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  1. Oh no--that stinks. Poor guy. Hope everything...

    Oh no--that stinks. Poor guy. Hope everything heals up and is a non-issue long term. My younger horse showed up bloody at the gate the day before her 2nd event_ever. She and another horse had...
  2. I would try a small hole hay net. It keeps them...

    I would try a small hole hay net. It keeps them busy working at something, slows down hay intake, and there is less chance they will become fatties while on stall rest.
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    I have also done what Scubed (and others) have...

    I have also done what Scubed (and others) have mentioned. Play around with riffs on the barn name, or the pedigree and see if you can find something that you like. Although my last horse's pedigree...
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    Thank you all for your helpful replies. ...

    Thank you all for your helpful replies. kalidascope--thanks for the pics and info---very interesting. It seems that there is some variation in where shoers put the stud holes and all seem to work.
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    On the other hand---we ended up buying a horse...

    On the other hand---we ended up buying a horse last year that was advertised at 18 hands. When we went to see him, he was so flippin' massive that we were like, "Ok--he is SO tall, he's ridiculous!"...
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    Yep---exactly. I'm used to the holes back...

    Yep---exactly. I'm used to the holes back towards the heel vs. actually "in" the swedge/groove.
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    Maybe a picture will help. This is how / where I...

    Maybe a picture will help. This is how / where I am used to seeing stud holes. http://www.farriersupplies.co.uk/product.php?id_product=654

    However, my farrier put the holes back into the...
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    Stud hole placement question

    So I asked my shoer to drill stud holes yesterday. In the past, my farriers have always drilled the holes in the very end of the shoe (the heel) where the shoe is thicker and smooth. The shoes...
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    Congrats! That is so cool---I remember Keebler...

    Congrats! That is so cool---I remember Keebler from when DW had him. The Spotted Menace! I loved the browband she got for him with biker studs in it! It suited him perfectly.
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    For the record, I have never been a fan of white...

    For the record, I have never been a fan of white breeches. I have always worn tan for the dressage/SJ phases at events. However, last summer I did some recognized dressage shows. Although I...
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    My horse was suspected of having KS due to some...

    My horse was suspected of having KS due to some of the same symptoms you describe. After a bone scan, it was confirmed there was no KS. She did have SI ligament damage on the right side which...
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    My older horse has had respiratory issues and one...

    My older horse has had respiratory issues and one time the vet put her on Ventipulmin (sp?) and had me give her 10 cc to start out. About 15 minutes after I administered it --she was dripping sweat,...
  13. LOVELY round, lovely mare! I too, have a...

    LOVELY round, lovely mare! I too, have a diminuitive black mare with a large opinion of herself, so I am a little partial to these types!
  14. Thread: Lounging

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    Auto-correct DOES wreak havoc on horse related...

    Auto-correct DOES wreak havoc on horse related jargon! When typing on my i-device, it often identifies my horse word as an incorrect spelling and corrects it. I have to type it twice to convince...
  15. Jleegriffith: Thank you! He is "big fun" to...

    Jleegriffith: Thank you! He is "big fun" to ride. I really like your 4 yo mare!! If I were looking for something for me --that's the kind of draft cross I would be interested in buying. Nice...
  16. We are having lots of fun with our draft cross...

    We are having lots of fun with our draft cross (my hubby and a friend share him). We just started him over jumps recently and he is completely game for it--and has a cute jump. That being said, the...
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    Seat lessons are very valuable for helping with...

    Seat lessons are very valuable for helping with this. Ask your trainer if they will give you some seat lessons (trainer lunges the horse while you are in the saddle). The trainer controls the horse...
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    Ummm--please re-read my first post. I actually...

    Ummm--please re-read my first post. I actually said that I was FINE with the rule and was not the least bit upset. I'm not sure where you got the impression I was upset that they wouldn't violate...
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    Jumping back in here because I want to make sure...

    Jumping back in here because I want to make sure you don't think I was trying to push a "barely" Training level horse into 1st level. Intro level was ridden by my husband--it was his first show_ever...
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    I am not sure what is the reason behind the...

    I am not sure what is the reason behind the rule--sounds like it is for the horses welfare based on the other posters replies. However, we ran into this rule last summer due to unplanned...
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    I bought the navy BoT dressage saddle pad as a...

    I bought the navy BoT dressage saddle pad as a birthday present for a friend. She has had it since October and it seems to be holding up fine (and she uses it almost every ride since it's been...
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    Today, I put a new hole in the jaw strap so I...

    Today, I put a new hole in the jaw strap so I could actually close the dang thing. I did get it closed but it was really tight. Shortened the cheekpieces so that it was higher on her nose. When I...
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    Well, my Miklem arrived and I tried it tonight. ...

    Well, my Miklem arrived and I tried it tonight. I had the same fit challenges that several of you have mentioned. When I had the noseband up where it seemed high enough on my horses nose--then the...
  24. Isn't it a relief to finally get a "big red...

    Isn't it a relief to finally get a "big red arrow" that says, "HERE IT IS!!" :) I also had a mystery issue that ended up getting identified with a bone scan. I can't remember how many times I had...
  25. Thread: Winter Progress!

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    We are back to jumping! :) I know--most people...

    We are back to jumping! :) I know--most people work on dressage in the winter and jumping in the summer, but my horse was on the rehab train so it was the opposite plan for me. I am lucky to have an...
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