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    May. 17, 2016, 04:14 PM
    Sorry, BTDT, This is not a language problem, this is a smugness problem. The OP compared giving supplements or injections preventatively to...
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    May. 17, 2016, 09:43 AM
    Thank you, Pennywell. Well said. Manni, I'm glad you're not in charge of managing my medical care, which includes NSAIDS and joint injections,...
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    May. 16, 2016, 06:35 PM
    Scribbler, Yes, that's one good example. And the difficulty is, if you are called to evaluate the horse and you haven't seen it go before, you...
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    May. 16, 2016, 04:47 PM
    My vets disagree with you. Actually, the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science disagrees with you, too. ...
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    May. 16, 2016, 09:25 AM
    Here's a reasonable, uncontroversial idea - If you take a sound and athletic youngster and train it in dressage, using classical methods...
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    May. 16, 2016, 07:02 AM
    But sub clinical lamenesses, the kind of things that only became apparent with flexions, blocking or X-ray, are exactly the things that people are...
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    May. 14, 2016, 07:14 PM
    Legging up does not involve arena work, legging up means working in open territory, conditioning the horse whose been out on grass for a couple of...
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    May. 14, 2016, 06:36 PM
    Manni, If my horses were in regular work, I would probably feel differently and do the same as you. However, they are not. They are in very...
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    May. 14, 2016, 03:24 PM
    Scribbler makes a great point which bears repeating - There are injections and there are injections. If someone wants to use Legend, Adequan...
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    May. 14, 2016, 10:45 AM
    Good for you! You should definitely give it a try! I would strongly encourage hiring/borrowing an experienced fox hunter for your first time. ...
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    May. 14, 2016, 10:27 AM
    McGurk replied to a thread Boarder old issue in Horse Care
    This would be a no go for me, for exactly the reasons the other posters mentioned. I want to get the tractor in the barn aisle as soon as horses are...
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    May. 12, 2016, 11:18 AM
    I think the basic first aid course/when to call the vet is an excellent idea, and in it, I would include how to identify minor, moderate and major...
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    May. 12, 2016, 11:01 AM
    McGurk replied to a thread Show jumping warm up in Eventing
    The first time I showed at Lexington at the Virginia Horse Center, I LOVED that they policed the warm up and only let a certain number of riders in,...
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    May. 7, 2016, 09:45 AM
    I love three ring elevators, you can just ride off the snaffle, keep the curb rein loose and not engage it useless you need it - very handy. Very...
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    Apr. 29, 2016, 02:33 PM
    There's a bit of a story in my family. My poor DH was at a client's house working on a renovation, where the spouse and children were in an...
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    Apr. 28, 2016, 12:25 PM
    When I ran a boarding barn, my rule was to have hay in front of the horses at all times UNTIL they were wasting it. Barn staff was instructed to up...
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