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  1. I have a knock off pair of Shires. I got them on...

    I have a knock off pair of Shires. I got them on sale at the local horse expo. I have wide calfs and these fit well. My friend got a pair of Dublins. We are on year three of owning them. She wears...
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    I have used Spalding for years with no problems....

    I have used Spalding for years with no problems. Good customer service. Don't know about the stink bug issue, but I'm sure they could answer that question for you.
  3. Thread: Dog Collar

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    My mini aussie is outside with me at the barn a...

    My mini aussie is outside with me at the barn a lot and we go on trail rides around the farm which includes the muddy ditches in the woods. I have to use the nylon type collars as they seem to hold...
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    I learned along time ago, that with my height and...

    I learned along time ago, that with my height and short legs that a smaller horse was better. The last three horses I have owned have been a smidge over 15h to just under 15.3h. I am older and don't...
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    I purchased a younger OTTB a little over a year...

    I purchased a younger OTTB a little over a year ago. I did have a trainer work with her for about 5 sessions last April, but the horse and trainer did not seem to get along. I stopped the sessions...
  6. Thread: Happy :)

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    So lovely!

    So lovely!
  7. I made the leap about 1.5 years ago. My older...

    I made the leap about 1.5 years ago. My older mare that I had owned since she was a yearling(21 this year) was developing some on and off lameness issues. I decided that I wasn't ready to stop riding...
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    My riding buddy rides in her's all the time. They...

    My riding buddy rides in her's all the time. They are about 2 years old and still in good shape. She is quite tall and has never complained about them being too short. I ride in mine too, usually in...
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    I have two TB mares (one sport bred and one OT)....

    I have two TB mares (one sport bred and one OT). My older mare used to be quite spooky and easily riled up. What has worked for her was to cut back her grain from what they were feeding when I was at...
  10. I always have an extra halter and lead, a full...

    I always have an extra halter and lead, a full set of grooming supplies (including shampoo, sponge, sweat scraper), horse and human first aid kit. I had a rack added to my dressing room and have a...
  11. I would be concerned about the length of the...

    I would be concerned about the length of the leash if they did fall out it is long enough to get hung on something. When I was taking obedience my trainer had us use an old leash and cut it to about...
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    I have had good luck with feeding soupy beet pulp...

    I have had good luck with feeding soupy beet pulp when the weather is really cold or the weather is going to change drastically. I feed mineral salt granules every day with feed.
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    I had one horse in the past that was terrible in...

    I had one horse in the past that was terrible in the schooling area. I would try to get in as early as possible and at least pop over a few fences. If she started to act up, I would just exit. Sounds...
  14. You can get one of those loop type leashes that...

    You can get one of those loop type leashes that just slips over their head to be the crate to yard leash. One at a time with maybe a few sits with reward on the way to the door. Sit when outside and...
  15. It doesn't sound like you have owned him very...

    It doesn't sound like you have owned him very long. I would probably put him down. I have a horse that I have owned since she was a yearling. She is 21 this year. If something happened to her that...
  16. Both of my Tb mares live out 24/7. Older mare...

    Both of my Tb mares live out 24/7. Older mare wears shoes on all 4's. I have been bringing them in about two times per week( due to weather) and grooming, picking feet. I'll put one in a stall while...
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    You mentioned show sheen in your list. Just...

    You mentioned show sheen in your list. Just remember not to put it where your saddle sits or on any place you plan on braiding.
  18. The last two times I got a puppy I had an older...

    The last two times I got a puppy I had an older dog. The first time, I thought my older dog was ready to die and actually ended up living another year and a half. I think because the puppy brightened...
  19. My friend has two Newfies, both from the same...

    My friend has two Newfies, both from the same breeder. She has an all black female and a Lancier(spelling) black and white male. The breeder is located in WVa. I will see her tomorrow and can ask her...
  20. I have one of these and it is probably at least...

    I have one of these and it is probably at least 15-20 years old and still holding on. It lives in the trailer dressing room and is used to throw on my friend's horse after we have been out on a trail...
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    I ended up purchasing an OTTB mare. The reason I...

    I ended up purchasing an OTTB mare. The reason I purchased was good brain, nice looking and decent mover. She was 6 when I purchased her. I have been doing everything myself. She is not as far along...
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    I find if I keep my horse routinely groomed/...

    I find if I keep my horse routinely groomed/ trimmed it is easier to get ready for a show. My horse lives out 24/7 and in the winter, just do a really good grooming. If I was showing routinely thru...
  23. For my 21yo TB mare: great farrier, she wears...

    For my 21yo TB mare: great farrier, she wears shoes on all 4's.
    slow warm up. I let her tell me when she is ready to do more than walk.
    She lives out 24/7, blanketed according to weather.
    She...
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    I read somewhere in the past that you can use...

    I read somewhere in the past that you can use peat moss for cooling/soaking foundered feet.
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    Her diet is limited in meats and oils due to fats...

    Her diet is limited in meats and oils due to fats probably causing her bout of pancreatitis. She seems to love these treats. When she is out side, all I have to do is shake the container out the door...
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