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  1. Thread: Long Lining

    by 5chestnuts
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    Yes. Next question?

    Yes.

    Next question?
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    I'll weigh in with the trailer being a stock...

    I'll weigh in with the trailer being a stock trailer. That's what comes to mind with a novice horse person describing a horse trailer as "open" when they're unfamiliar with the standard terminology. ...
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    Wait...what? You mean after the whole giveaway...

    Wait...what? You mean after the whole giveaway went down you didn't alert the BO that the pony was a no-go?? In those 7 hours of driving you didn't call, text, nothing? Not even a note left on the...
  4. Quote:Vet diagnoses broken tooth before even...

    Quote:Vet diagnoses broken tooth before even looking at him. Sure enough, his right upper 5 is broken in half.*End Quote

    One tooth. Not five. Singular, not plural.

    Agree with Sister7. Laying a...
  5. Thread: Sleigh Ride

    by 5chestnuts
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    Sleigh Ride

    Winter sleigh ride

    I love this video. It was filmed by one of our own COTHers, and has become a Christmas tradition for me to play it when I'm hoping for a white Christmas. :)
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    No, hoof boots will make the problem worse,...

    No, hoof boots will make the problem worse, unless you use the classic easyboot and have them drilled for studs.

    Your farrier isn't being honest with you. Yes, sometimes different shoes will help...
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    I know of a local cattle rancher who got a donkey...

    I know of a local cattle rancher who got a donkey to help protect his newborn calves from coyotes. He ended up having to keep the donkey separate from the herd to protect the calves from the donkey's...
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    I think it's a great idea. Buy a good cycling...

    I think it's a great idea. Buy a good cycling helmet (Giro) and get out there and have fun riding your horse in comfort. :)

    PS - cycling helmets are far better than riding helmets safety wise, ...
  9. Thread: Road riding

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    Yes - when you hear a car approaching TURN YOUR...

    Yes - when you hear a car approaching TURN YOUR HEAD AND LOOK AT THE DRIVER. Smile and wave. That small act alone automatically will make the driver emotionally aware of you and cause them to slow...
  10. I watched...and was horrified when the whip...

    I watched...and was horrified when the whip (driver) ABANDONED THE BOX (driver's seat) to NOONE BUT THE DALMATIAN.

    It is drilled into every carriage driver worth their salt to NEVER NEVER NEVER...
  11. Thread: camping

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    Bring the gnat spray. And fly masks and sheets....

    Bring the gnat spray. And fly masks and sheets. The bugs can be notoriously bad when away from home, and so annoying to horses tied up or trying to eat.

    Are you tying the horses to the trailer...
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    Just clarifying that this is not competition, is...

    Just clarifying that this is not competition, is it? Otherwise the Previcoxx is a huge no.

    And be VERY careful using any drugs that may mask pain. If the horse doesn't feel pain, you have a good...
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    Oh, you look WONDERFUL on her! :) :) Since you...

    Oh, you look WONDERFUL on her! :) :)

    Since you did have endurance stirrups, sounds like your ankles are the weakest link! Good luck in getting yourself fitter for the next ride. I'm sure you'll...
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    I carry my biking helmet on with my hand held...

    I carry my biking helmet on with my hand held luggage, and my helmet sits on the floor under the seat in front of me.

    I usually get the chuckles and smiles from TSA when they see it (I have it...
  15. He is just the CUTEST!!!! :love-struck:

    He is just the CUTEST!!!! :love-struck:
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    AF - Just curious - were you using your own...

    AF - Just curious - were you using your own saddle and English stirrups, or did you ride in a saddle that had Endurance stirrups? Your comment about weak ankles leads me to believe you might have...
  17. Awwww. She's so beautiful. And what a lovely,...

    Awwww. She's so beautiful. And what a lovely, sweet face. :)

    Given her past, I'd say it is going to take at least 3 months on to 6 before she will really start to feel comfortable that you aren't...
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    Fish oil capsules. 1 a day. About 500 IU. Over...

    Fish oil capsules. 1 a day. About 500 IU. Over the years have had several Shelties (3) that had mild to very bad (several times a day) seizure issues. Fish oil capsules stopped those epileptic...
  19. Awww!!! Such a sweet, adorable collie. :) And a...

    Awww!!! Such a sweet, adorable collie. :) And a very lucky pair of owners! :D
  20. 1. Check for gut sounds. 2. Banamine (paste) 3....

    1. Check for gut sounds.
    2. Banamine (paste)
    3. Put some horse cookies in pocket. Go get on favorite walking shoes.
    4. Start walking them.
    5. Every 100 steps or so offer a cookie. If they...
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    You need to be a Premium member in order to...

    You need to be a Premium member in order to attach a photo.

    And may I saw what a **gorgeous** horse you have!!! Total eye candy!!

    What type of vehicle will he be put to?
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    I'm a bit confused. This is a stray that is sorta...

    I'm a bit confused. This is a stray that is sorta "accepting you" but not totally. If you haven't declared this animal to be yours with the local AC I just don't get WHY you want to neuter him?...
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    Oh my gosh, witherbee! Delilah is STUNNING!!!...

    Oh my gosh, witherbee! Delilah is STUNNING!!! <hearts!!!> I have two roughs - a tri-headed white, and a sable and white "Lassie" type - half bro and sis - adopted both last May at 3 years of age....
  24. Very dangerous what he did. Had he been pulled...

    Very dangerous what he did. Had he been pulled under that team he could have been seriously hurt, or killed. Those marathon vehicles are built to withstand some major abuse - rather like land tanks -...
  25. Try some powdered grape seed extract sprinkled on...

    Try some powdered grape seed extract sprinkled on his daily meal. It is a mild antibiotic, and you should see that bad breath go away, at least for the day. Do it every day and your dog's breath will...
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