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Horses: My horse wont let me mount, hind leg, loud noise
hind leg, loud noise, stirrup: Your horse is just being a horse. It is doing what she thinks she can do. I think this horse is not safe for you to ride. If the horse is doing this on the ground when you mount her, she will only do more once you are in the saddle. This is a respect issue....

Horses: horses, draw reins, sand school
draw reins, sand school, side ways: hi amanda, to get his head down you can use draw reins or a german martigail. do alot of practice with him on getting collected and rounding his back. as far as him being spooky on the trail or road, work him beofre you go out and make him sweat alittle,...

Horses: Loading a horse in a trailer, pat parelli, red roan
pat parelli, red roan, loading a horse: Stacey, Your mare s trailer acceptance is sort of the reverse of most horses who prefer the open stock-type trailers to the closed ones. In any event, she s a girl and girls are different. The absolutely best advice I can give you is to buy the Pat Parelli...

Horses: front limp, natural balance shoes, corrective shoes
natural balance shoes, corrective shoes, e mail: Hello Nicolette, unfortunately there are many things that can cause your horse to be lame and putting corrective shoes on a horse that may not help. All depends on what is wrong and then correcting this. Without seeing pictures of his legs, body and hooves,...

Horses: loading a horse, loading a horse, horse load
loading a horse, horse load, max light: Rick Gore www.freewebs.com/horseawareness Hey Nate, never separate horses if you can help it. They are herd guys and need each other to feel safe, learn, play and sleep. They also train each other to talk horse so it makes it easier for you to teach and...

Horses: Must Price my horse, american quarter horse, strawberry roan
american quarter horse, strawberry roan, crimped oats: Thank you for your email. I believe the question your asking has to do with subscribing a value to your mare for the purpose of selling her. A) I would suggest that you take a moment to visit www.EquineAppraisals.com - The site has a Frequently Asked Question...

Horses: about a mare, paces, christy
paces, christy, mare: Dear Christy, Not all horses will loose temperature when they are pregnant, all horses are different. The best sign to look for is if she becomes restless and paces alot, or lays down and get s back up alot. A normal horse temperature is between...

Horses: mare with kicking issues, prey animals, bad shape
prey animals, bad shape, hoof care: Dear Dianna, thank you for your question. It is great that you saved this mare! Horses need training to learn to pick up their hooves for you just like they need training for riding. Since horses are prey animals and have very strong defense instincts, it...

Horses: Thanks, vet checks, good pasture
vet checks, good pasture, vet check: Dear Sierra: Certainly ungelded horses can be broke to under saddle work but again Sierra, this is NOT something that a junior should be doing. I have been riding, judging, schooling and showing horses for forty years and there are VERY VERY few three year...

Horses: New Horse, little horse, time at home
little horse, time at home, grandkids: Hi, you made a few errors with this horse already. You rode him too soon and did clearly establish you position as leader and herd member before getting on him. So he tested you , like all horses do, and you failed, so now he thinks he is higher than you...

Horses: New horse, severe stomach cramps, rescue remedy
severe stomach cramps, rescue remedy, environmental stresses: Tahnee, I cannot imagine what you must have around there that would be new to a horse. Sounds like she s just totally blown away by the whole move, period. Granted, she s a Arab and a mare too boot. Mares are generally moodier than geldings because they...

Horses: old mare (www.freewebs.com/horseawareness), anti biotics, sweet feed
anti biotics, sweet feed, chest area: Hi Jennifer, not sure without seeing the horse, eye goo is not normally too serious, but both eyes and nose is a sign of something is wrong. I would call a local vet and just ask if they have seen this in other horses in your area, may be a bug going around....

Horses: orphab foal, alfalfa cubes, beet pulp
alfalfa cubes, beet pulp, orphan foal: Barbara, You can move her to drinking out of a bucket as soon as possible. Going by what I watched when my youngster was born they will drink starting as early as a couple of weeks. She will probably be ready to start adding some solid, horse-type food...

Horses: Pregnancy, tempermant, big belly
tempermant, big belly, allison: Dear Allison, She may be pregnant, but the only way to be sure is to get a test on her, or wait until she shows more signs. A big belly, and laziness can also be a sign of worms. If she is eating more and her tempermant has changed she is likely...

Horses: Puchasing first saddle, narrow trees, expert ability
narrow trees, expert ability, saddle shop: Hi, Saddle shopping can be quite confusing. I strongly suggest you find a tack/saddle shop that has experts in proper saddle fitting. Probably the most important thing, is to have a properly fitted saddle so your horse is happy and comfortable. Most saddles...

Horses: paints, american paint horse, pinto horse association
american paint horse, pinto horse association, paint horse association: hi hannah, Probably the most frequently asked question that breeders and owners of horses hear is “What is the difference between a Pinto and a Paint?” World renowned for their beautiful colors and intriguing patterns, Pintos and Paints are a favorite...

Horses: Retrainig a racehorse, complete training of horse and rider, dressage horse
complete training of horse and rider, dressage horse, yellow marker: Hello Patricia, First you will need to buy a copy of Alois Podhasky s book The Complete Training of Horse and Rider , and get a yellow marker. Read that book from cover to cover, marking all the issues that you think are important to know. Most of the...

Horses: Riding a Pregnant Mare, pregnant mare, baby thanks
pregnant mare, baby thanks, ashely: Dear ashely, You will never know if she will ride bareback or nor, for most horses that i have seen they need some time to get used to it. maybe you can try to get a riding pad, it s just a pad with a girth that you sit on. There are no stirrups....

Horses: Showmanship, What to Wear?, dear ally, independent rule
dear ally, independent rule, three elements: Dear Ally, Attire is dictated by three elements: rules, breed, and fashion trends. You should begin by looking up the rules pertaining to your horse s breed in the appropriate section of the USEF or EC rule books- both available on line. If you horse is a...

Horses: Splints, arabian gelding, cannon bone
arabian gelding, cannon bone, trail horses: Hello again, About 2 months before the clinic, work him twice per day then. You want him to be ready mentally and physically. Also, you want to give yourself enough time, just incase he does go lame. If the wound does not bother him any more, it may...

Horses: saddlery, groff, rena
groff, rena: hi rena, no you dont. cleaning a saddle to much will make the leather to soft. cleaning it once a month will keep it in great condition and will make the leather last longer. leather new is a great product to use.if you want you can wipe the saddle off...

Horses: shoes, steel shoes, rubber shoes
steel shoes, rubber shoes, carriage horses: Hi Amanda, that answer is quite interesting and not something I have heard before or think is correct. Steel shoes with a rubber surface are quite common on carriage horses and do help lessen the vibration and pounding on hard surfaces. The comment on raising...

Horses: What are some signs if my mare is pregnet?, vet fees, signs of pregnancy
vet fees, signs of pregnancy, answerable question: You didn t mention where in the world you are. Assuming you are in the northern hemisphere, you would have been deprived of the most reliable sign because of the season. In many mares it is difficult to see any obvious signs of pregnancy until they fail...

Horses: soft pellet, soft pallet, thoroughbred gelding
soft pallet, thoroughbred gelding, vet check: Hello Kristie! I am glad that the two previous operations were a success. However, I do not like the idea that there is water coming out of his nose. That may meen that his soft pallet has re opened. Get a vet check before your purchase him:) Good luck...

Horses: spinning/stubborn horse?, ground manners, bomb proof
ground manners, bomb proof, horse experience: Rick Gore www.freewebs.com/horseawareness Hi Julia, You will not like my answer, but try and here me out. This is your problem not the horse. :( sorry, but don t feel bad, I tell 99% of the people that who come to me for advice. Horses are not stubborn....

Horses: spooked horse, side step, scarey
side step, scarey, groff: hi nathalie, horses get more spooked in the wind because they smell more and see more things moving.i have never seen or heard of a rider putting bells on their horse to distract them. the only way i believe to get them over being spooky in the wind is too...

Horses: Where to start with an older horse, transition work, good manners
transition work, good manners, seet: Hello Kaitlyn! I would start by getting him into the frame. Use alot of leg, and sit deep, and push him into the bit(with your legs and your seet) If you need to, tickle the reins (one and then the other). Once you get that down pat, get him bending. Use...

Horses: Toe flicking, Part 2, equine massage therapist, side reins
equine massage therapist, side reins, detective work: Kay, Unfortunately there is no one professional organization; we aren t very organized. I don t have a clue as to where you are geographically so can t even make a recommendation other than to Google equine massage therapist and see what you come up...

Horses: Tracing my horse, united states trotting association, states trotting association
united states trotting association, states trotting association, freeze brand: Hi Jane. Thanks for the clarification. I ran her freeze brand number through the data bank at USTA (United States Trotting Association) and came up empty. Depending on where she came from in Europe she could also be a pacer. For more information on the...

Horses: Off Track Rehab TB Gelding, tb gelding, little ewe
tb gelding, little ewe, exercise ideas: Hello Katie, I recommend cross country riding. By that I mean trail riding up and down low hills ... posting trot...long rein. This will encourage balance and his ability to carry himself. Alternate between walking and trotting and keep it up untl he...

Horses: Trailering issues (www.freewebs.com/horseawareness), many horses, brut force
many horses, brut force, odd case: OK, first there are no stubborn horses. Horse are not mean, dumb, nasty, jerks or any other team people try and put on them. They are a horse trying to survive in a human world. I tell people all the time, if whatever you call your horse, you are describing...

Horses: Trainig older mares., arabian mares, training horses
arabian mares, training horses, physical shape: Dear george, The 16 year old mare may be too old to breed, although you can breed horses up until 20 if they are in good physical shape. The younger mare can br bred up to 20 if, like i said, she is is good shape. No horse is to...

Horses: training my western horse to go hunter/jumper, side reins, english horses
side reins, english horses, hunter jumper: hi gabi, the difference to training an english horse and a western horse isnt very different. start by switching the saddle and keep the same headstall and bit you have in right now. after a few days of being under english switch the bit to either a happy...

Horses: Vertical cracks and behavior issues vs. trauma, vertical cracks, quarter crack
vertical cracks, quarter crack, hoof health: Well, I am not a fan of jumping a horse, they do not do this in the wild very often, and it they, they do not have an extra 100- 200 lbs on their back. The hoof is amazing just to support their normal weight. I think the shoe and spooking issues are different....

Horses: Weight Loss, cod liver oil, mare and foal
cod liver oil, mare and foal, penacillan: hi kristin, have a vet check his teeth. they probobly need to be floated. also start giving him grain. rice bran, triple crown complete, and mare and foal should work nicely. introduce these grains slowely. do not give more then a scoop of rice bran a scoop...

Horses: 12 yr old gelding,Double chin, Comes and Goes every few days?, bone chip, double chin
bone chip, double chin, bottom lip: hi trish, well if you vet doesnt know what it is im not sure if i can give you the correct answer. i copuld be an allergic reaction to the wormer but i doubt it. horses ussually get itchy or break out in hives. i would have your vet x-rey his lower jaw to...

Horses: 2 reschooling questions, neat personality, couple horses
neat personality, couple horses, prima ballerina: Hello Elizabeth, It is easy to speak Greek to a person who knows Greek! LOLOL I knew you were not 14 because of the husband, but did not have the full background. Now we can talk turkey. Yep, you have to begin at the beginning. It is absolutely...

Horses: Getting an abused horse to trust, running martingale, angry voice
running martingale, angry voice, snaffle: I don t think horses have flash backs, they are spooky when born and that keeps them alive. Normal horse behavior. Horses do best what they do most. So the longer she is not beat or abused, the better she will get. My mustang was abused and treated bad,...

Horses: aggressive gelding, thoroughbred gelding, ground manners
thoroughbred gelding, ground manners, riding horses: Hi Katarina, horses are not crazy, mean or aggressive. They are horses tying to survive with humans. This horses may have been abused or any number of things, that does not matter. He is still a horse. He needs to feel safe and needs a leader. You have...

Horses: My arab filly, arabian filly, pound horse
arabian filly, pound horse, inexperienced hands: Dear Kailey, It sounds as though initially, your instincts were correct about her not being used to her surroundings. Now however, I think you have a different situation on your hands and one that you need to address immediately before your 500 filly becomes...

Horses: Building a Horse's Rump Muscle, appendix qh, rice bran
appendix qh, rice bran, groff: hi valerie, hills are the best way. jumping builds muscles alittle but not like hills do. you can give her a muscle building supplement that you can find at any feed store. any brand will be good to use. also try feeding her rice bran. this will add more...

Horses: Buying a Thoroughbred?, tb mare, tendon problems
tb mare, tendon problems, energetic breed: hi krystal, many people think all thoroughbreds are high spirited, hard to handle, to fast, and even mean and stupid. but its not really the case. yes they are are more energetic breed but if you keep them properly exercised you wont have a problems. if...

Horses: my barrelhorse has horrible feet, oil corn, barrelhorse
oil corn, barrelhorse, corn oil: Sorry for the delay in responding, I was away this weekend. There are many over the counter products that help with moisture in hooves - som you apply directly to the hoof, others you can feed through. Some things I know about are Farriers Formula (feed...

Horses: biting, herd behavior, horse problems
herd behavior, horse problems, space issues: This horse does not have a biting problem, he is a horse, all horse bite lower horses in the herd. This horse sees you as lower so he is telling you to move and get out of his space since he is higher in the herd. Read my site about herd behavior. You...

Horses: bits, control bit, stepien
control bit, stepien, s song: Daniel, You can use any type of driving bit with a W tongue control bit. I haven t seen one in a long time; I suspect if your horse needs one you might have to have the blacksmith make the bit and have your tack shop make the leather or nylon strap for...

Horses: Cribbing, many horses, hip bones
many horses, hip bones, cribber: Hi - you ask a very good question. Personally, I would not purchase a horse that cribs. There are so many horses available right now for sale that finding one with no vices or a more manageable one is very possible. Many horses that are persistent cribbers...

Horses: Dolly, question thanks, best of friends
question thanks, best of friends, horsemanship: Thanks, glad to hear it. I do this to help horses so when I hear that it worked, I appreciate it. thanks again for your kind words and don t stop reading and learning about them, the old saying, take care of your horsemanship and it will take care of you....

Horses: dressage turnout, dressage competition, horse and rider
dressage competition, horse and rider, horses: Hello Jamie, For schooling shows the attire is usually informal. HOrses do not need to be braided. There is an entire lesson on how to present yourself and your horse at a dressage competition, but it cannot be done here. I would need to be with you...

Horses: Eventing, novice course, excerises
novice course, excerises, lesson horse: Hello Tiffany, The only ways I know to build confidence in jumping are: 1) ride a packer ...a horse that loves to jump and never refuses. 2) stay on small jumps (no more than 12 to 18 , low cross bars, and multiple poles on the ground, until...

Horses: english to western, western question, seat style
western question, seat style, tom thumb: the copper mouth is perfect. it makes them creat more syliva and keeps them alittle more relaxed. its great to see he will still be used after his racing career, when i trained and exercise rode alot of our horses were just given away becaus they were ruined....

Horses: ex racehorse, thoroughbred gelding, horse move
thoroughbred gelding, horse move, best possible care: Good for you for taking the time to seek the advice of someone a bit more experienced with horses, namely your Uncle. Horses that have worked for a living often times need some assistance to be comfortable. So in a nutshell your horse being a bit stiff...

Horses: False or really a baby?, stuf, mares
stuf, mares, nipples: Hello Shawna! Alright, the milking thing, well that doesn t mean she is pregnat. We have two mares at our barn who started milking, and have never been around a stuf in their whole lives. The vet said it was something in their feed. The weight thing, well...

Horses: falling in, fox hunter, warmblood
fox hunter, warmblood, bends: Dear Donna, A pretty common problem but frustrating nonetheless. Does he fall in in both directions? If- so- this may be balance- if not- it may be not having enough strength on one side to sustain. In either case- forget about your inside rein (okay- not...

Horses: My foal isnt nursing properly., t grip, teat
t grip, teat, groff: hi caitlyn, hmm i would say just give him a few days. when he nurses help him find the teat and see how long he nurses. if he doesnt seem to get enough give him some formula, if he doesnt do better in a few days call a vet. problems with foals at this age...

Horses: Gelding starting to get behavior problems, curb bit, snaffle bit
curb bit, snaffle bit, stern voice: Your welcome, as for herd sour, that is a little unfair to the horse. All horses are herd sour or buddy sour and all horses are spooky. Both of these things keep horses alive. A horse that is not spooky (Aware and ready to run) in the wild will be eaten...

Horses: Halter Training, stud chain, ground manners
stud chain, ground manners, champion halter: Dear Eric, It sounds as though your filly has no basic ground manners. I am VERY surprised that after three months at a trainer s- this horse can t behave on a lead line. There is no excuse for this type of behavior and I would be asking your trainer about...

Horses: Herd Bound, weaning a foal, maternal bond
weaning a foal, maternal bond, exact relationship: James, This can be a very difficult behavior to break because it s instinctual. You have a mare that is subordinate and has bonded with one of the other non-lead mares. Since I can t observe them 1st hand I don t know the exact relationship. Easiest...

Horses: HORSES, ground manners, lead line
ground manners, lead line, horses: Dear Sherri, Good ground manners means that the horse is calm when you are not riding it. Like leading, tieing, grooming. It means that the horse has manner s when you are not riding him. Such as: they stand quietly, don t pull on the lead line,...

Horses: Horse is acting strange.., rice bran, running a fever
rice bran, running a fever, strange thing: Change in disposition is a common clue in lots of things. I would check her stool and make sure she is eating and passing waste. I would take her temp to make sure she is not running a fever. Give her a good grooming so you end up brushing or touching every...

Horses: Horse In Heat, heat cycles, gelding
heat cycles, gelding, mares: Dear Sawyer, She will get tempermental, and if there are any gelding s around she may tease them. Some mares do not show there heat cycles, but most of the time, when a stallion is around to tease them, they go into heat. If she is a quiet...

