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  1. Oh jeez - when I was your age I threw everything...

    Oh jeez - when I was your age I threw everything I thought I'd need into a backpack and jumped on a plane from the UK to the US with no job to go to, and no place to stay except a couple couches to...
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    Shopping with a friend right now: over the course...

    Shopping with a friend right now: over the course of 6 months 3 fails
    My last horse: bought after 3 failed PPEs over the course of 2 years

    All the "fails" were pretty solid for me - navicular,...
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    Airline points credit cards - which?

    Who has one? Multiple? How does it all work? Which to choose?

    I'm doing a lot of travel for work and want to take advantage of the rewards!
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    I boarded at a barn with a timer on the arena...

    I boarded at a barn with a timer on the arena lights - after an hour they went out. Bit of a shock the first few times!

    My barn now has a sprayer on the hose that obviously shuts off if you don't...
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    I think the issue might be defining "good care" -...

    I think the issue might be defining "good care" - it's my understanding that Carl turns all his horses out a lot. In big fields. With friends. That's something that's very important to him from the...
  6. Smart'n'Final - sounds like a discount funeral...

    Smart'n'Final - sounds like a discount funeral parlor to me...

    Jiffy Lube - Jiffy is a brand of condom in the UK where I am from, so needless to say this one's a bit of a :eek: to me...

    The...
  7. Renzo Sean is nice, Eddie Coddana...

    Renzo Sean is nice, Eddie Coddana too
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    Dianese equestrian gear?

    Anyone tried it? Motorbike company that makes some really nice looking equestrian gear, based on my visit to the bike shop the other day:

    http://www.dainese.com/us_en/equestrian

    They said they...
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    I grew up riding in the UK and moved to the US 18...

    I grew up riding in the UK and moved to the US 18 years ago so about 50/50 in each place. My experience is that in the UK people are much more used to the horsey lifestyle, and more people from all...
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    I think there's a difference between *having* to...

    I think there's a difference between *having* to do something when you're out on the range, at work, for the sake of an animal's health, and doing it for fun, or to win a prize.

    So many rodeo...
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    We don't have flies at our barn to speak of....

    We don't have flies at our barn to speak of. Manure from stalls is dumped on a pasture over a hill from the stalls, but none of the pastures is ever dragged. We have swallows and bats and for...
  12. My 1996 4Runner has 232,000 miles on it - towing...

    My 1996 4Runner has 232,000 miles on it - towing a B'rup pretty regularly, with few to no issues! Here's to the hard-to-kill SUV ;)
  13. Come to think, you *could* soak boots in water...

    Come to think, you *could* soak boots in water and freeze overnight before putting on. Messy but on an extremely hot day might work.
  14. What works for me: picnic ice mats (they're...

    What works for me: picnic ice mats (they're sealed - not leaky) on a freshly hosed off horse, under shipping boots. Trailer with great air flow (windows in front with bars, open, ramp up but top flap...
  15. I live in an expensive city and have 2 horses. I...

    I live in an expensive city and have 2 horses. I compared the cost of buying, parking, running and maintaining two rigs:

    1) a daily runabout car, a large used towing truck (8-15mpg), and a trailer...
  16. I have just started treating stubborn thrush with...

    I have just started treating stubborn thrush with copper sulphate crystals (bought on ebay) sprinkled in the sulcus and collateral grooves, then sealed in with Keratex Hoof Putty. Stays in place for...
  17. Thread: Burning Man

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    been 4 times, last was 12 years ago!

    been 4 times, last was 12 years ago!
  18. This is the info I've collected on high fat feeds...

    This is the info I've collected on high fat feeds or fat supps - I think it's fairly correct.

    Complete feeds:
    LMF Gold: 12% fat
    Purina Ultium: 12.6% fat

    Supplements:
    Rice bran: 12-25% fat...
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    shame about the ignorant comments: "Chandler...

    shame about the ignorant comments: "Chandler Dodson There not true Texans, there both illegal immigrants"
  20. There's a great barn with 30 and 10 acre pastures...

    There's a great barn with 30 and 10 acre pastures on Pacifica (20-30 mins from SF depending on where you live in the city, and no bridge tolls) with trails going up Montara Mountain right off the...
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    Resurrecting an old thread to ask a question: has...

    Resurrecting an old thread to ask a question: has anyone tried Robaxin to help a horse lie down and sleep?

    I have an oldster in pasture with all the symptoms people have discussed here and...
  22. I'd find a nice bit of 24" culvert pipe (or...

    I'd find a nice bit of 24" culvert pipe (or several smaller ones) and make a jump out of that (secured properly)

    Tire jump - you have that.

    Ditch - two half rounds of telephone pole with a...
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    Agreed. I'd much rather keep my horses out 24/7...

    Agreed. I'd much rather keep my horses out 24/7 if you're in an area of the country that allow sit - they stay fitter and calmer, are less prone to ulcers and colic etc.
  24. Yes unfortunately The Yard is too far, and...

    Yes unfortunately The Yard is too far, and Branscomb too $$$... :nonchalance:
  25. I'm interested in places closer to SF - up to an...

    I'm interested in places closer to SF - up to an hour away, preferably on the peninsula? I have a yearling and need large pastures, great fencing, and lots of buddies to play with as well as board...
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