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  1. I just named my daughter Abigail.

    I just named my daughter Abigail.
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    Can you just comb it out? If I were trying to...

    Can you just comb it out? If I were trying to groom her, I'd see if she let me comb it out with a fine tooth comb.
  3. Use a track system. Do a perimeter fence, then a...

    Use a track system. Do a perimeter fence, then a second fence set inside that to create a track. Divide the middle part into two or more sections to rotate grazing access. Use gates to control access...
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    Why not try a 32cm Juventus? Or is the tree shape...

    Why not try a 32cm Juventus? Or is the tree shape entirely wrong?
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    I wouldn't rule out agility. I groom several...

    I wouldn't rule out agility. I groom several tri-pods and not one of them appears more than minimally hindered by the missing limb. They move funny to compensate and that's about it. Most go to...
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    I've always just used the good old fashioned pull...

    I've always just used the good old fashioned pull on rubber ones. They're usually a pain to get on, but they seem to work the best IME.
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    My first horse colicked and died over the course...

    My first horse colicked and died over the course of four days while I was out of town for Christmas break. The girl left in charge of the barn (a horseperson) apparently just thought he was acting...
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    I have three poodles. A 10yo female standard, a...

    I have three poodles. A 10yo female standard, a 5yo female miniature and a 4yo make miniature. The minis are 18lbs of best buddies. They're doofuses and adre one another. The two females occasionally...
  9. I'm 5'5" currently 155lbs (just had a baby) and...

    I'm 5'5" currently 155lbs (just had a baby) and my Arab is 14.3h. He was all of about 13h as a 3yo when I got him. I didn't do a whole lot of riding him that year, but I did get on him for a few...
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    Mine are all the low pull ons. They don't look...

    Mine are all the low pull ons. They don't look like pull ons, especially with a belt. Mine are low, but high enough that they adequately cover my butt in all situations.
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    My Arab has a perpetual crack/scar on his left...

    My Arab has a perpetual crack/scar on his left front. I haven't a clue what happened. I bought him that way as a 3yo. He's never taken a lame step because of it though. He's been barefoot his...
  12. My friend's TB did this for his entire life. She...

    My friend's TB did this for his entire life. She showed A circuit with him and he stuck his tongue out just about every time he was ridden. He did it over every jump. I don't think I ever saw a...
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    My friend's 2yo rides their mini. Well, at this...

    My friend's 2yo rides their mini. Well, at this point, she gets led around on him, but they're working toward her riding him independently at some point. I don't know exactly how tall he is, but...
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    Equine Couture makes a breech that fits me very...

    Equine Couture makes a breech that fits me very similarly to the Trophy Hunters. I like them a bunch.

    I also really like the cheapie Ribbed TuffRiders. I think they look nice and they've stood up...
  15. Here's how I train that: First of all, I make...

    Here's how I train that:

    First of all, I make it absolutely clear to the horse that they get NO vote in what they might think their personal bubble is when there is a human present. They MUST...
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    1.) 2-3 hours depending on terrain. On flat...

    1.) 2-3 hours depending on terrain. On flat terrain at home (i.e. shoulders of country roads), I can do 15mi in an hour and twenty minutes. We trot and canter the entire time. That almost doubles...
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    My Arab HATES having his ears messed with. As a...

    My Arab HATES having his ears messed with. As a 3yo, it wasn't possible. If you did manage to grab one he'd freak out and start bashing you with his head to get you to let go.

    Clicker training...
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    Haven't read responses, but my Arab was like this...

    Haven't read responses, but my Arab was like this when I broke him out. I gave up in the short run on having him work in a bit. He went well in a halter with reins clipped to it (now I've got a...
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    I'll throw in another Stubben Roxane vote. I got...

    I'll throw in another Stubben Roxane vote. I got mine for under that used.
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    A lot of people really like the Thornhills if...

    A lot of people really like the Thornhills if you're going to go the synthetic route. I don't have any experience with them, but I've heard they're well made.

    They're not 'in' largely because...
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    I run with all of my poodles, both the miniatures...

    I run with all of my poodles, both the miniatures (17lb dogs) and the standard (50lbs). All of them are plenty capable of running several miles on pavement with me without tearing up their feet. I...
  22. I'd fence off a small area with something like...

    I'd fence off a small area with something like short (1ft or so) garden fencing. Teach him to go in that area.
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    I like the wide track ones a lot better than the...

    I like the wide track ones a lot better than the flexi ones.
  24. I have a biothane bridle with brass hardware. ...

    I have a biothane bridle with brass hardware. I've watched him break brass hardware on a leather halter before so the bridle does have multiple fail points in it. The reins have scissor snaps that...
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    Is the horse otherwise sound with good feet? ...

    Is the horse otherwise sound with good feet?

    I foxhunt my Arab over whatever footing we come across barefoot. We canter across gravel roads, rocky trails, creek crossings, etc. He's got good...
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