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    Just read it and while the subject was...

    Just read it and while the subject was interesting the writing was very poor.
  2. Just as a matter of interest, arsenic can still...

    Just as a matter of interest, arsenic can still be bought over the counter for administration to horses here in Australia.

    http://horsesuppliesdirect.com.au/jurocyl-injection-100ml
  3. Well I am in Australia and we certainly do joint...

    Well I am in Australia and we certainly do joint injections. Maybe not as routinely as seems to be the case in the US but the vets here do them as needed.
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    The thing is if SIL had asked nicely I am sure...

    The thing is if SIL had asked nicely I am sure pony wouldn't have minded giving VSG a led pony ride...it was just the attitude that got me.
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    Relatives!...a small rant

    So my SIL and BIL live interstate but travel over to this area about once a month to visit Very Spoiled Grandchild (VSG) and their friends. They never bother to get in contact with any of the rest of...
  6. I live just outside of Adelaide in South...

    I live just outside of Adelaide in South Australia. Not as large horse community as NSW or VIC but only about a 30 min drive from the city to the Adelaide Hills where many horse properties are...
  7. Over here if you want to competed in 'rated'...

    Over here if you want to competed in 'rated' shows you need to be a member of Equestrian Australia and your horse registered and microchipped. Not a big deal and means a horse can always be tracked...
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    Wow I find all these commission threads rather...

    Wow I find all these commission threads rather weird. I will preface this by saying I am in Australia, but when I went horse shopping recently I put the word out to freinds, family, farrier and of...
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    I have a male drag along of my own and I'm afraid...

    I have a male drag along of my own and I'm afraid about the only pleasure he gets from attending shows with me is inspecting all the big rig horse trucks :D
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    Thanks...you have confirmed what I have been...

    Thanks...you have confirmed what I have been thinking and I need another farrier. I know old farrier will understand but I can't help feeling disloyal to him. I am also not looking forward to trying...
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    Farrier issues WWYD?

    So after much searching and dealing with some 'not so great' professionals I finally found a great farrier. He does an excellent job, happy to work in with my vet, great with the horses and...
  12. As it sounds as though you are in Australia there...

    As it sounds as though you are in Australia there are a couple of great local horse forums who are probably better at answering your questions as the rules are different depending on your country or...
  13. A little bit different as I am in Australia but I...

    A little bit different as I am in Australia but I was competing in a hack class where after all the horses work together in the ring the top horses have to perform an individual pattern as set by the...
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    I'm strongly right handed and have trouble using...

    I'm strongly right handed and have trouble using the whip in my left. What someone advised I do is carry something in my left hand as much as possible during the day. Don't know if its working but I...
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    Well I don't know but when we had racehorses they...

    Well I don't know but when we had racehorses they were bathed nearly everyday after work and all had beautiful coats. In fact in really hot weather they were bathed twice a day!
  16. Megan Jones' International horse Kirby Park Irish...

    Megan Jones' International horse Kirby Park Irish Jester foundered and recovered to compete at the top level.
  17. Not a show, but I remember when the farm I was...

    Not a show, but I remember when the farm I was working at was cut off from the main road by a flooded creek and we had to swim the gallopers across it to get them to the races!
  18. Not a show, but I remember when the farm I was...

    Not a show, but I remember when the farm I was working at was cut off from the main road by a flooded creek and we had to swim the gallopers across it to get them to the races!
  19. We had a treadmill at a racing stable where I...

    We had a treadmill at a racing stable where I used to work. All of the horses seemed to take to it pretty quickly. First time out we would have one person at their head and one person level with...
  20. Another thing you can try to increase appetite is...

    Another thing you can try to increase appetite is a couple of cc of Angostura bitters squirted into his mouth 15 mins or so before feed time. I believe it is used as a appetite stimulant in people...
  21. Perhaps it was the change of ownership causing...

    Perhaps it was the change of ownership causing the problem rather than the gelding?
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    Very true, visorvet :lol:

    Very true, visorvet :lol:
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    When I had to give my horse tablets, I was...

    When I had to give my horse tablets, I was drilling a hole in a piece of carrot and inserting the pills. Worked a treat. I knew he was getting all the medication and he never realised he was being...
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    Agree about the fluctuating value of the Oz...

    Agree about the fluctuating value of the Oz dollar. Things in the US that a few years ago I would have said "wow thats expensive!" now suddenly seem affordable. So much so I now do most of my tack...
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    Also is traditional in England.

    Also is traditional in England.
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