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    Jeannie... from I Dream of Jeannie. Blink in,...

    Jeannie... from I Dream of Jeannie. Blink in, blink out. Retreat to my bottle. Etc. ;)
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    In the beginning, I paired a Cinch Chix haynet ...

    In the beginning, I paired a Cinch Chix haynet with a Red River Arena hay cradle. No tractor needed--just shove it in/over.

    This winter, tho, it'll still be a Cinch Chix net but the bale (set...
  3. Thread: Hoof boots!

    by ChocoMare
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    Barefoot is totally possible, no matter the...

    Barefoot is totally possible, no matter the breed. To make it happen, The Equine Care Square must be in balance:

    DIET: Low starch, sugar free, proper minerals. Minerals is the key.... for...
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    For the actual frying part, I was taught by my...

    For the actual frying part, I was taught by my southern MIL: As others stated, ALWAYS in cast iron. I use peanut oil, but oh yeah---lard is da bestest.

    First 8 minutes, fry uncovered. Turn it...
  5. The advice in the Equine Legal Solutions link is...

    The advice in the Equine Legal Solutions link is the best. That poster would be wise to heed it.
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    I remember Belmont losing several shedrows and...

    I remember Belmont losing several shedrows and horses to spontaneous combustion many moons ago :( It happens.
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    You may want to try banana too.... I could get...

    You may want to try banana too.... I could get bitter Bute down as long it was in a nanner ;)
  8. That barefoot trim sounds like a Pasture Trim,...

    That barefoot trim sounds like a Pasture Trim, AKA trimming the hoof as they usually do before shoes goes on, except no shoe. Hence the pancake flat hoof. :(

    Barefoot (with a Capital B) is...
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    Yup. Saw that one this morning. :eek: As my...

    Yup. Saw that one this morning. :eek:

    As my mother said: "Smart people learn from their mistakes. WISE people learn from the mistakes of others."

    ;)
  10. While I understand the question, the simple...

    While I understand the question, the simple answer is "no." You are placing human emotions, memories, thoughts upon an animal that has no capability of such thoughts.

    99.9% of the time when a...
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    Diet change will never hurt to try. Best tips...

    Diet change will never hurt to try. Best tips are from www.ruralheritage.com in The Vet Clinic. You can also email Dr. Beth Valentine directly for assistance. She's terrific and very responsive.
  12. The different methods all have their own nuances....

    The different methods all have their own nuances. Tis easier for me to say which to stay away from: Strasser. Yes, she started the barefoot hoof movement, per se, but her methods & practitioners...
  13. At the time, I didn't have the tools to pull the...

    At the time, I didn't have the tools to pull the shoes, so the owner had her regular farrier pull them. I came on the scene three days later for the first set-up trim. And it was front shoes only....
  14. It's the Equine Care Square: DIET ENVIRONMENT...

    It's the Equine Care Square:

    DIET
    ENVIRONMENT
    EXERCISE
    TRIM

    Diet: I always recommend that diet be as close to sugar-free as humanly possible and lowest in starch (NSCs). I prefer grass...
  15. Much humble thanks :tickled_pink:

    Much humble thanks :tickled_pink:
  16. Yes it can be done... with time, regular tweak...

    Yes it can be done... with time, regular tweak trims, proper diet and tons of movement on varied terrain.

    15 y/o TB/Percheron cross (eventer): From This on 10-18-2012 first trim after shoe pull 3...
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    And they vote.... even scarier.

    And they vote.... even scarier.
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    I'm going to ditto the Lunge Line down the inside...

    I'm going to ditto the Lunge Line down the inside of the Trailer method since you have a ramp.

    It's how someone told me to train my "Nope, ain't gonna get on that thing" mare.

    I put on a...
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    Yes you can. I've done it on some major booboos....

    Yes you can. I've done it on some major booboos. Eventually the heat will melt the salve, but the Alushield delays it and keeps the protection going.
  20. Yup, waterlogged frog trying to shed itself.

    Yup, waterlogged frog trying to shed itself.
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    It's about time!!!! Gah! :mad:

    It's about time!!!! Gah! :mad:
  22. I do self-care and it works BECAUSE (no, not...

    I do self-care and it works BECAUSE (no, not bragging, just stating the truth), I am anal about my horse's care, I'm there every single day, I was brought up right and would be MORTIFIED if I had to...
  23. Thread: .

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    Remember the last time you did this? ;) LOL

    Remember the last time you did this? ;) LOL
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    :o MY EYES!!! Unicorn?!...

    :o MY EYES!!!

    Unicorn?!
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    Yes, they're a bit pricey BUT: You cannot beat...

    Yes, they're a bit pricey BUT: You cannot beat Saddlebums for toughness and longevity of wear. Ride after ride, year after year, wash after wash, they stay the same. And once your personal sizing...
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