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  1. I have a x-wide county. The county fitter told me...

    I have a x-wide county. The county fitter told me that if your horse has no withers a properly fitted saddle WILL have more space between gullet and where the withers should be than on a horse with...
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    well, it depends on what brand of treeless...

    well, it depends on what brand of treeless saddle. They are all different.
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    we just trail ride, not "endurance" per say, but...

    we just trail ride, not "endurance" per say, but we use one of those flexible plastic mullen-mouth happy mouth bits with the three rings and two reins-- one set of reins on the snaffle ring, one set...
  4. there are numerous posts above where people say...

    there are numerous posts above where people say "if after ten minutes the horse won't X, out comes the twitch, chain, etc."
  5. gee, expecting an untrained horse to stand...

    gee, expecting an untrained horse to stand quietly for things like ear trimmings and mane pullings after ten minutes of "training" seems ridiculous to me. Spend a week of gentle desensitization and...
  6. some people seem to treat horses roughly because...

    some people seem to treat horses roughly because they are afraid of them.
  7. wouldn't it be, well, unethical to send this pony...

    wouldn't it be, well, unethical to send this pony to an auction? he looks sound until you work him a bit, then he looks a bit off, then the next day he's a cripple. So some poor soul would buy a...
  8. what would you do? young unsaleable horse

    friend is having health problems that are causing money problems. Friend owns a young-ish, 8 or so, horse that exists on daily bute and is capable of doing short walk-only trail rides and that's...
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    don't your other boarders get a bit upset about...

    don't your other boarders get a bit upset about their horse being turned out right before they arrive to ride? most people probably show up 5:30 or later, right?
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    Most of horse ownership is work not...

    [QUOTE]Most of horse ownership is work not money.[QUOTE]

    only if you happen to actually own a farm. Here in suburbia your only option is to board at great expense. You can't really get angry...
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    We used to produce antibodies in rabbits in the...

    We used to produce antibodies in rabbits in the lab. We'd heavily vaccinate them against our desired protein every six weeks throughout their lives. They were a bunch of the healthiest rabbits you...
  12. [It was too much pressure comming home...

    [QUOTE][It was too much pressure comming home every night with the typical greeting "it's a bit late, don't you think?", "when are you going to stop with this horse thing?"./QUOTE]

    good thing you...
  13. gee, we often "take shelter" in the trailers at...

    gee, we often "take shelter" in the trailers at hot shows because they stay relatively cool inside.
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    took me two minutes to put on my Cavallo simple...

    took me two minutes to put on my Cavallo simple boots yesterday (with the boa gaiters, yes, those things are great). Since we often only go for 30 minute hacks up the gravel road I can't imagine even...
  15. oh come on. I'm sure letting your horse eat grass...

    oh come on. I'm sure letting your horse eat grass isn't an approved PP method. I like PP's games. We did them for approximately one month with my horse during his "breaking in", I think they did him...
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    Most of the problems we have with bikes are all...

    Most of the problems we have with bikes are all related to speed issues that the general public certainly SHOULD know about. They go too fast in the wrong places and too slow in the wrong places. ...
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    wow, I'm crossing those off my list of boots to...

    wow, I'm crossing those off my list of boots to try. Fifteen minutes to get on?
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    in school on dog safety we were told never ever...

    in school on dog safety we were told never ever ever run. Pretend to be a tree, stand quietly, do not stare or yell at dog, do not flail hands around-- basically the idea is to not act like a prey...
  19. I've ridden a horse who clipped himself in warmup...

    I've ridden a horse who clipped himself in warmup and was bleeding badly from the fetlock-- I didn't notice. Luckily someone told me; we decide to pull out instead of risking the horse. His leg...
  20. Poll: "but horses are very adaptable and most will...

    "but horses are very adaptable and most will suffer no ill effects from lack of turnout if properly managed."

    Unless you're working your stalled horse eight or more hours a day, there is no way...
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    A crippled human athlete can develop other...

    A crippled human athlete can develop other interests and lead a happy, fulfilling life. Horses can't.
  22. husband equipped with digital camera: hundreds of...

    husband equipped with digital camera: hundreds of lovely photos for around a $1 apiece. Professional dog show photos: $5 apiece! bought every one of them, even if some were slightly flawed....
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    because I've met a few really creepy men out...

    because I've met a few really creepy men out there in the woods and would prefer that they were highly aware I had big dogs with me. The off-leash dog parts are generally quite deserted, not crawling...
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    I live in PA, and there are quite large sections,...

    I live in PA, and there are quite large sections, often wooded, where it is completely legal to let your dog off leash for training or hunting-- the dog is expected to be under your control, but if...
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    Sorry, but in this incident I think your animal...

    Sorry, but in this incident I think your animal was the one that was at fault. Dogs are a fact of life. Horses should be quite used to their antics, and if not, they need to learn. It doesn't even...
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