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  1. When you said ' its just shes trying to race and...

    When you said ' its just shes trying to race and go and thats not what i want her to do'
    That means she is heavy on the forehand, which in turn causes the horse to gain momentum and speed. She is...
  2. What kind of bit are you using? If you are using...

    What kind of bit are you using? If you are using a shanked bit, go back to a plain snaffle. Be absolutely positively sure that you 'give' i.e. release quickly any time that she gives to the bit. A...
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    This is an excellent recommendation.

    This is an excellent recommendation.
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    Yikes, that actually seems like a dangerous...

    Yikes, that actually seems like a dangerous place, that people have no concept of arena manners/safety issues.
  5. Yes! That is a great way to handle it. From the...

    Yes! That is a great way to handle it. From the piled in one corner, trundling some away every time you are out should be workable. Where, however, do they actually put manure? From what you said...
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    HunterJumperGin, please re-read what I posted FOR...

    HunterJumperGin, please re-read what I posted FOR COMPREHENSION, over and over again until you understand it. Humans are supposed to use their intelligence, to have safe horsekeeping/horsemanship...
  7. This also is excellent advice!

    This also is excellent advice!
  8. Exactly. Going slowly at the canter/lope requires...

    Exactly. Going slowly at the canter/lope requires a strong haunch. The engine is in the rear. The horse must be able to 'collect', i.e., transfer weight to the haunch instead of the forehand, in...
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    I hope the OP had the Vet out, and that next post...

    I hope the OP had the Vet out, and that next post will be a good update. I agree with the others who have said this is not/was not a 'wait and see' situation, but a 'get the Vet out pronto' one.
    On...
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    HEdouble hockey sticks NO! That stuff is toxic....

    HEdouble hockey sticks NO! That stuff is toxic. Stevia, a natural plant based sugar substitute, has 0 calories, is non-toxic, easily available, and much sweeter than sugar. Try that instead.
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    I am glad to read good updates, and glad that the...

    I am glad to read good updates, and glad that the problematical spots in pasture will be barricaded off, as they should have been already.

    This is an excellent example of why you should not allow...
  12. Exactly!!!!!

    Exactly!!!!!
  13. No, faking it should not be suspected. Thorough...

    No, faking it should not be suspected. Thorough exam is only way to get answers. Please let us know what the Vet diagnosis is.
  14. EMT acted beyond appropriate scope. If she truly...

    EMT acted beyond appropriate scope.
    If she truly was forced to go, bodily force, she should be suing for kidnap and false imprisonment!
    I agree with many who said we are missing some major parts to...
  15. Thread: thanks all

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    On a related topic, alfalfa is not necessarily...

    On a related topic, alfalfa is not necessarily 'bad'. Any Vet who believes it is may be really old, or at least not familiar with the concept of the starch and sugar content of hay being of greater...
  16. The quick answer is that the saddle was ONLY to...

    The quick answer is that the saddle was ONLY to be used by one person, on-site. If someone took it off-site to a camp or whatever, WITHOUT PERMISSION OF SADDLE OWNER, they were guilty of theft.
    ...
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    FYI the actual URL is smile.amazon.com in that...

    FYI the actual URL is smile.amazon.com in that order
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    I think you can set up, and save, an alternate...

    I think you can set up, and save, an alternate shipping address on your Amazon account. So, for example, you could have your name in care of stable plus the stable address as a saved shipping...
  19. Loss of topline can also be a symptom of...

    Loss of topline can also be a symptom of Cushings, aka PPID. If your Vet has not tested for that recently, it would be a good idea to check that now.

    I agree that she probably needs more protein...
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    That is NOT a good idea. If there is debris of...

    That is NOT a good idea. If there is debris of some kind in the eye, you can cause much more damage. Always, always call the Vet.
  21. LOL,I would love to know who that trollish...

    LOL,I would love to know who that trollish person(Palm Beach) is IRL. If anyone knows, please message me. I agree that the sig line is a dead giveaway of someone who is probably not overly bright.
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    When you mentioned 'He is very straight behind,...

    When you mentioned 'He is very straight behind, almost post legged. ' plus the twisting made me wonder if he is developing a ligament laxity, that affects the way his joints work?

    I also agree...
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    Condolences to all who have had these sad losses....

    Condolences to all who have had these sad losses.
    OP, what were the results of the necropsy/post mortem ?
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    Get the Vet out and check his vision.

    Get the Vet out and check his vision.
  25. You are doing the right thing by trying to get...

    You are doing the right thing by trying to get the pony accustomed to wearing the grazlng muzzle. On the hooves, if you are feeling generous, and are willing to pay for them to get proper hoof care...
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