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    11-06-2012, 08:23 AM
Green Broke
The liniment should help. You massage it in and it helps stimulate blood flow. But you might want to wear gloves lol it makes your hands all tingly. I will try to find a link for it when I get to work. I know it's all herbal so you can make it yourself.

Try msm too. Since lizzy went on it she hasn't been stiff or had any swelling other than injuries.
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    11-06-2012, 09:20 AM
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That might work better since it's for sore muscles from strains.

Same company though, I would think you could get that over there.
    11-06-2012, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for your help, poppy, I'll look what I can find, but for immediate use I found some natural clays which can be used just as other liniments. Got a message from the BO that Snickers is doing better in the sand paddock, walking a lot more and also the swelling has started to go down.
    11-06-2012, 09:39 AM
Green Broke
That's good. Is there maybe a way to put rubber mats down on the cement? That would be ideal as it helps prevent slipping along with cushioning their joints.

Here is a site with homemade recipes. I have never made it as I just don't have the time and the store bought stuff is cheaper than buying the oils here.

Horse Liniment can be Made Easily with Essential Oils!
    11-06-2012, 09:47 AM
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Sadly, no, there is no such option - the area is rather large, really, and the concrete flooring in that particular spot is meant as a part of a project to provide them very different terrain to walk on - and this is the hardest of all areas. So for now Snickers will be in the sand paddock whille the herd is standing on the concrete, and turned out in the main field, when the herd goes off to graze in the forest. That was done today and he was able to follow them normally and even climb down to the river to have a drink (it's a rather steep and muddy slope there, so he was wary to go down when the pain was worse).

Wow, that is a great site, I will definitely bookmark it - thanks again!
    11-06-2012, 02:52 PM
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Yay, I am so happy! It seems that the abscess has erupted! I couldn't see it for sure, because we still have some electricity problems and it was pitch dark, but Snickers can now walk almost normally, although still limping, and is able to keep up with the herd, get down to the river, and so on. He still is sore and with fluid buildups, and will be for a while, but it is SO MUCH BETTER!
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    11-06-2012, 10:17 PM
Glad to hear Snickers is feeling better!

Guess who had a halter on tonight? :) Missy,who was range wild,had never been handled and wouldn't let people near her,after only two days will now let me walk up to her and put a halter on and brush her all over.
I'm remembering why I love working with foals so much.. :)
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    11-07-2012, 04:51 PM
So I am super happy and thought to share the news, Hunny and I switched to a new boarding facility! YAY! Well we moved to my friends house for the winter but it is such a relief to not have to constantly worry about her. Plus my friend has an indoor riding arena, 2 barns, and multiple paddocks to turn the horses out into so Hunny will finally have some breathing room. She is doing well, and after a mere 24 hours in the new place looked a million bucks better.

To give a background of why I moved her- the BO at my old place had her in with a bunch of horses that haven't been vaccinated or dewormed in about 2 years, and even though I keep her UTD on all that stuff it is still a worry. Also, he hasn't been cleaning pens (even though it's in the contract that he will every few days), so many of the horses have contracted worms and it's almost pointless to deworm them because he doesn't clean the pens anyways! Also he moved her without asking or informing me into a pen with no shelter while we were having winter storm outbreaks. That was the last straw I blew a gasket and within 24 hours of me seeing her in the new pen we were at my friends house and settled in :) so to share my triumphant victory of the month! Yay! Also, this is the friend that bought her foal Sugar, so now Hunny and I get to see Sugar grow up :)
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    11-08-2012, 06:39 AM
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Got my S hackamore from ebay yesterday - it was delivered from the UK just in three days! Speaking about good service! It looks like a very nice quality tool and now I just need to get an English bridle to fit it with. And sound Snickers.
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    11-10-2012, 05:59 PM
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Sorry for the double post, but I am proud to announce that Snickers is almost sound now - not quite yet, he is still stiff-ish in his front legs, but most of the swelling is gone, his muscles are much more relaxed and although it will take a while before we can have a ride or even do a bit more serious groundwork, we had a wonderful little walk in the trails and he was active and happy. And a friend from the barn just gave me a gift - a wonderful all-leather lunge girth she just wasn't using any more - so I can't wait to ground drive Snickers in it when he's sound again. :)
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