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    I feed whole oats to my retirees. They get oats,...

    I feed whole oats to my retirees. They get oats, alfalfa pellets and powdered rice bran, 2:1:1 ratio. and a multivitamin, (And a carrot.) All put in a bucket, covered with water, given a good stir...
  2. I get this, too, they are often looking across at...

    I get this, too, they are often looking across at the elk herd on the far hill, or trying to avoid hitting some wildlife in the road.

    Or watching us eating dinner on the front porch...

    I'd...
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    It may well be that the horse and rider need more...

    It may well be that the horse and rider need more time. 2nd level is a huge jump from first, for horse AND rider, I can attest! Especially 2nd 3, which you will need to ride quite well to get...
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    This year I am fortunate enough to have 3 two day...

    This year I am fortunate enough to have 3 two day shows within 25 minutes of the barn, which is 10 minutes from my house.

    Even so, the first one we did we splurged and "stabled" for the weekend....
  5. Thread: Rider SI problems

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    I have issues with arthritis around my SI, and my...

    I have issues with arthritis around my SI, and my piriformis muscles can go into spasm quite regularly. I cannot dismount unless my horse drops his head... This can get a bit problematic if he's...
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    Jacket customization spin-off

    So as not to threadjack... I'm trying to work out how to add some navy accents to a black coat so that it goes with my lovely new navy helmet.

    My navy jacket is a bit warm for July in the...
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    I've has this problem in the past too. Now, if...

    I've has this problem in the past too. Now, if I'm trailering in, or I know the stabling is sub-standard, I just do one test a day, pack up and go home. Less stressful for horse and human.
  8. My foundation bred leopard appy has pink skin...

    My foundation bred leopard appy has pink skin under his white hair, black skin under his black spots.
  9. Thread: Hip joint pain

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    I've started handwalking briskly for at least...

    I've started handwalking briskly for at least part of my warm up and for my post ride cool down. It has made a huge difference to my hip pain. I got busy and lazy as the weather has warmed up and...
  10. Oh, yes... I'm sitting here right now trading...

    Oh, yes... I'm sitting here right now trading emails with a client who not only thinks that her contract covers a whole bunch of (specifically excluded) extras, and wants a discount on the original...
  11. Thread: Ruffles shirts

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    I'd also prefer a clean and simple stand up...

    I'd also prefer a clean and simple stand up collar, but I can't find one that isn't throttlingly tight on me. And I've tried on many of them!
  12. Thread: Ruffles shirts

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    Rode in the Fits ruffled one this last weekend. ...

    Rode in the Fits ruffled one this last weekend. Really comfortable, cool and looks nice in the pix, though I could take a slightly more conservative frill around the collar.

    When the package...
  13. I have just swapped a 45 minute home to barn...

    I have just swapped a 45 minute home to barn commute (20 minutes from the office on weekdays, then 45 minutes home) for a 10 minute from home, on the way home from work, commute. It is bliss. I...
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    If I am comfortable paying what I pay--feel like...

    If I am comfortable paying what I pay--feel like I am getting value for my money--I really don't think it's any of my business what others pay.

    For instance, someone who has limited resources, but...
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    Not a plus size, but I have HKM boots for...

    Not a plus size, but I have HKM boots for schooling that are nice quality and hard wearing, I like their stuff.
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    My old man does this--SI issues.

    My old man does this--SI issues.
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    Dressage Extensions

    Well, that's odd... their web site has expired/disappeared.

    I know they were bought out by Dover, but had thought they were continuing to operate?
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    I have one that was gelded at 8. He doesn't play...

    I have one that was gelded at 8. He doesn't play well with others. Same thing you are talking about... starts out OK then he just either won't leave the others alone or gets PO'd when they won't...
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    Ah, I am sorry. Shoulder rehab made me cry, too....

    Ah, I am sorry. Shoulder rehab made me cry, too. And tell my poor physio that if he did that again I was going to hit him. (That got me a round of one-handed applause from my fellow-sufferers in...
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    Ah, I'm sorry Angfreda. That's a heartbreak...

    Ah, I'm sorry Angfreda. That's a heartbreak indeed.
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    You folks are Genii. I have such sore elbows...

    You folks are Genii. I have such sore elbows after cleaning stalls nowadays. I'm going to give that a try.
  22. God no. Don't do it yourself. Buy him some...

    God no. Don't do it yourself. Buy him some lessons with a decent trainer. Even if he doesn't think he wants them.
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    There is nothing in this world like a good appy.

    There is nothing in this world like a good appy.
  24. That would be, well, about all of us, at our...

    That would be, well, about all of us, at our shows :)
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    Oh, WAAAH, don't be so ridiculous.

    Oh, WAAAH, don't be so ridiculous.
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