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    Coolest Schooling Helmet?

    I've had it with the sweat pouring out of my head in this summer heat! I am looking for an ASTM/SEI certified schooling helmet that has the maximum air flow that doesn't look like an ugly plastic...
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    Oh wow. I have felt your pain. I had a horse...

    Oh wow. I have felt your pain. I had a horse that was so much fun, but just as competition season ramped up, he would go intermittently lame (1/5 or 2/5) in the front end. I spent gobs of money...
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    Mine had arthritis in C6 / C7 at 12 years of age,...

    Mine had arthritis in C6 / C7 at 12 years of age, most likely caused by an injury at the track or sometime prior to my owning him. The first round of injections yielded some results. Second round...
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    I think that it depends on which level you are...

    I think that it depends on which level you are going. ENYDTCA is very well run and is a spectacularly beautiful venue. I think that BN is very fair there but there is a big ole ditch on N. There...
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    Thanks folks. I will look into mycaseptic and...

    Thanks folks. I will look into mycaseptic and keratex. The multiple nail holes are due to the outer wall chipping off, then nails coming loose and shoes coming off. I have the best farrier in our...
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    Kate and Batman- Farrier's Fix was my 'go to'...

    Kate and Batman- Farrier's Fix was my 'go to' hoof oil up until a few weeks ago when my farrier recommended going full on with the Venice Turpentine. I happen to really love FF, but it was not...
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    What is going on with these feet???

    I am looking for suggestions on how to best manage these feet. Until the April timeframe, my horse's back hooves were really really great. Solid, deep sole, well shaped, no issues. He was down in...
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    The only advice that I have is what my trainer...

    The only advice that I have is what my trainer tries to ingrain into me all of the time -- don't focus on what just did not go well... instead focus on what you want your horse to do right now and in...
  9. OK, I am no expert, but I 'll have a go at #6 and...

    OK, I am no expert, but I 'll have a go at #6 and #7. Overall I like #6 as he looks athletic to me. He has a big sloping shoulder and short humerus and his body/legs fit into a square and look...
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    Well my favorite one is not cheap in the retail...

    Well my favorite one is not cheap in the retail market (I snagged mine from Tack of the Day), but it is really awesome! It's a Rambo Newmarket Handy Pad. ...
  11. Anyone know what happened at Larkin Hill last weekend?

    I was really surprised at the number of RF's, E's, R's and W's at Larkin Hill's horse trial last weekend. http://www.area1usea.org/Events/TimesResults/LarkinHillResults.htm They have always hosted...
  12. How to get a win photo from 2009 at Churchill Downs?

    I have a friend who would like to get a photo of her horse's win at Churchill Downs in May 2009. It appears that the track photographer is Reed Palmer but I don't know if he was it back then, if he...
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    Long Trailer Trip Advice?

    I am about to embark on a 16 hour trip with my horse in a 2 horse gooseneck trailer. Everything's been serviced and is ready to go and I have someone to split the driving with. I have a question on...
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    So sorry that you are going through this. He...

    So sorry that you are going through this. He sounds like such a special horse. It's especially devastating to spend so much time diagnosing and treating, then to find that it's something else that...
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    Thanks Sid and CAH. I will try to be patient and...

    Thanks Sid and CAH. I will try to be patient and give it more time.
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    Extended Ventral Edema Post Colic Surgery

    My gelding had colic surgery (large colon displacement with a torsion) 5 months ago. His recovery went well except that he had edema and a lot of clear drainage for longer than usual (no fever no...
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    When my guy got ulcers he would start to crib...

    When my guy got ulcers he would start to crib like a fiend. A few days on Ulcergard and he would stop 100%. I think that the key is knowing what is normal for your horse and paying attention when...
  18. Thread: Aiken in April?

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    Aiken in April?

    Has anyone stayed down in Aiken in April? I will be bucking the trend a bit and heading down there in a week and staying through the end of April, while my trainer and colleagues are all heading...
  19. Been there, done that. I really really hope that...

    Been there, done that. I really really hope that the neck injections work on your boy. My gelding had the same kind of intermittent lameness. His feet hurt but there was something else too. We...
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    With my light grey who had a strong desire to be...

    With my light grey who had a strong desire to be any color other than that, I used Quicksilver shampoo with a lot of success. There's an art of determining how long to leave it on the manure stains...
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    Thank you all for the insights. Yes, this horse...

    Thank you all for the insights. Yes, this horse is a keeper so I am not worried about resale implications. I just want to make sure that I do the right thing for this horse as he has a whole lot of...
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    Small OCD in Hock - WWYD Surgery or No?

    When I had a PPE done on my horse the vet found a small OCD (distal intermediate ridge of tibia) on one hock. He is sound on it and there is no effusion. The (very well respected) vet who did the...
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    New saddle - piping or not?

    I am so excited to be ordering a new saddle for my boy. One option is to add a bit of piping in a different color. The saddle will be black and I must admit that I am intrigued with the idea of...
  24. Thread: Cold Splint

    by xitmom
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    Cold Splint

    My horse popped a splint last week on the inside near fore an inch or two below the knee. It was cold and hard from the start, not sensitive to palpation and he was not lame on it. Advice from my...
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    I had a gelding who was always very 'interested'...

    I had a gelding who was always very 'interested' in the mares. He was pastured separately and it all worked fine. The gal who bought him from me wanted to keep him in the same pasture as two mares...
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