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    This brings back memories. Almost 40 years ago I...

    This brings back memories. Almost 40 years ago I saved all my pennies and bought me a 17" Pariani jumping saddle. Sold it on when the ladies at my horse school finally determined that it was made...
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    I ride an ancient mare (in her 30's) with an...

    I ride an ancient mare (in her 30's) with an occult spavin in her left hock. The vast majority of the time she kicks when I pick up that hoof. I would suggest that this horse get checked out by the...
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    Hi, I have MS, and for a while I was too weak to...

    Hi, I have MS, and for a while I was too weak to dismount. The first time this happened I was on an 18.2 hand horse.

    Finally I figured out that if someone on the ground would press my left knee...
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    You may want to try a JP Eggbutt Full Cheek...

    You may want to try a JP Eggbutt Full Cheek snaffle with bit keepers.

    Fulmer snaffles with thick mouthpieces are often too thick for the horse's mouth, and the nutcracker action is stronger since...
  5. You might want to look into the Corrector pad...

    You might want to look into the Corrector pad (http://thecorrector.net.) If you get the shims too you can help get the saddle more even for your riding.

    I FIXED a horse whose hind hock was bowing...
  6. Thanks for the update! I am a handicapped rider...

    Thanks for the update!
    I am a handicapped rider too. Life can get frustrating! I'm glad it worked out for you.
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    Archieflies, if you have two healthy kids it can...

    Archieflies, if you have two healthy kids it can be a good time to stop.

    I had two boys, and I wanted a girl. My baby sitter had produced 5 boys because she wanted a girl. I looked at those 5...
  8. Another vote for the Corrector. It works best if...

    Another vote for the Corrector. It works best if the saddle fits somewhat, but it can be a lifesaver for the horse if the saddle does not fit at all.

    When I got my first Corrector I asked if it...
  9. If I were much richer, had decent TB mares and...

    If I were much richer, had decent TB mares and were decades younger I'd be plotting how to get his blood into my herd. Maybe he will be that rarity, a super race horse who produces both super...
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    Hurrah! The American TB rises again.

    Hurrah!

    The American TB rises again.
  11. How about doing this discussion for the comfort...

    How about doing this discussion for the comfort of the horse.

    Since I am so disabled I spend literally years riding a horse around the riding ring, nothing fancy, just basic Forward Seat (hunt...
  12. Due to my many physical problems I find it easier...

    Due to my many physical problems I find it easier to keep contact with the snaffle rein between my little and ring fingers, and having the curb rein come in under my little finger with a drape in the...
  13. I am so sorry this is happening to you and your...

    I am so sorry this is happening to you and your husband. Many virtual hugs!
  14. May, 1960, Chile. My parents had taken us kids...

    May, 1960, Chile. My parents had taken us kids on a vacation, stopping overnight in Chillan, Chile, planning to drive to Valdivia the next day.

    I woke up at 3:00 AM because the ground was going...
  15. I have MS. I finally got diagnosed 22 years ago,...

    I have MS. I finally got diagnosed 22 years ago, though, thinking back, MS had affected me most of my life. I got on disability 20 years ago because I could no longer work, and my disability is...
  16. I used to have persistent heartburn. I finally...

    I used to have persistent heartburn. I finally traced it to eating CINNAMON, and boy did I LOVE cinnamon! My daily cinnamon-raisin bagel was causing me misery.

    I also found that the homeopathic...
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    Oddly enough what did it for me was getting a...

    Oddly enough what did it for me was getting a weanling ungelded colt as my 2nd horse. That colt KNEW I did not know what I was doing. I did not have enough money for a trainer. I managed pretty...
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    Back when I had eating problems decades ago, I...

    Back when I had eating problems decades ago, I accidentally found out that a juice glass full of WHITE grape juice before a meal brought my appetite back.

    I had dropped to 102 lbs., looked like an...
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    Thank you AKB! You have greatly encouraged me.

    Thank you AKB! You have greatly encouraged me.
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    I have MS. I used to be able to vault off but...

    I have MS. I used to be able to vault off but lost that ability suddenly. My proprioceptive sense of my body disappeared even more than usual since I lost the ability to vault off.

    Since then I...
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    Gilenya for MS

    Hi! I went to my neurologist yesterday. He told me, since my present MS pharmaceutical therapy did not completely stop new lesions in the past decade, that ethically he had to put me on a more...
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    Another aspect on lead poisoning. If policemen...

    Another aspect on lead poisoning.

    If policemen are required to practice shooting their revolvers in an enclosed shooting range using lead bullets, is the amount of lead that they are exposed to...
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    There is another possible source for lead. ...

    There is another possible source for lead.

    Hair dyes.

    I remember decades ago hearing African-American women telling me that they got "color" put in their hair (black dye) because it gave their...
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    Hi, and welcome to the horse world. I've owned...

    Hi, and welcome to the horse world.

    I've owned mares, and I have noticed that many mares seem to PREFER being handled by a man. Of course the man has to behave himself. I've seen mares be more...
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    In defense of Kelso-- The fundraiser was at...

    In defense of Kelso--

    The fundraiser was at off-season Laurel Racetrack in MD. There were no other horses running around, but I am sure that Kelso looked at the track and probably...
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