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  1. I paid $5000 for mine two years ago. Possibly...

    I paid $5000 for mine two years ago. Possibly could have haggled for less, but he has a special place in my heart and I just wanted him home with me.

    Details about him:
    -12 at time of purchase...
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    Yep I watched it again and he is wearing a...

    Yep I watched it again and he is wearing a helmet.. Whoops! I guess I was paying more attention after he took it off. :)
  3. We have one of the Duplessis round bale feeders...

    We have one of the Duplessis round bale feeders where I board (which strangely enough is also called Cornerstone!). I think it works pretty well to keep the bale dry and contained. There is still...
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    He also appears to not be wearing a helmet.

    He also appears to not be wearing a helmet.
  5. Wow since August! What sort of issues have you...

    Wow since August! What sort of issues have you been having?
  6. Relieving Back Soreness from Ill-Fitting Saddle

    Clearly the first step would be to STOP riding in the improperly fitting saddle.. Which I assure you I have done. :)

    So the short version of the story is, I realized a few weeks ago that my young...
  7. Sorry that I took longer than I said to update! I...

    Sorry that I took longer than I said to update! I unfortunately haven't taken any pictures yet. Meant to today but forgot my camera. Will try to remember tomorrow.

    I had the massage therapist and...
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    Not a dressage rider, but my black CO Hampton has...

    Not a dressage rider, but my black CO Hampton has been doing double duty for a number of years (yes I need a new one) and it has held up well. I did have the same problem as Lady Godiva with the...
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    Homemade butterscotch pudding! I'm sick.. I...

    Homemade butterscotch pudding! I'm sick.. I wanted to make myself feel better. :D
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    I have the Ariat CCs and yes they are a pain at...

    I have the Ariat CCs and yes they are a pain at first to put on but it becomes easier with time as they stretch and break in. However as people said since they snap at the top they don't accommodate...
  11. Yes I will get recent ones on Sunday. She was 3...

    Yes I will get recent ones on Sunday. She was 3 coming 4 when I took that photo, I had only had her for a few months and she was unbacked and very skinny when I bought her. Now she's 5 coming 6, fat...
  12. Hmm that is very interesting! The photo you...

    Hmm that is very interesting! The photo you posted of my saddle looks very different from this photo: http://www.bahrsaddlery.com/sb-products.asp?productid=1769&category=40

    This is the store I...
  13. sptraining - Her withers aren't huge, they've...

    sptraining - Her withers aren't huge, they've just sort of sprouted oddly lately. Perhaps that's why I am noticing them. A few people at my barn agree that she's in the middle of a growth spurt, so...
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    I trace clipped my pasture boarded mare earlier...

    I trace clipped my pasture boarded mare earlier this month. Full neck, chest and belly. I tried not to go too high on the sides so that she still had a decent amount of hair. She seems perfectly...
  15. Saddle Suggestions for Young Growing Horse - Update 1/23

    My 5 year old mare made it abundantly clear this week (with bucking and last night a rear) that our saddle is making her very unhappy. I bought a Collegiate Diploma before I backed her with the hope...
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    Wow am I totally out of the loop? I only do it...

    Wow am I totally out of the loop? I only do it once a year and this has been the case with most people I know and the barns I have worked at.

    Is it different in Canada?
  17. Pretty sure excess Vit C is excreted in their...

    Pretty sure excess Vit C is excreted in their urine since they synthesize their own.
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    My parents' home made egg nog that they make...

    My parents' home made egg nog that they make every year. The recipe is from the 70s edition of Joy of Cooking.

    Heavy cream, eggs, icing sugar, rum and peach shnapps.

    Soooo delicious. Makes you...
  19. It took me a few months to read it earlier this...

    It took me a few months to read it earlier this year. On the whole not as satisfying as I hoped it would be, but there are definitely some interesting and crazy parts. Don't force yourself though!...
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    I would send her a PM asking to be added to the...

    I would send her a PM asking to be added to the list. She has sent one update so far to those of us asking to be kept in the loop. :)
  21. My barn is closed to boarders/outsiders on...

    My barn is closed to boarders/outsiders on Mondays, but the stalls get done and it is business as usual. Often the vet or farrier comes up that day. Thankfully though, if the Monday falls on a...
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    Poll: It takes me 1 hr to get to the barn in good...

    It takes me 1 hr to get to the barn in good traffic. If there is a traffic issue or bad weather it can take 1.5-2hrs. I live downtown in a big city (Toronto) and there is only one boarding barn in...
  23. We have a regular off the ground round bale...

    We have a regular off the ground round bale feeder in my horses' field, but we also have one of these: http://www.duplessishorsefeeder.com/Feeder8.html

    I think it's great! It opens up on hinges to...
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    I had one for my Amigo blanket. I used to rinse...

    I had one for my Amigo blanket. I used to rinse if off with very hot water once a week or so. My mare does not lift her tail high while wearing a blanket so is very messy back there. I ended up...
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    I have one horse on pasture board and one on full...

    I have one horse on pasture board and one on full care with a stall. My gelding would probably go insane if he was brought inside every day. In his previous life as a school horse he only got about 5...
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