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  1. See if there's a therapeutic riding program near...

    See if there's a therapeutic riding program near you that takes boarders. They may be happy for a paying boarder with similar needs to the horses they keep for the program, and would (hopefully)...
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    Yesterday I spent over an hour on the phone...

    Yesterday I spent over an hour on the phone (conference call, my dime) with two county people who want me to drive 4-1/2 hours north, in February, to do an inservice. What do they want this...
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    If you have a long torso and shorter legs, you...

    If you have a long torso and shorter legs, you will have to work extra hard to keep your upper body from snapping forward and tumbling out of the saddle when your horse stops. Core strength AND a...
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    You don't need a coggins to bring a horse to a...

    You don't need a coggins to bring a horse to a vet clinic, and in this state, you actually don't need a coggins to ride at the state or county parks. Until about 20 years ago, you didn't need a...
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    Retired horses and horses that never leave the...

    Retired horses and horses that never leave the property, no. Any horse upon arrival, yes.
  6. We didn't go with the prescription food, but...

    We didn't go with the prescription food, but crush half an Ammonil tablet into his wet food (Friskies) twice a day. Our previous cat was on something else - started with M? - that did essentially...
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    Haven't read the whole thread, but bring your...

    Haven't read the whole thread, but bring your calculator. Sometimes the unit price is not all that different from a good low cost grocery store or discount store when you consider the smaller size...
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    Does he get carsick? try driving your car like...

    Does he get carsick? try driving your car like you would drive your truck and horse trailer - slowly accelerate, slowly turn and stop. Does it matter if he's in the front or back seat, or in the...
  9. Lyme. I'm in Wisconsin, too, and we had a lot of...

    Lyme. I'm in Wisconsin, too, and we had a lot of it around here (Madison area) this summer and fall.
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    My theory is that putting zippers in regular...

    My theory is that putting zippers in regular boots puts some sort of stress that isn't meant to happen to zippers, on the zipper. If you have laces, there's some built-in give to the laces, but...
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    The musty smell is probably deep in the dirt of...

    The musty smell is probably deep in the dirt of the basement and short of excavating and replacing the dirt with new stuff, it's probably not going to ever go away completely. So. What can you do...
  12. Funny, our doorbell rang about an hour ago, too. ...

    Funny, our doorbell rang about an hour ago, too. Dogs went nuts, I looked out and it was a woman I didn't know, so I ignored it. She left a flyer for some political cause. In this neighborhood, we...
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    I realize boarding situations are what they are,...

    I realize boarding situations are what they are, and we don't always have a lot of options, but this sounds like a man-made problem. If he lived on 20 acres with a big group and grass or hay all...
  14. What if you drop off a casually written note...

    What if you drop off a casually written note asking if she'd like your help with getting the cats spayed/neutered/vaccinated? Find a nice way to say, "since they're over here all the time, I have...
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    If you google "ADA compliance buildings" you can...

    If you google "ADA compliance buildings" you can get to a government document that describes how much and what type of modifications need to, or should, be made to existing structures to make them...
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    I call the vet, explain the situation, and...

    I call the vet, explain the situation, and confirm that they want me to give it and how much. My horses are different sizes and sometimes their answer surprises me.

    Another thing: banamine...
  17. Thread: Getting towed

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    In our city, there are streets with restricted...

    In our city, there are streets with restricted parking during rush hours. If you're parked legally at 2:55, and illegally at 3:05, you're likely to find they've MOVED your car to a legal spot on a...
  18. This: ...

    This:
    http://www.haychix.com/Free-Up-Feeder-p/f.htm

    The barn guys will throw flakes into these without complaint. Easy to hang, and durable. Some horses will bang them against the wall,...
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    Your horse will be fine. Do consider what the...

    Your horse will be fine. Do consider what the trailering/road conditions will be at the time you're thinking of moving her. I bought a horse in NH at Christmastime, and waited until March to ship...
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    I am also interested in hearing solutions to this...

    I am also interested in hearing solutions to this problem! we have a yorkie mix who growls when one of the dogs, cats, or people approaches "her" human. Example - I get up first, SO and yorkie stay...
  21. Thanks! I think I convinced her to listen to you!

    Thanks! I think I convinced her to listen to you!
  22. BTDT twice, ten years apart. Bought a lovely TB...

    BTDT twice, ten years apart. Bought a lovely TB who had awful feet... spent six months going back and forth to the vet school every 3 weeks to be shod by the specialist there. He had full...
  23. Put the bigger kid in your 17" with stirrups that...

    Put the bigger kid in your 17" with stirrups that fit her boots, and pick up a 16" for the smaller sister. It might be a little big for a while, but that beats replacing a 15" in a year. The...
  24. Thread: Worming Woes

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    Sssh, don't tell, but after the first couple...

    Sssh, don't tell, but after the first couple years I haven't done another fecal.
  25. Helpline for an HMO? I'm trying to think of...

    Helpline for an HMO? I'm trying to think of nursing options where your lack of clinical experience might not be a big deal, but your "grace under pressure" and experience as a parent might be valued.
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