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  1. Thread: Hoof boots!

    by mzm farm
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    I use cavallo hoof boots on my dressage horses -...

    I use cavallo hoof boots on my dressage horses - arena work, w/t/c and lateral movements. Boots stay on, easy to put on/off, if a horse is balanced, they are just as balanced in the boots.

    I have...
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    When I would take my big horse out of his stall...

    When I would take my big horse out of his stall after a ride and a couple hours cooling out (winter, hairy beast) and there would be no urine, we would hand walk in indoor arena (no cold wind ;), a...
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    I had an 18h gelding (as well as his sire) that...

    I had an 18h gelding (as well as his sire) that would not pee in stalls, overnight even. Worked out great for me. I would walk them out to indoor arena or a weedy/deep grass spot and cue them like...
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    Friends of mine picked up a pit as their first...

    Friends of mine picked up a pit as their first dog from local animal control. Brought him home to a 3yr old kid and another one on the way.

    THE BEST dog ever imaginable, super eager to please,...
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    Saw a kid riding in one just this past weekend at...

    Saw a kid riding in one just this past weekend at a rated show. Jackets were waived, so kid rode in shirt + safety vest. No biggie.
  6. I am so very sad for your loss. Perhaps the...

    I am so very sad for your loss. Perhaps the veterinary license governing board may help you and future patients of the veterinarian who you think did wrong. In any case, if they found malpractice,...
  7. We had neighbors stop by and feed the animals...

    We had neighbors stop by and feed the animals too. I did witness it and explained to them that it was dangerous to attract the animals to fences, etc. I then invited them to come by and visit them...
  8. If you are a solid successful rider that can...

    If you are a solid successful rider that can bring horses up through the levels, why not buy a prospect, make it into a great horse, sell.

    Repeat until you build up a "nest egg" of $ and...
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    You can try two things. Pick up foot, do your...

    You can try two things. Pick up foot, do your normal cleaning, then do not give it back to the horse but kinda do small circles all the way to the ground - teaches the youngster to balance, and keep...
  10. Thread: Dressage seat

    by mzm farm
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    I have been slowly teaching my daughter to ride...

    I have been slowly teaching my daughter to ride (6yr old). She is not the adventurous brave sort, very risk averse kid.

    She is instructed to hold saddle in front with "inside" hand and behind...
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    Lets see, your friend had no trouble riding the...

    Lets see, your friend had no trouble riding the mare right up to parturition, what makes her unsuitable to ride now?

    If the delivery were uncomplicated, mare is uninjured, foal is well and now...
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    :lol::winkgrin::yes: That is funny, I guess both...

    :lol::winkgrin::yes:
    That is funny, I guess both can apply (and I did look them both up:)
  13. It is your horse, your responsibility to do right...

    It is your horse, your responsibility to do right by the animal. Your property, your word is final. End of story. Lucky for you, unlucky for them.

    It may not be so terrible running into...
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    ANYONE who buys small squares has a super easy...

    ANYONE who buys small squares has a super easy way to buy by the ton or at least know what you are paying.

    Presumably, a bathroom scale is not out of the budget or already handy. Weigh...
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    Yep, I have a basic understanding of math, hay...

    Yep, I have a basic understanding of math, hay making and business, and a bit of equine nutrition too.

    Every bale will vary in weight. Agreed. If seller quotes 50lb bales, I expect them to...
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    Actually, that is what I end up doing. I like...

    Actually, that is what I end up doing. I like supporting local business and farms. I keep trying. I am not a PITA customer. I pay what I agree to pay for the product that I agree to buy, my...
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    They can price their product any way they choose....

    They can price their product any way they choose. I only have a problem when I am paying for "50lb prime quality" product and getting less, significantly less.

    WHY should I say a big thank you...
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    The mystical 50lb bale of hay...

    So, in my quest to secure my critters' winter rations of good quality forage in ample quantities, the yearly quest of hay buying has begun...

    Yet another old time farmer has sworn up and down that...
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    I used to pay 30-35 to an awesome barefoot...

    I used to pay 30-35 to an awesome barefoot trimmer, then she "retired" by starting a family. Now I pay $35 to my chiropractor for every 4-10 trims that I do on my own horses. I could pay the same...
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    Poor critter, I hope he gets more consistent care...

    Poor critter, I hope he gets more consistent care from now on.

    Oddly enough, the bone alignment appears more correct in the "before" vs. "after" radiographs.

    Sadly, I see ingrown nails in dogs...
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    I got the same attitude from BobHubbard...

    I got the same attitude from BobHubbard transport.

    They gave me a day and window for horse to be picked up, I cleared my schedule to see him off. Then it changed several times.

    When it got...
  22. Food for thought... my horse/schoolmaster used to do "x" and now...

    Good article, crosspost from hunterland.

    http://poloponyrescue.com/?p=512
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    I think genetics are somehow to blame ;) Case...

    I think genetics are somehow to blame ;)

    Case in point - had a mare who was fine about everything except her ears, workmanlike about it, but did not love it. 3/3 foals did not like their ears...
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    Northern Illinois is super - we have Lamplight...

    Northern Illinois is super - we have Lamplight and Silverwood and several other USDF dressage show grounds. Very active and competitive schooling circuit as well - IDCTA.org
    If you pick your spot...
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    Um, how about Salvation Army or thrift stores -...

    Um, how about Salvation Army or thrift stores - check out men's suits in xxlarge or the like, find a fabric you like and try your skills out? Maybe it'll go great or maybe not, but it won't break...
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