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  1. Horse Talk
    The horses at my barn always act up when it starts getting colder (it's been a wild week). I've always just accepted that, but never asked anybody from other barns or horse places if their horses act up when it gets colder and no horse people I know in real life outside my barn where it's just...
  2. Horse Health
    Hey, my three year old got a cold after all of the other horses about three months ago. For the first month I couldn't even lunge her without her coughing up a lung. There was also suggestions that she was irritated by the haying? She had lots of mucus coming up and also out of her nose. She got...
  3. Horse Health
    Hey all, I've been looking into the idea of checking out some of these cold wraps I've seen from different companies all saying they require no gels, no ice, and instantly cool with water.. I was wondering if anyone was using any of these products already or had input on them compared to Ice...
  4. Horse Health
    For about a week now my mare's sinus's (on the front of her face-between the eyes) have been pretty swollen. I thought she just had a slight cold . She hasnt had any other symptoms other than slight eye goop and cough(but thats gone away). I waited about a week but her sinus's havnt gone down at...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi there, Over the past few days, I have noticed a lot of nasal discharge in my 16yo mare's nostrils. She is still eating and acting normal, so I assume this is just a cold? Any clues as to what could have caused this? Is there any good way to treat it, or should I leave it alone? Thank you!
  6. Horse Health
    Just to be clear, I live outside of Ottawa in Canada and it's currently about -20 Celsius outside. I noticed today my 15 year old thoroughbred was trembling all over. Not too hard, but still, shaking. He's got a decent winter coat and has been out in fleece blankets and thick Rhino rugs (what...
  7. Horse Health
    I always blanket my horses in cold weather, since in Texas its really uncommon. Well I have a six month old colt, who I haven't blanketed. His dam and the other mare in the pasture wear their blankets when it's below 45 degrees. They aren't heavy heavy blankets. Anyways, the colt hasn't been...
  8. Horse Health
    My horse has a cold sore in her mouth on her upper lip. What can I do for it? The flies are getting on it and bothering her a lot! Thanks Guys!
  9. Horse Health
    My older horse has had watery eye's for a couple of weeks and lots of white gunk comin' out of his eye's - then the white gunk smears on his hair up to 3 or 4 inches below his eye's, creating a icky crusty mess... no runny nose though. What can I do to help him get over this? The weather has...
  10. Horse Health
    Ok, so first a little background on my horses, I have a 22 year old AQHA gelding and a 16 year old APHA mare, both are in decent shape and are generally healthy (gelding could stand to lose a couple pounds, but not bad and has been battling thrush and a contracted heel for the last year or so)...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    How cold does it get before you blanket your horse? I saw some photos of another user's horse and it was un-blanketed while standing in 2 foot of snow eating hay. I live in FL, and I blanket my gelding if it get's cold enough to see my breath. Heck, I put his rain coat on when it rains! :-o
  12. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Hi fellow horse lovers! My name is Ashley and I am a 37 year old single mom who has designed and manufactured a really cute line of ladies insulated coveralls. They are 100% Made in the USA and are available in Petite, Regular and Tall sizes. They are made of a really soft, brushed material...
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a three year old hard keeper who is pasture boarded, has a wind break but no covered shelter. Several other boarders mentioned that they blanket their horses in the winter - I never have blanketed before - any recommendations on blanket types? I think I will only blanket in wet and...
  14. Horse Health
    Hello, I have two questions for you guys! 1.) What does it mean when a horses nose is always cold. Even in the summer, all the time my horse's nose is always cold. It is right where the noseband of a bridle or halter would set on her. It is not after work, certain times of day, etc. and all of...
  15. Horse Health
    I have a 17 month old TWH filly. She is underweight, but not extremely skinny. We live in Oakland, MD (Garrett County) so it can get pretty cold out here. My horses are turned out 24/7 with some trees and a run-in shelter. I would like to get a blanket for her to be sure she's warm when it's...
  16. Horse Health
    My horse has a really runny nose every once in a while. He doesn't act differently or anything, but it does worry me a little bit. It's not just a tiny little bit of liquid, but actual lots of clear mucous. Sorry if it sounds gross, but I just want to know if I'm over thinking it at all. Is it...
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey! I'm new here, but I needed some help with blankets :) I'm boarding my pony (13 hands) at a stable now, and it has an indoor arena and a barn (not heated), and paddocks with a wind shelter for him. It gets pretty cold where I live (generally -20 Celsius, sometimes -35), so I was needing a...
  18. Horse Health
    I just recently moved to Wyoming to attend the University. I moved my horse from Colorado to go there. So she is used to some pretty cold weather. However it is quite a bit colder up here. Now she is sore, it looks like her hips, and her hocks make a popping sound when she walks out. (like on...
  19. Horse Health
    Gah. This is my first real winter in my new place (moved from Florida, so I've barely ever experienced this kind of winter) and my first winter with horses. I have no problem keeping weight on my 2 and they both have nice winter coats and everything but last night went I went to the barn to...
  20. Horse Health
    Sorry, I read through some other blanket threads, but didn't find the answers I need, so I'm posting one too. My horse lives outdoors where she can go under the barn overhang to get out of the weather (I wish it was better, but it's the best I can do right now). I live where, in winter, it...
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