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post #11 of 25 Old 07-25-2008, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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I REALLY REALLY appreciate everyone's replies.

I rode again today with my friend. Blu consistantly ignored my asking so I had to command what I wanted at times. He was being high-headed and "spazzing" on the ride back home. He was just excited I guess. But that gives him no reason not to let me get on.

I really don't think its a tack issue. My uncled tried to say its his grain but I know for a fact its not. I'm just so hurt and frustrated.

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post #12 of 25 Old 07-25-2008, 10:27 PM
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is there a specific reason as to why he is on grain? Tho it doesn't sound to me like that would be it, decreasing the grain he is getting might be a good idea while you try to figure out what's going on :)
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post #13 of 25 Old 07-26-2008, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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He's on Ultium Perfomance to keep his weight up and to help his body be in good condition. My mom feeds him in the mornings when she goes to work but doesn't grain him. I am the only one that grains him. So he normally only gets grain every evening.

I am considering getting the vet out to check his teeth. I don't think that's the problem but it won't hurt to get him a good check up.

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post #14 of 25 Old 07-26-2008, 05:16 PM
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I have one of those that can get really hot; I switched to a high fat grain that supplied energy through beet pulp instead of corn and oats...it helped tremendously...gave "cool energy" - - Rice bran is also good for that :) Just a thought

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post #15 of 25 Old 07-26-2008, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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I've been wanting to try rice bran but we can't find any!

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post #16 of 25 Old 07-27-2008, 10:59 AM
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I don't know if you have a TSC in your area, but they carry max-e-glo, which is a rice bran supplement - - you could back off the ultium and add the maxeglo to his grain. (also think they carry plain rice bran... I know they carry beet pulp)

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post #17 of 25 Old 07-27-2008, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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I don't understand how he could be perfect weight. Then I ride him for two days, hardly any work. And he loses weight. Its not alot but his ribs are barely visible now.

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post #18 of 25 Old 07-28-2008, 10:05 AM
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I meant to post this yesterday. So tomorrow is today. Lol. I'm sorry.

This all makes me look like an EXTREMELY horrible rider. It hurt so bad when my Gram told me that Blu might not be completely controlable.
No. Horses are unpredictable animals. Even the best ones act up on occasion. It could have been any number of things that got him so up, weather, excitement, bad mood, pain... anything.

I'm sure you looked pretty impressive as a rider staying on through all of that. I'm sorry about your terrible day. I hope he gives you a chance to redeem yoruself!
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post #19 of 25 Old 07-28-2008, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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That does make me feel better. He bucked and I stayed on without holding the horn or anything. :) Thank you.

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post #20 of 25 Old 09-05-2009, 02:38 PM
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Exactly. We all have bad days, so do our horses. Good luck to both of you! And nice job riding the bucks. Cheyenne (my mare in the avitar) used to have a really bad bucking problem and is the reason I have a seat now...lol. So it actually benefits you in a way. But you handled it all well. Good job.

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