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    Thanks, I think I have a good feel for what to...

    Thanks, I think I have a good feel for what to look for and what to expect now!
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    My endurance friend Roger Rittenhouse has a...

    My endurance friend Roger Rittenhouse has a homemade liniment that has worked well for him and his horses. (Roger has over 2300 competition miles). The brown mouthwash he mentions can be any...
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    I usually have some Excalibur Sheath cleaner...

    I usually have some Excalibur Sheath cleaner around. Gets the gunk off my hands, and removes the smell. I started keeping a bottle for him in the barn and a bottle for me in the bathroom.

    It has...
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    In Maryland, trailers are required to have an...

    In Maryland, trailers are required to have an inspection only before they are to be sold or transferred. However, mechanics can do that, so maybe it would be a similar inspection. Of course I would...
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    Annual Trailer Maintenance

    I got a brand new trailer in July the year before last. I didn't use it much so I didn't do maintenance last spring. And last year was just a couple of local trips with one trip that was 2 hrs each...
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    I would not put another animal in with your horse...

    I would not put another animal in with your horse in the stall. The little one could very easily be run over or kicked.
  7. I got my horse as a 10 year old - he had no...

    I got my horse as a 10 year old - he had no topline. I changed up his feed (no sweetfeed, grass hay and a 30%protein ration balancer for grass). I rode him regularly and did exercises to help build...
  8. Reading your post makes me come to the same...

    Reading your post makes me come to the same conclusion that wcporter did.
  9. Anyone know what the trails are like in Rockburn Park in Maryland?

    I may have a chance to go riding at Rockburn park in Howard County, MD, and was wondering what the trails are like - wide dirt trails, rocky, sandy, hilly, flat? And is it a busy park with lots of...
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    For $25, you can have your foal tested by UC...

    For $25, you can have your foal tested by UC Davis to see if he carries the grey gene. http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/horse.php

    Usually you can see a "halo" of grey/white hairs around the...
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    As far as horses jumping electric tape - while...

    As far as horses jumping electric tape - while some probably will, generally most horses won't jump it. It was explained to me that they don't exactly understand what bites them when they touch it,...
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    I agree, she needs more protein. I understand...

    I agree, she needs more protein. I understand the goal of puppy chow is to not let them grow so fast, but at 9 months, she has most of her height and could use less grain; the protein will help her...
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    Looks like it's still being developed and not...

    Looks like it's still being developed and not available to most of us yet. Would love to get my hands on one!
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    Probably you double the tape (a strand about...

    Probably you double the tape (a strand about chest height and one about knee height, so the perimeter is only about 330'. Still pretty big!

    I used to use a "Grazier" fence system...
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    When you are a member, you can log in and look at...

    When you are a member, you can log in and look at benefits that are only listed when you're logged in. There are discounts on rental cars and hotels, trailer items, training, some tack shops,...
  16. I know it's too late now, but I've found that...

    I know it's too late now, but I've found that dogs (animals in general) understand death much better than we give them credit for. They don't understand "disappearing" so well. If you could have...
  17. My husband is funny about chickens, he just...

    My husband is funny about chickens, he just doesn't like them :( I always wanted some for entertainment and the eggs, but it's a no go. BUT - there is a local feed store that sells a lot of chicken...
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    I love the Eqyss Survivor for manes and tails. ...

    I love the Eqyss Survivor for manes and tails. It does not dry the hair like show-sheen and the like, it seems to actually nourish the hair? that can't be, but I think it does absorb better. It's...
  19. It might be that his saddle is just way too big...

    It might be that his saddle is just way too big for you. Does anyone there have a more suitably sized Western saddle for you? A western-trained horse is not going to understand the same cues you...
  20. Thread: Dream saddle?

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    I wish I had known about them when I was looking!...

    I wish I had known about them when I was looking!
    This seems like a thoughtful review: http://www.horsetackreview.com/review-display/12982.html
    And here are a couple of gals who clearly love...
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    Is it plugged into a GFI outlet? Those will shut...

    Is it plugged into a GFI outlet? Those will shut off if there is any current leaking. If your outlet is not GFI, you can get an adapter like this. ...
  22. Thread: Dream saddle?

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    I used to ride in Stubbens when I rode Arabians;...

    I used to ride in Stubbens when I rode Arabians; I did not find the seat too hard, but one synthetic I had was like riding a board! However, I got a nice -real sheepskin- seat cover and the seat was...
  23. I used to board at a saddle seat barn - I came...

    I used to board at a saddle seat barn - I came from dressage and jumping. All I heard during their lessons was to tell the kids to keep their legs off the horse, and to sit back in a chair seat. I...
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    I had jaw surgery as an adult, and I was riding a...

    I had jaw surgery as an adult, and I was riding a young horse who would pop his head. The big fear was that he'd hit me in the jaw and re-break it. Solution was to use a standing martingale that...
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    If you are trying to improve the health of her...

    If you are trying to improve the health of her hooves, stay away from sweet feeds and grains if at all possible. Those can cause hoof heath issues.

    At my barn, the Sr feed is pretty sticky and...
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