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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horses: line jumping!, paint pony, hunter ring
paint pony, hunter ring, first jump: Dear Peggy, Your horse might not be sure about the distance. You can try two things. Put a pole down on the ground, one canter stride in front of the jump. He will be forced to go over the pole, (for his 4th stride). This will force him to canter that 4th...

Horses: my little brat, pat parelli, vet bills
pat parelli, vet bills, human kids: Chelsea, OK, you consider the DVD s too expensive but what about doctor and or vet bills when he hurts either you or himself? Sometimes you have to take this into consideration. How about checking ebay and seeing if any used copies are available? Or...

Horses: A little too rambunctious colt, dressage whips, clap my hands
dressage whips, clap my hands, little gentleman: Hi Corrine! It sounds like your little guy has an awesome personality! The rearing up and striking out is, as you suggested, a normal attempt at play for a 2-month old, but can be dangerous and should be curtailed. The reason they do is to try to show...

Horses: How long?, black mail, carrot
black mail, carrot, butt: Hi there. I have always liked my horses to turn and face me when I enter the stall or open the door. If the horse is turning their butt in order to threaten you then this would require a sharp crack on the behind with a crop. You want to teach your horse...

Horses: longing hot blooded throughbred mare, throughbred mare, side reins
throughbred mare, side reins, brood mare: Hello Doris, Retraining the TB off the track requires some skill and patience, especially since she spent so many years out to pasture making new babies. On the lunge line: Lunging her from a halter or cavesson alone will probably make her pull your...

Horses: loping, paint gelding, old paint
paint gelding, old paint, riding crop: Dear Joleen, You could try using a riding crop BUT DO NOT BEAT HIM!! Gently tap him, no response, a little harder. He may buck because of the unknown, so be extra careful. If that doesn t help he may need spurs, but get ones that have no sharp...

Horses: lounging my filly, pet horses, longe line
pet horses, longe line, sweet disposition: Dear Heather.. Pet horses are hard... bad habits ---how old is your filly? -- the older she is the longer it will take to undo the wrong training. Use your longe whip to convince her to stay away from you in the round pen.. cluck then immediately tap...

Horses: lowback/lordosis, riser pad, ligament
riser pad, ligament, conformation: Hi Jackie; It depends. :-) She may have tears in the ligament system that will continue to get worse as she ages later making her sway-backed. It might be her conformation and it s just the way she is. Do a belly lift, and if she lifts her back significantly,...

Horses: lump on ear, cosmetic aspects, abcess
cosmetic aspects, abcess, left ear: hi jennifer, i would say it is most likely a sist. you can have the vet come out and cut it open and remove the liquid. other then that im not sure what it could be. it cant be a small abcess because it would be sore to the touch so i would say an sist. have...

Horses: lump, jaw bone, lumps
jaw bone, lumps, vet: Dear Jollen, If you could let me know what shots you give her, it could be strangles, I m not sure if you know what that is but it is a possibility. If it is strangles then she needs to be quarantined from the other horses immediately. Also it...

Horses: lungeing, hand position, gaits
hand position, gaits, lyn: JoAnne, Sounds like she s not been trained to lunge. You will have to start her from the beginning. Start with her only a few feet from you on the line with the rest of the line coiled in your hand. Position yourself by her hip and drive her forward,...

Horses: lunging, pat parelli, natural horsemanship
pat parelli, natural horsemanship, rescue remedy: Samantha, We are in the same boat. I got my first horse, Shadow and he was a 4yo and was very much like your horse. I think the best thing for you to do is get your horse to trust you. When he does get nervous or excited, talk to him in a calm voice, reasuring...

Horses: lunging, ottb, switch directions
ottb, switch directions, lunges: Most of the time horses that come off the track (OTTB) are used to only going one way, so trying to make them switch directions can be extremely difficult to them. My suggestion would be to stop working him to the left when lunging and focus on making...

Horses: lunging, vocal cues, shank
vocal cues, shank, whip: Hi- I m sorry for the delay in replying to your question. you don t say how old your mare is, so i m gonna assume that she s quite young. it sounds like she doesn t really underdstand what you re asking her to do. There are a few ways you can deal...

Horses: Maggots eating flesh, proud flesh, barn cat
proud flesh, barn cat, veterinary attention: Hi Amanada; Proud flesh is very granular in appearance. It grows quickly because it has veins in it that supply it blood and nutrients so when cleaning a wound with proud flesh, the wound bleeds easily. You currently do not have a case of proud flesh....

Horses: Making my foal trust me and be my friend, herd animals, adult horse
herd animals, adult horse, lead line: Hi Sacha, The best things to be working on with a foal at this age are the issues of space and path. Horses are herd animals by nature, and you re going to want your little guy to see you as the leader of the herd. Friendship will come after he learns...

Horses: Mane care, health food stores, tractor supply company
health food stores, tractor supply company, spanish mustang: There are supplements you can add to his feed that are good for the coat and mane or you can just add 1/2 cup of corn oil to his grain once a day (or a 1/4 cup twice a day). There is also a product called M.T.G that can be purchased at Tractor Supply Company...

Horses: NO Manners=NO Control, tb mare, powder keg
tb mare, powder keg, saddle horses: Sandy, First off understand that most TB s on the racetrack are not strong on manners; some more so than others. You probably didn t notice all the horses with lip-chains coming up to the paddock for the Preakness a couple of weeks ago. As far as expecting...

Horses: Manure Levels, friends and neighbors, cold weather
friends and neighbors, cold weather, gelding: Hye Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Unfortunitly, I really can t be of much help. Equine medicine isn t exactly what I do. If you ve had vets and such in and they say nothing is wrong then maybe nothing is. Sometimes it just depends...

Horses: Manure Pile, gut flora, many horses
gut flora, many horses, best wishes for 2006: Hello Evan; Sometimes horses will eat bits of manure, particularly foals and in and of itself that is not a problem and it s thought that they do that to replace gut flora. Where a problem can occur is during the spring if there s runoff from the manure...

