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  1. First I want to say that I am sorry...break ups...

    First I want to say that I am sorry...break ups are tough

    I must admit you dodged a big bullet!! Be glad it was just a lease and not a huge investment together...he is immature. The best way we...
  2. I would feed free choice hay, Purina Ultium (I...

    I would feed free choice hay, Purina Ultium (I swear by this feed:-) high fat and fiber ...low NSC) and Succeed ... she should be nice & round!
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    The OP is trying to do what is right for her...

    The OP is trying to do what is right for her horse without a farrier abuses them. I commend her!!
    No farrier or any other professional has a right to 'whack' 'slap' or whatever to any horse..they...
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    I am speechless how many people believe it's...

    I am speechless how many people believe it's acceptable also.

    I was sharing this post with another horse friend who reminded me of a story where a horse who was boarded in the same barn was hit by...
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    Under NO circumstance would I tolerate ANYONE...

    Under NO circumstance would I tolerate ANYONE hitting my horse especially with rasp. It does not serve any training purpose and is merely done out of frustration. Horses are animals not machines...it...
  6. I agree with the dry bedding and cleaning &...

    I agree with the dry bedding and cleaning & brushing the hooves out. I use white vinegar..I clean hooves, brush them and then with a syringe flush white vinegar in their hooves.
    Clean trax and...
  7. hmmmm...what about trying a ration balancer? I...

    hmmmm...what about trying a ration balancer? I feed Purina Ultium which is low NSC and high fat & fiber.
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    I have a cribber and found that free choice hay...

    I have a cribber and found that free choice hay and letting him go in and out help a lot! For the spots he insists on I load in with vaseline and it stops him!! :-)
  9. I would not ride or anything until the potential...

    I would not ride or anything until the potential buyer gets there....if they are going to own your horse, you should let them see him just how he is it's the only way you will get a long term fit!
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    I would not rule out Cushings without...

    I would not rule out Cushings without bloodwork/ACTH first.
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    I have a cribber; free choice hay, succeed and...

    I have a cribber; free choice hay, succeed and lots of turnout...my horses have free choice in & out...
    also, I put vaseline where he cribs and it stopped him:-)
  12. I'm thinking more along the lines of...

    I'm thinking more along the lines of systemic/muscle issues?...maybe hypp? pssm/epsm? lymes? ...wondering if a diet change would help.
    I massage a horse who has little bouts of tying up and when...
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    I would make sure he does not have ulcers, free...

    I would make sure he does not have ulcers, free choice hay and put mats or stall mattresses on the wall.
  14. Thread: Equine Massage

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    I recommend it~! There are so many benefits not...

    I recommend it~! There are so many benefits not to:-)

    I'm currently massaging a horse now (after 2 vet recommendations) who is a completely different horse.
  15. It's so nice you are being supportive of your...

    It's so nice you are being supportive of your friend.
    I lost my childhood pony after 30 years and within a year my childhood horse who I saw being born and he died in my lap at 28. When this...
  16. I would address any medical issues before...

    I would address any medical issues before behavior. ie., eye sight, lymes (can cause aggressiveness), chiro, vet...

    get someone who is gentle, consistent and who can show you techniques using...
  17. He absolutely adorable:-) You could have him...

    He absolutely adorable:-)

    You could have him tested for Cushings.

    Love him and cherish every moment:-)

    I had my childhood pony for 30 years and my paint gelding for 28...would not change it...
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    Some things you could explore: - ulcers - I...

    Some things you could explore:

    - ulcers - I know several horses who are mouthy and have ulcers
    - some kind of discomfort...lyme?
    - hoof issues...my one gelding is mouthy when he's barefoot...
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    I have experience with cribbers and did some...

    I have experience with cribbers and did some research to educate myself to see if I could improve their quality of life.
    This is what I learned:
    - there is a genetic link to cribbers....in one...
  20. my gelding did something similar and it was his...

    my gelding did something similar and it was his right hip..had him adjusted and massaged him. He would also park his right hind slightly ahead when he was due to be adjusted. Initially the...
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    I would use a betadine scrub (not solution),...

    I would use a betadine scrub (not solution), rinse with saline, dry and apply vetricyn. I would stay away from neosporin, bag balm etc...you want it to heal f/the inside out. Maybe ask your vet about...
  22. a friend's mare who is grey and young just had a...

    a friend's mare who is grey and young just had a huge melanoma removed in the girth area. The vet said greys have a high melanoma incident. I do not have experience with collagen granuloma but if it...
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    his diet is excellent! I will rule out parasite,...

    his diet is excellent! I will rule out parasite, systemic issues and teeth:)
  24. sounds like a melanoma. I would have a vet look...

    sounds like a melanoma. I would have a vet look at it; if it is a melanoma it will agressively grow back.
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    I agree on the video!

    I agree on the video!
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