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  1. I responded over on the original post but just...

    I responded over on the original post but just want to say that this thread is so interesting and helpful, the wisdom and compassion are amazing - you COTHers rock :)

    Again LuvMyTB - best of luck...
  2. Kudos for your careful and patient treatment for...

    Kudos for your careful and patient treatment for your mare so far. This sounds like quite a dilemna. How is she to ride? Do you like eventing her? Did you envision moving up to higher levels? From...
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    Good information here, and timely due to...

    Good information here, and timely due to outbreaks in several areas...my 4 were vaccinated today by my vet. We have a creek that runs in rainy weather and it has been rainy so far this summer. One...
  4. Seeking new rig - anyone experienced with Euro Vans??

    Here is a link to a Euro Van:

    http://www.horseclicks.com/2006-ford-e-450-diesel-2012-euro-van-2-horse/trailers/367032

    Anyone have one or know anything about them? I have never seen one but it...
  5. The weather has gotten so volatile and the storms...

    The weather has gotten so volatile and the storms so severe in Northern Va, I had my lightning rod system updated. Prior to this, my barn was hit by lightning and the rafters charred and the...
  6. Thank you both, I will try the other links!

    Thank you both, I will try the other links!
  7. Need to get a horse from NoVa to Aiken - anyone shipping next couple of weeks?

    Hi All,
    Looking for a one-way ride for one horse from Northern Virginia to Aiken in the next couple of weeks. Anyone passing through?
    Thanks for any info, in advance :)
  8. Erniewalker - I feel your pain! I also have a...

    Erniewalker - I feel your pain! I also have a horse with horrible quality feet. When in work he would periodically become lame, and we have spent many hours and dollars as you have, trying to figure...
  9. Glad it turned out ok. I had a horse with sweet...

    Glad it turned out ok. I had a horse with sweet itch (allergy to tiny gnats) that would want to lie down when the itching on his belly was intense. Does your horse have any crusty scabs on the...
  10. JLeeGriffith, how nice to hear about the ones...

    JLeeGriffith, how nice to hear about the ones you've come across. Loved seeing the pics of Areutrue, he's very nice and sounds like a good guy. Interesting about Yes It's White being a successful...
  11. Slewdledo and BT, thanks so much for sharing your...

    Slewdledo and BT, thanks so much for sharing your experiences. BT, so sorry about your filly. For such big strong creatures, horses are amazingly delicate and I'm sorry she couldn't be fixed.
    ...
  12. "Yes It's True" offspring - your opinions wanted!

    Anyone have any offspring of Yes It's True? Would love to hear about your experience with them - disposition, trainability, etc.

    So far my 3 yr old filly by him seems sensible and easy, but I...
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    Like you, I boarded for many years before...

    Like you, I boarded for many years before bringing mine home to a newly purchased farm. I test-drove the idea by renting a cottage, barn, and paddocks on a large farm, before I took the plunge as...
  14. OD04 - Thanks! I will let you know if the horse...

    OD04 - Thanks! I will let you know if the horse vets. Appreciate the leads.
  15. Jingles for this guy! Hoping for the best.

    Jingles for this guy! Hoping for the best.
  16. Thank you PinkDiamondRacing and OlympicDreams04! ...

    Thank you PinkDiamondRacing and OlympicDreams04!

    I will see who is available to go up to Turfway.

    OD04 - thanks for your offer to look at the horse - I've got that part covered!

    If the...
  17. So if it doesn't seem to be directly food...

    So if it doesn't seem to be directly food related, then the exertion of rolling/getting up, or the startling by the herd of deer is causing some kind of distress. Sounds like a spasm of his lungs or...
  18. I will add my "bless you"! He looks like he will...

    I will add my "bless you"! He looks like he will be nice when he fills out. What you won't be able to assess is his real disposition. Starving horses are usually quiet because they are depressed...
  19. Vet Recommendation for Pre-Purchase Exam at Turfway

    Kentucky/Ohio COTHers: Can anyone recommend a vet for a pre-purchase exam for a horse currently stabled at Turfway?

    Thanks in advance :D
  20. Oh my, that is quite a sound! I had a new horse...

    Oh my, that is quite a sound! I had a new horse with a similar reaction although it was more immediate after eating the grain and he fell to the floor, moaning and rolling as if colicking. Soaking...
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    Thanks IronwoodFarm and Rockfish! I will call...

    Thanks IronwoodFarm and Rockfish! I will call Lucky Drive Ranch. Sounds like fun!
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    Northern VA - Western Riding Lessons?

    A friend is looking for beginner western riding lessons in the Northern VA area (Loudon, Fairfax, Fauquier County areas). Can anyone recommend a good facility for western riding lessons? Many thanks!
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    My easy keepers do really well on Southern States...

    My easy keepers do really well on Southern States Triple Crown 12% Supplement, a salt block (plain), and orchard/alfalfa mix hay(about 80/20). Two of them start to lose a little weight when it gets...
  24. Since you already have a tractor and bush hog for...

    Since you already have a tractor and bush hog for the big jobs, a larger commercial zero-turn might add versatility to your equipment. I have a 60" commercial John Deere Z-trak mower and it cuts the...
  25. JumpIt - your mare is nice looking and would...

    JumpIt - your mare is nice looking and would certainly be fine for the local show hunters if she jumps in good form and is quiet. One important thing to consider is the distances between the jumps -...
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