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  1. After 109 starts, a forgotten OTTB gets his due

    Thought this was a good read - a peak into the life and journey of a hard-working racehorse - and worth sharing
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    Streaking across the finish line I dare say! :lol:

    Streaking across the finish line I dare say! :lol:
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    Fibergized "Omega" is the only Pennfield product...

    Fibergized "Omega" is the only Pennfield product remaining unchanged - at least that is what my feed store tells me. Regular Fibergized was eliminated from my feed store many months ago, but I have...
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    I use Sore No More poultice quite a bit, but I...

    I use Sore No More poultice quite a bit, but I agree, its not going to assist in strengthening anything. Its fantastic stuff for any inflammation though.
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    My anhidrosis horse gets 2oz of iodized salt in...

    My anhidrosis horse gets 2oz of iodized salt in his feed daily. His hard feed consists only of whole ingredients (alfalfa pellets, flax seed, whole oats) with a cup of Fibergized for flavor, so other...
  6. There is a prevalence of curly and flat dock in...

    There is a prevalence of curly and flat dock in my area and I have not heard of a horse being affected by it.
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    That Ron's harness looks fantastic for the price!...

    That Ron's harness looks fantastic for the price!

    When I first started driving, the woman who got me started said that green horses and drivers should always start in leather harness because it...
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    Oh dear, so sorry to hear that! For what your...

    Oh dear, so sorry to hear that! For what your husband must be going through and the let down just as the season starts winding up. Good of you to find the silver lining though! Your harnesses will...
  9. Yes, I compost all of my manure and organic...

    Yes, I compost all of my manure and organic stable wastes. I pick my paddocks daily, keeps flies to a minimum and its a daily fence line check - but I only have 2 on 2 acres, its 15 minutes on a bad...
  10. I board my horses on sandy soil, 2 horses on 2 ac...

    I board my horses on sandy soil, 2 horses on 2 ac which I rotate somewhat. Sandy soil doesn't retain moisture well, so unless it rains frequently growth dries up very quickly. I find my grass quickly...
  11. I wouldn't. I've frequently used BOT wraps...

    I wouldn't. I've frequently used BOT wraps overnight on my aged gelding, and I've found that if its humid, misting, or if the grass is even very damp the entire pillow absorbs and retains dampness,...
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    Thats fascinating, thanks so much for sharing!

    Thats fascinating, thanks so much for sharing!
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    Easy, ride bare back. I did it for a while when I...

    Easy, ride bare back. I did it for a while when I worked a day job with a long commute to the barn and had to get two rode in the last hour of stable hours, 5 nights a week. Just knock the...
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    Yes, my Morgan is very prone to becoming greasy...

    Yes, my Morgan is very prone to becoming greasy and the flax and oil in his diet exasperates it. However, not on flax, his skin seems dry and itchy and he will rub himself raw. So I just deal with...
  15. vx, I live about 30 minutes from you. In our area...

    vx, I live about 30 minutes from you. In our area we get orchard, timothy, teff, alfalfa, brome, and what some people call "pasture" which is usually the fringe of hay fields or hayfields that...
  16. I have not tried the product discussed, but I...

    I have not tried the product discussed, but I have found camomile and/or lavender to have a strong soothing effect on ONE horse, just the one. He responds to lavender more, but I notice a change with...
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    Sounds like your ponies are thriving and you're...

    Sounds like your ponies are thriving and you're doing right by them - its their frame of mind and contentment that counts over ours!

    I've been self-care boarding for several years now. My horses...
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    Size of the box makes a huge difference in price...

    Size of the box makes a huge difference in price to USPS. If she can pack it into a smaller box (or cut down the box she's using so it folds down smaller) she can save a lot of $. CC saddles can fit...
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    Wanted to add, I loved his photos and he looks...

    Wanted to add, I loved his photos and he looks athletic as heck, as well as sensible and kind. I would not doubt he could meet and exceed your riding goals. But right now, you've got a 4 yr old and a...
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    I will second the idea to drop the msm for two...

    I will second the idea to drop the msm for two weeks and see. One of my own geldings went absolutely feral on MSM years ago, could not tolerate it at all. A decade later, he's on it daily and it has...
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    I think this entire post bears repeating ^^^ ...

    I think this entire post bears repeating ^^^

    FCF, I am so very truly sorry for your loss and the tragedy you suffered. It takes tremendous character and selflessness to be able to put down your...
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    WOW! That is just lovely!!!

    WOW! That is just lovely!!!
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    I'm grateful for the reminder :D My guys get...

    I'm grateful for the reminder :D

    My guys get Animed Buglyte, and I've found over the years if I start in mid Feb I have close to zero flies and ticks for the remainder of the year. It does have...
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    omg the victory lap took like a half an hour!...

    omg the victory lap took like a half an hour! :lol:
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    I cannot weigh in on the toxicity, I have dock...

    I cannot weigh in on the toxicity, I have dock weed in my paddocks and most hay farmers can't help but get a little in the hay once in a while. My horses don't touch it, though mine has never been so...
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