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  1. I cannot comment on the Voltares for that is one...

    I cannot comment on the Voltares for that is one saddle I have not ridden in. But my thoughts are - just like helmets, breeches, boots etc. it depends on the build of the horse and which saddle may...
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    It may not be correct but what works for me is...

    It may not be correct but what works for me is the horse I am riding "has" to accept my leg (calf) I'm not squishing them all the time but just has to deal with it. I have a saying I tell myself...
  3. Agree :) I braided in pink for a Breast Cancer...

    Agree :)

    I braided in pink for a Breast Cancer Charity Horse show.... I love the other color ideas.
  4. Tan! :) I am a size 8 and 5'9" I am curvy...

    Tan! :)

    I am a size 8 and 5'9" I am curvy behind but have a short torso with not a lot of hips. I love the Taylored Sportsman Trophy Hunters Low rise..

    It's so worth the investment since no...
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    Is Ulcerguard the same at Gastrogard?

    Is Ulcerguard the same at Gastrogard?
  6. When I rode at a Dressage barn it seemed like...

    When I rode at a Dressage barn it seemed like black was appropriate. The black with the white padded trim (pretty)..... At a Hunter/Jumper barn and padded brown is appropriate.

    But you can do...
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    My gut feelings agree with this concept. I...

    My gut feelings agree with this concept.

    I have never used Ulcerguard, Gastroguard, or Ranididine other than short use when vet recommended in addition to other treatments such as bute for an...
  8. Yes... a few months ago he was colicing and I...

    Yes... a few months ago he was colicing and I took him to the horse hospital. When I got there one of the first things they said was "We must weigh this horse to see how much he weighs." They used a...
  9. I think we need to start a "My horse is an...

    I think we need to start a "My horse is an accident prone pansy" clique.

    I am going to do a brief synopsis of my years of horse ownership in attempt to make you feel better and you are not alone!...
  10. The Equifits are really nice but agree with you...

    The Equifits are really nice but agree with you on this. My 18 hand horse (he is really thick boned) they don't fit. My 17 ish hand horse they barely fit. The XL's fit my 16 hand horse.
  11. I like the Bevals Xlarge (size 4) leather open...

    I like the Bevals Xlarge (size 4) leather open front boots for my 1900 lb 18 hand horse. He is big and these fit him great....

    Here is a pair on ebay -...
  12. http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cide...

    http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar.html

    Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with a few drops of tea tree oil is the absolute best! Put it in a squirt bottle and squeeze it...
  13. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1015344958...

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153449585685058&set=t.100001052770584&type=3&theater
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  14. I agree with talking to your trainer. The trainer...

    I agree with talking to your trainer. The trainer should benefit from what you are thinking because they really don't know otherwise.

    As Metropolitan said what stuck out I agree.. it stuck out to...
  15. Thank you so much for your thoughts... great...

    Thank you so much for your thoughts... great ideas.

    He doesn't get grain but off any alfalfa. I did walking for over a month back in September. Sometimes I would walk with a pal horse. Not so...
  16. Ear bunnies LOL!!!!!!!!!! I call them poofies...

    Ear bunnies LOL!!!!!!!!!!

    I call them poofies but ear bunnies is awesome! The prior barn he was at ALL horses lived in ear bunnies (well every horse when ridden had them in)... so he is super...
  17. First let me say I am so sorry you are having to...

    First let me say I am so sorry you are having to walk this road... as it seems so many of us have done a time or two. Horses are fragile creatures. (and lets add big and silly)

    I am currently...
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    I agree with the above other than giving him time...

    I agree with the above other than giving him time off. I would run your hands down his back as others have suggested and it should be pretty clear if his back is sore. Follow up with your vet and go...
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    I had an 18 hand horse that when he was at the...

    I had an 18 hand horse that when he was at the horse hospital they were all so curious how much he weighed because he was such a big guy.... 1,900 lbs.

    I never had a weight problem and all I did...
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    I have always heard "you can't teach feel." ...

    I have always heard "you can't teach feel."

    Just a lot of riding and a lot of lessons...

    I do love when my trainers say "Did you feel that?" when things are correct :) Another one that helps...
  21. Yes Healing Heart, your soo right... he likes his...

    Yes Healing Heart, your soo right... he likes his friends.

    Backstage - Thanks for the ideas. Keeping his mind busy is a good thing. He is out in a pasture 24/7 that does seem to help a bit. He...
  22. ^ THIS... (and what mvp said) I would think if...

    ^ THIS... (and what mvp said)

    I would think if I were a journalist I would play down or avoid discussing joint injections. It is something a vet, trainer and rider determine what is best for the...
  23. So sorry you too are having to deal with this.......

    So sorry you too are having to deal with this.... It sounds like this is a very common "bring the horse back" issue. I don't think I have ever had to deal with one off for this long. He liked...
  24. Mini chemistry lesson LOL - I found it...

    Mini chemistry lesson LOL - I found it fascinating yet have NO clue!

    I really appreciate the help here and the support...... Layups STINK!!!!!!!!!!! I think a part of it is he got attached to...
  25. The vet doesn't want him on the lunge line :(...

    The vet doesn't want him on the lunge line :( Lateral Collateral ligament would put too much strain on him. We do have a few round pens and it's something to think about. Or maybe lunge in a large...
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