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  1. Thread: Hoof Issues

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    You said your mare lost both front shoes during...

    You said your mare lost both front shoes during one ride and it was after you added pour-in pads to those front shoes? Does she have a history of losing front shoes? Losing a shoe, is she actually...
  2. Another vote for the Tough-1 Easy Breath. I got...

    Another vote for the Tough-1 Easy Breath. I got the version that has the VERY adjustable built-in halter with the V strap that holds the front of the muzzle up.
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    That's good, glad you've ruled some things out.

    That's good, glad you've ruled some things out.
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    Did your mare ever get tested for Lyme...

    Did your mare ever get tested for Lyme Disease??? BY Cornell? Not just a quick SNAP test.
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    A friend's horse developed a sore sensitive rib...

    A friend's horse developed a sore sensitive rib cage, just one side, didn't want to bend to that side, didn't want to be brushed or touched. She had him tested for Lyme Disease and he was definitely...
  6. There are hoof boots designed for turn-out,...

    There are hoof boots designed for turn-out, usually called "therapy" boots. EasyCare Inc (Easy Boot mfgr) makes one called Transition boots. You can leave them on 24/7 but should remove them daily to...
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    It may be she needs more protein. The easy keeps...

    It may be she needs more protein. The easy keeps just don't need more grain due to all the carbs, risk laminitis if you stuff them full of carbs to increase energy. But they can be short on protein...
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    There is NO point to using plastic over clay...

    There is NO point to using plastic over clay poultice. Clay poultices cool thru EVAPORATION of water out of the clay. Putting plastic over clay stops all water evaplration, tbe clay simply becomes...
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    Actually chronic or long term Lyme Disease can...

    Actually chronic or long term Lyme Disease can cause brain lesions. The lesions can cause bizarre and dangerous behavior. Many people and horses go undiagnosed until the physical damage is...
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    Another aspect of treeless saddles is their...

    Another aspect of treeless saddles is their design and structure. Some have more structure to them and better rider weight distribution, Some have a better design for the rider stirrup weight...
  11. I got sick and tired of spending money on saddles...

    I got sick and tired of spending money on saddles and saddle fitters. I will only buy saddles that I can adjust myself. Needs to have flex as part of the saddle also.
  12. I really like my Ghost saddle, a LOT! It has a...

    I really like my Ghost saddle, a LOT! It has a flexible split carbon fiber base which will spread to fit your horse. It has a nice narrow twist for YOUR comfort. I do suggest that you try a firm...
  13. Pea gravel if you can get the natural round...

    Pea gravel if you can get the natural round stuff. I'm in Southern MD and we have natural gravel made from our native bank run. Pea gravel is small enough to fall between the tines of a manure fork....
  14. Anything in the groin area that causes itchiness...

    Anything in the groin area that causes itchiness will cause a horse to rub his butt/tail. Dirty sheath will do it but even more common is knats bites on groin and belly. Horses don't have hands and...
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    Is this right along the center line of the belly?...

    Is this right along the center line of the belly? Very likely it is caused by gnats. They will concentrate on one spot and make a "sore". I found that spraying AluShield on the area keeps the knats...
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    IMO this is most likely caused by knat bites....

    IMO this is most likely caused by knat bites. They will bite from the groin to the chest, right down the mid-line. Some horses and humans are REALLY reactive to knat bites. I am one of them. Anyway,...
  17. Piece of small link chain works well and doesn't...

    Piece of small link chain works well and doesn't rot. I found that the Rubbermaid tubs have small holes on the top edges, at the 4 "corners". I use a plastic cable tie to attach the chain to the tub...
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    From my experience any girth made of a material...

    From my experience any girth made of a material that absorbs or "holds" sweat can cause skin irritation, especially once your horse is shed out and the weather gets warmer. I tried fleece lined, felt...
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    For turn-out I would suggest the EasyCare...

    For turn-out I would suggest the EasyCare Transitions. These boots are designed for 24/7 wear. Use your Epics or Back Country trails for riding. Riding boots have so much to do with your...
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    Where do you live? Knat and mosquito bites on...

    Where do you live? Knat and mosquito bites on groin area is a very common cause of tail rubbing. Also suggest adding ground flax seed to diet. Makes big difference in skin and coat on my horse. I ...
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    Where do you live? Knat and mosquito bites on...

    Where do you live? Knat and mosquito bites on groin area is a very common cause of tail rubbing. Also suggest adding ground flax seed to diet. Makes big difference in skin and coat on my horse. I ...
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    Another vote for Taylored Tack!

    Another vote for Taylored Tack!
  23. Barefoot horses often wear their hoof walls...

    Barefoot horses often wear their hoof walls unevenly, IMO this may be even more common with the hind feet. This can then change the flight or movement forward of the feet/legs. I've had a couple...
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    Not sure if you are meaning billet straps for...

    Not sure if you are meaning billet straps for english type saddles or latigo straps for western thpe rigging. Either way the main problem is the holes slowly stretching out making the item unsafe....
  25. https://ker.com/products/ker-products/united-state...

    https://ker.com/products/ker-products/united-states/preserve-ps/ This product from Kentucky Equine Research is a very good combination. It is IMO a better selection than just Se alone.
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