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    Tips for introducing new cat

    I'm adopting a new cat tomorrow from the humane society and I'm looking for ideas to best introduce him to my current cat. I have a 1-2 year old female who also came from the HS. Very sweet and...
  2. If she doesn't mind the squirt gun could you try...

    If she doesn't mind the squirt gun could you try a can of compressed air that you use to clean your keyboard? I used to keep a can beside my bed when my cat would decide to meow at 3 am. One squirt...
  3. Contribute from Kentucky Performance Products?

    Does anyone have experience with Kentucky Performance Products Contribute supplement? I'm considering it for my mare with allergies but I'm wondering what other people's experiences have been.
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    Goodbye Horse Illustrated

    I have long thought that Horse Illustrated was loosing its way, but something about the nostalgia of seeing it in my mailbox kept me renewing my subscription. Last month I thought they had hit a new...
  5. Retirement choices vary owner to owner and horse...

    Retirement choices vary owner to owner and horse to horse. Retiring a 20 something horse after years and years of service and time together is different than a young horse with an injury that forces...
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    My mare also has seasonal skin allergies. I did...

    My mare also has seasonal skin allergies. I did the testing, which was expensive, but told me exactly what to avoid in the environment and in her diet. I didn't find any improvement after doing the...
  7. A scoop pad can correct bridging. I know a few...

    A scoop pad can correct bridging. I know a few people in my barn that have this pad. http://www.amazon.com/Intrepid-International-Scoop-Center-Half/dp/B003PBMOUK
  8. I understand that legally there isn't much that...

    I understand that legally there isn't much that can be done from a law enforcement perspective, but I am hopeful that this "trainer" might at least be banned or suspended from any local or national...
  9. Speaking as someone who has ridden sidesaddle...

    Speaking as someone who has ridden sidesaddle heavily for the past 10 years, I found that article so aggravating, and I was so annoyed that the "journalist" didn't take the time to speak with anyone...
  10. Thread: Blisters?

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    In a pinch you can use the round foam make up...

    In a pinch you can use the round foam make up pads. Cut a small hole in the center and place it over the blister. Tape or wrap it to the area and the pads prevents any contact with the blister. It...
  11. Roamingnome I was in a very similar situation...

    Roamingnome I was in a very similar situation this month when my insurance renewal came out. My mare is 18 and had a colic episode last year which required a 4 day stay i the clinic, but thankfully...
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    I'm also a fan of the Higher Standards cleaner,...

    I'm also a fan of the Higher Standards cleaner, but not so much the leather balm. I find the balm too difficult to work with, it's too hard and solid. I have trouble with my sponge flaking apart and...
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    I've been happy with Markel.

    I've been happy with Markel.
  14. Did the vet consider equine metabolic syndrome or...

    Did the vet consider equine metabolic syndrome or a thyroid issue? Is the horse just fat or is there an underlying issue going on? What is turnout like, does the horse have access to lush grass?
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    With my morgan I wait until the last possible...

    With my morgan I wait until the last possible second to braid, as I'm tacking up so there's no more grazing/eating. To help with the folding/bunching I take small pieces (2" long) and tie them...
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    Not exactly a sale item, but I still think its a...

    Not exactly a sale item, but I still think its a super good deal!
    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=2363e088-c540-479f-b418-a488be775614

    If you buy the gallon of concentrate you can...
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    elastic laces in field boots

    I've got a lovely pair of field boots with elastic laces, but they're just a bit roomy the foot this year and I'm wondering if I can switch out the elastic laces for regular laces that I can tie....
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    I had a trainer and I LOOOVED it!!! I bought it...

    I had a trainer and I LOOOVED it!!! I bought it on eBay brand new for $1,200. It came from Hartford so I'm assuming it was a demo or perhaps blemished somehow. It was super comfortable and I loved it...
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    I think the blocker tie ring is an amazing device...

    I think the blocker tie ring is an amazing device for tying! My horse came from a farm where he was always tied in bays, and had walls on all sides and behind him. If he got wiggly he would bump into...
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    Let's not even go there, that's a whole other jar...

    Let's not even go there, that's a whole other jar of crazy awful!
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    I'm not a Clinton Anderson follower at all, but...

    I'm not a Clinton Anderson follower at all, but what is shown in that video is not unique to him. That video represents the majority of reining and stock horses. I worry about the serious wear and...
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    I don't think this is a fair comparison. In most...

    I don't think this is a fair comparison. In most cases a buyer of used tack could see the visible use, worn leather, loose stitching, etc. You can't see the deterioration on the inside of a helmet.
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    I got a really nice tail a few years ago from...

    I got a really nice tail a few years ago from custom tails. http://www.customtails.com
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    There is a big breeding farm in my area that has...

    There is a big breeding farm in my area that has held an annual foal raffle for many, many years. To the best of my knowledge it has always worked out for them, although I've always had to question...
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