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  1. I have a lovely Asmar Equestrian coat that I got...

    I have a lovely Asmar Equestrian coat that I got for a steal at $75 on clearance a couple of years back. After seeing photos though I decided to shorten it up. I had barely any leg showing between my...
  2. If the longest time on the road will be about 4...

    If the longest time on the road will be about 4 hours, I wouldn't be super concerned.

    The style of mangers you have definitely isn't ideal, but there's not much you can do about that.

    I...
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    You may want to ask your friend to take care of...

    You may want to ask your friend to take care of this tail for you, too. I'm sure she'd be happy to do it.
    I had a ring custom made from some of my mare's hair. It's absolutely gorgeous. I actually...
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    I'm crying as I write this. I am so, so sorry for...

    I'm crying as I write this. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

    I lost my Arabian to colic just 2 months ago, in February. With her it was very sudden and violent, not slow like yours. She was our...
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    Thanks for all the great input! I am definitely...

    Thanks for all the great input! I am definitely sold on the Thorowgood! Now I just wish I could find an 18" T4 or T6 Cob used...they are rare on the used market. I may just need to bite the bullet...
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    UHHHH where did you get him, and how do I find...

    UHHHH where did you get him, and how do I find one? LOL

    sounds like a real sweetheart, good for you :)
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone. Super helpful....

    Thanks for the replies, everyone. Super helpful. It seems the Thorowgood has quite a following!



    You mean flat from withers to butt, right?
    My horses are very curvy.
    This makes me think that...
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    Thorowgood, Tekna, Wintec...?

    I'm in the market for a cheap adjustable gullet saddle, mostly to be use for trails/pleasure, as a secondary/backup to my other saddles, as well as sharing with guests.

    I have 3 wide backed, short...
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    very cool for you. congrats!

    very cool for you. congrats!
  10. Thank you everybody, for the helpful replies! ...

    Thank you everybody, for the helpful replies!

    This gives me an idea of things to do and what to 'expect' -- although there are truly no expectations -- it's just helpful to know that 3-6 months...
  11. jingles for an easy recovery and a well-behaved...

    jingles for an easy recovery and a well-behaved boy. so glad to hear it went well.
  12. I was going by the pictures I found on the...

    I was going by the pictures I found on the Wikipedia page for the Henneke scale.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henneke_horse_body_condition_scoring_system

    The 3 on that page looks fatter than...
  13. Bringing a horse back into U/S work after years off??

    A week ago, I acquired a new mare. I am very excited about her.

    A little background - she will eventually be my "husband horse." I have no husband :lol: but I like to keep a quiet easy keeper...
  14. Have any tips for growing out a pulled mane?

    Hi,
    I have recently acquired an Arabian mare.
    She has a pulled mane, and I would like to grow it out to natural.
    Does anybody have tips for doing this? Particularly as it grows, how to treat the...
  15. same here. I've been on a plan like the one the...

    same here. I've been on a plan like the one the OP describes for the past 4 years and I love it. Coupled with an HSA, it works really well. I use HSA money to cover chiropractor, etc that's not...
  16. Do the thornhills (that you've tried) ride...

    Do the thornhills (that you've tried) ride anything like the stubbens?

    I'm in a ~15 yo Stubben Tristan right now. I really like the balance of it and the open seat, but the seat is sooooo hard!
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    my boyfriend got me the overnight II for my...

    my boyfriend got me the overnight II for my birthday 3 years ago and I love it. It's held up to daily use as a barn / gym bag and I've also taken it as my carryon for many business flights-- the...
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    bingo...

    bingo
    http://www.sstack.com/stable_racksorganizers_saddle-racks/easy-up-show-cart-with-saddle-rack/

    I have had this for 3 years now....keep it in my tack closet at the boarding barn, lug it...
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    I've shown in Ariat Volant half chaps (the ones...

    I've shown in Ariat Volant half chaps (the ones that look like black tall boots) at recognized USDF competitions and never felt penalized and nobody ever said anything to me.
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    This is VERY good advice. Ten years ago I...

    This is VERY good advice.

    Ten years ago I started out designing and building websites for barns, nonprofits, and churches. Now I work for a software company and manage $1m+ projects.

    Client...
  21. If you need something in the meantime, take a...

    If you need something in the meantime, take a look at the shimmable Mattes half pads...you may be able to use one to pad up one of your trainer's wider saddles and get by for awhile while you decide....
  22. My trainer graduated from business school before...

    My trainer graduated from business school before eventually transitioning over to an equine career, and her barn is one of the best-run equine boarding/lesson/training businesses I've ever seen.
    ...
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    Software designer here -- in addition to Adobe...

    Software designer here -- in addition to Adobe Creative suite and the usual design tools I'm capable of things like HTML/CSS/PHP/Javascript/Ruby and other frontend web development. I'm pretty good at...
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    So sorry for your loss. That reminds me of...

    So sorry for your loss.

    That reminds me of another thing I learned from some COTH barn owner: put another horse in the deceased horse's stall so that the emptiness doesn't eat you alive.

    That...
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    I use the mesh approach described by 2dogsfarm,...

    I use the mesh approach described by 2dogsfarm, and there are shelters in the yard as well.
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