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  1. My opinion is that joint supplements are intended...

    My opinion is that joint supplements are intended to be chondroprotective and therefore most effective when given as prevention. If you wait until the horse is showing signs of joint problems, you...
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    I start elderberry as soon as I start to feel...

    I start elderberry as soon as I start to feel like something might be coming on - as long as I remember to do that, it usually keeps me from really getting sick.
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    I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but you...

    I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but you might think about trying a French link. Many TBs have a pretty low palate and object to the single joint.
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    Baby powder, baby oil, anything with that...

    Baby powder, baby oil, anything with that horrible scent. Oh, and babies. LOL
  5. The barn I boarded at in college was mainly a...

    The barn I boarded at in college was mainly a lesson barn, small kids to teenagers. One of the girls that rode there (she was probably 10-12 years old at the time) had tacked up her pony but either...
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    Depends on what fits you, but I'm a big fan of...

    Depends on what fits you, but I'm a big fan of the Horze Grand Prix and they're around $100. I'm curvy, so if you have a different body type you may not like them as much. I also fit well in TS...
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    I have one who was orphaned at hours old -...

    I have one who was orphaned at hours old - suspected uterine artery rupture in his dam. He was bottle fed for the first few days/weeks but pretty quickly switched to a bucket and as soon as he was...
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    Anniversary vacation suggestions?

    Celebrating our 20th anniversary in June of this year. We're trying to find someplace nice to go...of course this consisted of me Googling "romantic vacations" on my laptop while my husband googled...
  9. ^ What coloredhorse said. I rode in mine a fair...

    ^ What coloredhorse said. I rode in mine a fair bit last winter for this very reason. This year I purchased Muck boot tall riding boots so I could put them on when I left the house and keep them on...
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    When I was a small animal practitioner, my #1...

    When I was a small animal practitioner, my #1 rule for clients was "No colors, no shapes"!
  11. Peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches!

    Peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches!
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    My mare used to have episodes of gas colic when...

    My mare used to have episodes of gas colic when the weather changed. It was never anything terribly dramatic - we'd find her lying down while everyone else was eating their grain - and Banamine and...
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    Yep, highly recommend Ohio State. Other options...

    Yep, highly recommend Ohio State. Other options in the area are Dr. Stradley and the folks at Woodland Run. I'm sure you can get a farrier recommendation from OSU as well.
  14. Coveralls. Seriously, they are THE WAY. I'm an...

    Coveralls. Seriously, they are THE WAY. I'm an equine vet and mine have been getting plenty of use this winter, both at appointments and my own barn. I even bought some for my husband for Valentine's...
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    As long as the pressure is even and you are not...

    As long as the pressure is even and you are not applying too much tension across the flexor tendon in any one location, it doesn't matter which way you wrap.
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    Not really an accomplishment per se, but I got a...

    Not really an accomplishment per se, but I got a new washer today and I am SO EXCITED. My old one was only a couple of years old, but I hated it with the burning passion of a thousand fiery suns. It...
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    The baby rhino is SO CUTE!!!

    The baby rhino is SO CUTE!!!
  18. I've seen it in multiple places... Toklat doesn't...

    I've seen it in multiple places... Toklat doesn't even have their standard Classics III custom pads on their site, so I don't think it has all their products listed.
  19. Toklat classics III euro dressage pad?

    Wondering if anyone has one, or has seen one. My Google-fu is failing to find any pictures. I have a short-backed youngster that a euro-style pad would suit and am looking at new show pads. I mainly...
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    I actually put mine on upside down. I don't care...

    I actually put mine on upside down. I don't care for the band either, seems to cut into my head too much so I put that end at the top and the unfinished end around my head. It stays on just as well...
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    ^^ This. Classic Jimmy Wofford fix for this...

    ^^ This. Classic Jimmy Wofford fix for this problem.
  22. I love Squints! Actually I love all the orange...

    I love Squints! Actually I love all the orange ones. Oh, who am I kidding, I love all of them!
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    Glad he's doing better!

    Glad he's doing better!
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    Just saw this - is this your mast cell kitty?...

    Just saw this - is this your mast cell kitty? Hope he's continuing to improve!
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    I have the Stubben ones linked above and love...

    I have the Stubben ones linked above and love them!
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