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  1. I have a the oddball TB that needed the...

    I have a the oddball TB that needed the above-described hoop tree/gusset configuration. She has moderate withers that tie into a tabletop back. With the help of Jay at Trumbull Mtn and then a local...
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    We have ten lesson horses. I'm firmly in the...

    We have ten lesson horses. I'm firmly in the less-is-more camp. Two get oral supplements. Horse One: MSM and SmartCalm. She is markedly less sound without the MSM, and noticeably more reactive...
  3. If TR is of interest, many TR centers offer...

    If TR is of interest, many TR centers offer "mentor" programs to help instructors get certified, often at little or no cost to the student instructor. It's a great way to get a foot in the door in...
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    I have been fused T4(?) through L4 for almost 12...

    I have been fused T4(?) through L4 for almost 12 years now. I was cleared to resume riding on the flat at 3 months post-op and I started jumping again at 6 months post-op. My surgeon dealt with a...
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    I'm using QuickBooks Online, and in our situation...

    I'm using QuickBooks Online, and in our situation (multiple users in multiple locations) it makes sense. If you only have one user, or if you have multiple users who will only be accessing it from...
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    My OTTB was six years off the track and in light...

    My OTTB was six years off the track and in light work when I bought her. I was planning on just a physical exam & flexions, but she flexed off on the front fetlocks and hocks so we xrayed those. I...
  7. I don't remember having computer access in school...

    I don't remember having computer access in school in Kindergarten or 1st grade, but I attended a small private school for those two grades. I completed grades 2-12 in a good public school system in...
  8. Poll: 15.2 TB mare with a wide, flat back. Wears a...

    15.2 TB mare with a wide, flat back. Wears a 34cm hoop tree Killington after a long and frustrating saddle search.
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    My vet's go-to when the oldsters are looking...

    My vet's go-to when the oldsters are looking older than I like is: CBC, chemistry panel, and FEC, plus or minus ACTH (for Cushing's, and yes, you can do that any time now), thyroid and/or...
  10. I use Dr. Ruth Stokes for chiro, but I'm not sure...

    I use Dr. Ruth Stokes for chiro, but I'm not sure if she does acupuncture.
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    BM piping in here -- I feed either TC30 (for the...

    BM piping in here -- I feed either TC30 (for the fatties) or TC Senior (for the oldsters) in an amount adequate to maintain good body condition. At times I have fed other products, but right now...
  12. I'm a long-time contacts wearer, and I've been a...

    I'm a long-time contacts wearer, and I've been a BM for the last 4+ years. I have virtually no issues with my contacts in the barn/riding setting, including riding in dusty arenas, stacking hay in...
  13. Link to video: http://youtu.be/HPzK-BGP4Ns

    Link to video: http://youtu.be/HPzK-BGP4Ns
  14. Montgomery Co, MD -- 12yo Han/TB gelding

    Stanley is a 12 year old Hanoverian/Thoroughbred cross gelding standing approximately 16.1 hands. Previous dressage training, good on trails, has been doing therapeutic riding for past two years. ...
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    I'm responsible for 17. 10 in stalls, 7...

    I'm responsible for 17. 10 in stalls, 7 field-boarded. On a day-to-day basis I do the PM shift (feed, change clothing as needed, turnout, close up barn). Someone else does the AM shift (stalls,...
  16. I manage a barn of 10 therapy horses and 7...

    I manage a barn of 10 therapy horses and 7 boarders, including my own mare. Located in the Maryland suburbs outside DC. I'm a big believer in the KISS principle.

    Most of the horses get 1/2 lb...
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    I have a Paint mare who sunburns on her white...

    I have a Paint mare who sunburns on her white spots. She has to live out 24/7 for other medical reasons and despises the run-in shed. The first summer I didn't realize what was happening until she...
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    I have one on lease right now. After the...

    I have one on lease right now. After the diagnosis, he spent a year in a field. He's been here for a year (doing therapeutic riding), and we slowly rehabbed him. We were hoping for serviceable at...
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    Apple cinnamon Fig Newtons here. I was using...

    Apple cinnamon Fig Newtons here. I was using Nickerdoodles, then tried several other varieties of horse cookies when there was a supply issue with Nickerdoodles. The picky pony approves of Fig...
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    I rode at Deer Run growing up. (Brownsburg...

    I rode at Deer Run growing up. (Brownsburg address, off 86th west of Lafayette Rd., ~20 min from IUPUI) Haven't been there in several years, but at the time it had an indoor & outdoor with...
  21. I feel for your BO. I gave notice to a client...

    I feel for your BO. I gave notice to a client about one horse (client has three boarded here) because the mare was going through fences multiple times a week. I literally could not contain her, and...
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    I currently have three on the farm with Cushings:...

    I currently have three on the farm with Cushings:

    > One has Cushing's but is not IR, and he still sheds out. He gets his 1mg of Prascend in a Fig Newton each morning and we otherwise treat him...
  23. My COPD horse has happily come back to a "normal"...

    My COPD horse has happily come back to a "normal" baseline, provided I do not violate the terms of engagement with her lungs. (24/7/365 turnout and NO hay, ever.) My vet was initially doubtful that...
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    I don't know what your horse had, but it doesn't...

    I don't know what your horse had, but it doesn't really sound like PHF. I live within a few miles of the Potomac River and my vet sees PHF cases every year. We vaccinate religiously, and anything...
  25. Poll: Yes, however...

    Like some others, our farm has a barn vet and barn farrier. Boarders are free to choose their own providers, but they must schedule and attend those appointments. Barn staff does not catch/leave...
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