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  1. My trainer had me start using a polo wrap...

    My trainer had me start using a polo wrap attached to the billets and around the gaskins (tight enough not to droop but not tight). It's apparently a TTouch method; the point is to remind the horse...
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    :( Thank you for trying for him. You are blessed...

    :( Thank you for trying for him. You are blessed for your efforts.
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    What a face!!

    What a face!! <3
  4. I agree that he's super adorable looking already,...

    I agree that he's super adorable looking already, but I would also do some "glamor shots" of him braided and with a tail extension in (borrow one?), a bit of dark grooming chalk around the eye,...
  5. Oh jingles for you! It must be urinary blockage...

    Oh jingles for you! It must be urinary blockage weekend or something -- mine has been in and out since Friday night. I got my guy in before he fully blocked and backed up but we're heading north of...
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    This. Or Viva Las Vegas.

    This. Or Viva Las Vegas.
  7. I would say it *definitely* depends on the...

    I would say it *definitely* depends on the individual horse.

    We have several in our barn (shireXtb, irishX, twhXbelgian/haflinger, BelgianXpaint, clydeXpaint, irishXoldenburg, 2 shireXtb) and many...
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    I had good luck with this for horses that were...

    I had good luck with this for horses that were tail-rubbing...
    http://zephyrsgarden.uckele.com/zephyrs-stop-the-itch-salve.html

    They have a spray too.
  9. Poll: All horses at our barn are in breakaway halters...

    All horses at our barn are in breakaway halters when outside, no halters in stalls.
  10. Sweet fellow at our barn (Appx TB) just turned...

    Sweet fellow at our barn (Appx TB) just turned 30. He's my horse's paddock buddy b/c my guy is 13 going on 3 and hurts himself if he's allowed to have rowdy friends ;).

    We lost our other oldster...
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    Big boxes and DEEP litter. Clumps that stick to...

    Big boxes and DEEP litter. Clumps that stick to the bottom break apart and then mix in with the clean litter; if it's deep, it will clump before the bottom. :)
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    More jingles!!! Hang in there!

    More jingles!!! Hang in there!
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    This last year we instituted a volunteers-only...

    This last year we instituted a volunteers-only raffle at our awards banquet for our state eventing association. Tickets were given out based on the number of days worked (and included helping with...
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    What about something like this...

    What about something like this http://www.statelinetack.com/item/hay-hoops-collapsible-wall-hay-feeder/E010418/ on the fence? You could even mount it on the outside and either flip the bag over the...
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    Yup, *raises hand.* I vote neck strap, and it's...

    Yup, *raises hand.* I vote neck strap, and it's helped me to try to remain in a light seat (not forward) instead of being too deep and then having to throw my body to catch. And yes, it's scary at...
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    :) Soooo cute and happy to have a home! :)

    :) Soooo cute and happy to have a home! :)
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    Mischievous (and loud) jingles from me and The...

    Mischievous (and loud) jingles from me and The Bad Cat (part meezer)!
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    Oh FFS. "Someone said ASS! Dear me!" Gosh, oh...

    Oh FFS. "Someone said ASS! Dear me!" Gosh, oh golly, put her on ignore if certain words bother you enough that you could start your own online panty-wadding business. Gee whiz! The very nerve of some...
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    Jingles from Michigan!

    Jingles from Michigan!
  20. In eventing, that is an astonishingly good score....

    In eventing, that is an astonishingly good score. So no one is being mean.
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    This is also why I always put out a plea for...

    This is also why I always put out a plea for riders (especially of plain bay and chestnut horses) to please pick XC colors besides navy blue. Yes, navy looks good on a lot of horses, but I've had...
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    I have actually heard of keeping a chestnut in...

    I have actually heard of keeping a chestnut in your front pocket when you want to lead a balky horse (say, onto a trailer), basically for the same "reason" (the scent is reassuring to the horse).
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    Coat and skin = flaxseed (like Omega Horseshine,...

    Coat and skin = flaxseed (like Omega Horseshine, etc) and/or fat (oil, Cool Calories, rice bran).

    Joints = I'm convinced that most joint supps just make expensive manure, but I feed MSM b/c it's...
  24. Thread: Supplements

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    I was giving: Omega Horseshine, Cool Calories,...

    I was giving: Omega Horseshine, Cool Calories, Biotin, Copper, MSM (all Uckele), Mag Restore, electrolytes, with Tribute Essential K as a ration balancer.

    Got some weird bloods back last spring so...
  25. If burying ends up being impossible, my trainer...

    If burying ends up being impossible, my trainer has either taken her horses to be put down at the local vet school, which has the facilities to cremate them, or has our vet put them down on her...
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