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  1. Thread: Best Flax supp.

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    I liked HorseTech.com when I was feeding it

    I liked HorseTech.com when I was feeding it
  2. After spending years in riding rings in the...

    After spending years in riding rings in the summer sun, despising anything on my face (i.e. I never wore sunglasses), to my surprise several years ago, my eye doc told me the surface of my eyes was...
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    "interesting things" can happen once a horse gets...

    "interesting things" can happen once a horse gets enough groceries on a regular basis, plus gets regular hoof care. All of a sudden, its real opinions about humans can be expressed because horse now...
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    Last weekend, my 17 year old mare was rope...

    Last weekend, my 17 year old mare was rope walking behind. She'd been trimmed & reshod 2 weeks prior. First thought was she was due for another Legend shot, as her last one was in April. That's...
  5. Thread: Riding in Jeans?

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    I have Equissentials French terry bootcut jods...

    I have Equissentials French terry bootcut jods with trail patches (from knee to ankle), and love them. Not too hot in summer, with lots of stretch to them. If I were to be riding in dense brush, I'd...
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    I was a fairly early adopter and bought the Ansur...

    I was a fairly early adopter and bought the Ansur Classic around the turn of the century (geez, that feels so weird to write, but it's accurate!) I bought it long before they came out with the...
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    PoohLP, were you thinking of Mary Stanton's "The...

    PoohLP, were you thinking of Mary Stanton's "The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West"? good series!
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    gotta chime in, lethargy was one one of the...

    gotta chime in, lethargy was one one of the subtle symptoms for my OTT TB. In fact, I was called in by a dressage judge at a show, who was concerned that he just didn't look right because of that. ...
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    I try to live with the spiders, even the ones...

    I try to live with the spiders, even the ones that find their way into my house. Of course, I'm not exactly in "EVILLLL SPIDER-LAND" here in Connecticut....!!
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    I've got a humane three-fold girth that I use for...

    I've got a humane three-fold girth that I use for sidesaddle. Fantastic quality. Such soft flexible leather. I got lucky finding this one in their "open house" sale some years ago!
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    I've gone from an advocate of treeless (being a...

    I've gone from an advocate of treeless (being a fairly early adopter of the Ansur saddle) to a "meh, mebbe notsomuch". I love - love! - the Ansur for going from horse to horse in a school situation,...
  12. buy the size that fits your head in the way that...

    buy the size that fits your head in the way that you would normally wear your hair.
    in my case, I twist & stuff my hair into the helmet, so that is how I expect the helmet to fit.
    If you buy a...
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    That bracket at the back is original to the...

    That bracket at the back is original to the B-ups. I guess that little hole & prong arrangement does serve a purpose, although if you have both butt-bars up, it shouldn't do much.

    I bought my...
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    sorry, but my '99 Baron's divider weighs a TON. ...

    sorry, but my '99 Baron's divider weighs a TON. Think you have it bad?? Having one horse, I have the single-horse butt bar, so the divider is stashed in an outbuilding most of the time. However,...
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    I'm so jealous about your wonderful lesson! but...

    I'm so jealous about your wonderful lesson! but thanks for the update... I do hope she pursues the audio lesson idea... SOON! ;-)
  16. Thread: Jumping creeks

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    have you tried backing him into the creek? not...

    have you tried backing him into the creek? not fast, just step by step.

    perhaps better - if there's room enough, quietly walk circles ever closer to the creek -- think in terms of "Pressure...
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    The audio lessons were fantastic! both my horse...

    The audio lessons were fantastic! both my horse and I would go into kind of a "Zen" state while I worked on the C-R basics. I could really use that now, having slipped out of practice
  18. he needs a bigger umbrella -- no fair that his...

    he needs a bigger umbrella -- no fair that his mount had to get wet!
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    Centered Riding exercises - for iPod?

    I used to have a Walkman (remember those? ;) ) and speakers set in a fanny pack to listen to while riding. I had a cassette tape with Centered Riding exercises spoken by a woman with a lovely...
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    and now, think about those pulling competitions...

    and now, think about those pulling competitions we all see at local fairs.
    Uh-huh.
  21. Thread: Brenderup

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    Congrats on your shiny "new" B-up! sounds like...

    Congrats on your shiny "new" B-up! sounds like you got a great deal.

    I love my '99 B-up Baron. I did have to replace its floor last year -- water damage probably due to years of rain getting in...
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    OP. can you provide a link to where you learned...

    OP. can you provide a link to where you learned the method to "do the deed"? I have two ageing hens, whose sister had to suffer and pass on her own (I suspect, egg-bound). I don't want her sisters...
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    My chooks are crazy about mealworms, so when they...

    My chooks are crazy about mealworms, so when they still had roaming privileges, I'd make a point of scattering a few handfuls of the treat in the coop. The gals came running
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    A few more ideas for OP to consider: Your...

    A few more ideas for OP to consider:
    Your horse has had some pretty big changes in his weight -- that can affect how well the saddle fits. If it no longer fits well, it might be causing pain and...
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    If a horse gets going at speed (whether or not...

    If a horse gets going at speed (whether or not you wanted to "high-end" him), I'd be concerned about those hooves going through the wire as he banks the curves
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