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  1. Did anyone notice that "Stendert's" (friesian)...

    Did anyone notice that "Stendert's" (friesian) name changed to "Navarre" at the end of his ad? Think we have some copy and paste going on? :-)

    Is she the dark haired woman in many of the ads?
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    So I'm trying to temper my expectations, because...

    So I'm trying to temper my expectations, because I know things are still dicey, but my horse actually nickered at me this evening! He has barely been acknowledging my presence since all this...
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    Sorry I've been unable to reply! And thank you...

    Sorry I've been unable to reply! And thank you so much for your advice and support. My internet at home was in and out all weekend, and while I could read responses on my phone, it takes forever to...
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    Needing advice on laminitis

    Hey all, I am dealing with my first case of laminitis. I'm still not sure how we got here. Horse had one previous bout of laminitis prior to our purchase. Rads showed no rotation. We put him on a...
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    rain rot :-(

    My gelding came home from the trainer with a mild case of rain rot in the saddle pad area. I've not had much luck in getting it to clear up. I've tried chlorhexadine shampoo, mtg, veterycin, and...
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    I think you have the same pad as I do. How much...

    I think you have the same pad as I do. How much Melp do you put in the washer? And do you ever use a stain remover on the outside?

    I wish I'd been smart enough to put a baby pad under mine...
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    I'm honestly not sure of the model. It's got...

    I'm honestly not sure of the model. It's got shim pockets in the front and back. I think I have a pack of 12 shims.

    More questions: any special tips on drying? Any way to get the wool looking...
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    washing a matte's correction pad

    So I get the idiot award.

    I used a nearly new Matte's correction pad for a couple of months and then just left it in the tack room without cleaning it first. It's been sitting there for a couple...
  9. Supplement suggestions for surly gelding

    Need some thoughts/suggestions. One of horses is a 12 year old gelding. We've had him for 4 years and he's been healthy during that time. Has always had a great, willing attitude and has been a...
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    I teach college English. Part of my teaching...

    I teach college English. Part of my teaching load is spent teaching in the "developmental studies" department, which means I teach students who can't pass the placement test and have to take...
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    Group lessons: how many is too many?

    Looking for some opinions here.

    Assuming there is one instructor, how many students is ideal for a group lesson for youth riders?

    At what number does it become too many students for one...
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    Based on her account of the incident, yes, I...

    Based on her account of the incident, yes, I don't believe he was overly encouraging about the necropsy.

    My only point, having had this exact same thing happen to one of my own horses (died when...
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    True, but she didn't mention it if he did.

    True, but she didn't mention it if he did.
  14. Oh those pics are gut wrenching! Definitely...

    Oh those pics are gut wrenching! Definitely looks much worse than the pics in the ad!
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    What troubles me the most about this situation is...

    What troubles me the most about this situation is that CA should have requested and paid for the necropsy himself, just to avoid this very thing from evolving like it has. The fact that he didn't,...
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    From seeing CA in person many times and listening...

    From seeing CA in person many times and listening to him talk about animals, this is my takeaway impression as well. I don't like his horsemanship methods...but I REALLY don't like the way he talks...
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    I had a horse die in training years ago, and the...

    I had a horse die in training years ago, and the trainer paid for the autopsy himself--likely to cover his a$$ if not for the kindness of the gesture. Also paid for the burial and refunded my entire...
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    My horses are always out at least 12 hours per...

    My horses are always out at least 12 hours per day on a generous pasture. They have large stalls with generous runs when they are in. They don't receive much by way of prepared feeds (only enough...
  19. costs/materials for standard size dressage ring

    I'm toying around with the idea of creating a schooling dressage ring at my farm. Looking for as low-cost as possible. The land will need some grading but not a significant amount.

    I am in...
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    Best hoof supplement for the $

    I am giving several horses a daily hoof supplement. There are so many out there on the market. The one I'm currently giving is fairly expensive (my thinking being you get what you pay for). I'd...
  21. I had a similar issue with a horse last year. ...

    I had a similar issue with a horse last year. Same build. Low, wide withers, not a hugely wide back, but very straight to the croup and had a pretty big shoulder blade. I tried a lot of different...
  22. If you don't have success with Marquis, look into...

    If you don't have success with Marquis, look into the new drug, Oroquin 10. It's just catching on, and has been very successful in treating EPM. It's also A LOT less money than Marquis.
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    Sacrifice Lot--Ideal Size?

    I need to create an overgrazed sacrifice lot for my IR horse and a buddy. Curious about what the ideal size is for about 10 hours of turnout per day for 2 full size horses. I will be sectioning off...
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    muscle conditioning

    I need to work on conditioning the muscles in my horse's chest. What are some good under saddle exercises to accomplish this?
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    Niedersuss Symphonie

    Thinking about trying one of these. What kinds of backs do these saddles tend to fit best? And how do the trees run? Is a medium really a medium? Trying to fit an appendix horse. Pretty good...
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