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  1. New to Horses
    I have a yearling pony that has several problems. Let me explain a little about him. Caspian is a one year old, and was an orphan. We got him when he was two months old and bottle fed him cow milk until he was about five months old. We didn't train him much but he was very calm and just grazed...
  2. Horse Health
    Hi everyone, so I've recently started university and moved to the city, meaning I've had to agist my boy about an hour away. He has someone feed and rug him everyday etc. so he's not completely neglected but he acts as though he is every time I leave. Anyway, today I went out to go for a...
  3. Horse Health
    Well it's been 1 year and a few months since I've gotten Henry, and he's turned out to be a great little guy, come to find out he's quite the ride under saddle, he's w/t/c down now we're working to more advance steps, barrels jumping just to mess around, especially now that we finally got a...
  4. Hoof Care
    Hi Guys, My horse gets thrush pretty bad because he has a slight club foot so it's much deeper than a standard hoof. I have used Thrushbuster previously and it works well but I think it hurts him. As soon as he smells it he WILL NOT let me pick up his feet and actually will start kind of...
  5. Hoof Care
    Question above. Does sand footing, mixed with wood chips affect the horse's hooves in any way? I've heard the hoof may become softer and the horse will be extremely-ouchy on normal groud after he gets used to the sand footing. Is it true or no? P.S. Please no other comments except in the...
  6. Hoof Care
    My horse is barefoot (because I want him to be), but he gets bruised and his feet are pretty weak overall. I need him to wear hoof boots during turn out, I have tried the Cavallo Trek Boots, the were really awesome, but their sizes didn't fit my gelding. Now I am in search of a replacement, a...
  7. Horse Health
    After years of split, broken bones, bruised beloved favorites, unsanitary flooring & other failures we got a spray-lining coating on the floor. I posted also under Concrete Non-Slip Options now kids advised to start new thread to get the word out. I don't advise unless solicited but this...
  8. Hoof Care
    Saw a mare listed on Facebook I am interested in but noticed the rear hooves look rather short compared to her front. Thoughts?
  9. Hoof Care
    Hi! I have a 10 year old Arab gelding named Bo. He has been barefoot his entire life. He has 3 white hooves, & one black hoof. He had a slight case of White Line Disease, but it's almost all gone & it never really turned into anything. I have noticed that the entire time I have been riding/owned...
  10. Trail Riding
    Hi! Recently while trail riding, my gelding has been getting cuts on his front hooves and its making him tender on his feet which I don't like and neither does he, so I'm looking into getting him a pair of bell boots which will work good for long hours on the trail.. So does anyone have a good...
  11. Hoof Care
    Hello! I've been trimming Nav's hooves for about a year now, after a couple of years experience under a mentor. It's been a while since I've had anyone out to watch me work so I thought it would be beneficial to get some other and more experienced opinions. I feel like I haven't been doing...
  12. Hoof Care
    Anyone know why the new growth looks like this? And how many weeks/months of growth this might be?
  13. Horse Health
    The issue that has just arisen with my horse is when he goes into a fast trot and transition to canter it takes a lot of work on my part to get him to go into the speed I'm asking. Usually he goes into the canter nice and easy. Now when I ask he really refuses and trots fast but looks off. Seems...
  14. Horse Grooming
    My horse picks up her feet just fine, but when I start to pick them out she hits me with her tail. She's not having problems with flies (I've sprayed her and checked her over thoroughly) and there isn't anything wrong with her hooves as far as I know ( she just had a vet check up and her feet...
  15. Horse Grooming
    So, first off I'd like to say that my horse picks up her front hooves perfectly. It's no problem at all for her, or for me. But I'm having a pretty hard time picking up her back hooves. Every time I try to (by slowly sliding my hand from her withers, to her back, hindquarters, leg, then...
  16. Horse Grooming
    So I hate to pay for anything unless I absolutely need it. I like to find cheap alternatives to things because as I'm sure you guys know horse things can be super expensive :wink: I've heard that you can use bacon fat, vegetable oil, or Crisco/shortening/lard instead of hoof conditioners...
  17. Hoof Care
    I am wondering what everyone's opinion is on filing their horses feet on their own. I work for someone who strongly believes that filing once every other day is the best thing for a horse's feet, because then they are never too long or too short. (Never mind the trust and bond...) I have found...
  18. Horse Grooming
    My horse has got some cracks in his hooves from all the mood we have up here, and I'm wondering, should I oil them? They look like they're dry, so I thought it would be a good idea, but I've never had a horse that hooves crack so much. If I oil, how often should it be done? Thanks so much!
  19. Horse Grooming
    I have a 17 year old ASB and he is being used just as a fun, pleasure riding horse at the moment. He is completely barefoot and is only pasture kept. Around how often should I be having the farrier trim his hooves? He is my first horse and I am a beginner so I don't really know how often I need...
  20. 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...
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