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    Sep. 28, 2016, 01:14 PM
    I agree that hot shoeing might be a trigger that could be avoided until she gets better. Some farriers are just more patient than others, as well....
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    Sep. 27, 2016, 06:43 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Crate Training in The Menagerie
    Agreed. My dogs love their crates. Makes life easier for everyone, because sometimes they have to be crated (when traveling, when we have a lot of...
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    Sep. 26, 2016, 06:53 PM
    Oh just read your last post. A lot of people switch to shavings in the winter because of the complicated nature of watering them in freezing...
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    Sep. 26, 2016, 06:51 PM
    It's been a very dry summer, so I have been watering my (already soaked and fluffed) pelleted bedding more often to keep it from being dusty. ...
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    Sep. 25, 2016, 02:07 PM
    LOL thanks for the laugh. Or use a bridle; the sure sign that fun is over and work is expected.
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    Sep. 24, 2016, 07:22 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Crate Training in The Menagerie
    No, I would not worry about her becoming too attached to the crate. But I supposed you could end up with some resource guarding in the crate...
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    Sep. 23, 2016, 09:10 PM
    I'm not sure there is any evidence that demonstrates that "a break" from shoes is advantageous. If a horse needs hoof protection, shoes are no worse...
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    Sep. 23, 2016, 07:02 PM
    OK, that makes sense - but will the horse be turned out in ice/snow/frozen mud? It's a tough balancing act. My horses live at home and are out...
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    Sep. 23, 2016, 04:11 PM
    What is the specific reason you want to pull them? I mean, we would all like our horses to be rock crushing sound on all terrain and need only a...
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    Sep. 23, 2016, 06:36 AM
    I would try the inflatable collar. But, I might not trust it while you are not home (e.g. might be good overnight if you can hear the dog so it if...
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    Sep. 22, 2016, 05:35 PM
    My TB mare wears front shoes and pads all year long, and barefoot in back. She is not sound barefoot, no matter how much I would prefer not to have...
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    Sep. 20, 2016, 05:15 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Help me fire my farrier? in Off Course
    I would say that you should actually line up another farrier and/or even have them come for a consult before you fire the first. Just because there...
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    Sep. 20, 2016, 05:00 PM
    Yes, you definitely can just have a blood test - ACTH. Less than $100 when I had it done last. I agree that there is no need to do a dex...
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    Sep. 20, 2016, 03:57 PM
    I'd probably have the vet pull blood to test for Cushings. My Cushings pony sweats a lot - partly, I'm sure, because he is hairy, even on Prascend. ...
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    Sep. 20, 2016, 07:55 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread . in Horse Care
    But don't you think that it would be impossible to ever get a controlled study unless researchers actually inflict the exact same damage on every...
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    Sep. 20, 2016, 06:21 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread . in Horse Care
    I don't think COTH exists for individuals to repond to someone else's post, offensively berate them, and then turn it into your own platform for a...
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    Sep. 19, 2016, 06:11 PM
    OK, if you say so. I have never had a trainer work with their horse this way. It sounds like my dog obedience class. :) I often say that...
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    Sep. 19, 2016, 02:21 PM
    This thread is making me laugh. This is the neighbor 2 houses down and people think a letter should be sent? And that food would be a "bribe?" I...
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    Sep. 19, 2016, 10:50 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread . in Horse Care
    Sorry you haven't had an opportunity to work with a good vet that uses complementary therapies. We have several in my area. I'm sure there are...
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