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  1. That is a pretty clever sidepull! Since they are...

    That is a pretty clever sidepull! Since they are handmade by the seller, she might be able to rig something up so that you can incorporate your bit a little smoother.

    So, you mostly ride from...
  2. Take a look at this -...

    Take a look at this - http://www.horse.com/item/royal-king-half-breed-side-pull-with-bit/SLT901654/?srccode=GPHORSE&gclid=CKT7lfbG5r0CFaVxOgodIh8AoA

    I think that if you removed the lower of your...
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    Looking forward to how they work out for you!

    Looking forward to how they work out for you!
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    It sort of depends on where the size of the...

    It sort of depends on where the size of the buckle and where it sits, and even how you foot fits in the stirrup. When I use just a regular english leather, I often put wool fuzzies over the leather...
  5. A good thing to do is to play "leap frog". You...

    A good thing to do is to play "leap frog". You pass them, slow down, let them pass you, back and forth for awhile then settle into position for awhile, then more leap frog. Once they get the hang...
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    http://www.downunderweb.com/store/Tack_Leathers.ht...

    http://www.downunderweb.com/store/Tack_Leathers.html

    Or http://www.rakuten.com/prod/royal-king-stirrup-leathers-2-x-66-russet/257908342.html

    I used to have a set of 2" leathers made of seat...
  7. Karen Chaton is a well-traveled endurance...

    Karen Chaton is a well-traveled endurance competitor and has a comparison page about the various styles of these things - http://enduranceridestuff.com/blog/horse-trailer-ties/
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    MSM is also an anti-inflammatory. So yes, most...

    MSM is also an anti-inflammatory. So yes, most of us use it to generally support joint health, but if the horse is over-worked in some way, inflammation won't show up with the MSM in their system.
    ...
  9. "Gelded Hanovarian Paint Horse"? poor photo but...

    "Gelded Hanovarian Paint Horse"? poor photo but looks like he may have been a paint that greyed out. But Hanovarians don't come in paint, so it might just be a WAG (Wild A$$ Guess) as to what the...
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    My first trail horse was an Arab - we also did...

    My first trail horse was an Arab - we also did CTRs but mostly trails. Smart, agile, brave! I got him when he was 4 and just started.

    My current trail horse is a cross between a Spotted Saddle...
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    Donkeys are often used as guard animals - they...

    Donkeys are often used as guard animals - they generally hate dogs (make sure you get one of those if you go this route) and will chase them out if they can't kill them. ...
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    I first tried the Easy Boot trails (fronts only)...

    I first tried the Easy Boot trails (fronts only) on my boy with the good overstride... anything faster than a flat walk, and he'd catch the back fasteners with his hind. There's ~3 layers of velcro...
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    My friend has one of these - ColemanĀ® Classic XPS...

    My friend has one of these - ColemanĀ® Classic XPS LED Lantern

    Nice and bright, batteries last forever. If you hang a hook from the ceiling, you can just hang the lantern up and scoop feed or...
  14. I bought a brand new trailer from a fairly...

    I bought a brand new trailer from a fairly reputable dealer. Towed it home fine, took the horses for a very slow short trip, moving from one local barn to another. First time I really used it (on...
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    I got my Buena Vista from Myron Razor at Hill...

    I got my Buena Vista from Myron Razor at Hill Crest Saddlery - he builds saddles to order. When I asked him about what sort of pad to use, he recommended a thin Navajo or dressage pad, or he...
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    I think having lessons for awhile and riding...

    I think having lessons for awhile and riding several different horses is a good start. If she is as keen as you report, she'll pick up all the horse-keeping things as she goes. By getting a horse...
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    Polar fleece should work and be less bulky! let...

    Polar fleece should work and be less bulky! let us know how/if it works for you :-)
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    Here's what I've done to get the buckles out from...

    Here's what I've done to get the buckles out from under my thigh. Hang the leather "upside down" - have the buckle down by the iron, with the buckle itself on the side of the iron -away- from your...
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    There are quite a few "single-item" vendors -...

    There are quite a few "single-item" vendors - some sell only biothane halter bridles for example, another specializes in tights, etc. I like the general sites as listed above but a search on <equine...
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    My horse came to me with bad white-line...

    My horse came to me with bad white-line separation, seedy toe and very flat feet - which we discovered after removing his shoes (he was shod the week before I got him). It does take awhile for the...
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    My horse is a Spotted Saddle Horse X Kentucky Mtn...

    My horse is a Spotted Saddle Horse X Kentucky Mtn Horse and not IR. He's 11 and I got him almost a year ago. I had never seen such long egrots! No kidding, they are about 2-2.5 inches long! I...
  22. I don't know how they compare to Tropical Riders...

    I don't know how they compare to Tropical Riders but Saddle Bums are designed for commando (you don't -have- to go commando) and are somewhat padded at the knee in a funny shape that, at least for...
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    If the above suggestion doesn't seem to work, try...

    If the above suggestion doesn't seem to work, try putting one side on firm surface (pad the surface with some newspaper or a chunk of leather) and tap on the other side. Sometimes it just needs the...
  24. I had a 20-something barnmate who was struck and...

    I had a 20-something barnmate who was struck and killed by a car while she was riding her bike. Her parents took care of her belongings including her horse - a very old pony horse from the...
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    I sent you a pm...

    I sent you a pm...
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