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    I'm sorry you have a sick roosie. One of my hens...

    I'm sorry you have a sick roosie. One of my hens is beginning to fail too, I think. Mine are also 8. I'd take him to the vet if I were you. They'll either save him or put him to sleep. I couldn't do...
  2. I'd get the vet involved. New horse in the barn...

    I'd get the vet involved. New horse in the barn should have a check up anyway but deff do a fecal. You don't need the vet for that, just take a sample to the clinic and save yourself a farm call....
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    I had a big, rangey TB who had EPSM and got hock...

    I had a big, rangey TB who had EPSM and got hock (and hip) sores when I kept him in a stall. Deep shavings, thin shavings didn't matter. Outside he slept on stone dust and generally didn't get sores...
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    Deff clip. The sweaty/cold/hot/work/cool-out-long...

    Deff clip. The sweaty/cold/hot/work/cool-out-long hair mess is awful. You have the blankets and the time to make the adjustments so I'd take off the hair and manage the clothes. For me it is much...
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    Footing was perfect, as is usual for Full Gallop.

    Footing was perfect, as is usual for Full Gallop.
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    Hey, we are driving to CT from Aiken right now....

    Hey, we are driving to CT from Aiken right now. We are at the junction of 77 and 81. It is almost dark, we just finished 50 miles in pea soup fog, everyone and their mothers are on this road. It is a...
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    Yes! I have a BIG issue with the snaps facing the...

    Yes! I have a BIG issue with the snaps facing the horse. I have my nibble nets hanging as you describe, with snap nubbins facing the wall. Please do NOT use carabieners. OMG, the tears those things...
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    THANK YOU, DivineComedy! As I clearly said in my...

    THANK YOU, DivineComedy! As I clearly said in my post above, I was not in any way trying to be derogatory nor dismissive (Blugal), I seriously wanted to know why/what was different. DC, you told me...
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    There is the MOST ADORABLE mini mule you ever saw...

    There is the MOST ADORABLE mini mule you ever saw available for adoption at the Aiken Equine Rescue. OMG If I didn't already have 2 rescue ponies, she'd be mine in a heartbeat…I LOVE goats but I'd...
  10. I haven't read all the responses but thought I'd...

    I haven't read all the responses but thought I'd throw in my 2 cents…A TB I had was allergic to wheat, corn, beet pulp, cotton seed and …damn, one more thing…Oh, Oats I think. He also had EPSM. I...
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    There are a zillion horses out there, why seek...

    There are a zillion horses out there, why seek one out who already has a problem? I had one with EPSM-it took me over 2 VERY difficult and expensive years to land on that diagnosis. With PERFECT...
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    I really don't get it. Aside from FEI...

    I really don't get it. Aside from FEI qualifications and requirements (and $$$), what's the big deal now? Sure, you have a couple of horse inspections, the courses are a little longer and the...
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    There is a new lay-over thread on the "Off...

    There is a new lay-over thread on the "Off Course" page...
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    AikenAikenAiken. Most fun, most events, most...

    AikenAikenAiken. Most fun, most events, most trainers, most excellent footing, most fun people.
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    RJC, I got that exact bruise when I was about 7,...

    RJC, I got that exact bruise when I was about 7, falling off a bolting Paint school pony named Ashely……

    My best bruise came from sliding, on purpose, off my rearing 17.1 hh TB. As he realized I...
  16. This place is great. We've stayed there a few...

    This place is great. We've stayed there a few times-many eventers heading south from New England stay with them. They're in Fredericksburg, VA. There is a KOA camp ground with cabins right next door...
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    EPSM? Ruralheritage.com Dr. Beth Valentine. Pay...

    EPSM? Ruralheritage.com Dr. Beth Valentine. Pay your $ and discuss with her, she saved my horse's life. Literally.
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    I haven't read all these responses but the first...

    I haven't read all these responses but the first one I did read quoted me directly: Better a day too soon than an hour too late.
    I have put down 5 horses in 6 years. I felt like the Angel of Death...
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    My home bred TB and I were on a team with Ann...

    My home bred TB and I were on a team with Ann Getchell on her homebred and Jilly Hamilton for the 1995 Chronicle of the Horse Prelim championships. A team of three, with no throw-away score. We won...
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    My sister had a cerebral bleed-not a TBI but...

    My sister had a cerebral bleed-not a TBI but rather an aneurism. She was in a coma for FOUR MONTHS. She spent many more months in a rehab hospital in Oxford followed by an assisted living home. After...
  21. Lovelovelove my Black Country. If you want a...

    Lovelovelove my Black Country. If you want a Crosby I happen to have 3 from which to choose ;-)
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    Whoa.

    Whoa.
  23. Who's teaching the clinic? From the top: Approved...

    Who's teaching the clinic? From the top: Approved helmet, hairnet, polo shirt tucked in, belt, gloves, crash vest, arm band, clean breeches, be sure your socks don't stick up outside your boot tops...
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    BANNIXX. The stuff is magic. It looks like water....

    BANNIXX. The stuff is magic. It looks like water. You spray it on and wonder what the heck-no smell, nothing. Really like water. It cured my slipper-feet-WLD rescue ponies in less than a week. It is...
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    Try Black Country. I LOVE mine…

    Try Black Country. I LOVE mine…
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