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    My horse had a DDFT in the same area. My vet...

    My horse had a DDFT in the same area. My vet didn't want to do stem cells, etc. because he said an inherent part of the treatment was local inflammation and that the structure of the foot/hoof didn't...
  2. Thread: Going Pro

    by GaMare
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    Finish your degree but focus on areas that you...

    Finish your degree but focus on areas that you will need as a pro. There are some great pros who struggle to keep their heads above water, not because of their equine skills or lack of clients but...
  3. Try the Ego7's. I love mine.

    Try the Ego7's. I love mine.
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    Once a week is completely reasonable. It will...

    Once a week is completely reasonable. It will keep your mare in a good place & and give your trainer better insight on what you're feeling during lessons. Not to mention, the day of the training...
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    I have one of these too. The best result I've...

    I have one of these too. The best result I've had is with adding a lot of lateral work to our warm ups. I spend a lot of time leg yielding from the quarter line to a track just inside the true...
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    I started with the loading dose schedule & now...

    I started with the loading dose schedule & now keep my jumper on Adequan and NexHA (generic Legend) 1x month. If we're showing back to back weeks or the footing isn't great, I'll give him an extra...
  7. If you're looking for compelling non- pro...

    If you're looking for compelling non- pro stories, you might try reaching out to the major veterinary hospitals in your area. They may be able to refer you to some owners who are true horse people...
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    And that's why we're at home in the cold instead...

    And that's why we're at home in the cold instead of at WEF. My guy hated it which made it a no go for me. He was just fine at Devon; bold & willing to leave out strides while galloping directly at...
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    First off- don't beat yourself up for being...

    First off- don't beat yourself up for being nervous about fence height. It's a common & reasonable fear. We don't all bounce like we did at 12! Remember that you did jump higher & did it well. ...
  10. Starting with an engaged relaxed walk is the key...

    Starting with an engaged relaxed walk is the key for us. I begin with longish reins and think Marilyn Monroe as we walk, using my hip swing, seat & leg together to get a good motion going through...
  11. I've been using NexHA instead of Legend since it...

    I've been using NexHA instead of Legend since it came out and have been very happy. It is a true generic (using the term the way they do for human medication not marketing of horse supplements).
    ...
  12. Thread: Atlanta Barns

    by GaMare
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    I'm not going to get into details but lets just...

    I'm not going to get into details but lets just say, not one of USEF's most impressive decisions. I wish they would release details of the hearings so people could have full context.

    I have...
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    If you're in jumpers, walk the course in order,...

    If you're in jumpers, walk the course in order, looking where your eye should go as you ride the course. If you know that after the 2nd like you should be turning to the big tree, even if you...
  14. PM'ing you

    PM'ing you
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    I've been happy with my guy's SmartPak sheet. I...

    I've been happy with my guy's SmartPak sheet. I added an uninsulated neck cover
    & it does a great job as a waterproof windbreaker. If you go SmartPak, go for the one with a 10 yr replacement...
  16. DH had the same problem at his first horse show-...

    DH had the same problem at his first horse show- competitive but hated the idea of taking ribbons from little girls. I had him get a list of 2-3 things that he should accomplish at each show from...
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    This is my favorite: ...

    This is my favorite:

    https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/equine-couture-kelsey-show-shirt-11625
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    It sounds like your previous experience gave you...

    It sounds like your previous experience gave you a legitimate reason to be nervous. Acknowledging that you were put in a bad situation and had a bad outcome is important. You also need to...
  19. You might look at having a massage therapist or...

    You might look at having a massage therapist or acupuncturist work on her & give you instruction on the accupressure points that might help her relax. If she responds really well to one of those,...
  20. Thread: Rusher

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    When he's getting rushy & behind the bit, what's...

    When he's getting rushy & behind the bit, what's his stride like? I've had a few that get wild & want to do a teeny, tiny canter stride but a lot of them so it feels like we're flying but not...
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    The Walker by Fitz & the Tantrums, I Lived by One...

    The Walker by Fitz & the Tantrums, I Lived by One Republic or Young Volcanoes by Fall Out Boy- obviously we do the jumpers!
  22. A couple suggestions for you. At home, practice...

    A couple suggestions for you. At home, practice cantering a bit faster than feels right to you. Not a full gallop but more than you're used to. That will help you to get comfortable with finding...
  23. Thread: Hot Seat

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    It doesn't sound like you have a hot seat as your...

    It doesn't sound like you have a hot seat as your speed "is not unintentional". Rotational falls can happen well below 1.10M and an overly gappy distance, flat jump & maxing out your horse's stride...
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    You could try the anti-chafing cream that runners...

    You could try the anti-chafing cream that runners use. A local sporting goods store should have it. You could also try wrapping the area with a piece of latex bandage, which your local tack store...
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    You could look at cutting grain and adding...

    You could look at cutting grain and adding calories back in the form of soaked alfalfa cubes. The calcium in alfalfa helps manage stomach acid & the increased volume/time spent eating will reduce...
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