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  1. mvp, do you think she could gain a little leg...

    mvp, do you think she could gain a little leg room by putting some hair bands, or a tiny piece of hose, on the stirrup bar? To move the stirrup leather back a bit? That worked for me on other...
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    ^ no kidding. OP has outclassed her haters. I...

    ^ no kidding. OP has outclassed her haters. I can learn from her. She should come on an critique the board's behavior sometimes!
  3. My farrier told me about a barn he does where the...

    My farrier told me about a barn he does where the horses were getting mysterious marks high up on their hooves. He said it was rats. I made him swear up and down he was not kidding me, and he said...
  4. Thread: Club Foot

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    There is a grade scale for club foot. Mine is...

    There is a grade scale for club foot. Mine is about a 1. I have an excellent farrier, and we do his feet every 4 - 5. I can tell when his foot starts to dish that he is overdue.

    Keep in mind...
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    Are we all talking about the same Ogilvy pad? My...

    Are we all talking about the same Ogilvy pad? My jumper baby pad is the one that is shaped at the wither and customizable with colors. It is not thin at all, and I can't image it would bunch!
  6. ^^^ exactly. Please don't hate on this excellent...

    ^^^ exactly. Please don't hate on this excellent tree design just because you personally don't like it. I have a TC with SmartRide and as a 63 year old rider, my main thought is how much money I...
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    Hmmm, I LOVE mine. My favorite baby pad I've ever...

    Hmmm, I LOVE mine. My favorite baby pad I've ever had. Got the small size for my saddle, and I think it looks pretty nifty. Doesn't slip at all, but I have a Tad Coffin saddle and an appropriate...
  8. Interesting if that is true about it being Tad...

    Interesting if that is true about it being Tad Coffin's SmartRide. I have a Tad Coffin with SmartRide tree, and I absolutely love it. It fits each of my four horses, with appropriate half pad...
  9. Rabies titer for dumped dog I am keeping?

    About a month ago, someone dumped two small dogs on our rural road. Happens all the time, you can tell the dumped ones from the lost ones, so please don't go off on me about that.

    Anyway, both...
  10. If you have hot water at the barn... I have...

    If you have hot water at the barn... I have taught mine to drink tepid/warmish water from one of those smaller (2 1/2 gal?) buckets that I fill in the tackroom sink and offer to them when it is very...
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    ^^^ thank you! I do like the Facebook notices,...

    ^^^ thank you! I do like the Facebook notices, but I'll use the website more too!
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    pony4me can correct me if I'm wrong, but if you...

    pony4me can correct me if I'm wrong, but if you are on Facebook and like the streamhorsetv page, you can get notices that way
  13. Lots of good advice here, and here are a couple...

    Lots of good advice here, and here are a couple of tips from my learner's perspective. I have had years and years of superb trainers.

    ETA: this is directed to the typical non pro hunter course,...
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    Exactly orangecrush. My first reaction to all...

    Exactly orangecrush. My first reaction to all this was "if I were family, what would my expectations be". I would certainly not be expecting that a public forum would be a place to go for...
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    IMO, if people want to express their feelings...

    IMO, if people want to express their feelings about a death due to drunk driving, they should do so. The alternative? No one says anything and we all act like this was a sober accident? No. The...
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    I AM NOT A VET, PLEASE DO SOME RESEARCH FIRST,...

    I AM NOT A VET, PLEASE DO SOME RESEARCH FIRST, but, if I suspect gas colic, I try Gas-X. From all that I have read, there is no downside. I will give Gas-X first ( 8 tablets), then if no...
  17. I use it once or twice a week on mine. In a nice...

    I use it once or twice a week on mine. In a nice big round pen with good footing.

    I do not use a bridle -- I attach the snaps to the side rings of the halter. I also never use it very tight. I...
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    Bad habit on my part too, and Ms Trainer hates...

    Bad habit on my part too, and Ms Trainer hates it. When I do it, it is usually accompanied by flattening the inside hand, so if I keep "thumbs up and even a little out" in the back of my mind, it...
  19. I have fed TC Senior for years, and am a very...

    I have fed TC Senior for years, and am a very very satisfied customer!
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    You could try XS Equine (I think that is the...

    You could try XS Equine (I think that is the name, I will check and edit if necessary). It is the old Polo Club in Dripping Springs. They have dry stalls, and it is a decent place, maybe not for...
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    Lay stall grids over nice base. Rake granite...

    Lay stall grids over nice base. Rake granite sand over that to get level surface. Then lay interlocking stall mats, the heavy ones from Tractor Supply.
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    Agree with AKB. It is important to get the meds...

    Agree with AKB. It is important to get the meds in and if you can't do it yourself, horse should be at vet. I have gone through several eye injuries in my years of owning horses. They all ended...
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    I built my barn with dirt floors and concrete...

    I built my barn with dirt floors and concrete beams (perimeters around the edges of the stalls). Hated the inevitable holes in the middle of the stalls that resulted, so put in nice base and stall...
  24. Palm Beach, I posted above. I detest hunters for...

    Palm Beach, I posted above. I detest hunters for the reasons stated, and agree with the previous poster that they are people who like to kill things.

    Yes, thank to us, there is a deer...
  25. I live in the Texas Hill Country, which attracts...

    I live in the Texas Hill Country, which attracts hordes of people who like to kill things during hunting season. They are total jerks. They wear their stupid camo clothes into the quick mart to...
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