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  1. I used quick links, those chain links that have a...

    I used quick links, those chain links that have a side that screws open. The grommets are usually 12" apart. If you can install one fairly small screw eye per grommet then use the quick links to join...
  2. An option that is useful in summer and winter: ...

    An option that is useful in summer and winter: http://www.mytarp.com/vinyl-coated-mesh-tarps-85-shading.aspx. These are vinyl coated shade tarps. They are the sturdiest of all the shade tarps and...
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    Easy Boot Transition is the other boot I would...

    Easy Boot Transition is the other boot I would recommend for turnout. This is the sort of thing the Transition was designed for.
  4. Sore No More liniment. It is arnica based and is...

    Sore No More liniment. It is arnica based and is excellent for reducing filling. I have been using it for years, ligament injuries and splints. It is also a very safe liniment, it will not "burn" a...
  5. http://www.equinews.com/article/selenium-for-horse...

    http://www.equinews.com/article/selenium-for-horses-how-important-is-it. Just wanted to post a link to an informative article about selenium. It was a KER employee who had recommended the KER...
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    Just a suggestion for you. If in the future you...

    Just a suggestion for you. If in the future you plan to attend trail rides that are basicly "pleasure rider" types you could contact ride management ahead of time and ask to go out first on trail....
  7. Read the other post in this forum about another...

    Read the other post in this forum about another mare with the same symptoms as your horse. The owner just got the results of Se testing for both of her horses and they were both very low. Her vet is...
  8. Selenium deficiency can cause the symptoms that...

    Selenium deficiency can cause the symptoms that your horse has. The MVP supplement that seemed to help also has SELENIUM in it. As horses in general benefit from additional Mag why don't you go back...
  9. Selenium deficiency can cause the symptoms that...

    Selenium deficiency can cause the symptoms that your horse has. The MVP supplement that seemed to help also has SELENIUM in it. As horses in general benefit from additional Mag why don't you go back...
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    Soft Ride boots. Not designed for riding, they...

    Soft Ride boots. Not designed for riding, they are therapeudic boots that seem to stay on really well during turnout. They come with a wedge pad, several pad options. Soft cordura uppers, don't seem...
  11. Take the shoes off and wait and see. It is...

    Take the shoes off and wait and see. It is entirely possible that his balance or breakover was changed by going to shoes. This happened to a young horse that I bought years ago. He had always been...
  12. You should be happy with that moderately longer...

    You should be happy with that moderately longer back! So many Arabs have short backs and long legs which inclines them to pull their front shoes with their back toes. That longer back will also help...
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    I'm sure you must realize that there is no such...

    I'm sure you must realize that there is no such thing as a saddle that fits all or even most Arabians. There are so many back types and shapes in this breed and any breed of equine. If you described...
  14. I would suggest you do some reading a out CURRENT...

    I would suggest you do some reading a out CURRENT Lyme Disease treatment recommendations. Treating with just Doxycycline may not treat the disease sufficiently and it may come back again. Doxy is a...
  15. Mold dust. Yes, really wet hay can get the big...

    Mold dust. Yes, really wet hay can get the big patches of obvious mold but far more common is the dusty mold. It is really excellent for causing heaves! Personal experience taught me that. If you...
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    Personally I do not like the long extension this...

    Personally I do not like the long extension this saddle has behind the cantle. Instead of having an upward curve the rear of the saddle is completely straight, almost curving downward. If you ride a...
  17. I believe your Torsion saddle will be several...

    I believe your Torsion saddle will be several inches longer along the spine than your hunt saddle. If it is significantly longer the torsikns pommel and or cantle pressure may be partly off the...
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    Do you use bedding on the mats? Bare mats become...

    Do you use bedding on the mats? Bare mats become slippery as ice once a horse pees or poops. Some horses after bad slips become very worried about trailers.
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    I have owned three horses that had stifle...

    I have owned three horses that had stifle injuries. With the first who was a 4 yr old, under saddle for 4-5 months then had a fall on concrete; she went to the Marion Du Pont Clinic in Leesburg, VA....
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    No circling, no lunging, no cantering, no...

    No circling, no lunging, no cantering, no ju,ping, no extended trot. Daily exercise at walk, then walk and moderate trotting on straighter linez. Will slowly strengthen the stifle while driving you...
  21. Your horse sounds remarkably like a horse owned...

    Your horse sounds remarkably like a horse owned in the past by an acquaintance. Her owned him from weaning and he did not have any of these symptoms until he was moved as a 4 yr old to an entirely...
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    Not clear, is he tripping and stumbling with the...

    Not clear, is he tripping and stumbling with the hindquarters? If it is in the hind end is it on kne specific leg? Having had a couple of horses with stifle injuries I would look there. Can be quite...
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    Well I really despise a single jointed mouthpiece...

    Well I really despise a single jointed mouthpiece with shanks. Yuck! But I do believe that a leverage bit often works well for many horses. A nice single rein bit is a Myler Kimberwick with the...
  24. Some horses just hate having a bit sit on their...

    Some horses just hate having a bit sit on their tongue, especially if they have a low palette. You make it worse by using fatter bits or bits with a "lozenge" in the center. I had a lovely big polish...
  25. When horses are barefoot they can wear their own...

    When horses are barefoot they can wear their own feet unevenly and cause stresses to structures in the legs. Your farrier cannot prevent this natural wearing off of the hooves without putting shoes...
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