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  1. He was the sire of my first horse. Wow, passing...

    He was the sire of my first horse. Wow, passing at 32 years of age! that is a salute to some excellent care.
  2. This was SO CLASSY! lovely. Wouldn't it have...

    This was SO CLASSY! lovely. Wouldn't it have been fun to have been one of those riders?
  3. Thread: Sidesaddle!

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    looking forward to new pictures of you in your...

    looking forward to new pictures of you in your new "ol' lady" of a saddle. Does she have a name yet? ;)
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    I had the floor in my Baron replaced last...

    I had the floor in my Baron replaced last January: $1500. A single sheet of marine grade plywood, with a "scorpion product coating" according to the invoice.

    the price quote you got seems rather...
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    unfortunately, he apparently had deleted the...

    unfortunately, he apparently had deleted the photos from his phone by the time I reminded him I wanted them. grrrrr.
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    thanks for the input, folks! The concept of...

    thanks for the input, folks!

    The concept of the Specialized Saddles is that you place shims so that the saddle is a perfect fit; you can even shave shims to make the fit absolutely customized......
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    saddle pad for Specialized Saddles

    So, my trusty old saddle pads seem to be causing disturbed hairs toward the cantle end of my new Specialized Saddles Trailmaster.

    I have tried my Limpet pad, plain wool saddle blanket, and 1"...
  8. have you done "upper plane" groundwork with him,...

    have you done "upper plane" groundwork with him, introducing all the same objects on both sides? you stand on your roundpen fence or on a mounting block...whatever you have to work with. I'd go...
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    keep him occupied all day with hay in a...

    keep him occupied all day with hay in a small-mesh hay net (or you can double up on regular ones to make smaller holes). This will also help prevent ulcers.
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    Yup, be worried: THIS: ...

    Yup, be worried: THIS: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Court-Scuppy-the-horse-was-vicious-5351688.php

    our gub-nor did do an intelligent thing, and got legislation passed after this STUPID...
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    fly traps. "Rescue" brand, specifically!! they...

    fly traps. "Rescue" brand, specifically!! they are plastic bags with attractant inside, to which you add water. Hang them near where the flies congregate (but far enough away that the admittedly...
  12. A Facebook poster near me posted a photo of the...

    A Facebook poster near me posted a photo of the same snake that had also found a way into her kitchen. Turns out these are "northern ring-necked snakes," which do not grow large; in fact, the...
  13. I had a little excitement here today. I had a...

    I had a little excitement here today. I had a live baby snake in the kitchen!

    I had seen several dead babies on the walkway near the kitchen in the past few weeks, and figured the barn cats...
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    I begged & pleaded for a horse. Every single...

    I begged & pleaded for a horse. Every single gift-giving occasion, for years upon years. Nope.

    However, when I was about the age of the girl the O.P. posted about, I left my early instructor...
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    If you are not in the business of selling horses,...

    If you are not in the business of selling horses, I would look into whether your state has a "casual and occasional" sale policy. This is for non-retailers, who are not actually in the business of...
  16. It's a large lawn... I am considering dropping...

    It's a large lawn... I am considering dropping piles from the utility trailer and raking them out, in small sections. But I have been dealing with shoulder issues so I'm reluctant to challenge my...
  17. yet another manure/compost spreader question

    it's occurred to me that I have a goldmine of aged manure up the hill, after having hauled my horse's poo up there for 11 years. So, time to skip paying big bucks for fertilizers from the Big Box...
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    Personally, I would love to have all riding...

    Personally, I would love to have all riding students experience riding aside... as long as the sidesaddle is suitably sized to the rider and suitably fitted to the horse (which, sadly, makes this a...
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    Wow. This chick was riding 3rd-4th Level?? I...

    Wow. This chick was riding 3rd-4th Level??
    I wonder...
    She sounds like an advanced beginner! you know, when riders reach that stage that they're thinking they have this whole horse thing all...
  20. there are locking saddle racks for English...

    there are locking saddle racks for English saddles, I'm almost certain.

    For a Western saddle, I'd get a bicycle lock cable and fasten it through the hole behind the swell onto the rack, even if...
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    FWIW, when my mare was still barefoot and I was...

    FWIW, when my mare was still barefoot and I was doing the trimming, my formerly confidently self-loader suddenly became reluctant. Since I trailer her alone, I even removed the divider (she went...
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    I chuckle at my hopes vs. the reality. I bought...

    I chuckle at my hopes vs. the reality. I bought my mare as a 16 month old. I had my fingers tightly crossed that she'd make at least 16h, if not more, since I'm 5'7" and thought I'd look too big...
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    OK, you've talked me into trying The Chronicle. ...

    OK, you've talked me into trying The Chronicle. I just bought a 6 month subscription, hoping that it has more substance to it now than just reporting about show results.

    I was sorry that Horse...
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    Update: Connecticut Trailers in Bolton, CT has a...

    Update:
    Connecticut Trailers in Bolton, CT has a source to make a large enough sheet of plywood! I let Conn. Trailers take a core sample from my tack compartment to make sure the source could make...
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    If you think you might give him a second chance,...

    If you think you might give him a second chance, see if you can have a contract, with all details in writing, signed by both of you. If he won't do that, keep on walking.
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