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    chiropractor; how often

    Just curious how often you guys use the equine chiropractor.

    My green mare had Lyme this winter and basically had 4 months off due to that and the weather. When I started her back this spring, ...
  2. Well, she's a pony. The "back of the bag" said...

    Well, she's a pony. The "back of the bag" said not to exceed .75 lbs for a pony. I know ponies can vary greatly in size. She's 14.2. I suppose I could feed her a bit more than .75 lbs and be ok. I...
  3. Hey! That's a great idea about trying a muzzle...

    Hey! That's a great idea about trying a muzzle with a larger eating hole. Maybe Ill see if I can cut the hole to make it a bit larger. She is wearing a best friends currently.

    She's also on a...
  4. Morning thoughts?

    Morning thoughts?
  5. Alternate on/off days for grazing muzzle? How to maintain perfect weight?

    In the past week, I've had one vet tell me it was ok to alternate the muzzle one night and off the other. Then another said that unless the pasture was pretty crappy, then the carbohydrate load on...
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    Count two more! So excited! Thanks for the offer!

    Count two more! So excited! Thanks for the offer!
  7. Similar experience last year. Managers of my...

    Similar experience last year. Managers of my boarding barn were trying to save $$ Decided they would just put round bales in the fields and not buy square bales at all. Horses came in around 4 pm and...
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    SI, Stifle, Hock?

    I bought a 3 year old 14 hand pony back in late spring. She was only in very light training which mostly consisted of ground work and backed a few times. She was sound as could be when I went to look...
  9. my problem is that it seems that everything I...

    my problem is that it seems that everything I have tried to order lately is BACK ORDERED. So frustrating!
  10. Schwab62, thank you for your post. Im really...

    Schwab62, thank you for your post. Im really sorry to hear about your boy and everyone else's heart horses that have been lost to EPM. I started this journey yesterday not knowing very much at all...
  11. Oh, falling. I hadnt even considered that. Also,...

    Oh, falling. I hadnt even considered that. Also, the owner wasnt able to keep the horse in work over the winter and into the spring because of weather and school so I guess she really cant be 100%...
  12. No LauraKY, you didnt read the whole thread. If...

    No LauraKY, you didnt read the whole thread. If you had, you would know that the horse in question is FREE. And, Im pretty sure nothing was mentioned about me not being able to afford emergencies....
  13. Thanks so much for judging me when you have no...

    Thanks so much for judging me when you have no idea what my circumstances were. That was so helpful to me in making my decision and exactly what I was asking when I posted my questions. Thanks for...
  14. Nah, I had to retire her and re-home her because...

    Nah, I had to retire her and re-home her because she was no longer sound to ride, not because I couldnt afford the bills. If I could have gotten a clear diagnosis of "its this and this is what she...
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    Id have to agree with leaving the muzzles on all...

    Id have to agree with leaving the muzzles on all the time. In my case, my mare was so pissed about the muzzle, that she would gorge on grass after I took it off for the evening. I didnt see much...
  16. Would you take a horse with history of EPM?

    I need some advice about a horse I’m interested in! I’ve done some searching around and found a thread addressing this topic but it was from 2009. Surely EPM treatments and outcomes has changed in...
  17. You might want to put "eventing riders need not...

    You might want to put "eventing riders need not inquire" in your next sales add.


    lol lol :)
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    Id probably have to supply it myself,...

    Id probably have to supply it myself, understandbly, and with the addition of stall board prices, Im not sure wood pelletes would fit into my budget. It is certainitly a plan C if straw doesnt work....
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    I think its even worse than saddle shopping!...

    I think its even worse than saddle shopping! Thanks Frizzle for your suggestion about part board. I didnt even think about that :) Ill look around.

    I think you are right about having to give up a...
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    Thanks everyone for their opinions. Its really...

    Thanks everyone for their opinions. Its really good to get other perspectives especially when I think the other barn looks so good. Its good to hear others point of views!

    I started looking for...
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    well, i was trying to keep the details to a...

    well, i was trying to keep the details to a mimimum but i understand its really hard to give thoughts and ideas based on only a few things. I really "like" management and I wanted to keep the bad...
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    Yes, and even though those two issues are...

    Yes, and even though those two issues are resolved now, I feel like something is wrong if that was ever OK for more than a few days, ya know? It took a month for the water issue to be fixed and about...
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    Very true...which is why I have been debating...

    Very true...which is why I have been debating this for about 2 months now. I know no place will ever be perfect. :)
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    Well, I have asked for more...and offered to pay...

    Well, I have asked for more...and offered to pay for it. I have been thinking about buying my own and feeding it myself but then Id suspect they'd rely on my hay and not feed their own to my horse....
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    Boarding barn choices.

    Im at a barn about 10 minutes from my job. Its got a lovely ring and great hacking trails. Im taking lessons with a wonderful trainer who has really helped us so much. I can go by before work,...
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