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  1. Certainly. As long as flapping straps won't...

    Certainly. As long as flapping straps won't alarm your horse, You could fold them up and band them to keep them still. If you have non-elastic ended girth that is a better choice. It will give you...
  2. You're going to have to shop for an appropriate...

    You're going to have to shop for an appropriate girth. Those straps are to buckle down the flaps. But they don't affect the actual girthing. Just to hold down. You could have them removed. You...
  3. Your Extra strap appears to be your balance...

    Your Extra strap appears to be your balance strap. The end with no keepers goes on your near side front billet. The end with the keepers goes to your rear off side strap.

    The straps on your...
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    Wait.. his girlfriend left and went back to her...

    Wait.. his girlfriend left and went back to her husband... so he bought the house next door? Oh the husbands gonna love that.
  5. Sometimes violent purring episodes seem to...

    Sometimes violent purring episodes seem to trigger "the horks" As if there was a hairball forming in her throat and the purring vibrated it causing throat tickles. She hoicks and gulps and it's...
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    4 but the grey and the nude are the most...

    4 but the grey and the nude are the most preferred in the every day rotation. They get washed about once a week. They are generally just worn to work so they get light use.

    I think I have about...
  7. My horse avoids pooping in the crossties. When I...

    My horse avoids pooping in the crossties. When I go to fetch him, sometimes he will walk away from me and go poop in the poop pile. Yes, he is honestly planning ahead. I figure it adds at least...
  8. That's one thing that is difficult about keeping...

    That's one thing that is difficult about keeping horses at home. Even though I board, it's at Mom's so it's essentially a keep at home situation. The last farrier we "fired" over scheduling issues. ...
  9. Because there is food and a time limit.

    Because there is food and a time limit.
  10. I am curious as well so feel free to turn this...

    I am curious as well so feel free to turn this thread in that direction. We have always been there to hold horses be they show horses getting "the works" or pasteurized horses getting a trim. I...
  11. My cats always consistently liked Evo too. Taste...

    My cats always consistently liked Evo too. Taste of the Wild... meh. Not so much.

    While I leave the healthy dry food out free choice, I also supplement with junk food for calories. You like...
  12. Ours have always naturally segregated by color. ...

    Ours have always naturally segregated by color. The cows often do as well.
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    ... after the home invasion. I don't know. Is...

    ... after the home invasion. I don't know. Is it even an invasion if you leave your door unlocked?
  14. LOL!!! Farrier, Vet and Sawdust Man (sounds like...

    LOL!!! Farrier, Vet and Sawdust Man (sounds like he needs a cape and a big S on his chest) all get paid in cash or negotiable check on the spot. As well as Christmas gifts, home made apple pies,...
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    twotru you have a very interesting life. But...

    twotru you have a very interesting life. But even your disasters sound like adventures.
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    that was my thought to... "give it to me in...

    that was my thought to... "give it to me in yards..."
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    Mom lives on a road where there is no cable TV,...

    Mom lives on a road where there is no cable TV, no cell coverage (at all - trust me) and so they live pretty much with 1980s technology, but she does have a computer with dial up that works well...
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    How am I supposed to finish all my decorating and...

    How am I supposed to finish all my decorating and crafts if I don't start until Black Friday?

    Some of us do more than haul a box out of the attic
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    Since I've done nothing but complain all day at...

    Since I've done nothing but complain all day at work I will redeem myself and say I always have positive experiences at both JoAnn's and Michaels'. Even if I go in wearing breeches, boots and hair....
  20. Clean and ready but not tacked. I won't ride...

    Clean and ready but not tacked.

    I won't ride anything the owner won't ride for me first. Although I've sold one like that :winkgrin:
  21. Mom says he thought the appointment was at 11:30....

    Mom says he thought the appointment was at 11:30. Which would have worked out OK, because if I was shooting at 11:30 as being early and I had been a little later than he would have been cheerfully...
  22. Today's ride I actually had to attempt to floss...

    Today's ride I actually had to attempt to floss his teeth with the hollow mouth eggbutt as he launched himself skyward with his face in the air. That was in vain. Maybe we will have to ^bit up^...
  23. Farriers make me nutty aka: Are you always home for the Farrier?

    Mom emails this morning: " Farrier appointment at noon. I'm going to go look at hay. If you can be here, then I won't hurry back."

    I email back: "Go ahead, I'll take an early lunch and be there...
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    Are you in it for the money? Trainers are. They...

    Are you in it for the money? Trainers are. They think in those terms.

    Yes, he could drop dead tomorrow. But if we based our life decisions on that premise.

    I'd enjoy him for awhile. Insure...
  25. I had some seasonal naughtiness on Saturday which...

    I had some seasonal naughtiness on Saturday which involved bucking in place and an impersonation of Nautical during a canter depart. But each year it's more rideable. Last year I didn't even have...
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