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  1. Exactly this. We had a Shetland pony back in...

    Exactly this.

    We had a Shetland pony back in the 70's that we sold to some family friends who lived in the same town. My father was shipping her to them when something went horribly wrong. She...
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    Why not? My nephew and his girlfriend do these as...

    Why not? My nephew and his girlfriend do these as much as they can. Both just graduated from college and they started doing these races a few years ago - they have a blast and by the photos you can...
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    Really?? Years ago I started pulling my new...

    Really?? Years ago I started pulling my new horses' mane - he was miserable and even though I was pulling little pieces at a time the base was RAW and there were traces of blood. I immediately...
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    My OTTB mare has a pony thick mane. She's been a...

    My OTTB mare has a pony thick mane. She's been a pasture pet for years now and I leave it alone basically. I do comb it to keep the snarls out and I'll trim the bottom inch just to keep it neat...
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    Me too. I'd take a 4' oxer any day over a 4'...

    Me too. I'd take a 4' oxer any day over a 4' vertical - just easier on the eyes findng my spot. Lots of good ideas here for the OP. Lots of practice, practice, and practice over a lower height with a...
  6. Get it fixed. I completely tore my ACL and...

    Get it fixed. I completely tore my ACL and meniscus ten years ago this month and couldn't walk after - completely unstable it putting it mildly. Surgery was a month later - ACL was replaced and my...
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    Agree with all of the above. Having dealt with...

    Agree with all of the above. Having dealt with corneal ulcers and having my mare almost lose her eye, I would never do the wait and see approach with eye issues.
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    I was about to say that snow slides right off of...

    I was about to say that snow slides right off of metal roofs which is a big issue in New England but probably not something to worry about in NC where you are.
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    You shouldn't use it if it's sunny out - that can...

    You shouldn't use it if it's sunny out - that can cause problems. I personally hate the stuff and won't use it :no:. And never use betadine with it!
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    Do NOT sell it. My trailer hasn't had a horse...

    Do NOT sell it.

    My trailer hasn't had a horse in it in almost three years so other than taking it for a spin every once in awhile it just sits (on patio bricks). I take it out so things keep...
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    Check out the companies that supply jumps to...

    Check out the companies that supply jumps to horse shows. Years ago I got an entire set of everything imaginable from my aunt and uncles neighbor. The guy traveled up and down the east coast...
  12. Exactly this.

    Exactly this.
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    I pay $150/year for private horse owners...

    I pay $150/year for private horse owners insurance for my mare through Corinthian (agent). In this sue-happy country you are crazy not to have some type of liability coverage - it's peace of mind...
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    Otterbox. I've dropped my old IPhone and now...

    Otterbox. I've dropped my old IPhone and now Samsung Galaxy way too many times at the barn (& other places) over the years. Never had an issue with either phone being damaged. :)
  15. When you top it off you are actually sucking gas...

    When you top it off you are actually sucking gas out of your vehicle and back into the pump. One of my coworking engineers is a certified tank inspector and at one on their classes that is what they...
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    It does. My OTTB is just getting over another...

    It does. My OTTB is just getting over another bout. Despite doing everything right you can still can't win against laminitis.

    Yes laminitis sucks. :mad:
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    You'll find out who your true friends are if you...

    You'll find out who your true friends are if you win - sad but that's reality. I play the lottery but my max is $2 per week.

    i wouldn't tell anyone who has no need to know. I'd buy my little farm...
  18. My old TB was completely fine one morning but by...

    My old TB was completely fine one morning but by nighttime was a neurological mess - took him to the hospital where he spent four days. We did neck X-rays and other than some mild arthritis as...
  19. Not necessarily. Gorgeous dressage schoolmaster...

    Not necessarily. Gorgeous dressage schoolmaster gets donated (beautiful WB) because of knee issues and the horse can't compete at high levels anymore and the daughter has bigger goals. University is...
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    Cumberland Farms too...National Donut Day...

    Cumberland Farms too...National Donut Day...
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    My exact thoughs. I will NOT use them again after...

    My exact thoughs. I will NOT use them again after waiting close to an hour for my appointment which I showed up a few minutes early for. After losing it with them - mainly due to their extremely...
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    OTTB mare: very easy keeper (which is nice but...

    OTTB mare:

    very easy keeper (which is nice but not really :no:)
    ridiculously neat in her stall and pasture
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    Thanks all...:yes:. I did call 4-Star and they...

    Thanks all...:yes:.

    I did call 4-Star and they don't have a record of it based on the VIN I gave them which was right off the trailer. She asked for the last five digits which usually tells them...
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    That price does seem high. I bought a new...

    That price does seem high. I bought a new Equilibrium back about 12-13 years ago for $500 - found it hidden in the basement sale area of State Line Tack (before the building was bought out by Dover...
  25. Crazy as it sounds I sold one years ago via EBay...

    Crazy as it sounds I sold one years ago via EBay - the guy who bought it lived on the other side of the country and had to ship it to his home. I got the most money selling it there.
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