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post #41 of 92 Old 05-25-2019, 08:23 PM
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Only way I have ever been able to give Hondo anything is to mix it something he really likes. Lately it's been SafeChoice Special Care.


Something must have happened in his past as he just refused anything that doesn't smell like a treat.
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I think it important to always be mindful that the horse actually owes us nothing at all and it is we who owe the horse. "It's a goal"
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post #42 of 92 Old 05-25-2019, 10:48 PM
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^One of my horses was so fussy when he had stomach upsets, that when trying to get stuff into him via molasses or apple sauce even, all it did was put him off molasses & apple sauce!
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Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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post #43 of 92 Old 05-25-2019, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Will post a video sometime tomorrow best I can do for now. Yes he's on probiotics has been since the start of Lyme treatment.

Will ask vet about using Ace, he's getting extremely difficult to medicate. I have broken ribs from the ordeal last night with medicating him. Talk about pain it hurts to breathe.
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post #44 of 92 Old 05-26-2019, 01:49 AM
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I'm sorry about your ribs, hope you feel better soon.

I just wanted to say I feel for you, but I think your horse is lucky to have you. You must realize that there are horses out there that people get on, take for long rides, and have minimal issues, especially with a horse as young as yours. Those horses are why some people say "keep it simple, stupid," and think some people are doing things all wrong or being fussy, and that's why they have problems.

There just seem to be some horses that don't have one minor problem like being difficult to worm, but instead have many issues, even rare ones that all show up in one horse. Those horses need extra special owners, like you. I understand you've spent a whole lot of time, money and emotion on this horse.

I was thinking about all the issues you've had with difficulty feeding, some behavioral things, some physical issues, and then Lyme, and a very rare complication of Lyme where the treatment causes laminitis. Any of those alone would be difficult to deal with.

I sympathize very much, since it seemed like my last horse Halla was similar, with issue after issue her whole life. I'm not saying your horse will always have issues, I'm just saying I understand what it feels like to just have one thing after another with a horse, and always wondering what is wrong with them and doing your best to struggle along and get them better. Trust me, it's not you, it's just the way it happens with some horses.

My mare Amore somersaulted on more than one occasion. Thankfully, she was always super tough and not injury prone even though she was accident prone. Other horses seem to be either illness prone, accident prone or even both.
One thing I tried to think of as being positive was that everything that happened with my horses has taught me a lot that I could use in the future with other horses.
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post #45 of 92 Old 05-26-2019, 07:07 PM
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So sorry have to respond @gottatrot how the heckin did you get that picture? I would have died!
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here's the video of him trotting. @gottatrot, thanks have people who tell me just dump him he's not worth it. He's worth it to me and I'll see him through this.

Love the picture you posted!

He's a fun horse to ride lots of go loves to explore new trails.

Been getting his meds in him putting it in sweet feed. He's actually eating it for now, how long it will last don't know. I physically can't wrestle him trying to syringe it in.
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So sorry have to respond @gottatrot how the heckin did you get that picture? I would have died!
Not my picture, off of Google! Just wanted to illustrate a horse somersault for those who hadn't seen one/didn't think horses could actually somersault.
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Shedding out... when mine over here are getting fluffier! Afraid I can't tell from that vid. Slow, small circle, it's obviously hard on him but whether it's the setup... Can you vid him doing a consistent trot & on the straight?

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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Just limit the sweet feed to what is necessary and choose one as low in NSC as possible.
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@loosie yes I can get a video of him going in a straight line trotting. @Hondo it's triple crown complete textured feed so 20.6 nsc. Only feeding 3 cups just enough to hide the doxy. 6 cups total a day not sure what that comes out to pound wise.

Also have him off pasture only let him out for 4 hours early morning, he's in corral by 10am.
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