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    I got kicked by my 30 year old gelding this...

    I got kicked by my 30 year old gelding this morning... fortunately he is so decrepit that there wasn't much strength behind it.

    So yes, even the most unlikely horse can be goaded into kicking in...
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    I had to relearn this lesson on Christmas Eve...

    I had to relearn this lesson on Christmas Eve with a fellow-boarder's wildly thrashing, colicking horse. It was an ugly scene and I was very lucky to not get badly hurt.

    So yep, hard as it is,...
  3. Thread: Tipperary Helmets

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    I love mine, black also, and extra small... ...

    I love mine, black also, and extra small... However I am consistently surprised by how ugly it is when I see pictures and video.

    Oh, well. I don't have to look at it...
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    The closed Sunday thing isn't that unusual around...

    The closed Sunday thing isn't that unusual around here. Less of an issue than 15 years ago, but even so, something one has to check. Stall cleaning, and turnout, on Sundays is a given, either...
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    I'd take this one to the vet as it sounds pretty...

    I'd take this one to the vet as it sounds pretty bad. But FYI, I have used Cowboy Magic without killing a cat before now. Works great.
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    I would x-ray his neck, if he were my horse. ...

    I would x-ray his neck, if he were my horse.

    The only symptom my horse has ever shown of his c6 c7 arthritic changes has been an absolute refusal to jump at all.

    The losing muscle would...
  7. I'm curious as to how you get this to work with...

    I'm curious as to how you get this to work with the start times of classes. I guess as a dressage rider I know to the minute what time I need to be in the ring, and I'm aiming for that sweet spot of...
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    So I live where it gets really cold. I would...

    So I live where it gets really cold. I would think a heavyweight would be total overkill. I'd go for a sheet and a mediumweight, if I were you.

    You might look at the Smartpak thinsulate...
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    I'd have thanked her profusely for caring so much...

    I'd have thanked her profusely for caring so much but asked her to please not sit down with him in future.

    "Livid" seems like a huge over-reaction. She put herself at risk, not your horse.
  10. Spend a little time over the course of the next...

    Spend a little time over the course of the next couple of months working out what you could do before next winter to mitigate some of the problems you are having this winter.

    For instance, we...
  11. Cutter, honest question here from someone who...

    Cutter, honest question here from someone who knows little of your discipline. I do understand that these horses are super-fit and can perform for hours on end (and the riders must be, too...) but...
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    Yes to baby powder. An in future, leave the...

    Yes to baby powder. An in future, leave the insides of your boots alone. No polish, no conditioner, just a wipe-off with a dap rag.

    I very nearly got dumped when trying out a new-to-me saddle...
  13. Thread: DIY Leg straps?

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    My at home solution is a bit ghetto, but it...

    My at home solution is a bit ghetto, but it works... I replace then with a braided baling twine tail strap.
  14. Thread: Fly Bonnets

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    Be aware that the Shockemole one has quite small...

    Be aware that the Shockemole one has quite small ears... I'm still trying to find one with large enough ears for my big guy. Dampening the sound of snow sliding off the roof would be a good thing...
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    See U at X, those are really gorgeous. I think...

    See U at X, those are really gorgeous. I think I'd sleep in them if I owned them :)

    That brushed finish hadn't come up on my radar before. Seems like the best of both worlds.

    Hmmm. When I...
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    I'm in this club too :) We are a somewhat rusty...

    I'm in this club too :) We are a somewhat rusty pair--both of us have it in us, we just need to get stronger, fitter and more "on point."

    One thing I noticed, because I've been being hounded by...
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    My barn owner/manager/trainer pretty much expects...

    My barn owner/manager/trainer pretty much expects that new horses will need some manners lessons, as it seems that many people and barns allow very sloppy and dangerous practices.

    We often get...
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    Not true. The CC company will recover the funds...

    Not true. The CC company will recover the funds from his account.
  19. My barn owner would have a cow if I let this...

    My barn owner would have a cow if I let this happen. Say no and blame the barn rules.
  20. How can I describe this... When you wrap the...

    How can I describe this... When you wrap the tail, after about 4", while the hair is still shortish, take a piece of tail hair and turn it up into the wrap, so it forms a kind of "brake" for the...
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    I much prefer a zipperless turtleneck for winter...

    I much prefer a zipperless turtleneck for winter schooling. Hard to find in technical fabrics, though.

    I have yet to find a show shirt that doesn't feel like it's choking me. I'm getting a...
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    My personal reservation would be that if I'm...

    My personal reservation would be that if I'm going to invest that much money in a pair of custom boots, they'd better be a timeless classic as I'd be making them last until I was buried in them--and...
  23. This would be why we don't randomly pick stalls...

    This would be why we don't randomly pick stalls in our barn, and why, if we do pick our own stall, we leave a note on the board that says "I picked my stall at X o'clock."

    Saves much barn owner...
  24. I know. I keep trapping him and sending him...

    I know. I keep trapping him and sending him home, which is a good three miles away across really wild mountainous terrain. My resident cats hate him and pee all over the house when he's around,...
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    I have learned over the years that when it comes...

    I have learned over the years that when it comes to boarding barns, it is what it is when you first look. Never, ever take any account of promises of what is to come. If it doesn't exist now, it...
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