Type: Posts; User: joiedevie99
Ditto! Mix it up as much as possible. Jumping (especially when very overweight) is more stress on the legs so you don't want to do that every day.
2 days - long, marching walks on terrain for...
The person on the ground should be the person that the horse trusts - the person that has done the majority of the ground work. That is the person that does the go/stop/steer on the first rides. ...
I always run the blood as part of the pre-purchase. It takes about 5 days. It's so much easier to have it run up front and no go through with the sale if something turns up.
As your horse works, he lifts his back. If the saddle is a bit too curved for your horse's back at a halt - and he works well over his back when moving - the saddle will be like a U sitting on top...
I'd look at diet/supplements first. Start with obvious things like garlic and things you take daily.
No - I see no reason why the same MSM in two different Smartpak products would cause a change. I'd suspect he is grumpy because he injured himself and have the vet out.
My gelding has a scar on his face that makes him extremely sensitive. He wears this fly mask:...
*maybe IV fluids
*maybe controlled exercise or trailer ride
*maybe move to clinic
I am a fan of Nancy Holowesko's pony stallion: http://www.crosiadorefarm.com/stallions-1/#/manchester-city/
I've got a 2011 Baron LSL and I absolutely love it. It is an easy trailer to own and an easy trailer to operate.
Just be aware - three year olds are truly babies. We only ride them 3 days per week for about 60 days. Then they get turned out in the herd to grow up until the spring of their 4 year old year. ...
I assume you mean FEI classes in the national show (under USEF rules, not FEI). You should direct your friend to this link:...
I would put him on the abprazole for a treatment dose (per his weight), then one packet daily forever. If you order a big pack, it's very economical.
Yes - there are risks to long-term...
I can think of at least 10 dressage professionals off the top of my head.
Have you done blocks? Accurate imaging of the foot takes an MRI, so I wouldn't exclude lower leg based on x-rays and ultrasounds alone.
If things can't go in his ears, what about around his ears? Like those neoprene lined jumper bonnets that dull sound?
And I agree with teaching the teens about him as much as possible.
So from the top looking down, it would like like a cross-rail (laid flat)?
Mattes. I've had problems with ECP packing down too quickly/unevenly.
Do you have an exclusion on your policy from a prior claim or preexisting condition?
Have his teeth been checked in the last 6 months?
I won't use SMB's on a horse. They are incredibly hot and don't do squat in terms of support. I also dislike the fit on most horses.
I've got the Equilibrium Flatwork wraps and like them a lot. ...
I will not tie to an unhooked trailer regardless of size. Its just an unnecessary risk to me. If I have to unhook, I'll hold the horse, tie to a fence post, or put in a stall.
What does your vet say? What do the back x-rays look like? You really need diagnostics to figure out what is going on.
My trainer calls it "ugly" but yes, this resonates with me. I often hear things like "Stop riding for the ring. This is training." and "It's ok if it gets ugly before it gets better."