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Horses: Horse Behavior, older horses, horse behavior
older horses, horse behavior, horse owners: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Yes, horses do normally sleep standing up, because lying down is often a lot of work for a horse s heart to pump blood around it s body that way. However, horse s do lie down. Older horses...

Horses: Horse Behaviour, horse behaviour, perfume
horse behaviour, perfume, horses: Hello Hubner. Are the horses stallions? Stallions tend to pull there lip up in a smile especially when they are near a mare who is in heat. Horses will also do this when they smell something they find to be intresting or they really like. It could be the...

Horses: Horse Behavoir, herd animals, cats and dogs
herd animals, cats and dogs, companion animals: Jeannette, I can think of a number of reasons for this behavior but the most obvious is that he s upset about something. I ve seen geldings display this sort of behavior when they are part of a group and one or more of the other horses is taken away. ...

Horses: Horse Breeding, pregnant mare, tasklist
pregnant mare, tasklist, reproductive system: Hello again. Breeding by A.I is an awesome and safe choice. Instead of describing how to tell when the mare is in ovulation to you, I am going to refer you to an awesome answer I found for you. Go to the following page, and read through it. I believe that...

Horses: Horse behavior, colic attack, aqha mare
colic attack, aqha mare, attitude change: Hello Jan, You said that your gelding had his colic and that was when she changed. When he was sick, I bet you spent more time with him nursing him and making sure everything was OK. I have had a mare that has similar behavior patterns. Whenever she feels...

Horses: Horse behaviour, fantasy novel, water grass
fantasy novel, water grass, black stallion: Dear Tasha, Its great that you are writing a fantasy novel. It all depends on what breed the horse you are writing about is. If you are having a thoroughbred/arabian horse as the character, they can run for an extremely long time. A horse can travel around...

Horses: Horse breeding, eventer, 1hh
eventer, 1hh, horse breeding: hey tanx for the question! I wouldn t base my decision on height alone. But, instead base it on the qualities in the stallion that i would want in a foal...Eventng horses aren t all usually very big either...rather you would want a horse that was agile and...

Horses: Horse that bucks when cantering, chiropractic adjustment, canter
chiropractic adjustment, canter, old horse: Hi Kelly, It sounds to me like the problem probably isn t a training issue, but is more likely a pain or discomfort issue. There are a couple of things you might want to check out. You may need to check how your horse s saddle fits. Since most of his...

Horses: Horse Care, horse lessons, pony club
horse lessons, pony club, internet magazines: Hello! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Well, I m sorry to put it bluntly but if you don t have enough time to have riding lessons once a week, you definitly don t have time for a horse. A horse requires a lot of time and effort....

Horses: Horse care, horse supplies, horse care
horse supplies, horse care, hi thanks: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. And I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I had to look into this. Unfortunately, I have never studied equine medicine professionally so I only know what I do from expereince....

Horses: Horse care, fly repellant, horse care
fly repellant, horse care, will take some time: Kristen, I can t really say for sure, since I can t see them. Is there any way you can get a picture of them and post it to me? Since these aren t growing, I would tend to follow the vet s advice and not worry too much unless they got bigger. And I have...

Horses: Horse care, horse care, first horse
horse care, first horse, bob bob: Bob, Some horses do like to sleep laying down, but some do not, or won t. I would suggest that if you are concerned for your neighbors horse that you talk to your neighbor about the stallions living conditions, and such. Horses generally are healthier...

Horses: Horse care, grass hay, new grass
grass hay, new grass, green grass: Alexsa, Allowing horses to feed on green (new) grass and grains is a formula for colic and possibly founder. When I worked in a 40 horse barn, we would let the horses out for only a few hours, and let them slowly get used to the grass and still feed them...

Horses: Horse caught over stall door, soft tissue damage, aqha mare
soft tissue damage, aqha mare, flank area: Hi Christine; How awful for you, but unfortunately this is a rather typical occurence with horses. If not a stall door, then a paddock gate or fencing...many times the horses trying to jump over, not making it and getting hung up. You can expect the...

Horses: Horse cough, free bedding, cbcs
free bedding, cbcs, great shape: Cheryl, While I m not familiar with Cough Free, if it s a natural product, you can use it for a long time. Better would be to determine why he s coughing and address the cause not just treat the symptoms. With all you ve had done I would suspect his...

Horses: Horse dye, spray paint, poor creature
spray paint, poor creature, miniature horse: Hi Melinda; I know there are paints out there that you can put on horses because people have painted the skeleton and muscles on the outside of horses as a teaching tool at clinics. Here is a link to people who do this type of clinic. Maybe contact...

Horses: Horse's eyes, horse colour, white coats
horse colour, white coats, chestnut brown: hello! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Horse s eyes are generally a chestnut brown (not as in the horse colour, the real one) or a black. Horse s with blue eyes aren t common. And you were right, they are horses with white coats...

Horses: Horse Falling, who's at fault?, couple lessons, horse fall
couple lessons, horse fall, hind end: Hello Makenzie, To answer your first question: Yes, a person can make a horse fall. It is done by stunt riders in movies all the time. BUT I am not saying that you caused this mare to fall. From the tripping and stumbling it is my guess that the mare...

Horses: Horse fear of vehicles on road, bridle paths, tb mare
bridle paths, tb mare, vehicle increases: Hello there, I am sorry you and your friend are having such trouble with the horse. It sounds as though she is a very pleasant mare with a very realistic fear. Riding on the road, in the best of circumstances is a very dangerous venture, even for the...

Horses: A Horse's fears, feral cat population, sheep goats
feral cat population, sheep goats, barn swallows: Aleitha, I cannot imagine what fear of other kinds of animals has to do with an equestrian facility but I ll answer as best I can. Horses are naturally afraid of predator-type animals. This can include dogs but that is more horse-specific than anything....

Horses: Horse Games, horse games, walmart
horse games, walmart, freinds: Dear McKenzie, You can go to your local wal-mart purchase a gift card for $20 and buy a book, I Have reccomended this book to many people and they all tell me that they enjoy it. And it is a good way to connect more with you horse http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=653815...

Horses: Horse Grooming, blackboard chalk, appaloosa mare
blackboard chalk, appaloosa mare, whitening shampoo: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Fortunately, I know where you are coming from. I own an appaloosa mare who is almost all white. It is a nightmare to keep her clean for shows especially since she gets so wound up if we...

Horses: Horse Growth, western pleasure, groff
western pleasure, groff, good luck: hi amanda, cool we have the same name! lol well a horse being hip high is not a problem really. as he gets older his body will fill in and be more correct. at this age you cant really tell when he will grow into himself. i would say about 3 1/2 though....

Horses: Horse gear...tackle?, bridle and bit, jumping fox
bridle and bit, jumping fox, fox hunting: For an english rider and horse, there is the saddle with the stirrups (what you put your feet it), the seat (where you sit), the pommel (the front rise of the saddle), and the billet straps (where you attach the girth to). Those are the basic parts of a saddle....

Horses: Horse groom, dish detergent, manure pile
dish detergent, manure pile, hand dish: Ah yes, one of the first horses I rode regularly was a pure white horse (black skin.) So I know what you have to deal with... on a LARGE scale. The first thing to realize is that horses are not really all white. They tend to be a mix of white, blonde,...

Horses: Horse growing up, different things, cues
different things, cues, endurance: Hi - first, when you say small do you mean young or small as in size? As for treating it - I m not sure what you mean. If you can clarify that I d appreciate it. A great way to bond with any horse is to spend time with it. From grooming to just hanging...

Horses: Horse Health!, beet pulp, pleasure horses
beet pulp, pleasure horses, proper nutrients: Amber, Horse health is not rocket science, but mostly common sense in certain respects. Feed companies have made horse nutrition ver easy the past 10 years or so with omplete formulas and different choices of feeds for different life stages. THe best...

Horses: Horse Health, fungus infection, liquid detergent
fungus infection, liquid detergent, gallon bucket: Hello there, Fungal infections in a horse can be quite frustrating, though they are quite common especially if the horse is out in damp, muddy, or snowy paddocks alot or has fairly sensitive skin. One of the best things I have found to treat the garden...

Horses: Horse in heat, equine, meg
equine, meg, vet: Hello Thanks for you re question and I hope I can be of some help. Unforunately, I have never gone into the study of equine medicine. I only know from experience and maybe what I ve learned in biology. So the only thing I can suggest would be talking to...

Horses: Horse history, horse history, hi thanks
horse history, hi thanks, extra credit: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help to you. Well, a hand is 4 inches. As I ve been told, at one time 4 inches was the width of a farmers hand. If you look at your hand, or a hand of a older male, you should find that it is around...

Horses: Horse injuries, barb wire fence, tb gelding
barb wire fence, tb gelding, tetanus shot: hi Maddi, well the bandage should be changed more then once a week if its still bloody. if its healing then take the bandage off and let it kinda dry. keep ointment on it and make sure the flys don t get to it. keep it clean and you should probably have the...

Horses: Horse instructor, full time job, experience qualifications
full time job, experience qualifications, horse industry: Dear Nicole I take from your question that you have never been a horse owner. Please forgive me -- but you do not have the EXPERIENCE/qualifications even AFTER a college training program to be an instructor. We hired an apprentice from the college ranks...

Horses: Horse kicks and paws in trailer, michelyn, hind legs
michelyn, hind legs, hooves: Dear Jeannie, Practice, Practice, Practice!! Get him into the trailer, if you have a seperater have someone stand in with him, if you don t then it will be more difficult, make sure whoever is standing with him is out of the hooves way. Most Trailers...

Horses: Horse Lessons, dee dee, lesson horses
dee dee, lesson horses, horse lessons: Dear Ash: A lot depends on what part of the country you live in -- and if you re city or country to start with. The next feature is the credentials of your instructor - very talented well known instructors may charge as much as $50 - $100 per hour for...

Horses: Horse leg problem, leg problem, horse leg
leg problem, horse leg, farrier: Hi Justin, I HAVE seen this twice before. In one case, it was simply the mare s stubbornness. When she finally allowed the leg to bend, it would jerk and snap. The second case, was a mare who was worked regularly and developed liquid in her joints....

Horses: Horse looking poor, rectom, tape worms
rectom, tape worms, tape worm: couild be tape worm, but hard to diagnose without some sign (small white segments by the rectom or in the manure) I do not know what you wormed with, but zimectrin/gold would clear it up if that is the problem. in a week you might try the seven day...

Horses: Horse lost its mane, causes of malnutrition, equine nutrition
causes of malnutrition, equine nutrition, malnurishment: hey kassidy, i would love to see pictures of her my e-mail is follyjetfil@yahoo.com. yeah amish trained horses usually have a few proiblems. they treat the horses very badly and dont feed them properly. a man i worked for would but 20-25 horses from the...

Horses: Horse not moving forward, older horses, halp
older horses, halp, gelding: Hello Gratia, Horses put their heads down because they need to stretch their cramped backs. Let him put it all the way till his nose is on the ground if that is what he wants. For at least 2 minutes out of each 10 minutes of work. But first, let...

Horses: Horse Nutrition, strange habit, horse nutrition
strange habit, horse nutrition, feed hay: Dear Laura, Probiotic seems like a good choice, i am assuming it will make her manure less pleasurable for her to eat. (there is no way to put it gently) If you are feeding mixed grain it may be just a strange habit out of boredom. If you are...

Horses: Horse nutrition, high fiber diets, pasture pets
high fiber diets, pasture pets, blood horses: Deborah, In a multi- horse situation you are never going to completely meet every horses nutritional needs, but kudos to you for wanting the best for them. My suggestion is to get everrybody on a fat and fiber type diet. all feed stores, or local co-ops...

Horses: Horse that is overdue to foal, lots of luck, foal
lots of luck, foal, waxing: Hey Tracy, Going overdue up to 4 weeks is normal for some horses. I had one mare that would always go over at least 3 weeks. I would call your vet anyways though, because if this isn t normal for her, there could be problems. Although, by the time you...

Horses: Horse Pregnancy, tricky subject, foal
tricky subject, foal, groff: hi Katey, well lets see. This is a tricky subject. if shes been turned out with a stallion or a stallion is in a pasture by her then she could be pregnant. If shes not and hasn t been bred then obviously shes not. I m sorry to say the only advice I can give...

Horses: Horse Problem, horse problem, road signs
horse problem, road signs, nutritionist: Dear Richard, I have seen this dramatic change in a horse once in my life. The horse s owner and I could not figure out what was wrong with this mare. Eventually, we got a chiripractor out at the barn...and he told us she mad some muscle tension. Now that...

Horses: Horse Problem, horse problem, best bet
horse problem, best bet, horse whisperer: I DO NOT THINK YOU ARE GOING TO TEACH THIS OLD GAL NEW TRICKS. SHE S GOT HABITS THAT WILL GET YOU HURT. IT IS NOT WORTH IT, AND I M SURE YOU ARE NOT ENJOYING RIDING HER. I KNOW YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR THIS, BUT YOUR BEST BET IS TO GET RID OF HER AND GET...

Horses: Horse Problems, quarter horse mare, pony mare
quarter horse mare, pony mare, alignment problems: Jenna, If she ties up then you need to think about changing her diet. It s too high in protein. If she s getting a lot of grain that may be one reason why she gets so excited and worked up. Too much carbs and protein. Try getting her on a high forage/high...

Horses: Horse pregnancy, x rays, calcification
x rays, calcification, pregnant woman: Hi Deb; You need to get a reproduction vet out to look at her. If she is pregnant you can still do groundwork with her, put a saddle on her and lots of basics like that. No hard riding, but you could begin to ride her lightly. Just use common sense...

Horses: Horse problems, types of horses, flight mode
types of horses, flight mode, horse problems: Dear Alexsa; Some horses are extremely sensitive. They notice every new thing, become on guard at every blowing piece of grass and are in a perpetual state of being prepared to run. These types of horses require a leader (you) that is protective,...

Horses: Horse purchase, amish horses, american saddlebred horse
amish horses, american saddlebred horse, saddlebred horse: Good morning Mam You didn t give me your name so I ll just generally address this to Mam. Having dealt with many folks who started their riding career at the 1/2 century mark or later I agree that you need an older horse,a properly trained one in its...

Horses: Horse Question, spooky horses, rapid pace
spooky horses, rapid pace, dream horse: Hi Mike, Yes, I would recommend talking to the person in that story... experience counts in these cases. In general, the best way to tackle this is someone who is trained to train horses. It s not something that unexperienced riders are able to do...

Horses: Horse at Rest, qh, mary beth
qh, mary beth, shiloh: Mary Beth, It is perfectly normal for a horse to stand with one leg at rest all the time. This indicates his comfort level in that particular place (in the barn, pasture, where ever the behavior is being exhibited). He s telling you that he s relaxed...

Horses: Horse Spinning - Behavioral Problem, hackamore, quarterhorse
hackamore, quarterhorse, eye problems: Eileen, Not sure who you were addressing this inquiry to since I m not Kelsey and have no kids but I ll try to help you anyway. From reading your letter it seems the problem started when your daughter put someone else s saddle on the horse, one he had...

Horses: Horse Stocking up???, high protien diets, inconvience
high protien diets, inconvience, horeses: Lesley not to worry .. Stocking up is common in horeses that normally are used to moving about freely,on high protien diets, or train hard then have to stand in the stall all night. wrapping is one way to keep the swelling down.you can also adjust the horse...

Horses: Horse Stocking up???, circulation problem, box stall
circulation problem, box stall, water bucket: Put a small handfull of glaubers salt in her water bucket and she will quit stocking up. I had one horse that would stock up when he needed to be wormed. Most of the time it is a circulation problem that just hits different horses, and the gluabers salt...

Horses: Horse Stocking up???, box stall, cold nights
box stall, cold nights, dr larry: Hi Lesley, Stocking up is caused by fluids not being properly moved out of the area by the lymphatic system. Wrapping, walking, any kind of exercise are all good solutions, but I don t know how you ll *prevent* it. See what you can find at about.horses.com,...

Horses: Horse sheds to skin, older horses, qh mare
older horses, qh mare, thyroid problems: Kaci, It sounds like she may be having a medical complication which is causing the massive shedding down to the skin. I would have your vet check her out for things like thyroid problems, cushings disease, etc. These are very common in older horses, amd...

Horses: Horse with shoulder pain, equine chiropractor, massage therapist
equine chiropractor, massage therapist, buckley wa: Corrina, It sure sounds like her shoulder may be out in which case I would suggest finding an equine chiropractor to come out and take a look at her. Unless your vet is experienced and familiar with chiropractic issues he won t be much help. If she s...

Horses: Horse speed, endurance rides, morgan cross
endurance rides, morgan cross, full tilt: Hello Rebecca, I would try putting him on a lunge line for at least 45 minutes before riding him. Let him go as fast as he wishes only don t let him hurt himself. If he looks like he may injure himself, bring him down. Do 10 to 15 minutes each direction,...

Horses: Horse's speed, equine chiropractor, autopsy room
equine chiropractor, autopsy room, attitude problems: Alexsa, Couple of questions to consider when problems like this start. First off, he s awfully young to be well-trained . He s still very immature both physically and mentally. I, personally, won t get on a horse until they are 3 and a half. I worked...

Horses: Horse Tricks, horse tricks, cna
horse tricks, cna, carrot: It is kind of hard to explain how to d trciks without demonstrating them.... Let me ATEMPT to try to explain the simplist one. To Bow Use a carrot or treat to get the horse to stretch down under them self to the point that the horse bends on of it s...

Horses: Horse training, dear emily, first horse
dear emily, first horse, horse owners: Dear Emily: In the past I have been a 4H leader and judge so I am familiar with the program. As a non owner- no matter how many lessons or books or camps or shows your daughter may have attended -I would NEVER suggest that ANY rider - especially a Junior...

Horses: Horse valuations, bhs exams, owning a horse
bhs exams, owning a horse, backround: Katrina, It would greatly help me out if you could tell me what area of the country this horses is located? and if you could tell me a little about the horses confirmation. Right now the market is pretty bad, so it is the time to buy! I have many clients...

Horses: My Horse Won't Bridle, irish sport horse, exact spot
irish sport horse, exact spot, bridle: Hello Sarah! OOh Irish Sport Horse!!! **drool** haha anyways, its sounds like he is head shy. So to fix that, you will need just take him out one day in the arena lets say. So.. you will take the bridle in your hand, and bring it to his butt and start rubbing...

