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    Thanks guys! Esp moonriver. There is just...

    Thanks guys! Esp moonriver. There is just something different about trying on and wearing white breeches vs tan hunter ones. I'm sure I'll get over it. When I was a teen, I had no problem...
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    breeches and shirts

    Hello, can I get some recommendations for a well made pair of white breeches for schooling shows and white shirts that are good for summer showing under a coat? Would like to keep the total around...
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    The MH Windsor. Worth every penny. I have...

    The MH Windsor. Worth every penny. I have shoulder issues and am uncomfortable in tight and heavy winter clothes but this jacket is so lightweight that I don't have issues. I usually only wear a...
  4. I feel for you. I feel like the sun rises and...

    I feel for you. I feel like the sun rises and sets while I'm at work and it's depressing. Meanwhile, the majority of the people who board at my barn are students who ride during the day and post...
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    Good time to be in Blacksburg since the students...

    Good time to be in Blacksburg since the students are gone! There are lots of fantastic restaurants downtown and since the students are gone, you'll actually be able to park close by and not have a...
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    I'm 5'3 and 120lbs and my pony is a 14 hand...

    I'm 5'3 and 120lbs and my pony is a 14 hand connemara. She's got a short and flat back. I needed a saddle with a short flap and she needed a saddle that didn't bridge and didn't extend past her ribs...
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    Ok I see your point. My last horse was hot hot...

    Ok I see your point. My last horse was hot hot hot! Riding was do-able but unproductive so I skipped it. I could probably ride my new horse at a new place right away. Definitely depends on...
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    Whenever I move my horse to a new barn, I forget...

    Whenever I move my horse to a new barn, I forget about riding for at least a week but spend a good bit of time every single day hand walking all around the property and lots and lots of hand grazing...
  9. Help me with pony blanket fit-Need suggestions!

    Hi, Im having trouble with blanket fit for a 14.2 Connemara pony mare. She's a long pony but has a narrow build. Things I have tried:

    66 Rambo original (10 years old maybe) and that was too short...
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    The chemicals are all great if the WLD is pretty...

    The chemicals are all great if the WLD is pretty close to the surface. In my horses case, it was so bad that resections were the best choice. I could keep throwing things at it but there was so much...
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    It can come on really quickly! My mare got it...

    It can come on really quickly! My mare got it last fall and its like it happened within a few days.

    I tried white lightening and cleantrax and they probably helped but IMO, didnt really do that...
  12. take the dog for a jog in the mornings before you...

    take the dog for a jog in the mornings before you leave. Forget "going" to the gym. Walk/jog 3 times a week. You benefit, the dog benefits-Win. There are plenty of beginner type training programs...
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    If you don't like it, don't go back. Simple. You...

    If you don't like it, don't go back. Simple. You already know some things are not right so trust your gut. Did you check out the program while visiting the college initially? If you didn't pick this...
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    oral ace use for stall rested horse

    I'm planning to use ace to assist me and my horse with suspensory rehab. She's super easy to hand graze on stall rest because she is a giant pig and only cares about eating but trying to walk around...
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    Me too. I "leased" him for four months and only...

    Me too. I "leased" him for four months and only rode him once. It was miserable experience for us all. He came down with it 1.5 weeks after arriving at my barn.

    In his case, cold hosing and...
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    A horse I leased in college got it. The barn...

    A horse I leased in college got it. The barn took in a silent strangles carrier and most of the horses got strangles except mine. Thought I was lucky until a few days later, mine was really in bad...
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    Sent ya a PM.

    Sent ya a PM.
  18. ideas and help for rehab mild suspensory

    Hi guys, I took my horse to the vet clinic for a right front lameness. She was 2/5 lame and blocked at the suspensory. Ultrasound showed nothing and since she was never hot or swollen, the surgeon...
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    Yes, the ultrasound was done right after the...

    Yes, the ultrasound was done right after the blocks. It was done at the hospital so it's a very good machine (I assume) and they discussed what effect the blocks might have on the image.

    Is...
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    Well, the ultrasound didn't show anything so I...

    Well, the ultrasound didn't show anything so I guess they are thinking it's minor. Im just curious about the return to turnout and the introduction of tack walking at the same time.
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    Suspensory issue-advice?

    I've never dealt with soft tissue injuries before so I'd appreciated advice.

    I took my horse to the vet hospital yesterday for a front lameness. They said she was 2/5 lame. She blocked sound...
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    A horse at my friend's barn just died from PHF....

    A horse at my friend's barn just died from PHF. Its a private farm with very few boarders. The owners were going through a hard time and decided to skip the PHF vaccination and one of their horses...
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    Update-so Wednesday, the hock was better but...

    Update-so Wednesday, the hock was better but still swollen-just not as much as the day before. Did the cold hosing and the bute and turned out again. Came out early Thursday am and it was...
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    Ive learned that if you are posting on here about...

    Ive learned that if you are posting on here about moving then you probably need to :)

    But, it is the owners fault for not monitoring the supply of meds as well as the BO's fault for not notifying...
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    swollen hock - ideas please

    So my horse came in with a swollen slightly warm hock Saturday morning. She wasn't lame. No cut anywhere. I called the vet and she said give her bute as well as cold hose and keep her in until my...
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