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    I spent four years as a full time working...

    I spent four years as a full time working student/groom and swore by my Oster Clipmasters. After a major shipping snafu, Smartpak offered me a pair of these clippers and I'm officially converted!...
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    There's also the issue of lens distortion- which...

    There's also the issue of lens distortion- which can be really evident when photographing horses. :)
  3. My guy reacts violently to even mild gas colics....

    My guy reacts violently to even mild gas colics. I mean, laying on the ground-groaning -he's-dying sort of reaction. The good thing is that I always know when he's not feeling well.

    We've had...
  4. Mary Wanless's Natural Rider helped me to become...

    Mary Wanless's Natural Rider helped me to become much more aware of my own reactions/contributions. I found with most of my TBs (and many of my WBs since I tend to like horses with a lot of "blood")...
  5. This accident happened just down the road from...

    This accident happened just down the road from us. It was three friends of mine that were first on the scene and found the little girl. The friend who found her is just back from Afghanistan and is...
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    Of all the TBs I've had, my current guy is the...

    Of all the TBs I've had, my current guy is the hardest to keep weight on. And he's not so much a hard keeper, but needs a specific diet. I often wonder if I went back and fed previous horses the same...
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    What all are you testing for? We just did xrays...

    What all are you testing for? We just did xrays on my guy and for right now it looks like there is no rotation. But, we still haven't identified any cause. He's got one more week of daily bute before...
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    *hugs* I'm sorry they didn't have better news....

    *hugs*

    I'm sorry they didn't have better news. Did the vet suggest you change anything in the way you're managing him? Other than the boots?
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    dwblover- BO and I talked this morning. She and...

    dwblover- BO and I talked this morning. She and her husband have looked the field over, and today took a picture of the plants they weren't positive of to send off, but there's not much. They also...
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    No. He was turned out in a 2 acre, well...

    No. He was turned out in a 2 acre, well maintained field. I haven't personally checked each individual tree, but mentioned it to barn owner and she said the only black walnut trees they had seen on...
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    We switched bedding over a month ago from poor...

    We switched bedding over a month ago from poor quality shavings to pellets. But that's the only recent change
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    We iced him every two hours the first day he...

    We iced him every two hours the first day he presented (Sat). Then, 4x a day yesterday, 2x today. Vet said it was prob only directly beneficial immediately. It seemed to make him more comfortable so...
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    Vet was back out for a recheck this afternoon. We...

    Vet was back out for a recheck this afternoon. We timed it for just before he was due for his evening bute to measure soreness/pain levels. He was walking completely normally in the barn aisle, and...
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    To be honest, we weren't sure. There was a slight...

    To be honest, we weren't sure. There was a slight increase in the hay and grain, as he'd lost some weight in the last couple weeks and the grass in his turnout has *started* popping up with the warm...
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    From Sat to today (vet is rechecking this...

    From Sat to today (vet is rechecking this afternoon), Vet recommended no grain and well soaked hay, which is what he's been getting. Massive improvement in sensitivity from initial onset to now. He's...
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    Lamanitis in 6 yo TB?

    My 6 yo TB was diagnosed on Sat with acute lamanitis in all four feet.

    He is on the appropriate ration of Empower, free choice grass mix hay and turnout 12 hours a day.

    He's been barefoot...
  17. LOVE my sham wows for the barn.

    LOVE my sham wows for the barn.
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    Because I'm often on military installations that...

    Because I'm often on military installations that make the big rigs tough, I usually have my horses shipped to a local farm that can handle it, then move them to my barn after a short rest. Lots of...
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    I usually start in a french link full cheek until...

    I usually start in a french link full cheek until steering is pretty solid, then switch to a loose ring kk ultra french link
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    I have the 03 7.3 Diesel and I LOVE it. We lucked...

    I have the 03 7.3 Diesel and I LOVE it. We lucked out getting it used in 06 with less than 22K miles on it. Some seattle city worker's weekend toy. It's amazing, tows my oversize custom 2 horse with...
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    my little guy is 18 months and I'm already...

    my little guy is 18 months and I'm already shopping for a little hunt coat....I mean, seriously, who can resist toddler hunt coats?
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    My TB hunter on free choice grass hay and...

    My TB hunter on free choice grass hay and Empower.

    His SmartPak is:
    SmartGut
    SmartFlex Maintenance
    SmartOmega3
    B1

    he's off the track, had some weight issues and was grumpy when he first...
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    I've been using SmartGut for about a year after a...

    I've been using SmartGut for about a year after a course of G-Guard and a followup scope showed a fabulous stomach ;) Nothing extra for trailering or showing.
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    If you haven't found a home, I definitely am...

    If you haven't found a home, I definitely am interested :) Have a great spot as the future best friend for kiddos
  25. After many, many conversation with...

    After many, many conversation with horsey-military friends (including my bestie who is actually a german citizen), I wouldn't bring my guys if we went OCONUS.

    Only one friend has done it and she...
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