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post #10881 of 29438 Old 06-24-2013, 04:53 PM
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Yeah, I love TS! Ours is only a mile away!!

My DH found me some great jeans there too! Cheap...and LONG! I have a long inseam, so it's hard to find decent riding jeans.

TJ, keep it here, and keep doing what you're doing! I have family in the Grn. mtn. Falls area. Nice part of the country. I got to ride through the Garden of the Gods when we visited!,
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post #10882 of 29438 Old 06-24-2013, 04:53 PM
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Thanks Lori. I always pay attention to the feed-back. Did I do right w/BlackBeauty? Learning to be around the horses is a big part of my learning curve.
actually yes you did. But do be careful with horses in stalls while you clean even a sweet non spooky ones can spook. I had a sweet mare kick me at close range when I was 20 I was cleaning her stall and scraped the wall with the poop scoop and she kicked me lucky I was so close to her I was just bruised.. the rule I have with cleaning stalls is that the horse leaves to go to the turn out while I clean. All our stalls have a turn out and the horses don't mind mostly to shuffle for me or my daughter.
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Just read up to date and seems I am not the only one who had an eventful weekend.

Saturday went to my cousin's wedding after work. It was nice.

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After the reception we stopped by Whataburger and got some fun pics. That is my niece in his lap.
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Yesterday I spend a couple hours with mom before going out to feed and spray down the horses. Decided to work with Trusty some more on loading in the trailer and had a major set back. I will not be able to go on the trail ride I had planned for the 6th of July. Trusty decided to rush out of the trailer as I was going to the back to latch the rear strap and hung his leg under the trailer gashing it pretty badly. I am not having good luck with horses and their back legs lately. I've been pretty down about this and even second guessing keeping any of them. I went to fast this time trying to get him loading good before the trip to the trail ride and cost us both. I was in the stall with him til late last night and finally gave up for the shower and bed.

Here is his injury.
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Got the bleeding stopped with a semi tight wrap and will leave it til tomorrow after work before redoing the bandage. Ordering some underwoods today and hope to see as good of results from it as I did from the Salve I used on Boo. Underwoods is cheaper for a larger quantity.

Hope everyone has a great week.
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post #10884 of 29438 Old 06-24-2013, 05:10 PM
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Sorry about your horse Rick, what rotten luck. Hoping he heals well.

Here's a photo from last night, we went to dinner with my inlaws. If the photo is sideways, turn your head. LOL. I don't seem to be able to fix it.
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nice pictures of wedding. Aww so sorry to hear about injury, wish speedy recovery....
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post #10886 of 29438 Old 06-24-2013, 05:11 PM
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I agree with scooting them out of the stall while cleaning. The two,I have now I can clean around them, but it's quicker without them in there. You don't have to keep tabs on what they are up to....and what they are thinking.


Also, that mare I recently got rid of would be moody and turn her butt towards me unexpectantly while in the stall...whether I was putting in water, of scooping poop....unpredictable. After that one incident, she was out while I was cleaned.
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I have mine so afraid of me in the stalls that they hug the furthest wall when I open the door...kidding...

We always clean the stalls after each feeding so it is ready for them to just go in and eat at the next feeding. Jems, Trusty and Boo will do both, Sugar will only urinate while Littleman and Doc haven't done either in their stalls.
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Funny, I think Rainn thinks her stall is a litter,pan! . She is free to come and go from stall to pasture. By the looks of her stall in the morning, she comes in at night to poo, stir it around a bit, and then leave....

My sassy pants would only go in the back of,the stall, made it easy to clean.

Jay Jay keeps,his place rather clean.

Funny how each horse is different even in how,they keep their stalls!

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Thanks Nicker & Lori! From now on I'll scoot them out of the stalls (not just baby BlackBeauty) & into their pens to clean the stalls; better to be safe (& getting them out will be good learning on how to do it, too).
Oh, Nicker, Garden of the Gods is cool; I've read about that ride there,would like to do it sometime.

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Well....not exactly the news from the farrier I wanted to hear.....he said Jay Jay shows signs of navicular. . He walked and jogged clean tonight, but he sees signs in his frog. We have an appointment to trip off some of his toes and build up his heel a bit. I am not getting myself in a tizzy about it, my QH had it and I still showed. I'm to limit my riding anyway, so he will have limited use. It's also not like he is totally lame like Rainn, he only showed gimpiness after that fourth day...so we will try things out. And go from there..

The farrier also found thrush in his back two hooves, so,I need to work on that.

Here's my thing....why didn't the vet catch the thrush....and she didn't seem concerned about the frogs? She thot his front foot smelled thrushy....???

In a way it's ironic....I end up with all animals who have bad wheels....and so do I. Although this is a bit of a blow! I truly believe JayJay was meant to come home with me...I believe everything happens for a reason, and he certainly is perfect for what I need....slow and steady. . He is the horse for me....arthritic or not.

Although my moms DH can be a real jerk sometimes, once he heard JJ has a start of navicular he opened up Valley Vet catalog and started looking for supplements and things. (Farrier liked the idea of putting Rainn and JayJay on MSM)

moms DH found supplements specifically for navicular too....anyone know anything about this? Obviously 20 years ago,when I have my QH, there was no such thing...we just buted her and put bar shoes on her.

Just trying to figure out what is out there. Want to wait and see how he works tomorrow, going to try and ride. Want to see how the shorter toe goes too before I put him on something.

Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!!

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