Horses: Horses, quarter horses, disrepect
quarter horses, disrepect, horse person: Your horse is not being aggressive or disrespectful. If you understood horses you would know she looks at you as a herd a member and is treating you and everyone else like a lower horse in her herd. She is doing nothing wrong and is only being a normal horse....

Horses: Horses, grazing muzzle, quarter horses
grazing muzzle, quarter horses, hoof care: Hello Tiffany, this info is correct! Ponies, and especially minis are very prone to getting fat and getting laminitis. So lmiting his grazing and watching very carefully for his weight is a must. You may consider buying him a grazing muzzle - the best source,...

Horses: Horses, throat latch, neoprene rubber
throat latch, neoprene rubber, velcro closures: Hi Tiffany, A neck swear is usually made of a long-lasting, heavy sweat producing neoprene rubber with velcro closures. There are, generally 2 or 3, different widths available. The first really focuses on the jowls/throat latch area, the second is a bit...

Horses: halter issues, stirrup leather, subtle signals
stirrup leather, subtle signals, facial area: Tracy, This is one of those, what I call red flag alert sort of situations. Something is not right here. Anytime that the horse starts exhibiting unusual behavior in a situation where there has never been an issue is telling you something is going...

Horses: head shy, rope burn, crown piece
rope burn, crown piece, leather halter: A horse can be head shy for two reasons: either they were hit on the face too often or they were not touched enough on the face as a foal. For either reason, you need to let your horse know that touching him on his head will not hurt him. The fact that he...

Horses: head shy, natural reflex, sweet heart
natural reflex, sweet heart, gaining weight: Hello Patricia, With a head shy horse you simply take your time with him. Make only slow, cautious movements around and toward his head or face or ears. Don t grab his halter. Reach up under his chin very slowly with one hand and give him a tidbit...

Horses: head throwing, experience horses, hind end
experience horses, hind end, behavior problem: In my experience, horses throw up their head in order to get out of working or to get away from contact through the bit. If he is fit and not sore in any way, this is a behavior problem. You said that you ride him in a soft bit, but you did not specify what...

Horses: help, learning about horses, discipline
learning about horses, discipline, paint: A horse does not have problems with lifting his feet. They just figure why jump something that takes more effort, energy and risk the possibility of getting hurt or injured, so why do it. You should invest more time and effort into understanding and learning...

Horses: herd behavior, herd behavior, behavior question
herd behavior, behavior question, training horses: Ok since you have seen the stud do this, maybe put that mare and the stud together. Without the other herd members he will be less likly to push her away, since she will be his only mare. Leaving them together make increase their bond and then when you put...

Horses: hip problem?, equine chiropractor, quater horse
equine chiropractor, quater horse, bad attitude: Lisa, I would suggest locating an equine chiropractor and getting this mare adjusted. She sounds like she is out in her back and pelvic area. I wouldn t ask her to do any work until you get her adjusted. Why cause her pain? The head bob is indicative...

Horses: horeses, more than thirty years, nccp coaching
more than thirty years, nccp coaching, equine: Dear Shelby, I have owned and trained my own horses for more than thirty years. I have completed the Equine Canada Rider Prep Levels One to Four examinations, and my Equine Canada Coaching assessment and examination. I have been a general performance judge...

Horses: my horse and feeding question, first horse, different seasons
first horse, different seasons, groff: hi beth, just give her triple crown complete. start her out at a half scoop daily and then increase it to one scoop daily after 1 week. in the winter give her 1 scoop 2 times a day. this will not make her hyper but will keep her healthy. to teach her to...

Horses: horse plays up around loose horses/donkeys/mules whilst hacking, bridal paths, little bit at a time
bridal paths, little bit at a time, long distances: hi jan, he does this for a few reasons, one he may still thinkhe is a stud, gelding him at 3 was alittle late so he will still have the effect of testosteron in him. another reason is he just get so happy he cant contain it. what will help is working him...

Horses: horse problems, thoroughbred gelding, herd animals
thoroughbred gelding, herd animals, roundpen: Hello Breea, Horses do not behave in such and such a way because they like or do not like someone. Horses are herd animals and there is always one leader ... either you or the horse. In this case it seems that he is. This is due to the lack of formal...

Horses: horse problems, thoroughbred gelding, roundpen
thoroughbred gelding, roundpen, horse problems: Breea, You don t say what you know of this horse s background but he is, #1 not a horse for timid riders, #2 in need of some re-training because he suffers from lack of respect. I wouldn t put your cousin back on him again, period, until you ve had...

Horses: horse problems trailering, respect issues, trailer loading
respect issues, trailer loading, stock trailer: Trailer loading is about trust and respect. You say you have been trying to load him for two months, what you taught him is that he is in charge, you can t make him load and that you are not the leader, he is. Horses are professional people trainers. ...

Horses: my horse is sick, poison plant, brain tumor
poison plant, brain tumor, backwords: Hi Miranda, sorry to hear about your horse. I am not a vet, but when a horse does what you are explaining it sounds serious. I would not put a horse down unless he was in pain and had no quality of life. Too many things that this could be so I can t begin...

Horses: my horse is sick, equine herpes, brain tumor
equine herpes, brain tumor, neurological diseases: hi miranda, well im not a licensed vet but from what you have said it could be a few things. some reasons could be a brain tumor, EPM, or equine herpes. if you don t mind spending the money i would have blood tests done for EPM and equine herpes and any...

Horses: my horse is sick, backwords, swollen eye
backwords, swollen eye, second opinion: Hello Miranda, Writing to find out if you got the second opinion and to ask how the horse is doing. Would love to hear back from you that he has been correctly diagnosed. Best wishes, Doroth...

Horses: my horse is sick, quarter horses, backwords
quarter horses, backwords, swollen eye: Wow! The first thing I suggest you do is contact Dr. Vin (www.CenterforVeterinaryCare.com) and/or Dr. Myhre (www.MyhreEquine.com) These guys are AWESOME! They would be able to provide you with much better guidance than I can. I m not a vet. Anything...

Horses: my horses ankle/knee?, origion, start at the top
origion, start at the top, groff: hi joy, start at the top of her leg and squeez pressure. slowely move your hands lower. when you find the spot of pain she should move her leg. i would run cold water on her leg for 10 minutes two times a day. if it does not get better with this and rest...

Horses: hunter jumper, acre pasture, alfalfa field
acre pasture, alfalfa field, electric fences: Dear Agnes, I have two suggestions- neither is necessarily going to be easy to facilitate. You could try containing him in a smaller turnout with fewer horses- or raise your fences. As talented as he may be- if you can t curb this- I d sell him (and let the...

Horses: hunter jumper, alfalfa fields, acre pasture
alfalfa fields, acre pasture, alfalfa field: First of all, congratulations on having a horse that can clear fences like that. I am working one right now that will jump out if he is left all alone, but luckily, we just prevent the jumping by never leaving him alone. It sounds like you have done everything...

Horses: Jumping, old paint, paint horse
old paint, paint horse, hocks: Dear Jazzmin, I am going to try and not condemn myself with this but I don t think ANY horse should be backed at two. They are simply not anything like mature. Having said this- in your horse s case the damage that s going to be done (if any) has probably...

Horses: kicking/biting, short rope, mini horses
short rope, mini horses, natural fear: Sorry you are correct, I was did not check the age of your horse and the one year old would be better for seven month, however, a three year would be ok if she was not too aggressive, if they know each other and familiar then it should go good, you can watch...

Horses: Miniature horse behavior, tug o war, sweet little girl
tug o war, sweet little girl, many horses: Even a horse ready to go will test you and if you do not show him you are a strong and confident leader he will start to take over, it is his nature. To talk to a horse so they can understand you, you must understand them, they respect a higher horse, a...

Horses: Mud, horses hooves, wet environment
horses hooves, wet environment, hoofs: Hello Kailey, This is a difficult questions to answer without seeing pictures of your horses hooves...can you send me some to my E-mail at jnksize@comcast.net? It would be best if the pics were of the horses on flat and dry ground where I can see the shape...

Horses: NEW HORSE "SPOOKY", tb gelding, lateral work
tb gelding, lateral work, figure eights: My first piece of advise is to put him on exactly what he was on before you bought him. The exact feed and the exact supplements. Changing a horse s feed right when you buy him and move him to a new location is never a good idea. Put him back on the same...

Horses: Need Help, working with horses, horse horses
working with horses, horse horses, horse move: You need to learn how horses think. You can t love a horse like a child or dog, it will not work. Horses need a leader and they have to see you has higher in their herd or they will treat you like a lower horse. Horses bite, kick, strike, chase, intimidate...

Horses: getting my orse to lunge, dressage whip, quater horse
dressage whip, quater horse, orse: Hello Nikki, The accepted way to teach a horse to lunge is to have an assistant walk with the horse on his inside, out on the track while the trainer holds the lunge line in the center. The assistant carries a dressage whip and each time he moves away...

Horses: My Percheron Gelding, percheron draft horse, breeds of horses
percheron draft horse, breeds of horses, percheron: Hi Sara, I am glad to hear that you asked what you are doing wrong and not blaming the horse. This horse is just feeling out his new herd, you and him. All horses want to be in charge unless they feel another herd member is stronger, so you and him are a...

Horses: Prissy Pony and Captain Bad A**, trot or canter, moving in the right direction
trot or canter, moving in the right direction, leg pressure: Hello Elizabeth, Do you have anyone who might help you? Even a student? I have no other suggestions for you that would help, that won t require an assistant to help you. One of your students could help you in exchange for lessons. Why won t your husband...

Horses: pasture grass, grazing muzzles, pasture grass
grazing muzzles, pasture grass, types of grasses: There isn t a really simple answer here. If you live in a warm part of the country where the grass never gets frosted you are somewhat safer than if you live in a colder part of the country. There seems to be an association between stressed grass , in...

Horses: phantom pregnancies, phantom pregnancies, second heartbeat
phantom pregnancies, second heartbeat, phantom pregnancy: Get ready for a baby. The vet should have been able to tell you if he heard a second heartbeat. If a mare is dripping she is normally getting close to birth, so I would think the mare is showing well and it is not just a hay belly. In month or so she will...

Horses: can ponies have false pregancy, horses and ponies, gain alot
horses and ponies, gain alot, pregnancy check: Dear Sharon, Many horses have fasle pregnancies, but they rarely go as far as leaking milk from the teets. I would definatly call a vet to get her a pregnancy check. Or you can just wait until she foals either way you will know one way or the...

Horses: pregnant or not, home pregnancy tests, phantom pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, phantom pregnancy, 28 days later: Dear gemma, IT appears to be that she is pregnant, just by the increase in belly size and movement in the stomach. The only way to know for sure is to get a test, but as you have already tried that, I would just wait and see if she begins to produce...

Horses: Rainrott, rain rot, high humidity
rain rot, high humidity, actinomycetes: Hi Elizabeth. I personally have never had a horse with rain rot. Friends that have pointed me to this article. http://www.equusite.com/articles/health/healthRainRot.shtml Rain Rot / Rain Scald PREPARED BY: Cheryl Sutor [1998] What is...

Horses: Retraining - bolting issue, trot canter, ground manners
trot canter, ground manners, response work: Hello Jacqueline, The lunge line need not be 60 feet long. 30 to 35 is long enough to give you the large circle. (it will have a diameter of 60 ) 10 minutes each way on lunge is good before changing directions. Give at least 2 minutes rest at walk...

Horses: rick,, different places, carrot
different places, carrot, carrots: All horses can be trained to do about anything they do natually. You have to think like a horse and figure out how to get the horse to do, then connect a cue to it and then get the horse to do it on cue. Everything with a horse is done on release and stop...

Horses: Showing halter, missouri foxtrotters, missouri foxtrotter
missouri foxtrotters, missouri foxtrotter, horse capital: Dear Shona: The Missouri Foxtrotter is a very specialized breed and almost unheard of in many parts of the country. In open shows, you may find you are being discriminated against as few judges outside the breed will know exactly what they are looking at...

Horses: Soft Hooves, horses hooves, triple antibiotic ointment
horses hooves, triple antibiotic ointment, rainy periods: Hello Carol. my apologies for the late reply. I was travelling and did not have access to E-mail. When you say that your horses hooves are still really soft on the outside, what do you mean by this? Do they split, flake, look funny in any way? Pictures would...

Horses: Sticky stifle and trimming, hoof capsule, stringhalt
hoof capsule, stringhalt, hind legs: Hello Christine, thanks for your question...unfortunately, this is a difficult one to answer by E-mail and without photos of your horse s current hoof shape and conformation. My mare had a very similar condition based on your description and it turned out...

Horses: how much to sell my horse for?!, thoroughbred bay mare, equestrian market
thoroughbred bay mare, equestrian market, dressage movements: hi fosca, well im not sure where you are located, the equestrian market is down here in california. i would estimate though that you could get no less then 40k for her at least. i would post her at 50k and see what offers you get but do not sell for less...

Horses: seperating horses, groff, gelding
groff, gelding, pasture: hi chris, put him in a pasture where he cant see or hear his mother. he will act crazy for a while but he will calm down. having another horse he has never met before may help too. keep him busy work him, ride him, pet him, anything. good luck amanda grof...

Horses: shetland ponys, pasture grass, horses and ponies
pasture grass, horses and ponies, prey animals: Thanks for the kind words, glad I could help. It they don t show signs of pain, keep them off the bute, like all meds they will develop a tolerance or get dependent on it and then when they really need it, it will not be as effective. Not to forget, bute...

Horses: shoes, thoroughbred gelding, rain maker
thoroughbred gelding, rain maker, shock absorbers: hi breea, it would be best to ask a shoer first but i would put basic shoes with shock absorbers on his front feet. this will let him have alittle softer landing when he jumps. also make sure you oil his hooves once a week. rain maker is a great brand. good...

Horses: striking horse, herd animals, quar
herd animals, quar, team penning: First off, I apologize for the lengthy answer. Nothing is really simple when it comes to horses. I hope that you take the time to read the answer and follow the instructions. I think you will find that you will have a better, happier horse in the long run....

Horses: Tail Pull - Caution, equine massage, kay kay
equine massage, kay kay, loose joints: Kay, In all the years that I have been around horses I ve never heard of this. I have had tails that were stretch-y, not rubbery, but the stretchiness is due to the tissues in the tail, primarily the muscles and to a small extent the tendons. When you...

Horses: Trail Riding, bitless bridle, natural horsemanship
bitless bridle, natural horsemanship, many horses: Hey Sam, glad to hear you are out of the show ring. Shows don t help many horses and people get to caught up in winning and time events both which confuse and cause fear in a horse. Go to my web site are read my horse history page and my horsemanship page....

Horses: Training a 9 yr. old arabian stallion., arabian stallion, arabian stud
arabian stallion, arabian stud, sex hormones: I am sure you have heard this before. First, you need to geld this horse. There are already too many stallions in the world. A horse needs to have really good credentials to be left a stallion and that is assuming his owners are experienced in handling stallions...

Horses: terrible for other riders?, tb mare, natural horsemanship
tb mare, natural horsemanship, working with horses: All horses are good horse, they just need a good herd leader to make them feel safe and to give them good clear direction. I get questions all the time and people will give me the blood lines, breeds and other info about the horse. If does not matter much,...

Horses: Off the track, dressage trainer, figure eights
dressage trainer, figure eights, hind end: Hello Kelly, Remember to ride from back to front. Worry more about how the hind end is working than how the front (head and neck) is doing. I can think of a couple of things that I would do right away for this horse. First, I would have him trotting...

Horses: trailering an abused horse, horse problem, trailer loading
horse problem, trailer loading, freak out: Hi Dorothy, the horse did not drag you. Never blame the horse. The horse ran off, you held on to the lead rope. The horse did not freak out, you tried to push him too much and you pushed into to flight or fight mode. Running is the only thing a horse knows...

Horses: trotting problem (PEOPLE PROBLEM), short legs, trot and canter
short legs, trot and canter, seat position: For some reason I got this twice, so I have to respond or get nasty gram from site. Another key thing about horse that I did not get into is Pressure and Release. You have to understand that everything you do to a horse is pressure. Release is doing...

Horses: Urine stains, horsemanship skills, laundry bluing
horsemanship skills, laundry bluing, urine stains: Horses don t lay in urine in the wild. You lock the horse up, the horse has not place to lay that is clean and urine free, so it has to smell her own urine what is bad for her respiratory system, the urine is acidic and probably burns the horse s skin, and...

Horses: value of horse, genetic predisposition, hi amy
genetic predisposition, hi amy, tovero: Hi Amy, Although its difficult to say without seeing photos or performing an on-site inspection of the horse, I would say he s a Tobaino or Tovero. If his entire head is black, including his ears, with the regular horse marking of a blaze, I would suggest...

Horses: White spots on AQH, rain rot, color genetics
rain rot, color genetics, liver chestnut: Hi Barbara, Some horses develop white spots as the result of a skin infection including rain rot. I would have a vet rule out the coat condition changes. The gelding could be a cross between a QH and another breed like appaloosa or POA if the spots have...

Horses: Willow (www.freewebs.com/horseawareness), parelli training, gentle as a lamb
parelli training, gentle as a lamb, herd behavior: LOL Susan, you have a horse. Period. You don t understand what or why she is doing this. This horse is just like any other horse. Go to my site and read the horsemanship page, especially the section on Herd Behavior. This will shed some light on what...

Horses: Why does he do this?, hunter jumpers, problem horses
hunter jumpers, problem horses, horse problems: Not sure what you are talking about since you did not give specifics. I speak for the horse, people don t like to hear that they are problem and I don t like it when people ask me a question, blaming the horse and want to accept no responsibility for the problems...

Horses: All 4 legs swelled: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, Swelling legs rick gore horsemanship
Swelling legs rick gore horsemanship: Hard to say, I am not a vet so medical advice is not my specialty. Swelling could be many things, but I would a call a vet and explain to them. Since all four are swollen, I don t it is a bite or injury, it is something internal and probably needs vet attention....

