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    We use the same unit. Many of us bought our own...

    We use the same unit. Many of us bought our own unit so when at shows we don't have to run around finding units to use. I think they were around $250 (but I think we got a group rate). The work...
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    Question for those that do their own field...

    Question for those that do their own field spraying...

    What type of equipment do you use?
    How do you determine how much is being sprayed by the equipment?

    I think I want to use something like...
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    Interesting TED talk re; athlete type

    There has been the discussion of whether to breed purpose bred horses or an all around athlete. I have always heard decent arguments on both sides of the camps. Interestingly I was listening to a...
  4. My experience with a Schleese saddle years ago...

    My experience with a Schleese saddle years ago (15+) was horrible. It was "the" barn saddle of a trainer I used to ride with...ie; she had one so all he students ended up getting one. Everyone had...
  5. I hear what you are saying but the mare looks so...

    I hear what you are saying but the mare looks so relaxed it doesn't appear that it taxes her mentally and that is where the majority of melt downs come from. I do agree that physically she is being...
  6. Thanks for the clarification! Your FB link isn't...

    Thanks for the clarification! Your FB link isn't working for me. Great bloodlines for all the D and W line mares out there.
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    What fun! It appears that so many of them have...

    What fun! It appears that so many of them have such looong pasterns. i assume that is a benefit for speed...but not necessarily longevity:(

    Anyone else notice that?
  8. Thank you. It said in the article he has an...

    Thank you. It said in the article he has an American owner. Anyone know who?
  9. Is this Nancy Holowesko's new stallion?

    If so huge Congrats! Hope he one day makes it to this side of the pond:)
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    I will second Lagoheidor. His full brother was...

    I will second Lagoheidor. His full brother was obviously a very famous GP jumper and sire himself and Lago was competed by his owner to GP dressage. Lago has been producing some very versatile...
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    A schoolmaster to me is any horse that helps...

    A schoolmaster to me is any horse that helps teach you to ride at what ever is your goal level. If your goal is to ride 3rd level, then you need a 3rd level horse. If your goal is to ride PSG, then...
  12. This was advertised on COTH. Interesting read...

    This was advertised on COTH. Interesting read and timely since this thread is not too old!

    https://www.thinlineglobal.com/cuba-carriage-horses/
  13. When running a business you look at all avenues...

    When running a business you look at all avenues of income: boarding, lessons, shows, clinics, etc. These all are part of your accounts receivable.

    You also look at all avenues of expense:...
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    Put my vote in for smaller wash rack and larger...

    Put my vote in for smaller wash rack and larger tack room. My wash rack is 12X12 which works fine with PLENTY of room around. My tack room in 12X24 and I could still use more space....and it is...
  15. Many condolences. Huge, huge loss....

    Many condolences. Huge, huge loss....
  16. I'm not exactly sure where this quote was taken,...

    I'm not exactly sure where this quote was taken, but I can firmly say that it may be true in a controlled environment (ie; lab) but not in real life! I can't tell you how many of my clients try the...
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    I have lived with horses in NJ, Northern CA,...

    I have lived with horses in NJ, Northern CA, Wellington, Fl and now Triangle NC. This is by far the best place. We have rain and green pastures. I only feed hay 4-5 months out of the year, nice...
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    I too keep my horses in a run-in shelter as they...

    I too keep my horses in a run-in shelter as they prefer that over the stalls (even the foaling mare). My runs are 12 X 20 and have a support post in the center. I have hung two wire mesh gates that...
  19. I buy my Piker breeches through the...

    I buy my Piker breeches through the amirashop.co.uk website. They are in England and may take a few weeks to get your items, but their prices can't be beat....even compared to shopping in Europe. I...
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    Yikes with the tying! At this age I would not...

    Yikes with the tying! At this age I would not even attempt tying...way, way, way too dangerous. However, when he is older and tying is appropriate I use a blocker tie ring. I love them and make...
  21. I just would like to say that I think if you are...

    I just would like to say that I think if you are in horses long enough everyone will have been at a barn where things were less than ideal. I have no experience with the folks this thread is...
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    I have no input regarding Tb versus no-Tb, but...

    I have no input regarding Tb versus no-Tb, but only wanted to say the winner of a consolation round at a major International competition is still pretty impressive.

    Still means they qualified...
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    Wow, as a small animal practitioner it scares me...

    Wow, as a small animal practitioner it scares me that "front paw declaw" is being toted as a standard treatment. I can assure you it is not! Declawing a cat is essentially amputating all 10 fingers...
  24. I just want to clear up that words are being used...

    I just want to clear up that words are being used interchangeably. We are talking about a disease we are worried has a potential GENETIC/ HERITABLE component, not CONGENITAL. Congenital means the...
  25. Yes, I am sure it happens as politics plays into...

    Yes, I am sure it happens as politics plays into ever aspect of life. However, I think in todays day and age it is a bit harder to "hide" these things for too long. Also, the equine sport world has...
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