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  1. In eventing, that is an astonishingly good score....

    In eventing, that is an astonishingly good score. So no one is being mean.
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    This is also why I always put out a plea for...

    This is also why I always put out a plea for riders (especially of plain bay and chestnut horses) to please pick XC colors besides navy blue. Yes, navy looks good on a lot of horses, but I've had...
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    I have actually heard of keeping a chestnut in...

    I have actually heard of keeping a chestnut in your front pocket when you want to lead a balky horse (say, onto a trailer), basically for the same "reason" (the scent is reassuring to the horse).
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    Coat and skin = flaxseed (like Omega Horseshine,...

    Coat and skin = flaxseed (like Omega Horseshine, etc) and/or fat (oil, Cool Calories, rice bran).

    Joints = I'm convinced that most joint supps just make expensive manure, but I feed MSM b/c it's...
  5. Thread: Supplements

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    I was giving: Omega Horseshine, Cool Calories,...

    I was giving: Omega Horseshine, Cool Calories, Biotin, Copper, MSM (all Uckele), Mag Restore, electrolytes, with Tribute Essential K as a ration balancer.

    Got some weird bloods back last spring so...
  6. If burying ends up being impossible, my trainer...

    If burying ends up being impossible, my trainer has either taken her horses to be put down at the local vet school, which has the facilities to cremate them, or has our vet put them down on her...
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    After last winter, our barn owner switched to...

    After last winter, our barn owner switched to shavings/ sawdust for the winter. Much better. Stay warm!
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    Unfortunately, even being on a good quality hay...

    Unfortunately, even being on a good quality hay and an appropriate amount of ration balancer is not a guarantee. I started down the path of analyzing my horse's diet last spring when my vet suspected...
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    This is a good resource. www.feedxl.com Send a...

    This is a good resource. www.feedxl.com

    Send a sample of your barn's hay in to be tested by either your local Ag Extension or a commercial service. (Uckele will do it, I know, I'm sure there are...
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    Thanks everyone for sharing the information. ...

    Thanks everyone for sharing the information.

    I made the change last year when I had the chance to keep my guy in a private run with a shelter versus a stall (which I generally used only in bad...
  11. Sorry, the tone never changed. The poster came in...

    Sorry, the tone never changed. The poster came in here with a "yelling" title and guns blazing, wanting COTHers do the kind of Google-fu any first grader can manage, since she's clearly an expert...
  12. Well, if you're this pleasant in person, I can't...

    Well, if you're this pleasant in person, I can't imagine how the BO could ever let you leave.
  13. Here is a good explanation, although she doesn't...

    Here is a good explanation, although she doesn't have a good diagram of a horse with a true ewe neck (the pinto does not have a ewe neck, just an average neck with similarly-shaped curves, while the...
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    Breed (ie Appaloosa or silver gene carrier)? All...

    Breed (ie Appaloosa or silver gene carrier)? All homozygous LP Appies have night blindness; my friend has a gorgeous talented horse who struggles with this on XC. I've also known of a few horses who...
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    Good at the trot, bad at the canter always has me...

    Good at the trot, bad at the canter always has me suspicious of SI.
  16. This is the stuff:...

    This is the stuff: http://www.velcro.com/business/products/self-engaging-hook-and-loop

    You could cut a piece and wrap it around a finger, with say, the fuzzy side out.
    Then, cut another piece...
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    I couldn't care less WTF the FEI does, but I...

    I couldn't care less WTF the FEI does, but I believe that in the past USEA/F has aligned its permitted bits with FEI. I hope we don't have that to look forward to.

    This is frankly crazy - why...
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    I asked Santa for her but apparently she would...

    I asked Santa for her but apparently she would not fit down the chimney... sigh.
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    YAY! I love a happy ending!

    YAY! I love a happy ending! <3
  20. My first guess would be saddle fit. Have you...

    My first guess would be saddle fit. Have you tried riding her bareback or in another saddle?
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    My friend got an Aerowear and loves it.

    My friend got an Aerowear and loves it.
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    I've always thought there could be a way to...

    I've always thought there could be a way to pro-rate the entry fee based on distance - for example, if you are traveling 2000 miles, your entry might be discounted as a way to incentivize it for...
  23. This is what I use, and bought one for a petite...

    This is what I use, and bought one for a petite friend. There is some folding involved with the numbers but it's never in the way or poking me.
  24. What a great update!!! Anmoro, can you have...

    What a great update!!!

    Anmoro, can you have someone add a loop of velcro around your crop handle and then a loop around a finger (fabric stores have a double sided velcro that would be perfect for...
  25. Back to the original topic, this is the same kind...

    Back to the original topic, this is the same kind of crap that I had issues with in the rule change proposals thread -- USEA has apparently no concept of ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS and seeking input prior...
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