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  1. Had a lot more trouble with my horse (20 yr old...

    Had a lot more trouble with my horse (20 yr old OTTB) having goopy/puffy eyes this summer and fall. My vet said it was a horrendous allergy season around here this year (and my horse does have...
  2. Thread: Tired

    by fjordmom
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    Mental stuff can be very draining. I write for a...

    Mental stuff can be very draining. I write for a living, but find myself much more tired after a day of really concentrating on a project than I ever am after a rigorous ride or workout in the...
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    I use these...

    I use these for my boys. They are nylon and seem somewhat water and dirt repellent, but breathable. Have held up for multiple seasons. Only thing I don't like is the fringe on the end. My boys seem...
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    Congrats! Lovely horse. They do look and sound...

    Congrats! Lovely horse. They do look and sound like a wonderful match.
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    Have a DS, now 25, who rode from about age 10...

    Have a DS, now 25, who rode from about age 10 through high school. (Currently distracted by the transition to young independent adulthood; he has talked about volunteering at a local rescue, so the...
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    Sounds just like my boy. I've had him for 14...

    Sounds just like my boy. I've had him for 14 years now and the first time I groomed him before he was mine, I didn't think I ever wanted to go near him again. He so hated being groomed; ears back,...
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    Am really enjoying the reads (and so is...

    Am really enjoying the reads (and so is non-horsey DH.) Recently had the opportunity to hear Rita Mae speak as a guest at the Michigan Writers series. What Fun!

    She's even more to the point than...
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    And that is why NO dog is welcome on my property!...

    And that is why NO dog is welcome on my property! Have had my fill of this and dog owners who think their "dear darling" demons are just excited, happy, you name it. Get some manner on them!

    I...
  9. Probably a question to ask your Dr. Our teenage...

    Probably a question to ask your Dr. Our teenage DD had gallbladder removed (unplanned) laproscopically a few years ago. It went well too but I do recall there were some restrictions on not lifting...
  10. What about charming with a hot wire around the...

    What about charming with a hot wire around the outside to keep the horses from "snacking", rubbing, etc?

    Also have you looked into the pasture paradise concept. It's essentially a grass track...
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    First, the T-strap buckle coming undone. As...

    First, the T-strap buckle coming undone. As mentioned those little rubber grommets. Cheap and easy.

    As far as policy;
    1. Blanketing is an extra charge ($30-$50) per month. Do the math to figure...
  12. Another vote for pellets (and I do have one horse...

    Another vote for pellets (and I do have one horse with allergies/dust sensitives so I'm OCD fussy on that count.) I've been using them for about 6 years. Very easy with my own guys who are pretty...
  13. My experience with winter and water up north in...

    My experience with winter and water up north in the mitten state.....

    Invest in a sturdy Rubbermaid trough with the drain plug and a screw in heater. We build an insulted lid that keeps it a bit...
  14. Never tried this with a horse, but cornstarch,...

    Never tried this with a horse, but cornstarch, flour, or baby powder are great for lifting spilled oil/food grease out of fragile fabrics. Dust well, leave in for an hour or two shake off (or in the...
  15. Nice! When I look at fit, I ask myself if the...

    Nice! When I look at fit, I ask myself if the pony/horse takes up the rider's leg well/appropriately and is rider's weight proportionate to what the pony should be fairly expected to carry on a...
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    Braided electric rope fence just on your side of...

    Braided electric rope fence just on your side of the property line. Do sign it for liability reasons and add the requisite no trespassing signs. May sure it has a good strong charge. Then plant your...
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    This. Some are NOT good, and are 100% ACA...

    This.

    Some are NOT good, and are 100% ACA Compliant...so it's all in the details.



    The only option offered by DH employer. I'm self employed, so all premiums for any other option would come...
  18. Go Ellie vanGemeren and Gemini Pilot!

    Go Ellie vanGemeren and Gemini Pilot!
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    What a beautiful guy! So glad to hear he is able...

    What a beautiful guy! So glad to hear he is able to enjoy a good life. He looks well loved.
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    You need much stronger marketing for the clinic....

    You need much stronger marketing for the clinic.

    1. I had to hunt on your facebook page to find it's mention and only did that because of this thread. (Just FYI, not a facebook fan and don't use...
  21. If he doesn't lunge/ground drive, is it possible...

    If he doesn't lunge/ground drive, is it possible to at least do some serious marching hand walking several times a day Or free lunge in his dry lot if deemed sound enough for it?

    I'll do this in...
  22. One of mine is now 2 years post colic surgery and...

    One of mine is now 2 years post colic surgery and best he has ever been.

    His rehab consisted of:
    1. increasing reps of certain exercises from the book recommended above. (Excellent book and...
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    I use these...

    I use these to hang water buckets. Safe, cheap, and easy to use. Absolutely love them! Very easy to use, even with winter gloves on. (A big consideration for me in the northern "tundra.") Just heads...
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    I have a Stubben Sigfried from my teenage years...

    I have a Stubben Sigfried from my teenage years (early 1970s) and it has the older buttons shown in Appsolute's post. You might check with Stubben to find out when they changed to the square/blue...
  25. Thread: Spelling

    by fjordmom
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    When he takes spelling tests is he...

    When he takes spelling tests is he keyboarding/typing or writing in old fashioned long hand?

    When my son (always high honors student) was in early elementary school he could verbalize fantastic...
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