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  1. Yep, Waredaca brewing company. Should be up and...

    Yep, Waredaca brewing company. Should be up and running by the T3d.
    I was at Morven this weekend and the chief brewer (aka Steph Butts' husband) was what I call our resident husband (I have decided...
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    I agree with flyracing. If it's a soft tissue...

    I agree with flyracing. If it's a soft tissue injury in the foot they can be hard to image, but blocking will help you localize it.
    I have had lots of front foot and lower leg issues - had a horse...
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    Yeah. No bath here. Luckily pony is completely...

    Yeah. No bath here. Luckily pony is completely brown anyways...
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    My barnmate and I will be there in NR and...

    My barnmate and I will be there in NR and NH....hoping the turf absorbed this rain without problems and glad not to be going in the deep freeze tomorrow!
  5. I agree with Winding Down. I had a horse I loved...

    I agree with Winding Down. I had a horse I loved and brought along for 5 years from neon green to successful Training horse, but he never grew out of his nerves and unpredictability in SJ (he loved...
  6. Out is no question better for colic-prone horses....

    Out is no question better for colic-prone horses. On the blanketing front, if you can do just a bib clip she will need less blanketing overall - it may take her a winter or so to adjust but once she...
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    I saw the video and didn't see anything at all to...

    I saw the video and didn't see anything at all to worry about in this horse's form. But perhaps a longer clip?
  8. Thread: Support Boots

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    So, I looked at Majyk Equipe's product...

    So, I looked at Majyk Equipe's product description. They don't say anything about tendon support. They talk about protecting tendons and ligaments from external trauma. You want boots that fit well...
  9. I am an eventer so no help on the barn front but,...

    I am an eventer so no help on the barn front but, yes, Poolesville area is a good idea if you are working in Gaithersburg. There are a ton of lovely places west of Alexandria in VA but traffic in...
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    Can't go wrong with Virginia Equine Imaging in...

    Can't go wrong with Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg
  11. If you are planning on becoming a working student...

    If you are planning on becoming a working student at an event barn I would wait. Why spend money on something you don't even know if you are going to use? Some pros are sponsored by a saddle brand...
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    All of scubed's sources are good, as ar...

    All of scubed's sources are good, as ar sporthorse nation and FB groups. What I found was that many websites are woefully out of date. Like, woefully. I ended up buying a horse from someone whose...
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    It's really really helpful to see things through...

    It's really really helpful to see things through the eyes of a newcomer.
    In this case, sad, in a way.
    Mr. Asterix watched a whole day of LL show jumping early on in his horsey life and announced...
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    The wikipedia article you linked to actually says...

    The wikipedia article you linked to actually says
    "The Irish Draught horse is the national horse breed of Ireland which developed primarily for farm use. Today, they are especially popular for...
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    Not at all. Irish Draught Sport Horse...

    Not at all.
    Irish Draught Sport Horse

    The ID folks distinguish an "RID" (Reigstered Irish Draught), which is a fullbred ID and a breed, per se, from the crosses, which are labelled "Irish Sport...
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    Jumpcross; anyone know anything about it?

    Was thinking about the (not new, sadly still relevant) discussion on the Red Hills thread, and this popped up on my FB feed.

    http://www.jumpcross.com
    I've never heard of it -- sounds like it's...
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    That's a really odd thing to say. The Irish Sport...

    That's a really odd thing to say. The Irish Sport Horse is a cross breed - ID and TB or WB. Purebred Irish Draughts are just that, Irish Draughts.
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    I can't imagine retraining a dressage horse to...

    I can't imagine retraining a dressage horse to jump without doing grids and trotting fences. Helps them learn where to put their feet and how to move their bodies (we talked about this on the other...
  19. All the non inflatable ones are hot, but you...

    All the non inflatable ones are hot, but you definitely get used to it.
    I have an air vest, and I have read the concerns here about them. I have fallen in mine - a minor fall not at speed, one which...
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    IFG, I can see it and I don't think I'm FB...

    IFG, I can see it and I don't think I'm FB friends with him...using Firefox on a mac.
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    I just think it boils down to this - the elite...

    I just think it boils down to this - the elite competitors in the sport in this country, who routinely have one or two or seven horses running Intermediate and Advanced and have their eyes on team...
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    On the cardiac issue I remember William Fox-Pitt...

    On the cardiac issue I remember William Fox-Pitt pulling a horse after steeplechase and before D because he didn't feel right - horse had a cardiac anomaly as I recall.

    We have to make use of...
  23. Oh, she'll be more wet than dangerous, don't...

    Oh, she'll be more wet than dangerous, don't worry.
    Rain coat, certainly. Safety glasses, not unless she wears glasses regularly.
    Tacky gloves, definitely. This is a good thing for eventing...
  24. One thing we've used is a weighted surcingle -...

    One thing we've used is a weighted surcingle - with something like back or SI issues, horse can look sound until there is weight on his back....
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    The random bucking under saddle does certainly...

    The random bucking under saddle does certainly suggest kissing spine - this condition actually gets worse if the horse is not ridden consistently (and correctly for the condition). I would definitely...
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