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    I would get an electric bucket heater (not a...

    I would get an electric bucket heater (not a de-icer) so you can heat 5 gallons or so at a time. It gets the water very hot, although it does take a few minutes. The one we have is this type: ...
  2. I have the Roxane and have competed through...

    I have the Roxane and have competed through Prelim in it and really like it. I do think that it runs a bit narrow and definitely fits horses with high withers/ big shoulders/ curvy backs (which is...
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    Dressage coats are typically cut a little longer...

    Dressage coats are typically cut a little longer and have a single vent (slit) in the back vs a double vent for hunt coats. ETA: the red coats at the top levels of showjumping/ eventing are worn by...
  4. I guess it depends. My horses typically come out...

    I guess it depends. My horses typically come out of the field, and I rarely feel like they need that much walking (and often it would give them an opportunity to be silly) and I will typically spend...
  5. Thread: Saddle ID?

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    I think it can be hard to assess quality based on...

    I think it can be hard to assess quality based on pictures. I wouldn't risk it.
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    I doubt it is related to heat cycles. She might...

    I doubt it is related to heat cycles. She might just like the taste/ sensation.
  7. If he already has a halter on, put the breakaway...

    If he already has a halter on, put the breakaway one on over it, and then wiggle the old one off. Much easier than switching.
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    If you wrap too tightly or with uneven tension...

    If you wrap too tightly or with uneven tension along the tendon, or the wraps are loose or wet or slip down for any reason, they can easily cause a bandage bow. If they come undone for some reason...
  9. Is he really neglected, or just unhandled? They...

    Is he really neglected, or just unhandled? They are very different. For an 8 month old, minimal handling is not really a huge deal as long as he has a decent temperament and the handler is...
  10. It's not uncommon for them to be sore for a...

    It's not uncommon for them to be sore for a while. They also often need work on their feet, and of course they are stiff and unbalanced. I would probably give the horse a few months off to be a...
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    I would go with a lighter colored shirt and dark...

    I would go with a lighter colored shirt and dark vest, since you're wearing dark jeans-- I think turquoise or light purple would be pretty.
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    Maybe just a regular two fingers, not a generous...

    Maybe just a regular two fingers, not a generous two fingers (although I have fat fingers). But yeah, it's significantly looser than a figure eight and I haven't had any issues with slippage. I...
  13. If they are continuing to pay for training board/...

    If they are continuing to pay for training board/ lessons but not using them, refund the money or fill the spot temporarily but give them the option to have it back when they want. If they're not...
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    I don't put it any tighter than a standard...

    I don't put it any tighter than a standard caveson and haven't had it shift.
  15. If it is included in your board, you should be...

    If it is included in your board, you should be able to downgrade to regular board if that's an option at your barn (probably not for February, though).

    If the trainer is an independent contractor...
  16. Poll: I think it's important to be aware that there are...

    I think it's important to be aware that there are still people out there who don't text or use social media and are iffy on email-- I would definitely ask before relying on those as methods of...
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    My experience is that even if you can meet the...

    My experience is that even if you can meet the nutritional needs without hay, if they don't spend enough of the day eating they often move on to chewing other things-- like manes and tails and the...
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    Some horses just like it. Bitting is definitely...

    Some horses just like it. Bitting is definitely more of an art than a science.
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    It might be less the rainwater and more the fact...

    It might be less the rainwater and more the fact that it's been sitting for a while. Either way I'd probably just dump it and scrub it. Probably not worth calling their bluff on it.
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    It depends. My farrier drives a 3/4 ton truck...

    It depends. My farrier drives a 3/4 ton truck and all of her shoeing equipment is in the back. Her trailer is a BP with a dressing room so she can just hook up and go. In that case it's no big...
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    I think your best bet to prevent chafing would be...

    I think your best bet to prevent chafing would be to wear breeches or something similar under it, like the sidesaddle riders do.
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    I agree with you, and I do choose to donate money...

    I agree with you, and I do choose to donate money to rescues that make decisions I consider reasonable.
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    Yes, if it's uncomfortable to go forward, the...

    Yes, if it's uncomfortable to go forward, the horse will avoid it however it can. I doubt it would be returnable after a year even if the seller wasn't shady (and it sounds like they were). If the...
  24. Is he actually unsound on both front feet? I...

    Is he actually unsound on both front feet? I would hold off on panicking until the xrays are done and read by someone who actually knows what they're talking about-- you can't diagnose just based on...
  25. Is this somewhere you were planning to go anyway,...

    Is this somewhere you were planning to go anyway, and would otherwise be paying your trainer to haul to? Are the parents going or are you basically babysitting? Personally I wouldn't be comfortable...
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