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  1. Just as finealready said. Leave your horse where...

    Just as finealready said. Leave your horse where he is and practice proper biosecurity. Change your clothes and shoes between barns, sanitize everything. Talk to your vet sooner rather than later and...
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    You absolutely did the right thing. It's such an...

    You absolutely did the right thing. It's such an honor to be able to give our treasured companions that final gift to move on. Especially in a moment of pain and suffering and to prevent more.
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  3. I definitely agree with communication. I...

    I definitely agree with communication.

    I worked for a 3 doctor practice as the practice manager, and overtime we took on a new vet, we'd have to adjust. The only way we knew what to address was...
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    I agree that splitting her feedings into 3 a day...

    I agree that splitting her feedings into 3 a day will help her maintain her overall condition. How soon are you out to see her before the second barn provided feeding? If its 2 hours or more, I'd go...
  5. Good on you for tackling this. I did the same...

    Good on you for tackling this. I did the same with a feral weanling a couple of years ago, but I made the mistake of taking the halter off day 1.

    Will never make that mistake again, I can promise...
  6. I had a yearling pony that did the same thing....

    I had a yearling pony that did the same thing. Everytime I'd pick up a front foot, he'd try to go down. Let me handle the back feet like a doll. He was a total pill his entire childhood, this was...
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    I think the stress of moving home and having a...

    I think the stress of moving home and having a new friend that is is sole equine companion has caused him to have a TB meltdown. For whatever reason, he has decided that if his friend is not also...
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    Another option is to consider a "free lease" to a...

    Another option is to consider a "free lease" to a talented junior that would like to start their own with guidance of their talented trainer. Your mare receives an exceptional start without it...
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    sent an email.

    sent an email.
  10. Sounds like you need to just have a good old...

    Sounds like you need to just have a good old fashioned honest conversation with her. Just tell her you miss her and open the lines of communication. Tell her you miss going to the barn with her and...
  11. Flexions are quite subjective, as different vets...

    Flexions are quite subjective, as different vets perform them differently, and if done a day after a horse pulls something playing in the pasture or slipping coming out of their stall, they may flex...
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    Goats are wonderful. They are very smart, They...

    Goats are wonderful. They are very smart, They are super obnoxious. They are terribly destructive. It takes 2 washes of every article of clothing to get "goat smell" off of them.

    All of these...
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    Thanks again to all the opinions. I'm sure some...

    Thanks again to all the opinions. I'm sure some day I'll want another project, but not now. My husband and I are trying for a baby, and I have a special needs step daughter that I'm full time mom for...
  14. I have been in your shoes exactly before. (though...

    I have been in your shoes exactly before. (though it was a trainer, not a BO) I made the mistake of taking the greenie with me to the first show. I got there the night before, late, and schooled and...
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    Sincerely, thank you all for your responses. As...

    Sincerely, thank you all for your responses. As ridiculous as it is, I think I expected this mare to fill the hole left by my heart horse and she just can't. So I will go ahead and put some feelers...
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    Lost my nerve? Ok to give up?

    Not sure what to title this, as I'm not entirely sure what I'm asking.

    To make a long story short, I've lost my nerve. In my 20+ years of riding, I have always owned project horses. Primarily due...
  17. I have a young mare with similar anxiety...

    I have a young mare with similar anxiety symptoms. We treat with UG starting 2 days before a trailer ride. 1/4 tube every day, 1/2 tube day of, and every day she's off property, and 1/4 tube every...
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    What your vet told you is true, however, as a...

    What your vet told you is true, however, as a tech, I have seen a lot of cases of the geriatric population end up infested. They never truly become "immune" to a parasite, just resistant. However, as...
  19. A quick exercise in the moment when you realize...

    A quick exercise in the moment when you realize that you are doing it:

    Take a deep breath and purposely stiffen all of your muscles...both arms, shoulders, back, etc. Then, as you release that...
  20. Glad you received a response for the show...

    Glad you received a response for the show organizer. I do this very frequently with green horses... go to a schooling show and just enter the hopeful hunter or baby green under saddle class. If they...
  21. - The golf cart is not a herding tool for you to...

    - The golf cart is not a herding tool for you to chase your hard-to-catch horse with until he's tired enough to catch.

    - There is a fee to have your horse held for the farrier. Especially when he...
  22. I'm paying under $500 a month just outside of...

    I'm paying under $500 a month just outside of Louisville KY. No indoor, but really nice, lit outdoor with good footing. Lots of fields and trails to ride. 15 hours of TO per day, full hay bag all...
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    Rather than simply call several vets, I'd make an...

    Rather than simply call several vets, I'd make an effort to meet a few in person. I know for me, the type of relationship that I have with that person is most important. That along with understanding...
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    I fed my TB mare the Pro Force Fiber for 8 months...

    I fed my TB mare the Pro Force Fiber for 8 months and LOVED it. I've now moved to an area where the Pro Force line is not readily available so I've had to switch to Fuel as that is all I can get...
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    OP, I am so sorry for your loss and so sorry...

    OP,

    I am so sorry for your loss and so sorry for the traumatizing end. It does sound like your pony had a reaction to the Ketamine, which is typically given to induce anesthesia and lay the horse...
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