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post #5191 of 29437 Old 08-30-2012, 06:17 PM
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I think when they are malnourished, they look younger, here is Sasha last June when we got her..

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post #5192 of 29437 Old 08-30-2012, 06:31 PM
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Ya I guess so, he grew like 2 hands after I got him. Maybe that just the malnourished thing too. Vet figures he is part welsh (which we figured).
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post #5193 of 29437 Old 08-31-2012, 02:31 AM
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Stan - along the lines of going back to you have MTG in NZ? Maybe you've already given it a try, but it does work amazingly well on Kes when she's rubbing her tail out, and I recently put it on her haunches when I noticed they were getting super flaky, stopped the dry skin immediately and no more itching. Yes, she will smell like rotten bacon, I use rubber gloves to apply it so that I don't attract wild dogs after application ;)
What is MTG ? The way Stella is going at present the area around her girth has worsened. Looks like I may have to learn to ride bare back but at least the spot my butt will be on is O/K. This horse is lucky I like her. I could by a Rolls Royce with what she is costing or a new saddle for Roslyn, or padded clothing for me, soften the landings, and yes, I have referred to she who must be obeyed by her name

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post #5194 of 29437 Old 08-31-2012, 07:46 AM
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Stan - I'm so sorry about Stella's skin problems. I think your idea of analyzing the nutrient contend of your hay and grass is a great idea. My instinct is to suggest that you stick to one approach until you're sure it isn't working. Is there a university equine hospital or anything in NZ where you could submit skin samples for analysis? Or is that too expensive? It sounds like an environmental thing to me, that was perhaps set off by the flea collar or a weakened immune system.

All I can think is that it must be aggravating the H@!! Out of you.

Finally, two rides this weekend! I've been through the meat grinder at work these past two weeks.

A good weekend to everyone.
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post #5195 of 29437 Old 08-31-2012, 08:43 AM
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Stan, MTG is Shakley's M-T-G (Mane-Tail-Groom). It's a widely recognized treatment for itching, regrowth of hair on mane and tail that's been around for years here in the US. I have used it for years on manes and tails successfully but more recently tried it with my sensitive-skinned horse's skin condition and had mixed emotions about it. For one thing, it has a tendency to sting on open wounds - not good. On my sensitive skinned mare, it also made her break out when I got it on her hide, so I have to be really careful just to put it on the roots of her mane and tail (which seems to be fine). I hope this helps!
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post #5196 of 29437 Old 08-31-2012, 02:37 PM
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Well we had a different vet out today to check all the ponies teeth etc.

Apparently according to him he can guarantee that Hunter is 5 or 6 years old.
When I first adopted him 3 years ago I was told he was 18 months old. Then last August when I had his teeth checked the vet told me he was not even 4 yet. So we have been thinking he was four in April.

I don't know who to believe but BO said he showed her Hunters teeth and her just turned 4 year old and Hunter has teeth her horse doesn't have.
There is a big difference between a 4, 5 and 6 years old teeth!

At four the corner teeth are growing in They loose the milk teeth at around 4.5 years These corner teeth come into wear (reaching the level of the other teeth) at five years. At six years they get little hooks on the back of the top corner teeth these wear out at 7 and appear again at eight.

The tables (the flat wearing part of the teeth are also different, and it is these that after the age of eight, can estimate an age.
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post #5197 of 29437 Old 08-31-2012, 02:51 PM
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Thanks Foxhunter
I am going to be looking at his teeth tomorrow when I go out.

The vet said he was definitely over 5 and under 7.
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post #5198 of 29437 Old 08-31-2012, 04:08 PM
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Stan - This is MTG
Shapley's Original M-T-G - First Aid Supplies from SmartPak Equine

It really has worked well on Kes, who has uber sensitive skin and allergies. Also was thinking, do you have Vetricyn there? That seems to cure a lot of different skin issues and I have used it with success.
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post #5199 of 29437 Old 08-31-2012, 04:47 PM
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Good morning all Its 8-10am Saturday the sun is shining, very little wind, the first day of spring, (though I don't feel any different) My job is getting to me, I think I have had enough of dealing with problem people. I have to fix fencing this morning then, when it gets warmer wash Stella and go over her with a fine tooth comb and the neem oil, now that has worked in keeping the no see ums from biting her. She has not had any sign of bites or ticks for the past couple of days but I have not been to close for that period so a surprise may be instore.

Her attitude is still good, I arrived home last night to find her and Kate in the top paddock, which is no mean feat as the taranaki gate was closed. Upon inspection it had been opened at the catch end and only enough for a horse to get through. For those that don't know what a taranaki gate is, it is a five or six strands of wire held together with fence battens fixed at one end with some form of catch at the other and stretched tight across the opening. Stella has learnt to hook the bottom with her hoof, pull it out of the catch and the gate falls. Then to step through the wires and onto the feed I did not want her to have.

Well Stella is being blamed for getting the gate open. Roslyn said Kate would not do such a thing, I responded with all the training she has given kate, and! Watching Stella demonstrate how to open such a gate Kate has not grasped the concept of opening a taranaki gate, she must be thick. Then the fight started. But hey she is a quarter horse while Stella has got all her intellergence from her breeding. A little bit of clydesdale and any thing else that could get through the gate at the time her mother was eyeing up the boys or, perhaps she opend the gate or jumped the fence which is a popular term and pastime in this neck of the woods.

Back to the argument. Roslyn has taken humbridge at her horse, Kate, being referred to as of less smarts than Stella and is now going riding, knowing that I can not go. (now that hurts) But she will soon find I have swapped the irons off her fabtron saddle which were put on my tucker and have put them back onto her saddle.

Knowing my wife as I do every thing will be left to the last minute, A trait women suffer with, don't you think, and she will not have time to complain.
An old addage I live by. It does not matter if you lose the fight just make sure you win the war. Marriage!!

The NZ dictionary describes Marriage as: A battle man can not win. With that I will now go and watch her saddle Kate and offer advice on how to teach her to open Taranaki gates.

Then ill fix the fences and wash Stella.

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In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University.

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant’s foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully an

d as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter couldn’t help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn’t the same elephant.

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