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  1. :confused: Really? I saw very few inadvertent...

    :confused: Really? I saw very few inadvertent spur jabs, certainly none on the shoulder. I saw some swinging legs on big drops, but just because the leg swings doesn't mean the spur is in serious...
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    The beval bit doesn't have the mouthpiece in the...

    The beval bit doesn't have the mouthpiece in the middle, it's attached to the main ring. This looks like the action would be pretty similar though.

    eta:

    Got it! Google "cartwheel bit" and...
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    What level would you be showing currently? If...

    What level would you be showing currently? If he's just starting out at BN or N, you should be fine with the current schedule especially because he lives out. If you could get someone to hack him a...
  4. Or one of these: Sscat spray ...

    Or one of these:

    Sscat spray

    Video
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    I use regular sheets, fitted sheets with deep...

    I use regular sheets, fitted sheets with deep pockets. The mattress is much thicker than the usual one, so run your hand down below where you'd normally tuck the sheet in you'll be able find the...
  6. One way to save steps if your tack doesn't live...

    One way to save steps if your tack doesn't live in the trailer is tack your horse (everything but bridle) in the barn before you go, and (unless it's a long drive) let him wear it home so it all...
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    Well.... to a point. There are batschitt...

    Well.... to a point.

    There are batschitt crazies out there who demand the stars and the sun and the moon for $9.99, and they are the bane of a business's existence because they tend to be most...
  8. Thread: What do you see?

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    I see a very restricted and tight backed horse...

    I see a very restricted and tight backed horse who's behind the leg.

    If there's pain, I'm guess back/loin/hip, possibly withers.

    And I know you said 'never mind the rider', but I'd love to see...
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    My pony doesn't wear a halter, the bag has a...

    My pony doesn't wear a halter, the bag has a strap attached & I just shove it over her ears :) And yeah, she drinks with it on but I don't care. The horses still drink from the tank (in TN they...
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    I don't think the initial post was a bashing: ...

    I don't think the initial post was a bashing:



    This is a product that would appeal to an awful lot of people on this board, and I see nothing wrong with a relatively unemotional statement of...
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    If it makes you feel better I DID take my dog to...

    If it makes you feel better I DID take my dog to the vet for a broken toenail. She's a real worrier, and every time she snagged the broken nail** and it hurt she acted like she was being punished...
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    One of mine does. I'm in a sandy area and she's...

    One of mine does. I'm in a sandy area and she's an older pony who's starting to lose teeth and is the world's messiest eater. She also will get run off her food by my gelding if she eats in a bucket....
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    Yes, because when you run a business it PAYS to...

    Yes, because when you run a business it PAYS to be as clear as possible in your public statements.


    Welcome to the human race.


    WTF?
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    Why is it actionable to state one's own...

    Why is it actionable to state one's own experience?

    Just because you are satisfied doesn't mean everyone is. Look at the Jill Burnell mess that was... people that had a good experience were very...
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    Dear business owners: Your clients will...

    Dear business owners:

    Your clients will forgive a lot if you just tell them honestly and up front what's going on, and do a *little* something to make it right. Ignoring, hedging, telling half...
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    I suggest then that you lay out your side of the...

    I suggest then that you lay out your side of the story, without snark, and with careful attention to punctuation and grammar. That sounds petty, but seriously it makes a difference. If you want your...
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    If I were in business I would absolutely respond,...

    If I were in business I would absolutely respond, but not with attitude, sneers and counter accusations. If you'd come on here and said something like:

    "I'm so sorry there was a bit of...
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    Juuuust saving this delightful reply for...

    Juuuust saving this delightful reply for posterity.
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    Well now that's a classy response. Are you the...

    Well now that's a classy response. Are you the jump maker Nancy, by chance? Way to drum up business!
  20. What a lovely looking dog! Those teeth look like...

    What a lovely looking dog! Those teeth look like he was fond of playing with rocks in his youth - I've known a couple of rock-hounds with teeth like that.

    I think your idea of they neuter, you...
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    (bolding mine) Pity the righties have hearts...

    (bolding mine)

    Pity the righties have hearts of ice.
  22. Thread: Would You Call?

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    I would have called 911. Either police or...

    I would have called 911. Either police or ambulance would have done - police are taught basic first aid and could call for an ambulance if necessary, and rescue folk know how to restrain people that...
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    We moved to this place a year ago. We have just...

    We moved to this place a year ago. We have just under 14 acres, and it's flat and mostly cleared so you can see a lot from the road. I'm in the sand belt of SC & I have 4 horses, (well, 2 ponies, a...
  24. Use the light in short bursts, only when you...

    Use the light in short bursts, only when you absolutely have to, otherwise get a good headlamp. If the light doesn't have to be on all the time then it should be safe enough to use intermittently....
  25. Hmm, doesn't sound like he's in pain if you've...

    Hmm, doesn't sound like he's in pain if you've noticed nothing under saddle.

    Does he eat grass is you hand graze? Take him out on the lawn or somewhere lush?

    I have an older TB who's never...
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