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    Who are your boarders? If, as in many places,...

    Who are your boarders? If, as in many places, middle-aged or older ladies, it's probably a good thing they're buying made horses!

    I just sold my 2 YO Morgan filly back to her breeder at basically...
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    North-central MA: 1. Farnam Bite-Free Biting...

    North-central MA:

    1. Farnam Bite-Free Biting Fly Repellent (dark red bottle)
    2. Eqyss Marigold spray (which can't be marketed as an insect repellent for some reason.) Not useful for anything...
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    I considered it, some months after Feronia's...

    I considered it, some months after Feronia's suspensory surgery when her rehab wasn't going well. Sometimes I still wonder if A Year With Dr. Green would have been better. Her breeders would have...
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    I'm fond of Perri's. I have had my Morgan mare...

    I'm fond of Perri's.

    I have had my Morgan mare for 8 years and she's had the Perri's halter with the rolled noseband for all that time. She is on her second one; she's pulled back (from trailers,...
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    First cut grass hay (approx. 20-25 pounds but...

    First cut grass hay (approx. 20-25 pounds but it's not weighed) divides into 4 feedings, 3/4 pound Poulin MVP ration balancer split between 2 feedings, 3/4 cup flax (morning only), and some...
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    Also, if you show straight dressage as well as...

    Also, if you show straight dressage as well as event, the bit rules are slightly different.... so a bit that is legal for one may not be legal for the other.
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    That was me, too ... getting on to ride bareback, using a mounting block that was a little small so I had to sort of "jump" to get on. Got a bit too much energy going and went right over the mare...
  8. Thread: thanks all

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    I've known a few like that. For some reason they...

    I've known a few like that. For some reason they tend to be the equine equivalent of upper level DQs!

    And there are certainly circumstances under which my generally-happy-outside-all-the-time...
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    We have deerflies up the wazoo right now, but...

    We have deerflies up the wazoo right now, but they seem to stay in wooded areas. I did discover yesterday that my trail riding ambitions must be set aside until the deerflies are gone. They are...
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    I'm in the process of getting my mare used to...

    I'm in the process of getting my mare used to being vacuumed. Our first session resembled a push-me-pull-you accompanied by a great deal of snorting and scrambling around, even with help. After 6...
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    Mine uses backing up as an evasion, so I have to...

    Mine uses backing up as an evasion, so I have to be careful.

    One of the dressage publications recently had advice from a trainer to think of "back" as a bungee cord pulling the small of your back...
  12. bays: 7 (all over the color range from dark to...

    bays: 7 (all over the color range from dark to blood. 3 might actually be browns but I will admit I don't know the difference)
    greys: 2 (both older, fleabitten)
    palominos: 2 (one deep, one pale)...
  13. Thread: thanks all

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    Keep looking. I am not super picky (except...

    Keep looking.

    I am not super picky (except about hay quantity) and I'm seeing a huge number of red flags with this barn you are thinking about moving to.

    You know the place(s) you would really...
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    Agree with OP, and everyone else. My mare knows...

    Agree with OP, and everyone else. My mare knows what "easy easy" means. Period. And she knows what WHOA means, period, full stop. She's way better at "easy easy" so it's a good thing she also has...
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    When I've looked at a new barn, I've always...

    When I've looked at a new barn, I've always asked, "What will a typical day for my horse look like?" I've ruled out a couple immediately on that basis; my big thing is HAY (doesn't matter what kind)...
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    Every horse is an individual, but here's a survey...

    Every horse is an individual, but here's a survey from my barn where 7 of the 15 horses are over 20 (and only 1 is under 10). These horses all do dressage (mostly low level) and some do a bit of...
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    OP, I actually think you are doing the right...

    OP, I actually think you are doing the right thing -- selling the horse that is not a good match, and keeping the one that is, with a half-lease on him to reduce the time and money you put into him....
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    Why do you need to relearn to mount from the...

    Why do you need to relearn to mount from the ground?
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    Mine was out like this and did fine -- but we did...

    Mine was out like this and did fine -- but we did not try it until 8 weeks post-surgery. Her paddock was located in a place where barn help were passing by a lot, so on the few times she got a...
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    As a volunteer crowd-minder -- spectators on X/C...

    As a volunteer crowd-minder -- spectators on X/C who just. don't. get. that when I blow my whistle, they need to get out of the way NOW. Or anyone who mouths off to me about it. I am generally shy...
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    It sounds like this particular show is tight...

    It sounds like this particular show is tight enough on trailer space that even tying horses to trailers may not work. There's one particular schooling show series in my area that is like that; most...
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    Even better this morning as she ate most of her...

    Even better this morning as she ate most of her breakfast; the vet will be by in a few hours to give her another dose of IV antibiotics.

    I HAVE to praise her breeder, Kristal Homoki, for the...
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    Thank you everyone for your jingles! Current...

    Thank you everyone for your jingles!

    Current report is that Josephine has no fever, and is eating and drinking, but lightly, and didn't want her concentrate pellets this evening. Not back to...
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    Jingles for Josephine

    My Morgan filly Josephine aka Baby J is out in Michigan with her breeder. She looked "off" enough yesterday to warrant a vet call, and had a temperature of 106! She probably has Potomac fever, and...
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    That's one of the reasons I love my Hawk trailer!...

    That's one of the reasons I love my Hawk trailer! There are a few things I'd change, but overall it's easy to work with and very horse-friendly.
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