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  1. Thread: low / no heel

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    We used an unusual technique on one of my horses...

    We used an unusual technique on one of my horses that my former farrier has had good luck with elsewhere as well.

    It takes a bit of willingness to experiment and some time, but I was pleased. The...
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    Y'all tickle me! I love the Woody's Confidence...

    Y'all tickle me!

    I love the Woody's Confidence soap too :) He is such an amazing horse, and achieved more than was expected of him -- that's what I aspire to do! :D

    Set those expectations...
  3. I've got a Pebble watch now, and after the first...

    I've got a Pebble watch now, and after the first few days of notifications buzzing on my wrist, turned them off.

    But, using my phone as a GPS cycle computer is having me run through an entire...
  4. Thoughts on the Apple watch? Assuming one is...

    Thoughts on the Apple watch? Assuming one is already an Apple Fangirl and all -- start saving pennies or wait for second generation?


    This is terrific! Thanks!
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    Y'all are too funny!! We don't do colors,...

    Y'all are too funny!!

    We don't do colors, though -- not unless the essential oil colors the soap itself (see the orange-ish color that the citrus oils can create)

    but we haven't done...
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    We can certainly be the sponsor of all the LOWER...

    We can certainly be the sponsor of all the LOWER level riders! :D We already sponsor several ULRs! We can represent to the Weenie riders too!

    After all, we can have Higher Standards, even if we...
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    Hey! Me too!! We are at the walking 15-30 mins...

    Hey! Me too!! We are at the walking 15-30 mins with a little bit of trot thrown in, *again* stage. I fully intend to return to BN. I do. Someday. Definitely a LOWER level eventer! :)
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    Went through this today at Books a Million. I...

    Went through this today at Books a Million. I have no problem saying "No thank you" and I know the cashier has to ask. But then she began guilt tripping me!

    I want to pay for my materials and...
  9. I happen to have my contract here in my office...

    I happen to have my contract here in my office and was going over it carefully, and could find no mention of Fabrica.

    Until I read the fine print on the back of the order form. The "Terms and...
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    First hand experience here. We were skeptics,...

    First hand experience here.

    We were skeptics, but figured it wouldn't hurt.

    Sam went into hospital plates at the same time. His rotation wasn't terrible. 7 degrees in one foot, and 4 in the...
  11. Ben has an incredibly flat back, and no withers...

    Ben has an incredibly flat back, and no withers to speak of -- at 21, with no fitness work in more than 5 years, his back hasn't dropped at all, and he was so frustrating to fit!

    He had 19 saddles...
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    I like the way they fit -- I have both the Total...

    I like the way they fit -- I have both the Total Saddle Fit dressage girth and a Toulouse one for jumping.

    My horse has a short, curvy back and a super forward girth groove. She became girthy...
  13. I've also seen the elevated heart rate indicate...

    I've also seen the elevated heart rate indicate problems in an endurance horse as well -- one with a suspensory injury. The first indication was the heart rate that wouldn't drop down in recovery.
    ...
  14. I have ridden pretty extensively with a monitor,...

    I have ridden pretty extensively with a monitor, but have never used the equine specific one. I never used any of the gel with mine, as I found that as soon as the horse began to get sweaty, that...
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    I agree completely with getting a full...

    I agree completely with getting a full assessment, and I was so glad that I did. Interestingly, I also have an auditory processing disorder as a co-morbid condition (co-morbid just sounds so awful!...
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    Isn't it wonderful to have the medication help?! ...

    Isn't it wonderful to have the medication help?! Again, I'm not looking for an "easy way out" with the meds, but once you learn more about what the condition is, and how the medication can stimulate...
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    I mentioned Dr. Hallowell's books up thread, but...

    I mentioned Dr. Hallowell's books up thread, but then came across this in my FB feed:

    20 Common ADHD Characteristics -- and it is a pretty good list.

    I gave the link above, in case anyone wants...
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    Hmmm -- whether "adult onset" ADD or ADHD, as I'm...

    Hmmm -- whether "adult onset" ADD or ADHD, as I'm not sure what the official term is at the moment, is really a "thing" or not, I can't answer.

    What I can say is that going undiagnosed as a kid,...
  19. What fun stories!! I wasn't shopping. And my...

    What fun stories!!

    I wasn't shopping. And my thing is bays, geldings, OTTBs or Appendix QH, and preferably with lots of vet issues. ;)

    Actively did not want a) mare, b) grey, c) warmblood, d)...
  20. Hmm -- well, the holiday gift packs won't be...

    Hmm -- well, the holiday gift packs won't be available for a while, but look at it this way, whichever one you pick will smell wonderful! :D You can't go wrong!

    (Yes, screamingly blatant...
  21. I agree with everything that has already been...

    I agree with everything that has already been said here, though pooh is right that SWDEA is making a bit of a comeback.

    If you are looking for somewhere that you could work some in addition to...
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    Why care about what others do? When it becomes...

    Why care about what others do? When it becomes the "new normal" and becomes very difficult to be able to choose what you would really like, because of the chorus of "oh, but you have to do x!" ...
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    I watched so much football on Saturday that I had...

    I watched so much football on Saturday that I had a permanent hitch in my getalong from sitting on the couch!

    Still stunned over LSU and Miss. State.

    The next 8 weeks for Auburn are going to be...
  24. We did gift packs for Christmas last year and...

    We did gift packs for Christmas last year and they were popular!


    They will probably return!
  25. It sounds as if y'all have all had heel pain with...

    It sounds as if y'all have all had heel pain with yours? My PF tears at the forward insertion, under the metatarsals, and then cramps all along the fascia.

    19 years and 75 lbs ago, I had to...
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