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    Feeding whole flax...any point?

    I know that the standard advice re: flax is to grind just before you feed it and that pre-ground flax loses its nutritional value. Frankly, pre-grinding flax in a coffee grinder for my 5 horses is...
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    I think once you find a really good farrier, you...

    I think once you find a really good farrier, you should be prepared to do pretty much anything to keep him happy.... I know a few Coltons. And for the dressage aficionados, how about...
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    I agree it sounds like an oddly balanced, high...

    I agree it sounds like an oddly balanced, high fat mix of supplements. Unless you are 100% positive that your hay is meeting all of the nutritional needs, especially for the mare in foal. If you...
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    This is getting a little heated. I think we...

    This is getting a little heated. I think we should talk about guns instead.
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    Here is how it works in my corner of Canada:...

    Here is how it works in my corner of Canada: there is an expectation that you will not wear your outside footwear inside. Most of the year it is winter and it is an non-issue because you are wearing...
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    Why the baking soda?

    Why the baking soda?
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    I think the point behind the pillow case is to...

    I think the point behind the pillow case is to protect the enamel of the washing machine interior from being damaged by the buckles. Same theory as tying old socks over the buckles of horse blankets...
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    I've done it with a pile of older tack that had...

    I've done it with a pile of older tack that had gotten quite nasty. I would not do it with any really expensive bridles tack. I washed all of it in cold water, gentle cycle, with Murphy's oil soap....
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    So it is colder out tonight than I thought. -35 C...

    So it is colder out tonight than I thought. -35 C with windchill. That is about -31 F. No horses were ridden or lunged tonight. Too cold for me!!
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    I swear I spend more time adjusting my clothing...

    I swear I spend more time adjusting my clothing than grooming. My barn is a healthy walk from my house with open prairie on the way. I look like the Michelin man walking to my barn. Then I strip...
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    Thanks guys. Checked with my vet, he can get it...

    Thanks guys. Checked with my vet, he can get it for me. I will also check the Canadian site for Platinum Performance for future reference.
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    It depends on what your horses are used to. It is...

    It depends on what your horses are used to. It is -28 Celsius here right now and lessons will probably be cancelled tonight. I will probably still lunge the three that are showing this summer so as...
  13. Interesting. I wonder if they grow or import...

    Interesting. I wonder if they grow or import their feeds. There is also an exquisite irony in having the words "Parque Lenin" and "Havana Equestrian Club" in the same sentence.
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    Bumpity bump bump

    Any Canadians able to get this shipped to Canada? Or will a cross border shopping trip still be necessary. I have an elderly pony with chronic diarrhea that is not responding to probiotics or Pepto...
  15. LOL, yeah, don't hold back Mr. Hector, tell us...

    LOL, yeah, don't hold back Mr. Hector, tell us what you really think. And Glamourdale...sigh.....
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    My coach buys rope at a marine store and makes...

    My coach buys rope at a marine store and makes them herself by adding a snap. She likes her lunge lines to be slightly heavier than normal lunge lines. I use the same flat nylon lunge line that I...
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    I too wonder about the immune system

    I also had an older TB with chronic lymphangitis who finally succumbed to it at 24. In retrospect, I too wondered about his immune system. Little things became infected despite proper care. He was...
  18. So very true. We are so careful not to offend...

    So very true. We are so careful not to offend here. I have a German riding friend that I cherish; she is one of the few people (aside from my coach, who was also not raised in N. America) who will...
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    Totally different animal. Canadian Sport Horses...

    Totally different animal. Canadian Sport Horses and CWHBA horses (Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association) are two separate registries, both recognized as breeds by the federal government...
  20. Thread: Tack Sponges

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    Never in a million years would I have though a...

    Never in a million years would I have though a thread about tack sponges would net 2 pages of discussion :lol: We horse people are indeed a different breed. Personally, I use sponges for cleaning...
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    British TV is the absolute best. Shows you what...

    British TV is the absolute best. Shows you what TV can be like if you apply talent and a bit of intellect. I am currently watching Sherlock on Netflix with my son and we are both enjoying it a lot....
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    I would see it.....if I was a pop culture vampire...

    I would see it.....if I was a pop culture vampire doomed to live for eternity and I REALLY needed to kill some time.
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    With difficulty...

    Full time attorney job, 50 minute commute to work, five horses at home with 7 stall barn and indoor arena, 2 kids. One rides too and is getting to the age where he is actually useful with horses...
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    You know, this doesn't really accord with the...

    You know, this doesn't really accord with the basic principles of economics. If demand of a limited supply is so high that that the cost of the product has gone up...doesn't that suggest you grow...
  25. If the study started following them in 1938, they...

    If the study started following them in 1938, they would have been born in, say, 1918. How many fathers were involved in the lives of their children in 1918? I suppose if a child born in 1918 did not...
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