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    I tried my horse in an English hack - probably...

    I tried my horse in an English hack - probably shorter shanks but otherwise pretty similar I think. He was good - until he wanted to do something else! The setup I have him in now is working pretty...
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    Mine doesn't like any kind of a broken bit...

    Mine doesn't like any kind of a broken bit either, but doesn't mind the loose shanks.

    How about something like this - http://tinyurl.com/oqjgc7t ? It says the shanks are 5", but I have noticed...
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    When I got my boy, he had seedy toe and white...

    When I got my boy, he had seedy toe and white line disease with some separation of the hoof wall. My farrier insisted his feet be kept dry while he was growing out the damage. So I cleaned and...
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    I ride a walker type horse (SSH x KNG horse) and...

    I ride a walker type horse (SSH x KNG horse) and he goes best in a short shank, solid low wide port bit too.

    I got a set of interchangeable cheeks and a mouthpiece from National Bridle shop: ...
  5. I carry a waist pack with a little zipper pouch...

    I carry a waist pack with a little zipper pouch for my phone.

    Mostly I use the phone to track my ride (Android and iPhone both support Endomondo), and to have in case of emergency. On group...
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    You've read this, right?...

    You've read this, right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm3dm5J5r0A

    If your mare's itching has subsided, you can reduce the worming to once a month or so (see the recommendations in the "Reducing...
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    I have also been told that while hosing, to hose...

    I have also been told that while hosing, to hose from the saddle-side of the wool felt pad. No need to force the dirt all the way through the pad!
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    The best way is to have a vet check her, and s/he...

    The best way is to have a vet check her, and s/he doesn't need to ultrasound to do it. However ultrasound or not, it's not always easy to tell. Some vets get it wrong.

    If you see movement in the...
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    I have a gaited horses that is a cross between a...

    I have a gaited horses that is a cross between a Spotted Saddle Horse and a Kentucky Naturally Gaited Horse.

    When I first got him, my saddle fit him well. However, his back was "funky" - the long...
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    Read Lee Ziegler's book as others have mentioned....

    Read Lee Ziegler's book as others have mentioned. Anita Howe (Howetheywalk.com) and Liz Graves are excellent non-gimmick people to learn from as well. Lee passed away a number of years ago...
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    According to...

    According to http://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/products/equine-h2-base-set it's only compatible with "the following equine units: CS600X Trotting, RC3 GPS Trotting, RC3 GPS, RS800CX GPS, RS800CX...
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    Duett specializes in wide saddles. Here's their...

    Duett specializes in wide saddles. Here's their "trail" saddle page - http://duettsaddles.com/category/trail/ You can sometimes find used ones for sale.
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    If you're riding in a western type saddle, watch...

    If you're riding in a western type saddle, watch out where you attach an english style breastplate. I was doing that and the rings on my saddle were sort of high. As the saddle slid back, the...
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    Oops, didn't see your post! I answered...

    Oops, didn't see your post! I answered Gingerbread's repeat posting I guess.
  15. Take a look at this photo from his Facebook page...

    Take a look at this photo from his Facebook page http://on.fb.me/1JWANPb - the comments talk about the headstall. You can see Filouette does not have boots on; she is shod.
    Go to...
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    I purchased a new trailer from a large local...

    I purchased a new trailer from a large local dealer. We drove it home just fine. A friend and I loaded our horses (my "normal size" horse and her little Paso Fino) and headed out for a trail ride. ...
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    Looks like your horse has some flares going on,...

    Looks like your horse has some flares going on, and to me the heels look longish. The farrier seems to be taking an awful lot of frog out too.

    The other thing that bothers me about the heels is...
  18. Foals will suckle for emotional reassurance, even...

    Foals will suckle for emotional reassurance, even if there is little nutrition in the milk. Sounds like the harassment of the other horses is stressing him out. And if he is sucking a lot, he may...
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    Regarding not using your phone because of limited...

    Regarding not using your phone because of limited data - I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, it's an android based phone. I use Endomondo (free version) and put the phone in "airplane mode" for my trail...
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    In endurance, there is a heart rate criteria the...

    In endurance, there is a heart rate criteria the horse must meet at a vet check before the "hold time" starts. It could be 20 - 30 minutes, sometimes more, sometimes less.

    If you come in to the...
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    A couple of years ago I came off, landed on my...

    A couple of years ago I came off, landed on my back, bounced and landed on my front. I don't remember the fall itself or the landing. I had to figure that out from the dirt on my clothes and in my...
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    Yep, it should be 10 grams of Mag Ox (I grew up...

    Yep, it should be 10 grams of Mag Ox (I grew up with slide rules - decimals were always my bane!)
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    According to this article - http://organicdailypost.com/make-tick-tubes/ - mice nest & breed in April and July. The tubes need to be available at those times to be effective.

    I'd never heard of...
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    Mag Ox is really cheap if you buy it by the bag. ...

    Mag Ox is really cheap if you buy it by the bag. This was the first thing I pulled up on google - http://www.lancasterag.com/Mag-Ox-54-50-lb-Bag/item/093005050
    50 pounds for $20. Shipping is...
  25. Thread: Phone App?

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    Endomondo will work when your phone is in...

    Endomondo will work when your phone is in airplane mode too - I've run my phone out of power in about an hour in some remote trails until I found that out. (At least on an Android phone, not sure...
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