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  1. Yup, I've had an almost-experience with one of...

    Yup, I've had an almost-experience with one of those spring gates + my mare's tail. Several "Thank God"s in there. first, that my mare has had many ridiculous things flapped/tossed/stepped-on...
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    Cats? no, still not totally effective of...

    Cats?
    no, still not totally effective of course... worse when kittehs figure out that the "squeaky toys" are much more fun when they aren't killed immediately. Oh, the safari can last ALL. NIGHT. ...
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    I went through similar BS from a well known, high...

    I went through similar BS from a well known, high email marketing vendor. I ordered a mohair cinch in 24" length. I received one that was 26". I was assured in one of their emails that "they...
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    I'd take that pony home. Any day.

    I'd take that pony home. Any day.
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    Great idea to check out the local trail riding...

    Great idea to check out the local trail riding club, as has been suggested. Networking, networking. I've seen it work.

    Also, you many find an instructor here:...
  6. Sticky: Free! Warned Off (The Eddie Malloy Series Book...

    Free! Warned Off (The Eddie Malloy Series Book 1)
    From Champion Jockey at 22 to down-and-out at 27, Eddie Malloy is bitter and desolate, reduced to living in an ancient caravan working for a...
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    There's a somewhat-ancient but still valid video,...

    There's a somewhat-ancient but still valid video, "Every Time, Every Ride" that you may find interesting ('scuse the bubble-head helmets... it's dated!) Some helmets fit rounder heads, some fit more...
  8. Thread: Ariat on Zulily

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    WHOOAAAA! Ariat's gotten into SANDALS?!! who'd...

    WHOOAAAA! Ariat's gotten into SANDALS?!! who'd have thought?!!
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    I'd ask the vet to do a neuro exam, too. ...

    I'd ask the vet to do a neuro exam, too. Lethargy was one of the first obvious symptoms my T-bred had when he was diagnosed with EPM. By the way, thank you everyone for using the right term for...
  10. Thread: vaccinations

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    I have the vet do rabies and WNV ... although...

    I have the vet do rabies and WNV ... although since WNV is now available to lay persons, I may switch to doing that myself. I buy and vaccinate E-W-T myself. I would buy that combo from the vet...
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    I'm bummed. I took my '99 Baron to have the...

    I'm bummed. I took my '99 Baron to have the floor checked out in March 2013; the one area that they put an epoxy patch on was in the back left corner of the horse compartment. F-forward to last...
  12. COOOOLLLLLL! what an amazing opportunity for you...

    COOOOLLLLLL! what an amazing opportunity for you (and your equines)!
  13. Did it for years, with my ONE horse -- step-in...

    Did it for years, with my ONE horse -- step-in posts, a big wad of electric tape, a portable battery charger, and voila! instant happy horse and mowed section of lawn. I did clean up poo each day. ...
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    Glory. Glorious. Gallant. GoodBoy. GollyGee. ...

    Glory. Glorious. Gallant. GoodBoy. GollyGee. GeeWhiz.
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    I've been feeding collard greens or turnip greens...

    I've been feeding collard greens or turnip greens to my three Lil Red Hens, one of whom is prone to weak-shelled or even "rubber" eggs periodically. Supposedly those greens are high in calcium,...
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    Yes, hoof angle has indeed been another factor in...

    Yes, hoof angle has indeed been another factor in my mare's "goatish" stance -- farrier added degree pads on all fours and the mare was immediately much more comfortable, standing with her cannons...
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    My mare has had her feet excellently tended to by...

    My mare has had her feet excellently tended to by a phenomenal farrier... so when she presents with that "goat on a rock" look, I first think "ulcers" and treat accordingly. She's standing that way,...
  18. Let's just hope that the governor's election-year...

    Let's just hope that the governor's election-year bill goes through, that was intended to counteract this stupidity by the Supremes! House Bill 5044, if you want to look for it.
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    *snort* I have a 15 year old...

    *snort*

    I have a 15 year old Andalusian-Saddlebred mare, which I bought when she was 16 months old. I had visions of her being my "we'll get to at least 2nd Level dressage" mount and my...
  20. "Blitz: The Story of a Horse" and "The Blind...

    "Blitz: The Story of a Horse" and "The Blind Pony" - anyone remember those? Blitz at some point became a fire engine horse, and the Blind Pony had illustrations (sorta weird - kinda cross-hatched...
  21. Thread: Brenderups

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    Coincidentally, an '07 Royal TC was listed today...

    Coincidentally, an '07 Royal TC was listed today on Facebook for $8500, on "Connecticut Horsey Folk"
  22. Thread: Brenderups

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    If you do a search of this forum, you'll probably...

    If you do a search of this forum, you'll probably find loads of posts about B-ups. I've been pulling my Baron with a '98 Explorer V8 AWD since 1999 over the hills of Connecticut. Generally, I do...
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    I think I have you all beat for an aged saddle......

    I think I have you all beat for an aged saddle... when my dear old instructor was no longer able to ride (she was in her 80s at that point), I snapped up her Stubben Siegfried. Largely due to...
  24. battery chargers. My favorite that I bought ~10...

    battery chargers. My favorite that I bought ~10 years ago uses a marine battery and works great. I also have a more portable fence charger that uses D-cells, but I don't know how much distance that...
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    Equus just isn't as useful as Horse Journal. HJ...

    Equus just isn't as useful as Horse Journal. HJ was unique. Good that they'll be continuing electronically so at least we'll still have that resource available, but I did enjoy the hard copy since...
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