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  1. Body clip as needed for comfort and test for...

    Body clip as needed for comfort and test for Cushings. By testing once a year (same time of year, winter/spring, ideally) you can keep track of the disease and how well medication is working. I had...
  2. Peroxide.

    Peroxide.
  3. Thread: Kill the Fox

    by AA Hunter
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    I've never known a hunt to go after a fox after...

    I've never known a hunt to go after a fox after it goes to ground. Occasionally the hounds will catch one on the run, but usually it's either diseased or a "dropped" fox that doesn't know where to go...
  4. I think high tensile wire fences are very...

    I think high tensile wire fences are very dangerous. I used to board at a farm with tensile fencing (heavy wire embedded in plank-like plastic strips). During that time, two horses fell into or...
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    I've bathed a body-clipped horse lots of times in...

    I've bathed a body-clipped horse lots of times in cold weather in an unheated wash stall with a heat lamp. The trick is to keep the horse covered in warm water while you work (quickly!), then scrape...
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    Although I was overall pleased with the service I...

    Although I was overall pleased with the service I got, I have to agree with Liberty about the 1,000 questions before they get you help. I got the impression that the dispatcher wasn't in the...
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    I had a trailer tire blow on the PA turnpike this...

    I had a trailer tire blow on the PA turnpike this summer and was very pleased with their help--was back on the road within an hour. My understanding is that most car roadside assistance plans won't...
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    Also keep in in mind that there's a difference...

    Also keep in in mind that there's a difference between Cushings and equine metabolic syndrome. Fat deposits, etc. are symptoms of EMS. A horse can have both, or one without the other, although they...
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    You should get her tested at some point; Cushings...

    You should get her tested at some point; Cushings isn't at all unusual in older horses. At age 16, my mare's only symptom was excessive hair coat. When tested, her ACTH was off the charts, but it's...
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    Horse isn't jumping in good form in this...

    Horse isn't jumping in good form in this photo--laying on his side, hanging a knee.
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    (I was reading this under "Today's Posts" and...

    (I was reading this under "Today's Posts" and didn't notice the forum, but I think the question applies in any discipline, regardless of the reason you might want to continue a relationship with a...
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    Question: Say you board with your trainer but...

    Question: Say you board with your trainer but still have a good relationship with a previous trainer who has a nice facility with show quality jumps & courses. Should current trainer be offended if...
  13. Thread: Scratches

    by AA Hunter
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    I like MTG for skin problems; my horse has never...

    I like MTG for skin problems; my horse has never had any reaction from it (and I apply it with my bare hand, and it doesn't bother me either), but I'm sure some horses could be sensitive to it....
  14. But let's don't slam the entire state of...

    But let's don't slam the entire state of Pennsylvania please! There are plenty of good horsemen/women here too. The frauds are everywhere.
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    If you want a top-flight trainer, you'd better be...

    If you want a top-flight trainer, you'd better be prepared to ship to him/her for lessons rather than vice versa.
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    i've never fed beet pulp, but I started giving my...

    i've never fed beet pulp, but I started giving my older mare rice bran as about 1/3 of her usual meal (Strategy pellets and Triple Crown complete), and was really pleased with the results--upped her...
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    I've had my aluminum/fiberglass Cotner trailer...

    I've had my aluminum/fiberglass Cotner trailer for over 10 years, and it's been very trouble-free. It's always been kept out in the elements. Recommend looking into Cotner, located in Revere, Pa.
  18. Am I correct that he once designed saddles for...

    Am I correct that he once designed saddles for Black Country? I have one of his from about 16 yrs ago and it's a fantastic saddle. Everyone who sits in it loves it. I've since bought another from...
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    My 22 yr old TB mare is still jumping & showing,...

    My 22 yr old TB mare is still jumping & showing, has always been in work. I haven't really changed her diet over the years except to add rice bran. She gets Triple Crown Complete, Strategy Complete...
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    My sympathies, they are very hard to deal with. I...

    My sympathies, they are very hard to deal with. I like to live in peace with the neighborhood critters, but they (or it) has destroyed my back yard, and trying to cut the grass is a nightmare with...
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    I give simple IM injections (Adequan, Ace)....

    I give simple IM injections (Adequan, Ace). Anything else I leave for the vet.
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    I had mice (with babies) move into my lawn mower...

    I had mice (with babies) move into my lawn mower (inside the motor housing) one spring...I won't go into the gory details but I now pack the entry holes with mothballs between each use and store it...
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    I found my mare with one eye swollen shut twice...

    I found my mare with one eye swollen shut twice in 2 weeks (same eye). Had a vet examine it both times to make sure it wasn't serious--both times the eye was fine, just swollen lids. Vets thought...
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    $150 for show quality full body clip.

    $150 for show quality full body clip.
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    It's possible to have an abcess in both...

    It's possible to have an abcess in both fronts...mine had a "rash" of them a few years ago in 3 different feet, one right after the other.
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