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  1. Horse Health
    QUESTIONS:) What are your "success" stories with this progressive disease... ? Specifically, the maintenance you've used and works for your horse, what you avoid in daily life. Some horse still show with ringbone, does yours? Low ringbone is arthritis of the coffin joint for those who don't...
  2. Horse Health
    Hello, I'm new to the horse forum and was just wondering about some things. So I have had horses in the past, but that was when I was 8 years old. I'm thinking about getting another horse but the problem is where I live, I live in North/Central Arizona where there is no grass but instead a LOT...
  3. Horse Health
    My horse is an EXTREMELY picky eater and I am at my wits end trying to get her to eat powdered treatments for both hindgut and gastric ulcers (shes an ex-racehorse). She will put the food and powder in her mouth but spit it back out again. She hates the taste so much she will only eat a tiny...
  4. Horse Talk
    We are in the process of creating a equine data management software program. I place where you can record your vaccines, farrier visits, injury records....the feed and supplements your horse is one. This will be able to be entered on your desktop or app and the info will sync back and forth...
  5. Horse Health
    Here is a great article i came across explaining everything about cushings disease. This is an awful thing for horses to have. I wish more people knew about it. Cushing's Disease In Horses - Symptoms, Causes & Management
  6. Horse Nutrition
    Lately I've seen quite a bit around getting your horses hair tested, I watch a video on YouTube about it, this girl swore by it. Then last night I was talking to a girl at my barn who had done it herself, and it was almost spooky how good it was. Anyone have any experiences or feedback about...
  7. Horse Health
    Hello! I have been riding an eleven year old Oldenburg gelding now for about six months, we have progressed from getting him back in shape after a stringhalt surgery to schooling second/third level dressage movements, and working solid first level. He is slightly overweight, we are working on...
  8. Horse Health
    Hey all! I just recently purchased a 7yr old OTTB gelding. He came in poor health and we are working on bringing his weight back. We had him on a senior feed with beet pulp and rice bran, he was looking stunning!! We then changed him to an all natural type feed and he got worse. He lost...
  9. Barn Maintenance
    Spring is here and of course its time to re do all the stalls. I recently started working at a new stable. And the stalls are a mess. I personally have never had to get into the technical, layering materials, part of stalls. Its always just been simply maintain the manure and bedding! So I need...
  10. Horse Health
    in June 2016 my 3 year old ottb was diagnosed with Sabulous Urolithiasis and Cystitis. Since then its been a battle trying to get it under control, and im wondering if any one has dealt with this and could give me some tips. So far he is: on grain less than 1% calcium free choice crappy grass...
  11. Horse Health
    I'll be getting my first horse in a couple of months and will be making a vet kit for him/her. I know the basic things like bandages and stuff but what are some other good things to put in it?
  12. Horse Health
    Dear all, if anyone has 5 minutes to spare we would really appreciate if you could help us out by completing a short survey on horse health. The more responses we get the more meaningful the results will be. To complete the survey you need to be over 18, live in the UK and currently own or...
  13. Horse Health
    I was just wondering why do the majority of horse feeds contain animal-bases enzymes? Since horses are herbivores, shouldn't they only need plant-based enzymes?
  14. Horse Health
    I'm really worried, as of the past two or three days Darya had started cribbing when I scratched her back. Normally that's one of her favorite spots for me to scratch, but this is a new thing. She doesn't crib any other time! I haven't been riding her lately, but I know she does a ton of bucking...
  15. Horse Talk
    I have to write a paper for my English class about horse racing and would love your opinion on it. I, personally, support horse racing and do not look at it as a threat to the animals if you are know what you're doing. PETA has a different outlook and I would just love to hear from anyone...
  16. Horse Nutrition
    Hey Guy's, I am reasonably new to the industry. After I went into the produce store the other day I was completely overwhelmed by the number of products to choose from, which got me a little confused. I have a couple of questions, can you please help!!!!! First question. What is the biggest...
  17. Horse Health
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could give me an opinion/advice/knowledge on what this is all about. In the past month, my horse has started to "fall" when I cinch him up/pick up his hooves after he's been saddled. At first I thought this was him being ornery, he's prone to trying all...
  18. Horse Health
    I posted recently about an older are we have who was acting weird. Well turns out she has cushings. We have her on a special diet, and on medication as well, we are also trying to keep her stress level as low as possible! From what I've read online and been told, about all you can do is keep...
  19. Equine Careers and Education
    So.. I've been riding and competing horses since I was 8 years old. I've done a lot of lessons, had a few horse jobs(2 years as head groom at a stable yard in the UK), given the odd lesson, started a couple horses, trained lots of horses, did some judging for small shows, etc. My end goal would...
  20. New to Horses
    To preface this, let me just say: I am not a horse owner, and I just started taking English riding lessons last summer. Although I may be an okay beginner-level rider, I still don't know very much about horses at all. I have a friend who owns a horse and a pony that are both older (in their...
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