Horses: 8 year old paint gelding, paint gelding, old paint
paint gelding, old paint, unknown rider: Hello Maxene, This is the classic, recommended way to stop bucking: Just at the instant that the buck begins, take good hold of the left rein, give slack with the right rein and pull the horse s head around to your left knee. With him in this position,...

Horses: 9 year old gelding, absolute sweetheart, idea what kind
absolute sweetheart, idea what kind, work horse: Nora, First off check his saddle for fit. His reactions to being saddled could indicate that the saddle is uncomfortable. Saddles are like shoes. If they don t fit well they are uncomfortable. As far as his being a work horse . What exactly does that...

Horses: abused pony with fears, first foal, john lyon
first foal, john lyon, gaining confidence: I know it is hard to ignore reactions, but really try and stay focused on what you want and be aware of your horse, you have to know when to release before a reaction, this means you have to pay close attention to her head, ears, tail and entire body, this...

Horses: Brand New Colt, paster, colt
paster, colt, new baby: Call a vet and help her find milk on mom. You can get supplements at a feed store to give to baby. Don t let baby lay around too long or it will die. Make it get up move, scare her if you have to but make her move to mom for safety. Keeping them stalled...

Horses: beatle looking things on a big area of my horse, bugs, beetles
bugs, beetles, beatles: Sorry Wendy. Without a photo of the little beetles and without knowing where your horse lives and where he came from, there is no chance I can figure out what they are or how to get rid of them. I would need way more information than you have provided...

Horses: biting, natural horsemanship trainers, yellow caution tape
natural horsemanship trainers, yellow caution tape, richard shrake: Debby, You have a horse, I assume he s a gelding not a stallion, but is behaving like a stallion. It s a dominance issue. He s being very disrespectful which is unacceptable behavior and needs to learn to re-think your relationship with him. Round...

Horses: biting: Herd Behavior (www.freewebs.com/horseawareness), herd behavior, horsemanship
herd behavior, horsemanship, rick gore: Mr. Maverrick is being a normal horse. All horses are good natured and are taught by people how to be otherwise. You said you had him since Oct 08,??? so not sure how long you have had him. Regardless, it does not matter how long, the point is you have...

Horses: breeding my mare, foaling, filly
foaling, filly, mare: Yes, but I would find out why the baby died, did mother reject her, was it sickness, it may happen again, so why put mare through it? The horse will go into heat as soon as the baby stops taking milk, so it may a little bit, but if the mare is in heat,...

Horses: bucking saddled & refusal to lunge, voice encouragement, common denominator
voice encouragement, common denominator, horse experience: You are right, it is you and lack of respect. The bucks are happening since you said you are holding her back. that is what you think, you horse is thinking, why is she pulling on my bit, what does she want, how do I release this pressure. Stop pulling...

Horses: buddy sour, undesired behavior, attend one
undesired behavior, attend one, better time: Your question couldn t have come at a better time! I just went to a clinic hosted by Karen Scholl. She has a fascinating technique on how to work with you horse so that he sees you as a member of his herd. And not just any member of his herd, but the leader...

Horses: Conformation, horse history, rick gore
horse history, rick gore, barrel racing: Your welcome, good luck with horse. I tell people all the time, do your own training with help. Work on this horse and make it better at trusting you, make it better at being easy on the bit, make it better at turning on it s hindend smooth and easy, whatever...

Horses: carriage horse, carriage horse, hind feet
carriage horse, hind feet, miniature horse: hi dru ann. he should have at least a foot and a half extra when his leg is all the way back at a trot. best thing to do is get lobger shafts or a different cart. if he keeps hitting it he wont want to pull it because it hurts him. it can also cut his leg...

Horses: colts foot (hoof) toes out., yearling colt, farriers
yearling colt, farriers, farrier: Hello Chuck! I think you may have a farrier problem on your hand :-) If your farriers can t agree, how are you, as the owner going to pick the right approach! If this were me, I would ask both farriers to explain to you in detail why they would do what...

Horses: continuous noise, cleveland hopkins airport, show horses
cleveland hopkins airport, show horses, noise laws: Pat, Your neighbours are idiots! Good Lord! You are caught in a tough spot. I don t know how much you ve talked to the clods about this assault on your senses but it they are that inconsiderate of you how many other ways do they subtly torture their...

Horses: Dangerous Situation (www.freewebs.com/horseawareness), problem horses, older horses
problem horses, older horses, hi aaron: OK bud, realize that all we are doing is trouble shooting. So we have to figure what you are doing to cause this and what you need to do to help the horse find the right answer. When a horse does something I did not want, I ask myself what I did to cause...

Horses: Endurance Racing, endurance saddles, ann hyland
endurance saddles, ann hyland, endurance rider: Since I truly don t know much at all about endurance riding I turned to a friend of mine who has spent many years doing competitive trail riding. She explained to me that they are quite similar sports with a key difference being the aspect of a race to this...

Horses: Frothing, thoroughbred gelding, many horses
thoroughbred gelding, many horses, riding horse: hi maisy. its normal. especially if you have a copper bit. it doesnt matter what the horse is bred to do or what breed it is. many horses foam at the bit. he could make more salyva because he plays with the bit or moves it around to much. to help keep the...

Horses: 8 year old paint gelding, hour and a half, colt
Horses: 8 year old paint gelding, hour and a half, colt

Horses: Endurance Racing, endurance riders, share experience
Horses: Endurance Racing, endurance riders, share experience, tevis

Horses: Getting the older mare pregnant, mares, vet
Horses: Getting the older mare pregnant, mares, vet, mare

Horses: white horses w/blue eyes, brown iris, paint horses
Horses: white horses w/blue eyes, brown iris, paint horses, coloured horses

Horses: white spots, thoroughbred filly, white hairs
Horses: white spots, thoroughbred filly, white hairs, bright copper

Horses: Where to find Savage Response thoroughbred racehorse, thoroughbred racehorse, golden gate fields
thoroughbred racehorse, golden gate fields, american stud: Hi Danette, I would suggest you start by contacting the Jockey Club. (www.JockeyClub.com)The Jockey Club is the breed registry for all Thoroughbred horses in North America. As such, it is responsible for maintaining The American Stud Book, which includes...

Horses: foal, tieing up, training?, first foal, herd animals
first foal, herd animals, herd behavior: Release is the key to training. Your horse is falling or putting his foot down since you are holding it too long. You need to pick it up and put it down before he puts it down, then he learns to stand still and knows you will put it down, when you hold too...

Horses: Herd Bound, tight bond, spoonful of sugar
tight bond, spoonful of sugar, geldings: Hello Amanda, Your mare has formed a tight bond with the gelding. Maybe she feels safe with him or maybe it is maternal or maybe something else, but it is very strong. Is there any way that his rider can go trail riding with you or if you could work...

Horses: Horse dead: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, colic rick gore horsemanship horse horses
colic rick gore horsemanship horse horses: Hey Will, not sure what that would be. There is a thing know as Bloat, where the stomach twist and kinks which prevents gse from escaping, so the stomach swells and smashes all the internal organs and will cause death. I have seen this happen in dogs and...

Horses: Horse is being a horse: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, rick gore, horsemanship
rick gore, horsemanship, horses: You horse does not have a problem. You and the people handling the horse have the problem. NO I do not think a shock collar would help, I think it would make it worse. This horse is being a normal horse. All horse treat people has herd members. In a herd...

Horses: Horses Age, horse industry, foal
horse industry, foal, filly: A horse that is born in January of 2008 is not quite a year old and is called a foal. If the foal is male, then he is referred to as a colt. If the foal is female, she is referred to as a filly. Next year, January of 2009, the foal will celebrate their...

Horses: horse., saddle fitter, saddlecloth
saddle fitter, saddlecloth, bronc: To properly assess the situation and determine if this is an ill fitting tack issue or a behavioral issue, you will need to take a close look at your horse. Determine if his withers are abnormally high, or if he has a bit of swayback. Look for swelling,...

Horses: horse biting, crowding into me (Owner who don't understand horses), horsemanship, rick gore
horsemanship, rick gore, first horse: :( If I had a quarter for every time I heard this story. Do you have to hit your horse??? Hell Yea! This horse is not mean and is not bad, those are human terms, that probably does not make sense to you since you know little about a horse. I say you know...

Horses: horse dead, rapid demise, horse experience
rapid demise, horse experience, indian tribe: Hi Will. The only Blackfoot I ve heard about are an Indian tribe and a rock bamd. Are you thinking of Blackleg? The way you describe this stallion s rapid demise it sounds to me--and remember that I m not a veterinarian---like an anaphylactic reaction...

Horses: horse problem, horse problem, steady pace
horse problem, steady pace, amre: Hello again! lol Alright, well maybe try a bit a little bit more severe. Doctor Bristol bits work AMAZINGLY, cause when the horse tries to bit down on the bit to take off, the centerpiece of the bit is on an angle, which puts a pressure point on their tongue,...

Horses: horse problem, hay bales, sincere apologies
hay bales, sincere apologies, course direction: To tackle her behavior after high jumps and spooky jumps try using a ground pole after the jump, and sometimes even two. Another way to tackle this is by either placing the jump near the ends of the ring on the diagonal , or in the middle of the ring facing...

Horses: horse showing bad behavior to my daughter, horse herds, mineral powder
horse herds, mineral powder, produce store: Ronnie, You have a horse who is now in a herd environment so he s had to establish his ranking in the herd. You are an adult, have always been one as long as he s known you so your dominance is recognized. Your daughter, on the other hand, is a child...

Horses: My horse is sore in right shoulder, equine chiropractor, zippo pine bar
equine chiropractor, zippo pine bar, epsom salt: M, There is no trauma associated with it lots of times. I had a friend whose Morgan gelding had his shoulder go out a number of times. I ve seen it happen when horses were getting up from either laying down or down to roll and have a front leg skid out...

Horses: horse (www.freewebs.com/horseawareness), rope burn, stirrup
rope burn, stirrup: Well it depends where it is, would you rider if you back was sore and it hurt every time your horse moved? Would you ride if your ankle was broke and it hurt to put it in a stirrup? So if you were the horse??? think like a horse and if you were a horse,...

Horses: horses, equine chiropractor, dressage trainer
equine chiropractor, dressage trainer, professional diagnosis: Dear Alanna, First, let me applaud you for purchasing a PMU horse; having said this- I don t think her back ground really has any bearing on your problem. I would begin by ruling out any physiological issues- you might have an equine chiropractor come out...

Horses: kicking on trail rides, herd of horses, first horse
herd of horses, first horse, show horse: Susan, Welcome to the world of mares! They can be very contrary at times, especially if they are cycling, and just plain witchy other times. She s an alpha mare and you have to stop accepting her temper tantrums and bad manners. For the sake of other...

Horses: lameness, nerve blocks, nerve block
nerve blocks, nerve block, pain killers: Hi Sam. First, I m not a veterinarian. This type of question is almost impossible to answer without seeing the horse. What type of diagnostic work have you had done? If a nerve block doesn t provide even temporary relief, that isn t your problem area....

Horses: How long does it take to train a horse to drive., patty patty, service animal
patty patty, service animal, early steps: Patty, It doesn t take years. I usually have a horse going pretty well in 2-3 mos. A lot depends upon the horse. Ones that are self-confident, not spooky and reasonably bold will have the basics down in about 30 days from the day your 1st put them in...

Horses: Mad horse, mad horse, shoer
mad horse, shoer, new shoes: hi marie, i apoligize for such a late resons. well it seems to me he may have a hot nail. this is a nail that goes in the hoof to far back and causes pain. if he has not had shoes on in the past i would recommend taking the shoes off and leaving them off....

Horses: Managing a Pregnant Mare, vet checks, pregnant mare
vet checks, pregnant mare, vaccinations: The vet would be better to advise on this. If she is not having problems I would leave things alone, in the wild there are no vet checks. We has people tend to try and help horses too much sometime and make things worse. Feed her good, make sure she has...

Horses: Mustang cross, old mustang, black lagoon
old mustang, black lagoon, lead line: Brandy, She has a phobia to the cows much the same as people have phobias about things like snakes, mice or spiders/bugs. She s doing really well by not giving into her fear completely. You are so right when you say she has a brain. Most Mustangs do....

Horses: A Mustang Stallion, mustang stallion, geldings
mustang stallion, geldings, stallions: Have not heard this five year thing, but maybe true. How do you know he was not gelded? A vet can feel and see if he has not dropped or if he is gelded. You need to know this, a stud can be very dangerous and aggressive if not handled by experienced horsemen....

Horses: mare in heat, mare mare, rear shoes
mare mare, rear shoes, old tennessee: Lol, nice........... well your mare mare may be breed already, a two year old can breed but, not a big deal really. I kept my little guy a stud until almost three and he was with 8 mares. The lead gelding would not let him breed and kept him in check so...

Horses: Why does my mare squeal (www.freewebs.com/horseawareness), herd behavior, talking horse
herd behavior, talking horse, aggressive approach: Everything you have described is pretty normal herd behavior. A mare is more vocal than geldings. They squeal more and normally when they are in heat or coming in or out of heat, which is a lot of the time. The gelding will try and smell her and become...

Horses: New foal & First time mother, time mother, short trips
time mother, short trips, foal: This varies by many. I like leaving a baby with mom for as long as possible, it they are pastured together, a year or more is not bad. Short trips away are good as long as you start off slow. Keep them in sight at first until they learn the will be back...

Horses: I need help with my green broken horse. He is reluctant to go forward and rears and bucks.?, broken horse, rears
broken horse, rears, forward motion: At such a young age his behavior is to be expected. Wiggling around at the trot is common for young green horses. Initially you need ascertain if any of your tack is fitted improperly. However, from what you have told me I am wondering if you aren t legging...

Horses: oats!, good as gold, steriod
good as gold, steriod, racehorses: hi steff, give him alittle bit of oats, and if your not already give him some alfalfa. im not sure of the rules in the UK for dressage but you might be able to give him equipoise. check with the officials first though. equipiose will boost his energy and...

Horses: older mare not eating, broad spectrum antibiotic, vitamine b 12
broad spectrum antibiotic, vitamine b 12, alfalfa pellets: hi madeline, have the vet give you peneciline and give her a vitamine b-12 shot.the penaciline is an atibiotic and the vitamine b-12 shot will boost her appatite. with ger grain get rice bran powder it will give her extra nutrients and weight so she doesnt...

Horses: Getting the older mare pregnant, arabian mares, progesterone levels
arabian mares, progesterone levels, regumate: hello there! She sounds like a very nice mare! We tried breeding our 20 yr old mare last spring, and she did not catch. Even thow she still came into very full and heavy heat cycles, she did not catch. The vet said becuase she s an older mare, she probably...

Horses: what are olfactory sences?, upper lips, sences
upper lips, sences, old horse: Olfactory is smell, horses raise the upper lips to open the nostrils to gather more air and smell, normally when they smell a mare in heat. Touching ears is just desensitizing the ears. Remember nothing is ever the horses fault, they only react to what...

Horses: Problems getting my 4 year old to canter, throughbred, canter
throughbred, canter, forehand: Hello Laura, I didn t hear from you again, so I will explain the canter to you. Whip and strong legs are not the answer. More education for the horse and more preparation constitute the answer. Your horse is only ready to strike off into the canter...

Horses: pigeon toed 8 yr old paint, pigeon toed, paint mare
pigeon toed, paint mare, hunter jumper: Hello Christine, yes, pictures would be great. The way a horse moves has a lot to do with how well the hooves are kept up. I would be happy to have a look at some pics and at least let you know what I think. It may be hard, however, to predict later issues...

Horses: my pony has colosterum, 5 months, stallion
5 months, stallion, pony: Hi Gabb, I m not a vet, but it all sounds a little suspicious. I really think that your best course of action is to call your vet and make an appointment for him/her to come and examine your pony. The vet will be able to tell you if she s pregnant, overweight...

Horses: pony that is scared of water, horse pony, horse lead
horse pony, horse lead, pond creek: Hello Gabbi, The best way to get a horse/pony to accept water is to have another horse lead into the water. Take one that is not afraid of the pond, creek, or stream, and let the frightened one see the other pony walk through or into it. Chances are that...

Horses: pregnant horse, stallion owner, equine clinic
stallion owner, equine clinic, having twins: Hi Tonya. No horse carries foals for 2 years. If she was bred and was pregnant at one time, it sounds like the foal could have died and she retained it. I would check with the stallion owner and find the dates this mare was supposedly bred, or if...

Horses: pregnant maiden mare, maiden mares, maiden mare
maiden mares, maiden mare, wax buildup: Hi - I would start keeping a close eye on her if you are able to get milk now. Maiden mares will often go over or under their due date (they like to keep you guessing!) Are the teats strutting or pointing? Often the udder will loose the center valley...

Horses: regular shoeing ?, even footing, new pair of shoes
even footing, new pair of shoes, hooves: Hello Chloe! Well, it all depends what kind of things you re doing with her. If you are doing lots of trail and road riding, then yes, I would put shoes on her, because all the rocks and un even footing, can chip and damager her toes, and hooves. If you are...

Horses: riding a spin: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, saddle balance, horsemanship
saddle balance, horsemanship, rick gore: Balance and expecting the move is a big key. If you are practice running your horse to a wall or side of barn, before getting there, lean back, like you should do all the time with you stop and lower you body to sit in the saddle then turn the horse around...

Horses: Saddle fitting, pinky finger, shoulder blade
pinky finger, shoulder blade, style saddle: Grace, Saddle fitting is really sort of an art in itself. When you do a lot of it you get to where you just look at the saddle and you know whether it has a chance of fitting at all. Firt off, your horse is still young and he s going to continue to...

