Yearly Archives: 2011

Meet Linda and Dusty

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Dusty is an important member of our program at Full Circle Therapeutic Riding. During the worst drought in Florida’s recorded history, he developed a very severe and debilitating cough…

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Night Lights, Night Music

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I board in a barn where several people leave the lights on all night and play their radios all night very loud next to their stalls. They seem to think this is comforting to their horses but I have to believe this is disrupting to them. Can you please comment? LD, Louisiana

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Misc. Topics

Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Stefan Parker and Miss M

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From: Judge Robert Gage This horse drops her head down more than most horses do, so it’s a good thing this rider has such a long release. I notice he uses his arms down along the top of this horse’s

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Posted in Contests, Our Stars

Meet Jessica and Alex

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I purchased Alex in 2009 after falling in love with her playful and kind nature. When I brought her home, I noticed that she always had a runny discharge down her hind legs. When I asked her previous owner about it, she told me Alex had always been that way, and it didn’t seem to bother her. It bothered me
though! Besides being unsightly, I worried that she might have a serious digestive condition…

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Navicular: Heel Pain Giving You a Headache?

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I have a 6 yo Quarter Horse mare that I compete in Western Pleasure, who has recently started exhibiting some of the early signs of Navicular disease. Sometimes she’s a little ouchy on her front feet when ridden on hard ground; taking short, shuffling strides and she’s started to stumble a little more than she used to…

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Diseases and Conditions

Gifts That Are Sure to Please

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Still got some shopping to do? Skip the crowds at the mall and shop from the comfort of your couch – just head to SmartPak.com. From tack to treats, we’ve got great gifts that the riders (and horses!) on your list will enjoy all year round! Check out these real rave reviews from customers who bought (or received) great gifts from SmartPak:

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Meet Rebecca and Brianna

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I own a small hunter/jumper farm where I train horses. I have several mares that were just unbearable to work with. They were always looking outside the ring or worrying where the other horses were and did not pay attention to their work.

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Are Blankets Worth Their Weight?

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Hi, Dr. Gray! I have a question about horse blankets. I have never used one, but I was wondering if I should. I have an Arabian/Appaloosa and a Thoroughbred, as well as a senior (vet said over 30) quarter horse.

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Seasonal Horse Care

Behind the Look: “December 25th”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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Behind the Look: “December 12th”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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Meet Sarah and Remi

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When I purchased Remi, he had recently been body clipped, leaving him with a very dull and dry coat. He also had dry, brittle, cracked hooves. I quickly put him on SmartShine and SmartHoof.

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Behind the Look: “January 18th”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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No More Deworming Rotation Chart?

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Looking for the 3 way rotation chart. Had it saved to my favorites and it shows up for 1/2 a second then goes to this page. Can you repost this on your website? PLEASE bring this back. Or, is there someone out there who has it saved and can send it to me? Thanks, Ann

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Basic Health Care

Behind the Look: “January 30th”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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Behind the Look: “December 3rd”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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