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    Yikes, five years. No advice that you'd probably...

    Yikes, five years. No advice that you'd probably want to hear! Good luck with him.

    Is he broke to ride? I don't recall if you mentioned.
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    How old is this horse and how long has he been...

    How old is this horse and how long has he been like this?

    jane
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    nylon halter, tie him up short and high. leave...

    nylon halter, tie him up short and high. leave him there. every day he gets tied. everyday. He'll figure it out. This is out of the usual "I'm scared of being tied" he's getting away with pulling...
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    Why doesn't she rear/flip when driven? this is...

    Why doesn't she rear/flip when driven? this is weird. When you drive you have contact with the bit....usually more than when riding. The fact that this horse has been hooked to an actual cart and...
  5. Thread: Gas VS Diesel

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    I love the sound too, it's not a guy thing! I...

    I love the sound too, it's not a guy thing! I also love the smell of diesel fuel! I know, pretty sick.

    Actually, for the noise level, different brands have different sound and noise levels. I...
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    As with all bits....the riders hands make all the...

    As with all bits....the riders hands make all the difference. I have a horse whose tongue is cut nearly in half by a snaffle. Have you ever felt bone spurs on the bars of a horses mouth? A horse...
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    You can learn to do a goats feet yourself. It's...

    You can learn to do a goats feet yourself. It's very easy. I'm sure your farrier can show you how. All you need is a pair of purning shears. Piece of cake.

    However, please be advised. Horses...
  8. Here in Michigan horses are being dropped of in...

    Here in Michigan horses are being dropped of in people's pastures overnight. Coming in to boarding facilities with cash for a few days or a weeks board and saying that they will "come back tomorrow...
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    Who ever said barrel racers hit the nail on the...

    Who ever said barrel racers hit the nail on the head.....I haul for a barrel racing family in Canada. All babies in and out of OK. Two year olds who just won't make it on the track are what they...
  10. Thread: Gas VS Diesel

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    A diesel with 150 K on it is just getting ready...

    A diesel with 150 K on it is just getting ready to go to college. A gasoline engine with the same milage is starting to bald and getting a beer gut.[/QUOTE]


    LOL, love it! My truck is a '05 and...
  11. Thread: Gas VS Diesel

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    The biggest advantage a diesel has over gas is...

    The biggest advantage a diesel has over gas is power. If you are not towing a big, heavy trailer quite frequently, you won't be able to justify the fact that most diesel trucks cost about 5000.00...
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    He may have learned it while "teething". At this...

    He may have learned it while "teething". At this age he is working on poping off caps and getting his adult teeth. Try removing his fixed feeder and using a pan on the floor. Sometimes they won't...
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    Crest Ridge Saddlery does gait saddles. They...

    Crest Ridge Saddlery does gait saddles. They have a wonderful program of how to measure your horse for a western saddle. Go to their website and have a look at it. I have one of these saddles, it...
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    Don't panic yet. You mentioned he's foundation...

    Don't panic yet. You mentioned he's foundation bred QH lines...they grow more slowly than the standard "modern" QH lines. He probably won't ever be tall, but he should be big enough to do just...
  15. Thread: Why O why

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    I wish this wasn't so common. However, I think...

    I wish this wasn't so common. However, I think you are doomed to accept that they have made up their minds and they want to keep the horse. I'm a BO myself and I have asked boarders to leave when I...
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    I have a now three year old quarter horse colt...

    I have a now three year old quarter horse colt that I got as a yearling. He was small, hairy, wormy....probably 150 lbs underweight. His upper respiratory infection took three months of antibiotics...
  17. Perfect example of why we have a strict "NO...

    Perfect example of why we have a strict "NO treats" policy. If you want to feed them to your horse, do it inside away from the rest of the horses. If I am crowded at the gate (I am the BO) when...
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    Common problem with the beds. However, if you...

    Common problem with the beds. However, if you turn your heat down further in the winter, it helps tons! Love the comfort though. My back is very happy even after cleaning 20 stalls and...
  19. Country Corner in Almont. Yes, it's expensive. ...

    Country Corner in Almont. Yes, it's expensive. Depending on the size of the horse, mine is 2000 lbs and he needs to eat two cups of oil twice a day or with the percentage of fat in this product,...
  20. I'm using it on a 2000 lb, 17'3 perch gelding...

    I'm using it on a 2000 lb, 17'3 perch gelding with EPSM. It is VERY expensive compared to using oil. However, he eats it well. Around here, 50 lbs is 50 bucks! Using oil poured over soaked beet...
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    From what I have been told, they seem to use Ace...

    From what I have been told, they seem to use Ace to help ward off the potential for the horse to get too worked up and possibly tie up. Just "taking the edge off" is how it was related to me. ...
  22. For my guy, we got rid of ALL of his hay. He ate...

    For my guy, we got rid of ALL of his hay. He ate only soaked alfalfa cubes. They are higher in calories than plain old grass hay so are great for hard keepers. People often soak horses hay...
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    I had a Cushings gelding with COPD and he only...

    I had a Cushings gelding with COPD and he only ate soaked cubes. I use soaked cubes on any horse that I am trying to get weight on in a hurry too. Lots of extra calories in alfalfa cubes.

    Good...
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    As owner of a boarding facility, I gather...

    As owner of a boarding facility, I gather everyones halters that they are throwing out. When the pile grows to five or more, I take them to a local Amish man who repairs them. Then I keep them for...
  25. I had a student just like that. She has ridden...

    I had a student just like that. She has ridden for many years, fear is always in her backseat. But it had evolved into near panic. She used to show, ride out, etc. then, she had freaked herself...
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