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    Have you looked at "curved arm stirrups"? ...

    Have you looked at "curved arm stirrups"?
    http://tinyurl.com/n2ydbh3
    I used to use the peacock stirrups but since I'm fairly heavy, I worried that they will bend. The "curved arm" makes it easy...
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    " And I tend to keep the reins too close...

    " And I tend to keep the reins too close together. "

    One exercise we did for awhile was to carry a short crop across both hands - snuggle it in the crook of your thumb, (of course, knuckles...
  3. I feed my horse loose salt year round - more in...

    I feed my horse loose salt year round - more in the summer, less in the winter. He drinks well. Last winter he was in a barn full of TBs who all got blankets - so he got blanketed more than he...
  4. You could write Len Brown and see if he...

    You could write Len Brown and see if he recognizes it. He is usually happy to help people with them. And he can be pretty handy with helping you fit the saddle to your horse.

    Len is on facebook...
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    My first horse was a gelding who was not bred and...

    My first horse was a gelding who was not bred and was castrated at 2 years old. He lived in a mixed herd and had a couple of "girlfriends" who would flirt with him and let him mount. Under saddle...
  6. Thread: Tying up

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    I might be mis-remembering, but I think you are...

    I might be mis-remembering, but I think you are supposed to wait until the CPK numbers are back to normal before returning to work.
  7. As far as I knew, growing up, I was the only...

    As far as I knew, growing up, I was the only horse-crazy person. I taught my pet sheep to pull a wagon (too small to ride) and "ground drove" my pet goats. I begged and begged for a horse or...
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    I have a somewhat similar saddle - the front ring...

    I have a somewhat similar saddle - the front ring is higher but it's still intended for "V rigging" or "3 point rigging" in addition to being called "Dropped Rigging".

    Using only the front rigging...
  9. I've had a couple of grey arabs and several very...

    I've had a couple of grey arabs and several very white Appies.

    Good grooming - using a rubber curry and soft brushes - keeps the natural oils in the hair and lets them be shiny, plus the natural...
  10. Sounds great! glad you found a winner :)

    Sounds great! glad you found a winner :)
  11. Non-riding friends of my husband just casually...

    Non-riding friends of my husband just casually say they want to run my horse when they come out to visit. Thankfully, they have never come out to visit.
  12. It took me about a year to really be enthusiastic...

    It took me about a year to really be enthusiastic about my new guy. I was mourning my previous horse - I was not athletic enough to stay on him when he would scoot out from under me, but otherwise...
  13. In my 40's, people would pay me to ride their...

    In my 40's, people would pay me to ride their horses. Mostly people who couldn't get out enough. I mainly trail-conditioned these horses, and reminded them about their training - I'm not a trainer...
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    I don't have much trouble but my hubby has a...

    I don't have much trouble but my hubby has a terrible time! He just stuffs one or two plastic grocery bags in his pocket (after checking for holes of course!)

    This video might be useful - it's a...
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    I used to pony my 11H pony off of my 15H1" arab. ...

    I used to pony my 11H pony off of my 15H1" arab. The pony did a good job leading and ground driving in hand, so ponying was fine. Yes, I did start in the arena first. I even (occasionally) rode...
  16. Rats are really smart and if you set a trap or...

    Rats are really smart and if you set a trap or poison you need to leave it alone for a week or so until the rat figures it's just part of the scenery. They are tough to get rid of.
  17. I washed a nice soft wool saddle blanket in the...

    I washed a nice soft wool saddle blanket in the machine once. It's still full length, but very narrow. It sorta works for some saddles. Unfortunately I can't find another blanket like it. Any...
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    You might try...

    You might try http://www.endurance.net/classifieds/ I believe there is a nominal fee to list, but those folks know what a Sharon Saare saddle is. Even if it's not an endurance model, some are...
  19. Someone, I can't remember just who, has a pad...

    Someone, I can't remember just who, has a pad that fits on top of the saddle and effectively adds a "twist" to the seat. I have been searching online but am not finding it.

    I can ask my friends...
  20. OP, you mentioned "Ulcergard Fri, Sat, and Sun". ...

    OP, you mentioned "Ulcergard Fri, Sat, and Sun". There are studies that the endurance community is talking about that shows that it takes a few days for the effect to start, and while it's getting...
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    A dear friend of mine died very unexpectedly...

    A dear friend of mine died very unexpectedly about 5 years ago. He was never very active on FB. But after his passing, many old friends and bandmates posted photos of "the early days", and around...
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    It will only get worse for a while. November is...

    It will only get worse for a while. November is "Movember" where guys grow mustaches to raise awareness for manly issues.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movember
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    I don't know if this noseband is legal for your...

    I don't know if this noseband is legal for your planned uses, but it will help take pressure off the bars of the mouth and even the tongue, depending on how it's adjusted. ...
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    I used to grow and bale my own hay; our fields...

    I used to grow and bale my own hay; our fields were orchard grass and native prairie grasses. My horses and pony did great on that. But we had a drought and ran out of hay, so I bought a bale of...
  25. Good timing! I just got back from having the vet...

    Good timing! I just got back from having the vet do a sheath cleaning. I've never had a gelding who was so passive aggressive! (no kicking or threats, just will never drop) I've had him 2 years,...
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