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    Yesterday I walked out to get my young mare. She...

    Yesterday I walked out to get my young mare. She had just been thrown her lunch hay. I decided to let her eat and took off her sheet, no problem. Groomed her while she ate her hay, no problem. Took...
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    Poll: I had my mare cremated. She's in the living room...

    I had my mare cremated. She's in the living room now. Cost about $800
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    I tried every household cleaner and Goo Gone...

    I tried every household cleaner and Goo Gone without success. Then a friend of mine used Showsheen and voila! cleaned all the gunk off of it. Who knew? Anyway, give it a try
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    Loose horses north of Norway, Michigan UP

    If anyone is up that way and you see two loose horses, they are my friend's.
    They got loose a couple days ago and haven't been seen yet. They were able to track them for awhile. Another friend with...
  5. In the Chicago area (north of the city) $60 for...

    In the Chicago area (north of the city)
    $60 for barefoot trim
    $130 for shoes in front, barefoot behind
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    Had a total hip about 7 years ago. Doc said 12...

    Had a total hip about 7 years ago. Doc said 12 weeks to ride. I was out of the hospital using a cane in 4 days. Went out to the barn the next day, mostly hanging out but did teach a few lessons from...
  7. I have this mouth on a loose ring. My little mare...

    I have this mouth on a loose ring. My little mare loves it. Hasn't reared yet;)
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    I actually measured it today instead of guessing...

    I actually measured it today instead of guessing with my stride. It is 10' wide and 14' long. Its the width I was concerned with, but I know way back when I was a kid most stalls were 8'x 8'. The...
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    Yes, she can get her feet right up to the wall...

    Yes, she can get her feet right up to the wall with the window. The front of the stall has a gate and there are no bars on the stall. She can put her head out the entire length of the front of the...
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    Rule of thumb on stall size?

    I just moved my 15' mare to a new stable. She loves her new stall. The windows, some she can stick her head out of, gives her almost a complete view of the farm and all the activities.
    My only...
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    I used to work at an upscale equine store in the...

    I used to work at an upscale equine store in the 90s. Looks like stuff they sold. Did you ask the seller?
    The ones we sold, of course they were framed, went for quit a lot of money.
  12. If you are in northern Illinois I know the barn....

    If you are in northern Illinois I know the barn. My advice is also to have plan B. The barn I've been in for 28 years just got sold and we got 30 days. The reason I say start looking is that there...
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    Third cat... Bad idea?

    We live in a small condo. We have a Rat Terrier and two male cats. All cohabitate peacefully. Our barn cat needs to be rehomed.(barn is being demolished, ugh, progress). He is a wonderful friendly...
  14. My ramp was like a launching pad, no texture,...

    My ramp was like a launching pad, no texture, perfectly smooth. I bought a rubber mat, cut strips and had it screwed into the existing mat. Works great and a lot of my friends have copied it. Doesn't...
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    OP, lots of good advice here. All I have to say...

    OP, lots of good advice here. All I have to say is you are cute as can be and so is your pony. Your hard work is paying off and it shows. Keep it up!
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    I am northern Illinois. I retired my mare at a...

    I am northern Illinois. I retired my mare at a local retiree farm. It was $600 per mos. She was out all day on grass, in and night, groomed,got lots of attention. Also it was close for me to visit....
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    It will be cared for as I will be riding daily. I...

    It will be cared for as I will be riding daily. I will put a gauge in the trailer tack room to keep track of the temp and humidity. Thanks everyone
  18. Call Mike Corcoran : 940-465-4599 He is my...

    Call Mike Corcoran : 940-465-4599
    He is my saddle fitter. He has my saddle which is just what you are looking for I think. Nice to know their are more of us out there lol
    It does not fit my new...
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    Wow, thanks for the input! My trailer can be my...

    Wow, thanks for the input! My trailer can be my own tack room now :)
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    Storing saddle in trailer

    I'm moving to a new barn with minimal tack storage. I have a nice trailer with a locking tack room. I was thinking of keeping my Western saddle in the trailer and English saddle inside. Would it be...
  21. Just simple curiosity. My friend asked because I...

    Just simple curiosity. My friend asked because I used to show way back when. I don't know any of the younger trainers. Was hoping she was good, our area could use someone new and exciting.
  22. Anybody know Maria Rasmussen, a trainer in Chicago area?

    A friend of mine boards at a barn she just bought. I don't know anything about her. My friend is getting the boot because she can't do the full program.
  23. I'm in the Midwest, north of Chicago. Even dumpy...

    I'm in the Midwest, north of Chicago. Even dumpy places are at least $900 if they have an indoor. There are fewer and fewer just boarding barns though. Most are show barns and get upward of $2500...
  24. $700 buys a lot of lessons. Personally, I don't...

    $700 buys a lot of lessons. Personally, I don't enjoy showing. I'm competitive with me not with anyone else. I think your money might be better spent on lessons and going to a show when you are...
  25. I think it would be confusing at this stage of...

    I think it would be confusing at this stage of your riding to take lessons in two different styles of riding. My advice is go with the one you are the most interested in and learn the basics, whether...
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