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        02-21-2013, 08:57 AM
      #7211
    Foal
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself in this thread.
    My name is Lisa
    I'm 44 years young
    I have a 17 year old palomino paint Tennessee Walker who I call Tracer. He is registered as "Tracy Thunderbold" but he came with the name and I refuse to call HIM Tracy, lol. Anyway, hello everyone and I look forward to joining the group.
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        02-21-2013, 09:03 AM
      #7212
    Foal
    Just reading a bit more and saw where people are using apple juice mixed with water to promote horses to drink more. I was worried about doing that...too much sugar maybe? My horse had a bout of colic on Super bowl Sunday and the next day I gave him some watered down apple juice just to see him drink, lol. He sucked up the whole bucket and I was soooo happy!
         
        02-21-2013, 10:08 AM
      #7213
    Yearling
    Well, there was one small pile of poop this morning. But he has still not had a drop to drink. His bucket was full. :(
    He is showing signs of dehydration and I am worried about his organs starting to shut down. He is 27 years old. He is not a youngster anymore.
    The owner is out there right now, trying everything she can to make him drink something. She is trying apple juice, gatoraid, kool aid. He is in the round pen so his drinking and pooping can be monitored.
    Vet is coming out this afternoon. So hopeful that he is drinking by then and that difficult decisions do not have to be made.
    I was up all night crying. Hubby is still being stoic but I know if Scuffy has to be put down, his heart will be broken and I don't know what I can do to make it better.
    I am at work and crying at my desk. I look frightful and have a meeting in an hour. Just great.
         
        02-21-2013, 10:11 AM
      #7214
    Started
    Welcome bluehorse great to have you here
         
        02-21-2013, 10:29 AM
      #7215
    Started
    I am at work for a bit today. The snow is supposed to hit about 11 or noon and then I'll leave and go do barn chores... then go home and stay in and warm. They say we are going to get a foot... we'll see
         
        02-21-2013, 10:30 AM
      #7216
    Started
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    Originally Posted by corgi    
    Well, there was one small pile of poop this morning. But he has still not had a drop to drink. His bucket was full. :(
    He is showing signs of dehydration and I am worried about his organs starting to shut down. He is 27 years old. He is not a youngster anymore.
    The owner is out there right now, trying everything she can to make him drink something. She is trying apple juice, gatoraid, kool aid. He is in the round pen so his drinking and pooping can be monitored.
    Vet is coming out this afternoon. So hopeful that he is drinking by then and that difficult decisions do not have to be made.
    I was up all night crying. Hubby is still being stoic but I know if Scuffy has to be put down, his heart will be broken and I don't know what I can do to make it better.
    I am at work and crying at my desk. I look frightful and have a meeting in an hour. Just great.
    Corgi I am praying very hard that scruffy pulls through this..
         
        02-21-2013, 11:13 AM
      #7217
    Foal
    Goin on 60 and lovin it

    Going on 60 now... even I can't believe that number!! I've been riding since I was 8.. first riding lessons were in Hawaii (Dad was career Navy) of all places!! From that moment on I carried a crop and wore cowboy boots. My sisters had Barbies, I had a bunch of those great plastic horses with manes and tails you could brush. Read Walter Farleys Black Stallion Series, rode anything and everything I could all over the world until we landed in Virginia Beach Virginia where the Admirals wife, who was being transfered, gave us her wonderful and very well trained TB. Hanging out at the stables had paid off big time! Moved to the midwest with my new husband in the late 70's and discovered a whole new world of horses. From sport QH to GAITED!! I've been trail riding Fox Trotters and TWH's ever since. Saddle fitting has always been an interest of mine from day one when I was saddling those wonderful plastic steeds.... although I must admit to riding more bareback than with saddle in the early early days... and discovered in the 80's that no one seemed to know how to fit the western and endurance type saddles. I kept hearing... just throw another blanket on .. that'll make it fit. So I made it my business to find the saddles that would work..the how and why... and there the real story begins. Come check out my web site at www.saddleupshop.com. I specialize in fitting both horse and rider and know from experience what the over 40 crowd needs!
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        02-21-2013, 01:46 PM
      #7218
    Trained
    Corgi, I hope he does ok. Poor baby.
         
        02-21-2013, 02:16 PM
      #7219
    Foal
    Corgi, I hope Scuffy is doing better. Let us know what the vet says...maybe just tubing him will fix the problem.
         
        02-21-2013, 02:16 PM
      #7220
    Trained
    Corgi I am sorry you are going through this with this horse
    Hopefully he will feel better soon
         

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