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    Coming in late, so congrats on your new trailer!...

    Coming in late, so congrats on your new trailer! I have a Trail-Et 2002 model that I purchased last year and I LOVE it! It's not the New Yorker, but it's WB size. I really like the fact that my DR...
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    Love, love,love my Trail-et! Been hauling almost...

    Love, love,love my Trail-et! Been hauling almost every week with it and it's a dream to pull, the horses love it and the canvas hay feeders are awesome. I love that my horse can put his head down and...
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    I got a pair of the USG full seat breeches about...

    I got a pair of the USG full seat breeches about 2 years ago. Love them! They were around $135 and they fit super well. Mid rise, no belt needed, no gap, and they are wearing like iron. Look brand...
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    Popped on at 4 weeks, but felt very "jiggly"...

    Popped on at 4 weeks, but felt very "jiggly" inside.. walked once around the ring and got off, lol. Started riding in earnest at 8 weeks.
    After I was cleared to drive and go see my horse, I put a...
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    Like Dr. Eleanor Kellon says, the "only correct...

    Like Dr. Eleanor Kellon says, the "only correct dose of pergolide is the one that controls the ACTH (and symptoms of Cushings)". My vet was initially hesitant to bump my horses' dose, but we...
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    Gorgeous! :) I have my horse on Cal Trace right...

    Gorgeous! :) I have my horse on Cal Trace right now, but have heard so many good things about the Barn Bag, that I may need to compare and see if the nutrient profile works for my horse.... He...
  7. Cheap insurance, IMO... My horse is chipped and...

    Cheap insurance, IMO... My horse is chipped and we have wildfires here. It cost $50? (did it many years ago, don't remember offhand exactly how much it was). I have an ID tag on his halter with his...
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    2.5 mg Pergolide compounded. Can't afford almost...

    2.5 mg Pergolide compounded. Can't afford almost $9 a DAY for Prascend. He's under control, getting tested again this Monday, full endocrine panel/thyroid and a CBC (endocrine panel goes to Cornell).
  9. A good home trumps money. I bought a horse from...

    A good home trumps money. I bought a horse from his breeder as a 6yo. I made an offer quite a bit lower than their asking price, I simply could not afford to pay more and when I tried him I knew he...
  10. You should be fine...however, definitely do NOT...

    You should be fine...however, definitely do NOT push it in the first week or two after surgery. Do the PT exercises, CPM machine (heck, I was on that thing 12 hours a day the first week post op),...
  11. Dover and different prices...

    Long story short...Needed a new bridle, wanted the same one I had.
    Googled the bridle. Dover had it for 284.99.
    Dover had an Ebay site, same exact bridle 199.99

    Ordered thru Dover/Ebay for the...
  12. ladymcts, I would recommend testing your horse...

    ladymcts, I would recommend testing your horse for Cushings/IR... ACTH (cortisol levels), insulin and glucose. Could be borderline Cushings... may be worth looking into.
    I have a high maintenance...
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    He wants a job

    Young horses that are destructive and challenging are bored silly. (IMO).
    They need stimulation and new experiences. My take on it is that he IS a good boy, but bored and looking for attention, be...
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    Yes, I use them

    Very happy with Thriving Pets! Been using them a few years for compounded Pergo. My horse is on 2.5 mg a day and I order a 60 day supply (have a fridge at the barn where they are kept) at a time and...
  15. Merhow-mixed feelings. In some ways very nice, but cheaped out on detail stuff.

    The quality is spotty. I have a friend that purchased a brand new slant load BP. It tows wonderfully, solid and steady, (even in high winds and windy mountain roads), but the finish work left much to...
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    1/2 Ton

    There's 1/2 tons and there's 1/2 tons... I have a 2005 Silverado with tow pkg and the 5.2 liter engine. It tows my 2 horse Trail-Et with dressing room beautifully on mountainous roads, plenty of...
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    Another fan of Adams here... I ordered the...

    Another fan of Adams here... I ordered the Trailer Eyes camera a couple of weeks ago, got it within the week. Opened the box and the cigarette lighter adaptor for the monitor was missing and I had...
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    Speedy-Beet is from non GMO beets! Great...

    Speedy-Beet is from non GMO beets! Great products, soaks in 5 minutes no molasses AND specially formulated for horses that require low S/S.
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    no good deed goes unpunished...

    Whoa... that's utter chutzpah.

    Over the years, before I owned horses I rode everyone else's horses, lol. I was so grateful to ride and was honored that the owners trusted me with their horses.
    ...
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    As the owner of an IR/Cushings horse I have been...

    As the owner of an IR/Cushings horse I have been somewhat obsessive about what I feed my horse. I actually looked into this feed as it WAS touted as a good feed for metabolically challenged horses. ...
  21. Thread: ACL tears

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    Faye, I discussed it with my dr, he feels that I...

    Faye, I discussed it with my dr, he feels that I damaged the ACL years ago, and told me that many people can function well with a damaged ACL and they do compensate and many don't even realize they...
  22. Thread: ACL tears

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    New ACL, just go for it!

    I wanted to share a "non-horror" story about my ACL replacement... Bascially, there was no choice BUT surgery as my ACL was gone, no sign of it on the MRI..but a few fibers floating around in the...
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    Add me to the knee/ankle brigade... sigh. Fx...

    Add me to the knee/ankle brigade... sigh.
    Fx and dislocated left ankle March 17, 2014 dismounting off my horse. Had surgery March 21st... plate and 6 pins on fibia and two screws in the tibia.
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    Triple crown light...under 10% No alfalfa.

    Triple crown light...under 10% No alfalfa.
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    My horse had a big old sinus cyst under his left...

    My horse had a big old sinus cyst under his left eye.
    His only symptom was a chronically snotty left nostril.
    I had him scoped twice, gutteral pouches flushed, xrayed out the wazoo, and finally...
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