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  1. Horse Health
    So, I'm getting ready to look at a mare for purchase who has to have an ovary removed. It seems to be affected by a benign tumor. The vet says that while it will likely make it more difficult for her to conceive in the future, it will not be impossible--it'll just take extra planning and...
  2. Horse Training
    Hello, I'm looking for a jumper horse for my 16-year-old daughter, who has been riding for 11 years with a trainer. We found one thats a good fit temperament wise(the horse quickly latched onto her mores than the trainer its been with for a year, and immediately began following her like a...
  3. Rider Wellness
    I've suffered over my knees for years and years, but it looks like it's finally coming to a head. I have had osteoarthritis since I was 14, (I'm 20 now) and my joints are generally very painful, sometimes stiff and swollen, especially when it's damp. It's only gotten worse over the years, and...
  4. Horse Health
    Hi All- My 8 year old OTTB just went in for emergency colic surgery on Wednesday morning at 2am. My barn manager noticed him showing symptoms of colic around 4:30pm Tuesday and immediately called out the vet. By 7:30 we were at the emergency clinic with the surgeon trying to resolve with meds...
  5. Rider Wellness
    I don't know if this is in the right place but I need some comforting/guidance. I recently (as in two days ago) fractured my knee while moving hay. I've not gone in for an MRI yet (have an appointment tomorrow) but I've basically been told that it looks like my PCL is wrong. I'm hoping that I'm...
  6. Miniature Horses
    Hello! New to this forum, was on another forum... but no one seems to be able to help me out. Anyways April 1st my 5 year old mini mare had surgery to correct her lateral luxating patella. It has been two months and I'm at the point of regretting doing the surgery. First few weeks she wouldn't...
  7. Horse Health
    So today I tried this horse and he was absolutely perfect! Both on ground and under saddle, but before I buy I need to show the videos to my trainer to make sure she approves as she was not able to make it. There is one more thing that I need your help with about 1 and half years ago he tore his...
  8. Rider Wellness
    Hi I was wondering if you have a back brace for scoilosis do you have to take it off to ride and is it safe to ride with it on or would surgery be a better option if possible? HELP!
  9. Horse Health
    My gelding was dx with OCD at 8 months of age. This is the vets report: "OCD in the left stifle with marked bone loss over his lateral trochlear ridge adjacent to his patella. The utlrasound: irregular lateral trochlear ridge with mineralization of the cartilage in the proximal region. Some...
  10. Horse Talk
    I have to share this store, just because I think it speaks to the spirit of these amazing animals. My horse Hermes went in for bladder stone surgery last Monday. Everything went well and according to the surgeon, surgery was a breeze. However last Tuesday morning Hermes coliced and was put...
  11. Horse Health
    Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum and recently just bought a 16 year old quarter horse. I had noticed that he seemed to be trying to pee quite a bit. Sometimes he was successful and sometimes he was not. So I had two vets out, first one did nothing and tried to tell me it was just a...
  12. Horse Health
    so... last night my friend and i had made plans to go out to the barn and ride at 10am. i got up around 9 to go feed my own horse when i looked at my phone there was a text from my friend saying im going to the barn now my horse is colicing and it is really bad. so once i read that i get up and...
  13. Horse Health
    Hello, I am planning on looking at a possible new *lease* horse. I have been told that he was a roarer in the past and he has had the tie back surgery done, and that they havent heard any noise since while riding him. Though he will cough from time to time. He is an 8 year old Swedish...
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