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    I purchased a new trailer from a large local...

    I purchased a new trailer from a large local dealer. We drove it home just fine. A friend and I loaded our horses (my "normal size" horse and her little Paso Fino) and headed out for a trail ride. ...
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    Looks like your horse has some flares going on,...

    Looks like your horse has some flares going on, and to me the heels look longish. The farrier seems to be taking an awful lot of frog out too.

    The other thing that bothers me about the heels is...
  3. Foals will suckle for emotional reassurance, even...

    Foals will suckle for emotional reassurance, even if there is little nutrition in the milk. Sounds like the harassment of the other horses is stressing him out. And if he is sucking a lot, he may...
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    Regarding not using your phone because of limited...

    Regarding not using your phone because of limited data - I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, it's an android based phone. I use Endomondo (free version) and put the phone in "airplane mode" for my trail...
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    In endurance, there is a heart rate criteria the...

    In endurance, there is a heart rate criteria the horse must meet at a vet check before the "hold time" starts. It could be 20 - 30 minutes, sometimes more, sometimes less.

    If you come in to the...
  6. A couple of years ago I came off, landed on my...

    A couple of years ago I came off, landed on my back, bounced and landed on my front. I don't remember the fall itself or the landing. I had to figure that out from the dirt on my clothes and in my...
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    Yep, it should be 10 grams of Mag Ox (I grew up...

    Yep, it should be 10 grams of Mag Ox (I grew up with slide rules - decimals were always my bane!)
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    According to this article - http://organicdailypost.com/make-tick-tubes/ - mice nest & breed in April and July. The tubes need to be available at those times to be effective.

    I'd never heard of...
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    Mag Ox is really cheap if you buy it by the bag. ...

    Mag Ox is really cheap if you buy it by the bag. This was the first thing I pulled up on google - http://www.lancasterag.com/Mag-Ox-54-50-lb-Bag/item/093005050
    50 pounds for $20. Shipping is...
  10. Thread: Phone App?

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    Endomondo will work when your phone is in...

    Endomondo will work when your phone is in airplane mode too - I've run my phone out of power in about an hour in some remote trails until I found that out. (At least on an Android phone, not sure...
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    My horses always grow a nice coat, mane, and tail...

    My horses always grow a nice coat, mane, and tail when I have them on MSM. Hair has a lot of sulfur in it, and MSM is a good source of sulfur.

    MTG (Mane Tail Grow) is also really good for horses...
  12. gee, and I thought my gelding was the only one! ...

    gee, and I thought my gelding was the only one! I'm finding that already this year, the Swat is not doing much for him. I'll try the suggestions. Thankfully, they are not horseflies, just the...
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    Do you have access to a dry lot? It may be...

    Do you have access to a dry lot? It may be easier/kinder/more effective to feed hay in a small hole net and not have her on pasture except for some time here and there.

    Have you read Katy Watt's...
  14. Does she finish her hay? is it just the grain...

    Does she finish her hay? is it just the grain that she has a hard time finishing? This is a very common symptom of ulcers. Either have her checked or just start treating for them - if it is...
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    This is a good article, but might be more in...

    This is a good article, but might be more in depth than you are comfortable reading. http://www.hoofrehab.com/WallCracks.html
    Basically, hoof wall cracks come from poor trimming and an imbalance of...
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    Thanks, I think I have a good feel for what to...

    Thanks, I think I have a good feel for what to look for and what to expect now!
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    My endurance friend Roger Rittenhouse has a...

    My endurance friend Roger Rittenhouse has a homemade liniment that has worked well for him and his horses. (Roger has over 2300 competition miles). The brown mouthwash he mentions can be any...
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    I usually have some Excalibur Sheath cleaner...

    I usually have some Excalibur Sheath cleaner around. Gets the gunk off my hands, and removes the smell. I started keeping a bottle for him in the barn and a bottle for me in the bathroom.

    It has...
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    In Maryland, trailers are required to have an...

    In Maryland, trailers are required to have an inspection only before they are to be sold or transferred. However, mechanics can do that, so maybe it would be a similar inspection. Of course I would...
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    Annual Trailer Maintenance

    I got a brand new trailer in July the year before last. I didn't use it much so I didn't do maintenance last spring. And last year was just a couple of local trips with one trip that was 2 hrs each...
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    I would not put another animal in with your horse...

    I would not put another animal in with your horse in the stall. The little one could very easily be run over or kicked.
  22. I got my horse as a 10 year old - he had no...

    I got my horse as a 10 year old - he had no topline. I changed up his feed (no sweetfeed, grass hay and a 30%protein ration balancer for grass). I rode him regularly and did exercises to help build...
  23. Reading your post makes me come to the same...

    Reading your post makes me come to the same conclusion that wcporter did.
  24. Anyone know what the trails are like in Rockburn Park in Maryland?

    I may have a chance to go riding at Rockburn park in Howard County, MD, and was wondering what the trails are like - wide dirt trails, rocky, sandy, hilly, flat? And is it a busy park with lots of...
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    For $25, you can have your foal tested by UC...

    For $25, you can have your foal tested by UC Davis to see if he carries the grey gene. http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/horse.php

    Usually you can see a "halo" of grey/white hairs around the...
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