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    My 36yr old gets an incredibly itchy sheath this...

    My 36yr old gets an incredibly itchy sheath this time of year, not so much inside, but outside and his inside thighs, gaskins, etc. His old back legs will start to quiver if I brush my hand anywhere...
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    The real Buck is an attention monger. When he was...

    The real Buck is an attention monger. When he was stabled way back when, he would paw incessantly no matter where he was. If pawing didn't get your attention fast enough, he'd up the ante and start...
  3. I have very good success with Animed's Buglyte,...

    I have very good success with Animed's Buglyte, also a garlic based supplement. The horses eat it readily despite the strong smell.

    I have not had luck however starting a supplement-based fly...
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    goosegrass?...

    goosegrass?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goosegrass
  5. If the environment is sandy, I would do the sand...

    If the environment is sandy, I would do the sand test on his manure.
  6. My own gelding had somewhat similar issues when I...

    My own gelding had somewhat similar issues when I first acquired him - but it was nothing new for him, he'd been unwilling to go forward and explosive most of his ridden life. My boy turned out to...
  7. As mentioned before, a longe circle can amplify...

    As mentioned before, a longe circle can amplify existing lamenesses that would otherwise go unnoticed. My own gelding has a shoulder injury that only presents on a circle smaller than 40m, straight...
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    AH! Sorry, I somehow missed that despite even...

    AH! Sorry, I somehow missed that despite even quoting the words!
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    "This dry skin is along his back where the saddle...

    "This dry skin is along his back where the saddle sits and very heavy on his croup/hindquarters area. Also, now the hair along the top of his withers has started curling and it feels frizzy."

    This...
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    wow

    this just popped up on the CDE
    https://www.facebook.com/gvstein/videos/1729036947347917/

    Aside from the very interesting speedometer - eye-popping how they stuffed that team through the last very...
  11. I buy cocosoya 5gallons at a time, keep it in the...

    I buy cocosoya 5gallons at a time, keep it in the barn and while its not southern hot, it gets very hot and humid here for long stretches. It takes me 4 months to use 5 gallons and I never have had...
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    It may be something as simple as uneven heels in...

    It may be something as simple as uneven heels in his hinds, especially if it gets worse the longer his feet grow.
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    I opened this thread thinking it was about...

    I opened this thread thinking it was about gelding beans! haha! I thought "harvesting" was quite the colorful term to use
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    Sorry to go off on a tangent, but my driving...

    Sorry to go off on a tangent, but my driving horse was just like this when I first got him. Though he was intended to be ridden at the time, I used to call him "predictably unpredictable". He'd...
  15. I too try to be very courteous about driving...

    I too try to be very courteous about driving around ridden horses, if I see someone out on the trail or in a ring up ahead, I'll call out and announce myself, stopping to be sure I'm waved through....
  16. Hi, don't usually post here but saddle threads...

    Hi, don't usually post here but saddle threads always pique my interest. I know you mentioned you don't like the fit and balance of English saddles, but I did want to share Ideal's website with you,...
  17. I use clay poultice. I happen to like Sore No...

    I use clay poultice. I happen to like Sore No More the best, but just because I like SNM products. I smear on a thick layer all over their legs and sheaths. It soothes any existing bites, dries to...
  18. Start by just asking her to shift her weight off...

    Start by just asking her to shift her weight off the foot but not pick it up, and praise her just for unloading it. Spend time currying and brushing her legs in a way that she enjoys to resume good...
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    My vet is very involved with race horses and...

    My vet is very involved with race horses and apparently its non uncommon in the race world. She diagnosed thumps almost immediately....
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    or feeling unbalanced under a rider, but then...

    or feeling unbalanced under a rider, but then this does not explain why he trots when lunged and starts pacing like mad when he is not!!

    Actually its possible, the pacing could very easily be an...
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    Ask your vet to consider thumps for this mare....

    Ask your vet to consider thumps for this mare. Several years ago my gelding suddenly presented as you describe, sweating normally but absolutely huffing and puffing after only 15-20 min of work,...
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    I understand, respect and would share your...

    I understand, respect and would share your reservations.

    I recently joined a gym. Like most, I was gung ho for several weeks, then work sidelined me for a few days, then a trip, then more work,...
  23. I apologize, I did not read in the OP that the...

    I apologize, I did not read in the OP that the horse moves better immediately after a trim. That changes my 2¢.

    If the farrier's work makes the horse feel better, then I would consult with them...
  24. I agree with digihorse. I have a gelding that is...

    I agree with digihorse. I have a gelding that is cow hocked and sickle hocked. Not terrible, but its there. I've been trimming him since I've owned him. He wears his hinds according to his hind leg...
  25. I agree with digihorse. I have a gelding that is...

    I agree with digihorse. I have a gelding that is cow hocked and sickle hocked. Not terrible, but its there. I've been trimming him since I've owned him. He wears his hinds according to his hind leg...
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