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  1. Hugs to you. Thank you for doing right by them. ...

    Hugs to you. Thank you for doing right by them.

    I waited too long to put down our beloved old Shetland pony, and I wound up doing so at 1:00 am on a frigid February night. I better understood...
  2. I sit on the board of an equine non-profit and we...

    I sit on the board of an equine non-profit and we were sued two years ago, a totally bogus lawsuit yet nevertheless we had to mount a defense. Thank GOD we had D&O insurance in place. There was a...
  3. This. I have a Black Country Eloquence...

    This.
    I have a Black Country Eloquence customized for my horse. Before ordering I rode in a 17.5 a lot. The fitter said many people tend to ride in saddles too small for them. She had me try an 18"....
  4. This is so exciting, I'm so pleased for them! ...

    This is so exciting, I'm so pleased for them!

    My daughter owns a mule who she showed exclusively in horse shows (dressage, hunter/jumper, unrated eventing, Pony Club) for 8 years. In all those...
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    I'm in a similar situation. I paid $2000 for my...

    I'm in a similar situation. I paid $2000 for my OTTB but have invested some money into training. I priced a policy with The Hartford through Broadstone yesterday because with that carrier I can opt...
  6. Thanks so much! I am in a similar situation and...

    Thanks so much! I am in a similar situation and contacted Broadstone yesterday to get a quote from Hartford. I thought it was quite affordable!
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    js, you are my sister from another mother! My...

    js, you are my sister from another mother! My Miley was dark green and white and towed by a restored 1969 El Camino -- in matching dark green of course. Loved my dad, he worked so hard to restore the...
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    My daughter is riding a horse who uses the...

    My daughter is riding a horse who uses the Equiband system as he's recovering from a muscle injury. It really seems to help 'remind' him to use his hind end. I have been so impressed that I am going...
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    My first horse trailer was a 1965 Miley. ...

    My first horse trailer was a 1965 Miley. Everybody had a Miley here in CA. That was an amazing little trailer -- my father restored it and the interior was lined with teak wood. Probably not...
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    I'm a DC in Pony Club and I'm actually hosting a...

    I'm a DC in Pony Club and I'm actually hosting a C1/C2 certification for our region later this month as well as helping prepare four girls for the C1 test. I'm up to my eyeballs in C1 standards...
  11. I had my horse on Kombat Boots for hind gut...

    I had my horse on Kombat Boots for hind gut issues. It does not smell yeasty at all and it comes in pellet form.
  12. I have an EZ Groomer attached to my 3 point hitch...

    I have an EZ Groomer attached to my 3 point hitch on tractor and it does have an adjustable leveling bar. I've found that it does a pretty job job of evening out footing depth.
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    Colorado CANTER Cutie by Giacomo

    I thought I would pass this along. This CANTER cutie is located in Colorado. She is by Giacomo, who won the Kentucky Derby. I have a Giacomo offspring and he is just the nicest horse, kind and...
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    Charlie Gibson Horse Transport is based in WA and...

    Charlie Gibson Horse Transport is based in WA and makes regular runs to the Bay Area. Good hauler, I bought my horse from the owner, who does all the driving with his wife.

    Also another vote for...
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    Your first step is to have a good vet see this...

    Your first step is to have a good vet see this horse, and try to get some idea of what is going on.

    A $300 ultrasound with a specialist who knows how to ultrasound the pelvis will tell you a...
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    I have $900 worth of Whoa Dust sitting in a box...

    I have $900 worth of Whoa Dust sitting in a box in my bedroom. AKA....I haven't installed it yet. The reason is because I added geotextile to my footing this summer and I have a little tweaking...
  17. I bought an EZ Groomer (ezgroomer.com) and have...

    I bought an EZ Groomer (ezgroomer.com) and have been super happy with it. Simple, well made, easy to use and adjust. It has teeth, a leveling bar, and a flywheel roller. I have sand, felt and...
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    My husband was the same way. Ultimately he...

    My husband was the same way. Ultimately he demanded I liquidate everything horsey and we move to the suburbs "to live like normal people." He didn't seem to consider the devastating effect this...
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    He's very cute. He looks pretty typical for fresh...

    He's very cute. He looks pretty typical for fresh off a race, body sore and he's kind of shuffling with his hinds, esp RH.

    Take him on trial, then vet him out and get lots of xrays, esp. of feet,...
  20. When visiting family in North Carolina, we swam...

    When visiting family in North Carolina, we swam in the big family farm pond and were assured that the water moccasins who lived there would not bother us if we stay out of 'their' side of the pond....
  21. Heather, it depends on whether it's a stick-built...

    Heather, it depends on whether it's a stick-built building or a modular structure.

    There is a contractor in CA who disassembles, moves, reassembles modular barns. I met him at Horse Expo. Check...
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    I own both types of trailers. A 2 horse BP and a...

    I own both types of trailers. A 2 horse BP and a 4 horse GN.

    For hitching up, I like a BP better. I don't like climbing into the truck bed.

    For around town hauling, I far prefer the 2 horse BP....
  23. Our horse completely severed his extensor tendon...

    Our horse completely severed his extensor tendon in a round pen accident when he was 6. He's now 24. In between those years was a long and successful career as a hunter and eventer.

    The tendon...
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    3000 volts straight off the charger with the...

    3000 volts straight off the charger with the fence disconnected is just not enough. You need 5 to 7000 at minimum for horses. I bought a bigger charger after dealing with this problem over and over....
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    I use Roundup or glycophosphate on fence lines...

    I use Roundup or glycophosphate on fence lines and to deal with tough pasture weeds like star thistle and wild artichoke. Relative to other herbicides, it has a fairly short half life.

    I keep...
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