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post #1 of 6 Old 05-18-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Old horse...very teary-eyed girl!Whats wrong with him???

My horse (well actually he's my gpas but I ride him) he's like 27. And today I was on him bareback and he wouldn't move. So I tapped him with the end of the reins until he moved. And normally he loves to run and I got him to. But he looks sorta skinny but not bad at all just not fat. And then my gpa told me he thought he was sick. And now I feel like the worst person in the world for making him run.:'( And I'm crying. And I don't want him to die because he's been round since before I was born.:( And now I don't know what to do. If you want a pic of him his name is Joe.
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Dad, I realize you hate horses. But see that picture <-. You bought me that horse, so therefore, this is obsession is your fault.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-18-2011, 10:00 PM
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Firstly, there's no need to type in such a huge font. It only makes your post more difficult to read for those of us that want to help you.

Did Joe put up a fight when you wanted him to run, or was he just being lazy? I can't imagine you making him run would make him sick, nor would it make him any worse if he is sick. Does your "gpa" (grandpa?) know what is wrong with the horse? Is he planning on getting a vet out?

Even if Joe is sick, you making him run one would not kill him. No need to cry, just take a few deep breaths and maybe go talk to your gpa about why he thinks Joe is sick.
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I'm assuming you are a younger member because of the abbreviations an large font. It's okay though. Just next time remember us old folks have issues reading it! Lol

Anyway, if he's losing weight, id suggest having his teeth looked at. Older horses sometimes need a dentist more than the young ones, just like with people. Lol ask your grandpa about that. It shouldnt cost much, I only pay $35.

As long as he isnt showing extreme symptoms, running him once wouldn't hurt him a bit! But I don't suggest doing everytime you ride until you figure out what mat be wrong, if anything.

If he is sick, he needs your love and attention. Don't let him see that you are upset. Horses can sense those kinds of things and feed off of your emotions. But for now, don't worry. I'm sure all is fine. Chin up
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I'm assuming you are a younger member because of the abbreviations and large font. It's okay though. Just next time remember us old folks have issues reading it! Lol

Anyway, if he's losing weight, id suggest having his teeth looked at. Older horses sometimes need a dentist more than the young ones, just like with people. Lol ask your grandpa about that. It shouldnt cost much, I only pay $35.

As long as he isnt showing extreme symptoms, running him once wouldn't hurt him a bit! But I don't suggest doing it everytime you ride until you figure out what may be wrong, if anything.

If he is sick, he needs your love and attention. Don't let him see that you are upset. Horses can sense those kinds of things and feed off of your emotions. But for now, don't worry. I'm sure all is fine. Chin up
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Wait, you think he's skinny? Because in that picture he looks fat. Is he pointing his toes? Does he have trouble walking / is he reluctant to move? Is laminitis (founder) a possibility?
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-19-2011, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Oh ya sorry about the font guys. I didn't mean to make it that big.

Dad, I realize you hate horses. But see that picture <-. You bought me that horse, so therefore, this is obsession is your fault.
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