Horses: Horse Wound Care, sterile gauze, proud flesh
sterile gauze, proud flesh, dead flesh: Lashauna, Unfortunately what was done for this wound did nothing to help and a lot to compromise it. At this point in time the only thing I would recommend is getting an equine vet out to see her. Pouring bleach on a wound is one of the worst things you...

Horses: Horse weight loss., beet pulp, rice bran
beet pulp, rice bran, hip bones: This horse is looking to eat about 25 lbs of feed total a day. If you are only giving about 10 lbs of hay, he is hungry. You would be better off giving him as much hay as he wants and cut the feed down. It is hard to tell how much grain to give him, as I...

Horses: Horse, morgan cross, cart horse
morgan cross, cart horse, buying a horse: Hi Nicole, Frisian would be a bit heavy for me, but it depends on what you wish to do. If you wish for dressage or a cart horse, then Frisian would do well enough I suppose. For that type I would rather have an Andalusian or Lusitano or Lipizaner. I...

Horses: Horses, couple inches, gelding
couple inches, gelding, horses: Hey Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. From the ages 2 1/2 to 4 years most horses reach their full height. I would not expect a 3 year old at 14hh to grow any more than a couple inches at the most. Although, all horses do grow at...

Horses: Horses, true horse, horse breeder
true horse, horse breeder, expecting a baby: hi kaelyn, well if you are feeling something kick and her stomach is big then i would say she is pregnant. the only sure way to see if she has a baby in there is to have a vet do an ultra sound. if you cannot afford one then just give her a though check everyday....

Horses: Horses, equus family, wild asses
equus family, wild asses, true horse: Dear Michelle: Okay- let s get started. I ll try and keep these responses fairly straightforward. First of all, I should emphasize that there are many people who disagree with the entire theory of evolution. I am not taking sides either way, I am simply providing...

Horses: Horses, ridden horses, old mustang
ridden horses, old mustang, trail horses: Hi Cathy; First off, CONGRATULATIONS! Unfortunately, this is not an ideal situation for you. It s not an ideal situation for experienced people and I hate that you re being put in this situation. Is it not possible for the adoption agency to have...

Horses: Horses, therapy horses, little horses
therapy horses, little horses, e mail: Yes Tara horses do all kinds of work Some serve in the police force Some work on farms Some little horses go to hospitals to chear sick people uo Some are therapy horses Some work producing PMU :( If you wnat more details on any of theses I will...

Horses: Horses, soft rope, safety vest
soft rope, safety vest, western saddle: hi Sarah, ok answer #1 when a horse takes off with you pull them tight in a circle either to the left or the right. even if you have to drop one rein and pull with both hands on the other. sink your weight down in your heels lean back and just pull like...

Horses: Horses, akhal teke horses, akhal teke
akhal teke horses, akhal teke, desert climates: Dear Hollie, Most horses can handle all types of weather, however the Arabian and Akhal-teke horses are more susebtible to the cold because they come from desert climates, BUT they still do well here in wisconsin where the winters are freezing....

Horses: Horses, groff, horses
groff, horses: hi amily, well it depends on the horse and the impression the person leaves the horse. a horse can never forget a rider if it has mad a big impression on their life. if the rider hasnt spent much time with the horse then it wont remembeer them very long....

Horses: Horses aggressive towards smaller animals, equine behavior, animal communicator
equine behavior, animal communicator, animal communication: Bryan, This is a side of equine behavior that is not well understood. An animal communicator might be able to help you find out why they feel this way towards goats in particular, but it s not known why horses exhibit this sort of behavior in general....

Horses: Horses bones creak, quarter horse gelding, bones and joints
quarter horse gelding, bones and joints, strong horse: Hello! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help! I m not a vet, nor have I studied equine medicine but I would think this is normal. Don t your joints crack once in a while. It s kind of like cracking your fingers. It just relieves built...

Horses: Horses and the do and don't on what horses can eat, and how much., three horses, snaffle bit
three horses, snaffle bit, jelous: Hi Shirley; Apples, carrots, sugarcubes, peppermints et al...are pretty standard reward treats for horses. You can feed a fair bit and not worry about making them getting sick, but like anything else you shouldn t get carried away and instead use them...

Horses: Horses in history, bc horse council, fifth novel
bc horse council, fifth novel, backcountry horsemen: Dear Amy, Interesting question... the answer however, would depend on a number of factors: what is the terrain being covered? If the rider was travelling along established road across open territory where there was available water and forage- it would...

Horses: Horses hoof, drainage holes, horses hoof
drainage holes, horses hoof, soft mud: Leslie, I agree that is rather odd for him to have heat, and the holes in the frog but not favor it. However, depending on his pain tolerance he may not, my gelding had a nail hanging out of his leg and was sound! I would defiantely call your farrier...

Horses: Horses Killing, kentucky derby winner, life money
kentucky derby winner, life money, necessary funds: Hello hgrvl, They don t always kill injured horses. It very much depends on the type of injury, the prognosis for recovery and the suffering of the horse. It also depends on the amount of money it will require to heal the horse and if the owner possesses...

Horses: Horses laying down, herd animals, paint mix
herd animals, paint mix, dangerous things: hi bob, he does lay down more because he feels more safe. horses are herd animals and when they are on their own they have no warning of dangerous things. with a look out horse she keeps and eye out to protect the younger one. congrats on buying his mother,...

Horses: Horses together after foaling?, foal, colt
foal, colt, phillies: Once the two have bonded it would be difficult for another mare to separate a mother and colt, but that isn t to say that there wouldn t be a fight over the whole thing. I would wait for at least 48 hours or so to make sure the colt knows who mom is. If...

Horses: Horses, couple times, pasture
couple times, pasture, fence: have you already tried riding with someone else? IF you havn t, try riding with a friend (your friend on another horse). It might make your horse feel more comfertable, and happy. After riding with a friend a couple times, ride by yourself (again) and if...

Horses: Horseys, sumthing, pony
sumthing, pony, good luck: what you should do is have a talk with your parents after dinnner. tell them how much you want a pony and you thinnk that you have the responsibility to look after one . you could also tell them if your short on money you can have a cake sale or sumthing...

Horses: Hot Hoof, tb gelding, poltice
tb gelding, poltice, couple x: Dear Confused, My first question is how long has this horse been yours? Usually when there is heat in a leg or foot, there has been some kind of injury. In the case of a foot, I would expect it more from riding on a soft surface then going to a hard...

Horses: Hot Hoof, tb gelding, vet visit
tb gelding, vet visit, temperature strips: Hi there! This is a very difficult question to answer...hmmmm....especially since you said he has been sound. What I would do to find out more about this and to decide whether a vet visit may be indicated is to document when his hoof is hot and when not,...

Horses: Hot walker, chiros, free walking
chiros, free walking, computer access: Morning George -- we were out of town for the weekend and no computer access so I hope you ve not been waiting long.. Walkers -- good & bad points - you didn t tell me if its the old standard walker - or one that is a free walking walker where the horse...

Horses: Hunt Seat Head Set, hunt seat, quarter horse
hunt seat, quarter horse: Hello Mariah, I do not ride western nor do I know anything about western head set. But I don t believe that there is a certain head set for hunt seat. The horse must be on a fairly long rein and not collected, so the neck is lower than in dressage. The...

Horses: Hunter's Bump., american quarter horse, farrier
american quarter horse, farrier, groff: hi nina, lets see. have a chiropractor come out and adjust him. his back is probably out of place and have them adjust his whole body. this could also be why he is refusing jumps. also he could be getting and abscess. i doubt it but it could be. soak his...

Horses: Hunter in Hand, paint mare, english bridle
paint mare, english bridle, thoroughbreed: Hi Shawna; Hunters can be quite trendy . So, it s best if you go to some hunter shows in your area and see what s in . Hunter classes can also vary from region to region. So again, going to watch a few is your best bet. I have seen hunters set...

Horses: Hunter/jumper courses, hunter jumper, course difficulty
hunter jumper, course difficulty, ahsa: Dear Hannah, I apologize, but this question is very broad. I m neither sure what the heights should be nor am I aware of the experience level of the riders. What level show is this for? Is this for a show or training? A level? PCHA,AHSA? Hunter courses...

Horses: Hunter shows, hand gallop, novice hunter
hand gallop, novice hunter, web page rules: Dear Stacy: Since eventing is not my discipline and may have somewhat differnt criteria than the breed divisions in which I show I would recommend that you access the USEF or the EC web page rules section. These resources can offer you eventing specific details....

Horses: hacking out alone, gelding, safe place
gelding, safe place, mates: Hello Nikki, Success will depend on the reason he balks. You will need to know if it is because he is barn sour or because he is frightened. If the former I suggest that you locate a very safe place to hack him and trailer him there. He won t be able...

Horses: half lease, leasee, financial responsibilities
leasee, financial responsibilities, lease contract: Alex, Leases are funny things, because everybody has there own opinion as to what the terms mean. If you are interested in leasing a horse on half lease I would ask the owner all the questions you just asked me. Ask what your financial responsibilities...

Horses: halter, dear angie, halter classes
dear angie, halter classes, halter training: Dear Angie: Can you please forward some additional information: how old is your horse? what breed is your horse? in what type of classes was she haltered (eg: breed, open, class A , local etc.) when was the last time she was haltered? did...

Horses: halter, halter class, seven long years
halter class, seven long years, use your voice: Dear Rachel: Hmmm... at seven years old expecting her to stand square can be a big task to bite off. I m not suggesting that it s impossible - but you re probably going to be struggling against seven years of her being allowed to stand as she pleases. The...

Horses: How to halter a 4 month old foal?, foal, halters
foal, halters, foals: Hi Cindi; There really is no such thing as halter breaking . You put the halter on and you re done. Leave it on for a day and then take off. I don t like to leave halters on horses because they get caught on fencing and such too easily. If you want...

Horses: halter breaking, buggy whip, soft rope
buggy whip, soft rope, rope halter: Dear Jami: Yikes! A yearling that isn t halter broken is a big challenge- especially if he s an unwilling student. I would use a soft rope halter (cotton) that can slide over his head quickly and that has a leather crown piece so that should you get it on...

Horses: halter breaking, percheron horses, horse cookies
percheron horses, horse cookies, horse problem: Holly, OK. You are pretty much starting from scratch. The filly is timid and you will have to work hard to get her to bond with you. I can appreciate your inability to get as much done with them as you would have liked to when they were small because...

Horses: halter Classes, sonny dee bar, halter classes
sonny dee bar, halter classes, class routine: Dear JoAnn: Thanks for your kind words. I sympathize with your plight and many aspects of showing (especially at the higher levels) regrettably become very political and are not necessarily in the best interests of the horse. Even in an open(mixed breed)...

Horses: halter colt, quarter horse stud, high protien diet
quarter horse stud, high protien diet, throat sweat: Dear Crystal: Well, I could tell you what many trainers do to yearlings to get them fitted up for yearling halter to win a futurity - yet sadly many of these youngsters ever make it to adulthood because of these tactics. Case in point - a yearling half...

Horses: halter show, definitive advice, halter classes
definitive advice, halter classes, halter horse: Dear Michelle: I would definitely need to know what breed of horse you have before I can offer you any definitive advice on haltering your horse. Breed specifications for halter vary greatly from breed to breed. The exact age of your horse is also critical....

Horses: halter training shetland pony, shetland pony, halter classes
shetland pony, halter classes, halter training: Dear Ginger: I m afraid that Shetlands aren t really my area of expertise, but in my limited understanding, American Shetlands DO stand stretched much like a Morgan. Your daugther is very young and frankly, I would try and focus more on safety and her having...

Horses: halter training, maintenance tasks that, prey animal
maintenance tasks that, prey animal, natural tendencies: Hi Amber! Sounds like you ve got your hands full, but what you re working on is definitely worthwhile. You can halter train a grown horse - horses continue to learn throughout their lives, and Shadow can definitely be trained to do lots of things. Her shyness...

Horses: How to halter my two year old filly, kori kori, many horses
kori kori, many horses, adult age: Kori -- you didn t state your age...you re going to need assistance depending on where and what size of area you re trying to get her haltered.... Why did you mess with a mustang? I don t understand why folks that haven t handled many horses think they re...

Horses: halter, pencil neck, going in circles
pencil neck, going in circles, halter class: DAN I FEEL JUST RIDING YOUR HORSE DAILY SOME MAKES FOR GOOD CONDITIONING THAN LOUNGEING AND GOING IN CIRCLES HORSES GET SO BORED AND SO DOES THE RIDER. RIDE AND GO UP HILLS AND DOWN, CROSS CREEKS, ETC. FEED HIGH PROTEIN THEN RIDE IT INTO MUSCLE WEAR A...

Horses: halters, prefrence, tack store
prefrence, tack store, horse care: Hye! Thanxs for your question and I hope I can be of some help. As for the halters, it really doesn t matter if you leave it on or off. As for me I leave them off at night or during the day when they are out for a long period of time but others do otherwise....

Horses: "hands", bump, farmers
bump, farmers, meg: Hye! Thanxs for your question and I hope I can be of some help. A hand is the term used to measure a horse. Each hand is 4 inches. I guess it was the width of a farmers hand at one point I duhno. But yes. 4 inches. It is measured from the ground up to it s...

Horses: What happened, protine, tack stores
protine, tack stores, sweet feed: Hi Debbie Well honestly it sounds to me as if this horse was possibly abused. Him being underfed is a sign that he may have been being miss handled also... If this is the case it s going to take alot of trust building to help him. For tips you can...

Horses: hard to catch horse, whistle tune, half of the time
whistle tune, half of the time, hiya: Oh hiya u said u use grain try mabey using apples or carrots that won t make ur horse overweight. Have u tried calling her? or like have a summ kind of whistle tune that u can sing wen u go in and repeat it daily then mabe she could start comming to you....

Horses: hard to catch horses, rodeo horse, acre pastures
rodeo horse, acre pastures, grain bucket: Hi Christy; At this point, there s no reason why you can t use food as a motivator. Instead of grain though use carrots or apples or those premade horse treats. Since she is just new to you and your sister, it ll take a little bit of time, but once...

Horses: hard to catch pregnant mare, pregnant mare, repore
pregnant mare, repore, daily basis: You should continue to work with her and improve her trust issues on a daily basis. She needs to know she can trust you which may or may not show until she needs you. Since she is used to being in the wild it is best to allow her to have her foal in the...

Horses: hard headed, straight lines, lope
straight lines, lope, canter: Hi Amanda; He s rushing and fighting you because he s not balanced and lacks strength and you re asking him to do something he can t. Let him go fast, and just go with it. Don t do circles and figures, just let him canter on straight lines at first and...

Horses: hard teats, teats, foaling
teats, foaling, e mail: Dear Janis, Sometimes mares teats will become hard and protrude out like a finger on a hand. But sometimes that hard knot can hurt or be uncomfortable to the mare. If she seems to be irritated by it, i suggest calling a vet. I think you should...

Horses: harness racing, first few days, race horse
first few days, race horse, harness racing: Hi Amanda; Yes, your vet can pull blood, but you d have to decide what you want tested. If you just want a regular CBC or if you want something more involved like thyroid, if you want certain toxins looked for, hormones, steroids, vitamins, minerals etc......

Horses: head problem, annoying habit, reins
annoying habit, reins, vet: Sorry i didn t get back to you. I ve been on vacation and my laptop crashed while i was there. Um try petting her head and talking to her. Otherwise i m not sure what you could do. Maybe she has something in her ears. Take her to the vet and get her head checked...

Horses: head shaking, western pleasure horse, confidence level
western pleasure horse, confidence level, hackamore: If she was never formally trained and doesn t have a history of moving the way she moves with you, then you can most likely have someone work with her and fix the headset. Since you are a new rider, I wouldn t suggest trying to fix the problem yourself,...

Horses: head shaking, fly mask, good horse
fly mask, good horse, 1hh: Hello, Where did you get Sam? What kind of a place was it? Do you know the people and who owned him before they owned him? Is he registered? If so, can you look into his background? I honestly feel that Sam was abused, probably by a man, ear twitched and possibly...

Horses: health care, metropolitain area, vet costs
metropolitain area, vet costs, vet bill: This depends on a lot of things, like location, age of horse, how it s cared for, what you can do yourself, and what it s doing. Typically the vet costs for my horse are around $300 in the Eastern US in a major metropolitain area, which include shots twice...

Horses: health issue, pasture grass, paint mare
pasture grass, paint mare, dutch doors: Hello Zara! It sounds to me like she has heaves. The WORST thing possible for that, is for her to stay in a stall at night and such. Keep her outside at ALL times. That way she gets fresh air and stuff. Soaking the hay is an excellent idea. Try to keep the...

Horses: heartattacks, quarter horse mix, poisonous weed
quarter horse mix, poisonous weed, best guess: hi Jessie, im very sorry to hear about the loss of your mare. heart attacks are not common among healthy young horses. they are possible but only if the horse was stress to an extreme point. the mare could have eaten a poisonous weed or could have been bitten...

Horses: heels down!, stirrup leathers, leg position
stirrup leathers, leg position, ankle bone: Dear Colleen: Riding without stirrups is an excellent way to develop a good lower leg position - but you need to begin at the trot. As you progress toward the canter without stirrups, remember that your goal is not simply to keep your heels down, but to keep...

Horses: hello, sitting trot, stirrups
sitting trot, stirrups, saterday: Cantering is perhaps one of the most difficult things you will have to learn to do when riding. They problem, in most cases, is balance. The first thing to do would be to make sure you are on a well schooled, experienced, comfortable horse, if this is possible....

Horses: help, equestrian discipline, knowledgeable coach
equestrian discipline, knowledgeable coach, pony club: Dear Diana: I hope this doesn t sound too severe but your message has me concerned on a couple of fronts. First of all a jump off is the final round of a jumping competition and you have to qualify (through fewest faults) to get there. Secondly - and...

Horses: help!!, tennessee walking horse, bell boots
tennessee walking horse, bell boots, quarter horses: I assume from your letter that the horse over reached, and that the cut is on the bulb of the heel or the lower pastern area. Keep it clean, wash it with an antiseptice scrub such as baedine. Put some ointment on it, triple antibiatic ointment is the best....

Horses: help, equine chiropractor, gelding
equine chiropractor, gelding, lyn: Meghan, Sounds like you are having a problem with the fit of your saddle. This behavior is very common with a saddle that doesn t fit. Check the fit of your saddle. If not sure how to do this get back to me. But I think once you get the saddle problem...

Horses: help my horse, protein work, margo
protein work, margo, veins: Margo You want more protein when conditioning a horse for the show ring, then you work that into muscle and veins popping. It depends on the weight, breed, etc just to how much protein, work with your feed dealer and add soy bean meal for extras. Regards...

