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    Thanks WF! I'm trying to balance my eagerness for...

    Thanks WF! I'm trying to balance my eagerness for him to start under saddle and be out on real pasture with his needs for healing properly.

    I'll wait until his next ultrasound to se if any...
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    For sure! I'm definitely not saying I would not...

    For sure! I'm definitely not saying I would not adopt from them, as I am very pro TB and all in favor of the work they do.

    Their prices are unbelievably low considering the work the put into...
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    My friends horse was to be her dressage horse,...

    My friends horse was to be her dressage horse, and his hocks were fired. She kept him, and loves him dearly. It was the non disclosure that was the issue.
  4. I was gifted a set of leather lined Crosby open...

    I was gifted a set of leather lined Crosby open front boots from a friend who lives in England. They are lovely!
  5. Thread: GGT footing

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    Where I board has it (indoor only) as well and it...

    Where I board has it (indoor only) as well and it is positively lovely to ride it.

    Never ridden in it outdoors however.
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    Voice of dissent here, sadly. My experience...

    Voice of dissent here, sadly.

    My experience and a friends. She adopted several years ago, and was told "everything" about the horse, so sent a shipper sight unseen. Nobody from NV disclosed that...
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    I love the leather on newer saddles, and the ride...

    I love the leather on newer saddles, and the ride on the flat ones.

    My current jumping saddle is a County Stabilizer, flat seat, with no blocks. Love the compromise of not rock hard seat, and...
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    I was shopping for off the track this spring....

    I was shopping for off the track this spring. What I found was that prices have seemed to have gone up (at least here). A couple years ago, trainers would have been willing to part with many for free...
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    Rehabbing the bowed tendon.

    I need some COTH wisdom while rehabbing my first bowed tendon. I bought a 4 yo off the track with a very small bow in the middle of the leg. You can't see externally it unless you know where to look....
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    I would like to try the Rambo, but $$$. My...

    I would like to try the Rambo, but $$$.

    My choice instead has been the weatherbeeta airflow (I think it's called?) super lightweight mesh and has a neck cover. Works great on my thin skinned TBs.
  11. Do they come in rainbow colors? Then I'm in. ...

    Do they come in rainbow colors? Then I'm in.

    Don't forget that riding any horse in a noseband is cruel, and should never, ever be done.

    Down with tack I say! if you can't do it bareback...
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    In my experience, they are more concerned with...

    In my experience, they are more concerned with ensuring the bit is of legal shape (smooth, not a dr Bristol, etc) than with measuring thickness at bit checks. You can always show the TD and have them...
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    It is your place to speak up! Certainly in the...

    It is your place to speak up! Certainly in the future you should not hesitate to bring this to the attention of the TD or show management.
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    Bode is adorable :) I'm putting it on be list!

    Bode is adorable :) I'm putting it on be list!
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    Please do! I am drawing a blank...

    Please do! I am drawing a blank...
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    Thanks guys! Time is the plan. He's currently on...

    Thanks guys! Time is the plan. He's currently on small paddock turnout, for sanity. He is very calm and chill out there. We will spend the next 60 days working on handling and basics. Just get him...
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    North Brook Eventing Center is lovely and on he...

    North Brook Eventing Center is lovely and on he east side of town. Owner/trainer is experienced in upper level jumpers, dressage and eventing.

    Cross Creek Stables is on the west side, also lovely...
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    Now I just need to figure out a name :) so...

    Now I just need to figure out a name :) so excited. It's been a long time since I got to name a pony. Eek!
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    Picked up a canter cutie!

    I've been horseless the last couple months and hating it. Happily I brought home this big handsome boy yesterday :)

    http://canterusa.org/horses/skiers-gold/

    His bow is very slight, my vet loved...
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    I braid professionally all summer to pay my own...

    I braid professionally all summer to pay my own show fees. But I'm not afraid to tell people that the rule states that braiding is "allowed". Not preferred. Not required. Just "allowed". Don't feel...
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    sent an email

    sent an email
  22. As usual, you all are a treasure trove of useful...

    As usual, you all are a treasure trove of useful information! Thank you so much. First things first, I will get a repro exam done on my girl to see if I'm facing serious obstacles there.

    I'm also...
  23. Thanks PatO! I am not to far from you...

    Thanks PatO!

    I am not to far from you actually, in the eastern Twin Cities and I keep my mare in Western, WI (or will be starting tomorrow).

    Would you be willing to share more breeding...
  24. Thank you all for the advice. I'm going to go...

    Thank you all for the advice. I'm going to go with ~7 days mixing hay, and just swap the RB, keeping her supplements otherwise the same.

    Phew. I am nervous! I'm sure she will be just fine, and I...
  25. Thanks eventerchick! I will follow them on FB for...

    Thanks eventerchick! I will follow them on FB for sure.

    I am sure a confo shot of my mare would be super helpful, but I don't have one handy, this is what she looks like overall...

    Pretty...
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