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    Does kind of seem like a soundness issue. Is he...

    Does kind of seem like a soundness issue. Is he older? Sometimes the oldsters don't do well with time off, they stiffen up like a plank. Might be worth having a trainer watch you ride him. They might...
  2. Kind of hard to tell, but I am assuming that...

    Kind of hard to tell, but I am assuming that since you are considering showing by yourself you have a horse and access to a trailer? If you are in a boarding stable, maybe make friends with a more...
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    They use Mattes at my barn. I didn't think they...

    They use Mattes at my barn. I didn't think they looked that great after 6 mos of use. But maybe they don't take care of them that well. I bought Dover's brand and am very happy with it. I bought the...
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    You might try Celebration Farm in Mettawa...

    You might try Celebration Farm in Mettawa (Libertyville/Lake Forest area)
    Easy to get to, right off the tollway. Amy and Kate do a nice job. They do not go to Florida. They do the Ledges shows over...
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    I had never heard of FIP but I know what its like...

    I had never heard of FIP but I know what its like to lose one way before its time. I'm so sorry, try to be strong for her. I am thinking of you
  6. I'm in Chicago and know a rep here. Where are...

    I'm in Chicago and know a rep here. Where are you? I can ask if he goes that far.
  7. I still use an Irish knit on my mare. She is not...

    I still use an Irish knit on my mare. She is not clipped and we are in a heated barn. She rarely gets sweaty but when she does I like net cooler. I can put that on her and let her stand in her stall...
  8. You can get Adequan at Allivet for $299 (7 vials)...

    You can get Adequan at Allivet for $299 (7 vials) http://www.allivet.com/search.aspx?SearchTerm=adequan
    Where I am from, that is a lot cheaper than hock injections and of course less invasive. I...
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    that was great, thanks!

    that was great, thanks!
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    I've found that quality goes farther than...

    I've found that quality goes farther than quantity. Your pups will adjust as long as you spend good quality time with them, even though it might be shorter than what they were used to when you took...
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    Either way is fine as long as the person doing it...

    Either way is fine as long as the person doing it knows what they are doing. I've put many horses down and was with them till the end. Just glad I wasn't the one doing the deed. Sorry you have to...
  12. "The best reward you can give your horse is a...

    "The best reward you can give your horse is a good ride"
    G.M. clinic sometime in the 70s
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    Not sure about the goats. I know they make great...

    Not sure about the goats. I know they make great companions but a friend had a couple of them and they chewed her horses tails off!
    Another friend had a pretty anxious TB mare with a pony companion....
  14. I always had my horse's teeth done the old...

    I always had my horse's teeth done the old fashioned way, with a float and no sedation. They never seemed to mind it all that much and I could ride after it was done. I resisted the power floats for...
  15. Congrats to you! Can't wait to hear how the...

    Congrats to you! Can't wait to hear how the training goes, I've never trained a gaited horse.
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    Starbucks card! Best gift ever :)

    Starbucks card! Best gift ever :)
  17. Thread: Would You?

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    If I had an ass like that? You betcha!

    If I had an ass like that? You betcha!
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    I bought a mini for a companion to my old...

    I bought a mini for a companion to my old saddlebred. We had put down his long time companion and he needed a new friend. They lived at a friend's place where there was an assortment of other horses....
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    Damn, if I'd only kept my flat as a board Barnsby...

    Damn, if I'd only kept my flat as a board Barnsby from my Saddle Seat days! ;)
  20. Thread: Helmets Tough

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    They have velcro saddles???? cool

    They have velcro saddles???? cool
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    I gave my old mare Previcox. It did make her more...

    I gave my old mare Previcox. It did make her more comfortable.
  22. My friend's horse would do this but it was much...

    My friend's horse would do this but it was much more pronounced. He looked exactly like he was about to canter, then he would continue trotting. He was diagnosed with kissing spine. He was put on a...
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    She looks just like my little mare. I bought a...

    She looks just like my little mare. I bought a Pessoa from Dover and it fit her quite well. They are fairly reasonable and sometime Dover has some that have been used for trials. When they sell them...
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    I'm at a decent size show barn in the midwest....

    I'm at a decent size show barn in the midwest. The workers fall over themselves taking care of the show horses.There are 6 of us who are in a satellite barn. We do not show, but pay the same board as...
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    I tend to listen. When I was a kid I used to take...

    I tend to listen. When I was a kid I used to take my horse everywhere. We were cantering through a backyard when he stopped dead. I couldn't figure t iout till I noticed a clothes line strung across...
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