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  1. Watering techniques for the outdoor arena

    Any ideas how I can keep my outdoor arena dust free?

    Indiana summers are super hot and we've had barely any rain.
    We currently use a sprinkler and it takes forever. It covers a very small radius...
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    Ok heres my arguement... I bought a new set (...

    Ok heres my arguement...
    I bought a new set ( all 4 ) eskadron boots. The first weeks I cleaned and inspected the boots and found no scratches on the boots to prove intereference. 2nd week i...
  3. I am constantly reminding myself not to eat the...

    I am constantly reminding myself not to eat the hamburger because I am an athlete. I am naturally thin and recognize other people are not. I think its important to be fit and being thin doesnt mean...
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    If you cannot dump and clean your tanks weekly,...

    If you cannot dump and clean your tanks weekly, goldfish are a great substitute. Algae grows due to sunlight exposure also known as photosynthesis. If your tanks are in a shaded place you will have...
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    Horses Dependent on their boots

    I understand horses in competition and the need for protective boots but what about schooling? Some trainer wrap every inch of leg to school at home. Some dont use any and hate if you do. Ive read...
  6. Barnsby Aurora Saddle.. better than many other quality saddles. Whats your preference

    Ive had my Barnsby Aurora for about 2 years. Im still confused why they arent more popular. These saddle are comfortable and not bulky. The deep seat puts you in a correct position and its lack of...
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    Ive heard strangles is like a child getting...

    Ive heard strangles is like a child getting chicken pox, they only get it once then build antibodies?!It this true? I hope your horse heals quickly without any issues. I'm always anxious when my BO...
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    There is no quick fix for a wiggly leg except...

    There is no quick fix for a wiggly leg except more time in the saddle. Be sure to focus on other areas of your equitation besides your leg. Tipping forward causes your leg to slide back, incorrect...
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    Panic snap on wall. Have you ever tried to reach...

    Panic snap on wall.
    Have you ever tried to reach for a horses head when they are freaking out? Impossible!
    Glad someone made a tread about this. It is one of my biggest peeves!
    I always leave the...
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    Many theories could explain why shes so hot, It...

    Many theories could explain why shes so hot, It could be pain, programming etc.
    My experience with these kinds.. Some learn to relax and others just dont. If a horse has been that anxious its...
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    As an animal lover I cannot understand why a VET...

    As an animal lover I cannot understand why a VET who wasnt responding to messages about Colic until an hour later would be upset that you called another vet. I would think he would appreciate another...
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    In humans they have had some success with HCG...

    In humans they have had some success with HCG hormone therapy.
    You may ask your vet if it's possible or if he could be part of a study for hormone therapy, which is usually low cost or free. My vet...
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    Although you had a positive relationship with...

    Although you had a positive relationship with your vet in the past, it doesn't excuse his behavior. If he had been so negligent to not return calls and not take a possible strangles case serious then...
  14. When/How will the old horse tell you its time?

    We have a 28 yr old x-show jumper gelding who has really slowed down these past few weeks. This old guy lived as a show horse his entire life and even as my equitation horse well into his 20s. 3...
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    Hah funny! Yea totally meant placebo for humans! ...

    Hah funny! Yea totally meant placebo for humans!
    With my horse I feel like i see a difference after finishing the loading dose, but then im afraid it may just be the placebo affect of me thinking...
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    The arena was tight. Wasn't goingt to ask for...

    The arena was tight. Wasn't goingt to ask for anymore lead changes. He lead changed perfect by the in gate if you noticed but bulged out pulling me towards the gate. I'm not goin to waste y money at...
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    Adaquan.. Miracle drug or placebo?

    Just started a younger horse on adaquan. His x rays dont show anything major, but the horse will not pass flexions.
    Whats everyone experience with adaquan?
    and failed flexion tests on a horse who...
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    Look I'm not getting into it on this forum. The...

    Look I'm not getting into it on this forum. The young horse has great changes. Like you noticed he is on the forehand after the jump. There wasn't much room after the jump to set him up for the...
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    Actually Tammy won that round and the horse was...

    Actually Tammy won that round and the horse was green. Read the YouTube comments.
    You also missed where she stepped out and held inside rein to get correct lead over several jumps.
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    If he landed on the correct lead every time all...

    If he landed on the correct lead every time all I'd need to do is hold my out side rein and he'd stay straight. The horse was 4 you can't expect him to have an auto lead change already.
    So your...
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    well I was being very dramatic over the jump to...

    well I was being very dramatic over the jump to assure the correct lead. Really if you are in equitatiion classes your head needs to be looking straight ahead and sitting straight. Again dont gain...
  22. It appears we have a hypocrite!!! meupatdoes...

    It appears we have a hypocrite!!! meupatdoes is this lady http://greyskyridge.com/Web-Site/Lessons.html and According to USEF, she showed ammies 2008, then misc hunter, 1 show 2009 and then...
  23. Yea it's pretty extreme the lengths some of the...

    Yea it's pretty extreme the lengths some of the people have gone to. Even to insult my grammar which I type on my iPhone and sure I make mistakes. and the hunter brood mare is a horse I'm interested...
  24. Of course everyone thinks their horse is nice.

    Of course everyone thinks their horse is nice.
  25. No I started buying young horses that go in the...

    No I started buying young horses that go in the smaller divisions. Not scared. I show and win in the pro/am green divisions. Stalk my last baby green division in AA st Louis. 4 yo horse. Baby greens...
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