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    Don't do it. I have had two horses in the past...

    Don't do it. I have had two horses in the past who had great feet and were prefectly fine barefoot and I was persuaded to put front shoes on them. No major issues but no real difference either -...
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    I agree - but for me, calling him REALLY bad...

    I agree - but for me, calling him REALLY bad names out loud helps even more. I know I am setting a bad example for the kids but everyone is usually so impressed with my rodeo bull that they forget...
  3. Hands down -- www.horseshoes.com. Professionals,...

    Hands down -- www.horseshoes.com. Professionals, not crazies. For the most part anyway!
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    1. People "borrowing" my stuff when I am about to...

    1. People "borrowing" my stuff when I am about to use it - as in, if I am tacking up my horse to go ride in the indoor, please don't "borrow" my cooler.
    2. People dropping their halter on the floor...
  5. Thread: Upstate NY

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    OMG, I feel for you. :( I grew up in Canton and...

    OMG, I feel for you. :( I grew up in Canton and rode at St. Lawrence University as a kid, which is pretty much it for "real" h/j trainers up there. Not sure what's close to Fort Drum but if it was...
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    My 5 former barn/feral cats have never had any...

    My 5 former barn/feral cats have never had any interest in getting on the counters. No idea why. I don't think DH would like it, but he also doesn't like them all sleeping in bed with us and still...
  7. Actually, I DID look at all the videos in the...

    Actually, I DID look at all the videos in the provided link and that horse is pacing. Seriously, have you never seen or felt one pace? It looks and feels hellishly god-awful but it isn't obviously...
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    I have a 10 year old OTTB mare who needs to be...

    I have a 10 year old OTTB mare who needs to be done every 4 months. That's just her. Then again, I'm not the biggest fan of dentists (vet or otherwise) as they always seem to criticize the last...
  9. Huh? That horse isn't lame, it is pacing. Have...

    Huh? That horse isn't lame, it is pacing. Have you guys never seen a horse pace?
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    Mine prefer rubber mats. The thin one under the...

    Mine prefer rubber mats. The thin one under the treadmill is popular as are the thicker interlocking ones under their food. And the mats I have in front of the sink and stove.
  11. Thread: Pasture sour...

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    THIS. I HATE a horse I can't catch. Had an OTTB...

    THIS. I HATE a horse I can't catch. Had an OTTB that was a rat $%^&# to catch when he came. Took me about a week to fix that. Cookies, cookies, cookies. And at first don't ride every time you go...
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    Beginning at midnight: break into catnip that was...

    Beginning at midnight: break into catnip that was supposed to be for Christmas morning and get high. Practice kitty gymnastics for two hours (leap onto bed, pounce onto mom and dad, vault onto...
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    [I'd put my green hunters up against any jumper...

    [I'd put my green hunters up against any jumper any day. If I've done my homework, it shouldn't be a problem.[/QUOTE]

    I disagree. A 4 year old who did the 1.0m jumpers in Europe may be on par...
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    Kicking in Trailer - Thoughts/Ideas?

    This involves a 10 year old OTTB mare that is new to me but I've known her since she came off the track at 5. I shipped her on a 2 horse for a six hour trip 3 weeks ago and she was basically fine -...
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    I've been working on this with my guy this week...

    I've been working on this with my guy this week too. A couple of things I've found that have helped: as mentioned above, don't go all the way to the corner, just go across the middle of the ring. ...
  16. Please buy grain. And feed it. Please buy hay. ...

    Please buy grain. And feed it.
    Please buy hay. And feed it - unless it is moldy.
    Please turn my horses out and don't lie to me when you don't - I freaking live on the property so I know when you...
  17. Interesting - just realized I have the same issue...

    Interesting - just realized I have the same issue with one of my 5 cats (not sure which) and have had for about 3 years. Everyone is healthy with no issues so I'm not going to worry about it. My...
  18. Thread: Cat advice

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    I recently moved my 5 cats from a farm to a...

    I recently moved my 5 cats from a farm to a house. I was extremely worried about how they would handle it because all had spent the vast majority of their time outdoors and outdoors is no longer an...
  19. Does "whoa" count? Wherever she is, she stops...

    Does "whoa" count? Wherever she is, she stops dead if you yell whoa. She does a kick-ass extended trot too but I can't take credit for that.
  20. Thread: Boarding woes!

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    Oh geez, it never ceases to amaze me how the...

    Oh geez, it never ceases to amaze me how the people on these boards can argue with anything anybody says. If you were the BM/BO they would have trashed you equally. I have been in your position -...
  21. Thread: NYC Vs. Jersey

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    Also, I used to live in the city and would rent a...

    Also, I used to live in the city and would rent a car each Saturday, ride later Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning and return it within the 24 hour period. Relatively cheap and less hassle...
  22. Thread: NYC Vs. Jersey

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    PM me. Awesome barn in Tewksbury with indoor and...

    PM me. Awesome barn in Tewksbury with indoor and terrific trainers/care for $875. I haven't heard of anything close to this good in the price range you're looking for.
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    My 3 legged formerly feral, solid grey kitty has...

    My 3 legged formerly feral, solid grey kitty has been forced to allow me to pet the white spot on his tummy without biting me. It took me two years to explain to him that that is is job and he...
  24. This for sure. I bred my two guys and figured I...

    This for sure. I bred my two guys and figured I would shoe only when we got to the point where they needed it. They are 8 and 6 and we aren't there yet. I figure if they can survive a week of...
  25. It just depends on how you want to handle it and...

    It just depends on how you want to handle it and what your lessee will agree to. I've currently got one out and one in on lease and in both cases it says the lease is terminable on 30 days notice if...
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