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post #41 of 66 Old 04-24-2013, 08:29 AM
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Awesome thread. So happy about Samantha. With Sam, could it be pain? Hs his back been checked?
This was my first thoughts as well. Tenderness or soreness or just needing a chiro visit?


glad to read about Samantha's improvement and can't wait to see that Sam has overcome his wall.

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post #42 of 66 Old 04-24-2013, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Nah. He's not in pain. Her perfectly willing to jump around, buck etc turned out. Doesn't flinch when I palpate his back, hips etc. Its emotional damage.
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post #43 of 66 Old 04-24-2013, 01:05 PM
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Ahh, ok. Continue on then.,.

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post #44 of 66 Old 04-24-2013, 02:17 PM
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I would check him for EPM. Seriously, when my mare had been to two National Championships, etc, over 5 years, and suddenly was afraid of anything behind her, I treated her for EPM (not Marquis, but a much cheaper Rx) and she came right back to normal. In fact, when the picture was taken that is my avatar, was the first show that I wondered what was wrong. We won, but she was not right, and I could not put my finger on it for about a year. Once I treated, BOOM, back to normal.

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post #45 of 66 Old 04-24-2013, 02:33 PM
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Take your saddle pad and swing it all over him and not gently. Do it until your arms can't. Be sure it whacks his hips and rump on both sides. When a horse has a highly developed sense of self preservation it's because his mother told him that big predators sometimes attack from above and hang on. Do this again with the pad. It will go better the second time. Do this every day for at least 3 days, 5 are better, until he's bored and drops a hip. When he does, stop. He will learn that by dropping a hip ie relaxing, you will quit whapping him with the pad.
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post #46 of 66 Old 04-24-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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I would check him for EPM. Seriously, when my mare had been to two National Championships, etc, over 5 years, and suddenly was afraid of anything behind her, I treated her for EPM (not Marquis, but a much cheaper Rx) and she came right back to normal. In fact, when the picture was taken that is my avatar, was the first show that I wondered what was wrong. We won, but she was not right, and I could not put my finger on it for about a year. Once I treated, BOOM, back to normal.

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It's not a sudden thing for him. The owner has always had this problem and several trainers have 'fixed it'.
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post #47 of 66 Old 04-25-2013, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Another round this evening! We are hoping for a complete calm mount! If I can accomplish this, my life goal will be accomplished LOL. It's been a long road for him.
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Looking forward to seeing positive results in your update.

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post #49 of 66 Old 04-25-2013, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah well...best laid plans never work out.
The barn was busting at the seams tonight. The weather's nice so there was nowhere to work them accept in their paddock. So my assistant and I did ground work with both of them. I want to work on mounting in soft sand for obvious reasons, so we reviewed all of their ground work, desensitized some and called it a night.
Tomorrow is another day...I hope.
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post #50 of 66 Old 04-26-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Better...now Samantha is being spooktastic. Ugh. They keep switching on me.

Sam did pretty well. It took forever, but he was still and reasonably calm. We will be working on this for a while :)
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