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  1. I'll also add that Bob Skradzio is really good...

    I'll also add that Bob Skradzio is really good with difficult horses. He's patient, knowledgeable and smart. One time, my horse was starting to fidget and not stand well, and Bob suggested popping...
  2. Bob Skradzio (484-645-3303) has shod my 17 year...

    Bob Skradzio (484-645-3303) has shod my 17 year old since he was 3. Never had a pulled shoe in all that time.
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    Wow - poor Tiana --- how long does it take Coth...

    Wow - poor Tiana --- how long does it take Coth to leave it lay? Wasn't London four years ago?
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    What other option is there?

    What other option is there?
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    I second Tom Ivors' book. Lots of wisdom there,...

    I second Tom Ivors' book. Lots of wisdom there, and he explains well the importance of hand walking on a hard surface as soon as possible to help the tendon fibers remodel and straighten as they...
  6. I'm in SE Pennsylvania, just outside Philly. I...

    I'm in SE Pennsylvania, just outside Philly. I have very reactive horse to bug bites, and chemicals, so finding a spray that gives protection and doesn't set off hives has been a challenge. I use...
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    I have not heard any info on the post mortem, but...

    I have not heard any info on the post mortem, but I am not the horse's owner, and she has not been to the barn since losing her horse.
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    Ugh - colic is so awful. MoonWitch, you went...

    Ugh - colic is so awful. MoonWitch, you went through the same horrible situation. So sorry to hear of Telena's passing. You made absolutely the best decision.
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    I know this is a long shot, but could he have a...

    I know this is a long shot, but could he have a problem with his inner ear? You know how people's ears can hurt on a plane when the pressure changes - well, I wonder if he gets some pain when the...
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    Silverwell, I do hope your horse recovers from...

    Silverwell, I do hope your horse recovers from the snakebite - that's tough on top of mystery lameness.

    Laurierace, I know exactly what you mean about trying to find something/anything to do. ...
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    Ahhh... so many stories shared of well-loved...

    Ahhh... so many stories shared of well-loved horses taken with such devastating speed. Our vet said yesterday as he was packing up, "It can be awful to be a horse owner - you just never know when...
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    Thanks, everyone, for your good thoughts. It's...

    Thanks, everyone, for your good thoughts. It's one of the situations one dreads most as a horse owner, isn't it. He was such a good, steady horse - no drama - just always there. He'd been at the...
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    In shock at swift colic loss

    I am in shock at how fast we lost a horse in our barn today from colic. He came in from turnout at noon. Cleaned up his feed at 2pm. Normal amount of manure in his stall. Lay down and rolled at...
  14. I have a gaited TWH who was a retraining project....

    I have a gaited TWH who was a retraining project. When I acquired him he had only been ridden down trails in a 7" shanked walking horse bit, and he could not trot diagonally, only laterally and...
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    The great Frankel almost always had a rabbit -...

    The great Frankel almost always had a rabbit - Bullet Train - a three-quarter brother to Frankel. Bullet Train was an excellent racehorse in his own right, who won graded stakes races. He's now...
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    They are hard to find, but I've used a Balding...

    They are hard to find, but I've used a Balding leather girth on a super-sensitive horse for years in all temperatures and conditions. It's a single piece of leather, cut into 3 strips and the outer...
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    A kimberwick with a small port worked for me with...

    A kimberwick with a small port worked for me with a strong horse. He did not care for a pelham - fussed and tossed head - but with the kimberwick he was more settled in his head carriage, and I felt...
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    Kurenai, the new administrator, and Victoria are...

    Kurenai, the new administrator, and Victoria are working on getting it back up. They thought a few days, so shouldn't be long. I'm getting desperate for my TBC fix!
  19. UPDATE: Temperature 100 this morning (his normal...

    UPDATE: Temperature 100 this morning (his normal temp). Seems bright, alert - eating, drinking and normal urine and manure. Will continue to monitor through the day.

    Thanks, Lapidus, for...
  20. Thanks, S1969. I'm heading to the barn right now...

    Thanks, S1969. I'm heading to the barn right now to check on my horse. I did wonder about tick-borne diseases as there are deer everywhere around the barn.
  21. Thanks, Weluvhaha. My horse is 17 and has never...

    Thanks, Weluvhaha. My horse is 17 and has never had a problem with sweating, but interesting that your horse was 11 when she developed that condition. Definitely something to consider if this...
  22. Really high fever then really low temperature - what could this be?

    Out of the blue today, my horse's temperature soared to 105.3, then three hours later was 98.6. Normally, he is at 100.

    No sign of anything wrong until I rode him this afternoon when he was...
  23. I think the owner(s) wanted to simply get rid of...

    I think the owner(s) wanted to simply get rid of her and thought shooting her with paintballs would get it done. After 130 shots and she was still alive, they loaded her up and dumped her at New...
  24. So glad you are both OK. What a scary thing to...

    So glad you are both OK. What a scary thing to go through - a tough way to learn about the kindness of strangers. Keep us posted.
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    Thanks, Maria. My horse is 17 so doubt there'll...

    Thanks, Maria. My horse is 17 so doubt there'll be a tooth underneath!
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