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    My vet recommends alfalfa hay and grass as the...

    My vet recommends alfalfa hay and grass as the best feeds for ulcer prone horses and the least grain possible.
  2. I noticed no one mentioned the fecal test for...

    I noticed no one mentioned the fecal test for ulcers. My vet recommended it after my colt colicked post cryptorchid surgery. Had been on banamine for eye infection prior to surgery; then surgeon...
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    AJ's email= lvlatfivethorns@localnet.com phone=...

    AJ's email= lvlatfivethorns@localnet.com
    phone= 540-457-0083
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    Lurchers are the best dogs ever--got my 1st in...

    Lurchers are the best dogs ever--got my 1st in 1986, she went everywhere with me for 15yrs, including while I braided my way through grad school. I had my 2nd for 11 yrs.--she truly was the perfect...
  5. Haven't seen the cordovan color in years, sigh. I...

    Haven't seen the cordovan color in years, sigh. I have a pair of Ariat cordovan half chaps that I have flat worn out. If I ever see them in cordovan again you bet I'll be throwing down that credit...
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    I think I've been using Haas brushes for almost...

    I think I've been using Haas brushes for almost 20 yrs., and some of mine must be 10-15 yrs. old; in fact they have spoiled me so much that I don't use any other brands. They really last and are...
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    There aren't any decent jumper trainers in OKC...

    There aren't any decent jumper trainers in OKC area. You'd be better off contacting Joey Brumbaugh (Free Flight Farm) in Tulsa area.
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    No bows for standing bandages and old school...

    No bows for standing bandages and old school Triple Crown pillows for shipping, both with flannels (fuzzy side out) and bandage pins for me. And no, in >25 years I've never yet had an accident with...
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    Electric plug in bucket heaters work really well...

    Electric plug in bucket heaters work really well for sponge baths...you might give one a try--your mare will thank you!
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    Had the same issue with a jumper many years ago....

    Had the same issue with a jumper many years ago. I sat trot w/o stirrups until I finally got used to the bounce. One tip a trainer gave me really helped as well:
    cross your stirrups in front of...
  11. Yup...someone could use a good editor. Anyway, I...

    Yup...someone could use a good editor. Anyway, I love my FITS breeches and hope it turns out to be a good transition. Fingers crossed they bring back the sidezip breeches.
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    Chuck Milne is the best! And a great guy...

    Chuck Milne is the best! And a great guy too--I've known him >20yrs., even though zi live in OK. He has the utmost respect from other expert farriers, including mine.
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    OP, I know you wrote you tried everything you...

    OP, I know you wrote you tried everything you could think of, but have you had a chiropractor look at your horse? I had a TB mare who bucked constantly at the canter. Talked to my vet at the time who...
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    I've been feeding the powdered garlic supplement...

    I've been feeding the powdered garlic supplement from Springtime for almost 20 years. I still use fly spray on my horses and premise spray in their stalls (while they're turned out) and used fly...
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    Two things: "When someone shows you who they are...

    Two things:
    "When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time." Maya Angelou said it best.
    Also, relationships are supposed to enhance your life, not take it over, and someone who...
  16. My vets do a fecal test for ulcers if you don't...

    My vets do a fecal test for ulcers if you don't want to do the scope--it's supposed to be 90% accurate and much easier/cheaper. You could do that test and you'd have a idea whether you're working...
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    Ditto rec's for Joey. He's fabulous to work with...

    Ditto rec's for Joey. He's fabulous to work with on the ground and on your horse and great to show with as well. Love his wife Cristal too.
  18. I think an electric tape at the top of the fence...

    I think an electric tape at the top of the fence or a couple of tapes helps to deter humans and animals from disturbing horses (or more). I've actually seen this work in action...used to have...
  19. Re irrigation: In OK it depends on who's growing...

    Re irrigation: In OK it depends on who's growing the hay. You always want to insist on sprayed and irrigated hay, otherwise it's bound to be poor quality. One of the reasons I pay more for hay from...
  20. I've lived in OK my whole life and have seen...

    I've lived in OK my whole life and have seen prices double per bale over the past 10 yrs. Used to find great 'prairie' (mixed grass) hay around here, but most hay fields became housing developments...
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    Joey's the best in the state IMO; he trained...

    Joey's the best in the state IMO; he trained Sarah Milliren--'nuff said. His place is about 1 and 1/2 hr. drive outside of Tulsa. He used to do some trailer-in lessons on Sundays...
    That said,...
  22. Wow--this is a blast from the past. I remember...

    Wow--this is a blast from the past. I remember riding my jumper in the 80's with those hampa boots; then graduated to the leather ones with the fleecy lining. I wore my rust eurostar breeches & used...
  23. Ha! Me too; then I saw the program update at the...

    Ha! Me too; then I saw the program update at the bottom of the TV screen.
    I was afraid it was just too good to be true--an actual GP shown on TV that's not the Olympics or WEG or World Cup finals...
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    Horse art! One of my fav. subjects--been...

    Horse art! One of my fav. subjects--been collecting since I was a kid; prints only, though.
    Sir Alfred J. Munnings!! I'm obsessed with his work, judging by the 3 prints hanging on my living room...
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    Local TV stations are reporting that Carolyn...

    Local TV stations are reporting that Carolyn Vaughn, the accused, was an animal and trash hoarder who had previously been convicted of animal cruelty when she ran a puppy mill. In OK animal cruelty...
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