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    Heaves is a very likely cause.

    Heaves is a very likely cause.
  2. No, your plan isn't sufficient, start earlier,...

    No, your plan isn't sufficient, start earlier, use a gps to actually measure your mileage per ride, aim to get your horse fitter than you think he needs to be. You are going to be on his back day...
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    I recently bought a new saddle that is a dressage...

    I recently bought a new saddle that is a dressage type trekking/trail saddle.http://www.ghostsaddle.com/Ghost_Saddles/PICTURES.html
    This page shows the different models of the Ghost saddle. I got...
  4. A couple of buckets of hot water slowly poured...

    A couple of buckets of hot water slowly poured over the top of the hydrant usually does the trick. The hot water runs down the pipe and soaks in the ground and thaws stuff out below ground. Just try...
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    I went thru this with one smart mare that I...

    I went thru this with one smart mare that I "rescued". Yes, she quit as soon as I walked up to her. So I resigned myself to having a long day at the barn, brought a book along to read, then put her...
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    Really like Endeavor!

    Really like Endeavor!
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    Just curious, WHAT antihistamine was he on? You...

    Just curious, WHAT antihistamine was he on? You could try Smartpaks Smartbreathe supplement. I would suggest trying a full dose AM and PM for a month, just to give it a good chance to work. Yes, it...
  8. Thread: Wide saddle

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    Many english saddles can have the tree widened or...

    Many english saddles can have the tree widened or narrowed. It depends on the tree construction. Smith Worthington can do it for you, Schleese saddlery, probably others out there.
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    Brome, Orchard Grass and Timothy are...

    Brome, Orchard Grass and Timothy are nutritionally VERY similar. Orchard Grass comes on earliest in the spring so 1st cuttings often are made late because of wet weather and the hay is stemmy and...
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    I've seen a few of them sitting on saddle stands....

    I've seen a few of them sitting on saddle stands. What I recall is that they were rather narrow. To be fair they were probably "medium" width but we are so used to med-wide, wide, and X-wide trees...
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    Flies of all types will go into shade once it...

    Flies of all types will go into shade once it gets really HOT. Deer flies will be out in the sun on chillier days then will go into the shadier wooded areas once the temps go up. But shade and truly...
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    Are you wanting an electric fence kit to use for...

    Are you wanting an electric fence kit to use for camping trips? The small charger that is part of the kit looks easy to use and would work fine for a small corral. But you don't need 660'of electric...
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    Sore stifle?

    Sore stifle?
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    I have gotten tarps from more than one place. I...

    I have gotten tarps from more than one place. I learned that it pays to buy better shade (mesh) tarps as the cheaper ones just do not last. The PVC or vinyl coated mesh is sturdier. Get tarps that...
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    Yes! Her symptoms says heaves to me. I've been...

    Yes! Her symptoms says heaves to me. I've been thru this with my horse. The cough is likely her trying to clear the crud (non-technical term) that is coming out of her lungs. I had my horse diagnosed...
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    Yes, do fly predators for sure. They have been...

    Yes, do fly predators for sure. They have been very helpful at my farmette, in spite of the herd of cattle across the street and the neighbors herd of minis.

    Have run-in shelters or barns with all...
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    My suggestion is do something that will really...

    My suggestion is do something that will really give her relief regardless of where she is standing. Buy a pair of either Easy Boot Transistions or Soft-Ride boots. As soon as she is tenderfooted put...
  18. I've owned 5-6 BMSS saddles over the years. Two...

    I've owned 5-6 BMSS saddles over the years. Two big points to be made.

    1. Your pad MUST have two pockets on either side of the spine channel to hold inserts.

    2. It must be easily washable in...
  19. "Leather Drop Western "y" Rig Converter" is easy...

    "Leather Drop Western "y" Rig Converter" is easy to put on your western saddle, effectively makes your saddle "center-fire" rigged but is simpler for you.
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    Uckele's Seroquine is an excellent for the tense...

    Uckele's Seroquine is an excellent for the tense and nervous horse. 8000 mg taurine, 5000 mg magnesium, 4000 mg inositol and 1100 mg thiamine.
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    The last abcess I had to deal with was slow...

    The last abcess I had to deal with was slow moving. Soaking a foot once a day just isn't very productive, not enough, not frequent enough. But working people haven't got many options. I stood in a...
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    Rainrot. It can happen even when they wear a...

    Rainrot. It can happen even when they wear a blanket because of the humid conditions under the blanket.
  23. Thread: Dream saddle?

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    Walkers, you need to be a bit more descriptive...

    Walkers, you need to be a bit more descriptive about what you want. Do you need a roomier seat so you can move around more? You said an english AP is too restrictive. In what way? I understand that...
  24. Some of the Schneider blankets have polar fleece...

    Some of the Schneider blankets have polar fleece inside as the insulation instead of the typical thinsulate or poly batting. The fleece insulated blankets are heavier but NOT warmer. I have two of...
  25. Some of the Schneider blankets have polar fleece...

    Some of the Schneider blankets have polar fleece inside as the insulation instead of the typical thinsulate or poly batting. The fleece insulated blankets are heavier but NOT warmer. I have two of...
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