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    Poor unsocialised horses! If you're going to...

    Poor unsocialised horses! If you're going to turn them out, at least have enough room for them to get away from the bossy ones - at least 5 acres for
    5. I have found that they sort out the...
  2. reubenT: those people don't ENJOY winning. ...

    reubenT:
    those people don't ENJOY winning. They WIN. Any way they can.

    I was at a ride which had gates. A rider rang in to say she couldn't open a gate, which she had seen a rider go through...
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    Appetites increase at the change of seasons, so...

    Appetites increase at the change of seasons, so give green forage and/or hay, as much as they will eat. It takes about a week to fill the hind gut, and I feed out free hay (they're on grass as well)...
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    Folks across the road: I know you are very...

    Folks across the road: I know you are very particular about your front yard, and you keep it immaculate. However you have fenced off the council owned grass verge so that people walking/riding...
  5. Would a used shipping container be within your...

    Would a used shipping container be within your price range? They are water proof, burglar proof, and could be painted a suitable color. A REALLY big one would store all your tack as well.
    I use...
  6. Painted Horse, I was going to say the same thing....

    Painted Horse, I was going to say the same thing. I pony my two, change saddles mid ride. They love it. The led one nearly always chases the ridden one along, and being endurance horses they love...
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    This works for me: place the pallet where you...

    This works for me: place the pallet where you want it. Lay 2 posts/poles parallel and close together out from the side. Back up sideways and roll the bale off on to the poles. Two people can...
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    Wow. The new owner is wanting a free ride from...

    Wow. The new owner is wanting a free ride from his tenants IMO.
    1. Should be stipulated in the lease. If he wants you to pay for maintenance, there should be a downward adjustment in the rent...
  9. You could put this on your horse, and use your...

    You could put this on your horse, and use your mobile to find out where it has gone to.

    http://www.amazon.com/SPOT-Satellite-Messenger-Orange-Black/dp/B002PHRDO2

    ...
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    One time I trucked my pony to go out riding with...

    One time I trucked my pony to go out riding with a friend and her newly backed youngster. We went for miles, up in the forest, down narrow trails,between trees. When the light began to fade friend...
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    Does anyone collect all the rain water from the...

    Does anyone collect all the rain water from the roof?

    We lived in summer-dry country and had a 20,000 gallon concrete tank that would fill up with rainwater and last us all summer. We ran a...
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    Am I to understand that some land owners don't...

    Am I to understand that some land owners don't fence their properties but have lovely, enticing trails wandering through them? People who have never owned land of any size, who have never been...
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    Interesting question from a fellow NZer, and good...

    Interesting question from a fellow NZer, and good replies. I'm grateful that we don't have all the natural pests and cute animals (and snakes) here. We obviously have some completely different...
  14. an 8 year old horse is only just maturing in the...

    an 8 year old horse is only just maturing in the head.
    I'm wondering just what OP sees as her responsibility in the partnership. A horse will take a lot of confidence from its rider, who needs to...
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    That article by Dr Deb Bennett (cited by OP) ...

    That article by Dr Deb Bennett (cited by OP) gives a very clear description of how the equine skeleton matures from the ground up, to the final maturation of the spine round about 6-8 years of...
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    Winning an endurance ride is deeply satisfying...

    Winning an endurance ride is deeply satisfying due to the rider/horse partnership.

    My reaction is always "WE did good today". It doesn't matter how many other entries were there, because being...
  17. Any endurance trainers selected? I'd be...

    Any endurance trainers selected? I'd be interested to follow their progress, as I have a friend who has an OTTB which has 6000ks under it's belt, and he is now legging up another.
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    I have never heard of a horse exiting over the...

    I have never heard of a horse exiting over the back ramp, but I know of 2 horses in the past couple of years which have tried to get out of the front window, for no apparent reason, and tales of many...
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    My white /grey arabs get linseed oil every day,...

    My white /grey arabs get linseed oil every day, and their coats brush out clean. I very seldom need to give them more than a brush, and hose their legs.
    Of course, if they're turned out without...
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    He may need a leader. Get off and led him...

    He may need a leader. Get off and led him round the perimeter. Stop and look when he does. Relax. Let him eat. then get on and walk around. Give him a nice wee scratch on his neck just above...
  21. If you ride enough, you will develop a 6th sense...

    If you ride enough, you will develop a 6th sense and recognise when your horse is going to spook and be ready for it. LOts of trail riding will help.

    A 5 year old, just returning to work is a...
  22. I bought and broke in a young arab. She was...

    I bought and broke in a young arab. She was (and is) very agile, and for a long time would spook every now and then, and 4-5 times she dislodged me before I had time to think!
    What I would...
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    I use warfarin coated wheat. Usually at the end...

    I use warfarin coated wheat. Usually at the end of winter when the rats/mice are hungry. What's good is that you can see if the bait has been eaten, and put out more if necessary.

    Put it in...
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    OP - I've got those! Never thought to use them...

    OP - I've got those! Never thought to use them for chaffing hay!
  25. Lol about the carrots! My pony ADOREs carrots at...

    Lol about the carrots! My pony ADOREs carrots at home but won't eat them at rides. Or apples. She gets molassed muesli during and after the ride, and grass! loves to graze, and will often eat...
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