Horses: Selling my horse., Horse for sale, selling your horse
Horse for sale, selling your horse, donating your horse: Hi Molli, As a seller you are under obligation to disclose any and all information about the horse s health to the buyer or the agent/trainer. If you do not disclose the information you leave yourself open to a lawsuit. That being said, it sounds like the...

Horses: "Spur Training", western horses, leg pressure
western horses, leg pressure, western pleasure: hi kris, i ride alot of western horses and i will tell you it doesnt matter if he is spur trained or leg trained. the pressure is in the same spot, the only difference is with spures the pressure is over a smaller portion on the horses side. when you ask...

Horses: saddle, endurance saddle, rub marks
endurance saddle, rub marks, medium tree: Kathy, There are a number of synthetic endurance-style saddles out there that would probably work. Or you could look at an Aussie-style saddle. They are also being made in the synthetic material. Look at some of the various catalog companies - Libertyville,...

Horses: schooling, quarter horse mare, running martingale
quarter horse mare, running martingale, draw reins: Dear Gemma, I m afraid I m having quite a bit of trouble reading your letter thus, it is difficult for me to understand much of the history you have provided. In a nutshell- it sounds as though you didn t get your money s worth out of six week s training...

Horses: selling my horse, accurate price, marey
accurate price, marey, shoe box: Without seeing her or riding her it is very difficult to provide an accurate price range. However based on your description I would think a reasonable price range might be between $5,000 and $9,000. There are several factors which could influence the price...

Horses: selling a horse, natural horseman, pony club
natural horseman, pony club, great horse: Firstly, in regards to a sale price for your horse, with out having a few more details I can only provide you a few price ranges based on situation specifics. If your horse is healthy he could sell for: Age 2 to 6 = $3,500 - $8,000 Age 6 to 9 = $5,000...

Horses: shipping fever, free acess, shipping fever
free acess, shipping fever, vits: Keep an eye on him, as long as he is eating and drinking, let it work out, just like a cold for us, maybe 12 to 14 days max. I give my guys a little extra carrots and apples when sick, maybe some extra grain or corn, and free acess to hay. That way they...

Horses: showmanship, leather part, setup position
leather part, setup position, lead line: Dear Angela, When you say that he is pretty good at home- does this mean that he does, at times demonstrate the same behavior?If so- he really needs to be corrected by an adult. Your granddaughter also needs to learn to pay attention to how she is handling...

Horses: sore hoofs, hoof boots, endurance riders
hoof boots, endurance riders, hoof boot: Hello Linda, Depending on how much riding you do and how often you have your horse work on rocks, you could consider various options. If you ride all the time and and its always rocks, then shoes may be a good option. If you ride occasionally and your horse...

Horses: stable walking, muscle formation, wind shelter
muscle formation, wind shelter, loose box: Hello Samantha, It is already a habit and is already difficult to break. Pasture keep with a sun/wind shelter is the only remedy. Take away the box, stall, or any small enclosure so that he has no place to go into . Also place another horse in the pasture...

Horses: stabled barefoot, rosa italy, present time
rosa italy, present time, fungus: Hello Rosa, thanks for the question! Shoes are not protecting the hoof from exposure to urine, moisture or other things present in bedding since the hoof is not that far off the ground in shoes. Yes, keeping your horse outside will be the best thing for...

Horses: stall vs run in: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, stalls horses rick gore horsemanship horseman
stalls horses rick gore horsemanship horseman: Did you ask the wrong person for this question. I absolutely hate stalls. I am so against them that I find it hard to find anything good about them. Horses hate stalls don t let anyone tell you any different, if you anyone tells you a horse likes their...

Horses: striking, rick gore, horsemanship
rick gore, horsemanship, striking: lmao, you are killing me. :) look, I do this to help horses, I plug my site since I put the site together to help people with horses. It is a free site and I get no money, I get nothing from the site except a chance to help people understand a horse, so...

Horses: striking, tb mare, stable cat
tb mare, stable cat, cross tie: From your description, I am picturing the mare striking forward with a front leg. Is she striking at something? Flies, you, the stable cat? You said, I realize that I am doing something to cause the reaction. What do you think is causing the response?...

Horses: Tongue over the bit, show pony, tonuge
show pony, tonuge, snaffle: I think we can get you down to using just one bit at the shows. A great bit for you to try is the Double Hinged Uxeter-Copper Roller. The roller will allow her tongue to play and the copper will create more salivation which keeps her mouth sensitive to your...

Horses: Training an old pony, chris cox, ridinger
chris cox, ridinger, gaits: hi steph, you can use an over check rein. it is normally used on driving horses but you can also use it for riding.the rein connect to both sides of the bit and goes up the bridle and down the neck and connects to the saddle. dont make it to tight because...

Horses: thoroughbred jumper, reserve champ, thoroughbred mare
reserve champ, thoroughbred mare, reserve champion: First of all, congratulations on your Reserve Champion! That is wonderful news! Also I am happy to hear you are seeing improvements since last we communicated! I am however a bit puzzled by your interest in show jumping and barrel racing. I have only had...

Horses: tie to post, hi mary, hourse
hi mary, hourse, groff: hi mary, if you have a big tree around you, tie him up to it. use a sturdy branch that is higher then his head. tie him short so his head it tilted up a little bit. tie him and leave him there for about 3 hours. when he stand questly take him off and reward...

Horses: trailoring, spending time, 10 years
spending time, 10 years, sorry for the delay: Hi - sorry for the delay in answering. What I would do first is work on her trust - get her used to you and get her to trust you. I hav too little info from you right now to suggest how to go about that in detail - but start off by spending time with her...

Horses: Understanding a Horse www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, Halter problems, herd behavior
Halter problems, herd behavior, rick gore: Stop trying to put it on.... when people focus on one thing it makes the horse nervous. Just pet the horse and rub her with the halter on the butt, rub her body with it, rug her with it while she eats, slowly work up to her neck and head area with rubbing,...

Horses: Understanding a Horse www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, horsemanship, sending horses
horsemanship, sending horses, bucking: Getting a horse to go anywhere is about trust and respect. The fact that the horse is bucking and kicking shows me that you do not have his confidence or trust. You need to work on the send signal. Lounge him on the ground, have him move between you and...

Horses: vegetable oil, signs of ulcers, pleasure horses
signs of ulcers, pleasure horses, endurance racing: Jemma, You might try looking for a high fat/high fiber feed first. It ll be easier to use than adding oil to the feed. There are a number of companies making them now - Purina, Nutrina, Pennfield. I m sure there are others I don t know about. It all...

Horses: white horses w/blue eyes, Watch Eye, Horse
Watch Eye, Horse, Blue Eyes: A truly white horse is born white and remains white. White horses have a solid, snowy white coat, pink skin, and brown or occasionally blue eyes. Albino horses are considered to be extremely rare and some even question the fact of the true albino horse existence....

Horses: white spots, Horse Color, Hair Coat
Horse Color, Hair Coat, Pinto: Hi Tracy, I would guess the mare inherited her roaning, which is growing into more regular spots, from her dam. TB horses are known to carry the sabino and other “pinto” coloration genes. Often the coloration grows more prominent as the horse ages, much...

Horses: x, showjumping, three feet
showjumping, three feet, grids: Hello Beth, There are several things you can do, beginning with more dressage work to lighten his front and put him more on the hind. You can also do gymnastic grids and combinations at the trot; then, take him x country schooling and ONLY TROT the fences....

Horses: x, horse value, equine appraisals
horse value, equine appraisals, horse for sale: Hi Beth, Thank you for the information about your horse. A number of various factors goes into establishing a value for a horse/pony. Certainly a horse/pony that is 100% sound (as you say) and is safe is a plus in the value department. Past experience...

Horses: A Younger Horse, quarter horse mare, horse books
quarter horse mare, horse books, dangerous situation: Never if you try it yourself without a lot of reading and study on your part and your daughters. This is a very dangerous situation you have. Your daughter could be killed or seriously injured. I do not suggest sending horses off to trainers, but sending...

Horses: 28 year old with Melanomas, melanomas, grey horse
melanomas, grey horse, bleeding: Hi Amanda, Getting a horse, especially an older horse, means your going to be willing to accept all the issues that it comes with. Malenomas are usually found on grey horses and are common on the tail. Depending on the horse s health history would be your...

Horses: AQHA Filly, horse injury, wound
horse injury, wound, pony: Hi Melissa, I assume when you say that the vet told you to wash the wound with soapy water you mean with betadine, right? To clean and irrigate the wound. I m guessing your horse is getting SMZ 2x daily? You don t mention having had the vet come out to...

Horses: abscess, abscess, foot problems
abscess, foot problems: Hi Sandy Two abscesses in five years would not worry me too much. However, if both abscesses occurred very close together, I would guess the first one didn t entirely heal. Sometimes an abscess will close up while there is still a bit of infected material...

Horses: Very afraid pony, little horses, horse pony
little horses, horse pony, hopeless case: You need to understand horses better. This pony could have been abused or could have been spoiled that it now does not respect humans. A pony has a reputation of being mean and nasty, it is because people buy them for kids, neither the parents of kids know...

Horses: aggression in the pasteur, Horses, Pasture
Horses, Pasture, Turn-out: Hi Gloria, First let me say, I am NOT a believer in turning horses out together when they are owned by different owners. It s problematic at best. Horses may be herding animals but I believe firmly in safety first. A horse that s showing aggressive behavior...

Horses: arthritis in senior horses, alfalfa hay, devils claw
alfalfa hay, devils claw, injectables: Georgie, There are several things that can be done to help arthritic horses. First off, if it s getting colder make sure that he has shelter and put a weatherproof blanket on him when it gets really cold. Keep him from getting chilled. Feed through...

Horses: Brain blank, brain tumor, extreme change
brain tumor, extreme change, voice tone: Estelle, You sort of hit the nail on the head with your first sentences, he needs to be evaluated by a vet. These do sound like seizures of some sort. As to what could be causing this, there are simply too many variables here for me to even hazard a guess....

Horses: bleeding of the hoof, hydrogen peroxide, ferrier
hydrogen peroxide, ferrier, farrier: I would say the farrier cut too deep and caused the bleeding. You want to keep it clean. I would not put any more peroxide on it and just keep it clean. You can make a good bandage with duct tape. I use a diaper, tape the plastic side with duct tape and...

Horses: catching injured 2 year old, intelligent horse, advance and retreat
intelligent horse, advance and retreat, daily basis: well not sure what to tell you, if I was there I would rope the horse, rope the legs and take the horse to the ground, but that is an advanced move and if you don t know how to do you can hurt the horse or yourself. If you don t have panels to make a small...

Horses: colt, back ups, horse problem
back ups, horse problem, tussle: Keeping a horse, especially a colt locked up is asking for trouble. He will be harder to handle and will not have any way of releasing his growing energy. The more he is allowed to roam and be a horse the easier he will be to train and handle. As for...

Horses: croup is higher, hind end, daughter amanda
hind end, daughter amanda, groff: hi susan, well it would depend on how old your daughter is. if she is young and 14 years or younger i would say no. he is green, thoroughbred are a hott breed and very sensitive. with his growth spure it could take until he is 4. i would say look for another...

Horses: Don't know what to do, mare and foal, maclay
mare and foal, maclay, figure eight: Hello Haley, I don t mean to be harsh, but I have to be stong here. The only things you should be teaching your foal is to lead and pick up feet and to be brushed. NO figure 8. NO trot. NO circles. You will cripple this foal. I cannot say strongly...

Horses: Easy Keeper Mare lost weight , why?, barrel shoulder, corn oil
barrel shoulder, corn oil, stall rest: I entirely understand your concern. Without knowing more specifics, your question may best be suited for your veterinarian. However, it seems to me that her lack of work has altered her metabolism. Also keep in mind how much different environments can influence...

Horses: Left F leg- tendon problems?, splint bones, splint bone
splint bones, splint bone, tb gelding: Angie, I would suggest you get a vet out and let him look at the horse. Trying to determine what it is like this is tough, especially with a little better description that you gave me this time. It will probably need to be x-rayed, possibly ultrasounded...

Horses: Feeding my mare after foaling, first foal, grass hay
first foal, grass hay, foaling: There are lots of supplements out there, I would ask vet since they see more foalings. I have always just kept same diet so not to stress the mom after birth. Free access to hay so she can eat when she wants. I like to give a little grain afterwards to...

Horses: Brain blank, vet
Horses: Brain blank, vet

Horses: Horse barn fires, flame retardant, painting
Horses: Horse barn fires, flame retardant, painting

Horses: Horse's hair is falling out, fungus, shampoo
Horses: Horse's hair is falling out, fungus, shampoo, rainrot

Horses: horse, touble, inexperience
Horses: horse, touble, inexperience, colts

Horses: kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome, beet pulp
Horses: kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome, beet pulp, weight gain product

Horses: Nursing mares & thin horses, grass hay, sweet feed
Horses: Nursing mares & thin horses, grass hay, sweet feed, alfalfa

Horses: fungus???, rice bran, groff
rice bran, groff, iodine: hi cassie, wash her with an anti fungus shampoo every day for one week then eveery 2 days for another week or until it is gone. also wash her with iodine after the fungus shampoo. iodine will kill anything that is on her. to help get her coat back feed her...

Horses: How do I get my green horse to move into an even forward trot?, shoreline trail, western saddles
shoreline trail, western saddles, wasting my time: Hello Allie, There is only one way that is tried and true for this problem. It is not spurs. You will need spurs when you begin lateral work beginning 1st level dressage, or a crop for jumping. In order to get a lazy or reluctant horse to go forward,...

Horses: Hard keeper, equine dentist, mare and foal
equine dentist, mare and foal, beet pulp: hi julia, well since he is older his body has a harder time digesting and getting the nutrients out of the feed. you can try feeding him mare and foal with his grain. it is easy to digest and has alot of extra nutrition. also you can switch his hay to pure...

Horses: MY TWO HORSES, old kingston, horse stuff
old kingston, horse stuff, leaving space: Yes, this is normal behavior. The two year old isn t so much playing as he is displaying his leadership of the herd . The herd, as I am interpreting, is Journey as the leader, you in the middle, and Kingston as the bottom end of the pecking order. When...

Horses: Horse barn fires, hay loft, time farmers
hay loft, time farmers, flame retardant: Hi - very good question! To the best of my knowledge, there is no type of flame retardant that would fit that need. Furthermore, it is not the actual barn that is the problem - it is the hay itself. When hay is not dried properly and is baled/put away...

Horses: Horse care equipment, insect repellent products, curry comb
insect repellent products, curry comb, grass hay: There a lots of web sites out there with good info. Not sure what you horse experience is, but taking on a horse is a life changing event. Learning how to control and handle horses is more important than the right grooming tools. A brush, curry comb,...

Horses: Horse Health, horse health, quarter horse
horse health, quarter horse, wikipedia: Hello Sarah, The word is Tertius. Please check this link. It might give you some idea of what the Peroneous Tertius is. Bilateral means in both legs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peroneus Then you can ask the vet how it would affect the horse. ...

Horses: Horse's hair is falling out, skin fungus, face legs
skin fungus, face legs, fly spray: hi stephanie, he probably has a skin fungus. you a=can treat this with a fungus shampoo. keep washing him with it until you see improvement. it could be your fly spry so try switching the brand. dont worry he is not in any pain this happens often. amanda...

Horses: Horse not wanting to trot/lope, thoroughbred gelding, horse move
thoroughbred gelding, horse move, lope: OK, glad you said you think it is you. It is you. The fact that you are kicking, only with one leg tells me you do not understand horses. No horse should ever be kicked to make them run or move. The more you kick the less it works. You need to work...

Horses: Hunter's ridge, horse chiropractor, horse experience
horse chiropractor, horse experience, hunters ridge: I think this is also called a hunters bump. There is a lot of different beliefs about this, I hear that it can be caused from jumping too much, too high or when a horse slips or falls and does the splits with his back legs. Some people swear by a horse chiropractor...

Horses: horse, horse ownership, least three months
horse ownership, least three months, professional trainer: Dear Liz, I am sorry that you were disappointed in the information with which I provided you. You are, after all asking for a professional opinion- if you have your own ideas about what you need to do and they work for you- that s great- and I hope all works...

Horses: horse behavior, herd animals, good horses
herd animals, good horses, old paint: Hello Michelle, I have to wonder why you would consider owning a horse with these difficulties when there are perfectly good horses that need love and care and good homes. If you do end up owning him, my only advice is that you hire an expert to sort...

Horses: my horse bucks, herd leader, horse bucks
herd leader, horse bucks, chestnut mare: I think she might have more motivation than you give her credit for! She is young and should have plenty of curiosity and energy yet! It seems to me as if she is bored and doesn t think of you as the herd leader. You definitely want to change this! However,...

Horses: horse has a cough, new endeavor, allergic reactions
new endeavor, allergic reactions, cough: Hello Barbara, It might be a simple allergy. My advice is for you call your vet to have the horse checked out. Could be dust from the hay, or even the hay itself. Pollen is in the air now also and horses suffer from allergic reactions also. Then again,...

Horses: horse rideing, horse rideing, tennessee walker
horse rideing, tennessee walker, soundness: Some people start riding their horses as early as 2 years old. Some people prefer to wait until the horse is nearly 4 years old. The age to start a horse varies depending on the horse s purpose. If you are looking to do casual riding you could safely start...

Horses: horse scrambles in the trailer when moving, horsemanship, balance
horsemanship, balance, trips: Horses don t like trailers, they are dark, enclosed, trapped and scary, so when with another horse they are not as stressed and it is less scary. Making it not so dark, and open may help, she is 12 and knows a trailer will not hurt her, but she may know...

Horses: horse stops all the time, trot canter, ground manners
trot canter, ground manners, problem horses: This sounds like a people problem. Horses that are good on ground, and know cues for walk trot and canter will teach a horse to move on the same commands used on the ground. If this horse is stalling it is being caused by conflicting signals, so when a...

