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        06-23-2013, 03:37 AM
      #10841
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    Originally Posted by tjtalon    
    Hi Stan, see you're on @ the moment. I'm waiting to go retake a continuing-education test 30 minutes between tries)..pharmacology,which am not hot at. Your Stella saga, since am no one to speak: sounds like you've done all you can do. Your Bugs sounds cool. ...anyhow Hi to you! Out of curiosity, is 11:26 a.m. 6/22 here in Denver, what time are you at there? (do know winter is incoming).

    Its 7-35 pm Sunday 6/ 23

    Yes she is a good looking horse but I really do have to get bugs up to speed for the coming season and won't achieve that if having loading issues with Stella. While I was working with Stella Bugs was relaxed and leaning back on the rear support bar in the float. No issue for him and the further away from Stella the better he will get. Nothing like a women to lead a man astray. :) I will get a trainer in to get her started again but out she goes.
         
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        06-23-2013, 07:57 AM
      #10842
    Yearling
    Who was it on here that posted their horse needed another 50-100 pounds before riding them? yikes! ,jay could use at least that and I've been riding! Maybe I did push him too much???.

    Typical of me....I do it to myself too. If I want to get into shape....I go out right away and kick my own a$$... Not smart, but just who I am. then I pay later... obviously my 17 yo brain hasn't caught up with my 40ish body!! Hahaha

    So helped my bro get the grad party set up last night. He's going thru a NASTY divorce, so his psycho soon to be ex would NOT allow us to come to her grad party for my nephew, so my DB is pulling one together himself. My heart breaks for this guy, he tries so very hard, and my nephew isn't always the most appreciative. He just wants to do what's right.

    Funny I thought when I got over there my dads wife would be aLl bossy.....nope, gave her an excuse to be LAZY!! She didn't lift a finger. All she did was complain about the heat! it was warm, but there was a great breeze. My dad just sat there....not unusual, but he's going down hill FAST. I wonder how long he'll be with us. He's 82, but an old 82. I think he's ready to be done...just waiting out his time. sad to watch....

    So I better get a move on...need to feed, give Rainn her treatments, and fiddle with JayJay. . Oh, although my DH isn't a horsey guy ( or an animal guy, really). He was bragging to my brother last night how super sweet my two horses are! That's a nice compliment! . After that, I need to go save my bro again.....

    Talk to,ya guys later!!
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        06-23-2013, 12:08 PM
      #10843
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    Critter, you're right it could be a stone bruise I guess....we ride dirt roads, and many of them have new gravel on them....
    When I first got my mare I thought I would be all clever and jump on the barefoot band wagon since my gelding just cannot do it. He has horrible feet! Anyway, second ride out she tripped and almost went down. She was lame for weeks until the abscess blew out her white line then her coronary. Gah! Shoes from then on. We just have too much gravel out here!

    Oh and I $uck. I went for that ride and forgot a phone to take pics! Gah! Was really not all that great anyway. I think I am becoming bored of the sites here on the ranch. There is a lot of land but most is either pastures, or trees too thick and full of poison oak. We really need to clear some trails but probably will no and just opt for trailering out, lol.

    Now back to catching up, morning all!!!
         
        06-23-2013, 12:36 PM
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    I think stone bruise or absess.. or absess from stone bruise...
    Cody had one last year about 2 weeks after I got him. The vet dug it out to dain and then packed absome salts gel in it wrapped for a week and he was all better.
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        06-23-2013, 12:37 PM
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    Both of mine are bare foot but most of our riding is not on gravel.
         
        06-23-2013, 01:37 PM
      #10846
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Both of mine are bare foot but most of our riding is not on gravel.
    Isabella is barefoot too but I am really considering getting some Easy Boots or something like that so we can expand our riding territory. If I could just get her down the gravel road in front of the farm, we could go on so many more trails without trailering.

    Stan, so sorry Stella still won't load.

    Ok...here is my tattoo ( for at least the next week and a half, until the henna fades)
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        06-23-2013, 02:14 PM
      #10847
    Yearling
    Real quick before I put the FUN in the dysfunction at the grad party.....keep forgetting to mention the vet quickly mentioned that that same right foot smelled a little thrushy....but never said anything beyond that.....

    Hoping to have the farrier evaluate him in the next couple days. Was putting full weight on it this morning!,

    Over and out!!
         
        06-23-2013, 02:28 PM
      #10848
    Green Broke
    Well DH went back to work today! I am not sure what to do with myself but I am cleaning! I don't want to clean the bathroom! YUCK! Or the puppy pen! Double YUCK! I just want to run away and ride, hehehehe. But I know when I came back it would still be here waiting for me.

    I think he is going to take tomorrow off and then he is off tues and wed anyway. That will be nice. May have to shuffle my horses around as they are putting in pipe for this new kind of irrigation system. At least its new to me. We did see some around when we went on a drive yesterday so maybe it has been around for awhile. Instead of moving big metal pipes you have a long flexible tube with black round sprinklers ever so often. Will look for a pic. I love google.............



    But they have to lay the inground pipe first right through our grazing, lol. I am not sure we will even get to benefit from it but oh well.

    Well back to cleaning, will check in next break.
         
        06-23-2013, 09:06 PM
      #10849
    Yearling
    NVR, just a quick response to your 'thrushy' comment - thrush can cause problems, from simple to complex including lameness. Especially with low heels, it causes the frog and heel bulbs to not be able to function to bear weight properly. That alone could cause bruising or tenderness in your good little gelding. There is a lady farrier on HF named "Loosie" that is very knowledgable and direct. Apparently there is a lot of relationship between contracted heels and thrush; and thrush and sensitive frogs/lameness. Don't know if your boy's low heels are also contracted but from what I'm recently reading, low heels and unhealthy heel bulbs and thrush can go together a lot of times. Usually simple and inexpensive to treat, although it may take a while. If you think he's got a stone bruise, check for thrush too.
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        06-23-2013, 09:41 PM
      #10850
    Yearling
    Lady, you've been ever so helpful. My family wanted to come and see Jay jay during the grad party. Learned my uncle was a educated horseman, and he had a look at JJs feet. Thought he was clear of thrush....but will check with my farrier soon.

    So the family LOVED JJ. got some shots of people dotting on him. He just stood there....funny!

    Also got a side shot of him to keep track of his Appearance, to see if he is filling out. Everyone thinks he is pretty!

    So the grad party went well! Stayed away from the arrogant because...hahahaha That made me a happier person!

    This pic is my niece, she's a super swimmer! Got a full ride to college for swimming! We are proud!!
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