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    I'm in the Richmond area and we've had some...

    I'm in the Richmond area and we've had some reported cases in the area this summer. I have always given it because I trail ride a lot and sometimes camp so wanted to protect my horse as much as...
  2. Both pics are awesome! What a cute horse!

    Both pics are awesome! What a cute horse!
  3. Thread: bit for ottb

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    My older TB mare( not OT) goes in a short shank...

    My older TB mare( not OT) goes in a short shank English hackamore. My younger OTTB is currently being ridden in a loose ring French link. I started her in a single jointed rubber snaffle which she...
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    My two TB mares live out 24/7. I have turnout...

    My two TB mares live out 24/7. I have turnout sheet, mid-weight, and heavy-weight for both of them. They both also have the neck cover with fill. I have never needed a liner. I like to use clothing...
  5. Another thing I have done is what I call the...

    Another thing I have done is what I call the patience gait. When I am riding, I may stop in the middle of the ring and stand there for a little bit, or as Beowulf mentioned stand next to the ring to...
  6. In the past, I had mostly used the huge Oster...

    In the past, I had mostly used the huge Oster clippers. My younger horse was not fond of them. I purchased a pair of the Andis AGC super 2 speed. They are much smaller and easier for my aging...
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    The only reason my friend left her bucket of...

    The only reason my friend left her bucket of washing supplies near the wash stall was that there are shelves to put it on, so not on the floor or in any one else's way.
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    I have used magnet therapy in the past to help...

    I have used magnet therapy in the past to help healing of an injury.
  9. In the past one of my horses got rubs from her...

    In the past one of my horses got rubs from her fly mask. It did have a small edging of fleece, but it still rubbed. I went to the fabric store and bought a piece of fleece and folded it over the edge...
  10. I still have my old guy's bridle and clean and...

    I still have my old guy's bridle and clean and figure 8 it occasionally like another poster mentioned. I think I will get it out and use it for my younger mare. She is almost to the point where she...
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    I have two horses, so started doing this in a...

    I have two horses, so started doing this in a very relaxed way to keep me on track. I got a calendar with a month showing, followed by the month by week. On the main calendar, I will jot something...
  12. In the summer, my casual attire is either a light...

    In the summer, my casual attire is either a light weight tee shirt or polo shirt and Tropical Rider riding tights. I like either the Enduro Cool or the Prix Tech. On my feet, I wear either Ariat...
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    It is pretty much the norm unfortunately. My...

    It is pretty much the norm unfortunately. My friend and I just moved to a new larger barn from a small place where we were the only boarders. She put a small bucket with her shampoo, sponge, etc by...
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    I live in Va where it is very hot and humid in...

    I live in Va where it is very hot and humid in the summer. I use Triple Crown Alfalfa forage for my two TB mares as a little snack while I am tacking/untacking them. A bag usually lasts at least a...
  15. Sounds like your horses did pretty well. Now you...

    Sounds like your horses did pretty well. Now you have an idea of things to work on if you decide to do more trail riding. I had an incident not too long ago riding in the woods behind the farm where...
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    My one fly whisk that I use every day I have had...

    My one fly whisk that I use every day I have had forever. A friend gave it to me as a gift. I have another one that I bought a couple of years ago that is a little fancier. If I remember correctly, I...
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    The house work needs to be lower on the...

    The house work needs to be lower on the list...hehe. Actually, you need to do the outside stuff first like riding , as house work is in the air conditioning, and light so can be done anytime of day...
  18. Should have mentioned when I first got my mare, I...

    Should have mentioned when I first got my mare, I rarely rode her in the ring. I would go in, use the mounting block to get on. Walk around a couple of times and re-check the girth. Then up and down...
  19. My older TB mare has a crack in each front foot....

    My older TB mare has a crack in each front foot. Her's are no where as deep as your horse. My farrier was worried about fungus so he pared them open just slightly. He wanted me to use a thrush...
  20. Love it!

    Love it!
  21. This past winter when the footing was less than...

    This past winter when the footing was less than perfect, I worked with my mare doing figure 8's and large serpentines. I found these exercises helped to keep her interested and help her learn to...
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    My older TB mare would totally hate having the...

    My older TB mare would totally hate having the winter off. About 5 years ago, she had a combo of lameness issues going on stemming from (I think) falling in the snow. I was going to give her up to a...
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    I use Oakwood cleaner and conditioner. It has tea...

    I use Oakwood cleaner and conditioner. It has tea tree oil in it and like that my tack no longer gets moldy in this humid Virginia climate.
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    I agree about orange boy kitties being the best.

    I agree about orange boy kitties being the best.
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    Cute. It doesn't look dwarf like from what I can...

    Cute. It doesn't look dwarf like from what I can see of the video. I just moved to a new farm about 2 months ago. When we went to look at the farm, there was a rescue mini mare that had just had a...
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