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    Chiming in late here... I've been wearing a...

    Chiming in late here... I've been wearing a RoadID pretty much round the clock for four years. I jog and I ride. When I hit my head a few years back and was knocked pretty much senseless, my...
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    I bought a horse on a payment plan, or rather in...

    I bought a horse on a payment plan, or rather in two payments since I had 50% on hand and the balance would be my commissions at the end of the year.

    I was able to take possession of the horse but...
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    Poor girl! The full bags of milk are the worst...

    Poor girl! The full bags of milk are the worst bit. Less food and more exercise for mom will help her get through this bit.
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    I weaned mine at seven months. Cold turkey. ...

    I weaned mine at seven months. Cold turkey. They went from living with moms to living with grumpy old gelding. It was a non-issue. Foals hollered the first night without moms. The colt needed a...
  5. MUCH easier to sell a gelding.

    MUCH easier to sell a gelding.
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    I've seen plenty of dressage horses pick up...

    I've seen plenty of dressage horses pick up jumping with absolutely no problem. Back when I was young and stupid I bought a dressage horse that had never been over a jump and took him novice at...
  7. Thread: Show Home Discount

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    I do too but unfortunately many people do not. ...

    I do too but unfortunately many people do not. I don't think it's that people necessarily have an intent to "rip someone off" but, heck - the mare I bought with every intention of showing had an...
  8. Thread: Show Home Discount

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    The contract for the dog is just as unenforceable...

    The contract for the dog is just as unenforceable as the one for horses. The only thing that would happen if you broke that contract would be that it may be more difficult for you to purchase from...
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    Just an FYI - Depo and ReguMate are two separate...

    Just an FYI - Depo and ReguMate are two separate products. IMHO, Depo is MUCH easier (once a month injection) IF it is effective for your horse.
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    Check out Orlando. Top notch coaches in the...

    Check out Orlando. Top notch coaches in the area, great jobs, affordable housing and board. We're 45 minutes from Rocking Horse, 90 minutes from Ocala.
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    Talk it over with your vet. I've had luck with...

    Talk it over with your vet. I've had luck with raspberry leaves for some mares. Depo Provera may be an option (at least if you're not doing FEI levels) but it doesn't work for all mares.
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  12. Thread: Briar 899

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    You can get it with a LFG in the US....

    You can get it with a LFG in the US....
  13. Is Justice still around? Suddenly I'm thinking...

    Is Justice still around? Suddenly I'm thinking he passed away last year. Royal Z II is still available frozen.
  14. Is Justice still around? Suddenly I'm thinking...

    Is Justice still around? Suddenly I'm thinking he passed away last year. Royal Z II is still available frozen.
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    I ride with my coach 2x per week and she trains...

    I ride with my coach 2x per week and she trains my horse but I don't know that I'd call it a "program." I still have the freedom to make my own decisions. I decide which shows I go to. If she's...
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE my Albion K2 - It's super secure,...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE my Albion K2 - It's super secure, and while not a "custom," each new saddle is built specifically for the person who's ordering it so you can get your preferred color, flap size &...
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    I had HORRIBLE bruises on my thighs in my HDR and...

    I had HORRIBLE bruises on my thighs in my HDR and Toulouse saddles. I did find a thin enough pair of leathers that I was able to bear riding in the Toulouse but it was never great, but I looked...
  18. He is 17.2. He's a 3/4 brother to the mother of...

    He is 17.2. He's a 3/4 brother to the mother of my foals. Nice personality and his babies jump!
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    I'd imagine so.... It's used as "chemical...

    I'd imagine so.... It's used as "chemical castration" for sex offenders.

    We chose it for one mare who had horrific heat cycles as an alternative to Regumate because it was once a month...
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    Even at FEI levels it is controlled, not banned...

    Even at FEI levels it is controlled, not banned outright. I have no idea how long it "tests", or what the allowable time frame is to give it, although under USEF rules it's very much a gray area for...
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    Not to hijack but can someone explain the...

    Not to hijack but can someone explain the difference in the various KWPN books? It looks like there are quite a few - register A, register B, foal book, etc and it's quite confusing to me as an...
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    It's possible that a wider based stirrup would...

    It's possible that a wider based stirrup would distribute the weight better, but have you considered also putting some really good gel insoles into your boots? Or maybe adjust where your stirrup...
  23. When I mentioned Goldmaker, it was not meant to...

    When I mentioned Goldmaker, it was not meant to be a dig at him or stir up controversy.

    I think he's a lovely type and his babies are just beautiful, but he did seem to fit the description of...
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    Good for you! Have fun teaching your hunter...

    Good for you! Have fun teaching your hunter mare to event (plenty of horses can go back and forth between the two) and down the road (after student loan is out of the way) you'll be able to find...
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    I worked tying with my 9 month old filly today. ...

    I worked tying with my 9 month old filly today. I just ran a lunge line through a bar in her stall. She had a bucket with crumbs of food in it and she was great with it. She pulled back a time...
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