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  1. You should be fine...however, definitely do NOT...

    You should be fine...however, definitely do NOT push it in the first week or two after surgery. Do the PT exercises, CPM machine (heck, I was on that thing 12 hours a day the first week post op),...
  2. Dover and different prices...

    Long story short...Needed a new bridle, wanted the same one I had.
    Googled the bridle. Dover had it for 284.99.
    Dover had an Ebay site, same exact bridle 199.99

    Ordered thru Dover/Ebay for the...
  3. ladymcts, I would recommend testing your horse...

    ladymcts, I would recommend testing your horse for Cushings/IR... ACTH (cortisol levels), insulin and glucose. Could be borderline Cushings... may be worth looking into.
    I have a high maintenance...
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    He wants a job

    Young horses that are destructive and challenging are bored silly. (IMO).
    They need stimulation and new experiences. My take on it is that he IS a good boy, but bored and looking for attention, be...
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    Yes, I use them

    Very happy with Thriving Pets! Been using them a few years for compounded Pergo. My horse is on 2.5 mg a day and I order a 60 day supply (have a fridge at the barn where they are kept) at a time and...
  6. Merhow-mixed feelings. In some ways very nice, but cheaped out on detail stuff.

    The quality is spotty. I have a friend that purchased a brand new slant load BP. It tows wonderfully, solid and steady, (even in high winds and windy mountain roads), but the finish work left much to...
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    1/2 Ton

    There's 1/2 tons and there's 1/2 tons... I have a 2005 Silverado with tow pkg and the 5.2 liter engine. It tows my 2 horse Trail-Et with dressing room beautifully on mountainous roads, plenty of...
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    Another fan of Adams here... I ordered the...

    Another fan of Adams here... I ordered the Trailer Eyes camera a couple of weeks ago, got it within the week. Opened the box and the cigarette lighter adaptor for the monitor was missing and I had...
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    Speedy-Beet is from non GMO beets! Great...

    Speedy-Beet is from non GMO beets! Great products, soaks in 5 minutes no molasses AND specially formulated for horses that require low S/S.
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    no good deed goes unpunished...

    Whoa... that's utter chutzpah.

    Over the years, before I owned horses I rode everyone else's horses, lol. I was so grateful to ride and was honored that the owners trusted me with their horses.
    ...
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    As the owner of an IR/Cushings horse I have been...

    As the owner of an IR/Cushings horse I have been somewhat obsessive about what I feed my horse. I actually looked into this feed as it WAS touted as a good feed for metabolically challenged horses. ...
  12. Thread: ACL tears

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    Faye, I discussed it with my dr, he feels that I...

    Faye, I discussed it with my dr, he feels that I damaged the ACL years ago, and told me that many people can function well with a damaged ACL and they do compensate and many don't even realize they...
  13. Thread: ACL tears

    by RubysMom
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    New ACL, just go for it!

    I wanted to share a "non-horror" story about my ACL replacement... Bascially, there was no choice BUT surgery as my ACL was gone, no sign of it on the MRI..but a few fibers floating around in the...
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    Add me to the knee/ankle brigade... sigh. Fx...

    Add me to the knee/ankle brigade... sigh.
    Fx and dislocated left ankle March 17, 2014 dismounting off my horse. Had surgery March 21st... plate and 6 pins on fibia and two screws in the tibia.
    ...
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    Triple crown light...under 10% No alfalfa.

    Triple crown light...under 10% No alfalfa.
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    My horse had a big old sinus cyst under his left...

    My horse had a big old sinus cyst under his left eye.
    His only symptom was a chronically snotty left nostril.
    I had him scoped twice, gutteral pouches flushed, xrayed out the wazoo, and finally...
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    My farrier uses leather pads on my horse with...

    My farrier uses leather pads on my horse with great results. He highly recommends them for their "breathable" qualities, as mentioned above.

    He also uses treated Oakum as filler.

    If you...
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    Easy there, LBM....My horse had a sinus cyst...

    Easy there, LBM....My horse had a sinus cyst removed June 1st, major surgery. He had a flap opened up in his skull and the cyst was quite huge, (bigger than the CT scan showed :eek:). I too was...
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    Hmmm, odd. My horse shed out nicely in...

    Hmmm, odd. My horse shed out nicely in March//April, then seemed to grow another, lighter winter coat, but still pretty fuzzy.
    He started shedding THAT out the beginning of June and I"ve been...
  20. PM me, if you want, I know the area really...

    PM me, if you want, I know the area really well...Yes, Walnut Grove is a public park. You can trailer or hack over and school in the rings and they have schooling shows, too. (rail classes, gymkhana,...
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    Well, I have a 12 yo wb cross...I got him as a 6...

    Well, I have a 12 yo wb cross...I got him as a 6 yo. He's always been a bit "draggy" behind. As you can imagine I had full workups done on him, neuro exams, good farriery on a punctual 5 week...
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    I"m down here in Poway, didn't feel a...

    I"m down here in Poway, didn't feel a thing...Sounds like you're all ok up there, despite feeling a bit like a martini....:cool:
    I'll take the shakers anyday...when I can ride my horse in the warm...
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    Clip bra-less...Seriously. I have ruined so...

    Clip bra-less...Seriously.

    I have ruined so many bras, as the tiny sharp hairs embedded themselves into my bras and they will NEVER leave once they have taken up residence in the fabric, and...
  24. Thread: When to clip?

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    OK, the "original" hairy yak horse owner...

    OK, the "original" hairy yak horse owner here...sigh. My boy gets clipped 3 times a year.
    Labor Day weekend, mid-late October, and the last clip is AFTER Dec. 21st, (winter solstice). I find when I...
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    Thank you...:)

    Thank you...:)
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