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    Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue, Southampton, NY. On...

    Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue, Southampton, NY. On the list of America's Best Charities for years. Tirelessly dedicated, take in local senior horses (the forgotten ones) as well as OTTB's etc. 100% of...
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    I keep a blog called HorsePower in which I...

    I keep a blog called HorsePower in which I chronicle my horsey experiences and life lessons taught by my horses and horsepeople who I have met along the way.
    If you have a moment I woud love for you...
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    Condolences to all who new, cared for and loved...

    Condolences to all who new, cared for and loved these horses...
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    In NY State, helmets are required for riders...

    In NY State, helmets are required for riders under 14 years old regardless of discipline. It is unusual at most H/J barns to see anyone mounted without a helmet regardless of age. However it is quite...
  5. I did the Connemara Trail in the west of Ireland...

    I did the Connemara Trail in the west of Ireland with Willie Leahy. It was point to point, great B&B's, wonderful horses and warm hospitality with unbelievable scenery. And Willie is a character, who...
  6. I started riding at age 44, riding packers around...

    I started riding at age 44, riding packers around in circles during the week and going to the trail riding place on weekends. All I wanted to do was jump, and it took me a long time to be able to do...
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    How I keep the faith is one day at a time. My big...

    How I keep the faith is one day at a time. My big gregarious eventer, DannyBoy, was out for two years with complications from annular ligament surgery. While he was out of commission, I acquired an...
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    This was very helpful to me. I have used that...

    This was very helpful to me. I have used that term "moral reasons" to differentiate between "health reasons for my choice to not eat meat. I never thought that by claiming "moral" the implication is...
  9. Thread: Horrible day

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    So sorry for your loss. I just got a pain in my...

    So sorry for your loss. I just got a pain in my heart. RIP good boy; may the green grass be soft on your hooves as you wait for us by the bridge with the other great horses..
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    About the only thing I like about winter is my...

    About the only thing I like about winter is my SSG winter ranchers! Then do come in black also, but not every place carries them. Fine for trail, a little bulky when I'm schooling, for that I use SSG...
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    I stopped eating meat about 4 years ago. I had...

    I stopped eating meat about 4 years ago. I had written a story for a local horse mag about a young equestrienne who had been tragically killed and happened to be vegetarian. I got to know her family...
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    Night check is generally between 8:00-8:30 pm. I...

    Night check is generally between 8:00-8:30 pm. I also pick stalls, throw hay, prepare a.m. feed, top water, adjust blankets. Then sit in the aisle with a cup of coffee. In spring, summer & fall, I...
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    Um, well, IMHO seeking to teach a horse to behave...

    Um, well, IMHO seeking to teach a horse to behave and perform in a certain desired way is a practical endeavor. Seeking to get a certain feeling from our interaction is a spiritual one. I unabashedly...
  14. This! Someone on the board summed up how a lot...

    This!

    Someone on the board summed up how a lot of horsepeople here, including myself, feel about Pat Parrelli:

    He is to horse training what Dr. Phil is to legitimate psychiatry.
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    T5 High Output 6 lamp Hi-Bay fluorescent fixtures...

    T5 High Output 6 lamp Hi-Bay fluorescent fixtures are great in that application.
  16. [QUOTE=jimc;6115458]Without a doubt the TR3 Rake...

    [QUOTE=jimc;6115458]Without a doubt the TR3 Rake (http://www.abiequine.com/products/arena_drags/tr3_rake.php http://www.abiabsolute.com/_assets/_pdfs/catalog/TR3_Rake_Web.pdf) for 3-point tractors...
  17. I don't have an indoor, but I had a similar...

    I don't have an indoor, but I had a similar situation when building my suburban farmette on Long Island. Space was/ is at a premium, and the place where an outdoor arena would go had an old...
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    When I first built my barn, about 200' from my...

    When I first built my barn, about 200' from my house, there was no money left in the budget for a water line. I "temporarily" ran a 3/4" PVC pipe above ground from the house to the barn, with a...
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    Dreamcatcher Farm. Not sure why. I like...

    Dreamcatcher Farm. Not sure why. I like dreamcatchers and the story behind them. I just liked the way it sounded. No sign, except for an old vanity license plate I once had on my truck; "DC FARM". I...
  20. I have a 4- stall barn with 3- 12 X 12 stalls and...

    I have a 4- stall barn with 3- 12 X 12 stalls and a 12 X 12 tack/ feed room. My aisle is 7' wide X 24' long.

    All of my horses are about 16hh, and I have no problem working with them and turning...
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    Fellow Long Islander. PM sent.

    Fellow Long Islander. PM sent.
  22. That was my initial thought. Drop the new-agey...

    That was my initial thought. Drop the new-agey and designed-to-baffle-and astound terminology and it's probably not much different than what a thoughtful rider implements on a regular basis.

    But I...
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    Congrats. Good luck with it. There's nothing that...

    Congrats. Good luck with it. There's nothing that compares to having a reliable truck when hauling horses..
  24. Thread: barn lighting

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    Can't tell from this description whether it is...

    Can't tell from this description whether it is being advocated to tap a 14 gauge wire (rated for 15 amps) from a 12 gauge wire (rated for 20 amps) which is not legal or safe. That would mean that the...
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    OP, I suggest you read "Trailering Your Horse" by...

    OP, I suggest you read "Trailering Your Horse" by Cherry Hill. It will all make more sense after you've read it. While all of the points made here are good, one of the most important, and most rarely...
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