Horses: How much is my horse worth?, What's Your Horse Worth, Equine Appraisals
What's Your Horse Worth, Equine Appraisals, Horse: Hi Deliah, There are various factors that are taken into account when developing a value for a horse. A certified equine appraiser (www.EquineAppraisals.com) would be in the best position to assign a value to your horse. Emotional factors have no bearing...

Horses: What is my horse worth?, whats your horse worth, equine appraisal
whats your horse worth, equine appraisal, equine appraisals: Hi Sabrina, There are numerous factors involved with developing an appraised value for any horse or pony. Emotional factors have no bearing on value. Horses/ponies trained by well-known, well-respected professionals usually have a higher dollar value and...

Horses: How much is our horse worth?, what's my horse worth, horse value
what's my horse worth, horse value, equine: Hi Heather, There are numerous factors involved with developing an accurate value for a horse. Jumping out of her stall will not be a plus in her value. Her athletic ability will be a plus to her value. Her training, performance/show history, pedigree,...

Horses: "hothead" horse, ruby ruby, balance problem
ruby ruby, balance problem, western horse: Hello Valerie, You don t say if you are riding English or Western. As I say in my profile, I do not train Western nor do I give advice for western riders. I am out of my depths there because I have never ridden Western. If you are riding English, you...

Horses: Jaw Deformation, grain grass, grass hay
grain grass, grass hay, filly: Not sure about jaw issue, a vet would be better to evaluate this and give advice. As for eating grass, a horse will start eating grass when they are ready and will keep nursing until one or one and a half if allowed and kept with mom. Just make sure mom...

Horses: kidney disease, sick horse, old horse
sick horse, old horse, senior horse: Dear Amy, You ve taken on an admirable plight. It always bothers me to see horses (for any reason) is bad shape. I would strongly encourage you to make an appointment for your equine vet to come out and perform a complete exam on your horse immediately. He/she...

Horses: Lameness in front right, hoof wall, weightbearing
hoof wall, weightbearing, lameness: Hello Lee-Ann, hmmm....all I can say is that with any sudden and non-weightbearing lameness, the most important thing is to get the vet out since there are quite a few things, including laminitis (its this time of the year again) that can be going on and...

Horses: Lax Tendons, pasterns, groff
pasterns, groff, tendons: hi caitlyn, theres not much ypou can really do besides badage the legs now and then and encourage him to walk. he should grow out of it. if not call a different vet and he will give you more advice it it gets worse or does not get better, amanda grof...

Horses: Lax Tendons, vet school, pasterns
vet school, pasterns, uc davis: Sorry I can t help on this one, but I did google it got some good hits with pics and info. UC Davis California is a leading vet school where they train Vets, they have web sites and numbers you could call and someone should be able to give you good info....

Horses: Lump on face, bone lesion, calcium suppliment
bone lesion, calcium suppliment, lack of calcium: hi brigitte, i have not seen this before. you can try putting DMSO on it. this helps with lumps, swelling, abcesses, and sists. you can get DMSO at any tack and supplies store. if it doesnt help call your vet and see if he has anyother information for you....

Horses: Lymphnode, inflamed lymph nodes, lymph gland
inflamed lymph nodes, lymph gland, bacteria in the blood: hi sarah, one reason could be she is getting strangles. this is like the chicken pox to horses in a way. sooner or later they are going to get it. with tularemie the nature of an illness that occurs with tularemia reflects the route of transmission as well...

Horses: Nursing mares & thin horses, mare and foal, bahaia grass
mare and foal, bahaia grass, calf manna: hi monica, im like you i like fat horses. lets see, well i need to tell you the basics that you already know, worm them regularly, check their teeth regularly, proper feeding. blah blah blah. ok now that thats out of the way. as for the skinny mares. feed...

Horses: non pregnant mare with milk, pregnant mare, penny lee
pregnant mare, penny lee, thoroughbred breeding: hi penny lee, this is often called witches milk. your mare can think she is pregnant so her body produces the milk. this happens because she is in the pasture with the gelding. her body tells her that she is ready to breed and she mentally thinks she is pregnant....

Horses: old horse, upper respiratory infection, old horse
upper respiratory infection, old horse, runny nose: Linda, The only suggestion I can make that will really, really help would be to get the vet out there to look at the horse. She may have some sort of upper respiratory infection, could be allergies, could be any number of things. Until she s examined,...

Horses: old stubborn mare, qh mare, lope
qh mare, lope, canter: Hello Jill! Alright, she sounds like quite a handful! lol Well, 1st thing is 1st..alright, I would get her very conditionned in the walk and trot. Once that is done, that s when you ask her to canter. Make sure you sit very very deep, push her forward, and...

Horses: paint hates plastic bags, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: You did not provide the requested info on the question page. This is not a horse problem this is a you and your husband problem. A horse will only respond to the people handling them. If you understood a horse, you would know that all of this is related...

Horses: problem fly spraying horse, kittanning pa, fly mask
kittanning pa, fly mask, fly spray: If it is the smell, try spraying water, not on her face and let her get used to spray without smell. Same with rag, just rub with a wet rag, She has to learn that even if you does not like something, she has to let you do things and that you will not hurt...

Horses: Raising a young horse, riding horse, young ones
riding horse, young ones, foals: Sometimes it is easiest to train the young ones by bringing in the whole group or herd at once. The thing you must remember is to make it fun for the horse! Sometimes this means a carrot. Sometimes this means a special fun grooming or training session....

Horses: Running Martingales, canter, ground work
canter, ground work: It may help, but this is a control and respect issue. I would do more ground work so the horse really knows what whoa means. Work on stopping at a walk then after he does that good work on stopping at a trot and then stopping at a canter. Big bits and martingales...

Horses: rearing horse, equine chiropractor, show jumper
equine chiropractor, show jumper, shoulder muscles: Nicki, Just be careful who you chose. Horses like this work best with trainers who follow natural horsemanship methods, i.e. they don t resort to trying to force the horse to do something. These guys like to be asked/convinced to do something. They get...

Horses: Not responding to the bit, tennessee walking horse, three gaits
tennessee walking horse, three gaits, gaited horses: Hi Mandie, you seems as though you might be a bit new to the Tennessee Walking Horse breed. I apologize if my observations are incorrect. I haven t a large amount of experience with this breed, however my father was interested in buying one once. As a result...

Horses: Scar tissue, egyptian mare, proud flesh
egyptian mare, proud flesh, scar tissue: hi madeline, it sounds like she has proud flesh. the scar tissue that is on the one leg wont go away. to keep the swelling down thouan put DMSO on it. this you can get at your local feed store or order it online. as for the other leg, you should wrap it...

Horses: Stifle Problem, slaughter house, stretching exercises
slaughter house, stretching exercises, cruc: A chronic weak stifle is, in great part, due to a general lack of muscle tone in the hind limbs. That is aggravated by poor confirmation, deep footing, poor shoeing (too much toe or extended heels) or pre-existing hock or fetlock arthritis. Assuming that...

Horses: Too Strong Cross Country, rubber mouthpiece, herd leader
rubber mouthpiece, herd leader, obedience training: Hi Callie, I tried to answer you last night, but my system would not send anything out. So here goes another try: I would not recommend that bit. The bit terminology for the bit that I highly recommend is this: Hard rubber, large round straight...

Horses: Stubborn Horse.... or something???, morgan mare, back ribs
morgan mare, back ribs, tall grass: hi cheyenne, first i will sugest that you get a chiropractor to readjust her body. her poll, back, ribs, and neck are probobly out of place. do be concernced though 98% of horses need a chiropractor. next ride her in the pen for a few hours and make her work...

Horses: saddle training a pony, lesson horse, verbal commands
lesson horse, verbal commands, lunges: hi sarah, well the best thing to do with a potential lesson horse is to just ride, ride, ride. other then that you can do alot of ground driving and verbal commands when you loung him. ponying him around the streets will help too. just make sure he gets alot...

Horses: showmanship, showmanship classes, jumper ring
showmanship classes, jumper ring, voice comands: I have not done showmanship classes as I grew up in the hunter/jumper ring. However, equitation classes and sportsmanship awards were fairly similar to a showmanship class as far as how the rider or handler is judged. Verbal commands are allowed. However,...

Horses: sole, horse foot, wet weather
horse foot, wet weather, farrier: Hello Lori, thank you for your questions. Yes, it is normal for the sole to look flaky and chip away. This happens several times a year and also depend a bit on the weather and with really wet weather you can see that. The sole of the hoof is constantly being...

Horses: Tail Rot?, equine vets, surgical scrub
equine vets, surgical scrub, tail rot: D4ar Jennifer, I am sorry this response is so late. I responded at work and it must have not been sent. Anyway if you re using iodine, I hope it is VERY VERY VERY dilute- as iodine will burn and create more of a problem that you already have. She may have...

Horses: Tennesse Walker, equine chiropractor, tennesse walker
equine chiropractor, tennesse walker, many horses: hi lauri, well it could be many things, she could have bad stifles, she could need a chiropractor, or it could be in her hoofs. i would have a vet come out and check her and also have an equine chiropractor come out to readjust her body. many horses need...

Horses: Trying to fix a bucker... one year later, horsemanship, balance
horsemanship, balance, trips: Hard to tell what is casing this but my first choice is the rider. We, people cause most problems for horses. I am sure if the horse is turned out and you are not riding him, he does not buck. It could be just a habit that has been formed and no one has...

Horses: Tying problems (www.freewebs.com/horseawareness), thoroughbred gelding, rescue horses
thoroughbred gelding, rescue horses, showing horses: Well glad to hear you are not blaming the horse. This could be a couple of issues. This horse may be thinking and just testing the tie once in a while. You may put too much pressure and not enough release and cause the horse to feel trapped so he tries...

Horses: tired on trail, giving me a hard time, initial exam
giving me a hard time, initial exam, palamino: Teresa, There could be a number of things going on here. I am going to suggest you get him checked out by a vet, especially some bloodwork and check out his heart. You may well need to get several blood panels done to determine what, if anything, is going...

Horses: training the young horse, training the young horse, canter
training the young horse, canter, little horse: hi amanda, sorry for such a late respons,if he doesnt want to canter you need to put more pressure on him. get closer to him and crack the whip alittle and kiss. do not hit him with the whip there is no need for this no matter what. another way too is to...

Horses: WHOA!!, pat parelli, vocal commands
pat parelli, vocal commands, pen work: Kim, It will work but like I said, don t expect to re-make her overnight. A whole lot depends upon the horse. Just like people they are not all alike in learning capabilities. All horses suffer ADHD. It ensured their survival in the wild. Some are slower...

Horses: Whelps on side of horse, Horse, Pony
Horse, Pony, Allergic Reaction: Hi Suzie, Although I m not a vet, my first thought is that your horse could be having an allergic reaction to something- anything from fly spray, a certain weed/plant life in her paddock/pasture, reaction to a type of bug, type of bedding.... You say...

Horses: my western guy to English, snaffle bit, curb bit
snaffle bit, curb bit, cheecks: hi oxana, well he has a harder mouth because of the curb bit. i would recommend just using a solid english bit in him since that is what he is used to. you can try a twisted wire snaffle in him with full cheecks as well. also get him used to verbal commands...

Horses: My wonderful Morgan Gelding, horsemanship, balance
horsemanship, balance, trips: About the broken leg question, yes a horse can get a broken leg, they can also trip and break a leg, they can get it caught in a fence and break it, they can break getting a trailer, my point is they are horses and there are two kinds of horses, the ones that...

Horses: wood barn floor, horese, horse stalls
horese, horse stalls, matts: hi karman, well wood rots and cracks which can cause the horse to get a splinter if the bedding in thin enough. concrete is sturdy but hard. the best way isnt always the most expensive. its best to not have a floor just the dirt and put rubber matts over...

Horses: My two year old mare, herd animals, horse pony
herd animals, horse pony, horse behavior: Susan First off she s filly, not a mare. She won t be a mare until her 4th yr. She s still a baby and is exhibiting the same behavior as a stall walking horse, or a weaving horse. It s generally behavior that results from boredom because of isolation....

Horses: My 6 week old filly, first foal, fly spray
first foal, fly spray, attention span: hi samantha, as far as the feet go, just keep at it. talk to her and keep your lessons short. do it 4-5 times a day. with the halter do it in the barn when she is in a smaller area. walk up to her and talk to her and pet her. rub her body and be by her side....

Horses: 7 yr old App never trained, patient person, quick reply
patient person, quick reply, dalmation: No real set steps, let the horse tell you when they are ready, when you are communicating good and you and your horse understand each other you will know it. There will be little resistance and you can both tell that you are both trying to work it out, learn...

Horses: Abscess, vet work, farriers
vet work, farriers, farrier: Hi Sam and Yoda, sorry, I just saw your follow-up answer....Hope Yoda is better now and I am happy to hear that it was just and abscess. Your method with duct tape and gauze was great, but if it is wet ouside or really dry and hard, duct tape does not stay...

Horses: Arena Size & Footing on a Budget, risk management program, cross ties
risk management program, cross ties, young entrepreneur: Dear Ariella, Well- I m afraid that you may not welcome the advice I am about to offer you but I hope that you will appreciate what I am telling you and take it in the spirit that it is intended. First, I admire your initiative as a young entrepreneur and...

Horses: accidental crossbreeding?, cob mare, huge belly
cob mare, huge belly, crossbreeding: hi noreen, many vets say a foal will not be much bigger then the mare. if she is pregnant by the cob stallion and has had babies before then she should be ok. to be on the safe side though try to find a vet near you to be there when the foal is born. to make...

Horses: How to ask for my horse?, selling horse, pony
selling horse, pony, equine: Hi Jenna, I would suggest you start by asking trainers and instructors at local barns and horse shows. As a rule of thumb, use a 1-2 hour radis. You can also look in equine publications, newspapers, boards at the tack and feed stores and even the internet....

Horses: Bone Spur, bone spur, horse
bone spur, horse, pony: Dear Sarah, First let me say, I am not a veterinarian. I m always happy to chat with fellow equine enthusiasts, but I m not a vet. Bone spur is a term used to describe sharp bony projections that are visible on X rays at the joint margins of affected...

Horses: Bone Spur, appaloosa mare, shockwave therapy
appaloosa mare, shockwave therapy, bone spur: hi sarah, well putting poltrice which is basically like a clay will take the heat from the leg or make the leg heat up. it depends on how you wrap the clay. if you want the heat out you need to wrap the clay coated leg with wet paper. and then wrap it with...

Horses: Bucking,kicking in response to fear: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, catching, horsemanship
catching, horsemanship, advance and retreat: Don t blame the horse for human error. You don t approach a horse from the rear or you may get kicked. This horse may have a sight or hearing issue that makes if feel more afraid so it reacts more instinctively. You could do some good sacking out of his...

Horses: Bugs, horse bots, deer flies
horse bots, deer flies, gnats: hi joanne, well im not sure if i can give you ten but the main bugs that bother horses are flys, horse flies, bees, mosquitos, wasps, deer flies, stable flies, gnats, horn flies, horse bots, exc. in the pasture horses can also get ticks and mites as well....

Horses: bald patches on mane., thick mane, bald patches
thick mane, bald patches, rice bran: hi laura, well he could be rubbing his mane which is causing it to have bald patches and thinning. alot of horss do this. as for the weight i would suggest you worm him with ivermectin and have his teeth checked. they probobly need to be floated. when a horse...

Horses: barney, horsemanship, balance
horsemanship, balance, trips: Hi, you have to understand a horse and why they do what they do. Read my web site and it will help you understand horses. All horses test leaders to make sure you know what you are doing. So this horse is just seeing if he can frustrate you and see if you...

Horses: behavior and training, groff, couple weeks
groff, couple weeks, chiropractor: hi shanel, well to tell you the truth you just have to start over again. do the same thing you were doing. some horses will never get over it but all you can do is try. also you can have a equin chiropractor come out and check his poll to see if it needs to...

Horses: Calcification, appaloosa mare, beet pulp
appaloosa mare, beet pulp, gum line: Sarah, How wonderful that she has good teeth! What a blessing! Not too happy to hear that she s getting steroids injected into a joint because they tend to cause cartillage breakdown, but I have to assume your vet knows best. Like I said, be sure to...

Horses: Clydesdale as a first horse, bridle paths, blood horses
bridle paths, blood horses, clydsdales: hi joe, clydsdales are great horses, they are very calm and gentlr horses. being that this is your first horse please do not get this one. a 2yr old horse that isnt trained yet will just make a bad experience. i would advise you to get an older clydsdale that...

Horses: choosy horse, prais, groff
prais, groff, gelding: hi kelly, the colt picks on the other horse because his colt mind tells him to show dominance and be the leader. he sees you as attention and prais when you come into the pasture. there for he wants it all and doesnt want to allow the other horse to have...

Horses: collecting, quarter horse gelding, quarter horse
quarter horse gelding, quarter horse, internet access: Dear Hillari, I am currently out of the country and will not be able to respond to questions until later this month as my internet access is VERY limited. I would suggest that you could either consult with one of our other experts, or please get back to...

Horses: my colts knee is swollen, 3yo colt, tack stores
3yo colt, tack stores, groff: hmmm then i would have a vet come out and ultrasound his leg. if its not stocking up then he could have a bucked shin. definily get some DMSO though this will bring the swelling down. you can get this at most feed and tack stores. if he is not favoring the...

Horses: Dislocated shoulder in horse, lamesness, shoulder
lamesness, shoulder, undiagnosed: Dear heather First, that other answer about the horse with the dislocated shoulder was Lyn Kamer, not me (Lynne Gudes). This is definitely something your veterinarian should look at. Horse’s shoulders are pretty tough; however I have even seen them broken...

Horses: a "dirty" horse?, oldenburg gelding, wash stall
oldenburg gelding, wash stall, ground time: Dear Elyse It sounds like Rocco is the leader of your pack. Some horses require a more dominant rider. If you were my student, I would pop up on Rocco myself to see if he is really a hard case, or if the two of you have a personality mismatch. Years...