Horses: help with jump training, jump training, leg movements
jump training, leg movements, 2 steps: Dear Ken, I must forst start off by asking you a question this time:) Has he been jumping? And when he does jump, what is it that he does to make you feel that he has this fear? Does he refuse to jump or simply exhaggerate the height of the poles in order...

Horses: help with jump training, jump standards, jump training
jump standards, jump training, hindquarters: Hey. This could definately cause some delays when training the horse to jump. As long is he is sound though, you can probably train him over some jumps. You must first teach him its okay to have his legs TOUCHED. Start at his shoulder/hindquarters and work...

Horses: help mare gain wieght, cause colic, gaining weight
cause colic, gaining weight, pellets: Increasing her grain, as long as it is the same grain you were feeding before won t cause colic, but if you increase her intake by more than double you could run into a problem, so gradullay over the next week increase her feed slowly. If she has trouble...

Horses: help, bay gelding, funny thing
bay gelding, funny thing, good luck: Hi Amber, well bucking can be very dangerous.Maybe you should ask who ever is breaking him and let them know he is still bucking.Your horse may like you but you are the one who is going to get hurt if he keeps doing this. Hope this helps and good...

Horses: helping an older horse, dodson horrell, equine dentist
dodson horrell, equine dentist, welsh pony: Hi Rachael Firstly you can slowly bring Patel back to light work, but he will need time to build himself back up. Even if she is unable to do a lot of work, I am sure she would someone a lot of pleasure. You will need to feed him hard feeds about 3...

Horses: hi, fence line, roll backs
fence line, roll backs, canter: hi emily, im not to advanced in reining but from what iv learned alot of the skills are bred into the horse. to do roll backs, trot your horse along a fence line and say whoa, turn him towards the fence and turn him around. keep your inside hand low and really...

Horses: hia friend of my parents..., ponies, pony
ponies, pony, good luck: heya, Im soooo sorry i havent replied earlier, I ve been in scotland and i cant figure out how to get the thingy on here to say you re away! It depends what type of pony it is. many ponies are very hardy and can carry weight well (not saying your heavy!)...

Horses: hi Lana, :)(1)i face..., horse expert, jumping horse
horse expert, jumping horse, flexible body: Hello Sara; The knee is usually not the problem when losing balance over the jumps. Without seeing a picture of you jumping it s impossible for me to give you specific things to work on. Likely what is happening is that you are jumping ahead of your...

Horses: hi there,my name is Berkley..., quarter horse gelding, patient guidance
quarter horse gelding, patient guidance, vet check: Hi Berkley, you may not like my answer, but I suggest lessons for you and your new horse. Parelli s methods are ok, but I for one needed help from many good teachers to advance my horsemanship. A three year old horse is very young, pretty immature. No...

Horses: hi Pete,(1)i face a..., horse expert, jumping horse
horse expert, jumping horse, flexible body: Hi Sara, First, for me, it s a struggle between balance and strength, so if you can take some time and work on both upper and lower body strength, that will be the best. I have found that just climbing lots of stairs helped me the most for leg strength....

Horses: hives on my mare, alfalfa grass, quarter horse mare
alfalfa grass, quarter horse mare, medicine herbs: Laura, Unfortunately, until you know what the source of the hives is there isn t a lot of help I can offer you. You can alleviate the itching from the hives by putting a little lavender oil on each hive. This is time-consuming but will offer relief from...

Horses: hogging, hunter jumper classes, piebald horses
hunter jumper classes, piebald horses, mane and tail: Here s a good site for learning how to braid: http://www.angelfire.com/tx3/equinekids/braiding.html You could try the running braid- its for horses with lond manes. If you don t want to do that one, then just do the button braids. Do small braids so there...

Horses: how to hold reins, summer clinics, team roping
summer clinics, team roping, reins: Hi Lori :) Ignore those losers!! These people sound like they have a stick up there booty. It sounds like your doing everything right, but just in case, here is a link with a lot of information on holding the reins. http://www.naturalhorsesupply.com/reins.shtml...

Horses: holding reins, split reins, western equitation
split reins, western equitation, summer clinics: Dear Lori: Ah well, everyone is an expert I suppose. The big question is: are you riding for pleasure or are you riding to show? Frankly, if you re riding for pleasure- the semantics of how you hold your reins are meaningless as long as you hold them firmly...

Horses: hoof care, horsese, spring roles
horsese, spring roles, hoof wall: Denise, They probably stand in the mud because it feels good on their feet. The mud and wetness won t do any damage, unless they are standing in 24/7 for months and months. The water in the ground will actually help your horses feet to retain moisture...

Horses: hoof problem, epsom salts, coffin bone
epsom salts, coffin bone, blood cell count: Hi Kevin; It sounds like she has a systemic issue and toxins are being released out her feet. Has your farrier seen the sores? Has he seen anything like it before? Have you had x-rays of her feet done to see if the coffin bone is rotated or dropped?...

Horses: hoof problems, therapist work, hoof problems
therapist work, hoof problems, sensitive feet: Hi Theresa; Putting shoes on him would likely help with his sensitive feet on gravel. If he has shoes on and he s still this sensitive then you need to inform your farrier that what he s doing is hurting your horse. Shortening the toes can cause an increase...

Horses: hoofs, hoofs, paso fina
hoofs, paso fina, hooves: Johnny, I can answer your question better if you fill me in on what is wrong with her 2 front hooves? If you go back to your question you ll see where you left a chunk out? Please get back to me to let me know what is going on, so I can better help you....

Horses: hooves, hoof boots, nail holes
hoof boots, nail holes, riding horses: Hello Sarah, from what you describe, it definitely sounds like you might consider pulling her shoes, getting a good farrier experienced in trimming barefoot riding horses (i.e. not just giving you a pasture trim ) and getting a pair of hoof boots for any...

Horses: Getting my horse to come, tummies, goody
tummies, goody, pats: Well I would try having a treat to start with, and whistle letting her see the treat and smell it. practice this about 4-5 times a day, when she responds with the whistle gradually weed out the goody to where your loves and pats are her reward. Horses are...

Horses: My horse, training a foal, disaplin
training a foal, disaplin, halter training: Dear Mistyrox08, First off you should check your local library for any books regarding horse care, and horse training. Start from the time the foal is born, rub him with your hands everywhere, his stomach, head, rub his ears...

Horses: my horse, geldings, meghan
geldings, meghan, mares: Dear meghan, Just by her attitude she may be in heat. Mares in heat tend to get cranky and don t listen as well. She will move differently then you have ever seen, it s hard to explain but here i go... She will flirt with geldings if they are...

Horses: my horse, cold season, runny nose
cold season, runny nose, pasture: Hello Chelsea! alright, well if he has recently just been put out on a grass pasture, it could just be that, because his body is just getting used to the new diet. or, it can be a cold. It is cold season for the horses. If the runny nose continues, get a...

Horses: horse, tack shops, barrel horse
tack shops, barrel horse, alberta canada: Hi Roper :) I have actually never heard of this kind of salt but the best thing to do is to call your local tack shops and see if they have any. You can also talk to a trainer or vet and they might know where to get some. I m so sorry I couldn t be of any...

Horses: horse, ground manners, first horse
ground manners, first horse, standardbred: Kim, Thanks for the input on your training experience. Just be aware that dogs and pigs are much smarter than horses. I love them dearly but they aren t exactly the brightest bulbs on the intelligence tree! They rank on a scale with white mice. ...

Horses: my horse, skilled trainer, left knee
skilled trainer, left knee, left leg: Hello Megan, This condition is called Herd Bound . It is akin to Barn Sour and it affects horses that have not been taught to obey its rider. You will have to conquer her by teaching her to obey your will. If you are a strong rider you can do...

Horses: my horse is not the same, horses and ponies, adults with disabilities
horses and ponies, adults with disabilities, beautiful ranch: Ally, You ve got a couple of things going on here. As to the long hair coat, I would suggest that you have the horse tested for Cushings. A long hair coat is one of the classic symptoms of Cushings. Could be a couple of other things too, but given the...

Horses: my horse, equine chiropractor, tack sponge
equine chiropractor, tack sponge, liniment: he is just testing to see what he can get away with. dont use grain. just keep approaching him. if he runs off thats fine. walk up to him again. he will figure out that you will keep coming and that he is doing more work then he wants and will let you catch...

Horses: my horse, tiny fee, arabian horse
tiny fee, arabian horse, kelsey: Hi Tessa :) It is difficult to determine what you should do unless I have seen the horse. My advise would be to have a consultation with a trainer. Most trainers do this for a tiny fee and sometimes they do it for free. He would take a look at your horse...

Horses: horse, bran mash, maiden mare
bran mash, maiden mare, last month of pregnancy: Dear Larry: At this point in her pregnancy, your mare should be being routinely checked by your veterinarian and this is really a question best asked of your vet. Generally- your mare has less room in her abdominal cavity to accommodate a large volume of...

Horses: My horse, bay mare, time accident
bay mare, time accident, small jump: Dear Amber Have questions for you to answer. When she was jumped with the prior owner -- was it a one time accident --- was she trained to jump -- I mean serious training? How high is the jump you re asking her to take? Is there a ground pole on...

Horses: my horse, trot canter, short periods
trot canter, short periods, voice command: Not much info to go on here. You didn t tell me what kind of horse or anything or how old or how trained. Assuming that she s well trained and you have been riding for awhile and are not pulling on her when you ask for the faster gait.... make sure that...

Horses: my horse, borred, temperment
borred, temperment, canter: Hi Michele You might be bouncing on her back to make her very uncomfortable and it hurts. Maybe you might need some riding lessons, or the horse might also just be borred and has a nastey temperment? In any case, if your in fact a good rider, then the...

Horses: my horse, quarter horse mare, pregnant mares
quarter horse mare, pregnant mares, saddle area: Amanda, I can give you a couple of obvious signs but you sound like you are pretty inexperienced so I suggest you get a book. There are 2 that are pretty good - Blessed Are The Broodmares and the companion book Blessed Are The Foals . They are a...

Horses: horse, herd leader, neck skin
herd leader, neck skin, nips: Then I would definitely carry a bat and if she turns her mouth toward anyone ... bat her nose hard. And just be very careful around her. This may not be a habit that is easily broken, but she must be punished each time she tries to bite. Also, if she bites...

Horses: my horse, ground manners, ferrier
ground manners, ferrier, half an hour: Dear Gloria It seems to me that you need to work more with her on ground issues. Is she a great ground horse? Leading, tieing, standing for the ferrier ETC. IF she is then you need to work more on her bucking problems. It seems to be that you should...

Horses: My horse is now alone, horse years, gelding
horse years, gelding, pasture: Hello -- So very sorry to hear of your loss - but 32 years is a long time in horse years for sure. We have a 31 yr old ex broodmare that we expect to find any day but she keeps on going.... It IS sad to see another horse pining for their loss. He...

Horses: horse anatomy, horse anatomy, hind legs
horse anatomy, hind legs, cows: Hello, I really don t understand what you are asking. Horses use their back legs to propell themselves forward. I m not around cows enough to know, but cows, I m guessing also use their hind legs to move themselves forward. If you need more info just ask....

Horses: horse attitude, many horses, one horse
many horses, one horse, bad behavior: Hello Denise, I am guessing that he may have been hit with a halter or bridle. Yes, abused, poor thing. This may have happened when he tried to get at his hay or grain while the groom was in the act of feeding and to keep him away, the groom may have hit...

Horses: horse/barrels legs, medicine boots, equine activities
medicine boots, equine activities, bell boots: Dear Melissa, To be honest- there is little one can do to prevent the stresses placed on a horses legs by speed events such as barrels- as such, I have to admit- I am not a fan of theses equine activities. Nonetheless, I respect your right to choose and that...

Horses: horse behavier, how to read body language, dressage whip
how to read body language, dressage whip, turning into something: Sharon, The only thing you are doing wrong is letting her run the show. She s a baby and turning into something of a bully. You need to stand up to her and let her know in no uncertain terms that she has to respect you; you are giving her food and she...

Horses: horse behavior, horse behavior, two lips
horse behavior, two lips, couple questions: April,, thank you for your question ,, First remember if it has teeth , it will bite, try to use common sense in all things.. Second , Never run up to a horse or any animal for that matter.. horses cannot see what is directly in front of them the see things...

Horses: horse behavior, blow holes, horse behavior
blow holes, horse behavior, two lips: Hi April. It is so great that you have the opportunity to spend time with the horses. The lips pressed together and air blowing out...making that fluttering noise with there lips like they just gave you the berries..... is just the blowing their nose....

Horses: horse behavior, horse behavior, two lips
horse behavior, two lips, owners permission: heya, The horse which rubs her lips against your clothing and your hand is being affectionate. She is effectivley grooming you. Have you seen the way two horses stand side my side and rub each other with their mouths? this is called mutual grooming and...

Horses: horse behavior, horse behavior, expert section
horse behavior, expert section, two lips: Hello April! Thanks so much for visiting allexperts.com! That s wonderful that you ve found some four hooved friends to spend some time with! I just want to utter a quick warning...make sure the owners are agreeable to your over the fence visits just to keep...

Horses: horse behavior, flight instinct, horse behavior
flight instinct, horse behavior, gelding: Trust me, you are not overrreacting. A horse who acts out aggressively for ANY reason shows you his fight instinct is bigger than his flight instinct. I would think twice about buying the horse. However, this behavior can be fixed. When he rears and strikes,...

Horses: horse behavior, photos of horses, olfactory senses
photos of horses, olfactory senses, horse behavior: Kat Horses do NOT laugh..... I can t tell you what she was doing since you didn t describe what her ears were doing at the same time.... All horses can curl their upper lip to free up their olfactory senses at times --- but it doesn t make sense why...

Horses: horse behavior, equine behavior, herd of horses
equine behavior, herd of horses, facial expressions: This is an extremely broad question and one that would take a book to fully delve into, which has already been written many times before. But essentially, horses speak and show emotion through a series of body language. They use the actions of their...

Horses: horse behavior, fitting saddles, proper thanks
fitting saddles, proper thanks, horse behavior: Elaine, You ve asked a couple of really big questions here. As far as lying down on a sandbar, was he also trying to roll? I had a horse you had to watch like a hawk in water. She would drop in a heartbeat with no warning! I put some spurs on, little...

Horses: horse behavior, prey animals, big cats
prey animals, big cats, horse behavior: Hello Chris, How often horses lie down depends on the individual horse and whether or not he has a soft,inviting bed of shavings or straw to lie on. They do need to lie down sometimes in order to get complete rest and REM sleep. When they sleep standing...

Horses: horse behavior problem, cowboy advice, rescue remedy
cowboy advice, rescue remedy, ups and downs: Trish, Rescue Remedy (brand name) is a distillation of, I think, 11 flower essences. Developed by Dr. Bach in England 150+ yrs. ago it falls in the category of homeopathic treatments. It helps calm fears and trepidations for one. Works great on dogs...

Horses: horse behavior problem, cowboy advice, ups and downs
cowboy advice, ups and downs, clinton anderson: Hello Trish, I think you have a Quarter horse? That is the one breed of horse I will never again own. I have never found a more stubbord, ornery, defiant breed than that. However, you do have one so IF you plan to keep him, and I advise you not to, you...

Horses: horse behavior problem, natural horsemanship techniques, parelli natural horsemanship
natural horsemanship techniques, parelli natural horsemanship, human caretakers: Trish, Thank you for answering my many more questions. Rio seems to be a very nervous horse, and not to trusting of his human caretakers. I would recommend that you try the Parelli Natural Horsemanship techniques with him. These techniques are fabulous...

Horses: horse behavior, horse cookies, sugar cubes
horse cookies, sugar cubes, horse behavior: Hi April. I LOVE horses too! The behaviors you mentioned sound like they are glad to see you. If the horse that rubs her lips against your hand and clothes was mean and going to eat them, you probably wouldn t be able to get near her. She might like...

Horses: what horse is best, draft horses, quarterhorse
draft horses, quarterhorse, horse world: Ones that are easy to keep, and stay healthy. And it s not so much about the breed itself, as it is how well they do. Crossbreeds (mutts of the horse world) with some cold blooded breeds, like draft horses, tend to be very hearty, they just don t look...

Horses: horse will not take bit, black licorice, training horses
black licorice, training horses, clinton anderson: Laura, I will almost garauntee that the snaffle is pinching his tongue, and that is why he doesn t want to take it. I would try a straight rubber coated bit, or try riding him in a hackamore/bosol for awhile to let him relax, and not worry about anything...

Horses: my horse bornwild, standardbred horse racing, standardbred horse
standardbred horse racing, standardbred horse, first horse: hi salena, well this is a big problem. he may just be mad because he is at a different place ut that is still no excuse to charge. when you go into the pen keep with you a loung line or a loung whip. if hew charges get him to move away and make him run around....

Horses: my horse bornwild, standardbred horse racing, psychological burden
standardbred horse racing, psychological burden, standardbred horse: Selena, Do the cuts look like they might be kick marks from the mare? Is there any way you can get him turned out seperately from the mare? Maybe with just the other males? If you can and his behavior improves, you re on the right track! If he hasn...

Horses: horse breaking, richard shrake, pat parelli
richard shrake, pat parelli, horse psychology: Cecily, This is one that the passive, friendly approach won t work on. She s a dominant mare, even at this early age, and so far has managed to intimidate you very well. Put her to work in the pen. Don t just sit there. If you don t know anything...

Horses: horse that's bred, hi thanks, asking this question
hi thanks, asking this question, mare: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. From the last day of breeding, a mare is usually pregnant for 11 months. But like any pregnancy it can vary depending on the circumstances that may arise. I hope that answers your questions....

Horses: horse breeding, foaling mares, skeletal maturity
foaling mares, skeletal maturity, heat cycles: Hello, The article you saw is correct in the fact that a filly begins cycling at approximately a year of age. This means technically she is capable of getting pregnant. However, frequently the heat cycles are not consistant. I have seen fillies bred...

Horses: horse breeds, halter classes, horse breeds
halter classes, horse breeds, wrong answer: Hi Jessica :) There really is no right or wrong answer for this question. It depends what the arab is trained to do, or what event the owner thinks the horse is best at. I personally think that arabs look gorgeous in halter classes. The way they are trained...

Horses: horse breeds, american quarter horses, gaited horses
american quarter horses, gaited horses, quarter horses: Hi Donna, are you thinking of purchasing a horse? I am trying to decide from your question if you are 8, or if you are asking about getting a horse for your daughter :). Either way, I would assume that the 4 years of riding experience include lessons,...

