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    I have also had two DSLD horses. With the first...

    I have also had two DSLD horses. With the first one, I kept him going for almost 1 1/2 years on the AAKG/Jiaogulan herbs. It was very difficult to keep him happy and looking back, I should have put...
  2. Years ago, I added a 3rd gelding for the exact...

    Years ago, I added a 3rd gelding for the exact same reasons you have. The middle-ranking gelding immediately started to attack the new-comer, and things were very ugly for months. Then I lost the...
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    I had a cribber who, throughout the five years I...

    I had a cribber who, throughout the five years I owned him, was visited by my vet for gas colic on no less than four times. He ultimately was put down at the age of 9 due to a bad impaction.

    He...
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    My first thought reading this is DSLD/ESPA. Look...

    My first thought reading this is DSLD/ESPA. Look it up and see if your horse has any other symptoms.
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    Clyde-X mare needs upgrade - Sarasota, FL

    Saw this skinny and sweet-looking Clydesdale-cross mare needing an upgrade. No # given in ad.

    http://sarasota.craigslist.org/grd/4068703304.html
  6. While I try to be a friend to spiders and even...

    While I try to be a friend to spiders and even allow them to take residence in my house, I'm pretty sure if I saw a tarantula, no matter how harmless they may be, I'd run and scream as if the boogy...
  7. I would not want to contribute toward's the BO's...

    I would not want to contribute toward's the BO's improvements.

    I once boarded my horse for several years at a very small barn where there were only three boarders and the BO's horse. One of the...
  8. Yes, I have found many lost shoes with a metal...

    Yes, I have found many lost shoes with a metal detector.
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    I doubt this is the case with your horse, but the...

    I doubt this is the case with your horse, but the first sign of DSLD in my QH gelding was canter refusal.
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    While we're on the subject, they apparently don't...

    While we're on the subject, they apparently don't offer "third party" taste tests anymore. I was thinking of starting my mare on Grand Complete and called to order a taste test - the person I spoke...
  11. I had a QH who did this shortly before he was...

    I had a QH who did this shortly before he was diagnosed with navicular syndrome. I have no clue if that was the cause of it, though.
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    While Brookledge is the creme de la cream of...

    While Brookledge is the creme de la cream of horse transportation, they quoted more than triple of what Zachary Keith charged me to ship a horse from SC to PA two years ago. I don't know if he's...
  13. Your vet tech may be correct. Not long ago, a...

    Your vet tech may be correct. Not long ago, a nightly news show (60 minutes maybe?) had a segment on about overseas manufacturers of both human AND animal prescription drugs. The packaging is...
  14. Sore stifles on 5 yo pleasure/light riding horse: pass or purchase?

    An opportunity to purchase a well-bred 5 yo wb gelding with "sore stifles" might become available. He is currently being ridden 3x a week in the ring and hacked 3x a week on trails. Sane, safe and...
  15. What would cause a horse to suddenly act feral, going on 24 hours

    Horse in question: a sensitive 9 yo TB mare normally very reactive.

    She had a nasty accident approx 4-5 months ago where she hit her head violently causing a major nose bleed and almost lost her...
  16. I've used Zachary Keith a few years ago shipping...

    I've used Zachary Keith a few years ago shipping from SC to PA and was extremely happy with him. He also was one of the cheapest.

    Zachary A. Keith Horse Transportation
    USDOT#1854062
    Phone:...
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    My OTTB turns her butt to the wind and munches on...

    My OTTB turns her butt to the wind and munches on grass, and stays as far away from the run-in shed as she can, presumably because of the noises of wind, branches, etc. pounding against it. She's a...
  18. This was exactly how I got my super picky mare to...

    This was exactly how I got my super picky mare to eat her SMZs. I too tried everything and beet pulp was the magic ingredient.
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    Totally this. I've had my 8 yo OTTB mare for five...

    Totally this. I've had my 8 yo OTTB mare for five years and she's on 24/7 turnout on LUSH pasture. She's always been a PITA under saddle and picky about the 1 lb. of grain she gets a day (easy keeper...
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    mare stocks up every August

    Every August once the weather turns, my mare lightly stocks up below the knee in varying legs - one day it'll be one, the next three out of four, etc. Her temperature, attitude and appetite are...
  21. Off property free lease; things to consider

    An acquaintance has a lovely mare being offered for free lease and we are thinking about the possibility of bringing her to our farm. From what I understand, the horse has no health issues and is...
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    My chestnut OTTB mare, who always had acted...

    My chestnut OTTB mare, who always had acted diva-like, herd-bound and insecure, lost her herdmate over a month ago. I had feelers out for another herd mate since I thought she would be nervous nellie...
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    The dots on your mare's tail look identical to...

    The dots on your mare's tail look identical to the black dots all over my white fence and grass/weeds that appear wherever the manure barrel is parked for an extended period of time. I've always...
  24. I had a gelding with a supposedly minor injury to...

    I had a gelding with a supposedly minor injury to his check ligament. Vet ultrasounded and felt confident he'd be okay after rehab. Did 2-month stall rest and brought him back very slow, but he was...
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    I used Z.A. Keith Horse Transportation when I...

    I used Z.A. Keith Horse Transportation when I shipped my horse from FL to PA a year or so ago. He was a quarter of the price of Brookledge and did such a great job. It was door to door service with...
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