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    I think it is going to be too hot in the trailer...

    I think it is going to be too hot in the trailer unless you take the upper rear doors off. Even then, if you hit traffic and are stopped, the trailer may heat up. Can you leave at 12 midnight so you...
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    I like the old phrase "Don't get mad; get even."...

    I like the old phrase "Don't get mad; get even." Make it obvious to all, including those who are above your boss, that you are extremely competent and productive. If you boss tantrums in front of...
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    I would see how much walking he can tolerate....

    I would see how much walking he can tolerate. Since he is turned out, he might tolerate a daily 5 mile walk for week 1. Then, start adding a few minutes of trot. If he seems at all out of breath when...
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    Remember the old Ann Landers question "are you...

    Remember the old Ann Landers question "are you better off with him or without him?" If he is contributing financially and is sometimes functional, you may be best off putting up with the episodes of...
  5. Thread: Move where?

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    The area between Ocala and Gainesville,FL sure is...

    The area between Ocala and Gainesville,FL sure is nice.
  6. Thread: 1/4 life crisis?

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    I would stick with architecture unless you have a...

    I would stick with architecture unless you have a burning passion to do something else. That something else needs to be something that will get you a job. Every time you change majors, you add to...
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    I would tell him to stick it out. A good work...

    I would tell him to stick it out. A good work record is really important for success. Every week that he makes it through, take him out to celebrate. Unfortunately work is often exhausting and not...
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    More hay? Maybe they need more chewing time and a...

    More hay? Maybe they need more chewing time and a few more calories.
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    There are so many opinions that it is hard to...

    There are so many opinions that it is hard to know who is right. We started two of ours as 2 1/2 year olds and the other as a 3 1/2 year old.

    One of the funniest starting techniques I have seen...
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    I think Eventer13 has some good suggestions....

    I think Eventer13 has some good suggestions. Giving the detomidine/Dormosedan gel before the vet arrives may sedate the pony enough to make him cooperate. It is a lot easier to sedate a pony who...
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    I would not burn any bridges by complaining....

    I would not burn any bridges by complaining. Request a different vet next time, or use a different vet practice.

    Why did the vet use sedation at all? Most horses have been trained to hold still...
  12. Thread: MoCo Md Farrier

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    If you got a good trim, pay your $55 happily. We...

    If you got a good trim, pay your $55 happily. We live across the river in Fairfax County and good farriers are hard to find. I am fortunate to have a good one. A lot of factors go into price. How...
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    I love my Muck Boots. I think mine are called...

    I love my Muck Boots. I think mine are called Chore boots.
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    Maybe he is right to be afraid of the wind when...

    Maybe he is right to be afraid of the wind when he is in a wooded area. My horse and I were almost hit by a huge tree limb that fell next to us on a windy day. The girl who bought our pony was killed...
  15. We have a friend who manages the emergency and...

    We have a friend who manages the emergency and disaster preparedness program for the county next to us. He is an experienced Paramedic and has a law degree. I wonder if you would be more marketable...
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    He is going to have to demonstrate that he can...

    He is going to have to demonstrate that he can event before people will want to buy him as an eventer. He is old to be a prospect. I think he needs a few competitions under his belt before most...
  17. How big is your horse and does he have any...

    How big is your horse and does he have any soundness problems? Unless he is tiny or unsound, I wouldn't expect him to have any problems carrying her on a hack. He may not like her strong leg.
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    Mine does not have plastic around it. I wonder if...

    Mine does not have plastic around it. I wonder if Standlee only uses the plastic for certain parts of the country. We are in VA.
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    My Standlee alfalfa is packaged just like it used...

    My Standlee alfalfa is packaged just like it used to be with purple plastic tapes around it. It is just as tasty as always according to my 26 year old picky eater.
  20. Thread: IRH ATR helmet?

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    I don't know which helmet is best for him but...

    I don't know which helmet is best for him but tomorrow is a good day to order. It is Helmet Day, so there will be lots of discounts.
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    Jingles for Calvin. I hope these are just bug...

    Jingles for Calvin. I hope these are just bug bites. If the bumps are lymphoma, can they change the chemo meds?
  22. Thread: Horsekeeping in NV

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    Be sure you are ok with drought, incredible...

    Be sure you are ok with drought, incredible summer heat, and the potential for severe water shortages. We visited Las Vegas last year. It was a fun trip but I kept thinking that it would be a hard...
  23. I have a large, oval, head and love my CO J3. I...

    I have a large, oval, head and love my CO J3. I have contemplated a CO 4 star. but am not sure it will fit.

    Horses in Haiti, I have always gotten my helmets on Helmet Day from Adams Horse Supply....
  24. Why don't you wait until late fall? It sounds...

    Why don't you wait until late fall? It sounds like he is ok now, but winter was a struggle.
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    Check her temp and respiratory rate. Is she...

    Check her temp and respiratory rate. Is she eating well? Is she holding a good weight? Is she up to date on strangles vaccine and flu vaccine? Does she have access to good shelter and hay so she...
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