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  1. Soaked hay pellets/cubes, rice bran, flax, oil or...

    Soaked hay pellets/cubes, rice bran, flax, oil or even soaking some TC Lite which is a decent ration balancer. My 24 yr. old still does all of the GP movements but his teeth look more like a 35 yr...
  2. Thread: steady hands

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    Ensure that your fingers are closed as mentioned....

    Ensure that your fingers are closed as mentioned. It also may help you to develop the correct feel if you hold on to a Hail Mary strap attached to your saddle dees. I use this method on some...
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    The DE buyer is very helpful, I would call her...

    The DE buyer is very helpful, I would call her since it is only 2pm here on the west coast.
  4. Ditto the high head Albion

    Ditto the high head Albion
  5. '...nuttier than squirrel shit." That is simply...

    '...nuttier than squirrel shit." That is simply fabulous! Thank you.
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    My diva has a teacup muzzle & not lots of room in...

    My diva has a teacup muzzle & not lots of room in there. I like to start with the short shank curb http://www.dressageextensions.com/ProductDetail.asp?KEY=R1114 and a bradoon of the same mouthpiece...
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    You're probably over-thinking it and as a result,...

    You're probably over-thinking it and as a result, over-riding. Nailing this transition really relies on the right timing of when to ask for the walk. Think to yourself "Anddd Walk" where the...
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    Kimstar, notice how I worded my response...I said...

    Kimstar, notice how I worded my response...I said it CAN be a symptom. I never said anything to indicate that all cases of shivers are due to EPSM. Perhaps someday the specific differences between...
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    A muscle biopsy can confirm a diagnosis of...

    A muscle biopsy can confirm a diagnosis of EPSM/PPSM.
    Shivers can be a symptom of the disorder.
  10. I'm in S. Cali and both of mine are body clipped....

    I'm in S. Cali and both of mine are body clipped. They are stalled and wearing medium weight blankets. Our temps have dipped a bit and the rain is coming a bit earlier than usual. Typically, we...
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    I agree that the longs aren't really all that...

    I agree that the longs aren't really all that long but otherwise I find them pretty true as compared to Pikeur. I'm 5'6" and weigh around 110lbs with a pretty slim build. I wear 26L in Cavallo and...
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    Another vote for the Ecogold boots - I've been...

    Another vote for the Ecogold boots - I've been very pleased with them here in S. Cali!
  13. My mare had a few gas colics before I figured out...

    My mare had a few gas colics before I figured out that she simply cannot even look at beetpulp. In fact, I don't even say the word in her presence!
    I am touching wood as I type.

    From...
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    I looked at the Hennig bridle online but it...

    I looked at the Hennig bridle online but it doesn't appear to have a contoured crown piece.
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    PanaCavallo Bridle - reviews?

    Does anyone have firsthand experience with the PanaCavallo bridles? I am specifically looking at the Elite Double as it seems to have the traits I'm looking for - contoured ear, padded crown, padded...
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    I'm suspicious of a certain H-line TRAK...

    I'm suspicious of a certain H-line TRAK improvement sire. Some day, I'll take the time to put my suspicions to keyboard and post in the breeding forum; although I'm not sure anyone wants to discuss...
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    Forgot to add that I use a BOT quarter sheet...

    Forgot to add that I use a BOT quarter sheet during the warm-up this time of year as well. I also have an Equilibrium massage pad and mit which she seems to enjoy now - that wasn't the case in the...
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    My mare used to park out in the cross-ties, do...

    My mare used to park out in the cross-ties, do lots of stretching & groaning, stomp at flies that weren't there, her topline deterioriated, she became very goose rumped & appeared tucked up behind...
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    I very successfully manage a mare with suspected...

    I very successfully manage a mare with suspected muscle myopathy with amino acids, including ALCAR. To candico's point, I have not done a muscle biopsy on the mare but she had enough symptoms...
  20. Thread: PSSM

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    ALCAR

    ALCAR can be purchased online at My Best Horse, PureBulk, NutraBio, etc...
    The recommended dose is 1g per 100 lb of body weight. So, the average 1000 lb horse would get 10g ALCAR daily. Be warned...
  21. Thread: PSSM

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    Forgot to mention that I don't waste $$$ on...

    Forgot to mention that I don't waste $$$ on purchasing horse specific supplements as they don't usually contain the ingredients at the doses I want. I purchase the amino acids via human supplement...
  22. Thread: PSSM

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    Management is key!

    I very successfully manage a 6 yr. old WB mare suspected to have this condition. I have not done the muscle biopsy but have seen elevated muscle enzymes in her bloodwork and a DRASTIC improvement on...
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    Well, as you are now experiencing, horse keeping...

    Well, as you are now experiencing, horse keeping is expensive out here and most trainers aren't footing the bills for school horses when they have to board. I grew up in the Midwest and it is an...
  24. Poll: Outdoor riding in IL winter

    I grew up in central IL, about 20m west of Peoria. There is no way that I would have been able to ride outside, especially in a pasture, during winter. I also would not have wanted to negotiate...
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    These cases are certainly challenging and kudos...

    These cases are certainly challenging and kudos to you for taking such good care of your boy. Since he is OTTB, you might very well be dealing with RER and those that I have experience with did need...
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