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  1. How to get a win photo from 2009 at Churchill Downs?

    I have a friend who would like to get a photo of her horse's win at Churchill Downs in May 2009. It appears that the track photographer is Reed Palmer but I don't know if he was it back then, if he...
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    Long Trailer Trip Advice?

    I am about to embark on a 16 hour trip with my horse in a 2 horse gooseneck trailer. Everything's been serviced and is ready to go and I have someone to split the driving with. I have a question on...
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    So sorry that you are going through this. He...

    So sorry that you are going through this. He sounds like such a special horse. It's especially devastating to spend so much time diagnosing and treating, then to find that it's something else that...
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    Thanks Sid and CAH. I will try to be patient and...

    Thanks Sid and CAH. I will try to be patient and give it more time.
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    Extended Ventral Edema Post Colic Surgery

    My gelding had colic surgery (large colon displacement with a torsion) 5 months ago. His recovery went well except that he had edema and a lot of clear drainage for longer than usual (no fever no...
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    When my guy got ulcers he would start to crib...

    When my guy got ulcers he would start to crib like a fiend. A few days on Ulcergard and he would stop 100%. I think that the key is knowing what is normal for your horse and paying attention when...
  7. Thread: Aiken in April?

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    Aiken in April?

    Has anyone stayed down in Aiken in April? I will be bucking the trend a bit and heading down there in a week and staying through the end of April, while my trainer and colleagues are all heading...
  8. Been there, done that. I really really hope that...

    Been there, done that. I really really hope that the neck injections work on your boy. My gelding had the same kind of intermittent lameness. His feet hurt but there was something else too. We...
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    With my light grey who had a strong desire to be...

    With my light grey who had a strong desire to be any color other than that, I used Quicksilver shampoo with a lot of success. There's an art of determining how long to leave it on the manure stains...
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    Thank you all for the insights. Yes, this horse...

    Thank you all for the insights. Yes, this horse is a keeper so I am not worried about resale implications. I just want to make sure that I do the right thing for this horse as he has a whole lot of...
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    Small OCD in Hock - WWYD Surgery or No?

    When I had a PPE done on my horse the vet found a small OCD (distal intermediate ridge of tibia) on one hock. He is sound on it and there is no effusion. The (very well respected) vet who did the...
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    New saddle - piping or not?

    I am so excited to be ordering a new saddle for my boy. One option is to add a bit of piping in a different color. The saddle will be black and I must admit that I am intrigued with the idea of...
  13. Thread: Cold Splint

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    Cold Splint

    My horse popped a splint last week on the inside near fore an inch or two below the knee. It was cold and hard from the start, not sensitive to palpation and he was not lame on it. Advice from my...
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    I had a gelding who was always very 'interested'...

    I had a gelding who was always very 'interested' in the mares. He was pastured separately and it all worked fine. The gal who bought him from me wanted to keep him in the same pasture as two mares...
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    Thanks. Those were interesting suggestions that...

    Thanks. Those were interesting suggestions that he might not like the trailer. I never thought of that. I might have someone drive us down the road to see what he does and what it feels like back...
  16. Cute pony! Pocket Rocket?

    Cute pony! Pocket Rocket?
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    Tips for the lonely traveler?

    My young horse (5 yr old) used to jump on a trailer without an issue. Now that I've had him for 3+ months he has become reluctant to load and paws a lot of the time while on the road. There have...
  18. This is helpful! We are thinking of building...

    This is helpful! We are thinking of building some new jumps too. Can anyone be more specific on how the stake attaches with screws to the jump? Correct to assume that the stake angles in under the...
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    Haha.... just reading the title to the post and...

    Haha.... just reading the title to the post and not the actual question... my answer is 'until my horse decides it's time for a little R&R and manages to do something silly to himself to make that...
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    What about eosinophilic collagenolytic...

    What about eosinophilic collagenolytic granulomas? My horse has just developed a few of these on the withers and back. They are not painful to him but I worry about them being under the saddle...
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    Smoke and Marilyn were such an exciting and...

    Smoke and Marilyn were such an exciting and promising pair at Rolex. I feel so very sad for Marilyn and all of Smoke's connections. My heart is breaking.
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    SonnysMom- that 4 Star looks really nice. I am...

    SonnysMom- that 4 Star looks really nice. I am going to call them tomorrow. Thanks!
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    New Trailer Pricing?

    I have been looking for a used 2H straight load gooseneck trailer with a dressing room but just can't seem to find what I am looking for in my area. So now I'm starting to think about new trailers,...
  24. Misery loves company. My new rising 5 yr TB (5...

    Misery loves company. My new rising 5 yr TB (5 now by JC standards) needs bubble wrap too. He got off the trailer with a gash over his eye that needed to be stitched. Our barn manager cracked up...
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    Stall Name Plate Format

    This may seem as a dumb question, and I imagine that there is not just one answer, but what is the 'classic' format of a stall name plate? I have seen them with the show name on the first line and...
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