Horses: Manure Pile, worm eggs, mature horses
worm eggs, mature horses, esthetic issues: Well, aside from the purely esthetic issues coprophagy (what manure eating is called in technical terms) has some health concerns. Foals will do it, but they are following the urges of nature to get additional bacteria for their guts. In mature horses that...

Horses: Manure Pile, manure pile, precautionary measure
manure pile, precautionary measure, health issue: Hi! Thanks for your question and sorry it took me so long to get back to you. As I see, I don t see a huge health issue here. Unlike humans, animals (mainly herbivores) don t have the same acids to digest foods. This means their manure would be basically...

Horses: Manure Pile, control parasites, parasite control
control parasites, parasite control, manure pile: Hi, You are right to be concerned about the manure piles. There are potential health issues here. For example, if one of the horses had worms or parasites, the other horses could get them by eating the manure. It s nothing to panic about at the moment,...

Horses: Manure Pile, welfare office, manure pile
welfare office, manure pile, animal welfare: The answer is yes, you should be concerned. The question might be how much. Waste (manure) is just that, and not food. While if I saw one or two out of 20 kinda hanging out (sometimes when it s cold, it is a nice warm place to hang out) - any more would...

Horses: Mare Behavior, sweet horse, pasture
sweet horse, pasture, mare: Hello Tammy! Alright, well i think you would need to just take her out one day, and just work on leading. Like...go get her in her turn out...or in her stall or wherever you keep her, and walk around outside and such, with making sure you are always the one...

Horses: Mare bucks at canter, sweet mare, tb mare
sweet mare, tb mare, blue ribbons: Kasey, Get on the phone and find and equine chiropractor. If you can find one who also does acupuncture so much the better! From what you describe it sounds like she is out in her back and possibly also in a hip. A quick way to check for a hip out is...

Horses: Mare In Foal (Stumped), mare in foal, tiny veins
mare in foal, tiny veins, broodmare: hi Judy, well it is possible she is pregnant. a younger vet and an ultrasound would let you know for sure. it could also be though that she is juts getting a hay belly. with being a broodmare and carrying so many babies it could be why her back is swayed....

Horses: Mare in foal, mare in foal, personal theory
mare in foal, personal theory, phone call: Amy, Yes, it is safe for mare and baby to be ridden during pregnancy. Vet s usually say it is safe to ride from conception through about the 7th month or so. However I believe that sometimes aggrivated stress on the mare by heavy exercise or competition...

Horses: My Mare/Horse, poultice, cellophane
poultice, cellophane, good job: Hi Victoria, Windpuffs can flare up sometimes when a horse is ridden or running around on a hard surface. Aside from using a cooling linament, you can also cold hose her, use ice boots... But one thing I find helps a lot is to do a poultice to pull out the...

Horses: Mare Pregnancy, mare pregnancy, katey
mare pregnancy, katey, teats: Dear Katey, Around 40 days she will begin to get bigger and appetite will get larger. Her teats will begin to get larger near the end of her pregnancy. She might go into heat but if she dosen t go into heat then you know she is. Some mares will...

Horses: Mare with possible hip problems, appendix qh, calcium deposit
appendix qh, calcium deposit, vertebrea: Hi Angie, Sorry to keep you waiting on this. It sounds like a hunter s bump, and they re usually not a problem. If she doesn t like to hold her feet up for the farrier, I d surely give chiropractic a try. It might take a couple adjustments, but it...

Horses: Mare's weight loss mystery???, time horse, horse owner
time horse, horse owner, healing process: Hi April; First, congrats on your purchase of Lucky! Welcome to the greatest addiction on the planet. I m going to be really honest with you April about what I think you should do. 1. Bring her home or at the very least take her out of where she...

Horses: Mare weight loss, orchard grass, rescue horses
orchard grass, rescue horses, grass hay: Stacy, I would find a higher fat feed with less protien. Alfalfa is good to an extent, but it is super high is protien, and very sweet, so it doens t do much for weight gain. I would put her on a High Fat, High Fiber, lower protien feed, with orchard...

Horses: My Mare, proper nutrition during pregnancy, conformation number
proper nutrition during pregnancy, conformation number, maiden mare: Hello, Several things depend on how quickly a mare will start showing the signs of pregnancy including level of fitness prior and during pregnancy, age, conformation, number of foals, etc. Typically a mare will start showing signs of looking like she is...

Horses: Mares & foaling, female dogs, clear discharge
female dogs, clear discharge, foal: Dear Sandra, I m not sure about the temperature thing, because we never personally take temperatures on our mares. Most of the time mares give birth before or after there due date with no causes for concern. 3 weeks will probably not make a big...

Horses: Mares and foals, mares and foals, good mother
mares and foals, good mother, audra: HI AUDRA MOST LIKELY THIS IS A SUPER STRONG DUDE AND DRINKS ENOUGH MILK AT NIGHT IT IS NOT UNUSUAL TO START TO KNIBBLE FOOD. WISH SOME OF MINE DID THIS EARLY. DO NOT PUT THEM WITH ANY OTHER HORSE FOR GELDINGS WILL TAKE A FOAL OFF THE MOTHER AND IT CAN STARVE,...

Horses: Massages, jean pierre hourdebaigt, equine massage
jean pierre hourdebaigt, equine massage, hindquarter: Hi Kristen, what a lucky horse you re going to have. Massaging after your ride will be fine. The techniques themselves are difficult to describe by word and are best shown . You could hire a massage therapist to massage your horse once and then...

Horses: Matrix Injury - Cut to rear coronary band, bowed tendon, tb mare
bowed tendon, tb mare, bar shoes: Dear Anne, As much as this type of thing breaks my heart and I would love to be able to help you, I m not sure what to tell you. I m neither an expert in the veterinary area nor shoe-smith area. I can only tell you this much. It sounds like a very poorly...

