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    Might be! I'll do the math: Daily cost of...

    Might be! I'll do the math:

    Daily cost of total ration is $7.09 with Nutrena Empower Balance ration balancer and would need a custom supp to add Se, sodium, vit E, and vit B1 which would bring it...
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    Yes! I do have hay analysis and it's in FeedXL....

    Yes! I do have hay analysis and it's in FeedXL. :)

    His total lysine in the diet is 55.2 g but that doesnt include the lysine in Triple Crown Omega Max (ground linseed) as I can't find a value for...
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    Yes ecileh - that was a concern but we are...

    Yes ecileh - that was a concern but we are totally dry between April and November most years: not a blade to be seen, and if it frosts ever that's an event! I have a muzzle at the ready in case...
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    All great points - thanks RedHorses an...

    All great points - thanks RedHorses an piedmontfields!

    Come to think he had 6 months stall rest for pedal osteitis and some other localized injuries as a 2 yr old and didn't show PSSM symptoms at...
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    Yes I feed the forage because he needs calories...

    Yes I feed the forage because he needs calories and barn feeds a set amount of hay. But he does get a custom supp from Horsetech so I'm not worried about being low in nutrients. He gets the ground...
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    yeah that's actually a great point... ...

    yeah that's actually a great point...



    Sounds like a good plan.



    yes see above - the reality is more like 24-26# and he's putting on weight :)
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    Hah! Well he's not quite that bad (sorry ;) ) but...

    Hah! Well he's not quite that bad (sorry ;) ) but I do seem to spend a lot of time kicking and giving him sharp taps with the whip. I took off the spurs as they didn't seem to help - a big thumb with...
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    Yeah pretty sluggish in hand, on the lunge, in...

    Yeah pretty sluggish in hand, on the lunge, in pasture, ridden - sometimes he gets galloping around but for the most part he's a big pokey baby.



    No grass until we get rain in fall, but he's...
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    Currently his supplement adds 7500IU of natural...

    Currently his supplement adds 7500IU of natural vit E (was 10,000IU but the drop showed no difference) and he gets extra Se which has been built up gradually over a period of months and hours poring...
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    Yes, how many times have I read about people with...

    Yes, how many times have I read about people with a horse that displays x behavior and instantly "it's his PSSM" when it cannot be that, every single time! I guess I am still in the process of...
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    Yes - warm, dry and he's almost 17h. It could...

    Yes - warm, dry and he's almost 17h. It could well be baby stuff! And I need to "sharpen the axe" apparently, as my efforts to get his butt in gear have been unsuccessful... it's exhausting!
  12. 11 Bays 14 Chestnuts 10 Grays 5 Blacks 2...

    11 Bays
    14 Chestnuts
    10 Grays
    5 Blacks
    2 Paints
    1 Blue roan
    1 Red roan
    2 Palomino
    1 Dun
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    Well he's been under saddle regularly for 4...

    Well he's been under saddle regularly for 4 months now and I have been keeping a detailed diary of work, diet, exercise, weather, and medication. And I cannot define a reason for his continued...
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    Thanks guys. I'm not extremely clumsy - first cut...

    Thanks guys. I'm not extremely clumsy - first cut in 7 years of trimming, but it's a nasty gouge so I'm keen not to repeat!
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    Protective work gloves?

    Last night I cut a big gouge out of my thumb through a pair of heavy leather work gloves with my hoof knife while I was trimming. I can only imagine what would be left of my thumb without the...
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    The NSC recommended for PSSM horses is really...

    The NSC recommended for PSSM horses is really more like 10%.

    However, your cup or two of oats at about 55% NSC only represents a tiny part of her total diet and may well not be that meaningful.
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  17. Liquid glycerine. It's slightly sweet, liquid and...

    Liquid glycerine. It's slightly sweet, liquid and a little sticky. Stays good for years int he bottle.
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    Dover tent sales?

    The new Dover near me is havng a tent sale. Flyer shows some basics on sale but nothing astounding. Worth going? Do they sell returns and so on at these sales? If not what go they do with all the...
  19. Well here's the updated PC answer: use a...

    Well here's the updated PC answer: use a toothbrush or a plastic mesh dish scrubber.

    http://www.wakefieldvalley.ponyclub.org/Documents/Unmounted/Lesson1c.pdf

    Sticking to my twist of horse hair....
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    I think the thing that really bothers a lot of...

    I think the thing that really bothers a lot of people about the bull fighting and the dog eating is that the animals are tortured beforehand. Dog meat is considered to be better flavored if the...
  21. The traditional way to get them off was a twist...

    The traditional way to get them off was a twist of horse hair used as a scrubber.
  22. I may die of exhaustion before that happens. I...

    I may die of exhaustion before that happens. I suspect it may have something to do with a dream I had the other night where I put the horse on a trailer and sent him to my trainer to fix ;)
  23. Well my turned-4-in-June almost 17h WB baby is a...

    Well my turned-4-in-June almost 17h WB baby is a peach, but can I say sluggish? He's been under saddle 4 months and I get he might be growing, and the hot sun and all the things... but my dog: I'm...
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    Time for some Bitter Apple? ;)

    Time for some Bitter Apple? ;)
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    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes...

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes...
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