate something last summer that he...

    One of mine ate something last summer that he reacted badly to. His throat swelled a bit, just enough to restrict his breath enough that when he got distracted he'd forget and panic over not being...
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    I have found that a neck cover allows the horse...

    I have found that a neck cover allows the horse to stay warmer without having to increase the insulation in the blanket.

    And I agree with SharonA, the neck cover doesn't have to match the blanket....
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    TSWJB - Ride the trot, not the jump. Everyone...

    TSWJB - Ride the trot, not the jump. Everyone does it when they are starting our, and often for longer with a forgiving school is. As soon as you enter the gymnastic you stop riding the trot and...
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    The key is to get on the horse and find a reason...

    The key is to get on the horse and find a reason to Kick His Ass in the first five minutes. Then Kick His Ass Hard!

    What I have found is that if you "make nice" with Fallasleep for the first five...
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    If it's not the horse... it's the rider. ;) I...

    If it's not the horse... it's the rider. ;)

    I often find something easier to do one way than the other, and sometimes get stuck the bad way completely unable to get any improvement. What I have...
  11. Is the cut healed yet? I had a horse who came...

    Is the cut healed yet?

    I had a horse who came in one winter night with a frozen ball of blood on the outside edge of his right ear. Another horse had bitten him (don't ask me how, but it appeared...
  12. Back on Track Quick Wraps. My horse's legs are...

    Back on Track Quick Wraps. My horse's legs are much tighter with regular use. Unfortunately as a horse living out he can only wear them in dry conditions so regular use is not as regular as I would...
  13. I jumped on the new deworming protocol several...

    I jumped on the new deworming protocol several years ago and somehow manage to be surprised when I find barns still running on the old school rotate dewormer every three months method.

    We know so...
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    I put a big round rock in my three year old's...

    I put a big round rock in my three year old's feed tub when he got into flinging food out with his nose. He used a motion that went round the tub counter clockwise from 12 to 4. The rock sat at 6...
  15. I found mine gaped far less after it was broken...

    I found mine gaped far less after it was broken in. As in not really a noticeable gap now, but not as tight as the back edge. That was my long TSF. The dressage one isn't broken in yet.

    And if...
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    Mine is getting one or two 250mg capsules a day. ...

    Mine is getting one or two 250mg capsules a day. Depending on how his allergies are doing. It's been two during the hot, humid heatwaves.

    Edit to add: 1100lb horse.


    Why is my medication...
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    I had to braid an ear/headshy horse for a season....

    I had to braid an ear/headshy horse for a season. I was advised to begin at the withers and work my way up. I could braid him, but he wasn't happy and the last few right behind his ears sometimes...
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    I got my first horse in November. About six weeks...

    I got my first horse in November. About six weeks after that the snow arrived and stayed for five months. I LOVE riding in the snow! A gallop along a packed snowmobile trail... bounding through...
  19. The flax irritated his hindgut which caused him...

    The flax irritated his hindgut which caused him to have a lot of excess liquid coming out with (and without) his nicely formed and hydrated poop balls. Not diarrhea, excess liquid. To the point of...
  20. I had a horse who was super ssensitive to saddle...

    I had a horse who was super ssensitive to saddle pressure. He'd develop white hairs in three weeks of three half hour rides per week, that's how sensitive he was. He did once develop white hairs...
  21. I use Brooks Fibre Omega Plus and their Fit &...

    I use Brooks Fibre Omega Plus and their Fit & Fibre textured (it also comes as a pellet). My horse has done really well on FOP, and the other has done well on the F&F. I would have both on FOP, but...
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    I put mine on the short side, about a metre from...

    I put mine on the short side, about a metre from the corner. I angle it such that the entire long side (same side the camera is close to) is visible. Without zooming I get about two thirds of the...
  23. It is difficult, I know. (((Hugs))) One thing...

    It is difficult, I know. (((Hugs)))

    One thing that helped me after I lost my heart horse was to deliberately find and remember a happy memory of my horse every time something reminded me that he...
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    Glad we didn't scare you off, enjoy the ride. :)...

    Glad we didn't scare you off, enjoy the ride. :)

    The thing that horses teach us over and over is that we don't know what we don't know. I am constantly amazed at the number of owners who believe...
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    Not necessarily. EPSM/PSSM is a storage...

    Not necessarily. EPSM/PSSM is a storage myopathy. Affected horses store glycogen with fewer branches in the large molecules, making it slower to break down. At the extreme end glycogen is stored...
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