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  1. I tend to think of a professionals horse as one...

    I tend to think of a professionals horse as one that is talented, but potentially difficult and/or quirky. That being said, sometimes horses and adult ammies can surprise you. I'm a fairly timid, but...
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    My horse had two emergency colic surgeries two...

    My horse had two emergency colic surgeries two days apart not too long ago; by some miracle he is still with me, but it definitely left a mark on us (well me, mostly. He was somehow completely...
  3. Posts like this always amaze me. You know what...

    Posts like this always amaze me. You know what went wrong and you know how to fix it, but you want (only kind) advice on the easiest way possible out of the mess that's been made of this poor horse's...
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    More leg. Reins help maintain contact, but they...

    More leg. Reins help maintain contact, but they don't create it. When the horse is going nicely, just ride as effectively as you can with your seat and legs and let your hands float. The horse...
  5. Rachel Alexandra broke Ruffian's track record and...

    Rachel Alexandra broke Ruffian's track record and winning margin in the Mother Goose Stakes. I find that impressive. She's always been my favorite filly for how many times she went up against the...
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    I'm in my 30's and I've got a beautiful, smart,...

    I'm in my 30's and I've got a beautiful, smart, honest and talented horse that I have no desire to take to a show. He could easily be a lovely upper level dressage horse with the right trainer, and...
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    Thank you for the kind words Ponyclubrocks! I...

    Thank you for the kind words Ponyclubrocks! I think we had some luck on our side, too. I know sometimes there's no fixing things no matter what you do so I'm grateful I had the ability to make my...
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    My horse has a cartoon forelock and I trim it...

    My horse has a cartoon forelock and I trim it with scissors when it gets out of control. If you trust your horse not to move, get a pair of scissors and hold them vertically in front of your horses...
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    So, as Mr. Horse and I come to the end of our...

    So, as Mr. Horse and I come to the end of our Stifle Recovery Journey I thought I'd close the loop here on how rehab under saddle went. The short answer is it went well. Mr. Horse was able to be...
  10. I am about two months ahead of where you are at...

    I am about two months ahead of where you are at and I can promise it does get better. My normally sweet, kind horse was a cranky, uncontrollable monster to hand walk even with Ace and reared...
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    Haha - when I said money wasn't a huge issue, I...

    Haha - when I said money wasn't a huge issue, I didn't mean I had a few million!!! Although, if I did, sign me up! Thanks for the advice on Hidden Valley. I really don't know the LA area at all!
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    Greys, I forgot you were in the LA area! I'd...

    Greys, I forgot you were in the LA area! I'd probably be in Santa Monica or thereabouts. I'm just at the start of this & trying to see what my options look like, though. Frontier Farms sounds like...
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    Nicer barns in the greater LA area?

    So, I'm considering a potential move to LA, but among other issues I'm struggling with is horse boarding in the area. I'm afraid my hot house flower will lose his marbles (he's not the most adaptable...
  14. I'm not usually one to post something unpleasant...

    I'm not usually one to post something unpleasant on here, but I'm just going to say it - you are causing your horse unnecessary pain. Stop it. He is trying to take the bandage off because he's in...
  15. Renewal as a process was easy but costs did go up...

    Renewal as a process was easy but costs did go up some. I just looked at the paperwork and the mortality premium was the same, the major medical premium and the deductible were both up $100 and there...
  16. I use them as well for my horse, and had to max...

    I use them as well for my horse, and had to max out my annual major medical policy this past year. They were fantastic - very easy to work with. I submitted my vets paperwork after each exam we did...
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    Faye, Mr. Fancypants' checkup went well and he...

    Faye, Mr. Fancypants' checkup went well and he has been cleared to start trotting! 30 days of straight lines and 30 of turns and circles, then he is good to canter, then we are done and he can go...
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    Just wanted to say thank you for all the kind...

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the kind words about Mr. Fancypants. Grey said it best, it's been a journey, and it's still not over! I've been crossing my fingers for awhile, too afraid to...
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    Sugar, it's still a bit early but signs point...

    Sugar, it's still a bit early but signs point towards Mr. Fancypants being okay. There is nothing wrong with the joint or the collateral ligament, and the tear was Grade 1. He actually was only...
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    Aqua , it's been awhile since I posted here...

    Aqua , it's been awhile since I posted here because I've been doing my own rehab routine with my horse. My horse had been sound his whole life, no previous injuries, so you just never know. It's a...
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    OP, think about what you would want for yourself...

    OP, think about what you would want for yourself if you were suffering with no good end in sight. I know what I would want - someone to help me. I know that as much as it will hurt when the day...
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    I use Broadstone for mortality and major medical...

    I use Broadstone for mortality and major medical on my horse. I think the underwriter is XL Insurance. I had to file a claim and deal with prolonged treatment and additional claims this year and...
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    I wanted what you want, OP (minus the WB...

    I wanted what you want, OP (minus the WB requirement - I was open to any breed). I ended up with a WB/TB cross, 8 years old, 16.1h, well broke but somewhat green, with an honest personality. He was...
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    Lord Helpus, my horse never tripped, but I will...

    Lord Helpus, my horse never tripped, but I will remember that for the future! We caught the injury pretty quickly, so I think he probably didn't have the chance to start overloading his opposite...
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    Just an update for those of you who might be...

    Just an update for those of you who might be dealing with stifle / meniscus injuries (or God forbid have to deal with them in the future):

    We are 5 months out from stem cell therapy and Mr. Horse...
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