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    Having been through this issue recently--an...

    Having been through this issue recently--an older, timid rider on a kind but relatively untrained horse with a huge, unbalanced, rushy, on the forehand stride-- I highly recommend a neck strap. I...
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    Love the idea of the fair isle caps and can see...

    Love the idea of the fair isle caps and can see them being a big hit with the young bird banding crowd, among others.
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    LOL. We have them here but they are definitely on...

    LOL. We have them here but they are definitely on the way out, with hayfields disappearing and being replaced by field crops. I love seeing them sitting high on the telephone wires, so out of place....
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    Another possibility for the wolf whistle is that...

    Another possibility for the wolf whistle is that sound that European Starlings make but I'm sure you're familiar with that one--not as musical as the Upland Sandpiper's song.
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    See my post above. My bet is Upland Sandpiper, a...

    See my post above. My bet is Upland Sandpiper, a very cool bird in its own right.

    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Upland_Sandpiper/sounds
  6. That's what I was told when my mare was green.

    That's what I was told when my mare was green.
  7. There was a lady at my barn (she has since passed...

    There was a lady at my barn (she has since passed away from very invasive breast cancer) who was so encouraging to me, and to so many of us, with her kind remarks. I am chubby and she made my day......
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    This site is also great for bird songs/calls,...

    This site is also great for bird songs/calls, very comprehensive.

    http://www.natureinstruct.org/dendroica/
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    sk_pacer: Wolf whistle--- Upland Sandpiper...

    sk_pacer:

    Wolf whistle--- Upland Sandpiper (one of my favs)?

    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Upland_Sandpiper/sounds

    Creaky spring--Rusty Blackbird?
    ...
  10. TB mares are the best! Had this happen to me when...

    TB mares are the best! Had this happen to me when trail riding at a friend's place on my then six-year old mare (unraced). The first couple of horses stirred the bees up but they attacked mine. She...
  11. Mattes or Nu-Med (the latter has wool not...

    Mattes or Nu-Med (the latter has wool not sheepskin). Both come in a rnage of sizes and Nu-Med has specific wither relief pads. I use a Mattes for everyday and a Nu-Med for showing.
  12. It's been, what, a couple of months since we've...

    It's been, what, a couple of months since we've had one of these weight threads. Time to do it all over again.
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    Although I have a stall, my guy is out 24/7 as...

    Although I have a stall, my guy is out 24/7 as long as the water trough isn't frozen and the footing isn't icy. Generally, this means April to December, although in warmer winters he's been put out...
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    I ride TBs and love my County Connection. Narrow...

    I ride TBs and love my County Connection. Narrow twist, wide, cushy seat and it's very comfy. Everyone who sits in it loves it. It's about halfway between the very open-seated saddles (like the...
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    Are you doing physio? I regret not doing it for...

    Are you doing physio? I regret not doing it for mine (which wasn't horse related; tripped on a piece of plastic going down some steps).
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    First one happened the first time I cantered in...

    First one happened the first time I cantered in two point. I thought I was going one way but the horse went another way. Internal bruises in my butt that took three years to go away.

    Second time,...
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    I think it's hysterical how good these horses all...

    I think it's hysterical how good these horses all are at getting their needs met--no matter how outrageous or outlandish--and making us into their willing slaves!
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    TB gelding: aside from trying to ensure an early...

    TB gelding: aside from trying to ensure an early and cushy retirement... attention (he's a nudge), ensuring control in his paddock and taking over the neighbouring one (he and his pony sidekick...
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    When I was a kid back in the dark ages, seemed...

    When I was a kid back in the dark ages, seemed like all the lesson horses (hunter/jumper) would pick up a canter just with the aid from the inside hip. In my more recent stint with Western, the...
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    Irideon tights and breeches come in Long, Petite,...

    Irideon tights and breeches come in Long, Petite, Regular and Plus Size. Made in the USA and very comfortable.

    You can order directly from Toklat.
    http://www.toklat.com/dyn_prodlist.php?k=82201
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    I'd say I'm about middle of the road. I groom...

    I'd say I'm about middle of the road. I groom fairly obsessively in winter and during shedding season, and when I have the time in summer. I am always meticulous about the saddle area (to my...
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    Dressage whip behind the leg. When my gelding...

    Dressage whip behind the leg. When my gelding would jut his shoulder out, refuse to listen to my leg or outside rein, and slide gradually out of the dressage ring when the arena fence wasn't up (he...
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    I've come to the conclusion that it's kinder to...

    I've come to the conclusion that it's kinder to get it over with in one fell swoop than nag. In my mare's case, when she's being obnoxious and balky, I think it's kinder to give her one crack with...
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    No, not unless (a) you can easily afford to...

    No, not unless (a) you can easily afford to retire the horse and buy another or (b) you have unlimited funds, a good equine sports injury vet, a great farrier and great rehab facilities available....
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    This is interesting, keep it coming.

    This is interesting, keep it coming.
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