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    How many people from your barn attend/ride at the...

    How many people from your barn attend/ride at the show? If you consider the time it takes to pack the trailer, load the horses, actually drive them, unload the horses, plus be around while you all...
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    I work in AC, and I think your best best is to...

    I work in AC, and I think your best best is to trap Porky in a humane trap (the wire ones with the door that closes once the animal is inside). Once in the trap, you can relocate the porcupine...
  3. One excerise I use for these types of horses is...

    One excerise I use for these types of horses is to trot a fence, halt immediately after. Turn around trot back over the same fence and halt. Repeat. Over and over. The horse will stop rushing...
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    I can only hope my semi-retired 16 year old makes...

    I can only hope my semi-retired 16 year old makes it to the ripe old age of 35 being happy and healthy. I will happily pay her board for all those months and years because to me, the journey of...
  5. Can you implement a lower cost HF/HF type feed in...

    Can you implement a lower cost HF/HF type feed in addition to your program to stretch out the senior a bit?

    Perhaps you could make something like that work if you looked at Purina products like...
  6. I love my vet, however, he shares after-hours...

    I love my vet, however, he shares after-hours emergencies with a pool 3 other local vets...one of whom I don't care for and won't use. If I have an after hours emergency, I call the pager number and...
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    I watched one horse die on the table, had a...

    I watched one horse die on the table, had a friend lose another 3 weeks after a surgery due to a recurrent colic and saw one successful surgery that also ended up with a recurring colic a few years...
  8. If you want something you can make work at an...

    If you want something you can make work at an affordable price, you might like this saddle:

    http://www.horselifecanada.com/intrepid-gold-deluxe-igp-2-2
    ...
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    OP - you will probably like these. ...

    OP - you will probably like these.

    http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?strilhID=Web&strmdNumber=DRC7453&stricSKU=DRC7453

    With the exchange rate, in your budget too.
  10. Thread: Please help

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    OP - a lot of people on this board have a lot of...

    OP - a lot of people on this board have a lot of money and take their riding very seriously and are very into training and progressing with their horse. Their advice comes from this place. They may...
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    Peter is fantastic, but might be too far west for...

    Peter is fantastic, but might be too far west for you.

    I would look at Gryphon Farm in Schomberg - Mac and Christi are great with juniors and produce solid eq riders.
  12. Have you tried him on a supplement such as Mega...

    Have you tried him on a supplement such as Mega Blud or Red Cell? Perhaps he could use some extra iron.
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    A lot depends on whether it is high or low ring...

    A lot depends on whether it is high or low ring bone, and whether it is in the joint or surrounding it. Shoeing can be adjusted to compensate. It's not necessarily a riding horse career ender...
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    OP - sometimes you don't know what you don't know...

    OP - sometimes you don't know what you don't know and that's ok. We all have been there in our journey as horsemen. If you want to be a better rider (and don't we all?), take what you've learned...
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    The Horse Limo and Trillium Horse Transport are...

    The Horse Limo and Trillium Horse Transport are both reliable, experienced shippers. Would recommend either. However, pretty sure The Horse Limo is doing pretty frequent trips to Florida right now...
  16. Thread: HDR saddles ?

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    Intrepid saddles are around the same price point...

    Intrepid saddles are around the same price point and are usually a great fit for the higher wither types. IMO, they are nicer and better quality than the HDR. They also come with adjustable gullets...
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    Do you have x-rays? A lot depends on whether the...

    Do you have x-rays? A lot depends on whether the ringbone is in the joint or surrounding it. A lot can be done to manage the condition and keep them comfortable. If your vet thinks you may be able...
  18. Yep, I'm in this club. I would rather stay home...

    Yep, I'm in this club. I would rather stay home and ride greenies behind the scenes than be in the ring. I am just not that competitive and it just seems like a lot of work and money to go to a...
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    I, also, would not clip any more than necessary. ...

    I, also, would not clip any more than necessary. My horse lives out and I try not to clip - she's not too wooly, but when she sweats I just blow dry her before blanketing and turning back out. She...
  20. Perhaps you could compromise and have your horse...

    Perhaps you could compromise and have your horse fed soaked hay outside? Easier for the staff and increases his water intake.
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    This boarder will make your life a living h-e...

    This boarder will make your life a living h-e double hockey sticks and will poison the environment for your other boarders. That behaviour is just ridiculous and once it has happened once and she...
  22. Thunder Buddy...like from the movie Ted :D!!!!

    Thunder Buddy...like from the movie Ted :D!!!!
  23. I have one and I really like it. For the price,...

    I have one and I really like it. For the price, it's quite a decent jacket. I am busty with an hour glass figure and I think it's quite flattering compared to conventional jackets. The fabric...
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    Are you sure it isn't his blankets rubbing...

    Are you sure it isn't his blankets rubbing causing the white hairs?
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    Good luck to you and Toby! :)

    Good luck to you and Toby! :)
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