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    Best of luck for your little one!

    Best of luck for your little one!
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    Also depends on how the geldings get along. I...

    Also depends on how the geldings get along. I had two horses and a 12 x 24 run in. Plenty big for two horses, right? Not when one decided it was more fun to run the other one out into the...
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    Tollertwins - I think you are on the right track...

    Tollertwins - I think you are on the right track in putting whatever hoof protection you choose on all 4 feet, whether boots or shoes.

    Measure all hooves after next trim, and get in touch with...
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    My horse was pretty pacey when I got him. He...

    My horse was pretty pacey when I got him. He also had bad front feet (WLD, seedy toe, no depth). To treat the while line disease and seedy toe, we left him barefoot and my trimmer taught me how to...
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    I bet the blow setting will help them dry faster!

    I bet the blow setting will help them dry faster!
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    Here are a couple of articles as a starting place...

    Here are a couple of articles as a starting place for ideas:
    http://www.equinews.com/article/causes-poor-appetite-horses...
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    I have no idea of what goes on with the foals of...

    I have no idea of what goes on with the foals of nurse mares.

    Read this about cows and calves - http://www.progressivecattle.com/topics/herd-health/5743-grafting-calves-after-a-loss

    Maybe...
  8. Here's a news story from a couple of years ago...

    Here's a news story from a couple of years ago that explains at least the top level of it:
    http://www.21alive.com/news/local/Reclassification-of-Land-Could-Mean-Higher-Property-Taxes-162000805.html
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    I found a short-tailed weasel in our yard after...

    I found a short-tailed weasel in our yard after we suddenly lost 8 young kittens. It was severely injured (our dog was barking at it, don't know if the dog injured it or what) and I had my husband...
  10. Here's a "bridge pad" that fills for hollows etc...

    Here's a "bridge pad" that fills for hollows etc and is to be used under a regular pad. http://www.horse.com/item/circle-y-long-shoulder-bridge-pad/E004577/

    This is a more typical "bridge pad" in...
  11. Glad to read that animal control in your area is...

    Glad to read that animal control in your area is much better than most!
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    How is the selenium level in your part of the...

    How is the selenium level in your part of the world? My horse was just not building muscle - I took him off sweet feed when I got him, put him on a ration balancer for grass, he got pasture by day...
  13. In most jurisdictions, animal control will only...

    In most jurisdictions, animal control will only check to see if there is food and water available. Sounds like those bases are covered, so I doubt they will do anything.
  14. I have issues with my lower back - bulging disk...

    I have issues with my lower back - bulging disk at L4/L5. When it acts up, I do the exercises my PT taught me. Walking (on my own feet) at least 20 minutes (40 mins is better) helps too. I went...
  15. As she gets in shape, any guess as to whether her...

    As she gets in shape, any guess as to whether her topline will lift and get rid of the dip?

    I got my gaited horse as a 10yo who had worked most of his life. My buena vista fit him fine when I got...
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    Have you looked at "curved arm stirrups"? ...

    Have you looked at "curved arm stirrups"?
    http://tinyurl.com/n2ydbh3
    I used to use the peacock stirrups but since I'm fairly heavy, I worried that they will bend. The "curved arm" makes it easy...
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    " And I tend to keep the reins too close...

    " And I tend to keep the reins too close together. "

    One exercise we did for awhile was to carry a short crop across both hands - snuggle it in the crook of your thumb, (of course, knuckles...
  18. I feed my horse loose salt year round - more in...

    I feed my horse loose salt year round - more in the summer, less in the winter. He drinks well. Last winter he was in a barn full of TBs who all got blankets - so he got blanketed more than he...
  19. You could write Len Brown and see if he...

    You could write Len Brown and see if he recognizes it. He is usually happy to help people with them. And he can be pretty handy with helping you fit the saddle to your horse.

    Len is on facebook...
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    My first horse was a gelding who was not bred and...

    My first horse was a gelding who was not bred and was castrated at 2 years old. He lived in a mixed herd and had a couple of "girlfriends" who would flirt with him and let him mount. Under saddle...
  21. Thread: Tying up

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    I might be mis-remembering, but I think you are...

    I might be mis-remembering, but I think you are supposed to wait until the CPK numbers are back to normal before returning to work.
  22. As far as I knew, growing up, I was the only...

    As far as I knew, growing up, I was the only horse-crazy person. I taught my pet sheep to pull a wagon (too small to ride) and "ground drove" my pet goats. I begged and begged for a horse or...
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    I have a somewhat similar saddle - the front ring...

    I have a somewhat similar saddle - the front ring is higher but it's still intended for "V rigging" or "3 point rigging" in addition to being called "Dropped Rigging".

    Using only the front rigging...
  24. I've had a couple of grey arabs and several very...

    I've had a couple of grey arabs and several very white Appies.

    Good grooming - using a rubber curry and soft brushes - keeps the natural oils in the hair and lets them be shiny, plus the natural...
  25. Sounds great! glad you found a winner :)

    Sounds great! glad you found a winner :)
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