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    Not a problem.

    Not a problem.
  2. Zilco harness with a double hangar breast collar....

    Zilco harness with a double hangar breast collar. And get all carriage parts(buckles&snaps) in stainless steel.
    Zilco will have measurement charts to help you.
  3. Thankful that I live in Central Texas and we...

    Thankful that I live in Central Texas and we don't get real cold very often.
    But happy to see the benefits of real cold (relative to the NW, Midwest & NE) to kill bugs and reset our thermostats...
  4. You need to be in a regular training schedule...

    You need to be in a regular training schedule with a qualified instructor of whatever discipline you choose. Wether it is 1 a month, 2 a month, or weekly to help you to learn consistent muscle memory...
  5. Can't tell you about boarding, but one of the...

    Can't tell you about boarding, but one of the areas best dressage instructor''s in Texas is Whit Watkins. She resides in Moody, Texas, just south of Waco.
  6. 4-Star is the only horse trailer, that I will...

    4-Star is the only horse trailer, that I will have for my horses.
    If/when I need to replace my current trailer, it will be with another 4-Star!
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    Pull them up by their roots, throw them on your...

    Pull them up by their roots, throw them on your burn pile--that's how I deal with. Mine are in my cow pens--brought in from some fresh(new) calfs/heifers.

    It may take 2 yrs to go get them totally...
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    The billets may need adjusting to keep the saddle...

    The billets may need adjusting to keep the saddle from shifting to the right.

    My 5 yr shifts his saddle right. My master saddler uncoupled the second billet and made two billets from that and...
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    Get a fitness program, for yourself --walking,...

    Get a fitness program, for yourself --walking, going to gym, or start with video/dvd exercise program.

    I would send horse to a trainer to learn his aids and cues and he gets in better condition,...
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    The flopping on the ice by Torvill and Dean. ...

    The flopping on the ice by Torvill and Dean.

    Yes, Bolero is a wonderful piece of music.
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    My mom's dachshund was on NV lamb/oatmeal for his...

    My mom's dachshund was on NV lamb/oatmeal for his skin issues. He did well on it.
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    Probably about five yrs ago, I had separated a...

    Probably about five yrs ago, I had separated a neighbor's bull from my cows. Needless to say he was not happy with situation.
    I had my cow trailer backed up and ready to take him to the auction...
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    I would suggest you ride more centerlines, 3/4...

    I would suggest you ride more centerlines, 3/4 lines, Off the rail at home alot!!! Perhaps never ride on the rail for an entire week or month. You need to develop your feel on when your horse throws...
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    Now that you are in the south, I would plan on...

    Now that you are in the south, I would plan on 100 bales a year per each horse = 300 bales of locally grown hay(coastal or bahia). And supplement, in the winter months, with alfalfa for prevention...
  15. If you haven't gotten any responses then maybe...

    If you haven't gotten any responses then maybe you need to look at other equine transport companies that are regularly transporting horses north & south -in 7 out of florida. just my thought on this.
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    If judges were to ever go to a didital recording...

    If judges were to ever go to a didital recording device such as "Dragon Naturally Speaking" The judge's gasps, groans, sighs,...when something really bad or good happens will need to be edited. That...
  17. In the 2nd Level Test 3, the SI -Renvers (#4, 5 &...

    In the 2nd Level Test 3, the SI -Renvers (#4, 5 & 8,9) are done on the rail.

    I would practice them on the 3rd track or centerline to confirm your hores's spine bend and accuracy of the horse's...
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    I agree with the other posters. I suggest...

    I agree with the other posters. I suggest transitions: walk-trot, walk-canter, trot-halt, any combination of transitions. Leg-yields in all gaits for supplying & awareness of your leg (knees open!),...
  19. Thread: You ate What?

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    I ate horse food as a kid--pellets only, 'cause I...

    I ate horse food as a kid--pellets only, 'cause I could.
  20. I think she needs more consistent work- 5-7 days...

    I think she needs more consistent work- 5-7 days a week. Not just the weekend warrior.

    Short bits of work, 20-30 mins, 5-7 day a week is good. Keep everything consistent and simple to start, as...
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    Crate Her when you are not at home. After the...

    Crate Her when you are not at home.

    After the first carpet eating incident, I would have had her in a crate when unattended.
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    After weed-wacking, spray weed killer, to keep...

    After weed-wacking, spray weed killer, to keep fence line clean--for awhile.
  23. Thread: Alicia hay?

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    Give your horses some time, they will start...

    Give your horses some time, they will start eating the bahia grass. The best thing about bahia is that it bounces back from dry times (& droughts) better than common bermuda and coastal bermuda...
  24. Thread: Alicia hay?

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    Where did you transplant to? I grow both...

    Where did you transplant to?

    I grow both Alicia and coastal bermuda. The difference I can tell you is that Alicia grows better in the cooler temps of spring/early summer. And the coastal does...
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    I would have necropsies completed on both the cow...

    I would have necropsies completed on both the cow & calf. As well as blood work.
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