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    Well said as usual, Ghazzu.

    Well said as usual, Ghazzu.
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    A place like this is bound to retaliate against...

    A place like this is bound to retaliate against the horse if notice is given. Unfortunately, I've run into very few places that will treat your horse well after you give notice. That's just the way...
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    You're feeding so many different things it would...

    You're feeding so many different things it would be hard to know which, if any, of them may be causing the problem. Why not just go back to basics (hay and water) for a few weeks and see what you...
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    Loos of appetite is a very common side effect of...

    Loos of appetite is a very common side effect of pergolide for both horses and humans. In fact, nausea and other GI problems were cited as the number one reason for discontinuation of the drug (>30%)...
  5. Your farrier maybe as he has the skill to make a...

    Your farrier maybe as he has the skill to make a hospital plate but if your vet didn't directly inject the tract with with antibiotics, only prescribed them orally, I'd hardly call that "top notch...
  6. I had a smallish, older Arab mare back in the 90s...

    I had a smallish, older Arab mare back in the 90s the vet started at 1 tablespoon/day of Thyro L. I know now that is a pretty high dose for a horse that size to start with (looking up info like that...
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    The horror of finding horse skeletons tangled in...

    The horror of finding horse skeletons tangled in barbed wire... I have no words! True evil at work.
  8. [QUOTE=HollysHobbies;7522173]They may look...

    [QUOTE=HollysHobbies;7522173]They may look "uphill", but they are not over the back and are certainly not relaxed.
    They're not relaxed at GP either. Just look at the scores Blu Horse Matine got...
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    Has he been checked for Cushings? That would be...

    Has he been checked for Cushings? That would be my first thought as a Cushings horse will often lose muscle mass/weight loss if the condition is left untreated. Can't tell by looking at the animal...
  10. Did the farrier use hoof testers on her? If not,...

    Did the farrier use hoof testers on her? If not, why not?
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    Scariest encounter I've had wasn't with a...

    Scariest encounter I've had wasn't with a "predator" per se, but with a rabid raccoon. Sucker chased me through my backyard one predawn morning as I was filling a bird feeder. Was all raggedy, sick...
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    You can use either a "sleazy" type hood or a...

    You can use either a "sleazy" type hood or a neoprene neck sweat to keep the jugular catheter clean and in place. Also, check the closest vet hospital/clinic in your area too. They have usually...
  13. Thread: Flax seed

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    From the above article in The Horse (bold and...

    From the above article in The Horse (bold and underline are mine):
  14. Thread: Flax seed

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    Completely agree! Bought 2 bags of the TC...

    Completely agree! Bought 2 bags of the TC preground, stabilized golden flax last year on sale and was disappointed in the results after a couple of months and went back to fresh grinding myself. ...
  15. Is your trainer so wonderful you can't find...

    Is your trainer so wonderful you can't find another? No way I'd move to a large, busy barn. One of the main reasons I have horses is for the peace and quite being with them in the country brings. ...
  16. According to one of her earlier posts, the OP is...

    According to one of her earlier posts, the OP is apparently located in one of the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania). Probably doesn't have access to the types of technology we take for...
  17. Quite a few horses sold on that I've boarded with...

    Quite a few horses sold on that I've boarded with have wound up in a bad place (as seen on Craig's list a year or so later - skin and bones. Or used as a "poster child" for some questionable rescue...
  18. The poor horse looked like it was moving sideways...

    The poor horse looked like it was moving sideways right from the start. Good grief! That jock should never be allowed to ride any horse again. Ignorance or abuse? In the end, what does it matter?...
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    What you've done with him is very impressive. ...

    What you've done with him is very impressive. Wow!
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    Jen, did you ever order from them? I've never...

    Jen, did you ever order from them? I've never seen bling on a noseband before and not sure I'd have the courage to use one of these in public. BUT, I secretly think the above bridle is just...
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    All looked like the same horses to me. A change...

    All looked like the same horses to me. A change in lighting making the coat colors look different (and agree the horses' coats looked shinier in the "before" pics :D) but the markings all matched.
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    This feed is extremely high is NSC (27%),...

    This feed is extremely high is NSC (27%), comparable to many cheap sweet feeds. A feed doesn't need to contain molasses to be full of simple sugars and starchs. Yet another case where the protein...
  23. Thread: TC Senior

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    Calories for some TC feeds/digestible energy...

    Calories for some TC feeds/digestible energy (kcal/lb):

    TC Complete: 1,700
    TC Senior: 1,548
    TC Low Starch: 1,482
    TC 30% Supplement: 1,266
    TC Lite: 1,150
    TC Safe Starch Forage: 1,100
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  24. I have the Amigo fly sheet (Bug Zapper I think?)...

    I have the Amigo fly sheet (Bug Zapper I think?) and the fabric is too heavy, even for RI summers. It sits in my tack box.

    Last year I used the Eous Dunbar fly sheet/hood and was very happy with...
  25. Have you ever had to use "filler" to repair a...

    Have you ever had to use "filler" to repair a hoof? Sounds like "no". The amount used is always winds up lot wider than the actual deficit. A small amount is place on the area to be covered and...
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