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    Did you get any other cool stuff at Martin's? We...

    Did you get any other cool stuff at Martin's? We were there and got a number of small things. There were 1-2 carriages we wanted, but we could not afford them. Guess that means we have "good...
  2. Thread: Rain sheets?

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    I have Sporthorse type animals, big bodied, with...

    I have Sporthorse type animals, big bodied, with good withers, wide, full bodied, but not draft style. I have had real good luck with the Amigo Mio Lite Turnout by Horseware, on my horses. I didn't...
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    Had our old girl put down in Sept. because winter...

    Had our old girl put down in Sept. because winter is looking rather harsh again. She would not have done well being barned up and it was time to let her go easily on a lovely day, not after going...
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    I will second the program at Heartland. Sessions...

    I will second the program at Heartland. Sessions are a bit shorter, not so much time on dead legs as Kentucky, they get the students going on real animals. Daughter attended Heartland, did the long...
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    Well, I got snake bit back in 2002, by a...

    Well, I got snake bit back in 2002, by a Diamondback Rattler. Even then, my bill for the hospital stay and treatment, was about the same as OP listed for that person.

    Can't say it was terrible,...
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    You can see what we did with our sawdust bin,...

    You can see what we did with our sawdust bin, adding sides and roof last January. Funny how things get "improved" when husband has to deal with them!! Kids and I had to "deal with" the various...
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    This is the truth, even burning them outside is a...

    This is the truth, even burning them outside is a VERY BAD idea, spreading the carcinogens thru the air to other folks. Just like burning pressure treated wood is a BAD IDEA.

    Sorry, unless you...
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    I like synthetic fleeces (looks like sheepskin,...

    I like synthetic fleeces (looks like sheepskin, not polar fleece) in horse clothing that gets dirty, sweaty, should be washed often. That would be boot linings. Just LOTS easier to care for, expect...
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    I like this idea. Vets are a "all-purpose"...

    I like this idea.

    Vets are a "all-purpose" horse fixer, with some teeth knowledge depending on what they have seen. Horse Dentists see LOTS more horse teeth in a week, than many Vets see in a...
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    CS, you may need to drag the parachute cord thru...

    CS, you may need to drag the parachute cord thru the dirt a few times, to get it a bit "heavier" so it is easier to use the lash. Depending on how LONG you need the lash, husband says adding dirt is...
  11. I am going to second Tiffani B and others who...

    I am going to second Tiffani B and others who have said to back up, FIX the issue without a fight, before asking horse to canter again in the cart.

    Has this horse EVER been worked in the long...
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    Agreeing with both China Doll and Drive NJ, you...

    Agreeing with both China Doll and Drive NJ, you want horse BETWEEN the lines, which should be running along his sides midway down the barrel. If lines are above him, he can EASILY get out of control...
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    Late to the news, but CHECK everything over on...

    Late to the news, but CHECK everything over on the cart CAREFULLY, remove wheels, grease them. All BEFORE driving the cart. That way you might find some detail you missed, KNOW there is new, greasy...
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    Sonnysmom, We do the mouthing thing as suggested...

    Sonnysmom, We do the mouthing thing as suggested by red mares, on all our young horses and horses we purchase. We then KNOW horse has had time to learn to "manage" their bit on their own time. We...
  15. I am lucky enough to have several afghans made my...

    I am lucky enough to have several afghans made my Mom, Grandma and Aunt. Those ladies had terrific skills at both crochet work and knitting, so these afghans are really nice. Nothing like a wool...
  16. My old horse, 35+yrs, did very well on wet beet...

    My old horse, 35+yrs, did very well on wet beet pulp and soaked Alfalfa and Timothy cubes. The straight Alfalfa was to rich for her system, gave her the runs. I don't like that Alfalfa is heavy in...
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    This sounds a little mean, but I don't stop to...

    This sounds a little mean, but I don't stop to fix a bit when they get their tongue over the mouthpiece. Horse got it over, and in most cases he can get it back under without help. This thought...
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    Well the weather was pretty terrific, started...

    Well the weather was pretty terrific, started cold, frosty with fog. Warmed up all day.

    The Continuous Drive course was really nice, wound in and out, around thru the fields, woods, tracks, to...
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    Didn't sound like it to me either. Did the Vet...

    Didn't sound like it to me either. Did the Vet remove the broken nail? Maybe I missed that part. If nail is only in the hoof wall, it is just like any shoe nail. Not painful, not going to abcess,...
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    Something else, is with brand being totally...

    Something else, is with brand being totally white, horse was likely freeze branded, rather than hot branded.

    Hot brand leaves the hair growth still the same color as the coat of horse, not...
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    Glad to hear that you think problem is solved. Holler back if it doesn't work.
  22. I did a lot with bitting the horse, letting them...

    I did a lot with bitting the horse, letting them wear a bit while eating, which takes out a great deal of playing. Especially that gnawing on the bit while waiting around. Some do still have a...
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    Take some rachet straps with you, along with some...

    Take some rachet straps with you, along with some of those screw-in rubber blocks that have a ring on the top for truck bed pockets. Easy to put in, remove when you give truck back, though you want...
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    Understand that ANY of the real stone counters...

    Understand that ANY of the real stone counters need attention beyond wiping them down. You need to treat them on a regular basis, to keep them nice.

    I didn't want to add ANOTHER job to my life...
  25. Thread: Fat horses

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    Guess you read more into her information than I...

    Guess you read more into her information than I did. For the cold horse, tense or a bit shivery, yes it needs a cover or a warmer blanket if only wearing a light rainsheet. I pay close attention to...
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