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    You just can't fix stupid :( . They should be...

    You just can't fix stupid :( . They should be nominated for the 2012 Darwin Award - by the end of the year they will probably have earned it!
  2. Pam Corey is a terrific vet....

    Prior to accepting the position with the ASPCA, Pam Corey was my mare's vet for years. She's down to earth, patient, kind and just an excellent vet. Those of us who know her and have been following...
  3. After reading this entire thread, I agree with...

    After reading this entire thread, I agree with this and with Sandy M's personal view of AQHA Dressage. Dressage is a discipline not restricted by breed or type. To require an FEI rated dressage...
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    I use a fleeceworks seat saver and I love it. I...

    I use a fleeceworks seat saver and I love it. I attach the front elastic loops to the first billet on either side (under the flat/right below the stirrup bars), pull the cover over the seat/cantle. ...
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    It's the YES!!! you've been patiently waiting...

    It's the YES!!! you've been patiently waiting for.

    I will add that in my experience, sometimes the next time we ride we struggle and work to get that again....just 'cause we got it before. ...
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    ESG, I agree that it's a personal choice. I,...

    ESG, I agree that it's a personal choice. I, too, am fed up with rules for this, rules for that, mandatory yada, yada, yada. Much less a government regulation by people who don't have a clue about...
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    Truthfully, I hate wearing a helmet of any type...

    Truthfully, I hate wearing a helmet of any type because all hats, or for that matter anything I wear on my head gives me major headaches-really painful ones. But, I've been wearing a helmet for the...
  8. Outstanding idea!!

    Jaegermonster....you're brilliant!! I'll have to remember this for the next time I take Ms. Mare for a weekend outing.

    And for the OP, I lived in Florida for a while and fed beetpulp to both of...
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    Ms. Mare loves her fulmer french link! And I...

    Ms. Mare loves her fulmer french link! And I don't use bit keepers either for the same reasons....

    I ordered it from this company and can't say enough good things about their service and the...
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    My trailer is a 2horse white (steel) stock...

    My trailer is a 2horse white (steel) stock trailer and even living outside for the past 5 1/2 years, under trees, in the NE, etc. it still looks great ~ especially after a washdown. I love it. ...
  11. That was soooo cute!!!! Love minis - what...

    That was soooo cute!!!! Love minis - what characters they are!!
    I needed a smile and there it was :)

    Thank you....
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    Fabulous blog! I enjoyed reading it. I've sat...

    Fabulous blog! I enjoyed reading it. I've sat in a sidesaddle a couple of times, but never on a horse. I imagine it takes a really special horse to accommodate sidesaddle riding. I wish my mare...
  13. Thread: Loading woes

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    Ha :)!! You haven't met my mare!!! The only...

    Ha :)!! You haven't met my mare!!! The only thing that worked was using the "Load up" technique or variations of it (as LauraKY said in her post). Now she self loads - like it's her idea ;).

    I...
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    No question - US Rider - the only resourse for...

    No question - US Rider - the only resourse for mobile horses.

    Outstanding service :)
  15. Mares! Aren't they wonderful?!? I know you said...

    Mares! Aren't they wonderful?!? I know you said you know her cycles, but if this behavior is out of character, perhaps you should have her hormone levels checked. If they're out of whack, that may...
  16. Hang in there....

    Oh your poor mare. Her chest looks so painful. Jingles for her and you. Perhaps encouraging her by hand walking for 10-15 minutes a few times a day might help her tendons and encourage circulation...
  17. Just a thought, although I've never tried it...

    Just a thought, although I've never tried it myself....a friend of mine uses black manure buckets set into a large black inner tube to keep them stable and insulated. She keeps them in the sunny...
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    So, you and your horse messed up a leg yield. ...

    So, you and your horse messed up a leg yield. Everyone starts somewhere. We have all needed to learn how to apply the aids correctly to get the correct response for a movement. If you worry about...
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    I think it's a wonderful idea. Good, balanced...

    I think it's a wonderful idea. Good, balanced riding is always beneficial. If the dressage instructor is good, the basics can be used for all disciplines. I wish I had the opportunity to learn...
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    My mare is IR and can't have treats. Period. I...

    My mare is IR and can't have treats. Period. I give her sugar-free mints and I'm the only one who gives them to her. My BM is sooooo on board with Ms. Mare's dietary restrictions that she's...
  21. I broke my ankle last year on the last Saturday...

    I broke my ankle last year on the last Saturday in July. I had some work that absolutely needed to be done on Monday morning. After spending hours and hours in the ER, I went home with a temporary...
  22. Actually, the horse is safer when loose as it can...

    Actually, the horse is safer when loose as it can rebalance and/or escape more easily. My mare rides loose in her trailer (also stock-type) like Marta. She finds her "happy place" and watches the...
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    I've always thought a club like this would be...

    I've always thought a club like this would be fun. As far as I know, there isn't anything like this on Long Island. I could be wrong???

    When I was in college, I rode and boarded at a farm that...
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    Well, my mare is 3/4 Connemara and 1/4 Arabian. ...

    Well, my mare is 3/4 Connemara and 1/4 Arabian. She's a hair over 14.3 and was pretty much thrown away once she grew over 14.2. When I rescued her 13 years ago, my friends thought I was nuts...
  25. Yes, this does suck - but I think it would suck...

    Yes, this does suck - but I think it would suck even more to be a horse that's sent to this trainer!
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