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    The equine vet I know was selling Chinese herbs...

    The equine vet I know was selling Chinese herbs clearly marked 'made in china' which to me equals heavy metals and pesticides.

    There are other locations that grow Chinese herbs, when they are put...
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    I would use WEBMD to lookup specific herbs /...

    I would use WEBMD to lookup specific herbs / supplements. if there is a warning for human pregnancies then I would 'assume' not good for my mares.

    My partial opinion on supplements is this....

    ...
  3. Same thing, we had a nest in our gooseneck. Ddn't...

    Same thing, we had a nest in our gooseneck. Ddn't realize it at first until we took the babies for a ride to the equine vet. We returned a few hours later and mama bird was glad to see her traveling...
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    I agree with Danacat, not restraining the horse...

    I agree with Danacat, not restraining the horse is often key to dealing with extreme fear issues.

    I would make small goals of just touching the top of the leg then walking away. (start at his...
  5. I have a horse like that! We tried all of the...

    I have a horse like that! We tried all of the things mentioned and more.
    What finally worked for us is this.

    We purchased 2 rubber buckets. we removed the handles from both buckets. Next, in...
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    I bring mine in early on the days leading up to...

    I bring mine in early on the days leading up to and after. One year the golf course down the road set off so many fireworks I thought our windows were going to shatter. Not so bad anymore, a lot of...
  7. We have found that turning the manure pile weekly...

    We have found that turning the manure pile weekly and burying then fresh manure under older composted stuff basically composts any eggs laid in the pile.

    If greatly reduces most fly population and...
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    A big girl then. I usually start just on one...

    A big girl then. I usually start just on one rein and ask for a bend to the left ( or right) with a release as soon as she yields to my hand followed by voice and grain praise. You don't have to...
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    "We have worked with lots of trainers, but I just...

    "We have worked with lots of trainers, but I just still don't understand how a horse goes on the bit. She seems to but then pops up again."

    There is a lot of things going on that your horse is...
  10. Thread: Now what?

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    You have two geldings that are already bonded. ...

    You have two geldings that are already bonded.

    Turn the new gelding out with only ONE of the bonded geldings, preferably with the least aggressive one. Repeat the process with the remaining...
  11. Not sure how you would describe raw sewage, human...

    Not sure how you would describe raw sewage, human and animal carcass floating in the waters as anything but filthy. The zicka virus is not the only health threat.
    Then there was China's games and...
  12. Interesting topic. I thought I would mention, as...

    Interesting topic. I thought I would mention, as a breeder, that my mares will rub their faces on their legs in response to abdominal discomfort late term. It escalates significantly prior to birth....
  13. I would not send my horse to a war zone nor would...

    I would not send my horse to a war zone nor would I be inclined to spectate in one.
    The rules on hosting the Olympics eligibility needs to be re-evaluated, oh wait, there probably aren't any....
  14. You could build a wood platform and put rubber on...

    You could build a wood platform and put rubber on the edges. Also, I currenlt use a muck bucket for water, it holds up very well.
    If you use it as a temporary measure to distract him from the...
  15. Put your water tank on a platform you build that...

    Put your water tank on a platform you build that is too high for him to get into.

    Then, Give him a couple of cheap muck buckets filled with water to play in.
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    I appreciate the difficulties many people face...

    I appreciate the difficulties many people face when trying to obtain good quality forage which is often dependent upon where you live and rainfall.

    I think I would invest in heavy metals testing...
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    Does he have an 'old horse' babysitter during his...

    Does he have an 'old horse' babysitter during his turnout?

    He sounds like he needs mental engagement. Your feeding program seems fine to me.
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    Regarding supplements, I've mentioned this...

    Regarding supplements, I've mentioned this before, the vast majority of the stuff is unregulated and the ingredients, mostly, comes from china or nearby.

    Now, the Chinese, that can afford to, go...
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    Yes, I agree with this. Pull the shoe and pad...

    Yes, I agree with this. Pull the shoe and pad ASAP.
    Additionally, full sized pads can cause a lot of pain when in contact with the sole. I have one with an abscess right now that I'm dealing with....
  20. Your friend may have to carry additional...

    Your friend may have to carry additional insurance as well.


    Changing subject a bit....
    One horse alone on the farm? Keeping a single horse can present it's own unique challenges. (I didn't it...
  21. I would have called my farrier to take care of...

    I would have called my farrier to take care of that broken wall and check for an abscess even if a track is not visible on the xray. You can have laminitis in just one hoof so if your farrier does...
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    My 'go to' is neosporin antibiotic cream with...

    My 'go to' is neosporin antibiotic cream with PAIN RELIEF for things my horses rub raw.
    One mare recently broke out with hives after a low dose of bute which she had been receiving for a few days,...
  23. Lots and lots of people have experience with this...

    Lots and lots of people have experience with this cross, your mare is a classic Rubinstein/Donnerhall nick. This nick was very popular and successful.

    I bred this nick for years adding more...
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    What I have noticed over the years is how much of...

    What I have noticed over the years is how much of the grandparents shine thru on the foals I have bred.

    If the grands were very good at reproducing 'type' characteristics that you are looking for...
  25. I had one that would plant his feet and refuse to...

    I had one that would plant his feet and refuse to leave the barn! So what I did with the poor dear, is turn him out 'naked' in the sand arena and noted the time.
    After about 20-30 minutes of his...
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