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    06-19-2013, 03:49 AM
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Bagheera - I haven't met such attitude, or maybe I just haven't noticed that.

Thought of sharing a small video with Snickers and me, and friends of ours having some fun at a speedride in the field. I'm on the darker bay one. :)

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    06-19-2013, 04:57 AM
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Bagheera - I think I do notice it. It's not just that though, I find there are lots of horse people (especially girls) our age who are really forward about what they know. I find people respect these girls experience because they comment on things etc. However being quiet most people just assume I don't really know anything at all. I'm no expert, but I know enough, and sometimes more than these forward girls. It's interesting though because once you get older people seem to expect horse people to be more quiet and reserved.

I think I'm falling for another horse and I don't know what to do
    06-28-2013, 08:17 AM
Green Broke
Well its been awhile since I've been in here. Lizzy saw the vet/chiro on Tuesday and I got some good and bad news. The good news is she is in excellent health and the vet was very impressed with her flexibility. He also said her legs are in excellent condition and she just needed some minor adjusting on her neck and right hip.

The bad news, she has arthritis and will not be able to go past novice for endurance. She must stay in work, ideally 5 days a week. She is now on Smartpaks Smartflex senior herb free so I have about another month to see how that affects her. She also has consistent swelling in her back left fetlock.

Vet will be out again in fall for a re-assesment and adjustment as needed and to also xray that fetlock to make sure it is just arthritis and nothing more. He isn't too concerned right now as she trotted off fine after a flex test.
    06-28-2013, 08:23 AM
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If you can get your hands on NAF products, I highly recommend trying the NAF Superflex - several of my horsey friends have older, arthritic horses, and they all swear by it - it seems to do wonders with them.
    06-28-2013, 09:07 AM
Green Broke
Well it looks like that is not sold anywhere in North or South America. But the ingredients seem to be what is in the Smartpak smartflex. Different amounts I'm sure. They are mostly concentrated around Europe. I'm sure there is some regulation that makes it not allowed here because of ingredients or something. Seems like all the good stuff is hard to find in the US.
    06-28-2013, 09:37 AM
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Do you add apple cider vinegar, ginger and turmeric to her feed? Those are good, natural joint supplements as well, and horses really benefit from them. Cold pressed linseed oil also helps keeping the joints in better health.
    06-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Green Broke
Linseed is flax oil isn't it? Lizzy can't have that she had a laminitis attack last time she was on flax. It sucks because it has so many benefits. But I do not add those to her feed. The acv is out since it's liquid. I will look into the ginger and turmeric though. Ginger should be easy to find but would turmeric be in health food stores I'm guessing?
    06-28-2013, 10:45 AM
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Yes, linseed is flax oil. Sad that she can't have it - it's a really good supplement!

You can find turmeric in spice stores - I like to look for restaurant supply stores, as you can get it there in bulk. I prefer giving fresh ginger - just grating the necessary amount in his feed (he eats about anything)- but ground ginger can also do the trick.
    06-28-2013, 10:57 AM
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Yes I know I wish she could have flax. If nothing else to make her shiny haha.

I will have to find a store around here that would carry that stuff. I'm super busy this weekend but I should be able to find a store. We have a coop in town that I'm sure would carry it or would at least order it.
    07-02-2013, 05:49 PM
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Wow, this is one powerful image!


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