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        02-21-2013, 12:56 AM
      #31
    Foal
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    Can you put boots on his legs, etc?
    Yes he's very good about that.
         
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        02-21-2013, 12:59 AM
      #32
    Weanling
    And nose bleeds in horses can be from a variety of things... Trauma, exhaustive work, a fungal infection in the guttural pouch, an ethmoid hematoma.... I would try to find the root of the problem before just restricting your horses activity... Though you provide exercise, letting them stretch their legs on their own outside the stall is important too :)
         
        02-21-2013, 01:03 AM
      #33
    Weanling
    Does he get grain?

    It sounds funny, but I've known horses who are completely intolerant of any grain whatsoever. It makes them so energetic that they just seem hyped up and crazy. We started giving grain to one of our geldings as a winter supplement. He only received a butter container full morning and night (I'd say somewhere close to 1-1.5 lbs a day). He's very well-trained, but the next time I took him out, he was just out of sorts and spooky as heck. It was very unusual, and very different from his usual calm, collected manner. When we took away ALL of the grain, he went back to his old self.
    Feeding time can also be an issue before you ride. Sometimes feeding grain before riding can get them all jazzed up (depending upon the type of feed and their reaction to it). And sometimes it's just the type of feed itself. I was told that my mare ran through fences, and acted crazy when on SafeChoice. When they replaced the SafeChoice feed with Strategy, she calmed down considerably.
         
        02-21-2013, 01:05 AM
      #34
    Foal
    Looks like I have alot to talk about to the vet. Hopefully he can uncover some of these problems :)
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        02-21-2013, 01:10 AM
      #35
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by TurkishVan    
    Does he get grain?

    It sounds funny, but I've known horses who are completely intolerant of any grain whatsoever. It makes them so energetic that they just seem hyped up and crazy. We started giving grain to one of our geldings as a winter supplement. He only received a butter container full morning and night (I'd say somewhere close to 1-1.5 lbs a day). He's very well-trained, but the next time I took him out, he was just out of sorts and spooky as heck. It was very unusual, and very different from his usual calm, collected manner. When we took away ALL of the grain, he went back to his old self.
    Feeding time can also be an issue before you ride. Sometimes feeding grain before riding can get them all jazzed up (depending upon the type of feed and their reaction to it). And sometimes it's just the type of feed itself. I was told that my mare ran through fences, and acted crazy when on SafeChoice. When they replaced the SafeChoice feed with Strategy, she calmed down considerably.
    No he does not eat grain, only Alfalfa and grass. We recently took him off of his supplements after he hit his goal weight. He was on Bet Pulp and Rolled Barley.
         
        02-21-2013, 01:15 AM
      #36
    Weanling
    Awesome! That's something that you can rule out then! :)
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