Horses: dislocation: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Umm, I normally say go with vet. I would think movement, slow and not with a rider, would be best. The problem with letting a horse out is they like to play and can hurt any injury. I like letting a horse out in pasture and let them heal that way, they...

Horses: donating to horse welfare foundation, horse welfare, welfare foundation
horse welfare, welfare foundation, ring bone: hi sarah, if your horses are not being used and you cannot afford them then yes donate them. even though they have health problems by donating them they can get the proper treatment they need. the one horse with the founder esspreacially. this is a very serious...

Horses: i dont know: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, horsemanship, balance
horsemanship, balance, trips: Holy cow, you need to have a vet come out and check this horse. If she is with baby then you need to give her extra food and supplements so the baby will be healthy. You also need to read about horses and learn about them or you are going to be in real trouble...

Horses: equine evolution, equine evolution, thankyou linda
equine evolution, thankyou linda, splint bones: Linda, None of our fingers is equivalent to a the chestnut on a horse s leg. The chestnut is actually a gland that is involved with bone growth and development. It is very active in young horses and becomes mostly inactive once the horse attains its full...

Horses: Foal's hooves, farriery, thourough
farriery, thourough, plan time: Hello Samantha, Thank you for your question. I am in no ways an expert on foals so all I can give you is what is recommended for foals in the literature. The most important thing is that you start handling your foal s feet every day and teach him/her to...

Horses: Foot Sore Pony, mail notifications, yearling filly
mail notifications, yearling filly, hoof boots: Hello Elaine, my apologies for the very late reply, all my E-mail notifications that I had questions in my in-box were in my spam folder and I did not notice until today. Assuming your question is still relevant, I think what you are dealing with is a pony...

Horses: Frosty!!, quartes, friend need
quartes, friend need, lead line: hi kelsey, the horse doesnt hate you. she is just trying to show diminance. you and your friend need to work with her to teach her to respect your space and give in to you. one teach her to keep her quarters away from you. this you can do in a medium size...

Horses: Calcification, beet pulp, hirse
Horses: Calcification, beet pulp, hirse, stomach

Horses: Getting my horse "round".
Horses: Getting my horse "round".

Horses: swelling below knee at back of front leg, pasture pet, farrier
Horses: swelling below knee at back of front leg, pasture pet, farrier, qh

Horses: weaning a filly, progesterone, vet
Horses: weaning a filly, progesterone, vet, mare

Horses: Head Shaking, equine dentist, bitless bridle
equine dentist, bitless bridle, dental issues: Hannah, I can t tell you what the lump is. When was the last time you had her teeth checked by an equine dentist? That could be the source of the problem. As to the lump, you didn t specify where it is enough for me to tell you anything about it. I...

Horses: HORSE FIGHTING BIT, hackamore, old paint
hackamore, old paint, groff: hi pamela, definitly try the hackamore. with bits it rests on top of the gums and when you pull back it can chip the bone under the gums. if the hackamore does not work good enough you can look into bitless bridles. here is the link so you can find out more...

Horses: Hoof Boots, gin gin, hoof boots
gin gin, hoof boots, endurance riders: Hello Lea Ann, thanks for your question! First of all, let me make sure you know that transitioning a horse from shoes to barefoot takes time and in many cases will not happen from one day to another. My mare Gin-Gin used to be shod front and back and...

Horses: Horse Question, many horses, crow hop
many horses, crow hop, owning a horse: I am not able to provide you with answers regarding breeding, however, there is a category here at AllExperts devoted to breeding that could answer those questions. I can answer your question regarding bonding. The key elements here are: Intent and Tuning...

Horses: How Many Horses?, many horses, squar
many horses, squar, groff: ahhh, im a trainer not a statistics reporter but i imagine there are 1. alot of horses are in london 2. as many as you can see in a squar mile 3. how ever many do not live in london 4. how ever far away it is thats the distance. 5. more horses than in...

Horses: hACKMORES, hackmore, many horses
hackmore, many horses, horse pain: Dear Tiffany, I would STRONGLY advise you NOT to use a hackmore since you are seemingly new enough to them that you are not familiar with how to adjust one. It is a common misconception that hackmores are somehow more humane than a traditional bit. This is...

Horses: halter class with miniature horses, conformation classes, miniature horses
conformation classes, miniature horses, halter class: hi kaylee, Halter is a term used to describe a type of horse show class where horses are shown in hand, meaning that they are led, not ridden, and are judged on their conformation and suitability as breeding stock. Depending on breed and geographic region,...

Horses: haltering a foal, nose piece, headstall
nose piece, headstall, lead line: Hi - what you need to do is get the halter on her and keep it on her until you can catch her without any problems. What I had to do with my foal was actually squeeze him into a corner, get a lead rope around his neck (to help control him)and then get...

Horses: He's holding his head down to low., riding horses, stern voice
riding horses, stern voice, saddle pad: hi cadi, well you can try an over check on him. this is usually used on carting horses but can also be used on riding horses. an over check is a line that connects from the bit up the bridle and down the horses neck. it then connect to the saddle. when the...

Horses: horse donation to equine schools, horse donation, donating your horse
horse donation, donating your horse, equine appraisal: Hi Stephanie, Yes, donating your horse sounds like an awesome idea. I would suggest you contact Dr. Myhre (www.MyhreEquine.com) and speak with him. He runs a wonderful 501c equine program in which the horses benefit the first equine charter school in...

Horses: horse being head shy, head horses, training horses
head horses, training horses, lyn: Elizabeth, You have more than 1 horse that is headshy? That s a man-made problem when they are not handled properly at the start, either when young or whenever they started training. Patience, patience and more patience is the only key. If you have...

Horses: horse health, horse, pony
horse, pony, laying down: Hi Tina, There are various factors to take into account with the clinical signs your horse is exhibiting. I m not a veterinarian, but it sounds like this has become a chronic condition which requires you to call your vet and make an appointment. He/she...

Horses: Is this horse being neglected?, sunken eyes, big belly
sunken eyes, big belly, bad case: hi heather, well i would have to see pictures to really now, a healthy horse will have a round back and round quarters, its ribs showing and sunken eyes.if the horses ribs are not showing but its spin is then it could have a bad case of worms, bloating,...

Horses: Getting my horse, sensitive awareness, smooth transitions
sensitive awareness, smooth transitions, finger and thumb: This will take some time as she builds her trust. I would suggest investing in an Eggbutt bit with copper rollers. This will soften up her mouth. She has years of damage it sounds, so try working with the new bit and try giving her a week or two of just...

Horses: my horse has a swollen bump the size of a golf ball on her neck not jaw or face neck, abscess, swelling
abscess, swelling, pus: Dear Miranda Without palpating the mass myself, it s a bit hard to say. Sounds a bit like a thrombosis. This is really something you should have you vet look at. If your horse is prone to this type of thing, you need to have him looked at by a vet. ...

Horses: my horse wont listen to me, equine chiropractor, qh mare
equine chiropractor, qh mare, canter: Jessica, Welcome to the world of mares! They can be very contrary at times simply because they are in season but I suspect you have other issues here as well. I would suggest that you get her checked out by an equine chiropractor and see if she has any...

Horses: horses, kyphosis, roach back, kyphosis, roach back
kyphosis, roach back, hump back: Since I can t see exactly what you mean by a funny looking backbone I am going to assume you mean your horse has what is commonly called a roach back (kyphosis). There have been performance horses that did their jobs well with this conformation defect....

Horses: Kidney failure, veterinary, equine
veterinary, equine, horse: Tennia, I m sorry to hear about your horse. Dr. Vin at the Center for Veterinary Care is an internal medicine specialist. He would absolutly be the guy to talk to. You can reach him by calling the clinic on (845) 677-8800 or visiting/emailing from the web...

Horses: Leo, AQHA, Leo
AQHA, Leo, Quarter Horse: Hi Tina, Leo usually refers to a specific bloodline in American Quarter Horses. AQHA has a super interactive web site- www.AQHA.com You might consider diggin a little deeper into your horse s pedigree and the Leo bloodlines. Leo was foaled in 1940...

Horses: Long Haulf Aftercare, legal recourse, college station texas
legal recourse, college station texas, groff: hi janice, well im not a lawyer but i would take to the barn manager and ask him what he did to help the horse. ask for the vets name and and call the vet to see what he did for the horse. if you feel the barn manager did not do his job to save the horse then...

Horses: Mini driving, basic manners, small person
basic manners, small person, heart attack: hi melinda, before attaching him have someone pull the cart behind him. putting a cart on a horse or mini before they are ready can end in disaster, they can easily break a leg or have a heart attack.you can also start with sinple thing get a small tire and...

Horses: My mare reared on her first hunt, pleasure ride, odd occasion
pleasure ride, odd occasion, first hunt: Hi there - sorry about the delay in getting back to you - I forgot I had the question waiting! It sounds like you have a good plan with the jumping - slow and steady, letting her know it is not a race. As for breeding - please ~carefully~ take into consideration...

Horses: martingale?, running martingale, hes
running martingale, hes, best choice: Between banging him in the mouth and a martingale, I would always choose the martingale! You probably knew I would say that though. To those folks who try man handling , I hope they know they will always lose in the end. To get a horse to listen to you,...

Horses: mini horse driving problem, mini horse, groff
mini horse, groff, mares: hi redae, make sure all your tack and harness fits he comfortably. also you can lounge him before you cart him. if he tries to rear make him move forward. other then that he is just trying to be stubborn. work him everyday. also check his teeth. they could...

Horses: Older Horse Nutrition & Care, acre pasture, sweetfeed
acre pasture, sweetfeed, fence posts: Hi - first off, I would get the opinion of a vet if you haven t done so already. This is what I had to do with a ~very~ easy keeper mare I used to have - she actually foundered on pasture so her pasture had to be severely limited..... If it is a hassle...

Horses: Pony, splint bone, lumps and bumps
splint bone, lumps and bumps, wood pulp: the possibility of it being a splint i think is slim. a splint is when the splint bone pops. it stays in one place and does not get the size of a hazelnut. DMSO has been used for over 100 years in the United States. It is a natural substance derived from wood...

Horses: Pony(s) for Grandchildren, pony, rick gore
pony, rick gore, horsemanship: No corners is on my horseman tips page. Horses get trapped in corners and get hurt. By putting angles in all corners a horse can never get caught in a corner. As for getting ponies, big operation. Horses are long term commitments and can be costly....

Horses: PREGNANT MARE, palpation, pregnancy exam
palpation, pregnancy exam, symptoms of pregnancy: Hi Ruby Diaz- The only real way to tell is with a vet doing an ultrasonic examination or a rectal palpation pregnancy exam. Unfortunately, there are no obvious symptoms of pregnancy in horses, at least in the early stages. If your mare has fairly predictable...

Horses: Preparing a thoroughbred horse for a race, vitamin supplements, muscle builder
vitamin supplements, muscle builder, raceing: hi lisa, well your taking on a very serious and hard training program to get a horse ready for raceing. for the pupplements you need to give him biotin, muscle builder, electrolytes, joint supplements, and basically a supplement for every part of his body....

Horses: Price Too High?, horse for sale, horse
horse for sale, horse, pony: Hi Bri- A variety of factors can effect the successful sale of a horse. With the wonders of the internet a horse can be marketed to a much wider base of clients. And have your internet and print media ads work together. Writting a great ad is key-...

Horses: pivoting, leg pressure, faceing
leg pressure, faceing, side steps: hi jessie, you need to start from the ground. pur pressure on her side and push on her neck with ypour other hand. when she crosses her from legs then release the pressure and praise her. do this on both sides and when she is good with it get on. ( this may...

Horses: proud cut horse, proud cut, natural supplement
proud cut, natural supplement, geldings: hi jenny, the best thing to do is have them romeove anything that is needed. you can however try a natural supplement called mare magic. it is originally for mares but also works on geldings and studs. it makes them more calm and responsive. but definitly...

Horses: Question about my thoroughbred, barrel racing horses, curry comb
barrel racing horses, curry comb, learned response: I would have to see his reaction, try putting pressure on him and saddle and see if you get any reactions. Barrel racing horses get conditioning to respond that way from years of being run fast and hard. I would say it is an learned response rather then...

Horses: Raring Horse: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: The egg is cheat and not good training. A horse rears to get rid of pressure from mouth normally. So don t pull on reins to stop or hold him from running, use one rein and bend his head so he will turn and rear. This is dangerous so I would have someone...

Horses: rearing: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: He is rearing out of habit. He thinks he is about to race when entering and knows he is going to be kicked and made to run, so he rears because you are pulling on the reins when he tries to run. Don t hold him back, face him to a fence or corner and let...

Horses: Selling my Gelding, equestrian market, ranch horse
equestrian market, ranch horse, horse trader: hi kellie, well due to the fact that the equestrian market is alittle down not many people are buying. all the qirks he has are all easily fixable. his papers can be retrieved. since he is a very versitile ranch horse i would say post him for $3000. this...

Horses: "Slowing it down", long jumpers, maclay finals
long jumpers, maclay finals, equitation horse: Jumpers as you know are worlds apart from hunters. Hunters are very elegant, graceful, and almost appear to be floating on air. As a young rider advances in their career from hunters to high level equitation classes such as the USET and the Maclay, they...

Horses: Stubborn abscess in horse's hoof, mail notifications, epsom salt
mail notifications, epsom salt, rubber boot: Hello Libby, my apologies for the late reply. All E-mail notifications that I had questions in my in-box were in my spam folder - oops...need to look there more often. I hope that in the interim your mare has been doing better. In case your question is...

Horses: Summer grass, poor pasture, carbohydrate contents
poor pasture, carbohydrate contents, spring grass: First, I apologize for the delay in answering - Now, on to your questions - I too keep my horses on pasture 24/7/365 as much as possible. In the spring, they are allowed to stay on the pasture as it grows, with no limitations. People tend to run...

Horses: what size pony should i get, pony ponies, pony horse
pony ponies, pony horse: I would say don t get a pony, get a horse so you will not out grow the pony. Ponies are normally sold many times and become sad and misbehave since they are bought and sold all the time and they learn not to like or trust people. Learn about the horse...

Horses: swelling below knee at back of front leg, horse fall, lameness
horse fall, lameness, vet: Hi Jennifer- I m not a veterinarian. That being said, I would strongly encourage you to have your gelding examined by a vet. If you re in NY, I suggest Dr. Vin (www.CenterforVeterinaryCare.com) and if you re in New England Dr. Myhre (www.MyhreEquine.com)-...

Horses: swelling in cannon, latex gloves, swollen leg
latex gloves, swollen leg, tack stores: hi clare, with a swollen leg there could be slight heat that you do not feel. hose the leg off for 10 minutes and exercise her lightly. you can also put DMSO on her leg wich will help take the swelling away quickly. warming though use latex gloves when you...

Horses: TREE BARK, tree bark, tack store
tree bark, tack store, groff: hi marie, yes it will, any trees that are being eaten should be fenced off. some trees such as eucaliptis is also poisonious. to keep horses from eating tree bark too you can put no chew on it. no chew can be bought online or at almost any feed and tack store....

Horses: Treeless saddle problem?, missouri fox trotter, treeless saddles
missouri fox trotter, treeless saddles, loin area: Casey, Part of the problem is the type of work they are, or rather not, doing. Walking and standing aren t enough to keep them fit. Treeless saddles work well except for the type of riding you are doing because you are sitting, essentially pretty much...

Horses: Trimming a Horses Hoofs, horses hoofs, wild horses
horses hoofs, wild horses, spam folder: Hello Dorianne, I apologize for the late reply. The E-mail that usually tells me I have questions was in my spam folder and I never noticed. Assuming you have not yet received a response to your question from someone else, yes, you need to have your horse...

Horses: how do I tell if my mare is in heat, mare heat, horse
mare heat, horse, cycle: Hi April- Mares are seasonally polyestrous, that means they cycle (have estrous cycles) many (poly) times per year but only during breeding season (seasonally). Depending where you live, this usually means during late spring, summer and early fall. During...

Horses: traveling in a straight line, qh mare, exercise suggestions
qh mare, exercise suggestions, move one: If you are applying equal pressure from both legs and she bulks to one side you can try either an open rein on the side she is bulking and sometimes you can solve the issue with a bit of indirect rein from the opposite side. A key element to success is based...

Horses: trial horse, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: All horses will make good horses at anything. TB tend to be a bit more high strung and want to go faster and are not a clam, but that can be taught like anything else. A horse knows if you are nervous or not confident. Riding different horses will make...

Horses: Underweight Barrel racing horse, mare and foal, antacid tablets
mare and foal, antacid tablets, alfalfa hay: hi lisa, sorry for the wait on the reply. been busy training some new horses. well it does seem like he has an ulcer. alot of horses that do fast paced work seem to get stressed very easily. rotecine is the name os the ati-acid product. you can go to the pharmacy...

Horses: Voice commands and lunging, older horses, two different things
older horses, two different things, buying a horse: Dear Nikki, I am not quite sure what you are asking in regard to voice commands and lunging could you please clarify? As far as teaching new things to an older horse- just as with people learning a new language- it is always easier to teach a child than an...

Horses: Weaning a colt from a mare that is still nursing @ 2yrs., equine, horse
equine, horse, weaning: Hi Lauren, If you don t have a stall, a round pen will work. Make sure the horse has plenty of water and free choice hay at all times. It will help to keep the horse busy . Check the horse frequently to make sure there are no injuries. And if you can set...

Horses: Weight gain, horse, pony
horse, pony, equine: Hi- Some geldings do not get along with other geldings. So can you turn your 4 yr old out with the mares? Is that an option? I am not keen on turning groups of horses owned by different people into a paddock/pasture. If something happens an argument is likely....

