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    This is interesting. My current horse is very...

    This is interesting. My current horse is very into eye contact. 99% of the time he will come to me when I call him out in the field and he always walks (or trots or gallops) up to me making eye...
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    I mostly use the Caron yarn. I do use rug yarn,...

    I mostly use the Caron yarn. I do use rug yarn, though, when I braid red chestnuts because I think the Caron is better suited to chestnuts with less red. I don't use the rug yarn all the time because...
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    The only "side effect" of Pentosan I have noticed...

    The only "side effect" of Pentosan I have noticed does relate to hair. In the winter, I have noticed that it makes the hair around the injection site darker. The area is fairly large, maybe the size...
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    I usually clip my horse around Halloween,...

    I usually clip my horse around Halloween, Christmas/New Years and then late April/early May. I like to minimize their chances of getting a chill from sweating in the cold weather, but just as...
  5. hahaha! I did, too. Unfamiliar horse jumped 3ft...

    hahaha! I did, too. Unfamiliar horse jumped 3ft oxer like it was a four and a half foot oxer in a derby. My first thought was weeee! this weightlessness thing is fun! Second thought was, yeah, it...
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    My horse is not a senior but he lost a lot of...

    My horse is not a senior but he lost a lot of weight this winter due to health reasons. I had a hard time getting him to eat grain. I switched him to the ProForce Fuel, which helped him gain the...
  7. So very true. And a good lesson to learn. Thank...

    So very true. And a good lesson to learn. Thank you for sharing!

    I am a former perfectionist (in my days of youth) and I recently commented to my trainer about how I believe my current view on...
  8. Aww! Love his name! His face is shaped a lot like...

    Aww! Love his name! His face is shaped a lot like my gelding's. And yes, he is a big goof! He is always looking for things to steal and play with - lead rope, towels, blankets, etc. He also has a...
  9. Thread: Spurs

    by salymandar
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    I have a whole host of spurs, but the pair I now...

    I have a whole host of spurs, but the pair I now use 99.9% of the time are the knob spurs. I feel they work well on every horse I ride. They are long enough that I can use them without a big move,...
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    My horse has one joint that has clicked fairly...

    My horse has one joint that has clicked fairly actively since I got him as a 5 y.o. I bring that clicking joint up every time the vets come out to do a lameness evaluation. That joint is never an...
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    Usually when my horse has trouble picking up a...

    Usually when my horse has trouble picking up a lead - usually his left - I have a litany of go-to causes. For him it is generally not hock pain, though it sometimes factors in. Most of the time it is...
  12. This is fun! Alas all my early photos are lost. ...

    This is fun! Alas all my early photos are lost.

    As a beginner, I showed in my first backyard barn leadline class in jeans, cowboy boots and a velvet hunt cap with an elastic chin strap. My then...
  13. If you are not able to find a trainer who does...

    If you are not able to find a trainer who does not require full training, look for private facilities that do not have trainers. You may have to sacrifice a few creature comforts that you might find...
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    There is a lot of really great advice on this...

    There is a lot of really great advice on this thread. I will chime in as a fellow amateur with a similar horse and similar rider issues. One thing I noticed is that you are trying to create the...
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    This past year was the first year mine was able...

    This past year was the first year mine was able to go almost a year. He turned 8 this summer and is a WB/TB. I had him checked this spring at 6 months. When he was done this fall, my dentist said he...
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    I boarded at a place without a bathroom. The...

    I boarded at a place without a bathroom. The price, amenities and care were right. The bathroom was down on the list in this case. Since it was me and one other boarder, I am not sure we would have...
  17. My gelding was a mouthy pest when he was a...

    My gelding was a mouthy pest when he was a youngin'. I would lead him to the ring with the reins tied up in the throatlatch and a chain on the bit. I even used a flash for a while and carried my bat...
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    I personally have not used the TC Sr, but the...

    I personally have not used the TC Sr, but the horses I have seen on it have done well. However, I did just take my horse off the Sentinel LS. I would not consider him a hard keeper, but he started...
  19. Thread: BioFlax 20

    by salymandar
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    I also started using it to grow out cracks from...

    I also started using it to grow out cracks from unusual trama to his hooves this year (absess blowing out coronet band, two shoes pulled on the same hoof at the beginning of two consecutive shoeing...
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    I have a pair of full chaps from her that I love....

    I have a pair of full chaps from her that I love. They are close to 15 years old. They were used heavily for 5 years, but have been sitting in my closet due to stop riding / couldn't fit in them when...
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    Countrywood, I was drawing the same conclusion as...

    Countrywood, I was drawing the same conclusion as you about these horses. Jumping = fun, flatwork = not so much fun. Well, my horse is a hunter and jumps, on average, once a week. When he was...
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    My gelding's work ethic or lack thereof has been...

    My gelding's work ethic or lack thereof has been a challenge to me for more than three years. Almost everything written about horses with no work ethic in this thread describes him. At best, he will...
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    Thanks to the OP for announcing such a good deal...

    Thanks to the OP for announcing such a good deal on breeches! I was in the market for new ones as it seems the crotches on all mine are going all at once. I don't really appreciate the extra air...
  24. I considered my horse the oldest young horse I...

    I considered my horse the oldest young horse I had ever met. He was miserable and even though he is chronic, his Cornell titer is not all that high. He wasn't really ever lame, but he was a young...
  25. I would definitely test. In my experience, lyme...

    I would definitely test. In my experience, lyme is a lot of little things that add up. Sometimes it intensifies problems you already have, so you brush it off at first. But when the symptoms are...
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