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        01-25-2013, 09:48 PM
      #6811
    Yearling
    Stan, sorry to hear that "She" is grounded. It's one thing to chuckle over a purple foot; quite another to have an injury that limits participation in daily living. I hope she bounces back quickly.

    As far as Kate's behavior, I second With Grace's idea about herbal or other 'mare' remedies. I have friends who have done different dosing and it seems to help them. Smart Pak offers several options and might be a place to look for more information on the chemical or herbal solutions.

    CW, glad to hear your knee is doing better! Yay!

    Hunter, how's the pony doing?
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        01-26-2013, 04:55 AM
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    Stan, sorry to hear that "She" is grounded. It's one thing to chuckle over a purple foot; quite another to have an injury that limits participation in daily living. I hope she bounces back quickly.

    As far as Kate's behavior, I second With Grace's idea about herbal or other 'mare' remedies. I have friends who have done different dosing and it seems to help them. Smart Pak offers several options and might be a place to look for more information on the chemical or herbal solutions.

    CW, glad to hear your knee is doing better! Yay!

    Hunter, how's the pony doing?
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    No broken bones just pain but it will take a while. I have mentioned getting blood tests to eliminate any mineral imbalance during this time coming into season, but I think her mind is made up. Its a pitty we are not a little younger and could ride Kate through the bouts of bucking and eliminate a bad behavour. As Kate has managed to dislodge Roslyn before and at the same time of her coming into season it may have become a ritual with her. There are many differing reasons Kate is behaving the way she is but Roslyn has decided to sell her. Its a confidence thing. I do have a problem with Kate being sold as she is a good horse. This is not what we call a dirty horse as most times she behaves and has a personality to boot. A hard decision but if the confidence in the horse has gone hard decisions have to be made.
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        01-26-2013, 09:15 AM
      #6813
    Trained
    Stan, you could take Kate on that $3,000 ride. She would probably be better after that.............
         
        01-26-2013, 02:18 PM
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    Stan, you could take Kate on that $3,000 ride. She would probably be better after that.............
    With the present mood, I'm not going down that road, also if I took Kate, Bugs would miss out on the experience of a lifetime, which is what is going to happen anyhow.
         
        01-26-2013, 02:33 PM
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    I have a family coming to see grace today. I am nervous I hope everyone is happy.

    Stan selling is a hard decision hope all works out
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        01-26-2013, 03:41 PM
      #6816
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    With the present mood, I'm not going down that road, also if I took Kate, Bugs would miss out on the experience of a lifetime, which is what is going to happen anyhow.
    Bugs doesn't care.

    I'm sorry that Kate has turned evil.
         
        01-26-2013, 08:14 PM
      #6817
    Yearling
    Stan, I'm glad "She" has no bones broken. On the topic of selling Kate, I see both your perspectives but I also completely understand Roslyn's decision. I made one of those a few years ago when I was over-horsed; it freed up my pasture for adding my wonder-mare, Windy. My decision was one of safety and but also....at my age I simply did not want to be falling off all the time and spending my time healing. These years are the best of the rest of my life and I decided that I would rather be happy in the saddle on a horse that was happy to be under me. So, it's a tough call but it's very reasonable. Also, Kate's problem doesn't sound too bad considering that a new, aware, athletic owner would probably be able to ride it out of her. Or dink around with hormone balancers.... She will probably find herself in a great new home where they're more enthusiastic about putting up with her attitude.

    My wonder-mare is in the barn tonight. It's supposed to rain, 30 degrees, which isn't too bad but she has developed a hard cough -- so hard that wind comes out both ends, if you get my meaning. Temperature seems normal and there is no snot or mucus being brought up. It may just be from diving into a new round bale of hay with dust on top, but precautions are being taken.
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        01-27-2013, 02:17 AM
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    Bugs doesn't care.

    I'm sorry that Kate has turned evil.
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    And Bugs would care, miss another chance to annoy me. That would get to him.
         
        01-27-2013, 02:37 AM
      #6819
    Weanling
    Alex, I said I was starting a green horse at age 72 I don't remember saying that I was doing it without fear. Actually, Trampus hasn't pulled anything dangerous under saddle. He is worse on the ground. He hasn't been getting enough exercise with the 16 inches of snow that has been on the ground for almost 2 months. He does have a very large paddock so he is not shut in at all. I have decided to sell him this spring. I have to really watch him when I clean. He has been blowing up out of the blue, kicking out viciously with both hind feet and then giving two or three nasty bucks. I wouldn't think too much about it but the kicking out is always in my direction even though he is 12 feet away. I am sure he will be fine when he can be worked again but I don't care for that kind of inconsistent temperament. Our Standardbred is such a love. I am going to get another gelding off the track.

    We had a little jumper one time. His name was Pete and he could jump over the moon but you couldn't trust him. We changed his name to Sneaky Pete. We got him for a dollar because his owner was afraid of him. We showed him for a few years. He was fine under saddle. We sold him to a friend who owned a tack store for $2500 and a new Crates roping saddle that was worth $1800. That was one of our better horse deals. Her daughter showed him for quite a few years. This was in the late 80's. No point. I'm just reminiscing. The saddle still looks like new and I ride in it almost every day when the weather is good. Some mares are the best horses in the world and others are really nasty when they come into heat. There is nothing worse than a cystic mare. They are like a proud cut horse on steroids. I had one on my shoeing route. All I had to do was pick up a hind foot and she would come into heat, squirt, squeal and kick. Her owner made an apointment and then canceled. He said, "Rosy got her foot woven in and out of the fence and broke a leg."
    " Oh wow! That's really shame," I lied with as much sympathy in my voice as I could muster.
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        01-27-2013, 08:15 AM
      #6820
    Weanling
    I just started here, but I can relate to needing a quiet horse as an older rider. I have one horse, and he is pretty old, and even though I know some horses live to be 40, at some point I am going to loose him. I will be faced with getting another horse and for the first time I will need to consider safety first, and probably get a trainer involved at first. I'm not feeling odd at having to do this, because I have had my share of wild rides. And enjoyed them. But now my goal with horses is to ride on the day I drop dead.

    It has been raining off and on all weekend here, it's beautiful, and I'm looking forward to some great rides this coming week. I rarely ride on weekends, because on weekdays the trails are mostly empty and I pretend I am out riding in the country.
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