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    Injury to suspensory / annualar ligament

    Got bad news from the vet today. My horse has been mildly off RH for a few weeks, not bad, no swelling or heat but not quite right. We gave him some time off but it didn't improve so we had the vet...
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    I have two. Both fit the horses incredibly well...

    I have two. Both fit the horses incredibly well and they love them. The downside is that the service has been terrible. I felt like the owner/found guilted me into buying new custom saddles for...
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    I just talked to DH. He is amazing! We're...

    I just talked to DH. He is amazing!

    We're sending a vet out tomorrow. If she has a reasonable chance at soundness, will bring her to my barn. Or if she's got a shot at being pasture sound, have...
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    Dirty Dump - what to do?

    I'm not sure that this fits here, but wasn't sure where to put it. I'm just sick over this and need to share.

    I've started to help out at a local rescue and last night a new horse came in. It's...
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    Thanks! We found a beautiful facility in...

    Thanks! We found a beautiful facility in Mundelein (one town or so away) that seemed like a great fit. We moved my two horses and 3 others that my trainer brought in last weekend. So far everyone...
  6. Thread: Tying up

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    Not to hi-jack, but has anyone experienced tying...

    Not to hi-jack, but has anyone experienced tying up without PSSM? My horse has done something similar to the OP's 3-4 times in the past 5 years but tests negative for PSSM. He does seem better on a...
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    Dressage near Lake Forest, IL

    Anyone have a recommendation? So far, it seems like mostly Hunter/Jumper. I'm not opposed to being at an H/J barn, but don't really want or need full-service and don't want to be an outsider. My...
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    Thanks for all your input! Reservations made. I...

    Thanks for all your input! Reservations made. I couldn't get into all of our first choices but here's what we have:

    Thursday: Mouzon House (cajan creole)
    Friday: Boca Bistro (tapas)
    Sat: The...
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    Thanks! We're staying at the Gideon Putnam. ...

    Thanks! We're staying at the Gideon Putnam. Doesn't have to be fine dining but definitely looking for a great culinary experience while we're there. We (unfortunately) really like to eat! :)
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    What to do / where to eat in Saratoga?

    We'll be in Saratoga for the first time for the Travers. Looking for advice from those of you who have been there on what to do and where to eat while we're there. Appreciate your thoughts - thanks!
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    Anyone know what 1,11, 25, 50, 58 and 83? ...

    Anyone know what 1,11, 25, 50, 58 and 83?

    Thanks!
  12. Ready to give up - Tell me I'm insane or give me a pep talk?!

    Struggling through never-ending rehab right now and having a moment where I wonder when enough is enough... I'm really discouraged for my horse and my pocket book!

    This started about two and half...
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    I paid for both of my horses with personal check,...

    I paid for both of my horses with personal check, but only the second one was over $20K.

    For me, my financial situation and how I afforded them has changed over time. I bought my first horse in...
  14. Visiting German Stud Farms (Where and How?)

    I'll be in the Berlin area in a few weeks (first time in Germany). Does anyone have any recommendations on visiting stud farms in the surrounding areas? How does this typically work? I know they...
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    Thanks! This is what I am afraid may be...

    Thanks! This is what I am afraid may be happening or has happened in past, too. The grooms at my barn seem to be kind but some are new and don't sem to be very experienced with horses. I think if...
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    Thanks, everyone! He's seemed ok since I...

    Thanks, everyone!

    He's seemed ok since I posted this so hopefully it was just a weird thing! He seems sound/healthy/happy otherwise, and we had his eyes checked a year or two and they were fine. ...
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    Interesting - I do think he is at least mildly...

    Interesting - I do think he is at least mildly EPSM. After the tying up (which was years ago), my vet suggested not testing him (due to low accuracy) but changing his diet to see if he improves. He...
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    Beowulf- your post really hits home with me. ...

    Beowulf- your post really hits home with me. When I got him, he didn't interact at all. My trainer said he was like a "machine". As he started to come out of his shell more, he had that hard, wary...
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    The grooms don't speak English very well, but I...

    The grooms don't speak English very well, but I talked to the barn manager today. He came over and looked at my horse and is going to talk to the grooms at their weekly meeting Tuesday. He verified...
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    He's hanoverian (G line on top and Matcho on the...

    He's hanoverian (G line on top and Matcho on the bottom).
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    My horse gets Omegatin grain, which is the lowest...

    My horse gets Omegatin grain, which is the lowest starch grain I've found, and about a quarter cup of cocoasoya oil. You are only supposed to feed up to 5 lbs per day so when he gets above 5 lbs I...
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    Symptom of Rough Handling? Abused?

    I'm not sure which thread is best to post this on but wanted to get some opinions. I've had my horse for 4 years since he was 14. He's always been a bit dramatic but there have been some strange...
  23. Both horses were impulse "gut feeling" buys. If...

    Both horses were impulse "gut feeling" buys. If I am honest with myself, they weren't the most well-thought out decisions I've made but I wouldn't change them.

    The first horse was off the track...
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    Interesting thread. I agree these two situations...

    Interesting thread. I agree these two situations are probably too different to be a fair comparison, but here are my thoughts.

    CH's test seemed much more difficult. Utopia seemed incredibly...
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    I have been on both ends of the spectrum and...

    I have been on both ends of the spectrum and think it depends on the horse.

    I have a 21 year old 4th level gelding who has never needed anything. He is built for the job, barefoot and is out 24/7...
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