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Horses: speed of arabs and thoroughbreds, thoroughbred racehorse, kilometers per hour
thoroughbred racehorse, kilometers per hour, thoroughbred horses: Thoroughbred racehorse s average speed over a mile is 43 miles per hour...but their spurts of speed can be slightly faster. Converted to kilometers per hour that equals 69.2km/h. as with arabians their strides per min is always different. i cannot give you...

Horses: standard bred ?, deicer, water bucket
deicer, water bucket, hay hay: Hello Ken, Thanks for your question. There could be a number of reasons why the horse is not eating. It could be due to being in a new location, sharp points of the horses teeth so they may need to be floated, or it could be a deeper issue. I would watch...

Horses: temperament of a normal pony, mean as hell, ponies
mean as hell, ponies, madam: most ponies are a bit stubborn and do not have the best temperaments. but like people it all depends on the horse. some ponies can be sweet as can be and are willing, others may be mean as hell and will try to buck you off any chance they get. overall though...

Horses: tendonitis, flexor tendons, suspensory ligament
flexor tendons, suspensory ligament, strain overload: Tendinitis is often the result of physical weight bearing strain overload by the soft tissue support of the distal limb. In other words the digital flexor tendons and the suspensory ligament can be pushed beyond the elastic capabilities of the tissues and...

Horses: by trots, by gallops, building stamina, leg muscles
building stamina, leg muscles, long distances: both develop muscle. they just work the muscle differently so the entire leg muscles get a full workout and build faster. trotting a horse long distances builds stamina. slow gallops builds stamina as well. fast gallops just show results. so in easy terms...

Horses: what type of saddle pad, long periods of time, many horses
long periods of time, many horses, saddleseat: Arlene, Memory foam pads are good pads. Probably more than you need for your type of riding but a good pad. The reason I say that is because I don t imagine you are going to be ridng him for terribly long periods of time (3-5 hrs.) which is where those...

Horses: warming upto starting gates, starting gates, madam
starting gates, madam, muscles: would you want to just walk out the door then start running as fast as you can? your body and a horses body has to loosen up and stretch in order for your muscles to work properly. once you have stretched and loosened up and your body is warmed up you are...

Horses: weight carried by arab racehorses, racehorses, racehorse
racehorses, racehorse, madam: a two year old should not carry more then 120 pounds. a full size arabian should not race with more then 130 pounds. this is for all sizes and ages. once an arabian gets older and retires from racing he can carry more weight for normal riding. amand...

Horses: western saddle, quarter horses, western saddle
quarter horses, western saddle, first horse: Hello Kristine, I really like the flexy tree saddles they flex with the horses back I have never had a problem with mine and I have used it on several different breeds from Arabs to Quarter Horses. It depends of how stocky she is if you need full quarter...

Horses: Out or in, extreme cold temperatures, looking after a horse
extreme cold temperatures, looking after a horse, keeping horses: Hi Emily - sorry for the delay in getting to your question ... I am home from work today - sick as a dog!! Anyway, I have to say that you are asking a great question and I love that you are working so hard to prepare yourself for horse ownership! Leaving...

Horses: Bugs in my gelding's mane., thoroughbred gelding, horse shampoo
thoroughbred gelding, horse shampoo, cape town south africa: Hi Zuzara! I love the picture you included with your question ... your new horse does look really healthy and happy. These bugs are a new one for me as well. I d freak out if I found something like that on my TB!! It s common for bay horses to have...

Horses: back to basics, new forest pony, trot canter
new forest pony, trot canter, strict discipline: Hello Rebecca, There is no difference in re-training a spoiled horse than there is in starting a brand new young one. Four months (no less) of ground work on lunge line teaching walk, trot, canter, on word commands; transitions up and down on word commands;...

Horses: my colt, race horses, pain in the butt
race horses, pain in the butt, knws: Hello Hannah, Thanks for your question, Im sorry you are having trouble with your colt. A lot of times people think it would be fun to raise and train a young horse when in reality its a lot of hard work. It takes time, patiences, and experience to...

Horses: Dressage, centreline, canter
centreline, canter, bridle: Dear Echo, If your horse already has good clean changes- I would begin by making sure that he can hold a counter canter and switch back to true canter. Then begin asking for a change on the centreline- NOT using a corner for support and focusing on keeping...

Horses: Exhaustion Point, physical feats, 1850s
physical feats, 1850s, reading a book: Hi Jason - I don t know how much help I ll be on this but the scenario you describe reading sounds totally feasible to me. As far as your final question about a general distance ... I couldn t begin to guess. There are countless variables as you mentioned...

Horses: Feeding a malnutrition horse, beet pulp pellets, rice bran
beet pulp pellets, rice bran, grass hay: Hello Joel, I do not recommend grain unless a horse is being worked or growing, and then only a small amount until being worked hard. For this mare I recommend, instead, beet pulp pellets, hydrated, twice a day, mixed with rice bran. This will give her...

Horses: shoulder lameness, hoof testers, stall rest
Horses: shoulder lameness, hoof testers, stall rest, silver cream

Horses: Horse - sore feet, epson salts, foot abscess
epson salts, foot abscess, baby diapers: Hi Robbie - While it s hard to be absolutely sure without actually looking at your horse, this sounds like your classic foot abscess. They will typically present three legged lame out of the blue and since they are so painful, I m not surprised that he...

Horses: horses, barbed wire fence, scraps of plastic
barbed wire fence, scraps of plastic, paint stud: Hi Hannah This exuberant colt needs a trainer, now. If you were in New Mexico I have an excellent natural trainer I would recommend. First I d geld him. Personality wise this is NOT a good stud prospect. There are lots of perfectly bred, perfectly behaved...

Horses: Lame 12 year old Quarter horse mare, quarter horse mare, sore leg
quarter horse mare, sore leg, stepien: Sandra, You state there was no heat in any part of the foot or leg. How long ago did you have her shod? Has she improved since then or gotten worse? I HATE Bute. It causes as many problems as it helps. I d recommend using Antiflam. Have you tried...

Horses: lameness
Hi Debby. Sorry to take so long to reply...things are crazy around here lately!!! With your description of the mare looking as if she is slightly drunk, I really think you have more than a hoof problem. Are you in an area that has opposums? It sounds...

Horses: Orphaned horse, (now 5 yr. old Mare), afraid of other Horses, palomino mare, horse pins
palomino mare, horse pins, social standpoint: Hello and thank you for your question. I have heard of orphan foals growing up to have different attitudes then most other horses. I really don t think that you will cure your horse all together from this. I have a gelding (not an orphan) who is very fearful...

Horses: shoulder lameness, qh gelding, shoulder lameness
qh gelding, shoulder lameness, hoof testers: Hi Katrina - I am so sorry that you are dealing with this issue. It s obvious that you have been working very hard to find a solution and an effective treatment program. The shoulder of a horse is such a big area and I can t help but feel that a good digital...

Horses: strange lumps on leg, paint mare, cannon bone
paint mare, cannon bone, old paint: Hi Kristy - Issues with a new horse can be pretty stressful so I m sorry that you re going through this ... it does not sound like serious thing but I m not sure how long they have been there. Did they appear suddenly? Do you have the ability to take...

Horses: trying to trot, equine chiropractor, massage therapist
equine chiropractor, massage therapist, trust issues: TB, You have worked this horse on a lunge line and he trots but not under saddle; that should be a big clue for you right there. You say he was abused, I don t know what kind of abuse but I would bet he has some physical issues. You also need to check...

Horses: Warts on filly's nose, white vinegar, medicine approach
white vinegar, medicine approach, papilloma virus: Hi Christine - You are so sweet to foster these horses! I wish I had a sure fire cure for you but I m afraid that the only real cure for this baby is time. But the good news is that it s free :) You ve done your homework so I don t need to tell you about...

Horses: western pleasure slow lope, western pleasure horse, dressage horses
western pleasure horse, dressage horses, dressage horse: Dear Jeanna, What you are asking about is, I m afraid, no little tidbit. Teaching a western horse to have self-carriage in the flat kneed lope expected of top level western horses usually begins by selecting horses that have the conformation and natural...

Horses: 6 mo old colt, horse experience, gentle tone
horse experience, gentle tone, lead line: Hello Becky, Thanks for your question sorry for the delayed reply we are getting ready for winter here. When the horse acts out with striking give him three swift jerks in the lead line and back him and few steps or turn him in a few circles to correct...

Horses: Aggressive horse, electric fencing, good as gold
electric fencing, good as gold, canter: Hi Lucy, Thanks for your reply. I don t think that you necessarily did anything different, but you may well be on the right track when you suggest that she may have found herself in a herd, where the opportunity to climb the social ladder presented...

Horses: acorns, patrol horses, root vegetables
patrol horses, root vegetables, would like further information: Hi Janet, Some horses appear to like acorns, while others don t, but the problem is that acorns are regarded as being moderately poisonous for horses. It is very unlikely that small amounts would do any harm, but personally speaking I would prefer...

Horses: broodmares, thoroughbred mare, happy hunting
thoroughbred mare, happy hunting, long walks: Hello Anne, There is no difference in method for strengthening a broodmare s back and a gelding s back. Their anatomy is the same. I used to condition my hunters by long walks and trots on a long rein in late summer. Early fall I added short gallops...

Horses: Feed bucket = kickin' pony: Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: Well Missy, I don t care if you or anyone else respects my opinion, that is the problem with people like you that take on a horse and don t know crap about horses, like YOU. Then they get into situations and get yourself or others hurt and the horse gets...

Horses: Horse Health, soft tissue injuries, soft tissue injury
soft tissue injuries, soft tissue injury, pastern: Hi Hali - I think that there are a lot of trainers out there that treat bucked shins with pin firing using the logic that the condition is caused by the soft tissue along the front of the canon bone separating from the bone. Many times bucked shins can...

Horses: horse euthanasia, many horses, companion animal
many horses, companion animal, old horse: Hello and thank you for your question. I am very sorry that you are having to make this decision. Now every horse and scenarios is different. I think that either way it will be ok. Many horses already know when its time for their buddy to go and will call...

Horses: Knee Injury, qh mare, bone chips
qh mare, bone chips, abcess: Hi Savannah - I apologize for not honing in on your main point of exercises. When you mentioned that the vet had determined that the joint was fused or fusing, I assumed that an x-ray had been taken. He or she may have concluded that the joint was fused...

Horses: Lipizzaner mares, dressage movements, slan
dressage movements, slan, definitive answer: Hi Celia, I have to admit that I can t give you a definitive answer, so I will be just giving you my opinion. I can see no reason why mares should not be able to carry out the same dressage movements as the stallions. As regards mares and stallions...

Horses: need help, vet bills, dear emily
vet bills, dear emily, upkeep: Dear Emily I am not certain what you are asking. Do you mean what costs need to be considered such as vet bills, shoers/trimming, hay, fencing/ property upkeep? Do you have your own property? Do you have to hire people? Do you use a tractor or bobcat?...

Horses: nutrition, tb stallion, bladder infections
tb stallion, bladder infections, liver disease: Hello, If your horse is not showing any signs suggesting the need for a supplement I would not supplement him. You can over supplement a horse which can cause unwanted problems. I would talk to your vet and ask if the disease is under control and if not...

Horses: rubbing, flank area, white hairs
flank area, white hairs, many horses: Nadine, First off let me apologize for the tardiness of my response. The last couple of days have been nuts around here. Anyhow, on to your question. I m having a little trouble with it. You say you have many horses that you use for your work. ...

Horses: Shod to barefoot, qh gelding, qh mare
qh gelding, qh mare, hoof boots: Dear Susan, Please forgive my extreme tardiness. The computer was in the hospital longer than I thought it would be :( I hope Jack is doing better, and by putting our heads together we can get him even better yet! Unfortunately, my first suggestion...

Horses: spooking and bolting, arabian gelding, junk mail
arabian gelding, junk mail, dangerous scenario: Debbra - I just received an email from AllExperts.com that your question had not been answered and I am so sorry that I never saw it. I fear that my notification email must have been routed to my junk mail by accident. So let me see if I can be of any...

Horses: tennesse walkers, tennesse walkers, ligament damage
tennesse walkers, ligament damage, hard balls: Dear Amin I am assuming from your question that you don t have the luxury of an indoor arena. First, a little cold and snow never killed anyone. I have photos (I d send you one if I was at home and not 1,000 miles away) of me jumping my horses outside...

Horses: upset stomach, rectal palpation, calcium deposits
rectal palpation, calcium deposits, forage intake: Oh Lee Ann I hope this works! Something to think about trying if your vet approves it that is, is maybe some Purina Ultium instead of Senior. Ultium has very low protein but about twice the fat and fiber of Senior. Then another good roughage substitute...

Horses: Wild Horse., dangerous situation, filly
dangerous situation, filly, wild horse: Hi Erica - Wow! This is a really dangerous situation. I guess I have a few questions before I can really answer this for you. How long have you had this filly? Under what conditions did you acquire her ... was it an auction or private sale? If you...

Horses: 10 year old gelding, horse men, ranch horse
horse men, ranch horse, great health: Hi Jan, I would like to apologise for the delay in responding. This was due to the time of year, plus the fact that we have had record breaking severe weather, which caused many problems. Your problem sounds very strange, and is certainly something...

Horses: aborting a foal, equine herpes virus, vet bill
equine herpes virus, vet bill, cold climate: Bonnie, Unfortunately, this is not a question with an easy, quick answer. There are a lot of reasons a mare could abort a foal. Was she vaccinated for equine herpes virus, which can cause foal abortion without any other symptoms in the mare. Other reasons...

Horses: agression, medical reason, dangerous situation
medical reason, dangerous situation, inclination: Hi Salome - Sorry to hear that you re having to deal with this kind of horrible behavior. I m wondering how old this horse is and if he has been gelded. My first inclination is to advise you to have a veterinarian rule out any medical reason why this...

Horses: Facial Nerve Damage, facial laceration, arabian gelding
facial laceration, arabian gelding, nerve involvement: Hi Liz - Sorry to hear about your Arab s injuries. I wish I could give you some definitive answers on this but anytime there is nerve involvement, it always complicates things. I m not sure how long ago this happened ... it was hard to tell from your...

Horses: Food Aggressive Horse..., draft cross, tender spot
draft cross, tender spot, lunge: Hello Renee Lee, When we cannot teach a horse using strength we have to use our minds. In this case all you have to do is use, not a stick, but a lunge whip that is longer than he can kick. If he turns his butt to you, snap that whip on him. If he tries...

Horses: Growing, welsh cob, horse breeds
welsh cob, horse breeds, pony: Dear Yiana, You do not give me enough information to be able to help you- specifically- do you mean that he is a Welsh Cob? Is he a Cob cross? Perhaps even more importantly- how old is he? Most horse breeds will not gain much height after their third year...

Horses: h, quarter horse mix, christmas season
quarter horse mix, christmas season, personal experiences: Hi Lesli! Based on the fact that the average horse continues to grow until the age of 5 and sometimes 6, I would expect to see your filly get a little taller. Of course you re absolutely right about all the factors that go into it ... mainly genetics and...

Horses: horse, quarter horse mix, diet and nutrition
quarter horse mix, diet and nutrition, lesli: Hello Lesli, How tall a horse grows depends on more than the size of the dam and sire. It depends on his diet and nutrition in great part. Notice that small ponies developed in places where there was not much to eat, so they survived better than horses....

Horses: horse, quarter horse mix, deb bennett
quarter horse mix, deb bennett, dr deb: Lesli, No, she hasn t reached her full adult height yet. Horses actually are not fully grown until they are 8 yrs. old based on a study done by Dr. Deb Bennett. Their skeletons are not completely ossified (bone totally done growing) until then with the...

Horses: horse height, quarter horse mix, growth spurt
quarter horse mix, growth spurt, 1hh: Hello again! Lets start with the grain. I have had horses all my life and my mother had horses all her life. I have never heard of a horse getting rotten teeth from grain. Horses teeth are forever growing, I am no dentist but I know of the 100 of horses we...

Horses: horse size - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: Mares tend not to be as big as Males, but lots of things can affect growth. Care of mare during pregnancy, care of foal after birth, how the horse is kept, in a stall or in a pasture running free, food, vitamins, exercise, growing up in herd where it is chased...

Horses: my horse stopped taking the bit, qh mare, sidepull bridle
qh mare, sidepull bridle, chiropractic adjustment: Hi Anne! Wow this really is a mystery isn t it? Sounds like we can rule out any tooth issues so I m wondering if could be her ears ... will she let you handle them normally? My TB goes though stages where he gets rude about accepting the bit but then he...

Horses: horses lips, alot, lips
alot, lips, horses: Hi Kathy, You are quite right. It is believed that this action enables the horse to better analyze the components of a particular smell. The action is called Fhleming . I hope this answer is sufficient, but if not, please get back to me. Best...

Horses: Ownership - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: I would have to read the bill of sale, but normally the bill of sale is the receipt for ownership of the horse. The person who sold the horse or gave it to the person that signed the bill of sale would be more able to provide more info. If your niece re-registration...

Horses: ovarian problem, milky white discharge, tb mare
milky white discharge, tb mare, equine practice: Pauline, this is great news about her pending appointment ... would love to hear from you about how it goes and what they advise. I loved your testimony and and truly believe that God can work through horses like this to bring us closer to Him. When...

Horses: How to pick the right horse for me, tennessee walking horse, good horses
tennessee walking horse, good horses, white horses: Taylor, I m glad I was able to help you out. One of my sisters is also an equine massage therapist and does natural hoof trimming/care in south Fl. She said she could make some recommendations for you if you were interested. She just needed to know where...

Horses: scarded and standoffish - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: Well Mr. Knowitall, why the hell are asking me if you are so damn good with 12 other horses? Maybe you are not as good as you think and you are just lucky that the other horses were handled by others that were better than you and they were taught good. ...

Horses: standoffish horse, arabian filly, nylon halter
arabian filly, nylon halter, electric fence: Dear Chris, Oh boy- it sounds as though you have a two and half year old unmannerly problem on your hands. I do hope that there is something really extraordinary about this filly since there are so many properly ground handled young horses out there for sale...

Horses: standoffish horse, arabian filly, electric fence
arabian filly, electric fence, feed bucket: Hi- and congrats on the purchase of your filly. First, it sounds like you have a bit of work ahead of you. What you are going to need is time, and PATIENCE.....especially since you say she spooked and went through a fence..... Leaving the lead rope...

