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    Yellow discharge post-foaling

    My older mare foaled on the 23rd - BIG healthy filly. Everything textbook. Today the mare has blobs of yellow discharge. Her temp is normal, she is eating/drinking/acting totally normal and fine....
  2. What to do without a regular available navigator?

    I'm a newbie to driving - just did our first HDT and had a blast! I begged and pleaded and got a friend to come be my navigator (this is Training level of course) - she had a blast too. But, there's...
  3. Pregnant mare day 312 suddenly got SUPER studdish?

    Presumably this is just a surge in hormones but my heavily pregnant mare suddenly is SUPER CRAZY studdish. Like, flehmen response, nickering and huffing, licking and nibbling, grabbing crests and...
  4. I think there is also some aspect of stallion...

    I think there is also some aspect of stallion socialization that is often missed, and both mares and stallions suffer for it. Valuable stallions are usually kept isolated, so when they go into that...
  5. Favorite baroque-build old-style Morgan stallions

    I'd love to see some of everyone's favorite old-style compact and thick Morgan stallions that are currently alive and standing - ones with less Saddlebred influence. Ones bred more for sport outside...
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    BWP stallion Lasting Impression

    Does anyone have any info on the BWP stallion Lasting Impression? I know he was standing somewhere for awhile, but I heard he was sold to an ammy (?) and fell of the face of the earth. Is he still...
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    Yes, there is triangular bracing and additional...

    Yes, there is triangular bracing and additional framing that isn't really visible in that picture. This model is made locally and are pretty popular in our area, simple but sturdy.
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    It does have a tree in it - it's an older...

    It does have a tree in it - it's an older Smuckers pleasure harness.

    We're showing in Texas... it's not exactly the east coast :lol: I'm sure my getup and tiny warmblood would be considered...
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    https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v...

    https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10402031_584844341673_4207723500667730392_n.jpg?oh=1ff6d4319310374aad77183a6996be0c&oe=55073883

    That's a quickie color example of the cart...
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    As a quick clarification, she doesn't get rubs...

    As a quick clarification, she doesn't get rubs anywhere from her harness - she is just a very very thin skinned and thin coated redhead. She gets raw rubs between her legs just from her own skin...
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    Thanks! I think you're right, the floofy fleece...

    Thanks!
    I think you're right, the floofy fleece breastcollar pads look weird and cheapy. The harness in question is a very old nice Smuckers, the style that had the big flat strap of unpadded...
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    Quickie question about harness pads

    Are harness pads allowed/appropriate at pleasure shows? Just curious - can't find anything in the rules about it. Any info would be helpful! (Pads are for saddle and for breastcollar. Sensitive...
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    Life-proofing a nice cart

    Those of you who can only afford one cart that has to serve the dual purpose of being sturdy enough for everyday use, and nice enough for show - do you have any tips for "life-proofing" your carts?...
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    Really and truly, it depends on the dog's...

    Really and truly, it depends on the dog's personality more than the sex of the dog. We had four spayed bitches live harmoniously together for years, including one very grumpy elderly Corgi - they...
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    It sure is! And we'll be there this weekend at...

    It sure is! And we'll be there this weekend at the next one!
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    Us too! My warmblood mare and I are having a...

    Us too! My warmblood mare and I are having a blast driving. She's a hellion under saddle - combed her over with a fine-tooth comb and nothing is wrong with her, just prior abuses before I had her -...
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    Thanks!! Great advice. She'll be hooked to a...

    Thanks!! Great advice. She'll be hooked to a four-wheel vehicle before I commit to looking/buying my own for sure, don't worry about that!

    What specifically makes a vehicle suitable for...
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    'Starter' Marathon Vehicles

    If this has been gone over before, please feel free to link me to the thread :) I couldn't quite find what I needed but that doesn't mean it hasn't been covered before!

    Just recently started...
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    Oh crazy, I've NEVER heard that Catahoulas can be...

    Oh crazy, I've NEVER heard that Catahoulas can be aggressive. I have a rescued one that will definitely go snarling at you if she doesn't know you and you come into her yard, or if you make an...
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    Is the dorsal stripe actually just...

    Is the dorsal stripe actually just countershading? What causes that?
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    Thanks! More info from her old owner: she has had...

    Thanks! More info from her old owner: she has had rotating white dots around her body. She doesn't have any now, but looking back, she had a few white dots when I got her that shed out and didn't...
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    Dorsal stripe and white ticking question

    Question for anyone familiar with little unusual color things!

    My mare is a bright chestnut with blaze and 2 white socks. She looks like your average red horse; however on closer inspection, she...
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    THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER. Screw the regular...

    THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER. Screw the regular bachelorette party spiel, I'm so doing this!!
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    The large heart gene and jugular size?

    Is there any correlation between jugular size and heart size? My mare's jugulars are ENORMOUS, the biggest I've ever seen. You could hit those babies with a dart from a distance. We joked and said it...
  25. Thanks Jay! She's definitely not shaped like a...

    Thanks Jay! She's definitely not shaped like a hoop tree horse, she has a contour behind her shoulder even though she is well-muscled there (so there isn't a big hole there or anything!).

    Any...
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