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    yeah, bless his heart - he is such a sweetie and...

    yeah, bless his heart - he is such a sweetie and deserves a good chance. He's been dumped several times now - when he first came to my farm it was to save him from being put down after being badly...
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    with the help of some locals we are going to try...

    with the help of some locals we are going to try to keep this guy - which is wonderful because we really didn't want to subject him to anymore upheaval! fingers crossed!
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    free to good home, Northeast TN

    Free to good home! 23-year-old QH gelding, 16H palomino. Very sweet, dead quiet, kindest horse you'll ever meet. was a rescue horse, has been abandoned on my farm by owner, I can't afford to keep...
  4. I live in NE TN - probably 6 hours away. Would...

    I live in NE TN - probably 6 hours away. Would love to give a couple of kitties a barn (the 3 barn kitties we have are not controlling our mouse population as well as I would like. LOL) but we're way...
  5. Thread: DMG?

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    thanks pony grandma! He did have his teeth done...

    thanks pony grandma! He did have his teeth done last spring - vet is coming next week to do spring shots/teeth check... but the muscle tightness has always been there... he looks fine, but if you...
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    Also, in reading up on DMG, I've seen some people...

    Also, in reading up on DMG, I've seen some people suggest that it helps with heaves -- I also have a 24 year old mare with heaves which is generally well-managed with supplements, but if I get DMG...
  7. Thread: DMG?

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    DMG?

    Curious about anyone's thoughts on DMG for muscle tightness? I have a 4 year old TB gelding who I started under saddle at 3, has been in VERY light work (light walk/trot, occasionally trotting over a...
  8. I have an older mare with seasonal heaves and...

    I have an older mare with seasonal heaves and allergies, and the supplement Clarity (available through Valley Vet) has helped her immensely. I had tried a number of other supps, including Anihist and...
  9. Thread: tail chewer!!

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    thanks for the tips everyone - goodhors - that's...

    thanks for the tips everyone - goodhors - that's a good point - I've wondered about that.
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    oops, although yes, I am referring to shreds, not...

    oops, although yes, I am referring to shreds, not pellets. Tried the pellets one time when my supplier was out of shreds -- dislike!
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    for the record, I didn't actually say beet pulp...

    for the record, I didn't actually say beet pulp was 'high in fat,' I said it was a great way to 'add extra fat' (i.e., to the horse, who needs to be fatter). But thanks for the clarification. It's...
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    beet pulp is GREAT for a horse that is hard to...

    beet pulp is GREAT for a horse that is hard to put weight on and is already at max grain. because it is digested like a fiber rather than a carbohydrate, it is a great option to adding extra fat...
  13. Thread: tail chewer!!

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    tail chewer!!

    Help! One of my boarder's horses keeps getting his tail chewed off. We don't know which horse is doing it - he is turned out with several other horses. Anyone know of anything we can put on the tail...
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    I've used Keratex and always liked it -- but an...

    I've used Keratex and always liked it -- but an old school horse lady turned me onto Venice Turpentine, and I'm sold. The stuff is wonderful for taking the 'ouch' out of bruises or for sore footed...
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    Wofford!!!

    Wofford!!!
  16. don't know about the increased heart rate, etc.,...

    don't know about the increased heart rate, etc., but I have a mare with COPD/heaves, Anihist (and a number of other things) did not help at all, but I've had her on a supplement called Clarity for 2...
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    I totally agree with the above advice to go back...

    I totally agree with the above advice to go back to basic training and get a response to the halt cue and I am a 'less is more' kind of person when it comes to bits. However, when it gets to a point...
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    straight hocks would likely predispose him to...

    straight hocks would likely predispose him to hock issues, but geez, what doesn't? I've had horses with cow hocks, straight hocks, sickle hocks... and yes, farther down their career, some of them...
  19. Poll: my vet recommends keeping a recently gelded horse...

    my vet recommends keeping a recently gelded horse away from mares for one month post-gelding, for what it's worth. :)

    good luck with your barn hunting! Before I got my own barn, I boarded at a...
  20. I train OTTBs, and they have always gone well in...

    I train OTTBs, and they have always gone well in Happy Mouth snaffles -- I'm like you - a minimalist when it comes to bits. Mine usually like the center link, but i have one young TB who hates it. I...
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    PS - congrats on your new horse! Thoroughbreds...

    PS - congrats on your new horse! Thoroughbreds are the best! :)
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    I have never bought a new saddle either -- unless...

    I have never bought a new saddle either -- unless you just have lots of money to spend, it seems unnecessary. I bought my Stubben Siegfried used on ebay for $700 -- that's about a $2000 saddle new....
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    for the record, I LOVE Happy Mouth bits -- I...

    for the record, I LOVE Happy Mouth bits -- I train lots of young thoroughbreds, and they love them -- much lighter in their mouths. I was horrified when I heard of the recall, but fortunately all of...
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    2012 Rolex DVD - no audio??

    So I just received my much anticipated 2012 Rolex DVDs (I got to go to cross country at Rolex this year!!! yay!!). Anyway, so I curled up on the couch to engage in eventing bliss and watch the cross...
  25. I guess it depends on how much you're going to be...

    I guess it depends on how much you're going to be interacting with her post- breakup. If she is prevalent in your horse community, it could make things uncomfortable down the road. Also, if she is a...
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