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    Hope your mare is feeling better! I'm...

    Hope your mare is feeling better!

    I'm wondering if it's lyme/ehrliccia (sp?)..

    I would also take her temp a couple of times a day until she feels better in case something is 'brewing'
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    Thanks for caring about the horses! Hopefully...

    Thanks for caring about the horses!

    Hopefully they are safe and eating now.
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    I agree with trail blazer - as a very general...

    I agree with trail blazer - as a very general rule of thumb, I have learned we just do not give them enough time for rehabbing....when in doubt take it slow! If you rush you can cause more damage.
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    I would rule out any kind of soreness/pain before...

    I would rule out any kind of soreness/pain before I would attempt to jump. Once there's pain, it can become a behaviour issue if not addressed.
    Horses are brilliant and will protect themselves when...
  5. LOL.... I bought my tractor on craigslist and...

    LOL....

    I bought my tractor on craigslist and hired a tree company with great success!
  6. lol...and you forgot to add seller is single if...

    lol...and you forgot to add seller is single if you want a date!! Craigslist is amazing!! lol
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    Agreed! and with ColoredHorse!

    Agreed! and with ColoredHorse!
  8. Each horse is different. Personally whenever I...

    Each horse is different. Personally whenever I had to euthanize there was never a doubt nor did their quality of life or dignity get compromised. Sometimes horses are not sound but they have a zest...
  9. Lots of Prayers and Healing Hugs for your mare! ...

    Lots of Prayers and Healing Hugs for your mare!

    I'm thinking something tick borne as well....
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    Thanks for caring about your pony and being such...

    Thanks for caring about your pony and being such a loving owner.

    It's such a personal and hard decision; we only have 1 chance at it.

    If you can, I would definitely have him tested for Cushings...
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    Glad he's on the road to recovery!! Sounds...

    Glad he's on the road to recovery!! Sounds positive!

    Give him LOTS of time and if you can and your Vet says it's OK; have someone massage him; the massage can do wonders!!

    Sending healing...
  12. I agree with telling the kids and being honest. ...

    I agree with telling the kids and being honest.

    I had a pony when I was 9 who was PTS when I went to a friends house...and I remember the devestation in not being told because I wanted the pony...
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    First, I commend you for taking such great care...

    First, I commend you for taking such great care of your mare!

    I'm not a advocate of stretching only because there's a fine line to stretching/tearing a cold muscle.

    What I recommend and do for...
  14. I'm thinking Lyme/Ehrlichia, Ulcers, Cushings?...

    I'm thinking Lyme/Ehrlichia, Ulcers, Cushings? Any kind of PSSM/EPSM?

    Sending jingles!!
  15. I would try Becky Nagy! If you need her info, let...

    I would try Becky Nagy! If you need her info, let me know.

    She's in Sussex! Tell her Colleen the massage lady sent you..lol
  16. Thread: Lunging Cues

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    I use "Waaaaaalk.. for Walk" with 1 click, "Trot"...

    I use "Waaaaaalk.. for Walk" with 1 click, "Trot" with 2 clicks and "Can...ter" Canter and a Kiss....if more encouragement is needed...I raise the stick/lunge whip hock level for the trot and lift...
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    she's a beautiful honest mare! My guess is it...

    she's a beautiful honest mare!

    My guess is it is coming f/her neck? A Lyme test is not a bad idea and/or PSSM/EPSM..something systemic?

    She's locked up in her neck.

    Keep us posted - she's...
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    I believe in training with trust and not...

    I believe in training with trust and not intimidation.

    Something you can try, it works with trailer loading also....use a ring for this exercise...set up a barrel or something about 12 ft f/the...
  19. I would feed free choice hay, Purina Ultium (I...

    I would feed free choice hay, Purina Ultium (I swear by this feed:-) high fat and fiber ...low NSC) and Succeed ... she should be nice & round!
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    The OP is trying to do what is right for her...

    The OP is trying to do what is right for her horse without a farrier abuses them. I commend her!!
    No farrier or any other professional has a right to 'whack' 'slap' or whatever to any horse..they...
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    I am speechless how many people believe it's...

    I am speechless how many people believe it's acceptable also.

    I was sharing this post with another horse friend who reminded me of a story where a horse who was boarded in the same barn was hit by...
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    Under NO circumstance would I tolerate ANYONE...

    Under NO circumstance would I tolerate ANYONE hitting my horse especially with rasp. It does not serve any training purpose and is merely done out of frustration. Horses are animals not machines...it...
  23. I agree with the dry bedding and cleaning &...

    I agree with the dry bedding and cleaning & brushing the hooves out. I use white vinegar..I clean hooves, brush them and then with a syringe flush white vinegar in their hooves.
    Clean trax and...
  24. hmmmm...what about trying a ration balancer? I...

    hmmmm...what about trying a ration balancer? I feed Purina Ultium which is low NSC and high fat & fiber.
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    I have a cribber and found that free choice hay...

    I have a cribber and found that free choice hay and letting him go in and out help a lot! For the spots he insists on I load in with vaseline and it stops him!! :-)
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