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    I love plaited reins. One tip--be sure not to...

    I love plaited reins. One tip--be sure not to over-oil them. Don't dunk them in oil and leave them, etc, or really lay on the oil to the plaited section. If you do, they will be supersoft but they...
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    I wouldn't worry about it until you notice some...

    I wouldn't worry about it until you notice some issues, but if you are worried you can get an X-ray. Mine popped one in the spring after thwacking himself playing in the field. It has shrunk...
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    No. Every horse I have ever been around with...

    No. Every horse I have ever been around with ringbone has been a pasture pet/not sound for riding. I am sure some are, but those people are luckier than me!

    The last one I had with ringbone, by...
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    If you don't have a pair, Thinline reins are...

    If you don't have a pair, Thinline reins are awesome for jumpers. Love the soft way they feel and very grippy.

    I can never have enough horse boots either. I like the thinline open fronts,...
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    Hunter or jumper? Do you own or lesson/lease? ...

    Hunter or jumper? Do you own or lesson/lease? Own a farm or board, if you own?

    My "must have" list this year ended up being a couple new blankets and a bunch of mats to fix an erosion issue. My...
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    So....I would get a nathe or Duo for dressage,...

    So....I would get a nathe or Duo for dressage, and jump him in a bitless, if he goes great in that.
  7. It depends on the horse, JB -- my TBs get free...

    It depends on the horse, JB -- my TBs get free choice second cutting orchard/alf, and the easy keepers get first cutting grass hay and not all of them get it free choice (pony wears a muzzle most of...
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    One thing this thread has taught me is that next...

    One thing this thread has taught me is that next time I have a horse euthed I am going to take a "backup plan" to the barn with me, just in case. :(. there will be no driving back to the clinic for...
  9. Thread: Hip Tag 74

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    And maybe it is just me, but I don't think the...

    And maybe it is just me, but I don't think the market for 15.2 plain bay TBs is all that lucrative on the sporthorse side. Just how much do you think they would have made? At least on the track...
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    besides, halfway down the neck the spine is in...

    besides, halfway down the neck the spine is in the middle of the neck. That's the normal place to give a shot IM, the "triangle zone" -- are you sure the vet wasn't giving a sedative IM, then...
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    The weighted boots supposedly make some horses...

    The weighted boots supposedly make some horses more aware of themselves behind, and thus more careful. Often used for jumpers who aren't naturally very tidy behind.

    I think it is borderline...
  12. Thread: Hip Tag 74

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    My six year old OTTB has pin fire marks on both...

    My six year old OTTB has pin fire marks on both fronts for splints. Old habits die hard, I guess. They don't do him any harm, he is very hardy and sound despite his many run-ins with various...
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    I rode in a Palm Beach and loved it. ...

    I rode in a Palm Beach and loved it. Unfortunately when a friend's came up for sale and I sat it on my horses, petite TBs, the second skin pro panels bridged and stuck out to the side like wings...
  14. It depends greatly on how much they are in.

    It depends greatly on how much they are in.
  15. To be clear, I don't think cats need a heated pad...

    To be clear, I don't think cats need a heated pad to survive. But my cat definitely likes his!
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    He's adorable. I would probably call him Santa,...

    He's adorable. I would probably call him Santa, because it's close to his registered name and he'd be all I'd want for Christmas. :lol: He'd also be pretty cute with one of those red hats on one...
  17. I would of course talk to him. However, if you...

    I would of course talk to him. However, if you have a good situation that is stable and that you like...I would be very reluctant to give that up.

    Not to be potentially negative, but especially...
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    well, it does, considerably. I don't see the...

    well, it does, considerably. I don't see the point of firearms if they aren't to be useful to alleviate suffering.
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    OMG, you are kidding, right? You aren't shooting...

    OMG, you are kidding, right? You aren't shooting out into the night, you are shooting down into the dirt with this kind of mercy killing. The animal can't move away, you walk up to it and shoot it...
  20. I bought mine an igloo and a heating pad. He,...

    I bought mine an igloo and a heating pad. He, contrary to all expectation, actually loves it and appears to spend about 20 hours a day in there. It is these:
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  21. Thread: Hip Tag 74

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    This is such a sad case, you can see that...

    This is such a sad case, you can see that underneath the lameness he's a lovely fluid mover and would have been a really nice sporthorse. Jingles for a full recovery so he can go on to fulfill all...
  22. OP, I take back my initial response completely. ...

    OP, I take back my initial response completely. I reread your initial post, and I think you ought to go for the job with the opening with confidence. You were second choice last time, make the case...
  23. Getting hired in your field isn't working for you...

    Getting hired in your field isn't working for you in your area, so it's time to start rethinking your career.

    In the meantime, I would pick up a seasonal holiday thing in retail, or look for a...
  24. Another option, in my horse fields my dad built a...

    Another option, in my horse fields my dad built a wooden "box" around my Nelsons so that the horses can't paw/bang them around. I have the cheaper aluminum ones so it keeps them nice longer. We...
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    do you mean fell off or sold?

    do you mean fell off or sold?
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