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  1. Horse Grooming
    New owner here with a draft cross. He lived in a snowy part of Texas and was recently brought here to a stable in Southern California with a fluffy winter coat! Although it's December, the coldest it gets here is 55 F at night and 75 to 80 during the day! He sweats quite a bit when he moves...
  2. Horse Health
    A little bit of background: My mare has always been grumpy on the ground, ear pinning and the like. Her attitude is great in the saddle, though, and she's a very calm horse wether we're out on the roads or riding in the ring. Last March I realized that I had never, ever noticed her go into heat...
  3. New to Horses
    Hi Ive had my horse about 2 weeks now and first time horse owner I know basics but I always like to check with more expirenced people first.. its really hot here in alabama today 100 degrees feels like temp and my horse is sweating pretty good and my scraper broke I cant get one until this...
  4. Horse Health
    Last Wednesday I noticed that my mares hind left leg was swollen and warm. She was babying it and would rest it anytime she stood still. I talked to my boss and after seeing a video of her etc she told me to give her previcoc 2x a day until sunday night, along with cold hosing her leg. I took...
  5. Horse Health
    What are some ways to keep my horses cool and comfy in this heat? It's about 96 degrees lately and they stay in their stalls but the flies are still after them and they just sweat! I hose them off and scrape the water off and then they just go back in the stall to dry. I have a fan blowing in...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi All, I'm in Southern California where temperatures have been spiking at 100+ degrees lately. Medicines and other things in our emergency vet kits, such as Vetericine, have a storage requirement of "room temperature" and storing away from heat. So in a boarding situation where there is no...
  7. Horse Health
    I have this one mare and when she goes into heat she turns into a brat. She'll buck,kick ( not at people but if you walk behind her on a horse she kicks),when I saddle her she lie down with the saddle on. So I stick to ground work and avoid riding her till her attitude is better. Just want to...
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Here in Texas, it's not uncommon for temperatures to climb above 100 degrees during the summertime. How do y'all deal with the heat? I try to ride early in the morning before it gets too hot. I offer water before and after the ride (during the ride if out for a long time), monitor respiration...
  9. Horse Health
    My mare has horrible heat cycles. She is over bearing. She isnt mean, quiet the oppposite but she is pushy. I was looking into some Cycle Supplements to help calm her down during her cycle but was just wondering if anyone had any good or bad experiance with the products Im looking into. All...
  10. Horse Talk
    Just curious to see what everyone's opinions are on fans for horses in the summer. I've always been kinda split, because on one hand it's miserably hot and humid so obviously a breeze might make them a little more comfortable. But on the other hand, I've always wondered if giving them a fan in...
  11. Horse Health
    So my 9yr old arab mare has a rash on the back of her legs. I just adopted her less than 2 weeks ago and was informed of the rash the day i adopted her. They were unaware of how long she had had it, they had just noticed it. It looks like it is in the healing stages, it is dry, flaky, and the...
  12. Horse Health
    I lease a ten year old morgan/quarter horse, arabian mixed mare.She is 14.1hh We just started training her this year. She has never had a foal before. Sadies is a sweet mare. She listens very well and learns quickly. She is a push button horse in the sence that when you touch her sides with your...
  13. Horse Health
    I have a young horse, he's about 5. He is from canada, he currently lives in florida. He has only been down here for 2 summers, this being his 2nd. he is a chesnut, who is losing his fur. His previous owners said he loses fur in the heat. Is there anyway i can get his fur to regrow thicker or...
  14. Rider Wellness
    I live in Florida and ride at least 6 times a week, in the summer I have started to notice that I develop a rash on my lower butt (seat bones) and inner thighs. It itches and is a little painful, and extremely embarrassing! I think it may be due to sweat, heat and friction while riding...
  15. Horse Health
    Hi! So I've recently purchased a mare who has been living outside year round and supposedly has this "iron stomach". She's been at my house for about 7 or 8 days now, and I've noticed that she has this very annoying habit of kicking and biting her stomach all the time. I know, I know, my first...
  16. Horse Health
    Hey guys, So I have a 4 year old OTTB mare that I got in November. So far she has been doing very well of her training, except when she is cycling. It is progressively getting worse. Yesterday, the farrier came out to do her feet (she is cycling now). She was ok the first 2 feet (although she...
  17. Horse Health
    My girl was on heat 12 days ago and she was on heat again yesterday. How often do they come in heat?
  18. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    JW, when is is too hot to ride? IK I live in Maine but it still can get pretty hot up here. :?
  19. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I was just curious what other mare-owners do with their mare during her heat cycle. For example, yesterday I rode my girl but she was very touchy. Today we did some free lunging and she seemed very happy! She's not too mareish but she does get sensitive when it's "that time." So... do you ride...
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