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  1. As a farrier for the past eight years-PLEASE do...

    As a farrier for the past eight years-PLEASE do not trim your horse based from lines drawn on a picture online or ask your farrier to trim this way! Especially if your horse is sore-there is more...
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    Hay testing is only a part of the picture. I...

    Hay testing is only a part of the picture. I think what you are looking for is hair nutrient analysis. Your horse could be deficient in something yet it is at normal levels in the hay.

    There...
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    Looks like small gain but loss of condition. The...

    Looks like small gain but loss of condition. The topline looks like is has some loss but some gain in the rear.

    Age? What are feeding now? Teeth/fecal checked?
  4. Slow feeder nets inside a metal feeder will slow...

    Slow feeder nets inside a metal feeder will slow them down a lot
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    Fostering a nice pony or senior could be great. ...

    Fostering a nice pony or senior could be great. What about a goat, donkey or boarder? This is a good time of year to find companions. Be sure to get a ppe to know what you are getting into :)
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    Pawing, wood chewing, fussy/mouthy and those that...

    Pawing, wood chewing, fussy/mouthy and those that pull their hooves away from the farrier really get on my nerves- BAD!

    Cribbing, biting, some kicking and others can be remedied to some degree...
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    If you want well broke, endurance sound and...

    If you want well broke, endurance sound and safe-be ready to pay $2000-5000. Of course you can find some cheap ones that may or may not fit the bill but a good trail horse is worth their weight in...
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    I have heard a lot of issue with these saddles...

    I have heard a lot of issue with these saddles with the biggest being the stirrup pressure goes right on the spine and can cause a lot of pain. There is also a metal plate at the front so it does...
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    The horse has been on the market a total of three...

    The horse has been on the market a total of three weeks now. The money was an etransfer and has cleared as far as I can tell. I will check with the bank that it is fully cleared so this is not a...
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    Deposit refund on horse sale

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    Dishing takes a few months to be visible so this...

    Dishing takes a few months to be visible so this horse has had something going on for some time. It could be slew of things-best to get the vet out to be sure as we can only guess online with no...
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    His race lines are far back in the pedigree and...

    His race lines are far back in the pedigree and the sire of this boy is very tightly line bred- a little too close for my taste. I would not really advertise this boy as having racing lines but they...
  13. I am sorry but a muzzle, bute and hoof boots are...

    I am sorry but a muzzle, bute and hoof boots are not some magical cure for founder.... I would keep adding some suggestions when you feel the need but really you should trust that she is doing what...
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    Slather with vasaline

    Slather with vasaline
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    They are not used a lot anymore but I have had...

    They are not used a lot anymore but I have had good luck using a key bit on horses like this. They need something to play with and the keys allow this while maintaining control. Spade key bit for a...
  16. I am sorry you paid a lot for this horse. Did...

    I am sorry you paid a lot for this horse. Did you have a full PPE done?

    A horse is not worth anything if it is lame with navicular changes.... Dressage is a very demanding sport that looks...
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    Donate him to a vet school-if they will take him...

    Donate him to a vet school-if they will take him or euth.

    Sometimes no amount of money or time will ever make them sound again and a lame horse is not a happy horse.
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    I would place the feed bucket up high where she...

    I would place the feed bucket up high where she can not tip it over or a feed bag.
    This seems to be a life long habit some horses have....you just have to let it not bother you or get a feed bag...
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    I would not call this stuff safe at all! It has...

    I would not call this stuff safe at all! It has fiberglass strands that can poke out and horses will ingest it-especially foals. Unless it is used with a hot line;this stuff will cause colic and...
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    WOW! I have barefoot trimmers that charge $75...

    WOW!

    I have barefoot trimmers that charge $75 for a trim in my area :lol:
    Normally it is $180 here for front shoes and a trim....$200 if you want studs
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    You need a blood test and something that proves...

    You need a blood test and something that proves he drugged the horse. Short of a video, pictures or admittance this is very hard to prove. Sadly those that get away with it are very good at...
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    If you have light hands then your horse would...

    If you have light hands then your horse would have nothing to root against. Rooting has little to do with the bit itself and will keep happening no matter what bit you change-until you loosen up the...
  23. At a time in my life when I really could not...

    At a time in my life when I really could not afford it! I paid for my first horse is payments, worked nights at the barn for reduced board and had a second part time job to afford to show. Borrowed...
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    I charge more for ponies unless they are well...

    I charge more for ponies unless they are well behaved or they are a regular client I have worked with before. My price is the same for horses and drafts-never had an issue trimming a draft horse(the...
  25. In soap making, coconut oil is a drying agent so...

    In soap making, coconut oil is a drying agent so are silicone's (what is in cowboymajic). These oils and ingredients will actually pull oil out of hair.

    Argan oil, olive oil, johoba oil and...
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