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  1. I had a horse with a back issue. He was very...

    I had a horse with a back issue. He was very fussy going into his first canter of the day. To avoid an issue, I trotted over a crossrail and cantered away. Also did this with a young horse who was...
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    I use a Worx electric mower around the farm for...

    I use a Worx electric mower around the farm for similar reasons. LOVE IT. It is so light and easy to use, and cuts so beautifully, that I mow with it when I should be using the tractor! Slide a...
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    BeamMeUp and StormyDay, glad for the reminder...

    BeamMeUp and StormyDay, glad for the reminder about AniHist. I have been meaning to try that as an alternative to dex. I should also add that I give him cough syrup (usually AirPower) and nebulilze...
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    Beam Me Up, I use the dex when he is being...

    Beam Me Up, I use the dex when he is being ridden. His breathing issues are exercise induced, so if he is getting a break, it's raining or wet, or he is otherwise not being ridden, I lighten up on...
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    The only thing that helps mine is low dose dex. ...

    The only thing that helps mine is low dose dex. He gets 4 mg tablet ground up with his flax every other day. Seems to keep the coughing, sneezing, snorting at bay. Fingers crossed, he is not...
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    I have a private farm and have sometimes...

    I have a private farm and have sometimes considered this too. For a lot of the same reasons as the OP, especially as I get older. I take care of my four horses myself and it is a lot of work. I...
  7. Agree with Nick. Another idea is to go to the...

    Agree with Nick. Another idea is to go to the schooling show at the Rose Palace in Boerne next week, May 23 - 24. These are well attended, not necessarily by the trainers that only do A shows, but...
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    I have posted this so many times, I apologize if...

    I have posted this so many times, I apologize if I am a bit brief. Bought horse a year ago. Very food aggressive. Nasty at feeding time. Also skinny. Treated with Ulcergaurd protocol. Gained...
  9. Make your own shims. I used some memory foam,...

    Make your own shims. I used some memory foam, but any shim material will do. Lay it against the area you want to fill in, mark, and cut. Then stick them into a shimable pad. I use a Mattes.
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    LOL be careful what you wish for! I had one that...

    LOL be careful what you wish for! I had one that I taught to come when called by shaking a bucket with pellets. It was a big pasture, and he would come RUNNING! Even when I quit using the bucket,...
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    When I read the title, I was jealous because I...

    When I read the title, I was jealous because I would love to have foxes.

    People are replying suggesting that you to kill them so you can have CATS???? Seriously??? When people attract foxes by...
  12. Given those requirements, I would give Bit by Bit...

    Given those requirements, I would give Bit by Bit a call out in Elgin. Fabulous turnout, everything on your list and more.
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    I love it. My older horse is very made and...

    I love it. My older horse is very made and quiet, but he absolutely hates the livestock across the street from my arena. He is constantly worried about them when I ride in the arena. This has...
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    To fix this problem once on some half chaps, I...

    To fix this problem once on some half chaps, I took a pair of pliers and closed the zipper gap just a smidge. Feel a little uneasy recommending this for expensive tall boots, but you could give the...
  15. Thread: Mattes Pads

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    Does anyone know if the two-pocket correction pad...

    Does anyone know if the two-pocket correction pad is two pockets for front shims? or two pockets for back shims?
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    I bet the KER folks that make EquiShure would be...

    I bet the KER folks that make EquiShure would be helpful for that question!
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    My horse came to me a year ago quite skinny and...

    My horse came to me a year ago quite skinny and very snarky at meal time. Seemed uncomfortable after eating although he ate very well. He went through a course of Ulcergard, and gets SmartDigest,...
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    I did not get the closed front. I got the open...

    I did not get the closed front. I got the open front with the snaps, which is very adjustable. I like it so much, I think I will try the closed front one too tho.
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    I posted above, but I do think that all that goes...

    I posted above, but I do think that all that goes into a day fee is highly underappreciated. If a person were to try the do it yourself "meet at the gate" approach, they would appreciate this. A...
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    I just got this one and really like it. Love the...

    I just got this one and really like it. Love the adjustability at the neck and shoulder. ...
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    I am not sure that anyone who does not keep their...

    I am not sure that anyone who does not keep their own horses can really appreciate how much work they are. At home, and more so at shows. And sometimes it is not just the actual work, it is also the...
  22. Agree with supershorty. Large ponies and up --...

    Agree with supershorty. Large ponies and up -- boots and hair up. I know some Moms think it is cute to have their kid in huge bows and jods on a horse, but I don't.

    An exception would be under...
  23. Hmm, I have had a couple undergo SI injections,...

    Hmm, I have had a couple undergo SI injections, and as I recall, my vet prescribes a day or two of bute, and no riding for a few days.

    I also recall one that was moved really weird walking...
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    I bought a Tad A5 with the SmartRide tree a few...

    I bought a Tad A5 with the SmartRide tree a few years ago. I love it, and each of my four horses loves it, and it fits each of them with their own individualized pad set-up.

    The process was easy,...
  25. City Ponies, I have an own son of Natural Iron,...

    City Ponies, I have an own son of Natural Iron, and he is a really really good guy. Very pretty horse. He was bought by his prior owner to be a hunter, so he never had any of his step taken away or...
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