Horses: weaning a filly, weaning foals, fall mom
weaning foals, fall mom, ezee: Ah - ok - 3 WEEKS makes a big difference - I would keep them apart for at least 4-6 weeks (or longer)- you need to check if the mares bag has stared to shrink back to nothing .....the teats will probably retain some size (especially if she was a maiden you...

Horses: weight loss, rice bran, sweet feed
rice bran, sweet feed, groff: hello michelle, have her teeth checked and floated. when a horse cannot chew its food properly then it boody will not digest all of it. give her alfalfa and feed her rice bran. but definitly have your vet come out to float her teeth. good luck amanda grof...

Horses: weight loss of unknown origin, alfalfa pellets, horse pellets
alfalfa pellets, horse pellets, mare and foal: hi shauna, have her teeth checked. this is the main reason why horses loose weight. they cannot chew their food properly so their body does not digest it properly. also switch her to only alfalfa and alfalfa pellets. you can also give her rice bran which is...

Horses: HOW MUCH SHOULD A 6 YR OLD HORSE KNOW, american experts, muscular development
american experts, muscular development, personal point: Dear Pam, Well, that completely depends on the breed and the discipline you are buying it for. From my personal point of view, a 6 year old should be competent in all gaits, transitions and work on an intermediate level. This means the horse should, in...

Horses: 8 year old QH: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: A ranch horse is normally referring to a working ranch horse, which means riding fencing, pushing cattle, prowling (checking on herds) and just general ranch work. It should mean he is worked daily and ridden a lot, so he has been exposed to lots of things...

Horses: Allergies, sun allergy, photosensitivity
sun allergy, photosensitivity: Dear Nicole Sounds like your cousin s foal is extremely photosensitive. I once had a horse who would keep his nose in the shade because the pink-skinned tip of his nose would peel in the sun, luckily, it was only his nose. As far as I know, photosensitivity...

Horses: BIGGER bit?, tom thomb, lazy guy
tom thomb, lazy guy, snaffle: hi paje, i would switch him to a tom thomb. this is basically like a snaffle but you have shanks that give you extra control. another but you can use is a twisted wire snaffle. this applies more pressure. you can also teach him to calm down on the trail by...

Horses: Bit problems, bitless bridle, artificial aids
bitless bridle, artificial aids, track experience: Kate, Good for you! Don t let others tell you how to handle your horse unless they are on the same page you are. If you have a 17 yr. old TB with only track experience you ve got a lot of training to overcome. I absolutely will not use a flash noseband,...

Horses: Buying at the right price, buying a horse, bill of health
buying a horse, bill of health, horse health: $18-20k is perfectly reasonable for a seasoned show hunter. Here is what I factor in to buying a horse: Health - have a vet check the horse for a clean bill of health before you purchase...ALWAYS! Training - is the horse trained for my needs? If not,...

Horses: barn bully, seperate area, stepien
seperate area, stepien, walking horse: Hi Linda. I ve never had this problem. Two things come to mind: let your other horses take care of things. Horses will establish a natural pecking order . When they ve had enough, they will definetly put him in his place. My other thought is to put up...

Horses: is it better?, pros and cons
pros and cons: Hello Amanda, just wanted to let you know that I did see your question and I am working on the answer...I am writing a bit more than a simple yes or no since you also asked about the pros and cons and they all depend. So please stay tuned! I m working...

Horses: Callouses on my horses back legs, callouses, scratches
callouses, scratches, legs: Hi Sandra, Callouses, like rubs from wearing boots? Or scruffs/scabs which would be more like dirt, mud, mositure staying in the hair and irriating the skin? Either way I would have her legs done and keep them clean and dry. Put some ontiment on them. And...

Horses: Career advice.., line marketer, lipizzaner
line marketer, lipizzaner, horse industry: hi micheal, well to be honest it is very hard to make a good career out of horses. only the best of the best make the money like pat parellie and john lyons. if you do want to go where the money is though then start educating yourself on horseracing. knowing...

Horses: Conformation, eventing, training
eventing, training, buying horse: Hi Carolyn, Eventing and the training required to be successful is very stressful on a horse s legs. I m surprised he doesn t paddle/wing on that leg when he moves. Personally I would steer away from that issue. I d have to say to pass and keep shopping....

Horses: Crazy thoroughbred, relaxation techniques, stirrup
relaxation techniques, stirrup, ehr: Hi - it is quite possible she does feed off your nervousness. Do you lunge her first because of her energy, or is it something you have just always done ? I can t comment on a lunge time that would be appropriate - each horse is different, and there is...

Horses: Creating: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Thanks for kind words and for giving me credit, but the horse is the one that deserve our thanks. They have built many countries and move the progress of man to where we are. They have taught me many things I could not have learned from people. Since...

Horses: catching from pasture, tb mare, rope halter
tb mare, rope halter, groff: hi krystal, let her run if you approach her. just keep walking up to her and once she gets the point that she is doing more work then she wants she will stand and let you catch her. with time it will get easier and easier. just be patient. amanda groff...

Horses: what would cause my horse to work so hard at a lope?, back injury
back injury: Dear Andrea, Sorry for my late response. You say your horse seems to have problems with the lope. There can be various reasons for this, and it is hard for me to tell you what is going on without seeing the horse. Nevertheless I will try to discuss the...

Horses: clear wood finish, material safety data, material safety data sheet
material safety data, material safety data sheet, safety data sheet: Hi - I would make sure you read the precautions on the label before using anything. Also, your local retailer should be able to give you pointers on what would be good to use. I have seen some finishes that flake off after a while - you want to make sure...

Horses: collection, paint mare, western pleasure
paint mare, western pleasure, thin side: Dear Michelle, I sympathize as you are in a difficult position (I was starting a young horse over fences when I was expecting our daughter). The biggest issue that you re going to come up against is that the closer you get to your due date, the less time...

Horses: how to control and disipline my mare, foot step, stern voice
foot step, stern voice, quaters: hi shawn, if your mare bites you smack her mouth and say quit in a stern voice. to show her that you are in control teach her to respect your space. teach her to keep her quaters away from you. swing to rope towards them and when she moves them away, stop....

Horses: crow hopping horse, hunter jumper, cold back
hunter jumper, cold back, stirrups: Dear Carly, I am happy to help! If he had a diet change, it might be excessive energy that causes the problem. Feel free to send me his approx. weight and diet (include treats) and I can let you know if you might have to cut down on some feed. The fact...

Horses: Ex racehorse, ex dressage, ex lesson, back muscles, head carriage
back muscles, head carriage, western pleasure: Dear Nina This is a hard one to answer without watching the horse or perhaps riding him. I would suggest you watch him move without a rider. Does he carry his head that low when he is free? Either way you might want to have a vet check his back to make...

Horses: emp horses, equine morbillivirus, heart rates
equine morbillivirus, heart rates, consistent manner: hi heidi, Equine morbillivirus pneumonia (EMP) is an acute febrile respiratory infection of horses characterized by fever, increased respiratory and heart rates, respiratory distress, and death.Costly to treat and often difficult to diagnose, EMp is a debilitating...

Horses: Fear of a pony, horse behavior
horse behavior: Dear Carol, I am sorry to hear this pony does not enjoy the kindness that you have inside of you and want to share with horses. Some ponies and horses however, need some tough love rather than just cuddles and kind words. I don t mean punishing him or...

Horses: Feeding, older, horse
older, horse, weight: Keep in mind I am not a vet, so you should probably run this by him/her as well. The beet pulp and flax are typically good for horses especially hard keepers. In very rare cases some horses have actually gotten blocked in the villus, however the amount you...

Horses: Feeding Horses, grass clippings, feeding horses
grass clippings, feeding horses, weed killers: Hi - I am going to answer the 2nd part first - YES - you can graze horses (or other animals) on lawns safely, as long as you follow some guidelines. Make sure there are NO ornamental/poisonous plants within reach in the area you wish to use. You can...

Horses: Five-Year-Old Aggressive Horse, older horses, farrier
older horses, farrier, horseman: Sherry, I don t know what kind of vets you have. None that I know would ever tell you that. You have some serious issues here that need to be addressed but nothing that cannot be cured. I hope you have access to a round pen because that s what you need....

Horses: Foal Training, foal training, dear elaine
foal training, dear elaine, soft cotton: Dear Elaine, A bum rope is simply a long length of cotton rope (you ll need something longer than a lead shank but not as long as a lunge line-[maybe 10-12 fee]) with a swivel clip at one end. So picture an extra long lead rope. The COTTON part is VERY...

Horses: Founder: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Lameness can come from lots of things, a stone bruise, an abscess, muscle pull, swollen ligaments and other things. Check for heat on leg or foot, check for hoof wall separation where a small pebble could have got in, don t work him, let him out in pasture...

Horses: Allergies, white socks, photosensitivity
Horses: Allergies, white socks, photosensitivity, white stripe

Horses: Crazy thoroughbred, calm horses, calming techniques
Horses: Crazy thoroughbred, calm horses, calming techniques, hindquarter

Horses: horse brand, county
Horses: horse brand, county

Horses: punctured frog, navicular, veterinarian
Horses: punctured frog, navicular, veterinarian, accidents

Horses: ridges on hoofs, green lipped mussel, omega oils
Horses: ridges on hoofs, green lipped mussel, omega oils, shell fish

Horses: Skin condition, wild horses, mounth
Horses: Skin condition, wild horses, mounth, allready

Horses: founder/laminitis, pasture grass, saddle horse
pasture grass, saddle horse, info thanks: Hello Pat, just checking to see whether you will send pictures or whether the issue with your horse had gotten better. From what you described, her problem sounded like an abscess to me, but not knowing what she looks like and what her feet look like makes...

Horses: my gelding: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Why, because he got himself a new mare and his own herd now. Very normal for horses. He is trying to be dominant and show the mare he is a good herd leader and wants her to respect him as the leader, then he will have a job and watch over her and feel like...

Horses: Headset, side reins, lesson horse
side reins, lesson horse, bad habit: Dear Fiona, I will begin by unequivocally saying I doubt that this horse s headset/bitting issues have anything to do with his being half Arabian- take a look at some You Tube footage of Arabian US Nationals and you will see some absolutely beautiful headsets....

Horses: Help! Student getting conflicting training advice, hunter jumper, kettle of fish
hunter jumper, kettle of fish, head position: Hello Jennifer, It is a shame that you cannot get another instructor. It is unthinkable that two trainers would have a blow out in the middle of anything. However: As long as your horse is accepting the bit, his head, the line from his forehead to...

Horses: HORSE HOLDS HIS HEAD DOWN ON CANTER, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: This could lots of things, could be eyes, ears or bit pressure. Horses need to move their heads up and down to see things and to focus their eyes, so some movement is normal. Ears could be throwing off equilibrium and he is trying to compensate, not likely...

Horses: Horse, anita curtis, fuzzy ears
anita curtis, fuzzy ears, animal communicator: Melanie, Your question is one of the most interesting I ve had in a while! Apparently your horse doesn t like your friend, that s sort of obvious. Why? There could be a multitude of reasons why, but unless I was actually able to observe him I can t give...

Horses: Horses, horse, pony
horse, pony, equine: Hi Yousef- Congratulations on your new horse. Maybe your new horse is a bit more alert and might benefit from ear plugs. The local tack shop carrys pom poms and they slip in the ear to deafen sounds. Alot of show horses use them to keep them from...

Horses: halter, corn starch, bridle path
corn starch, bridle path, grade horses: Dear Joanne, In terms of the clipper fight - if you know your horses don t like to be clipped, it is often more humane to begin with a twitch BEFORE a struggle ensues- you may even find that you can remove the twitch once your horse realizes the clippers...

Horses: halter, cowboy magic, class routine
cowboy magic, class routine, halter class: Dear JoAnne, Yes, it is called a coat conditioner - my grooming kit is out at the barn- so I don t have it on hand. I it has a black and white picture of a quarter horse on the can and and sort of cream/beige stripe around the middle of the can. It s not...

Horses: horse, horse, pony
horse, pony, equine: Hi Leah, Sounds like something has irritated your horses skin. You ve tried the over the counter remedies. Might be time for you to seek your vet s advice. He may need an antibiotic and/or anti-inflammatory. I m not a vet but I would suggest you call your...

Horses: horse brand, brand, brands
brand, brands, brand inspector: Dear Lisa Most states have a “brand book” that lists all the registered brands for that state. Texas is a bit tougher because in Texas, brands are registered on a county basis. Start with your own state. Louisiana brands are regulated through the...

Horses: Why my horse bucks?, flank cinch, percheron mare
flank cinch, percheron mare, saddle fitter: Abigail, Please remember that she is a mare and also a youngster. I suspect she s objecting to the weight of the saddle, the greater area it covers and, if you are using a flank cinch, that too. Mares can be very, very opinionated and this sounds like...

Horses: horse in heat, mare, horse
mare, horse, pony: Hi Patricia, I m not a vet but my first phone call would be to Dr. Vin (845) 677-8800(www.CenterForVeterinaryCare.com) or Dr. Myhre (603) 335-4777(www.MyhreEquine.com). I can t imagine it being sanitary or healthy and would afraid of infection risk...

Horses: horse lameness, lameness, straighten
lameness, straighten: Dear Ally, I completely understand your concern. If the lameness appears on and off over a period of time, it sounds to me as if there is some damage done that you can t see or feel. The problem is that lameness can be hard to diagnose, even for vets. First...

Horses: horse problem, wet patches, little bugs
wet patches, little bugs, horse problem: hi georgie, the best thing i can suggest is he has a fungus on his coat. get a shampoo that is anti fingle and wash him with it once a day for three days and then see how he is doing. if he still continues then you should have a vet check him for worms, and...

Horses: horses, zebra, horse
zebra, horse, pony: Hi Denise- Nope! Zebras can run fast, but only barely fast enough to escape being chased and caught for a meal. Horses are much faster because they have been domesticated for years to do so. Thanks for the question- Leah www.EquineAppraisals.com...

Horses: Lame horse, know its in the hoof, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Sorry if I come off rude, I see and hear far too many stories about shows, winning awards and things that only do harm to horses. I ask several questions at the top of where you write me a question. Like age, history of horse, your exp, etc. People that...

Horses: loss of mane, tea tree oil, tea tree products
tea tree oil, tea tree products, iodine solution: hi diana, even though she shaved the mane he could still be rubbing it in the same spots. if not then it could be a nutrition problem. feed him triple crown complete. this will give him the nutrition he is lacking. the best dewormer is ivermectine 1.87. you...

Horses: Mare in foal I think, mare in foal, pregnancy blood test
mare in foal, pregnancy blood test, false pregnancy: Well, it sure sounds like she is in foal! When you see the teats strut or point, keep an eye out for anything dripping from them, or waxing. My mare actually had milk streaming from her within 6 hours of foaling. Good luck and let me know how you make...

Horses: Moving to the US, kennewick wa, dear dorothy
kennewick wa, dear dorothy, newport ri: Hello Karin, And welcome to the USA in June 2009. For feed and supplements you might contact the nearest veterinarian to where you plan to live. He/she will be able to tell you what you need about that. And I recommend that you go online and search for...

Horses: Mustang -New owner, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: When she is in heat, she may the runny poop, or you may see black runs down her legs, she will squirt and raise her tail, she may back up to the gelding, she may squeal and stomp her foot to tell the gelding to leave her alone, the gelding will be up her butt...

Horses: Another question: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Horses are not clueless, they are horses and they know how to be a horse without us. All horse have control of their hindquarters it is just that we have not trained them to do it with our cue on how and when we want to do it. If you hobble train your horse,...

Horses: miniature horses, miniature horse, minis
miniature horse, minis: Dear Rebecca You don t say if you are already a horse person just extending into miniatures, or if this is your first horse. If you are already a horse person, it s pretty similar to a regular sized equine. He will need his hooves trimmed every 6 to...

Horses: My New Horse, paint mare, person time
paint mare, person time, horse lover: Dear Hastings, My goodness! It sounds as though you certainly did have a nasty experience; don t write off all ponies though- most of them are lovely. Bad manners in horses and ponies are rarely inherent- they are the result of bad handling by the people...

Horses: ?A new horse?, arabian spirit, paint horses
arabian spirit, paint horses, paint horse: hi hastings, well if you want to do english and show in jumping and dressage then i would suggest a nice thoroughbred. with first horses you want to go with one that is alittle older around 10 yrs old. with haflingers you will outgrow it fairly fast, morabs...

Horses: new mare, 1hh, foal
1hh, foal, good girl: hi elizabeth, there are some very simple ways to fix these problems. first off she is moody and sour because she has been neglected. possible even beaten. you dont know how her life was so you cant really expect her to be happy go lucky. try to keep her in...

Horses: Old Saddle, dale chavez, antiques dealer
dale chavez, antiques dealer, old saddle: Dear Karen, This is somewhat out of my area of expertise- but you might want to try contacting an antiques dealer who specializes in saddles and/or western paraphernalia. You might also try contacting some reputable saddle makers and they may be able to put...

Horses: Older horse/Older rider: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness ; Rick Gore, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Once a week or once a month will not fix these problems. Ground work would have to be done 4 to 5 times a week and daily handling would be best. If you just handle horse once a week, it will take a year just to get trust, that would be less than 50 times...

Horses: Pacers, tennessee walking horses, smooth gait
tennessee walking horses, smooth gait, email msn: Hi Clara. Here s an answer borrowed from Lee Ziegler at www.ustrotting.com. Hope it helps! Anne Stepien Cure That Pace (or How to Get a Smooth Gait from a Horse that Paces) By Ms. Lee Ziegler, Smthrider7@email.msn.com Revised 1998 Courtesy...

Horses: Pregnant Mare, goat farmers, pregnant mare
goat farmers, pregnant mare, gain wieght: hi stacy, a friend of mine has a 22 yr old mare that was in foal with twins. even at her age though she produced milk for them. i still believe she is not pregnant but the only way you will for sure know is to get an ultrasound done on her. i really dont think...

