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  1. Horse Grooming
    Hey Guys! I've recently met a lovely old farmer who, due to the recent loss of his wife and crippling arthritis, has not been able to properly care for his horses. I'll be riding and training his horses, in exchange for yard work, which is sort of a win win. Unfortunately, these horses have not...
  2. Horse Boarding
    There's a really tricky situation at a barn near me; a beautiful arabian paint has been boarding there for at least four years, the problem is that her owner comes at most twice a year, and pays less than half of what is in the contract. I looked at the file (I am a manager there of sorts, it's...
  3. Horse Nutrition
    Alright, this is kind of a long story so buckle up. A person I know (let's call him John Doe) currently has a horse. I've known for a while that the horse was not getting the best of care that he could get but a few days ago (5/5/17) when I was at John Doe's house, I was spending some time...
  4. Member Journals
    ''The spirit of the horse should always be free; even if the body isn't. Never deny your horse life.'' Meet Ares. He's a peppy little Morgan/Lipizzaner gelding, that has survived 22 years of life. He has English and Western training under his belt. But he wasn't going to live much longer at the...
  5. Horse Boarding
    Okay, I'd typed out the whole story once, and it took me an hour on my iPad...then it somehow all deleted when I tried to submit it. So, let me ask what I need to without the whole story. I am boarding two horses at a facility I'd worked at over summer. Since I'm there more, I've noticed...
  6. Horse Nutrition
    Please Bear with this long story...!! I am helping out a friend who was given a neglected OTTB about 4 years ago. They are not horse people but they wanted to help and they thought they could just get a "lawnmower" (we all know this story, right?!). Argh! :evil: Well apparently he thrived for...
  7. Hoof Care
    I have worked with 2 horses on a private farm for about 8 years now. One is a 35 year old WelshX who had laminitis about 2 years ago, he's too old to be ridden and trips/limps every so often because of permanent damage to his feet. THE OTHER HORSE is the real problem. 3 years ago he came in...
  8. Horse Protection
    There are some skinny horses on my road. I remember a year ago or so they looked nice when they had first got them. The owners have very nice land and property, looks like they would have good money. Anyways after about a year, I looked at them while driving home and they are extremely skinny...
  9. Horse Health
    Utah Equestrian News: Controversial horse roping competition held in Tremonton Read this article and leave a comment. Your opinion is important.
  10. Hoof Care
    Hi everyone, I'm just curious on how you would react if you saw the following case, would you call the spca or not? This was an actual case I was called to where the spca was involved already so I didn't have to make that decision. There's way too many lame horses around due to neglect...
  11. Horse Protection
    I was on a trail ride yesterday, and I found a path that I thought would lead back to the farm, or at least to the regular trails that would take me back. I rode up the path and the first thing I see is a loose mare. She was skinny, but other than that she seemed to be fine. I didn't think much...
  12. Horse Health
    I'm not quite sure I have this in the right thread or not, but I hope somebody can help me! Everyday I pass by a farm that has one large horse and one small pony/mini horse, and today for the first time I saw the pony attempting to walk. From what I saw it looked extremely foundered. Both the...
  13. Horse Talk
    To begin, how does a 16 year old girl successfully end up with a horse after writing her dad a letter about wanting one? After not having taken any lessons or had any previous horse experience, this ensures the poor horse that will be selected as the fitting match for the girl will be terribly...
  14. Horse Talk
    I started a thread a while back about two horses who were being neglected where I board. This has continued to be a problem and because our local animal control hasn't done anything I've contacted a horse rescue group. A rep from the group came by today and did a check on the horses and she said...
  15. Hoof Care
    Goodbye eggbars and ugly non-supportive flimsy aluminum racing plates and HELLO natural balance shoes!!! :D
  16. Horse Health
    He is 16hh and only 10 years old. He has gone from 847 lbs to 874 lbs!
  17. Horse Health
    Hi all, I just received my stallion back last Friday evening in horrible condition. I had him listed for sale last fall and was contacted in December by a woman wanting him. I explained to her that the most important thing for me was the home he was going to. I have been very specific & turned...
  18. Horse Protection
    I've read quite a few things about abused horses and such, and there are so many different things but there is something that always disturbs me. It's always how people seem to think the human element changes the conditions the horses are in. The people should not matter, only the horse should...
  19. Horse Health
    There is an Appaloosa stallion that I drive by frequently. The people don't have any other horses, but do have maybe 10 head of cattle that graze out in one of their fields. The horse however is always in a tiny bare pen. I have never driven by when he wasn't just standing there being bored. The...
  20. Barn Maintenance
    Hello my fellow Horse Gurus, Since I started to board my horse I have lost piece by piece my faith into the people who are taking care of horses. The first man who had managed the equestrian center, where I am boarding my Thoroughbred was already not up to snuff, but he had been in his 80's and...
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