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  1. Ahhh... that was so hard. But I know it was the...

    Ahhh... that was so hard. But I know it was the right decision. Dixie looked more at ease yesterday - I think the bute was helping a lot. She puttered around grazing while we waited for the vet. ...
  2. Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts and...

    Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts and support. It really means so much.

    I thought making the decision would be hard, but I wasn't ready for this day of waiting, and the strange...
  3. Gallant pony heading for The Bridge// She's gone...

    Such a hard place to be, though I know it's the right decision....

    My 33 year old Shetland who was rescued ten years ago from an abusive situation has reached the end of her journey. She has only...
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    What do people think about Murphy's oil soap? ...

    What do people think about Murphy's oil soap?

    I live in PA, and a lot of the carriage/driving folks in this area swear by it to clean their leather harness with miles of leather, followed by...
  5. Thread: Farriers

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    Love my farrier - he takes whatever time is...

    Love my farrier - he takes whatever time is necessary, i.e. almost an hour to trim a tiny arthritic Shetland - he's practically on his hand and knees to do her - and still $45.
    $150 for four shoes...
  6. Oh Katie, I cannot believe this has happened. I...

    Oh Katie, I cannot believe this has happened. I didn't know till I read the thread tonight. I have read every word on your blog about Argus over the years, and am so so sad to know he's gone.

    And...
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    In general, for soft tissue rehab, I would try to...

    In general, for soft tissue rehab, I would try to avoid lungeing. Time, time, time is the great healer. And handwalking in straight lines on a firm surface.

    I recently completed a successful 12...
  8. Spread some sand/grit along the path where you...

    Spread some sand/grit along the path where you want to walk. It doesn't have to be too long - and just wide enough for his hoofs and your feet. Spread it out a bit at each end to give you room to...
  9. Hope Hector had a good night and is doing OK this...

    Hope Hector had a good night and is doing OK this morning.
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    Weight loss because the horse will use more...

    Weight loss because the horse will use more calories to stay warm when clipped in the winter?
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    Thanks again to you all for so many thoughtful...

    Thanks again to you all for so many thoughtful suggestions.

    I made a start today with warm soapy water and the green pan scrubber thing. Got some of it off, and maybe I'm getting used to the...
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    OK - dishsoap and a green scrubbie it shall be. ...

    OK - dishsoap and a green scrubbie it shall be.

    Purplnurpl - no shows coming up, but the green zebra-like stripes on my chestnut's neck, chest, and butt look really ridiculous, so I have to try to...
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    Thank you, Guin - I did wonder about turpentine,...

    Thank you, Guin - I did wonder about turpentine, but wasn't sure if it would be OK on a horse, but rinsing it right away with Dawn makes sense.
    Thanks again.
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    Help - oil-based paint on horse

    No need to go into the gruesome details, but my horse rubbed up against wet oil-based paint today and has it on his neck, chest and hind-quarters.

    I did not discover this until later today when...
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    I used SmartPak's Repair for a left foreleg high...

    I used SmartPak's Repair for a left foreleg high DDFT tear. Hard to know how much it helped. It has been a long difficult rehab, but my horse is now 100% sound and has gotten as far as cantering on...
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    Thanks, everyone, so much for your excellent...

    Thanks, everyone, so much for your excellent suggestions. The Alluspray has worked like a charm, and the wounds are healing well with no swelling or limb unsoundness.

    I rode The Idiot, just...
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    Thanks so much, Coth readers, for your good...

    Thanks so much, Coth readers, for your good advice.
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    Wound care in heat - help!

    While galloping/bucking around in turnout yesterday (cooler temps happiness?) my horse lost his footing, slid and fell.

    He abraded one of his knees - skinned it slightly and scratched it, small...
  19. I have a horse that will only tolerate being...

    I have a horse that will only tolerate being hosed when the water is closer to hot than warm..... even today in PA when it was in the low 90s :eek:

    He just cannot abide cool/cold water. I can...
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    Just been through a successful rehab for a high...

    Just been through a successful rehab for a high DDFT behind knee. Time, time, time and handwalking on firm surface in straight lines. You CANNOT rush these rehabs. Ice after for 20 mins. No wraps...
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    Not recommending this as treatment, of course,...

    Not recommending this as treatment, of course, but could the maggots actually help in such a bad situation?
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    Maggots in frog - could this happen?

    I recently heard about a barefoot horse with thrush in its hind hooves, and maggots were discovered in the heel area eating into the central sulcus. :eek:

    I've never heard of this before - can...
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    Bit of Britain shipping policy - wow

    I recently ordered a pair of Equilibrium stretch/flex wraps from Bit of Britian - $75.95.

    They were shipped via USPS priority mail in a flat envelope. Postage was $4.97 as the item weighed less...
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    This may not help right now with losing the...

    This may not help right now with losing the shoes, but may help strengthen the hoof over the long term:

    After the new shoe is nailed on, my farrier fills the old nail holes with plastic wood...
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    Yay, Puddin :) I can totally identify as my...

    Yay, Puddin :) I can totally identify as my horse got his turn-out privileges back a few weeks ago after 11 months rehab from a high DDFT.

    It's amazing how much his mood improved after only...
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