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post #31 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 09:39 AM
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I'm curious. Is this horse stalled 24/7? If it is, that could very well likely be your problem as far as her nutty behavior.

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post #32 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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There is more than one person involved but I don't really want you guys to know about their life, it is none of your business. I will call a vet and ask for advice. I know I don't make sense, that's just me. Forget people, give me horses anyday, they are much easier to talk to. No offense to all of you. I just need ideas on what to give her. This is my friends first horse, they had to take her back to the previous boarders who are about to lose their house.

I want to know what do to help, thank you all for the pasture idea, now what about riding? Is it ok to ride her this high on sugar?
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post #33 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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or is riding the best thing?
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post #34 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:35 AM
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Could you please answer my question about the stalling? That's going to give us a better idea of what is really going on.

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post #35 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:39 AM
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From the knowledge it sounds like these people have, I suggest they don't ride her.



Put her in a pasture, let her run and graze, and don't feed her any more crap she doesn't need.
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post #36 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:43 AM
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Funny thing about vets.... they know a LOT more than the average horse owner. I would put any one of my vets up for a battle of knowledge against probably anyone on this board and be confident enough to put a bet on them.

You and your friend and granny and the neighbor and the mysterious stranger who might have given the poor horse with the disease that only this girl has ever seen a lot of sugar and treats as a present and anyone else involved do not have the learning, the knowledge, the training, to take care of these problems with the horse. You clearly do not, because when tried-and-true suggestions are given, you have a reason they won't work.

A VET is the best person to ask. Not us. THE VET can see the horse in person, see its behaviors first hand, check for a true illness or disease, tell you if your horse is in bad shape or good shape, and will tell you EXACTLY how to fix it. There might be nothing really wrong with this horse. Vets are awesome like that. So much knowledge and experience. They are well worth their price. They can see more new horses in a week than most pro trainers get through their barns in a year.

You know what? We went without electricity for about four months in a particularly bad time for us because the horse's bills came first. We had the vet out in that time as well. The horses always come first. It doesn't matter what horse it is, what time it is, what the weather is, their health is OUR RESPONSIBILITY. We could have a million problems going on, but the horses will always be taken care of. The world falls apart and the horses are taken care of. Beg, borrow, or steal, the horses get what they need.

A handful of peppermints is not going to give a thousand pound horse a sugar high. I could probably give my yearling a whole bag and it wouldn't affect his behavior. The whole "sugar high" thing is nonsense. This is a training issue. Not a feed issue(though changing wuld be nice). The horse needs to be trained. The owner needs to be trained. The caretaker needs to be trained.

Here's my next suggestion. What can you, or your friend do if ganny won't care for the horse better? Move the horse somewhere else. Start caring for the horse yourself. Sell the horse and use themoney to buy something that you don't have to work to take care of or know anything about, like a lawn statue. Call a horse professional out, a vet, a trainer, a breeder, a barn manager, someone with more horse knowledge than you. Ask them to see the horse first hand and ask theiropinion on it.

And not to be mean, but I hope you aren't the only source of information your friend has for learning about horses. How to feed your horse is somethingyou should know BEFORE purchasing the animal.

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post #37 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:48 AM
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Corina, Kevin -you guys always give good advice. I've read this whole thread & am totally confused about what's going on with this horse. Which is why I would call a vet. Oh & grass cost more where I live. Alot of people feed alfalfa because it's cheaper. Plus we have alot of performance horses who need a little extra.
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post #38 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:55 AM
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So the horse isn't dead this morning, huh? :roll:

Somehow, like kevin, I doubt there is a horse at all. We're trying to help you "save" this horse, and I use "horse" loosely, and all you do is come back at experienced horse owners when they ask questions. None of our business? We're not asking about your friend's home furnishings, we want to know if this horse is stalled and why your friend can't afford a vet, yet she's buying expencive alfalfa hay and just bought a horse when she had to sell her house?? Things don't add up. If you want real advice, post real threads. Exaggerating only earns you a thread full of retort and a bad reputation with regular HF posters.
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post #39 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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......That's fine with me you people don't have to believe me, but I don't know how to get you to understand I'm not good with people. I'm sorry for trying to help out my friend....

You guys are asking about their house, and everything about them, I told you about the horse, she was fed way toooo much and I need help knowing how to bring it down, I don't need a vet.
Again, thank you all who aren't.....pointing out my people skills. Sunny-I was thinking that as well, she came very close to hurting my friend, would lunging be good for her? Just to run it off?
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post #40 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 11:07 AM
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I just wanted to ad that my vet never charges me to get advice over the phone and I feel like you DO need to talk to one.

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