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  1. Anyone remember Doodlebug? Girl buys neglected...

    Anyone remember Doodlebug? Girl buys neglected pony out from a kill buyer at an auction, nurses it to health, pony turns out to be a trained driving Hackney show pony who was stolen/lost... owners...
  2. I taught for years at a big lesson barn and ran...

    I taught for years at a big lesson barn and ran into this problem all the time. Here's my take:

    Our school horses were used 5-6 days a week. They were ridden by different riders of varying styles...
  3. A few years ago, we got a new schoolie in on...

    A few years ago, we got a new schoolie in on trial and I was the first one to try him. I crosstied him, stepped into the tackroom for 20 seconds, came back to find his completely buckled halter...
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    I agree with the poster who mentioned feeling...

    I agree with the poster who mentioned feeling comfortable riding her own horse. The only horse I ride is my 10-year-old OTTB gelding. He isn't bombproof, but riding HIM and ONLY HIM 3-4 days a week...
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    Would you have said something?

    Went out to see my horse after work the other day... The vet was on his way out to see a couple of horses (not mine). Owners of these horses were there and had brought their horses in from turnout. I...
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    I SO NEED to be in. I moved back to the Midwest...

    I SO NEED to be in. I moved back to the Midwest after 3 years in California, and leaving work in the dark and cold is killing my motivation!

    My best tip: bring your riding clothes to work and go...
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    Nothing to add, except that I'm going through an...

    Nothing to add, except that I'm going through an amicable divorce right now (see my "Horses and Divorces" thread on Off Course).

    Our 10-year marriage was dead for the past 2 years, and we just had...
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    Thanks everybody for the support -- I knew I'd...

    Thanks everybody for the support -- I knew I'd find some kindred spirits here.

    I definitely AM happier poor and alone than comfortable and married: Who would have thought :)

    I had a long talk...
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    Thanks to all for the great suggestions and...

    Thanks to all for the great suggestions and support. I'm sure that I'm on a good path, and if I can get through the next year or so I think I'll be able to get ahead. That's assuming my horses stop...
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    Love MST3K! Good idea. I don't understand why...

    Love MST3K! Good idea. I don't understand why they're selection is so abysmal... If they can't afford to pay to have any good movies, they need to change their business model. Like have a "premium"...
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    Netflix Streaming Movie Suggestions?

    I enjoy having Netflix and watch a lot of the TV shows on it, but I struggle finding decent movies. I know there are a ton of older titles on there, but I need help weeding through all the crap.
    ...
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    Horses and Divorces (just a rant)

    I'm going through a divorce right now -- very amicable and long overdue, no kids. I feel really positive about it overall.

    I have 2 horses, one of which I've had for 16 years -- much longer than...
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    The problem is, he's got a full pad that covers...

    The problem is, he's got a full pad that covers the sole. Between the pad, the bar shoe, and the plate covering the crack, there's not much exposed hoof.
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    How Should I Treat This Abscess?

    I have a 9 year old OTTB who has typically crappy TB feet. He popped a quarter crack a year ago, which is healing nicely with the help of a brass plate screwed across it, as well as pads and a...
  15. I agree it could be an allergy, but bad cases of...

    I agree it could be an allergy, but bad cases of scratches can also cause swelling. Unfortunately, the best solution would be to keep his legs dry, which sounds pretty impossible.

    I had a mare...
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    I just wanted to chime in, as someone who spent...

    I just wanted to chime in, as someone who spent years teaching adult beginners.

    First off, the trainer who put you in your very first lessons with a bunch children is an idiot. Teaching beginner...
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    An old trick I use that seems to help is to hose...

    An old trick I use that seems to help is to hose the horse down BEFORE you ride, and that keeps them cooler as the water evaporates on their skin.

    That said, if it's hot and humid, I'll scale way...
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    Of course jumping over something, or turning in a...

    Of course jumping over something, or turning in a tight circle, or sprinting a quarter mile are all things a horse is CAPABLE of doing in nature. But the trouble starts when humans ask them to do it...
  19. Thread: ARTHRITIS

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    I have a 20-something "pasture puff" who has...

    I have a 20-something "pasture puff" who has ringbone and can be very uncomfortable when the ground gets hard. I simply give her a little bute as needed -- unless you have a major drought, giving a...
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    After 3 years of teaching lessons at a large...

    After 3 years of teaching lessons at a large riding school, I've learned to stay away from Haflingers like the PLAGUE when looking for kids' lesson horses.

    They're very athletic and smart, and...
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    OK, I'm a vegetarian and a food Nazi, but I make...

    OK, I'm a vegetarian and a food Nazi, but I make a concerted effort to not inflict my narrow opinions on others. HOWEVER, the OP asked for input.

    Totally agree that Americans are needlessly...
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    I just shipped my 23 year old colic-prone,...

    I just shipped my 23 year old colic-prone, cribbing, and arthritic draft cross from California to Chicago. I went through exactly the same moral dilemma as you are right now!

    I had a fantastic vet...
  23. Just had this happen Thursday, and my OTTB has...

    Just had this happen Thursday, and my OTTB has thin soles and wears plastic pads. Happened on the trail too, and he was ouchy but still had to walk about a half mile back home. Blech.

    Shoer said...
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    I feed it to my 8 year old OTTB and my 20 year...

    I feed it to my 8 year old OTTB and my 20 year old draft cross, along with an alfalfa/grass mix hay. Both look great, clean their feed tubs every time, and are fit but not hyper. I've been feeding it...
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    Not sure if Magic Cushion would have long-term...

    Not sure if Magic Cushion would have long-term effects, because it breaks down and dries up. Maybe when the horse is newly shod?

    You could try a pour-in pad that fills the area between the pad and...
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