Horses: my horse is bucking, equine chiropractor, straight trees
equine chiropractor, straight trees, abnormal pressure: Makala, First off I would check the fit of your saddle. Sounds like there s a problem. This is pretty typical behavior if a saddle really doesn t fit a horse and the horse objects to pain. Check out the saddle itself and make sure it s still in good...

Horses: My horse bucking and rearing., percheron mare, national show horse
percheron mare, national show horse, horse gelding: Hi Katie; Ohhh, one of my favourites, Percheron crosses. :-) Anyway, the problem you are experiencing is extremely common. It s called herdbound and it s a natural and instinctual. Horses by nature are herd animals. They depend on the herd...

Horses: What a horse is capable of, understanding horses, fantasy novel
understanding horses, fantasy novel, fantasy story: Hello Tasha, You ve asked a very involved question! I myself can t give you a complete answer, however, if you plan to write about horses it would be a good idea for you to spend some time in the library browsing all the horse books you can find. One...

Horses: horse care, foot ailments, horsecare
foot ailments, horsecare, thev: Well, that is an interesting question. I havn t really ever studied much about horsecare and horsemanship in the 1910s, but, since there weren t really any sophisticated veterinarians, I m guessing they would have sorted it out themselves. I gather that they...

Horses: horse color, pat perrelli, rfdtv
pat perrelli, rfdtv, fire cracker: Susan, Well, they can get some kind of rough handling from the ranch hands and not a lot of time is spend socializing horses used for ranch work so if I was you I would start over with this horse. Take him into a round pen and play some Parelli games with...

Horses: how to get my horse to go consistantly, dear arlene, horse herd
dear arlene, horse herd, living quarters: Dear Arlene- Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I would love to answer your question but I think I need some more information in order to be specific. 1. What sort of training had the mare when you bought her? 2. What type of living quarters is...

Horses: how to get our horse to go consistantly, finished horse, minonites
finished horse, minonites, snaffle: Sorry for the delay in answering. We ve recently relocated from one ranch to another and the days tend to get away from us very quickly as we move from one project to another. You must acknowledge that your mare was bred and has the pedigree to trot or...

Horses: horse cookies, horse cookies, pets pets
horse cookies, pets pets, muffins: hey! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Here s a few recipes I have found. Sorry if some of them are repeats of each other. Carrot and Apple Horse Cookies - http://www.recipegoldmine.com/pets/pets94.html Horse Muffins - http://www.recipegoldmine.com/pets/pets97.html...

Horses: horse costs, horse costs, vet bills
horse costs, vet bills, shoer: if your going to run alot or do hard trail rides yes. if not then no. you wont need them. splint boots protect their splint bones. their splint bone will only pop if your running tight turns, or lo9ng distance running. i would say for regular riding you dont...

Horses: horse eating the wood in his stables, worst case scenarios, livery yard
worst case scenarios, livery yard, wood fibers: Richard, So, you have a termite on your hands! Has he just started this or has this been going on for a while? If it s just started check to see if they are giving hay at night and how much. If he s got hay then the next step is to figure out why he...

Horses: my horse is to fast, tb mare, nothing works
tb mare, nothing works, canter: Hello Paige, You have skipped the basics. Gymnastics. Basic dressage. Nothing works like teaching your horse, before it ever jumps anything, to shorten stride, lengthen stride, walk from any gait, and to halt on command. I recommend strongly that you...

Horses: my horse is too fast, high calorie diet, tb mare
high calorie diet, tb mare, legal substances: Dear Paige: You do not give me very much information to go on - such as how long you have had this horse, how old she is, how long she has been off the track or your years of experience. What I can tell you is that in a race trained horse - you have an animal...

Horses: horse feed, beet pulp, orchard grass
beet pulp, orchard grass, grass mix: Stefanie, Sweetfeed does carry alot more sugar and protien than a pelleted feed with supplements, which will in turn increase your horses energy level. So, sweetfeed is most likely contributing to your horses spirit level. The best way to feed a hot...

Horses: horse fields, strange behaviors, lethargy
strange behaviors, lethargy, many different types: Becky, I do not know much about grass, as far as what kinds are good to use for fields where horses will be turned out. I would recommend that you contact Lyn Kamer (another expert listed on this site), she is my mentor, and could probably tell you anything...

Horses: the horse has some fluid on her coffin, coffin bone, possiblity
coffin bone, possiblity, horse trailer: Hello! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, everything s been really busy now that summer s started. Unfortunately I have never studied equine medicine so this isn t my strongest area. I tried to do some research into it but it was difficult. As...

Horses: Getting a horse in frame and on the bit, horse trial, eventer
horse trial, eventer, school horse: Dear Anna: At 16 - it is unlikely that this horse will be a candidate for for a re-school. Your description of his condition when he arrived at your facility indicates the possibility of a long life of abusive riding. Also, while you can use gadgets in...

Horses: horse fungus?, fungus infection, rain rot
fungus infection, rain rot, hind quarters: Sounds like it might be Sweet Itch, also known as ringworm, summer fungus, or rain rot. It s essentially (from what you ve described) a common ground fungal/fungus infection. Best medicine is an anti-fungal that you can get from most well supplied tack...

Horses: horse fungus?, horse medicines, hind quarters
horse medicines, hind quarters, horse supplies: Hey! Thanks for your question and sorry for taking so long to get back to you. Life has been pretty hectic lately. I hope I can be of some help, but I don t think I can. I have never studied equine medicine so I only know from experience. And my personal...

Horses: horse fungus?, hind quarters, mini horse
hind quarters, mini horse, scabs: heya, without seeing these scabs that you are describing it is very hard to know what they are. I would say to get the vet out to have a look at your horse as it may need some kind of lotion or medicine prescribed from the vet. good luck ! i hope your...

Horses: horse- hair loss- heat, immeadiatly, spotted draft
immeadiatly, spotted draft, pasterns: Dear Heather, Warmness in the coronary bands, tendons, pasterns, or any lower leg heat can be a sign of ringobne in forming, or many other serious health problems. If she is also loosing hair then I am extrememly worried for her. You should call...

Horses: horse hard to saddle, old paint, educated guess
old paint, educated guess, quirks: Richard, I ll tell you what I ve told dozens of other people - look for a reason for a horse s sudden behavior quirks/problems. My guess is the saddle simply no longer fits him. He definately doesn t want to wear it and is trying hard to tell you that....

Horses: Can my horse be helped?, american paint horse, fence line
american paint horse, fence line, vison: Hi Tina. I know how you feel. Um try this. When he goes to turn around to head back home, sit back in the saddle, feet forward and say whoooaaa. If he doesn t stop, pull on the reins. If he still doesn t stop, reach down to one side if the reins and pull back....

Horses: horse hoof and boredom, hoof oil, hanging baskets
hoof oil, hanging baskets, big dogs: hi Cindy, yes, once you start working your horse he wont be as restless. he will have a more active life and be more happy. even takling him for a walk right now will make him a bit happier. his hoof just chipped. its normal. the hoof will grow out and thats...

Horses: horse illness, blood discharge, rear quarters
blood discharge, rear quarters, collic: Dear Michelle, I know how badly you must feel. If he had chronic collic alot upping his food so quickly must have had a bad effect on him. Some horses are born with birth defects, but it seems like all the cases of colic took to much out of...

Horses: horse issues, equine dentist, white hairs
equine dentist, white hairs, thoroughbreed: Jackie, Always glad to help! Lets start with your TB mare: As far as the Blistering on her back, Iw ouldn t be overly concerned about it, especially if it is not bothering her now. THose things tend to be superficial, and should have had no effect on...

Horses: my horse jumped over a 6 foot..., flatwork, 6 foot 5
flatwork, 6 foot 5, fence: Well i should say you could jump that height with him or even higher but before you try it first talk to your instructor and let her know and ask her to help you but remember that you first need to start with flatwork 1st so the horses back has work and when...

Horses: My horse is Kinda Messed up. How can I fix him?, perfect head, western pleasure
perfect head, western pleasure, english horse: Dear Monica: Your letter is a little hard to follow as I think you may have skipped a few words- so I m not quite sure what you mean when you say, ... he would reach out and use his but while... You also say that you think he is trying to four beat which...

Horses: My horse keeps tripping, horse chiropractor, anglo arabian
horse chiropractor, anglo arabian, bell boots: hi alycia, lets see. he could be over reaching and knocking his front feet with his back. try putting bell boots on him to protect that. other then that it could be that his shoulder is out and needs to be readjusted. call a horse chiropractor and have him...

Horses: My horse kicks the stable door, solitary confinement, haynet
solitary confinement, haynet, stable door: Well, good news is the banging the door shouldn t bother his ringbone. It s spoiled brat behavior. He doesn t like being kept in the stall when he was used to 24 hr. turnout. Maybe you could get them to bring him in later? He simply doesn t want to be confined...

Horses: horse with leg/hoof lameness, natural balance shoes, egg bar
natural balance shoes, egg bar, bar shoes: Bummer...I live in Maryland... Let me know, though, if you can send me pictures of the bottom of his hooves and also from the side again in a close-up and I will mark them up to show you what I mean...maybe this will explain. Also, you may want to check...

Horses: horse with leg/hoof lameness, natural balance shoes, egg bar
natural balance shoes, egg bar, bar shoes: The term taking off toe can apply to anything removed with either the nippers, the hoof knife or the rasp. Not sure about cold shoeing riding horses, but with race horses the foot (heel and toe) is usually tsken down with a hoof knife and/or nippers, then...

Horses: horse losing color, feeding horses, quality hay
feeding horses, quality hay, costley: OMELENE IS A READY MIXED FEED MADE BY PURINA. EATING ALL THE HAY THAY WANT IS THE RIGHT IDEA, BUT IF THE QUALITY IS POOR IT WILL TURN OUT TO BE MORE COSTLEY THAN A BRIGHT QUALITY GREEN HAY THE SMELLS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT YOURSELF. EVEN THAT IS NO GUARANTEE,...

Horses: horse lossing color, mineral deficiency, broad spectrum
mineral deficiency, broad spectrum, vitamin supplement: Hi Jessica; If you re concerned about a vitamin or mineral deficiency, you re best to have your vet pull blood and run a broad spectrum blood test. This way you can find out EXACTLY what is lacking in your horse s diet and suppliment it specifically, rather...

Horses: My horse lost a 3rd of his hoof..., horses hooves, ligaments tendons
horses hooves, ligaments tendons, wire fence: Hello Kelsey, thanks for your question. You are very fortunate that your horse only lost part of his hoof and that the blood loss was not too bad. Horses hooves do indeed grow at different rates and on average, one usually finds 9-12 months for a whole hoof...

Horses: how to get my horse to lunge properly, natural horsemanship, clint anderson
natural horsemanship, clint anderson, chris cox: hi briana, well there are two ways. you can use the end of the lounge line and swing it around and repeat the command trot or you can use a loung whip while telling her to trot. smae as cantering. first she needs to know that when you say whoa she has to...

Horses: horse misbehavior, horse pals, hilly woods
horse pals, hilly woods, australian saddle: Hi Lindy, It is possible that he was drugged before the purchase. It s also possible, and it happens frequently, that when moved to new surroundings horses are at first quiet and well-behaved. It s like they are in a state of shock. The stress of the...

Horses: horse miscarriages, maiden mares, misscariages
maiden mares, misscariages, four horses: Dear Erika, Stress plays a huge factor in misscariages, and so does horse STD s. Maiden mares are at the same risk as a long time broodmare, it depends on the amount of care and even the stud s semen has a great effect on the foal to be. It depends...

Horses: my horse(neck), quarter horse mare, filies
quarter horse mare, filies, horse knowledge: Hi Terry. I m not a vet, but if you think anything of this filly, it s probably better to be safe than sorry. I d rather call and be told to wait it out than to call later and be told Why didn t you call sooner? This is serious! It s been my experience...

Horses: My horse needs to........, thoroughbred gelding, canter
thoroughbred gelding, canter, martingale: Hello Holly Your horse seems to want to go. Ok you should be using alot of half halting, and latting him know that you are the boss. You may need to consider a more severe bit, or even a martingale to hold his head down a little bit. My horse is the same...

Horses: My horse is very nervous & fights her bit!, control freaks, bad bone
control freaks, bad bone, snaffle: Hollie, Take her into a round pen and play some Parelli games with her to get her thinking and paying attention. Get a video, if possible, and watch it so you know what I m talking about. Then, start adding the noises that she s bothered by. Clang some...

Horses: horse nutrition, fly repellant, tape worms
fly repellant, tape worms, horse nutrition: Hi Crystal; The tail rubbing sounds like allergies...could be to bug bites along her topline or bottomline. This is very difficult to treat, but you can ask your vet about what s available to help relieve her symptoms. If she s allergic to something...

Horses: horse nutrition, omolene 200, energy calories
omolene 200, energy calories, proper digestion: Hi Robert; I ve heard of the Omelene #200, but never used it, and if I remember correctly it s a sweet feed type of mix? Obviously the Senior food would be inappropriate and Sweet Stuff sounds again like a sweet feed mix. Regardless, here are some...

Horses: is my horse too old?, granda, cuming
granda, cuming, xo: Christina, No d do not believe she is too old... I got my horse as a 15 year old who had been in extreamly light work and now we are getting ready to go novice( 2 foot 11 inches, just take your time conditioning him and never be afraid to ask your vets opinions....

Horses: My horse will only listen from the ground, quarter horse mare, tom thumb
quarter horse mare, tom thumb, curb bit: Hi Erin. Mares! You have the poster horse for mares. They have stubborn streaks. You said she does okay on the lunge line...are you using a lunge whip to keep her going? You didn t mention whether you use spurs or a crop when riding. Some horse do...

Horses: horse pasture, horse pasture, grain grass
horse pasture, grain grass, soil test: Becky, Millet is a grain grass, generally not considered good for horses because of the wide variations in nutrient content depending upon the stage of the growth. I have no idea where you are, so don t know what grasses to recommend for your area. I...

Horses: horse play, veteran horse society, horse play
veteran horse society, horse play, ropes: Dear Patty We only ever deal with horses over the age of 15 and they have toys, licks and playballs when ever they are in. I hope this helps Julianne Veteran Horse Society We ask all our supporters to use everyclick.com as their home page, as...

Horses: horse that has been poorly trained, quarter horse gelding, fitting saddles
quarter horse gelding, fitting saddles, sore backs: Laura, I just wondering if it s poor training, given his age, or some physical issues that are causing this behavior. I would suggest getting his back checked out by a chiropractor and having your saddle checked by someone who knows how to properly fit...

Horses: horse preg, foal, preg
foal, preg, tardiness: Dear Tina, I would first like to apologize for the tardiness, i was in a car accident and out for a while. A foal will kick more often the larger he gets, usually in the last 3-4 months the foal is fully formed or almost fully formed...

Horses: horse pregnacy, phantom pregnancy, stud horse
phantom pregnancy, stud horse, tets: Dear Travis, It could be that she is having a phantom pregnancy but it dosen t seem like it to me. If she is acting differantly and getting larger then it is possibly that she is pregnant. You ll need to wait for the vet to be absolutly sure, but...

Horses: horse pregnancy, first horse, little at a time
first horse, little at a time, groff: hi Kailee, congradulations your and your horse are going to be moms. from what you have told me she should be due soon. have the vet come out and see how far along she is that way you know when to expect the baby. good luck and let me know what it is when...

Horses: Is my horse pregnant?, horse shoer, brood mare
horse shoer, brood mare, phantom pregnancy: Dear Tracie, If she is that far along, you may need to watch her everynight, check up every few hours on her and make sure her stable is full of comfy bedding in case the foal does come, and it may be possible that she has twins, if is uncommon...

Horses: is my horse pregnant, attitude changes, diet changes
attitude changes, diet changes, pregnancy test: Dear Madeline, Any time you out a mare in with a stallion for longer then a few days you should expect her to get pregnant, a horses instinct is to have babies, as many as they can, I think she is pregnant, attitude changes and ganing weight...

Horses: horse price, finished horses, ranch horses
finished horses, ranch horses, older horses: I ll try and answer this Harlee normal price for an unregistered horse? I ve seen unregistered stock sell for thousands of dollars and $50 depends on what they can do and have done... are they good ranch horses -- good open show horses --- what? ...

Horses: horse prices, eventing horse, buying a horse
eventing horse, buying a horse, trail horse: hi natalie, well they would be about 5 years old. that way the horses knees are fully closed up and it s legs are stronger. it would depend on what level the horse has been shown in. but basic figures would be about around $10000. if you look around you can...

Horses: horse pricing, thoroughbred gelding, good personality
thoroughbred gelding, good personality, confident rider: hi samantha, based on your info i cant give you a 100% accurate appraisal. you also have to figure his conformation, if he has a old injuries, and any bad habits he may have. but i would say i would post him at 10k and see how many offeres you get, if you...

Horses: horse problem, equine chiropractor, many horses
equine chiropractor, many horses, horse problem: Debbie, So you ve bought yourself a horse with issues! These can take a long time to work through. From what you say I would suspect he may have some back problems that need to be addressed if he objects to carrying weight on his back. Get an equine...

Horses: horse problem, paint gelding, horse problem
paint gelding, horse problem, old paint: hi Nona, well this is a problem. to start out, you cant be scared of him, he senses it and reacts off of it. he does this because he wants to show dominancy over you and because he doesnt get enough exercise.. let him run around more or chase him around his...

Horses: horse problem, wierd noises, horse problem
wierd noises, horse problem, upper teeth: Hello Your horses may just be bored and have nothing else to do. If you see that they are putting their upper teeth on the wood..and sucking in air and making wierd noises, this is called cribbing. You can get cribbing collars for your horses. Thank yo...

Horses: horse problems, arabian mare, bad tooth
arabian mare, bad tooth, saddle horn: Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you...been at horse shows. Your question is is a tough one without seeing the horse. I would say your horse has had a bad experience with the bridle. I don t think a bad tooth would cause the horse to have such a severe...

Horses: horse problems, gentle horse, horse problems
gentle horse, horse problems, hackamore: Dear Kell, I belive that he is in need of practice. Keep practicing with his mouth, don t offer a bit just put your fingers in his mouth as if you where going to open it. Lift his feet and set them down before he tries to take them, struggling will...

Horses: horse problems, horse problems, reins
horse problems, reins, pasture: For the horse that is constantly trotting: Try to do some circles and surpentines with her. This will supple her and hopfully get her thinking about something other than trotting. Start out with smaller circles, as this will help you keep her slow. Then ride...

