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post #4331 of 4359 Old 07-12-2019, 03:18 AM
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DP KR Thanks I will look him up, happy trimming and hoof care.....
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post #4332 of 4359 Old 07-14-2019, 12:45 AM
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It's finally summer here. We've been topping 90 this past week.

Big rodeo in town. I didn't make it, but the horse hands are moving slower than usual.

I lent my horse to someone who had family come visit. They are all horsemen. It was nice to get compliments on him. I don't know if they were just being polite. At my age I've learned to simply say "thank you."

He's still shedding a bit. I was concerned so had a vet I trust check him over. He's fine, and the get joked, "Geez, boots. Two weeks ago it was still snowing!". So I had to ask what impact temperature has on shedding. He is of the opinion that it's not much on the front end, but if the cold lingers, like it did this year, horses do seem to shed more slowly.

Now we're both looking for white papers on it. Anybody know any research?

I'm headed to South Dakota soon to do some cow work. And something about moving a barn. That should be interesting.

Hope everyone is having a good summer and getting lots of horse time.
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@boots An article that might help shed some light on the subject.

https://equusmagazine.com/management...ne-coats-31988
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post #4334 of 4359 Old 07-20-2019, 08:11 AM
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I hope everyone is well, and getting riding time and being as productive as they want to be. I'm working on my to-do lists, after dealing with that stress fracture and then three weeks of influenza - which dropped things by the wayside in May and June. I do have some nice beach walk photos, from DH's birthday. It's from the town beach, half an hour from our farm. We try to make a point of going there more often these days.

Here's some of the photos:



As you can see, Brett had the dog while I took the snap! The sand is very white because eroded from granite.

This is the view northeast from the beach, at Mt Martin Botanical Reserve (on the peninsula), which has a nice 4-hour walk we're planning to do again soon:



Now two of the irrepressible Jess chasing waves:





The next photo is from Emu Point, where 25 years ago they constructed a groyne I was one of the people to protest against, because I knew what it was going to do the the beach which used to go all the way along the shore. The protests were ignored and the groyne was built, and the sand eroded away along the eastern part of the beach, and the sea started cutting into the shore further up as well, so they had to build rock walls at great expense, and they keep having to shift sand around - just like we knew would happen, from countless other examples around Australia. How we wish the decision-makers had paid attention in their high school Geography lessons; the community is paying for this kind of stupidity with increased rates (up 30% in a couple of years) while the earthmoving profits from the initial groyne and subsequent walls etc go to mates of the council, presumably with kickbacks. They should pay for their stupid decisions out of their own pockets, instead of the people who didn't want it having to pay...



I remember the beach that used to be there... and the money that was still in our pockets then...

This is the entrance to Oyster Harbour, with Mount Martin Botanical Reserve on the other side:



A cargo ship in King George Sound; behind it is Isthmus Hill, leading out to Limestone Head on the left, and Bald Head out of view - that is one of the most magnificent coastal walks in the world, a half-day hike starting from the right-hand side of the picture and going up and over the hill and along the ridge track of the peninsula, out of sight off the photo...and one we've done a lot before moving to the farm, that we are going to catch up with again this year.



...if anyone wants to see the rest of the photos, they are here:

https://www.horseforum.com/member-jo...post1970746691

@knightrider , good on you for trimming your own and well done! Also @dogpatch , @pasomountain , everyone else here who does this (I'm sure that includes @boots too but working from memory here and you all know what that can be like!). I do my own trimming most of the time, because it saves money, achieves better outcomes than most commercial farriers around here, and gives me a gym workout (although I do have to creak out my back after, so I'm most interested in your trimming stool, @dogpatch , any photos?).

@weeedlady , has the truck been repaired again? Happy riding, hopefully on "away" trails...

@Woodhaven , I hope the flies get eaten down to acceptable levels by lovely little birds... that can then sing from the trees...

@RegalCharm , guess what? Now it's my turn at the dentist! After years of finding nothing - no fillings since I was a kid - they found that one of my bottom incisors is dead while looking normal. The nerve and blood supply died off, for no apparent reason (no decay, they say the other common reason is a knock to the tooth that could have happened decades ago, but I can't remember anything like that), and they only saw it on the close-up X-ray. So they're going to stabilise that tooth by drilling out the root canal and taking the dead nerve and clotted blood out of there, and filling it up temporarily with antibiotics to sanitise everything, and inserting a temporary filling to plug it all back up while they let it stew a month, and then they will suction out that stuff and put a composite filling in the root canal, and they tell me I should still have that tooth when I'm 80 if I'm careful... This dentist is great, I don't expect it to hurt, they know how to do locals properly. I had my wisdom teeth out in the chair with this mob and never felt a thing, they're so good... the only thing you feel is the hit to your bank balance... but dentists have to eat too...

Imagine having a dead tooth that looks normal! Ha!

Are the dentures working well for you?
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@SueC So far they are working good. I go back Aug. 1st to have the 2nd soft liner put in bottom plate. Sorry to hear that you caught the Dentist bug hope you didn't catch it from me. LOL.

I thought a root canal was to kill the nerve stem for that particular tooth. I had that done yrs and yrs. ago on a front tooth. And my understanding was that it killed the nerve in that tooth.

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Haha, @RegalCharm , I don't think that's likely; we're all just in need of periodic maintenance! Do you find it better to eat with dentures than the situation beforehand? Does any of it feel weird?

Root canals are done for various reasons; mostly decay and abscesses, sometimes a case of a dead nerve and blood supply like mine (which they say is mostly from physical knocks, like in sport or kids falling over), and also for the reason you state - which can fix a painful / sensitive tooth by killing its nerve. The main reason mine is getting done is to prevent bone loss from the inflammation starting under the dead nerve/blood supply (the immune system is attempting to clean up the dead tissue inside of the root canal and can't get to most of it). Clear out the dead stuff and sanitise everything, and it stops the inflammation which causes bone loss. If you don't lose bone, your tooth stays properly supported in its socket - if you lose bone, the socket disintegrates and the tooth becomes loose. It's interesting that I didn't actually have a toothache! (no nerve!)

