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  1. Mine is super cheesy. Probably dorky. Don't care....

    Mine is super cheesy. Probably dorky. Don't care.

    Unconditionally by Katy Perry.
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    My horse has an Irish clip (left belly hair.) He...

    My horse has an Irish clip (left belly hair.) He runs warmer. Right now it's 25F (realfeel 9F), so he's wearing a heavyweight Rhino with a neck rug. He'll be in that probably for the rest of the...
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    Triple Crown Senior is a crowd favorite, just...

    Triple Crown Senior is a crowd favorite, just under 12% NSC with about 1500 cal/lb.

    I like Ultium. It's around 17% NSC with a little over 1900 cal/lb. Higher fat content than TC Senior (12% vs...
  4. ^^^^I also really like my Rambo quarter sheet....

    ^^^^I also really like my Rambo quarter sheet. It's THICK and washes well, no pilling or loss of quality. It holds its shape well too--it doesn't blow/flap around if I go out for a hack and it's...
  5. My sensitive-mouthed OTTB really likes a double...

    My sensitive-mouthed OTTB really likes a double jointed Happy Mouth. I tried him in a regular French link (full cheek), and he liked it better than all the bits I tried previously, but he REALLY...
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    I've had the best luck with SmartPak blankets...

    I've had the best luck with SmartPak blankets (the cheapest ones in my entire collection, too.)

    My OTTB has big withers and is prone to rubs. I have a few Weatherbeeta Freestyles that are a very...
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    Poll: My horse eats off the ground 99% of the time. If...

    My horse eats off the ground 99% of the time. If I have to stall him for whatever reason, he has a hay rack because he'll dig it all into the middle of his stall and pee on it if he's in for more...
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    We got our Lab...

    We got our Lab from a very small scale local breeder (they had maybe 6-7 adult dogs total, two males and the rest were females, I think one was retired.) Female yellow lab in PA for $300 in the early...
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    Brah. Leave. This sport is supposed to be...

    Brah.

    Leave. This sport is supposed to be fun. Peace outta there and go event.
  10. I text everyone except the vet, and that's only...

    I text everyone except the vet, and that's only because they don't do texting. I call them.
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    Loose enough that he can eat grass or treats....

    Loose enough that he can eat grass or treats.

    The regular noseband part I could get four fingers underneath easily. It's snug enough that it's not flopping around, but I can still see some...
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    Nope. Horses are enough of a problem as it is.

    Nope. Horses are enough of a problem as it is.
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    My high-withered OTTB gets rubbed on his...

    My high-withered OTTB gets rubbed on his shoulders/withers from Weatherbeeta (Freestyle) but not the Original. I've never used the SP Classic, but I have two SP Deluxe blankets that don't rub his...
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    1) What are boarding rates like? Is the care...

    1) What are boarding rates like? Is the care good?

    Here is a list of boarding barns in the area.

    2) How close events?

    The closest events are approximately 2-3 hours away. We're...
  15. I attached the girth breastplate straps above the...

    I attached the girth breastplate straps above the little girth straps on the saddle pad like this:

    Above the girth straps

    I'm not sure if that's technically correct either, but if you Google...
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    "My horse requires shoes, so I'm going to use a...

    "My horse requires shoes, so I'm going to use a different farrier that meets my needs." You can toss some nice "thanks for all you've done for me" isms in there too. Honestly I'd do it via text or FB...
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    There isn't even a question here. The first barn...

    There isn't even a question here. The first barn is dirty and full of skinny horses. A 20 minute drive really isn't too bad, especially considering it's "have a nice safe place to ride that takes...
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    Weatherbeeta Original fits all three of our...

    Weatherbeeta Original fits all three of our horses really well (high withered narrow-ish OTTB, broader chested OTTB, chunky lower necked QH.) I have a few Freestyles for my horse (the high withered...
  19. Thread: Bits on XC?

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    I use this....

    I use this.

    It's double jointed with a roller in the middle. He really likes the HM mouthpiece vs a regular metal mouthpiece, and the beval cheeks help keep him from pulling down and barging ahead...
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    Pay off my car and be evenly tan all over.

    Pay off my car and be evenly tan all over.
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    Any word on SmartPak's sale? I want to order a...

    Any word on SmartPak's sale? I want to order a turnout sheet but am waiting until I hear if it'll be on sale (it's an SP brand.)
  22. Thread: Pet peeves

    by skipollo
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    My OTTB is the same way. It starts May/June every...

    My OTTB is the same way. It starts May/June every year, and he gets crusty gray bumps in the base of his forelock and across his forehead. I tried medicated shampoos, medicated powders, medicated...
  23. I don't have any high neck blankets, but if...

    I don't have any high neck blankets, but if you're considering a regular blanket with a neck rug, my high withered OTTB does well in SmartPak blankets. They're not very expensive and give him plenty...
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    RIGHT IN THE FEELS.

    RIGHT IN THE FEELS.
  25. I love the velcro ones you posted from Dover....

    I love the velcro ones you posted from Dover. They have the crosstie version of that where I board, and they're great. Halter doesn't break, and the little part of the crosstie is still attached to...
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