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  1. Diagnosing DJD based solely on flexions

    Is this a commonly accepted practice?

    That is, if a vet is doing an exam, horse trots sound but then is positive on flexion, is it common for the vet to declare that the horse has DJD without...
  2. Thread: WWYD?

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    Totally agree EXCEPT in the case of a...

    Totally agree EXCEPT in the case of a young/inexperienced horse that perhaps you can check all the boxes off at home and the horse gets a bit over-stimulated at a show. Yes, you should be dealing...
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    And one more quick note....I have certainly put...

    And one more quick note....I have certainly put in some tragic rounds myself. But, at a fence height that neither I nor my horse are in danger of getting hurt.

    And at the same show I saw this, I...
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    Short update - this was at a AA show so there is...

    Short update - this was at a AA show so there is certainly show management and a steward. I ended up e-mailing the show management anonymously (set up a free e-mail account.) Didn't name names but...
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    Buying the horse was really kind of a joke...

    Buying the horse was really kind of a joke because not a realistic option for me. But, I had not thought about the fact that if it wasn't this horse, it would just be another horse. It really is...
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    I completely understand that it is truly none of...

    I completely understand that it is truly none of my concern and will opt to keep my mouth shut and try not to worry about the poor horse. :-(

    Just got to hope that common sense will prevail...
  7. Thread: WWYD?

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    I completely agree with this. The only reason it...

    I completely agree with this. The only reason it bothers me is because I can see the road the poor horse is heading down. In your examples, there is no innocent living thing that is going to suffer...
  8. Thread: WWYD?

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    I wish I could afford to make an offer on the...

    I wish I could afford to make an offer on the horse...

    Sad thing is, the horse could be FINE for this person if they showed at a level suited to the rider's ability. But, rider is so overfaced...
  9. Thread: WWYD?

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    WWYD?

    DISCLAIMER: I am usually FIRMLY in the MYOB (mind your own business) camp, but I can't stop thinking about this.

    What would you do if you see someone that is clearly endangering themselves and...
  10. Yes, they are awful this year!

    Yes, they are awful this year!
  11. Just a quick update - we decided this horse was...

    Just a quick update - we decided this horse was not going to work. There were a few other issues that came up that made it obvious this was not the right horse.

    We found a horse with plenty of...
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    Thanks for the input. I have asked for...

    Thanks for the input. I have asked for clarification on the hock injections (why and for how long.) Hock injections are about $250 - so $500 per year. That in of itself is doable but I do agree...
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    Horse's price definitely reflects these things. ...

    Horse's price definitely reflects these things. That is, price is very attractive (at least 25% lower than comparable horse.) Owner seems very honest but one never knows. Horse will be doing 2'6"....
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    Deal Breakers?

    Just curious what others think. Are any of these things, individually or collectively, a deal breaker for an otherwise suitable horse?

    1. Hock injections every 6 months (on a horse 10-12 years...
  15. As to complaint #3 - that is simply not true. ...

    As to complaint #3 - that is simply not true. Whever I end up with extras, I simply log on to my account and "snooze" that particular horse's SmartPak shipment for 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 4...
  16. That is very good advice. There are so many good...

    That is very good advice. There are so many good qualities about this horse. But, reality is, if the show thing doesn't get fixed by next show season, the horse will NOT be what the ammie wants.
  17. And now we know to see SHOW video! If there...

    And now we know to see SHOW video! If there isn't any, that is a huge red flag.
  18. He is not too fit because we longe at home MAYBE...

    He is not too fit because we longe at home MAYBE one or twice a month for 10-15 minutes if he comes out fresh. And lots of our longeing is just slow, relaxed trot (after the first day.) We DID ask...
  19. To be clear, I don't think they trotted lines...

    To be clear, I don't think they trotted lines when they showed him. They just put up with the over jumping, running home, etc. We are trying to teach him NOT to over jump, not run home, etc. And I...
  20. AGAIN, we were not shopping for a green horse and...

    AGAIN, we were not shopping for a green horse and made that clear. Were never told the horse is green so was just surprising at the first show. And then was told "oh yeah, that is typical behavior...
  21. To clarify, horse is 8 and was presented as...

    To clarify, horse is 8 and was presented as uber-quiet and ammie friendly. No mention of him being green. It was certainly our impression that he had enough show miles that he clocked around a...
  22. Needs more show miles, needs more prep or just the way he is?

    Got a horse a few months ago that is much greener than we thought. Is coming along fairly well at home (is in full training program.) But, shows are a different story. Have since found out this...
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    I know this thread is VERY old but am just...

    I know this thread is VERY old but am just wondering if this is still a prevailing thought/practice? It was suggested to me to try on a gelding that is wonderfully quiet 95% of the time but will...
  24. Thanks for the input. $3-5K was the exact price...

    Thanks for the input. $3-5K was the exact price range I had in mind! Good to know I am not crazy.

    Owner will look at the mare's papers for exact age but told me 13-15 since she didn't have...
  25. How much would you pay for this horse?

    Registered warmblood mare, age 13-15. Pretty and nice mover with previous show experience but not this awesome show record (nothing over 3' and no wins in great company.) SUPPOSEDLY quiet but here...
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