Senior & Arthritic? She apparently didn't get the memo...

       The Horse Forum > Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests > Horse Pictures

Senior & Arthritic? She apparently didn't get the memo...

This is a discussion on Senior & Arthritic? She apparently didn't get the memo... within the Horse Pictures forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-04-2012, 11:30 AM
    Senior & Arthritic? She apparently didn't get the memo...

    My senior, arthritic, and partially retired mare apparently didn't get the memo that she's senior, arthritic, and partially retired.

    We rode yesterday for several hours (mostly at a walk and trot). I tried to take it easy on her, as she has arthritis in her front legs, pasterns, shoulder, back, and hind legs pretty severely... but she was so hyped up that she worked herself up into a dripping sweat, fighting me because she wanted to run...

    So I decided... "ok, you wanna run... we'll go down to the other pasture and you can run for a few moments, since it's soft grass and dirt and no rocks".

    ^ All stretched out, lol...

    ^ I love how her mane looks...

    ^ Love her face in this one...

    ^ We had a bit of an argument... She wanted to go in one direction and I wanted to go in another direction...

    ^ Such concentration, Gypsie!

    ^ Another disagreement, lol... She tried to take off right when we turned around and I wanted her to stand patiently for a few moments...

    And then, we went home and unsaddled... I put Gypsie up and set up a jump to lunge Dakota over... but apparently Gyps wasn't finished having fun! She sent herself over the jump! Twice! Then called it quits, lol...

    Sponsored Links
        09-04-2012, 01:20 PM
    Super Moderator
    Lovely mare, with good natural jump form. Did you give her some bute after your vigorous ride? Or use a nice linement wash?
        09-04-2012, 01:32 PM
    Thank you. She LOVES to jump... but has never been 'formally' trained to jump, that's just raw talent, lol.

    I did give her a gram of bute before letting them all go (I've got to where I keep Bute at the barn constantly -just in case-, and the vet has advised me to give no more than two grams a day for any one horse whenever I do give it), and she also got two scoops of her joint supplement as opposed to her usual one scoop since we did so much. She'll also get the next several days off with no riding and just loving, and I doubt I'll ride her that much again for a few weeks.

    I used to ride her much harder than we did yesterday on an almost daily basis... but when I let her go, I could tell that she was slowing down a bit, even if she didn't think she was. ;)

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Triple Crown Senior Vs Nutrena Life Design Senior Vs Purina Ultium Blondehorselover Horse Nutrition 11 02-13-2012 04:32 PM
    I'm creating a peanut roller and I didn't mean to...really, I didn't. coffeeaddict Horse Training 15 01-08-2011 09:16 AM
    I don't think he got the memo... HowClever Horse Pictures 11 06-24-2010 07:43 AM
    Picking Up Arthritic Feet--And Senior Horse Other Questions CharliGirl Horse Health 18 05-23-2010 11:21 AM
    Injured? Apparently he didn't get the memo... Lol. Britt Horse Health 15 05-11-2010 08:27 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:18 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0