Horses: Min.horse stud, course trainers, horse stud
course trainers, horse stud, souns: Hello, First of all, the behavior he is exhibiting is quite typical of a stallion. Studs are not the ideal child s horse, and when gelded at a late age, they also tend to keep many stud-like characteristics. His behavior souns like something that needs...

Horses: Mini Farm, chattanooga tn, mini farm
chattanooga tn, mini farm, rule of thumb: THE RULE OF THUMB IS 1 TO 1.5 ACRES PER HORSE DEPENDING ON GRASS QUALITY OF THE PASTURE AND HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO USE THE PASTURE AS A SOURCE OF FEED. UNDER THAT, THEY WILL TRAMPLE THE GRASS AND HAVE NO PASTURE LEFT. SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT SPOT TO ME. ...

Horses: Miniature baby horse....:bad hooves, baby pony, vet hospital
baby pony, vet hospital, hospital hope: Hye! Thanxs for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Well, I m not a vet and I ve never studied horse meicine but I should think that if you really wanted to, you could find a vet that would put cats on. It wouldn t be comfortable for the pony but...

Horses: Miniature horse driving, cart horses, miniature horse
cart horses, miniature horse, blinkers: hi Diane, ground driving requires a bridle, two lounge lines, and a sircingle. you basically teach the horse rein iads such as going left,right,whoa,back, and forward. have someone guid the horse at its head while you give cues from behind the horse. make...

Horses: Miniature horse training., miniature horse training, trot and canter
miniature horse training, trot and canter, leg pressure: hi will, start with ground work. make sure she leads well and stands well. next go to the round pen. teach her to walk trot and canter on command and most important of all whoa. once she has this down teach her leg pressure. stand by her side and put one...

Horses: Minnies, minnies, rule of thumb
minnies, rule of thumb, miniature horse: Susie, A good rule of thumb is to expect the animal to carry no more than 20% of it s body weight. For a 300 lb. animal that would be 60 lbs; 250 would be 50 lbs. I have ponies, and used overgrown minis too and kept to children of no more than 50 lbs....

Horses: Misbehaving, boorish behavior, lyn
boorish behavior, lyn, horses: Help-needed, He s being rude and exhibiting boorish behavior. Get after him, if necessary carry a crop with you and smack him with it. Insist he keep moving with you and focus on you. He being very disrespectful. He s just taking advantage of you...

Horses: Mucking stalls/shavings, pine shavings, manure fork
pine shavings, manure fork, smaller pieces: Susan, Sounds very much like compresed shreaded newspaper or pelletized sawdust. We had some similar issues with clean up, but we used a finer tyne manure fork. The shovel end of it would have 20 or more prongs. So yes, they are out there, and can sometimes...

Horses: Mustang Mare, mustang mare, old mustang
mustang mare, old mustang, one of the boys: Pat, Welcome to the world of mares! You either love em or hate em! You don t say how long she s been there but there are 4 geldings there, also Mustangs, who will treat her as they would have in the wild. She is lead mare. And that s going to affect...

Horses: Mustang, herd management area, domesticated horse
herd management area, domesticated horse, freeze brand: Deb, If the horse is a BLM Mustang then he should be freeze branded on his neck and that can tell you a great deal about the horse. I think the BLM has a section on their website that explains the freeze brand coding. Here s a brief run-down of what it...

Horses: Mustangs, chincoteague ponies, west coasts
chincoteague ponies, west coasts, yellowstone park: Taylor, This is a complicated question. There are wild horses in many regions of the US. I m sure you are aware of the Chincoteague ponies? Well, there are wild horses on many of the barrier islands of the US, both on East and West coasts. For the most...

Horses: Mustangs, mustang association, acution
mustang association, acution, reson: Dear Dana, There s no reson why you shouldn t be able to, but you will need to register her in the mustang association, if you want to go into the bigger shows, and get coggins and other types of shots so that your horse dosen t catch anything....

Horses: I'm new at horses, work alot, grooming equipment
work alot, grooming equipment, good horse: Hello! First off, I am very sorry about not getting back to you sooner. A horse at the barn got a mild case of colic but we wanted to keep a watch on him. Second off, thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Now before you even think...

Horses: I;m planning on buying a hourse!, mustang mare, old mustang
mustang mare, old mustang, hourse: 5 is not that old she is still considered young. You might want to go to a professional and find out what they would think. If you are up to it, and she is not totally wild you may have a good shot. It depends if you are an experireced rider, if not you might...

Horses: I'm scared of my horse!!, paint mare, feed sack
paint mare, feed sack, gelding: hi ana, well its simple really. she throws you because she knows your scared. she didnt do anything to your husband because hes a man and he probobly wasnt scared. look at it this way. in the round pen you have soft ground, falling off doesnt hurt that bad....

Horses: mad horse, mad horse, paddocks
mad horse, paddocks, geldings: Erica, There is no easy answer to this question. Having his ears back, unless pinned, does not mean he is mad at you. You have a horse who is just not one of the personable horses that wants to hang all over you. This is more typical of geldings than...

Horses: have I made a mistake, neighborhood bully, headstall
neighborhood bully, headstall, snaffle: Elaine, Boy, when you jump back into having horses again you do it in a big way! A 3 yr. old with only 90 days on him? For one, I won t even ride 3 yr. olds because they are still very structurally immature. At 3 a horse is the equivalent of an 18 yr....

Horses: magnetic rugs and boots, magnetic products, google
magnetic products, google, lyn: Courtney, You must not have looked very hard! I went to Google, typed in equine magnetic products and got a lot of hits. That should provide all the information you need. I simply don t have the time to type all that info in for you here. Ly...

Horses: malnourished horses, quality roughage, signs of malnourishment
quality roughage, signs of malnourishment, strange tastes: Hello, There are varying degrees of malnourishment going all the way from your typical neglect cases, to simple deficiencies in the horses diet which aren t being filled properly by the feed they are getting. When horses are missing a certain mineral,...

