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    I begged & pleaded for a horse. Every single...

    I begged & pleaded for a horse. Every single gift-giving occasion, for years upon years. Nope.

    However, when I was about the age of the girl the O.P. posted about, I left my early instructor...
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    If you are not in the business of selling horses,...

    If you are not in the business of selling horses, I would look into whether your state has a "casual and occasional" sale policy. This is for non-retailers, who are not actually in the business of...
  3. It's a large lawn... I am considering dropping...

    It's a large lawn... I am considering dropping piles from the utility trailer and raking them out, in small sections. But I have been dealing with shoulder issues so I'm reluctant to challenge my...
  4. yet another manure/compost spreader question

    it's occurred to me that I have a goldmine of aged manure up the hill, after having hauled my horse's poo up there for 11 years. So, time to skip paying big bucks for fertilizers from the Big Box...
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    Personally, I would love to have all riding...

    Personally, I would love to have all riding students experience riding aside... as long as the sidesaddle is suitably sized to the rider and suitably fitted to the horse (which, sadly, makes this a...
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    Wow. This chick was riding 3rd-4th Level?? I...

    Wow. This chick was riding 3rd-4th Level??
    I wonder...
    She sounds like an advanced beginner! you know, when riders reach that stage that they're thinking they have this whole horse thing all...
  7. there are locking saddle racks for English...

    there are locking saddle racks for English saddles, I'm almost certain.

    For a Western saddle, I'd get a bicycle lock cable and fasten it through the hole behind the swell onto the rack, even if...
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    FWIW, when my mare was still barefoot and I was...

    FWIW, when my mare was still barefoot and I was doing the trimming, my formerly confidently self-loader suddenly became reluctant. Since I trailer her alone, I even removed the divider (she went...
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    I chuckle at my hopes vs. the reality. I bought...

    I chuckle at my hopes vs. the reality. I bought my mare as a 16 month old. I had my fingers tightly crossed that she'd make at least 16h, if not more, since I'm 5'7" and thought I'd look too big...
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    OK, you've talked me into trying The Chronicle. ...

    OK, you've talked me into trying The Chronicle. I just bought a 6 month subscription, hoping that it has more substance to it now than just reporting about show results.

    I was sorry that Horse...
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    Update: Connecticut Trailers in Bolton, CT has a...

    Update:
    Connecticut Trailers in Bolton, CT has a source to make a large enough sheet of plywood! I let Conn. Trailers take a core sample from my tack compartment to make sure the source could make...
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    If you think you might give him a second chance,...

    If you think you might give him a second chance, see if you can have a contract, with all details in writing, signed by both of you. If he won't do that, keep on walking.
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    15 year old Andalusian-ASB mare has been on MSM...

    15 year old Andalusian-ASB mare has been on MSM for many years, and Cosequin ASU for several years. The Cosequin choice was based on reviews by the now-defunct :-( Horse Journal. My dear mare...
  14. Thread: Frozen footing

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    by coincidence, this link came through my...

    by coincidence, this link came through my Facebook today:
    http://stablemanagement.com/article/slip-sliding-away
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    O-G-M has already listed my favorites, plus quite...

    O-G-M has already listed my favorites, plus quite a few more that I guess I'd better look into, since it appears that her taste and mine coincide! :-)
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    I'll repeat posting the link I just posted for...

    I'll repeat posting the link I just posted for the thread about a lowlife barn contractor.
    You might want to post on ripoffreport.com about your disastrous contract, too. :-(
  17. Wow, sounds so familiar to what several folks in...

    Wow, sounds so familiar to what several folks in New England went through with another contractor, what I think we'd now call a "pyramid schemer"

    You might want to report this business on ...
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    I have it on quietly in my office at work, all...

    I have it on quietly in my office at work, all day.
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    Aaahh. Can't believe it but SORRY. Guess I got...

    Aaahh. Can't believe it but SORRY. Guess I got stuck in the OLD Dr. Who days! I think that the last one I watched was the annoying, color-clashing, curly-blonde guy with the sidekick called...
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    As a casual photo editor, I can recommend...

    As a casual photo editor, I can recommend "FastStone ImageViewer" as a very workable freebie
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    Shammy, not ignoring you! in my girl's case, not...

    Shammy, not ignoring you! in my girl's case, not dehydration:
    My mare drinks a-plenty! In fact, I have been wondering if the Brown Butt Syndrome ;) is related to her maybe becoming "I-R".
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    how about wet & sandy? Rained last night & early...

    how about wet & sandy?
    Rained last night & early this am... warm temperature, felt like a spring day (what a bummer to remember it's only December!)
    Of course, my mare simply HAD to roll in the...
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    Had your mare been on a probiotic before you...

    Had your mare been on a probiotic before you started this product?

    I'm interested in this thread because my (grey, OF COURSE!) mare has had a pretty constant "brown butt" condition -- normal...
  24. :o I confess, I did exactly this, when I was a...

    :o I confess, I did exactly this, when I was a new boarder. I hadn't had a lot of experience with barns with aisle crossties before, and as I walked up, I thought, "Oh, there's LOADS of room to...
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    all the time, in a Brenderup Baron that does not...

    all the time, in a Brenderup Baron that does not have the stall divider installed (I have a long butt bar that closes in the back of the stall). Western saddle, almost always, and short rides (less...
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