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  1. My 30-year old BUCKED like a bronc today!! Not...

    My 30-year old BUCKED like a bronc today!!

    Not sure exactly why. I need to check the saddle but it might have just been the weather.

    He is too old to do that!!!
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    Here is an interesting look at how things were...

    Here is an interesting look at how things were back in the day. I am sure there were plenty of bad rides then but the courses were oh so different!! Ledyard Farm Horse Trials 1975.
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    MMorgan--No. Because what happened is not as...

    MMorgan--No. Because what happened is not as important as how to recognize people with bad intentions. Not all bad people are creepy either.

    What IS important is learning to trust your gut and in...
  4. TTouch.com Linda Tellington-Jones' "The...

    TTouch.com

    Linda Tellington-Jones' "The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book."

    Many videos too! Very beginner friendly!
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    This is my experience

    A dozen or more years ago I was leasing a barn and a tenet house on a large farm. I had a bunch of boarders plus a few horses of my own. When I moved in, the only tenet house on the farm was at the...
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    Leading lessons. Teach her to lead with her head...

    Leading lessons. Teach her to lead with her head low. Walk, halt, walk, halt, turn left, turn right. It works wonders!

    Horses don't just rear. Something precedes it. Deal with that.
  7. Ask a vet. Not anything you can do about it other...

    Ask a vet. Not anything you can do about it other than use a supplement. Iron is high here too. I am not aware that it has ever caused a problem. Weird that she bleached as I have one that is almost...
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    I live above my main barn. My farrier is also a...

    I live above my main barn. My farrier is also a volunteer fireman. He says I have one of the safest barns he goes to. Two layers of drywall, which is code here, on the ceiling/floor of barn/house. He...
  9. Thanks Chicamuxen. The only decision I have...

    Thanks Chicamuxen.

    The only decision I have made yet is to put all or most on straight MSM which is great for inflammation. I welcome the info on herbs as I don't know a lot there but I do know...
  10. You can't fix stupid--unless you are Darwin.

    You can't fix stupid--unless you are Darwin.
  11. Yes, I think I will try it on at least some of...

    Yes, I think I will try it on at least some of the horses. I will also talk to my vet who has some knowledge of herbs.
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    READ "THE GIFT OF FEAR" BY GAVIN DEBECKER!! ...

    READ "THE GIFT OF FEAR" BY GAVIN DEBECKER!!

    Trust your gut!
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    I used to have a trailer with a steep ramp. Hated...

    I used to have a trailer with a steep ramp. Hated that part of it. I got a 4x4 cut to the length of the ramp that I carried with me. I would just stick that under the end of the ramp and that...
  14. He has been featured on here before. Just do a...

    He has been featured on here before. Just do a search.
  15. These supplements that I am using are NOT close...

    These supplements that I am using are NOT close to being the most expensive out there!!

    Lubrisyn is $1.29 Per day ( x2 horses). Cosequin ASU is $1.80 (x2 horses) Cosequin Optimized with MSM is...
  16. Mythbusters busted it.

    Mythbusters busted it.
  17. None of the Smartpak supps are in my price range....

    None of the Smartpak supps are in my price range. None of the horses are really rideable other than for a light hack.

    I'll ask my vet about Pentosan. Thanks!
  18. Replacing regular joint supplements with herbs--is it possible?

    I am re-evaluating the joint supplements I am giving five of my horses. Three are teenagers, one is 20 and one is 30. Two of the teenagers have soundness issues and the third is being treated for...
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    Google is your friend. Also, take note of his...

    Google is your friend.

    Also, take note of his vehicle and license plate number.

    Ya never know!
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    Oops! Wishful thinking!!

    Oops!

    Wishful thinking!!
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    It is all so confusing! And expensive! I...

    It is all so confusing! And expensive! I definitely have to change things. I am pricing out Lubrisyn vs injectables.

    Lubrisyn ordered straight from the company (not including shipping) is nearly...
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    I pony with a chain over the nose and an 10 foot...

    I pony with a chain over the nose and an 10 foot long lead. The first time I am also armed with a jumping bat.

    Some of them are good about it, some are BAD!!

    Make sure you are on a Dominant...
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    At this point I am not sure I see an improvement....

    At this point I am not sure I see an improvement. The 30 year old is also on previcox and has been for nearly two years. He was having trouble getting up. Previcox helped that enormously. I am adding...
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    It is not that hard for a horse to knock his...

    It is not that hard for a horse to knock his pelvis out of place. They fall down when we are not looking. One of the advantages to living above my barn is that I get to watch them run around, slip...
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    Apply your dressage skills to...

    Apply your dressage skills to canter--trot--gallop--trot--walk transitions. It is obedience in the transitions that you need! Strive to get him relaxed in these transitions. And soft in supple. He is...
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