howdy y'all could use some advice - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 01-04-2010, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
• Horses: 0
howdy y'all could use some advice

I have a 19 year old mare. We used to do all sorts of riding from trail riding to barrel racing. About a year and a half ago, she foundered and I have been working on helping her recover. At my last ferrier appointment, he told me that he had cut away the last of the damaged hoof. I rode her quite a bit last summer, but now that winter has set in, it has become difficult to ride. when I do ride, it feels as if my mare has got the energy and spunk that she used to have. I was wondering if it is realistic for me to think about barrel racing recreationally this summer, or maybe team penning?
Sillouetta is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 01-04-2010, 01:11 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 20
• Horses: 0
Have you tried using karma.? I wouldnt try until you no whats up with her or else you might hurt yourelf and the horse

ILoveePetal is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-04-2010, 01:14 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,151
• Horses: 24
First, welcome to the forum . I would say that you can start getting her in shape and working the pattern a little bit and if she starts to show any sign of pain, then stop. Or, you could get your vet to look at her and give you an indication of whether he thinks you should or not. With proper hoof care, you should be able to do pretty much anything you were doing before.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog:
smrobs is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 01-04-2010, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Ask your farrier and your vet. They have the experience and know your horse.
mls is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hey y'all from GA GaEquineLover Meet the Community 15 11-23-2009 01:10 PM
Howdy Y'all TheHorseMarine Meet the Community 7 04-08-2009 09:14 AM
Howdy Y'all!! GeorgieGirl Meet the Community 3 12-26-2008 06:38 PM
Hi y'all! BamaBaby Meet the Community 5 11-25-2008 06:26 PM
Hey y'all! apachegirl5 Meet the Community 4 01-12-2008 07:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome