Type: Posts; User: Roxyllsk
Quiessence helps too
I lost my heart dog 2 years ago and I still get choked up when I think about it.
It was not sudden, but a steadily increasing downhill slide and it was the best
thing to do. But I remember all the...
Sometimes the crazy does take a while to come out.
I've found the best boarding farms by finding a place that takes care of the
horses the way I would if I were in charge. There are always...
I kept my horse too when I divorced. Same thing, cut back on other expenses,
vacations, that sort of thing. I am also able to work down my board at the farm.
I did send the leased horse back...
I have the jointed stirrups, and they are not the super expensive ones, but
they are really stiff. I can't ride in the very 'wiggly' ones, but these ones
do wonders for my knees.
^^^ I like the idea of a thinking post. Best to tie her in the back of the stall,
so she doesn't have a whole lot of room to set back if she decides to do that.
Tie her short enough so she can't...
As far as this - my horse gets the strangles nasal vaccine every year. Last year a new horse came into the barn and was not QT (grrrrrrrrr!!), and ended up passing strangles along to another horse...
There are a few of us that take care of the horses in exchange for reduced board.
The BO pays $50/day and duties include: Feed, blanket changes, T/O, clean stalls,
add shavings if needed, dump &...
All of the barn jobs I worked paid $10 / hour. Unless the person lived pretty close
to your barn, I'm not sure that it's worth $15 to drive out and take care of the
Do you have a horse...
Of course the baby is adorable ! But Momma is pretty cute herself. She sure
looks comfortable around everyone now - and she is very tolerant of everyone
being around her kid.
Enjoy the little...
Love your sheltie !
I have 2 shelties - a bi-black boy, 3 years old, and a blue merle female, 4 months old:
She is beautiful ! Best of luck with her, and enjoy !
Mine live in a 4 level condo that I built for them. I also have a dog xpen
attached to the front so they can come and go as they please. They do
need more room to run and play than you would...
One farm where I boarded had their stallion gelded at 14. He had some
complications from infection but I think it had more to do with the vet that
actually gelded him than with his age. Anyway he...
I love how my mare nickers back at me when I call her name ... as if she's saying
'Hey there right back atcha !' .
I also love that when I'm having a bad day, I can swing a leg over and go out...
What a creative write up for this girl, and she has a wonderful smile . Love
her ears too.
Bet of luck and I hope it works out for you !
I recently adopted a sheltie from a rescue, and it...
You tried to save her and did everything you could. Sometimes it's just their
time to go.
Hugs to you and your family
I actually showed and jumped my old horse after he went blind in one eye. But
he knew his job and was a very solid over fences before he lost his sight. We actually
won quite a few classes and...
My first horse went blind with uveitis, and he dealt with it quite well. But
I had to keep on top of the treatment and when he had the flare ups it
was quite painful.
If you call the clinic and talk to them, they can usually give you a ballpark
idea (ie, he'll need a set of xrays for each hock/stifle and that runs $xxx ... then
maybe ultrasound/chiro/voodoo and...
My vet recommends giving them pepto pills every 4 hours while they have
an upset tummy, as well as pumkin. The pepto soothes the tummy and the
pumpkin firms up the poop.
Pumpkin is also...
My mare (age 3) got kicked by another horse with a hind shoe w/ a trailer on it and
got a pretty nasty laceration. Vet put her on antibiotics and I had to scrub and
flush the wound daily. Luckily...
Keep in mind that they wouldn't be giving you the phone number of someone
who didn't love boarding at this place.
I've had the best luck asking my vet, farrier and the feed store, all of which...
Horse people are nuts !
I have boarded at several farms over the years where I felt that I had to check on my
horse every.single.day. And I've boarded at some very good ones that went south...
You know it's in the pet's best interest but still it's completely voluntary. I think
that is what makes it so hard - you choose to have it done, it's not like the vets
are fixing an injury.