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    I am typically gone 8-12 hours/day depending on...

    I am typically gone 8-12 hours/day depending on the day and I have two dogs. I don't think it is fair to keep a social animal on its own that much - that is why I have 2, so they can play and keep...
  2. Thread: Ulcers

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    Actually, a COTHer with the relevant scientific...

    Actually, a COTHer with the relevant scientific expertise and equipment (I think their COTH name is Hey01 - you could find it with a search) has confirmed that the Abler product does have an...
  3. Thread: Ulcers

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    Given the expense of GG, why not use the few...

    Given the expense of GG, why not use the few pennies you have and try the Abler product rather than leaving your horse unwell while you save for the very pricey UG/GG.
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    I got my last order of omeprazole from Abler.com...

    I got my last order of omeprazole from Abler.com in less than 2 weeks and that wasn't even expedited shipping. If the granules don't contain omeprazole, they contain something that magically fixes...
  5. Girthiness can also be a sign of hind gut ulcers...

    Girthiness can also be a sign of hind gut ulcers which are not affected by omeprazole. Research has suggested that nearly 100% of horses with gastric ulcers (and many without) also have hind gut...
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    Since forage should be the main component of any...

    Since forage should be the main component of any horse's diet, how much hay is "a large amount"? Is it high quality hay? My hard keeper get 30lbs of top quality hay a day....
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    I'm kinda surprised no one else has mentioned...

    I'm kinda surprised no one else has mentioned shoulder arthritis. This was the primary symptom when my Dad's horse developed shoulder arthritis. It was fine when the horse wasn't under saddle (eg....
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    I'm so sorry for what happened. Were the...

    I'm so sorry for what happened. Were the aggressor and the victim both females? Bitch fighting is not that uncommon and, once started, is nearly impossible to stop. That said, it doesn't mean the...
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    My Dad is about to retire his 24yo TB/Percheron...

    My Dad is about to retire his 24yo TB/Percheron cross and is looking for a replacement. He is an experienced rider (20 years, mostly eventing), but he is getting older and mostly just does hacking...
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    My Dad's horse has shoulder arthritis and is...

    My Dad's horse has shoulder arthritis and is significantly helped by Recovery EQ. We accidentally did a blind test (she was removed from it without us knowing) and it was very obvious. She has been...
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    I buy my oat flour at my local health food store....

    I buy my oat flour at my local health food store. It is not expensive. Or, you can buy oats and use a food processor/blender to turn it into flour yourself.
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    My horse has had both gastric and hind-gut...

    My horse has had both gastric and hind-gut ulcers, and she has never gone off her feed and her stool has never really been loose except when the gastric ulcers were at their very worse. I cleared the...
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    Poll: I do the Vetera EWT+WNW and the Calvenza EIV/EHV....

    I do the Vetera EWT+WNW and the Calvenza EIV/EHV. Typically our vet comes through and does both vaccines on the same day. I would prefer separating the two vaccines, but that would incur considerably...
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    I don't think anyone addressed the hind gut ulcer...

    I don't think anyone addressed the hind gut ulcer question for you. My horse is a chestnut TB mare who definitely internalizes stress and is very ulcer prone. She gets gastric ulcers and hind gut...
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    Thank you SillyHorse - I don't see anywhere in...

    Thank you SillyHorse - I don't see anywhere in there that says permanent residency is required. You are right, going to the source is always the best answer! :)
  16. Ah, well I guess that just goes to show how...

    Ah, well I guess that just goes to show how difficult it can be to determine from photos! :) Definitely listen to your horse - if he is sore, he's the expert! Good luck.
  17. Based on my saddle fitting with a Schleese fitter...

    Based on my saddle fitting with a Schleese fitter this past weekend, I think your gullet looks good. It can be surprising how wide some horses need. I have a 17.1h TB who definitely doesn't have an...
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    SillyHorse - this is what made me think I am not...

    SillyHorse - this is what made me think I am not eligible for regional championships. I am not a permanent resident. I have to be sponsored through work and it can take 2-7(!) years to get permanent...
  19. Thank you for the warning. We won't be using...

    Thank you for the warning. We won't be using these tests until June, but I will check them carefully before using them at our show. I think entering them into FVD should avoid any arithmetic errors...
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    I was reading an article the other day were a BNT...

    I was reading an article the other day were a BNT eventing clinician had recommended removing the noseband (and flash, obviously!) because if both are tight the horse can actually set their jaw...
  21. My two main criteria are: 1) It doesn't feel like...

    My two main criteria are: 1) It doesn't feel like I am sitting on the narrow edge of a two-by-four (really, most saddles designed for women feel like this to me...I need a wide twist, which is...
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    Wow, definitely a reason why I won't be showing...

    Wow, definitely a reason why I won't be showing recognized any time soon. I live and work (in civil service!) in the US and support the local dressage community I live in. I am working on getting a...
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    I had enormous success with Dasuquin. I did have...

    I had enormous success with Dasuquin. I did have to buy it from my vet, but it is not a prescription/drug based product and it wasn't super expensive. My dog ate it like a treat, so it was easy to...
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    My OTTB has been on Ultium for just over 1 month...

    My OTTB has been on Ultium for just over 1 month (she was previously on a rice bran based pellet, but it was discontinued in my area) and I am pretty happy with it. No noticeable increase in hotness...
  25. I love my One K Defender in Suede with built-in...

    I love my One K Defender in Suede with built-in sunglasses. I have pretty sun-sensitive eyes and I often ride indoors and then go for a trail ride outside or warm up outside and show inside so having...
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