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post #11 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 12:58 AM
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Do they know an approximate age on this horse?

Depending on how old he is, he may be so aggressive simply because he's a stallion, and that's just the way he is. Gelding him (if he's older already) may not even improve his behavior much.

Also, if he is more 'aggressive' by nature, and he was abused because of it, you have a LONG LONG road ahead of you, because all he's learned out of life is that he "has" to defend himself. All I can say is be very careful, and never step lightly around this guy, even with Patrick there.

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post #12 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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We don't know how old he is. The vet really couldn't get close enough and I told him not to. I'm keeping my distance, definitely, but Patrick is a big help. Pat and I have been through a lot so he's really protective.

Physically Pat is my friend's horse, but I sold him to her. Pat was on the track when I found him. He was abandoned because he was going blind and I spent about three years training him before I sold him off. He's such a lover. Seriously, he;s one of those horses that thinks grooming is the greatest thing on earth. I figure that will be my in.
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post #13 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 11:43 AM
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Sounds like you understand a lot--good to see. Studs are a hand full and emotionally disturbed studs are dangerous.

Be safe above all else.

Let us know how things are going.
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post #14 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 12:02 PM
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Sounds like Pat might be your biggest helper. Be safe.
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post #15 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 12:06 PM
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Bless your heart for taking him in. I can't give more advice than is already given. Take your time. Slow and smooth.
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post #16 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 12:10 PM
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Ace isnt a good sedative to try if the horse seems resistant, before the drugs are give. Your vet should know this. Ace is very mild and horses can very easily resist it if they want to, and if their adrenaline is already up before the shot is given. I use about 3cc of ace and 1cc of dorm IM (maybe its smaller im not good with liquid measurments) when my mare gets shod because she's behaves so badly.

If you give that same amount of dorm IV a horse will almost fall over. Its used alot for people who need a sedative that's going to work well. But its expensive.
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post #17 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 12:14 PM
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Wow, I just wanted to say you are one amazing person for doing this! Most people would probably just put the horse down. You are trying to give him a second chance at life. I really hope all goes well!! It sounds like you really know what you are doing! Just be safe! Keep us updated!

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post #18 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 12:37 PM
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Please keep us updated, this is a very interesting read. Hubby and I take in the occasional rescue, but to date nothing like this.

Sounds like your on the right track, it's just going to take time. They are so forgiving, he'll come around.
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post #19 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 12:59 PM
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Ace isnt a good sedative to try if the horse seems resistant, before the drugs are give. Your vet should know this. Ace is very mild and horses can very easily resist it if they want to, and if their adrenaline is already up before the shot is given. I use about 3cc of ace and 1cc of dorm IM (maybe its smaller im not good with liquid measurments) when my mare gets shod because she's behaves so badly.

If you give that same amount of dorm IV a horse will almost fall over. Its used alot for people who need a sedative that's going to work well. But its expensive.

Ace can also cause penile paralysis, especially in studs. We don't use it in male horses at all, it is a rare side effect but it is seen and who wants to take the chance with all the other options out there?
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post #20 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 01:08 PM
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How are you giving antibiotics if he won't let you near him?

Why so sure they are whip marks? If he was stuck in the mud - chances are he was running through who knows what.

17.2 hands? That would be a draft - draft cross. I don't know a vet that would try Ace.
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