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post #1 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Gut Feelings....

Do you ever get a "gut feeling" out of nowhere? For some reason as we get closer to taking Cinny to the show, I have been having this NAGGING gut feeling..... I wake up with it in the morning, it pops up in my head while driving, I have even woken up in the middle of the night from a dead sleep with it nagging me.

The feeling is that I MUST put some sort of wrap on Cinny's leg's for the trailer ride.

I don't know why this is bugging me. It never did before. I don't think I have ever put trailer wraps, or any kind of wrap on a horse, especially not for a 10 minute ride. So WHY is it bugging me now?

My husband says I only feel this way because we actually have money in our bank account ha ha. Needless to say, I'm gonna get wraps, and Cinny will have them for the trailer ride.

Do any of you have feelings like this about your horses, and did it turn out something happened or there was a reason for it??? Just wondering, because usually when I have a weird gut feeling, it later turns out to be for a very very good reason.
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 11:02 AM
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You've got to go with those gut feelings! Any time I don't listen to them, something goes wrong and I wish I had...
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post #3 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 11:11 AM
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Always go with the gut feeling - especially when its something pretty easy to do. Better safe than sorry.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

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Years ago, my dad had bought a horse at auction, I'd worked with him on his issues (bolting when mounting, trying to KILL you when you picked up his back feet, etc.). I decided to take him and our old walker to our local games show. I was planning to ride this horse in my saddle, and the walker in my dad's saddle. When we got there, the horse was calmer than I had EVER seen him, and I had this nagging little feeling that I should ride the horse in my dad's saddle, which has slightly wider stirrups just in case I needed my feet to pop free..... When it was our turn to do our training run, I was only planning to walk, but he wanted to go a little faster, so we did. About half way down our lane, all hell broke loose and he went CRAZY. Reared up so high I was afraid we were going to go over, started bucking and twisting, and no matter what I did, I could not get him turned or stopped. When he reared up again and I felt like we were going to go over, I kicked my feet out and bailed off the side.... both feet came out, and I landed unhurt on the ground. I'm fairly certain that after a ride like that I'd have wound up stuck in the other saddle and it would not have ended well.....

On I side note, I got an 8.5 for my dismount from the guys, and my dad traded his horse for a truck the next day...

Go with your gut.

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post #5 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 11:50 AM
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Always go with your gut. It rarely steers you wrong.
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 11:55 AM
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We've had several threads re: wrapping legs for travel. Giving my 2 cents worth I always wrap, even if it's just one hour to the farrier's place. I use shipping boots for short trips and they are on really tight, so they don't slip. I use both quilts with polos to secure AND older shipping boots who's Velcro has worn out with polos for very long trips.
I took a course on "Horse Health Care" in 1985 with my first Vet teaching at his clinic, and he instructed us in wrapping for schooling and for travel. I won't bore everyone else here with my, "we didn't wrap horror story", so if you want you'll have to PM me. =D
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 11:59 AM
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agreed go with gut feeling!!! better to be prepared then not , and have something go wrong
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 12:50 PM
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I've never had a gut feeling about a horse but in other areas they've never been wrong.
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 12:55 PM
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Yup, gut feelings are more often then not a horse persons best tool I've woken up in the middle of the night with those "feelings" like I should go check on my mare. 3 times out of 5 the feelings were often correct and a certain somemare had busted down her fence for a midnight stroll
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-21-2012, 12:58 PM
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I always wrap for trailering If I have a new horse going on a trip I even have them wear a head bumper guard and tail wrap. as most of the time the one trailering is a sale horse. I try not to have the sale horses get any bumps scraped etc etc.
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