Horses: my mare, pregnant mares, signs of pregnancy
pregnant mares, signs of pregnancy, michelyn: Dear anne, Those are definatly signs of pregnancy and it seems that she is pregnant. Just keep an eye on her around her pal, she might accidentaly hurt him, and make sure she gets plently of feed. Try getting a feed for pregnant mares, but slowly...

Horses: mare abortion and lameness, quarter horse mare, progesterone deficiency
quarter horse mare, progesterone deficiency, checkes: IT COULD BE A PROGESTERONE PROBLEM. HAVE YOU HAD HER CHECKES TO SEE IF THE FOAL IS STILL ALIVE. IT MAY HAVE DIED AND IS BUILDING UP A TOXICITY THAT COULD CAUSE FOUNDER. THIS WOULD BE MY FIRST STEP, AND IF EVERYTHING IS OK, HAVE THE VET CHECK HER HORMONE...

Horses: mare with baby and a new horse, stall wall, reinhardt
stall wall, reinhardt, mule: Hi Scott; Well, it can go really good or it could go really bad. The mother mule is likely going to be very protective of the baby and might seriously injure the horse, or everyone could get along just fine. I would start by keeping them separate...

Horses: mare & colt, mare and foal, rebond
mare and foal, rebond, colt: I agree with the others --- this isn t long enough -- the mare and foal are too well bonded and they will accept each other again - and the foal will once again nurse. We never let ours back in with their dams until the mare has once again foaled and then...

Horses: mare due anyday, maiden mares, pregnant mares
maiden mares, pregnant mares, foal blanket: Sheri, Some mares don t wax, especially maiden mares (mares that have never foaled before). I am not sure what the situation was that caused your sister to move her to another barn with new horses, but this would cause some unneccessary stress that could...

Horses: when is my mare due?, teets, foal
teets, foal, couple days: HI LUREN HER BELLY WILL GET HUGE, DROP LOW AND HANG, HER TEETS WILL FILL UP AND WITHIN 24 HOURS WAX BULBS WILL BE ON THE ENDS. EVEN MILK MIGHT DROP DOWN HER LEGS, JUST KEEP HER CLEAN FROM IT DRYING ON HER. SHE MIGHT LAY ALOT AND BE RESTLESS THE LAST COUPLE...

Horses: mare in foal, mare in foal, spirts
mare in foal, spirts, great shape: Well, horses carry newborns for aproximately 11 months before foaling, so if she was out with a stud and is big in the belly region I would say the chances of her being pregnant are pretty good. The founder should not have affected a pregnancy, unless she...

Horses: mare in foal, mare in foal, maiden mares
mare in foal, maiden mares, maiden mare: Dear vanessa, If she was tested that long ago the foal may have been aborted, if her teats aren t dropping at this stage or even swelling even a little then something may have happened. Pregnant mares usually don t roll because they are to large...

Horses: is my mare in foal or is this a phantom, mare in foal, maiden mare
mare in foal, maiden mare, michelyn: Dear Lucy, I really doubt this is a phantom, because like you said she is a maiden mare, and they don t know what it is like. However sometimes hormones can tell us we are when we aren t. I would get an differant vet out to look at...

Horses: mare & foal, horse age, foal
horse age, foal, foals: Hi D, thanks for your quick answer,could the mare and colt be seperated by a fence, so they can still see each other, or do they have to be out of sight of each other for months? thank you very much sharon Sharon --- If they are separated by a fence the...

Horses: is my mare in heat or pregnant?, gentle soap, michelyn
gentle soap, michelyn, dear angel: Dear Angel, Let me say i have experiance breeding horses, and sometimes you need to clean out that area. Before and after breeding. But once a week geldings, mares, and stallions need there external reproductive organs cleaned thoroughly. It is...

Horses: my mare has lost too much weight, mare and foal, rice bran
mare and foal, rice bran, handfull: hi amber, im sorry your horse is loosing weight. but dont worry what im about to tell you will help her gain weight. ok for starters get rice bran, beat pulp, and mare and foal. also go ahead and get a weight gain suppliment. give your horse a handfull of...

Horses: my mare might be pregnant?, pregnant bellies, pregnant mares
pregnant bellies, pregnant mares, latly: Dear Erica, Just keep an eye on her, if she is in the begging stages not much will show to be a definate answer. If her teats begin to swell then it is a definate yes. Sometimes changing food can bloat horses, becarefull not to change food to fast...

Horses: is my mare pregant, symptoms of pregancy, pelvic exam
symptoms of pregancy, pelvic exam, lay person: Dear Marlene: Despite your terse response to my reply to your inquiry- I DID answer your question. Since mares can display very convincing symptoms of pregancy and still not be pregnant- you will need to have her examined by a vet to arrive at a definitive...

Horses: Is this mare pregnant?, false pregnancy, ultrasound machine
false pregnancy, ultrasound machine, freedom nh: Sammi, She needs to have another vet examine this horse. It needs to be done with an ultrasound machine and the owner should get a lot of information from the vet who does this. While the mare may not be pregnant, she may only be experiencing a false...

Horses: my mare is pregnant, mare, carrot
mare, carrot: hello ciara! It may be because she might not like it anymore. For example, when women are pregnat, they crave certain foods. Well your mare may not be intersted in her feed no more. So, maybe try putting melasses in it...or any a carrot, or any kind of treat...

Horses: My mare may be pregnant, pregnant mares, vet bill
pregnant mares, vet bill, pregnant mare: Dear Erica: You can access the university of Guelph s Veterinary college to see photos - or simply do an on line search for lactating mare-udder photo. A mare only bags up about 24-48 hours prior to foaling but can have waxy plugs much earlier. Has your mare...

