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    Sorry, didn't know he was an eq horse and the...

    Sorry, didn't know he was an eq horse and the photo was just a head shot. Either way, he is totally adorable and I will take an entire mess of Asparaguses.
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    People don't do this much any more, I hear. ...

    People don't do this much any more, I hear. However, I have done it before with a great deal of success for both parties. Basically, I said, "I want $X for horse. Anything else you get, you can...
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    No one is going to lease you a 1.2 m horse for...

    No one is going to lease you a 1.2 m horse for $10k so you can take it home and jump it 3 times a week. That's just insane.
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    I don't even like riding hunters but...

    I want that big chestnut horse in the "Photos" named Asparagus. I mean, how adorable can a horse get? He looks like a giant teddy bear. *love*
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    We bought a farm once that came with everything...

    We bought a farm once that came with everything down to the tractor, all implements, the cattle feeders, buckets, everything. Included in the price of the farm and conveyed together. The farmer was...
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    Some stuff you can just wing. For example, my...

    Some stuff you can just wing. For example, my "compressor" is the $10 "as seen on TV" model I got at CVS and plug into my truck cigarette lighter. I filled my tractor tires with it the other day. ...
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    Here's the thing with TBs, really any horses. ...

    Here's the thing with TBs, really any horses. And I have a lot of TBs on my farm, some eating as little as a cup per meal, others nearly 5 quarts per meal and doing no work. If she isn't as fat as...
  8. Don't do regular Ariat Heritages or Cobalts. I...

    Don't do regular Ariat Heritages or Cobalts. I have this problem because my feet are wide after having kids (they spread) and wearing Ariats cripples me, they smoosh the bones together and roll my...
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    The work ethic is a good point. I can enjoy any...

    The work ethic is a good point. I can enjoy any kind of horse that comes out of the barn looking to do its job. I just love my current TB, Falcon, because when I come out to the barn, he whinnies...
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    This is a pretty good guesstimate for us too. ...

    This is a pretty good guesstimate for us too. Please don't tell my husband, I don't think he has any real idea. I don't HIDE anything from him, but I don't exactly add it up and shove it in front...
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    Also, try your noseband at different levels of...

    Also, try your noseband at different levels of tightness. I have one horse that actually likes his caveson quite loose. He will fight it and gnaw more if it is a normal tightness. Mix it up and...
  12. I would tend to do a metabolic panel on him...

    I would tend to do a metabolic panel on him before I got too far down that road. Some horses are cresty but not IR. I have had a number of horses that are....just fat. More than are actually...
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    I am 100% a TB person. However, I do love...

    I am 100% a TB person. However, I do love Holsteiners. I rode a lot of them as a working student and quite a lot of them have their own engine like TBs because they can be very modern. I think you...
  14. I had a horse with EHV-1 in the year 2000, so I...

    I had a horse with EHV-1 in the year 2000, so I have gone through this personally. It was a nightmare. We spent $10k keeping her alive at Virginia Tech. And we were lucky because she did live.
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  15. Well, yes, that is probably the problem. I...

    Well, yes, that is probably the problem. I charge $300 a month and sometimes I don't make anything at all/I go in the red. And that's just my basic feed and bedding costs, their owner does partial...
  16. I have seen a lot of truly outrageous boarding...

    I have seen a lot of truly outrageous boarding barns but it isn't low end vs. high end, it's really good horsemanship vs. bad. Some of the better barns around here have the worst practices (goes...
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    I live in northern Indiana and I definitely don't...

    I live in northern Indiana and I definitely don't need five acres per horse. I have two horses in individual turnout right now, they each have about two acres and they haven't eaten a bit of hay...
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    That is a very cool gesture. I think left hand. ...

    That is a very cool gesture. I think left hand.

    The one thing that I think could go awry is that you are giving him something made of a very degradable material so you can't get upset when it...
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    In PP's defense, I have 4' standards and that is...

    In PP's defense, I have 4' standards and that is exactly what they look like and that pole is right at the top, so I believe her.

    And OP, just take your time and get your horse jumping nice and...
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    Also, if you don't have the equipment, you can...

    Also, if you don't have the equipment, you can find someone to come in and do basic stuff for you. I have a guy that will come in with his bobcat and run it for $35 an hour. he is wonderful at...
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    It's a flash -- not a torture device. Try one...

    It's a flash -- not a torture device. Try one and see if he's better, if he likes it you can keep it. If he doesn't, take it off. No big deal. Sometimes it's a good thing to just experiment a...
  22. Is he still on the beet pulp? I would take him...

    Is he still on the beet pulp? I would take him off that and keep him on the 30%. about a cup and a half morning and evening, or three cups a day, is sufficient. That makes my fat pony feel like...
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    How long is the horse sensitive? And how...

    How long is the horse sensitive? And how sensitive is it?

    If consistently sensitive for a few days after shoeings I would consider putting pads on the horse and seeing what happens. Some horses...
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    Go ahead and seed it now, for sure. Soil test...

    Go ahead and seed it now, for sure. Soil test (call your extension agent, they will usually come out and do this for you for free or nearly so) and do what the soil test tells you to do...
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    I would leave it as it is for now and see how it...

    I would leave it as it is for now and see how it works out. You can ALWAYS redo it later, but you might not need to. I would periodically feed a sand clear type product to all your horses.
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