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  1. Horse Talk
    Hey guys. I need some advice about what to do with my horse this summer. Here's some background: I live on the east coast, but I'm a freshman in college on the west coast. I flew my horse out here and am boarding him on campus because I thought my family would be moving to the west coast this...
  2. Horse Health
    My mare and I are in Southern IL this summer and I am having the hardest time with the bugs! They are absolutely terrible! Gemma is pastured next to a small herd of cattle so lucky us get to deal with horn flies and face flies too, not just horse flies. I think the horn flies are the culprits to...
  3. Horse Jobs
    Hi, I just wanted to share a job opening that might be of interest to you all. If you could pass this along, I would really appreciate it. This upcoming summer at Camp Wicosuta, a traditional, all girl’s sleepaway camp we are in need of a few great equine instructors to run our program for...
  4. Horse Talk
    Now that it's summer vacation, I was wondering if anyone knows of any great horse ranch or working farm experiences to recommend for a family or 'mom and son' vacation? I don't know an exact name, except Dude Ranch, but it's where you rent a room in a farm house, or barn loft, etc, and they...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi there, i have a new horse (had him for 4 months now) and in the last couple of months he has started itching his mane. initially he rubbed out the length of his mane but now he is targeting one area causing it to bleed and become saw. He is a grey horse with sensitive skin and in the past...
  6. Horse Health
    What are some ways to keep my horses cool and comfy in this heat? It's about 96 degrees lately and they stay in their stalls but the flies are still after them and they just sweat! I hose them off and scrape the water off and then they just go back in the stall to dry. I have a fan blowing in...
  7. Horse Videos
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  8. Horse Grooming
    So, It's coming up on summer and it usually gets really hot where I live. I want to ride my horse a lot but I've never considered clipping him...I've always loved how horses look when they are clipped. Fritz gets really sweaty, even when I taken him just for a short hack :P So what do you guys...
  9. Horse Talk
    In the summer, me and my friend thought it would be fun to ride on a trail to a drive through, and get something to eat. Has anyone ever brought their horses through a drive through before? I am pretty sure most places allow it, but I just wanna make sure.
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Here in Texas, it's not uncommon for temperatures to climb above 100 degrees during the summertime. How do y'all deal with the heat? I try to ride early in the morning before it gets too hot. I offer water before and after the ride (during the ride if out for a long time), monitor respiration...
  11. Horse Health
    So, I've noticed, my mare,Destiny is developing dew poisoning, (yes, big history with mud fever) I was wondering if I was the only one.. Should I get the vet out? What should I use to cure the scratches..?
  12. Horse Talk
    Just curious to see what everyone's opinions are on fans for horses in the summer. I've always been kinda split, because on one hand it's miserably hot and humid so obviously a breeze might make them a little more comfortable. But on the other hand, I've always wondered if giving them a fan in...
  13. Horse Health
    I have a 10 year old mare, never had babies, and she is peeing in her stall more (probably b/c it's almsot 100 degrees every day) and she's licking the salt bar like there's no tomorrow. She's out in the pasture from 8-3. And then I ride her in the PM at least 2-3 days a week. But what she's...
  14. Horse Pictures
    Haha, so I just love taking pictures of ponies ^.^ Here are some examples -
  15. Rider Wellness
    I live in Florida and ride at least 6 times a week, in the summer I have started to notice that I develop a rash on my lower butt (seat bones) and inner thighs. It itches and is a little painful, and extremely embarrassing! I think it may be due to sweat, heat and friction while riding...
  16. Horse Talk
    My horse is grey and always comes in covered with mud! It takes me so long to get him mud free again, my friend suggested buying a no - fill turnout rug to keep on him in summer, mainly to keep him clean! I'm a bit hesitant as he doesn't get cold easily and I'm worried he could still over heat...
  17. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Okay so its that time of year and almost every single barn is doing summer camps (well at least out south :) ) so this year I am running a camp out of my barn and my question to you all is whats your favorite horse camp activity or tradition? Or whats your favorite horse game/ activity? Or...
  18. Farm Forum
    I joined this site for horse advice, because the only person who helped me with my horses was my dad, and he passed away so I need some help. We keep our horses on a 7-8 acre farm behind my house. I know their feeding schedule for the winter, but have no idea about the summer. My dad would take...
  19. Movies, Music, and TV
    Hello all, I am searching for the name of a movie for my sister, we watched it when we were little in the early to mid 90's. It's about a boy and a girl, brother and sister? and they go spend the summer? with there grandma? They see a horse give birth to a foal in the middle of the night and...
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