Horses: superficial lacerations, eastern ontario canada, arab mare
eastern ontario canada, arab mare, emergency vet: Hi Joanne - First of all, definitely have a vet check it out if these wounds are deep, won t stop bleeding or cause her to favor the leg ... sounds like they truly are pretty uneventful but a picture would have been ideal. Based on your information, it sounds...

Horses: three and hALF YEAR OLD GELDING : Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: This is pretty normal for horses. What you see as mean horses just see as dominance and pecking order. All higher horses chase lower horses. Using works like naughty, mean, rough and others show that you do not understand horses, how they play and interact...

Horses: training an older arabian, rope halters, rope halter
rope halters, rope halter, gentle horse: Dear Tyler, From what you have said, I get the idea that you can touch her and handle her but that she objects to having a halter buckled on her. If that is correct, I have two suggestions. 1. Try a rope halter with no buckle. I much prefer rope...

Horses: acciedent, acciedent, inquisitive nature
acciedent, inquisitive nature, bacc: Hi - sorry, I answered this the other day and it didn t take..... A horse will show you its trust by letting you near it, showing ears forward, inquisitive nature, NOT putting ears bacc or refusing to do something for you. Trust can be shown in many ways.....I...

Horses: aggressive behaviour, aggressive behaviour
aggressive behaviour: Hi Nic, I have to say that you have presented an interesting, and puzzling case. I know that you have included quite an amount of detail, with your query, yet I feel there is still something missing. I can only think of a relatively few reasons why...

Horses: arabs vs thoroughbreds, cross country races, endurance races
cross country races, endurance races, arab horses: most endurance races horses are ridden in all three gaits. walk trot and canter. but you cannot do one the entire time. for a 100 mile race you cannot just make your horse the full length. your horse will die. that is why you start with a trot then gallop...

Horses: auction sales, auction sales, horse moves
auction sales, horse moves, highest bidder: here in the U.S. our biggest thoroughbred auction is barretts auction. here horses are admitted to the auction. a copy of their registration and bloodlines are presented. then they are given a hip number. buyers can view the horses before hand then when the...

Horses: avg. weight of western saddle, trail saddles, reining saddle
trail saddles, reining saddle, synthetic saddle: it really depends. a barrel racing saddle is 25-30 pounds, a roping saddle is about 40-50 pounds, a reining saddle is about 40 pounds, trail saddles are about 25-30 pounds, synthetic all around saddles are about 10 pounds. do not buy a synthetic saddle though...

Horses: backing a horse, leg pressures, racehorses
leg pressures, racehorses, madam: racehorses do not normally know how to back up. but yes it is important. for example if the horse is in the starting gate and freaks out, if he does not know how to back up then when the rider pulls back the horse will rear. so yes it is important to teach...

Horses: barrel horse, barrel horses, entering the arena
barrel horses, entering the arena, barrel horse: hi dana, this is very common a lot of barrel horses get burned out. my mare did but she was not bad tat the gate. she acted up while running. lets start with entering the arena. i hope you have pipe panels. a great way is to take off the gate and a panel...

Horses: beginning to shop for a horse/pony, pony horse, shetland pony
pony horse, shetland pony, pony club: Hi Barbara - I m just getting in from working all day so I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I wish I had grown up with a grandma like you! I love that Rylee is involved with Pony Club ... this will prove invaluable to Rylee for the rest...

Horses: body clipping suiting to racehorses, dressage horses, racehorses
dressage horses, racehorses, racehorse: any will suit to racehorse but i personally would not body clip. your horse should be bathed everyday so he does not need to be clipped. clipping horses is to let them cool down faster and stay clean. it is basically for jumpers, dressage horses and event...

Horses: body clipping, race horses, messy time
race horses, messy time, dressage riders: some people clip their horses in summer to help keep them cool. on this horse the gray areas is where the hair has been clipped off. it allows the horses coat not to get sweaty as much and the horse cools down faster. i personally do not like to clip. its...

Horses: bomb proofing, bomb proof horses, race horses
bomb proof horses, race horses, scary things: yes you are correct and this is how i train my horses. i make sure my horses are bomb proof before i train them for racing. you always want a safe horse that will be able to handle the different scenes and events that will come along. the more training the...

Horses: bridle parts uses, throat latch, brow band
throat latch, brow band, cheek pieces: the nose band is to keep the horse from opening its mouth wide and taking the bit it its teeth. the brow band is to prevent the bridle from slipping back on the neck of the horse. the cheek pieces are to hold the bit in the horses mouth and keep them centered....

Horses: characteristics of a horse float, horse float, slant load
horse float, slant load, horse trailer: here in the u.s. a good trailer is a slant load.this means instead of horses standing in there straight they are at an angle. this is demonstrated in the pic attached. also a good trailer should have rubber matted floors so the horse has grip, and padding...

Horses: cremello color, cremello horses, thoroughbred stallion
cremello horses, thoroughbred stallion, cremello horse: yes this is a cremello horse. thoroughbreds do come in cremello. there are only a few though. Artic white is the most famous and only white thoroughbred stallion in the western hemispher and has the gene to produce white and cremello horses. he is a stallion...

Horses: cut off tail by hocks, racehorse, madam
racehorse, madam, horses: racehorse tails should be trimmed even because it is more professional and shows you groom your horses beautifully. horses with long tails are more likely to be tangled but a racehorse should never have a tangled tail. they are to be groomed twice a day...

Horses: differentiate a western and english riding style, western horses, english saddle
western horses, english saddle, western saddle: in a western saddle you have more saddle under you. it is more laid back and your stirrups are a little longer. at a trot you do not post you sit same as a gallop. in an English saddle you post at the trot. this means you stand up then sit down. in a canter...

Horses: digestion in horses, 7 seconds, madam
7 seconds, madam, digestion: the time for the food to get from the mouth to the stomach is about 7 second. once it hits the stomach the acid immediately starts to break the matter down and digest it. it pulls all the nutrients from the feed and stores it in the body. once it is digested...

Horses: dirt tracks in US, turf dirt, turf track
turf dirt, turf track, grass track: we have three different types of tracks. dirt, synthetic (poly track), and turf. dirt is the basic and cheapest way to go. it allows the horse grip and a soft running surface. poly track is little rubber pieces. it looks like dirt but has more advantage. when...

Horses: Endurance Racing, horse assoc, trail horse
horse assoc, trail horse, racin: Hi - the best thing to do is to go on line and do a search for endurance riding/racing - I would also check out the ACTHA (www.actha.us) - that is the American Competitive Trail Horse Assoc. There should be some info there that is helpful. Good luck!...

Horses: Friesian wont budge!!!, bomb proof, thanks to my mother
bomb proof, thanks to my mother, lawn ornament: Hello Kay, I doesn t sound as though he is your best friend. lol. My solution would be to get another rider and horse and trailier them out together to a strange place. If your horse is with another, away from the stable/barn area, chances are that...

Horses: My horses left front leg, exercizing, plastic wrap
Horses: My horses left front leg, exercizing, plastic wrap, wrong way

Horses: false rails, racing crew, american horse
racing crew, american horse, madam: we do not have these in American horse racing but i assume they are in case of emergencies. if a horse crashes into the rail it will give so the horse does no get hurt. once it is on the other side it is in a smaller area and cannot just run around in any...

Horses: fear for light, horse freaks, source of light
horse freaks, source of light, racehorses: some horses will be scared of it at first but with a little work they will get over it. it is not safe to have fire as a source of light. if a horse freaks out and moved by one they can burn themselves. if you could, take some pictures of your track including...

Horses: a good seat, easy gallop, exercise rider
easy gallop, exercise rider, reins: 1. this is an exercise rider. he is a bit tall but he has a good seat. his hands are in a nice position as well. his weight is centered and the horse is in an easy gallop. 2. this rider has a good seat but not so well hands. they are to far on the horses neck...

Horses: good seat, rohit, jockeys
rohit, jockeys, reins: wonderful drawing rohit. from the picture yes it is a good seat. and i would say he is holding the horse back. the rider has high weight shifted back. when jockeys are asking the horse to go forward they will move their hands up on the horses neck and shift...

Horses: grass causes colic, leafy grass, pasture
leafy grass, pasture, stomach: because because the grass sits and starts to release toxins from the air. when a horse grazes then it is fine because it is eaten right away. but when you cut grass and the air gets to it then the toxins will release and cause impaction in the gut and cause...

Horses: green color, green colors, color question
green colors, color question, red apple: i have never heard this i was taught they can see red yellow green colors because in the wild it shows the color of the grass for the horse. they can see when the grass is starting to die. the see red for blood and then everything else is shades of gray and...

Horses: Hardy enough?, endurance horses, shetland ponies
endurance horses, shetland ponies, shetland islands: Siobhan, Well, you don t say how big you are but you could investigate Icelandics. The Icelandics are gaited and easy riding animals and can carry adults with no problems. Their heritage should enable them to withstand staying out all year. My horses...

Horses: Heart girth, heart girth, hearth
heart girth, hearth, horses: Hi - it is more than just a horses hearth girth that depends on if a person fits the horse. A smaller boned or framed horse will look smaller with a larger rider, and a larger boned/framed horse will generally make a larger rider look better on them. A...

Horses: Horse with dislocated shoulder, dislocated shoulder, iyt
dislocated shoulder, iyt, awkward position: Dear Alejandra, Your concern for the welfare of this animal is commendable. I am confused by the diagnosis of a dislocated shoulder as the horses scapula (shoulder) does not have the same kind of joint attachment as a person. The animal may have a fractured...

Horses: Is my Horse in heat?, male horses, rear end
male horses, rear end, neighbor: Hi Bethany - it is hard to tell from the information you gave.....some things to look for when a mare comes into heat - she will want (most likely) to be near the boys- and the biggest hint is that she should be winking and squirting .....if you check her...

Horses: Horse Nutrition, mare and foal, beet pulp
mare and foal, beet pulp, free fatty acids: hello stephanie, you are feeding a great nutrition plan to your mare. i would highly advise you to have her teeth checked and floated by your local vet. also keep in mind that when horses get older it is difficult to keep weight on them. you can feed your...

Horses: Horse that paws when tied or trailering., padock, rescue horse
padock, rescue horse, paws: Hi Elizabeth, I hope you will bear with me, but there are still a few things I need to clarify. You say that if you tie him to the hitching post with slack in the rope, he drops his head, and looks for food. Can he access food in that scenario, and...

Horses: Horse that paws when tied or trailering.": www.thinklikeahorse.org, horses, horsemanship
horses, horsemanship, rick gore: It sounds like the horse learned to do this as a defense to boredom and neglect. It may go away over time, it is a boredom coping mechanism, you can try and make the horse not want to do it when tied. An old fix that used to be used was to tie a piece of...

Horses: Horse Won't Stop Pawing At Me: www.thinklikeahorse.org - Rick Gore, horses, horsemanship
horses, horsemanship, rick gore: Learn more about horses, understand them better, spend more time with them, spend time working with them, spend time in the head with them, watch them and learn their language, it all comes down to time and doing things with them so you gain confidence. Read...

Horses: halter no brow band, brow band, brow bands
brow band, brow bands, band image: yes the halter can go far back but it does not go through their mouth. bridles have the brow band to help keep the bit in place. halters it does not matter because it is not in their mouth. also halters should be fitted properly on a horse to wear they are...

Horses: less harmones in mare, heat periods, heat cycles
heat periods, heat cycles, birth to a foal: they will start to go into heat at 3 years old. Most mares will come into heat every 21 days. Usually 21 days after the day the mare first comes into heat, she will start into heat again, but some mares vary anywhere from 18 to 31 days in their heat cycles....

Horses: heat in legs, horse legs, tendons
horse legs, tendons, madam: run your hands from the chest down over the knees and around the tendons. feel for warmth. you really need to feel because some heat is slight and hardly noticeable but is important to detect. check them in the morning before the workout after the workout...

Horses: high withers in thoroughbreds, breast plate, thoroughbreds
breast plate, thoroughbreds, withers: thoroughbreds have high withers because it was just how their breeding formed them. a horse with high withers does cause the saddle to slip back. but it does keep the saddle from slipping side to side. a breast plate will prevent the saddle from slipping back...

Horses: horse holding heavy bit, rough hands, madam
rough hands, madam, horses: yes a horse will open its mouth when pressure is applied and is uncomfortable. a horse will also raise up its head or shake its head. the pressure is right on the horses mouth bones and can chip the bone. rough hands will cause pain in the horses mouth and...

Horses: horse running green, zigzag, racehorses
zigzag, racehorses, straight line: the babies run zigzag because they have no idea what is going on and have not been trained to run in a straight line. to fix this it takes more races and more training. in training to get them to run straight and break clean you start them out slow. put them...

Horses: horse worth, APHA
APHA: Hi Elizabeth, Nice looking horse you have. I apologize for the delay in answering your question. I was trying to do a little more research on the paint market. How you price your mare is going to depend on how quickly you need to get rid of her. With...

Horses: horses for the endurance race, endurance race, endurance races
endurance race, endurance races, thorobred: Hi Marcia, I cannot answer your question very well without knowing more about your horse and you. For example, how old is your horse, what is the horse s fitness, what are your goals (do you want to race to win or just have fun), and are your prepared...

Horses: My horses left front leg, horses name, cannon bone
horses name, cannon bone, plastic gloves: Hi Alex - Hosing this leg is the best thing you can do for Callie. If I m reading your timeline correctly, the last time you had seen her leg before yesterday, which was Saturday, was Tuesday. I think what you re seeing is pretty normal. Sounds to me like...

Horses: horses with long coat, american curly horse, winter coat
american curly horse, winter coat, cold season: it is harder to keep clean and the horses sweat will make the skin get fungus. the saddle fits the same if the horse has a long coat or short coat. racehorses should not have long coats because it makes the horse look raggedy and unclean. they are to always...

Horses: horses/opposum urin on feed, opossums, neurological disease
opossums, neurological disease, opossum: Hi Jim, Yes, it, and the opossum feces, are the main carriers of EPM disease in horses. This is a neurological disease and is not curable. Get rid of all contaminated feed and hay and get rid of the opossums, or find a way to keep them away from the feed...

Horses: horses running awkwardly in the race, steady pace, jockey
steady pace, jockey, madam: some horses are asked to slow down by the jockey. the other horses will run then settle into a steady pace then pick back up because they are so excited and hyper at the beginning of the race then they settle in. then when the jockey asks they pick back up...

Horses: horses too sensitive, herd animals, prey animal
herd animals, prey animal, sensitive question: horses are more of a flight then fight animal. they would rather run then stand their ground. they are also a prey animal so this is why. cos are a bit dumber and a little more oblivious to their surroundings. buffalo will run to but they will stand their...

Horses: Itchy and/or dry skin?, winter workouts, mild detergent
winter workouts, mild detergent, feed additives: Hi Arlene - My first thought while reading your question was - is this behavior new to your horse or was it present in the warmer summer months. I also wonder if your horse is working up some sweat during your winter workouts. I m not sure where you...

Horses: improving my judgement in bloodline, funny cide, tight rope
funny cide, tight rope, stud fee: for bloodlines you need to see what horses are running well, which ones have good conformation, and good attitude. also when you go to auctions see what bloodlines are selling for more then their stud fee. you can have a not so good bloodline and the stud...

Horses: improving my judgement over horses in race, racehorse, judgement
racehorse, judgement, madam: see if they are fighting the rider or if they are responding to him. see if the horse is running strong and looks ready for more. also look at how well the horse kicks in when asked. does the horse pick up a little or does the horse give it its all. you also...

Horses: improving my seat, stirrup irons, arabian mare
stirrup irons, arabian mare, sitting trot: Working in the saddle, practice your sitting trot and standing in your stirrups at different gates. Even try a jumping position. These will help develop your strength and balance. You can also practice working while dropping your stirrup irons. These may...

Horses: indian lady jockeys in US, apprentice jockey, female jockeys
apprentice jockey, female jockeys, horses name: we do have female jockeys of ever nationality. many from Mexico, Ireland, England japan,India, exc. i have not met an Indian female jockey so far but i have seen one. i cannot recall her name. she rode at Santa Anita for peter miller in a claiming race on...

Horses: introduction of new equipments, bridle parts, snaffles
bridle parts, snaffles, heavy one: 1. about a week sometimes less for some horses 2. never a horse will always hate it and play with it. 3. right away it does not bug them at all. 4. a few days depending on the horse sometimes a week. 5. a martingale takes about a day or two. it is not...

Horses: Jumps in a pasture, cross country jumps, speed work
cross country jumps, speed work, eventing: Hello Stefanie, I don t think it would harm anything at all. How many jumps you have depends on space available, but you won t be able to do any galloping or speed work. Perhaps you can find a race track (fair ground type) closeby that you could do the...

Horses: jockeys riding style, center gravity, style question
center gravity, style question, stirrups: jockeys ride with short stirrups and off the horses back because this keeps them from bouncing around and off balancing the horse. this means when they have short stirrups they can stand and their legs flex so they move with the horse and smoothly. when they...

Horses: lameness ...where do I start?, tb gelding, stomach upsets
tb gelding, stomach upsets, hoofs: Hello Amanda, Where is the lameness? Is he lame when walking and trotting or just trotting. Did you have him vetted before purchase? A wise thing to have done, but if you didn t, here is what I would do. Two months of no foot care is not that big of...

Horses: leg injury, veterinary attention, deep wound
veterinary attention, deep wound, geldings: Murren, He needs to be seen by a vet. I am concerned that he has damaged the joint capsule of the hock with what you say it is oozing. It can t be stitched up but he does need to go on antibiotics and the wound needs a lot of care. You don t want an...

Horses: long pastern problems, bell boots, pasterns
bell boots, pasterns, pastern: it is not bad but it is not good. a horse with long pasterns is more likely to over reach and clip its self. it is also more likely to blow a tendon because it is flexing more and pulling the tendons more. it does not matter if they are shoes or not. horses...

Horses: Miniature Horse behaviour, careful behavior, horse behaviour
careful behavior, horse behaviour, tasmania australia: Hello Lynn, He is showing normal stallion behavior, especially for one that has not been socialized with humans. He is being a true horse. It will require time and patience and careful behavior by you to break him of these habits. He will have to be...

