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        05-08-2012, 02:33 PM
      #2561
    Foal
    Posting this here as well has health forum because a lot of you have been through just about every horse issue it seems. Pip has been stiff in his rear left leg for about a week now. Seems to work itself out by afternoon(he is not stalled at night) and today when I rode him with my trainer he stumbled 9 times with front and back feet. Now he always stumbles a few times on trails but they can be a bit rocky and rugged so I never thought too much about it. My trainer thought by the way he was moving and a big of swelling he felt that it could be stifle. My vet is coming Tuesday to check him when he coggins the barn and do xrays if needed. I am obviously not going to ride him. Anyone ever have stifle? Do not want to start guessing at what it is since I know so little about things like this. My BO also thought he might have gotten kicked since he just started going out for the night and is low on the order.
         
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        05-08-2012, 05:07 PM
      #2562
    Green Broke
    One of the horses I used to take lessons on had a stringhalt problem, but it was a minor issue & the horse was functionally sound. See what the vet has to say- there is so much help for our older horses now.
         
        05-08-2012, 05:22 PM
      #2563
    Super Moderator
    Three pairs of breeches? Woman, have you got that man trained!

    I agree with the pregnant mare. If the woman selling it wants to keep the foal then she should keep the mare for the duration of the pregnancy and until weaning - the buyer should be paid for the 'loan' of the mare for this time.

    In the UK the vendor would not have a leg to stand on regarding keeping the foal.

    Had one of the three year old horses hopping lame this morning. He couldn't put his back foot flat to the floor so I immediately thought abscess - called the farrier who was miles away but came down on his way home. Found a puncture in the heel and cut it open, lots and lots of goo which was fairly fresh. Poulticed and dressed so he is a lot happier.

    Another ewe lambed this afternoon - only six to go! They are certainly taking their time over it all.

    We have had a good hatching of ducklings in the incubator, the other two incubators are full of hen and turkey eggs, we will hatch out another load of ducklings and that will be it until the autumn. Most of these will go to the auctions held locally.

    Lovely day today, very warm and sunny - more rain coming in as of now and bad for the next two days.

    I went to water the greenhouses this morning only to find, not only was the sprinkler missing bit a length of hose also. Darn pups at it again. I am dreading the next few months! They learned the hard way that you do not go to investigate a ewe with a lomb! Both got shoved in no uncertain terms out of the pen. They screamed like mad but they were just frightened. That will teach them to heed my words of warning!

    I am tired. We have been non stop since early this morning. I managed to resurrect a small hen house that is not the sturdiest of builds (a flat pack I picked up cheaply) I raise all the bird houses off the ground so rats cannot get in them and when a terrier and my GSD were showing great interest in this empty house I opened the door so the terrier could jump in but the GSD followed and the floor collapsed! They were right in that there were three mice in there and all were caught. I need it for a turkey that is broody.

    Off to bed, I am just about done in. I made a fish pie over the weekend and ate far to much of it but it was goooood.
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        05-08-2012, 05:28 PM
      #2564
    Yearling
    Hi all -

    Just got back from the barn, Kestrel seems to be better today. To answer all your questions, I think it could be an allergy to a few different things. Either the dust from the hay when its dropped, shavings dust, pollen (she isnt from this side of the mountains, so we have all new pollens here than she's used to), or flies. Her eyes are tearing anymore, and the swelling is starting to go down. I wiped them with a wet rag and out on her fly mask when I left. I'm not so worried now that I see improvement.

    My trainer lunged her today, her first workout since we brought her home. She did nicely, was ready to work. I'm going to be lunging twice a day to get her legs strong again (she lacks muscle everywhere). Maybe will start to ride this week, short walk/trot workouts.
         
        05-08-2012, 05:33 PM
      #2565
    Yearling
    Mel - sorry to hear about your horse, it's very stressful to have a leg problem. Hope the vet can identify whats going on and get a treatment plan in place quickly.

    Texas - that pup sounds hilarious. Its just like having a baby isnt it? I adopt older dogs so that I don't have to go through the puppy stages (I don't have it in me LOL)

    CW - sounds like you are getting everything you need for your mare. Can't wait til you can ride!

    Foxhunter - glad the abcess was found quickly and drained, I can't imagine how painful those must be. And we need some pics of those pups, they sound like little hellions (but I bet oh so cute)!
         
        05-08-2012, 11:12 PM
      #2566
    Trained
    I will be happy once I start riding
         
        05-08-2012, 11:14 PM
      #2567
    Trained
    My hubby bought a frappachino for me today
    A cookie crumble with coconut flavoring and chocolate
    Whip cream yummy
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        05-08-2012, 11:32 PM
      #2568
    Trained
    Dang, I was hoping I would see you riding your horse CW!
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        05-09-2012, 12:21 AM
      #2569
    Trained
    I am going out to see her tomorrow
         
        05-09-2012, 05:05 AM
      #2570
    Started
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    My hubby bought a frappachino for me today
    A cookie crumble with coconut flavoring and chocolate
    Whip cream yummy
    Not to sound rude but is that really good for you. I could preach on about the heart and all of the things one should not have but after finishing a chocolate peanut slab Ill retire to a nutural corner and take my heart medication.

    I take it from your post you are not riding her yet so on that assumption ill offer some advice that may help you avoid the mistakes I have made. Instead of grooming take her walking, make sure you are the leader/boss while spending time with your horse and leading her around. Take her for a walk make her walk out to the side by 3 feet and not to have her head infront of you. When you stop she must stop instantly and if infront of you make her walk backwards so she learns her place. I lot like training the man in your life, its constant correction or so my wife says.

    I do not lounge our horses before a ride, they get used to it, but I do walk Stella if her head is high, until she lowers it and listens to me. Most time its catch her, saddle up and gone.

    Now if I have gone out of bounds I am sure I will receive a beating. But being a male Im used to it.

    However when does the riding start if it has not already.

    I only have one carrot every time I get a second some ###%&& steals one
         

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