Horses: pacing horse: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Not much you can do, 17 years is an old habit, putting the horse in a large pasture with other horses is the best medicine. Getting him buddy may help, but large pasture turn out would be best. Rice bran is a good weight gain and is good for horse, try a...

Horses: pricing a horse, english horses, thoroughbred mare
english horses, thoroughbred mare, blue ribbons: hi anita, well based on the horse market,the state, the horses breed, health, and riding talent; id say she is worth about 15,000. i price her lower because of her age, and i dont know what placing she normally gets in shows and how much show experience...

Horses: punctured frog, navicular bursa, puncture wounds
navicular bursa, puncture wounds, epsom salt: Hi Tess, with an injury like this, the best thing would be to get the vet out ASAP! any type of puncture into the live tissues of the foot require immediate vet attention and are usually even considered emergencies. Sometimes injected antibiotics are not...

Horses: pushy at feeding: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: I would say the feeding issue is a safety issue and is more important now than the fear issue. He must not be too fearful if he is rushing you for food. Using the bad briefly and not continuously should not undo all your work. The needs to know what your...

Horses: re: thoroughbred broodmare with colt at side, alfalfa pellets, mare and foal
alfalfa pellets, mare and foal, thoroughbred mare: hi clara, she is skinny because the foal is sucking all the nutrition out of her. try feeding her mare and foal. this will give her body extra nutrients that she can digest easily. also you can feed her vegitable oil and triple crown complete. all these will...

Horses: rearing, pen work, hock
pen work, hock, alfalfa: Hello Britt, First let me apologize for taking so long. I have been moving from CA to WA and have been off the internet for several weeks. It sounds like he may be getting too much feed and not enough room to run and play. Be sure he is not getting...

Horses: rearing horse, rearing horse, horse
rearing horse, horse, pony: Michelle- In my opinion, a rearing horse, or a horse with that vice is not suitable for anyone other than an experienced professional. It is dangerous. I strongly encourgae you to seek out a qualified trainer and have the horse evaluated to better formulate...

Horses: ridges on hoofs, supplements, hoof
supplements, hoof, glucosamine: Dear Carla, I am happy hear your horse is responding well to the supplements. Various studies debate the effectiveness of glucosamine based supplements, where other studies suggest a great beneficial effect. If it is beneficial for your horse, I would not...

Horses: Saddle Fit - Do I Need a New Saddle?, saddle fitter, deb bennett
saddle fitter, deb bennett, dr deb: Barbara, Hate to tell you but I think your trainer may have a point. She s a baby yet, with a lot of growing to do, so I wouldn t invest in a new saddle, she s probably going to outgrow a couple of saddles. A saddle for a horse is like shoes for a person....

Horses: Sensitive soles, quarter horse mare, level dressage
quarter horse mare, level dressage, e mail: Hello Ellen! What makes me wonder is that she was sound barefoot until July and now is no longer sound. How long have you had her and have been doing low level dressage with her? Is she stalled or turned out? What is she fed? is she overweight, just right...

Horses: Shoes, Or not?, paint mare, hoof boots
paint mare, hoof boots, pleasure ride: Hello Hastings, if you horse has been barefoot so far and done well, there is absolutely no reason why she should need shoes just because there is some concrete on the farm :-) My horse is barefoot and the farm where I board has all concrete surfaced around...

Horses: Show Jumping, sunday rain, wealthy parents
sunday rain, wealthy parents, part time job: Dear Meg, I can certainly sympathize. I was the youngest of five children- money was always tight and to make matters worse- we lived in the city. The rest of my family was about as un-horsey as you can get. There were kids at my school who seemed to have...

Horses: Skin condition, tb gelding, sweet itch
tb gelding, sweet itch, first horse: First off, congradulations on owning your first horse! You have asked a bunch of questions today! Cribbing & Stall Kicking: This can be common behavior exhibited by horses experiencing anxiety and/or stress. Stressing factors could include his recent...

Horses: Stangles: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Make sure you see your horse each day and you feed her lots, throw extra hay in the stall so she can eat when she wants too and will not be hungry. If the vet said no strangles, I would not sweat it, the running nose could be what is called shipping fever,...

Horses: Stiff Neck, equine chiropractor, vet school
equine chiropractor, vet school, stiff neck: Suzanne, I would suggest finding an equine chiropractor and getting him out. It sounds like he s gotten his neck out, probably when being oiled. Horses tend to twist their necks around and resist when the nasal tube is being passed. For the time being,...

Horses: Swollen legs, swollen legs, edema
swollen legs, edema, equine: Hi Katie, Some OTT Tbs will have swollen legs when stabled over a period of time, including just over night. I m not a vet but suggest you turn her out and let her move around. Increasing the circulation should help her. Cold hosing her legs should help...

Horses: senior horse, beet pulp, rice bran
beet pulp, rice bran, horse hay: hi jeniffer, i feel hay pellets simply because the horse digests it easier and gets more nutrition out of it. since you want to gain weight on your horse i would suggest free feeding the horse hay pellets and add rice bran. vegitable oil will also help her...

Horses: sick horse, worst case scenario, yellow mucas
worst case scenario, yellow mucas, dear elsie: Dear Elsie, How nice to hear you bought a nice horse. I am sorry that she got ill within such a short time frame. It seems as if your horse has caught a viral infection caused by the change of environment. As her discharge is also from her eyes, I have...

Horses: sluggish 3 year old filly, walking in a straight line, rice bran
walking in a straight line, rice bran, gain supplement: hi sherri, she does not have enough energy to perform like you want. feed her alfalfa and senior feed as well as rice bran and a weight gain supplement. take her lazyness to your advantage though. when riding her work her on basic commands such as giving in,...

Horses: spooky horse: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Well, I always like to rule out eye sight problems, but since it does not happen all time and only when you get on him, it would not appear to be eye sight issues. Since most horse problems are people problems, I would say the horse is reading you fear and...

Horses: Teaching young horse to canter on Lunge, horse canter, baby horse
horse canter, baby horse, gaited horse: Dear Marianne, I m sure things will be fine. It takes a great deal more strength and effort for a horse to maintain canter in a circle than does the trot or the walk- this is why strength conditioning is important. He will probably find things much easier...

Horses: Thoroughbred Foot, thoroughbred gelding, bad feet
thoroughbred gelding, bad feet, proper nutrition: Hi Lynne, YIKES, this is a tough question to answer without pictures and a bit more info. Do you happen to have pics of his feet on solid, level ground, from various angles and of your gelding s body from the side and front showing his body and feet in one...

Horses: Off the Track TB retraining: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Bigger bits never fix anything. Instead of looking for a bigger or better bit, I think you should be looking for less bit and more control from you. If you ride your horse in a halter or side pull and learn to use two hands, direct reins, it will force you...

Horses: Training pony/miniature: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Well, a lot of flags went up in your question. Most horses sold at auctions have issues. If the person selling the horse does not care who gets it, where it goes, if it will be taken care of, then the horse has probably been neglected or abused. Buying a...

Horses: Trying to understand miniature gelding: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Sorry to hear that you will get rid of him, but I must agree, a horse really needs another horse to be happy. On my site I say I would rather see a horse in a field with no shelter and standing in rain with another horse, than to see a horse dry and alone...

Horses: throwing of the head, head shaking
head shaking: Dear Shania, When you say throwing of the head, there are two things I can imagine are possible, and I will go through both of them with you. Hopefully you can recognize which of the 2 is appropriate for your mare. Head shaking can be a clinical condition,...

Horses: tie stalls: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: It sounds like a high line is your tie stalls. You have to be careful about tying a horse if they are not used to it, if horses are tied together and they get into a fight or if one gets sick and rolls or if one kicks the others can t move, so if they tied...

Horses: training: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Hi Erin, I would suggest that you learn more about horses so you can help these guys. It sounds like these horses were neglected and not worked with, so now they are conditioned to look out for themselves and not trust or depend on people. You have to work...

Horses: training young foal, foal, horse
foal, horse, pony: Hi Siobain, Congratulations on your new filly. Foals require a lot of work. And it sounds like you ve tried to handle her. With the current stabling arrangement I would encourage you to talk to some local folks and see if you couldn t make an arrangement...

Horses: ulcers, ulcers, oil
ulcers, oil, diet: Dear Hannah, Banamine and the related drug Bute, are anti-inflammatory drugs given for example to relieve joint pain or pain from laminitis. I would not recommend giving any of these drugs on a regular basis. Besides that, colic is usually not related to...

Horses: unloading from trailor, quarter horse gelding, short temper
quarter horse gelding, short temper, negative consequences: Absolutely your trainer was in the wrong! I m appalled by his/her behavior. My first suggestion is for you to find a new trainer. This trainer s short temper will surely affect you and your horse again. When it does, there will only be negative consequences...

Horses: W bit, bits
bits: Dear Lucy I apologize, but I don t know what you mean by a W bit. However I do have a suggestion for your horse. You didn t say, but I presume your horse is not far along in his training. When a horse learns to relax and accept the bit, getting a tongue...

Horses: My 15yr old Quarter Pony, quarter pony, horse pony
quarter pony, horse pony, muscle tone: Hi - You say you just bought this pony and she may need some weight. If she has not been ridden much, and is out of shape, it is quite possible that the reason for her sweating up so much more is due to the lack of muscle tone. She would have to work all...

Horses: 20 year old pony mare compaction?, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: I read your question twice and still don t get what you are asking. You talk about bute and off bute and the vet said it not colic and you don t want to walk her. Older horses have same issues as older people, letting them out in pasture to graze is best,...

Horses: abscess: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Sure it can. Since it popped and is draining, keep it clean and don t work or stress the leg. When you say older horse and barrel racing, I cringe. That is a bad combo, not sure how old is old and how hard the racing is but too much work on an old horse...

Horses: My abused and spooky pony, pony ponies, newfoundland pony
pony ponies, newfoundland pony, grazing muzzle: Aisley, I would suggest that you start doing some round pen work with him rather than trying to teach him to lunge right now. He needs to work through a lot of his fears and you can do that very effectively in the round pen. Get Pat Parelli s videos about...

Horses: Bucking and running while longeing, snaffle bridle, dressage lessons
snaffle bridle, dressage lessons, canter: Yes, Shannon, Yes, that is what I mean. You can twist the reins under the neck and loop the throat latch under one rein and that will hold them, or you can knot the reins on top of the crest. Or you can take them off, but that is time consuming. Many,...

Horses: Buying a horse/pastures, potomac horse fever, equine influenza
potomac horse fever, equine influenza, ragwort: hi jackie, Rhinopneumonitis , west nile, tetanus, rabies,Potomac horse fever, and strangles are all important. one caution is when you give the vaccine for strangles be awar that the horse may get the strangles disease. this can be a big pain in the butt...

Horses: Getting into the bit on the bridle.., tb mare, speed down
tb mare, speed down, racehorses: hi chelsea, well if she is strung out then pull and bring her back to you. if she is behind you then pull alittle more and be connected with her mouth. with racehorses thery should alays be on the bit. i was retrsining an exracehorse for jumping and he wouldnt...

Horses: Our brand new three year old, richard shrake, forward engagement
richard shrake, forward engagement, pattern approach: Dear Jenn, Thank you for your kind words. Perhaps I will address your questions in order: 1. The one thing I can definitively say about GOOD training is that it takes time, patience, and consistency. Be wary of tricks and anything that looks like a gimmick...

Horses: Canter problem, equine veterinarian, corrective shoes
equine veterinarian, corrective shoes, muscular development: Dear Claire, I would begin by having the horse examined by a GOOD equine veterinarian. Have her/him watch the horse s movement and anticipate having ultra sounds and X-rays and possibly fluoroscopy done of the horse s hock, stifle and hip. If this is a conformational...

Horses: COMPLETELY dropped head, communication issues, dry areas
communication issues, dry areas, percheron: Tonya, If you read what you had written I think you would see what seems a sort of obvious thing. Regardless of what you think, his saddle doesn t fit. It s uncomfortable. I don t know how you checked his saddle for fit but I would recommend looking...

Horses: Ex-barrel racer learning dressage: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: lol, I rarely suggest beer for horse problems, but it may help. 16 years old and lots of barrel experience is a hard road to overcome. You do sound more concerned than I think you should be. You need to decide are doing this for you or for your horse or...

Horses: Fear of stall from old surgery/sedation, quiet trail, cross ties
quiet trail, cross ties, western pleasure: hi ruth, he just gets nervous in the stall because he cant see another horse. leave him in there all day. even if he paces and screams his head off. he will get over it. same as the cross ties and the round pen. you can also try putting a window in the stall...

Horses: Food Supplement - Colt horse race, horse racing, feeding foals
horse racing, feeding foals, supplements: You didn t say how old this foal is and when you intend on running her. Any horse that could be described as a foal is WAY too young to be racing except in the pasture. riderless and against her pasture buddies. You also didn t mention her breed. Over...

Horses: Grumpy Mare, aloe vera juice, qh gelding
Horses: Grumpy Mare, aloe vera juice, qh gelding, digestive aid

Horses: Jumper With Loose Knees!, hind end, adornments
Horses: Jumper With Loose Knees!, hind end, adornments, bounces

Horses: showjumper, equine chiropractor, rare usage
Horses: showjumper, equine chiropractor, rare usage, performance horses

Horses: Thinking of breeding my horse, foal, giving birth
Horses: Thinking of breeding my horse, foal, giving birth, adverse effects

Horses: trailering a foal, short trip, foal
Horses: trailering a foal, short trip, foal, gelding

Horses: foal training, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: Well you have your hands full, but you need to work on your knowledge of a horse. The best gift you can give a horse is knowledge of the horse, and you clearly don t have it right now. By that I mean you are talking about this horse like it is your kid, don...

Horses: foal training, littleguy, excerise
littleguy, excerise, little feet: lol hi robin. arnt foals cute??? well i personally believe one hour after a foal is born you should touch it and handle it. at day two you should put a halter on it and handle it. go in the stall and if it tries to kick you smack it and say quit. dont smack...

Horses: Grumpy Mare, aloe vera juice, national show horses
aloe vera juice, national show horses, grumpy mare: Julia, If she s got ulcers this could well explain her behavior. I can give you a natural treatment that I saw in The Holistic Horse and have been using on my old National Show Horse who is a classic ulcer case. I have also added a calming herbal mix to...

Horses: Is this a "girthy" issue, horse, pony
horse, pony, girth: Hi Catherine, Yep, sounds like a girthing issue. A) Check the fit of your saddle and pads. B) Have the vet check him out and discuss the possibility of a chiropractor- those would be the two places I would start. Leah www.SaddleRiverFarm.com www.EquineAppraisals.co...

Horses: HELP!, working with horses, huge list
working with horses, huge list, barns: Moe - Your situation sounds difficult indeed! As for jobs at stables, you will need to ask the barns in your community if they are willing to let you work in exchange for lessons. Each barn is different, however, if they don t have a full staff then often...

Horses: Herd behavior question: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness; Rick Gore, spooky horses, rick gore
spooky horses, rick gore, horsemanship: No worries, this is totally normal herd behavior. Every horse has to have a place, every horse is either higher or lower than every other horse. The 4 yr old is a youngster that is being taught lesson in respect, being polite, and not being rude. This is...

Horses: Horse not grazing, hay rack, water bucket
hay rack, water bucket, jagged edges: Hi - sorry I didn t answer this sooner - First of all - is your horse eating AT ALL? Or just not putting his head down to graze? If he is just not putting his head down (extending his neck), due to his age, there may be an issue with his neck itself,...

Horses: Horse that won't be ridden: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, sore kidneys, horse grass
sore kidneys, horse grass, belly ache: There are many reasons a horse may not want to be ridden, it could be from prior abuse, sore back, bone fractures, sore ribs from being kicked by another horse, neck issues, spine issues, hoof or leg pain, poor fitting saddle that pinches or hurts, a nail...

Horses: Horses, horses, ponies
horses, ponies, horse: Hi Hannah Most horses eat at least twice a day. Some horses, known as easy keepers, will just get a small handful of grain. Horses are grazing animals and most are kept happy with hay 2 or 3 times a day. Although it is ideal for horses to have free choice...

Horses: hay, humid weather, rule of thumb
humid weather, rule of thumb, moisture content: Margaret, That sort of depends upon the moisture content of the hay when it was baled I have fed my horses hay that was just baled the day before, but the moisture content was down to 18% and it didn t have much curing to do. They are also on pasture...

Horses: help about buying items, protective boot, jumping horse
protective boot, jumping horse, saddle pad: Sara, I m so sorry! I ve been very tied up here with secretarying my saddle club s clinic for distance riders this past weekend and school has also started. I only have a limited amount of time each night and with a dial-up connection just didn t have...

Horses: help about buying items: www.freewebs.com/horseawareness, protective boot, jumping horse
protective boot, jumping horse, saddle pad: I can not open any of your links, this type of question would be better sent to a specific expert, read the different links on the bio for the experts and send it to one that matches what you are looking for, I am more horsemanship person that just try and...

Horses: help about buying items, protective boot, jumping horse
protective boot, jumping horse, saddle pad: The benefit of using the chamois is that it helps prevent the saddle and all the padding from sliding around. When a horse needs extra padding for his back it tends to create more room for slipping and friction. The damp chamois stops that which will in...

Horses: herd behavior, herd behavior, hunter jumper
herd behavior, hunter jumper, professional supervision: Jessie, About the only answer to this is to get him where he cannot get close enough to the fence to have them get to him. Ideally, a hot wire with about 12 stand-off insulators on both sides of the fence to keep all the horses away from the fence would...

Horses: hoof injury/lameness, gorgeous mare, nerve blocks
gorgeous mare, nerve blocks, draft breeds: Carrie, I can think of a couple of things. She could well have an abcess in her foot, not an uncommon thing in a horse whose feet have been neglected. It could be very deep and not have shown up yet. She could have torn a ligament attachment in her foot,...