Horses: Miniature mare pregnancy, mare pregnancy, miniature mare
mare pregnancy, miniature mare, internal parasites: Hi Karen! Your question is a tough one. Without really knowing if your new mare was bred when you bought her makes this even harder. Did you happen to notice any discharge on her vulva, tail or legs the day you noticed the drastic physical change? When...

Horses: mare in foal?, haflinger ponies, mare in foal
haflinger ponies, mare in foal, having a new baby: Hi Donna - How exciting about these four new ponies ... Haflingers are so cool! I honestly have never heard of anyone using a human pregnancy test on a horse. That would be an interesting experiment I suppose. The only way to confirm pregnancy in this...

Horses: mare in foal with small bloody discharge, horses, horsemanship
horses, horsemanship, rick gore: Not sure what is going on, I would call a vet and just ask them. It could be so many things and nothing you can most likely, If she is stalled up let her out so she can walk, get exercise and work out kinks, the worst place for a pregnant mare is in a small...

Horses: what does this one mean, gallop, madam
gallop, madam, jockey: horses fill their stomach with air so when they release the air the saddle is looser. it just means the horse is smart and knows to do this to make the saddle looser. that is why you always check your saddle before you get on and make sure it is secur...

Horses: mean horse, bad temper, horse whisperer
bad temper, horse whisperer, madam: no you cannot. this is a troubled horse. it is acting out because it was seriously injured and damaged mentally. the horse has no trust and is constantly in fear. some may call horses like this mean or crazy but that is not the case. the horse is mentally...

Horses: microchip id for racehorses, microchip id, race clubs
microchip id, race clubs, racehorses: yes this is very important. this way if your horse is ever stolen they can scan the chip and see that the horse is stolen. or for insurance if a horse has been claimed dead and the scan says it is a different horse then you cannot commit fraud. i believe all...

Horses: miniature horses, alfalfa cubes, catskill mtns
alfalfa cubes, catskill mtns, miniature horses: I love minis!!! I m wondering if your minis are kept in stalls full time as it is possible that when their hay is gone, that they are getting bored and simply looking for something to do. You may want to try allowing them to have several hours of turn out...

Horses: miniature horses: www.thinklikeahorse.org, horses, horsemanship
horses, horsemanship, rick gore: It amazes me when people tell me a horse can see or interact with horses next to them. You have no idea or understanding about a horse. It is cruel to keep them locked up, you like most show people, are more worried about your fame, winning and protection...

Horses: Pregnant mare, pregnant mare, teets
pregnant mare, teets, foal: Without any supply building up in this mare s bag, I doubt seriously that she is carrying a foal. If she has recently aborted a pregnancy, then I would think that she would also be bagged up and would dry up over a period of a few weeks. My gut says that...

Horses: please explain me this terms, easy gallop, show pony
easy gallop, show pony, jumping equitation: 1. getting a horse used to wearing a saddle and to be ridden 2. a good easy gallop 3. a length is about 10 feet 4. means getting a horse in shape to run a race distance 5. pace work is keeping the horse at an easy speed 6.i am not sure about this one....

Horses: purchasing our 1st horse, paint pony, cortisone injections
paint pony, cortisone injections, horses and ponies: Dear Nicole, I have a few words of advice but I will cut to the chase regarding this particular pony- DO NOT PURCHASE a horse that you know to have arthritis. There is no such thing as slight arthritis- it will be severe arthritis in due time. Arthritis...

Horses: Refresher for horses and rider, quarter horse gelding, pat parelli
quarter horse gelding, pat parelli, lateral work: Denna, I know what you mean about not riding. I haven t had a saddle on any of mine since the new year and don t see that happening anytime soon given that I still have 6 of snow on the ground and it s frozen and slick in the morning then slushy and extremely...

Horses: race club horse, purse money, stakes winner
purse money, stakes winner, madam: a race club horse is a horse owned by a club or group of people. some do this because it is cheaper to buy more expensive horses because instead of one person buying a $200,000 thousand dollar horse ten people will be paying a share in the horse. it has its...

Horses: raceday report, inverted commas, previous engagement
inverted commas, previous engagement, slow pace: a older horse may not run as well as the younger horses because the younger horses have more energy and stamina. when running against horses their same age they are running against horses that are at the same stamina and energy level. it would be like a 40...

Horses: removing horses, horse law, lawyers
horse law, lawyers, property rights: Hi Russell, You are right. Your question is more of a legal question but I will try to point you in the right direction. Please understand that I am not a lawyer and you may have to do additional research with animal control or your local law enforcement...

Horses: retraining my mare, appy mare, pleasure trail
appy mare, pleasure trail, leg pressure: Tiffany, As far as changing her from Western to English tack and style of riding that shouldn t really be an issue if she was properly trained in the 1st place. She would have learned direct reining before she was trained to neck rein so she ll pick it...

Horses: sabino and solid color, colored horses, horse enthusiasts
colored horses, horse enthusiasts, sabinos: Sabino is a group of white spotting patterns in horses that affect the skin and hair. A wide variety of irregular color patterns are accepted as sabino. In the strictest sense, sabino refers to the white patterns produced by the Sabino 1 (SB1) gene, for...

Horses: sacral vetebra fracture, sacral vertebra, moose antler
sacral vertebra, moose antler, lumbar vertebrae: The sacrum is the end portion the horse’s spine. If you press a finger firmly along the middle of the horse’s back and move your finger back toward the tail, you’ll feel a prominent dip a short distance past the flank. This is the lumbosacral space and marks...

Horses: seat hack, leg pressures, exercise riders
leg pressures, exercise riders, leg pressure: that is the difference. a seat hack does use leg pressure and is for general purpose riding. jockeys and exercise riders do not do seat hacks. they are always standing in the saddle . some exercise riders will seat hack the horse if they are starting the horse...

Horses: why not shoes for riders, horseback riders, durable leather
horseback riders, durable leather, stirrup: regular shoes have a lot of grip on them and they will get caught on the stirrup with means a rider can be dragged. boots have thin grips which allow you to get your foot in and out easily. they are also made of more durable leather. this is why they are better...

Horses: sugar cane good for horses & making horses drink water, mild laxative, potassium content
mild laxative, potassium content, high potassium: yes you can, sugar cane is basically just sugar and is sweet. it will give your horse more energy Sugarcane, being low on glycemic index, helps keep the body fit and healthy. Sugarcane juice has been found to be very beneficial for preventing as well as treating...

Horses: Teaching horsae scared student, horses, horsemanship
horses, horsemanship, rick gore: She has no business running a horse if her balance is bad. She is only going to get balance by spending time in the saddle. I would her and the horse in a round pen or round corral and let her walk the horse in a circle and just stop and change directions...

Horses: tips on gate training a racehorse, training a racehorse, stable horses
training a racehorse, stable horses, canter: once or twice everyday. first let the horse smell it and just walk through a few times. next have them stand in it and get used to it a few times. then walk them in and have them stand with the gate closed in from open the gate and have them walk out. next...

Horses: training effectively, true horse, horse trainer
true horse, horse trainer, madam: every horse should have a detailed specific workout for each day such as what tack what distance how fast how long the horse should be on the walker after, exc. each day he should also get a report on how the horse felt, how easy it was for him, if he felt...

Horses: training one eye blind racehorses, blind horse, racehorses
blind horse, racehorses, racehorse: it is just like training a regular racehorse however i do not feel a half blind horse should be racing. if you do decide to still run the horse just remember to be more patient and take more time to gain their trust. but train them like any other horse...

Horses: training a nervous horse, starting gates, sand track
starting gates, sand track, racecourses: the stewards should put in a plastic rail and will give away if a horse knocks it. but to get them over this take them by the rail on the track when it is empty and just show it to them. walk them up to it then walk them away. repeat and get them closer and...

Horses: trotting in a circle, verbal commands, racetracks
verbal commands, racetracks, madam: we do not have these in the united states. we do however have round pens. this is for starting horses and training them to respond to verbal commands, having a saddle, and tack on, and when you first start riding the horse. the purpose of yours is the same....

Horses: weak legs baby born horse_pic 2, horse pic, baby horse
horse pic, baby horse, female baby: Nassifa - I agree with you that all praise goes to God for this miracle! I am very excited to get this fantastic update from you :) Have a great trip to Berlin (wish I was going with you!) and I look forward to seeing your pictures when you return. Thanks...

Horses: wolf tooth, geldings, madam
geldings, madam, horses: it starts to rapidly grow between the age of 3-8 in geldings and stallions. they need to be pulled because they can get sharp and cut the horses mouth. also the bit will hit it and cause pain. they should be removed as soon as possible and the horses teeth...

Horses: workouts worse than race, workouts, full speed
workouts, full speed, group of horses: each one is equally dangerous. for workouts you have more horses on the track at once and each horse is at a different pace. but in races they are highly dangerous because you have a group of horses close to each other all running full speed. if one falls...

Horses: Young Paint: www.thinklikeahorse.org, horses, horsemanship
horses, horsemanship, rick gore: You should not be riding this horse yet. You said youngish but did not say the age which means probably 2 or younger, way too young to ride or jump. The horse is not accepting the saddle since it is nervous and confused and has not been taught how to take...

Horses: yearlings tied to post, thoroughbred farms, yearlings
thoroughbred farms, yearlings, foals: it teaches them to learn to tie. if a horse does not know this then they will pull back as soon as they feel pressure and they will freak out and injure themselves or break the rope. at this age they are small enough to not break anything and they will learn...

Horses: 7 year old sorrow, nutrition issues, green grass
nutrition issues, green grass, wisps: Dear Erin, Have a vet check him out. There are a multitude of things that can cause a horse to lose weight. Your vet needs to check him for these things. Some of the possibilities are not serious, for example, my own horses often drop a little weight...

Horses: Aborting a Foal, female reproductive system, hormone treatment
female reproductive system, hormone treatment, foal: Hey Amanda - The prostaglandin treatments recommended by your vet are a very safe treatment. I have never seen anything go wrong with this hormone treatment ... it is a naturally occurring hormone in the female reproductive system. You will notice her begin...

Horses: Arena Footing, arena footing, jack hammer
arena footing, jack hammer, stone dust: regular stall mats will work the same as the ones your dealer has. the only thing i would look at is the durability of the mats at the dealer. if they are really cushy then they may not hold up. if they are durable enough i would go with those and have them...

Horses: aggression with other horses, natural horsemanship, many horses
natural horsemanship, many horses, cross ties: Julia, First off, you need to be more aware of what s going on with her. You even say that. Secondly, she needs to be informed that this is unacceptable behavior. I won t even allow ugly faces around other horses when I m with a horse. I am a mare...

Horses: angle of hoof, domesticated horses, riding horses
domesticated horses, riding horses, natural angle: Dear Cate, I wrote this answer and then decided to get a second opinion from a long time shoer friend of mine who lives in another state. This is what I said: If you are intending on doing your own trimming, I recommend you take a horse shoeing course....

Horses: apprentice jockey claiming 5kg allowance, apprentice jockey, full blast
apprentice jockey, full blast, jockeys: you select a jockey by how they ride. and by the horse. if you have an easy horse you want a jockey that will be easy with them and not treat them rough.if you have a difficult horse you want a jockey that can keep them under control. you tell them to ride...

Horses: apprentice jockey no whip, apprentice jockey, american horse
apprentice jockey, american horse, different races: i am not sure why they would not allow an apprentice jockey to carry a whip. we do not have this in American horse racing. it could just be a request by the trainer. trainers use different jockeys in different races because for a jockey to ride one race and...

Horses: Blanketing, winter coats, arabian mare
winter coats, arabian mare, thermal qualities: Hey Lucy! I think you did exactly the right thing last night by turning Julia out wet but unblanketed. Your instincts were correct about blanketing a wet horse and then turning them out in the cold ... they are better off drying naturally in that situation...

Horses: Brain Tumour, grass staggers, equine veterinarian
grass staggers, equine veterinarian, brain tumors: Hi Laura - What I meant was that it sounded like your horse might be head shy - in other words, she probably avoids having her head and/or ears messed with a great deal. This is very common behavior in horses and can be caused by many things. A lot of times,...

Horses: babies to racetrack, birthday of racehorses,horse gender looking at face, horse gender, southern hemisphere
horse gender, southern hemisphere, northern hemisphere: 1. babies usually go to the track at a year and a half and start racing at two. this is very young. 2. January first because it makes it easier to race horses and keep track of their age. same reason for august. i do not know why they picked august. it is...

Horses: black and roan colors in TB, black thoroughbreds, colored horses
black thoroughbreds, colored horses, gray hair: some thoroughbreds look black but are considered dark bay because they have brown around their muzzle. there are true black thoroughbreds though. horses get gray hair as they get older because they are getting old. it is just like humans. when we get old our...

Horses: breaking a horse, equine terms, spirit stallion
equine terms, spirit stallion, breaking horses: ground driving is where you have long reins on the horse and steer the horse with the reins from walking on the ground. cowboy breaking is outdated and wrong because it is highly dangerous for the horse. the steps in breaking a yearling are many. it cannot...

Horses: breaking and term for bad habits, bad vices, bad habits
bad vices, bad habits, apparent reason: 1. yes bad training will result in a wide variety of bad habits. i re trained one horse that would either flip over or lay down when you got on him. his name was sadoso. after two months he was better but bad training will make horses bite kick buck rear,...

Horses: building up my confidence, full gallop, john lyon
full gallop, john lyon, cereal box: Dear Ivy Sounds like you and your horse may not be a good match or you could use a good clinic together. For each individual problem, there are always solutions. For example: your lunging problem could be solved by 1. making certain you are ALWAYS in the...

Horses: Cause of bilateral hindlimb suspensory desmitis, arena footing, hindlimb
arena footing, hindlimb, environment work: I am NOT a vet, nor am I qualified to answer this question with the experience, skill, and intelligence like that of a vet. I can however answer this based on my own past experiences. For those reading this who are unaware with the technical language, this...

Horses: Connemara Pony, connemara pony, dna testing
connemara pony, dna testing, slan: Hi Anne, Unfortunately the short answer to your query is that I don t know. I would have thought that theoretically modern DNA testing ought to be capable of proving parentage, but I don t know who would do that sort of work, and whether or not the...

Horses: Crow hop/buck, stable mates, crow hop
stable mates, crow hop, lesson horse: Hi Lauren, I think that you have hit the nail on the head when you suggest that the problem may be a lack of respect. I would reject the insecurity idea on the basis that if that were the issue, she should have wanted to follow the other horses. I...

Horses: checking whether horse has fever, video link, thermometer
video link, thermometer, madam: no that is not correct. the only way to be sure is to use a thermometer and check the horse. also you can run your hand on the horse when it is in its stall and has not been work. if the horse is hot then it may have a fever and you should check it with the...

Horses: colts and fillies mane style, colt or filly, eyed horse
colt or filly, eyed horse, fillies: i do not know what a roman mane style if you mean a roached mane it is where the mane i cut short where it stand up. a horses mane can be any style. even if it a colt or filly. i prefer to keep manes pulled this also allows the jockey to have mane to hold...

Horses: confirmation, horse confirmation, straight legs
horse confirmation, straight legs, line ratio: it is not the length that keeps the saddle in place it is the height of their withers. a horse over weight with fatty withers prevents the saddle from staying in place. a regular weight horses withers will be higher then the res of his shoulder and back and...

Horses: controlling the canter & paces hacking, bomb proof, auxiliary aids
bomb proof, auxiliary aids, martingale: Hello Diane, I would suggest first that you lunge her before mounting for a hack. Let her get the bugs out without you on her back. If she puts her head in the air, perhaps you could try a standing martingale or a DeGogue martingale. I don t recommend...

Horses: cracked hoof and sole, detective work, possition
detective work, possition, x rays: John, I don t know what sort of job this horse does so I can t tell whether it s work related or something else. I would strongly suggest that you get a good farrier to look at him and also a vet. You may well need to take some x-rays of the hoof to see...

Horses: Draft Mare Kicks!, yellow caution tape, pat parelli
yellow caution tape, pat parelli, paint mare: Christina, You re having respect issues here and will need to do some serious ground work with her to get past these. Have you let her know that her behavior is really annoying when you go to take her away from her friend? Mares will definately try you...

Horses: deep footing, tail growth in TB,snaffle, women for barrel racing, dangerous sports, bronc
dangerous sports, bronc, footing: 1. deep footing means the dirt is deep and loose. 2. at the age of 2 a thoroughbred tail is fully grown 3. a snaffle is a two piece bit that is designed to be easy on the horses mouth 4. men do like barrel racing it is just more common for women because...

Horses: digestion in horses, 7 seconds, madam
7 seconds, madam, digestion: the time for the food to get from the mouth to the stomach is about 7 second. once it hits the stomach the acid immediately starts to break the matter down and digest it. it pulls all the nutrients from the feed and stores it in the body. once it is digested...

Horses: double bridle, TB retiring age, blind spots, double bridle, dressage horses
double bridle, dressage horses, blind spot: 1. a double bridle has two bits. it is used for dressage horses for more control. they do not allow it is racing because it is to harsh. 2. the average age for all race horse no matter the gender is about 8 years old. most horses are retired before this to...

Horses: equine terms, equine terms, sedate pace
equine terms, sedate pace, horse run: 1. is an easy pace that is comfortable and not to fast. 2. a word you say and the horse responds to it such as you saying walk and the horse walks forward. 3. this means the bit is sliding back and forth in the horses mouth 4.there are pressure points all...

Horses: expectations from racing professionals, horses health, jockey
horses health, jockey, madam: a jockey should expect the trainer and owner to know the horse is sound, ready to race, the horses running style, and directions on how to run the horse. a groom should expect a trainer and owner to know when the horse is coming out for works, when it is racing,...

Horses: Old horse falling while sleeping, muddy spring, sleep time
Horses: Old horse falling while sleeping, muddy spring, sleep time, old girl

Horses: flipping over fixing problem, german martingale, nose band
german martingale, nose band, many horses: there are a few ways to fix this. one is flipping the horse over. many horses will not do it again. another way is using a tie down this connects to their nose band and down between their legs to the saddle. you can put a chain on their nose band and pull...

Horses: fore and hind hoof in TB confirmation, hind legs, hooves
hind legs, hooves, tendons: a horses fore hoof should be round because it allows the leg to flex easier. with an oval for hoof you put more strain on the tendons. the back hooves should be oval so the legs can dig in. the hind legs do not flex as must so they can take more strain...