Horses: horse problkems, arabian mare, horse rider
arabian mare, horse rider, dangerous situation: Kacey -- You need to give this mare BACK to its owner.. Trust me - from what you ve told me - you do NOT need this horse.... GIVE UP and find one you can enjoy.... She is not a sweetheart --- she is not a finished trained horse and you have admitted that...

Horses: horse pulls head down while riding, bitless bridle, correct remedy
bitless bridle, correct remedy, bad hair day: Hi Molly, Use side reins on him when mounted and before mounting him, lunge him 20 meter circle as though you were riding him, about 40 minutes...10 minutes each direction and then switch. As you work, take the side reins in gradually with each rest stop...

Horses: horse purchase!!!, dear annie, horse purchase
dear annie, horse purchase, rules of thumb: Dear Annie - Its been many years since I ve been near the H/J circuit. But some basic rules of thumb apply for all horses purchase YOU SAID: I m looking for my first horse and wanted some advice.My riding instructor is going to help me locate and buy...

Horses: horse purchase, leg aids, horse purchase
leg aids, horse purchase, pony club: As far as figuring out why people buy what they buy, when you figure that one out, you will be a multi millionaire very quickly! smile It s always subjective when people buy a horse; they see something that the rest of us may not. Now - what...

Horses: horse Question, least three months, bronc
least three months, bronc, canter: Dear Britney: I wish I could offer a more positive response, but I am tending to think your Mom has the right idea. At ten, being both strong and intelligent - this is not likely to be a quick fix. I will offer two suggestions: 1. Determine that her bucking...

Horses: horse that rears up, equine chiropractor, epileptic seizure
equine chiropractor, epileptic seizure, brain tumor: hi Michelle, this is a nasty habit, my filly does the same thing when shes hyper. my first suggestion would be have an equine chiropractor come out and readjust hid body. especially his poll,ribs,and back. he is probably out in all of them and when he turn...

Horses: Why will my horse not respond?, signs of fatigue, blood chemistry
signs of fatigue, blood chemistry, medical explanation: assuming she is a runner , lasix is a must if she bleeds. Do you work her with company, or alone? Company sometimes makes a big difference in a morning work. Have you taken a blood chemistry to see if there is an imbalance. Also have her checked for thyroid....

Horses: horse running, running martingale, ground manners
running martingale, ground manners, broken mouth: Dear Shawna: I wish I had a quick fix answer here for you and don t mean to sound sarcastic with this question, but I want you to reflect on what is great about your new horse? But this is a little like a person buying a new car that looks great but doesn...

Horses: When my horse runs or trots..., wet sponge, haunches
wet sponge, haunches, hindquarters: Dear Michelle, The problem underlying your horse s looking to the outside is not paying attention and not bending to the inside. First, tighten your reins so you have a firm contact with your horse s mouth. Do not pull, just have a good contact. A following...

Horses: horse sale, vet checks, hunter jumper
vet checks, hunter jumper, vet check: Mark, In your shoes I would have taken the horse back as soon as I heard about the problems. You got into this as a very naive horse owner and apparently didn t ask for any advice. Your trainer was also lax in not telling you more things. In my opinion...

Horses: Will this make my horse sick, zippo pine bar, medince
zippo pine bar, medince, banamine: Lisa, My standard disclaimer is - I am not a vet. And, my first suggestion is to check with another vet if you feel unsatisfied. But as far as my research shows - the Magnolia plant leaves are (thankfully) not poisonous to animals. Your vet likely...

Horses: horse skin condition, small circles, anti fungal shampoo
small circles, anti fungal shampoo, oozy: This condition is most likely rainrot, which is a fungal condtion, though it is hard to diagnose with out acually seeing it. To treat it wash it daily with a anti fungal shampoo such as micro tec and dry really well. It might help to put a sterio based cream...

Horses: I May be getting a horse soon, lazy creatures, creatures of habit
lazy creatures, creatures of habit, attitude 2: Dear Kacey I would seek out a known, reputable trainer in your area to assist you in this process. You haven t told me what you d like to do with this horse and horses are unique individuals and have been trained for specialized events as a rule. ...

Horses: My horse spins when afraid, time and patience, words of wisdom
time and patience, words of wisdom, little steps: Pam, Totally understandable. Been there myself. Suggest you get some Rescue Remedy and use it on both you and the horses. Again, doing the work I suggested with them, especially the ring work, will go a long way to re-building your own confidence. Try...

Horses: Why does my horse squeal, natural horseman ship, herbal combinations
natural horseman ship, herbal combinations, having a great time: Vanessa, Welcome to the world of opinionated mares! I suspect that you are not able to spend nearly as much time with her as either of you would like and she s telling you about it! I don t really have a good suggestion for you on this one short of...

Horses: horse starts choking around 1/2 mile, brood mare, race horses
brood mare, race horses, control bit: Hi John. ADAF? Active Duty Air Force? (Just kidding. I know you are referring to a displaced airway!) It s really hard for me to comment without ever seeing the horse race or her lines. Do you trust your trainer? Does he or she feel the horse has...

Horses: horse with a strong head, time and patience, training halters
time and patience, training halters, lead line: Try using a lead line with a chain that you can place over her nose when you need to restrain her and under her nose when you want to encourage movement. Building trust is also a HUGE issue - she needs to WANT to go with you so make your relationship with...

Horses: horse tie down, release knot, tie the rope
release knot, tie the rope, working with horses: Brenda, Well, that s one way to do it. If you go that route then use a sturdy post, a good, strong halter, and put an old inner tube, a smallish one not a tractor tube but rather from a tire no more than 13 across the inside hole. Tie the rope to that....

Horses: horse trailers, slant load, many horses
slant load, many horses, straight load: It all depends on the size of the trailer and what type it is. You can anything from a 1 horse up to multiple horse trailers, straight-load, slant-load and even front to back load (for larger trailers, usualy 4-6 horses). If trailering in a stock trailer,...

Horses: Getting a horse on a trailor, natural horse man ship, horsebarn
natural horse man ship, horsebarn, attiude: Hi Kayla, Sounds like you have tried all the normal ways to get your horse to load! Well, I m very into Parelli natural horse-man-ship and that way works...first of all do the opposite of what you have been doing, take your horse to the trailer but don t...

Horses: horse training, knowledgeable person, horse training
knowledgeable person, horse training, lyn: Karen, You didn t really give me very much information to go on here. I don t have any idea how good a rider your 6 yr. old is. I am going to suggest she gets a trainer who will work with both of them to figure out what the problem is. This is something...

Horses: horse urinating, stepien, urinating
stepien, urinating, sheath: Hi Michael. I ve never heard of this problem. How old is the horse? How long has he had the problem? How long has it been since his sheath has been cleaned? That would be the first thing I d do. If the problem continues, I d be calling your vet in. Anne...

Horses: horse vices, horse vices, stable vices
horse vices, stable vices, wood shavings: Hello again! It s great that you are taking up studies in horses. Sadly, I myself, have not ever actually studied horses. I only know what I do from experience. And in my experience I have never come across a situation in which a horse has eaten a significant...

Horses: horse not walking properly, ultrasound exams, neurological issues
ultrasound exams, neurological issues, appitite: Rhonda, I think your first call needs to be to your vet and rule out any neurological issues or injury. The chiropractor may well have to be called in as well. A lot is going to depend upon what is happening. Your description could fit a number of...

Horses: horse not wanting to swallow food, tongue and cheek, jaw area
tongue and cheek, jaw area, tooth problem: I ran into this type of situation a couple of times. One time the filly had a piece of wire wedged in her gum high up in the mouth. The other time the horse had a broken cap that was cutting the tongue and cheek, also high in the mouth. I would assume...

Horses: my horse won't take the bit, quarter horse mare, paint gelding
quarter horse mare, paint gelding, little bit of luck: Hi Erin. Well I read and reread your question. I had to give this some thought. I am going to assume that at one time your horse did take the bit okay? You didn t mention if the horse has done this since you got her or if it is a problem that just came...

Horses: my horse won't take the bit and is scared of the bridle, arabian mare, beginner rider
arabian mare, beginner rider, acting this way: heya, this is quite a difficult problem to solve over an email. I would try bulding the horses trust up from the beginning, it may be the fact that shes in a new environment that shes acting this way. However, it does sound like the woman did lie to you....

Horses: My horse won't take his bit, some racehorses, thoroughbred gelding
some racehorses, thoroughbred gelding, bitless bridles: hi Ella, he is probobly bit shy because the trainer had hard hands causeing bone spurts to form in his mouth were the bit lays. try getting a happy mouth bit. it is a regular snaffle with plastic coated on it. it is a very easy bit and after a while he will...

Horses: horse won't take the bit, quarter horse mare, veteranarian
quarter horse mare, veteranarian, halters: The horse is probably in discomfort and thats why she is avoiding the bit. Have her checked by a veteranarian to see that her teeth dont need to be filed and an infection is not present anywhere in the horse s mouth. If this is not the case, try putting your...

Horses: my horse won't stand tied, quarter horse mare, breast collar
quarter horse mare, breast collar, bungee cord: This can be a somewhat touchy problem to solve. Your mare has learned to do this, now she has to un-learn it. You can try a couple of different things. One, go to a neck strap to tie her to prevent the pressure on the poll when she decides to test the lead....

Horses: My horse won't trot when under saddle, trot canter, futurities
trot canter, futurities, western saddle: Dear Bonni: Hmm... an interesting predicament. Firstly, I am not a big fan of starting two year olds under saddle - I know it is widely done done and even encouraged in some breeds through the offering of two year old futurities but I don t think it is good...

Horses: My horse won't walk once I get on, vocal commands, horse body
vocal commands, horse body, unacceptable behavior: Linda, Now you know the meaning of the expression caveat emptor , let the buyer beware. You are buying a pig in a poke at an auction, especially if you are not knowledgeable about what you re buying, in this case a horse. He needs some significant re-training...

Horses: my horse won't go, quarter horse mare, leg aids
quarter horse mare, leg aids, gravel road: Dear Erin I d like to apologise for taking so long to respond and for the rampant typeo s as I just had a baby (early) and am typing one handed. Your problem- often referred to as barn sour reflects a lack of basic training - submission and obedience....

Horses: My horse wont lung!, thoroughbred racehorse, endurance horse
thoroughbred racehorse, endurance horse, hind legs: Shelby, This is definately a first! I worked with Thoroubreds for a number of years on the track back in the 70 s. I know how they are trained and this is a real surprise. Considering how whips are used on the racehorses I ve yet to run into one that...

Horses: My horse wont lung!, thoroughbred racehorse, inexperienced beginner
thoroughbred racehorse, inexperienced beginner, hind legs: Dearest Shelby -- My dear - please don t be insulted - but you need some serious professional help with this horse. The horse doesn t appear to be a problem - but you need someone to teach you... #1 - your choice of horse is not really appropriate for...

Horses: horse wont go, e mail, refresher course
e mail, refresher course, whip: Dear Oliver, If she hasn t been ridden in that long then she needs a refresher course. You need to teach her how to be ridden again. One way to do this is to put her on a lounge line and have someone sit in the saddle. Lunge her in a circle so...

Horses: what is my horse worth, equine appraisal services, e mail address
equine appraisal services, e mail address, mail link: Susie, I need you to either send me your e-mail address, or e-mail me at horsequotes@yahoo.com in order for me to attach my documents. Sorry for this hold up, when I was talking to you earlier I had forgotten that you have been contacting me through allexperts.com...

Horses: How much is my horse worth?, gaming events, old horse
gaming events, old horse, barrel horse: Hi Courtney :) First thing is get a vet out there to check her to see if she is indeed pregnant. It is kind of difficult to say how much you can get for her, especially when you don t know who the sire is. It sounds like she has had good training and a 4h...

Horses: How much is my horse worth?, western pleasure, laporte indiana
western pleasure, laporte indiana, accurate price: Hi again Danielle : ) Thanks for the info. Based on what you have told me, you might get $6000 to $8000 for him. You can raise his value by going to more shows and getting placed. I think there are quarter horse shows that give you points which you can keep...

Horses: How much is this horse worth?, equine appraisal, comparative market analysis
equine appraisal, comparative market analysis, necessary thanks: Autumn, Depending on the type of appraisal you want will depend on whether it will require an inspection or not. Although if you have videos or pictures that would be helpful no matter which report gets done. A Restricted Use Appraisal is a short, usually...

Horses: Why does a horse yawn?, miniature stallion, fly spray
miniature stallion, fly spray, stress level: Hi Cheryl; There are no silly questions. :-) Yawning is often a release . When horses get chiropractic adjustments, massages, acupunture, TTouch and things of that nature, they will yawn as tension/stress is released. In this case it might just...

Horses: My horse, high spirits, expert trainer
high spirits, expert trainer, excersise: I am so very sorry that I was not able to answer your question for so long. This is because my e-mail was not able to receive this question, but now that I have found out I had it, please forgive me for not getting you a response earlier. ...

Horses: horsecare question, three horses, groff
three horses, groff, goats: hi Curta, no there isn t any products to make a horse stop biting. its in their nature to show dominance over the weaker horses. after a while they settle down but since your 2 continue to bite the other horse then that means they wont accept him. the best...

Horses: horsee lessons, health food store, lesson horses
health food store, lesson horses, rescue remedy: Natallie, You don t say how old you are but believe me, you are not alone. Just remember this. Horses are gentle creatures and trust me, they don t want to hurt you. Granted, there are exceptions, but you will be working with lesson horses and they won...

Horses: horses, two lips, horse behavior
two lips, horse behavior, nicker: First of all, the noise you re hearing from them is probably either a snort or whicker. A whicker (or nicker) is a sound of contentment or peace. I think the one who rubs your lips across your hands is establishing grooming, and it might be a concern if...

Horses: horses, horses, circumstances
horses, circumstances: This really depends on your circumstances. You haven t specified if you mean stabled or in a field - and whether they would live in a field all together or seperately. Please give me more information on what you mean by your question. Thank you, Ann...

Horses: horses, herd sire, equine nutrition
herd sire, equine nutrition, behavior expert: Hi Ashlee! Please note that I am not a behavior specialist, and my area of expertise lies in equine nutrition. For a deeper, more comprehensive explanation, try contact Ms. Ramsey Sowers at http://www.runninghorses.net in the ask an expert section where she...

Horses: horses, foal crop, parrot mouth
foal crop, parrot mouth, same time period: Hello again Ashlee! :) To answer your questions in short, yes to all ove the above! In these situations, its called line breeding and is quite possible. In some breeds and bloodlines, people do this to try and keep around a trait about that bloodline that...

Horses: horses, freind, companionship
freind, companionship, losing weight: He needs companionship and that could be in the form of another horse, a goat, dog or even you. People can spend time with a horse and help them get over being buddy sour. If he continues to lose weight you need to see a vet about options. As for the broken...

Horses: about horses, school horses, good horses
school horses, good horses, school horse: Hi, 1) The most common way to ask for a canter is to sit the trot. Collect your horse and make sure you have a firm (but not too tight) grip on the reins. When you get to the corner turn your horses head a little to the inside (the center of the area). Sit...

Horses: about horses, good horses, beginning of the journey
good horses, beginning of the journey, poor schooling: Dear Sara: Whew! You have many questions. I ll try to answer as many as I can but overall, there seems to be one BIG factor here and you ve already figured it out for yourself: your riding school doesn t seem to have well schooled horses! I can t imagine...

Horses: about horses, good horses, canters
good horses, canters, canter: Dear Sara Just one more thought --- are there any professional training stables near you? I don t know where you are or how OLD you are etc...so this may or may not apply or work.. Dress up in your best jeans polished boots and starched shirt and...

Horses: about horses, verbal cues, good horses
verbal cues, good horses, canters: Hi Sara. I can t completely answer all of your questions, but I can hopefully offer you some solid advice that might be useful. 1) Usually, horses will respond to verbal cues (kissing or clucking sound). But if you have to use the whip to get the horse...

Horses: about horses, good horses, sitting trot
good horses, sitting trot, canters: hello. Ill answer your questions in order of how you asked them. 1) The basic command for canter is a forward going but not running sitting trot and squeezing with your inside leg just behind the girth and the outside leg further back than your inside leg....

Horses: about horses, desision, shoulder injuries
desision, shoulder injuries, shoulder injury: Hi Sara; I never say anything that I don t mean. :-) Yes, a shoulder injury could create the types of issues you are having now. Shoulder injuries are rare, but when they do happen they are very hard to fix and don t always heal right. I didn t...

Horses: about horses, beginner riders, books sites
beginner riders, books sites, stable management: hi Sara i am more than Happy 2 help you. i am gonna answer the questions in the form of numbers ok. 1) Some books u can use is (COMPLETE HORSE RIDING MANUAL) (WILLIAM MICKLEM)- WRITER This book is about : ( THE BEGINNER RIDER:UNDERSTANDING THE HORSE:BASIC...

Horses: about horses, school horses, good horses
school horses, good horses, canters: Hi Sara, Ridingm school horses don t tend to be that good of horses, mostly because they have so many different people on there backs all the time and different rider types. The horses have become dull to most of the signals that people give them because...

Horses: about horses, good horses, canters
good horses, canters, worng: Hello, 1- The most common cue for canter is a kissing sound, a tap/squeeze of the leg on the rail (outside leg), and sitting firmly in the seat of the saddle. If after a few seconds of the horse not cantering, stop him and back him a few steps, and try again....

Horses: about horses, lesson horses, good horses
lesson horses, good horses, complicated questions: Hi Sara, You ve asked a ton of complicated questions...so I will help you out as much as I can. If you have anymore questions, please don t hesitate to ask. 1. Some horses...especially school/lesson horses, have learned not to canter unless they think...

Horses: about horses, sara sara, good horses
sara sara, good horses, canters: Sara, First, recognize that you re frustrated. I recognized that from just what you are writting here. I never mount a horse when I am frustrated... riding is supposed to be fun. For you and the horse. So until then, recognize that it s going to be an uphill...

Horses: about horses, good horses, canters
good horses, canters, canter: Hi Sara. It is great that you are learing to ride and learning on barious different horses. Actually, in the long run this will make you a better rider and make you able to ride stronger. I ll try to answer your questions in order here. Or give some...

Horses: about horses, good horses, canters
good horses, canters, canter: You have many questions here, and I am afraid without seeing you ride and being able to physically show you positions and such there isn t much I can do to help you in writing. You should ask people at the barn where you ride or contact a 4-H advisor to help...

Horses: about horses, good horses, canters
good horses, canters, canter: Hello! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. And sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I guess I ll just adress your questions in order. 1 - when I asked for a canter some horses doesn t respond even if I use the whip.. sometimes...

