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    Simkie, how did you determine how much copper and...

    Simkie, how did you determine how much copper and zinc to add? How long before you noticed changes? I have a horse with chronic scratches.
  2. Have you tried taking half his sweet feed, add...

    Have you tried taking half his sweet feed, add just a tablespoon or so of water, maybe even just use the aloe juice, mix the bute in, then add the rest of feed.
    I took aloe vera juice myself for a...
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    rapid hoof growth

    Someone I ride with has noticed that after a winter of almost no growth her horses hooves suddenly grew a considerable amount.
    Now let me say this is someone who almost daily would check feet, does...
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    Hoping all goes well!! I like the idea of the...

    Hoping all goes well!! I like the idea of the computer cart, If I can't be up and busy then I need to keep my mind busy. Maybe online equine courses?
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    Seriously!! Even at my ahem, age, I am still...

    Seriously!! Even at my ahem, age, I am still surprised at some peoples audacity!! I have had situations where someone interfered with my horse and did something or rode him without permission....
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    Thanks for the gentle kick in the pants! I...

    Thanks for the gentle kick in the pants! I appreciate your insights and understanding. Yes! its about the journey and relationship with the horse. When I do get to ride at an indoor or in a clinic...
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    When you realize.....

    I guess I have had a moment of clarity, for the same reasons my mares are not good enough to breed they aren't suited for dressage either.
    And like people keep saying if I don't have a regular coach...
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    Yeah I understand about the hidden costs....its...

    Yeah I understand about the hidden costs....its the upfront cost that is the stumbling block for lh.

    Yes, I think its the tucking....hmm that really fits what happens...thx
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    Beowolf, no offence taken :) yes, I smiled when I...

    Beowolf, no offence taken :) yes, I smiled when I read your 2.0 because that is exactly what I have said I don't want.
    Perhaps the pic is exaggerating the legs a bit....she oversteps well at a walk....
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    Ibex I actually completely agree! I have argued...

    Ibex I actually completely agree! I have argued that same argument with myself nearly every year ;)

    This time of year seems to bring out the 'baby' urge. :winkgrin:

    I live in a relatively...
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    The pedigree I listed is all on her sire's side. ...

    The pedigree I listed is all on her sire's side. Dam is grade. :)
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    match for mare?

    I have a mare I am considering breeding. Her pedigree includes
    Landgraff, Caletto 2, Arkansas, and Sender.
    The mare is a bit stubborn, at times difficult but never mean. Her worst conformation...
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    Traumerei What thickness would you recommend?

    Traumerei
    What thickness would you recommend?
  14. Thread: shoulder in

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    Thank you all , this has clarified my...

    Thank you all , this has clarified my overthinking!
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    felt pad or gel pad

    What do you think of the felt pads like 'English contour pad'?

    My application is for a youngster that is developing muscle and for an older mare who came with muscle atrophy due to a long term...
  16. Thread: shoulder in

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    shoulder in

    I have checked with a few online resources, -sustainable dressage, dressage accademy, as well as looking at several explanations in books.
    Most diagrams seem to show the bend in shoulder-in...
  17. During the summer I began starting my ride with...

    During the summer I began starting my ride with no stirrups, just for a few minutes to stretch my legs and open hips, check my position. I have found it very revealing and helps to keep me mindful of...
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    Frankly, right now I probably wouldn't choose her...

    Frankly, right now I probably wouldn't choose her either if I saw her today. lol
    However, I do own her and she does seem to have a good mind.
    And I truly don't have the time to ride 6 days a week...
  19. Thread: grooming

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    grooming

    I would like to present my horses as best I can which includes grooming.
    To that end what are some things you do to make your horse look his best?
    How long do you spend brushing? Do you go through...
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    Thank you both netg and beowolf for your...

    Thank you both netg and beowolf for your comprehensive evaluations.
    Yes, Beowolf, I feel a bit vulnerable. lol

    She is Trakehner,
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    I am used to looking at quarter horse rear ends,...

    I am used to looking at quarter horse rear ends, lol, so she really looks light in that department to me.
    Learning to take better pictures is a goal for this winter.
    She is 16.1 and one of the...
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    She is not yet under saddle so not well muscled. ...

    She is not yet under saddle so not well muscled. Yes her feet really need to be trimmed.
    She is willing and easy to work with so far.
    thank you for the feedback.
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    conformation for dressage

    http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y379/Laur6206/Kate/Kateleftconfo.jpg
    http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y379/Laur6206/Kate/Katerightsideconfo.jpg


    What do you like about this mares...
  24. Thread: Swollen knee

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    I can echo Petiepies post pretty much verbatim. ...

    I can echo Petiepies post pretty much verbatim. My mare has had a big knee-just above the joint, since way last summer.
    The vet has looked at it three times, each time he is less concerned as...
  25. My experience is pain makes the horse tight,...

    My experience is pain makes the horse tight, relief allows them to stretch.
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