Horses: foreign sire X local mare breeding good or bad, false pregnancy, foal
false pregnancy, foal, sire: no it will not effect the foal. it may be harder on the stallion but the horse will adjust to the climate. the foal will be fine and it will not cause false breeding. even here in the u.s. we have stallions in California were it is 120 degrees outside go to...

Horses: gap after prev. run, chestnut gelding, liver chestnut
chestnut gelding, liver chestnut, full speed: i would have to see the race. if the horse won by a length and was still pulling away from the pack then i would tell the rider to let the horse out sooner in the next race. if the horses were catching up to him then that means the horse was burned out and...

Horses: gelding a colt, giving an off, stud farm, gelding
stud farm, gelding, bloodline: you keep a geldings area clean so it does not get infected. a mature stud that breeds does not get weak and will be able to run just as well. a stallion has more testosterone so it has more stamina then a gelding. a stud is normally retired early because...

Horses: goats??, stirrup leather, baling twine
stirrup leather, baling twine, neck straps: Maggie, She ll probably be fine as long as she doesn t decide that she s gonna bully them because finally she s not the low man on the totem pole . As to the baling twine, you re probably right as to it s use although I wouldn t use the twine. There...

Horses: green color, green colors, color question
green colors, color question, red apple: i have never heard this i was taught they can see red yellow green colors because in the wild it shows the color of the grass for the horse. they can see when the grass is starting to die. the see red for blood and then everything else is shades of gray and...

Horses: Help for kids on first horse: www.thinklikeahorse.org - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: both your kids are too young to control and train a horse. I have seen very experienced 12 year old riders their horses have to be handled and worked by adults or the horse learns to take advantage of them. You, like many new horse owners, did not think...

Horses: Horse Obesity, bermuda grass, free choice
bermuda grass, free choice, trail rides: hi kristine, when you get her put her on Bermuda grass. it is not fatty and will not make her founder. also just exercise her. start her out slow with walks and short trots being ridden for a few hours or until she is sweaty. then build her up to where you...

Horses: Horse with scabby nose, alfalfa cubes, paint gelding
alfalfa cubes, paint gelding, nasal passages: Hey Nicole - This sure sounds like a hay allergy to me. Maybe not the grass specifically but perhaps whatever the hay was treated with for weeds or perhaps fertilizer ... really hard to say. Was the hay supplier local and have you bought from them before?...

Horses: Horse's back sore since started under saddle, equine chiropractor, cutback saddle
equine chiropractor, cutback saddle, bridle paths: Hi Arlene - Love your picture and the history behind this amazing animal and the relationship you have developed! This soreness issue must be frustrating. I m glad that the vet did not find anything seriously wrong and that the acupuncture is working....

Horses: Horses and Power Stations, sheep pasture, horse paddocks
sheep pasture, horse paddocks, high tension power lines: Hi - I haven t seen or heard anything that would indicate that the presence of power lines will adversely affect a horse. On my own Mothers farm there are high tension power lines that run across part of the property. We have had horses there for over 20...

Horses: halter bred colt, slow to mature, world champion producer, alfalfa grass
world champion producer, alfalfa grass, stud colt: Dear Leigh, Well, it doesn t change much in terms of your horse but YOU guys definitely look much wiser :)- Glad that you cut down on the Omelene (rocket fuel). Also REALLY happy to hear that you are ponying him- this is SO very good for their bodies and...

Horses: halter no brow band, brow band, brow bands
brow band, brow bands, band image: yes the halter can go far back but it does not go through their mouth. bridles have the brow band to help keep the bit in place. halters it does not matter because it is not in their mouth. also halters should be fitted properly on a horse to wear they are...

Horses: What happened, squamous cell carcinoma, stomach tumors
squamous cell carcinoma, stomach tumors, rain rot: Teresa, I can t express to you how sorry I am about your heartbreaking experience ... this really rips my heart out and I can not imagine what it must have been like to go through this. Your description really sounds to me like your horse could have suffered...

Horses: horse fall and injury, horse fall, great horse
horse fall, great horse, neurological symptoms: Hi Mark - I am so sorry that your horse has taken such a bad spill. When they set back and flip over like this, it s always scary. It sounds to me like your horse has been injured in this fall and is having some neurological symptoms that indicate damage...

Horses: horse given lot of water before the race, horse colic, lot of water
horse colic, lot of water, paddock: giving that much water is a bad idea. it will make the horse colic and get a stomach ache. a horse should be given a few gallons of water 1 1/2 hours before the race and none other until after the race and the horse is cooled down. they cannot run with that...

Horses: horse holding heavy bit, rough hands, madam
rough hands, madam, horses: yes a horse will open its mouth when pressure is applied and is uncomfortable. a horse will also raise up its head or shake its head. the pressure is right on the horses mouth bones and can chip the bone. rough hands will cause pain in the horses mouth and...

Horses: horse skin black, coat color change, paint horses, white hairs
paint horses, white hairs, gray hairs: 1. no not all horses skin is black. most horses have black skin and can have chestnut hair grey hair or bay hair, exc. horses can have white skin which would make them a white horse. horses can also have black and white skin. this is found in paint horses....

Horses: horse with white skin, horse swim, white hair
horse swim, white hair, grooms: this is a gray arabian. a true white horse will have white skin and white hair. you can tell this is an arabian because its head is dished and it puts its tail up. these people are handlers. they work with the horse were the grooms just prepare the horse...

Horses: horse after workouts, horse image, side angle
horse image, side angle, madam: i would need to see the other picture again with the volume of questions i need my memory refreshed with this picture yes barbaro did have a nice head, its width was nice and not to wide also he has great eyes that were bright and clear. his nose was well...

Horses: horses, quarter horse mix, horse population
quarter horse mix, horse population, quarter horse: Since you are selling her locally and she hasn t had much training, I recommend that you start her price at around $1000. If you aren t getting enough interest then you can lower her price. If you get lots of interest then she should sell quickly. Right...

Horses: horses, store sperm, testicles
store sperm, testicles, colt: Hi Noel - Well, I can t say that this is normal but it s not unheard of either. It is absolutely something that you should have your vet look at though because the odds are in favor of your colt s testicles not descending ... a condition called cryptorchid....

Horses: horses standing in the stalls, change for horses, racehorses, horse and rider
racehorses, horse and rider, madam: yes horses do get bored of the same routine. they will lay down in their stall and sleep. they do get bored of running in a circle and a lot of them act up because of it. taking them on the road is both good and bad. it is good if you know the horse is trained...

Horses: introduction of new equipments, bridle parts, snaffles
bridle parts, snaffles, heavy one: 1. about a week sometimes less for some horses 2. never a horse will always hate it and play with it. 3. right away it does not bug them at all. 4. a few days depending on the horse sometimes a week. 5. a martingale takes about a day or two. it is not...

Horses: judging this colt which needs blinkers or gelded, horse field, blinkers
horse field, blinkers, error method: try the blinkers first and see how the horse responds, the jockey can also try showing the horse the whip on the bends to encourage the horse to go faster. some horses just dont want to try hard until the end because that is how they prefer to run. gelding...

Horses: Knee Lameness, horse gelding, alignment issues
horse gelding, alignment issues, paint horse: Dear M - I saw your question yesterday but got home too late to respond coherently so I apologize for that! This is a really tough call. Aged horses are higher maintenance by default so if you are on a budget, you re really asking for extra expenses even...

Horses: Knee/lower leg issues, quarter horse gelding, western pleasure
quarter horse gelding, western pleasure, successful show: Hi Lori - Without a video, I am afraid that I am clueless on this one. I strongly recommend that a veterinarian take a look at this guy so you can get to the bottom of this mystery lameness and hopefully move on to a successful show season. Sorry that I...

Horses: kineton noseband and drop noseband, nose band, soft mouth
nose band, soft mouth, madam: a kineton nose band is to put less pressure on the horses mouth and more on the nose. if you have a horse with a soft mouth then use this on them. i would suggest though to just use a easier bit. with racing the less tack the better. with a drop nose band...

Horses: Leasing a Horse, northern new mexico, viable idea
northern new mexico, viable idea, several thousand dollars: Dear Alyssa Boy, I sure wished you lived in the mountains of northern New Mexico. I have a young horse that needs miles. It wouldn t cost you a penny. Yes, I m serious. Leasing a horse can range in price to several thousand dollars a year for a well-bred...

Horses: lateral crookedness, equine terms, reins
equine terms, reins, madam: lateral crookedness is any situation where the horse is not walking or moving straight. the rider should keep the horse collected and in form and straight. the reins should be even the horse should be breaking at the poll. and the rider should be using his...

Horses: loading, jade x, trailer loading
jade x, trailer loading, delayed response: Hello Jade, Thanks for your question and Im sorry about the delayed response. Try lunging your horse prior to your trailer loading training this will get the horse calm, relaxed and have his mind ready to work. Lead your horse to the trailer entrance...

Horses: monensin: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: Try these links http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/977440 http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&q=related:5lg-x-yMAJUJ:scholar.google.com/&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=bkeyS5SjK5CasgPM0Nj5BA&sa=X&oi=science_links&resnum=5&ct=sl-related&ved=0CCMQzwIwBA ...

Horses: Obstinancy and bad manners, ground manners, bad manners
ground manners, bad manners, trot and canter: Hi Melissa Well, I must say that you do appear to be having problems. The first thing I am going to suggest to you is a bit of studying( hope you don t mind). There is a wealth of information and advice available on the Internet, and some of it would...

Horses: Occasionally Lame, gelding age, long periods of time
gelding age, long periods of time, educated guess: I have been wondering how your horse was doing Kris. I m sure you are relieved to have a diagnosis. I found a resource for you to help you find a qualified farrier to help you manage your horse s navicular: http://americanfarriers.org/find_a_farrier/state_city_results.php?sname=Texas%26state=44%26city=Houston%26Submit=Submit...

Horses: Old horse falling while sleeping, horse retirement, retirement facility
horse retirement, retirement facility, older horses: How cool that you run an equine retirement facility!!! I just love old horses :) At 31, it is absolutely possible that this gal is approaching the end of her days but it sounds to me that her quality of life remains high. I have noticed that several older...

Horses: old stifle injury, gaited horses, stable owner
gaited horses, stable owner, steep grades: Dear Dorinda - Sounds like you have your hands full. Your question makes me wish that this website had an option to attach a video because that would be really helpful here. It s hard to picture exactly what you re seeing but I have a few questions. You...

Horses: overview of racehorse diets, thoroughbred racehorses, timothy hay
thoroughbred racehorses, timothy hay, racehorse: its a good video. the same basics goes for thoroughbred racehorses. you needs to make sure the horse has plenty of water. gets electrolytes daily, and gets its supplements. feeding timothy hay with a little alfalfa is good. thoroughbreds are a bit more harder...

Horses: peroneus tertius tendon injury, peroneus tertius tendon, tendon injury
peroneus tertius tendon, tendon injury, drag marks: Hi Liz - I think that it would be really hard to ever be 100% sure about future lameness issues related to this injury but if this was my horse, I would be relatively certain of it. At 16 years of age, the intermittent dragging that you are seeing could...

Horses: placing heavy bit, horse breaking at the poll, madam, rewards
madam, rewards, poll: you could put a heavier bit in their mouth but it will not do anything. you have to teach a horse by your hands and riding to break at the poll. when you apply pressure and the horse dives in you release the pressure. that is their rewards. after much practice...

Horses: please explain these terms, leg ache, tetanus shot
leg ache, tetanus shot, sore legs: 1, it is just called sore legs, heat in legs, or bucked shins 2. a self trained jockey is a person that learned to ride by himself and has had no formal training 3. a tetanus shot is to keep horses from getting tetanus and should be given once a year...

Horses: quarter horse, proper tack, feed the horse
proper tack, feed the horse, ready answer: same as preparing a thoroughbred. make sure they are healthy hydrated clean, energetic, ready to run, and has the proper tack. feed the horse a few hours before the race and make sure the horse has water available. give the horse a medium amount of hay and...

Horses: raceday report, inverted commas, previous engagement
inverted commas, previous engagement, slow pace: a older horse may not run as well as the younger horses because the younger horses have more energy and stamina. when running against horses their same age they are running against horses that are at the same stamina and energy level. it would be like a 40...

Horses: racing terms, backstretch, home stretch
backstretch, home stretch, far side: 1. is the straight away on the farthest side from the grand stands. 2. the home stretch is the nearest straight away on the course closest to the grand stand and the finish line. 3. the back yard is the area on the far side of the track where the barns...

Horses: snaffles in racing, curb bits, snaffle bits
curb bits, snaffle bits, curb bit: in American horse racing we only allow snaffle bits because they are easy on the horses mouth and a jockey cannot abuse the bit. gag bits, curb bits, and pelhams are all very harsh and can chip the bones in the horses mouth. a mullen snaffle is a less harsh...

Horses: stable management, bales of hay, feed horses
bales of hay, feed horses, stable management: i do not know of a software that is for stable management. it is all just done by yourself. you need to know what expenses you have how much money you have to spend, vet dates, race dates, workouts, shoeing, feed, supplements, everything. you have to stay...

Horses: Teaching Wild Fire to jump, english discipline, stock horse
english discipline, stock horse, horse type: Dear Brittney, While you could continue working this middle aged stock horse-type fellow through gymnastics, your letter begs the question: why do you want to start a 15 year old western horse in jumping when he seems to be letting you know that he has no...

Horses: Training Crisis, target training, rain rot
target training, rain rot, ground manners: Hello Brittany, Im glad to hear you and Mindy are making head way! I recently had a saddle problem question earlier so If you dont mind I will paste the same exercises I gave them to use. I have had great success with this method. I believe it will...

Horses: taking horse 5 - 6 lengths in lead, jockeys, madam
jockeys, madam, stamina: most horses will. some horses though like to run in the front away from the others horses. they want their horse in a big lead so in the stretch the others cannot catch up. this does not always work though. it just depends on the horses running style ...

Horses: thoroughbred confirmation check, conformation
conformation: Dear Steelcurtain, I am going to assume you mean conformation as opposed to confirmation. I know the words are similiar. Conformation is a horse s physical appearence. Angles, symetry and balance are either pleasing to the eye and meet the standards of...

Horses: trainer's instructions, jockey's room, training tack, apprentice jockey, horse tack
apprentice jockey, horse tack, jockeys: it depends on the jockey and horse, if you have an apprentice jockey you need to be very clear. let them know how the horse likes to run and at what post you want the jockey to let them out to run faster. with tack, the owners do not own the tack the trainer...

Horses: training my 3 year old, trot and canter, deadhead
trot and canter, deadhead, 5 steps: Hello, Try working on one exercise at a time. Whatever you are having the most problems on work solely on that until you and your horse work well together on that then move to the next problem. Remember to always end on a good note with your horse. If...

Horses: training not riding, madam, dads
madam, dads: some just grow up this way and learn from their dads. a trainer can know how to train a horse but not ride. as long as they know how to keep a horse healthy know how to condition it. and make it fit to race they can just instruct the rider on how to work the...

Horses: trot racing, mean cell volume, hemo 15
mean cell volume, hemo 15, question pool: Dear Lucienne Let me start with the caveat that my racing backgruound is in flat racing, not trotters. I am also not a veterinarian, but this question has been languishing in the question pool, so I decided to give you my two cents worth. I d give your...

Horses: using a halter, thoroughbred racehorses, stud chain
thoroughbred racehorses, stud chain, grooms: a horse should only have a bit in its mouth when it is being ridden. just walking and going out you should use a halter. even if the horse has not been work you can take it out with a halter. if the horse is hard to handle you can put a stud chain on the halter....

Horses: weaning an almost 2yr old, older horses, unusual behavior
older horses, unusual behavior, challeng: Kate, You re going to have to wean him again and this will mean physically separating them once again. He s exhibiting rather unusual behavior in still insisting on nursing at his age and apparently his mom has started lactating again in response to his...

Horses: whalebone whips,baby racehorses, race horse trainer, baleen whales
race horse trainer, baleen whales, whale bone: Dear Racingstripes 1. Before the advent of plastic, many things that are now made of plastics were made of products from whales. A whalebone whip had a core made of either whale bone, or more likely, baleen. (The fibrous straining material that baleen...

Horses: about work riders, max weight, height and weight
max weight, height and weight, jockeys: you do not want a work rider to weigh over 135 pounds. yes the work riders are the ones that prepare the horse for races where most jockeys only ride them in the races. work riders can be jockeys if they are the correct age height and weight. you should pick...

Horses: asking horse to pick up his feet, stipe reporters riding skills, shoe loose, question numbers, hooves
question numbers, hooves, jockeys: 1. you run you hand doen the horses leg to the inside lean into the horses leg and they will pick it up for the ones that dont squeeze the tendons and they will raise it. 2. yes they should know the basic skills of riding. if you have someone that knows nothing...

Horses: Brumby Horses, snowy mountains area, brumby horses
snowy mountains area, brumby horses, pasture fencing: Hello Darren, You say you live in Australia, but you write from Japan. Confusing. Before you even consider taking on such a task as you propose, you must check with your country s laws that govern the brumbys. Then if what you propose is allowed legally,...

Horses: bolting from the trailer: Rick Gore horsemanship - www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: Like most horse problems - they are really people problems. You said he used to do just fine, that is the first clue that you taught the horse to do what it is doing. You let the horse get away so now it knows it can get away, you say want to make the trailer...

Horses: confirmation judgement3, pastern, rib cage
pastern, rib cage, nice thing: its legs are way out of proportion and horrible. its quarter lack muscle and its head does not fit its body. the horses chest is to straight forward. the only nice thing on this horse is the width of its rib cage and its pastern length. i would not have a...

Horses: Dressage Question, cross country jumps, trot canter
cross country jumps, trot canter, penalty points: Dear Stefanie, Yo will not be eliminated but you will score very high penalty points for the canter movements that are not shown. Walk/trot/canter is pretty basic- maybe you should see if you can find a two-phase with a green walk/trot dressage test being...

Horses: Food Aggression, latter sort, aggressive nature
latter sort, aggressive nature, bad today: Hello Valerie, Thank you for your question. This is a situation where you will have to be very patient and observant. First, do not allow your self to be hurt. Protect yourself first. However, you must realize, and I think you do, that this horse was...

