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  1. Lovely foal. Shame she will grey out. I...

    Lovely foal. Shame she will grey out. I wouldn't mind if one of my mares got accidentally in foal to a Lippy stallion. I'm a fan. :D
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    Couple of nice ones in Australia. A big palomino...

    Couple of nice ones in Australia. A big palomino stallion (imp from Sweden) named Byerly Briar and a Burlington Bertie.
  3. Don't know much but I would be asking questions...

    Don't know much but I would be asking questions about the bar on the medial side. It could be putting pressure up into the pedal bone and causing more weight to go to the lateral side, might be...
  4. Thread: feeling guilty

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    I can't stop you from feeling guilty but please...

    I can't stop you from feeling guilty but please don't believe that your horse felt abandoned. She knew you were there a minute before and that was an achievement.

    I will also say that my current...
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    I would have liked if it was only $150 but it was...

    I would have liked if it was only $150 but it was quite a bit more than that. But still good surgery and with only some extra swelling from the inside of the scrotum. Good result for a very well...
  6. Can you tell me why the aspiration pneumonia is...

    Can you tell me why the aspiration pneumonia is so risky in an old horse. I had a 36 hour foal get aspiration pneumonia and she responded quickly to antibiotics but then needed ulcer medication...
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    After taking all comments in the spirit they were...

    After taking all comments in the spirit they were given I contacted an experienced larger practice that is used to dealing with racehorses. They had a look at my boys and agree to do them at home...
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    I would ad some high chromium brewers yeast to...

    I would ad some high chromium brewers yeast to your mix. That will help her make the most of the fibre in her diet and give her the minerals to breakdown the glucose properly.
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    These posts always confuse me. What are you...

    These posts always confuse me. What are you wanting to breed - horses for the inspections or for the GP?
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    Thanks for the responses. Yes, I've had older...

    Thanks for the responses. Yes, I've had older and bigger horses gelded at home in the past - a 5yo just last year. It seems to be a more "close to the city thing". I will keep making enquiries and...
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    I'm not doubting a primary closure of the scrotum...

    I'm not doubting a primary closure of the scrotum should be done in a clinic but questioning why that particular ($1,500 and two nights post operation hospitalisation) procedure would be considered...
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    I don't have a problem having it done at a clinic...

    I don't have a problem having it done at a clinic but this "must be closed surgery" attitude seems like it is taking advantage. :(
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    Gelding the stallion.

    After some stories from people.

    My previous vet is no longer in practice and I've hit a bit of a brick wall locally with having a couple of older boys gelded. Situation has changed a lot for me...
  14. That's right but you have to hold that tape...

    That's right but you have to hold that tape measure TIGHT. I just measured a couple of lanky legged 11month olds and they were nearly 18 inches so I think I will be doing those measures again a bit...
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    Thanks Old Mac. Saffi she was (briefly) under...

    Thanks Old Mac.

    Saffi she was (briefly) under the care of Robyn Charman at South Eastern Equine Hospital (Robyn was previously at GVEH and other excellent places).

    Redpanther unfortunately...
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    Rupture of the abdominal muscle

    Any good news stories?

    Mare is currently 315 days. At this time she doesn't have any bowel entrapment but...

    8yo previous foal 2 years ago.
  17. Even the smallest I ever bred 13.3 at 18 months...

    Even the smallest I ever bred 13.3 at 18 months (sire 17hh, dam 16hh) grew 5 more inches to maturity - though she has always appeared to be rump high (she isn't). The vast majority have grown 6...
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    You are quite right. The marks for harmony etc...

    You are quite right. The marks for harmony etc were well deserved but for degree of difficulty and artistic impression - inflated in my opinion. If you compare to the tests ridden decades ago by...
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    Florencio had a walk (12 - 18 inch over track at...

    Florencio had a walk (12 - 18 inch over track at least) that got 10 in young horse classes as a 4, 5 & 6yo. Johann Haminga said in a Master Class in Australia (he was the director of the young horse...
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    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?4...

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?421602-Kent-amp-Masters-Saddles

    Mines the high wither dressage so not the same series but I'm very happy with the wear and comfort after two years.
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    The video in the OP is unwatchable to me. It has...

    The video in the OP is unwatchable to me. It has the characteristics of a video that has been slowed by software and chokes all the time.

    In this video from youtube you can see a lovely horse but...
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    Love mine and work it hard. Goes on several...

    Love mine and work it hard. Goes on several horses but mostly my big, but short backed 17hh mare. Today it went on the 15hh green 8yo who has been pretending to be a broodmare for the last year...
  23. Though with people like Carl Hester (in his...

    Though with people like Carl Hester (in his Master Class at Equitana this month) saying that the last thing he looked at for a potential GP horse was a big spider trot, you could imagine that AAs...
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    I drive a 21yo Ford with 650,000kms on the clock...

    I drive a 21yo Ford with 650,000kms on the clock and tow the float with a 15yo 4x landrover. I board out to have the use of an all weather arena.

    All my horses live outside 24/7 at the moment but...
  25. Thread: "Goes barefoot"

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    That's what I do with horses that are comfortable...

    That's what I do with horses that are comfortable in the pasture and arena without shoes. I don't trail ride on tracks that are so dangerous that boots aren't safe and I don't jump much so boots...
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