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  1. Some soreness, lack of balance, and hind end...

    Some soreness, lack of balance, and hind end weirdness can be normal. Turnout time, lots of strength building (slow hill work, lots of focus on forward and working on balance), ground stretching. ...
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    While results are certainly more important than...

    While results are certainly more important than clothing, when I see trainers wearing helmets, I don't think it's because they think the horse may get out of control - it's because they recognize...
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    I'm very drawn to expression/presence.... Which...

    I'm very drawn to expression/presence.... Which is why I loved Barbaro so much after seeing him in person. He was lovely, but it was the way he looked at people that I found so appealing. Look of...
  4. There was briefly a CANTER FL, but I think the...

    There was briefly a CANTER FL, but I think the people involved went in a different direction (either formed their own orgs or decided to work with other rescues, I can't remember now). Either way...
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    Our dobie was a wonderful running partner, AND he...

    Our dobie was a wonderful running partner, AND he tolerated lots of alone time very well, too.
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    I used to have his contact info, I can look...

    I used to have his contact info, I can look tomorrow and see if I still have it somewhere. I know a while back I put him in touch with someone who had one of his old horse and he was very happy to...
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    So glad I read this thread. Epona, amazed how...

    So glad I read this thread. Epona, amazed how this worked out, dealing with those feedlot rescues can be very confusing/difficult, so pretty amazed you managed to provide a safe landing to so many.
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    Exactly. I think every person I know (including...

    Exactly. I think every person I know (including me) has at least one of these stories, sometimes due to ignorance, sometimes to stupidity, sometimes due to freak random happenstance.


    We all...
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    My horse lives 1.5 hours away right now, but I...

    My horse lives 1.5 hours away right now, but I was pretty familiar with that farm before I moved to my current location and knew it would be a perfect fit (he is low maintenance, an easy keeper, and...
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    OK just for giggles I went and looked up the...

    OK just for giggles I went and looked up the original adance determination letter from CANTER, since I had it for grant applications and such. I can tell you on the upper right, "foundation status...
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    if the date stamp on the letter is correct, it's...

    if the date stamp on the letter is correct, it's quite possible that they haven't been entered properly into the IRS databases yet. I'm also very confused about the 509a2 vs 501c3, the letter is not...
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    I once saw someone try to get out of this because...

    I once saw someone try to get out of this because the foal never nursed, as her dam died during foaling. He failed, apparently (foal was registered so he must have paid the fee, anyway). But the...
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    You mean Randi, with an "I" :) There is an...

    You mean Randi, with an "I" :)

    There is an interesting documentary on Netflix about him, called "An Honest Liar." I would recommend giving it a look.
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    My horse does something like this, and I had a...

    My horse does something like this, and I had a REALLY hard time pinning it down. He is quite sensitive, girthy/cold backed, and can have some HUGE explosions when the girth is tightened or when he is...
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    I can't agree with this enough! OP, I don't...

    I can't agree with this enough!

    OP, I don't have much to add after seeing the video, seems the stuff everyone has mentioned is exactly where you should start. I did want to say your horse looks...
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    I have not read all the responses here, but from...

    I have not read all the responses here, but from your first post, I'd say that generally the answer here is more leg/moving forward.


    I know that sounds antithetical, when you want the horse to...
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    I love this :) He is so handsome :)

    I love this :) He is so handsome :)
  18. There was a video recently of a handler at Taylor...

    There was a video recently of a handler at Taylor Made "playing" with California Chrome and apparently encouraging him to rear. Of course all the fans were "so cute!" and "look how much he likes his...
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    Not the same one. Smoky is a gorgeous little...

    Not the same one. Smoky is a gorgeous little buckskin :) He DOES have a facebook fan page, LOL.

    Here's a nice article on him:
    http://www.horsecollaborative.com/american-pharoah-pony/

    :)
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    I think his effort in that race impressed me more...

    I think his effort in that race impressed me more than all his wins, honestly. He just fought so hard, and showed so much heart.
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    He was definitely the favorite in our house too. ...

    He was definitely the favorite in our house too. He needs a fb fan page :)
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    There were two chubby appies, Little Chubby Appy...

    There were two chubby appies, Little Chubby Appy (that Donna was on) and Big Chubby Appy (black, looked like a draft cross)
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    That's the feeling I always got, but I assume at...

    That's the feeling I always got, but I assume at least some of their information is generally correct.

    Do you know how much they involve themselves in all this? Are they the ones tipping off...
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    It's called Basashi, but the Japanese have...

    It's called Basashi, but the Japanese have nothing to do with this issue. They pay very high prices but for that specific purpose they import horses (from Canada usually) who have been raised for...
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    Fill out the questionnaire as honestly as you can...

    Fill out the questionnaire as honestly as you can and explain fully gaps in horse ownership or why you may not currently have a farrier, etc.

    We got people in similar situations all the time at...
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