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    I have been toying with the idea of buying a...

    I have been toying with the idea of buying a small farm myself. I just saw a really neat farm in my area. Loved the setup. The property was 5 acres. The property appeared(from aerial view) to be a...
  2. I already broke out the clippers on my two mares....

    I already broke out the clippers on my two mares. Weather is still a little iffy so haven't clipped body yet, just legs. This weekend will probably work on stomachs and around the tail area. I'd...
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    Peroxide works well to get dried blood off. I am...

    Peroxide works well to get dried blood off. I am a nurse and that is how we would clean blood off trauma patients. Just pour some on a piece of gauze and lightly rub on the bloody areas. It will foam...
  4. Hanover is not bad either. I would stay away from...

    Hanover is not bad either. I would stay away from Amelia as it is so far removed from anything. I board in Goochland right off of 250 between Oilville and Gum Springs(Rt 522). Love the area....
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    SO cute! I love to watch babies run and cavort.

    SO cute! I love to watch babies run and cavort.
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    I have a chestnut with 4 white socks who lives...

    I have a chestnut with 4 white socks who lives out 24/7. I tried something last year called Miracle Groom. I put it on every time I groomed her and it kept her socks pretty white and shiny. I didn't...
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    My mini aussie is 4.5 years old. I had two...

    My mini aussie is 4.5 years old. I had two standards in the past. My girl is pretty well trained( took her to obedience classes for several years). She has had sheep herding lessons, but gave up on...
  8. Hey girl! Hope you find a ride.

    Hey girl! Hope you find a ride.
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    I agree with Rhymes. I am working with my OTTB...

    I agree with Rhymes. I am working with my OTTB mare to do more trail riding. She is 8 this year. I have had her for a little over a year. I treat her more like she is 4ish for her training. She had...
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    One thing I would do is make sure there is enough...

    One thing I would do is make sure there is enough space between your perimeter fencing and your pasture fencing to allow for riding. You have a nice bunch of trees, so you could do a mini trail ride...
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    I have some smooth leather black half chaps that...

    I have some smooth leather black half chaps that are cut to look like boots at the top and pair them with black paddock boots. I have shown in some low level dressage classes as well as low level...
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    My dog is on a special diet ,so I give her deer...

    My dog is on a special diet ,so I give her deer antlers to chew on. She also likes the roasted bones. I scrape them to minimize her fat intake, but these and the antlers last quite a long time. A...
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    One exercise I like is the hunter pass. A past...

    One exercise I like is the hunter pass. A past trainer of mine used to have us do this in our group lessons. It gets the horse used to others passing him from behind and then horse having to pass...
  14. For my older TB mare, I use no turn bell boots...

    For my older TB mare, I use no turn bell boots on the front She was over reaching and stepping on her front shoes when on uneven footing.If I know we are going to do more than walk, I use splint...
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    When I got my OTTB mare she was under weight and...

    When I got my OTTB mare she was under weight and in general poor looking condition. I use Legends textured Performance for my older TB mare, so started younger mare on it. My older mare gets a half...
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    I'm in Va, so tend to do my spring shots in March...

    I'm in Va, so tend to do my spring shots in March as it starts to get warm soon into April. I just gave shots yesterday and did a combo shot with rhino ,flu ,encephlo, tetanus and WNV and then a...
  17. After years of being a nurse and also a sports...

    After years of being a nurse and also a sports nut( soccer, skiing, softball, riding), I understand having pain. I also broke my hip years ago in a fall off a horse. I get acupuncture about every...
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    Having lost my nerve in the past with a horse who...

    Having lost my nerve in the past with a horse who was just too much/too large for me, I totally understand. I ended up buying a baby and with the help of trainer getting her under saddle. I bought a...
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    Horse birthday..

    Today is my cute OTTB redheaded mare's birthday. Her barn name is Celty because of her St. Paddy's birthday. She got a nice treat, a little extra grain with some alfalfa pellets, carrots, mints and...
  20. When I was getting my sport bred TB mare ready...

    When I was getting my sport bred TB mare ready to show, I took her to 2-3 smallish schooling shows and just hung out. Didn't even get on her. She got to experience all the sights and sounds without...
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    I always vaccinate my mares in the spring and...

    I always vaccinate my mares in the spring and then again around the end of July, beginning of August.
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    A computer friend's horse got kicked and within...

    A computer friend's horse got kicked and within the next day noticed the horse was acting very puny. Had the vet out and they felt like the horse had an internal injury. He had to be rushed to a vet...
  23. Thread: Nibble nets

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    A friend of mine got one for her fussy TB for the...

    A friend of mine got one for her fussy TB for the exact same reason. She got one of the bigger ones and would fill it for several days worth of hay. Saved her some time in care and not as much wasted...
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    As the others have posted, not many people want...

    As the others have posted, not many people want unrideable horses. Most people don't really even want a companion horse unless it is a very easy keeper, impeccable ground manners. I would be...
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    It took several days for the ring to be half way...

    It took several days for the ring to be half way decent. It was like mush from all the melted snow and rain. We went out again today and had a good ride. We have an awesome gravel road that runs down...
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