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    I have a horse that can't get his feet wet. This...

    I have a horse that can't get his feet wet. This is how my vet/farrier have me manage it and it is working really well for us -

    No turn out at night/early morning to avoid the dew. No turn out...
  2. Sounds like a good deal for everyone, congrats!

    Sounds like a good deal for everyone, congrats!
  3. Sorry to hear this, I feel for you. After...

    Sorry to hear this, I feel for you.

    After almost 2 years of rehabbing, still not quite right, more rehab, my gelding is NQR again (soft tissue problems too). I can't mentally/emotionally face...
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    Write the letters on pieces of computer paper and...

    Write the letters on pieces of computer paper and tape them up on the walls of a room, this is your arena. Then ride the test as if you are the horse. Fling your arms out during the lengthening,...
  5. In my experience, a mare with that breeding and...

    In my experience, a mare with that breeding and quality gaits won't sit in a field due to 'lack of time'. She isn't sound and was put out to pasture. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
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    Zuri - Thanks for the book rec's! Siegi - Yes,...

    Zuri - Thanks for the book rec's!

    Siegi - Yes, there is an inspection close to me (well 3 hours from me, but still)! I've also noticed some young horse classes added to shows i'm attending this...
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    2k a month and gone every other weekend? What...

    2k a month and gone every other weekend? What non-horse person wouldn't resent that?! Scale back, let the older child make there own path, and focus on your family. Riding is great, but its not...
  8. I just glanced through the videos but didn't see...

    I just glanced through the videos but didn't see her do any lead changes. Is there a reason for this? If I was dropping 60K on an eq horse I would want the lead changes to be there and be easy.
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  9. My farrier likes Hawthorne Sole Pack but he is...

    My farrier likes Hawthorne Sole Pack but he is always the one applying it so I can't speak about how messy it is.
  10. Thread: Skin Issues

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    Is it dry and flakey? I've had good luck with...

    Is it dry and flakey? I've had good luck with Selsun Blue (human dandruff shampoo) for that kind of thing.
  11. In my area a lameness exam, block and ultrasound...

    In my area a lameness exam, block and ultrasound is $350 - $400. (This was for a hind suspensory)
  12. Thread: GPA helmets

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    I have a speed air and it is my favorite helmet...

    I have a speed air and it is my favorite helmet of all time. It provides more air flow and keeps my head cooler than any other helmet on the market (that I have tried anyway). If you live in a cool...
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    Thanks for the replies. Great suggestion about...

    Thanks for the replies. Great suggestion about calling the ag extension. I'll put a call in tomorrow and hopefully they can be of some help.

    We have sorghum planted currently, before that it...
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    Turning farm land into pasture

    I want to turn about 20 acres of farm land (currently has crops on it, will be harvested by September) into pasture. So, how does one do this?

    I live in SC and the soil is pretty sandy (i'm about...
  15. I think it is very, VERY normal to have more fun...

    I think it is very, VERY normal to have more fun at the barn then at home with a screaming kid! Hang in there, it gets better. My son is in pre-school now in the mornings and it allows to so much...
  16. I made the jump last month from 1st to 2nd (and...

    I made the jump last month from 1st to 2nd (and got a 62% at 2-1, with some 'rider errors'!). The game changer for me was learning how to REALLY use my corners. I could school all the movements,...
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    My trainers farm uses Simplifly and I have to put...

    My trainers farm uses Simplifly and I have to put my horse on it when we go stay with her for training. I notice no difference between the flies there and at home (we use predators). Agree with...
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    Are you still riding in a jump saddle?

    Are you still riding in a jump saddle?
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    I left a message with the dentist too.

    I left a message with the dentist too.
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    Yes, i'm considering if I should ask her to come...

    Yes, i'm considering if I should ask her to come and check him out. Not going to lie, I'm slightly freaking out... so maybe she should come out for my sanity if nothing else :).

    Forgot to...
  21. Just be honest. Tell her you won't be taking...

    Just be honest. Tell her you won't be taking lesson's anymore and thank her for all her help and support. If she asks for more detail, you can tell her what you told us. A good trainer recognizes...
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    Confession: I sometimes post threads so I can...

    Confession: I sometimes post threads so I can see the similar threads at the bottom (the COTH search function hates me). I'm reading through those but feel free to chime in!
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    Talk to me about choke

    Soooo this afternoon my horse came in from turn out and was fed his usual dinner. Soon after was found throwing himself on the stall floor. Barn owner thought colic and gave him banamine. As soon...
  24. I just laughed out loud when I saw that photo....

    I just laughed out loud when I saw that photo. Beiber looks so awkward, Zac CLEARLY wins this one.

    Does anyone know if he can actually ride? He looks like he can in the first few pictures (up in...
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    Nope, seeing as I just checked on it too... :lol:

    Nope, seeing as I just checked on it too... :lol:
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