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  1. Thread: Swollen knee

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    I can echo Petiepies post pretty much verbatim. ...

    I can echo Petiepies post pretty much verbatim. My mare has had a big knee-just above the joint, since way last summer.
    The vet has looked at it three times, each time he is less concerned as...
  2. My experience is pain makes the horse tight,...

    My experience is pain makes the horse tight, relief allows them to stretch.
  3. If you have access why not try someone elses...

    If you have access why not try someone elses saddle? I have seen amazing transformations in ridden horses when a better fitting saddle is used. Sometimes it may look right but the horse still says...
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    :)I agree with Happytalk. I will occasionally...

    :)I agree with Happytalk. I will occasionally take my cat for a ride,(short) and once in a while to the vet to be weighed. Purposely so when she does need to go it is not a hugely traumatic event....
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    I have routinely used my home washer to wash my...

    I have routinely used my home washer to wash my horse blankets and others that come in for repair.
    My washer doesn't have the x large tub so the really heavy winter blankets need a double wash and...
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    ha, that's just what I have been doing. I feed...

    ha, that's just what I have been doing. I feed outside in a corral, would you move her off when she pins her ears until she offers to come back politely?
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    agressive mare

    One of my mares has gotten a bad attitude esp during feeding.
    She was a very spoiled girl when I got her, she came at me with her teeth once the day after she came to live with me.
    She has always...
  8. Thread: DT article

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    :encouragement:Thank you for such a quick...

    :encouragement:Thank you for such a quick response. I really appreciate it!
  9. Thread: DT article

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    DT article

    Due to a mix up in my address, odd because I never changed it, haven't moved but for the past several months have been getting hit or miss issues of DT.
    Anyways.....I have missed the January issue...
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    :yes:Just a thought.....head/neck position is...

    :yes:Just a thought.....head/neck position is different at different levels. An upper level dressage horse will have the appearance of a higher carriage than an entry level horse.
    Some trainers...
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    saddle cover for riding

    I was perusing saddle covers on ebay and saw what I thought was a nice idea.
    A saddle cover with slits so you could put the stirrups through.
    I thought this was so if the stirrups were dirty they...
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    smooth wire for hot wire

    I saw some smooth wire sold for hot wire, I am interested in trying it . Has anyone had experience with smooth wire designed for hot wire fencing?
    I am wondering specifically if I will need a...
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    When I cook a roast I always throw in extra...

    When I cook a roast I always throw in extra vegetables Besides the standard, potatoes, carrots and onions try adding squash, sweet potato, turnip, parsnip, I am fine with adding beets but the color...
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    Good to know about nightshade/potatoes. I...

    Good to know about nightshade/potatoes. I wouldn't go out of my way to feed onions but when making supper onions are often on my menu so the peelings go in the bin along with the other veg scraps....
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    So is it safe to say none are toxic? What about...

    So is it safe to say none are toxic? What about carrot tops? I know most peelings aren't toxic just wondering about hidden dangers.
    example: lawn grass is fine to graze but once gone through the...
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    vegetable scraps for horses

    Usually I take all my vegie scraps to the compost but at this time of year I like to stop adding so it can cook.
    As I was gathering up the peelings from making a stir fry tonight I got to wondering...
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    Could someone tell me when the video was taken...

    Could someone tell me when the video was taken please.
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    thanks for the explanations. From what I am...

    thanks for the explanations. From what I am understanding then a horse that isn't accepting connection with the bit can't get/be through.
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    the term 'through'

    Could someone explain to me what this term, 'through' means or refer me to a book that does explain it?

    Recently I had a conversation with someone and it seems we have different ideas of what this...
  20. Treadmill every other day. Current goal is 2...

    Treadmill every other day. Current goal is 2 miles in 30 minutes, plus another 10 at a slower pace.
    Gotta fit in some core exercise too.
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    Shires blankets

    I have tried the brand 'Shires', it has a longer drop than most and it does fit my very wide girl. She has been wearing it since October, no rubs or tender spots anywhere.
    The blanket itself shows...
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    Has anyone read BioMechanical Riding and...

    Has anyone read BioMechanical Riding and Dressage: A Rider's Atlas?
  23. You love your horse, dressage is fun. Why not...

    You love your horse, dressage is fun. Why not combine the two. Love the w/b broke so I ride a Fjord joke. lol
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    So sorry, shocking loss.

    So sorry, shocking loss.
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    Some horses are quite sensitive to the scabs so...

    Some horses are quite sensitive to the scabs so the sleazy might be irritating. I think I would go to a nylon sheet underneath the reg blanket. Loose fitting it shouldn't rub and it would cover a...
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