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    q: for dixie midnight users

    So if you have an English saddle - do the Dixie Midnites take up a tree size? E.g. does your saddle have to be too wide to use them?
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    Cross post - WIDE angled stirrups?

    Anybody know of a stirrup that is angled for easier pick up (like the MDC's) that also comes in WIDE?

    My husband needs a 5 1/2" stirrup to accommodate his boots. He would also like to be able to...
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    Crosspost - WIDE angled stirrups?

    Anybody know of a stirrup that is angled for easier pick up (like the MDC's) that also comes in WIDE?

    My husband needs a 5 1/2" stirrup to accommodate his boots. He would also like to be able to...
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    Guilherme, the horse doesn't pace, he prefers...

    Guilherme, the horse doesn't pace, he prefers trot. Which is why I made the comment that boots only in front were going to make things worse.

    He's a 10yo 4 gaited icey whose previous owners never...
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    yeah...as of now i'm thinking fronts only will...

    yeah...as of now i'm thinking fronts only will totally screw him up. he tends to be trotty.

    everybody seems to indicate that for a pacey horse, extra weight on the front squares them up...for...
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    gaited horses and hoof boots

    So does the weight of the hoof boot negatively impact gaits? Or put additional strain on joints?

    Do you have to boot all 4 to not impact gaits?

    I have 2 icey's that both move pretty big, and we...
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    The other boot I was looking at is the...

    The other boot I was looking at is the Brossard....but a) I DO worry about the zip, and b) it looks like it has a higher heel.

    My wonky hips need the lowest heel they can get!
  8. thanks for the list ms ridiculous!!! ordered a...

    thanks for the list ms ridiculous!!! ordered a pair of spur straps from SOTM! (and am having a REALLY hard time NOT ordering an asmar jacket!).
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    anybody tried ariat's kendal boot?

    i'm drooling...but kind of gasping at the price. at this point i'm thinking I might choke myself doing both at once! :D

    https://www.smartpakequine.com/ariat-kendal-h2o-boot-11984pb
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    BC horse haulers?

    I need to get a pony from Vernon BC to Seattle, WA.

    All of the haulers I know of are US based and don't seem to do cross-border shipping.

    Anybody know a good hauler that will go BO to Seattle?
  11. Getting him into another gait was the...

    Getting him into another gait was the plan.....right noe he is unrideable. Trotting him in hand just seems to make him lamer....
  12. hmmm....not sure about 'weighted equally'....he...

    hmmm....not sure about 'weighted equally'....he stepped off the other block once - but they did have him weighting the leg when they took the shot.

    both vet and trimmer indicate that he has a lot...
  13. I actually had one vet diagnose a different horse...

    I actually had one vet diagnose a different horse as neuro because she kept her feet wherever the vet put them! Turns out that they can just 'do' that....

    This guy, I picked up that he was lame...
  14. One for armchair vets - esp. orthopods, and ESP. ones w/ gaited horses!

    So we've been struggling with what appear to be back issues w/ my husbands foxtrotter gelding. He's built like a little walker, has a camel walk, and prefers to step pace.

    He goes back and forth...
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    another soy question

    Has anybody had a horse develop major itching from soy allergies?

    My guy it itching like all get out right now (several others in the barn, also, but mine is the worst).

    The only thing that has...
  16. I'm walking behind right now....have tried the...

    I'm walking behind right now....have tried the double longing - but tend to not do that except for turns. Longing hurts my hip.

    I have been using the top rings on the surcingle for the most part ...
  17. Retraining the horse who turns in to you.

    So my husband has a nice little horse who has decided that the husband is too big for him to ride (the horse has an overly flexible back), so we were discussing whether we could teach him to drive.
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    I'd totally go for a reasonably priced custom!!! ...

    I'd totally go for a reasonably priced custom!!! There are some made in Sweden for the bizarre icey conformation, but they are like $400!!!! Plus you have to have them shipped, and then they may or...
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    I'll look at the QH ones. His sheet is a riders...

    I'll look at the QH ones. His sheet is a riders international - and even with that I have the top strap on the loosest setting and the lower strap on a much tighter setting.

    I like the Centaur -...
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    blankets for mutants?

    So my pony (which is an Icelandic) is a total mutant when it comes to blanketing.

    Right now I have a sheet which fits so-so, but (as bizarre as it sounds) will need to get him a mid-weight for...
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    Poll: FWIW - my vet sez that the whiskers are...

    FWIW - my vet sez that the whiskers are 'vibrassae'? or something similar.

    Each one apparently has it's own region in the brain for interpreting what it is feeling.

    Cutting them off seems to...
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    Don't know if these run big - but they do have a...

    Don't know if these run big - but they do have a 6....

    http://www.hastilowusa.com/bits/abbey-bits/hilary-vernon-collection/hanging-cheek-mullen-mouth.html
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    Allegra makes me dizzy - Zyrtec keeps me up all...

    Allegra makes me dizzy - Zyrtec keeps me up all nite.

    I MOSTLY use Astepro for antihistamine type stuff. You spray it up your nose - it's topical (also scrip only).
    Add in Nasonex (a spray up...
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    If you truly cannot hit the stirrup - DON'T FORCE...

    If you truly cannot hit the stirrup - DON'T FORCE IT!

    I was NEVER able to hit the stirrup to mount....went on a riding vacation and the only way to mount was from the ground. Ripped my labrum off...
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    Yesterday I tried the thinline in the 1/4"...

    Yesterday I tried the thinline in the 1/4" thickness...it did seem to help more than the ultra...

    Which kind of wierds me out since the 3/16" is supposed to be more for rider comfort....
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