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    Ok cool - yeah I wasn't sure how much going up...

    Ok cool - yeah I wasn't sure how much going up hills we would need to do to help this. So if I can even just get in a quick hand walk up a hill a couple times a week sounds like that will be useful?...
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    My mare is 6 so no more growing. She has had...

    My mare is 6 so no more growing.
    She has had blood work done for previous hair growth issue (was deficient in cooper and zinc).

    Deep snow is a good idea!
    I've read that more turnout is best....
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    Also, is there anything that will be physically...

    Also, is there anything that will be physically more difficult for her due to this condition that I should be aware of? For instance, backing up, collecting, etc?
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    Upward Fixation of the Patella (mild)

    My mare was recently diagnosed with upward fixation of the patella. I've noticed recently that she has a bit of a hitch in the hind end and drags her toe intermittently. Vet came out for a lameness...
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    The vet specifically said estrogen ... Not...

    The vet specifically said estrogen ... Not minerals.i don't know if it shows up on the photos but she doesn't just have bleached bits.. There's also very thin patches with almost no hair. That's what...
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    I had my vet look at her again today. She does...

    I had my vet look at her again today.
    She does not think she is malnourished at all and declared her a 6/9 BCS. Fatty!
    she said the coat reminds her very much of what can happen to some mares...
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    Thanks for the ideas everyone. I will see if she...

    Thanks for the ideas everyone. I will see if she picks up with the extra complete feed and alflafa.
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    Because im a vet tech and ran the fecal myself at...

    Because im a vet tech and ran the fecal myself at work today. Have not dewormed her since owning her as I prefer to do fecal counts instead. Old owner also opted to do fecals instead of deworming....
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    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/...

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10402764_10152740429227854_3890223781688053977_n.jpg?oh=aac7e8d84b7b8af8482d403dfddea24b&oe=56D2C175


    In comparison, here she is on the...
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    I never suggested she was skinny - in fact I said...

    I never suggested she was skinny - in fact I said she has a big fat stomach. Not sure where everyone got the idea the she is skinny.

    Instead I said she has a poor Topline and a discoloured/patchy...
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    https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ecorrie/22311086430/...

    https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ecorrie/22311086430/sizes/m/

    Here is a better pic of her overall condition. I showed the other one because it shows her weird patchy coat.
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    I've never had to grain my horses before. I...

    I've never had to grain my horses before. I assumed too that since she has a big belly off the hay that she was fine with that. In fact I've been trying to design a slow feeder that works so she can...
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    https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ecorrie/22292943540/...

    https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ecorrie/22292943540/sizes/m/
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    Def not pregnant as I had her ultrasounded last...

    Def not pregnant as I had her ultrasounded last month.

    trying to figure out how to add pics
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    I should have clarified she lives in a paddock...

    I should have clarified she lives in a paddock with turnout on pasture 3x per week. Not stalled at all she doesn't do stalls. One of the reasons I have her because she couldnt do city life.

    she...
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    Grinding is a conflict behaviour. He's making it...

    Grinding is a conflict behaviour. He's making it pretty clear to you if he will only grind when you pick up contact. Sounds like he doesn't get it and is confused and anxious.
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    Why is my horse in such terrible condition?

    My horse looks like an old saggy brood mare and i dont know why.

    A little back story: I got this horse in May as a "problem" horse. We have worked slowly through her issues and she has gotten way...
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    So I'm starting to think she's just super...

    So I'm starting to think she's just super opinionated about things or maybe lacking in confidence. If anything goes outside her usual routine, then she gets stressed. Today I rode a little earlier...
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    I am looking into natural supplements -- anyone...

    I am looking into natural supplements -- anyone tried one that worked? Looked at Feisty Mare -- seems similar to Mare Magic in the US (Raspberry leaves and what not).
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    Nice round.
    my friend competes in working eq and is at the Andalusia World Cup in Vegas right now. Such a cool sport! I hope it takes off here.
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    I started teaching her to fetch a stick :) This...

    I started teaching her to fetch a stick :) This is where she's at so far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODubqLioiVo

    Lots of you have mentioned ground work and clicker training. That makes me...
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    Update: I was just doing ground work with her....

    Update:
    I was just doing ground work with her. Trying to get her to focus on me and think that I am fun instead of the other horses. Some days were successful and some other days she was so...
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    I'm going to definitely look into the magnesium...

    I'm going to definitely look into the magnesium thing. Also going to get her ultrasounded.. the more I read about the grandulosa theca cell tumour thing I am thinking it could be a definitely...
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    I talked to the vet today (who also happens to my...

    I talked to the vet today (who also happens to my boss) and asked if I should consider doing bloodwork for possible mineral deficiencies or what else could be the problem. She thought she should...
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    Extreme Herd-bound Mare

    I bought a new horse in May. She was super cheap because she had picked up a nasty rearing habit and the person didn't want to deal with it anymore. When I went to try her out she behaved perfectly...
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