Horses: about horses, karate classes, good horses
karate classes, good horses, fitness enthusiast: Hello again Sara...good to hear from you! I entered your height and weight information into the calculator on fitday.com and it says that you re smack dab on the line between healthy and moderately overweight. But keep in mind those online calculators don...

Horses: about horses, thier backs, school horses
thier backs, school horses, good horses: Dear Sara, I apologize for taking so very long to get back to you. I have been out of the country for the last three weeks and could not get to my email easily. It sounds like you need to find a better riding school. School horses are the most long suffering...

Horses: about horses, school horses, good horses
school horses, good horses, canters: Hi Sara! You ask some good questions. Let me see what I can tell you. First of all, the problems you re encountering with horses refusing to canter, or a horse that stubbornly refuses to move, are very, very common to school horses. Many riding schools...

Horses: about horses, beginner riders, books sites
beginner riders, books sites, stable management: ok here goes 1) A good place to start is the pony club manuel of horsemanship. It contains most of the basic stuff you will need. A basic veterinary notes for horse owners book will also be very useful. 2) Horses are naturally gregarious animals and...

Horses: about horses, good horses, canters
good horses, canters, physica: Well, you have certainly asked a lot of deep questions here! But, a lot of your problem lies in your first statement - you re in a riding school that doesn t have very good horses. I suspect that it s not a case of not good horses but not well maintained...

Horses: horses, welsh cob, tennessee walkers
welsh cob, tennessee walkers, natahsa: There are a lot of great breeds out there for you to consider that can stand above 15hh, and are multi-talented as well. A short list includes Thoroughbreds, Quarter horses, Tennessee Walkers, Paints, Warmbloods, Hanoverians, Friesians, Appaloosas, Arabians,...

Horses: horses, slow twitch muscle, muscle fibres
slow twitch muscle, muscle fibres, unting: Hi Sean; I think that the training leading to the finished product is where you should concentrate your studies/thesis. The actual ability to gallop for three miles and jump over Grand Prix height obstacles doesn t in itself strengthen the horse s framework....

Horses: horses, draught horse, palominos
draught horse, palominos, draft horse: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. And the answer is no, palominos are not a draught breed. In fact to be classified as a real palomino in an association they must not show any draught horse characteristics. Hope that helps...

Horses: horses, linda tellington jones, heartland books
linda tellington jones, heartland books, t touch: Hi Brooke; I m not sure if you mean Linda Tellington-Jones T-Touch or if you mean Therapeutic Touch...also often referred to as T-Touch. Linda has a book and video that will explain everything if that s what you mean. If you mean the other, it s really...

Horses: horses, differant types, coat colors
differant types, coat colors, western games: Write out the breed history of your horse, focus on a certain disipline, lable the differant parts of the hoof, draw differant types of bits and what they are used for, or you can focus on differant types of coat colors. I hope these are more of what your...

Horses: about horses, beginner riders, books sites
beginner riders, books sites, stable management: Ok, here we go :) I ll try to help as much as possible. 1)Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Facilities Design and Management by Cherry Hill. Horses for Dummies by Audrey Pavia (It helps, though :) ) Horse Handling & Grooming: A Step-By-Step Photographic...

Horses: horses, types of horses, barrel racing
types of horses, barrel racing, quarter horse: I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Hopefully this answer does not come too late. I would think a great poster for you to do would be related to grooming of the horse, and proper turnout for barrel racing. Another idea, could be an idea about...

Horses: horses, long walks, sadle
long walks, sadle, hormonal changes: Hello there, You do not mention how pregnant the mare is, but it really doesn t change the matter much. First, when a mare gets pregnant, there are hormonal changes which take place in the body. Some mares become more calm (as one of mine did) and others...

Horses: my horses, endurance horses, adult horses
endurance horses, adult horses, endurance races: Meghan, Getting a horse to relax on trails depends a great deal upon the horse. Some horses will only relax if ridden alone. My endurance mare is a case in point. Alone she s a lovely ride; in company it s a nightmare! I ve seen other horses that only...

Horses: horses, herd animals, gallop
herd animals, gallop, pasture: Natascha, I m surprised none of the horses has jumped the fence yet! Yes, definately move where you are jumping to someplace away from the other horses. Horses are herd animals and geared, over millions of years of evolution, to stick with each other....

Horses: about horses, beginner riders, books sites
beginner riders, books sites, stable management: heya, I dont know which country you live in, this might actually be an american site :s but im not sure. Im english myself. but a good book for anything you ned to know about horses is The horse: a complete guide by Mary Gordon Watson, Russell Lyon and...

Horses: horses, hunter jumper, leg injuries
hunter jumper, leg injuries, leg injury: Dear Katie, I don t think that she would be a good jumper/hunter, The thing about leg injuries is she could repeat them more often then a un injured horse. Toes in for a jumper are bad because balance can be off quite a bit. Sellers like to tell...

Horses: horses, hunter type horses, draft horse breeds
hunter type horses, draft horse breeds, carriage horses: To Whom it May Concern (no name on communication): Hunter is not a breed of horse it is a type and a showing discipline. Originating from fox hunters- these horses were typically thoroughbred stock though somewhat stockier than typical racing types. The...

Horses: about horses, beginner riders, books sites
beginner riders, books sites, stable management: Hi Sarah well for your first question:well if you go to your local libary there will be quite a few books on Stable Management and will give you alot of information about setting up your own stables. Question 2:No you dont have to have more than one horse.But...

Horses: about horses, beginner riders, books sites
beginner riders, books sites, stable management: Wow Sara, this is really a big project for a beginner to take on! I can make a few suggestions, however, this is not my speciality at all. I can neither recommend the size of a ring nor the actual stables, as I am not an architect. You can most likely find...

Horses: horses, stable door, alli
stable door, alli, good luck: Hi Alli, well the best to find out is how does your horse react when you go to his stable the first thing in a morning.Is he waiting over his/her stable door for you and goes wild when she/he sees you,(if so then your horse likes you).If she/he doesnt...

Horses: horses, novice rider, ponies
novice rider, ponies, pony: Hello, Many people ask this! Basically, this is the solution: Match the child and the pony. If you have an inexpierienced child, you need a reliable pony. Make sure the pony is trained, and doesnt take advantage of the novice rider. We bought our first...

Horses: horses age, growth spurts, reinhardt
growth spurts, reinhardt, lana: Hi Khayter; It varies with breed, but typically a horse will have reached it s full height by age 6. The majority of height growth will be between 1 and 3 years of age. But lots of horses will grow until 4 and still others have been known to have growth...

Horses: horses' age, central pair, canine teeth
central pair, canine teeth, many horses: Hello! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Yes, the general way to find out a horse s age is my it s teeth. Here s an article I found that might explain it better than I can. Starting at 2 years of age the horse s front teeth...

Horses: my horses behavior, equine chiropractor, alignment issues
equine chiropractor, alignment issues, good bucks: Ta-Sheena, You could have a couple of things going on here. He could just feel good and is uncorking a couple of bucks or his back could be out. This is not typical behavior of a saddle fit problem unless he does it every time that you ride him. You...

Horses: horses birth, mare a mare, maiden mare
mare a mare, maiden mare, pregnant mares: Theresa, The 2 biggest signs I would watch for is a slight temperature rise in your mare, only by a degree or so, and her milk bags will swell up, possibly start leaking colustrum, and about 24-72 hours prior to delivery she will get a wax plug on her...

Horses: horses / cattle, strange question, crossword puzzle
strange question, crossword puzzle, cattle: Dear Paul: Okay, you re right- this IS a strange question as cows aren t really my thing and I d be guessing as well. You don t tell me how many letters nor if you have found any of the other letters. Yes, cattle did get shipped by train and driven along...

Horses: horses / cattle, crossword puzzle makers, herd cattle
crossword puzzle makers, herd cattle, cattle guard: Congratulations Paul! That is by far the strangest question I ve been asked on this forum. :-) I enjoy word games and such, but I m as stumped as you. How many letters do we have? Any letters already determined by other words? Are we looking for...

Horses: horses / cattle, paul hey, crossword puzzles
paul hey, crossword puzzles, crossword puzzle: Hey Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Well, I must say I ve never been very good at crossword puzzles. But yes, cattle do get herded on both train and trails. Trains are more for longer journeys while some farmers often use horses,...

Horses: Do horses have emotions, information technology class, happiness sadness
information technology class, happiness sadness, nicker: Hi Samantha. I do believe that horses have emotions. I have dealt with horses for about 30 years, and I have seen many cases of horses showing happiness, sadness, fear and dislike of certain things or even certain individuals. A horse can show these...

Horses: my horses feed, panacur powerpack, beet pulp
panacur powerpack, beet pulp, rice bran: Okay, first things first. You need to make sure your horses teeth are not in need of floating. If they are in poor condition, the horse may not chew the feed enough to receive adequate nutrition from it no matter what type of feed you provide along with...

Horses: horses fighting, three horses, many horses
three horses, many horses, bad shape: Tom, First off, if she has never shown any aggression toward you or your kids, I wouldn t be concerned about letting them be around her. The kicking and fighting with the other horses is just natural behavior. Being that all 3 mares are much older, something...

Horses: horses and fire, prairie animals, domesticated horse
prairie animals, domesticated horse, place of safety: It s not exactly true that horses freeze in a fire situation. For most horses their barn and/or stall represents a place of safety, and that s why they sometimes refuse to leave or will re-enter a burning barn. Horses are prairie animals and in the wild,...

Horses: horses and flys, muck heap, homemade fly repellent
muck heap, homemade fly repellent, fly problems: Hello Carolyn. You don t say in your question whether you are getting fly problems only when your horses are turned out or whether the are problems in the yard aswell, so I will assume you are getting problems all of the time. When out in the field, or in...

Horses: Do horses make good pets, bridle path, vet bills
bridle path, vet bills, enouth: Hi, having a horse is the best thing what can happen to you but is a big responserbility.A horse will take away your life cause you cant go out with your mates as much as you might do now.Horses must always come first so you have got to think about it..I...

Horses: one of my horses hates us taking the bit out of her mouth, dear carmen, least three times
dear carmen, least three times, veterinary issues: Dear Carmen: You should be able to find it at most large grocery stores, convenience stores- it s in a rectanglar box mostly red - with plaid trim. Failing this, any soft candy that your horse likes and will flex around the mouth piece will do. Good Luck!...

Horses: my horses hooves, horses hooves, shoer
horses hooves, shoer, horseshoer: Hello, Im not sure what he means by waves so I wont be much help there. It sounds like your shoer knows your horse s hooves very well and the best thing for you to do is to go by what he says. You might ask him if he recommends a vet looking at your horse...

Horses: horses infection, sanitary pads, soap and water
sanitary pads, soap and water, tissue infection: Hi Steven. Let me preface this by saying that I am NOT a veterinarian. Infections don t usually follow a broken bone. From what you describe, it sounds like heel cracks or heel scratches that have gotten infected, but I haven t seen the leg. Is there...

Horses: horses back leg pain, mild soap, dear linda
mild soap, dear linda, rear leg: Dear Linda, It could be that the infection in his sheath may be cause by enlarged veins or a blocked blood vein. It is not uncommon, but I must tell you that you have to clean his Area With mild soap once a week. I know it sounds like a bad job...

Horses: horses nutrition, national research councils, feedstuffs
national research councils, feedstuffs, makeups: Hi Ahmed! Thanks for visiting allexperts.com! If you could be a little more specific I could most definately help you! However, it would be a little difficult to type out the makeups for ALL the feedstuffs out there that horses can eat. If that is a concern,...

Horses: horses and snacks, vic aust, grass clippings
vic aust, grass clippings, lawn clippings: Hi Jacque, Sorry for taking so long to reply! Here are my thoughts on the question you ve presented. I would be caution in feeding treats to other peoples horses without their knowledge, some people can be quite particular (and silly) about what their...

Horses: about horses standing in water, hurricane katrina, fungus spores
hurricane katrina, fungus spores, excessive rain: The most likely reason is that the horses aren t used to standing in water and their hooves will soften and develop some forms of fungus. Most horses don t have issues for reasonable periods of time in the wet (even sometimes days or a week or so,) but others...

Horses: my horses wieght, nutritionalist, scoup
nutritionalist, scoup, best of luck: Hi Christina, Clydesdales are naturally big and bulky. Its hard to tell from your description if she is overweight. You can try the Henneke body condition scoring chart. It is detailed in helping you out with questions like this. Here is the website http://www.equineprotectionnetwork.com/cruelty/henneke.htm...

Horses: horses yawning, equine behavior, jackie jackie
equine behavior, jackie jackie, ferrier: Jackie, Pawing is her showing impatience. Not the same thing as the yawning, etc. Some horses do it and others do not. I have a 10 mo. old foal whose mom has never pawed but baby does. She s not learned it from any of the other horses. She does it...

Horses: horses, snowshoe rabbit, answere
snowshoe rabbit, answere, blue bird: Hi! You have a very good question. Horses have emotions just as you and I do. To show that, you may find a particlar horse, who lookes over his stall door. When a human walkes in, he may just continue to stare. But if the person he loves, walks in, he might...

Horses: hot hoof, gate changes, wooden legs
gate changes, wooden legs, fetlock: Hello Ziva, my apologies for not answering your question more promptly...I was on travel and did not have access to E-mails. There are many things that could cause one foot to be warmer then the rest, heat usually indicates inflammation that can be caused...

Horses: hot walker, chiros, free walking
chiros, free walking, previous question: George --- hope you receive ONE of these answers smile Dee Answer: Morning George -- we were out of town for the weekend and no computer access so I hope you ve not been waiting long.. Walkers -- good & bad points - you didn t tell me if its...

Horses: hunter/ Jumper, warsaw poland, hunter jumper
warsaw poland, hunter jumper, stallion: Good day, Unfortunately, I am in Warsaw Poland and have no acces to stallions in the US. If you wish for info in Europe on stallions, try searching the German and Dutch sites for stallions. If there s anything else I can help with, please don t hesitate...

Horses: hunter/jumper courses, maple ridge bc, cross country courses
maple ridge bc, cross country courses, cross country course: Dear Mike: I can give you the name of a person to get in touch with- Jack Polo. Jack operates a large equestrian facility in Maple Ridge, BC that has a cross country course. He has a course designer come in from Equine Canada to design and oversee construction...

Horses: hunter jumping course design, verticles, verticle
verticles, verticle, diagonal line: Hi Sara, To start off with, no, square oxers are not ok for hunters and are rarely used for equitation and jumpers as well. As for the course however, there is a perfect standard design that seems to suit all hunters. The course needs one vertical (or one...

Horses: Illness?, coggins tests, little virus
coggins tests, little virus, snotty nose: Pam, You don t say if you have taken the horse s temp but I would do that. If there s no temp and horse continues to eat I would just wait until the vet gets there but do try to keep them separate from your other horses. I wouldn t put them out in a pen...

Horses: Im a student, horse trainer, pierce college
horse trainer, pierce college, liability insurance: Dear Janet: I would generate a form letter detailing your credentials and expectations and send it out to REPUTABLE training facilities in your area. If you are looking to train within a specific breed or discipline- check with the breed or National organization...

Horses: Impatience in yearling, oldenburg gelding, alice first
oldenburg gelding, alice first, stress and strain: Hello Alice, First of all, 14 months is much too young to lunge a colt. The stress and strain on the inside hock will cause problems later in life. I don t think lunging will help him have more respect ... it will just take down his energy level. He...

Horses: Impossible to find, hi thanks, horsecity com
hi thanks, horsecity com, ponies: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. I looked over your website, and it looks good. Other than a few typos and such I don t see anything wrong with it. Good work! And yes, I actually do know a fair bit about polo. Here are...

Horses: Incorporating Canter, three gaits, transition work
three gaits, transition work, behavioural issues: Hmmmm... would love to see a video, but let me give you what I can guess at so far. First, it really sounds like a combination of strength and balance from the haunches (hips.) THese go hand in hand, and if a horse isn t strong enough - he ll tend to rush...

Horses: Injuries?, steel fence post, shockwave therapy
steel fence post, shockwave therapy, physical manipulation: Hi Raina; If it healed right, then it s fine. The extra size may be due to scar tissue. If it damaged bone, then she may develop arthritic changes down the road so you can suppliment preventatively for arthritis. If she damaged soft tissue,...

Horses: Instructor Certification, denny emerson, sally swift
denny emerson, sally swift, business ethics: Hi BJ, I must say I can t speak with authority on CHA. When I looked at it in the past it seemed it was about safty(which is great), but the main purpose was to get some training for people doing the summer camps. I do know it is much less involved then...

Horses: Instructor, virginia intermont college, maryland college park
virginia intermont college, maryland college park, instructor certification program: Amie, Who exactly told you not to go to college? If it s your parents or an senior riding instructor offering you a job when you got back from BHS, then I might be inclined to listen. If it s your riding friends - then they probably don t understand the...

Horses: Introducing a currently shod gelding to barefoot?, quiet country lanes, welsh cob
quiet country lanes, welsh cob, hoof boots: Hello Abi, so good to hear that your goal is bitless, treeless and barefoot..my own horse is just that and I think this is probably the best thing I have done for her... So, to answer your question, the best thing for you to consider so that you can get...

Horses: Introducing a new horse, michelyn, pasture
michelyn, pasture, goats: Dear Shannon, You should keep the new horse in a seperate pasture, but it should be next to your horses pasture. Never put two horses together when they have never met. They need to smell each other and be able to see each other, until they show...

Horses: Introducing new horses, horse candy, barb wire
horse candy, barb wire, first horse: hi danette, well theres atleast one concern here. thats the barb wire. its a bad thing to have around horses. but as far as introducing a herd to a horse you do the same thing. let the herd out and have your baby on a line and let her smell all the horses....

Horses: Introducing new horses, high tensile wire, horse candy
high tensile wire, horse candy, adult horses: Danette, Actually Candy needs other horses since she is still a baby and this sounds like a good way to do it. She s a baby and will do all the appropriate baby things when introduced. They will bully her a little just to establish themselves as bosses...

Horses: i have no idea, blue roan, blue roans
blue roan, blue roans, born filly: Hey Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. I really can t say what colour she is. A lot of horses change colours as they grow older. I know a horse who was born black but grew up to be a pure white colour. It s possible the dark blue...

Horses: i have no idea wot she is, blue roan, gaited horses
blue roan, gaited horses, blue roans: Hi again Ashlee! Congrats on the two new fillies! I m sure they will be a pleasure to be around! To answer your questions, both blue roans and palominos are existing colors. The patches chance to be coat pattern indicative of marked up horses such as paints,...