Horses: my mare is pregnant, pear shape, michelyn
pear shape, michelyn, thiefs: Dear Stacey, You are doing everything okay, but I would not let her stay with other horses while she foals. Some mares are foal thiefs, and some horses are violent towards foals. Try to get a seperate pasture for her. She looks close to foaling...

Horses: getting mare pregnant, maiden mare, survival instinct
maiden mare, survival instinct, quater horse: Hi Jessica; You might not be breeding her at the best time during her cycle. You don t say if you re using ultrasound to help you or if this is live cover, or AI with fresh or frozen semen, all of which can affect the ability to conceive. The mare s...

Horses: mare rearing, morgan mare, spring fever
morgan mare, spring fever, amount of snow: Hello Gabrielle, Rearing can be cured by this method: If you can catch her just before she lifts her forehand to rear it is best. But if you can t, just wait until she comes down and do this: Let go your right rein. Take the left rein in both hands and...

Horses: can this mare be retrained, life in the fast lane, wasting my time
life in the fast lane, wasting my time, reassurance: Hi Beth, Its always a good idea to try a horse out. If the children you teach are younger, you would want a horse that is like a babysitter . If you have older teenagers helping you retrain a horse is a good way for them to learn how to. What I would...

Horses: mare in season, reproductive organs, human women
reproductive organs, human women, natural herb: hi jo, yeah mares are alot like human women. we have that time of month where were pissy. Most mares do not release eggs (ovulation) all year long. The average mare s first ovulation of the year is in March and the last ovulation in October. Between October...

Horses: My mare seems ready but hasn't waxed, maiden mares, foal
maiden mares, foal, couple minutes: Sandy, SOme mares, especially maiden mares (mares that have never foaled before) may not wax up. So she may never. But when she starts to leak milk, I would say about 2-3 drops consistantly ever couple minutes, and you see that the foal has moved more towards...

Horses: mare training, novice rider, skill level
novice rider, skill level, colts: Hi Daniel... You didn t express your skill level and a lot of missing variables. If you have an 8 year old mare that was never broken to ride - start over --- go find one that is already trained to ride. This 8 year old has had her own way for a long...

Horses: mare, paster, back bone
paster, back bone, month and a half: SINCE SHE IS GETTING READY TO FOAL, YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULL WHAT YOU GIVE HER. HAS SHE BEEN ON A GOOD WORMING PROGRAM? HAS SHE BEEN TREATED OR CHECKED FOR TAPE WORM? DOES SHE GET ALL THE GOOD QUALITY HAY SHE WANTS, SINCE YOU INDICATED THE PASTURE IS NOT IN...

Horses: mares in heat, gelding a horse, fence line
gelding a horse, fence line, testosterone levels: Dear Erin, It should be okay but be watchful becuase they may hurt her or she may not be happy with all the attention. They should settle down, mares are usually the dominate horses in the herd but not always. She ll put her foot down sooner or...

Horses: mean spirited foal, natural horsemanship training, imprinting foals
natural horsemanship training, imprinting foals, older horses: Dear Terry, awww its a baby!! cangradulations! shes very young, she doesnt know whats going on. All she knows is her mom and you really dont look alike. if she tried to kick you smack her on the rump but not to hard, its the noise that scares them. If she...

Horses: medical, penecillin, hi thanks
penecillin, hi thanks, pus: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. Unfortunately, I have no training in equine medicine, so I am not really experienced enough to answer your question. My best advice is to contact your vet, and soon. Even though the pus may...

Horses: medical career, intelligent animals, massive blow
intelligent animals, massive blow, horse care: hello, I m not actually in the horse care career, I just look after horses as a hobby as horse riding is a hobby of mine. The advantages are bountiful. There are so many advantages to horse care. Obviously theres riding the horses, and caring for them which...

Horses: medical, professional horse, horse trainer
professional horse, horse trainer, broodmares: This sounds like Rhino to me...which is like the common cold in horses. In broodmares, it can be very serious. However, in geldings...it usually isn t a big deal. Call your vet and explain the symptoms and they will give your horse a Rhino shot. Mine cost...

Horses: mini gelding allergic reaction caused death, palomino gelding, gravel roads
palomino gelding, gravel roads, long walks: Hello Sue, Actually, I just got a mini gelding for training. He s a 5 year old Palomino gelding, about 32 . He is double reg d, doesn t have the greatest conformation, but a sweetie nonetheless! He was neglected for a year or two of his life, but he is...

Horses: mini horse driving aids, snaffles, french link
snaffles, french link, mini horse: Hello, First of all... What kind of bit are you using? Make sure it is a snaffle that rests comfortably in your mini s mouth. Many of the cheap mini snaffles have straight moughpieces, not curved ones. All my minis are driven in either French Link snaffles...

Horses: mini horse, pony breed, mini horse
pony breed, mini horse, trail rides: I would not get that horse, for a mini I say that cut off weight is 65 pounds, if you wan to workk them lightly. But for longer rides I owuld not use a pony like that. Look for a hardier pony breed, or if your son is a reasonable rider, something with a little...

Horses: mini mare behavoir, farrier, enjoyable experience
farrier, enjoyable experience, rb: Hello, My horses will get this way, too- when I only take them out to be worked. Take your horse out to play once in awhile, go out just to give her a treat, and go out, catch her, pet her, and turn her back out. Make being with you a fun and enjoyable...

Horses: Has my mini mare misscarried?, misscarriage, pregnancy test
misscarriage, pregnancy test, blood sample: Dear Debi, No movement is a bad sign in general, but sometimes the foal is in a position where you can t hear the heartbeat. Just take a deep breath and wait for the results. If the mare looks to be in pain then you need a vet out. If is a misscarriage...

Horses: Is my mini pregnant?, bad habbit, last trimester of pregnancy
bad habbit, last trimester of pregnancy, salt blocks: Hi, The only way to confirm a pregnancy is to have a vet come out and do an ultrasound. Minis don t (shouldn t) start to gain weight and have their bellies drop until the last trimester of pregnancy or so. Make sure that you confirm pregnancy so you know...

