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  1. Horse Talk
    I have been out of riding for over 10 years. I was recently given an 18 year old mare Hanoverian-Quarter Horse Cross. She was used as a school horse for two years and they told me they didn't need her anymore. She was previously ridden western, which has proven true as she knows how to neck-rein...
  2. Horse Health
    I have a very very arthritic horse. No broken bones and from what my vets have told me his sole issue is arthritis. 20 years old. Very Lame when not on the pill. I am currently giving him half a pill of a 227 mg Previcox pill daily. Along with equine senior Straight msn and glucosamine and...
  3. Western Riding
    Hey Everyone! It has been a LONG time since I have been on these forums but I know in the past everyone has been great help. So I have typically worked with younger horses getting them broke out and started/showing for pleasure events. With the younger ones it’s like a clean slate that I can...
  4. New to Horses
    Okay, so I have just gotten a new horse. He's a fourteen year old arabian gelding. My boss/the barn owner believes he has foundation quater in him, but I personally disagree. Anyway, he has only been with one other owner since he was six months old. Well, his previous owner did nothing with him...
  5. Horse Health
    Okay…some of you may not think this is the right thread but…I feel as if it pertains to his health. My 25 year old appy lost his mane when he was around 15 ish and (appy's being appy's…) it has just started to grow back. He now has about 2 inches of growth (though his tail still looks like it...
  6. Horse Training
    Okay well, I just bought this amazing 15 year old paint gelding, he is really well trained undersaddle, because that's basically all his past owner worked with. He disengages, flexes, backs,reins, and let's me toss the rope, but he has no clue what lunging on a line is, she always just used a...
  7. Horse Nutrition
    What supplements are available that aren't extremely expensive that help OLDER horses joints, and hooves? I've seen many that have reviews that say they helped the owners younger horses but not so much with older horses. :-| I'm looking because my 24 year old Arabian has ring bone and I was...
  8. Horse Health
    Hello, I came across this draft gelding today who has a very dull coat and appears to be having some issues shedding out (as evident by the large clumps of hair still remaining). I am unsure of his age but I would estimate him to be probably 13+ years. The owner claims they have de-wormed him...
  9. Horse Health
    Hello everyone! :) I’m new here so sorry if this is in the wrong place or anything… I got my first horse about 3 months ago and he is about 16 years old (though doesn't have DOB on his passport so I do fear he could be older than that :/). In any case he is a very good boy, an ex-hunter who I am...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! I have a 20 year old quarterhorse mare, who is in good physical condition :) I want to start doing more barrel races with her next year as that is what she really likes to do. Do you have any round pen/arena exercises to build her stamina over the winter so she will be fit enough to...
  11. Hoof Care
    So I recently was given this 21 year old Andalusian mare. She was being neglected in her current home and her feet were hideous and she was VERY overweight. Senior grain, no work, pasture and hay all day long for 10 years. Being worried about taking on a lame horse I had a farrier come out and...
  12. Horse Training
    I Have a 14 yr old quarter/walker mare, same one in my picture. Shes a big sweetie. However, she is REALLY out of shape, hasnt been ridden in 6 years, and we suspect abuse from the previous owners.( we've been told she was getting shot with a bebe gun by their kids) Were getting weight back on...
  13. Horse Health
    Hi, I have an older horse who has become very hard to keep any weight on. Vet says she's just fine, but she doesn't defend her food and eats VERY slowly. I've started giving her Equine Sr. and want to increase the amount and add alfalfa pellets, but the problem is, she eats so slow that I...
  14. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hey all, I just signed up today. I have a rising 22 TB mare with ECD who is getting back into it after 3 kids and a hard winter, this one past. Mostly I'm looking for alternative sources of information on geriatric care or ECD care. I'm also very interested in equine-assisted psychotherapy if...
  15. Horse Training
    I received an early Christmas present from my aunt. :-) A 6 year old QH Mare. So far she has only had a saddle on her back, a bit in her mouth, and maybe lounged around 7-9 times in her life. Real cute mare well built about 15.2 h.h. and stocky with some Zippo Pine Bar in her blood. Shes really...
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