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    We have an equine message therapist come to our...

    We have an equine message therapist come to our barn once a month. I'm amazed how many people have their horse's "done". Many are retired horses not even ridden anymore.

    Side note: A little...
  2. I agree with all the previous advice, especially...

    I agree with all the previous advice, especially tbchick84's "Never use words that can be used back against you once they ignore your requests"

    Keep it simple....you do not need to "explain"...
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    Around here it's illegal to bury and I had the...

    Around here it's illegal to bury and I had the same issue. I mulled it over a year or so too. It certainly helps to be prepared.

    Find a University that has equine veterinary programs. I live near...
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    Amazingly, our library had a few of the...

    Amazingly, our library had a few of the recommended titles.
    While I liked Jane Savoie's books, they focus more on meditation, which I already do (with yoga)

    Janet Foy's book DRESSAGE FOR THE NOT...
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    Thanks for this thread. I sit pretty well at the...

    Thanks for this thread. I sit pretty well at the canter, although the trainer doesn't like the way my back flexes. I try keeping my point of balance as far back as I can to bring my weight off my...
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    Wow thanks for all the support and informative...

    Wow thanks for all the support and informative responses! What a great group!

    My biggest problem is that my schedule changed and the trainer is fully booked during my new free time. I'm sure if I...
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    Dressage Failure?

    I'd love the opinion of real dressage riders....sorry if this is a stupid post.

    I grew up riding dressage but am now in my mid 50's and riding mostly for physical & mental excersize-show days are...
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    I live in frigid upstate NY and love love love...

    I live in frigid upstate NY and love love love winter riding! Layering is a great suggestion especially when you "alternate" layers of natural fiber, wool, cotton, etc.
    If your head, hands & feet...
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    I used to know a lady who owned a high end carpet...

    I used to know a lady who owned a high end carpet business and were discussing how to wash a wool rug. She told me you can successfully remove anything from a carpet with the right methods &...
  10. Heh, I just got a call about saddles I have for...

    Heh, I just got a call about saddles I have for sale on Craigslist-someone wanted one as a Halloween costume for their Great Dane!! Oy!
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    My 70's No

    First time out bought a yearling (mistake) from rural people who "didn't have time for her" (bigger mistake) They wanted $300 but I traded $100 and a vintage gun. I very quickly realized this was...
  12. Thread: Bald spots

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    My QH mare had teeny bald spots that the vet...

    My QH mare had teeny bald spots that the vet diagnosed as lice! The tip off was her pasture-mate also had the same spots. Like you said, no scab, no bump, nothing. Cheap dairy/equine dusting powder...
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    Bunny + Ginea Pig = ??

    A co-worker told me yesterday she had seen a male bunny "doing it" with a Ginea pig.
    Can that result in offspring?
    It certainly doesn't seem like it, but it made me wonder.
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    Exactly. If this guy is immature enough to...

    Exactly.

    If this guy is immature enough to resort to vulgar name calling, there's no telling what he's capable of. Jerk.

    Particularly sticky that you live in a "community" rather than sprawling...
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    Another rice bran vote. I suggest you shop...

    Another rice bran vote.
    I suggest you shop around for "human grade" rice bran for about the same cost. It tastes great in fruit smoothies and cookies and is actually very sweet...
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    Great work! And good luck with a non-career of...

    Great work! And good luck with a non-career of being an artist!

    I've been a professional artist since the mid 80's, and I've learned a lot about marketing myself & my work mostly from mistakes.
    ...
  17. Beautiful horses there! I call my QH a liver...

    Beautiful horses there!

    I call my QH a liver chestnut and if pressed a flaxen-maned-liver-chestnut. Her sire is Sonny Dee's Flaxen Son, so I'd guess that's what the breeder's consider it too.
    A...
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    Mystery Bumps-not strangles-any guesses?

    My mare had these funny bumps under her jaw last summer so of course, I called the vet. He didn't come to see her and gave these reasons:
    The bumps don't seem to cause her any pain, you can palpate...
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    Just My 2¢

    Read this thread with much interest but have to add a few comments:

    1. Dawn dishwashing liquid is no better/worse than any other dishwashing liquid. All "cut" grease and are concentrated, so don't...
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    I've seen lots of "black" horses with light...

    I've seen lots of "black" horses with light tails-the fact that the mane is black and the underside of the horse is seal says he'll lighten as he gets older.

    People say my QH is "silver dapple"...
  21. You'll be surprised at how it "opens your chest"...

    You'll be surprised at how it "opens your chest" and deepens your seat to have one hand down by your side!
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    Guess I better clarify a few things.... When...

    Guess I better clarify a few things....

    When the lady said "my horse would be jealous" what she meant was my horse might hold a grudge.
    ALL horses beg for treats when they see another getting...
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    I am amazed in this economy there are so many...

    I am amazed in this economy there are so many horses kept as pets by ladies in their 50's-60's. And I don't mean the 25 y/o horse owned by the 60 y/o lady who are both "retired from riding"-THAT I...
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    I don't have an answer for your question, but I...

    I don't have an answer for your question, but I wanted to agree with you about internet shopping.

    Whenever I actually GO IN a store, or even just CALL a store, they say, "just look on the...
  25. Thread: I need names!

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    I don't like human names for animals, it makes...

    I don't like human names for animals, it makes them sound like substitute kids.
    Luckily, every horse I've ever owned came with a name, although "Miss Calypso Breeze" :-P is now Clipper.
    Horses...
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