Horses: mini stud colt, stud colt, bridle and bit
stud colt, bridle and bit, paint stud: Kicking the sides will cause horses to buck..... try having the 40# boy slap him on the butt WHEN he quits going forward at the pace you wish -- whether it be walk - trot or lope ----- then QUIT when the horse responds...to reward him... if he quits again...

Horses: miniature horse, young animal, miniature horse
young animal, miniature horse, acceptable behavior: Randi, He sounds like a young animal and, like any kid, needs to be reminded of what is and what is not acceptable behavior. Your mom has had kids so approach it in that fashion to her. Tell her to get after him , yell at him, smack him (neck, shoulder...

Horses: my miniature horse, canadian horses, forward command
canadian horses, forward command, belly band: yes most feed stores will have them or you can go to http://www.drivingessentials.com/minis.htm#Mini%20Whips they have driving whips you can order specially made for driving mini s. Petco may have some but im not sure they will be the ones for driving,...

Horses: my miniature horse, size horse, miniature horse
size horse, miniature horse, groff: hi samantha, breeding a mini is no different then breeding a full size horse. you have all the same risks. if you want to breed her then go ahead and breed her. she is getting fuzzy because winter is comming up. if you do shave her she would have to have...

Horses: my miniature horse, shaving horses, west nile
shaving horses, west nile, running the risk: Dear Sam, I personally have never owned mini s but they should not be breed until 6 years or older. Ponies generally mature later then horses and live longer as well. Shaving horses can have bad consequences, She can get mange, mosquitos...

Horses: miniature horse/american shetland mix, american shetland, stout legs
american shetland, stout legs, stock type: Hello, Depends entirely on the bone of this horse. If the pony is stocky and has thick stout legs, I would say 75 lbs. max. for the occasional one minute ride, max. 50 lbs. for a longer ride, 40 lbs. max. for a long ride with trotting/cantering/ect. I,...

Horses: miniature horse cart lessons, miniature horse cart, welsh ponies
miniature horse cart, welsh ponies, santa cruz california: hi Kellie, i dont know any trainers in the area, i was training for a private farm driving welsh ponies and Canadian horses. i would say look through the horse trader and see what places do driving ponies. call them up and see if they do lessons. other then...

Horses: miniature horse riding, miniature horse, reins
miniature horse, reins, helmet: Hi, Because he is trained to drive, even if he wasn t trained to ride, he (probably) wouldn t have much of a problem with riding. I would get a saddle on him and watch his reaction. If he s like- What is this? , I would assume he isn t trained to ride....

Horses: miniature horse, miniature horse, edge of town
miniature horse, edge of town, local family: Hello, Unfortunatley, horses are classified as livestock. Although Minis are small, they are still horses, and horses are livestock. Personally, I classify them as pets, due to their size, however I m sure most laws do not. I am truly sorry, but there...

Horses: miniature horses, sussex area, miniature horses
sussex area, miniature horses, horse harness: Hello, I have found the internet the best place to get harnesses. Just go to a seach engine and type in mini horse harness. When you find one you like, get some measurements and make sure it fits. A great place to go to is sunsetranchsupply.com She does...

Horses: miniature ponies, miniature ponies, hay racks
miniature ponies, hay racks, air flow: Hello! I know many people who have many minis together in a smaller stall, and they have no problems. Just make sure that they get along and one doesn t pick on the other. We keep one bigger mini and a goat in a 6 by 8 stall, and they are quite comfortable....

Horses: miniatures, s games, miniature horse
s games, miniature horse, yr olds: Hi Chelsea, You have bought yourself a little brat! Sounds like he needs to get some respect. Mini s are smart, like ponies, so you have to get them to work with you. If you aren t familiar with Pat Parellie s games get either a book or better yet a...

Horses: minis, grandaughter, groff
grandaughter, groff, alittle: hi Darlene, she doesnt sound to big to ride a mini. but since shes 6 shes going to out grow the pony very fast. i would get a a pony that is about 10 hands. she will be able to ride it longer and you will have a better chance at getting a pony that is 100%safe....

Horses: mold in hay, mold spores, square bales
mold spores, square bales, digestive tracts: Kim, Some horses are very picky about what they eat, and others will eat anything you give them. Either way, any horse has the ability to eat moldy hay, especially if the mold spores are in the beginning stages of development. Mold is harmful to horses...

Horses: money queries, vet check, manageable disease
vet check, manageable disease, legs and feet: Did you see the horses on equine.com? - no What did you think? n/a Abouth confused statement, I was meaning it may be better to buy a younger horse b/c when I sell it will be easier to sell a 12 year old than a horse in its 20s! there are pluses and...

Horses: How much $$mony would you try to sell this horse for, mail addres, hunter jumper
mail addres, hunter jumper, hand horse: Hi Janik; There are other factors here that are going to play a role: 1. Since Leo is small he is suited to children or a small adult. 2. The level of rider he requires. 3. If he s won at recognized shows and whether those are at a local, national...

Horses: mounted games, mga website, pony club
mga website, pony club, minority sport: Hi again Abbie. Unfortunately mounted games in this country is still a minority sport and teams do not keep ponies, but riders use their own ponies. There are often ponies available for loan or lease if you have somewhere to keep them but there is a serious...

Horses: mounted games, garden cane, pony club
garden cane, pony club, mounted games: Hi Abbie No you are not too old, anyone of any age can do mounted games. I know of a guy in his 50s still competing - he does pairs competitions with his grand-daughter! First off what part of the world are you in? I can give you website links for every...

Horses: mounting, medical problem, reins
medical problem, reins, pointers: Nikki Sorry I have not answered sooner; I have had some stuff I have had to take care of which is delaying my responses. When mounting up on your horse, try to land as softly as you can on your horse.This will keep her from feeling uncomfortable. Also,...

