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    That toy is awesome. Is there much of a learning...

    That toy is awesome. Is there much of a learning curve for the horse or do they take to it easily enough? I wonder how well it works in uneven or rocky terrain?
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    Rick Mitchell.. Fairfield Equine Bill Bradley.....

    Rick Mitchell.. Fairfield Equine
    Bill Bradley.. New England Equine
    Ron Gaeta.. Dunbarton Equine
    Mark Baus.. Grand Prix Equine
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    Is it possible tail was wrapped too tightly...

    Is it possible tail was wrapped too tightly recently?
    Otherwise, a skin scraping is in order.. call the vet.

    Sorry.
  4. I've never seen a critter that age (young) moving...

    I've never seen a critter that age (young) moving like that, free.
    Agree, it's very 'western pleasure', but I always thought that was an affectation from training, not something they did naturally....
  5. SO frustrating! Are you going to NEEP?

    SO frustrating! Are you going to NEEP?
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    Wearing my cynic hat now. So, noob owners buy...

    Wearing my cynic hat now.

    So, noob owners buy horse of dubious soundness. Are told that this speshul grain will help keep him what, sound? And need to buy it for a YEAR? And this is endorsed by BO...
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    You've gotten some great advice on this thread...

    You've gotten some great advice on this thread already, and I'll add. Don't call daily. Most farriers I've worked with answer calls only 2 or 3x a week. And most do their scheduling on Sunday night...
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    I smell a rat with respect to the feed. Is the BO...

    I smell a rat with respect to the feed. Is the BO getting a kickback?

    No. Just no. You buy a horse, you take previous owner's advice and, so long as your'e not neglectful, you find a program that...
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    "I saw the girls previously riding the horse. The...

    "I saw the girls previously riding the horse. The elder one is more severe with her hands and legs, and uses a Pessoa bit. She was always disappointed because the horse would not jump/canter as she...
  10. I would never freak out over the opinion of an...

    I would never freak out over the opinion of an intern. Especially without radiographs. And even *with* radiographs.

    I've known horses with swiss cheese pedal bones who are sound as a dollar and...
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    To answer OP's question, the nylon lining runs...

    To answer OP's question, the nylon lining runs from front closure to just at or behind the elbow. This also means there's a section that comes up past the wither. I can't say specifically what...
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    Have you had a chance to consistently watch the...

    Have you had a chance to consistently watch the girls ride horse before the backing/ bucking/ bucking/ rearing became consistent?

    I agree, backing might not be something a hock-sore horse would...
  13. I stand corrected. My *point* was having...

    I stand corrected.
    My *point* was having responsibility and no authority.
    Not going to argue semantics.
  14. OP, thanks for the update. Glad things seem to be...

    OP, thanks for the update. Glad things seem to be coming around.

    I will add that you are her 'supervisor' if you are allowed to terminate her, interview and hire another. Otherwise you're just...
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    Thanks folks. Seems I'm with the majority here....

    Thanks folks. Seems I'm with the majority here. I'm not sure who's advising this owner on medical care, but she's penny wise and pound foolish. She has smart packs for one horse that she wants us to...
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    Knew an old schoolie who came down with...

    Knew an old schoolie who came down with laminitis, had to be retired. He moved back 'home' to owners and promptly decided he was too depressed to live. Owner found a local kid to just sit on him...
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    Ok.. backstory. Horse came to farm years ago OTTB...

    Ok.. backstory. Horse came to farm years ago OTTB who was aggressive, lame, obviously ulcer ridden. Before my time, horse was supposedly 'treated' for ulcer with an omeprazole product. Owners are...
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    Ulcergard.. how do you give?

    Have encountered different philosophies. Have my own but am curious to take an informal poll...

    One tube a day? Half? 1/4? Duration? Any specific restrictions as to time outside of grain meals?
    ...
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    These talks of unscrupulous, thieving barn owners...

    These talks of unscrupulous, thieving barn owners really break my heart. No, seriously. The industry has such a bad rep anyway and to hear of BOs pilfering supplements from owners is disgusting.
    ...
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    Fordtraktor: How do you keep quiet knowing the BO...

    Fordtraktor: How do you keep quiet knowing the BO is pilfering sups? Ugh..

    I think pre-made baggies with grain and supplements are awesome. I ended up doing that for my own horse where I boarded...
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    Agree someone on the barn staff is rushing...

    Agree someone on the barn staff is rushing through and giving the SPs more frequently than they should.

    Nobody is giving your Smart Packs to another horses. Look, you've got grain for what, 30...
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    OP, if you don't want to bed the stalls don't....

    OP, if you don't want to bed the stalls don't. Only you can weigh the benefit of saving money against your animal's health, cleanliness and welfare.

    The majority here would bed, for various good...
  23. Thread: Arghhhhh!

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    I stopped watching after the first stop, if there...

    I stopped watching after the first stop, if there was more than one, I dunno.

    What I saw was someone who took the fuel out of the horse on nearly every approach.. did he move up to any distances...
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    Haven't read all replies, please forgive if...

    Haven't read all replies, please forgive if redundant.

    One you, as the handler, hit the ground you're unable to control the horse any longer. So your chance of injury goes up exponentially. Tis...
  25. Agree with Sassy45. Years ago I had a paddock in...

    Agree with Sassy45. Years ago I had a paddock in full use by a bunch of geldings. Switched them out for the mares for some reason. One girl ate herself into a lovely case of laminitis which took 7...
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