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    I am also in FL and my TB was on and off ouchy...

    I am also in FL and my TB was on and off ouchy all summer. I called the vet out since it kept happening and he said the typical thin soles, wet weather problems. He mixed up 7% iodine, DMSO, and 10%...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I am going to...

    Thanks for the advice everyone!

    I am going to start letting him out in that pasture for a few extra hours starting this week until he gets to spend the night and stay eventually. I am also going...
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    Oh, I am not tossing him onto the grass by any...

    Oh, I am not tossing him onto the grass by any means! The pasture is attached to the same pasture he already gets turned out in for 10 hours a day right next door. Do you think I should also turn...
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    Tips for Pasture boarding

    Any tips for transitioning a pony from full board/grain/hay round bales to 20 acres of pasture? He was on pasture board before I bought him (12 years ago!) and had been well kept, quite happily in a...
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    Thanks so much for responding. That was very...

    Thanks so much for responding. That was very useful information. I have found 2 companies that will insure him after emailing around, here are the quotes. I am not sure if these are considered...
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    Leasing out a Senior horse- advice needed

    Here's the scenario.

    I have an 18 y/o healthy TB gelding. I have owned him 7 years and he has evented up to Training level, done 3'3" hunters, and is trained to 1st level dressage. I have leased...
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    I second Pat Deasy. I've only heard great things...

    I second Pat Deasy. I've only heard great things about her.
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    Go see her! She is the sweetest, most down to...

    Go see her! She is the sweetest, most down to earth woman and so nice to talk to. I saw her at her incredible Rolex performance this past year and she was so gracious. I then ran into her at the...
  9. Thread: T/A roundbales

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    Thanks again for all the responses everyone! It's...

    Thanks again for all the responses everyone! It's been very helpful.

    I personally have fed coastal to my pony and he has never had a problem with it. He probably ate it for 3-4 years and when I...
  10. Thread: T/A roundbales

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    WOW! I wish our hay was that cheap! Well, as it...

    WOW! I wish our hay was that cheap! Well, as it turns out, I went to go look at the bales, and they literally looked like straw. The Coastal bales were greener than the T/A roundbale, and they were...
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    Thank guys! The feed store said they are around...

    Thank guys! The feed store said they are around 800 pound bales, so with that in mind, is $120 okay?
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    T/A roundbales

    In short, the grass is dead from uncharacteristic freezes in FL so my barn was considering putting a roundbale in the pasture to 1) help keep that 10% body weight of roughage/day up and 2) try to...
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    Swelling on back of pastern

    My Training level event pony recently got body clipped, and only then (after 3 inches of shag pony leg hair) did I notice he has some swelling on the back of his pastern. He has never been lame, and...
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    I had the best seller experience with my TB I...

    I had the best seller experience with my TB I purchased a few years back. She answered emails promptly, went out of her way so I could try him out, and presented him freshly body clipped, spotless,...
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    One of my best friends used to have a Bernese...

    One of my best friends used to have a Bernese (sp?) Mountain Dog. This dog was absolutely perfect at the barn, and she lived to a good age of 14. When she passed, she wanted another large dog and...
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    I've used mine on some AWFUL coats (mini...

    I've used mine on some AWFUL coats (mini horses/yaks) and it still cuts through just fine. The key is to wash the horse well (especially legs and top of butt) and let them totally dry. I've never...
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    My pony doesn't have any back chestnuts, and I...

    My pony doesn't have any back chestnuts, and I don't believe he has ergots on all four. It makes it really nice when I body clip though!! Don't have to maneuver around those funny little things.
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    Andis AGC Super 2 Speeds here. They are amazing!...

    Andis AGC Super 2 Speeds here. They are amazing! I've used them for nearly 5 years clipping about 10 horses a year with them. They don't get hot, are SUPER quiet, and really small and light. I...
  19. I love clipping with Andis. I have had them go...

    I love clipping with Andis. I have had them go through those yak/mini pony hair, and use them on a horse with cushings, as well as my thoroughbred each year, and sometimes twice. I broke my hand a...
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    These stories are too funny! I used to board...

    These stories are too funny!

    I used to board at this barn that had about 40 boarders, and some of them (including myself) did self care. I'm doing my stall one afternoon, and the mom and daughter...
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    My semi-horsey boyfriend came to watch me at a...

    My semi-horsey boyfriend came to watch me at a show last year. I was picking out my horses hooves and he was standing outside the stall and next thing I know, he is MIA. He comes back looking SO...
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    It is BEAUTIFUL in FL right now! We make by with...

    It is BEAUTIFUL in FL right now! We make by with beaches and beer. I laugh because all of my relatives in Wisconsin have hotter weather than we do right now!
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    Thanks so much for the advice so far everyone! ...

    Thanks so much for the advice so far everyone!

    Hmm... I may have to look into the Challenges instead. Seems like more people have had those and can recommend them.

    Thanks again!
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    Ariat field boots. Opinions, differences, etc?

    So I finally had my old fake leather Devon Aire tall boots bite the dust. They've put in a good run actually! I found some pretty good deals on a website on Ariat Heritage II field boots ($160) and...
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    Examples of a good mover

    I have a few questions about a horse's movement.

    Do hunters and dressage/eventers look for different movement in a horse?

    A lot of times I get the TBs right off the track, and I have a hard...
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