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  1. Thread: Uneven stirrups?

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    Many years ago I badly sprained my ankle and...

    Many years ago I badly sprained my ankle and couldn't get my ankle to bend for quite a while. I rode with a longer leather on that leg, slowly shortening it as it be are more flexible.

    So I can...
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    Jingles!!
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    I'd switch the stall out for a tack room. It will...

    I'd switch the stall out for a tack room. It will save you many headaches.

    You will have a hard time in Jan and Feb with frozen pipes or fighting draining pipes after each use, or give up on...
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    Not the same injury, but mine 14'2" gelding...

    Not the same injury, but mine 14'2" gelding strained both front suspensories, one worse than the other. He was wrapped for some time and then he was "weaned "off of the wraps. 4-6 hours unwrapped,...
  5. Thread: Dr Green

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    If he is too enthusiastic in turn out for his...

    If he is too enthusiastic in turn out for his reintroduction, I would look into sedating him and leaving him out as much as possible. You may need a long term sedative to make it work.
  6. Thread: Dr Green

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    PossumHorse, I started by ponying him, walk and...

    PossumHorse, I started by ponying him, walk and trot. I then moved to walking....lots of walking over hill and dale. I noticed the creaky part when we were trotting. One diagonal felt great the...
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    I bought thin pieces of felt to make my own shims...

    I bought thin pieces of felt to make my own shims to fit in the prolite pad in the front slot. My horse has a similar issue. I was able to copy the outline of the original shim, but prior to...
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    Be sure the saddle you have fits you and your...

    Be sure the saddle you have fits you and your horse well. The balance of the saddle might not be helping you.

    You may need to go a 1/2 to 1 hole shorter with your stirrups to get the right leg...
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    RWR hairnet every ride. I bought an open top wig...

    RWR hairnet every ride. I bought an open top wig cap at Sally's Beauty Supply the other day for less than $2. It is the same as the RWR hairnet, but seems to only come in black. So that will be my...
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    I find an hourly rate is an easy thing to do. You...

    I find an hourly rate is an easy thing to do. You can make sure your travel time is compensated in the rate. A 15-30 min job would be slightly higher per hour than a 2-3 hour job.
  11. Thread: Dr Green

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    My older fox hunting pony strained both front...

    My older fox hunting pony strained both front suspensories, one was worse than the other. I didn't do any imaging, he was 25ish at the time. I had him on stall rest for about 4 weeks then on small...
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    In some areas, if you don't keep it in deferral...

    In some areas, if you don't keep it in deferral for a certain number of years, you are responsible for the rollback taxes. So not only would you be paying a higher rate forward, you would be paying...
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    I'd practice the fruit roll up jog at home first....

    I'd practice the fruit roll up jog at home first. He might be so distracted, that he forgets how to jog.
  14. Powhatan County, south west of Richmond Hay...

    Powhatan County, south west of Richmond

    Hay this year so far seems to be between $6-8 bale.

    Farrier. 4 shoes $135-180 trim only $30-50.

    Rents for a farmette? I'm not sure, but when we...
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    What about rubber bit guards? Or do like my...

    What about rubber bit guards? Or do like my saddle seat instructor from ages ago did, make his own (slightly larger in diameter) from leather used for re-soling shoes. He had a couple that loved to...
  16. Speak with an attorney knowledgable in real...

    Speak with an attorney knowledgable in real estate law.

    I would strongly urge you to get title insurance (owners policy), especially if you are paying cash (no loan). It will protect you in case...
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    I have OTTB gelding that was getting 12 lbs of TC...

    I have OTTB gelding that was getting 12 lbs of TC Senior and free choice pasture and orchard grass hay. He gained weight only when in no to light work. If he was in moderate to heavy work, he was...
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    My gelding was doing this at checks out hunting. ...

    My gelding was doing this at checks out hunting. It stopped when I I changed the shims in the correction half pad.

    I would look for things that are stressing him, whether it's physical or...
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    Da large sycamore, a hickory, a sweet gum (ok,I...

    Da large sycamore, a hickory, a sweet gum (ok,I don't really care about the sweet gums...they seem to be impossible to get rid of), and an oak. All are mature and about a 12" around for the smallest.
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    I'd like to know if there is a product that will...

    I'd like to know if there is a product that will kill grasses/weeds, but not trees. I have several locations I'd like a long term "no grow" (driveway), but we have several trees I don't want to kill....
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    While out fox hunting, we had come to a check. ...

    While out fox hunting, we had come to a check. My TB gelding took advantage and began to pee. Before he was finished the hounds were off again. I was planning on letting him finish, but he decided...
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    I agree Whoa means STOP! I was taught to use...

    I agree Whoa means STOP!

    I was taught to use steady for slowing within gait and easy for downward transitions.

    I have morphed a bit and now use "aand" as a downward transition. I use the...
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    I recently got quotesaround $8-10 a linear foot...

    I recently got quotesaround $8-10 a linear foot for around 1600' of fence. Treated 4x6posts and rough cut treated rails.
  24. For my VERY picky gelding, I titrated his salt up...

    For my VERY picky gelding, I titrated his salt up from a pinch to 1tsp over about 2 weeks. I did the same when he was on daily aspirin for his uveitis.

    Best of luck getting weight on your picky...
  25. There is an eye vet (equine) located near the...

    There is an eye vet (equine) located near the intersection of Rt 288 and Rt 711.

    http://www.aecrichmond.com

    Jingles.
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