Horses: moving a horse to a new climate, thick winter coat, desert conditions
thick winter coat, desert conditions, climate changes: Hi! Thanks for your question and I hope I can be of some help. I also apologize for taking so long to get back to you. And a climate change will definitly have an effect on the horse. My first suggestion (for almost every problem) is to talk to a vet...

Horses: mucsles, mucsles, reinhardt
mucsles, reinhardt, lana: Hi Adrian; Tying-up can affect any muscle in the body. It occurs when too much lactic acid builds up in the muscles and they contract painfully and can t release. It s extremely painful and the protein of the muscle will begin to breakdown. Sincerely,...

Horses: mud, body brushes, elbow grease
body brushes, elbow grease, fungus growth: The answer is It depends. For the most part, if there is ground in caked on dirt - then the only answer is a good soak, wash, and then even another wash again. Especially if this is caked on that s been there the entire winter. (Hint: A little clorox,...

Horses: muscle atrophy, auto immune system, rain rot
auto immune system, rain rot, muscle atrophy: Hi Jill; Usually if it s neurological he ll show signs of stumbling, weakness getting up, wobbling, tripping and things of that nature. He doesn t have any of those signs. Nerve damage seems logical as at least part of the reason. A slip? A fall?...

Horses: muscle or hip problem?, quarter horse gelding, quiet temperament
quarter horse gelding, quiet temperament, kidney problem: I SEE THIS PROBLEM IN SOME OF MY RACEHORSES. HOWEVER, THEY SEAM TO DO IT MORE WITH ONE OF MY RIDERS AND NOT THE OTHER. SOMETIMES IT IS A KIDNEY PROBLEM, BUT BEFORE YOU GO DOWN THAT ROAD, TRY PUTTING YOU WEIGHT ON THE STIRRUPS AND STAY OFF THE BACK FOR A...

Horses: my mustang, hindquarters, scary stuff
hindquarters, scary stuff, puddles: Meghan, First off, it s not a good idea to feed horses like cattle from a trough. You will have the problem you are having with the dominant horse gobbling up it s food and running over to eat everyone elses. Tying is the only solution when you don t have...

Horses: my mustang mare, mustang mare, wooden planks
mustang mare, wooden planks, pregnant mare: Hi again Grace, My advice is to get some help. Since every horse is different you can talk with a trainer and he can tell you exactly how to bond with your horse. In the meantime you can do little things like bring her some carrots, or sugar cubes. Talk to...

Horses: mustang weanling, green mucus, running a temperature
green mucus, running a temperature, grain hay: IF HE IS NOT RUNNING A TEMPERATURE,JUST LET IT RUN IT S COURSE. YOU COULD PUT HIM ON SULFA POWDER FOR TEN DAYS TO CLEAR UP THE DISCHARGE AND COUGH. IF HE HAS A TEMPERATURE OVER 101, KEEP HIM IN THE STALL AND WAIT UNTIL HE GETS BACK TO NORMAL BEFORE TURNING...

Horses: mustang, mustang mare, old mustang
mustang mare, old mustang, domestic horses: Mariesa, Welcome to a whole new world of horses! Mustangs are smart. Much smarter than the average horse, more akin to ponies in the brains dept. That is if you have any experience with ponies. I don t know where you have her, the 1st mustangs I had...

Horses: mustangs, breeds of horses, horse world
breeds of horses, horse world, brother and sister: Lynn, Sort of sounds like you are writing a paper on Mustangs! I only wish you had put all your questions into 1 post because I have to answer each one individually. Anyhow, in the horse world there is little difference between mares and stallions...

Horses: mustangs, domestic horses, us forest service
domestic horses, us forest service, wild horses: Lynn, Life expectancy in the wild is generally shorter than that of domestic horses. I don t know exactly, I m sure there is a study on this somewhere, the BLM may be able to help you. At least as far as the horses they have control over. There are many...

Horses: Nasty 6 month old colt, professional trainer, monty roberts
professional trainer, monty roberts, filly: Hello Bev! I don t think that you r colt is old enough to be stimulated. I do believe how ever that he is just trying to play with you. You need to get him to respect your space. Let him know that you are boss for exceletn tips on traning a horse to respect...

Horses: Native American influence, native american influence, culture complexes
native american influence, culture complexes, beast of burden: Your question is highly complex and requires a great deal more space than this forum permits. The horse was a relatively late comer to North American aboriginal culture complexes. Although the horse later became part of many aboriginal native cultures- they...

Horses: Navicular Changes, signs of stress, many horses
signs of stress, many horses, dressage horse: CONSULT WITH YOUR BLACKSMITH (I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD ONE) PROPER SHOEING SHOULD TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF AND ALLOW YOU TO DO WHAT YOU WANT. START OUT WITH LOWER LEVEL JUMPING, AND IF HE DOES NOT SHOW SIGNS OF STRESS, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ADVANCE TO MORE. ...

Horses: Navicular, egg bar, contracted heels
egg bar, contracted heels, bar shoes: Hi Anne. I was thinking about your mare last night. Hope the Anti-flam is helping. Anyway, this is a variation of the flip flop shoe I was telling you about. (CEMTGCFLAP) FLAPPERS The Flapper takes a half shoe fitted into the recess in front...

Horses: NEW HORSE, stable owners, problely
stable owners, problely, gelded: Theresa - my apologies for the late late answer --- You ve probably already purchased this horse --- but it would not be a purchase I would recommend due to #1 - unbroken status #2 - stallion - even if being gelded soon. Please consult the stable...

Horses: Neck Reining, leg aids, reins
leg aids, reins, lyn: Elli, As long as she was properly trained to respond to leg aids teaching her to neck rein is easy. I usually simply ride them around in the ring to start with using leg aids and hold the reins in one hand and lean them against the neck but also pull on...

