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    Jan. 17, 2017, 07:32 PM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    LOL yes, "crappy" dairy hay is probably either just "good" for horses, or possibly still too rich/good for all but the broodmares LOL
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 07:30 PM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    You said "Round bales are known to be low quality hay. Unless producer does horse hay and knows how to put up good hay." That's the point - it's...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 07:04 PM
    JB replied to a thread Learning about feet in Horse Care
    One can't know if a farrier is doing a good job until they become educated enough to monitor things, which is what the OP said she wanted to do :) ...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 07:02 PM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    tazy, again, hay is hay. Squares can be just as bad as round "cow hay". A farmer can be a squares-only guy, and his cutting gets rained on and...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 12:56 PM
    JB replied to a thread Rainsheets in cold weather in Horse Care
    Again, it all depends on the sheet, and the horse. A horse with longer, finer winter hair may have it flattened with a lighter sheet, but a horse...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 12:51 PM
    JB replied to a thread Need feed advice! :) in Horse Care
    Unless it's an allergy issue, any "hotness" from a grain product is from the NSC content, and unlikely to be due to the existence of any cereal...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 11:07 AM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    We need to see a picture. Based on what you say, I'd suspect it's a lack of muscle, not weight, along his topline. You aren't going to get that up...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 11:02 AM
    JB replied to a thread Rainsheets in cold weather in Horse Care
    It does entirely depend on the sheet/blanket used as to whether it lays the hair down or not. Some sheets do, some do not. At the very least,...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 10:57 AM
    JB replied to a thread Need feed advice! :) in Horse Care
    How much in the way of concentrates are you feeding now? Legends Performance Pellet is not bad at all. TC Lite is, as it sounds, a light...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 11:13 PM
    JB replied to a thread Muscle for underweight mare in Horse Care
    Please find someone to help you with her. Tell your parents it's in everyone's best interest - yours and the mares. And theirs. Nudging her side...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 03:52 PM
    Young growing horses have higher nutrient requirements than the "same" adult horse. The requirements are similar to an adult in moderate to hard...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 03:37 PM
    JB replied to a thread Muscle for underweight mare in Horse Care
    Give her more time. The condition you describe tells me she wasn't underfed for just a short period of time. This means her fat stores around organs...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 03:32 PM
    JB replied to a thread Mixing your own grain in Horse Care
    What exactly do you mean by "mix your own grain"? It's one thing to feed calories by using, say, alfalfa pellets, beet pulp, maybe some oats, and...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 03:19 PM
    Boots need to be sized according to the foot length and width within about a week after a trim.
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 09:18 PM
    It used to be the norm when there was no Winter show circuit. The timing is important though. You want to do it in the Fall after the hard Summer...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 08:38 PM
    JB replied to a thread Wrapping Over Straight DMSO in Horse Care
    Why? All it takes is the wrong step and the leg twists just enough to pop it, especially when they are young. I wouldn't think twice about a horse...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 08:33 PM
    JB replied to a thread Blanket weight in Horse Care
    My furry creatures can actually get a little warm if it's 30* and sunny and no wind, and can work up a sweat if they get to running, so I would...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 06:16 PM
    JB replied to a thread The great bandage question in Horse Care
    I wanted to add: I wouldn't use any unless there's a real reason to protect the legs while riding. Sure, pretty colored polos are cool to look...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 06:14 PM
    JB replied to a thread The great bandage question in Horse Care
    Polos don't offer any support, no. They only offer protection against contact. But precisely *because* they don't offer support, there is no...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 06:07 PM
    JB replied to a thread SPINOFF: Cold splints in Horse Care
    My 5yo popped a splint when he was 2-ish - barely warm, never bothered him. That's the case with most splints, but you just don't hear about them...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 06:02 PM
    I think in-hand work, like the walk, is so underrated! Even if a horse seemingly knows the work, doing it in-hand helps re-ground (no pun intended...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 05:58 PM
    JB replied to a thread Blanket weight in Horse Care
    But a physically heavier blanket on top of a physically lighter one greatly negates the benefits of the lighter one, as it's getting squished. It's...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 05:50 PM
    JB replied to a thread Wrapping Over Straight DMSO in Horse Care
    csaper, she said "My horse had popped a splint during her race days". Very, very common. Even my TB mare popped both her fronts within a few...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 10:32 AM
    What country are you in? I know some (many?) barns don't allow turnout on wet pastures or there would be no grass. The ideal barns would still...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 10:22 AM
    JB replied to a thread Learning about feet in Horse Care
    If you ignore the bits of anti-shoe sentiment scattered around, www.barefoothorse.com is a really good place to learn structures, and to see the...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 10:17 AM
    A good dressage trainer, a properly fitting saddle, a diet with enough calories, quality protein, and overall nutrition, and healthy feet is what it...
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 10:09 AM
    JB replied to a thread Wrapping Over Straight DMSO in Horse Care
    Thanks for clarifying the number of recurrences - several of us missed that :) I think we focused on " Unfortunately she is fragile and if she...
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    Jan. 14, 2017, 08:47 PM
    Will turnout go back to 8+ hours at the old place? Did you bring the decreased turnout into your original conversation with her?
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    Jan. 14, 2017, 06:43 PM
    JB replied to a thread Blanket weight in Horse Care
    That's really not a great deal of warmth for those tempertures, even without wind. The Teknofleece doesn't say what gm fill it equates to, but a...
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    Jan. 14, 2017, 06:27 PM
    If the renovated barn will have just 12x12 stalls again, and you're going back there, is it really worth putting him in a bigger stall now, just to...
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