Horses: Gelding with mysterious coat loss, rain rot, natural allergy
rain rot, natural allergy, neck shoulders: Hi- I had a horse with very similar symptoms.....There are a couple of things that I would try - one is add some vegetable oil (tablespoon or two) to his feed, that helps with keeping a coat nice and shiny/healthy.....the oil ends up making hte skin softer...

Horses: Hind end dropping, hind end, neurological problems
hind end, neurological problems, specifics: Hi - This could be a bunch of things - from just mis-stepping to a neurological issue. What I would recommend is having a vet take a look at your horse to rule out any physical or neurological problems, BEFORE something happens while you are out riding and...

Horses: Historical research into horse injury/disease, equine injuries, good starting point
equine injuries, good starting point, homework assignment: Okay, so after a very full Easter holiday weekend, I hope I m not too late to interject an idea for this project. It s something that I just went through with my own horse. Sticking with the whole lameness idea, how about using a stone bruise in the foot...

Horses: Horse Value, horse value, pac
horse value, pac, barrel racing: Hi Ashley, I think the ballpark you would want to ask for your horse is from $3500-$1500. Pay attention to the ads around your area for horses similar to yours to get a better gauge on what horses are selling for. My suggestion for selling your horse is...

Horses: head shy, uncomfortable situation, shyness
uncomfortable situation, shyness, 7 months: Hello Maggie, Thanks for your question. What you can do to work on head shyness is to start by rubbing the horses neck and each time you go up the neck towards the head go a little further each time. Keep rubbing her neck until she allows you to rub from...

Horses: horse injury, tetanus shots, good luck with everything
tetanus shots, good luck with everything, sized hole: Ok - GET THE VET OUT!....it sounds like there is something more going on than just the cut.....a wound should NOT grow like that - and the weight loss may mean that she is not eating properly possibly due to infection. Yes - keeping a wound clean is important...

Horses: my horse want take the bit, equine dentist, bitless bridle
equine dentist, bitless bridle, hackamore: Rochanda, You don t say how old this horse is but I can think of a couple of things. First off, how long has it been since he had a visit from an equine dentist? He could have a problem in his mouth that the bit is aggravating and causing him pain. Try...

Horses: Lamb Milk Replacer for Horses, lamb milk replacer, nurse mare
lamb milk replacer, nurse mare, milk replacement: Hi Megan - I hope this filly was able to get her first meal directly from her dam and did not miss out on life saving colostrum. As for feeding her lamb s milk replacer ... are you referring to the powder replacement from a feed store or actual milk from...

Horses: Front legs not symetrical, conformation class, arabian mare
conformation class, arabian mare, small fortune: Dear Enedina, I ve started horses as old as 20. If he has a good enough disposition to play carrot stretch ...it s certainly worth a try. Whoever said, You can t teach an old dog new tricks. wasn t a very competent trainer : ) The last older horse...

Horses: Miniature Horses & Ponies, horses ponies, miniature horses
horses ponies, miniature horses, 2hands: Hello Patti, Thanks for your question the miniature horse is a breed of horse that is 34 inches and under. The horse can not go over 34 inches to be qualified as a miniature. Once the horse is over 34 inches he/she will be considered a pony. I really...

Horses: Napping Horse !!: www.thinklikeahorse.org - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: I think napping is what we call balking or stalling, he just freezes and refuses to move. This could be from a lot of things, but normally it is from fear, confusion or lack of respect. I don t like or encourage riding with a whip, this teaches a horse that...

Horses: Small holes around the Coronet area, qh gelding, western oregon
qh gelding, western oregon, lameness: Hi Kerry - Thanks for the great picture! This is so puzzling to me and I m stumped. I even sent this picture to my farrier to see if he could tell me but he had no idea ... big help right? I am so sorry that I don t have an answer for you. I m going...

Horses: Swallan and sore hock in a 2 1/2 year old colt, hock injury, quiet pasture
hock injury, quiet pasture, race horse: Hi Joanne - Sounds like your colt has had a pretty tough go of life in his short life. At 2 years, 6 months, he has been injured for the past 2 1/2 months which means that at 2 years 3 months, he had been raced a few times and trained for a career in racing....

Horses: shade and shelter, mountain laurel shrub, red maple leaves
mountain laurel shrub, red maple leaves, wood shingle: Hi again - I m sorry I haven t gotten back to you sooner - I had this marked for follow up, ut didn t get any email reminders and now have been sick for the past week too.... Red Maple leaves can be toxic, Mountain Laurel (shrub).....if you do an on line...

Horses: small holes in coronet, quarter horse gelding, path of least resistance
quarter horse gelding, path of least resistance, hind quarters: Wow Glenys ... this really does sound odd. I ve never seen or heard of such a condition so I look forward to your pictures! If you want, feel free to email them directly to iclipem@sbcglobal.net since you can only attach one picture to these questions. ...

Horses: trust/mounting, pat parelli, scary situations
pat parelli, scary situations, gain confidence: Stephanie, I have a couple of suggestions for you. One, start all over again with him from the beginning as far as riding goes. Concentrate on some ground work right now, in a round pen if one is available. If you re not familiar with round pen work...

Horses: Unbalanced weight gain during rehab, first foal, rain rot
first foal, rain rot, thoroughbred mare: Hi Emma - This is really a strange phenomenon!! I have never seen this myself and am not sure what would cause this. Is the weight gain on the left side mainly in the abdominal area or just in the back or the front? Or is it spread evenly along the left...

Horses: weaning a 3 year old, fence rails, sharice
fence rails, sharice, hot wire: Helo Sharice, There is no way you will accomplish this by tying them up. It requires sometimes more than a month to 6 weeks before the mare dries up and if there is any way the colt can get to her, he will, or she will get to him. Besides, no horse or...

Horses: Crow-hopping, appy mare, contained area
appy mare, contained area, bucking horse: Dear Michael- It s a little after the fact- but trying out a horse at all gaits in both directions before purchase is always a good idea. If you did this and the horse has developed this issue after loping not being a problem- then it may be physical. Of...

Horses: Dangerously Disrespectful Colt, bad behavior, gelding
bad behavior, gelding, pasture: Hi Hannah! I m sorry that I had to finish up so abruptly last night, but I was getting quite befuddled. I know that you effectively signed off at the end of your last message, so I am risking irritating you, but I hope you don t mind me taking that...

Horses: driving a miniature team, driving, miniature horse
driving, miniature horse, mini: Dear Mel Since I don t have Minis...I am enlisting my experience as an investigator rather than a as a horse woman. Try doing a Google search that looks like this: + miniature horse +driving +team This search will get you a lot of things on driving mini...

Horses: Ex race horse: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: No need to discover why? The horse told you. He was not ready, you did not establish a relationship, you did not teach the horse that you were the leader, there was no trust, you obviously don t understand horses from your question. This horse did not do...

Horses: equine tooth rasping, equine dentist, equine terms
equine dentist, equine terms, horse tooth: I am sorry that you felt as though your question wasn t answered completely ... your question was a little difficult to understand. As for the specific tooth or teeth that need to be floated, I am not able to answer that for you as I am neither a veterinarian...

Horses: driving a miniature team, chuckwagons, hallmark
Horses: driving a miniature team, chuckwagons, hallmark

Horses: equine tooth rasping, equine dentist, bottom teeth
Horses: equine tooth rasping, equine dentist, bottom teeth, dental attention

Horses: horse epm, colostrum, foal
Horses: horse epm, colostrum, foal, new evidence

Horses: My horse has white powdery spots in his ears, fly mask, hydrocortisone
Horses: My horse has white powdery spots in his ears, fly mask, hydrocortisone, gelding

Horses: Mass on Neck
Horses: Mass on Neck

Horses: My filly always yanks her head away from me: www.thinklikeahorse.org - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: Well it appears you are doing the same thing and getting the same results. But you are thinking that if you do the same thing you will somehow get different results. This horse is telling you what ever you are doing is not working. An hour a day sounds...

Horses: foaling: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: laying down and tail swishing is a clue. Normally, not always, mild will start leaking out and down the back legs, also, if you could pet her, you will see her back legs/hip muscles get very soft and saggy, this it a sign that she is pretty close. If you...

Horses: freeze mark, stress fracture, tendon injury
stress fracture, tendon injury, freeze mark: Dear Bob, This is quite out of my area- but although you indicate that your stallion was a pacer (Standardbred) you don t say if your mare was bred for cart or for flat racing (Thoroughbred). Thoroughbreds who race are lip tatooed- so I am imagining that...

Horses: horse, fly larvae, papillomavirus
fly larvae, papillomavirus, maggot: Hi Pollie - This baby is experiencing a rather common occurrence - especially in younger horses like this one. The good news is that it is harmless and should clear up on it s on with time. Warts are a papillomavirus and as the name suggests, it s a virus...

Horses: horse epm, unborn foal, central nervous system
unborn foal, central nervous system, close proximity: Hi Phil - No, your mare or any mare can not pass EPM on to their foal. EPM is a neurological disease affecting the central nervous system. My concern would be for the mare s safety during her pregnancy if she is also dealing with EPM. If she is unstable...

Horses: My horse will not pick up the left lead no matter how dramatically I make the cue., o clock, bone injury
o clock, bone injury, tight muscle: Dear Ashley, Well- I would suggest to begin with that all of your efforts cranking him to the left is the opposite of what you need to be doing. My young mare ws going through the same thing for a while. I am sure that you are (now) painfully aware that...

Horses: My horse trys to buck., dear dorothy, riding horses
dear dorothy, riding horses, hackamore: Hi, Beth, I can say for sure that the poor guy is not getting nearly enough exercise/work. And your method of riding does nothing to give relief to his back. Western saddles are heavy. If you only walk, he never gets to move...realy move like he needs...

Horses: My horse has white powdery spots in his ears, facial warts, ear fungus
facial warts, ear fungus, external genitalia: Wow Ashley ... I m impressed with your determination to care for your horse!! He s a lucky guy :) I have not had to deal with this myself ... not sure if it s more geographically concentrated or not but I love the information I find in The Horse magazine...

Horses: horses seem extra sweaty in chest and neck area, hind quarters, air circulation
hind quarters, air circulation, box fan: Hi Tori - Your horses sound like they are taking very good care of their themselves ... their air conditioning is functioning perfectly. I always tend to feel sorry for my horses when they re sweating before I even tack them up in the summer so I completely...

Horses: not imprinting. foal training: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, natural horsmanship
rick gore, natural horsmanship, horse training: Well I am with your bull headed parents. The worst thing you can do is lock up babies and keep them from other horses. You want to call these horses names, this shows me you do not understand a horse. These horses are not crazy they are survival instinct...

Horses: Loading into a trailer - Rick Gore Horsemanship - www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: You sound on the right track. I never trap or close a horse in a trailer when training it. lots of getting it, standing, relaxing, walking out face first if room, if the horse has to back out, then never let it enter the entire way until you teach it how...

Horses: laying horse, maddie, qh
maddie, qh, paws: Hello Maddie, Unless she paws a lot when standing and lies down and gets up over and over, I wouldn t worry. She just sounds like a happy, calm, trusting mare. As long as she eats, drinks and poops, she must be OK. Some horses like to roll a LOT and others...

Horses: Mass on Neck, enlarged thyroid gland, enlarged lymph gland
enlarged thyroid gland, enlarged lymph gland, ping pong balls: Hi Sierra - Thanks for all the detail in your question! My thoroughbred has a very similar object in the same area. I call it his Titlist since it resembles a golf ball! He has never had any changes or issues with his but yours sounds a little worrisome....

Horses: Miniature horses, herd animals, miniature horses
herd animals, miniature horses, miniature horse: Hi - a great reference is the book Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage (Available on Amazon).....with 1 acre, you could have enough room for a mini - but be aware that you would have to supplement the feed with hay/grain....I don t believe an acre would be big...

Horses: Pain or just pig headed ??, irish cob, battle of wills
irish cob, battle of wills, bad attitude: Hi Sorcha! I am glad to hear that you are aware of the subject of herd dynamics, because the number of people who are totally unaware is leigon and it can make it more difficult to formulate a reply. That said, there is one golden rule for me,...

Horses: pawing at water, herd leader, water trough
herd leader, water trough, human interference: Hi Chris, I m afraid that I cannot give you a definitive answer to this question, but I do know that pawing is often a prelude to rolling. Now I don t know if many horses like to roll in water, but I did have an animal try it on me years ago. I am...

Horses: playing with bit and quite fizzy, equine dentist, wolf teeth
equine dentist, wolf teeth, broken mouth: Jodie, I can think of a number of reasons for her behavior. The first, and most obvious, is that she has a problem with her mouth. How long has it been since she s had her teeth worked on by an equine dentist? If her mouth is good, no wolf teeth or other...

Horses: re-training quarter horse gelding: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, horsemanship
rick gore, horsemanship, herd behavior: My web site should be back up on the 9th, I have over 80 videos on youtube about understanding horses. If you watch all of those you will have a better understanding of horses, what they need and how to help them be better horses. It sounds like this horse...

Horses: riding a mare with foal, terms of endurance, private trails
terms of endurance, private trails, foal: Dear Sherry, The answer to you question really depends upon how protective your mare is and how independent the foal is. Going for a ride with the foal along side on the type of TOTALLY away from roads trail you describe is great as long as you carefully...

Horses: Severe Muscle Atrophy, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, muscle atrophy
equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, muscle atrophy, neurological issues: Hi Audrey - I am so sorry that you are experiencing this scary situation with your horse. You provided a lot of detail in your question and I appreciate that. Has your vet ruled out EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis)? The symptoms you describe can...

Horses: Stretching, equine massage therapist, back muscles
equine massage therapist, back muscles, girths: Mary, You don t give much information as to what his back problems are/were and those will play a big part in what stretches would be appropriate. I would strongly suggest you find an equine massage therapist and get some bodywork done on this horse. ...

Horses: shoulder, appaloosa gelding, shoulder muscle
appaloosa gelding, shoulder muscle, hydro therapy: Hi Shelley - Your question brought up a few more questions for me about your gelding ... is he in a pasture with other horses? I m wondering if he may have been kicked causing the shoulder to swell and be sore. Also, is he stiff when he bends toward...

Horses: sore rear leg on lifting, pastern, long bone
pastern, long bone, hind leg: Hi Jenny - Your question was very descriptive but I m still having difficulty visualizing what could be going on here. Would it be possible to get a picture? I think it would give me a better idea and I might be able to be more helpful. There just isn t...

Horses: sprain, farrier visit, white blood cells
farrier visit, white blood cells, trot and canter: Hi Amy - I have to say that I am a little confused about where the injury is located as the fetlock and hock are two different joints but regardless, sprains or injuries to the soft tissues such as tendons or ligaments are very avascular or not very populated...

Horses: switching from a bit to a hackamore: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, natural horsmanship
rick gore, natural horsmanship, horse training: Your horse is high strung since you run barrels, she throws her head since you pull her around with a bit about barrels trying to race and win. Most all barrel racing horses are hard mouthed, don t stop, are nervous being ridden, rear and fight the bit since...

Horses: Trailer (Part 3): Rick Gore Horsemanship - www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, natural horsmanship
rick gore, natural horsmanship, horse training: Glad to hear it. I tell people all the time not to blame the horse and if the horse is bad then you caused it. The reverse is also true, if the horse does good then you caused it. The will tell you when you do it right or wrong. Listen to your horse and...

Horses: Trailering (Part 2), rick gore, natural horsemanship
rick gore, natural horsemanship, horses: The slow way is the fast way, with horses. Don t get too focused on the trailer or getting in the trailer, stay focused on you and your horse, what is she telling you, does she understand, is she testing you, is she thinking you are not being clear.... focus...

Horses: Can't touch my Mustang: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, horsemanship
rick gore, horsemanship, herd behavior: Don t be sorry to me, protect and take care of your horse. I am sure you care about your horse, you just don t know how to care for your horse, a big difference. After re-reading your question, you did say he never threw her, I read he did throw her so my...

Horses: unborn foals and epm, unborn foal, epm
unborn foal, epm, s system: Phil, No, I don t think so. The foal is isolated from the mare s system reasonably well via the placenta. I assume the mare has been treated for EPM and has lasting effects from it, not an active case. An active case, all bets are off; the foal may or...

Horses: worms in horse waterer, physical capability, stomach contents
physical capability, stomach contents, entomology department: Hi Theresa - This is a first! I have never heard of anything like this happening but of course I have a few thoughts :) First, I m not sure what part of the world you live in but if your water source is outside in a paddock, you may consider putting a few...

Horses: my 2yr old filly ( wild ), pen work, marenda
pen work, marenda, filly: Marenda, Well, you re going to have to gentle her, just like we do the Mustangs. I would put her in small pen, preferably a round pen but any pen no larger than 60 ft. acrpss will do. Keep her in there alone, full time, while you are training her. Start...

Horses: Brand, bay gelding, stepien
bay gelding, stepien, 24 years: Hi Ronitta. That wouldn t be a standardbred brand...it s not long enough and all numbers/letters would be upright. 24 years ago the vast majority of Standardbreds were still getting lip tattoos. Sorry I couldn t be of more help. Anne Stepie...

Horses: Bumps all over my horse, fly spray, allergic reaction
fly spray, allergic reaction, pasture: hi deanna, she has hives. she is having an allergic reaction to something. did you recently use a different fly spray or new feed lately??? dont worry to much though this is common. give her a cool bath regularly and keep her on her normal routing. amand...

Horses: cribbing, pine tar, stepien
pine tar, stepien, pretty thing: Hi Michael. Cribbing isn t a pretty thing to see and it can be harmful to the horse. Some say that cribbing is caused by the horse being bored, but I find that unlikely with a 7 day old foal. You can use a cribbing strap on the horse or you can paint the...

Horses: Great Session: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, horsemanship
rick gore, horsemanship, herd behavior: Glad to hear it got better, I have to think you guys did did better since the horse did better. You changed what you were doing so the horse changed what it was doing. You gave better direction so you did not need to give as much correction. You showed...

Horses: disrespectful quarter horse, trail horses, hunter jumper
trail horses, hunter jumper, bad habit: Jeanne, You don t know what has precipitated his issues but I agree, he needs an attitude adjustment. You have a round pen, excellent! Take him in there, take everything off, no line, no halter, nothing. And start doing basic round pen work to establish...

