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post #7401 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome back Grace nice to see you again
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post #7402 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 01:58 AM
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Hi all!

Wow so much has happened around here in the last few days!

Congrats Stan and Critter on the sales...though I don't know how you let them go, I'd be a mess. Sending good thoughts your way (Roslyn and Bre too) that their hearts heal quickly.

Stan - MUST see some new trailer pics!! How exciting!

Roadyy and Boo - welcome to the group!

Ladytrails - I bet the horses LOVED their massage. Any sort of massage is great for them, even a really good grooming stimulates their coats, feels good and relaxes. Id say the reactions you got were a great sign that you were making the ponehs feel good :)

Lessons tomorrow and Thursday, and then our first show of the year on Saturday. I'm just so excited to get back in the ring with her. Please send all good trailer thoughts my way, as this will be the first time back in the trailer since we moved last September. I'm going to have a good long talk with Kes about it tomorrow, and what behavior is expected of her!

How are you tonight Grace, nice horse
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post #7403 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 03:59 AM
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Hi everyone,
I need to more about manuka honey. I can't remember what the specifications were for the good stuff to treat wounds with. Star, the pony ripped a flap of skin from about center of her chest up and across over to left shoulder. Scared the bejesus out of me at first sight. Thank God not as bad as it looked, had vet out and she stitched her up since we'd got it early and it has held and looks good as far as I know, never had an injury like this before. She was put on stall rest and the vet left a couple of stitches out at the bottom of the wound so it could drain. Drainage has been fairly minimal and just a watery pink stuff, nothing pusey or infected looking, was on antibiotic for 7 days and the stitches will be removed in the next couple of days.
Would the honey be the best thing to help the skin flap continue healing well once the stitches are out? How often should it be applied and do you try to cover it? I don't know if she could try to lick it off in that area? Should I just go with an old standby like Corona ointment? Not fly season yet but won't.be long. Will try to post pictures if I can figure out how from the cell phone. If not I'll have to wait till the cat wakes up, He's in the chair at the desktop and I hate to make him move. Thanks for any information about the honey, it, the wound, looks good so far and I really don't want to end up losing that large area of skin if we can avoid it. Thanks!
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post #7404 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 06:43 AM
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Hi everyone,
I need to more about manuka honey. I can't remember what the specifications were for the good stuff to treat wounds with. Star, the pony ripped a flap of skin from about center of her chest up and across over to left shoulder. Scared the bejesus out of me at first sight. Thank God not as bad as it looked, had vet out and she stitched her up since we'd got it early and it has held and looks good as far as I know, never had an injury like this before. She was put on stall rest and the vet left a couple of stitches out at the bottom of the wound so it could drain. Drainage has been fairly minimal and just a watery pink stuff, nothing pusey or infected looking, was on antibiotic for 7 days and the stitches will be removed in the next couple of days.
Would the honey be the best thing to help the skin flap continue healing well once the stitches are out? How often should it be applied and do you try to cover it? I don't know if she could try to lick it off in that area? Should I just go with an old standby like Corona ointment? Not fly season yet but won't.be long. Will try to post pictures if I can figure out how from the cell phone. If not I'll have to wait till the cat wakes up, He's in the chair at the desktop and I hate to make him move. Thanks for any information about the honey, it, the wound, looks good so far and I really don't want to end up losing that large area of skin if we can avoid it. Thanks!
Manuka honey. The good stuff has a number on the bottom of the lable it will read +16 +21 This is the healing effect or antbiotic effect it has. The higher the number the better. The good stuff is dark in colour and smooth texture like thick maple syrup. If it has a sugary/grity texture and whitish colour it has been cooked and is not what you are looking for. If it does not have the + factor on the lable it is not the right one. It can attract other insects so cover the wound if you can. The real macoy is very hard to keep out of the hands of thieves who tend to spread it on toast.

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post #7405 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 07:15 AM
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Thanks everyone for the great welcome.
I will try to get more pics of the two of them this evening if things go well with the other projects on the board.
It has been so long since I had horses that I forgot how much I enjoyed being tired from the extra chores that are involved in sharing life with them.
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post #7406 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 12:56 PM
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Critter, congrats on success with trailering. Yay for Bre! Sounds like her mom raised her right! As far as your new guy, I think your first 'date' with him should be with the vet present. For one thing, there may be something going on here that needs a vet; geldings can get stuff up there that causes irritation/infection and it could be as simple as a reaction to a soap that was used during the PPE. For another thing, even if this is just normal (which I have never seen anything quite so impressive in my 33 years of owning geldings) there would still be a great deal of benefit in having the vet show you (and let you feel) the simplest way to get the job done. It's not hard if you know what you're feeling/doing; but the best way to learn is to actually have someone show you.
I believe the vet is coming out this evening to help with the "job"
I will be assisting in the processes so I can know more in the future. I am hoping Bre is back from her Chiropractor App also in time to watch as I think she needs to learn also.
I am telling you she is a Natural horse woman and I have a feeling she will end up being a valued trainer. My little Girl made me so Proud on sunday.

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post #7407 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 12:58 PM
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how is everyone tonight
Hi Foxhunt Great to see you here.. I myself Am doing pretty good How are you?

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post #7408 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 01:01 PM
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Congrats Stan and Critter on the sales...though I don't know how you let them go, I'd be a mess. Sending good thoughts your way (Roslyn and Bre too) that their hearts heal quickly.


Lessons tomorrow and Thursday, and then our first show of the year on Saturday. I'm just so excited to get back in the ring with her. Please send all good trailer thoughts my way, as this will be the first time back in the trailer since we moved last September. I'm going to have a good long talk with Kes about it tomorrow, and what behavior is expected of her!
WG I swear she was a Total B$%#H to trailer so we would not miss her as much LOL

We do miss her but knowing she is in a great home helps.. I have been getting daily updates so far
:P
Good luck on your show this weekend. I am sure your trailering will go very smooth..
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post #7409 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 01:02 PM
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Fighting fit and wondering how to answer the question of how to manage a gelding when that part requires attention
Bwahahaha Stan Please do Tell.

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post #7410 of 29437 Old 03-06-2013, 01:08 PM
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First you have to catch the gelding the above method is tried and true when it comes to mares. A gelding suffering is a different kettle of fish and I doubt if the tackle method will work.
Critter let us know how it goes but if you do use the tackle method the brew is called export gold.
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I need long rubber gloves LOL

My girlfriend last night tells me " Well Lori all you do is wait till that sucker hangs out a little and reach up there and give it a Good Yank and hold it and clean!!"I said back to her " Um ya I Yank and he'll kick the Poop right outta me I think I'll let the cute Vet come show me how its done LOL"
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