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    So sorry to read about this PhoenixRises. I...

    So sorry to read about this PhoenixRises. I agree about waiting another week to make final decisions, but if you need to keep busy in the meantime, you can sort your stuff into what you'd really,...
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    Oh good! I'd love to see him run well.

    Oh good! I'd love to see him run well.
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    I heard a rumor that Wicked Strong is off the...

    I heard a rumor that Wicked Strong is off the Derby trail. Any truth to that?

    He's become my favorite because of the local connection to Centennial Farm. The racing syndicate was started by Don...
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    One relatively small comment: if your event has...

    One relatively small comment: if your event has stabled competitors as well as ship-ins "on the day", please be sure that communications are equally good in both stabling and the day trailer area. ...
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    Waiting in the dentist's office this morning, I...

    Waiting in the dentist's office this morning, I read an interesting article in a recent New Yorker about Russia vis a vis Ukraine. I'll try to summarize here:

    Russia's big stick is the gas it...
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    Did anyone really think Putin and company would...

    Did anyone really think Putin and company would stop at Crimea? One of the interesting things about the articles cited is that the Russians have have consistently dissembled about their intentions...
  7. And then there was Swale who collapsed and died...

    And then there was Swale who collapsed and died returning to his stall following a bath 8 days after winning the Belmont.
  8. Molly, great column/ blog post. I think you've...

    Molly, great column/ blog post. I think you've clearly articulated what so many of us feel. We hope to learn why to protect our own beloved horses to the extent we can.

    BTW, I am not a physician...
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    I never saw this thread in it's original...

    I never saw this thread in it's original incarnation, but of course I had to add a comment!

    I understand and applaud the use of the double bridle (aka bit and bridoon aka Weymouth) in the dressage...
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    Man, I would think that balancing your crown...

    Man, I would think that balancing your crown while riding would build all the strength you could possibly need, once you get your coronation back.

    Anyway, the fittest I've been as an adult was the...
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    Seconding KayBee's point about blood type. I...

    Seconding KayBee's point about blood type. I worked in a major medical center's blood bank for years. We didn't draw donors, we typed and matched blood for patients (especially members of the local...
  12. This it bees gutt.

    This it bees gutt.
  13. La Chasse, thanks for picking up on this. I'll...

    La Chasse, thanks for picking up on this. I'll see if I can find a reference, but I think the test is still considered experimental. It tests for the T-tau protein as a biomarker for concussion.
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  14. Thanks! I'll look for Doug and the Woff.

    Thanks! I'll look for Doug and the Woff.
  15. Wildlifer, have you confused Doug Payne with Dom...

    Wildlifer, have you confused Doug Payne with Dom Schramm? The latter makes the Evention TV videos with his wife, Jimmy.
  16. Just a few cents worth of opinion: Agreed that...

    Just a few cents worth of opinion: Agreed that levels already exist in practice, and formalizing them doesn't add any value.

    As to volunteering, I have volunteered for many years at the nearest...
  17. Sorry to say, but I'm one of those not into...

    Sorry to say, but I'm one of those not into fruit/flower scents: not for tack, not for shampoo, not for anything. Especially not for sunscreen: I hate to smell like a fruit salad on a hot and humid...
  18. Funny you should mention the Coggins, Cherry. I...

    Funny you should mention the Coggins, Cherry. I remember from years ago a horse at a barn I worked at that would become anorexic, drop weight and be anemic every fall. One day, another of the 60...
  19. JER, I think I read earlier this week that a...

    JER, I think I read earlier this week that a blood test has been developed to identify a concussion and to monitor progress post-concussion. I believe that they quantify the tau protein in the...
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    Hi Gail! Try these cookbooks for doable, great...

    Hi Gail!

    Try these cookbooks for doable, great food:

    "Radically Simple", Rozanne Gold. There is a recipe for fish cooked on top of heirloom tomatoes that has become my "go to" dinner party...
  21. Congrats to Team Wabbit for making it to...

    Congrats to Team Wabbit for making it to "Milestone Friday", 'cuz every day is a milestone with these kinds of injuries.
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    I introduce the vacuum when I have a lot of...

    I introduce the vacuum when I have a lot of carrots on hand, broken into 2 inch pieces.

    I start with the motor off, let the horse see the hose, move the hose around etc, feeding a bit of carrot...
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    You have gotten many well-considered responses. Here's an off-the-cuff answer: Beer! Guinness to be precise. It's been the supplement of choice for generations of horsemen.

    Seriously, jingling...
  24. Go Wabbitt, go! Many jingles follow.

    Go Wabbitt, go!

    Many jingles follow.
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    CindyRNA and Blackwly, thanks for responding to...

    CindyRNA and Blackwly, thanks for responding to my query. I wish I could answer more completely, but a) I have no recollection of several days immediately post injury and only a hazy recollection of...
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