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  1. Horse Talk
    Hello, I am new to the horse world and have been having a pretty difficult time, feeling very defeated. Any opinions/past experiences would be nice to hear. I feel I’m in a bit over my head. My horse experience: As a teen I was lucky to be given my neighbor’s horse who was old and absolutely...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Hoof Care
    Ive been using this great farrier for a year and he was tossing around the idea of offering a year contract where you pay upfront for 9 farm visits and he'd take off 20%. I'm contemplating the idea as it would save me about $400. One of my horses has advanced laminitis (wears special rubber...
  5. Horse Health
    My pony was basically confirmed she has laminitis yesterday. We had the farrier over yesterday morning who had suspected it on his last visit. Now I need your opinions please! Our farrier said that Tiny shouldn't be eating much grass because where we live at the moment the grass is full over...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi Guys, I have a 12.2hh pony who is roughly 23 years old, she has in the past suffered from many bouts of laminitis, she has been quite good up until recently. She has had an xray and one of her pedal bones has rotated slightly, the misallignment with the hoof is ever so slight. She is...
  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. Horse Health
    Lyra here! I posted more than a few threads about this a couple months ago when my horse was first diagnosed but I thought maybe a fresh thread would find me some new info. I think I've heard every possible cause for Laminits and Pedal Ostitis a billion times but just in case please leave the...
  11. Hoof Care
    My horse has Laminitis and Pedal Osteitis neither are extremely bad but are effecting him currently. It's unlikely that he has ever had any issues with the inflammation of the Laminae or Pedal Bone in the past that made him noticeably lame but vet says that he has probably had a mild case for...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Hoof Care
    Horse has Cushing's and has been having laminitis issues off and on (mostly on, but finger's crossed we've been good lately). Vet suggested shoes with pads to get him over the (mental) hump of being ginger on rocks during the summer if he is sound and we are riding. We might get boots too. Vet...
  16. Hoof Care
    My horse is currently in an acute laminitis phase. The vet came out yesterday and took x-rays, no rotation. She said the toes need to be shortened (or beveled?) and the heels need to be higher (will put shoes on later to help the heel grow faster and to distribute the weight evenly on his feet)...
  17. Hoof Care
    My gelding has been having laminitis issues (was recently diagnosed with Cushings after suddenly coming up dead lame). He has always been barefoot with excellent feet (I would not be surprised if he has never had shoes). My vet recommended shoes with pads during the summer for the trails. Her...
  18. 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...
  19. Hoof Care
    HUGE scare today! Came home at lunch time to put the horses in for the farrier and she was already there and had done the minis. Went and brought Harley in for her. She started to do his feet and she was saying how screwed up they were. I asked her if it was due to having them done a couple...
  20. Horse Health
    Due to an excessive amount of rain this year, I couldn't ride and my horse got laminitis. He is recovering from a mild case (X-Rays show no coffin bone rotation) and has been on stall rest for about 5 weeks now, getting turned out for an hour twice a day while I clean stalls. The grass is...
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