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  1. I look after an 20 year old Arabian Mare who got...

    I look after an 20 year old Arabian Mare who got rain rot last winter on her hip. She is a fleabitten grey. The hair that grew back in came in kind of a chestnut roan color (the same color as her...
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    I do! The thinnest microfibre socks I can find...

    I do! The thinnest microfibre socks I can find (crew sock length) under the breeches, then the tall socks over. It creates a "slide plane" between the two pairs of socks and you never get any heel...
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    Horses out 24/7/365 with round bale when not on...

    Horses out 24/7/365 with round bale when not on grass. Free in and out access to the barn/stalls. Once daily "grain" (beet pulp & ration balancer, except for one hard keeper who also gets a weight...
  4. How are things going now?

    How are things going now?
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    I have three horses and two ponies working off...

    I have three horses and two ponies working off one of these (inside the run in which is attached to the barn), refilled daily, in addition to as much water as they can drink from buckets at meal...
  6. When my DH wanted to start riding, I picked up an...

    When my DH wanted to start riding, I picked up an Australian Saddle (with poleys / without horn -- they come both ways, with and without the horn). He's been quite happy riding in that. Pretty much...
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    I feed a "winter hard keeper" Arabian mare. I...

    I feed a "winter hard keeper" Arabian mare. I say "winter hard keeper" because she's an air fern on grass all summer, but drops a lot of weight in winter if she is not supplemented. Summer she gets...
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    I do the rice in an old cotton tube sock,...

    I do the rice in an old cotton tube sock, microwave and then put in small thermos container (like for soup) to bring it to the barn, I hang the warm rice sock over the bit while I groom, and the bit...
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    Ariat Terrains are great, and he can hike in them...

    Ariat Terrains are great, and he can hike in them too.

    Another option is Blundstones -- my DH rides in them. According to their size chart, a Cdn 14 is a Blundstone 14 (Cdn and US sizes are the...
  10. And therein lies your problem I think - you are...

    And therein lies your problem I think - you are focusing on what could go wrong more than you are focusing on what could go right, and he will sense that totally.

    I still think hand walking him...
  11. I think you might be surprised. I did a lot of...

    I think you might be surprised. I did a lot of hand walking on trails with a herd bound mare who would only jig under saddle when I first started working with her. I ride alone mostly, so didn't...
  12. I have the Mountain Horse Rimfrosts and they are...

    I have the Mountain Horse Rimfrosts and they are nowhere near as warm as my Muck Boot Brit Colts. The zipper on the Rimfrost Riders also leaks in wet snow. I ride whenever it is -10degC or better,...
  13. Punkie -- your place truly does sound like...

    Punkie -- your place truly does sound like heaven. I'd love to be a boarder there!
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    Great thread Casey! Keep those happy ending...

    Great thread Casey! Keep those happy ending stories coming!
  15. Have a look at the Ovation Protege -- very light,...

    Have a look at the Ovation Protege -- very light, well vented, and comes in white.
  16. I'm not an eventer but just wanted to ask, what...

    I'm not an eventer but just wanted to ask, what about "died" -- it's still plain language, but doesn't come across as harshly as "killed"?
  17. I mounted two of these to the wall for saddle...

    I mounted two of these to the wall for saddle pads: Ikea Grundtal Towel Holder. I like it because I can swing individual bars out while the saddle pad is drying, then flatten against the wall out of...
  18. I worked weekends through high school as a groom...

    I worked weekends through high school as a groom at a Hunter/Jumper show stables in Southern Ontario in the late 70's. It was we (the grooms) who did the braiding. We usually hauled between 6 and 9...
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    I live (and ride) in the woods in the north of...

    I live (and ride) in the woods in the north of Canada = Northwoods Rider
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    When my son left for his 2nd year of university...

    When my son left for his 2nd year of university I turned his room into a tack/feed room. The single bed, desk and shelves are all still there, but have pretty much been re-purposed. The bed is...
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    Horses.. and a very pampered burrito!

    Horses.. and a very pampered burrito!
  22. JohnDeere - Here's a picture of how it attaches...

    JohnDeere - Here's a picture of how it attaches to the saddle. Cashel Pruner/Saw Scabbard Combo.
  23. The "As Seen Through Horses' Ears" FB group has...

    The "As Seen Through Horses' Ears" FB group has been growing exponentially lately, and hit 20,000 members today!
  24. Maybe one of these...

    Maybe one of these that attaches to the saddle.
  25. I have an older version of the "little green...

    I have an older version of the "little green clean machine" and have cleaned up plenty of "pet issues" as well as other stuff from my carpets with it. There was never an issue of it clogging with...
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