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    I've had my horses vaccinated with the canine...

    I've had my horses vaccinated with the canine Lyme vaccine for several years. Neither has contracted Lyme Disease and neither has gotten ill from the vaccine. One had contracted Lyme Disease...
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    I have a BX2350 and I have never had it cut off....

    I have a BX2350 and I have never had it cut off. I'm short and weigh 150-155.

    chicamuxen
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    Do this - Have a bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) as...

    Do this - Have a bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) as said above. I let my horses lungs get quite bad before it became obvious to me that something really serious was going on. His lungs had ton's of crud...
  4. Not enough cross-member support. I used welded...

    Not enough cross-member support. I used welded wire gate coated wire, panels betwen horses and the butt rubbing alone bowed the panels. And they had pipe crossmwmbers that was just under 2 inches but...
  5. Do you know this specific saddle will fit your...

    Do you know this specific saddle will fit your horse. I'm only asking because I've certainly wasted money buying saddles that I didn't trial first! There is one at gallopinggrape.com for a low price....
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    You know lot's of horses just can't abide having...

    You know lot's of horses just can't abide having a bit sit ON their tongue and most snaffles and mullen mouth bits do. This is why they are much happier in ported bits. I have had two Arabs that were...
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    It occurred to me that folks with TWH and ASB...

    It occurred to me that folks with TWH and ASB might also be looking for wider bits. the link below is to a moderate curb bit with an adjustable width.
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    You should put all you pasture seeding money into...

    You should put all you pasture seeding money into just fescue or fescue and clover seed. Orchard grass is a good hay forage and it will survive in pastures that do not get over grazed, grazed too...
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    One option that many people never think about...

    One option that many people never think about when buying treed saddles is using a saddle pad with pockets for inserts. Then you can custom fit the saddle to your horse, as long as the saddle tree is...
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    I believe Round-up has to be used on...

    I believe Round-up has to be used on weeds/grasses when they are in the growing phase. You'll want to kill this goosegrass off before it goes to seed, and you may have to spray more than once. So...
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    Do not make your perimeter fencing just electric...

    Do not make your perimeter fencing just electric tape! Or the lightweight electric rope. Can you say dead horse in the road? Saw a neighbor's horse dead on the side of the road after walking right...
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    Find him a retirement farm where is gets to live...

    Find him a retirement farm where is gets to live with other horses, not in a separate paddock. Moving to a new home was already traumatizing, then he doesn't get to be in a herd when he REALLY needs...
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    My guess it was oxy-tetracycline that was used. I...

    My guess it was oxy-tetracycline that was used. I have been reading about more horses being treated with minocycline after not responding to other treatments.

    chicamux
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    Where are you located? Hard to help if we don't...

    Where are you located? Hard to help if we don't know your area.

    chicamuxen
    Maryland
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    Simbalism, I do the same vacinations as you,...

    Simbalism,
    I do the same vacinations as you, here in So. MD and intra-nasal Strangles and canine Lyme. Lyme disease is rampant in our area and I knoe people who basicly lost horses to it. One of my...
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    Arab crosses can be fantastic for multiple...

    Arab crosses can be fantastic for multiple sports. Appaloosas with the right sort of breeding and bodies are also possible picks. Appendix QTR horses can be a decent choice as long as they have good...
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    Arab crosses can be fantastic for multiple...

    Arab crosses can be fantastic for multiple sports. Appaloosas with the right sort of breeding and bodies are also possible picks. Appendix QTR horses can be a decent choice as long as they have good...
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    I just really dislike typical single and double...

    I just really dislike typical single and double jointed snaffle bits anymore. The big round circular joints IMO are uncomfortable to the horse, single joints especially. A pelham with a single joint...
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    I agree with RMH, do not haul them loose. I have...

    I agree with RMH, do not haul them loose. I have followed people who were hauling this way and watched the horses, fall dow a few times, slam face first into the back door/window, stagger around, and...
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    I have Rumber flooring in my trailer, turn my...

    I have Rumber flooring in my trailer, turn my horses around to unload all the time, no slipping but I do always have sawdust on the floor which is grittier (sp?) than shavings IMO. Do you see the...
  21. You may just have to adjust your own wishes with...

    You may just have to adjust your own wishes with this horse. Many smart horses see no reason to repeat an exercise. "I did it once right let's move on" and you just may need to understand and agree....
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    I move lots of extra bedding from my sawdust pile...

    I move lots of extra bedding from my sawdust pile into the barn. I get the stalls cleaned good down to the floors and tons of extra bedding piled along the walls because it may be a day or two before...
  23. Raplast is pretty darn good but be careful you...

    Raplast is pretty darn good but be careful you don't inhale it or get it in your eyes. For something simple and cheap just rub a bar of soap on boards, etc.

    Chicamuxen
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    Looking at your track I think you trird to head...

    Looking at your track I think you trird to head out onthat long peninsula. I didn't think to tell you to just skip the peninsula road/trails. Most of the year that area is cleared and it does have an...
  25. Frogg Toggs! Low cost, 100% water proof,...

    Frogg Toggs! Low cost, 100% water proof, lightweight, built to go over your other clothes and not hot. What else? CHEAP! Buy the whole suit and cover your legs too. Endurance riders have discovered...
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