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    I use common sense, but I think this could be...

    I use common sense, but I think this could be helpful for a lot of first time owners/blanketing newbies....Just because you're wearing a long sleeve shirt doesn't mean your horse needs an waterproof...
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    other pointless rules I've encountered: ...

    other pointless rules I've encountered:

    -having to hang the halter in a Very Specific Way with the lead rope knotted through the throat latch... in case of a barn fire. Yes, the knot was vital.
    ...
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    OMG I forgot to mention the farrier fees... I...

    OMG I forgot to mention the farrier fees... I went from $75 to $215. Mind you, mine has pads in the front... but still. I also found that her hooves had a hard time adjusting to the dry, hard...
  4. Go for it! Life's too short. On one condition...

    Go for it! Life's too short. On one condition though: you have to provide pics and video!
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    I'm very minimalist when it comes to boots too....

    I'm very minimalist when it comes to boots too. If I know we are doing anything intense, I'll put them on. Although I like the fleecy/wooly ones, I find that they get footing and sand embedded in...
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    It'll be a major culture shock for sure. Pasture...

    It'll be a major culture shock for sure. Pasture board doesn't exist unless you board your horse hours away - you might be able to find a sandlot the size of a small dressage court with multiple...
  7. My measurements are within a half inch of yours -...

    My measurements are within a half inch of yours - I understand your struggle! I really like the RJ classic girls ones. They are affordable (they also have higher end ones) and they come in long too....
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    oooh, I'll play. I have multiple thrift stores...

    oooh, I'll play. I have multiple thrift stores within a mile of my barn and house.

    -3 kerrits riding jerseys, $2 each
    -a Le Cresuet Dutch oven for $6
    -2 pairs of dansko clogs, $7 each
    -2...
  9. 1. Your horse looks great. 2. You look great....

    1. Your horse looks great.
    2. You look great.
    3. You guys look great together.

    I positively love off breeds and if somebody criticizes you, realize that their opinion probably isn't anything to...
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    My mare always wears one, even while schooling at...

    My mare always wears one, even while schooling at home. We have terrible gnats and flies that turn her ears into a bloody mess without one. During the summer, her ears are always covered with that or...
  11. Definitely! Cotton does very little for heat,...

    Definitely! Cotton does very little for heat, synthetics are amazing in the winter. You don't have to go all out and spend a fortune on name brand - even Target has some decent stuff that can help...
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    A couple months ago I contacted Purina asking if...

    A couple months ago I contacted Purina asking if they had the measuring scoops they were using to sample feed at an expo I attended - they didn't have any, and neither did any local feed stores!

    I...
  13. I drive a tiny, tiny hatchback. I also live in an...

    I drive a tiny, tiny hatchback. I also live in an apartment so I rarely get the chance to vacuum/wash it...this one hit close to home. Hay, hair, shavings, random tack, grooming stuff...the list goes...
  14. I bought a full wardrobe of Horze clothing for my...

    I bought a full wardrobe of Horze clothing for my chestnut mare last year, all in purple or purple plaid. Quarter sheet, cooler, sheet, medium, heavyweight, the whole works... I splurged huge because...
  15. I'd go with the pre bagging idea - use some...

    I'd go with the pre bagging idea - use some sturdy ziploc bags or containers. It makes it much easier for everyone, and you can label each one with the date and am/pm info. If you notice a trend of...
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    I really like their jeans - I used a gift card...

    I really like their jeans - I used a gift card from christmas to buy 2 pairs of jeans for $40 using a coupon they had combined with a sale. One was the kick boot model, the other a boyfriend jean. I...
  17. I don't. Honestly, I have a difficult time...

    I don't. Honestly, I have a difficult time justifying the cost of it...I don't have a truck or trailer and I don't board with anybody who would split the fee with me. Showing would involve hauling...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5kipoegqK0&list=PL...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5kipoegqK0&list=PL3FCFB0983E6F01D1

    I think that this series of clips is part of the video you're describing. Seeing the helmet hit the ground was painful to watch!
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    http://asmarequestrian.com/asmarequestrian_en/oute...

    http://asmarequestrian.com/asmarequestrian_en/outerwear-1.html

    Asmar equestrian does some gorgeous coats specifically made for riding - they are cut beautifully!
  20. This is something I've always wondered.... as a...

    This is something I've always wondered.... as a dressage rider, I've been taught to walk on the inside track. To me this makes no sense - if a rider moving at a faster gait than me wants to circle,...
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    Wow, so much great info here! I really appreciate...

    Wow, so much great info here! I really appreciate you all taking the time to respond...I've always regarded racing and showing to be completely different worlds, which is why I'm interested in...
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    Starting out in the racing industry.

    How do you do it? I'm no longer in school and I'd absolutely love to have the opportunity to work at the track as a groom/cleaner/laborer. I have experience working in show/lesson barns as a working...
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    Thanks for all the input (and keep it coming!). ...

    Thanks for all the input (and keep it coming!).

    Mare is actually coming from a situation where she spent 10 hours a day turned out in a grass pasture with a dozen or so other mares. She was...
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    Pipe Corrals vs Box Stalls

    I'm looking for opinions about boarding my mare...I found a barn I'm interested in and now I have to decide between a 12x12 box stall and a 12x24 pipe corral. Pipe corral is $100 cheaper a month, I...
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    Dr. Bronners Castille Soap

    Has anybody ever used Dr Bronners castille soap as a shampoo for their horse? My mare is extremely sensitive to insects and I'm trying to prevent discomfort as much as possible. Somebody recommended...
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