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  1. You might try putting up a visual barrier between...

    You might try putting up a visual barrier between your pony and the new horse and see if yours calms down. You could put up some kind of kicking cushion, but if the visual barrier stops the kicking...
  2. Quebec has looser liquor laws and you can find it...

    Quebec has looser liquor laws and you can find it in the grocery store, some drug stores, and the depanneur (corner store). Ontario is considering allowing limited amounts of beer/wine to be sold in...
  3. My best near miss was at a show. My horse took...

    My best near miss was at a show. My horse took the long spot, then changed his mind and put his front feet down in front of the jump, throwing me up his neck even as he realized there actually...
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    My horse is the opposite. When I had the saddle...

    My horse is the opposite. When I had the saddle fitter/rep out we found two saddles that worked. The foam one honestly looked like it had been custom fit to his back. But HE liked the wool one (at...
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    IF the barn is going to demand 30 days notice of...

    IF the barn is going to demand 30 days notice of you leaving, then they were obligated to give you well over 30 days notice of the board increase in order to give you time to determine if you could...
  6. I wonder if she has some pain or physical issue...

    I wonder if she has some pain or physical issue that makes it difficult/painful to back up or move her forelegs sideways.
  7. Thread: Knee pain

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    See if you can borrow a pair of jointed irons -...

    See if you can borrow a pair of jointed irons - ones that move easily, not very stiffly - and try them out. My non-arthritic knee pain vanished when I used jointed irons. At first one ride in...
  8. She's wearing the wrong boots. If she has to hop...

    She's wearing the wrong boots. If she has to hop on a horse occasionally (though it sounds like not with that long coat) she could keep riding boots in the heated viewing room. But the rest of the...
  9. EPSM, COPD, and Cushing's all in the same horse.

    EPSM, COPD, and Cushing's all in the same horse.
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    Based on my own experience and talking with...

    Based on my own experience and talking with others - odds are there is something in the new feed that upsets his gut. Mine is sensitive to flax and apparently soybeans. I talked to others who had...
  11. My race bred QH had a major hock issue. He...

    My race bred QH had a major hock issue. He retired at 11. I did two rounds of IA Adequan with great success the first time, and not so much the second. Six months after the second round (age 15),...
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    Only you can decide when it's time to give up. ...

    Only you can decide when it's time to give up. Don't let the judgement of others push you into doing something you don't want to do.

    I've had a horse with a major issue that caused him to break...
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    I am questioning your doctor's okay to you riding...

    I am questioning your doctor's okay to you riding if the aftermath is so painful for you. I had a friend who had a single disc bulging/herniated in her back and she didn't ride for well over a year....
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    I now have a horse with food sensitivities, and...

    I now have a horse with food sensitivities, and one with EPSM. I no longer take the general rule of not feeding other horses treats as a general rule. I specifically ask BOs of places I am...
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    I've got one of those too. But mine isn't a...

    I've got one of those too. But mine isn't a seasonal issue.

    Mine has some food sensitivities (maybe allergies? I don't know, but I do know he is reliably affected by them) to flax, and...
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    Solar Flare is right about the angle, but the...

    Solar Flare is right about the angle, but the biggest issue with those unmounted photos is the camera is far too close to the horse. Stand back and zoom in with the camera control to eliminate the...
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    I have a Total Saddle Fit girth for my younger...

    I have a Total Saddle Fit girth for my younger horse and it has been the only thing that has allowed me to ride him consistently. On him the regular girths pulled the saddle forward onto his...
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    I had that problem. Mine cycled through clean...

    I had that problem. Mine cycled through clean and dirty phases too, then eventually became constantly dirty. I tried a lot of things but in the end it came down to encysted small strongyles for...
  19. I had been doing almost everything right to...

    I had been doing almost everything right to manage EPSM when I found out my horse had it. Pasture board, consistent work 5-6 days per week, minimal carbs. I needed to add vitamin E and selenium,...
  20. I've posted it before, and no doubt will again,...

    I've posted it before, and no doubt will again, but this time it's for you. Read this one post even if you don't want to read the rest of the blog (though it might help).
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    Or you could just wait two months and they'll be...

    Or you could just wait two months and they'll be gone on their own. ;)
  22. My guy had a high hind partial tear with the...

    My guy had a high hind partial tear with the outer branch of the suspensory half torn off the sesamoid bone. Initial vet assessement and ultrasound about 7-10 days post injury. He was distinctly...
  23. Poll: I would not be okay with that sort of arrangement...

    I would not be okay with that sort of arrangement because of an incident in the past. I moved to a new barn, went in on Spring vaccinations with the barn vet. The vet billed the BO, and we paid the...
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    Just wanted to add an update for anyone who might...

    Just wanted to add an update for anyone who might find this thread in a future search.

    I had my vet run some bloodwork in the spring after an in depth discussion of his itchiness. He came back...
  25. Suddenly sitting on the butt bar when trailering

    My searches failed to turn up anything relevant.

    Any idea why a formerly good traveler would be suddenly sitting/leaning on the butt bar with front feet well back under his body in the trailer? ...
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