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  1. My colt has done great on beet pulp, ration...

    My colt has done great on beet pulp, ration balancer, and quality hay since weaning. When I fed more alfalfa, I mixed in Buckeye Grow N Win Alfa ration balancer so that the Ca:P ratio was...
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    To me, his movement behind looks to be a result...

    To me, his movement behind looks to be a result of his conformation; I've seen sickle-hocked horses canter like that. It's not because of pain, that's just how they go.

    He looks much better in...
  3. Can't say that I've ever noticed anyone - judge,...

    Can't say that I've ever noticed anyone - judge, spectator, or otherwise - react negatively towards a little positive reinforcement. Now, reins-in-one-hand neck slap would be over the top... but I...
  4. You might also try some ground work in hand. It...

    You might also try some ground work in hand. It can be less confusing for the horse, as there's no rider saying GO GO GO (not what you're trying to say, just how she misinterprets it).

    Start at...
  5. I've never ordered from them long-distance, but...

    I've never ordered from them long-distance, but I've been in the store many times and received farm drop-offs. Great prices and selection, especially health care stuff (needles, syringes, gauze,...
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    Thanks for the compliments! There's nothing...

    Thanks for the compliments! There's nothing better than having a horse you love to ride every day.
  7. Agree with JER: it takes as long as it takes....

    Agree with JER: it takes as long as it takes. Teaching an OTTB that any leg pressure does not mean go forward at all costs is step 1 to building a better partner.

    What BFNE said-- hot horses are...
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    Update on Moon Sparkles

    Just thought I'd provide an update on "Sparky" for her COTH fanclub! (Backstory: Judybigredpony first saw Moon Sparkles on CANTER PA in December...whereupon I drove 17hrs to fetch the lovely gray...
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    Agree with BFNE and Divine Comedy; horses might...

    Agree with BFNE and Divine Comedy; horses might show jump at less than 100% at CCIs. However, they will have had to pass the jog first. Some "questionable" horses may get passed if the vet...
  10. I think this would have been courteous for the...

    I think this would have been courteous for the breeding manager to provide contact for a local boarding farm; but ultimately he's right, it's not the stud farm's responsibility to worry about the...
  11. My yearling colt enjoyed pressing his nose...

    My yearling colt enjoyed pressing his nose against the stall fan (while it was on) to hear the thwack-thwack-thwack noise of the blades against the plastic, and eventually stop it turning altogether....
  12. Granted, the $400/set is probably a "budget deal"...

    Granted, the $400/set is probably a "budget deal" when the vet comes to do 50 yearlings at the farm. ;) For an individual, it may be more in the $600-800 range; depends on which vet you use, but...
  13. This is what I'm used to as well. 36 views and a...

    This is what I'm used to as well. 36 views and a scope report go in the repository, at the seller's expense. I think it cost about $400 from a top KY clinic. Radiographs are not required for the...
  14. -I was a part time working student at a dressage...

    -I was a part time working student at a dressage barn in high school. The work was relatively minimal; I cleaned stalls, filled buckets, fed and turned out. But I spent much of the time learning; I...
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    This. While it may be true that many OTTBs are...

    This. While it may be true that many OTTBs are stronger on their left lead, not all of them are taught to *pick up* the left lead. My now 6 y/o OTTB was specifically taught to pick up ONLY his...
  16. Within first 48 hours, wearing a halter and...

    Within first 48 hours, wearing a halter and turnout for a few hours daily. Touch/handle foal all over body.

    First week: increase turnout to all day (about 6 hrs). Foal will follow its dam to...
  17. Another vote for treats. I've taught many an...

    Another vote for treats. I've taught many an OTTB to stand using a food reward. My recent one came with some anxiety at mounting, and giving him a peppermint has made a dramatic improvement. He...
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    I love my Total Saddle Fit ...

    I love my Total Saddle Fit girths. The leather is super soft and high quality, the elastic is thick and strong, all the details you expect. The contour allows you to position your saddle farther...
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    Interesting choice, Stoney. May I ask you to...

    Interesting choice, Stoney. May I ask you to elaborate on why you chose Native Ruler? What does he throw? As a fellow member of the exclusive club "I Bred to a Race Horse Sire for My Future Sport...
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    For the needles that twist on, it's not the...

    For the needles that twist on, it's not the needle-- it's the syringe. Those are Luer lock syringes and they work with any needles. As SuckerForHorses said, the twist-on feature is a little more...
  21. Looks pretty good! Does he seem to move more...

    Looks pretty good! Does he seem to move more comfortably now? The photos are a little distorted from the angle of the camera, but I can tell your farrier got those toes back quite nicely, the feet...
  22. IMO, I don't think a chain will fix your problem....

    IMO, I don't think a chain will fix your problem. It sounds like this horse has learned to "run through" pain to make it stop (and be free).

    I have been fortunate not to have a serious escapee...
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    Don't worry too much! At the YEH shows I've...

    Don't worry too much! At the YEH shows I've attended, I have not seen anything inappropriate. The big stuff really doesn't come out until the Championships, late in the season for the cream of the...
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    Pull-ons can certainly rub if they are too small...

    Pull-ons can certainly rub if they are too small or the wrong shape-- some horses' foot/pastern conformation is a little different and may require a longer or shorter shaped neck on the bell boot....
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    Here's a tip to make putting a muzzle on and off...

    Here's a tip to make putting a muzzle on and off easier, if you are using the attach-to-halter style (not the all in one). At many TB farms, the mares wear halters 24/7 and fastening muzzles on and...
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