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  1. My mare died a few years ago. She had made it to...

    My mare died a few years ago. She had made it to 32 and had a grand life. Nevertheless, her passing had quite an impact on the people at barn she had lived at most of her life. They did all kinds of...
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    I know they always have free shipping if you buy...

    I know they always have free shipping if you buy anything at Rolex
    We always get our flyspray.
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    As we are looking at a long mud season I am going...

    As we are looking at a long mud season I am going to try Keratex Gel. It dries feet out and hardens them. Our horses too spend long hours in the mud, not much I can do about it since my dream of...
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    Something that has helped in my experience is...

    Something that has helped in my experience is just doing some short practice trail rides around the farm. Go out with maybe 1 or 2 buddies and set up situations. Walk together, then split up for just...
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    I'm in Northern Illinois and my friend with one...

    I'm in Northern Illinois and my friend with one horse and one dog paid $50 per day for someone to stay at her house.
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    Our horses have pretty good turnout considering...

    Our horses have pretty good turnout considering we are at a boarding stable. However not much in the way of grazing. The grass gets chewed down halfway through the summer. They get grain (pellets)...
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    I have 2 QH mares. One is 14.3 and the other 15...

    I have 2 QH mares. One is 14.3 and the other 15 hands. The the Warmblood ladies in the barn wanted to know why my horses are so small. I said they aren't, yours are too big. ;)
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    We have a Perch/TB cross at the barn. Very nice...

    We have a Perch/TB cross at the barn. Very nice temperament but I question if their build is really suitable for any kind of higher level training. This guy has not had a hard life, but he had...
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    I bring my dog every year. She wants to be with...

    I bring my dog every year. She wants to be with us and is a good traveler. I have been going to Rolex from the beginning and I can't even remember a time when a dog has been a serious problem. My...
  10. With my last two trucks, diesel 6 speed manuals,...

    With my last two trucks, diesel 6 speed manuals, I got over 70K. They were Michelins and probably in the $200 range. I have now downsized and have a gas automatic. I'll let you know you it goes,...
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    you can try pads with a sticky bottom to help...

    you can try pads with a sticky bottom to help hold it. I suppose your horse's confirmation may just not hold the saddle in place. I always needed a breastplate on my TB mare till I had a saddle made...
  12. I tried to look at FB but couldn't find the info

    I tried to look at FB but couldn't find the info
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    I've been feeding Platinum since it came on the...

    I've been feeding Platinum since it came on the market. In my opinion, nothing compares to it. And I love SmartPak, just for other things :)
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    Loved the bride lol

    Loved the bride lol
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    Myth. I have had two mares with four white feet....

    Myth. I have had two mares with four white feet. Never had a problem with them, never sore in the winter when shoes are pulled. My shoer even has said, the black feet have the same bruising, you just...
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    I agree with the shorter lessons. In fact, I've...

    I agree with the shorter lessons. In fact, I've taught and trained for years and I've never felt you or your horse can absorb much after 30 minutes. I'm not too far behind you in years. I bought a...
  17. Thread: Canter Seat

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    What style seat are you learning? I've taught...

    What style seat are you learning? I've taught hunt seat for many years. Riders that have trouble with the canter seem to do better in a half seat or two point position. This way you strengthen your...
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    We have QHs in a barn full of warmbloods. One of...

    We have QHs in a barn full of warmbloods. One of the moms asked me the other day why my horse was so small (15 hands). I said she's not small, your horse is huge.
    If you don't want to show and the...
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    I've never had to name a brand new one. I do have...

    I've never had to name a brand new one. I do have friends that have though. Sometimes something just hits you when you see the baby for the first time. Or in time its personality will give you some...
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    So so sorry for your loss.

    So so sorry for your loss.
  21. Thread: Tack trunk

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    Beautiful! I could use one of those in my house!

    Beautiful! I could use one of those in my house!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    After market bling for helmets?

    I bought my C O last summer and opted not to get the bling. After being in Wellington for a week I'm kind of wishing I had a little sparkle. Is it possible to add it without looking like its been...
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    I used a bitless on my mare for the entire 10...

    I used a bitless on my mare for the entire 10 years I rode here. She is retired now, but we galloped, jumped, everything in it. She was great. She came to me in a double wire. I didn't like the bit...
  25. After I retired my last jumping horse I thought I...

    After I retired my last jumping horse I thought I might just stop riding. After all, I am getting up there too lol. But I just was lost without a horse to ride. So with a lot of thought, I bought a...
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