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    NSP, I checked out the Down Under line and they...

    NSP, I checked out the Down Under line and they look very nice, I guess I was worried about quality with a lower price point. I am hoping to buy one decent saddle and have it last for a while. And I...
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    I had more money than sense...

    I bought the reins at a local horse show when they caught my eye. A friend of mine is going to show me how to use them--gee I hope I can get the hang of them! Nosuchperson and Aktill, thank you for...
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    Mecate reins with an Aussie saddle?

    Can i use mecate reins with an Aussie style saddle? I'm thinking of the Tucker Equitation style, without a horn. Or do you need a horn to make this combination work?

    If it won't work, are there...
  4. Alto, thank you. First vet did not do rectal...

    Alto, thank you. First vet did not do rectal palpitation. I guess I would encourage the exam should I have a horse that presents similar symptoms. It was a relief to finally find out what was giving...
  5. Update, not ulcers

    My friend called the vet, they thought it was ulcers based on finding fecal blood and anemia on the blood draw. Horse got worse even on UlcerGuard and Gadtric Guard. Another vet called for second...
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    That would be fantastic! I would love to know...

    That would be fantastic! I would love to know more! I may call the local community college to see if they have any Ag management programs....
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    Thank you Zu Zu and Event Groupie! I would have...

    Thank you Zu Zu and Event Groupie! I would have never have thought winter grass could be dangerous-- just kinda got that funny feeling when I took the fence down.
  8. Bucksnort, thank you again. Vet did prescribe...

    Bucksnort, thank you again. Vet did prescribe iron and SmartGut Ultra. I've always rinsed his alfalfa mix, now I'm wetting down the grass, too, to soften the fibers. Owner is not crazy about soaked...
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    Another hug for you and your horse!

    Another hug for you and your horse!
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    I fed both horses 3 times a day before this...

    I fed both horses 3 times a day before this latest incident. Now I've got some small hole nibble nets on order. DFL thank you! I will check that out!

    I think I'll play it safe and keep them both...
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    Thank you! I have been reading about winter grass...

    Thank you! I have been reading about winter grass and that it can come out of dormancy if the weather turns warmer, and the sugar content rises throughout the day. My friend and I are going to board...
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    Ok, another question, the area they are in now...

    Ok, another question, the area they are in now has grass but it's been eaten to the ground. Is it worse to leave them where they are now? I'm worried about Ulcer Gelding getting too much sugar as I...
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    Merrygoround, with all the rain we've been having...

    Merrygoround, with all the rain we've been having lately, it could get pretty trampled in short order. They were so happy yesterday to play on the grass--Miss Mare did a little buck-toot
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    About 3/4 - 1 acre winter grass. I rested this...

    About 3/4 - 1 acre winter grass. I rested this part of the pasture starting in May (?) of last year. I mowed it at least four times last summer. There are a lot of plantains and clover, and mixed...
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    I started getting a little worried as soon as I...

    I started getting a little worried as soon as I pulled it down!
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    Turn out on winter pasture question

    I had a good piece of my pasture fenced off since last summer. I've taken down the temporary fence today. My senior guy was recently diagnosed with ulcers. I am thinking it would be good for him to...
  17. Reay, he has not been eating all of his hay since...

    Reay, he has not been eating all of his hay since this latest flare up. He only wants to eat the alfalfa--actually it is mixed with orchard grass, not straight alfalfa. When he is not having trouble,...
  18. Fat Dinah, I have heard that sugar and feeds that...

    Fat Dinah, I have heard that sugar and feeds that are high in it can aggravate ulcers. There are several "feed gurus" on here who may be able to give you some ideas on some feeds that are lower on...
  19. Update

    Lab work showed blood in senior guy's poop and bloodwork shows him to be anemic. Vet is running further tests to get more details.

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  20. Vet has been out--she initially thought impaction...

    Vet has been out--she initially thought impaction colic even though he's pooped and she could hear good gut sounds--??? She ended up skipping the mineral oil, and gave him IV banamine and a dose of...
  21. Bucksnort, what labs did you have run?

    Bucksnort, what labs did you have run?
  22. Buck snort, what kind of tests and bloodwork did...

    Buck snort, what kind of tests and bloodwork did your guy have?
  23. Senior horse and tummy troubles, update Not Ulcers

    I take care of a senior horse for my friend. At each feeding, he gets one flake alfalfa, two-three flakes grass hay, and 1.5 lbs Buckeye Sr. His owner also gives him an Platinum product that I don't...
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    Thank you! I appreciate your feedback!

    Thank you! I appreciate your feedback!
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    Kiefer Built trailers--opinions wanted

    I am still trailer shopping. . Found a 2002 Kiefer Built 2 horse BP that looks to be in very good shape. It's too far away to just go look at it, so I'm hoping for opinions on if it's worth a day...
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