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  1. Life is too short to put up with other people who...

    Life is too short to put up with other people who wear you down. You have put up with the aggravation long enough. Having a horse and taking lessons, going to shows and all that stuff is good for...
  2. Sticky: Horses need riders -- Orange, VA near Charlottesville

    I have riderless horses who would love some entertainment for 1/2 or full lease (or in exchange for barn work) with various talents for experienced riders. One is a friesian dressage schoolmaster, 1...
  3. Agreed about shooting a horse to put it out of...

    Agreed about shooting a horse to put it out of its immediate misery, but the man was not someone I would have had confidence in to do anything with ... anything. And he did wait a couple of hours...
  4. Yes, indeed. Happy to say that the fellow (who...

    Yes, indeed. Happy to say that the fellow (who happened to be renting my other barn at the time) is now gone. Woot!
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    My hay huts have been around for almost 10 years....

    My hay huts have been around for almost 10 years. They have had cracks repaired but they are still going strong. I don't use pallets and depending on the quality of the hay, the horses eat it to the...
  6. No, you can't bury your euthanized horse in my...

    No, you can't bury your euthanized horse in my manure pile (that you shot to put him down when he broke his leg).
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Been through them but...

    Thanks for the suggestion. Been through them but there isn't enough information from the respondents.

    This is a guy that is completely otherwise healthy; he just has the runs unless he eats...
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    Treatment for scours?

    There's a horse at my barn who has chronic scours. This is a young adult horse in work, not a foal. He's been scoped and there are no ulcers, just a perpetual state of cow flops and is otherwise...
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    Another vote for the pressure treated landscape...

    Another vote for the pressure treated landscape timbers. Light enough to carry around easily and more stable as ground poles.
  10. Thanks all. Sincerely. I found a trainer and...

    Thanks all. Sincerely.

    I found a trainer and she's better than I had hoped. Hope it continues to work out well.
  11. Know a good trainer for just-backed horses? Charlottesville VA

    Actually in the Gordonsville, Orange area.

    I have 2 young horses, 1 stallion and 1 mare, both coming 4. They have just been backed but I need a quiet, confident, competent trainer willing to come...
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    I have 3 Friesians and have tried a LOT of...

    I have 3 Friesians and have tried a LOT of different kinds of saddles. From my own experience with the 2 XW ones, for saddles with wide twists: Laser 747, Albion Original Comfort XW. Med twist:...
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    It sounds like you have already had a...

    It sounds like you have already had a conversation with the powers that be. Just write up a contract in the way you understand it and run it by the manager and see whether s/he has anything to add....
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    It really helps if you know you need a narrow,...

    It really helps if you know you need a narrow, med or wide twist... A saddle that one person absolutely adores will cause intense dismay and pain to another. :)
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    RE-read Liz Steacie's reply, #31? It's full of...

    RE-read Liz Steacie's reply, #31? It's full of ODG wisdom.
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    You have a PM.

    You have a PM.
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    Note to self: Never buy a Wintec or Bates.

    Note to self: Never buy a Wintec or Bates.
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    Some of these breeches are good if you are long...

    Some of these breeches are good if you are long waisted, if you are not they are definitely not good. The way they fit your body is very important
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    Use it all the time! And to keep it safe from...

    Use it all the time! And to keep it safe from kitties, I toss a saddle pad on top of it.
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    I don't know about Pikeur breeches but I know...

    I don't know about Pikeur breeches but I know that the TC sizing (UK) is one size up from US sizing, i.e., if you wear a 30L in US size, you'd want a 28L.
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    This is from Podhajsky's Art of Dressage his...

    This is from Podhajsky's Art of Dressage his last book. He attended the 1972 Olympics and in the book he critiqued every ride. The book also blasted the then-current state of dressage. Also...
  22. I had a Rondo once. Fit the horses great! For me,...

    I had a Rondo once. Fit the horses great! For me, I instantly hated it.

    I second Laser saddles.
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    What is it about the Ariats that you hate? Do...

    What is it about the Ariats that you hate?
    Do you like knitted or woven fabric -- like tights or less form fitting?
    Full seats or knee patch?
    Leather, deerskin or synthetic?
    Are you skinny, so...
  24. The Cashel Tush Cush has been around for many...

    The Cashel Tush Cush has been around for many years:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/productclass.aspx?productclassid=3667
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    I have a york rake and I believe that is not the...

    I have a york rake and I believe that is not the right tool for the job unless you have, say, every other tine removed to keep the stuff from getting wadded up and moving around too much. That's the...
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