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    Yes, he was on a free lease years ago with...

    Yes, he was on a free lease years ago with someone that wanted to try to get him back to sound for hunters. He will never be sound for that again. He was sound a couple years ago for walk/jog...
  2. I'm 40 yrs. old, 5'5" and 153. So that puts me...

    I'm 40 yrs. old, 5'5" and 153. So that puts me on the fence between overweight and normal, using BMI....However, using a body fat scale, I am 20% fat which for my age, puts me in the athlete range. ...
  3. PT sent

    PT sent!
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    Handsome TB Gelding in Northern VA

    Handsome, flashy chestnut TB gelding, 14 yrs. old, 16hh. available FTGH currently as companion only. He is barefoot and lives out 24/7 with run-in. Middle of the herd, big personality. He cannot...
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    Where to sell saddle?

    I have a great western saddle I'm trying to sell but haven't had any luck with EBay or Craigslist. It's not a popular brand but is a quality, well made, American made leather saddle.
    Are there any...
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    Yeah, I grew up in Chantilly so I know all about...

    Yeah, I grew up in Chantilly so I know all about Dover / previously Dominion Saddlery. :yes:
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    A couple years ago I won a nice combination prize...

    A couple years ago I won a nice combination prize of a display item (engraved faux silver tray) and a useful item (a handmade wooden grooming box with engraved champion nameplate). I loved that I had...
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    These look like wonderful opportunities. I will...

    These look like wonderful opportunities. I will have a hard time choosing! I'll be staying in the Chantilly area so should have many options within an hour's drive.
    I'd like to try them all, but...
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    Thank you! I will check these out.

    Thank you! I will check these out.
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    N.VA dressage lesson

    I will be visiting family in Northern Virginia in August and would like to ride while up there. Wondering if there are any places that offer good dressage instruction on schoolmaster type horses...
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    Nope, vet thinks it was probably there for a...

    Nope, vet thinks it was probably there for a while and just progressing along. Our last ride was an hour trail that was up and down some hills, etc and that may have been what made it show up so much...
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    It's in the withers. Vet said she does not want...

    It's in the withers.
    Vet said she does not want to inject because that can make it even worse, and then you're really stuck.
    I've had him since he was 3. He's had lots of other issues like kissing...
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    Xrays show bursitis and inflammation of the...

    Xrays show bursitis and inflammation of the spinous processes. Vet recommends complete retirement, not even trail rides.
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    New update:

    Today he is grazing and looking much happier. He even had the motivation to spook at something completely unnecessary. :winkgrin:
    He got a topical steroid and DMSO yesterday and that seems to...
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    UPDATE

    Vet was out today to see him. She feels that it is his withers that are the problem. His neck itself is sore as a result. After a week of bute, he has not improved. :(
    She took Xrays today. ...
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    Vet did come out earlier. She doesn't feel that...

    Vet did come out earlier. She doesn't feel that his neck is swollen. She said what we are feeling are his bones in his neck and normal. However, he is obviously in pain. We did not give him...
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    I did talk to her yesterday, and based on what...

    I did talk to her yesterday, and based on what the barn manager said it seemed he was feeling better with the Banamine, eating well, etc.
    If I asked, she would have come out later, but he was in...
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    I think so. Maybe a little less. He's had...

    I think so. Maybe a little less. He's had Banamine twice though.

    This all started last weekend, but at first we thought he was just not wanting to graze because we pulled his shoes a few weeks...
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    The swelling is not a big round obvious lump....

    The swelling is not a big round obvious lump. It's more of a hard raised area the size of your hand that's flat. Like a muscle? But a swollen/pulled muscle maybe?
    It's on both sides though.
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    No visible wound. He is turned out with...

    No visible wound. He is turned out with yearlings, so he's in charge. No fever still. It is swollen at least a hand's width above his shoulder on both sides in the same way. He had vaccines on April...
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    The vet couldn't make it out today. She had an...

    The vet couldn't make it out today. She had an emergency. She had us give him oral Banamine last night and again today around 11. When I saw him a little while ago, he was eating from his hay rack...
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    Neck swelling?? UPDATE Xrays In- Post 19

    My horse has a swelling on both sides of his mid to lower neck (above the shoulder). He does not want to lower his neck to graze. Looks uncomfortable and occasionally groans. He ate his dinner,...
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    I have been diagnosed with Delayed Sleep Phase...

    I have been diagnosed with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. Because of the diagnosis and letter from physician, I was able to change my work schedule to start at 11:30. This disorder does not respond...
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    I've been to Cedar Island stables. I'll PT you...

    I've been to Cedar Island stables. I'll PT you about what I didn't like, but I will say I had fun. Experienced riders were allowed to gallop on the beach at certain times. She had the beginners...
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol: Thank you for that. :D

    :lol::lol::lol::lol: Thank you for that. :D
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