Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Queensland Australia
Will be a week this Saturday since I got his teeth done and hoping that will make an improvement. Missing a few back ones and front bottom ones look normal but the top ones are worn and more rounded then flat, the bottom matched up though as they had cups in them the the top ones fitted into. We have not had our normal wet season here with no cyclones (think they are equivalent to hurricanes in top half of the world. But we do get the monsoon rains as part of our normal weather systems for this time of year. I did have him rugged in a lighter mesh type rug as when the rain stops and the sun comes out it can get to be a scorcher esp with the humidity. Amazingly with out a full rain rug he did not get a ounce of rain scald and with a little difficulty in getting his feed everyday he has still improved in condition. HORSE POOR why do you ask about the water? He has access to two spots in his paddock of clean water but if you have any ideas would love to hear from you! Please I do not take offense to any suggestions, as a nurse sometimes the more input gives you more ideas to run with to find the perfect solution, and I am far from being an expert on horses and will never claim to be, everyday with them you learn something new and that is what makes it great.
I don't think it is anything active but more scaring or the result of something in his past and if it were active may not have the results I have gotten in the last four weeks. Next step is re worm (done 4 weeks ago) and then some good bacteria paste a few days after that and perhaps he would also benefit from an immune booster, and blood builder. ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS I AM ALL EARS!!!
So he will never be a show pony and like I said people think I am wasting my time and money on a horse that is 'old' He last owners dentist said 22, mine said 28 - 30. He has the energy and the one time I took him out for a walk in the area he is not ready to slow down yet, Does he just have poor teeth suggesting he is older then he is, would like to trace his brand which I have done and found someone who is registered to it if I am reading it off him right, perhaps they can tell me! Another week or so on his feed, a few light lunges (which he loves to get into a trot and he just does not stop.... this horse likes moving - and his leg movements are nice - wish I knew him in his younger days!) and he is off to visit my other two boys QHs so that we can trail ride on the 1000 acres, slow and gentle but this is his chance to tell me if he wants to stop, in any case I am not the boss of him, he knows his health and if it is all too much then I respect his word. I am figuring keeping him lightly active will keep him happy and sane. Have been doing some flat work with him and he is one educated horse, so here is to making this horse who's past I know little about full of all the good things for his mind, body and soul!
All I know is I love this fella and will do anything to keep him around for as long as I can! Maybe he is like be, old but the mind of a teenager lol!