Type: Posts; User: LMH
Polo scared the HELL out of me today.
At 7am he was fine. By 8:30 he was in a total damp sweat with a very elevated respiration rate.
He had the 1000 yard stare.
I gave him an "emergency...
thank you everyone.
I have made arrangements for next week.
It is still amazing spring weather. He is not yet suffering from not sweating, no founder from spring grass.
This is exactly where I am thinking. He is also a non-sweater so summer in Georgia is second to hell.
Not to mention on any given day he could founder again.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts...
I have an update. Today we took rads of Polo again.
It has been 6 months since his first films.
Big Bertha has grown 1.5x what it was in the fall.
She measures about 16cm long by 9-10cm...
Well that's just silly to me. If the world lived with your agenda, horses would be shod til death.
Polo has been bare for 7 years and sound. Compared to pulling his shoes and uncomfy on gravel for...
So Tom, if a 'sound horse' had his shoes removed and was sore for 24 hours then sound again, that would be a bad decision?
Here is a thought-what if I simply removed the slant divider, found a way to block the feed mangers and let him ride loose 'box stall style?'
I worry that they get tossed around-but is a box stall...
thanks for the link.
I wonder if you can remove the feed mangers-I know you would lose the storage below but IF you could, it would work out nicely.
I am calling the dealer this morning.
The trailer is only a 2006 and I have invested in a satellite so trading would certainly be economically challenging.
Even any creative suggestions on avoiding the manger issue.
I may feel...
I have a read tack-but I really only need 1 stall-and the Sundowner dealer suggested your idea-the spring loaded posts.
Do you have any photos of your trailer you could share? Pretty please? :D
I could and am open to feedback on that.
I have had 2 young horses try to climb the mangers.
3 horses are shaking when arriving-NEVER like this in my straight load.
I am frustrated and all...
I have a Sundowner LQ with 3 horse slant.
Without going into great details I am done with slants. I want to convert this to a straight load.
Because of the feed mangers it will need to be a...
Perhaps in the moist Oregon weather the foot is suited for the environment.
Consider the horses on Cumberland island.
The other option is they are not healthy.
Just a thought.
I used to think it was this simple but I have had too many horses backfire in the name of keep the toes short and round.
If the horse has a coffin bone that is more oval it will cause serious...
you REQUIRE someone to join and post on COTH?:confused:
How many wild horses have you actually SEEN and spent time observing?
Or are you just going on what you have been told.
Now this certainly doesn't sound arrogant, condescending or judgmental.
ding ding ding! You win the award for I SO agree with this.
Actually all of your posts on this thread get the award!:yes:
There is not enough wine in the entire wine country regions of every country in the entire earth available to guide a proper response to this.
How about starting a list of ALL the horses that...
Yes Milo is now afraid of the grass in the field next door.
We were walking and he noticed a dark green spot and got 'hot foot' and was dancing until he saw the LIGHT green spot.
End of conversation.
The horse also might need a different shoeing-something to provide relief and support to the sole (like the Epona).
Tom, to clarify-do you mean hot as in sweaty after a workout? or simple hot from baking in the sun in the pasture?
Laminitis is inflammation
Foundering is rotation
Inflammation can very quickly lead to rotation.
SO inflammation that creates a digital pulse, regardless of the cause, is a red alert because...
ok let me try again.
how are you defining laminitis? It is inflammation of the laminae
Inflammation can be caused by founder, abscesses, diet changes, etc etc...but then you get inflammation.
laminitis IS inflammation in the foot.