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  1. OP, the website is a good place for information. ...

    OP, the website is a good place for information. Basically, the NB shoe is designed around hoof biomechanics and biogeometry. The intention is to 1) make it easier for the horse to develop and...
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    There are actually fireworks in Haiti. They get...

    There are actually fireworks in Haiti. They get set off on Haitian Independence Day, January 1, along with the New Year's celebrations. That is well into our dry season.

    My horse pen backs up...
  3. The handler certainly seemed used to tbis. He sat...

    The handler certainly seemed used to tbis. He sat down for the love noogie at the end.
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    Interesting vid. That doesn't look like an easy...

    Interesting vid. That doesn't look like an easy environment to work cattle in, but hey, you are where you are.

    Those are Brahman cattle, we used to manage a herd of Brahman-Charolais. Many of...
  5. If you're depressed about Rollkur/ BTV, this should cheer you up!

    Not all horses hate dressage:

    Sorry, but Facebook is where this is at.
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    Curious, are they looking to find spotted drafts...

    Curious, are they looking to find spotted drafts specifically torebuild the sugarbush drafts? Or a little of everything that fits the type?
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    The ponies here have thick manes and definitely...

    The ponies here have thick manes and definitely sweat more under those manes in the summer heat. When that happens, I will use scissors to half-roach rather like Chief2 does. But the half-roach...
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    My response to the title was OH NOOO!!!!! Way,...

    My response to the title was OH NOOO!!!!! Way, way too soon.

    His connections did everything to retire him right and promote former racehorses as sport mounts.
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    OP and ATR, I hope you two get well soon! !

    OP and ATR, I hope you two get well soon! !
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    TBchick84, boy do I hear you on the menopause...

    TBchick84, boy do I hear you on the menopause thing. But I have no AC here in Haiti and the summer is hotter and drier than usual this year. Hormone Replacement Therapy is already your dear friend...
  11. From Haiti, my personal approach: I really try...

    From Haiti, my personal approach:

    I really try to save any horse work for mornings, so I'm only riding on weekends now. I wear light cotton or silk skirts for airflow, with cotton slips/...
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    About how long do the wooden fence posts last...

    About how long do the wooden fence posts last where you all are? Cemented in and non cemented in.
  13. All that said, if the well is old or if you have...

    All that said, if the well is old or if you have any thought that the casing broke (might be several feet down), then you will have to get that well serviced by a pro sooner rather than later. Mud...
  14. Old well? Recent rains/ mud in the area? A...

    Old well? Recent rains/ mud in the area? A break around the cap or the first 10' or so of pipe is very possible. Running water and letting it settle is a good idea to get one diagnostic, to see...
  15. Sid, you did your reference check and it sounds...

    Sid, you did your reference check and it sounds like you triangulated / confirmed that she had a good reputation back then. You can't control everything, especially the grandbabies.
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    Try VTO.

    Try VTO.
  17. Who has horses that do this in their pond?

    Horses chillin' in the pond.

    Does anyone here have horses who do this? Or other good swimmer stories?
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    My folks live near their brick and mortar store...

    My folks live near their brick and mortar store and they have always been very helpful. I needed a compound leather punch and only made it to Broadway a couple days before I returned to Haiti. The...
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    ((((((((HHHUUUGGGSSS))))))))

    ((((((((HHHUUUGGGSSS))))))))
  20. My 15-ish gelding is standing around in the heat...

    My 15-ish gelding is standing around in the heat here in Haiti, and does swell some there if he hasn't been running around the pen lately trying to impress someone ;) or if I haven't ridden him that...
  21. Contracted heels will make them prone to thrush. ...

    Contracted heels will make them prone to thrush. So will high-sugar diets (and that might just be the pasture grass and available hay being high sugar).

    Do you have carbohydrate information on...
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    I went hmm also LadyJ79, BUT! I wasn't there for...

    I went hmm also LadyJ79, BUT! I wasn't there for the week in Aiken to check them out in someone's indoor, so its hard to call negligence and ESPECIALLY, the rest of the article not quoted above is...
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    And then there's the days that this happens, and...

    And then there's the days that this happens, and it's REALLY hard to blame anyone for anything other than That's Just Horses:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/new-horizons-again
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    This is one of the better aging by teeth charts...

    This is one of the better aging by teeth charts I've seen, even if it is on a mini site:
    http://www.iamranch.com/miniteeth.htm

    I'd say your guy is 10-12, there's no hook on the last upper yet.
  25. Not lactating, we can assume? Heat? Photos? ...

    Not lactating, we can assume? Heat? Photos? most likely bug bite turning into something but can't say much without at least getting a look at it.

    (May-June seems to be mare booboos on tatas...
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