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post #11 of 16 Old 06-19-2012, 05:16 PM
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In previous note I meant to say "move the hose away quickly", not the horse.
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post #12 of 16 Old 06-19-2012, 05:27 PM
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Really it is the same as sacking out for anything else. When they are really hot, (caveat: this is if they aren't suicidal spooked) I just put them in the roundpen and keep the hose going. Soon they settle down and begin to enjoy it. Moose tries to drink it now, just gets his lips full then spits it out.. lol it's a game. The fillies tolerate it, not sure about Nate and Ace, but my guess is they are ok. As for the warm water ideas.. you are dedicated owners, but I aint haulin buckes of warm water to a horse I'm trying to cool off anyway. I use warm water for wound care or for spot scrubbing really muddy spots.

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post #13 of 16 Old 06-19-2012, 09:15 PM
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IMHO I have never seen a horse die from being dirty. I have a very light grey horse and I know what it is when they are dirty. Most of the time after a bath they just roll anyway and then the dirt sticks to them better.

It sounds like you have allot going on with her and need to build some trust etc. I wouldn't bath her for now. And if she might be pregnant I would wait for now. Really dirt won't kill her.
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She is pregnant I got some dirt off with a wet sponge she did great:) yes there's a LOT going on with her! She had her feet done yesterday. The Amish had really messed her feet up. My Shoer did his best to fix it but in turn by pulling her shoes and angling her feet right has made her hind ankles swell up pretty bad. I called my Shoer back tonight he says to turn her out on soft ground that she needs to walk it out. Anybody ever have
this happen? Can anyone offer anymore advice? She is stuck in her stall til tomorrow morning because I stable her out and they dont allow arena turnout at night period. That is the only soft ground besides her stall so I just bedded it down real well tonight:/
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post #15 of 16 Old 06-19-2012, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jewelsb View Post
The Amish had really messed her feet up. My Shoer did his best to fix it but in turn by pulling her shoes and angling her feet right has made her hind ankles swell up pretty bad.
Doesn't sound good/right. Perhaps he made too sudden/major changes or such. I'd get a second opinion/vet. If you'd like any more specific opinions here, pics & more info would help.
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I would post pics but I can't from my phone and that's the only Internet connection I have right now since my laptop crashed. The vet is coming out tomorrow. My shoer had to pull her shoes because of major drying/ cracking to her feet and them being completely unbalanced. I think it was too sudden of a change.
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