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        07-09-2012, 12:07 AM
      #3981
    Foal
    Pepsipop - where are you from again? I've never heard of braii or wors...

    I am from South Africa. Kinda new around here so still trying to get into yhe swing of things
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        07-09-2012, 01:01 AM
      #3982
    Trained
    Welcome pepsi pop
    Nice to see you again
         
        07-09-2012, 01:03 AM
      #3983
    Trained
    Tomorrow I am going to make some calls to some lesson barns
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        07-09-2012, 01:54 AM
      #3984
    Started
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    ^ hillarious!

    Oh and yes that was me and Patsy in the parade picture...
    Hamming it up.

    Foxhunter....laundry day always makes me think about becoming a nudist.
    Funny how when it come to doing the laundry makes some of us think about becoming a nudist. Not me its to cold.
         
        07-09-2012, 02:52 AM
      #3985
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pepsipop    
    pepsipop - where are you from again? I've never heard of braii or wors...

    I am from South Africa. Kinda new around here so still trying to get into yhe swing of things
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    Ahhh ok! I've had some very dear friends used to live in South Africa. Welcome and looking forward to seeing pics from another part of the world.
         
        07-09-2012, 02:55 AM
      #3986
    Started
    Learnt a new trick today and I would never have thought of it.

    Stella as an injury on her hind leg requiring attention. How to treat the wound without getting kicked.!!!! Spend time deep in thought. No solution. Still I had to go to the vet for ointment and may be a jab. (For the horse not me). The vet gave me the solution (female)

    So here goes, for those that don't know, and for those that need a refresher. Treating an injury on a hind leg of a horse.

    Step (1) let the horse know you are there and pat the leg you intend working on. Now at this point you can always chicken out and get some one else to administer pain to the back leg of the horse, or, you can blindly follow the directions of the lady vet. Which I did.

    Step (2) Get she who must be obeyed, or as it is mostly ladies that are reading this thread, get Husband/boyfriend/ or some one you want to get even with to help. No, they don't have to grab the hind leg while you quickly adminster pain.

    Step (3) Get your helper/person, to stand by the front leg on the opporsite side you are treating.

    Step (4) When ready get the helper to lift the horses front leg off the ground. While the front leg is off the ground adminster medication/pain to the injury on the hind leg. Horse can not use the hind leg to kick while the front leg is off the ground.

    Step (5) move away, and enjoy, as the horse will most likely turn its attention to the person holding its front leg and forget the pain was in the rear.


    Benefit: Horse does not associate the pain with the person at the back because like me you would have moved well away and are watching the horse adminster payback to the person holding the front leg. Once you have tired of the fun it is polite to tell the holder of the front leg to put it down and, for them to thank the horse for co-opperating. (adding insult to injury) Not really, I always thank Stella after working with her feet.

    It works a treat.
         
        07-09-2012, 03:39 AM
      #3987
    Super Moderator
    STAN that is the norm with doing something at the dangerous end but I disagree with your vet - you should both be on the same side of the horse and the front leg of the same side lifted.
    Believe me, a horse can kick with the diagonal leg held up, same side is a lot harder for them.

    Another tip is if they are trying to get that front leg down, hold it high and slightly to the outside of the elbow, that settles them.
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        07-09-2012, 05:27 AM
      #3988
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    Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
    STAN that is the norm with doing something at the dangerous end but I disagree with your vet - you should both be on the same side of the horse and the front leg of the same side lifted.
    Believe me, a horse can kick with the diagonal leg held up, same side is a lot harder for them.

    Another tip is if they are trying to get that front leg down, hold it high and slightly to the outside of the elbow, that settles them.
    Thanks for the extra input we all learn from the experiences of others, so I will change which front leg we raise. As I will be doing this exercise daily for a few days it will be interesting how it procedes but so far so good.

    One thing I have thought about. I think it may pay to be some what flexabile when holding the front leg and allow a certian amount of movement. This helps to keep the horse a little of ballance and unable to get purchase. I think if the front leg is held firm in one place, then it can for a split second be used as a ballance point just as if it was planted on the ground.
    I noticed when we first attended to Stella Roslyn lifted the front leg and when I touched the wound Stella attempted to lift the hind leg but could not, as she shifted her weight on to the front to lift, Roslyn could not support the weight fully and allowed downward movment, not to the ground, thus causing stella to lose purchase and ballance, and the hind leg was quickly planted to the ground again. I was in as quick as a robbers dog.

    I will try having Roslyn on the same side as you suggest tomorrow and see how it goes. Have no fear, I have no illisions about the athletic ability of the horse.

    The down side of having Roslyn on the same side is Stella will be looking at both of us and realise the pain is being caused by Me. She may hold a grudge. I think having Roslyn on the off side directs Stella to her and I get away scott free.
         
        07-09-2012, 09:21 AM
      #3989
    Foal
    Stan.

    Another way is to do a neck twitch. It is not as cruel as iy sounds. A horse needs the skin on his neck to move, thus once foot is up, get the holder of the leg to use other hand pull neck skin and twist, do it sort of in the middle of the neck it turns the horses head.

    I got a real monster of a THB and he loves a good argument hence we learnt that no matter what front leg you hold a rear dislodges grip and the kick is inevatible.

    Yip he is a sly guy but in the ring he is really awesome so we have learnt to handle the nitties of the case.
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        07-09-2012, 10:04 AM
      #3990
    Green Broke
    Hey guys .. I'm back from Arkansas .... lot's to tell and lot's of pics, but must catch up at work first!

    Short version: Great weekend, great people, beautiful horses, wonderful ride, DH and I own TWO more horses than we did last week!

    More to come ......

    Oh, and I'll update the list to include our newcomers as soon as I can. Welcome newcomers!
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