Horses: Need advice, rubber mouthpiece, kimberwick
rubber mouthpiece, kimberwick, horse riding lessons: Hi Alex, If you have a used tack shop in your area you can probably get this there. Ask for this: Pelham bit, with large solid rubber mouthpiece, short shank, curb chain with keeper, and couplings for the rein, the mouthpiece must be about 5 or 5 1/2...

Horses: Need a little help, parelli, horse illustrated magazine
parelli, horse illustrated magazine, rb: Hello, It s hard for me to recomend training advice until I see the horse- but she sounds like many of the horses I have in for training. I suggest using the Parelli (www.parelli.com, they also have advice in Horse Illustrated magazine) method with her....

Horses: New Aggressive Behavior in Horse, bite wounds, grass hay
bite wounds, grass hay, gelding: Hello Erin, Silk is demonstrating very normal behaviour for a gelding. In the past herd situation, Silk may not have ranked high enough to do this or there may have been a good alpha horse keeping him and everyone else in line. Now, many years later...

Horses: New Aggressive Behavior in Horse, world of horses, bite wounds
world of horses, bite wounds, grass hay: Hi there. Oh, wow, welcome to the strange world of horses. I am afraid I do not have good news for you. Although I do not believe you are dealing with a pecking order type of thing with Silk right now, you still have a problem. One that is not easily fixed...

Horses: New fear, personality change, behaviour changes
personality change, behaviour changes, unexpected behaviour: Hi Ashley, It is not because of the feed, unless you ve recently changed it and are feeding large quantities. And while TB s tend to be more sensitive then a lot of other breeds, that doesn t mean this kind of behaviour is expected from them. I suspect...

Horses: New Horse, dee, ash
dee, ash, good luck: You have not told me much information to give you any correct opinion -- all depends on the age of the animal -- has he been ridden before - ANY training at all -- are you skilled and knowledgable enough to train a horse (with asking me what to do I don...

Horses: New horse, irish draught, happy hacker
irish draught, happy hacker, confidence level: If you horse goes crazy at the end of a line, I can understand your fear of trying tp ut her into a canter while you are on her. I would trust your gut! If you are already working on getting her back into shape with regular exercise, then you are already...

Horses: New to horses, jumping horse, quarter horses
jumping horse, quarter horses, warmbloods: Hi Monica :) It doesn t really matter about the breed. Thoroughbred s are pretty common as well as warmbloods, while other people prefer quarter horses or arabs. The best way to find your horse is to look for horses that already have jumping experience and...

Horses: New Miniatur horse, guide horses, quarterhorses
guide horses, quarterhorses, expec: Morgendee, First off, you can t punish her for doing something when she doesn t know it s wrong! Housebreaking? I ve never tried to housebreak a horse but know it can be done. Just remember, you ll get a lot more cooporation by positively reinforcing...

Horses: New Mustang, wild mustang, trail horses
wild mustang, trail horses, prison program: Sarah, You are a little young to take on training a raw, BLM Mustang. It takes a lot of horse savvy and patience and time, and the proper facilities for a wild one. There are Mustangs that come from the BLM that have gone through their prison program....

Horses: New rider, quarter horses, drop in the bucket
quarter horses, drop in the bucket, 3 year olds: Dear Sandy, 30 days of training is a drop in the bucket and not nearly enough time to make these horses safe for you and your husband. It s just simply not possible. What I would suggest is that you keep looking. If you were my clients we d make a...

Horses: New younger horse bullying our older pony, roan pony, welsh pony
roan pony, welsh pony, smoki: Yes your thinking is absolutly correct. One thing that made your scenario hard is the threesom. Horses are like teenage girls. Two will become fast friends and one will bne bullied it is kind of the way it will be . But you need to get Aria s viciousness...

Horses: Nippy Colt, colt or filly, stud colt
colt or filly, stud colt, hay cubes: Hi Diana, your horse seems a sweetie... the nippy part is a problem caused by every single person who interacts with a colt (or filly... fillies can nip too!). Your challenge will be to PREVENT a nip before it happens.... Punishement after the fact...

Horses: Nippy Colt, horse muzzles, many different reasons
horse muzzles, many different reasons, stud colt: Your first bit of advice that i ll give you, is to continue reprimanding him. However...try a different way. When you hit him...he knows that YOU hit him. It hurts. He isn t likely to allow you to hit him again. So he becomes headshy. When he goes to...

Horses: Nippy Colt, horse muzzles, stud colt
horse muzzles, stud colt, cliker training: Well, the clicker routine worked for me on a particularly mouthy, impatient to get her treat, mare. So, I think it might work on him. He sounds just like my gelding who just absolutely must have something in his mouth, though he never tries for skin or...

Horses: Nippy Colt, orphan foal, stud colt
orphan foal, stud colt, hay cubes: Hi Diana! Good questions. Let me see what I can do to help you. I had that problem myself with my orphan foal (who s now almost 4!) and I can tell you some of the reasons why it happens. Knowing the reasons can sometimes help you change the behavior....

Horses: NUTRITION, kentucky equine research, horse diets
kentucky equine research, horse diets, optimal diet: Hi Sakanta and thank you for visiting all experts.com! I m not as familiar with the forages overseas as I am those in the states but would be happy to help you if you could tell me a bit more about the activity level, ages, pasture availability, sizes, etc....

Horses: Nutrition?, feed hay, prescription diet
feed hay, prescription diet, boarders: Hi Laura, This is something you want to talk to your vet about. I have a friend who had the same problem with her horse and the vet put him on a special prescription diet. Talk to your vet right away to determine what should be done. Sorry I couldnt help...

Horses: Nutrition for manes and tails, mane and tail, thick tail
mane and tail, thick tail, groff: hi horsey, well once way to help keep the mane and tail full is to only brish it with your fingers. with a comb it pulls out the hair and breaks it. so use your fingers and lots of conditioner to keep it tangle free. putting the tail in a bag also helps it...