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  1. Horse Health
    I will try to keep this as short as possible. We really need help. My daughters 15 year old, 16.2 Irish Sports Horse had always been in great health until 3 months ago. After a short hack, he went down with what looked like very bad colic. Within an hour he recovered, and we put it down to...
  2. Rider Wellness
    So back in December(ish) I had a bad fall. I fell and hit my back off of a snow plow blade (smaller one that attaches to pickup trucks.) Being me, I immediately got back on and continued on a trail ride afterwards, on a horse who bucks. I think my adrenaline held off the pain until I got home...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi all, I got a osteopath out for my horses who told me they have stomach ulcers, she came to this conclusion by finding them sore in their backs and shoulders. She says this is probably from compensating for a sore stomach (ulceration). They are also girthy. The two horses I have that have been...
  4. Rider Wellness
    Hi! I've been riding for the past few years (I'm 16 now) and have been having no problems with my spine. Though in October I was diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses and now I have a PICC line. My last ride before I had to stop was in September and I was riding a new horse and had SEVERE...
  5. Horse Health
    I got my horse about 5 months ago. hes a 17 year old paint gelding. Im trying to figure out if my horse needs a chiropractor or not. I have a vet coming out next friday to give coggins and rabies, but im tempted to cancel it and wait till june to get shots and his teeth floated together. As it...
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Some months ago I rode bareback on a bony horse (I think it was underweight) during my riding lesson. I had reservations beforehand and tried to convince my riding instructor to use a saddle or a different horse but she would not listen and I thought well she ought to know. I was not comfortable...
  7. Horse Health
    Hey everyone, I have not posted on here in what seems like forever! Ive been struggling with my mare for the past three months. When i first bought her she had some quirks, kind of girthy, wouldn't stand to be mounted, pushy, all things i could easily fix and got better over time but then we...
  8. Horse Health
    I have a 13 going on 14 yr old OTTB, left track sound and went into career as hunter/jumper and low level dressage training was in progress. Purchased as a 9 yr old, to become a pleasure horse that I could learn on and take clinics, didn't head in any particular direction with him - just wanted...
  9. Rider Wellness
    Two years ago I broke my ankle in 3 different places, not sure of the names of every bone in the ankle... but I chipped the inside bone, fractured the outside bone and fractured the back of one of the bones. (Was only 16yrs at the time so I therefore fractured the outside growth plate of the...
  10. Trail Riding
    I believe willow is doctor of animals and can save a horse's life when in pain in the stomach....
  11. Equine Careers and Education
    It's my dream to work at a racetrack as an exercise rider, and since highschool is soon coming to a close for me, I have to really decide if I want to become one. I love thoroughbreds and riding hot horses, and galloping can be alot of fun. I'm extremely passionate about riding and I want to...
  12. Horse Health
    I just wanted to tell people to have horses teeth checked out! if they are showing any signs of pain or resistance or anything like that! my new guy wouldn't collect or let his nose to be touched i though it was him being a pain and the last people threw a nose band on him to keep his mouth shut...
  13. New to Horses
    So I just got my first horse this past Saturday, the 17th. I've taken care of horses during the day at other people's stables, went to horse camp every year as a child, etc, etc but have never cared for a horse full time before. Well my new horse has been acting in a very dangerous way these...
  14. Horse Health
    So my yearling got a sore (about the size of a nickel, and slightly flat) on his right side a couple months ago and it wasn't bothering him so I left it, thinking it would go away. Now its bigger (about the size of two dollars and its clumpy) and he pins his ears back and goes to nip me when I...
  15. 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...
  16. Horse Talk
    Any advice from the heavy horse owners on wearing steel capped boots or not? Would be gratefully received, after having just recovered from a badly broken foot (unable to use it for three months, and never to be the same again) :?
  17. Horse Health
    Dear Horse Forum friends My horse Poco has these odd bumps under his fur and at first they didn't hurt him but now he's really sensitive to them. He only has them in one spot and they are about the size of a quarter. Any idea what it is??? Please help I am worried about my Poco!
  18. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I realize that this is a saddle issue, not a horse issue. I got my first horse last fall (a year ago) and a saddle for her shortly after. The trainer I had told me that it fit her fine. I think it does, but I don't have a saddle rack yet so it's a bit out of form and the wool on the bottom of...
  19. Rider Wellness
    I know y'all aren't doctors, but I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I seem to be having 2 different types of lower back pain. One is when I am doing a rising trot - every time I rise, my lower back cramps up. Sometimes it is right at the pelvis, sometimes it's the area on the...
  20. Horse Training
    Hi all, I'm very new here and making my first post about my mare because I am at wit's end. I read Justdressageit's post about "playing the hero"-and i am really coming to terms with this situation myself. I got my young arab mare as a gift, i had worked with and started a few youngsters before...
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