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  1. I have watched horse face plant into back door...

    I have watched horse face plant into back door when hauled loose in open stalls or stock trailers. Watched them get their faces stapled shut. Have seen horse fall down and sit down and the driver...
  2. I really believe in dividers in trailers. Of...

    I really believe in dividers in trailers. Of course you horse is struggling to stand up in a wide open stock trailer. Even with four legs, trying to be stable in an open box going down the road is...
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    This is just an idea but you might want to try...

    This is just an idea but you might want to try feeding a supplement that has helped a horse of mine that gets heavey. It has several ingredients that helps with the bodies reactions to breathing in...
  4. Thread: Weight Gain

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    I am boarding a friends horse that came to me...

    I am boarding a friends horse that came to me pretty underweight. The owner had started him on a high fat feed, Sentinel Performance LS so we stuck with that but he was getting silly and spooky when...
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    I tried several types and have settled on these...

    I tried several types and have settled on these for stall and run-in use:

    http://www.equestriancollections.com/product.asp?groupcode=SE00056

    Click on "size" and you will notice they sell...
  6. Stick with Sore No More. The typical liniment...

    Stick with Sore No More. The typical liniment only works at the skin and nose level. Gives you a tingle on your hands and smells strong, convinces you that you are doing something good for your...
  7. Talk with the other riders as a group before you...

    Talk with the other riders as a group before you all start and tell them you need their help to make this a safe, calm ride for your green horse. Ask them to not crowd your horse from behind, to...
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    Put it at the end of your driveway with a sign...

    Put it at the end of your driveway with a sign that says free. It will be gon in no time. there are lots of folks making a living (if you can call it that) by reselling scrap metal. My nicest...
  9. Yeah well, those gates are not suggested for use...

    Yeah well, those gates are not suggested for use in horse fencing. I had a horse loose a big chunk of her tail to one of those gates, bleeding and everything, then ruan thru the electric tape cross...
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    Flies are not nocturnal. Once it is dark they...

    Flies are not nocturnal. Once it is dark they find a surface to cling to until morning. Walls and ceilings of buildings are favorites, inside and outside. Buy Sevin concentrate insecticide, mix per...
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    Make a pile of old bedding about 40-50 feet from...

    Make a pile of old bedding about 40-50 feet from the run-in, do something to make the run-in floor hard and the horses will go outside to pee. they still might poop inside and if you leave the poop...
  12. Mike Krens, western Loudon county. He is a...

    Mike Krens, western Loudon county. He is a farrier, not a trimmer, very good, knows how to do a good, balance, practical foot. Endurance rider, Morab breeder, horse trainer and all-around good guy.
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    Shipping boots would work when you don't have...

    Shipping boots would work when you don't have snow. I clipped a stalled horse and in a couple of days we got a bizarre record breaking cold spell into the area. In the Portland Oregon area winters...
  14. ANY western rigged saddle can easily be converted...

    ANY western rigged saddle can easily be converted to english style rigging if you so desire. I switched all my western style endurance saddles to long dressage billets and use a short equalizer...
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    Do you mean a cattle drive? Or a horseback...

    Do you mean a cattle drive? Or a horseback packing trip? Trail ride? To me "horse drive" would mean riders moving a herd of horses, as in "driving" them like you drive cattle to move them from place...
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    You didn't say what kind of stirrups you have on...

    You didn't say what kind of stirrups you have on your saddle. Are you using the extra wide trail stirrups? Or safety stirrups?

    I have been dragged a couple 100 yards because I wore a boot that was...
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    I boarded at an older barn that had "pebbles"...

    I boarded at an older barn that had "pebbles" embedded into the concrete aisle surface. These were larger rocks, more the size of quarters. Yes, slippery!!!! I had a young mare fall onto her belly...
  18. Mildew and mold comes to mind. I used to board at...

    Mildew and mold comes to mind. I used to board at a stable where the tack and feed rooms were all concrete block. Hay wasn't stored in any of them. Mildew on the tack was a bad problem and they had...
  19. the last time I used Furazone was to soften up...

    the last time I used Furazone was to soften up some patches of scratches so I could remove the scabs. I put plastic over the furazone and standing banadages, hind legs only. My horses legs blew up...
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    Doing a search I read that there are three types...

    Doing a search I read that there are three types of venomous snakes in Indiana, two local to the southern half, one to the northern parts. But probably not big populations. Your horses doesn't sound...
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    My horse did this many years ago, he came down...

    My horse did this many years ago, he came down hard on a large rock while trotting down a trail and came up lame. It looked like a bad bruise, he was indeed bruised but it didn't clear up as...
  22. I've used a ration balancer and soaked alfalfa...

    I've used a ration balancer and soaked alfalfa pellets quite often. My horses are always on free choice quality grass hay or grass pasture. The alfalfa is a good balancer for the grass. However there...
  23. Thread: Splints?

    by chicamux
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    Do not use heat and DMSO is heat. Use cold, a...

    Do not use heat and DMSO is heat. Use cold, a clay poultice is much longer lasting then then icing or hosing. I especially like Sore No More liniment as the Arnica in it will really take down the...
  24. Years ago I brought a mare back from a high...

    Years ago I brought a mare back from a high suspensory injury. I caught it immediately, actually knew the exact step she took that caused the injury. She came down onto the top of a trimmed sapling...
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    Ref the comment: that a chain tightening tells a...

    Ref the comment: that a chain tightening tells a horse to stop. All horse should be taught that a pull on the face of any type should mean come forward to release the pressure.

    years ago I...
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