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    Holy crap, I'm going to have a seriously hard...

    Holy crap, I'm going to have a seriously hard time getting my guy to slow down that much. I have a huge 16.2 OTSTB that his "easy jog" is around 10 mph his top cruising speed is around 20 mph, when...
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    I'd start with a bit guard and maybe changing...

    I'd start with a bit guard and maybe changing down to a more narrow bit. I'd get a narrow bit and maybe put a small layer of latex over it. Also, if it's only on one side I may also look at some...
  3. Thanks on the Kingston, may have found a cart...

    Thanks on the Kingston, may have found a cart that fits our needs, the free shipping really is a good bonus. Found one with solid tires so will hopefully be ordering it by the end of the month.

    I...
  4. Yup, helping to "clean tack" after training hours...

    Yup, helping to "clean tack" after training hours must have gotten her some pretty good dinners :)
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    Two words "gaited horse" :) My right ankle is...

    Two words "gaited horse" :)

    My right ankle is my weakest link due to a bad sprain years ago playing tennis. I taped my ankle before really long rides but normally a tight paddock boot with half...
  6. I agree katby, my guy has stepped on water...

    I agree katby, my guy has stepped on water bottles and he is pretty non reactive about it, but he raced on the harness circuit until he was 9 so he has had a long learning curve on picking up his...
  7. I've never heard of the JC reissuing papers that...

    I've never heard of the JC reissuing papers that have been defaced, as long as papers are in your possession they will not reissue duplicates.

    I do like having "non racing papers" on horses, it is...
  8. When was she last dewormed? I do a generic...

    When was she last dewormed? I do a generic ivermectin and then hit them with Quest 2 weeks after ivermectin. Encysted strongyles is a huge problem in some areas.

    I would also have those hooks...
  9. Back in the old days when paper registration...

    Back in the old days when paper registration papers followed the horse you simply wrote "not for racing" so they could not be raced again. You can do this electronically with the US Trotting Assoc...
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    My project horse is an 12 yo OTSTB trotter who is...

    My project horse is an 12 yo OTSTB trotter who is just now starting back to training, my other mount is a 5 yo palomino TWH mare.
  11. ISO: Pony cart for 42" Shetland pony

    I'm in the New Orleans area and I've been looking for months for an EE cart or meadowbrook ish cart for my pony. No show cart or anything fancy, just a fun and safe cart for driving on roads and...
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    If the horse was in claimers (which is what it...

    If the horse was in claimers (which is what it sounds like) you need to have a bill of sale and contact the racing secretary. Also, do not call during a live racing day, find a "dark day" to call as...
  13. As much as I would love to see Rachael in the...

    As much as I would love to see Rachael in the show ring, she is not a show horse and from what i hear she prefers to be left alone.

    I doubt she will be bred again, and Jockey Club rules prohibit...
  14. I use ice only if there is a lot of hard road but...

    I use ice only if there is a lot of hard road but otherwise I use a clay poultice. I mostly do this to double check for dry spots. If there is a dry spot by the time we trailer home, than I know I...
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    Mr Livingston's were precocious horses and had a...

    Mr Livingston's were precocious horses and had a lot of talent I found in jumping and hunting. I found that they do have some foot and tendon issues but usually once they are off the track those are...
  16. Honestly, a lot of TBs at the track won't have...

    Honestly, a lot of TBs at the track won't have bad legs, most are too slow to hurt themselves. Most OTTBs aches and pains are easily dealt with by having massage, a slow introduction to turnout, a...
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    Ahhh, the joys of Storm Cats :) Yes, they are...

    Ahhh, the joys of Storm Cats :) Yes, they are "opinionated" and have their moments, but if they have good knees then you will have an incredible horse with a ton of heart and determination. The...
  18. Call the Red Mile and ask for the starter, most...

    Call the Red Mile and ask for the starter, most tracks have a "ride along policy" and just ask what the Red Mile's policy is. Although I have a trainer's license, I got to ride along a few times and...
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    We had one but she was spayed (had cysts on both...

    We had one but she was spayed (had cysts on both ovaries) and even spayed we knew which horses could not be ponied off of her. There were a few colts that just being near a female was enough to make...
  20. Catastrophic injuries in harness racing is very...

    Catastrophic injuries in harness racing is very rare and this was a horrific fluke accident. I've never seen a horse die from choking down, but I can see where it can happen. I had a horse that...
  21. Whos My Daddy was a KY bred if I remember right...

    Whos My Daddy was a KY bred if I remember right from the late 90's or early 2000's I can't remember exactly but I was racing in KY when it happened and everybody ragged on the trainer for not...
  22. All you have to do is clip the tattoo down, it is...

    All you have to do is clip the tattoo down, it is unreadable with that much hair. I keep my OTSTBs freeze brands clipped (habit from the track, I also keep their manes long and with the long bridle...
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    I'm in the boat that if a horse needs them put...

    I'm in the boat that if a horse needs them put them on, if they do not need them leave them off.

    My current project is an OTSTB trotter that absolutely cannot wear blinkers, he never raced in them...
  24. I feel your pain, I'm in the same boat as you are...

    I feel your pain, I'm in the same boat as you are and I'm the only driver in my area (outside of a few mini people but they do not normally bring their horses out much) I've been banned from driving...
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    The LA State Police have stopped pressing the...

    The LA State Police have stopped pressing the issue and the local sheriff is saying nothing is wrong. This is a disaster and none of the TB sites (outside of this one) is running the story and I...
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