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  1. I purchased my last horse without help from a...

    I purchased my last horse without help from a trainer. I bought her from the owner/trainer. She had raced about 9 times, but didn't show any talent. The owner liked her personality, so kept her as an...
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    Very crazy on both sides. Looking at the picture,...

    Very crazy on both sides. Looking at the picture, it looks like all the houses along the perimeter of the farm have pools. It also looks like all the places have some kind of fencing. The "trails"...
  3. I have had good luck with the Absorbine masks as...

    I have had good luck with the Absorbine masks as well. Another brand I have had good luck with is the Dover Rider masks and the price makes them even more attractive( around $13).
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    I was grooming both of my TB mares today, and...

    I was grooming both of my TB mares today, and they are both shedding their summer coat.
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    My two TB mares wear their masks all the time...

    My two TB mares wear their masks all the time except for when I am riding them. They live out 24/7, get fed twice a day. I have several masks for each and usually change out and wash the masks at...
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    It has been a couple of years since I lunged my...

    It has been a couple of years since I lunged my older mare. The only reason I did was because we had moved to a new barn and she had to be in part of the day due to the lush pastures. Man was she a...
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    It's been years ago, but a fellow boarder's horse...

    It's been years ago, but a fellow boarder's horse had this. He had been sent to a sales barn and apparently a horse with strangles came in and contaminated a number of horses. He started getting...
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    We usually have a couple of litters a summer in...

    We usually have a couple of litters a summer in our back yard. My mini aussie is very good at finding them and running around with them like they are squeaky toys. So, this time of year she doesn't...
  9. I guess I'm showing my age because I can remember...

    I guess I'm showing my age because I can remember when the "extra classes" were non-TB hunters(instead of TB) ....hehe. MY TB mare used to do quite well because she was a fancy mover, attractive, but...
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    They put silica sand in a ring at a previous barn...

    They put silica sand in a ring at a previous barn I boarded at. Hated it to the point where I rarely rode in the ring. My mare felt almost lame in it and kept slipping out behind. It would be ok for...
  11. Ribbons Galore is where the riding club I belong...

    Ribbons Galore is where the riding club I belong to orders ribbons that we use during the year.
  12. My Tb mare used to be spooky a lot and hit or...

    My Tb mare used to be spooky a lot and hit or miss when we went to shows. I ended up taking her to a lot of different venues(obstacle clinics, trail riding, team penning, parades, swimming) to help...
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    We had a saddle/tack maker give a talk at a...

    We had a saddle/tack maker give a talk at a riding club meeting. He suggested what Beowulf is doing. He also shows, and says he washes his saddle like that about once or twice a year depending on use...
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    I had problems with my right ankle a few years...

    I had problems with my right ankle a few years ago. I would be posting and my ankle actually felt like it went slightly numb, and then would almost turn out to the side so it felt like I had my ankle...
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    I soak them in a bucket of hot water with Dawn...

    I soak them in a bucket of hot water with Dawn dish soap. I take a stiff brush and scrub the dirty areas and then let them soak some more. Rinse and air dry.
  16. I usually put some cortisone cream on my stings...

    I usually put some cortisone cream on my stings and take some Benadryl and Zyrtec.
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    Poll: Have lived in NY and Va and I have only ever...

    Have lived in NY and Va and I have only ever heard it called loft.
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    Sprite, yes she was bred at the Southern Illinois...

    Sprite, yes she was bred at the Southern Illinois University. Thanks for clearing up where the Saluki part came from.
  19. I too have come to the realization that I am not...

    I too have come to the realization that I am not as brave or talented as I used to be. I wasn't an awesome rider by any means, but was brave and steady enough to jump 2'9" to 3foot in the ring and...
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    I have a Zareba charger which is a diferent model...

    I have a Zareba charger which is a diferent model than what you posted. It uses D cell batteries and has worked fine for me. I like the ribbon type as it stands out better. I found step in posts that...
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    I have two Tb mares who both live out 24/7. They...

    I have two Tb mares who both live out 24/7. They do have a shed, have fly sheets and masks, and are very happy to be out. In the winter, they get a turnout blanket with neck cover and are out eating...
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    My friend has a Fresian cross that has...

    My friend has a Fresian cross that has anhidrosis. She also seems to have other metabolic problems along with that. The vet was of no help in trying to figure out how to treat. The vet said to try...
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    My mare's jockey club name is My Favorite Saluki.

    My mare's jockey club name is My Favorite Saluki.
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    I just moved from a barn because of this. The old...

    I just moved from a barn because of this. The old owner was marvelous with the horse care, years of working with horses, experienced rider. New farm owner minimal horse knowledge, although she moved...
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    I will not ride if it is thundering and...

    I will not ride if it is thundering and lightening. When I was a child, I was almost struck by lightening while in the house. Lightening struck the neighbors antenna and it bounced thru the bathroom...
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