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post #1 of 27 Old 01-21-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Tell Us about your Horsey OCDs! :D

Ok everyone I know you have atleast a few. What are your horse related OCDs? Each of us both horse and people alike get in our own daily routines. Sometimes however we might just be abit too overboard on things ;) I know my husband tells me all the time how bad my horse OCD is LOL!

I will start off, yes I have a bad case :P My vet even gives me the look...but anywho, I do almost a full vet check routine sometimes several times a day. Yes my horse is VERY well trained at temp. taking (poor guy). I seem to be obsessed ever since he spiked several high fevers with a bad case of Potomac Fever one year. Also gut sounds in each 4 quadrants, mucous membrane color, CRT check, skin pinch test for hydration etc...

I do feel however it is important to our horses on a regular basis because there are always random health issues that sneek up on us and is best to always catch them ahead of time. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

I am however on the eccentric end of things. Anyways please share your quirks too LOL!!

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post #2 of 27 Old 01-21-2013, 12:34 AM
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When I'm grooming, I start at the neck and work my way to the butt...both sides. After that I do the face then mane and tail. I always go in that order. If my hubby comes out to help he'll start just anywhere, or he'll do the opposite side of whatever horse I'm on. I never complain, but it's like I get the twitches over it, lol. I have no idea why it bothers me so bad!
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post #3 of 27 Old 01-21-2013, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Haha thats great, yeah I dont think men get this disease as much as us women do. We tend to be very particular on how we do things concerning our horses.

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post #4 of 27 Old 01-21-2013, 12:55 AM
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I do the same thing mtngrl7500, It must be in that order or I start over. I also have a particular way I like stalls cleaned, to get the cleanest, yet save the most shavings at the same time. Brushing out manes and tails, start from the bottom and work your way up, hubby starts at the top and snags and rips every snarl out on the way down. GRRR Sometimes I think he does it on purpose to get out of doing it in the first place. I am severely anal about saddle position and general tack fit, I will be calm and collected on the outside, but if I see someone with their saddle too far back, or too far forward, or saddle pad not centered either way, headstall too loose and bit hangs, or protective boots on incorrectly, I am having a mini breakdown on the inside and I need to do all I can to keep myself from fixing everything myself... LOL
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Mine even extends to feeding. I fix 10 buckets. The first 2, Pregnant Mare, Stallion. Next 8, Gelding, Yearling Colt, 2 Yearling Fillies, all on the same side of the barn. So, I line those 4 buckets up in my feed cart. Then, 4 mares on the other side of the barn. Line those 4 up in the feed cart, then put the first 2 buckets I made on last because I also serve them first.

I serve the Prego mare and Stallion, they have a separate 2 extra large stalls on the back of the feed barn. Then I go into the 8 stall barn and feed, Gelding and 3 yearlings, then I feed the 4 mares. My husband tries to help but he gets me so messed up that I've actually missed one horse and given another 2 buckets because he just grabs a bucket and puts it in whatever feeder he's standing near. After putting the feed out, then I water all 10 horses, starting in the big barn and finishing with the last 2. I never vary and it makes me NUTZ if someone does it out of order. Then I go back and blanket if necessary.

I wish I weren't so set in my ways! It makes it really hard on whoever tries to help me.

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post #6 of 27 Old 01-21-2013, 12:59 AM
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I don't have one but one of our horses has one. He is VERY mouthy. He licks everything. Jackets, gloves, wood, plastic, rubber, other horses and even metal in the winter:

He loves playing with things, feed bowls, sticks, pretty much anything, and then play keep away with the other boys. Another example of him being mouthy:
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I have a mild one, and that's checking hydration levels by pinching the skin. I only do it in the summer though, when I'm out riding a lot, or at a show. I'm always worried that the horses aren't getting enough to drink because they're stressed, but really I'm the one who's stressed!
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Not to ruin the fun here, but "OCD" stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is a serious thing to people who may have it. I know this isn't the first thread misrepresenting the meaning of OCD so wanted to point that out. Perhaps the title should read "Tell us about your horsey quirks/routines!" instead.
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Hmmm my biggest one would have to be Properly Wrapped Polos....oh how when I see sloppy polos I just have to walk far away lol! It takes all I have to not go and rewrap them...I fidget when I see them!

Another is my reins....DO NOT touch my reins on my running bridles...if you do your gonna see a VERY angry side of me lol. When they are taped and adjusted JUST perfect for that running bit...go on and find a different headstall to use the reins off of lol.

And manners...I can't stand a horse who walks all over you...and JJ just happens to be all my pet peeves wrapped into ONE horse lol. Oh how I just want to hug him, and love him, and SQUEEZE him at times :)
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Originally Posted by LostDragonflyWings View Post
Not to ruin the fun here, but "OCD" stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is a serious thing to people who may have it. I know this isn't the first thread misrepresenting the meaning of OCD so wanted to point that out. Perhaps the title should read "Tell us about your horsey quirks/routines!" instead.
Everyone has it in varying degrees. Thread meant to be light hearted :)

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