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    05-11-2013, 09:58 AM
  #8701
Green Broke
NM71, he is a good looking gelding. How was he for manners and keeping his attention on you as you were handling him?

I looked over the other 2 geldings for sale on his site and really liked Ranger. Do you have any other shots of the dun?

Sereno, I will take a pic of my collection of hats and post them between this evening and Monday morning.
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    05-11-2013, 10:01 AM
  #8702
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Originally Posted by Celeste    
About the itching horse: This is an obscure idea, but it might be worth looking into. Horses can get a parasite that lives under their skin. It is spread by a little fly. They itch like crazy. A good dose of ivermectin kills the little worms. I had a horse that had this. After her ivermectin, she itched way worse for a few days, then she was radically better. If it were my horse, I would try the drug first rather than pay for a biopsy.

Onchocerciasis: Helminths of the Skin: Merck Veterinary Manual
I have heard of this before and the wormer is a good idea if you haven't already done your spring treatment. I assumed(I know that is the mother of all screw ups) you had already done a worming for the spring. Worming is good for several skin conditions like lice, mites and other parasites.
     
    05-11-2013, 10:05 AM
  #8703
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I have heard of this before and the wormer is a good idea if you haven't already done your spring treatment. I assumed(I know that is the mother of all screw ups) you had already done a worming for the spring. Worming is good for several skin conditions like lice, mites and other parasites.
Not all drugs kill it. Ivermectin works. I suspect quest would, but there is no data published on it. Ivermectin is all I found that has been studied. Besides, it is cheap and relatively safe.
     
    05-11-2013, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Celeste    
Not all drugs kill it. Ivermectin works. I suspect quest would, but there is no data published on it. Ivermectin is all I found that has been studied. Besides, it is cheap and relatively safe.
We don't have access to all the med's you guys have and our BEST vet travels 5 hours each way to tend to our horses twice a year. So we do a lot of medical care ourselves with what we have been taught and have to work with.

We worm our horses every 3 months and look for the Ivermectin in the product. We were a month late treating once and the tick infestation was unbelievable. Gave them the stuff and all ticks gone two days later.

We also use Ivermectin on our dogs. Measured in a syringe, remove needle and squirt into mouth. No fleas or ticks on them.

We have been fortunate not to have any skin problems but I pretty sure that Ivermectin will kill anything that is feeding on your animals blood.

I have been told that some animals could have a bad reaction so consult with your vet.
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    05-11-2013, 12:29 PM
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I worked her in February with zimectrin gold, which has the ivermectin in it. Vet recommended panicure power PAC in the spring for our area, and said its not too late to give it to her now. I have it on order.

I was also recommended by a couple people around here to use MTG, a topical oil based product. So I bought that this morning and rubbed it all over her. She seemed to enjoy it, and the couple hours I was there didn't really itch as bad, so it at least gave her a bit of relief, which relieves me a bit. We also started the steroid and antibacterial treatments this morning.

The only other pic I got of the dun is this head shot. Yes, his ground manners were impeccable. Actually somehow as we talked we moved over to his stall, just chatting about horses in general...not to 'look' at him( because he is/was out of my price range) just to chat. I ended up in his stall feeling him, petting him, etc. I felt very safe in that small space. (And it dawned on me...hey, I'm really comfortable being in here with this guy). That's when I asked to bring him out. I did all the tests, shaker, flinging the rope up and around. Rubbed the whip all over his body, pinched his spine, tapped here there, every where, played with his ears, put on his halter, moved his front end/backed easily, backed up and moved out of my way easily too. Yes, he payed attention to me, but didn't get the scary eyes like the black gelding. OH, I also ran AT him, and flung my arms unexpectantly at his head too. He raised his head a bit as if to say, what is this crazy lady doing, but never moved his feet. Hey, I figure, I'm going to act as if im at home and experiment going to do anything he might experience with me!
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    05-11-2013, 12:30 PM
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Another shot....we stood and talked a long while and I continued to mess with him. This was his demeanor.......



Of course roadyy you would like ranger the best...he's the most expensive!!! Hahaha. Actually, I just called.....and all of his geldings are SOLD!!!!! Getting more in mid week. We shall see wont we? Everything happens for a reason....
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    05-11-2013, 12:36 PM
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Another shot....we stood and talked a long while and I continued to mess with him. This was his demeanor.......



Of course roadyy you would like ranger the best...he's the most expensive!!! Hahaha
Sounds too good and a good looker too.

So when is the test ride?
     
    05-11-2013, 12:41 PM
  #8708
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Well Sereno....if the seller is smart.....the ride will be tomorrow! keep me interested! Hahaha
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    05-11-2013, 01:37 PM
  #8709
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Wanted to say hi! There are a few post I need to catch up on but felt the need to post first. I am a bit depressed and discouraged. I took my mare out on the ranch two days ago and seemed all she did was jig! Gah, I hate that. So the whole ride we stop and started, stop and started!! I guess we all have bad days.

I got her last October and first ride out she stepped on a stone (no shoes and we need them here, thought I would try barefoot, I knew better), and could not ride her until mid Nov. Well, then the cold set in, very cold for Oregon Dec and Jan was. Anyway, she is for the most part awesome and I know I just need to get her on the ground and yielding to pressure, now to just do it! .

She is one of those less reactive types and she is big! About 1700lbs, not totally sure, need to weigh her. Anyway, she is big and less reactive, and if you know that type of horse they are always in your space. Even when she gets scared, I swear she wants to jump into my arms. Soooooooooooooo, I am just sharing here and motivating myself to start working with her on her ground manners and yielding to pressure. I think it will do wonders in the saddle.

Here is a bit about her from the woman I got her from..............

Beginner-Safe Horse
Dressage (Shown/Competed/Performed)
Husband-Safe Horse
Kid-Friendly Family Horse
Lesson Horse (Finished/Proficient)
Very nice mare, anyone can ride. Has been used for level one dressage lesson horse. Wonderful to handle, easy to shoe. Ties, trailers, loves attention.

Last owner had her about 5 years, rode western, I think she was not ridden much and had two foals in that time. So, maybe its me??? Gah I hate that.............. the moment in an argument where you realize................ your wrong!! Bah ha ha!

Thanks for reading my babble. I will go back to reading the rest of the posts.
     
    05-11-2013, 02:04 PM
  #8710
Green Broke
Whew! Got all caught up. And here goes....

@ NM71, Yay, on teh dun, cannot wait to hear how that goes. Very pretty too!

@ Hunter, Wow, glad to hear your daughter is ok.

@ PR, Hope they fix it right this time. I just cannot imagine why they let it go like that.

@ Stan, not sure about duck. Was not sure about lamb either, that is why we have a freezer full from the inlaws. I was afraid to try anything but the roast. Is all lamb so fatty??

@ NM71 agian, first summer we had my TB, he got hives. We are talking huge welts. I think there is a pic in my photos. Anyway, we had Sterroid injections and something called anti-hist. Seemed to work, this will be third summer and nothing since (knock on wood).

@ Sereno, great idea on the ivermectin for dogs.

Hope everyone is having a great day!! Supposed to be 81 here today then back to a couple days of showers and into the 60's or so. Blah!
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