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    Solar Flare is right about the angle, but the...

    Solar Flare is right about the angle, but the biggest issue with those unmounted photos is the camera is far too close to the horse. Stand back and zoom in with the camera control to eliminate the...
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    I have a Total Saddle Fit girth for my younger...

    I have a Total Saddle Fit girth for my younger horse and it has been the only thing that has allowed me to ride him consistently. On him the regular girths pulled the saddle forward onto his...
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    I had that problem. Mine cycled through clean...

    I had that problem. Mine cycled through clean and dirty phases too, then eventually became constantly dirty. I tried a lot of things but in the end it came down to encysted small strongyles for...
  4. I had been doing almost everything right to...

    I had been doing almost everything right to manage EPSM when I found out my horse had it. Pasture board, consistent work 5-6 days per week, minimal carbs. I needed to add vitamin E and selenium,...
  5. I've posted it before, and no doubt will again,...

    I've posted it before, and no doubt will again, but this time it's for you. Read this one post even if you don't want to read the rest of the blog (though it might help).
    ...
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    Or you could just wait two months and they'll be...

    Or you could just wait two months and they'll be gone on their own. ;)
  7. My guy had a high hind partial tear with the...

    My guy had a high hind partial tear with the outer branch of the suspensory half torn off the sesamoid bone. Initial vet assessement and ultrasound about 7-10 days post injury. He was distinctly...
  8. Poll: I would not be okay with that sort of arrangement...

    I would not be okay with that sort of arrangement because of an incident in the past. I moved to a new barn, went in on Spring vaccinations with the barn vet. The vet billed the BO, and we paid the...
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    Just wanted to add an update for anyone who might...

    Just wanted to add an update for anyone who might find this thread in a future search.

    I had my vet run some bloodwork in the spring after an in depth discussion of his itchiness. He came back...
  10. Suddenly sitting on the butt bar when trailering

    My searches failed to turn up anything relevant.

    Any idea why a formerly good traveler would be suddenly sitting/leaning on the butt bar with front feet well back under his body in the trailer? ...
  11. I would guess you are gripping with your legs...

    I would guess you are gripping with your legs without the stirrups. Want to test it? Actively point your toes at the ground when cantering without stirrups. It is very difficult to grip the horse...
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    Mine was spookier on days his hock was bothering...

    Mine was spookier on days his hock was bothering him.
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    Upward. Because the billet gets nasty with...

    Upward. Because the billet gets nasty with slobber if it's tucked round below the horse's mouth.
  14. Part of it is that you've only had one horse. To...

    Part of it is that you've only had one horse. To you your horse was "horse" the living, breathing epitomy of horse - and now you are thinking of getting another horse. You know from riding other...
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    My younger horse is part arab and has the well...

    My younger horse is part arab and has the well sprung ribs and forward girth groove typical of arabs. He is also a Drama King about his saddle placement. The Total Saddle Fit girth keeps the saddle...
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    I didn't know that 24/7 turnout was even an...

    I didn't know that 24/7 turnout was even an option until I got my first horse. He was in his 20s and had spent most of his life outside. Not a whisper of a breathing issue, and much better for his...
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    Of the ones I have personal experience with -...

    Of the ones I have personal experience with - Kensington.

    Cashel rubbed raw the first day. Amigo's are made of material that will pick up every little prickly thing growing and would have less...
  18. Thank you! :D

    Thank you! :D
  19. The question that asked for me to rank four...

    The question that asked for me to rank four criteria in order of importance didn't work for me - it wouldn't allow me to change the numbers. I actually wanted them ranked 1, 3, 2, 4 but my results...
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    (((hugs))) Take the time you need to grieve. He...

    (((hugs))) Take the time you need to grieve. He was your friend for a long time.

    You have my condolences. :(
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    Horses will often try to scoot out from under an...

    Horses will often try to scoot out from under an uncomfortable saddle. Try looking at the fit, and the placement. If the saddle is sitting over her shoulder blades try putting it further back. ...
  22. Equilibrium All Sport (horse) boots - Size question

    Does anyone have these boots?

    http://www.equilibriumproducts.com/leg_protection/tri_zonereg_all_sports_boot/

    Can you let me know what size you have and the height measurement from the tallest...
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    I have those exact stirrups and a pair of...

    I have those exact stirrups and a pair of Sprenger 4-way jointed irons. I found the Connemara ones to be the closest in flex to the Sprengers. I borrowed a friend's pair to try and then bought my...
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    This http://endgame-journeys-end.blogspot...-toughest.html

    My last horse started dropping weight when he was ready to go. No pain signs, no illness, nothing. Just weight coming off. I too gave him...
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    As far as oral joint supplements go it is a very...

    As far as oral joint supplements go it is a very individual to the specific horse thing as to how effective or not any given supplement is.

    My horse turned 16 this year. He's been on MSM for...
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