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  1. Because you mentioned your fear of retribution by...

    Because you mentioned your fear of retribution by your spouse, OP, I assume you are dealing with a marriage that includes some level of abuse. In this case a VPO for you and any children you may have...
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    I used to use a full cheek happy mouth gag on a...

    I used to use a full cheek happy mouth gag on a jumper mare; switched to it after she chewed through 2 rubber gags. It ended up being a good alternative for her.
  3. Wow. I'm going to remind my horses how lucky they...

    Wow. I'm going to remind my horses how lucky they are--my locally owned groc store carries both white and wildly expensive brown demara sugar cubes. Guess which type my horses prefer...
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    Great company--I use their show sheen type...

    Great company--I use their show sheen type product; it smells a little like roses and works great. Products ship fast and their reps seem to keep on top of things. They generally send 2 confirmation...
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    Honestly, your Bekas are my favorite breeches...

    Honestly, your Bekas are my favorite breeches ever, please bring them back! They fit well and I prefer the side zip. Also really liked the ab panel.
    A long version would be super for us tall people,...
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    My vet recommends alfalfa hay and grass as the...

    My vet recommends alfalfa hay and grass as the best feeds for ulcer prone horses and the least grain possible.
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    I noticed no one mentioned the fecal test for...

    I noticed no one mentioned the fecal test for ulcers. My vet recommended it after my colt colicked post cryptorchid surgery. Had been on banamine for eye infection prior to surgery; then surgeon...
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    AJ's email= lvlatfivethorns@localnet.com phone=...

    AJ's email= lvlatfivethorns@localnet.com
    phone= 540-457-0083
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    Lurchers are the best dogs ever--got my 1st in...

    Lurchers are the best dogs ever--got my 1st in 1986, she went everywhere with me for 15yrs, including while I braided my way through grad school. I had my 2nd for 11 yrs.--she truly was the perfect...
  10. Haven't seen the cordovan color in years, sigh. I...

    Haven't seen the cordovan color in years, sigh. I have a pair of Ariat cordovan half chaps that I have flat worn out. If I ever see them in cordovan again you bet I'll be throwing down that credit...
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    I think I've been using Haas brushes for almost...

    I think I've been using Haas brushes for almost 20 yrs., and some of mine must be 10-15 yrs. old; in fact they have spoiled me so much that I don't use any other brands. They really last and are...
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    There aren't any decent jumper trainers in OKC...

    There aren't any decent jumper trainers in OKC area. You'd be better off contacting Joey Brumbaugh (Free Flight Farm) in Tulsa area.
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    No bows for standing bandages and old school...

    No bows for standing bandages and old school Triple Crown pillows for shipping, both with flannels (fuzzy side out) and bandage pins for me. And no, in >25 years I've never yet had an accident with...
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    Electric plug in bucket heaters work really well...

    Electric plug in bucket heaters work really well for sponge baths...you might give one a try--your mare will thank you!
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    Had the same issue with a jumper many years ago....

    Had the same issue with a jumper many years ago. I sat trot w/o stirrups until I finally got used to the bounce. One tip a trainer gave me really helped as well:
    cross your stirrups in front of...
  16. Yup...someone could use a good editor. Anyway, I...

    Yup...someone could use a good editor. Anyway, I love my FITS breeches and hope it turns out to be a good transition. Fingers crossed they bring back the sidezip breeches.
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    Chuck Milne is the best! And a great guy...

    Chuck Milne is the best! And a great guy too--I've known him >20yrs., even though zi live in OK. He has the utmost respect from other expert farriers, including mine.
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    OP, I know you wrote you tried everything you...

    OP, I know you wrote you tried everything you could think of, but have you had a chiropractor look at your horse? I had a TB mare who bucked constantly at the canter. Talked to my vet at the time who...
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    I've been feeding the powdered garlic supplement...

    I've been feeding the powdered garlic supplement from Springtime for almost 20 years. I still use fly spray on my horses and premise spray in their stalls (while they're turned out) and used fly...
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    Two things: "When someone shows you who they are...

    Two things:
    "When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time." Maya Angelou said it best.
    Also, relationships are supposed to enhance your life, not take it over, and someone who...
  21. My vets do a fecal test for ulcers if you don't...

    My vets do a fecal test for ulcers if you don't want to do the scope--it's supposed to be 90% accurate and much easier/cheaper. You could do that test and you'd have a idea whether you're working...
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    Ditto rec's for Joey. He's fabulous to work with...

    Ditto rec's for Joey. He's fabulous to work with on the ground and on your horse and great to show with as well. Love his wife Cristal too.
  23. I think an electric tape at the top of the fence...

    I think an electric tape at the top of the fence or a couple of tapes helps to deter humans and animals from disturbing horses (or more). I've actually seen this work in action...used to have...
  24. Re irrigation: In OK it depends on who's growing...

    Re irrigation: In OK it depends on who's growing the hay. You always want to insist on sprayed and irrigated hay, otherwise it's bound to be poor quality. One of the reasons I pay more for hay from...
  25. I've lived in OK my whole life and have seen...

    I've lived in OK my whole life and have seen prices double per bale over the past 10 yrs. Used to find great 'prairie' (mixed grass) hay around here, but most hay fields became housing developments...
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