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    I did some research and read about mixing 1 part...

    I did some research and read about mixing 1 part Quicksilver with 2 or 3 parts rubbing alcohol.




    Words to live by!!
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    Thoughts on Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover?

    Thoughts on Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover?
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    Best spray-on whitener/cleaner??

    Thinking ahead to cold winter days (wishful thinking bc it's HOT!) when I'll need to get my horse looking nice for hunting. We're talking two white socks and a star/stripe on his face.

    What...
  4. I was interviewed 4-6 weeks ago. I was selected...

    I was interviewed 4-6 weeks ago. I was selected as a result of participating on the discussion forum! I believe I had chimed in on a recent thread and stated how happy I was at my current barn. She...
  5. I'm in the exact same boat. My horse developed...

    I'm in the exact same boat. My horse developed neurological issues and I had to retire him immediately. I'm so sorry for this situation you're in as well.

    I found a horse horse that I'm doing a...
  6. Chronicle article about boarding barns (and drama)

    There should be an article in a recent edition about boarding barns and barn drama.

    I was interviewed for the article but haven't seen it. (Not a subscriber - I know, I know...)

    Can anyone...
  7. Thread: Toenail fungus

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    I have the exact same issue with the big toe on...

    I have the exact same issue with the big toe on my right foot. It's been stomped several times resulting in the toe nail falling off. I also used to be an avid runner and lost the nail a few times...
  8. SJP faking a British accent might drive me to...

    SJP faking a British accent might drive me to drink.
  9. We bought a Sealy latex foam mattress (not memory...

    We bought a Sealy latex foam mattress (not memory foam, latex foam) about 6.5 years ago and it's awful. It broke down within the first year and there are body depressions in it. DH and I are not big...
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    Poll: I'm a neat freak and like everything clean and...

    I'm a neat freak and like everything clean and orderly. So I'd say a minimum of once every month or two. More often when the brushes get dirtier.

    I just dunk them in a buket of soapy water, rinse...
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    You'll be fighting bridge traffic like crazy if...

    You'll be fighting bridge traffic like crazy if you stay across the river (they're building a new bridge and doing major construction - it's a hot mess right now). As someone who works downtown and...
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    Stay downtown. I recommend The Hyatt or the...

    Stay downtown. I recommend The Hyatt or the Marriott as they are closest to 4th Street Live where there are many restaurants and bars. You could also stay at the Galt House or the Seelbach if you...
  13. Same for Kentucky too. I was having a gram of...

    Same for Kentucky too. I was having a gram of bute added to my horse's SmartPak each day. I get much better value buying a huge tub from FarmVet, but I was adding to the SmartPak to make it easier...
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    When I was a kid, I had dinner with a friend one...

    When I was a kid, I had dinner with a friend one evening and they served corn on the cob. They also served bread with dinner. What her family did was butter a piece of bread and then use that to...
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    Do air squats and wall sits to build your leg...

    Do air squats and wall sits to build your leg strength, but work on core strength too.

    The post about learning to really sit in the saddle is spot on as well. Your horse may not accept it at...
  16. The horse in question is a young (just turned 5),...

    The horse in question is a young (just turned 5), green hunt prospect. I haven't laid eyes on him yet, but plan to next week. I was able to get some feedback from someone who worked with him for...
  17. Horse that is "close" behind - long term issues?

    If a horse is "close behind", what long term issues if any might you expect to see?

    I can expect that I would always dress him in some hind boots to prevent injury from interfering, but should I...
  18. Much of this angst is the reason why I pretty...

    Much of this angst is the reason why I pretty much don't compete anymore and foxhunt instead.

    1) For the cost of 1-2 events, my annual dues are paid.
    2) I get all the refinery of Dressage with...
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    or maybe The Manure Pile!

    or maybe The Manure Pile!
  20. Just a brief update. My horse is no better. After...

    Just a brief update. My horse is no better. After the number of posters who gave me wise, kind, thoughtful advice - I retired him immediately and haven't been back on him. He's really no better...
  21. What an ordeal. I'm dealing with neuro issues in...

    What an ordeal. I'm dealing with neuro issues in my horse too, with signs pointing to euthanasia as well.

    I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this.

    It's heartbreaking for sure.
  22. This is awesome. Thank you! I'm familiar with...

    This is awesome. Thank you! I'm familiar with JotForm and will explore that along with a PayPal account.
  23. We are accepting pre-entries and wanted to give...

    We are accepting pre-entries and wanted to give people the option of paying by check or cc.

    So This wouldn't take place the day of the show, rather ahead of time.
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    Exactly. This times 100,000,000. Many, if not...

    Exactly. This times 100,000,000.

    Many, if not most, of the problems people have with horses is because they cross some imaginary emotional line in their minds and can't get tough or just...
  25. Hosting a horse show - how to accept credit card payment?

    Our hunt club is hosting a horse show later this year.

    We'd like to move into the latest century and accept credit card payments.

    For those of you with experience hosting smaller shows, how do...
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