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    Based on the details and being in the area, it...

    Based on the details and being in the area, it isn't hard to guess which vet is working on this horse. If that lameness specialist is recommending a neurectomy, they are at the point where the...
  2. Another big, long-oval headed person here. ...

    Another big, long-oval headed person here. Depending on my hair situation, I have worn 7 1/2-7 3/4 helmets. I have finally come to the place where I just suck it up and shell out for the $$$...
  3. On a horse who ended up with a nasty case last...

    On a horse who ended up with a nasty case last winter, I ended up clipping the affected area plus a little buffer (to mid-fetlock, in this case), scrubbing with chlorhexadine, and drying thoroughly. ...
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    There's a horse in my barn right now who has this...

    There's a horse in my barn right now who has this issue. He does best in full leather pads with just a smidge of wedge, regular shoes. Bar shoes made it worse. Last time we tried going back to...
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    Fifteen years ago when I was showing there, the...

    Fifteen years ago when I was showing there, the concession stand grilled cheese at Foxton was second on my all-time grilled cheese list, right behind the Dairy Barn at the State Fair. :-D They host...
  6. I have a ~30 year old Welsh/Arab cross on...

    I have a ~30 year old Welsh/Arab cross on 2.5mg/day. After years of being the typical cresty IR pony, he has changed over to a skinny IR pony. We're hesitant to increase the dose further due to...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  16. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Link to video: http://youtu.be/HPzK-BGP4Ns

    Link to video: http://youtu.be/HPzK-BGP4Ns
  20. 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,...
  22. 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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