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  1. Worked with a friesian who did this. Used her...

    Worked with a friesian who did this. Used her shoulder like a bulldozer once she figured out that just pushing forward straight got her nowhere- the joy of overly-permissive, under-educated barn help...
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    For me, concrete is a no-no in barns. Especially...

    For me, concrete is a no-no in barns. Especially in stalls.

    Why?

    1- Because you are going to have to mat and bed the HELL out of it to be comfortable.

    I don't know about anyone else, but...
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    It seems shady to me, but I had an apartment...

    It seems shady to me, but I had an apartment lease that worked the same way- you had to give 30 days notice according to the contract. However, the office staff would not accept the 30 days any other...
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    There are some horses I like it for, and some...

    There are some horses I like it for, and some that i detest. i used it with my old gelding as I was doing self care and only had small car at the time... . He was a horse who practically FILED his...
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    Have to agree here. I've been in 4 different...

    Have to agree here. I've been in 4 different barns in the past six years. A lot would call that barn hopping. However, just because you change barns doesn't mean it's a bad thing.

    Barn 1, I had...
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    Thanks. :-) He's doing okay. Vet gave us the...

    Thanks. :-) He's doing okay. Vet gave us the ok to start hand walking in very tiny quantities a month ago when the fracture was confirmed as stable. He's up to two laps of the arena, increasing...
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    Standing wraps- do I need to wean off?

    My guy has been in standing wraps since he fractured his pelvis just after thanksgiving. was wrapped because at the beginning of his injury, he was reluctant to bear weight on the injured leg so...
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    I have a fusion from T2-L1 with 3 degenerative...

    I have a fusion from T2-L1 with 3 degenerative discs below the fusion.

    the best thing I have done for myself in the 10 years since that surgery was to pick up yoga 6 weeks ago. One of my...
  9. Count me in as displeased too. I really hope...

    Count me in as displeased too. I really hope nobody was actually paid for that...
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    Ugh. Horrid owner. I cant imagine a BO worth...

    Ugh. Horrid owner. I cant imagine a BO worth their salt who would allow such a thing to go on.
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    In the winter months, I have a very hard time...

    In the winter months, I have a very hard time staying warm. Generally by the time i'm done at the barn, my fingernails and toenails are an intriguing shade of purple/grey and the only way to get...
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    Very little of what we as horsemen do benefits...

    Very little of what we as horsemen do benefits the horse. Aside from feeding, giving vet care, trimming feet... Even your minamilist type of riding isn't "of benefit" to the horse. No high horse...
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    The surgical tubing is easy. It's resistance...

    The surgical tubing is easy. It's resistance training for the horse. A lenght of tubing is cut of a length where the horse stretches it when they are at the top of their stride. . It's attached...
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    The surgical tubing is easy. It's resistance...

    The surgical tubing is easy. It's resistance training for the horse. A lenght of tubing is cut of a length where the horse stretches it when they are at the top of their stride. . It's attached...
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    Ah, but what would be considered "natural" make...

    Ah, but what would be considered "natural" make those who dislike the "show horse" routine happy?
    Just plates? No martingale on a work bridle? Dressage curb bits only? No curb bits? Barefoot? ...
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    And I think that very many of the best in the...

    And I think that very many of the best in the ASB/saddle seat business would pass that particular test with flying colors.
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    And nowadays... dark barns are usually because......

    And nowadays... dark barns are usually because... well... that's the facility that the trainer has. Have been in dark, cavelike barns- they're generally OLD builds. And bright airy barns- generally...
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    Saddle seat does have it's basis from the...

    Saddle seat does have it's basis from the southern plantations. Not only did the horse had to be a smooth ride, but beautiful as well- A status symbol that you could ride all day and then be proud...
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    I board at a barn with a few haul-in lesson...

    I board at a barn with a few haul-in lesson clients.

    There are haul in students who I see regularly but have no idea who they are because they just aren't around every day and when I go to the...
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    Chain link around horses scares me. My...

    Chain link around horses scares me.

    My friend's family fenced their main paddock in it. Last summer her good NSH mare managed to get a hoof through one of the squares (think she pawed) and then...
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    Spoke with vet. She's good with the horse...

    Spoke with vet. She's good with the horse staying on DMSO if it's seeming to help. We discussed previcox but because his pain level is not down where she was hoping it would be by now, she doesn't...
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    Agreeing. If you have not enough forage,...

    Agreeing. If you have not enough forage, throwing a fat supplement at them really isn't the answer. yes, it's extra calories which is part of it. but you'd probably be better off replacing with...
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    OMG... For real? OK. Who am I? I am not a...

    OMG... For real? OK. Who am I? I am not a dressage rider. I own and show saddlebreds. I've shown friesians in saddle seat and hunt seat, taken dressage lessons periodically. I've completed in...
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    Laurie- can I ask what your reasoning is behind...

    Laurie- can I ask what your reasoning is behind this?
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    Oral DMSO long term?

    My gelding is one month into stall rest with a fractured pelvis and a traumatized hip that may have some ligament damage.

    Vet had us start out with 2 g of bute 2x a day, weaning down a gram at a...
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