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    I'm a barn manager in Boyds, so I'm familiar with...

    I'm a barn manager in Boyds, so I'm familiar with several of the local options. I pay $50 per trim, it's a good trim, and I write the check with a smile. If you're looking for...
  2. Sticky: Riderless Horses - Montgomery County, MD

    Therapeutic riding center in Boyds, MD looking for riders to keep therapy horses tuned up. Ideally riders would be able to ride twice a week, at least one of those rides being on a weekday. Indoor,...
  3. I missed part one -- this mare was, prior to her...

    I missed part one -- this mare was, prior to her time off, presumably cantering on both leads in a fairly civilized fashion? The dramatic difference between leads, especially with the frequent...
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    It's time to have the vet work her up. All of...

    It's time to have the vet work her up. All of those symptoms could be the arthritis, but it could be something else. The only way to know is to do a proper lameness exam, including relevant...
  5. I knew a horse with pretty significant navicular...

    I knew a horse with pretty significant navicular who had to be shod all around. The day the farrier tried front shoes only, he had to make an unplanned second trip back to the farm to put hinds on...
  6. Coming from a BM... How common is thrush? On...

    Coming from a BM...

    How common is thrush?
    On my farm, rare. In the rest of the world, fairly common.

    How important do you feel hoof-picking is for thrush prevention?
    Significantly less...
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    I have two horses with Cushings in the barn right...

    I have two horses with Cushings in the barn right now. We recheck ACTH every spring at the same time that we pull Coggins, plus ~60 days after a dosage change, so I have documented evidence that...
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    Water, access to shelter, hay in sufficient...

    Water, access to shelter, hay in sufficient quantity to maintain BCS 4+, fencing adequate to keep horse contained, hooves trimmed as needed, vet care as needed for injury/illness.
  9. I've had two in wedges. Both horses have...

    I've had two in wedges. Both horses have navicular changes on radiographs, but my farrier was using the wedge pads to address other issues. One was temporarily (one cycle) in wedges as a transition...
  10. The email address in the original post was...

    The email address in the original post was incorrect. If you sent an email, please try again to rneff(at)greatandsmallride(dot)org. My apologies!
  11. APHA mare for free lease -- Montgomery County, MD

    HF Copper Artist, aka Penny, is a 20 year old registered Paint mare. She was a trail horse for most of her life, and has been doing therapeutic riding since November 2012. She is extremely easy to...
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    I second the colored electrical tape. I picked...

    I second the colored electrical tape. I picked up the idea at a barn in Dallas, and the tape stayed on in that heat just fine. Now I have spread the love to two other barns, and the tape is doing...
  13. Sticky: Riderless Horses - Montgomery County, MD

    Therapeutic riding center in Boyds, MD looking for help keeping horses fit and tuned up. Ideal rider has a lower-level dressage background, is willing to work with/around physical limitations of...
  14. Professional competence. Knows when to make a...

    Professional competence. Knows when to make a referral. Values my input. Appropriate fee structure. Understands, respects, and is comfortable with my limits for care. (I have mostly older horses...
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    I have a horse with bumps on his girth area. My...

    I have a horse with bumps on his girth area. My vet guesses they are some sort of cysts but isn't concerned. The horse isn't bothered, and they don't go away when he's out of work. He's a bit of a...
  16. Bumping this thread as Yogi's current placement...

    Bumping this thread as Yogi's current placement is ending.

    Now 20 year old Australian TB gelding available for adoption/free lease. Extremely personable, pasture sound with no maintenance,...
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    Some of my personal favorites are the view from...

    Some of my personal favorites are the view from the tower in the Old Post Office, the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, and the Lincoln Memorial at night. The National Cathedral...
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    Poll: I'm the barn manager and center director for a...

    I'm the barn manager and center director for a therapeutic riding center. I love my job. I check in with my barn worker when I arrive, and then do any special treatments/monitoring the horses may...
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    Love, love, love the West Wing, and I have been...

    Love, love, love the West Wing, and I have been responsible for getting several other people hooked. The writing is just unbelievable. My favorite characters were Sam and Ainsley, followed closely...
  20. hca86 has given you good information on the...

    hca86 has given you good information on the difference between TR and HPOT. Our program does mostly TR and has recently begun offering HPOT. For a variety of reasons, the therapist has her own LLC...
  21. I'm keeping weight on a 32 year old toothless...

    I'm keeping weight on a 32 year old toothless draftx with TC Senior. He lives out 24/7 and can still eat grass, so in the summer he eats ~4lbs of TC Senior in addition to free-choice grazing. In...
  22. Pony Club

    Since you're new to the area, new to horses, and not yet a horse-owning family, I would recommend you check out the lesson and Pony Club program at Waredaca. It's one of the few PC programs in the...
  23. Please make the red go away!

    Please make the red go away!
  24. I can only speak for the center I work for, but...

    I can only speak for the center I work for, but we try not to exceed two hours per day. (I want to say PATH's standard is four hours per day, but don't quote me.) Most of our horses average two 30...
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    Windows XP/Google Chrome user here. The pop-ups...

    Windows XP/Google Chrome user here. The pop-ups aren't crashing anything except my user experience. It's annoying enough that I'm chiming here to say I'm also considering an ad-blocker. I have...
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