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    I'd try a senior feed with flax added and rice...

    I'd try a senior feed with flax added and rice bran if he'll eat it. I don't think a 4 is bad but a 5 would probably be preferable. So many people keep their horses so fat. A 7 is fat. Have him...
  2. Op, I totally get your frustration. I grew up in...

    Op, I totally get your frustration. I grew up in a small barn which was run like a tight ship with very high standards of horse safety and care. I spent summers and weekends working at this barn and...
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    Shipping boots cause more problems than they are...

    Shipping boots cause more problems than they are worth. They slip, they get loose, they make legs hot, they can annoy the horse. If a horse is in an accident, a shipping boot won't do a whole lot....
  4. Omgod. Wtf?

    Omgod. Wtf?
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    Yeah I think you are overreacting. However, I...

    Yeah I think you are overreacting. However, I think in any other business, you'd be reacting just fine. Unfortunately, the horse business is one where people get away with providing shoddy service to...
  6. Prevention round of gastroguard-dosing and timing help

    I’ll be moving my horse six hours away. Last summer, she developed and was treated for ulcers after several weeks of frequent shows. She’s a very good traveler and stays outwardly calm. They only...
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    You did the right thing but this is usually a...

    You did the right thing but this is usually a thankless situation. I had a similar situation where a young inexperienced "trainer" was going to train a very badly behaved and green horse for its...
  8. My Connemara pony does this often, especially if...

    My Connemara pony does this often, especially if I'm just sitting around chatting. Occasionally she'll do it at the walk. It's definitely startling but not something I'd consider a behavior problem....
  9. Oh I totally understand. Having a lesson on the...

    Oh I totally understand. Having a lesson on the ring and trying to canter my green 4yr old pony who loves to buck under saddle while the 17 yr old "trainer" comes in and starts lunging her horse and...
  10. I agree with you, OP! Boarding barns need a basic...

    I agree with you, OP! Boarding barns need a basic schedule, give or take 30 minutes. When you have staff and boarders coming and going, being able to rely on the schedule is very important. Those who...
  11. Hi! My husband is also hoping to attend MUSC next...

    Hi! My husband is also hoping to attend MUSC next year! What speciality? It's also his number one choice. I went with him to his interview last month and looked at a few places while I was there....
  12. Get off Facebook and then you won't have to see...

    Get off Facebook and then you won't have to see everyone else having fun with their ponies.

    You'll have times where is impossible to ride and then times when you have extra free time. Once...
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    How long is your horse standing in the stall? I'm...

    How long is your horse standing in the stall? I'm trying to visualize the setup. So it's 16x7 but only a roof over part of it? Is there a better option for you? I know you are a student and on a...
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    Check out save a hoof products. Best stuff out...

    Check out save a hoof products. Best stuff out there. Would still soak with cleantrax though and use the save a hoof in-between soaks.

    I dealt with a very bad case two summers ago. I now "trim"...
  15. How to feed tractor supply alfalfa cubes

    I bought a bag from tractor supply and MY GOD those things are ridiculously hard. I can't break them apart with my hands. I tried a hammer and even then, no luck! I soaked them for 12 hrs then was...
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    I wanted to bump this up since the last update...

    I wanted to bump this up since the last update was back in 2010.

    Im searching for a boarding barn in 2015! Any other options?
  17. Okay so if I do two packs for 30 days and then...

    Okay so if I do two packs for 30 days and then one pack for 30 days, is that enough of a taper? Should I go to one pack every other day? Or try to do half a pack for 30 days...... Again, barn staff.
  18. Okay I will not do that. Okay one more...

    Okay I will not do that.

    Okay one more question: Alfalfa!

    Id like to give alfalfa before I ride as a buffer. But, my barn doesn't offer alfalfa hay. I can get pellets or hay cubes. I've read...
  19. Okay I will not do that. Okay one more...

    Okay I will not do that.

    Okay one more question: Alfalfa!

    Id like to give alfalfa before I ride as a buffer. But, my barn doesn't offer alfalfa hay. I can get pellets or hay cubes. I've read...
  20. Thank you so much for all the info! One more...

    Thank you so much for all the info! One more question though:

    Can you open the packs ahead of time to include in a supplement baggie for the barn workers to feed?
  21. pony dosage for ulcer treatment? Please help!

    I’m trying to figure out dosage for my pony and trying to save a little $ if I can since this is expensive!

    She’s about 800 lbs large pony.

    Im debating on the pop rocks or ulcerguard. I’d...
  22. Oh good grief. Get a grip! She's not taking about...

    Oh good grief. Get a grip! She's not taking about showing a drugged horse. Stop making assumptions and being so judgemental.

    Start getting the horse used to the stall now with the suggestions...
  23. I understand! I wasn't able to have a horse of my...

    I understand! I wasn't able to have a horse of my own for so many agonizing years and I fell in love with many who I had the opportunity to work with during that time. It's gut wrenching when they...
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    Id recommend going to farms yourself rather than...

    Id recommend going to farms yourself rather than taking one of the guided can tours. I did the van tour the first year and it was pretty lame. Might be fun if you don't know much about horses but we...
  25. If all you want to do is show and you are unable...

    If all you want to do is show and you are unable to, then i can understand giving it up and wouldn't fault you for it.

    But, for me, I get so much enjoyment out just riding! I don't need to show. I...
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