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  1. I like small hole hay nets, and even my mini's...

    I like small hole hay nets, and even my mini's tiny feet don't fit in the holes. However, my TB mare has gotten good at yanking quite big hanks of hay through the mesh, so that it's not so slow a...
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    If you trail ride, ask about the hacking. What...

    If you trail ride, ask about the hacking. What looked at first like a barn in prime country could only access said country by riding a half hour each way on the the same rather mucky, rocky, nasty...
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    Rhythm, think I will switch to Triple Crown...

    Rhythm, think I will switch to Triple Crown Senior and add some canola oil, as recommended in the COTH "Fix it with Feed" series. This article maintains that supplements are not needed with a...
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    Bluey, I too am surprised and also rather...

    Bluey, I too am surprised and also rather discouraged that she is acting up much as she did a year ago. Just a month ago I recall feeling elated that our connection was getting so good. Such a...
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    Bucking: reasons, remedies?

    My 12 y o OTTB mare was mostly (not completely) a pleasant quiet unspooky trail horse and low level dressage partner last summer, but in the past couple months, (perhaps not coincidentally) when...
  6. Would love to to know more about your methods. ...

    Would love to to know more about your methods. Is there a manual your follow for clicker?
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    Thanks for the chance to vent, and all the good...

    Thanks for the chance to vent, and all the good feedback. In this barn, the issue is not that the horses are retirees, or that it is a show barn, or that there are kids coming after school. ...
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    Switching to daytime turnout now???

    I was shocked this week to come to the barn my horse has been at for one month to discover that their policy is to switch over to day turnout right after Labor Day! Just when the weather in SE Pa...
  9. Thread: Nibble Nets

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    I have the same problem with a 16 hand QH and 8.5...

    I have the same problem with a 16 hand QH and 8.5 hand mini. They've gotten good at pulling big hanks of orchard grass hay out of small mesh hay net holes. The nets are the ones from Shires with...
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    TB Rescues in SE PA, NJ, DE, MD

    I'm looking for a new partner, and have heard that some of these Rescues don't have the best reputations. Has anyone had any especially good experiences? Any bad ones? (Can PM me.)
    Many thanks for...
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    He sounds nice. I'm in your area and actively...

    He sounds nice. I'm in your area and actively looking for a nice sound partner for LL dressage, trails, paper chases, maybe LL eventing, and a friendly backyard presence. Would love to try him. I...
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    Thanks for looking and commenting. I wonder if...

    Thanks for looking and commenting. I wonder if his toes still look long if his very sloping pasterns are visible--took more shots showing...
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    Foot sore still, any ideas?

    My QH gelding with the underrun heels, thin soles, flat feet and deep central sulcus cleft going up thru his heel bulbs, now has shoes at my vet's recommendation. He had been barefoot and ridden in...
  14. You might try boots. I used easyboot gloves with...

    You might try boots. I used easyboot gloves with thick pads for my QH with underrun heels, flat feet and thin soles. Easycare says you're only sposed to use the thin pads (6mm), but my front boots...
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    O my, the passion surrounding hoof issues! ...

    O my, the passion surrounding hoof issues! Understandable, of course, since they are so vital. Thanks to all for the thoughtful and interesting comments.
    Surprisingly, the horse really does...
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    Underrrun heels

    Many thanks for all the thoughtful and well informed comments. Amazing to see the passion that hoof issues can generate. With reason, as they are so basic.
    Damn shame that underrun heels can...
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    Underrun heels

    Well, as ever, eye-opening to see the passion that hoof issues can generate. As well they should, being so basic. I appreciate all the thoughtful comments and suggestions. And it is a damn shame...
  18. Thread: Going barefoot?

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    If you need more traction, you can use boots with...

    If you need more traction, you can use boots with studs. I had good luck with the "quick studs" in my easyboot Gloves last winter. They are not removable, but are small and they don't seem to do any...
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    Underrun heels fixable? and thrush??

    My quarter horse gelding had always had front shoes in the past, but while rehabbing a ligament injury barefoot, and using Easyboot Gloves for riding, I liked them so well that I kept him that way....
  20. Thread: Validation link

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    Validation link

    What is my validation link, as in the message "! Sorry, you can only use your validation link once for security reasons."???
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    Feet, hock, SI...

    His hind feet are better shaped--grow more heel, have more concavity-- than his fronts. They have never been shod.
    He his now slightly off on his right front. Lunges sound on grass, but feels a...
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    Feet, Hock, SI, where & how to look?

    My 8 y.o. QH gelding who has in the past had some front leg ligament / foot issues has lately developed what I think is a hind end problem. He used to go best at the canter on his right lead, but...
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    Shoes for this horse?

    My 8 y. o. QH gelding has had front shoes most of his life, tho they were pulled for the winters before I got him 1 1/2 years ago, as he was ridden very lightly. He has thin soles and rather flat...
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    boots or shoes

    I have one of those QHs with waxed paper thin soles. For a while I was naive enough to think that he could toughen up in time and go barefoot, but that just ain't happening. I have been moderately...
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    Wow!!

    MelantheLLc, you were right--this works amazingly, and is fun!! Due to various distractions, I didn't really get to work on this until today.
    Even though I wasn't very adept at the timing and...
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