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    Anything loose in the stall gets used as a toy so...

    Anything loose in the stall gets used as a toy so leaving a block in a bucket, or a bucket of loose minerals, would last a matter of hours. He had a bucket attached to the wall and it was torn down...
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    Drilling a mineral block?

    My 3 yr old on rehab is a bit of a destroyer. The wire cage for a new mineral lick lasted exactly one day, mineral lick disappeared. He does like to eat dirt on hand walks so despite being on a...
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    I don't like heat, crowds and am distressed by...

    I don't like heat, crowds and am distressed by the effects of abject poverty on animals (more than humans) so it was with trepidation that I spent a couple weeks in Goa in Sept last year for work....
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    That's the longest setting. Settings start at 30...

    That's the longest setting. Settings start at 30 mins.

    Meh - for me the time is not an issue at all. I set off a load when I leave for work, it's clean and dry when I get home. And my machine is...
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    We have had an Ariston combo that cost $1100 for...

    We have had an Ariston combo that cost $1100 for 10 years.

    Doesnt smell.

    Longest dry cycle is 120 mins and a load of cotton towels comes out DRY.

    The only maintenance we have done is...
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    Well we were up to 4.5ccs Rompun with no loss of...

    Well we were up to 4.5ccs Rompun with no loss of alertness! Yesterday we tried mixing 2ccs Ace and 2ccs Rompun. No fun at all - he was rigid with excitement. We will up the dose of both untill we...
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    Thanks all. Got a bottle of Ace and a bottle of...

    Thanks all. Got a bottle of Ace and a bottle of Rompun and it's cocktail time.
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    Sedatives for rehab / hand walking

    Well my guy's done 3 months of stall rest, and 2 shots of reserpine didn't make a dent. He's now on his 3rd week of hand walking (up to 30 mins/day) and we have gone thru a bottle of Rompun. Built up...
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    Well to update folks, I decided to try a...

    Well to update folks, I decided to try a different tack first.

    I'm going to 3D scan his hind feet and CAD model a 2" platform that he can stand on, the same shape as his hoof but 1/2" smaller all...
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    Bluey do you know of a video showing the...

    Bluey do you know of a video showing the technique you describe? I'm having a hard time visualizing how it's different from TAP (though from what I have seen TAP seems aggressive). I think if I did...
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    Generally it doesn't stop them learning, but in...

    Generally it doesn't stop them learning, but in affected legs they have a really hard time picking them up and holding them up because that's a learned behavior, vs walking/trotting/jumping etc. I...
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    Bluey is that the TAP method?

    Bluey is that the TAP method?
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    Dermanail. Just kidding - it's a human nail...

    Dermanail. Just kidding - it's a human nail strengthener that's cured my peeling nails in a way that's not far short of miraculous and today I was wondering if it'd be good for hooves. But at $30 a...
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    teaching a horse to lie down for trims

    Call me utterly bonkers, but it just occurred to me that my youngster with shivers would be a WHOLE lot easier to trim if I taught him to lie down. He can hold a hind leg up for only a second or two,...
  15. Laurierace, do you mean the sched my vet gave in...

    Laurierace, do you mean the sched my vet gave in the first post is too much too soon?
  16. Dx: Basically the TL/DR rhymes with "itshow" and...

    Dx: Basically the TL/DR rhymes with "itshow" and starts with a "sh..."

    My main vet (vet #1) took rads and sent pony off for an MRI. MRI report was from vet #2, who I don't know but was at the MRI...
  17. Yeah, makes sense... I guess I need to call the...

    Yeah, makes sense... I guess I need to call the vet again!
  18. Rehab schedule may result in too-fit horse?

    My 3 yr old is coming off 3 months of stall rest and we started hand walking this week. Program per the vet is:

    10 mins hand walking/day for 2 weeks
    Add 10 mins per day of walking each week for 4...
  19. I mix up a leave in conditioner that's 1/3 water,...

    I mix up a leave in conditioner that's 1/3 water, 1/3 conditioner (I like Mane & Tail) and 1/2 silicone product like Laser Sheen (the concentrate is cheaper than Showsheen) and spray on daily -...
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    Looks twisted here:...

    Looks twisted here: http://cdn.eventingnation.com/eventingnation.com/images/2015/07/CD6A81701.jpg

    Might be the light...
  21. Martingales on horses that don't need them. I.e....

    Martingales on horses that don't need them. I.e. 99% of horses.
  22. Yeah, spurs are for refinement and lateral work -...

    Yeah, spurs are for refinement and lateral work - not for "go". She needs to use a whip if impulsion is a problem. :yes:
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    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
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    Looks like a double twisted wire Balding gag...

    Looks like a double twisted wire Balding gag with, as event_ryder says, only one rein. And a lever noseband.
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    There's a place in the Bois de Bologne that hosts...

    There's a place in the Bois de Bologne that hosts shows and I think you can trail ride there.
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