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  1. Have you tried him on a supplement such as Mega...

    Have you tried him on a supplement such as Mega Blud or Red Cell? Perhaps he could use some extra iron.
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    A lot depends on whether it is high or low ring...

    A lot depends on whether it is high or low ring bone, and whether it is in the joint or surrounding it. Shoeing can be adjusted to compensate. It's not necessarily a riding horse career ender...
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    OP - sometimes you don't know what you don't know...

    OP - sometimes you don't know what you don't know and that's ok. We all have been there in our journey as horsemen. If you want to be a better rider (and don't we all?), take what you've learned...
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    The Horse Limo and Trillium Horse Transport are...

    The Horse Limo and Trillium Horse Transport are both reliable, experienced shippers. Would recommend either. However, pretty sure The Horse Limo is doing pretty frequent trips to Florida right now...
  5. Thread: HDR saddles ?

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    Intrepid saddles are around the same price point...

    Intrepid saddles are around the same price point and are usually a great fit for the higher wither types. IMO, they are nicer and better quality than the HDR. They also come with adjustable gullets...
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    Do you have x-rays? A lot depends on whether the...

    Do you have x-rays? A lot depends on whether the ringbone is in the joint or surrounding it. A lot can be done to manage the condition and keep them comfortable. If your vet thinks you may be able...
  7. Yep, I'm in this club. I would rather stay home...

    Yep, I'm in this club. I would rather stay home and ride greenies behind the scenes than be in the ring. I am just not that competitive and it just seems like a lot of work and money to go to a...
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    I, also, would not clip any more than necessary. ...

    I, also, would not clip any more than necessary. My horse lives out and I try not to clip - she's not too wooly, but when she sweats I just blow dry her before blanketing and turning back out. She...
  9. Perhaps you could compromise and have your horse...

    Perhaps you could compromise and have your horse fed soaked hay outside? Easier for the staff and increases his water intake.
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    This boarder will make your life a living h-e...

    This boarder will make your life a living h-e double hockey sticks and will poison the environment for your other boarders. That behaviour is just ridiculous and once it has happened once and she...
  11. Thunder Buddy...like from the movie Ted :D!!!!

    Thunder Buddy...like from the movie Ted :D!!!!
  12. I have one and I really like it. For the price,...

    I have one and I really like it. For the price, it's quite a decent jacket. I am busty with an hour glass figure and I think it's quite flattering compared to conventional jackets. The fabric...
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    Are you sure it isn't his blankets rubbing...

    Are you sure it isn't his blankets rubbing causing the white hairs?
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    Good luck to you and Toby! :)

    Good luck to you and Toby! :)
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    Fear not OP, lunging is not hard to learn but it...

    Fear not OP, lunging is not hard to learn but it is helpful to get some in person pointers in order to learn to do it productively. Anytime you are working your horse on the ground, you are having a...
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    You could also look at Albion, I believe they...

    You could also look at Albion, I believe they have some hoop tree models, as well as Lovatt & Ricketts.
  17. For my horse, if she stays sound and the shoes...

    For my horse, if she stays sound and the shoes stay on :). I've used a few different farriers with excellent experience and reputation, but only one of a few can accomplish this with my speshul...
  18. OP - it sounds like you have your horse at your...

    OP - it sounds like you have your horse at your own place - have you thought about night turnout in the dirt paddock and inside during the day until the frost comes?
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    Well if this is any sort of example of the barn...

    Well if this is any sort of example of the barn environment the OP came from previously, little wonder she is having some issues moving forward. Doesn't scream supportive, encouraging or positive to...
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    Based on the above post, I really think you need...

    Based on the above post, I really think you need to look into why your horse has such trouble with steps and ramps. Honestly, IME slipping and falling that often is not normal and this could really...
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    If this person is your friend, I would start with...

    If this person is your friend, I would start with an honest conversation and see if she just needs some help to make it through this rough patch. If you're able, why not help her out?

    It's hard...
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    This is going to be blunt OP, but... If you...

    This is going to be blunt OP, but...

    If you can afford to horse show, you can afford to hire a shipper with a step up trailer. Somewhere out there, there is one that will come take you. No, it...
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    If you don't think your friend would be receptive...

    If you don't think your friend would be receptive to a conversation about wrapping, how is sending a video link or giving her a print out any different? In fact, I sort of think its passive...
  24. I would stop oiling the feet. If you are making...

    I would stop oiling the feet. If you are making them too soft, the shoes will come off much more easily. Also, if your horse is continually pulling shoes, pull on bell boots 24/7 can work wonders.
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    My Albion had a small tear like this at the edge...

    My Albion had a small tear like this at the edge of the seat. I used a little super glue and a furniture marker to repair it and its a year later, still going strong and not noticeable whatsoever. ...
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