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  1. this would cause me some concern ... a local shop...

    this would cause me some concern ... a local shop sells a lot of DeNiro's & claims they fit narrow through the foot, so maybe confirm with your retailer about the fit.



    I think that's...
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    You need to sit down & write up an itemized...

    You need to sit down & write up an itemized budget, eg, where are lessons in your plan, often budget barns do not have many jumps or have inadequate footing (translation: $$$ in vet fees), I assume...
  3. There is a shield that can be placed on the light...

    There is a shield that can be placed on the light re-directing/blocking spillage into your yard, sort out where to buy one etc, then offer to have it installed.

    (you may be able to approach your...
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    Ask the butcher to prepare & package meal sizes...

    Ask the butcher to prepare & package meal sizes for you (especially while you're getting accustomed to this style of feeding), then just move the frozen packs to your fridge, feed, replace the packs...
  5. I'd be inclined to stay with the same brand -...

    I'd be inclined to stay with the same brand - especially as Ziwi can have palatability/acceptance issue ... too bad you can't put together a sample pack ... actually, I'd contact the manufacturer &...
  6. Read the fine print on the contracts, ask any...

    Read the fine print on the contracts, ask any specific questions in emails so you have a paper trail ...
    then buy that saddle that both you & your horse love.

    For every saddle nightmare story,...
  7. Nothing to contribute except get her on a...

    Nothing to contribute except

    get her on a pallet NOW

    or leave it to the new year.

    You don't want to be waiting with her in quarantine while Christmas Holidays happen for custom officials.
  8. Thread: MDRR1 questions

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    You would still need to test each pup to identify...

    You would still need to test each pup to identify individual status, so unless this is going to be a repeat breeding (it all sounds a bit hmmmm ..... )
  9. Thread: Lonely Dog?

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    Not all behaviorists are vets, one does not need...

    Not all behaviorists are vets, one does not need to be a vet to be a behaviorist etc

    OP's dog has not been presented as a dog that races through obstacles to randomly attack other dogs - as I...
  10. Thread: Spaying my Mare

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    This is precisely why I'd want to know more ......

    This is precisely why I'd want to know more ... in some ways it may be irrelevant, mare is obviously uncomfortable so something needs to be done (surgery being the best option I suspect), but may be...
  11. Well done :yes: (& yes, loads of fun, and...

    Well done :yes:

    (& yes, loads of fun, and interesting for your horse too!)
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    :lol: you've obviously not met many determined...

    :lol:
    you've obviously not met many determined chi's

    OP I think that "making friends" with the chi is likely your best solution.
  13. Thread: MDRR1 questions

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    Why not just have the pup tested (~$55) eg,...

    Why not just have the pup tested (~$55)

    eg, Washington State Univ

    Animal Genetics

    (I'm surprised that breeders don't test each pup as a matter of course :confused:)
  14. I have observed a couple of TB mares that were on...

    I have observed a couple of TB mares that were on TCM, neither was my horse nor am I still connected enough with the owners to recall what was specifically used - both these mares were night & day...
  15. Thread: Spaying my Mare

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    Wow poor girl! Please do discuss the...

    Wow poor girl!

    Please do discuss the possibility/potential for future adhesions (post surgeries) with your vets ... as she has many adhesions upon exam, does that indicate a propensity to form...
  16. Thread: Lonely Dog?

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    You might revisit the idea of a doggy daycare -...

    You might revisit the idea of a doggy daycare - look for one with an animal behaviorist on staff (at all times) & long term staff that are dog experienced ... your dog may do well in a situation...
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    I think you need to reconsider this one - it...

    I think you need to reconsider this one - it pretty much limits you/your dog to meat ONLY ... which means you're going to need to do a "whole prey" model raw food ... which if you're going to insist...
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    If dog is this quick to react, they should keep...

    If dog is this quick to react, they should keep him on the ZD & work with an allergy specialist to do any food switches.

    New dog in new household, I'd not try to change anything for a couple...
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    :yes: I'd be inclined to look for the right...

    :yes:

    I'd be inclined to look for the right body worker for this horse ...
    plan to have several appointments over a few month while the compensatory issues are worked on, then likely monthly...
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    I think you're doing great - talk to your rescue...

    I think you're doing great - talk to your rescue coordinators, they should (I hope) have a behaviorist/trainer that works with the rescue & can assist ??? who does the assessments on the dogs &...
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    Is horse on any medications/supplements for...

    Is horse on any medications/supplements for joints/arthritis?



    This sounds as if you're implying the lameness occurred because of the chiro, rather than it merely being visualized by the chiro...
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    Some vets can keep saying this all they want, but...

    Some vets can keep saying this all they want, but I've observed major differences for some OTTB's when they are on oral joint supplement ... I'm in Canada so Recovery Eq (with or without HA)
    Other...
  23. Thread: Which book?

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    But you have to appreciate her style :) Ask...

    But you have to appreciate her style :)

    Ask for both & send back the one you're not so keen on (if this is a family present ;) )
  24. When this sort of thing happens & your local shop...

    When this sort of thing happens & your local shop is no help, talk to Kerrits - I suspect they would've sent you a replacement pair.
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    be v.e.r.y sceptical about seemingly benign...

    be v.e.r.y sceptical about seemingly benign explanations ...

    someone spends thousands on AI etc, then just lets the result sit in a field for years ... :confused:

    How much experience do you...
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