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    Earplugs are your friends :) !!

    Earplugs are your friends :) !!
  2. I have one horse who pulls front shoes all the...

    I have one horse who pulls front shoes all the time when he is barefoot behind and never when he is shod all around. The small weight difference changes the timing of his step and the hind foot is...
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    I have unfortunately had two occasions to get a...

    I have unfortunately had two occasions to get a mortality payout. The full payout was made in both cases -- one five figures and one six figures -- one with Hallmark and one with Great American. ...
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    [QUOTE=bornfreenowexpensive;7569205]Perhaps not a...

    [QUOTE=bornfreenowexpensive;7569205]Perhaps not a popular answer but how about some chemical assistance? You are not competing. He is a broke horse. Honestly, you are not likely going to "fix" him....
  5. Hunting is fun!! Most horses, given a slow...

    Hunting is fun!! Most horses, given a slow introduction and time to figure it out, enjoy the camaraderie as much as we do. Hunt trail rides, walk hounds, do not expect to do anything but putter...
  6. As a parent why would you not use your resources...

    As a parent why would you not use your resources to provide your kids with the right tools…be it a horse, a car, an education, etc? My daughters always sat on the best partner I could afford for...
  7. Brookledge has done a super job for me a bunch of...

    Brookledge has done a super job for me a bunch of times…Va to Ocala and Aiken. Really took great care of the horses!
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    Pay attention to this one!! Had an old mustang...

    Pay attention to this one!! Had an old mustang pony with a crooked knee -- sweet, saintly little fellow my young son adored -- occasionally gave him a gram of bute when the knee seemed to bother him...
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    Hands down! Clydetta Poe Talbot -- no one does it...

    Hands down! Clydetta Poe Talbot -- no one does it as well as she does!! Her barn is off Springs Road just south of Warrenton.
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    Absolutely, anytime a horse falls for whatever...

    Absolutely, anytime a horse falls for whatever reason we -- and all the horse's connections -- need to pay close attention. And anyone who might ever sit on that horse around a XC country course...
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    One of the horses I hunt has an old splint that...

    One of the horses I hunt has an old splint that would be a mounting block if it were on the outside of his leg so he always works in boots. I hunt him in either the Woof double lock brushing boots...
  12. It is a struggle to stay fit and trim as we get...

    It is a struggle to stay fit and trim as we get older. May 1 I brought my homebred mare home from the trainer who has done a wonderful job bringing her along. But the mare was born very windswept...
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    It so depends upon the instructor and how you...

    It so depends upon the instructor and how you work the circle...can be the circle of hell or yoga for horses...a perfect circle is a very hard thing to do and once you have that all the rest of your...
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    Given what so many serving in the military...

    Given what so many serving in the military sacrifice for the rest of us, it would seem appropriate for the BO to release this nice man from any obligation beyond the days his horses are actually in...
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    I've been thinking a lot about whether I should...

    I've been thinking a lot about whether I should be eventing, hunting etc due to advancing age and old injuries which led to an educational chat with my doc a couple of weeks ago. I have two stable...
  16. Excellent suggestion DW, have done so :) !! ...

    Excellent suggestion DW, have done so :) !!

    KellyS, every disaster I know of makes me rethink my plans for my horses because if there is one thing I have learned is that even when you do...
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    She is very soft in the mouth and I just need a...

    She is very soft in the mouth and I just need a Myler plain snaffle...and it is almost too much bit at times. But she is very quiet and happy in a crowd and gallops on a loose rein. Only thing that...
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    OP, I do feel badly that I grouched at you and do...

    OP, I do feel badly that I grouched at you and do wish you the best of luck resolving this issue with your horse so you can both enjoy hunting!!! And I applaud your acknowledging and trying to...
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    Agree with the above...keep him out of the hunt...

    Agree with the above...keep him out of the hunt field until you have that under control. Dangerous, rude, and makes it really hard for those of us with well behaved horses, or acceptably behaved...
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    So very true! I love to hunt, have tried to...

    So very true! I love to hunt, have tried to stick to the hunts who avoid the kill and in over 30 years only remember 2 foxes killed -- one ran into the road and was hit by a car (along with a hound,...
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    I spent a lot of time looking for a hunt horse...

    I spent a lot of time looking for a hunt horse this summer...in Virginia...wanted something under 10, sound, 16.1 or so, attractive, polite in the bridle, hunted enough to know what to do when the...
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    Lots of good advice here...perhaps also consider...

    Lots of good advice here...perhaps also consider you might be over thinking all this and getting yourself in a complicated place mentally. You did well with a trainer, I know Toby and he's a great...
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    Life is not a dress rehearsal...do what will make...

    Life is not a dress rehearsal...do what will make you feel like you did the right thing. Only you can know in your gut what that is, but that is the only thing that will be okay...best wishes!!!
  24. :lol::lol::lol: So completely this!!! My husband...

    :lol::lol::lol: So completely this!!! My husband spends so much on his hobbies it makes the horses look cheap no matter how much I spend. Works perfectly :) ! Even when we had no money we indulged...
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    Imagine where you would like to be and what you...

    Imagine where you would like to be and what you would like your life to be like in 5 years and then do whatever it takes to get that done. Found myself in that position at 32...2 horses, 2 dogs, 2...
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