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  1. Not the Gulf Coast but my friend/trainer had one...

    Not the Gulf Coast but my friend/trainer had one set up in Western Nebraska. It was huge - he could do team penning in there (lots of cattle and horses). He got one that was rated for our part of...
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    I bought a 10yo horse a couple of years ago. His...

    I bought a 10yo horse a couple of years ago. His topline was not very well muscled, though he was on turnout 24/7 and ridden well at least weekly. I put him on a ration balancer and it improved but...
  3. Poll: We do have a barn vet, or rather, practice as...

    We do have a barn vet, or rather, practice as there are a couple of vets that come out from the same office. I use them for regular things like shots, coggins, etc. I have not had any reason to...
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    I've used Ropers brand before, they are comfy. ...

    I've used Ropers brand before, they are comfy. It probably depends on your half-chaps on how they will fit over them.

    I did want to say, boots for riding should not have a very aggressive tread. ...
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    Ground work can help by building a habit of him...

    Ground work can help by building a habit of him listening to you from the ground.

    Also, if he is allowed to do this sort of thing by the barn help, he will try it on you too.

    If I have a...
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    I am not a farrier but I've had horses for about...

    I am not a farrier but I've had horses for about 25 years, some shod, some bare. I've been working on educating myself through listening and asking questions of farriers and trimmers, as well as...
  7. If he is not in work and you are trying to bring...

    If he is not in work and you are trying to bring his weight down, he doesn't need actual grain. The "MFA Easykeeper 32% Supplement" mentioned by yourcolorfuladdiction is actually a "ration balancer"...
  8. I would second the ovariectomy (spaying). ...

    I would second the ovariectomy (spaying).

    Unless you are breeding her, there's no need for the ovaries and the behavior.
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    See this video using the Speedy Stitch Awl:...

    See this video using the Speedy Stitch Awl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k40kKKCGyac

    Use the holes already punched from the original stitching that has pulled out.

    My Terrains always fail...
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    How do you fix a broken pizza? With tomato...

    How do you fix a broken pizza?

    With tomato paste!



    How do you make a tissue dance?

    put a little "boogie" in it!
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    I put a tablespoon of stock salt in his feed...

    I put a tablespoon of stock salt in his feed daily - in winter to keep him drinking, in summer to replace salt and keep him drinking. It works for that.

    He gets a ration balancer and is out on...
  12. I've been dealing with similar issues - sort of...

    I've been dealing with similar issues - sort of improving over the last 2 years, but lots of backsliding too.

    I finally got on an anti-anxiety/anti-depressant for other things in my life -and wow,...
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    There is a bill in Congress now about this very...

    There is a bill in Congress now about this very thing for "pet" owners. The way it's written though, I'm not sure it includes horses.

    Here is a link to the text of the bill: ...
  14. I like to watch racking horse videos and they...

    I like to watch racking horse videos and they have rockabilly music soundtracks. I'd love to hear the footfalls, but if they have music on, I just hit mute. So you can put music on if your video is...
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    What operating system (OS) is your phone? I use...

    What operating system (OS) is your phone? I use an android phone, so I got an android tablet and it really is similar to using a giant version of my phone. If your phone is an iphone, you probably...
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    Please see...

    Please see http://www.nature.com/news/horse-gait-traced-to-single-mutation-1.11308 for news about the gait gene.
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    His toe is flared (see the dish along the front? ...

    His toe is flared (see the dish along the front? in a healthy hoof that is a straight line) and his heels are terribly contracted. Can't tell if it's lighting but it looks like his sole is very...
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    I don't know where you live but check out farm...

    I don't know where you live but check out farm sales - you can often pick up panels to make your round pen.

    The price of steel has gone up sharply in the last few years, so panels have gone up a...
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    I have to disagree with sk_pacer. Weights will...

    I have to disagree with sk_pacer. Weights will help in the short term but once they muscle up, they go back to their old way.

    Although the OP walked the first year, she may have been allowing a...
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    I don't have direct experience with flying though...

    I don't have direct experience with flying though I have driven cross country with a cat several times.

    I asked my vet each time. The first time, the vet recommended some children's benadryl...
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    It might be safe enough for the older been there...

    It might be safe enough for the older been there done that types, but pallet wood is not all that strong and a youngster, who will of course be making mistakes, will most likely run into it a few...
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    At least one or two of the folks who got the last...

    At least one or two of the folks who got the last of the RC horses are trying to keep up the breeding, so yes, check out the FB page and see if anyone might have a youngster for sale.

    I did get...
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    When I lived in California and had an Arabian, I...

    When I lived in California and had an Arabian, I mostly trotted - I often rode alone or with my dog. Trotting kept my horse paying better attention to me - too much walking and he'd entertain...
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    If you have good measurements, you can order a...

    If you have good measurements, you can order a "fit kit" from easy boot - it has several sizes, centered around the measurement you provide. Essentially, you put a deposit on the kit and then get it...
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    My friend has a Rocky Mountain horse, my horse is...

    My friend has a Rocky Mountain horse, my horse is a cross of one of the mountain breeds crossed with a Walker. The back you describe sounds so familiar!

    About 6 years ago, my friend got a...
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