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  1. Horse Health
    Hello there. So, I'm going to be staying out on a ranch this winter for a while (all parties have been taking all the necessary precautions so COVID isn't an issue here) and there is an 8-year-old quarter horse named Penny who foundered sometime last fall. She has been lame since but it has...
  2. Horse Health
    My life has been so difficult the last several years. First I went through a divorce and became a single mother. I never thought I'd regroup after that but I found a wonderful man and he and I recently married. The wedding planning was super stressful, and nine months ago my best friend had an...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi Everyone! My rescue mare is a foundered horse. I unfortunately didn't know this when I adopted her but from what I know of her past, it was probably the reason why she was sent to auction. The cause was likely over-eating since she was a bit chunky when I got her. Right now, she gets a bit...
  4. Horse Health
    I'm posting this to try to help others who might find themselves in a similar situation. I found forums helpful so wanted to try to pay it forward combined with my own experience. No guarantees, obviously, but I'm going to detail what I did as "damage control" after my horses got into the grain...
  5. Horse Health
    Hello! I don't often post in forums, but I am hoping someone can give me some advice. I have a very green 9 year old Oldenburg gelding that I bought in September. I took a risk and bought him because of his breeding, movement, potential and price. I knew I was rolling the dice. They claimed...
  6. Hoof Care
    Hi guys, there is this video beeing posted on facebook the last days, showing a method combining a gel pad, casts and a synthetic horseshoe to remove presure and redestribute it... I think it is really interesting. But I am not an expert, so I really would like to know your opinion on that...
  7. Horse Health
    I'm looking at a horse that is interesting me. She's a 5 yo ottb, described as having the kindest nature that the owner has ever met, and has been a trail riding horse for the owners less experienced hubby. She sounds like everything I need and is a pretty looking horse too, BUT she's had a case...
  8. Horse Health
    It has been 20years since we last owned horses and it was in W. Kansas where the grass rarely grows or stays green for longer than a month. We now live in S. Ohio. This is our first spring on our new farm. I am worried about foundering our two horses with the crazy lush spring green grass here...
  9. Horse Health
    So it's been a very stormy/rainy week where I live and I haven't got to spend much time with my horse this week. I went out today to brush him and clean his hooves and I noticed something. He has always had a small white line at the top of his hooves right where his hair line starts. But now...
  10. Hoof Care
    I have a 16 years old standardbred mare, about 2 months ago she was very sore on both hind legs (making a step was a problem, shifting weight from foot to foot). vet came, checked her hooves with hoof testers and decided the problem was there - but hard to tell what place, because she couldn't...
  11. Barn Maintenance
    I grew up with horses in western kansas where grass stays green for about a week and then it goes dormate the rest of the year because it is so dry. We never worried about spring grass turnout because of that...and also because it was Buffalo grass. I now live in Ohio. I am coming back to...
  12. Hoof Care
    Hello again hoof people! Here we have a horse bought by my friend earlier this week - 17yo quarter horse that has foundered. No radiographs sorry. SO we've begun fixing it, toes were already brought back, so I've lowered the heel a smidge, dug quite a bit of bar out today which really seemed to...
  13. New to Horses
    Hi everyone, I know its early to be thinking of this...maybe I'm wishing spring here lol! But--I'm looking for a new place to board so I feel I need to consider now. Last year my mare suffered from founder due to a completely avoidable situation had the BM followed instructions. Anyway, don't...
  14. Horse Health
    My horse was diagnosed with mild Laminitis in July. I initially thought he had mild colic, so I walked him for 2 hours before the Vet arrived. I was told it was Laminitis (X-Rays showed no rotation). He was taken off feed and then on 99% stall rest for 8 weeks. Little by little, I let him...
  15. Hoof Care
    So I recently was given this 21 year old Andalusian mare. She was being neglected in her current home and her feet were hideous and she was VERY overweight. Senior grain, no work, pasture and hay all day long for 10 years. Being worried about taking on a lame horse I had a farrier come out and...
  16. Horse Nutrition
    Howdy, Boy I've been adding a lot of threads recently... Anyway, I'm taking my horses off property for an overnight trip and they are going to be on grass for almost 48 hours. What should I do in order to get my horses used to grass in two weeks as I may not have total access to a grass pasture...
  17. Horse Health
    What are some signs of founder? A judge once told me that she thought my pony could be prone to founder, and I've heard a lot of Shetlands get it, so I would really like to know some signs that a pony is going to or is foundered/foundering. I have 3 Shetlands that have never had it that I know...
  18. Horse Health
    Hello Everyone! I have a question and would really appreciate as much help as I can get. About 2 days ago, I found my miniature horse laying down on the ground. This is uncharacteristic of him, as he is usually the first one to come running up to me for attention! Because he is never down, the...
  19. Horse Health
    We have four horses on our 60 acre farm-two geldings, a mare, and her 2 month old filly. We don't know much about horses; we are still learning. A few weeks ago, the farrier commented that the 9 year old gelding, Frankie, was a little tender in his front right hoof, and he may founder. He also...
  20. Horse Health
    I have a 9 yr old Tenn. Walking Mare who had laminitis about 3 or 4 springs ago that was caused by her being slightly overweight and eating to much rich spring grass. She came around and has done well, the only complication was an abscess in one of her front feet, which the vet said was common...
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