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post #121 of 3380 Old 01-15-2014, 11:24 AM
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Oh, gosh, no. I will be too devastated to type when that mare goes. The sick one is sad to go, too, don't get me wrong!

She is by my stallion, his first baby, out of our last Silky McTavish daughter. My in-laws raised Paints, and Silky was a 5-time National Champion, in Halter, Western Pleasure, Reining and Cutting. He was a fantastic horse. 1969- 1992. We actually got the mare back from DH's uncle to breed to my stallion. She only took this once.

Spirit of Silk Magnolia is her name.

Denise, Hopefully you just have a pinched nerve in there, and they can release it with PT.

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post #122 of 3380 Old 01-15-2014, 12:17 PM
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I rode my horses the other day bareback and it was very interesting!

I rode Brisco and Golley on and off bareback through the ride. I started with Golley, walked him around, pivoted, and when we did our first lope along the edge of the arena, he bucked!! But I stayed on.
I rode him more, just exercising and practicing sitting the trot and just working with him in general.

I got on Brisco and he was pretty excited. I was trying to run me over in the barn when we walked to the arena, so I knew he would have plenty of energy and sure enough he did! We loped a full two circles without breaking gate, side passed nicely all the way across the length of the arena. We did it slowly because we haven't had much practice.
But he loped almost the whole time, so he did really good with everyhing else as well.

My mom and I decided we would time each other on how fast we can get from one end of the arena to the other.
Chocky was 5.5 seconds, before it was eight.
Brisco was 6.2 seconds, before it was eight as well.
Golley was 7.2, and we didn't race him before.

But anyways, I rode golley two more times before we were done and both times, only on the first lope, but after the first he dind't do it, But he bucked again! But I stayed on still, so I guess that may mean I am a good rider, bareback and riding in a halter on a buckin horse, haha!!

He had lots of energy today and overall he did very good!
We are riding again tomorrow and I can't wait!!
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post #123 of 3380 Old 01-15-2014, 12:51 PM
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Phantom- thanks for the clarification. I did three days of the pony express ride in Lincoln NM when I was 17 on a terrible little Mustang mare but I had a blast. I would love to do something like that again!

Greentree- I am so sorry for your loss and what your going through. Even though we all know we will have to face that eventually and have gone through it before it never gets any easier.

On another note what I really like about this thread is that it motivates me to keep track of my rides and miles. If I hadn't I would have thought I had rode hardly at all when in fact we actually made some tracks! It really is a good way to gain a sense of accomplishment from your trail riding.
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post #124 of 3380 Old 01-15-2014, 01:00 PM
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What beautiful, horrible day....my Paint filly is foundering, and I am waiting for the vet to figure out where to put her down.

The sun is shining just for her.

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Oh no....sorry greentree.....it's a bit unusually to founder this time of year isn't it? I don't mean to be to forward, but how did this happen, or rather, do you know why she foundered?


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post #125 of 3380 Old 01-15-2014, 01:28 PM
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Honestly, I think she is genetically predisposed... She has always been quite tender-footed, and in her dam's last years, she spent a good bit of time in boots because the mud would soften her feet to the point that they would bleed.

The vet was going to X-ray her the next time I had something going it, to see how thin her soles were. She is only 5. Barely broke, but I rode her on Sunday, only at a walk, and since then she was spending a lot of time laying down, but she has always layed down a lot, so I really did not think much of it. She RAN up yesterday afternoon, then looked a bit ouchy, but then seemed fine led in last night. This morning, I knew it was over.

Honestly, she probably could be managed, but right now, I cannot afford, either financially or emotionally, to work through this. In years past, I have spent THOUSANDS managing foundered horses, and lost them anyway. So, I am not in that position anymore, and I am putting her out of her misery.

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post #126 of 3380 Old 01-15-2014, 01:36 PM
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Honestly, I think she is genetically predisposed... She has always been quite tender-footed, and in her dam's last years, she spent a good bit of time in boots because the mud would soften her feet to the point that they would bleed.

The vet was going to X-ray her the next time I had something going it, to see how thin her soles were. She is only 5. Barely broke, but I rode her on Sunday, only at a walk, and since then she was spending a lot of time laying down, but she has always layed down a lot, so I really did not think much of it. She RAN up yesterday afternoon, then looked a bit ouchy, but then seemed fine led in last night. This morning, I knew it was over.

Honestly, she probably could be managed, but right now, I cannot afford, either financially or emotionally, to work through this. In years past, I have spent THOUSANDS managing foundered horses, and lost them anyway. So, I am not in that position anymore, and I am putting her out of her misery.

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That's the thing to do....and I sure understand it.....but it still can't be easy and I guess this is a day that it sucks to be you......I hope you have a better day tomorrow....

Sorry again Nancy.....

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Thank you gunslinger! If someone wanted to give her a chance, they could have her.

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I am sorry that has come to pass. I am in complete understanding of your position and think you are doing the right thing for that situation.

It never feels good to make that decision, but is somewhat comforting knowing that they aren't suffering through it anymore either as it would be a continuous process for years to come.

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Sorry for your loss Greentree. I understand your decision.
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post #130 of 3380 Old 01-15-2014, 07:36 PM
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Well, y'all are SO sweet! I feel like Henny Penny....this morning I could not lift the filly's foot, and I turned her out in the arena, thinking the dirt would be easier on her feet. WWeeeelllll, when I went out this afternoon, she was pawing, and walking OK, (not normal, but WAY better).
I brought her into the barn, picked out her feet, put the Renegades on her, and walke dher around. The vet said give her some Bute and see what happens.
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