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Q: I have a 6 year old gelding pony. When I bought this horse he was fully trained and had no problems riding him until I brought him home. When I get on him he will not move but he will lay down and he doesn’t care if your on him. What should I do?


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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. They are all pastured 24/7 but I am not down there every day to adjust the blanketing if need be.


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I have a new, three-year old Western Pleasure gelding that, because of previous riders training differently, both he and I are confused! The area is on downward transitions and stopping and backing up.


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My eight-year-old Quarter Horse mare competes in western pleasure. I’ve noticed that she’s losing shoes frequently and her hooves are brittle.


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I have an 8-year-old APHA mare that has been shown some in the western pleasure and trail. She has developed this bad habit of trotting into my leg and pinning her ears back right before the lead departure. It may be because she is in season, but I don’t know how to fix the problem.


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My stallion has ulcers every couple of years. What would be a good diet for him? At present he gets good quality alfalfa/grass hay with about one pound of 12% sweet feed daily at 6:30 am and 3:30 pm, and all the fresh water he can drink.


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Q.Dear Dr. Gray,
I have acquired an overweight horse that needs to lose approximately 150 pounds. I plan to feed him mixed and grass hay with minimal to no grain. Because of this I feel he needs a vitamin/mineral supplement to make up for any deficiencies due to hay quality.
Any suggestions?


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I have a problem with my horse on the longe line. He drops his shoulder and cuts in, especially on the right circle. Do you have any suggestions for me?


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We’ve been breeding horses for many years, and for some reason over the past year we’ve started to have a problem with some of these young horses chewing each other’s tails off.


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Q. I have an 8 year old gelding that I show in western working events. He is perfect during warm-ups and is excellent in patterns, but I’m really having a problem in rail classes with him raising his head and speeding up- RUNNING, actually, and only when we’re being judged.


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I’m currently working on a new western show outfit and am unsure of what’s the best option…. slick chaps or ultrasuede/hide out leather chaps.


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I am a select rider who will be showing trail at the American Buckskin world show in July. I have looked and looked for a shirt/jacket to wear that will look nice but not break the bank.


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I’m trying to find a joint supplement for a senior horse. Most have similar ingredients


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I have a nice little seven year old gelding whose hocks are in the later stages of fusion…


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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.


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