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    I would just get a huge load of sand and dump it...

    I would just get a huge load of sand and dump it in a mound. Every horse I've ever met, enjoys this. They usually make a bed of sorts out of it and enjoy rolling, sleeping and playing in it.
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    Mine were VERY similar to this, but we had...

    Mine were VERY similar to this, but we had sliding doors. They work very well. When I build my new barn, I will be doing something similar again.
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    That's funny, I was going to say Dublin...

    That's funny, I was going to say Dublin Aristocrats that they don't make anymore. Love them so much I bought an extra pair for when the original ones wear out! You can still find them random places...
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    My ex and I built 3 stalls with hay storage above...

    My ex and I built 3 stalls with hay storage above them for significantly less than that. We used plywood, 2x4s, 2x6s and 4x4s for the corner posts. We used wire panels (I forget if they were...
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    Best? I don't know. I can tell you what we do...

    Best? I don't know. I can tell you what we do though. My husband makes close to twice what I do. I pay for my horse, a couple of the smaller bills, health insurance for me and our daughter and that's...
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    If my daughter decides she wants to differ from...

    If my daughter decides she wants to differ from what the rest of the family eats, that's fine, but I would expect she eats a healthy, balanced diet. None of the cheating either (I can understand...
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    My hunt doesn't care about age do much as...

    My hunt doesn't care about age do much as ability. If the kid can has the skill set to ride safely, then they're welcome to come!
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    My old Stubben was $300. Fits a lot of horses...

    My old Stubben was $300. Fits a lot of horses too.
  9. Mine gets offered water, his girth loosened,...

    Mine gets offered water, his girth loosened, walked out a bit depending on the kind of ride or if its really hot out, then is untacked, then tied or put in a corral with hay.
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    I love my Dublins!

    I love my Dublins!
  11. I really like the Composite Wide Track ones. The...

    I really like the Composite Wide Track ones. The footbed tips very slightly to assist with putting your heels down, but they're not a jointed stirrup where you might lose stability. I do endurance...
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    I usually listen to my Arab to an extent. If he...

    I usually listen to my Arab to an extent. If he balks, I'll urge him to go anyway. If he is really truly insistent about not going, there's usually a reason.

    My friend's horse (my ex used to...
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    Aside from not being a traditional breed for...

    Aside from not being a traditional breed for hunters, my Arab fits the rest of the bill. He's a babysitter type who just wants to please. He'll make you ride to your ability, whatever that is. For...
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    I really enjoy Tony Horton's (the P90X guy) 10...

    I really enjoy Tony Horton's (the P90X guy) 10 Minute Trainer. There are a handful of videos that target different body parts that are 10 minutes each. There is a calendar to follow where you're...
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    Also, they make little non slip pads you...

    Also, they make little non slip pads you basically glue to the bottoms of their feet. I have clients (I'm a groomer) that have used them and said they worked well.
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    If the toenails are touching the ground, it can...

    If the toenails are touching the ground, it can start to distort the toes and cause pain when they get long enough. The quicks (vein in the nail) will grow out to the length of the nail and you can't...
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    I had totally bladeless LASIK 4-5 years ago now...

    I had totally bladeless LASIK 4-5 years ago now and its been great.

    They had to drug the living crap out of me for me to not panic when they put the things that hold your eyes open in, but once...
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    We have dogs and the house is always locked. ...

    We have dogs and the house is always locked. Once we get a farm, my husband wants to get a Cane Corso or some such large, protective dog. Currently we have poodles, a standard and two minis. The...
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    Murphy's Oil soap for cleaning. For saddles I use...

    Murphy's Oil soap for cleaning. For saddles I use those little round tack sponges. For anything really grimey, I use a washcloth or a toothbrush.

    Australian Leather Keep for...
  20. I like my HDR flat hunt bridle a lot. Its...

    I like my HDR flat hunt bridle a lot. Its probably not as nice as the Bobby's, but its less expensive too.
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    Honestly, just keep doing what you're doing. ...

    Honestly, just keep doing what you're doing.

    My Arab was a flailing mess of legs off and on until he quit growing at 6... He'd figure his body out, then he'd grow and things would get out of...
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    Jointed stirrups make my knees worse. I like the...

    Jointed stirrups make my knees worse. I like the Composite Wide Track ones. ...
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    Look into used Stubbens. They fit my Arab with...

    Look into used Stubbens. They fit my Arab with moderate withers and a big old barrel well (I've generally found Arabs and Morgans to have a similar shape). He wears a 32cm tree. If you don't mind...
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    I like the Heritage Extreme Winter gloves: ...

    I like the Heritage Extreme Winter gloves: https://www.smartpakequine.com/heritage-extreme-winter-gloves-9807p?cm_sp=CS-_-Heritage%20Extreme%20Winter%20Gloves-_-NA&cm_vc=Rec

    They're not...
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    I would have held the door. I was raised to hold...

    I would have held the door. I was raised to hold the door, especially for my elders, able bodied or not.
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