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    I used to ride a OTTB in a Aussie a used english...

    I used to ride a OTTB in a Aussie a used english leathers as I didn't like the heavier 2 in. Aussie leathers. There are lots of different styles also Wintic has a outback saddle thats very much like...
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    I have a old mare age 25 with a bad stifle which...

    I have a old mare age 25 with a bad stifle which is the reason she is retired. She hates being retired but i've done all i can to keep her going . I found that during the winter she is less likely to...
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    Agree on Tuckers, not for my body. I have a...

    Agree on Tuckers, not for my body. I have a Steele but its too narrow for this horse, bridges on him. They have tried twice to make a tree for him but can't, both trees sat down on his spine, way to...
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    I have 3 horses ,a 1/2 dry lot and 4 acre pasture...

    I have 3 horses ,a 1/2 dry lot and 4 acre pasture the rest of the 10 acres is a mature hardwood forest. I have used the forest for manure dump for 8 yrs now. The dry lot is cleaned every few days, my...
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    Again thanks for all the help and ideas. I was...

    Again thanks for all the help and ideas. I was looking on the Stubben UK web site and their fancy new dressage saddle is real deep and the cantle very high even comes with fake diamonds! I didn't ...
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    Wow thanks for all the responses. I ride a short...

    Wow thanks for all the responses.
    I ride a short backed but big striding gaited horse and ride with a long stirrup . since I have very weak legs I need a more secure seat...
  7. Thread: Hip Pain

    by walkers
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    orginal Poster asked if hip pain is a common side...

    orginal Poster asked if hip pain is a common side effect of riding for 24 years and the answer without question is Yes. Labral tears are common , only found on MRI, the local famous orthopeadist at...
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    Ride in Dressage saddle?

    Yes me again, still saddle hunting. I have been looking at the "new" style dressage saddles, really deep seat,high cantles, narrow twist and thigh blocks.
    does anyone ride trail or competitive...
  9. Thread: Hip Pain

    by walkers
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    Sounds like cowgirl hip, read the old threads.

    Sounds like cowgirl hip, read the old threads.
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    When Aussie saddle first got big in this country...

    When Aussie saddle first got big in this country I bought one and they came with a thin horsehair pad in a wool cover, pad was square so that the flaps were in contact with the horse . Later I tried...
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    I ride with this pad and never noticed any sweat...

    I ride with this pad and never noticed any sweat on my saddle. They don't absorb sweat so they stay dry and the sweat runs off the horse. I wonder if your saddle doesn't breathe. Is it wool flocked...
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    My horse is digging though i'd call it pawing,...

    My horse is digging though i'd call it pawing, not dangerous except if he put a crack in the wood floor of my trailer( i check). He doesn't paw/dig if the trailers moving. He has dug a hole in front...
  13. Anti-histamines (dehydrate) make you pee so that...

    Anti-histamines (dehydrate) make you pee so that may be the link to your allergies. Strange about the sudafed as usually that makes people urinate more often.
    The doggie pills used to be estrogen...
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    No ice, never
  15. Careful with those anti-depressants, Lyrica was...

    Careful with those anti-depressants, Lyrica was about to make you think of suicidally. I used to treat people with RSD using some biofeedback and hypnosis. some people it helped,also meditation and...
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    I'm learning about saddle makers i have never...

    I'm learning about saddle makers i have never heard of, unfortunately none near me so i can try out the saddles.
    Twenty yrs. ago I started riding gaited and bought one of Colins (aussie outback)...
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    My horse paws , when tied, when eating, when...

    My horse paws , when tied, when eating, when happy, when the trailer is not moving. I talked to a few trainers and they sayit takes a lot of time to break the pawing habit. Do NOt HIT your...
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    Thanks again for all the suggestions . I liked...

    Thanks again for all the suggestions . I liked the Scout for the deep seat which made me feel more secure as I have weak legs. I looked at Smith worthingtons but no one around me has them in stock....
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    Dream Saddle search , No saddle for me :(

    I took Cothers advice and ordered a Stuebben Scout. The stuebben fitter came out with it yesterday and my horse loved it. He was moving like a dream, floating and quick BUT to big for me. Now why...
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    can't you just leave it on the horse and wash...

    can't you just leave it on the horse and wash them both at the same time....
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    Hugarian Hippo I have two "pasture" horses. . One...

    Hugarian Hippo I have two "pasture" horses. . One is 25 , big beautiful TWH but he had EPM, he is fat,happy , he looks very sound in the field. However last time I rode him both rear legs buckled...
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    I left out that the owner of the horse who kicked...

    I left out that the owner of the horse who kicked mine paid for the vet care and thepaid me the price I had paid for the horse.I had bought the horse from her. I didn't ask her to pay me but she...
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    Yes it happened to my gelding and interestingly...

    Yes it happened to my gelding and interestingly it was during a period of cold weather with wet snow. The horses had been together for many yrs. but he was cornered in a part of a large pasture and...
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    What saddle do you ride?

    Looking for a saddle NOT western fenders (knee/hip issues) but also not traditional english as my legs are not very strong. I need the english leathers so I can easily change stirrup lengths while...
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    I have sand in my run in shed and in 1/2 acre...

    I have sand in my run in shed and in 1/2 acre paddock . I'm in NC and the sand we use is called Chapel Hill grit, it doesn't migrate unless u have a lot of slope. We put it in 8 yrs. ago and just one...
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