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    Kudos on acknowledging this and addressing this. ...

    Kudos on acknowledging this and addressing this. Anyone with much experience in the hunt field is familiar with riders who seem to have no awareness that their horse is behaving dangerously.
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    Thanks! Given all the sipping integral to WG's...

    Thanks!

    Given all the sipping integral to WG's instructions, I am not sure who, in the process, will become more froofed - the stocktie or me! ;)
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    My apologies for hijacking this thread, but I...

    My apologies for hijacking this thread, but I have a related question.

    Given how long I have hunted (many years) I am embarrassed to say that I don't know how to froof.

    Any tips to help...
  4. The wool thermal base layers from Ibex: ...

    The wool thermal base layers from Ibex: www.ibex.com

    This stuff is great! The wool is not at all itchy, they are not bulky, it is easy to launder (machine wash cool-warm, hang dry), and does a...
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    In VA (and probably most states) you can buy a...

    In VA (and probably most states) you can buy a hunting license (and print a copy) online.

    Just google "Virginia hunting license", and it will bring up the VA State website for hunting license...
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    I second the suggestion of on your non-hunting...

    I second the suggestion of on your non-hunting rides practicing standing, pretty much as a matter of routine until it "clicks" for your horse.

    While it may sound funny that a horse needs to...
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    Xeroxchick, Thanks for starting this excellent...

    Xeroxchick,

    Thanks for starting this excellent thread!

    In addition to cardiovascular activities (off the horse) to support riding / hunting, I have found that the addition of some sort of...
  8. Nope, we have not yet done the blocks. ...

    Nope, we have not yet done the blocks.

    Regardless of which soft tissue structure it may be, I am wondering about a soft tissue issue that would get better with turn-out. Turn-out does help...
  9. "Soft tissue" front leg lameness that improves with turn-out

    Hi. I am hoping that the experience / knowledge of the COTH might have some ideas about the cause of lameness that my horse is experiencing on his right front.

    As background:
    - He is a 17 yo...
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    Cleats on trailer ramps

    I am thinking about adding cleats to the ramp of my horse trailer (Kingstson, goose-neck, 2-horse, slant load) and would very much appreciate any opinions on the pro's and cons of ramp cleats.

    The...
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    Wow, alterness...the description of the events on...

    Wow, alterness...the description of the events on Oct 4th and then on Oct 12th is enough to give anyone whiplash!

    It sounds like you (and the horses) are caught in a power struggle / psychodrama /...
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    Good that you and the owner were able to talk and...

    Good that you and the owner were able to talk and establish a line of direct communication - i.e. not through the friend.

    As a suggestion and a "heads up", there is a pretty good chance that, as...
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    It reminds me of a situation I was around in a...

    It reminds me of a situation I was around in a boarding situation where the horses' owner (hands off / absentee-type) and her "friend" were in an extremely dysfunctional relationship.

    The...
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    Agree with all that has been said about need to...

    Agree with all that has been said about need to contact the owner. However, be prepared for the possibility that that owner does care or is so unknowledgeable that she may not appreciate the...
  15. Bigbaaytb, I don't think that there is anyone...

    Bigbaaytb,

    I don't think that there is anyone with any degree of huntfield experience that would disagree with your frustration at the dangerous situation the you and your horse were put in by the...
  16. My house was built in 1740, so I guess that...

    My house was built in 1740, so I guess that qualifies as "old". :D It is a log house. And while I own it, I feel like I am more of a steward for this wonderful old house.

    I have not read...
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    Thanks everyone for the information - and moral...

    Thanks everyone for the information - and moral support!

    In a couple of days, I'll be able to start my horse on limited turnout. After all that has gone on, this is a big day for us. And I am...
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    Ace dosage

    My 18 yo OTTB has been on stall rest since this past Spring due to a complicated and difficult issue with his hock. With really excellent veterinary care, he has improved, and for the last couple of...
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    Insect bite causing a fever?

    Any COTH insight on this would be much appreciated...

    My 24 yo gelding came in on Sat morning after his regular overnight turnout with a diffusely swollen (up to and including the knee) right...
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    My gelding had a very serious infection, and he...

    My gelding had a very serious infection, and he was on chloramphenicol for almost 3 weeks at the dose of one tube (25 gm) three times per day (precisely at 8 hour intervals).

    It sounds like the...
  21. Thanks folks! This situation with my horse's...

    Thanks folks!

    This situation with my horse's hock has been a long, arduous process, including a couple of times when he was declining so dramatically despite intensive veterinary care that...
  22. Paying the BO/BM for extra shavings and hay

    Hi. I have a question on which I would very much appreciate the COTH collective wisdom.

    While my OTTB is on stall rest (months), should I pay the BO/BM extra (on top of the regular full care...
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    CM, Difficult situation... Have you...

    CM,

    Difficult situation...

    Have you considered asking the Ob / Genetic counselor who worked with you for input on how to handle this? They may have some insights. And among other things,...
  24. Simultaneous use of Surpass cream and bute

    My OTTB gelding is recovering from a long (2.5 months) and complicated issue with his hock that resulted in significant damage to the articular cartilage. He is doing better than expected, though we...
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    Recalcitrant case of cellulitis

    Hi All.

    My 13 yo OTTB gelding is going into his 4th week of a case of cellulitis of the right hind and we do not appear to have really "turned the corner" on this. If anyone has any thoughts or...
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