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    I use a style of fly sheet similar to this one...

    I use a style of fly sheet similar to this one

    It's humid here too, but for the most part, with the really light mesh, I don't think the sheet is too much hotter, and at least he's not being...
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    It was a long time ago, but I'm pretty sure I...

    It was a long time ago, but I'm pretty sure I only used the one container to get all four legs under control... but I think the last time I bought it, I went ahead and got two, so that I'd have one...
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    Check the advice at www.hoofbootique.com They...

    Check the advice at www.hoofbootique.com

    They have a set of size charts to compare as well as some advice for fitting different shapes.
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    I mix unscented baby oil with a bit of tea tree...

    I mix unscented baby oil with a bit of tea tree oil in a spray bottle, and apply a liberal amount to (initially clean, as in washed) legs daily. In muddy conditions, the baby oil helps waterproof the...
  5. In full support of a burgundy coat! I love mine...

    In full support of a burgundy coat! I love mine with my light gray FITS... now if only I could *fit* into them again... ;)

    http://tinypic.com/r/2zgdt89/9
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    I loved this mare when I saw her ad. I agree,...

    I loved this mare when I saw her ad. I agree, fancy girl.
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    Shocked and heartbroken. Seema seemed like...

    Shocked and heartbroken. Seema seemed like everything an eventer should be: smart, tough, hard-working, generous, kind. Condolences to her family and friends... we will mourn her loss in MI as well.
  8. My trainer had me start using a polo wrap...

    My trainer had me start using a polo wrap attached to the billets and around the gaskins (tight enough not to droop but not tight). It's apparently a TTouch method; the point is to remind the horse...
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    :( Thank you for trying for him. You are blessed...

    :( Thank you for trying for him. You are blessed for your efforts.
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    What a face!!

    What a face!! <3
  11. I agree that he's super adorable looking already,...

    I agree that he's super adorable looking already, but I would also do some "glamor shots" of him braided and with a tail extension in (borrow one?), a bit of dark grooming chalk around the eye,...
  12. Oh jingles for you! It must be urinary blockage...

    Oh jingles for you! It must be urinary blockage weekend or something -- mine has been in and out since Friday night. I got my guy in before he fully blocked and backed up but we're heading north of...
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    This. Or Viva Las Vegas.

    This. Or Viva Las Vegas.
  14. I would say it *definitely* depends on the...

    I would say it *definitely* depends on the individual horse.

    We have several in our barn (shireXtb, irishX, twhXbelgian/haflinger, BelgianXpaint, clydeXpaint, irishXoldenburg, 2 shireXtb) and many...
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    I had good luck with this for horses that were...

    I had good luck with this for horses that were tail-rubbing...
    http://zephyrsgarden.uckele.com/zephyrs-stop-the-itch-salve.html

    They have a spray too.
  16. Poll: All horses at our barn are in breakaway halters...

    All horses at our barn are in breakaway halters when outside, no halters in stalls.
  17. Sweet fellow at our barn (Appx TB) just turned...

    Sweet fellow at our barn (Appx TB) just turned 30. He's my horse's paddock buddy b/c my guy is 13 going on 3 and hurts himself if he's allowed to have rowdy friends ;).

    We lost our other oldster...
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    Big boxes and DEEP litter. Clumps that stick to...

    Big boxes and DEEP litter. Clumps that stick to the bottom break apart and then mix in with the clean litter; if it's deep, it will clump before the bottom. :)
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    More jingles!!! Hang in there!

    More jingles!!! Hang in there!
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    This last year we instituted a volunteers-only...

    This last year we instituted a volunteers-only raffle at our awards banquet for our state eventing association. Tickets were given out based on the number of days worked (and included helping with...
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    What about something like this...

    What about something like this http://www.statelinetack.com/item/hay-hoops-collapsible-wall-hay-feeder/E010418/ on the fence? You could even mount it on the outside and either flip the bag over the...
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    Yup, *raises hand.* I vote neck strap, and it's...

    Yup, *raises hand.* I vote neck strap, and it's helped me to try to remain in a light seat (not forward) instead of being too deep and then having to throw my body to catch. And yes, it's scary at...
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    :) Soooo cute and happy to have a home! :)

    :) Soooo cute and happy to have a home! :)
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    Mischievous (and loud) jingles from me and The...

    Mischievous (and loud) jingles from me and The Bad Cat (part meezer)!
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    Oh FFS. "Someone said ASS! Dear me!" Gosh, oh...

    Oh FFS. "Someone said ASS! Dear me!" Gosh, oh golly, put her on ignore if certain words bother you enough that you could start your own online panty-wadding business. Gee whiz! The very nerve of some...
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