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unknown    unknown, MS

7/2/2016 12:20:31 PM

anyone know tpr of a horse at work?

Luka    Nashville, TN

5/27/2016 6:02:26 AM

Hi there I'm looking for some advice about turnout. We recently just had a five year old friesian imported from the Hollands, we live in Nashville Tennessee. The summers are much hotter here than in holland and were concerned about his day turnout but the grass also collects a lot of dew during the night and were also concerned that turning him out at night might lead to foot rot or fungus from his long feathers. Any advice? Thank you

Danielle    International

5/2/2016 10:45:13 AM

I just bought a 3 (soon to be 4) year old Thoroughbred. I'm doing show jumping and dressage with him. Seeing that I'm only 13 and he can get pretty strong on a jumping course, I want to know what bit would be best for him. He is currently on a snaffle. Help please!

Summer    West liberty, OH

3/6/2016 4:19:46 PM

I have a gelding and we're have trouble loading him in the trailer. We've tried everything, treats, other horses loading first, butt ropes, chains over the nose and under the chin. Nothing works, he just keeps fighting. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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