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    Thanks so much for all the great suggestions! I...

    Thanks so much for all the great suggestions! I have a clear path now of what to do. Woodrow is clearly not ready to throw in the towel he has too much life left. In fact he's in the trailer right...
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    He won't eat any oil at all and doesn't like flax...

    He won't eat any oil at all and doesn't like flax ground or whole. Yes he loves his alfalfa so the pellets might work. He picks out the treats so grated carrots I don't think would work. I'm sure...
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    About the age thing, I'm 55 and my best friend is...

    About the age thing, I'm 55 and my best friend is over 70 and I have several other friends in that same age bracket. And these ladies love to ride and party!
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    Thanks for the info. His forage consists of...

    Thanks for the info. His forage consists of orchard grass and alfalfa and when the weather cooperates, pasture grass. I don't have any problem mixing from different bags makes no never mind to me. I...
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    Getting my old guy to eat his grain

    My boy Woodrow is 28 and is extremely picky about his food. He's got cushings and is on prascend so he's in generally good health. However, he is so picky about the grain. I put his meds in it and...
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    We're heading over to Quincy this weekend to ride...

    We're heading over to Quincy this weekend to ride the Burke lake area. We go every spring as our kick off for the riding season.
    A good trail horse is worth its weight in gold. Sounds like you've...
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    I see you're in eastern WA so a lot drier over...

    I see you're in eastern WA so a lot drier over there. I live on the west or rather wet side so such a beautiful cinch would be covered in mud in short order so maybe not practical for where I live. ...
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    My last name is Zukowski. You wouldn't believe...

    My last name is Zukowski. You wouldn't believe how many different ways there are to mangle that one. Zuwowski , Zulowski, Zurowski, sheesh! Just read it, it's pronounced exactly how it's spelled!
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    They were at the BCHW packers rendezvous....

    They were at the BCHW packers rendezvous. Beautiful stuff but not practical for serious trail riding plus expensive.
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    You can find them in the Jeffers catalog or one...

    You can find them in the Jeffers catalog or one of the other western retailers. You want 100% mohair and it might be a little spendy but if you take care of it it will last forever. I have some...
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    You're going to want a breastcollar, a western...

    You're going to want a breastcollar, a western girth (I like mohair roper style it's breathable, gives and flexes, and is comfortable for the horse) horn bags are good to have for carrying snacks ,...
  12. Don't get me started. I ride the bus and the lack...

    Don't get me started. I ride the bus and the lack of respect I see is astounding.
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    I always use a flank cinch because when you're...

    I always use a flank cinch because when you're riding down a steep hill the saddle might tip over and dump you. My horse isn't fully dressed without it. Mine is not padded but is about 5 inches wide...
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    DH and I are hooked. I'm not sure who but I have...

    DH and I are hooked. I'm not sure who but I have an idea. I think Juliette Lewis knows he didn't do it. Do we all think its his best friend?
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    Kimberwicks, the bane of horsedom. I really want...

    Kimberwicks, the bane of horsedom. I really want to meet that trainer, Tom thumb, because Sarah Stetner said all bits are named after trainers and she should know being on expert village.
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    A friend of mine who is heavily involved with...

    A friend of mine who is heavily involved with mustangs and assisting the BLM, asked me if I was riding my 1.5 year old (then) filly. I said of course not she's still a baby. He seemed a little...
  17. Welcome to my world. I'm dealing with the same...

    Welcome to my world. I'm dealing with the same thing but the dogs are starting to get the hint that they're not wanted in my yard after a few well placed rocks.
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    I board my young horse at a self care barn...

    I board my young horse at a self care barn however, they provide and feed hay (nice hay too), I provide grain which they feed as well. All the horses have large shared pastures (no more than three...
  19. A company I used to work for was owned by an...

    A company I used to work for was owned by an ultra religious man and he asked one woman during an interview what she did on Sundays hoping to hear she attended church. She shot back "it's none of...
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    I taught Zephyr to line herself up at the...

    I taught Zephyr to line herself up at the mounting block by repeatedly using the words "step up" and eventually she learned and will stand like a stone until you are ready to move out.
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    One horse to the vet tomorrow for a check up....

    One horse to the vet tomorrow for a check up. Ride the youngster. Visit a friend who hasn't been well.
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    Tell what time you are leaving and then go without her if she's not ready. I had to do this with a friend of mine who is notorious for being slow, late, etc. I finally had a belly full and told her...
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    Heck, I'm 5'5" and would be happy with a horse...

    Heck, I'm 5'5" and would be happy with a horse under 16 hands as all of mine have been short guys and girls meaning less than 15 hands. I do like them on the shorter side - closer to the ground.
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    The question I want answered is does Marigold...

    The question I want answered is does Marigold have feet? I have never seen her walking let alone standing so maybe she has no feet. Every time she's in a scene she's either in someone's arms or in a...
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    I have one of those pads you mention Bluey; the...

    I have one of those pads you mention Bluey; the one that fits between the regular pad and the saddle. Works great for my horse and was a lot cheaper than buying a new pad.
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