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  1. We took a bunch of older horses to NARHA...

    We took a bunch of older horses to NARHA nationals (long ago, before NARHA was PATH). Some of them were on a schedule of 10 minutes of hand walking every hour. It seemed like a lot at the time, and...
  2. I'm still reeling at the thought that a 1987...

    I'm still reeling at the thought that a 1987 anything is considered classic. :-\

    Can't you just be frank with him, and tell him you need enough from him to buy yourself something new to drive?
  3. I don't have any good advice, but it sounds like...

    I don't have any good advice, but it sounds like you've really done your homework and made a lot of good changes to his lifestyle and diet! Hope you can figure out what's going on.
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    Rubbermaid carts - muck cart, grain cart, hay...

    Rubbermaid carts - muck cart, grain cart, hay cart, etc. - work really well for this. If you leave the buckets dry all day, they somehow stay cleaner, too. Refilling them at turn in shifts the...
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    I think the original post left out the info that...

    I think the original post left out the info that boots are allowed for the jumping phases. When I first read it, I wondered why you'd want boots for dressage if you couldn't use them later. If...
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    To weigh hay without a net: hang a muck bucket...

    To weigh hay without a net: hang a muck bucket from your scale, add hay, carry muck bucket to destination, dump hay, return muck bucket to scale, add next bunch of hay, etc. A laundry basket would...
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    Two cups of short grain brown rice. Three cups...

    Two cups of short grain brown rice. Three cups of water. Use a pan with a tight cover, maybe a little shake of salt. Turn the burner on fairly high and bring it to a boil; as soon as it boils,...
  8. I know it's only September, but if I had turkey...

    I know it's only September, but if I had turkey all cooked and ready to go, I'd probably make some sort of turkey-stuffing- etc casserole, and serve it with fresh green beans or some other vegetable...
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    I agree with the rest, I think you've probably...

    I agree with the rest, I think you've probably found a decent facility. I'd be a little concerned about starting a horse on antibiotics without seeing the vet - personally, I avoid throwing...
  10. Thread: Lake in turnout

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    Depth would matter to me, and whether it was...

    Depth would matter to me, and whether it was truly a lake or a pond. A pond where they could walk in and out and where the water wasn't over their heads would make me a lot less worried than an...
  11. As a jump judge, I say try to find a color that...

    As a jump judge, I say try to find a color that stands out a little from all the others who are in black, green and blue! Dark bay is awfully common (especially when wearing sunglasses!) and pinneys...
  12. We had a prius. No fun when you leave it running...

    We had a prius. No fun when you leave it running by accident and run out of gas. Particularly not fun when you lock the keys in it while it's running. Supposedly that can't happen, but...

    I was...
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    I work in a campus building with the old style...

    I work in a campus building with the old style linoleum tile floors and long hallways, with cement and metal stairs in echoey stairwells. We had two faculty who were the first two women scientists...
  14. I have a 27-y-o TB with some pretty amazing scars...

    I have a 27-y-o TB with some pretty amazing scars on the inside of his hind legs from two encounters with a fence - same fence, two years apart. I can tell you with 100% certainty, once they were...
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    I'd also look at WHAT you're asking him to do,...

    I'd also look at WHAT you're asking him to do, not just HOW you're asking him to do it. Do you start with transitions? some laps at the canter? how stiff is he? is it a question of a proper...
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    I've heard this from a guy at our barn, too - in...

    I've heard this from a guy at our barn, too - in his case he's afraid of dressage (!) and admits he hasn't learned to jump well enough to do stadium correctly, but his horse likes the "logs on the...
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    I just ordered an S5 - happy birthday to me! - so...

    I just ordered an S5 - happy birthday to me! - so I'm glad to hear people like them. On the background noise thing - a friend has an S4 and gets horrible background noise, but she always has the...
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    Ours are here in southern WI. The other night we...

    Ours are here in southern WI. The other night we must have had 50 of them swirling and swarming around us on a trail ride through the fields. I've never seen them out and about like that -...
  19. I could have written this! Can't stand yelling...

    I could have written this! Can't stand yelling through the house. It's a small house, walk the ten steps and talk to me in person. I"m not a dog and I don't come running when you call my name.
  20. I'm glad we don't have problems with bugs like...

    I'm glad we don't have problems with bugs like that! I think the answer depends a lot on the horse, the owner and the turnout options. Where I board, horses go out in the morning and come in in the...
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    My stomach turns over a little at your...

    My stomach turns over a little at your description, because I had a melanoma removed from my arm and it almost made me faint to take care of the wound. Give me anything on a horse or other animal...
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    Any advice on canning applesauce? I have access...

    Any advice on canning applesauce? I have access to more apples than i can stand and in past years I've frozen it (the applesauce), but this year the freezer is full and the apples haven't started...
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    Yuck. Doesn't look like an absess to me, either...

    Yuck. Doesn't look like an absess to me, either (unless you've been picking at it a lot and opened it up?). I'd be tempted to take a sanitary pad cut in thirds (or a chunk of Animalintex, or a...
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    I'm sitting here thinking of kids I"ve known over...

    I'm sitting here thinking of kids I"ve known over the years. There were two girls, best friends, awesome barn rats, who rode everything (good and bad) and knew more than most adults about horse care...
  25. I've known horses that showed their unhappiness...

    I've known horses that showed their unhappiness with other things, by fussing in the bridle. If you're absolutely positive everything else is in order, great, but it's a reasonable question to ask...
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