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    What I feed: I feed my full-size horses Tribute...

    What I feed:
    I feed my full-size horses Tribute Kalm N EZ GC Plus, and the pony gets Essential K GC Plus. All get the best quality hay I can find, sometimes grass, sometimes alfalfa. All have...
  2. It sounds like the landlord is using the new...

    It sounds like the landlord is using the new tenants to force her out. If he really wants her gone that badly, maybe she can use that to her advantage by negotiating to get out of the lease more...
  3. I had a string of falls several years ago and...

    I had a string of falls several years ago and they chipped away at my already modest confidence, but I'm happy to report that I'm a better and more confident rider than ever now. It took several...
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    Another poster already mentioned it, but there is...

    Another poster already mentioned it, but there is a facebook page titled Stop Doc Mishler that has more photos and information. This gentleman is no stranger to controversy and he draws both...
  5. Thanks BTDT. I really am considering the front...

    Thanks BTDT. I really am considering the front zips, since I've had issues with the rear zipper on my current boots.

    HNX, I've heard good things about the Venezia's, and mountain horse in...
  6. Help me find new boots on a budget please?

    I need to replace my old field boots, and I'm looking to spend no more than $200. I need a wide calf boot, and I'd prefer something that is not terribly stiff and hard to break in. I only use my...
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    Dislikes: -Receiving flack for wearing my helmet...

    Dislikes:
    -Receiving flack for wearing my helmet (I'm not an in-your-face helmet Nazi...I never tell others they should wear one. I simply don mine and ride, and yet people feel the need to come up...
  8. Arabian tree saddles tend to have shorter skirts...

    Arabian tree saddles tend to have shorter skirts that work well on short backs, and some have wider angles to their bars that are more accommodating to wither-less horses. I had an older simco...
  9. I agree on the light gray breeches! I tried on...

    I agree on the light gray breeches! I tried on the Romfhs and in my opinion they are cut on the small side, and their 34's run more like 32's. :(

    I'm considering buying some white full seat...
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    Truthfully, this is about their goals and not...

    Truthfully, this is about their goals and not just their weights, so make it about their goals, with weight as part of the discussion and not the opening line or whole discussion.

    Here's what I'd...
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    From the Seminole feed website, the feeding rates...

    From the Seminole feed website, the feeding rates for both the Senior and the Wellness are .25-1.25 lbs per 100lbs of body weight. Assuming your mare weighs or should weigh in the neighborhood of...
  12. An update... I've been tracking his eating...

    An update...
    I've been tracking his eating habits because it seemed so odd to me that sometimes he seems to eat everything and then he won't touch anything. So I've figured out that his periods of...
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    Herbalcom.com has it for 5.25/lb or 7.60/lb if...

    Herbalcom.com has it for 5.25/lb or 7.60/lb if you want certified organic. The studies I've read on it indicated that it is absorbed better if given with pepper. Many human supplements will...
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    Your description of how she handles makes me...

    Your description of how she handles makes me wonder if she had reining training.

    Maybe contact companies that make custom freeze brands and see if they've done an iron that matches your mare, and...
  15. Thread: Saddle pads

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    Thanks everyone. So many saddle pads to look...

    Thanks everyone. So many saddle pads to look at.. Some cost as much as my saddle!

    I was scrolling through some websites and was amazed to see how many pro riders don't tent their saddle pads. I...
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    How do you wash the wool felt pad Palm Beach? ...

    How do you wash the wool felt pad Palm Beach? I've tried washing my show liner and it shrunk.

    I am leaning towards the idea of just using a contoured liner and a blanket over top, mostly so I can...
  17. Thread: Saddle pads

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    Saddle pads

    What kind of saddle pad do you prefer and why?

    I've been using this pad for over a year:
    http://www.sstack.com/Western_Saddle-Pads_WorkProtective/Dura-Tech--All-Around-Work-Pad/

    While there...
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    I would only pay to take lessons on a horse that...

    I would only pay to take lessons on a horse that bucks if he had some serious redeeming qualities. For example, if he was a dressage schoolmaster and could teach me piaffe and passage after I rode...
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    Would a chain mouthpiece be considered harsh? Is...

    Would a chain mouthpiece be considered harsh? Is it sort of the western equivalent of a Waterford?

    My gelding does have a short, thick neck that ties in slightly low. Part of his reluctance to...
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    I've never tried a bosal. They look beautiful on...

    I've never tried a bosal. They look beautiful on most horses. My Western friends use correction and spoon bits pretty exclusively. The all around horses go in a correction kimberwicke for hunter...
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    Great point about the tongue relief bits. ...

    Great point about the tongue relief bits. Specifically, would a sliding cheek bit not immediately put pressure on the poll? I was thinking of trying one of those to see if I can get away from that...
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    I like how he goes in the cathedral. My only...

    I like how he goes in the cathedral. My only real complaint is that if I lift my hand even just a little he drops his head at least 6 inches and it's hard to get it back up. (In addition to moving...
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    I agree with what you've posted atkill, but I'm...

    I agree with what you've posted atkill, but I'm not looking to punish him with a harsh bit. And I don't want to undo all of his Western pleasure training. He has a natural lope and he just seems to...
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    Thanks hunterkid. Do you use a bit hobble or...

    Thanks hunterkid. Do you use a bit hobble or whatever you call that strap that connects the bottom shanks? I do two hand in the robart sometimes. It works independently if you pick up just one...
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    I know that a bit is not a solution to a training...

    I know that a bit is not a solution to a training problem. My gelding has been strongly conditioned to drop his head whenever you pick up the reins (apha Western pleasure horse, slightly downhill...
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