Horses: equipment to hold horse testicles in place, cause discomfort, testicles
cause discomfort, testicles, sensitive area: no you should not geld all your colts. the horses testicles do not affect it. the horses are to young to even have their testicles large enough for them to even notice. you should only geld a colt when his bloodline and potential is less then perfect. there...

Horses: Flipping, hind end, slightest touch
hind end, slightest touch, gelding: Hi Kylah, Once again thanks for your latest mail.The first thing that struck me,on reading it was how sheltered my life with horses has been in comparison to yours. All of the problem animals that I have encountered, have been basically docile...

Horses: Flipping, animals of the world, nice thing
Horses: Flipping, animals of the world, nice thing, kindness

Horses: fetlock protection, leg bandages, bell boots
leg bandages, bell boots, proper exercise: yes that is the fetlock. the bandages protect both the tendons and the fetlock. some trainers will apply shots to their fetlocks but this is because the horses is having problems with it. they inject it to ease the swelling and remove liquid from the fetlock....

Horses: Too many follow ups, follow ups, character flaw
follow ups, character flaw, new question: Hi Lisa, Great to hear from you again, as I was afraid that I had offended you in some way. Could I return for a moment to the matter of arm protection as I think I have a better solution than my earlier suggestion. I don t know if you are familiar...

Horses: Herding Horses : Rick Gore Horsemanship, herd animals, herd behavior
herd animals, herd behavior, water crossings: Contact me on my web site address (yahoo), not sure if it will show up, but I have a contact for you. My web site is thinklikeahorse.org and my email is horsyguy@yahoo.com if it erased it here it is again (horsyguy at yahoo dot com) I think they were...

Horses: HORSE CARE, curry comb, fly mask
curry comb, fly mask, hoof oil: Dear Jacob, This is a pretty open-ended question. If you mean, what do I keep in my tack room in case of emergency? Then that s one list. The in case of emergency list also depends on how far away you are from a veterinarian and what your medical skill...

Horses: HORSE GROOMING, first aid kit, horse mane
first aid kit, horse mane, mane and tail: The basic things that you will need for a horse they are as follows: ( I keep this stuff always on hand in a grooming tote or tool box ) hoof pick rubber curry soft brush (6+ inches long) hard dandy brush (for mud but be careful when using it may hurt...

Horses: HORSE THAT REARS: www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, horsemanship
rick gore, horsemanship, herd behavior: Glad you know I am going to say this is people problem and not a horse problem. If someone did teach this then it is still not the horses fault and if you caused it, it is not the horse s. If the horse does this in pasture it could be from whatever, the...

Horses: HORSES, group of horses, herd
group of horses, herd, caps: Hi John - First, let me share with you that messages in ALL CAPS indicates that the sender is yelling ... just a thought. As for your question, yes ... you are correct. A group of horses is called a herd. I hope you win the bet :) Thank you! Jud...

Horses: Your Honest Answers - Rick Gore Horsemanship, natural horsemanship, rick gore
natural horsemanship, rick gore, horses: Well Jim (if that is your real name? I would understand why not) lol Thanks for the kind words. I have been told by many trainers and people that know horse that they know I am right, but they cannot be as sharp or direct since they will not get repeat...

Horses: Horse trailer, horse trailer, reassurance
horse trailer, reassurance, partitioned: Hi Frances, The first thing I will say to you is to relax. I certainly do have answers, and if I can explain them adequately, and if you can carry them out, I would be 99% sure of a successful outcome. The answer to your problem is pressure...

Horses: Horses, vet bill, setting up a stall
vet bill, setting up a stall, health check: hi joseph, it really depends on the vet, some charge 100 dollars for a health check some can be less or more. for shots it really depends on what they get it can range between 40-65 dollars. if you have enough space to board a horse and have room to ride it...

Horses: horse crest and neck, draft horses, horse trainers
draft horses, horse trainers, percheron: the neck its self is the entire neck of the horse The crest of the horse is located at the upper arch of the equine’s neck. Usually, the horse’s mane flows from this point on down his neck. Depending upon the breed and conformation of a horse, the crest...

Horses: horse that dont ship good, endurance ride, stock trailer
endurance ride, stock trailer, rideing: Ryan, I am going to suggest several things. It sort of sounds like she s claustrophobic if she does the same thing in the stall. If she was my horse she d be out in a pen with a run-in shelter, or have a stall that opened into a paddock and she could...

Horses: horse with shoulder injury, powhatan virginia, dislocated shoulders
powhatan virginia, dislocated shoulders, fence line: Hi Meredith. Unfortunately I m not a vet. His injury soiunds very painful, but unless there are complications it is probably not life threatening. I do recommend getting a vet out to see him though. If the vet you talked to won t come out, I d find another...

Horses: horse wont walk alone......, couple steps, english saddle
couple steps, english saddle, sadle: Chloe, You ve asked a question here that I could write a book on! He s a Belgian, or Belgian cross so you have to deal with the draft mentality here. They are very nice horses but aren t the brightest bulbs on the equine tree. They can be very slow to...

Horses: My hurt horse with shoulder injury, dislocated shoulders, powhatan virginia
dislocated shoulders, powhatan virginia, fence line: Meredeth, Unfortunately, your vet is not up with the times. I ve seen lots of horses with dislocated shoulders, hips, ribs, necks, you name it. My mare used to dislocate her hip regularly, now it s her sacrum. A dear friend had a horse who seemed to...

Horses: jumping horses, psychological makeup, jumping horses
psychological makeup, jumping horses, physical stress: Hi again Mary, Thanks for the additional information. It would appear from what you say, that there is nothing to preclude your daughter from making a tentative start at jumping. The funny thing is that I am not too sure how to explain the next...

Horses: What kinds of brushes are there???, elbow grease, several different kinds
elbow grease, several different kinds, mane and tail: Rachel, There are several different kinds of mane and tail brushes and several types of curry combs. I love the Protecto horse critter curries. You can get a description at http://www.protectohorse.com/curry.html. I am also partial to a fine wire mane...

Horses: Mare Blocking Doorway, human body language, board horses
human body language, board horses, natural horsemanship: Hi Mary, I m afraid that I am still having some difficulty understanding the system you are operating. With regard to Body language , as I said earlier, I don t expect 4 legged animals to be able to understand the subtleties of ours, but I do expect...

Horses: pony with seizures, barbed wire fence, siezures
barbed wire fence, siezures, happy trails: hi carol i am sorry to hear about this, more tests should be done to see what the reason for the seizures is but that can often times be expensive. from it sounds like it is getting worse. i would advise you not to ride him because even though it has not happened...

Horses: pregent horse, vaccination history, buying a horse
vaccination history, buying a horse, foal: Dear Karen, Frankly, I would be very concerned about buying a horse that the seller thought was pregnant. It indicates that the seller either a) did not have the horse very long and didn t know very much about it or b) is, at the least, rather unknowledgeable...

Horses: pregnancy, pregnant mare, foaling
pregnant mare, foaling, udders: Kayla, It is concerning that you aren t SURE whether or not your mare is pregnant. Have her ultra sounded! A gestating mare needs special consideration in terms of feed, worming and vaccinations- there should be no guess work about it. As for her udder- this...

Horses: problems with underweight race horsese, beet pulp, parasite problem
beet pulp, parasite problem, good advices: I would begin by determining if the horse has a parasite problem. Have a fecal analysis done by your veterinarian if you have not already done so- to see if the worming program you are using is effective. Assuming that parasites are not an issue- I would make...

Horses: How should i react?, welsh cob, polo ponies
welsh cob, polo ponies, race horse: Hi Lisa, Sorry for the delay in replying. I was actually half way through an answer last night, but in the end I let it go as I felt that I was not communication my idea clearly enough. I was also searching around for a piece of equipment, which...

Horses: Shoulder/back pain, ground flax seeds, absorbine jr
ground flax seeds, absorbine jr, body conformation: Lynda, A poorly fitting saddle, like badly fitting shoes, can cause untold agony and the horse s body will pay for it. I would look for a massage therapist to address muscle issues and most likely she could use some chiropractic work as well. But the...

Horses: Stopping our gelding from mounting our yearling filly, quarterhorse gelding, quarterhorse mare
quarterhorse gelding, quarterhorse mare, yearling filly: Hi Gale, I wasn t sure whether to attempt to answer this question at all as it is not really within my area of expertise, but I was curious about one particular aspect of the situation. I always believed that a male (stallion or gelding) that approached...

Horses: training horses on deep sand, training horses, long distances
training horses, long distances, level dressage: Training in deep sand really works a horse s muscles. It s an insidious surface, no rebound and all the energy in the leg is left in the ground, so the horse works a lot harder. The trot is the most efficient gait to use for long distances in deep sand although...

Horses: weaning filly from mare, filly, weaning
filly, weaning, stallion: if the baby is a year old just take them away from each other, it should have been weaned at 5-6 months old. the baby will be fine she should not even be nursing. just separate them and keep them apart. if they cant see each other then it is even better. ...

Horses: 2 year old racehorse training, racehorse training, baby horses
racehorse training, baby horses, older horses: they should not be ran before this because their legs are not fully developed. their knees are not fully developed either and strain on them would cause many injuries. its like putting a backpack full of bricks on a 2 year old baby human and saying run around....

Horses: aluminum stables , easing in race, giving a run, win 3, climates
win 3, climates, aluminum: 1, they last longer becauseit is metal and horses cannot chew it and damage it it is good in all climates. 2. i do not understand this question, if you mean a horse winning a race easyly then it would be called an easy win 3. this means the horse gets a...

Horses: calculating heat in legs, degree fahrenheit, horse legs
degree fahrenheit, horse legs, thermograph: yes the normal temperature of a horse is 99 to 101 degree Fahrenheit. however in a horses legs you have to judge it by your hand. if it feels warm then you need to hose the horses legs off withcold water or ice it. there is no way to calculate the heat in...

Horses: clockwise direction trotting, question thanks, madam
question thanks, madam, brains: because then they will not work in the other direction. horses brains are divided into left and right side. whatr you do onone side you have to do on the other. if you only work a horse one way then they will not work the ther direction and that side of their...

Horses: cribbing, paint gelding, miracle collar
paint gelding, miracle collar, equine friend: hi kathy, do not use the electric cribbing collar. it will do more harm then hood. the collar will cause sores and make the horse shy and sensitive around its head area. i had a cribber too. best barrel horse i had and she cribbed bad. just keep the miracle...

Horses: cut out grass for other livestock animals, livestock animals, release toxins
livestock animals, release toxins, buffaloes: cos goats and buffalos do not have as sensitive of a stomach as a horse. even in their case though animals should not be fed cut grass from a lawn mower because of chemical in the lawn mower. it is is cut with a machine that does not have oil or grease on...

Horses: difference between surcingile and roller, side reins, rib cage
side reins, rib cage, madam: a sircingle straps around the horses rib cage then it has side reins to teach the horse to break at the poll and give in to pressure. you can also use it to ground drive a horse. i have never heard of a roller, sorry i cannot tell you the difference. perhaps...

Horses: is dry milk good for horses underweight, bad teeth, dry milk
bad teeth, dry milk, vegetable oil: Hi - no, I would not give a horse dry milk, I don t know if that would have any benefit. You need to increase the calories for the horse to be able to store some of them in the way of fat......If one is underweight, it does need some type of fat - a good addition...

Horses: Filly aggessiveness, bad behavior, filly
bad behavior, filly, uncertain terms: Connie, She s not really being aggressive, more precocious than anything. Like any baby she s finding out what she can get away with. Mommy usually diciplines them but you have to step in here and let her know, in no uncertain terms, that this behavior...

Horses: Foiled again - too many follow ups 2, world war three, instinctive reactions
world war three, instinctive reactions, arm protection: Hi Lisa, There once was a time, when my interaction with horses was similar to yours nowadays, i.e. dealing with other peoples animals in their surroundings. That was many years ago, and at the time, I was operating in what I would now call the...

Horses: Follow up 3, facial expressions, nervousness
facial expressions, nervousness, cir: Hi again Lisa, I have to say that I am delighted to hear from you again(like a long lost friend). I am also delighted to hear of your progress with Sam. What you are doing with the blanket and saddle is exactly what I would do.I take it that when you are...

Horses: US Forestry Mustang, forestry web, coggins test
forestry web, coggins test, giraffe: You are going to call me an ass with your attitude. I volunteer to help you, I spend time looking on a public site that you could look to try and find out information and then when I tell you I can t find any info on USF having, selling or owning Mustangs,...

Horses: Stumbling and tripping, draft horses, belgian draft
Horses: Stumbling and tripping, draft horses, belgian draft, clydes

Horses: false horse training, 8 furlongs, full gallop
8 furlongs, full gallop, correct solution: horses should always be warmed up properly. but he did have a point for this. some horses do get excited and when you start cantering them they just take off. keeping the horse at a trot kept him under control. however he should have trotted the horse for...

Horses: % of feed to racehorses, apples, chick peas, sweet corn
chick peas, sweet corn, horse feed: 1.i am not sure how this formula came to be, for me i just follow what the horse needs. if you are feeding all of these then use half a pound of each. except only feed oat or oat with molasses. do nto feed both that would be to much oat for the horse. ...

Horses: GRAY RACEHORSE, white pigmentation, thoroughbred stallion
white pigmentation, thoroughbred stallion, stallion name: yes this horse is a thoroughbred, they can have this white gene in them. here in the U.S. we have a thoroughbred stallion name arctic white. he is a true white horse also in these kinds of races only jockey club registered horses can run check out this link...

Horses: gate training racehorses, long distance runner, stayer
long distance runner, stayer, racehorses: gate training teaches them to remain calm in the gate. the distance is shorter because you are not training on the horses fitness. you are teaching him to go out of the gate in a straight line. it is very important. a horse that will not break from the gate...

Horses: giving an off upto 4-5days, stable vices, stable horses
stable vices, stable horses, racetrack: no the horse can have 4 days off. i would not just leave the horse in its stall though he should be taken out and walked or put on the hot walker for a few hours. the horse needs to move around to get his circulation going. within 4 days a horse will not become...

Horses: headcollar facts, rope halters, nylon rope
rope halters, nylon rope, rope halter: 1. some trainers keep it on because it makes it easier for the groom. they do not have to keep putting it on and off. race horses here are required to always have a halter on in the stall in case of an emergency such as a fire so horses can be moved fast....

Horses: horse, good appetite, feet legs
good appetite, feet legs, steady pulse: Not being able to stand is very serious. If you haven t had the vet out since the initial colic , I would have him/her out again asap. If the gut was twisted, after 2 days you would know it - it only took about 2 hours for my horse to be at the point of...

Horses: horse behaviour - please help, shetland ponies, handbang
shetland ponies, handbang, searching the internet for information: Hi Amanda, how are you? I must apologise straight away for the delay in replying. My computer developed a problem, and had to go to a workshop for a week, for repairs. Now, to get to your question; I don t believe that you did anything wrong,...

Horses: horse face swell, training surfaces slip and has grip, rattle snake, horse face
rattle snake, horse face, softer ground: 1. yes a horses face can swell from wounds or infections. however you would have to really put the bridle tight to make a horses face swell so i would say no a horses face will not swell from the bridle. 2. poly track has the best grip because it is tiny...

Horses: horse hooves doubts, horse hooves, horses hoof
horse hooves, horses hoof, horse hoof: 1. the horses hoof will always grow but width wise it will be full size at age 4 2. it doesnt matter what size hoof it is is they can all have the same resistance. some horses may have better resistance because their hoof is harder it just depends on the...

Horses: horse mouth length growth, horse mouth, madam
horse mouth, madam, colt: yes when they become older the mouth becomes wider and you will need a bigger bit check the bit fitting every month to see how it looks when it starts getting tight go to a bigger size by half an inch. the horse is fully grown when it hits around 6 years old....

Horses: horse racing equipments, running martingale, sheepskin
running martingale, sheepskin, racecard: 1. i have not heard of an overhead running martingale but all martigale are basically the same thing/ 2. it is just a sheepskin piece that is placed over the horses cheekpiece. 3. the cheek is just a regular cheekpiece. sorry i could not get pictures...

Horses: horse salivation, mouthpiece, madam
mouthpiece, madam, spit: chewing is chewing they is not difference in it. anytime the horse is moving its tongue around and chewing the bit it will salivate. it doesn t matter what mood the horse is in. it will still make the horse produce more spit. horse normally chew on the bit...

Horses: horse slow down command, fog lamps, face pace
fog lamps, face pace, fog lamp: 1. olobaby i imagine just means easy baby 2. racing standards are different where ever you go. i am not sure if your racing would allow a fog light or not.i would imagine not though because the light will make shadows and may spook the horse more. here in...

Horses: horse tiring for long distance trotting, long distances, preventive measures
long distances, preventive measures, height and weight: if a horse is out of shape then yes it will pant when it is tired. it does not depend on the horses heigh weight or age it depends on its fitness. you need to start a horse out at trotting for ten minutes then gradually increase this. some horses can trot...

Horses: horse whispering, horse whisperer, madam
horse whisperer, madam, attatude: in this picture the man is just being patient and figuring out what the horse is thinking and how he is thinking what kind of attatude he has and what his life has been like. he is just making the horse comfortable with him and connecting with the horse...

Horses: horses becoming fat on gelding, flaxseed, ground flax seed, omega 3 fatty acids
ground flax seed, omega 3 fatty acids, cyanogenic glycosides: 1. some will gain more weight like dogs if they do not have the exercise. it depends on the horses metabolisms. 2. Flax has become very popular recently. Rumors have begun to circulate about the alleged dangers of flax; one of these refers to a precursor...

Horses: horses mouthing bits, french link, mouth piece
french link, mouth piece, froth: Hello and thank you for your question. If your young horse is happy and not fighting or mouthing the bit you really don t have too much to worry about. You can buy a french link with a copper mouth piece if you want more saliva to flow. The keys wouldn t do...

Horses: horses reluctant to trot , horses act smart in the track, morning workouts, racehorses
morning workouts, racehorses, madam: 1. the horse is more then likely sore and does not want to run. it should be rested. racing is very hard on their legs 2. the horses are bored with the routine. would you want to run in a circle everyday??. try to mix things up and keep the horse busy with...

