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post #901 of 2156 Old 05-09-2013, 10:11 AM
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What? You didn't read every word of this thread???
<head down and tail tucked> no ma'am, but will head to the beginning and start now...
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post #902 of 2156 Old 05-09-2013, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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EnduranceLover - very nice photo! So pretty!!!

Dawn, Dream's half sister sure is a looker!!! Gamer was a nice looking foal! She is gorgeous now. Love that butt! Dreams looks so pretty in the picture. Sorry Dreams was injured. Seems it must be the day for injuries. I will be praying for a swift and strong recovery for Dreams and me.

This is what I got yesterday when I got to the barn to pay the farrier to do Biscuit and Sarge's feet.

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He wouldn't let me catch him at all. I could pet his face but he'd run off if I tried to halter him and I am in no condition in a back brace to do anything about it. He wouldn't let the barn manager or the farrier catch him either. Pet him yes...catch no. Last night went with hubby and he let hubby pet him too but ran off. Later he let the boarder next to us doctor his face - she had molasses.

Biscuit has never been hard to catch in the pasture when I didn't have my trailer with me and only 3 weeks before surgery did he run from me when I had the trailer. Geez....horses can be a challenge!
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post #903 of 2156 Old 05-09-2013, 12:20 PM
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Is there a way you can tie a rope off to a a fence near a corner and lure him into the corner with you using snacks and have someone pull the rope across behind him to keep him from getting away? Basically corralling him.
I had to do that to a Grula stud colt I had been convinced to buy several years ago. Turned out he was foaled out in the pasture and had never been imprinted or handled or seen a human for his first 4 months of life. The herd of 12 was just left to be on 40 acres of beautiful grassy fields and hard timber with a good bit of flat rock areas. They were all very healthy looking and even their feet were in pretty good shape. Anyways, I kept him in a paddock with a stall in the barn and spend 2 months handling him til he showed no signs of being afraid of us. He even seemed to enjoy being around us so I turned him out with the 10 yr old gelding and 2 mares. I had to lasso him or have help corralling him by running him to a corner and blocking any exit off before I could catch him. He was sold 3 weeks later to someone who had the experience for dealing with him.

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I am thinking Biscuit must have had a whopper of a headache. I have never had trouble catching him in the pasture before. IF I had my trailer with me he'd walk to the other side of the pasture but would stand still for me to walk over and get him. Just 3 weeks before my surgery did that change. Kinda stumped over it. I am sure I will be able to catch him today. He is generally such a sweet, well behaved horse.

I asked for help in the training and I may not have explained it well. Someone asked if I only haltered him to take him to ride. I halter him and take him up to the barn all the time just to have Biscuit and Denise time - brushing him, doing his feet, etc. Most of the time when I take him out of his pasture it isn't to ride him. Since this dang back problem I was lucky to ride once a week!

About to go out and check on him. I had wanted to go this morning but was exhausted and slept late. This back thing needs to hurry up and heal so I can get on with life the way I want to!

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Poor Biscuit!

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post #906 of 2156 Old 05-09-2013, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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He let me pet his face but said Uhhhhh no to the halter. Hahahaha I think he is mad for not coming to see him for 3 weeks.

I will get it worked out with my boy soon. I have a wedding cake due this weekend so I am pretty tied up this weekend. I grew up down the street from the groom's mom and his dad lived in our neighborhood. Gotta make sure the cake is all of that and a months worth of board for the horses plus the trailer That is how I look at cakes ... what does it pay for that is important to me.

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Oh no, poor biscuit!! That looks like it would be really uncomfortable.

I can't imagine he would be mad at you for not coming. You did tell him you were having surgery to get better so you could ride more, right? I bet his poor head just hurts enough that the idea of a halter banging on it is just too much for him. Will he let you medicate that area without the halter?
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post #908 of 2156 Old 05-09-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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He let the neighboring boarder who had molasses! Lisa goes down everyday and he and Sarge hang on that side hoping (and generally getting!) treats from Lisa. Tomorrow I will give it a go again. I am sure his head feels bad poor fellow. But suppose it was bad enough that a vet was needed and he is being a big goober?

Last evening when we were there Lisa arrived right behind us as Biscuit was striding around the pasture as Barry was trying to coax him in. She said "oh my he has a gorgeous stride!" LOL he is a pretty boy but dang...he needs to stop being a twit!

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Get some molasses to take next time.
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OMG Dawn I think Dream is the most beautiful Arabian I have ever seen! So sorry she is injured and praying for a quick recovery.

Gamer is a living Doll!!! You must be thrilled to have her home. I am thinking if I ever get my Arabian, I want to have one from that same farm as your girls were bred at.

Now George and Sultan both have a lady friend and so happy to hear George is doing so well.

Denise I am thinking that Biscuit's scrape looks worse than it is. I hope so anyway! Can you slip a rope around his neck while he crunches a treat? That what I have to do to our tense little mare Sassy. She is super hard to catch, and if we try to slide a halter over her head...forget it! She takes off and keeps us at least 50 ft away!

Today was barn cleaning day for me. I dug out all the slop in the stalls from the flood we had this past weekend. I had to let it dry up a bit for a few days before I could even get it up. Used lots of shavings trying to keep the poor horses dry!

I managed to squeeze in a couple of rides too. I tried Drambuie with my Big Horn endurance saddle and the gel pad over a cotton pad. That darn tendon on the right side of his back is still not healed up, but he has been going fairly well in his lunging gear even if he hasn't been going very round, I thought it was worth a try to ride. The saddle worked much better than my Dressage saddle on him though, I think cause it sits more forward on him. Anyway, he did much better going left, but it is still not close to being right. However, I am sure once that tendon heals, he will be ridable. Not Dressage I'm sure, but a nice hack to ride.

Chivas was so fired up! I just love riding that horse! He is a ton of fun and so responsive! If only he was faster...

He did average 4.1 mph, a decent time for him. We only rode for 2.23 miles cause he was so wound up he was showing his stuff and sweating buckets.

Overall a very satisfying day
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