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    Do you think it is something the trainer did to...

    Do you think it is something the trainer did to her? The reason I say this is because of an experience that I had last year. I am an older lady who is an average rider. I had a nice older TB mare...
  2. That is really cute! I think my mare would do...

    That is really cute! I think my mare would do something like that. She is very chill and careful in close quarters.
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    Arnica may help. I have found it great for achy...

    Arnica may help. I have found it great for achy muscles and bruising.
  4. Until last fall I was working full time and had...

    Until last fall I was working full time and had two horses. One an older trained TB mare who is my play at anything horse and a younger OTTB mare who came to me in poor condition and needed to be...
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    My TB mare used to grind her teeth terribly and...

    My TB mare used to grind her teeth terribly and yank down on her head with most any type of bit I tried on her. What I now use for any time we go to a clinic or show, is a Happy Mouth mullen, but...
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    I always hand walk my horses to introduce trail...

    I always hand walk my horses to introduce trail riding.
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    I was riding my gelding in the ring when someone...

    I was riding my gelding in the ring when someone came to lunge a younger horse before they rode him. He got away from them and was running around the ring with the lunge line dragging and kind of...
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    I have two TB mares, and they are in light to...

    I have two TB mares, and they are in light to moderate work, ridden on average 5 days per week. They live out on a good grass pasture 24/7 and get 2lbs per day of grain (12% protein, 10% fat and 12%...
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    I have never hauled there to ride. I know you can...

    I have never hauled there to ride. I know you can access some of the trails from Graves Mountain Lodge. They have horse camping there and trails that go up into the park. I have hiked on the Rose...
  10. My friend is just switching her very easy keeper...

    My friend is just switching her very easy keeper to the Seminole Equalizer and adding a couple of handfuls of the Equi-Safe to make her think she is getting a larger portion.
  11. Verbal commands are great. My mare has whoa which...

    Verbal commands are great. My mare has whoa which is stop and ho-a which is steady/slow down. She also has "easy" which I use if the footing is iffy so she'll know to pay attention. One of the things...
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    Moonlightsmom, the bee pollen is supposed to be...

    Moonlightsmom, the bee pollen is supposed to be good for muscle, skin, coat, and high stress situations. Garlic is a natural insect repellent, and since my dog is outside with me a lot, thought it...
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    My go to song is Oh What a Beautiful Morning....

    My go to song is Oh What a Beautiful Morning....
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    Yikes! Glad I saw this thread. Voltaren is my...

    Yikes! Glad I saw this thread. Voltaren is my drug of choice for old age aches and pains. I am on blood thinners so try to minimize taking to many pills. I had been getting an Rx for a compounded...
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    My friend uses the baby oil, Listerine concoction...

    My friend uses the baby oil, Listerine concoction on her mare who is prone to scratches. Works great. I have had a problem the last two years with severe itching with my mini aussie. So far just a...
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    My older horse (sport bred TB) is micro chipped....

    My older horse (sport bred TB) is micro chipped. My younger mare is OTTB and is tattooed so I haven't really thought about micro chipping her.
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    If something makes me nervous, I get off and lead...

    If something makes me nervous, I get off and lead the horse for awhile. I had a bad fall years ago resulting in a broken hip and severely injured arm. I have gotten much better confidence wise with...
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    Here is a picture of my 21yo TB mare last fall....

    Here is a picture of my 21yo TB mare last fall. She was slightly chunky in this picture, but I don't mind a little extra weight going into winter. https://flic.kr/p/j1qhLu
  19. Wow! You are talented!

    Wow! You are talented!
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    I had to play around a little to see what would...

    I had to play around a little to see what would work with my OTTB mare. When I first got her, I tried her in a rubber snaffle. She really seemed to hate it, chewing a lot and turning her head...
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    I love free training opportunities! In the past,...

    I love free training opportunities! In the past, my trainer's husband was always doing something in his shop that was fairly near the end of the riding ring. He could be welding, hammering,sawing, or...
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    For some reason rabbits love our some what...

    For some reason rabbits love our some what unmanicured town yard. This time of year my mini aussie goes out on a plastic coated dog tie out attached to the deck. She thinks baby bunnies are squeaky...
  23. I would keep him where he is. As a re-rider, you...

    I would keep him where he is. As a re-rider, you want to have fun and gain your confidence in your horse. If he has been at current barn for a long time, you may create a monster by moving him.
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    I agree with trying ground work. I have a fairly...

    I agree with trying ground work. I have a fairly green OTTB mare. Luckily, she has a good brain and is fairly sensible. Some days if I am by myself at the barn, I will do things like take her for a...
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    My horse choked about 5 years ago when boarding...

    My horse choked about 5 years ago when boarding stable switched grain to a pelleted feed. She must have choked on her breakfast and it didn't get noticed until afternoon. She coliced as well. She had...
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