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    My family's dog tore her ACL when she was about 3...

    My family's dog tore her ACL when she was about 3 or 4. German Shepard mix, about 45 lbs. I was in high school at the time so I don't know the specifics, but we opted out of surgery or any sort of...
  2. 16hh and over - 4 dark bays "Ponies" (small QH...

    16hh and over - 4 dark bays
    "Ponies" (small QH and grade) - 1 dappled grey, 1 chestnut

    Colorful ponies and plain horses, my kind of aesthetic! :)
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    In light of this thread, I decided to time myself...

    In light of this thread, I decided to time myself grooming yesterday. My horse is on lay-up, probably permanently, and on full board so this is my only time with him. He wasn't too sweaty since he's...
  4. Fill a shallow pan with just enough water to...

    Fill a shallow pan with just enough water to submerge the soles with a little bit of ammonia. Let it sit for a bit, the crud should melt off when you wipe it off. Then you can take a hoof pick or...
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    I discussed using Osphos with my vet, and he said...

    I discussed using Osphos with my vet, and he said he wouldn't necessarily have suggested it for this horse, but since I have the education to understand its effects, he wouldn't say no if I wanted to...
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    Thank you for all the replies. He is comfortable...

    Thank you for all the replies. He is comfortable in the pasture, trots and gallops with his younger pasture mates happily, so euthanizing to relieve my financial burden isn't in the cards. I may be...
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    Getting the neck radiographed requires going to...

    Getting the neck radiographed requires going to the vet school to use a more powerful machine, which isn't a big deal because I live in the same town, but I associate $$$$$ and the vet school... But...
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    What would you do? OA

    I have a 13 y/o TB gelding with confirmed hock and stifle arthritis (but according to flexion and blocks, the stifle doesn't bother him much) and suspected cervical arthritis (low, I believe she said...
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    AGE (Divide your age by 3): 8 BREED: Definitely...

    AGE (Divide your age by 3): 8
    BREED: Definitely a Thoroughbred - athletic, hard worker as long as I'm appreciated and the work is fun, prone to anxiey if not kept preoccupied
    SEX: Mare, unbred...
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    Poll: Definitely an extrovert. If I'm not engaged with...

    Definitely an extrovert. If I'm not engaged with others and my surroundings, and have to be "in my head" too long, I get really anxious. I'm not necessarily chatty at the barn, I usually don't get...
  11. Clipped horse kept blanketed. When I don't clip,...

    Clipped horse kept blanketed. When I don't clip, a slightly damp towel rub really helps get that extra dust off that doesn't seem to with just brushes. Brushing a winter coat the opposite direction...
  12. Thread: 2016 Goals

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    Continued soundness for my arthritic TB coming...

    Continued soundness for my arthritic TB coming back into work after a couple years of trail riding every once in a while. So far so good, previcox and night turnout have been our miracle workers. I'm...
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    If you are scientifically inclined, look for...

    If you are scientifically inclined, look for schools that have an ag school and get an animal science degree. Many have a equine and production-focused concentrations or at least some equine specific...
  14. The camp I worked at ran from 9:00-4:00 and had...

    The camp I worked at ran from 9:00-4:00 and had an extended care option (drop off as early as 8 and pick up as late as 5) for $10/hour/kid. It cost $350/wk and there was a camp every single week of...
  15. Framed photo Fleece lined bridle bag Nice tack...

    Framed photo
    Fleece lined bridle bag
    Nice tack cleaning products
    Nameplate bracelet
    Warm headband (love these so I can have my hair up)
    Gloves
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    My experience being a barn rat mostly consisted...

    My experience being a barn rat mostly consisted of working camp and extra riding time. Growing up in the city, my parents chose the lesson barn I grew up riding at because it had a van service. There...
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    Lessoning!! A barn in my area has "lessoning"...

    Lessoning!! A barn in my area has "lessoning" listed on their website under the services tab, eww. :mad:
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    My horse does this same thing. He'll do it under...

    My horse does this same thing. He'll do it under saddle and while leading. I hadn't been riding him because of soundness issues, but when I put him back into work is when it started. Didn't want to...
  19. To me, a long sleeve shirt is much more...

    To me, a long sleeve shirt is much more comfortable than short sleeves underneath a jacket. I have an RJ Classic show shirt and love it: super comfortable, cool, and stretchy. Inexpensive show shirts...
  20. Thread: I wonder...

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    That would be an interesting class. Kind of like...

    That would be an interesting class. Kind of like when pony jumpers have an eq award for the division. Along the same lines, I would LOVE to do a hunter judged round over cross country fences and...
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    I guess I wasn't clear, but I would obviously pay...

    I guess I wasn't clear, but I would obviously pay this boarder (who lives down the road) for extra work. It was the BO's suggestion.

    I think what I'll do is see if there are ways I can improve...
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    He gets 8 qts of TC Senior. The buddy idea is a...

    He gets 8 qts of TC Senior. The buddy idea is a good one, thanks for the suggestion.
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    Adjusting from full care to part-board

    Yes, another "I'm not happy with my current board situation" thread. :o :lol:

    I'll try not to ramble on with the reasons why I want to move. Basically, I don't feel like the current place provides...
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    I don't know what I will do in life, so I can't...

    I don't know what I will do in life, so I can't answer for you! You've gotten a lot of great advice so far. I'll echo the most applicable advice for you right now: keep your grades up. Take as many...
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    I think what I miss is being "in a program". Even...

    I think what I miss is being "in a program". Even though I didn't show often, I was boarding at a barn that had three excellent trainers who taught challenging and engaging lessons that I really...
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