Horses: i have no idea, horse of a different color, black arabian
horse of a different color, black arabian, best guess: HMM being as both parents are arabian, no appaloosa blood showing there, my best guess is that she is going to mottle out to be a dapple grey, as I remember you said she is young? It sounds like you have a horse of a different color! I would be interested...

Horses: ill mannered mare, prey animals, horse auction
prey animals, horse auction, separation anxiety: First off, is great that you rescued the mare, she s lucky you cared. Yes, horses, especially rescued ones, have all kinds of negative experiences with human beings and it takes more time for them to trust a new person in their life. But you know all that...

Horses: illness in horses, laura mckenzie, shetlands
laura mckenzie, shetlands, cleveland bay: Dear Laura, Horses do get colds and the flu like people. She may just have a cold. But you are very wise to check on her, it is better to be safe then sorry. But to be sure are he shots up to date? Coggins? If they are then she probably just has...

Horses: impatient mare, cowboy way, prances
cowboy way, prances, spca: sometimes the cowboy way isn t all bad. I work for the local SPCA, and we find that a lot of people have ill mannered horses because they think something is cruel or unfair. In my opinion, tying a horse up until they learn that they can t escape, and...

Horses: info on horses, famous explorers, working with horses
famous explorers, working with horses, training horses: hi Amber, a good set up for your essay should start with the how you feel about horses and what makes them special. also include how the horse has changed your life. then you can go into how horses have helped other people and what they have overcome. such...

Horses: inhancing performance, harness horses, confidence issue
harness horses, confidence issue, race horses: Dear Amanda, There are not really any herbs that work to enhance performance, they are just rip-offs from people trying to take money. The thing is, you need to understand your horses limits. I would not ask a thoroughbred to out distance an Arabian...

Horses: introducing my horse, distinct disadvantage, paddocks
distinct disadvantage, paddocks, gelding: Hi Jessica; Ideally, he should be kept separate from the herd...adjoining paddocks with a run between would be the very best so they can see each other, but can t fight over the fenceline. If it was just one horse you were introducing him to then you...

Horses: introducing new horse, wood fence, stall wall
wood fence, stall wall, ocassion: Hi Luan; It s best if you can introduce them on either side of a safe boundary like a wood fence or 3/4 stall wall, so that they can smell each other without getting hurt should someone take offense. Some people just throw them together from the start...

Horses: introducing new horses, horse candy, first horse
horse candy, first horse, danette: Dear Danette, If you have 27 acres of land fenced it then it MAY be okay because if they fight the loser has a place to run off to. But becarefull because the 2 mares and the 4 year old have been together and have made there own herd, and...

Horses: inverted nipples, maiden mare, inverted nipples
maiden mare, inverted nipples, teats: Hi Dale; Not nursing can be due to being a maiden mare and being nervous, it can be due to nursing being painful, it can be due to a mare rejecting a foal and so on. I ve never seen inverted teats, nor heard of that type of condition. You d be best...

Horses: Jockey / saddle weight on Thoroughbreds, running horses, show horses
running horses, show horses, running horse: Hi Michael So sorry that I can t answer this question. I ve bet on running horses a time or two -- and actually helped break a horse that was a running quarter horse and got it in condition -for a few months (btw - it won its futurity grin ) but have...

Horses: JUMPING, pony nuts, warmblood
pony nuts, warmblood, rythm: Hello Frazer, Do not make the jumps higher! She needs them lower. She needs cavaletti and grids to improve her rhythm. Also trot her over all the jumps until she gets her sight and feel for her stride. Do not come into a caveletti, pole on the ground,...

Horses: Judging, western pleasure horse, horsemanship
western pleasure horse, horsemanship, showmanship: WP movement --- non artificial movement --- a horse moving deep in the hocks - flat - with level neck - MUST BE A PRETTY PRETTY HORSE including head.. showmanship/horsemanship/equitation - VERY broke horse PRETTY HELPS our daughter used to win a lot...

Horses: Jump Building, verticles, jump course
verticles, jump course, metal cups: Dear Bella, What a task you re taking on! I, myself have never actually built my own jumps. However, I believe that the general standard would be the mot difficult part. The simplest way, and my personal recommendation is to build the simple poles first....

Horses: Jump Start, thoroughbred mare, trot and canter
thoroughbred mare, trot and canter, crossrail: Hi Hannah; Rushing is a sign of anxiety/fear and imbalance. It s also a sign that your horse isn t listening to your aids. You need to back up and spend more time on flatwork/dressage working to get your horse more engaged, better listening to your...

Horses: Jumper courses, estes park, hunter type
estes park, hunter type, best of luck: Good Day Katherine, First of all, I wish you all the best of luck! I will try my best to answer your question, but unfortunately there is no real way of knowing what to expect. Every show and every course designer has their own ideas about how a course...

Horses: Jumping, average hight, horse size
average hight, horse size, steady hands: Hi Taryn-lee It is not a pony that measures 15.l hands, this is the horse size. He cannot enter pony classes. Ponies end at 14.2 hands or so. It all depends on how you condition and train this horse to jump and like it, not to push beyond its capable form...

Horses: Jumping, clydsdales, sturdy horse
clydsdales, sturdy horse, average hight: Hi Taryn! I m glad that you now know that you have a horse and not a pony! I had never heard of the boer perd before, but I looked it up on the internet and apperently there is a lot of arabian blood in that breed. That is a good thing for jumping!...

Horses: Jumping, average hight, horse pony
average hight, horse pony, physical limitations: Hi Taryn; There is no set rule as to how high any horse/pony can jump. How high a horse/pony can jump is related to their conformation, athletic ability, soundness, training, temperment and state of mind. So, if your pony likes what he s doing,...

Horses: Jumping, jumper ring, sara sara
jumper ring, sara sara, rythms: Sara, The first way to fix it is to have your instructor (or your friends) watch you and see if it s really as bad as you think it is. If it is, then the only real way to change it is to change the way you go over the jumps. My guess is that you are trying...

Horses: Jumping, thoroughbred gelding, cross country courses
thoroughbred gelding, cross country courses, siad: No it is not ok, cross country is meant for horses who know how to jump, since as you siad they do not fall down. Teach your horse to jump in the ring with show jumping jumps that fall down. You would rather get off the horse to re set the fence then have...

Horses: Jumping, thourghbred, jump training
thourghbred, jump training, ditches: Hello Casey, Yes, it definitely is too early for jumping. Between age 3 and 4 a horse should only be hacking out in the open on long rein. This enables him to get has balance, get used to hills up and down, learn to enjoy being ridden and get used to going...

Horses: Jumping age?, hunter type, high jump
hunter type, high jump, groff: hi taela, since he is 3 1/2 you can start him over ground poles and up to a foot high jump ( free jumping meaning with no rider) that way he gets a sense of good judgment on jumps and isnt strained. when he is four you can raise the jumps higher and start...

Horses: Jumping height, paint mare, uip
paint mare, uip, christina: Hello Christina, No, I don t think you would be pushing her to go even uip to 3 3 or 3 6 . At six, she should be maturing. Take her up slowly and observe her carefully. If she shows signs of being overfaced, then bring her down again to a comfortable...

Horses: Jumping question, hunter jumper, tennessee walker
hunter jumper, tennessee walker, flexability: Hello Emily, I really would like to know how young the colt is. Then I would say that trotting is just what he should be doing for at least a year. I have all my jumpers trot up to 3 with spreads before asking for the canter. By that time they are used...

Horses: Jumping Trianing, growth spurt, trot and canter
growth spurt, trot and canter, leg problems: Hi Kim, Your horse should be ready for training any time:) by training...get him balanced at a walk trot and canter with someone on his back..and then trot him over ground poles and stuff...b4 u start jumping him. He should be fine! Let me know later on...

Horses: Jumping, paint horse, responsiveness
paint horse, responsiveness, fences: Have you taken classes on getting him to respond to you SPECIFICALLY for jumping? Or was it for all around responsiveness? If you don t have one already, you should take lessons from an instructor. There are many reasons your horse could be refusing. He could...

Horses: jealous gelding, pat parelli, husband rides
pat parelli, husband rides, natural horse: Hi Jen, Smacking him definently won t help, so it s good you havn t tried it. With one of my horses all he ever wants to do is prance and my dad has smacked him for doing it but it dosn t help, just makes him scared which causes him to do it more... If...

Horses: jumping, trot canter, jump courses
trot canter, jump courses, sitting trot: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help to you. I used to have this problem all the time. Here are a few tips that I found useful: - when coming towards a jump make sure you are sitting, not posting, when you sit you interrupt...

Horses: jumping, liniment, 1day
liniment, 1day, filly: Hello Tara, Unless she shows signs of stocking up or any sign of lameness, looks to me like you are doing OK. I don t even think it is necessary to ice. Perhaps standing wraps and liniment rub would be enough. Good luck with the jumping, Doroth...

Horses: not sure about jumping, corn on the cob, hunter jumper
corn on the cob, hunter jumper, blue eye: Hi Brittany; It s too early to decide on a career for your new horse. Her conformation, size, personality and athletism will decide what she s good at later on. For now, concentrate on giving her good basic training on the ground and later in saddle....

Horses: jumping, rail fences, jump training
rail fences, jump training, flatwork: Max; When to ride is another issue much like jumping. I won t get on a horse until it s 4yrs of age. The horse is poorly designed to carry weight on it s back and the vertebrae don t finish growing and closing until the horse is 5/6 years of age. Some...

Horses: jumping, jump training, horse and rider
jump training, horse and rider, wofford: Hello Carson, There is one thing you can and should do when approaching a fence. You should say something sharply to the horse, like: Heads up, now! Anything to keep his attention on you. Even closing your legs should get his attention. If he is really...

Horses: jumping!, thoroughbred gelding, confidence issue
thoroughbred gelding, confidence issue, hunter classes: Jamme, My horse used to do the same thing. It is a confidence issue that goes away with time. When some horses are nervous at a jump they will put their head down to lok at it, when you raise the jump they longer have to look down to see it. In the meantime...

Horses: jumping, canter, gait
canter, gait, thoroughbred: Your mare seems to be wanting to jump higher. She may not be lifting both legs, for the simple reason that she wants to jump higher. She figures that its not high enough to jump, and that she is able to walk over it. However, if you dont feel comftorable jumping...

Horses: jumping, trot or canter, tiny tots
trot or canter, tiny tots, infront: Hello Emily The best thing to do, is circle her infront of the jump at a trot or canter, however you normally approach the jumps, and continue with the circles until she calms down. You can try putting poles infront of the jump, make them so she has make...

Horses: jumping, eventing, jumpers
eventing, jumpers, jumper: jess, There are horses in any breed that can be a good jumper, stereotypicly(sp?) arabs are not the best jumpers. Though it depends what dicipline the horse will be competing. I have never seen an arab do well in the hunters, but have seen a few in lower...

Horses: jumping, confidence issue, minute workouts
confidence issue, minute workouts, racehorses: Dear Jess, PRACTICE PRACTICE AND PATIENCE!! Horses need to know that you are confident in them as well, If you anticipate him refusing he will. Practice at a comfortable height for him, as many times are you can in a week, don t overdo...

Horses: jumping my pony, haflinger pony, little jump
haflinger pony, little jump, cluck: Hi, You may want to look into a trainer or instructor for guidance and support. You re probably going to have to start at the beginning if he doesn t have a solid jumping background-- he needs to develop confidence and technique. If you want to start training...

Horses: jumping, welsh cob, reson
welsh cob, reson, long vacation: Sincerest apologies Hanna as I am just out the door for a week-long vacation. I have attached your note so that you may copy and paste it to another expert. If I can be of any help upon my return ten days from now, please don t hesitate to ask. Sincerely,...

Horses: jumps, loose dirt, hand horse
loose dirt, hand horse, triple jumps: Dear Jess, First of you need to measure your horses stride. Gallop him slowly on loose dirt that has no other marks on it. I usually like to place jumps at least three strides away from each other at first, then slowly bring then closer (I.E. double/triple...

Horses: jumpy QH, quality alfalfa, grass mix
quality alfalfa, grass mix, quality hay: Julie, Rather than trying to patch the problem the bigger issue is why has the horse become this way. Apparently this is new so you need to start looking at what could be causing this new behavior. Have you changed his feed? Could be he s getting too...

Horses: Keeping pony's head up.., couple lessons, tack shops
couple lessons, tack shops, 1hh: Nikki Dear you need some help with this pony -- there is NOTHING you can use to keep this pony from doing as you expressed. He s NOT trained and is doing this to get away from having to work. As you see a little bit at the walk - more at the trot (harder...

Horses: Kick Walls in a Cleary Barn, oriented strand board, horse stall
oriented strand board, horse stall, subflooring: I believe the planks in the barn are 6 or 8 inches wide.....I would make sure they are at least 6 inches - so if one is kicked out, the resulting hole is bigger than the horses hoof. (If I had drafts, I d try to find 10 inch planks!)......they don t have...

Horses: Kicking horse, hind legs, hind end
hind legs, hind end, heat cycle: Hi Kate, Is your mare in heat? If so, she may quiet down after her heat cycle stops. If not, you should reschool her from the ground up either by yourself or with a professional trainer that specializes in behavior issues. You can also do some desensitizing...

Horses: Kicking horse, ground manners, hind legs
ground manners, hind legs, clickers: Dear Kate, I suggest working on her ground manners first to get her to be more responsive and submissive to people. If you are sure of her personality, give her a sharp tug on the halter when she kicks out, not to sharp, just enough to get her attention....

Horses: Kicking Stomach, aloe vera juice, girth galls
aloe vera juice, girth galls, health food store: Wendy, From what you describe it sounds like he s uncomfortable, possibly a little gassy? Or his stomach could be bothering him. You aren t going to want to hear what I think the problem really is so here goes. I sort of think your horse may have...

Horses: Kind Eye, gentle horses, kind eye
gentle horses, kind eye, eyed horse: Hi Mary Beth, It may be hard to recognize a kind eye until you see an unkind eye. If you have any contacts that can get you onto the backside of a racetrack, walk down the shed rows and look at all the horses. You will soon recognize a kind eyed horse from...

Horses: can i keep a horse, herd animals, vet bills
herd animals, vet bills, acre of land: Hey Emma, She sounds like a nice horse, but you have got to consider a few things. One, horses are very expensive. They have to have their hooves trimmed every 8 weeks (about $25), they need to be wormed every 8 weeks ($15), they need to be fed everyday...

Horses: kentucky mt horse hips, loose hips, equine practitioner
loose hips, equine practitioner, vet check: Dear Tim: The purpose of having a vet check is to consult with a professional equine practitioner in order to assist you in making your purchase. It appears as though you have placed more stake in the seller s opinion than the vet s. From what you describe...

Horses: kicking, pen work, feeding time
pen work, feeding time, appaloosa: Kate, There are a variety of ways to deal with this. First off he s had some handling but not much. Some horses I ve worked with that are Amish started were OK, others were like yours. They need a lot of time. The round pen work is good but the kicking...

Horses: kicking, pony mare, club gatherings
pony mare, club gatherings, red ribbons: Hello Brandy, I see this characteristic of your pony mare more as a dominance issue than jealous or protective. It is also characteristic of mares that don t want any other horse close to their rear ends unless they are in season. My daughter used to ride...

Horses: kicking, rear quarters, pregnant teenager
rear quarters, pregnant teenager, good manners: Marie, You have a pregnant teenager on your hands here who apparently was not taught good manners to begin with. You don t say how far along in her pregnancy she is but she s going through a real maelstrom of changes right now. This will add to the problems....

Horses: kicking, temper tantrum, spoiled brat
temper tantrum, spoiled brat, hind quarters: Wendy, Sounds very much like you are dealing with a spoiled brat who doesn t want to go out alone. A variation of being herd bound . This will take a lot of patience on your part to get her over this with an attitude adjustment. I would start with...

Horses: kicking, equine body language, bad habbit
equine body language, bad habbit, bad habit: Zack, I m going to try to give you another way to look at this. The horse has been fine and suddenly started doing this. Why? Ask yourself that. My guess is your saddle doesn t fit anymore. The horse is now an adult and his body has changed shape over...

Horses: kids and riding, mail interview, older horses
mail interview, older horses, narha: Hello! Thanks for your question and sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Now, I m not sure what kind of benefits you are looking for but I ll try to help. Personally for me when I was a kid, horses just gave me something to do that I really enjoyed....

Horses: what kind of disypline can andalusians accel at?, eventing, colt
eventing, colt, cross country: Hi, i am very sorry i didnt reply sooner its because i have been away on holiday. Well if your horse has got good potential then i think 3 day eventing would be great for him...Dressage,ShowJumping and Cross-country. I think you should go for this...

Horses: What kind of horse????, norwegian fjord, western pleasure
norwegian fjord, western pleasure, horse person: Christine, Thank you for answering my questions. First I would like to recommend that you fins a local western pleasure or trail riding experienced horse person that you can become friendly with or go to for advice and assistance if needed. I also reccomend...

Horses: do you know anything about green broke horses?, dee, horses
dee, horses, mare: Thora having trained and successfully shown horses for over 30 years yes I would say I know anything about green broke horses... You haven t said how old this mare is etc... You ve done basic things that she is used to .... could you defind this...

Horses: do you know anything about green broke horses?, furhter questions, problum
furhter questions, problum, longe line: You need to do alot of ground work with the horse. She needs to trust you before you do anything like try to ride her. If she has been physically abused, first have her checked by a vet for any medical problems that she may have. Do alot of work on the longe...

Horses: how do i know when a horse likes me, owning a horse, dear sam
owning a horse, dear sam, horses: Dear Sam, There is no set way that a horse will tell you if he Likes you. All horses act and behave differantly. Most of the time horses don t Like People they just do what they where trained and told to do. Owning a horse lets you get closer...

Horses: how do i know, milk production, effie
milk production, effie, new arrival: Effie, I don t know how old your colt is but if he s at least a year old then he is capable of breeding a mare. The only way you can be sure is to have her examined by a vet. If she is then you will have to make some quick plans because milk production...

Horses: Lactating Mare, colored substance, waxy substance
colored substance, waxy substance, foaling: Hey there. It s colostrum, do not mess with the horse s teets. The colostrum, the first milk, is vital to the survival of your foal. The oilyness is a common texture to the colostrum. Let me know how things go. When a waxy substance forms over the teets,...

