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    My guy used to get a nervous stomach at shows. I...

    My guy used to get a nervous stomach at shows. I found that giving him some Probios paste really helped. I would start the day before we left and continue through to the end of the show if need be....
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    I have this bridle for my chestnut guy, but I...

    I have this bridle for my chestnut guy, but I think it would look stunning on a dark horse as well. The bridle is beautiful, and the padding is subtle. It provides enough of a pop without being in...
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    She's not riding Chloe. It's another horse named...

    She's not riding Chloe. It's another horse named Cascani I think. According to Chloe's record, Alison hasn't competed her since July of last year. The mare has been out once this year in February...
  4. A friend of mine has a 4 yr old by Capone, and...

    A friend of mine has a 4 yr old by Capone, and he's such a lovely youngster!! He has a great brain, nice movement, and a spectacular jump.
  5. My guy has the Kensington textilene, and he...

    My guy has the Kensington textilene, and he survives in the south Alabama summer heat and humidity. They seem to fit him better than the soft mesh ones which rubbed his shoulders. I think the stiffer...
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    My mom's horse has a similar description to what...

    My mom's horse has a similar description to what you describe, but he has just just a bit more showing under his belt.
    6 when we bought him a couple years ago
    In the 17h range
    Very nice gaits...
  7. First of all, I'm so sorry you're having to go...

    First of all, I'm so sorry you're having to go through this!! An EPM diagnosis can feel absolutely devastating in the beginning. As far as prognosis for recovery goes, I think it really depends on...
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    I agree with dotneko. I think that unless you're...

    I agree with dotneko. I think that unless you're licensed and insured as a commercial shipper, you're not technically supposed to be charging people for shipping.
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    Have you tried a two ring? My guy was very much...

    Have you tried a two ring? My guy was very much like yours. He would get a little on his forehand galloping between fences, and the two ring was perfect for quietly bumping him back up. They make a...
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    I don't know who's in the Tuscaloosa area, but...

    I don't know who's in the Tuscaloosa area, but our go to vet clinic is Coosa Valley Equine Center in Pell City which is about an hour and twenty minutes from Tuscaloosa. I'd give them a call and ask...
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    Here's something a little interesting. One of the...

    Here's something a little interesting. One of the horses mentioned in the complaint, Icon, is said to have behavioral issues which make him unsaleable. It also says he's lame and not currently being...
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    I believe that Alabama has started an eventing...

    I believe that Alabama has started an eventing team, but I think boarding and training are a bit scarce in Tuscaloosa. You sure you don't want to go to Auburn instead? :winkgrin:
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    Searching for a horse can be so frustrating!! He...

    Searching for a horse can be so frustrating!! He looks like a lovely horse, but I have to agree with everyone else. I'd probably walk away from this one. I'm also not totally sure how the insurance...
  14. Riding a square is one of my favorite flat...

    Riding a square is one of my favorite flat exercises for lightening the forehand and really getting the horse to use their hind end. It's also great for the rider to practice turning off of the...
  15. I would also recommend Elisa Wallace. She's...

    I would also recommend Elisa Wallace. She's wonderful with the horses and really seems to instill confidence in them.
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    You guys have all been so helpful!! Now I just...

    You guys have all been so helpful!! Now I just need to pick one. Decisions....decisions. Thanks!!
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    So many great suggestions, thanks guys!! It seems...

    So many great suggestions, thanks guys!! It seems I have lots of online window shopping to do now :winkgrin:
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    Thanks!! I'll check those out!

    Thanks!! I'll check those out!
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    Best blingy browbands....

    Now that Browbands By Design is no longer in business, where is everybody getting their blingy browbands? Mine is unfortunately on it's last leg and I'd love to find something of comparable quality....
  20. Interesting read!! Thanks for posting!! We really...

    Interesting read!! Thanks for posting!! We really have to stay on top of hoof care down here in the south where the ground can be completely flooded one day and then rock hard again 3 days later. I...
  21. I would always rather have a little too wide than...

    I would always rather have a little too wide than a little too narrow. I've heard people refer to the medium wide as the "trainer's tree" because it's what most trainers who have to ride multiple...
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    I've got the chestnut gelding that passed the...

    I've got the chestnut gelding that passed the PPE, but then proceeded to get EPM, colic, have strange reactions to Pentosan, get hives when it rains (and when it's sunny....and when another horse...
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    Usually when I get left behind over a fence it's...

    Usually when I get left behind over a fence it's because I didn't have quite enough power coming down to it. Either the horse is behind my leg a bit or I've let their stride get too long and strung...
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    This sounds like a balance issue to me. I'm not...

    This sounds like a balance issue to me. I'm not sure a stronger bit is the solution especially if he goes behind the bit. If you wanted to try something different I would suggest maybe a Mullen mouth...
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    Unfortunately most of the shine sprays which make...

    Unfortunately most of the shine sprays which make it possible to see your own reflection in the horse's coat are most likely going to make them slippery. You could just avoid the saddle area though....
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