My dentist loves discussing technical details! It's really interesting stuff. You should see the little file they have for cleaning up the root canal! Everything is Lilliputian these days - even their little X-ray machine is smaller than a golf ball! I love Sciencey stuff, so my Sciencey dentist shows me lots of gadgets and X-rays and explains them intricately! Did you know that the radiation required for a dental X-ray has come down to less than a tenth of what it needed to be 20 years ago, because the digital process is so much more sensitive? Pretty handy!

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Haha, @RegalCharm , Do you find it better to eat with dentures than the situation beforehand? Does any of it feel weird?

You should see the little file they have

Did you know that the radiation required for a dental X-ray has come down to less than a tenth of what it needed to be 20 years ago, because the digital process is so much more sensitive? Pretty handy!
Well you have to take smaller bites and chew on both sides at the same time so the lower plate doesn't pop up on one side. And certain words come out funny because my tongue doesn't have the room to move to pronounce them right. Mainly the uppers as you have a second set of gums over your own and a second roof of your mouth over your natural one.

The Dentist uses this little file which looked like a ball on a stick to file down the bone on the lower left jaw bone.

X-ray machine now circles your head instead of holding the little plate against the inside of your tooth for each tooth While the dentists takes individual x-rays.

Back in the mid to late 50's the shoe stores had this x-ray machine they used to look and see how a new pair of shoes fit your feet. They found out this thing put out gigantic amounts of unshielded radiation. But they were used frequently mostly on kids . I had that done on a number of occasions
probably a wonder my feet don't glow in the dark. LOL

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post #4338 of 4359 Old 07-21-2019, 12:47 PM
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Regal Charm I remember the machine that you put your foot in and saw the x-ray of your foot, as children we thought it was great. Stuck our feet back in many times. If only we had know that it was x-rays. It didn't last long and disappeared from the shoe shop.

Sue, the flies are still really bad, worse this year than for many years. we haven't done a lot of riding the last week because of the extreme heat and humidity. A couple of days ago I went over and thought I would ride but it was SOOOO humid and the air was that heavy you felt you had to push it ahead of you while walking so I decided the horses wouldn't enjoy the ride.
Beautiful beach pictures, you dog is certainly having a good time.

Last night we had a storm, extremely high winds and rain but this morning it has cleared up and is much less humid and I think the coming week is going to be better so we will catch up with the riding.

Our farrier whom we have known since our teenage years has not been able to do horses right now because of illness. He has been our farrier for most of the 60 years we've had horses and is one of the best. We have tried another but not so pleased with the job and are trying to get someone else. Not so easy as the good ones are always busy. Two of the horses need front shoes as we are having to do more road riding because of the flies and fields being planted so no access right now. Their feet are breaking back and I think this is partly because of the wet, wet spring and the horses did chew up the pasture and then it turned hot and dry and the pasture is very hard and lumpy and not as smooth as other years.

I am sure hoping for a nice fall for riding as I think that is the best time of the year.
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Because I've written about it, it will probably stop being true, but for some unexplainable reason, we have very few flies this year. I am thinking they must have all gone up north to torment you all. We usually have horrible biting flies that keep summer riding unpleasant, but so far, so good this year. Perhaps because we have had some strong storms?

My hoof trimming lessons and practice is coming along. It seems when I do the hooves by myself on my own, I feel quite successful and proud of my work. My lessons are humbling as I get told I am not doing it right. It doesn't help that different people tell me different things. I did not know how varied hoof care is. It seems you can do a good job in a number of different ways. Hmmmm. I do think that trimming my own horses in my quiet back yard is probably more relaxing for my horses and me than in someone else's barn with someone hovering over me correcting my every move.

This morning I rode my neighbor's Arab mare because the young owner has mono and cannot ride for 6 to 10 weeks. Her mom asked if I could keep the mare exercised. I was surprised to discover that I was a little nervous riding the mare. She is always so well behaved for her young inexperienced owner.

The mare was looking all over the place, stopping and trying to turn around, and being rather a handful. I kept reminding myself that this is a beginner safe horse! Why in the world was I feeling a bit nervous? Then I remembered that she probably hadn't been ridden in about 6 weeks--first the child wasn't feeling well for several weeks until her mono was diagnosed, then it took a week or two for the mom to call me, and then another week or two for me to get around to riding her. Also, I remembered that the child is the only person to ride and care for this horse for a year . . . and we all know how loyal Arabs are!

My ride route was partly along a super busy road where the speed limit is 60 and all the heavy trucks and semis use that road. I've ridden it with my young friend and seen how calm the mare handles the crazy distractions. Happily, after about 30 minutes, the mare settled down, stopped jumping and looking, and rode along ever so nicely.

I've agreed to ride her every Friday until my young neighbor is back in the saddle.
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post #4340 of 4359 Old 07-26-2019, 02:14 PM
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Knightrider nice of you to keep your little friend's horse exercised for her.

Hot again today but we have had some good weather this week so far and the wheat harvest is starting now so that opens up a few fields for us to ride in.
Flies are still very bad, just a real torment for the horses.

we had a new Farrier come today. The horses feet have broken back quite a bit, never had this happen like this before but they are two new horses and maybe their feet are not as good as previous horses or maybe the weather, so wet and muddy then quickley drying up and hard and lumpy.
Anyway, he did a fantastic job fitting shoes on the two riiding horses so Sis and I are pleased about that as a good Farrier is worth his (her) weight in gold.
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