Horses: Lactating mare, teets, broodmare
teets, broodmare, geldings: Hello! I think i know exactly what you are talking about. The black stuff between her teets, is acalled wax. All mares have some, but pregnat mares or mares that just foaled have more. If milk substance came out of her nipples, I would say it is because she...

Horses: Lame, pony club, vetrap
pony club, vetrap, poultice: IF HE HAD SOME SWEELING OR HEAT, I WOULD SAY ICE AND BUTE SHOULD HELP A LOT ALONG WITH DOING HIM UP IN POULTICE. HOWEVER, SINCE YOU DO NOT FIND ANY SWELLING IN THE LEG, I WOULD GO BACK TO THE FOOT. HAS HE BEEN SHOD RECENTLY? GET A PRODUCT CALLED ANIMALINTEX....

Horses: Lameness., quarter pony, nerve blocks
quarter pony, nerve blocks, stall rest: Hi Agata; It sounds to me like you need a chiropractor for your boy, and possibly a massage therapist in combination. I see no reason to spend money and take the chance of infection, by doing hock injections on a hock that shows no changes. My guess...

Horses: Lameness, hoof testers, hind end
hoof testers, hind end, e mail: Hello Katrina, first of all, my apologies for not having responded more promptly. I was on travel and did not have access to E-mail. I am not sure how to respond to your question without a few extra bits of info that would provide me with some more details...

Horses: Lameness - Dropping hip, check ups, massage therapist
check ups, massage therapist, showjumper: Hi Nicky; You might want to call the chiropractor and tell him/her what s going on. It is possible that after an adjustment the horse can be muscle sore and actually seem worse than before the adjustment. A massage therapist could help you with that....

Horses: Lameness Issue, thoroughbred gelding, absesses
thoroughbred gelding, absesses, bad feet: HI Amanda, This is Shannon. I think you may have hit the wrong button. Hopefully the advice I give you will be similar to what most of the people would tell you. Get a vet to check your horse. It is impossible to diagnose a horse over the internet. I know...

Horses: Lameness Issue, thoroughbred gelding, absesses
thoroughbred gelding, absesses, baking soda: THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS AS TO WHAT MAY BE CAUSING THE LAMENESS IS YES TO ALL THREE. Did they test the frog area with a hoof tester? If the area that had thrush still has a deep crack, then it could be the problem. suprising enough, packing the area...

Horses: Lameness Issue, thoroughbred gelding, absesses
thoroughbred gelding, absesses, bad feet: Hello Amanda; Thank you for your kind words. Normally when a horse is off to the right, it ll be the right front, not the left front. As the horse circles his tendency is to carry more weight on the inside front shoulder and thus foot. However,...

Horses: Lameness Issue, tea tree oil, thoroughbred gelding
tea tree oil, thoroughbred gelding, absesses: Hi Amanda, First of all, yes, thrush can cause that sort of lameness. I ve had the best results with high-quality Melaleuca Oil (Tea Tree Oil), so you might want to give that a try. Second, you should certainly have him checked by a chiropractor. Get...

Horses: Lameness, stone bruise, morgan gelding
stone bruise, morgan gelding, epsom salt: SOUNDS LIKE HE IS RUNNING A GRAVEL UP HIS HOOF WALL. iT WILL HAVE TO POP OUT THE TOP OF THE HOOF BEFORE A GOES COMLETELY LAME. tHIS HOWEVER IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN EDUCATED GUESS. yOU MIGHT TRY RAPPING THE FOOT WITH A PRODUCT CALLED ANIMALINTE...

Horses: Leads, hind end, canter
hind end, canter, girth: Marie, Doing one tempis is very difficult to do correctly. I haven t taught a horse to do them. The only advice that I can give you is to be sure that he is collected and his hind end is engaged. Be sure to give the correct aides for canter (left canter-...

Horses: Leads, hind leg, girth
hind leg, girth, stirrup: Hello Sally, Your instructor is correct in her directions as far as they go. I can think of two other things that I would tell my student. It may sound confusing, but it is very, very important. When you pull the inside rein, you must also keep hold...

Horses: Leads, master 3, strides
master 3, strides, demonstration: Hi Marie, I wonder if your horse is actually just being a little bit disobedient, or he is maybe not quite strong enough to perform the changes as quickly as you would like. I would continue to work on it, but don t overdo the changes in one session...start...

Horses: Leg Injury, vetrap, rest thanks
vetrap, rest thanks, hind leg: If it is the stifle, she will drag the leg when you back her up, and probably scrape the toe of that foot when walking forward. Since there is no heat or swelling in the leg, that leaves the foot. You have to test with a hoof tester to be sure, unless you...

Horses: Leg popping sound, quarter horse mare, pain reliever
quarter horse mare, pain reliever, quarter horse: YOU DID NOT LET ME KNOW IF IT IS A FRONT LEG, OR HIND. CAN YOU DETERMINE WHICH JOINT IS POPPING? YOU CAN TRY 1 1/2 BUTE PILLS FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND SEE IF IT STOPS. IF SHE IS NOT LAME, I D JUST PUT UP WITH IT, AS MEDICATIONS TO HELP CAN GET VERY...

Horses: Leg problems, place horses, leg muscles
place horses, leg muscles, leg problems: The best advice I can give you is to talk to the people taht own him and get a vet out there. if it is a serious problem you wouldn t want to keep riding dancer or hoping you put the absorbine in the right place. Horses leg muscles and tendons are VERY fragile...

Horses: Legging up your horse, quarter horse mare, performance horses
quarter horse mare, performance horses, show horses: Conditioning a horse can be done in many ways, there is no one correct way to do it. All of the performance horses I have dealt with have all been conditioned in a similar fashion, but always have a few minor changes on a horse -to-horse basis. Here...

Horses: Legging up, boston marathon, marathon race
boston marathon, marathon race, leg muscles: legging up? Lets use this analogy ---- you re going out for a marathon race --- I hardly think (unless you run everyday) that you are in condition for the Boston marathon --- hot walkers will get a horses leg muscles etc in condition for training etc, as...

Horses: Lese or Buy?, welsh pony, horse deals
welsh pony, horse deals, buying a horse: If you lease - you will have insurance costs -- and you SHOULD insure for mortality so that you would not be responsible should the horse die... I m not a fan of leasing. It depends on your skills and price range what you can or cannot afford to buy -...

Horses: Lice, safe side, lice
safe side, lice, horses: Hello Gail Your horses are in high chance of catching it, if they have been in contact with the affected horses. I would treat them with what you are treating the other horses. Just use less of it. In case they do not have lice. Best to be on the safe side!...

Horses: Life expectancy, thoroughbred racehorse, career life
thoroughbred racehorse, career life, life expectancy: Hi Billy; I assume you mean, racing career life expectancy...well, that can vary a great deal from not making it to the races to racing for several years. Most TB s don t make it to the races at all. Of the ones that do, most don t race more than...

Horses: The Lion in Mare's Clothing, shetland ponies, intelligent horse
shetland ponies, intelligent horse, proud owners: Hi Cindy; Usually, it s best to let the mare wean the foal...generally they ll do it by about 8 months of age. I ve weaned as early as five months due to the mare being ill, the foal being too hard on the mare and in one case because the owner wanted their...

Horses: Liverpool bits, chain hooks, bridle straps
chain hooks, bridle straps, curb bit: Deb, The Liverpool is just another kind of curb bit. You attach the headstall to the rings at the top of the shank, the ones the curb chain is attached to. Then you adjust the amount of leverage you want the bit to exert by where you hook the reins in....

Horses: LOPING, candence, excersices
candence, excersices, lope: Take a wooden pole and put it somewhere across the path that you you and your horse lope over. Lope over the pole till your horse is loping over it without hitting it. As your doing this, do an excercise called giving. What you do is rotate your arms forward...

Horses: Lonely Pony, heaven can wait equine, heaven can wait equine rescue
heaven can wait equine, heaven can wait equine rescue, herd animals: Hye! Thanxs for you re question and I hope I can be of some help to you. Well, first of all I would suggest finding a horse for compainion first. Other animals are good but horses are herd animals. But if you can t get another horse goats are great pets ...

Horses: Long Reining, alexandra kurland, longe line
alexandra kurland, longe line, attention spans: Hi Taylor; Long reining is a mix of ground driving and longeing and thus your horse should know how to do both of those first, but at a year of age he s really too young. Longeing and long reining are very difficult to do correctly and are arts unto...

Horses: Longing, parelli natural horsemanship, trot canter
parelli natural horsemanship, trot canter, trot and canter: Karen, It is hard to say why your gelding is doing this without knowing more about his background and previous owner. I may not be able to help much, but he may be getting bored with the longing routine! I would try something new, like changing your surroundings,...

Horses: Looking for my first horse, arabian mare, lesson horse
arabian mare, lesson horse, having a good time: Well first and foremost, congrats on looking into your first horse! There are many factors that determine if a certain horse is the right match for you. For example, you probably would not want to get involved with a green horse if your riding skill was...

Horses: Loping, horses name, candence
horses name, candence, exersices: Hi Jaynie :) Check his hooves. It sounds like he might have a rock or something stuck in there that is causing some discomfort. If you don t see anything, check his saddle and make sure it isn t pinching him. If you still have the same problem, you can do...

Horses: Loping, quater horse, western pleasure
quater horse, western pleasure, excersize: Hi Bonnie :) It sounds like it could be a few things. He might have a rock in his back shoe, or eat could be eating something that he shouldn t. Keep an eye on him for the next few days. As far as an exercise you can try lounging him to wake him up. Good...

Horses: Lower Leg, time dedication, point position
time dedication, point position, leg strength: Dear Nicole: I can suggest a couple of things - you will sort of need to determine what fits your situation best. You indicate that you think you lack lower leg strength. This may or may not be the case - but I have rarely seen eventers with a muscular...

Horses: Lump on horses neck, swollen lymph nodes, grey gelding
swollen lymph nodes, grey gelding, west nile: Dear Danielle, It could also be an abcess, Our horses have never had them, but i gather from my friends that they are common. If the vet wants to lance it, tell him your fears, but rest assured, I don t think that your vet will hurt your guy....

Horses: Lunging a Green Horse, poa mare, national show horse
poa mare, national show horse, saddle and bridle: Megan; You ll find longeing and teaching her how to longe a lot easier if you use the appropriate equipment. A halter slides on the face and confuses the rein (longeline) aids and a chain tends to lock creating pressure that can t be released as part...

Horses: lactating horse, dear lorraine, diesease
dear lorraine, diesease, mastitis: Dear Lorraine, It is not unheard of for a mare to be lactating when she is not pregnant. If there are any foals around she may have a mothering instinct but if not get a check-up on your mare it could be a infectious diesease like mastitis,...

Horses: lactating mare, hormonal inbalance, foal
hormonal inbalance, foal, antibiotic: not normal since she was only bred 6 weeks age. probably has nothing to do with her pregnancy, but if her bag is swollin she might have mastitus.not serious, but she might have to be infused with antibiotic if that is what the problem is. since the vet...

Horses: lactation in a non-bred mare, false pregnancy, linament
false pregnancy, linament, teets: Jetta, Yes, it s known as a false pregnancy . For some reason, generally hormonal in nature, her body thinks she s pregnant. Doesn t happen often but does happen, not just to horses but other species and people too. If she s still experiencing these...

Horses: lame horse, coffin bone, bone fracture
coffin bone, bone fracture, lame horse: IT IS HARD TO DIAGNOSE WITHOUT SEEING THE HORSE. iF YOU PICK UP HER LEG, BEND THE HOOF UP TOWARD THE ELBOW, THEN SQUEEZE THE TENDON AREA. IF SHE FLINCHES, THAT IS PROBABLY HER PROBLEM. YOU SHOULD HER AN ULTRASOUND DONE IF THAT IT THE CASE TO DETERMINE THE...

Horses: lame horse, soft tissue injury, paint mare
soft tissue injury, paint mare, coffin bone: Hi Johanna. It s possible she has a fracture. With her hopping on 3 legs after being turned out with the new herd I suspect they showed her the proper pecking order and it s possible she was kicked. Another possibility is she stepped in a hole or didn...

Horses: lameness, compound fracture, stepien
compound fracture, stepien, plot line: David, Horse racing in the movies has little reality compared to the real world of horse racing. It makes a better plot line and more drama if the problem is dealt with right away. In reality, horses that are destroyed immediately (before leaving...

Horses: lameness, vet checks, keeping horses
vet checks, keeping horses, vet check: Hello Heather, this is a difficult question to answer since it involves a vet check. The reason why horses get vet checks, of course, is to get a vet s assessment of potential issues that may be present with a horse. This is not a pass-fail but rather info...

Horses: lameness, hives, inconsistant behavior, quarter horse mare, epson salts
quarter horse mare, epson salts, pie shape: Hi Germaine; What an adventure for you and your mare! And don t you listen to these people. They have NOT done right by you or your mare and I wouldn t let them work on one of my pet turtles. Absolutely disgusting behaviour AND IGNORANT work/advice from...

Horses: lameness, rhus tox, soft tissue pain
rhus tox, soft tissue pain, stock panels: Hi Jack; You could try ginger or prickly ash in tincture form to increase circulation to the area, thus promoting healing. Then depending if you ve got bone or soft tissue pain, ruta grav or rhus tox might help to ease pain. Arnica is always excellant...

Horses: laminitis in pregnancy, stagnant anoxia, james rooney
stagnant anoxia, james rooney, equine lameness: Hi Amanda. Dr James Rooney is an internationally recognized authority on equine lameness. He considers laminitis during pregnancy a non-classical laminitis. Here s what he had to say: Nonclassical Laminitis by James Rooney, D.V.M. I...

Horses: lamness in the past, lameness, cause and effect
lameness, cause and effect, foot care: Hello Erica, first, my apologies for not having responded earlier. I was travelling and just got back. Your question is not straight forward to answer since there are quite a few things to consider when deciding whether going barefoot is right for your horse....

Horses: laying horse, horses, paint
horses, paint: Hello! This laying down is normal, and he is most likely just sleepy. My horse does this a lot. If he is laying down, and he doesn t look normal, or he s thrashing, rolling, getting up and down frequently, and/or been off his feed, then something is wrong....

Horses: laying down, dangerous issue, full tilt
dangerous issue, full tilt, professional trainer: Dear Denise: Your horse s issue has nothing to do with trail riding (I suspect she would exhibit this behaviour in any environment where she d decided she s had enough). Connected to barn sourness - where some horses will spin and head off for home full...

Horses: leading - refuses to move, herd animals, respectful relationship
herd animals, respectful relationship, verbal praise: Hi Helen; The reason he s not following you is because he doesn t consider you the leader of the herd and he doesn t want to leave the rest of the herd (those other two colts). Horses are herd animals and look to the herd for comfort and companionship,...

Horses: leading, parelli horsemanship, lead line
parelli horsemanship, lead line, worth a shot: Hi, Your friend could try to avoid the problem and just get a lead line with a chain to give her more force to stop him. However, it sounds like she is having dominance issues that could very well show up when she rides him and tries to do other stuff...

Horses: leads, small jumps, jumper
small jumps, jumper, horses: Dear sara, If he is an experianced jumper, or even not, go back to step one and try again and again. Place a jump so he can just step over it, and SLOWLY add a few inches, also try lead jumping, where you lead him on foot over the SMALL...

Horses: leads and lead changes, cross firing, barrel racing
cross firing, barrel racing, left leg: hi Erin, Congrats on wanting to do barrel racing buddy go out there and turn en burn. ok lets see. lead describes which legs go out further when in motion. if a horse is on its left lead it will extend its left legs out further then the right. if it is on...

Horses: leaving my horse barefoot, abbotsford bc, working horses
abbotsford bc, working horses, lower mainland: Dear Mary, first of all, my apologies for not responding promptly. My day job has been a bit demanding lately... Anyway, from your description it sounds like your mare has been barefoot all her life and you don t seem to have had issues with her being...

Horses: leg injury, chiropractic referral, chiropractic adjustment
chiropractic referral, chiropractic adjustment, leg injury: Hi Megan, I m not sure why that would be. Are you sure it didn t do it before and you just never noticed it? I suppose it could be that there s a bone out of place, and that a chiropractic adjustment could help it - and it s certainly worth a try -...

Horses: leg or shoulder previous injury, running cows, work cattle
running cows, work cattle, adequan: Susan, Sounds like he s got arthritis or bursitis in his shoulder. He s had a tough life before you got him, probably started at too young an age. Hard surfaces would definately bother him if this is the case. The loss of the muscles really has nothing...

Horses: leg swelling, cannon bone, scar tissue
cannon bone, scar tissue, performance horse: Hi Katie; I think at his age you need not worry too much about it, especially since it s obviously not acute. I m not sure of the location of this lump. The 3rd metacarpal is the cannon bone. By DDF I assume you mean the deep digital flexor. If the...

Horses: leg wrapping, epsom salts, epsom salt
epsom salts, epsom salt, saran wrap: sounds like a foot problem. soak in epsom salts, then rub the ankle and pastern with furacin dressing.put a bandage on the leg and wrap it with several layers of plastic wrap (saran wrap), then bandage over that with a standing bandage. If it does not go...

Horses: my legs get sore and nothing to hold on to, stomach muscles, pull ups
stomach muscles, pull ups, english saddle: Hi Kiara, I m sorry to hear you are having such trouble riding. You don t mention if the saddle you are using is a western or english saddle, so that makes things a bit more difficult for me, but from the sounds of it, I m going to assume it is english...

Horses: leo, canter, ponies
canter, ponies, jumper: Dear Amanda: I m afraid jumper is not my discipline but I would suggest a chambon check rein- he ll nail himself when he goes to pull. I do not however suggest that you have your child use it unless she is VERY competent and under the supervision of an experienced...

Horses: lice, feedmill, rubbing alcohol
feedmill, rubbing alcohol, clean environment: Hi Jessica; Lice are generally dealt with by giving wormer, but these don t sound like lice, or ticks, or mites, which are the usual parasitic investations that horses can get. I would shampoo and condition that mane really well. You might have to wash...

Horses: licking the ground, tack shops, impaction
tack shops, impaction, psyllium: some horses will do that. I ve been told they are looking for minerals that are lacking in the diet, but I could not swear to it. If the soil is sandy, it could cause a problem with impaction. There is a product called Psyllium that you add to the feed...

Horses: limp, swollen legs, sanitary pad
swollen legs, sanitary pad, stepien: Hi Bob. It s difficult to say without seeing the filly, but it sounds to me like her heels have cracked and they are infected. The first thing that needs to be done is to get a good look at her heels. Is she good about picking up her hind feet? If not...