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    If a horse has had a fall with trauma to the...

    If a horse has had a fall with trauma to the chest, it is possible that it could have a cardiac contusion, or injury to the heart muscle, which could cause a lethal arrhythmia. I have no idea if...
  2. What is CleanTrax? I have tried the Keratex...

    What is CleanTrax?

    I have tried the Keratex ... It might have helped harden his feet just a little bit, but they still seemed to be brittle and chip easily rather than becoming strong and pliable.
  3. He does get grass hay, which is all they have...

    He does get grass hay, which is all they have where I board him. I would have to buy my own alfalfa.

    He also gets a mixture of oats and SafeChoice, with some added calcium-stabilized rice bran,...
  4. Does anything actually help fix weak, shelly feet?

    Is there anything out there that really, truly improves hoof quality in a horse with weak feet?

    I have a horse that has weak, shelly feet ... He is otherwise in excellent health, in good weight,...
  5. Very interesting and promising findings!

    Very interesting and promising findings!
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    New schooling helmet suggestions

    I'm planning to get a new helmet in the very near future, as the one that I usually ride in for schooling is old and past its prime. It's an old Troxel Legacy Gold (do they even still make those?)
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    Nothing says "professionalism" quite like a...

    Nothing says "professionalism" quite like a passive-aggressive Facebook status.
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    Pretty sure this isn't something I will need to...

    Pretty sure this isn't something I will need to worry about any time soon, because any barn with these requirements is guaranteed to be well out of my price range. However, even if I could afford...
  9. I used to love A Horse Called Holiday by Frances...

    I used to love A Horse Called Holiday by Frances Wilbur ... It was about a girl who ends up with a deaf OTTB former event horse from some auction. Most of the story centers around the girl but there...
  10. Wow ... Just wow. What do they think the kids...

    Wow ... Just wow.

    What do they think the kids are going to eat? I realize food allergies are a big thing now, but I've never heard of someone going into anaphylactic shock from sitting next to...
  11. Y'all know it's actually extremely unlikely to...

    Y'all know it's actually extremely unlikely to become a heroin addict just because you took a couple Lortabs after surgery, right?

    Not completely outside the realm of possibility I suppose, but...
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    Southern Cross ... As in the Crosby, Stills, and...

    Southern Cross ... As in the Crosby, Stills, and Nash song.
  13. I can't say I agree with either one of these blog...

    I can't say I agree with either one of these blog posts. Why does it have to be that one path in life is better than another? Some people want kids; some people don't. Some people have their kids...
  14. I had to read the The (Dead) Red Pony in school...

    I had to read the The (Dead) Red Pony in school when I was about 12 or so. I hated it. Didn't help that I had a chestnut pony at the time. Named Red.

    Why is it that nearly all the books that...
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    Eeeeeewwwwwwww! :eek:

    Eeeeeewwwwwwww! :eek:
  16. I just can't bring myself to read 50 Shades of...

    I just can't bring myself to read 50 Shades of Grey.

    It's not because of the sex or the S&M business ... I'm just not able to suspend disbelief to that point.

    Stories about wizards and aliens...
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    If you don't know how a bit works, you shouldn't...

    If you don't know how a bit works, you shouldn't be trying it out on a green horse. Sounds like this girl would benefit from some lessons with a reputable hunter trainer, and the barn manager should...
  18. My dressage saddle is a 15+ year old Rembrandt...

    My dressage saddle is a 15+ year old Rembrandt Laurea, which has moderate-sized knee blocks and no thigh blocks. I love my saddle, but I feel that if it had bigger blocks it would be way too...
  19. My current event horse, who is 10 this year, is...

    My current event horse, who is 10 this year, is an Appendix former barrel racer and trail horse that had never jumped or even worn English tack before fall of 2012.

    I don't see him as an upper...
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    I don't think anyone here is condoning Parra's...

    I don't think anyone here is condoning Parra's behavior and business practices... I would say it is just the opposite! And I believe that the thread about the aforementioned "poor schmuck" would have...
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    So sad ... Condolences to all of his people. ...

    So sad ... Condolences to all of his people.

    It seems like lately there has been one sad story after another ... I'm ready to hear some good news for a change.
  22. It sounds like a bit of a break and the cool...

    It sounds like a bit of a break and the cool weather have her feeling refreshed and liking her job. A lot of horses can get a bit flat and dull from too much work, especially if it's mostly ring...
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    Thanks, alibi. That is interesting ... I have...

    Thanks, alibi. That is interesting ... I have known for years that some people feel that horses' whiskers should be left alone, but I have never quite understood the harm that it supposedly causes...
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    Where did it say anything about the tactile hairs?

    Where did it say anything about the tactile hairs?
  25. Or Rascal ... As in "wascally wabbit"

    Or Rascal ... As in "wascally wabbit"
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