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  1. Horse Health
    Hi, I’ve just moved to a new property where leeches are quite abundant in the paddocks. My other pets are fine and unaffected in general, but my two mini horses constantly have leeches on their feet/legs. I go out in the morning and their fetlocks are covered in blood. The only good thing is...
  2. General Off Topic Discussion
    Clydesdale car Hey guys, me and my family own a Clydesdale horse called Gimine and some other mares. Just a few days ago, I went to run an errand when I found Gimine sitting on the roof of our Skoda Octavia, his forward feet on the bonnet of the car. Upon closer inspection I realised that he...
  3. Horse Nutrition
    My gelding has a mild case of heaves and I have been searching for more natural ways to treat and relieve symptoms. I have been trying to do some research on essential oils and their effects on heaves. There are some sites that tell you to feed and some that tell you to let him breath it in. I...
  4. Horse Health
    Hey friends! I used to participate on this forum years ago. I have lost contact with a lot of the horse people I used to see, and am now at a loss with my aging equine, so am looking to see if anyone here may have some suggestions. He will be turning twenty next month, and has been having some...
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My horse Started barking at a Cantor in August 2019, about four months ago after the first month I started her on sucralfate and Omeprazole. I stopped riding her and treated her for stomach and hind gut ulcers. She has finished several treatment for ulcers and is on ulcer prevention...
  6. Horse Health
    Puzzle of a liftime, I suppose. So I come here to see if anyone has seen/knows this/has suggestions! I've owned my mare for four years, give or take, but I've been her only rider for 6 years. Man, time goes fast. Anyway, since she's had bloodworms (or red worms, I think it's in the UK) and she...
  7. Horse Health
    My mare has had loose stool and intermittent diarrhea for about 10 days. She had something similar a few years and was diagnosed with having some sand in her gut so I called the vet to ask for advice. She recommended the same treatment as last time and wasn't overly concerned by the symptoms my...
  8. Horse Health
    Hey guys. So I got some bad news today that I'm still working on processing a bit. I had the farrier come out today to trim my horses hooves and also my filly, Ren, had an abscess in her right hind hoof. He said it was nothing serious and got rid of it quite easily, but noticed something else...
  9. Horse Health
    Below I posted a couple images of a patch of dry skin and missing hair from my horses mane. He had something similar to this last year, but it didn't look like this till now. I want to know if anyone has any idea what this could be and how I can fix it. I apologize if you are unable to see it...
  10. Horse Health
    Just wondering what you guys recommend for supplements and minerals to give your horses. I'm going to be giving some to my horses, just trying to figure out which kinds would be the best to get. For my older horse, I'm looking for something to help her gain a bit more weight and that'll help...
  11. Horse Health
    Hi everyone, My horse has hindgut ulcers and I have been told omeprazole won't work for them The vet never got back to me on what I can give them. What have people treated hindgut ulcers with that has worked?
  12. Horse Talk
    As pat of my degree course, I need to collect data on a topic to include as part of my dissertation. My project is on the effect of backing horses at a young age and how this affects their health and performance. Please could you fill out the questionnaire in the link below and help me out...
  13. Horse Health
    It's probably a little early to ask this question, but I was wondering if it's safe to trick-or-treat on horseback. I woke up with a burning passion to create a masquerade mask for my horse out of a fly mask, along with a black tutu and peacock-feather tail (I don't know why, it's not even...
  14. Horse Health
    Back in 2008 I got my welsh haflinger cross pony. Her DOB is unknown and her papers I received when I got her stated they guessed she was born in 1998 (making her 20 now). Within the past 10 years we have had multiple dentists, vets, and trainers give us their opinion on her age based off her...
  15. Horse Health
    hey could anyone help me out? any ideas what these small 2 lumps are on my mares eye? not painful for her, and they are recent. the one closest to her eyelash and directly above her eye is worrying me the most. not sure if it is normal/ nothing to be worried about, or if i should treat it with...
  16. New to Horses
    I havea 12 yr old Mare barrel horse that has had a terrible cribbing habit since she competed as a reining horse in her younger years. The Vet came and said that she needs to put on more weight. She is getting 2 qts of SafeChoice Senior, 1 scoop of Soy, 2 scoops of equipride, 1 large scoop of...
  17. Horse Health
    So, I have a mare, she is 5 years old, cross-breed and she is very awesome. We keep her out nearly all the time, out of reach from the stallion. Tho, last night/evening she was acting wild, rearing and running, still she didn't want to hurt me. She really urinated a lot and there was a bit of...
  18. Horse Health
    A chiropractor told me that I need to build up a topline on my 13 year old Appaloosa gelding. Any suggestions of how I can build a topline on the ground as well as while riding him? Also how long does it usually take for a horse to build a topline? Thanks!
  19. General Off Topic Discussion
    In june of 2017 I took a really, really bad crash on cross country. I remember my air vest popping and my head hitting the ground, and then the jump judge over me, talking on her walkie-talkie. My horse took off back to the barn at mock 50.. I remember laying on the ground and the medics...
  20. Horse Health
    Hello everyone! I am going to soon buy a young horse, and plan to go look at it very soon. Here's the problem; The place I am getting the horse from is about 10 degrees warmer, not including wind chill, than it is here. It has been a long cold snap for us, and it gets down to 10 degrees with...
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