Well today my husband left for training, and until tomorrow when my daughter will (hopefully) be flying home, I'm alone. I went to go see Kiera, see if we could work on a little more stuff.
I put her in the cross-ties today, and she took that fairly well. I at least half of her there, then took her back to her stall to finish. I did forget the hoof pick again.
I feel really bad about it...I'll make sure to take it back tomorrow. I'm thinking I should buy more than one so that this doesn't happen again. lol.
Anyway a couple of things came up. I was discussing supplements with the BO...I'm trying to figure out if the supplements I have her on are DOING anything for her??
I honestly can't tell! I don't want to get ripped off or do any harm ...she seems very healthy, not one spec of rain rot since that ugly sore healed that she had when I first got her...her fur is very shiny etc...the BO says that since we put her on the skin and coat supplement, her mane is very nice for a youngling... I only have her colt to compare to, and yes, compared to him, she has a very thick and slightly longer mane. The thing that confuses me though, is couldn't that just be genetics?
I have her on Grand Coat, by Grand Meadows (Grand Coat - Horse Skin & Coat Supplements from SmartPak Equine
Ani Med Muscle up (AniMed Muscle-UP Powder - Horse.com
ProBios powder (Powders/Granules - Probios
The Grand Coat stuff has some very good reviews. The muscle up has decent ones too...and again, she is much larger and beefier than the Paint Colt, who serves as a (bad, improper) control to this experiment. And as for Probios well, I just started that.
Anyone have any experiences with these?
Another thing is, my horse is weird. She never pins her ears at me or the BO...but for the third time total, she kicked halfheartedly at the air when I was in her stall...again with the presence of grain. Last time I backed her off her grain. I was kind of confused this time, both the BO and I were in her stall...she didn't pin her ears or aim at either one of us....So...should I take a riding crop into her stall for this? This aimless kicking has averaged once a month in the past three months, I am positive it isn't a good thing...what is the best way to deal with this?