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Last answer by Kaleidoscope Acres 62 months ago +0 votes:
High leg action would make her desirable in dressage or perhaps even as a hunter, but is not what you want from a race horse who needs to cover as much ground as possible without wasting energy. You can talk to the farrier about trimming her differently, but otherwise you might have to accept that her conformation may not be suited to the race track and she would do well in another english discip... more
Last answer by Joe Dorish 64 months ago +0 votes:
Thanks for the answer Annie. Some of my cousins enter horse shows every year and sometimes they can need horse stuff and gear, like a new saddle, pretty quick. So they could get a new saddle from Horse.com within two weeks by post. If they really needed a new saddle quick they could drive over to the the Horse.com outlet store off route 81 near Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Less than two hours from wh... more
Last answer by Joe Dorish 64 months ago +0 votes:
Thanks for the answer Amanda. I live in northwestern New Jersey and there are a ton of horse farms around me. Horse.com's outlet store is probably about one and one half hour's drive from me. I don't have a horse so would probably not drive there. A lot of horse people around me though would think nothing of driving up to Horse.com's outlet store to shop, especially for saddles. I'll have to ask... more
Last answer by Rena Sherwood 66 months ago +0 votes:
Bits can certainly hurt a horse's mouth if the rider is thoughtless and keeps hauling away on the reins.  Bits in the Middle Ages look (and acted) more like torture devices.  Fortunately, milder bits are used today, such as a D ring snaffle.  The golden rule is to use the mildest possible bit BEFORE placing a more severe bit in a horse's mouth.  Beginning riders should onlybe a... more
Last answer by Kaleidoscope Acres 66 months ago +1 votes:
If your horse is not outside more than 8 hours a day the horse might need more vitamin D. There are different types of fluorescent bulbs, but none would make your horse sick.  Some bulbs are built to provide a more natural "sunlight" effect, which might help if your horse is indoors a lot. more
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I want to know about the usage of hyaloronic acid intraarticular inj in animals,especially in horses. more
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Last answer by Marilyn Jenks 87 months ago +0 votes:
Hi  have a look at the the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust website all the answers are there www.kaimanawa.homestead.com more
Last answer by FactoidFactor 94 months ago +0 votes:
 Old Billy, a 19th century horse, he lived to be 62 years old. He is the oldest horse on record that can be proven and there are credible sources to prove this. This was amazing because it was uncommon for horse to live even into their 30's or 40's. Hope this helps. FactoidFactor more
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I am going to make a freeflow vermicomposting system for my farm. I am looking for any information that would help in the construction and assist me in avoiding common mistakes. Any good sites or contacts would be greatly appreciated. Books, mags, anything would help. more
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