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  1. OBGYN gloves are great for icing problem areas. ...

    OBGYN gloves are great for icing problem areas. Fill with ice and water then tie!
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    I use Wedgewood for it and have never had a...

    I use Wedgewood for it and have never had a problem, even on one who reacts to everything.
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    Have you explored the idea of having another,...

    Have you explored the idea of having another, closer well put in? My husband drove the last one on our farm. It can be a DIY project depending on what is below the surface.
  4. I can tell you honestly that I would live in a...

    I can tell you honestly that I would live in a cardboard box under a bridge before I would ever, EVER run a typical boarding barn again. Been there, done that. Way too much drama and too many egos...
  5. There is a Facebook group called Equestrians From...

    There is a Facebook group called Equestrians From Back In The Day as well as a FB page for the USHJA Wheeler Museum. Both will have plenty of photos for you. Some of my favorites :

    -Sign The...
  6. OP....my tri-state clients usually use NYCONN...

    OP....my tri-state clients usually use NYCONN (Wilton, CT) or Pony Express. Drivers are horse people and I can't say enough good things about both of them!

    http://ponyexpresshorsetransport.com/
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    Ayrabz, I am across the Bay from you on the...

    Ayrabz, I am across the Bay from you on the Shore. What shakeytails said is spot on, especially in our area with the high humidity. Tried it for a small load of hay and even with a low moisture...
  8. Aww, poor thing. Hope it was a one time event!

    Aww, poor thing. Hope it was a one time event!
  9. If you go to USHJA's site, they post a list of...

    If you go to USHJA's site, they post a list of retirement farms on the horse welfare page. I know we did have to supply references (which they did check) before they would list us. FWIW, most of...
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    ^ We used the Spalding predators for two years at...

    ^ We used the Spalding predators for two years at a higher than recommended dose. Not worth the money IMO but know people who swear by them. We switched to a feed through last year and had almost...
  11. I think it depends on the individual and...

    I think it depends on the individual and availability of what you are looking for. I would have no problem driving four hours to look as there is usually nothing in my area.
  12. I have never heard anything bad about Throwleigh...

    I have never heard anything bad about Throwleigh and have referred clients who are looking for field retirement there as we only do full care. I do know of one who sent her horse there and was quite...
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    Already did.....waiting but wanted a "quick fix"...

    Already did.....waiting but wanted a "quick fix" here.
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    Antares question

    I know most Antares have the foam panels but wool flocking is an option. Have a saddle on trial that has a small amount of wool coming from one of the panels. Does Antares wrap the foam panels in...
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    The Cair panels tend to be round and not flat and...

    The Cair panels tend to be round and not flat and create pressure points from what I have seen (in the Bates saddles anyway). My son's current horse HATES the Cair panels and we have to replace the...
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    Please, do not even consider a helmet with the...

    Please, do not even consider a helmet with the adjustable dials (or slides). A friends 10 year old suffered a broken cervical vertebra (C1) last year when wearing a dial fit helmet that did not hold...
  17. "Misrepresenting a horse can get people HURT! " ...

    "Misrepresenting a horse can get people HURT! "

    And buyers who are completely clueless probably get themselves hurt a lot more frequently.

    Honestly, buyer should have taken a knowledgeable...
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    Cowboy Magic Detangler gel.....can't live without...

    Cowboy Magic Detangler gel.....can't live without it!
  19. Try Brookledge.

    Try Brookledge.
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    Which is why full care retirement farms like mine...

    Which is why full care retirement farms like mine exist. All the comforts of home but without the huge cost. But this is not for everyone. Some people believe that retirement is the time to...
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    Custom jockey whips come in different sizes,...

    Custom jockey whips come in different sizes, lengths, colors and with initials/names. Google "custom jockey's whip" and you should find them.
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    Went to the tent sale at the Crofton store last...

    Went to the tent sale at the Crofton store last year for the first time. All I can say is that there is something about the words "tent sale" that sends otherwise well behaved horse people into a...
  23. Was that Hans and Diane Reimer's son? We also...

    Was that Hans and Diane Reimer's son? We also had a girl (actually my BF) at our barn whose horse cross cantered a turn in the indoor and went down. She had a helmet on with elastic chin strap (it...
  24. Thanks for posting this, it has brought back some...

    Thanks for posting this, it has brought back some wonderful memories! I grew up riding and showing in the Fairfield-Westchester area in the 70's and remember riding the outside courses at FCHC and...
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    Thank you lauriep. I finally have a video to...

    Thank you lauriep. I finally have a video to demonstrate the "brilliance" I am always blathering on about to the kids. The only thing more perfect would be if it were Bernie on Gozzi!
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