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    ponysize - I meant the part about a general...

    ponysize - I meant the part about a general statement that an excess of calories causing horses to act "high". All I have found in the literature is excess calories causing weight gain or...
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    This has no scientific basis. They eat grass and...

    This has no scientific basis. They eat grass and grain which has a lot more calories than hay and they don't get high. Not trying to be snotty, just scientific.
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    I'm going to teach an equine nutrition class in...

    I'm going to teach an equine nutrition class in the fall and would love to know the scientific answer to this question. I have asked vets and get the answer "sometimes" alfalfa can make them hot. ...
  4. Me too! I moved my horse to a new barn after 9...

    Me too! I moved my horse to a new barn after 9 years. The indoor collapse was a good excuse, but really I just wasn't happy there anymore. I had so much guilt about moving him from his "home" for...
  5. Everyone has their favorite. Mine is Karen...

    Everyone has their favorite. Mine is Karen Porter - travels out of Quakertown. She does Albion but also other brands. (215) 538-1803
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    She's a good egg! Good trainer and horseperson. ...

    She's a good egg! Good trainer and horseperson. I haven't seen her in a couple years but everything I hear is positive. She was one that came out of Pleasant Hollow ages ago.
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    I'm taking an equine massage class now. We are...

    I'm taking an equine massage class now. We are using Mike Scott's book which is nice; simple without being dumbed down. I also loved a video from Horses Inside Out. She does that muscle painting...
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    A little too pricey for me. That's even more...

    A little too pricey for me. That's even more than Bucks County. Too bad they don't have a day pass, I would love to go and ride there sometime. Try to hook up with Susie Beale she has a ton of...
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    I am a traveling trainer I'm a little farther out...

    I am a traveling trainer I'm a little farther out in Bucks County. I could maybe meet you at Radnor if they allow trainers in. If you ever want to go the Bucks County Horse Park my lessons there...
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    OK I have been trying so hard to stay out of this...

    OK I have been trying so hard to stay out of this but these threads keep opening. Anyway I met him once. I hired him to judge a dressage show. This was awhile ago before checking up on people was...
  11. Kevin Babington has a barn in Gywnedd, further...

    Kevin Babington has a barn in Gywnedd, further south of Doylestown. Also there is one called Serengeti in Jamison - close to D-town. I forget the name of the trainer. There are lots of mixed...
  12. I will pass this on to a pony person I know. The...

    I will pass this on to a pony person I know. The second picture makes her conformation look awkward. Agree with getting a better picture.

    Editing to add - I get it now you were quoting the...
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    I offer Western dressage at our schooling...

    I offer Western dressage at our schooling dressage series. I was reluctant to do so at first but now I'm OK with the direction it's taking. We do not offer these classes at our recognized and I do...
  14. Let me know if you need any more help, I'm in...

    Let me know if you need any more help, I'm in Bucks County but go down to Philly alot. Also if you are an eventer, get involved in the Bucks County Horse Park, we have lots of events.
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    I would like an answer to this too. I was...

    I would like an answer to this too. I was looking at the go pro. It can be a helmet cam too. But the reviews said it was complicated to use/download and I'm not that technically inclined. Also...
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    I like the land on your feet rule. Just because...

    I like the land on your feet rule. Just because it does happen and why shouldn't you be able to get back on. Yes you won't get a ribbon but at least your horse will not get a reward something...
  17. I had a message from someone who picked up the...

    I had a message from someone who picked up the the horse that was abandoned. Was then resold to a girl who rides hunters so that seems safe now too.
  18. I don't mind outing people if needed. I almost...

    I don't mind outing people if needed. I almost gave another horse to someone who was currently under animal cruelty investigation. Someone pm'ed me the info and when confirmed I told it all. But...
  19. From giveaways - A cautionary tale with a happy ending - update post 25

    It was suggested I post this here. Won't post names without permission from mods.

    In early 2006 I gave away a horse on this thread. Opal was a gray 6 yo Percheron cross and a premarin foal. I...
  20. Will post to off course, I don't want to post...

    Will post to off course, I don't want to post names with out asking first. No activity from either person in awhile.
  21. Agree with bornfree weight is not too bad. But...

    Agree with bornfree weight is not too bad. But top line needs help, indicating a need for a better balance of amino acids. I like the the progressive product...
  22. A cautionary tale with a happy ending.

    In early 2006 I gave away a horse on this thread. Opal was a gray 6 yo Percheron cross and a premarin foal. I won't describe why she wasn't the right match for me but she was the best dog I ever...
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    I got a cat bite and knew things could get bad....

    I got a cat bite and knew things could get bad. He bit my wrist and it went into the tendon, I think. So I called my doctor and asked for antibiotics. The doctor said you don't need antibiotics,...
  24. Just so we are all on the same page. This is...

    Just so we are all on the same page. This is what I am thinking of for top line evaluation.
    http://www.prognutrition.com/pdf/TESInstructions.pdf
  25. I used to think that. I have been going to a lot...

    I used to think that. I have been going to a lot of feed lectures done by Progressive and my Vet. They now say you have to build the muscle with amino acids then work it from there. You can't work...
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