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    Clifton/Fairfax Station/Nokesville Virginia are...

    Clifton/Fairfax Station/Nokesville Virginia are the closest horse areas to Belvoir, around 16-18-30 miles, drive time depends on time of day. Most farms are small private places but there are a some...
  2. Soft-Ride Equine Comfort Boots do make narrow...

    Soft-Ride Equine Comfort Boots do make narrow models. https://www.softrideboots.com/default.asp
    They hold up OK for turnout and protect hooves well.. Very easy to put on. Call them.

    chicamuxen
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    So why is it that you aren't including the drain...

    So why is it that you aren't including the drain field inside of a pasture????? That is about the best use of that area. You cannot build on it. You do not want to put really anything on it except...
  4. Thread: Dry Skin?

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    Un-groomed horses left covered by blankets...

    Un-groomed horses left covered by blankets actually can develop rain rot. Scurf builds up on the skin when not curried. The blanket creates raises humidity and the scurf and skin becomes moist and...
  5. IMO, the most common cause is crooked rider or...

    IMO, the most common cause is crooked rider or crooked applications of rider aids. Most of us think we're straight. We are ingrained in how our body feels to us, we are used to our crookedness and it...
  6. Another EXTREMELY confortable line of treeless...

    Another EXTREMELY confortable line of treeless saddles are the Sensation Saddles. They make a couple of "english" models for trail use with the extra D rings, etc. Also their Hybrid model gets rave...
  7. First they grow up, with the geldings they can...

    First they grow up, with the geldings they can grow taller until 5-6 yrs old. THEN they grow out. I bought a 4 yr old ASB gelding that was 16 hands and so narrow chested that you could put your hand...
  8. http://www.rammfence.com/fence/electric-horse-fenc...

    http://www.rammfence.com/fence/electric-horse-fence/electrobraid/electrobraid-accessories/cut-off-switch.html. You can install these or you can simply disconnect the hot wire that runs to that...
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    I know epson salt soaks is the go to for drawing...

    I know epson salt soaks is the go to for drawing out abcesses but it is just not possiblr for most of us to soak a foot often enough or long enough. The last abcess I had to deal with got a different...
  10. Skin sensitivity and general body sensitivity can...

    Skin sensitivity and general body sensitivity can also be caused by Selenium deficiency. And you are in an area of the country that is Se deficient.

    My very favorite all-time grooming tool is a...
  11. A friend who boards her horse with me had to put...

    A friend who boards her horse with me had to put her Paso into Soft-Ride boots, both hinds for 3 weeks. They stayed on and he was turned out the entire time. We had no mud/rain during that time. A...
  12. I was also going to suggest Animed's Remission....

    I was also going to suggest Animed's Remission. It is very palatable, has 6000 mg of magnesium per oz. It is an excellent supplements for founder prone horses, Cushings horses, preventative...
  13. I also do not care for the confusing signals of...

    I also do not care for the confusing signals of the cross-under bitless bridles. However the "Indian" bitless bridle does seem to be a bit simpler. You can get just the nose pice which can be added...
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    I found when I rode my dominate mare and ponied a...

    I found when I rode my dominate mare and ponied a second mare that my pony horse was a bit grumpy about having the other mare beside her. For the first few months I wore a blunt dessage spur on my...
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    Just my thoughts, but I suspect your salt water...

    Just my thoughts, but I suspect your salt water spa worked because of COLD. Most poultices have to be wrapped and typically generate HEAT. Heat may not be helpful to his leg. One type of poultice...
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    http://www.statelinetack.com/item/saxon-1200d-stan...

    http://www.statelinetack.com/item/saxon-1200d-standard-150g-turnout/E002803/

    This is what I use. It is 150 gm, not 100 gm. It is 1200 denier fabric and is just perfect. I had 100g turnouts but the...
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    Have been using NB shoes on my endurance/trail...

    Have been using NB shoes on my endurance/trail horses for many years, steel version. Also have routinely used pour-in pads for rocky competitions. After having to switch to a new farrier who just...
  18. You can easily improve the twist of any treeless...

    You can easily improve the twist of any treeless saddle by making your own "twist" seat pad from a Cashel Tush Cushion seat saver. There are numerous models of these pads. I prefer using a type that...
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    http://www.twincreekfarmllc.com/ Woodsboro,...

    http://www.twincreekfarmllc.com/ Woodsboro, MD. They sell by the ton and will do deliveries. Their small bales are very big, just so you know. High quality hay farming operation.

    I highly...
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    Please do not dally a rope around the horn of...

    Please do not dally a rope around the horn of your saddle, very hazardous. When ponying another horse use the right equipment to be able to control that horse. This can be a nylon or leather halter...
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    Paddle hair brush with ball-tipped nylon pins....

    Paddle hair brush with ball-tipped nylon pins. It's a hair brush with the nylon pins set into a rubber backing. Made for people but horsrs love them. It works marvelously as a curry because the nylon...
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    I mistakenly purchased on of these turnouts from...

    I mistakenly purchased on of these turnouts from Schneiders for an Arabian:

    http://www.sstack.com/horse-blankets-and-sheets_waterproof-turnout-blankets_fitted-cutback-neck/

    The neck opening was...
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    Also find out if the BM has increased her feed....

    Also find out if the BM has increased her feed. Often horse owners are not told about feed changes made by barn personnel, Gasp! Shock!

    chicamuxen
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    My input to this thread is just be sure your...

    My input to this thread is just be sure your horse IS truly fine barefoot. I have ridden with a few people riding barefoot horses that swear up and down that their horses are never tender footed...
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    EventingLady, Most people posting here live...

    EventingLady,

    Most people posting here live elsewhere, not in California. So they don't know hat it is like to live in a state where most hay is brought it from else where and the hay cost are...
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