Horses: jockeys taking steam bath, wheat straw, wheat straw, steam bath
wheat straw, steam bath, fibre content: 1. they take a steam bath because it helps them get rid of some weight. i am not sure at what temperature they have it set to 2. horses should not eat wheat straw or any kind of straw do not feed it they cannot digests it very well and they will colic. it...

Horses: I keep coming off my spinning horse: Rick Gore Horsemanship - www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: Well the horse is telling you - you are not paying attention, you do not have a good seat, you are good enough to stay on and probably thinks you are abandoning him when he gets scared so each time this happens the horse gets more insecure and has less respect...

Horses: lactating mare, pregnant mare, heat cycle
pregnant mare, heat cycle, hormone levels: Mechelle, Don t get excited, this is completely normal. Some mares do it off and on for years. My mare still does it and her foal is 4 yrs. old. It coincides with her heat cycle, the udder responding to the elevated hormone levels in her system. It...

Horses: leg cues, short tailed thoroughbred, leg pressures, exercise rider
leg pressures, exercise rider, leg pressure: 1. the rider encourages the horse by his hands. with his sturrups that short the horse does not feel the leg pressure. with exercise rider their sturrups are longer so the horse can feel the pressure but not when being ridden by a jockey. 2. no i do not have...

Horses: Moving horse from hot weather to cold weather, climate changes, leg straps
climate changes, leg straps, hind end: Hello Sarah, It will be cold and damp in Iowa. You will need a quilted blanket for stable and an outer weatherproof blanket for turn out to go over the quilted one. Some blankets come with quilting and weatherproofing altogether like Weaver blankets. ...

Horses: Muscle atrophy, muscle wastage, muscle atrophy
muscle wastage, muscle atrophy, shoulder muscles: Hi Andrea ... I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. Your situation seems very puzzling and actually kind of scary. I m sorry that you re having to deal with it. It sounds like your mare has a serious neurological issue going on. These are...

Horses: Mystery Mare, horse conformation, quarter pony
horse conformation, quarter pony, mane and tail: hi hannah she is mostly Arabian though she is not pure. given the fact that she is built up a little bit more them pure Arabians i think she may have quarter pony in her. more then likely she has a little bit of other breeds in her from her past grand parents....

Horses: minis, mini trail, ditches
mini trail, ditches, learning experience: Hi Allison - one thing I would look at is the distance between the poles....if they are too far or even too close together it can be hard for an equine to adjust their steps. What I would do is set up some obstacles to practice on - and play around with...

Horses: New Foal, horse psychology, absolute confidence
horse psychology, absolute confidence, accurate diagnosis: Hi Courtney, Could I begin by asking you a few questions? I would like a bit of detail on the technique you use to teach him to yield to pressure. The method I use works extremely well, but it could be interesting to compare notes. My method would...

Horses: new horse won't take the bit, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: you said you have been riding her for 4 months, that tells me since she just started this that you taught it. Most horses that develop problems with a bit is because of the person handling the reins. IF the horse did not have this problem 4 months ago then...

Horses: Owning a horse, vet bills, riding horses
vet bills, riding horses, owning a horse: hi tamara congrats on choosing to get a horse. it is a big responsibility and prices can vary depending on you situation. average expenses for a horse you keep at yur house is 250 a month. this will cover feed fly spray treats, and the shoeing. vet bills are...

Horses: orphan foal, orphan foal, nurse mare
orphan foal, nurse mare, orchard grass: Hi Katie - Angel is adorable! I just want to scoop her up and hug her ... what a doll! I m relieved to hear that you are following the advice of a veterinarian ... good job! Have you both exhausted all efforts to find a nurse mare? That would be the best...

Horses: pony/horse pregnant or sick?, pyrantel pamoate, parasite infestation
pyrantel pamoate, parasite infestation, pony horse: Hi Julie! It s impossible to know for sure if your pony is or is not pregnant without a vet exam. If she has been exposed to a stallion, then it s entirely possible. You should have a vet check her to be sure. The bloated belly and bony topline are also...

Horses: Racing Information, e mail address, united states trotting association
e mail address, united states trotting association, states trotting association: Hi Erin. I can t give you much more info than you already have, since your boy hasn t raced in the last 90 days. I can tell you though that his racing name was indeed Viking Crusader and he is 13 years old, born 4/10/97. His sire is Under Siege and his...

Horses: Rearing Horse, pony mare, quarter pony
pony mare, quarter pony, loving horse: Hello Tracie, My advice is that you do not buy this horse. The problem may or may not be fixable. Much depends on the skill and courage and timing of the rider. Few 13 year olds have the necessary skill to fix this problem and it will recur over and over...

Horses: racehorse trainer riding skills, racehorse trainer, jockeys
racehorse trainer, jockeys, madam: yes when they trainer knows how to ride then they can see and understand how they jockey is riding and why he is doing different commands. this gives the trainer an idea of what the horse is doing. also a lot of riders are rough with horses just to be rough....

Horses: rubber snaffles protect them, bad habbit, soft jaws
bad habbit, soft jaws, snaffle: any bit will hurt the horses mouth, a bit is only as light as a riders hands. it is not about what the bit is made of it is how wide it is. when the bit is thicker and wider that means the pressure is applied to a larger portion of the horses mouth. so instead...

Horses: rum to horses, sensitive stomach, sips
sensitive stomach, sips, gatorade: 1, water will hydrate them the most and has electrolytes. run or wine does not and can cause a horse to colic if they have a sensitive stomach. 2. some horses do like rum. most like beer. a few of my horses will drink the beer and love it. i never tried run...

Horses: Saddle Roll, coat hanger wire, saddle fitting guide
coat hanger wire, saddle fitting guide, thick socks: Virginia, Hate to tell you this but the saddle does not fit him well despite what the previous owner said. He needs a saddle with a wider tree. A properly fitting saddle will not slide from side to side. I suggest you talk to your local saddle shop...

Horses: Stumbling and tripping, hind quarters, horse move
hind quarters, horse move, best guess: Dear Sharon, I wish I could be more encouraging- but given his age and that this was a pre-existing persistent problem- I am sensing that this is not likely to change significantly. Simply picking up his feet does not replicate the co-ordination required...

Horses: saddle value, antique saddles, shipley company
antique saddles, shipley company, western antiques: Dear Lisa, You are correct that this is kind of out of my realm- but I will offer the following suggestions: 1. Antique saddles of this nature will be of most value to someone who collects western memorabilia and antiques as opposed to someone within the...

Horses: signs of foaling, signs of foaling, maiden mares
signs of foaling, maiden mares, mucus discharge: she will get a wax on her nipples that is a sign she is almost ready to foal within 1-2 days. also when she is a few days before she foals she will get a cloudy mucus discharge after she urinates. within 1-2 hours of foaling her belly will drop and her...

Horses: swollen legs, paint mare, swollen legs
paint mare, swollen legs, hind legs: Stacylynn - This is a mystery to me ... not painful, no lameness, no heat and only on the hind legs. The location of the inflammation is too high to be from stocking up. The only thing I could recommend besides 10 - 15 minutes of hydrotherapy for a few days...

Horses: Teach a Stubborn Pony Showmanship, willing partner, quick reply
willing partner, quick reply, showmanship: Hi again Maya, Thanks for your quick reply. Unfortunately you didn t tell me where exactly she is falling down at the moment, but not to worry, I think we can make a worthwhile start. I am going to assume for a start that she will not walk willingly...

Horses: trainers riding skills secret, apprentice jockey, racehorse trainer
apprentice jockey, racehorse trainer, stable horses: you should ride your horses with the addition of having others ride for you as well. ride a horse one day then watch him be ridden the next. as long as you ride each horse yourself every now and then. you will always have a first hand experience on their progress....

Horses: Urinary Health in Gelding, sheath cleaner, ivory soap
sheath cleaner, ivory soap, mild sedative: Hi again! I m so glad you called your vet and that he thinks a good cleaning may do the trick. Be sure to check inside the opening for the urethra for beans while you re cleaning. Getting them to fully drop can be difficult and you really just have to the...

Horses: weaning a foal, weaning foal
weaning foal: Hi Judy, You should plan to wean your foal at age 6 months to 8 months. Before weaning make sure that the foal is eating hay and grain and drinking water. He will need to be on his own for eating. When he is eating and drinking simply separate mare and...

Horses: western riding horse breeds, american quarter horse, pleasure horse
american quarter horse, pleasure horse, pasterns: Hi Jo - The first breed I think of when I think of western riding is the American Quarter Horse. As a breed, you won t find a less jumpy, more comfortable mount - please remember that you can t lump them all into exactly the same behaviors or traits but...

Horses: western riding horse breeds, breeds, trail riding
breeds, trail riding: Dear Jo This is an enormously broad question. I have had great trail rides on Tennessee Walkers, Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds. Morgans, Arabs, Pasos, Appaloossas, ad infinitum. My personal favorite are Andalusians. However, pick a breed and there will...

Horses: western riding horse breeds, pleasure trail, pleasure horse
pleasure trail, pleasure horse, true pleasure: Hi - I will do a little research and get back to you on pleasure sales etc....my trainer sells good trail horses, she is in PA though (travels to Chicago fairly regularly - and is going to the World Equestrian Games with her B/W pinto stallion! .....)...anyway...

Horses: western riding horse breeds, horse vet, hybrid vigor
horse vet, hybrid vigor, vet check: Dear Jo, I would suggest that in your circumstances what you should look for is a horse as an individual with a proven background on the trails and roads with a history of soundness and good health. Breed should be inconsequential. Most crossbreds tend to...

Horses: western riding horse breeds, missouri fox trotters, rocky mountain horses
missouri fox trotters, rocky mountain horses, horse trail riding: Jo, There are many breeds that do well trail riding, both strictly for pleasure and competitively. If you are used to riding gaited horses I m not sure how happy you will be with a horse that trots rather than gaits. If you want a gaited horse for...

Horses: western riding horse breeds, standardbred race, blue ribbons
standardbred race, blue ribbons, pleasure horse: Jo, Here s another article about a Standardbred making his way in the show/riding horse world. Anne Stepien 2010 BreyerFest Celebration Horse All Glory - promo photoWilliam Shatner s All Glory Standardbred is 2010 BreyerFest Celebration Horse ...

Horses: white line above hoof, pasture grass, horse person
pasture grass, horse person, digestive systems: Hi Steve - I read your question while I was at work earlier today and have been thinking about it ever since. I wish you had a picture of this but I think I know what you re seeing. First, be aware that the horse s hoof grows from the top down. The...

Horses: 4 year lod andalusian, alfalfa grass, beet pulp
alfalfa grass, beet pulp, quality forage: Dear Juan, Unless you have had a fecal analysis and a complete CBC Blood work panel done- you will not know if your worming program is working. I would certainly start with this. Many wormers do not kill encysted worms or touch tape worms. You do not indicate...

Horses: applying hoof oil, hoof oil, dry feet
hoof oil, dry feet, hooves: you should always apply hoof oil after the horse is trimmed and shoed. the oil usually lasts a few days. i use the oil on my horses every other day unless the horse has really dry feet then it is applied everyday. yes you can apply hoof oil when the horse...

Horses: cedar horse bedding, cedar shavings, horse bedding
cedar shavings, horse bedding, black walnut: Yes Lyn ... cedar is safe to use with horses. The dangerous bedding you are thinking of black walnut. Even the smallest amount can be fatal! I ll be curious as to how your barn manager will like the cedar however ... it isn t absorbent and I thought it...

Horses: My Foal, tie a knot, sweet feed
tie a knot, sweet feed, follow ups: Hi Courtney, I must say that I think Storm is a lovely looking little fellow, and you must be very proud of having bred him. I hadn t heard of Robert Miller, but I found his site on the Internet, and I liked what I read. There was a list...

Horses: feedback, hand rides, stable work
hand rides, stable work, inexperienced riders: feedback is a rider giving information about the horse and how it feels while riding it. once he is done riding he will tell the trainer what he thinks and how the horse acted. he is not foolish to have jockeys ride his best horses because jockeys have more...

Horses: my foal, foals mom, foal
foals mom, foal, brittany: Hello Brittany, The halter and picking up 4 feet should have been done just after the foal was born. First you must tell me how old you are, how old the foal is, your level of experience and if there is some adult who can help you with these tasks. ...

Horses: forage and fodder , racehorse trainers log book ,, racehorse trainer, racehorse trainers
racehorse trainer, racehorse trainers, forage: 1. forage and fodder is Any food source such as hay that provides the major bulk of a horse’s or pony’s diet. they are the same thing 2. a racehorse trainer log book is to keep track of horses feeding and training and progress throughout its career. 3. keep...

Horses: gymkhana riding, race horses, horse games
race horses, horse games, barrel racing: gymkhana is like horse games it has barrel racing, pole bending, a combination of both and fun events like that. it does help become a better rider because you are making the horse do turns and different speeds. i started riding when i was very younge around...

Horses: Horse costs, equine dentists, equine dentist
equine dentists, equine dentist, horse dentist: Hi Stephanie - I love that you re looking at all of your expenses so carefully! The good news is that your average horse only needs to visit an equine dentist twice a year. Here in North Texas, you can expect a basic float to run about $100.00 with any hook...

Horses: Horses Moving Forward, master farrier, dutch warmblood
master farrier, dutch warmblood, vet clinics: Dear Corinne, What you describe is certainly not what I would consider within the parameters of normal. At three- your trainer would have been making a reasonable suggestion that is clumsiness may have been because of his growthiness- at 7 (as you know)...

Horses: which horse beddings suits to which climate, peat moss, wood shavings
peat moss, wood shavings, wheat straw: for cold climates you would want wheat straw because it is bulky and will keep them warmer. for hot climates you would want to use wood shavings or saw dust. i personally would not use shredded newspaper because horse sometimes eat it and it will get moldy...

Horses: My horse doesn't canter, small circles, canter
small circles, canter, few suggestions: Hello and thank you for your question. Although I have not had a horse with the problem I do have a few suggestions for you. As long as there is no pain or physical problems you may want to have him vet checked just in case. On the lunge line maybe a little...

Horses: horses throat, thyroid gland, throat area
thyroid gland, throat area, trachea: Hi again - Maddison, how long have you had your mare and how old is she. I m wondering if dropping her food is a new behavior for her. The lump in her throat area is fairly common. Your mare s thyroid gland is positioned on top of her trachea but sometimes,...

Horses: leg/hoof, epsom salts, coronary band
epsom salts, coronary band, hoof wall: Hi Theresa - Well, it s hard to tell for absolutely sure without seeing it and of course I am not a veterinarian but here is my best guess as to what is happening here. This sounds a lot like a hoof abscess to me. Abscesses cause a great deal of pain that...

Horses: New Owener of Mini Horse- Rick Gore Horsemanship - www.thinklikeahorse.org, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: Now!, it sounds like this horse is a baby and you are taking it from mom, this very critical time for horse development, this horse needs another horse to play with, learn, be disciplined, be pushed, taught respect for pecking order, high horse, so many lessons...

Horses: New Owener of Mini Horse, bite size pieces, e mail address
bite size pieces, e mail address, mini pony: Hi Alana, Well I must say that you have set me quite a task, but not to worry, I ll try to do the best I can. I think that we will have to try to break your question down into small bite size pieces. This site will tell you at some stage that...

Horses: my new friend, standardbred horse, pleasure horse
standardbred horse, pleasure horse, stepien: Hi Tammy! Congratulations on choosing a Standardbred---they are a wonderful breed to work with and be around :) Do you have any info on this horse, such as age, and how long it s been since he s raced? I m sure he isn t getting the amount of work...

Horses: patience, training horses, deep breaths
training horses, deep breaths, madam: what works for me is when a horse is acting up or being stupid just stop count to ten and take in deep breaths. then start back at a point were he will act good even if it is just walking in a circle. the reason horses act up is because they do not understand....

Horses: Rears and bucks when feet go in stirrups, gentle demeanor, equine chiropractic
gentle demeanor, equine chiropractic, stirrups: Hi Sara! Well, I probably don t have to tell you that buying horses at auction has it s risks. As for your new gelding, I think the first thing I would do is have a vet examine this guy for any medical reason that would cause this behavior ... like any...

Horses: getting rid of older/younger horses, pony horses, thoroughbred rescue
pony horses, thoroughbred rescue, gift horses: Dear Jack, I am sorry to hear of your parents plight- they are certainly not alone in these trying economic times. I would be VERY wary of giving any of these horses away for free, as many gift horses end up being sold at auction and shipped for slaughter....

Horses: not to ride with open knees, madam, knees
madam, knees, cues: when you ride with open knees then you are not keeping your weight down and your body centered. you are also not communicating with the horse and giving it proper cues. your legs are just moving around. heels down toes in knees in back straight and head up....

Horses: rubbing, cup vegetable oil, hind quarters
cup vegetable oil, hind quarters, commercial grain: hi joyce, if you are worming him with the same wormer every time then he will become immuned to it. try a different wormer if you are using different wormers then he could have a fungus on his coat.it is also called summer itch. best thing to do is get some...

Horses: saddle, western horseman, gold horn
western horseman, gold horn, possesion: Jenna I am sorry to say that I was unaware of this brand until I received your question. I did find a good forum for stuff like this on Western Horseman s website though ... sounds like a really cool saddle to have! Good luck in your research :...

Horses: which shoe to use in racing , protects heels from cracking, steel shoes, steel shoe
steel shoes, steel shoe, hoof oil: the hoof naturally expands you do not want to take that away by using a steel shoe. steel shoes are also heavy and add more stress to the hoof. the aluminum shoe allows the hoof to expand naturally and is very light. a horse hoof will crack because it is dry....

Horses: standing still, voice commands, flank
voice commands, flank, firstly: Hi Sarah, I think a bit more detail might be helpful. Firstly could you expand a bit on the barging , also on breaking the string? Are you just using a bit of string rather than a rope? Now please don t get me wrong, I am not saying that you...

Horses: sweating horse, mane and tail, shiny coat
mane and tail, shiny coat, madam: with this picture since the horse is dark i cannot tell if it is sweaty or washed or just shiney. but when you look at a horse and it is wet on its neck, chest, and flanks then it is sweat. if it is wet all over and its mane and tail are wet then it is from...

Horses: thick noseband used on breaking yearlings, saddle bronc, western horses
saddle bronc, western horses, bronc halter: this is a bronc halter it is used on horses that are bred and trained to buck people off for rodeo. in this picture it is a saddle bronc. they use a thicker nose band because they use the lead rope for a source of balance and they wants that pressure over...

