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        06-08-2014, 03:00 PM
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    That sounds really positive
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        06-08-2014, 03:57 PM
    Green Broke
    I was just looking at his chiro reciept and the vet/chiro marked on it what was wrong. I can only figure out some of them. I may start another thread to find out, but maybe someone you who read this thread may know.

    L(circled) Cervical Restriction (restriction in the neck?)

    T4-7 Restricted (Thorasic restriction?)

    L2-3 T10+11 (not sure)

    PSI S R(r circled) (no clue)

    Cat III L(l circled) ( could be TTT or roman III, no clue)

    Instructions are to work on his stamina and to move the haunches as much as possible.

    One thing I noticed this week is that he has lost all ability to do a turn on the fore. He used to be able to do a 360 on the fore both directions with no difficulty at all 3 years ago, now he can't do even a quarter turn. I will be working him on the ground to get this back. Under saddle I have started doing leg yields, and rail work with haunches in and haunches out. I'm going to have to break out my 101 Dressage Exercises and 101 Schooling exercises to find some more good haunch work to do.
        06-09-2014, 07:39 PM
    Green Broke
    Today kind of felt like a setback. But I'll give the Cin man a chance because 1) they have only turned out the horses once in the past 2 weeks due to rain and mud (enough to drive any horse insane) 2) Because we were in the scary arena and 3) there were circumstances beyond Cinny's imagination.

    Oh, and stupid me decided not to lunge first because I was pressed for time with a babysitter. So anyway, he was using his back well, but then got rushy and acted a bit aggravated. He was not Tossing his head, but was generally pissy and had a one track mind, which was CANTER CANTER CANTER. I was getting ready to end our ride when I heard loud honking getting closer and closer on the street leading in to the stable. Then an suv pulled into the driveway next to the arena and the driver laid in to the horn with a big long blast. Cinny, was clearly very unsettled about this. But before I could think about dismounting all 4 doors flew open and out flew a few kids and 3 dogs all bouncing, screaming, barking with a big commotion (it was the BO's grand kids coming to visit). That was it, Cinny came absolutely unglued and bolted. One reins stop just put us into a 2meter canter circle and knocked him off balance so I had to let loose a bit to keep us from falling in an upcoming mud pond at the end of the arena. He finally settled into a halt and I talked calmly to him for a while.

    I made him walk one time around a 20 meter in the center of the arena and he relaxed down a bit. I dismounted and left the arena. I asked the BO if I could let Cinny come see what the commotion was about, which she was fine with. At first he snorted but then the kids started lavishing him with attention. I think he actually had an "I feel dumb" expression on his face ha ha.

    So, he has tomorrow off and then I ride again Wednesday. I will see how he is then, and ride in the arena he likes. If he still seems like he's going backwards I will call the vet for another round of Doxy. So bummed, I was really hoping we were over but I knew there was a big chance this would happen.
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        06-09-2014, 07:48 PM
    Still, you handled that well.
        06-10-2014, 03:05 PM
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    That sounded more like a circumstances thing than a Lymes set back - 2 weeks with no turnout and only light exercise is enough to get most horses wired - then all it takes is a trigger to set them off and they lose self control
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        06-10-2014, 03:27 PM
    Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
    1) they have only turned out the horses once in the past 2 weeks due to rain and mud .
    Can someone explain this to me? Is this to preserve limited pastures from getting torn up?

    I keep my horses on my own property and they are out 24/7. After 35 years of horses we haven't lost a single one to rain or mud. LOL
        06-10-2014, 05:54 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Sahara    
    Can someone explain this to me? Is this to preserve limited pastures from getting torn up?

    I keep my horses on my own property and they are out 24/7. After 35 years of horses we haven't lost a single one to rain or mud. LOL
    If I had control of the situation, Cinny would be turned out rain or shine. However we have a Barn Manager who totally BABIES the horses to death. Pair that up with an Owner who is picky about the grounds, and well, life sucks in the spring when you are a horse at my barn.

    I can kind of understand the grounds. Our barn is a State Historical Building, they actually do tours of it during the week of "Tour of Historical Homes." Plus the actual owners of the place are an older couple who don't have it as easy to fix torn up turnouts, especially when there are 25 of them on the property.

    Yes I should move. But I really really like this barn. I have had a few issues, but I have had more at other barns in the area. Plus we had one major bording facility literally burn to the ground last December, one closed a month ago, and then another was hit by a tornado just last week. The area is very very short on places to move too. The only boarding facility that has openings is the one with no trails, miniature arenas and has had 5 mysterious sudden deaths in the past year (they only board 20 horses so that's a high amount).

    In all honesty, I should have taken advantage of the empty front arena and turned him out to play either before riding or instead of riding.
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        06-10-2014, 06:02 PM
    Green Broke
    Here's a picture of the historic barn and the front arena. Cinny's stall is where the first window to the left of center, the one without any bushes, etc around it.

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        06-10-2014, 09:09 PM
    Beautiful stable!

    That sucks he can't get as much turnout as you like. I've been at boarding stables like that before, and there's not always much that can be done. If you live in an area that has wet springs the pastures will get torn up if you turn horses out on them too early in the season. Luckily, with my horses on my grandparent's farm we have so much land for just 8 horses that it's not as big of a deal.

    It sounds like you're handling your hiccups in stride. We all have bad days, and all you can do is work through them and move on. Don't be discouraged!
        06-10-2014, 10:15 PM
    That /is/ a beautiful stable (:

    Can you personally turn them out? Maybe in the arena?

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