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  1. I think you should read up on laminitis and sugar...

    I think you should read up on laminitis and sugar in grass, including how sugars travel to the leaves during freezes. The fact this horse originally foundered in winter ought to be a warning sign...
  2. this isn't necessarily necessary. We have a...

    this isn't necessarily necessary. We have a small farm and my DH is not a farm person. So I do all the farm work and if I can't do it myself I call someone to help me. I get my hay delivered. I...
  3. Yes, I was assuming that it was...

    Yes, I was assuming that it was feed/sugar-related since she stated "no relapse with proper feeding".
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    Are you using Ultrashield fly spray in the black...

    Are you using Ultrashield fly spray in the black bottle? It ruins my horses' coats. I switched to Tritec and they look great this year.
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    So sorry. I have been there! I have one horse I...

    So sorry. I have been there! I have one horse I retired THREE TIMES!!! I still have him. He is still on retirement number three. The good news was that he did come back and was useful twice! ...
  6. Having been down that road before, I would...

    Having been down that road before, I would strongly advise keeping the horse on a dry lot if it has ever had laminitis before. laminitis is one of those things that tends to come back, and when it...
  7. So what are your horse expenses? I think it is...

    So what are your horse expenses?

    I think it is fair to set and stick to a horse budget. I.e., if your horse has unexpected and large vet bills, you cut back on shows/tack/lessons/etc. However,...
  8. If he has foundered before he should be kept on a...

    If he has foundered before he should be kept on a dry lot, not pasture, and fed a low NSC concentrate and hay. You should also plan on getting radiographs of the front feet to see what's going on in...
  9. Yes. You also want to avoid "field fence" or...

    Yes. You also want to avoid "field fence" or woven mesh that is smaller at the bottom with bigger holes at the top. My farm is fenced partly with this because it came that way and I'm replacing it...
  10. Ground driven is a lot safer, too...there are a...

    Ground driven is a lot safer, too...there are a lot of benefits to not having a PTO driven spreader clog up and have to deal with that safely. I have posted about this before but a neighbor back...
  11. Of course that is true and you can't do it...

    Of course that is true and you can't do it unilaterally, it has to be a preapproved agreement. But it is an option for handling potential damage to the jumps, etc.

    It might be common for boarding...
  12. Forking over the money is not specifically an...

    Forking over the money is not specifically an issue because I gather OP pays board each month so she could work out an offset and just pay an amount reduced by the jump subsidy, however it has to be...
  13. It sounds like OP is more mad that people are...

    It sounds like OP is more mad that people are taking lessons from the BO's daughter than from her (she is "profiting from" the jumps). Well, if you want to stay at this barn you need to get over...
  14. I agree with gumtree on his knees, the first...

    I agree with gumtree on his knees, the first photo the horse is just leaning back. They have it posed like it has mild laminitis, why you would take a sale photo like that is beyond me but it is not...
  15. The horse is pretty plain just standing there. I...

    The horse is pretty plain just standing there. I don't like his front end and I don't think the parts fit together in a balanced and flowing way. But... How does it move? When I see a horse with...
  16. Thanks! That is helpful. A few of those horses...

    Thanks! That is helpful. A few of those horses had just lovely suspension, they would be great dressage types. Really beautiful to watch. I was just shocked at the results. But if they don't...
  17. So the thing I don't understand about this at all...

    So the thing I don't understand about this at all is that there were a lot of really gorgeous horses in this class that were amazing floating movers, and the winner was one that had a lateral canter...
  18. They aren't useless, but they are milder for a...

    They aren't useless, but they are milder for a lot of horses and since OP says this horse can be sensitive I would try that one first. She might just need a little extra whoa. The full mullen plus...
  19. I got mine for the top end of your budget, used. ...

    I got mine for the top end of your budget, used. It doesn't have SmartRide but is in very good condition. I am tall with a long leg so agree this saddle might be a good fit for you, I love mine...
  20. Tell your daughter that she can't give up that...

    Tell your daughter that she can't give up that money because, especially the child support, it's not her money to give up. That money belongs to her children and they have the right to receive it...
  21. Get a jointed rubber Pelham. They for sure come...

    Get a jointed rubber Pelham. They for sure come in pony sizes. If that's too strong, try the mullen rubber Pelham. Make sure it is a Tom Thumb with 4" cheeks so the mildest one.
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    My retirees both wear masks but only one of my...

    My retirees both wear masks but only one of my riding horses does. The other one takes his off EVERY SINGLE DAY even when he is in total solitary turnout so he is banned.

    They wear fly sheets if...
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    What a lovely horse! I would switch him to TC...

    What a lovely horse! I would switch him to TC Senior, which is lower sugar than the Complete (I feed it to my high-energy TBs to keep them more sane and gain weight at the same time, it's not just...
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    Yes, the original article didn't sound so bad...

    Yes, the original article didn't sound so bad when COTH wrote it up but those FB rantings are beyond the pale. Particularly because it's one thing to get worked up in the heat of the moment but it's...
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    Here you go: ...

    Here you go: http://fordtraktor.shutterfly.com/pictures/103

    the first photo in the album is one hung on the 90 degree, the second two are hung on the 3/4 which is what Bluey is talking about. ...
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