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    With my light grey who had a strong desire to be...

    With my light grey who had a strong desire to be any color other than that, I used Quicksilver shampoo with a lot of success. There's an art of determining how long to leave it on the manure stains...
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    Thank you all for the insights. Yes, this horse...

    Thank you all for the insights. Yes, this horse is a keeper so I am not worried about resale implications. I just want to make sure that I do the right thing for this horse as he has a whole lot of...
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    Small OCD in Hock - WWYD Surgery or No?

    When I had a PPE done on my horse the vet found a small OCD (distal intermediate ridge of tibia) on one hock. He is sound on it and there is no effusion. The (very well respected) vet who did the...
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    New saddle - piping or not?

    I am so excited to be ordering a new saddle for my boy. One option is to add a bit of piping in a different color. The saddle will be black and I must admit that I am intrigued with the idea of...
  5. Thread: Cold Splint

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    Cold Splint

    My horse popped a splint last week on the inside near fore an inch or two below the knee. It was cold and hard from the start, not sensitive to palpation and he was not lame on it. Advice from my...
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    I had a gelding who was always very 'interested'...

    I had a gelding who was always very 'interested' in the mares. He was pastured separately and it all worked fine. The gal who bought him from me wanted to keep him in the same pasture as two mares...
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    Thanks. Those were interesting suggestions that...

    Thanks. Those were interesting suggestions that he might not like the trailer. I never thought of that. I might have someone drive us down the road to see what he does and what it feels like back...
  8. Cute pony! Pocket Rocket?

    Cute pony! Pocket Rocket?
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    Tips for the lonely traveler?

    My young horse (5 yr old) used to jump on a trailer without an issue. Now that I've had him for 3+ months he has become reluctant to load and paws a lot of the time while on the road. There have...
  10. This is helpful! We are thinking of building...

    This is helpful! We are thinking of building some new jumps too. Can anyone be more specific on how the stake attaches with screws to the jump? Correct to assume that the stake angles in under the...
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    Haha.... just reading the title to the post and...

    Haha.... just reading the title to the post and not the actual question... my answer is 'until my horse decides it's time for a little R&R and manages to do something silly to himself to make that...
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    What about eosinophilic collagenolytic...

    What about eosinophilic collagenolytic granulomas? My horse has just developed a few of these on the withers and back. They are not painful to him but I worry about them being under the saddle...
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    Smoke and Marilyn were such an exciting and...

    Smoke and Marilyn were such an exciting and promising pair at Rolex. I feel so very sad for Marilyn and all of Smoke's connections. My heart is breaking.
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    SonnysMom- that 4 Star looks really nice. I am...

    SonnysMom- that 4 Star looks really nice. I am going to call them tomorrow. Thanks!
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    New Trailer Pricing?

    I have been looking for a used 2H straight load gooseneck trailer with a dressing room but just can't seem to find what I am looking for in my area. So now I'm starting to think about new trailers,...
  16. Misery loves company. My new rising 5 yr TB (5...

    Misery loves company. My new rising 5 yr TB (5 now by JC standards) needs bubble wrap too. He got off the trailer with a gash over his eye that needed to be stitched. Our barn manager cracked up...
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    Stall Name Plate Format

    This may seem as a dumb question, and I imagine that there is not just one answer, but what is the 'classic' format of a stall name plate? I have seen them with the show name on the first line and...
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    HS Aurigan vs. Sensogan?

    I am thinking about getting a new Herm Sprenger bit for my horse. I see that there is now a choice of metals - Aurigan or Sensogan. I am not familiar with the latter. Any pros/cons vs. the Aurigan?
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    I second the suggestion of Courtney Cooper. She...

    I second the suggestion of Courtney Cooper. She is very professional and located in convenient places for many buyers (Aiken and PA). When I was looking for a horse this winter I remember seeing...
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    I prefer wool too. The only advantage of fleece...

    I prefer wool too. The only advantage of fleece is that it is easy to wash. My horse really gets a bad case of static electricity in the winter though and just hates getting shocked when you take...
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    Kismet! I do really like that. It is so true. ...

    Kismet! I do really like that. It is so true. And I do understand the suggestions of keeping his JC name as his show name, but did not think that with his one pathetic performance on the track...
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    Naming Help Needed!

    I am really stuck on coming up with a name for the new guy so wanted to tap the creative juices of the folks on this board. I am usually pretty committed to the idea of keeping a JC name, but this...
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    Thanks all. Got an appointment with Dr. Carter....

    Thanks all. Got an appointment with Dr. Carter. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the info.
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    PPE Recommendations in Aiken?

    Looking for recommendations of a vet in Aiken who will give a very thorough PPE and be available to get it done quickly. I have read in older threads suggesting Dr Redmond from Avoca and Dr Jamie...
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    I will give the new format some time before I...

    I will give the new format some time before I decide if I like it or not. Sometimes things just need getting used to first.

    That said, I really like the new Sport Horse Nation with the map! ...
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