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  1. Nothing is perfect, but I have found that a good...

    Nothing is perfect, but I have found that a good fly sheet (ie tight weave) works pretty well and is not too hot. But they don't cover legs, neck, head.
  2. A third vote for HUG blankets. Bought my mare...

    A third vote for HUG blankets. Bought my mare one a month or so ago. Prior sheet was tight at chest/shoulder and made her crabby. Larger size slipped back to base of withers and created same...
  3. OP - It is commendable that you are thinking...

    OP - It is commendable that you are thinking ahead. You might want to talk to your vet re a program of Adequan to support his joints, and as suggested above, a good fitness program on the days you...
  4. Thread: Freisian help.

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    Been through it w/ mare after colic surgery and...

    Been through it w/ mare after colic surgery and yes it takes a while. You are on the right track working w/ trainer for starters. In my case vet orders were to start with every other day for first...
  5. Not an exact answer to the question, but back in...

    Not an exact answer to the question, but back in my hunter days, I leased a horse who was 18 and showed him in adult amateurs for two years. He had his hocks done maybe every 9-10 months. No other...
  6. Go see/ride/lunge the horse as much as you can. ...

    Go see/ride/lunge the horse as much as you can. Even if its only for a short ride. You'll know if he's NQR, especially if you can show up w/ no advance notice.
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    some years ago I had a PPE done on 8 yr old...

    some years ago I had a PPE done on 8 yr old horse. Watched the vet - her own vet - hold the halter in one hand, needle to draw blood in the other and trot around the stall with her. He hit the vein...
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    Saddle Question # 4,532 - Iberian breeds

    Looking for input on saddles that work well on Lusitanos/Andalusians.

    The fellow in question is short coupled, broad backed, some wither but really not much. Right now going well in a borrowed...
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    I'm north of Orlando, but still a ways from...

    I'm north of Orlando, but still a ways from Ocala. Have been here 6 years, from the north. Needed to be w/in an hour of major airport. We have a range of boarding options; state park trails w/in a...
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    Ag Requirements. I would have the paper copy of...

    Ag Requirements. I would have the paper copy of the coggins and the ORIGINAL health papers. Makes the checking easier for the person who looks at them.

    •Proof of a negative Coggins test dated...
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    my old gelding presented w/ very similar symptoms...

    my old gelding presented w/ very similar symptoms (though no head tilting or choke) several years ago. EPM tests (2 ) all negative. Neck xrays showed arthritis, C5, 6 and 7. Had them injected; 3...
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    Yes, the young girl who walks into the lake.

    Yes, the young girl who walks into the lake.
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    There are four good "Inspector Lynley" mysteries...

    There are four good "Inspector Lynley" mysteries on Netflix. If you have ever read Elizabeth George novels, they are adapted from some of hers. Each is about 90 minutes.

    Also a really...
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    I'm going to suggest that if you know your dog is...

    I'm going to suggest that if you know your dog is protective of food-like things, and that landlord's dog runs loose, that you NOT let yours bring home any such item in the future. Yes your dog was...
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    If there is a nearby hunter/jumper type training...

    If there is a nearby hunter/jumper type training barn, ask if they have a kid who would help you out. If you are looking for someone to do a test ride, one time, just to see what the pony knows, I'd...
  16. http://jaksartifacts.com/ Here's one, sounds...

    http://jaksartifacts.com/

    Here's one, sounds just like his sire.
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    Sanibel/Captiva. Lovely island, beautiful...

    Sanibel/Captiva. Lovely island, beautiful beaches, cool little places to go. Not crazy busy.

    Second earlier suggestion of South Seas Island Resort. But you should explore the island a bit!
  18. Retired gelding got scissored because he barely...

    Retired gelding got scissored because he barely had enough to braid. His little forelock has about 12 hairs, no more than an inch long. That never got braided. or trimmed.

    Younger mare,...
  19. Thread: Dogs and Pools?

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    We have a salt-based chlorine generator in our...

    We have a salt-based chlorine generator in our pool - superior to the old chlorine process in many ways. Had two chow mixes that LOVED to swim. Oh the cleaning of the filter!!! Sadly lost one to...
  20. Thread: Upstate NY

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    I have a friend who grew up in gouverneur. (LONG...

    I have a friend who grew up in gouverneur. (LONG time ago, lol). That is for sure in the middle of nowhere!

    I spend a lot of time w/ NYC people; it truly makes me laugh when they say "upstate"...
  21. He had one older schoolmaster type; I rode it...

    He had one older schoolmaster type; I rode it last year several times. I don't know if the horse is still in work, you'd need to check with him.
  22. I had a puppy/young dog many moons ago; we walked...

    I had a puppy/young dog many moons ago; we walked in the am - maybe 30 minutes. I came home most days for lunch and we walked/played another 30 or so minutes. If I couldn't get home due to...
  23. OP - glad to hear you had a good "test drive"!

    OP - glad to hear you had a good "test drive"!
  24. Thread: Horse donation

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    Just to support that all options are not bad: ...

    Just to support that all options are not bad:
    I was on the board of a Therapeutic Riding Center for about 10 years. They would not take a donated horse unless it had passed the assessment process...
  25. Of course she does. But she does not seem to...

    Of course she does. But she does not seem to have any leverage other than playing on your concern for the horse.

    I bought a horse some years ago that did not work out; seller agreed to take the...
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