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    Oh no, I do not think Cushings is no big deal -...

    Oh no, I do not think Cushings is no big deal - to the contrary I'm aware that it is a very big deal: a non-curable condition that basically represents a long slide downward in terms of recurring and...
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    When I said I would treat laminitis other ways...

    When I said I would treat laminitis other ways rather than relying on Prascend to correct it since the manufacturer specifically called out laminitis as a PPID symptom that "may not" be helped by...
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    First, I am happy for you that your horse is...

    First, I am happy for you that your horse is doing well on Prascend and has not had recurring laminitis or soreness after trims. But I wonder if you made other horse-keeping changes - diet, exercise,...
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    Tehehe. I always appreciate a little humor at the...

    Tehehe. I always appreciate a little humor at the end of the day.
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    Actually the one symptom of PPID (aka Cushings)...

    Actually the one symptom of PPID (aka Cushings) that Prascend (the FDA approved pergolide) does not have much of a beneficial effect on is laminitis - this statement is from the studies that the...
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    A friend of mine only boards retirees because...

    A friend of mine only boards retirees because while she doesn't mind the extra care and special feeding some of them need, she doesn't want to deal with having miscellaneous people around every day....
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    HorseGuard makes an electric fence option called...

    HorseGuard makes an electric fence option called BiPolar that is intended for areas like you describe. It does not require ground rods and can be installed on wood posts, T-post or even fiberglass...
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    Welcome to the Carolinas. When you have time...

    Welcome to the Carolinas. When you have time you'll have to check out the Tryon/Landrum area right at the state line on I-26 - big time horse country. New show facility, Tryon International...
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    I also use treats but do something I don't think...

    I also use treats but do something I don't think anyone else has mentioned. When I get my horse in position at the mounting block I give him the verbal command, "Stand" while holding my hand up in in...
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    This is not endurance but a friend was a...

    This is not endurance but a friend was a three-time grand champion of the Western Carolina Hunter Pace series with her Hanoverian mare, about 16'3. The WCHP series runs Sept thru May each year, 15 to...
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    Actually the new Foothills Equine Directory is...

    Actually the new Foothills Equine Directory is now available online at that FRC website - home page, bottom right there's a link.
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    On your behalf, my patootie! If your health...

    On your behalf, my patootie! If your health insurance company ends up paying some medical costs for you because of a riding accident, they are going to look wherever they can to find someone else...
  13. Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel are different...

    Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel are different but do look alike. The Rhodies have larger leaves than Laurels do and you can remember that by thinking "Laurel has Little Leaves." Get it, the "L"...
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    I totally get that. We differentiate within our...

    I totally get that. We differentiate within our own state - we're "Western NC" not just NC. We're the lucky ones. :)
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    There is no real reason you have to switch to...

    There is no real reason you have to switch to Western tack unless you want to. In my area, which has hundreds of miles of trails that include good-sized hills, lots of water crossings, and narrow...
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    Poll: FWIW I had bone chip surgery on my gelding...

    FWIW I had bone chip surgery on my gelding (front), followed by IRAP treatment, and the insurance exclusion was for that leg only and lasted 1 year. Bone chip is considered a one-time issue so is...
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    If you are interested in gardening for trees,...

    If you are interested in gardening for trees, shrubs and flowers, here's an idea I first read about in a gardening magazine (Fine Gardening, I think) and have now watched one of my neighbors actually...
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    [QUOTE=walkers;8089243] I can't find a english...

    [QUOTE=walkers;8089243] I can't find a english billet NT trail saddle thats not just a regular english saddle. Do not want treeless./QUOTE]

    OK my mind is blanking on what "NT" means but if you...
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    Since one of the causes of tying up is dehydration, I would try the pellets and soak them before feeding. Some types take longer to soften up than others so you'll have to experiment in terms of...
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    If all of this is happening in your friend's own...

    If all of this is happening in your friend's own trailer she should have the wiring checked and make sure there isn't some minor shock thing going on, possibly when mare touches sides. Sounds crazy...
  21. Congratulations, and thanks for the "rest of the...

    Congratulations, and thanks for the "rest of the story." Sounds like the perfect match - best wishes for bright futures for you, the pony and his lucky new owner. May they have many wonderful years...
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    I saw Craig Cameron describe an exercise once...

    I saw Craig Cameron describe an exercise once that involved only orange traffic cones - pretty cheap. I think there were about 6 that he set up in a large circle with a good bit of space between the...
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    Please let us know how it turns out! Good luck...

    Please let us know how it turns out! Good luck...
  24. Agree with this. I've worked from home(s) for...

    Agree with this. I've worked from home(s) for more than 20 years. I don't have a work/life balance problem but I absolutely have to have a separate space - in part because I'm clutter-y (and work...
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    To find out more about trainers and other...

    To find out more about trainers and other resources in the Tryon area (and the whole NC/SC foothills area) go to www.foothillsridingclub.org and scroll down the page to find the 2014-15 Foothills...
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