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  1. Oh, story of the last 16 years of my life, lol! ...

    Oh, story of the last 16 years of my life, lol!

    I've had my 20 yo CSH gelding since he was 4, and just about every.single.ride. since I've had him is like this. We were showing PSG and starting to...
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    That's wonderful, congratulations!

    That's wonderful, congratulations!
  3. Yup, a 20 minute handwalk in the aisle is...

    Yup, a 20 minute handwalk in the aisle is boooooring, but outside could be far too much excitement, and I will take boring thank you very much.

    It was a method I cottoned on to post-gelding with...
  4. I'll second IPEsq's suggestion about walking in...

    I'll second IPEsq's suggestion about walking in the barn aisle - on nights I didn't have time to wait for the drugs to kick in, this was sometimes the only way I could hand walk Boomer without blow...
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    If you still have inflammation it is not OK to...

    If you still have inflammation it is not OK to turn out except in a small paddock. By small I mean not much bigger than the stall. Controlled exercise is good, uncontrolled could create further...
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    While I can't answer your specific questions, I...

    While I can't answer your specific questions, I can say I tried a Thorowgood the last time I was entertaining thoughts of a new saddle and I REALLY liked it. It was almost as nice to ride in as a...
  7. People slow down past my place all the time....

    People slow down past my place all the time. Every Sunday afternoon in the summer. I live on the southbound lanes of a major highway on the cottage country route ;)
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    I agree but we aren't ever going to get raises or...

    I agree but we aren't ever going to get raises or bonuses and she knows that so why complain about what we do get? A raise would make me much happier than either the supplements or the gift card for...
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    Interesting stories. I have a 15 year old...

    Interesting stories. I have a 15 year old standard donkey gelding and when he was younger I used him as a babysitter for our foals. He was wonderful, would play with them but not until they were old...
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    I love this idea in theory - however I must tell...

    I love this idea in theory - however I must tell you the story of my co-worker. We won a contest at work, and the prize was a top quality and spendy Omega 3, which she takes anyway. None of us have...
  11. Thread: Coyote question

    by Rooty
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    I have found remains from coyote kills, but if I...

    I have found remains from coyote kills, but if I have surprised them in the middle of something I have also seen them grab the corpse and run for it.
    I hope your friend finds the dog safe and sound.
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    Good thought - he is OTTB so he would be familiar...

    Good thought - he is OTTB so he would be familiar with this.
  13. My 7 yo CSH is very slightly lame intermittently...

    My 7 yo CSH is very slightly lame intermittently to the right on the lunge - I think RH. He looks great to the left and on a straight line so it's definitely something about the right circle....
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    No opinion on the saddle but I did have one with...

    No opinion on the saddle but I did have one with Flair and both me and my horse HATED it.
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    Glad she is working out so well for you! Other...

    Glad she is working out so well for you!
    Other than the acrobatics and Spanish walk, lol.
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    Just remember they are the ones with the problem,...

    Just remember they are the ones with the problem, not you. We have this issue at work, but I have been blessed as to never had to deal with it as a boarder although I have certainly heard the horror...
  17. My horse eats his hay cubes this way, lol. He'll...

    My horse eats his hay cubes this way, lol. He'll be green goo just about up to his eyes.
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    My old Morgan mare ran out of teeth at about age...

    My old Morgan mare ran out of teeth at about age 30 and lived for the next 4 years on soaked hay cubes and Purina Competitive Edge.
    Pasture is the best but not always available.
    I don't feed hay...
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    My horse had a tendon strain awhile ago - he was...

    My horse had a tendon strain awhile ago - he was on stall rest for 3 months. Banamine for the first week, but no NSAIDs after that. Ice as much as possible and hand-walking starting at 5 minutes a...
  20. I don't think your horse is faking it, due to all...

    I don't think your horse is faking it, due to all the reasons given by other posters.

    I do have to disagree that they never fake it, or aren't capable.

    I used to ride a QH mare who would be...
  21. I think you are right to continue eliminating...

    I think you are right to continue eliminating various things in his diet. I've had a few cases of PHF at my place, and one undiagnosed illness at my place which was symptomatically very like PHF -...
  22. Oh, and of course horses and people all react to...

    Oh, and of course horses and people all react to meds differently, but I had a mare who was on bute for 4 years and never a hint of tummy troubles. Then I have another who can't even take it for two...
  23. I feel so terrible for you, you make it all this...

    I feel so terrible for you, you make it all this way with a horse you love and now you can't figure out what's wrong.
    I don't really have much to offer in the way of ideas, and I know you said...
  24. He may be wise to the syringe, but he should...

    He may be wise to the syringe, but he should learn to take meds from it. I have one mare who got very difficult, a two person job, and could smell medication in anything I ever tried to hide it in....
  25. Thread: Breeding query

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    I had a mare with a tipped vulva, not due to her...

    I had a mare with a tipped vulva, not due to her body weight, it was her conformation. Zero issues getting her in foal, but both foals she had with me got their front feet stuck up in the rectum...
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