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post #61 of 89 Old 05-15-2013, 03:55 PM
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Sounds like a plan to me. MSM really isn't all that expensive for what you're getting, and alfalfa pellets can do nothing but good, I would think.

It looks like you're heading in the right direction now, which is good. Poor guy has had a lot to deal with. Get him out of there as soon as you can ( I know, its not always that easy.) and into a pasture or at least half-day turn out, find a new farrier, and I'd think you'll be good to go.

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post #62 of 89 Old 05-15-2013, 03:55 PM
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If it were my horse, I would ditch the barn boarding situation, find a good pasture to put him in. I would take him to large animal hospital and have blood work done and a plan drawn up for the farrier to follow. If it were my horse & I truly wanted to rehab him.
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you can get products for roaring. Could be allergies, and there are products you can order for allergies. Look at horse.com / Big D / Chicks / google horse supplies and you will get tons of hits. Many sites have on line catalogs, and they have where you can get catalogs mailed . If you are not working him and he is not overheating, or have red flared nostrils showing signs of distress, and you want to keep him as a pet that is very kind of you.
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I am going to keep him on a FIRM four week schedule as his feet grow veryy quickly and I am going to get him a hoof supplement, someting with biotin definitely.
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I will be working him when we get all of this health mess squared away, he is an amazing jumper and I would love to continue his jumping career with him but not as he is right now.

The place he will be moved to has 12x12 stalls like he has now but..can you believe it?..SHAVINGS in the stall! The stall he has now get half a bag of shavings and get cleaned every day once a day which is not enough for a stall with that little shavings, it has large GRASS pastures and he will be turned out WHENEVER I ASK, no sharing stalls, fed VERY good hay and Purina senior feed and beet pulp along with the supplements, the (awesome) farrier is out there ALL THE TIME to check up on everyone (which is awesome in my opinion)

As far as the animal hospital thing goes.. I don't have near the money I would need to get all that done, I am having a vet out to basically listen to me run around the horse and rattle off every ailment this poor guys has, so I am very excited for a et to come and actually see him and give me some way to start actually fixing these problems.
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post #66 of 89 Old 05-15-2013, 04:12 PM
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Are you in Florida by any chance? This all sounds like something I went through at one point.
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I am in florida, South Forida, Simon is kept in Jupiter Farms. East of Wellington
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Lol yes I'm south of you - he sounds like a typical 'allergic to Florida' horse. I've been through the rigamarole with my gelding, so let me know if you need any advice. First things first, as you already know, get him into his own private stall ASAP, under a fan, night turn out only once it heats up.

Pyrannha shampoo is great for keeping bugs off, but you'll want a sheet with a belly guard now that we're getting into rainy season, fly boots and a neck guard too. Worming is essential, you might want to look up neck thread worms and see if treating for that helps with his itchiness.

Has he always roared? I might have missed that. My allergy guy was a horrible roarer, to the point I was considering euthing. It was also while he was having non-stop allergic reactions to everything, had stopped sweating, etc etc. He wasn't like that when I got him, so it was very frustrating.

It turns out that the barn we were at was what was causing the issues. Very dry and sandy (good for fla sores, bad for allergies), and the stalls faced east/west. In Florida, stall direction is a very big deal - if it gets full sun once a day during summer, that can be enough to shut a sensitive horse down.

Now that he's elsewhere, his breathing is about 98% better, he sweats, and he's much less depressed. He gets more Florida sores, but I've have a good worming regimen, so combined with daily grooming and checking over he does ok.

Sorry for the novel, but I had to figure it all out for myself so I know how hard it is!! Good luck, those kinds of horses are expensive and take a lot of time on a daily basis. Let me know if you need anything.
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It would be SO helpful to get any advice you could give, this is my first horse (im not starting off very well :P ) and its becoming a pain in the butt, I am down to riding other peoples horses once a week for an hour because I cannot ride my boy.

He has his fan (which the BO turns off sometimes as 'it is expensive' , but I always turn it back on when I see it off.

His stall faces north/south , the BO was very smart about the way she built everything on the property but it is really going downhill. We have auto fly sprayers in the barn but they havent worked in maybe a year.

He has always roared, but then again I've only ever known him at our current barn so maybe it is something on the property that is making it so bad. I have heard that the dirt we have could be causing it, our bedding, hay etc.

He sweats very well so, fingers crossed that doesnt go sour too.
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post #70 of 89 Old 05-16-2013, 02:42 PM
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ok I got the best pictures I could My daughter was in a hurry she wanted to Go for a Pasture ride caus it was so nice out and I needed to Check the fence anyway...

here are Docs Feet its about 2 1/2 weeks after the last trim









I only got one of the bottoms this is a front foot you can see there is still a crack there but this has been a lot better than I though it would be this quick.

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