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    My trainer sets them up for us in a fan, with the...

    My trainer sets them up for us in a fan, with the close end about 4 1/2 foot lengths apart, and the wide end being about 6 1/2 foot lengths apart. That way I can choose to ask my horse to shorten or...
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    You could check eBay for a good price on a...

    You could check eBay for a good price on a Supracor. I nabbed one for less than half of retail, and my horse and I love it.
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    Sorry this was so traumatic for you--I totally...

    Sorry this was so traumatic for you--I totally understand. I've been having a friend I trust do the injections for my horse. You might not see instant results, but by the end of the four weeks, I bet...
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    I lived in downtown Chicago in the '80's, and...

    I lived in downtown Chicago in the '80's, and really learned to ride at Coach Horse Equestrian on N. Orleans St. It's where some of the coach horses were stabled. There was an awesome trainer from...
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    I had a great experience with them when I traded...

    I had a great experience with them when I traded in my Bates all-purpose for (eventually) a Karl Niedersuss. Luckily, I live about an hour away, so I was able to leave my saddle, and keep trying a...
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    My horse is awful about eating when he's got any...

    My horse is awful about eating when he's got any kind of meds in his grain. The secret this time around to cover up the taste of his Doxy (for Lyme) was a couple of handfuls of wet alfalfa cubes. He...
  7. Why not ask your current boarders what they'd be...

    Why not ask your current boarders what they'd be happy with? Also, I'd be concerned about how busy the ring would be. I rode at a barn with a small than regulation indoor, and it was insane on the...
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    Goodness! That seems pricy! Check out...

    Goodness! That seems pricy! Check out Smartpak:500 x500mg pills for about $53.00, plus free shipping if others at your barn get regular shipments from them. I think my vet sells the same amount for...
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    My vet also said once a week for four weeks, and...

    My vet also said once a week for four weeks, and once every four weeks after that. I did a lot of research before starting it the first time, and I never saw a loading dose like that, or using it so...
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    My first thought is why haven't you found a...

    My first thought is why haven't you found a saddle fitter the check the fit instead of trying to fix the problem with pads?
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    I love my Ovation leather half-chaps! Nice...

    I love my Ovation leather half-chaps! Nice smooth look, and lots of sizing options--more than with Ariats.
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    These are all great suggestions! When I was a...

    These are all great suggestions! When I was a piano major in college, my teacher had a great suggestion for memorizing music for a performance, which was to be able to start at any point in the...
  13. If the sale was done through eBay, you absolutely...

    If the sale was done through eBay, you absolutely can use their clout to help you either get your saddle back or get paid for the sale. They act pretty quickly in situations like this.
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    Maybe you can take your old PC to a nearby...

    Maybe you can take your old PC to a nearby Microsoft store (they exist!), and have one of their staff transfer all your stuff to a Surface Tablet. If all you need a computer for is web/email/photos...
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    Try www.pbs.org

    Try www.pbs.org
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    Yep!! I'm a huge fan of Demian Beshir--loved his...

    Yep!! I'm a huge fan of Demian Beshir--loved his character in Weeds. The detective from El Paso has some degree of autism. Makes for some funny/painful moments, I think. Not sure how many episodes...
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    We just started watching it, too, and really...

    We just started watching it, too, and really enjoy it. There's a second series, already out on DVD in Britain. Since we love British crime series, and other shows from Europe so much, we finally...
  18. Update--at this point, the barn owner has said...

    Update--at this point, the barn owner has said that the owner of the horses and her son can keep them at the barn without paying board for them, and those of us who can will contribute to pay for...
  19. .....and I know the OP doesn't owe us, but an...

    .....and I know the OP doesn't owe us, but an update would be nice. What did the BNT think?
  20. I appreciate the input and different perspectives...

    I appreciate the input and different perspectives from you guys. I agree that getting the word out locally, or having those that can chip in to support them at our barn will probably be the best...
  21. GFAG: "I don't think you're being realistic." ...

    GFAG: "I don't think you're being realistic." Maybe not, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. And we ARE prepared to help w/expenses if nothing turns up for the long-term.
  22. Suggestions for free retirement board in the Northeast

    We have a sad situation at our barn. The unemployed owner of two spry elderly horses, 24 and 34, can no longer pay for their board and has threatened to euthanize the older one, Scooter, who's...
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    Yep! Pilates!! There are lots of super-cheap...

    Yep! Pilates!! There are lots of super-cheap DVD's on amazon, and free workouts on YouTube. Welcome back to the insanity:)
  24. Do you have a phone that shoots video, or a video...

    Do you have a phone that shoots video, or a video camera that a friend could use to take little vids of you riding. My trainer does that, and I've roped in friends, too. It's very revealing (not...
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    He makes it sound so easy! Thanks for sharing...

    He makes it sound so easy! Thanks for sharing these.
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