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    Not sure if it helps, but two I just picked up in...

    Not sure if it helps, but two I just picked up in the past few months for work saddles: 1 is a 1993, dark with silver, 16" seat, FQHB for $400. 2 is a 1995, dark with silver, 15.5" seat, SQHB for...
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    You're in a tricky situation. I don't know what...

    You're in a tricky situation. I don't know what you have it priced at, but Circle Y is known for being a good buy. I've purchased several older show saddles to use as work saddles. The problem is,...
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    OP, I've gotten rid of all leg straps and made...

    OP, I've gotten rid of all leg straps and made tail straps out of twine. Even normal leg strap blankets do great with tail straps. When gross, cut off and replace. I have some horses that I've...
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    Another bump. Still on the fence. Would like to...

    Another bump. Still on the fence. Would like to use them at shows in a stall for a mare who lives outside at home and stocks up at shows.
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    I have oldies too, OP, so I get the work involved...

    I have oldies too, OP, so I get the work involved and all the agonizing decisions, and I sympathize with you.

    As JB mentioned much earlier, cushingoids cannot regulate their body temps well. My...
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    Keep in mind that a vet's opinion isn't always...

    Keep in mind that a vet's opinion isn't always the most important.

    I had a very old cushingoid pony euthed this fall who had become laminitic during the summer. Her radiographs were promising,...
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    (I love finding old chain - for securing gates,...

    (I love finding old chain - for securing gates, hanging wet blankets, hanging tack cleaning hooks....but go on...)
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    I tested the saline milk jug and basketball ideas...

    I tested the saline milk jug and basketball ideas last winter in 0-10 degree weather. Both failed. There's no bobbing.
  9. So, you use your fingers as "filters" (to limit...

    So, you use your fingers as "filters" (to limit the power of the suction?) and the hose is perpendicular? Trying to visualize...
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    ^JB is a master, so listen up :D I use TC Sr...

    ^JB is a master, so listen up :D

    I use TC Sr for the seniors with teeth issues. Works wonders. Great stuff.
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    Dover has Amigo Heros on sale! I have three that...

    Dover has Amigo Heros on sale! I have three that are various years old and they are great.
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    Another Amigo fan. I even have old, very...

    Another Amigo fan. I even have old, very sunfaded Amigos that are still waterproof.

    Heck, I have one Rhino that had the outer shell disintegration problem. The outer shell completely tore apart....
  13. Or was it this one? ...

    Or was it this one?

    https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=2e87c077-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5&gas=dr%20smiths
  14. For those who use a shop vac for a horse vac...

    What attachments do you use?
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    Bumping this up - just found a Galaxy Hartley at...

    Bumping this up - just found a Galaxy Hartley at an antique store. Definitely worn and needs reflocking, but great workmanship and leather. Anyone know more about them?
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    Seriously - it's better to euth an old-ish...

    Seriously - it's better to euth an old-ish schoolie with a lifetime of knowledge than to sell it to a family of it's own, where it's not "on the clock"? REALLY?
  17. I encourage a loose ankle with my riders. That...

    I encourage a loose ankle with my riders. That said, even with a relaxed ankle I don't see a lot of excess movement in their legs. I feel a braced leg ("does not move") does not work well for my...
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    I echo saddle fit. If this is new, then I...

    I echo saddle fit. If this is new, then I suspect current saddle (can be hard to fit an obese horse!). If it's not a new behavior, then she's possibly anticipating due to saddle fit issues in her...
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    Not so at my farm. I clean up many on-the-go...

    Not so at my farm. I clean up many on-the-go piles in my paddock. And I've seen many, many nervous, tense horses poop.
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    I, too want to thank you for this discussion. I...

    I, too want to thank you for this discussion. I put down a beloved (and arthritic) pony this fall due to Laminitic complications from Cushing's, and there is a lot I would have done differently...
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    I guess I'm a control freak, because I like to...

    I guess I'm a control freak, because I like to make the decision. If they try to stop but we're working on something, I don't allow it. If they try to stop and it's a good time for me, we stop. As...
  22. As a person who trains a lot of Arabians, I agree...

    As a person who trains a lot of Arabians, I agree with the quieter reaction response. Also, with types that carry a lot of tension, find out what makes them relax and release their jaw. Some will...
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    Colicks are typically impaction or sand when...

    Colicks are typically impaction or sand when known.
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    Multi-discipline barn, some show, some pony...

    Multi-discipline barn, some show, some pony club/eventers, many trail horses. Primarily saddle horses. Summers are hot and dry and winters average highs in the 30s. Varied hay - local, mediocre...
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    "Acceptable" colic rate?

    Is there a percentage that might be considered acceptable for a facility with, say, 100 horses?
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