Stall rest activities? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 04-13-2010, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
Posts: 1,870
• Horses: 3
Stall rest activities?

Caleigh's lame and has been put on stall rest with daily walking until the vet gives the O.K.
She's used to daily turn out and get's pretty frustrated when she's cooped up. I'll be seeing her everyday and taking her for a walk up and down the Aisle for 5 minutes, then she's back in her stall and I'll of course brush her down and what not but other than that she's stuck in until further notice.
Are there any activities or toys I could pick up at the tack store like one of those hanging salt licks or apple balls? Do you think they would help with her frustration at all?

At the moment the vet thinks she may have kicked herself and possibly may have tweaked something. She has a bump on her left hind tendon about 5 inches up from the sesimoid (sp?) and it's warm and puffy. She's vet wrapped with liniment and stall bound for the time being. This started today, yesterday was a perfect ride and beautiful collection. My trainer says earlier today she was out playing, running and bucking so it's looking like a hit and tweak at the moment. The vet says we'll give it a week and see how it is then, most likely she won't be good or light riding for about 2 weeks. Her limp isn't too bad but she is favoring it so she needs the time off. Poor girl.

on a lighter note, in order to effectively wrap her leg we had to shave a portion of her leg hairs off. Because I don't like her clippings uneven I went around and trimmed the hair on her other 3 legs so now she has fuzzy bell bottoms. From the "knee" joint down to about an inch above her Sesamoids (sp?) she's buzz clipped but her hoof feathers are still there and fluffy fluffy. She has bell bottoms!

When life gives you lemons....chuck em at whoever is giving them to you!
I don't want lemons! I want cookies!

Last edited by drafts4ever; 04-13-2010 at 02:24 AM.
drafts4ever is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 04-13-2010, 03:23 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 272
• Horses: 6
I think the stall toys are a good idea.

You can make some. I've seen some things online on how to make toys out of milk jugs with something (safe if they eat it somehow) inside to make noise, but no idea when/where i saw that.

"Animals are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."
Squeak is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-13-2010, 10:45 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
Ugh...stall rest. Nelson was on Stall Rest in January, and due to he stressing out easily because his buddies all went outside while he was left inside - let to ulcers and a near death colic.

If your girl is on any grain, I would minimize it, even go to bran mash or beat pulp.

If she is on bute or pain killers, make sure you give her mint tums and yogurt to help line her tummy to help prevent ulcers from rearing their ugly heads.

If she does get ansy and frustrated, I would look into a calmer. For example, too little too late, Nelson is now on SmartCalm Ultra from SmartPak *he is on that now for when we show over the summer and he is stalled in strange barns around strange horses, helps keep him calm and from upsetting the ulcers he already has*

I would give her as much hay as possible. Make sure she has free access to as much roughage as possible, to help keep her belly full, so that if she does stress, it will help minimize stress related ulcers.

I know I keep talking about Ulcers, but they can show up at any given time, especially during stressful stall rests.

MIEventer is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 04-14-2010, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
Posts: 1,870
• Horses: 3
I bought her an apple treat hangy thing and put that in her stall. She's never had one before so we'll see what it looks like tomorrow. She sniffed it a few times but spent most of the day with her head over the wall calling to her friends. Poor girl.
The vet was out to work on a couple other horses today and I lunged Caleigh for her and we've decided she pulled her butt. I forgot the name but she pulled a muscle near her stifle but she's expected to make a full recovering in a couple weeks. She's putting weight on it and walking, it's anything faster than a walk she's uneven and favoring. I bought liniment and covered her thigh and buttcheek

When life gives you lemons....chuck em at whoever is giving them to you!
I don't want lemons! I want cookies!
drafts4ever is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-14-2010, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
Posts: 1,870
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
Ugh...stall rest. Nelson was on Stall Rest in January, and due to he stressing out easily because his buddies all went outside while he was left inside - let to ulcers and a near death colic.

If your girl is on any grain, I would minimize it, even go to bran mash or beat pulp.

If she is on bute or pain killers, make sure you give her mint tums and yogurt to help line her tummy to help prevent ulcers from rearing their ugly heads.

If she does get ansy and frustrated, I would look into a calmer. For example, too little too late, Nelson is now on SmartCalm Ultra from SmartPak *he is on that now for when we show over the summer and he is stalled in strange barns around strange horses, helps keep him calm and from upsetting the ulcers he already has*

I would give her as much hay as possible. Make sure she has free access to as much roughage as possible, to help keep her belly full, so that if she does stress, it will help minimize stress related ulcers.

I know I keep talking about Ulcers, but they can show up at any given time, especially during stressful stall rests.
She only gets grain at night and not much. Vet has had her on lots of beat pulp and alphalpha pelets for a long time now so we're staying with that. Since she's in her stall and gets to go out and walk around the dirt arena once a day she gets 2 flakes for breakfast, one for lunch and two for dinner along with grass on a lead rope while I'm there. She's not allowed out to run and play with friends but I'm getting her out and walking her around and she's wandering the arena. Just no running and playing for now.
She's not the type to rear and buck and throw a fit in her stall she just hands her head over the door and watches the barn activities. I feel bad for her but gotta do it anyway. I'll talk to my trainer about a calmer if she needs it and anything to help with ulcers if she gets any.

When life gives you lemons....chuck em at whoever is giving them to you!
I don't want lemons! I want cookies!
drafts4ever is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-17-2010, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
Posts: 1,870
• Horses: 3
Well she's walking flat again, moving out and reaching under and behind her. No sign of lameness but she's still on low work just walk and trot for 20 minutes to make sure that muscle doesn't get strained. She's out in a private paddock behind the barn for 4 hours a day so she can stretch her legs and graze. She's a pretty happy girl and I don't think she minds the time off. I bareback walked her down the drive way and up to the second barn yesterday and she had her ears perked the whole time. I called the Vet and she said Monday she can go back to full day turn out and 3 speed (w/t/c) working for 30 minutes.
I'm really glad it wasn't anything serious, just a pulled booty muscle. haha

When life gives you lemons....chuck em at whoever is giving them to you!
I don't want lemons! I want cookies!
drafts4ever is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
six more weeks of stall rest. kill me. dakotaa Horse Talk 2 03-24-2010 07:30 PM
Stall Activities (Hilariuos) ChevyPrincess Jokes and Funnies 12 01-08-2010 08:18 AM
Morgan's on stall rest-----NEED ADVICE centrestableswendy Horse Health 18 08-31-2009 11:50 AM
What are some things I can do while my horse is on stall rest? CloudsMystique Horse Health 14 05-01-2009 12:57 AM
Fun Stall Activities SonnyWimps Jokes and Funnies 5 03-20-2008 04:39 PM

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