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post #1 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Am I Asking For Too Much?

Rupert, as some of you know, has breathing problems. He breaths really hard, but that's really all I know of the issue, as he isn't my horse. It makes it harder for him to breath but doesn't seem to really impair him in any way.. He's eager to go and usaully perfect. I've started jumping higher recently and today we did a few crossrails and one verticle with a break in between each one. This wasn't too strenous on him, but is it whistful thinking to assume I can keep riding him as I'm starting to jump more?
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-04-2009, 07:58 PM
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Have you talked to the owner to try and get a vet to take a look at him? Is it worse in the summer? It could be allergy related. Or if it is consitent it could be something like heaves(COPD). I think a vet should definitely look at your horse before you continue to do strenuous work. Good luck!
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-04-2009, 08:43 PM
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I agree, have a vet check it out and find out exactly what you are dealing with before making any long term plans.

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-06-2009, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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He's had several vet checks, but I since I started riding him a while ago, I've never been given any information on it other than he had a failed surgery to fix it before they bought him.
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-06-2009, 10:52 AM
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The roaring surgery?
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-11-2009, 05:33 PM
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Do you give him any flaxseed of flaxseed oil? It's supposed to be very good for reducing inflamation. Might help open up his airways a bit. I'm no vet, but just throwing it out there.
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-11-2009, 06:07 PM
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I'm a bit confused, is he your horse or one that you ride?

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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post #8 of 12 Old 06-12-2009, 10:42 AM
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she mentioned it's not her horse already.
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-12-2009, 11:42 AM
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she mentioned it's not her horse already.
Thank you! I don't know how I missed that.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-12-2009, 11:58 AM
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haha :)
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