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    Lola the Retired Racehorse Chapter 9 “The Final Countdown”

    Lola the Retired Racehorse Chapter 9 “The Final Countdown”
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    It’s hard to remember that she has only been off the track for 12 months and that she has been in my life for just 11 of those.  I can’t believe how fast time has gone by and all that we have accomplished together. 
    Lola and I have been making slow and steady progress as we approach our big trip to Kentucky for the Makeover.   It’s hard to remember that she has only been...

    Thrush and More

    Thrush and More
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    Yeast infections are the "more" of this article, and I see more of it than I'd certainly like to see and mostly it goes undiagnosed and untreated. What can happen is that the "mystery" lameness perpetuates and has even ended in premature euthanasia of the horse. 
    My last article I wrote was on "Thrush, White Line Disease and more ..." In the article, I discussed, briefly, how yeast can invade horses' hooves making them lame. Yeast...

    The Decision: What to do with a severely foundered horse?

    The Decision: What to do with a severely foundered horse?
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      The Decision: What to do with a severely foundered horse? - by Gwen Santagate - May 2019   The decision of what to do with our severely foundered horses...

    TRANSITIONS? YES! TRANSITIONS!

    TRANSITIONS? YES! TRANSITIONS!
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    Are you having issues transitioning your horse from shoes to barefoot? DON'T GIVE UP! For some horses transitioning from shod to barefoot is a quick and easy proposition. For others...

    The Flat Footed Horse

    The Flat Footed Horse
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    What is considered to be a "Flat Footed Horse"? Well, anatomically, the hoof capsule should be a "cozie" for the foot, the P3, inside the capsule. Much like those soda-pop...

    Keeping the Ridden Horse Barefoot- the First Step

    Keeping the Ridden Horse Barefoot- the First Step
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    The first step to keeping your ridden horse barefoot, successfully, at a high level of performance, has nothing to do with taking the shoes off. If transitioning to barefoot from...

    Some Inspiration . . . .

    Some Inspiration . . . .
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    The following notes are just some inspirational and educational quotes from my PENZANCE Students in the early 2000's as well as others. I hope you enjoy! (And note that some...

    8 Natural Pain Relievers for Hooves

    8 Natural Pain Relievers for Hooves
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    We hope you enjoy this weeks' blog from Gwen. You may be interested in these alternate views on treating laminitis. These ideas are quite different to the traditional methods of...

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