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  1. Pitting, non-pitting? Does it go down with work?...

    Pitting, non-pitting? Does it go down with work? Is there new puffiness just above the fetlock either in front of or behind the suspensory? Is the scrape healed? Have you tried leaving chlorhexadine...
  2. If you really want to know if your horse needs 30...

    If you really want to know if your horse needs 30 days, 3 months or 9 months of rest, you will need the MRI. It's not academic, it's diagnostic, allowing for a clear treatment plan. Many soft tissue...
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    Reed, joint effusion can absolutely be a sign of...

    Reed, joint effusion can absolutely be a sign of an acute inflammatory processes in the joint. There is no bursa involment in fetlock effusion.
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    Orchard can cause some diarrhea. Timothy is...

    Orchard can cause some diarrhea. Timothy is easier on the gut than orchard. That said, on a horse with out a history of issues, I wouldn't worry too much.
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    I have a 33" inseam and my 63" stirrups are the...

    I have a 33" inseam and my 63" stirrups are the first the reach the keeper on my saddle! I'd say, 60" works for most people.
  6. Must be a regional thing, because on the west...

    Must be a regional thing, because on the west coast, I hardly see a gag bit anymore. Seemed 10 years ago half the horses wore them.
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    Probably neuro. The vet can confirm with a subQ...

    Probably neuro. The vet can confirm with a subQ epinephrine injection to evoke a patch of heavy sweating. If not, it's most likely of neurological origin. This is a fairly common early symptom of...
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    Poll: True question: is this format better for horses...

    True question: is this format better for horses (specifically soundness?)

    Marathon runners don't do a 5k the morning after the boston marathon to prove their fitness. Recovery time is an extremely...
  9. Mud, now way!! Standing water on an arena that is...

    Mud, now way!! Standing water on an arena that is built for it, sure, but actual mud (slick, stick to you stuff), nope.
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    So, I'm laughing at my self because even after...

    So, I'm laughing at my self because even after this whole conversation using the word round and rounder, when I saw this comment I thought the judge wanted your circle rounder, not your horse!

    I...
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    I passed on about a dozen horses over the years...

    I passed on about a dozen horses over the years and xrayed a handful. I ALWAYS give the X-rays to the owner without being asked. It's common courtesy in my mind. In the end we all (buyers and...
  12. Thread: ADV Horse

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    I'm guessing it's cheaper to produce a eventer...

    I'm guessing it's cheaper to produce a eventer there and there are greater numbers of horses eventing. The expectation on the horses is also different (their average novice divisions make our prelim...
  13. Thread: ADV Horse

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    Hard to know without any details or video on the...

    Hard to know without any details or video on the horse. Ridability, dressage scores (and potential), and rails in show jumping have big coefficients as well when pricing a horse. Other major factors...
  14. You might not be the right instructor for her....

    You might not be the right instructor for her. Not everyone has big aspirations and it sounds like those kind of riders challenge you (in a non-positive way). I'm concerned that people may encourage...
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    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/valegros-full-...

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/valegros-full-brother-sale
    Hilarious!
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    There are enough nice OTTB's out there that I...

    There are enough nice OTTB's out there that I would not "settle" on this one. He too unathletic/lame to make me feel good about his prospects as a sport horse. But, if he's free and has a good...
  17. That's mostly talking about the young horse...

    That's mostly talking about the young horse finals in Europe. If they put in an entry for you (and pay for it), expect to be penalized for backing out. They won't enter people without further...
  18. Most people don't realize that almost every state...

    Most people don't realize that almost every state has cases every year. We still do the test for a reason!

    Of the top of my head, in '05, TX had around 60 positives which were spread over 47 farms!
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    Passport is unfortunately $300 initially, then...

    Passport is unfortunately $300 initially, then $175 every 4 years. Just don't do a name change! That's $1,000.
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    For me they are required for "certificate of...

    For me they are required for "certificate of capability" as required for major FEI shows and as requirements for certain events such as many divisions at Festival of Champions. Two weeks ago in...
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    An arena steward needs to be at the arena and...

    An arena steward needs to be at the arena and instructed to only allow horses with numbers in the warm up. Outside of that, it sounds like a multipurpose facility where others have an equal right to...
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    Soundness. Often mistakenly over looked in young...

    Soundness. Often mistakenly over looked in young prospects leading to great disappointment. Every horse is going to be lame someday, but I scratch my head when I see the recently purchased 3/4 year...
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    I have a horse with fibrotic myopathy in one...

    I have a horse with fibrotic myopathy in one pectoreal. He was 2/5 lame and developed further lameness in that leg that blocked to the foot. We shockwaved him, 1,000 hits, E5 x 3 sessions. The...
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    Not to worry! It's just a blood vessel. Not an...

    Not to worry! It's just a blood vessel. Not an injury!
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    I've always carried on my saddle. I had a problem...

    I've always carried on my saddle. I had a problem with one smaller plane, but I explained the cost of a saddle and the pilot let it have a free seat rather than go underside. For your deal, I'd not...
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