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    IMO, it is not to disparate to compare any...

    IMO, it is not to disparate to compare any purpose bred horse. It is not a comparison of type (as I think you are doing), but rather a comparison of use. Also, remember that the Olympic disciplines...
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    OK, I am just going to admit right off the bat...

    OK, I am just going to admit right off the bat that I am probably going to come off as defensive;-) But I don't know how else to say this....

    I compete pretty regularly in dressage in Region 1...
  3. The smell will never go away until you manage the...

    The smell will never go away until you manage the underlying skin condition. The most likely cause is allergies, be it food or environment. Other contributing factors could be fungal infections,...
  4. Thread: Spay cost?

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    For you that sounds reasonable, but for many it...

    For you that sounds reasonable, but for many it still sounds too high. IMHO it is too low as I would prefer to make more than $26 for a major surgery. I don't know if $1000 is unreasonable for the...
  5. Thread: Spay cost?

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    In my practice a "full price spay" on a 50# dog...

    In my practice a "full price spay" on a 50# dog is $320. Here is the break down of what it cost me to do that spay: $18 suture pack, $20 prep/surgery supplies (scrub, sterile gloves & gown,...
  6. Thread: Spay cost?

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    They come into our clinic or the emergency clinic...

    They come into our clinic or the emergency clinic and spend more in the long run. I don't discount the need for low cost spay/neuter programs as I think they fill a needed population....rescue pets,...
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    IME horses that have mouth/ tongue issues are...

    IME horses that have mouth/ tongue issues are either having some type of discomfort or some type of tension. IMO, contrary to what was posted above, tension does not always equate with pain. I have...
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    spraying pastures

    I bought this sprayer years ago at TCS to spray my fields for weeds and have never used it yet!

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/fimco-40-gallon-trailer-sprayer

    Part of the reason I have...
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    My grandmother has one that is now 15 years old...

    My grandmother has one that is now 15 years old and I have seen quite a few others over the years in practice. They are pretty consistent in their aloofness, indifference to things. My grandmothers...
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    J-Lu...well that sucks....that guy owes me money!!

    J-Lu...well that sucks....that guy owes me money!!
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    Can you put some cloth down and pea gravel over...

    Can you put some cloth down and pea gravel over that in the run part?

    I did a paddock MANY years ago as a place I was boarding by putting a free carpet down that was pulled out of an old rental...
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    thanks for the responses! I ask because about 6...

    thanks for the responses! I ask because about 6 years ago my barn was hit directly by lightning while I was in it. All the electrical outlets flew off the wall, scorch marks went up the wall and...
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    I had a foal die on the 4th of July from a...

    I had a foal die on the 4th of July from a pasture accident freaking out during fireworks. That was when I lived in CA and didn't get lightening storms out there. Now in NC we have summer thunder/...
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    riding and weather

    Tonight I got all tacked up and ready to ride. Just as I was about to mount it started lightening and back into the barn we went :( Good choice as literally 5 sec. later the skies opened up with...
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    I'm in central NC, so close to TN and KY. Having...

    I'm in central NC, so close to TN and KY. Having a covered arena is ideal for not only winter ice/snow but also baking heat of the summer. I have a small arena (60X150) that serves me well. My...
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    Call me a negative nelly but I think if you are...

    Call me a negative nelly but I think if you are trying to introduce dressage to young kids/ new audience then I think you should show them dressage, not ranch classes, western dressage, etc. I...
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    Are your mares boarded at a closed facility? Or...

    Are your mares boarded at a closed facility? Or are there horses coming and going?
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    The notion that a "warmblood" is like warm...

    The notion that a "warmblood" is like warm water...hot+cold=warm is false. It is just a term that we adopted.

    If one prefers the more accurate terminology should be "I breed European Pedigree...
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    This is too funny! I get the "needs more ground...

    This is too funny! I get the "needs more ground cover" comment too!! It is really a bummer when your test score sheet reads....7,7,7,6.5,6.5,6,6,7,7...oh, doing well! Yippee!!..Then, and here it...
  20. I have a similar issue as you with my mare. When...

    I have a similar issue as you with my mare. When I introduce lateral work movements our trot changes until she is more comfortable in that movement. For example, when we started to introduce half...
  21. Generally speaking costs are not much different...

    Generally speaking costs are not much different than an adult horse...board, farrier trimming, feed, etc.

    Having said that the risk of injury for a youngster is much higher than a youngster. Also...
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    I just think this is funny!

    I have struggled since day 1 with medium and extended canter. I always feel like I am flying like the kid bareback on the beach riding the black stallion. Then I always get scores 5.5-6 and...
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    That is not exactly true. A good registry should...

    That is not exactly true. A good registry should do more than just record pedigree. They should offer inspections that educate breeders, they should offer mare and stallion performance testing and...
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    I swear by Progressive Auqa Aide. Years ago I...

    I swear by Progressive Auqa Aide. Years ago I went to the feed store and bought about 8 different electrolytes of different brands and flavors. Made up a bucket of each to see which one the horses...
  25. Interesting. A few questions: 1) Why do you...

    Interesting. A few questions:

    1) Why do you think folks are so much more willing to try PRP and stem cells with their horses versus dog? With a horse folks with do PRP/ stem cells AND PT,...
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