Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Like I said, I have intentions of going to the next borough meeting and pretty much demanding signs at this point. And also, there is nowhere to go off the road. I can see far enough down the hill that a short lope around the bend will put me in the position to get off the road before a car (even going 50-60mph) will make it to us. If we were to walk, no car is going to see us. It is a sheer cliff on either side of the road around the bend, absolutely nowhere to go if I needed to. No one's horse would be able to get anywhere, don't care how well trained the horse is or how fit it is.
So no, we will not be galloping the road anymore, I think I've already said that.
Not sure where the stock comment was directe either, all three horses stand just perfect for the farrier.
I also wear my fluorescent shirts with reflective lettering or tape on them.
Both of us have experience with injuries and not everyone needs a vet to come out, especially when they have the knowledge to assess the horse themselves. We put him in a small paddock so he could still move around because the stalls are only 10x10 and we felt it would be better for him to be in the small paddock area. I'm not sure why everyone feels the need to have a vet for everything when the owner/boarder already has enough veterinary knowledge to assess the situation themselves. If he hasn't improved any by tomorrow I'll be out to take another close look at him and see if the vet is warranted.
And btw, like I said, the majority of our pavement (like the bend we go around at a lope, not the one Pistol fell on) is **** near close to gravel. The gravel is set in place and isn't moving, but it's not slick. The place where he went down must have had some tar spilled on it from one of the trucks and was slick, I agree. We did not see it coming though. Yes, our fault and we won't be doing more than a walk up THAT hill or any of the other places we've seen the road like such, but I think the place we actually feel the need to lope up is not slick being that it is full of gravel in the cement (not pavement, if we're being technical).
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