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    Voila`…Hoof has resolved, shoe is back on, I got...

    Voila`…Hoof has resolved, shoe is back on, I got on for a 20 minute walk and he feels pretty damn fine. I'll do the same this afternoon, maybe some trot tomorrow and then hope the whole thing is...
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    There are things you can get to keep deer out of...

    There are things you can get to keep deer out of your garden that spray a hose at whatever is moving. That would be your solution for the creepy peeper.
    OMG, here it is…I'm getting the giggles...
  3. Every case is different. My 26 year old retired...

    Every case is different. My 26 year old retired old gent had been having uveitis flares for as long as I had known him, at least 8 years. We always caught them early and went to immediate treatment....
  4. At first signs, I get vitals, listen for gut...

    At first signs, I get vitals, listen for gut sounds. Then I call vet and tell her what I have happening. I then mix about a cup of Baking Soda with Milk of Magnesia, stir and make proportions so it...
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    I had a horse who made me super defensive. I was...

    I had a horse who made me super defensive. I was never scared, per se, bc I don't get scared when it comes to horses but I never knew which way he was going to explode, so I was always ready. When I...
  6. My list of "quirks and odd behaviors" helped...

    My list of "quirks and odd behaviors" helped diagnose my TB with EPSM. TELL them. It doesn't matter if they think you're cracked. It is YOUR horse and YOU have to advocate for him. Good luck.
  7. I used to feed whole grains/corn but then I got a...

    I used to feed whole grains/corn but then I got a horse with EPSM and I got smart about how bad feeding grain can be. Now I serve mostly alfalfa pellets with a low carb/high fat feed mixed in for...
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    Pretty sure we have lift off-Thanks so much for...

    Pretty sure we have lift off-Thanks so much for all your ideas…I don't know ThermaCare but don't they make a bulge on the sole and make walking even more uneven? My horse has been a 4/5 or even 4+/5...
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    Only if I was doing it to be sure he got proper...

    Only if I was doing it to be sure he got proper treatment and care until the end of his days and if I was looking for a way to spend my money and break my heart.
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    Equine Senior, soaked in hot water until...

    Equine Senior, soaked in hot water until mushy/soupy, served 3xday. Denji is a delicious chopped hay. These were what we fed our ancient Cushings pone. We got him when he was 27, put him down at 38...
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    Hoof Abscess

    Who here has the very best treatment for fast resolution of hoof abscesses? Post your best cures here, I'm getting kookoo. I'm using epsom/hot water/Betadine soaks, bid, and wrapping with...
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    If I didn't ride alone I wouldn't ride at all.

    If I didn't ride alone I wouldn't ride at all.
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    I just scratched out of a Training level event...

    I just scratched out of a Training level event today. I'm bummed but here's what went into my decision-making.
    1. It had been raining/pouring for a couple of days. 2. It was going to be slippery-the...
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    Yesterday was the first time in 12 years I...

    Yesterday was the first time in 12 years I haven't been able to ride in Aiken because of weather or footing. The last time it really snowed here was, I belieeeeeve, February, 2010. We got a few...
  15. I wrap tails in ace bandages-one for the top, 2nd...

    I wrap tails in ace bandages-one for the top, 2nd one all the way down and usually part way back up again. (Careful not to do up the top one tooooo tight) Tall shipping boots, Show Sheen the buns...
  16. My nephew, Gary Allen, is running to the...

    My nephew, Gary Allen, is running to the SuperBowl. He's doing 500 miles in 10 days. Can you do that math? That's a 50 mile run every day for almost 2 weeks. He is not riding a pony nor a horse, he's...
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    I want to feel it too. The title pulled me in but...

    I want to feel it too. The title pulled me in but the pictures weren't nearly gross enough. Diagnosis??
  18. My daughter's first horse was 27 when we got him....

    My daughter's first horse was 27 when we got him. I bought him for $1.00. He had been retired from a lesson program bc he had gotten so sour and disagreeable, poor guy. He was living out in our...
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    YOU DOG! It is such fun there!!! You will have a...

    YOU DOG! It is such fun there!!! You will have a blast. Google Badminton B&Bs and you'll have all sorts of luck.
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    GMHA is the greatest, no matter what you are...

    GMHA is the greatest, no matter what you are doing there. PLEASE get your entries in for the FULL FORMAT 3-DAY Yay!!! Keep this thing going, it is the most fun you can have on a horse and maybe, just...
  21. CAROL AMES WHERE HAVE YOU BEEEEEN??!!! So glad to...

    CAROL AMES WHERE HAVE YOU BEEEEEN??!!! So glad to see your name again. :-)
  22. I haven't used side reins for aaaages but the...

    I haven't used side reins for aaaages but the ones I liked were 1/2 elastic and 1/2 leather. Here they are. Pretty sure you could get them from Bartville for 1/2 price....
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    You could put in a panel of thick, wide,...

    You could put in a panel of thick, wide, not-too-stretchy-elastic? I think anything can work.
  24. I just got some new rubber floor mats for my...

    I just got some new rubber floor mats for my truck. Inside the package came folders advertising their other products INCLUDING rubber floor coverings. In all sorts of colors, patterns, etc. I want...
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    Sew the front closed and put the blanket on over...

    Sew the front closed and put the blanket on over his head. I'm so lazy, I never undo the front straps. It takes a few minutes to teach them how to poke their noses through the neck hole but then...
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