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    I agree with this and the videos are great too! ...

    I agree with this and the videos are great too! Not sure if they're still around...
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    Exactly, trust us on this, it's the strangest...

    Exactly, trust us on this, it's the strangest "training" technique!
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    What netg and Pembroke said, in spades. Get help...

    What netg and Pembroke said, in spades. Get help from a GOOD dressage trainer in your area if at all possible. :-)
  4. Thread: PSSM

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    Can you have your vet run a blood test for...

    Can you have your vet run a blood test for Vitamin E levels? That would be the best place to start. Since mine are in the normal range, I too give around 5000 IU. When they were not, I gave more. ...
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    Dressage-y rules, why yes, TONS of them. You...

    Dressage-y rules, why yes, TONS of them. You know we have a lot, right? LOL! I wouldn't worry about it too much, although perhaps down the line you could try something like a running martingale. ...
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    ^^This. Or, there is really no reason for a...

    ^^This. Or, there is really no reason for a bridle path, I've not done one on mine for years. Just a thought....
  7. Remember the bit check is done AFTER the test,...

    Remember the bit check is done AFTER the test, not before as it will upset the rider/horse flow. Of course, I'm sure you know this, but there was at least one ring steward that did not, ask me how I...
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    Following your train of thought here: I wonder...

    Following your train of thought here: I wonder if there are irons with more give in the bottom branch that would enable you to push "through" them, giving you that feel. I have the Herm Sprengers,...
  9. Thread: PSSM

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    ALL that has been said above. Also, maybe your...

    ALL that has been said above. Also, maybe your vet can pull blood to test the muscle enzymes, that is inexpensive and non-invasive. While my "problem child's" hair test came back negative, I too...
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    Um, it looks cut. It's not horrible, but you can...

    Um, it looks cut. It's not horrible, but you can definitely tell, your friends have been lying to you. ;-)




    Those scissors are $130.00!!! I'd like to see pics of your horses' manes, it...
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    Hmmm, that would be surprising/disappointing to...

    Hmmm, that would be surprising/disappointing to find.l If this was a young horse I would say things can change quickly in their mouth, but he's not. I'm with you, I'd not use this vet again for...
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    All of mine from the time they were young to...

    All of mine from the time they were young to oldsters have their teeth done twice a year. Most of the time once they are older, it's just a minor "clean-up" but why let it get to the point that it's...
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    My young one is a licker too and loves to blow in...

    My young one is a licker too and loves to blow in my ear and have me blow back into his nostril. The other day he surprised me with a big ol' lick on my face while we were doing this, just like a...
  14. Even though technically your stalls are called...

    Even though technically your stalls are called tie stalls, that is just in reference to their size, right? You're not actually tying them in the stalls, correct?
  15. Thread: Lunging the 2 y/o

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    I also think that some pasture time with...

    I also think that some pasture time with appropriate mates might help as well. Maybe there's a reason those horses at your friend's house "hated her and were running her".....??? Of course there's...
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    I like that you say you feed the hay based on...

    I like that you say you feed the hay based on weight versus flakes! That amount would be adequate for most average sized horses but if you get a big WB or hard keeping TB, that might not be enough. ...
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    Hmmm, interesting! And terrifying because we...

    Hmmm, interesting! And terrifying because we hope our horses' food makes them better, not ill. Yikes.
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    Better weather, more turnout and more work. ...

    Better weather, more turnout and more work. Other than that, no. lol
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    So is this similar to an EPSM/PSSM issue? Just...

    So is this similar to an EPSM/PSSM issue? Just curious as that's what my $$ was on. ;-)
  20. Thread: Ventral Edema

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    I hope it isn't for, for you and your mare's...

    I hope it isn't for, for you and your mare's sake, but the signs were similar on a 5 year old large pony mare I lost six years ago. CHF due to myocarditis. Full necropsy done without any definitive...
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    ^^ My ? too! Where are you guys buying this...

    ^^ My ? too! Where are you guys buying this girth from? Best price?
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    Well, here's my experience: I have one that is...

    Well, here's my experience: I have one that is prone to scratches if I do NOT clip and keep everything clean and dry. I have another one that is prone to leg fungus if I DO clip, he is better off...
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    I'm sorry but I've never seen a horse that isn't...

    I'm sorry but I've never seen a horse that isn't totally wound up (ie snorting with tail up over its back) move while pooping *on its own*). ??? I figure it's uncomfortable, down near to impossible...
  24. Thread: Tail Rubbing

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    I had the same issue with one of mine and have...

    I had the same issue with one of mine and have tried every remedy listed and then some. I bought a fly sheet with a tail flap and lined it with nylon. At first, he would still try to rub but the...
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    RE-read your post, it was in this case poor...

    RE-read your post, it was in this case poor handling that allowed the situation to occur. The *first* time she was "a maniac" she needed to go into the round and yes, perhaps have side reins on as...
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