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    I think brand may vary depending upon where you...

    I think brand may vary depending upon where you live. Here in NoCal, I bought a brand called Undercover. With installation, it cost $900. It can be matched to the truck's color and has lockable...
  2. It ain't just mares. I had a 16.3 Appy gelding...

    It ain't just mares. I had a 16.3 Appy gelding who greeted me EVERY DAY for 11 years with pinned ears and bared teeth. The way he greeted everyone. He hated being groomed and pinned his ears at...
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    Very true, but the mere fact that a child could...

    Very true, but the mere fact that a child could construct and conduct a test debunking something like this is very telling.
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    Actually, some years ago, a pre-teen did a...

    Actually, some years ago, a pre-teen did a double-blind test of Reiki/healing (non)touch for a school project and PROVED it was nonsense (except as a placebo). I'm sorry I can't find the link at...
  5. That same big Appy who smirked at me when I...

    That same big Appy who smirked at me when I dropped him at a x-country fence (and came off with the bridle) once got in under a jump - i.e., I got him too deep. Sigh. From a standstill he powered...
  6. I can't address the other issues, but it would...

    I can't address the other issues, but it would seem that coffin bone fractures and recovery therefrom vary widely. My old horse got what is referred to as a "saucer" fracture of the coffin bone. ...
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    Somewhat off topic, but I thought this was funny:...

    Somewhat off topic, but I thought this was funny: Several years ago, I worked for attorneys who specialized in construction defect litigation (mold, leaky windows, cracked foundations, etc.). I...
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    Not about medicine per se, but the scientific...

    Not about medicine per se, but the scientific method


    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text
  9. LOL. I was eventing (I can't remember now...

    LOL. I was eventing (I can't remember now whether it was TL or Prelim) and despite my desperately telling myself "stare at the tree top, stare at the treetop," I looked down and dropped my horse in...
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    OP, you are describing my horse. So. I think it...

    OP, you are describing my horse. So. I think it is a form of barn sour. I had dealt with it as best I could, but it made trail riding unpleasant and, to a degree dangerous. Our trails are fire...
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    I got the XL for my 16.2 Araloosa and they barely...

    I got the XL for my 16.2 Araloosa and they barely fit, and they deteriorated to useless in around six months of light use. Never again. I got the Valenas and.they are in great shApe after daily use...
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    9 Or....your house could just have E...

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    E gradually gotten better
    , and might have done so with or without treatment. I don't believe western medicine is infallible, but I don't believe poking...
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    [QUOTE=Paks;8020584]The point is both have to be...

    [QUOTE=Paks;8020584]The point is both have to be done on a periodic basis as both can and do wear off. T You claim acupuncture doesn't work because it has to be repeated periodically (for my horse it...
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    Really? When you inject your horse's hocks (or...

    Really? When you inject your horse's hocks (or your knee), the vet or doctor is not just sticking a needle in,the vet is injecting a substance, hyuralonic acid, the effects of which eventually wear...
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    Are you referring to flower essences with regard...

    Are you referring to flower essences with regard to treating HORSES? Horses don't KNOW that flower essences are supposed to make them feel better (emotionally?), so there is no placebo effect with...
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    Wheelbase too short for starters. If your...

    Wheelbase too short for starters. If your trailer is a Brenderup, then maybe, but otherwise, no.
  17. I stopped subscribing years ago - probably at...

    I stopped subscribing years ago - probably at least 20. Same for Dressage Today (though not so long ago). FWIW, SOMEONE at our barn does still subscribe, and they kindly recycle to the other...
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    FWIW, I got chosen for one of the USDF Hilda...

    FWIW, I got chosen for one of the USDF Hilda Gurney clinics last year. She did request that for the first session riders do minimal warm up, but by that she meant 15 minutes or so of walk and...
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    I just want to comment that I don't think two...

    I just want to comment that I don't think two laps at a walk is a sufficient warm up for a horse of any age. Yes, I would discuss this with your trainer, but I'd just get there that much earlier and...
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    I'll take the Appy that is totally unbothered by...

    I'll take the Appy that is totally unbothered by a loose horse galloping around him while he's (she?) is being ridden. My kinda horse. The pony is darling, tho.
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    These are TB, WB and Arab cross, as well as...

    These are TB, WB and Arab cross, as well as straight Appaloosa:


    http://www.confettifarms.com/

    Appsolute's horse is the Confetti bloodlines, as is mine.


    There used to be a breeder in...
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    When I recommend Appaloosas, I do NOT mean the...

    When I recommend Appaloosas, I do NOT mean the Quarterloosas that are promoted by the ApHC. My horses have been either Foundation or Foundation crosses,and not crossed w. QH. Real Appys, not...
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    Absolutely!! My choice would be an Appaloosa...

    Absolutely!! My choice would be an Appaloosa mule: Double up on both the stubborn and soundness factors.

    FWIW, over a 36 year period, I've owned four Appies. The current one is coming 11. The...
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    Well, I'm old, so I've had a copy for years,...

    Well, I'm old, so I've had a copy for years, purchased when it was new. A wonderful book. Aside from the educational aspect, I get a real kick out of the pictures of Joe Fargis at - what- age 9,10,...
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    I did this once, and was so embarrassed I lied...

    I did this once, and was so embarrassed I lied and told my office that the dentist's office had screwed up re: my new crown and I had to go back the following week.......pathetic, indeed.
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