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post #1 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Is it strange..

Is it strange that my horses are unusually healthy? As in I look around on the sight and I hear these stories from everyone how their horses have little ailments like rain rot, or itching, or tail rubbing, or weight problems, eye problems, ect. Just little thingsthat make you go "Darn." And then you spend a little money, blah blah. My horses never get this. They have been so unbelievably healthy that I'm starting to get scared something bad is going to happen But seriously, does anybody else ever NOT have small little problems? Just little spurts (or big) of time that nothing too horrible happens, even out riding?
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 08:47 PM
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thankfully I have had 4 years of my kids being straight A+ students in health haha (knock on wood) because that would TRULY suck if I wasn't even on the same continent and they got sick :/

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post #3 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 08:52 PM
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Where do you think the saying "As healthy as horse" came from? I have horses for over 4 decades, never had any horse with colic, abscesses, thrush, rainrot, mange, nothing! Once I had a horse need stitches, once, 5 stitches. I always hate saying this because I might jinx myself!

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post #4 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 08:53 PM
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My horses (and the horses at our barn) have always been healthy. Occasionally a boarding/training horse will get sick but it's few and far between. Our two however have only been sick/injured to the point of missing work twice each in the 12 years we've owned/worked with them. And even then their injuries weren't severe at all! My BO got told that she had the healthiest horses in town because they're never sick. Oddly enough I've never had any problems when I'm riding, it's always been some freak thing like picking up a horseshoe nail in their hoof when they don't wear shoes or something like that.
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Where do you think the saying "As healthy as horse" came from? I have horses for over 4 decades, never had any horse with colic, abscesses, thrush, rainrot, mange, nothing! Once I had a horse need stitches, once, 5 stitches. I always hate saying this because I might jinx myself!
So far I've only had a minor cut that I packed with Blue Powder, and thats... 9 years since our last major indecent. Our colt passed away one evening The vet said he had a brain tumor.
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 09:02 PM
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I actually think there are a lot of "horse hypochondriacs" out there! Not just on this forum, but in general. I know a few myself. They can't help themselves. I had one visit my place just a few weeks ago and INSISTED my old mare was foundering (she wasn't). It was obvious from the moment she arrived that she was "looking" for a problem. I think these people do the same with their own horses, and then create problems where there aren't any (like she tried to do with mine).
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 09:16 PM
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Keep in mind that oftentimes this is where someone is likely to post about a problem to get advice. It's kind of like saying, "Ever noticed how many sick people are at a hospital?" -- not to such an extreme of course, but you get the idea.
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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I actually think there are a lot of "horse hypochondriacs" out there! Not just on this forum, but in general. I know a few myself. They can't help themselves. I had one visit my place just a few weeks ago and INSISTED my old mare was foundering (she wasn't). It was obvious from the moment she arrived that she was "looking" for a problem. I think these people do the same with their own horses, and then create problems where there aren't any (like she tried to do with mine).
Oh god I know exactly what your talking about
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-16-2013, 11:30 AM
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Only time my horses see the vet, is to get their yearly Coggins! ***knock on wood** except, a year and ahalf ago, my mare had a hoof injury, had to go to the vet for xrays. Only thing I spend money on is grain (more than usual because of skinny rescue and mare/foal). We have good grass, so if I weren't feeding up the rescue, or mare/foal, I wouldn't grain much at all! Then tack.... I've become a tack hoarder! lol
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-16-2013, 11:35 AM
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