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  1. Totally agree with those suggesting testing for...

    Totally agree with those suggesting testing for insulin resistance and Cushings. My horse has always been susceptible to allergies and goopy eyes, but this late summer/fall we just could not stay on...
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    Strictly speaking, you don't need it - but you're...

    Strictly speaking, you don't need it - but you're really, really going to want it. It's a relatively small investment and it makes a HUGE difference. I won't haul a bumper pull without one.
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    He'll be more surefooted on ice barefoot than he...

    He'll be more surefooted on ice barefoot than he would be with shoes, unless you're going with borium + studs on the shoes. I've hacked my horse out with shoes on front, barefoot on back, and he's...
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    Thank you everyone for your advice! Right now I'm...

    Thank you everyone for your advice! Right now I'm using an old Singer but it would definitely not hold up to anything more substantial than the fleece I'm working with right now, mayyyyybe some...
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    Love, love, love my Bromonts. I have the previous...

    Love, love, love my Bromonts. I have the previous incarnation of them and they've served me well for 5 winters now.
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    Can you not get outside at all on your two extra...

    Can you not get outside at all on your two extra days? Even to walk around a paddock or up and down the driveway? My horse would riot if I did that much work inside.

    Deep snow can also be terrific...
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    Here's a guide I wrote up after re-doing mine...

    Here's a guide I wrote up after re-doing mine this year: http://beljoeor.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-to-re-waterproof-turnout-blanket.html

    Factors that can affect the waterproofing:
    - Really really...
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    Sewing Machine Recommendations?

    I'm trying to find useful, non-obnoxious things to put on a wedding registry, and it occurred to me that a sewing machine would be useful. Having my own would keep me from bringing all my projects...
  9. Thank you, everyone, for your feedback. I've...

    Thank you, everyone, for your feedback. I've sought some clarification with the barn manager, and they're looking at several weeks out yet (as many as 8, depending) and for the first few weeks Tris...
  10. Grass turnout on picked-over fields for Cushings horse?

    Quick background: 19yo mustang gelding, recently diagnosed with Cushing's. Responding beautifully to 1mg/day of pergolide, and had minimal symptoms and a low high ACTH level even when tested during...
  11. Excellent, thank you all so much! I suspected I...

    Excellent, thank you all so much! I suspected I would be ok to go with the bigger size but before committing to the purchase I wanted to be sure, since money is tight this month.

    I certainly hope...
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    Every single stride? Wait, um... In all...

    Every single stride?

    Wait, um...

    In all seriousness though I have a horse who has always been on the unmotivated side, and my leg is a bit long for his barrel. He is not overly sensitive (both...
  13. Shoot, sorry, I did a quick skim and didn't see...

    Shoot, sorry, I did a quick skim and didn't see it! I'll delete the thread as soon as I figure out how. :)
  14. Weight right on the line between two Frontline treatment options?

    Our puppy has been growing and she's just about at 45 lbs right now. Previously, we were buying the Frontline treatment for dogs 35-44lbs. The next step up is 45-88lbs.

    She is 12 months old and...
  15. Horses taught to indicate blanketing preferences

    This article is amazing: http://www.thehorse.com/articles/34718/study-horses-can-communicate-blanketing-preferences

    I used to know a horse who had clear blanketing preferences. He would come to...
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    Yes. It absolutely happens. Does cold --> colic?...

    Yes. It absolutely happens. Does cold --> colic? Probably not. But cold can and does cause some horses stress, lower their body temperature, put them off drinking, and generally create a very fertile...
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    My horse went in Polyflex shoes for about 6...

    My horse went in Polyflex shoes for about 6 months. Here's their website: http://polyflexhorseshoes.com/. He wore the Morrison Open Rollers.

    Here's what his foot looked like in them:...
  18. Yes - sorry, should've clarified, that selenium...

    Yes - sorry, should've clarified, that selenium is dangerous to supplement unless you have blood work that says that the horses is specifically deficient.

    My horse gets a custom HorseTech...
  19. My gelding can be barn sour and bratty when...

    My gelding can be barn sour and bratty when hacking out from home but is a gentleman when hauled out. I really do think it's all about whether he knows he's going "home" or not. As others have said,...
  20. Tape worms look amazingly like little strawberry...

    Tape worms look amazingly like little strawberry seeds. Ask me how I know. :(

    The blood is something else entirely. I would hold off on any new dewormer. Will your vet do an over the phone...
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    Whatever brand Kurt Russell had in The Horse in...

    Whatever brand Kurt Russell had in The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit. :D
  22. I have no solution for the stupidity of the...

    I have no solution for the stupidity of the people at your barn, unfortunately, but I did want to chime in on the question of the salt block as this is something I've recently done a great deal of...
  23. About ten years ago, the horse I was leasing had...

    About ten years ago, the horse I was leasing had to be retired after a series of mystery lameness problems. I thought "hey, I could get my own horse."

    What I wanted/needed: 16h+, BTDT, bay,...
  24. OP, if you're interested in Vermont, PM me. There...

    OP, if you're interested in Vermont, PM me. There are some really phenomenal options here for summer boarding. I'm at a great barn right now that I would not hesitate to recommend, and know most of...
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    It is indeed beautiful up here - leaves are...

    It is indeed beautiful up here - leaves are starting to turn quickly! So darned cold though. I was not ready for it to be so cold, so early. I must not be as far north as you, SuckerForHorses,...
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