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  1. There is a small fenced area behind my barn. ...

    There is a small fenced area behind my barn. Perfect size for a bit of grazing after a long ride. I will routinely lay out in the sun while my horse grazes. No lead rope on him, and generally he...
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    You have a zombie horse?? :eek: :eek: :eek: If...

    You have a zombie horse?? :eek: :eek: :eek:

    If she is an easy keeper I would consider ditching the senior feed in favor of a ration balancer. If you have Triple Crown in your area I would highly...
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    A barn in my area was doing this for a while, not...

    A barn in my area was doing this for a while, not sure if they still are.

    Basically the BO got a decent reputation as a trainer and her facility is super convenient (and on the upper side of...
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    I am not sure either. I feel like if she truly...

    I am not sure either. I feel like if she truly felt he was "high risk" I would've gotten a phone call and she would have highly recommended the vet come out.

    He has already been started on...
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    Pre-laminitis? How to manage?

    I'm a little confused on the details as I wasn't there for the farrier today but according to the woman who held my horse for me, the farrier had nothing good to say about my horse. He has white...
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    Ride bareback. Seriously! 5 minutes to...

    Ride bareback. Seriously!

    5 minutes to knock the mud off and pick hooves. Another minute to get the bridle on. Hop on and do a nice w/t/c session. Repeat.

    I honestly think bareback is...
  7. Buy your own. Strategy is crap compared to TC...

    Buy your own. Strategy is crap compared to TC Senior.
  8. Dogs are predators. It's unreasonable for...

    Dogs are predators. It's unreasonable for someone to expect an unleashed, unsupervised dog to not go after prey in its own territory.

    You wouldn't expect a cat not to kill a mouse would you?
    ...
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    Sounds like a long toe may be the problem with...

    Sounds like a long toe may be the problem with this horse, especially since she's overreaching. It's common with horses like this to grow excess toe and not much heel. Over time more and more toe...
  10. Thread: Giving IM shots

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    Yup, you're good. This happened to me once...

    Yup, you're good.

    This happened to me once when I gave a penicillin shot which can absolutely not go IV. I called my vet and she said as long as when I pulled back I didn't get blood I was...
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    I think Bay or Sorrel could be cute. ...

    I think Bay or Sorrel could be cute. Also...Hunter, Derby, Devon, Phillipa or Phillip (means lover of horses), Colton, Buck, Ryder, Roana, Ronan (could even spell it Roanan or Roanen), Morgan,...
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    I would consider the idea of a mobile home or...

    I would consider the idea of a mobile home or prefab cabin if I was willing to entertain the idea of renting it out in the future. It could be a great supplementary source of income, a place a...
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    Absolutely not. If the BO is willing to...

    Absolutely not. If the BO is willing to sacrifice the health and happiness of the horses for sheer laziness and aesthetics, it makes me wonder what else happens behind the scenes at that barn.
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    Not my favorite music video but certainly not...

    Not my favorite music video but certainly not pedophilia (imo). I think if they weren't in flesh colored clothes or if maddie wasn't so young it would not be an issue at all.
  15. Thanks everyone. I've been able to keep down a...

    Thanks everyone. I've been able to keep down a small amount of liquids and food, hopefully this means things are improving slightly.
    I have Gatorade, I was told to try the BRAT diet, so I may eat...
  16. Stomach virus...how do I feel less miserable.

    I am not someone who gets sick regularly, or ever really. Even when I had mono in high school it barely even effected me.

    But yesterday, somehow I ended up with a stomach virus and have been...
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    First of all, I'm so sorry you're going through...

    First of all, I'm so sorry you're going through this. You sound like a very strong person, you will get through this and end up in a better place.
    As for advice...
    NZ sounds tempting, but based on...
  18. Sending jingles from PA!

    Sending jingles from PA!
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    I stopped dealing with dover long ago.

    I stopped dealing with dover long ago.
  20. jetsmom, you have a pm. :) I'm really...

    jetsmom, you have a pm. :) I'm really interested, she sounds like such a sweetheart.
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    smartpak ultimate t/o guarantee

    Anyone that has a hardcore blanket destroyer will know the heartbreak of the word "guarantee". A 2 year guarantee says I, this is perfect, now I don't have to buy a new blanket for 2 years because...
  22. Thread: Fair salary

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    OP a friend of mine grooms for a string of 10...

    OP a friend of mine grooms for a string of 10 horses. Works 7-4, with varying days off. She is responsible for all day to day care including feeding, stalls, grooming, turnout, holding for...
  23. Thread: Fair salary

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    Sounds like you're looking for more than one...

    Sounds like you're looking for more than one person! Bookkeeping itself is sometimes a full time job. I would be looking for a stable hand/groom (take care of stalls, turnout, grooming, tacking,...
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    Sounds like she needs more excercise. I would...

    Sounds like she needs more excercise. I would start by adding at least 1 hour of constant excercise a day and go from there.
    It could also be separation anxiety.

    Imo a trainer can do very...
  25. Thread: Fair salary

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    OP how many hours a day are you expecting this...

    OP how many hours a day are you expecting this person to work? What would be the regular "chore list". What kind of work experience/training expertise are you expecting? Will there be days off? ...
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