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  1. I got the small Kioti with 4wd and a FEL. I am on...

    I got the small Kioti with 4wd and a FEL. I am on a small farmette, just a couple of usable acres amid the forest. I use it to move snow, turn/move the manure pile, move gravel and mulch, and...
  2. Tell me about boots for the barefoot trail horse

    I have a 16 y/o TB gelding who is my retired hunter. I retired him 2 years ago due to calcification on old sesamoid injuries in his hinds that he had from racing many years ago. He is sound for light...
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    We are using a Control 4 system....

    We are using a Control 4 system. http://www.control4.com/ We put all the wiring in when we build our house last year, so all "media" components are centralized in the basement and we can control it...
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    If you are talking about trails, I go out for...

    If you are talking about trails, I go out for about 2 hours with my neighbors. My horse if a 7 y/o OTTB, theirs are 20+, so I end up doing a lot of trotting ahead and then circling back, though he...
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    I have the same problem! Most of the mess comes...

    I have the same problem! Most of the mess comes from them taking a bite, then resting their heads on the stall bars while they chew and ponder the meaning of life. For summer I am using alfalfa...
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    I have cameras set up for my paddock and stalls....

    I have cameras set up for my paddock and stalls. They are hooked up through our smart home system and a DVR (DH did all this...I don't know the tech details). We're also putting another camera in for...
  7. Thread: Hind Leg Gunk

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    It's cannon keratosis. I use Neutrogena T-gel....

    It's cannon keratosis. I use Neutrogena T-gel. Works great! Lather it in and then remove the gunk by nudging it gently out of the hair with a fingernail or very gentle curry. Clipping the legs makes...
  8. Try the Exselle Debut. It's very reasonably...

    Try the Exselle Debut. It's very reasonably priced, pretty easy to find second hand and has the features you listed.

    Check out the new HdR saddles as well. I just got one last year and they seem...
  9. Thread: Stall Fronts

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    I have regular sliding doors with solid bottoms...

    I have regular sliding doors with solid bottoms and grilled tops. The top part of the door has "shutters" which open to each side and latch securely, creating a window in the door top. The opening is...
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    I also have this habit, and it is indeed from...

    I also have this habit, and it is indeed from opening the hip angle too soon. I have tried many different mental images to try and overcome this, but the one that has worked for me is to think "chest...
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    I have the Dutch doors in my new barn. They give...

    I have the Dutch doors in my new barn. They give lots of light even when closed, and when the top is open the ventilation is great and the horses love to hang their heads out. I use them for turning...
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    I have a 16 y/o TB gelding with shivers (or not,...

    I have a 16 y/o TB gelding with shivers (or not, depending on who you ask) in his front legs. His right is worse than his left. Vets and farriers have called it shivers because that is how it...
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    Congrats...I think you will really enjoy having...

    Congrats...I think you will really enjoy having her. She looks very cute and seems to have taken to her new life really quickly. Do take the time to develop a good quality balanced canter, and a...
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    I have one that is fine in the ring and in the...

    I have one that is fine in the ring and in the show environment, but for his first year I skipped all flat classes because he would get really excited about the group canter. He's an average mover so...
  15. Thread: Leather Halter

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    Ditto Quillin's! They are gorgeous halters and...

    Ditto Quillin's! They are gorgeous halters and the price is in your range. I picked mine up when I was in the states for a visit, but give them a call and ask about shipping up here. Just be sure to...
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    Yoga will help you a lot. Get some videos or go...

    Yoga will help you a lot. Get some videos or go to a beginner class once a week and you'll really see a difference.

    I have a farmette and 3 horses too, but no pastures unfortunately so mine are in...
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    Practice doing a course of more than 8 jumps at a...

    Practice doing a course of more than 8 jumps at a balanced gallop (not a flat run) - your pace should be a click faster than you normally have in a hunter round. School over natural obstacles as much...
  18. One thing you can do to help yourself get out of...

    One thing you can do to help yourself get out of the habit of giving him something to lean on is to switch to a "driving" grip on the reins instead of the regular grip, i.e., hold the reins like you...
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    This is what I did. It works great and I can wash...

    This is what I did. It works great and I can wash out a stall without flooding the barn. I also did this in the center 4' of my aisle. The mats are inset flush with the concrete on either side, with...
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    My dad used to use that stuff too. He has type 1...

    My dad used to use that stuff too. He has type 1 diabetes and used to put it on any skin wounds he had to prevent infection. It is banned in the US now, but I just saw it on the shelf at the pharmacy...
  21. I insulated my entire barn. The tack/feed room...

    I insulated my entire barn. The tack/feed room houses the hot water heater, and I installed a wall-mounted convection heater that works great for that space. If I were you I would put the washer and...
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    I have the truck you are looking at. I am pulling...

    I have the truck you are looking at. I am pulling a 2H Bison BP, weighing about 2300 pounds. I usually have 1 horse in it (16.1 TB) but have moved 2 as well on occasion. If I just have the little...
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    A flat saddle will bridge the low spot, creating...

    A flat saddle will bridge the low spot, creating pressure points at the front and back. A saddle with a more rounded tree will better follow the contour.
  24. UPS and Fed Ex will charge a brokerage fee on top...

    UPS and Fed Ex will charge a brokerage fee on top of the shipping fee, which is why I avoid using them unless absolutely necessary. I use USPS. So when you get a quote from UPS for the saddle make...
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    Some of your decision may come down to what area...

    Some of your decision may come down to what area outside the city is most accessible to you, since Montreal traffic can be pretty brutal. St. Lazare is horse central in these parts, and there are...
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