Horses: throat swell, horse sense, madam
horse sense, madam, colds: 1. a horses throat could swell from the virus strangles, infections, and colds. 2. any horse is inclined to bite. mean ones that have been mistreated and are less responsive will bite harder and in a more agressive way. 3. there is no term for this i would...

Horses: throwing head, equine chiropractor, hackmore
equine chiropractor, hackmore, sore muscles: Marybeth, I would suggest that he s got a physical problem you need to check out. First off I would have the fit of his saddle checked. Saddles are like shoes, they have to fit well and be comfortable otherwise wearing them can be uncomfortable. If you...

Horses: Unexpected Behavior from my 3 yr old. - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: Saying you NEVER saw a horse do something is naive. Have you ever seen this horse kick you, have you ever seen this horse rear and strike at you, have you ever seen this horse charge you with teeth open, just because you have not seen it does not mean it cannot...

Horses: white hooves soft , black hooves hard, horses hooves, soft dirt
horses hooves, soft dirt, quarter horses: it is just a myth it doesnt matter what color the horses hooves are it depends on what kind of ground they were raised on. a horse born and bred at the track with shoes is used to the soft dirt. if you put him out on a rocky trail he will be sore. i have had...

Horses: working with horses, stud colt, working with horses
stud colt, working with horses, heart river: when im around horses i just feel happy. even if i am cleaning a stall because your just there with the animal and its peaceful. yes here ata heart river ranch we do have some arrogant horses. one is named coco. she is probobly the mopst beautiful horse we...

Horses: yearlings to be broken, yearlings, thoroughbred racing
yearlings, thoroughbred racing, mustangs: even though they have grown up with humans doesnt mean they do not get scared. to have somebody on their back is new to them and scarey. the weight scares them and they dont know what to do besides make it go away so they buck. also they get scared because...

Horses: yourself riding personally, your mounts carrying how much weight, galloping horses, race horses
galloping horses, race horses, personal question: 1. yes i did ride all of our horse, it was always fun and it feels like your flying. while riding you can talk with other riders such as if your galloping horses and the other rider wants to talk and tease you saying cmon girl lets race . riding race horses...

Horses: zenyatta under pressure , stupid riders, withers, jockeys
withers, jockeys, madam: 1. it means she has other horses moving up and zenyatta has to go faster to keep her position 2. a good rider can automatically feel the horse and know what they want the horse to do and how to get the horse to do that. they should not have to try to concentrate...

Horses: age, combined training, 5 year olds
combined training, 5 year olds, horsemanship: Hello Anna, You tell the age of a horse by the teeth. Your vet will be able to look at them and tell you how old your horse is. There are also books about horsemanship that show what to look for, as well as web sites. Many disciplines have rules about...

Horses: at what age to carry a rider , horse vices, horse vices, initial weight
horse vices, initial weight, madam: 2. for thoroughbred they are dewsigned to grow faster so at a year and a half they will be ridden. the less eight the better but no more then 135 pounds. 3. horses have these vices because in the wild this is how the communicate and play. it is natural for...

Horses: aggression in which gender, horse gender, gender question
horse gender, gender question, life goal: 1. if a stallion is gelded then yes he does become less agressive. however if he is gelded late such as at the age of 5 then he will still act similar to a stallion because his body will still have a high amount od testosterone. when a colt is gelded early...

Horses: basic safe horse training tips irrespective of any discipline, horse training tips, splint boots
horse training tips, splint boots, bell boots: when training a horse the persons safety is number one then the horses. always make sure the horse is a safe distance from you and is respecting your space. never approach a horse from the rear because they cant see you. with studs do not feed them rom the...

Horses: bay, common color in thoroughbreds, foundation sires, friesians
foundation sires, friesians, thoroughbreds: the fopunding sires for the thoroughbred breed were bay, grey, and sorrel. the mares consited of every color as well. the majority of them are bay though because it is the genetics that is most common any horse can throw a bay baby with the exception of friesians,...

Horses: bloating, listerine mouth wash, pregnant mare
listerine mouth wash, pregnant mare, baby oil: Hi Rachael - Your question has left me wondering if you have a regular, scheduled worming routine for your mare. I routinely worm my horse every time he gets his feet done. Parasites could easily cause her belly to appear bloated. As for her tail rubbing,...

Horses: conformation, qh gelding, feet land
qh gelding, feet land, pasterns: Hi Leslie - Cute horse! I like everything I see in this picture but that doesn t quarantee he is sound. Please be sure to have him examined and x-rayed by a vet before you make a purchase okay? From the side, his legs look good but it s important to...

Horses: decorating horse stalls, prefered color, horse stalls
prefered color, horse stalls, racehorses: horses do not have a prefered color. if anything just keep it the wood dont paint it because the horses will scrap the paint off and it will look bad. if you want a horses coat to be shorter then you should leave the lights on but racehorses should be groomed...

Horses: Fighting the bit - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: People that write me blind questions are not normally serious, they are just searching for someone to tell them something. YOU knowing you learning, you doing your homework makes you better, when you get better your horse problems go away. Find your own...

Horses: first training, then feeding to racehorses, stomach ache, types of horses
stomach ache, types of horses, empty stomach: most horses will onyl eat until they are full this will not make them colic. in rare cases a horse will eat its self to death. they will literally not stop eating. and yes they could colic. these types of horses simply do not free feed. but most horses can...

Horses: Horse falling over.
Tracy, this sounds incredibly serious to me. Too serious to be discussing here. I highly recommend that this horse have a very thorough neuro exam to eliminate the possibility of conditions like the wobblers you mentioned or EPM. It is highly unlikely that...

Horses: Horse that stops and wont move
Hi Anji, Thank you for your mail, unfortunately it doesn t contain any further clues, so I am still at the fishing stage. Initially I had been thinking in terms of a touch of azoturia, or even laminitis, but they seem to be out of the picture now....

Horses: Horse Training, training horses, horse behavior
training horses, horse behavior, horse man: Hello Kacie, Thanks for your question. Schooling is not needed to start training a horse. You will want to learn training techniques and get familiar with horse behavior and have to respond when the horse gives a negative response. You can pick a lot...

Horses: horse with a bloody nose, coal creek canyon, flat landers
coal creek canyon, flat landers, pulmonary hemorrhage: Thank you Candi - at 14, I assumed that he was probably not racing but could have been a TB or TB-cross. QH s (as well as all other breeds) can and are affected by EIPH. The altitude change could have absolutely played a roll in your horse s nose bleed....

Horses: horse with chronic laminitis(young horse), laminitic horse, metabolic syndrom
laminitic horse, metabolic syndrom, lush grass: Alyssa - I m not sure where you live but I really hope that you can find another place to keep your horse. The owner of your facility really needs to work with you and not against you on health issues like this. Especially when the directives you are trying...

Horses: horses, science fairs, science fair project
science fairs, science fair project, horse breeds: Hi Desi - Science fairs are always fun! While I will try to answer any specific questions you may have, be sure to get clear instructions from your teacher on what he or she will be looking for. It might be easier to concentrate on one breed and really...

Horses: horses are fond of, alfalfa hay, bedding material
alfalfa hay, bedding material, shavings: 1. a good enjoyable temperatur for horses is around 70-90 degrees 2. horses like a lot of space with shade and level services 3. horses also like mules, donkeys, goats, some even like cows. 4. alfalfa hay and any type of grain 5. shavings are prefered...

Horses: horses sweating on raceday, female jockeys, proper solution
female jockeys, proper solution, racehorses: the horses sweat because they are nervouse and even scared. it is a new area and they know they are going to be running. best thing to do is find a rider that can keep them calm. one that will talk to them and pet them to let them know it is ok. women riders...

Horses: Mustang Freeze Brand, wild horse and burro, american mustang
wild horse and burro, american mustang, freeze brands: Aimee, There are a couple of registering organizations for the Mustangs. The first was the American Mustang and Burro Assn. based, now, I believe out in the state of Washington. The second one was just formed this year, the US Wild Horse and Burro Assn....

Horses: New Baby Foal, baby horse, leather halter
baby horse, leather halter, new experience: it is common for a baby horse to be scared. it is in a new world and everything is a new experience. best thing to do is spend as much time as you can with it. get a newborn leather halter on her and just start rubbing her ll around. start picking up her feet...

Horses: Novice Eventing, mount groom, novice level
mount groom, novice level, dressage test: Hello Heather, Wow! This is a big question or two. Training for this competition must include dressage, cross country obstacles and show jumping. If you don t have these facilities at your stable, you will have to travel to a place where you can school....

Horses: no pastures for our tracks, box stall, freedome
box stall, freedome, subsitute: horse lack nutrition from the grass and minerals from it as well. they also lack the freedome of being able to do what they naturally and that graze the eat and move around freely. keeping a horse in a 12 by 12 box stall will drive them crazy. the most you...

Horses: possibe malnutrition, stable owner, nw pa
stable owner, nw pa, proper nutrition: This really is a tough situation. Regardless of whether or not he s a hard keeper, he must receive proper nutrition or else the owner of the barn may become responsible for negligence. Have a talk with your vet to create the right diet for him. Then buy...

Horses: racehorse hooves growing fast, smaller hoof horses speedy, galloping horses, race horses
galloping horses, race horses, horse hoof: 1. race horses get more supplements then mopst horsesa wich makes their hooves grow faster but with race horses their shoes are replaced more often because trainers dont want to risk a shoe falling off. 2. horses with smaller hooves are not always faster....

Horses: racing colts gelded, sexual temptation, fillies
sexual temptation, fillies, bloodline: some colts are still study at the age of two and three and will be hardfer to handle they will be more unpredictable. also if their bloodlines are not top quality then no one will breed to them. gelding the colt makes it much easier to handle and train...

Horses: Stallion Relief - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: This is the second time I have answered this, but the stupid web site keeps deleting my answer. That is why it took so long. No horse likes to pee on himself, the splash gets on their legs and feels like a fly or insect or bug crawling on their fur. Horses...

Horses: sesamoid bone, soft tissue structures, bone calcification
soft tissue structures, bone calcification, thoroughbred racehorse: Hi Tajana - I am sorry that your horse has suffered this injury. I also own a TB but his race career ended after his first start due to a fracture of his left hind sesmoid. These fragile little bones are so crucial to the mechanical functionality of the...

Horses: very sick pony - Rick Gore Horsemanship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: A vet would know more, it sounds like it could be what we call local (low co) weed here, if a horse eats some it can do brain damage. The horse is 26 so the is 65 years old, so the body starts going down hill. Two weeks is a long time, if the horse has a...

Horses: sleeping pattern of horses, prefered color, sounds in the night
prefered color, sounds in the night, sleep last night: if the horse is stressed out and sweaty then it shows signs that the horse is nervous and did not sleep other then that you cannot really tell. it is only natural for them to make soudns when they sleep. their body is digesting the foos and passing gass, ex...

Horses: superior bloodline mares X superior bloodline stallions, thoroughbred racing, foal
thoroughbred racing, foal, mares: the sire passes on a lot of his talent as well as looks. it is just normal to always want the best. no one wants to breed a superior mare with a low earning stallion because the chance of the stallion passing on his low talent is to high. you always want to...

Horses: syringe for all horses, one thermometer for all horses, syring, cool water
syring, cool water, thermometer: 1. every horse should have its own syring never use the same one on multiple horses. any disease can pass through a needle as well as bacteria. 2. when checking a horses temperature you should shake the thermometer down so the liquid is at the bottom, gently...

Horses: toxins released when grass cut off , mules, heart river, mules
heart river, mules, madam: 1. it releases toxins because it is starting to die and decompose. 2. mules are very different then horses you have to really know what you are doing to work with them. they do make good riding animals but they can also be very hard to work with and if it...

Horses: white skin in thoroughbreds and arabs, thoroughbred stallion, light gold
thoroughbred stallion, light gold, warmbloods: arabians and thoroughbred can be true white. arctic swift is a pure white thoroughbred stallion. cremello may appear as a white horse but it is really an off white or very light gold or tan.it is not considered a true white horse. a truw white horse can survive...

Horses: 10 yr old mare & trail riding, winter cabin, quarter horses
winter cabin, quarter horses, cabin fever: Hello and thank you for your question. From what I hear you are doing everything correct (and keep up with it). Which is amazing! I am always getting questions from people who intend to do well but are making things worse. I think that your horse was enjoying...

Horses: pony with seizures, epilepsy, vet
Horses: pony with seizures, epilepsy, vet

Horses: ground manners, ground manners, dressage facility
ground manners, dressage facility, beginner rider: Hi Diane, The first thing I would like to say is relax . I agree completely that his behaviour is entirely unacceptable, but it is easily understandable. Except in very rare cases, there are only two reasons why a horse would behave in the way yours...

Horses: Horse Development, quarter horse mare, gut instinct
quarter horse mare, gut instinct, horse development: Dear Katie, I could go on and on about justifying my response to your question but I think that your own gut instinct (demonstrated by the fact that you are asking the question in the first place) is that yes- you most definitely run the risk of doing this...

Horses: Horse Joints, quarter horse mare, hunter jumpers
quarter horse mare, hunter jumpers, knee joints: Hello Katie, It is those pushoff joints that you have to worry about now...the hocks and stifle. Please hold off on jumping until she is a full four year old and then keep then low for a while. In the beginning do 12-14 jumps, twice a week. Better wider...

Horses: Horse lameness, northern nsw australia, flexor tendon
northern nsw australia, flexor tendon, soft tissue injury: Hey Rochelle - Thanks for the update! This is, of course, impossible to be absolutely sure about without actually seeing it but with what you are describing - with the discharge just above the hoof, around the heel, it really sounds to me like she had...

Horses: Horse is nervous in stall, metal buckets, initial source
metal buckets, initial source, 6yo: Hi Rachel, I would expect that the nervousness would diminish over time, but given her sensitivity, it could be a slow process. Two of the issues that arise in dealing with horses are (A) sensitising ...

Horses: Horse tying up, valley vet supply, kansas valley
valley vet supply, kansas valley, lb container: Hi Frank! I m not sure where you could purchase this locally but I do quite a bit of business with a company out of Kansas - Valley Vet Supply - and they carry a 3 lb container for $45 (http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=0c6ebe53-964e-4761-89d7-457caf93c8ae)...

Horses: Horses, Foals, horses foals, 3 generations
horses foals, 3 generations, gelding: Hi - unfortunately there is no way to get a son/daughter out of your horse now that he is gelded. The closest you could come would be a sibling - full or half..... I understand the desire to continue a bloodline of a horse you like/love - I had 3 generations...

Horses: How to handle herd behavior problem- Rick Gore Horsemanship, horsemanship, rick gore
horsemanship, rick gore, think like a horse: lol, Nice resume it does not impress me and obviously does not impress horses, if you have read all you say you have read then how did you miss the part that I don t answer questions anymore? Or maybe you read that and just ignored it and maybe you read a...

Horses: hot sore feet, coffin bone, rope horse
coffin bone, rope horse, nerve blocks: Hi Jay - Was out of town for the MLK Holiday here in the US and just returned. Sorry to hear your horse is painful. Of course it s impossible to say it s founder from here, there are some signs to look for that might help figure it out and x-rays will...

Horses: Jumping Limitations, dressage movements, lateral work
dressage movements, lateral work, meaningful response: Dear Katie, It is very doubtful that gymnastic work (done correctly) would have either developed or aggravated a hock problem. Working a horse too hard too often and over fences too high (or in dressage schooling high level movements - especially with extreme...

Horses: L front knee injury, cartilage damage, cannon bone
cartilage damage, cannon bone, ottb: Hi Sara - Sure looks and sounds like you ve done everything right so far ... good job! I agree with you that the next step is to get some images inside this joint. The knee is such a complex joint and it could certainly be a number of things like carpal...

Horses: my mare, losing baby teeth, permanent teeth
losing baby teeth, permanent teeth, beats per minute: Hi Brandi - You didn t mention how old your mare is but one of the many reasons horses go off feed is due to tooth issues. This could include young horses who are losing baby teeth and having permanent teeth pushing through or horses of any age dealing...

Horses: New Horse Owner, palomino mare, amazing journey
palomino mare, amazing journey, horse owner: Hi Siobhan! Congratulations on your new mare! She really is very cute :) I bet you re doing just fine and hopefully the barn owners were able to ease your mind. I bet that this mare was just a little unsure of what you wanted which may sound crazy. Believe...

Horses: Osteoarthritis, friesian mare, nasty side effects
friesian mare, nasty side effects, holistic vet: Pat, Unfortunately it looks like you ve pretty well exhausted the options from modern medicine. You do have to remember that she is 17 yrs. old, the equivalent of a 53 yr. old person. Trust me, I can tell you from personal experience that you can t...

Horses: pony with seizures, slim chance, fundamental problem
slim chance, fundamental problem, easiest thing: Hi Carol, I have spent some time wondering if I should attempt to answer this question, as I fear that it falls somewhere outside my sphere of competence. Therefore you may wish to direct it to another expert. However, having said that, I love...

Horses: rider height-to-weight ratio, equine establishments, height to weight ratio
equine establishments, height to weight ratio, ridden horses: Hi Philip - I am heading out the door for a weekend out of town but will return on Tuesday. I think this is a very interesting question that I d love to address when I return. I apologize for the delay but I d like to really give this one some thought...

Horses: senior horse shelter: Rick Gore Horsemahship, rick gore, horsemaship
rick gore, horsemaship, think like a horse: He should fine, his coat will grow more if he gets cold, he will be low horse so he will get pushed a lot, will eat last and if the young ones want the shelter, he will not be allowed in. All part of higher horse gets privileges. So he may need a little...

Horses: treated wood, thanks john, lumber
thanks john, lumber, john c: Hi John - I personally would not use treated lumber if I could help it. I am lucky enough to have local saw mills who will custom cut lumber from Larch (Tamarack) or other hard woods, and have larch boards on my own run-in. If you have any mills near...

Horses: Vaginal Bleeding, arabian mare, heart issues
arabian mare, heart issues, consistancy: Hi Ashley - Sorry to hear about this, it must be frustrating not seeing any resolution. If this was my mare, I would seek out an equine vet that specializes in repro. Not sure where you live or if hauling her is an option but this would be my strong...