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  1. I always say that our stability in the saddle is...

    I always say that our stability in the saddle is like the stability of a statue. The wider the base of the statue (or the shorter the stirrup), the more difficult it is to knock over.
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    I sold a high-end Stackhouse monoflap on Tack...

    I sold a high-end Stackhouse monoflap on Tack Trader within a couple of weeks and got 60% of what I paid for retail. It was about 3 years old.
  3. As a graduate A, lifetime member, and avid...

    As a graduate A, lifetime member, and avid supporter (my daughter hopes to be joining in 2015), I completely agree with IFG.

    The entire point of Pony Club is to teach children the foundations of...
  4. Same here. Even with the cost of doing a fecal...

    Same here. Even with the cost of doing a fecal yearly, it's still less expensive than rotational worming. My horses are low shedders, so I worm only twice a year.
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    According to one extension specialist in KS, they...

    According to one extension specialist in KS, they certainly do eat poultry. Although, interestingly, they prefer to drink blood from the head and neck as opposed to eating portions of the body and...
  6. Super cute! Congrats!

    Super cute! Congrats!
  7. I know a mom who does that. Her daughter is...

    I know a mom who does that. Her daughter is older, but it still makes me sad. I'm 37 and my mom watches me ride all the time.
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    My mother-in-law just lost 11 in one night. Only...

    My mother-in-law just lost 11 in one night. Only two were spared. The weasel(s) got in the coop through a 2" X 3" hole. Most of the (headless) chickens were found by the hole; she thinks the weasel...
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    A friend of mine had a sound, successful...

    A friend of mine had a sound, successful Intermediate horse with a roach back much worse than that.
  10. Whoo hoo!!! I hope that they keep eventing alive,...

    Whoo hoo!!! I hope that they keep eventing alive, too!
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    dreamhorse.com

    dreamhorse.com
  12. Yes! Although I just noticed there is an errant...

    Yes! Although I just noticed there is an errant apostrophe in the official name: "OTTB's 15.3 and under"

    Happy hunting!
  13. There are lots of listings for horses matching...

    There are lots of listings for horses matching your wish list on the OTTBs 15.3 and Under Facebook page.

    Someone just posted a listing for a 15.3H OTTB mare that looks super cute and certainly...
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    My brother is an experienced carpenter and...

    My brother is an experienced carpenter and builder (high-end custom homes, barns, and indoor arenas) and he made my Dutch doors out of 2X6s, plywood (NOT the composite plywood though -- a hoof will...
  15. Thread: Barn Apartments

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    I lived in an apartment above a barn once, and it...

    I lived in an apartment above a barn once, and it was ideal for quick and easy access to caring for the horses, especially in the wintertime. But I did not enjoy hearing the horses all night long . ....
  16. Thread: Horse Transports

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    I shipped my horse from VA to CO with Brook Ledge...

    I shipped my horse from VA to CO with Brook Ledge and it was a great experience. She was here in two days (she spent about 24 hours at their layup facility in Lexington) and looked like she had come...
  17. This! In my neck of the woods, any construction...

    This! In my neck of the woods, any construction (except fencing) must be at least 10' back from the property line.
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    1. Always go slower than you think you should. ...

    1. Always go slower than you think you should.

    and when backing up:
  19. I always thought marijuana was toxic to horses.

    I always thought marijuana was toxic to horses.
  20. Poll: Simkie, they can get tangled in the draw string...

    Simkie, they can get tangled in the draw string of even small-hole nets. But I really like the suggestion of removing them and securing the opening with a clip. That sounds like the safest way to use...
  21. Poll: I've always fed hay on the ground unless inside...

    I've always fed hay on the ground unless inside or tied to the trailer.

    Hay nets scare the crap out of me. I have had to cut horses out of them on two occasions.
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    Both my vet in Maryland and my vet here in...

    Both my vet in Maryland and my vet here in Colorado recommend giving it to horses as a preventative measure against navicular, which is more common in horses living at altitude. Supposedly the...
  23. This is what I do, too. Generally I use 1/3 to...

    This is what I do, too. Generally I use 1/3 to 1/2 a bag of pellets (dry) for the spots only and then bed shavings on top. It saves so much shavings and $$. That said, the best bedding I've used is...
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    Thanks for posting this. I hadn't heard about it,...

    Thanks for posting this. I hadn't heard about it, either. Just shared a link to the fundraiser on my FB page.
  25. If my husband were that supportive, I'd race down...

    If my husband were that supportive, I'd race down there without looking back and spend as much time riding without having to worry about my kids as I possibly could!!
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