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  1. Horse Talk
    I am getting back into horses after a long hiatus. And I'm having trouble with mud. The horse I lease is in rough board at a nice facility. But the paddocks lately are completely mud--foot sucking, ankle deep mud. It's nearly impossible to walk in there for a human. I sank in so deep on one...
  2. Horse Grooming
    There is currently a lot of mud in the paddock because we just had a bad rainstorm! When I take the mare I ride Lacey out of her paddock, she has mud all the way up to her knees and hocks. Not wet mud, dried and caked on mud. I have tried removing it with a really hard stiff brush, and a various...
  3. Horse Grooming
    I live in Minnesota and my horse lives outdoors 24/7 with a good shelter. He grows a very long thick winter coat as I do not blanket him. In the Spring we have a LOT of mud and he loves to roll and lay in it. He is often COMPLETELY covered in mud and, being that it's clay, nothing short of a...
  4. Horse Grooming
    I have a gorgeous grey mare and she is the hardest thing ever to keep clean. She loves rolling and always rolls in the muddiest patch of the field. I am fed up of this as i spend nearly two hours grooming her to get all the muck off her coat. This is my first grey horse and I've owned mainly...
  5. Horse Talk
    I think we can all agree that we wouldn't work our horses during a hurricane or tornado. But is there a point (excluding major storms) where you draw the line? I won't ride if it's snowing or raining heavily (or "quickly") and I won't ride when it's windy in the winter. Or if it gets below 20...
  6. Barn Maintenance
    We just built our barn last fall. We built it on a base of 1" crushed limestone at the recommendation of the builder. This is fine inside the stalls becuase there are matts over the top. However, under the lein-to part of the barn it has the 1" crushed limestone as well. Builder said it...
  7. Barn Maintenance
    I have a horse stabled in a very nice, large dry lot. The only thing that bothers me is that there are areas in the lot that get quite deep in nasty muck when it rains, and then they stay wet for a very long time because they are so deep. I believe those areas should be scooped out and...
  8. Horse Talk
    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could help me come up with a solution for my mud problem. My situation: -Approx 3 acres (okay, not very big, but better than nothing!) split into large day turn out, and small night time paddock. -Both horses out 24/7 but have access to cosy shelter day or...
  9. Horse Talk
    My horse is grey and always comes in covered with mud! It takes me so long to get him mud free again, my friend suggested buying a no - fill turnout rug to keep on him in summer, mainly to keep him clean! I'm a bit hesitant as he doesn't get cold easily and I'm worried he could still over heat...
  10. Horse Talk
    Especially when your big boy and standing there snickering at you when your back side looks like this. Or this... Went down screaming, sat up laughing. Lol. I was about to start a canter from a trot and looked down to fix my stirrup on my right side went down on my left side. Lol. My...
  11. Horse Health
    No really. I get that everyplace outdoors gets muddy during the wet season but I swear until you've seen this place you won't fully appreciate the f*ckedupness of it. Currently keeping the horses on my friend's property on the San Mateo coast of California. It's a beautiful place with an...
  12. Farm Forum
    My dad boards his horse at a farm that has a ton of mud. He's trying to find the best way to control this problem. What are some things that he could suggest they use? It seems that after all the rain we got last summer (in New Jersey), the mud just will never go away! They have tried sand and...
  13. Horse Health
    I discovered the tail string on my rug was rubbing my horse as it had slipped too low :evil: (I've re-adjusted it now). It didn't cause any blood or anything, just rubbed off about a cm2 block of hair. As its winter and muddy, my little pony keeps coating herself in the mud :-| and I was...
  14. Barn Maintenance
    Well, one of my geldings got himself stuck in the fence today. When i found him you could see the sheer terror on his face. "OMG thats moving... and that over there isn't... they are both going to eat me and i cant run". I calmed him down and i had grabbed a pair of wire clippers before...
  15. Horse Stories and Poems
    So the other day I went out to catch my horse. I had just recently moved her into a different field at our barn because she had lost a fair amount of weight and I didn't want her losing anymore, and this field is fuull of grass to munch on all day. Oh, and it is HUGE!! So it's the first time I...
  16. Trail Riding
    I've always loved riding on the trail, and I'm very aware that a horse wearing shoes is best not being taken on the trail due to deep, sticky mud possibly taking them off. I was wondering if there was a safe way to get around this problem, or a healthy alternative? If there isn't I won't worry...
  17. Horse Health
    This is my first winter with horses on my property. I have two quarter horses in a one acre paddock. in this area is a small watering hole, about 4 feet deep, and maybe 30x20 in size. Seasonal rains keep it topped off nicely, and the horses have no problem drinking from it. My question...
  18. Horse Health
    my 12 yr old gelding fell in the mud....he is limping on his right front leg and I can not get ahold of his vet. What can I do to make him comfortable until I can reach his vet? I have him up in his stall right now with comfy bedding, water and hay available, and have cleaned his injury sight...
  19. Barn Maintenance
    I have a 15' by 20' (15' wide, 20' deep) run-in that is completly wood, roof and walls, it leaks like crazy when it rains and snows. The cheapest roof we could put on is $400 and we cant do that right now. it has a 13' wide, and probably 20' deep dirt corral attched to the front of it, and we...
  20. Horse Health
    ok I was just wondering how to prevent and treat Scratches. my horses dont have it but i dont want them to get it either. any help would be great.
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