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  1. Thread: Safety Stirrups?

    by AKB
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    I use the Sprenger type stirrups. Peacocks worry...

    I use the Sprenger type stirrups. Peacocks worry me because it is too easy to get caught on the protruding area. One of the USEA safety gurus advised me that if I was worried about getting a foot...
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    Mine would be shopping online with the shipping...

    Mine would be shopping online with the shipping instructions that his packages should be delivered by UPS directly to the barn. There would be weekly autodeliveries of cookies, apples and alfalfa. A...
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    We were quoted $600-$800 by the local vet clinics...

    We were quoted $600-$800 by the local vet clinics to spay a young retriever. For most of us, that is a lot of money. It made it worthwhile for me to drive the 1 1/2hrs to the clinic where my daughter...
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    I would eliminate film as a possible career. We...

    I would eliminate film as a possible career. We know many film majors. Only one of them has been able to support himself while working in film. There is no joy in working extremely hard but not ever...
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    I like my Sundowner. The ramp is easy to lift. I...

    I like my Sundowner. The ramp is easy to lift. I did consider getting a rumber floor or rumber like floor in it so I would never have to lift mats, but it would have cost more. My mats are lighter...
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    A 12' overhang outside each stall. Dutch doors...

    A 12' overhang outside each stall. Dutch doors that open to the overhang so horses can be quickly brought out of their stalls in case of fire or other emergency. I have 8' overhangs and wish I had...
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    I would send him to Florida and have him competed...

    I would send him to Florida and have him competed every weekend. A horse can get a lot of training in a hurry in Florida. My friend sent her 6 year old to Denise Rath at Grey Fox Farm. He came back...
  8. Call Denise Rath at Grey Fox Farm. She knows a...

    Call Denise Rath at Grey Fox Farm. She knows a lot of people and may know someone who can work with you.

    Ocala is so much fun. I went down with my horse for 2 weeks last winter and went trail...
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    Years ago we had a horse have a bad euthanasia....

    Years ago we had a horse have a bad euthanasia. The vet did not sedate him before she injected barbiturate. He ran off, crashed into a tree, and then thrashed. It was horrible. When we had a horse...
  10. I like the heated buckets because they draw less...

    I like the heated buckets because they draw less electricity than the trough heaters. Years ago, we had extreme cold and my trough heater overloaded my barn electric and threw the circuit breaker....
  11. Jingles.

    Jingles.
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    Playland Farm in Union Bridge has a large indoor...

    Playland Farm in Union Bridge has a large indoor and a heated barn.
  13. We know a pilot who said he hates having dogs in...

    We know a pilot who said he hates having dogs in the cargo area. If he gets a warning indicator of any possibility of fire in the cargo area, he has to deploy the fire retardant system which kills...
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    Maybe eventing and/or trail riding would be your...

    Maybe eventing and/or trail riding would be your true calling. Eventers don't care if they miss the distance! Particularly at the lower levels. Your Clyde cross can probably miss the distance and...
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    We have our umbrella through Nationwide and they...

    We have our umbrella through Nationwide and they are aware we have horses. My daughter has her umbrella through State Farm. Let us know what happens. If State Farm is not going to issue umbrella...
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    Never let anything interrupt you when you are...

    Never let anything interrupt you when you are attaching the truck and trailer. Close the coupler onto the ball as the first thing that you do. We know of several people who attached the chains and...
  17. One advantage to going to Ireland is that the...

    One advantage to going to Ireland is that the Irish can produce their horses more cheaply than we can. When we were at the Royal Dublin Show in August, I sat next to an Irishman. He takes his 3 year...
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    Years ago, my husband talked me into selling my...

    Years ago, my husband talked me into selling my truck and buying an SUV. It may have been sensible at that time, but I was never happy with the SUV. The SUV needed $5000 of work a couple of years...
  19. A lot of eventers have headed to Ocala, so that...

    A lot of eventers have headed to Ocala, so that may be the place to go. My friend got a lovely young eventer from Denise Rath, Grey Fox Farm, in Ocala. Denise knows a lot of people in the business,...
  20. I have used Equithane pour in pads for a...

    I have used Equithane pour in pads for a temporary and expensive fix. I think the best option is to get the farrier back.
  21. Check with some vet school hospitals. Many need...

    Check with some vet school hospitals. Many need assistants to work during summer and winter vacations when they are busy and have to give the regular staff time off for vacations. My daughter worked...
  22. Thread: Hoof HELP!!!

    by AKB
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    It sounds like you are getting good information,...

    It sounds like you are getting good information, as well as good vet and farrier care. I would push for doing the Cushings testing now. The vets may be trying to save you a little money, by waiting,...
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    Go to a tack shop and buy the helmet that fits...

    Go to a tack shop and buy the helmet that fits you best and that you like. I ride in a Charles Owen J3. It is by far the most comfortable, best fitting helmet for me. The dial fit helmets never fit...
  24. Thread: I'm done

    by AKB
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    My daughter got married 2 years ago at the...

    My daughter got married 2 years ago at the Brampton Inn in Chestertown,MD. It was like a mini version of a big, fancy wedding but without the stress or costs. The Inn supplies everything as part of...
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    Take him places in a trailer. It is hard to be...

    Take him places in a trailer. It is hard to be barn sour when you are on a trail that is far from the barn.
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