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    When I get 'temple' headaches, I have noticed...

    When I get 'temple' headaches, I have noticed that they seem to be triggered by digestive problems. I take a tylenol and put a cold compress on my sinus, and change my diet.

    For me, I go to a...
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    Abby S, we all find different situations to be...

    Abby S, we all find different situations to be 'dangerous' based on our life experiences. A stallion owner friend of mine, who has more skill and talent than I could achieve in ten lifetimes, rarely...
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    Your mare is very very nice. She was a little...

    Your mare is very very nice. She was a little snarkey at the end, but nothing that didn't look more like a small complaint about working more.
    Anyway, a young colt I had charged me during our first...
  4. There isn't a horse on this planet that doesn't...

    There isn't a horse on this planet that doesn't know how to buck, leap rear and spin. Mine do it every day. Some horses learn to do it under saddle to avoid work or in an attempt to tell their rider...
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    He is lovely! Thanks for looking up your info on...

    He is lovely! Thanks for looking up your info on him. He may be on my list for 2015.
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    Blue Hors Farrell

    Has anyone had the opportunity to see this Furstenball son?
    Appreciate any thoughts.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0yTnBpBDdg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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  7. Well, now you have met someone who clips in the...

    Well, now you have met someone who clips in the direction of the hair, works great. Never clipped 'upper level event horses', just lots of foals and fossils.
    If I wanted 'shaved', as in prepping for...
  8. I start with the chest and shoulders, keeping...

    I start with the chest and shoulders, keeping away from the face and ears at the beginning to gauge how they will react. I do mine in their stalls and clean up afterwards.
    Always clip in the...
  9. Put up multiple well stocked bird feeders that...

    Put up multiple well stocked bird feeders that allow squirrels and crows to feed.

    Keep it well filled to attract birds to keep them coming back...it may take awhile to become a well known feeding...
  10. "Let go of his face!"

    "Let go of his face!"
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    There are so many riders I've seen, live and in...

    There are so many riders I've seen, live and in recent videos, in both hunters and dressage, that post in a crouch...unbalanced, tipping forward and ready to nose dive into the horses neck.

    The...
  12. Looks like a nice layout. I would only suggest...

    Looks like a nice layout. I would only suggest that you have large sliding doors on the north side of your indoor to allow cooling air into your stall barn.
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    Before we knew about the micro doses, we would...

    Before we knew about the micro doses, we would walk the mare outside within 5 minutes of getting the shot or at the first signs of sweat, to a waiting cold water hose.
    We drenched her with cold...
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    You might also try giving monthly B12 shots. As...

    You might also try giving monthly B12 shots. As horses age, their digestive systems become less efficient and this important vitamin is produced in the large intestine so you can't give him a...
  15. My MIL has dealt with this for 40 years. She...

    My MIL has dealt with this for 40 years. She would get up in the middle of the night and get on her stationary bike. She does take a lot of meds, but we bought her a vibrating/massage pad which she...
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    I would never consider paying someone else's ...

    I would never consider paying someone else's expenses like this. If my coach was at the show and gave me a pre-arranged lesson, I would pay for the lesson only.

    I have never payed any other...
  17. You need to be very careful with your face and...

    You need to be very careful with your face and other body parts, a horse can break your nose or shove it into your brain in a flash....while giving a little kiss....by accident.
  18. I would try anti-inflamitories for a short time...

    I would try anti-inflamitories for a short time to see if that is the problem.

    But, here is something really stupid to try, but it may change her attitude.
    First, let me preface this by saying...
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    Well, I'm no expert but I do understand that...

    Well, I'm no expert but I do understand that dealing with fear is a chemical brain process. Here is a quick blurb on the 'chemistry of fear' I pay particular attention to the oxytocin relationship....
  20. I saw a documentary several years ago that...

    I saw a documentary several years ago that suggested we may be genetically programmed to 'run away' from snakes and spiders as a survival tactic.
    It was noted that because woman tended to have more...
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    An imbalance in hormones can cause confidence and...

    An imbalance in hormones can cause confidence and fear issues.

    Have a blood test to check and discuss with a doctor.

    Added: I'm quite sure hormonal swings were primary factors in some of my...
  22. I love having my husband read my tests with his...

    I love having my husband read my tests with his big booming voice. He really enjoys being involved so when I told him he didn't have to read because I knew the test...his face fell.

    Soooo, he...
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    Hmmmm....having had a horse scoped for ulcers I...

    Hmmmm....having had a horse scoped for ulcers I can tell you that the vet could see if the stomach was empty or not. We fasted my horse for 12 hours if I recall, and there was still food in the...
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    Try using neosporin with PAIN RELIEF on the tail...

    Try using neosporin with PAIN RELIEF on the tail bare spots in-between shampoo treatments. It will coat his skin and relieve the itch.
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    A effective rider gives a horse what he needs,...

    A effective rider gives a horse what he needs, when he needs it.

    It's a partnership, or should be, based on trust and cooperation which can take a long time to develop. Spend more time...
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