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5/19/21 8:12 P

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They can sure be little snots, can't they. When I had Fancy she would be easier to ride than to lead when she was acting up. I would have to turn in circles whenever I lead her. Constant circles. She would just keep running circles around me.



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5/19/21 4:58 P

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Today I moved my horse on to pasture! Its been a while since I have ridden and she was a stinker. It does not help when the wind is blowing either. I planned to ride her but ended up walking her half way. Just to get her somewhat attentive. My daughter led her horse as well. They are going to enjoy that pasture! I am so looking forward to summer break from homeschooling so I can have more time to ride. This maybe every couple of weeks is not the best kind of way to build a repore with my horse!
Thanks to all who tossed their 2 cents in on hoof boots!

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5/17/21 1:40 P

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Hi Chrissy,
Of course I have no horses now as stated earlier. However years ago we had a little mare who had very tender feet on gravel and we got her some Easy Boots for her front feet. Except for moving like a Tennessee Walking Horse the first time we put them on her, emoticon they worked great for trail rides that included gravel roads. Not so great on very wet trails because we had to retrieve one boot out of a large, churned up mud puddle once.
Good luck!

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5/16/21 10:34 P

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I'm glad your treatment is improvinng her.

I had boots for Amboy many years ago, but I can't really tell you anything about them. I'm not sure why I ended up getting them for him now. I do know that they have to fit really well. His one foot rubbed in it and he got a hematoma from it. I've heard that many people use them, though. Amboy was actually shod, so maybe I had them because he wasn't used to being barefoot and was barefoot for some reason. He had navicular so going barefoot could really bother him. He still wanted to go for rides, though. I lost him back in 1988.



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5/16/21 9:44 P

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Hello everyone, I just realized I kind of dropped a bomb with the x-ray thing and left you all hanging. So very sorry! It was nothing serious just thinking x-rays would give the quickest answer to our questions. As it turns out I did go to the vet at my scheduled appt. only to be left waiting for over an hour with my horse in the trailer. She has a history of not liking to load so this was not particularly fun for either of us. I finally just canceled the visit because I was certain if I took her out she would not want to get back in and I was not really wanting to wait any longer. So after some more talk with my daughter I called her mother in law who has a wealth of knowledge about hoof and various conditions. She came and found she has some fungus, contracted heals and other trimming issues. We have been incrementally trimming her and soaking to kill the fungus ect. We are seeing good results in her feet shedding out overgrown bars, false sole and heals opening up. I think she has had a lot of excessive trimming thus creating a need to defend. Its all new to me but seems to be making a difference! I soaked her again and have her wearing boots in hopes of getting her hoof to release the false sole that prevents her hoof having proper movement. I have been educating myself on hoof boots as of late. Still not sure why they sell them separate rather than in pairs. Seems kind of silly to me but like I said its all new!
Have any of you used boots rather than shoes because you believe in a barefoot horse? What kind of boots did you choose?
I am really hankering for another trail ride so I might try to get that on my to do list soon!
Hope your all well and good a finding time to ride, its been beautiful days lately!

Take care and sorry for leaving you thinking the worst!

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4/14/21 12:29 A

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CRISSYRR..prayers for you and your horse. hopefully it isn't anything serious. did your horse do this all the time, but just started doing it?
i can remember when my mare had lymes disease. i wish in the beginning i would of suggested her to do a lynes test on her. my poor girl went 2 more months before we got the diagnosis and by then she really got sick. she is doing good now, but what a scare i went through.

let us know how things go with your horse.

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4/13/21 8:09 P

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I am kind of worried about my horse. She is scheduled for x-rays tomorrow to see if there is a structural reason for walking on the outside of her front feet. She is not lame but has some coordination issues cantering and sometimes pitches a bit of a fit. We are ruling out things! Your prayers would be very appreciated!

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7/1/20 12:09 A

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Too sad for me. I leased Sassy for a broodmare and I have regretted it ever since. She got really close to me after I brought her home, though. Just wish I had gotten in to her when she had problems foaling.



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6/29/20 10:36 P

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Had a nice man, referred by a mutual friend, come tonight to meet my horse. He said he'd be back later this week to pick him up. He does trail riding and his current horse is young and too much of a handful for him to enjoy the rides, thinking having another, older, horse may settle his down. I'm both happy, and sad, but our mutual friend who I've known for nearly 40 years, assured me my horse would have a great home with a guy who will ride him and not push him. So ends another chapter of my life, having had my own horse in my back yard since 1978!

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6/29/20 6:31 P

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I had dogs and horses since I was 10 (dogs from 10, horses from 16) and currently without either. I had only one indoor cat before this one and I can't really understand my little boy like I could the dogs and horses. Someday, maybe.

Pandabear, you are so right about the dogs differences. Mine have always been partial to me, but Doxie and Bridgitte would do about anything for Dad, too. Bridgitte would do about anything Dad told her to do and always went to him to be let out before bed. Then came to bed with me. Doxie went to him for food. My last one, Cassie, didn't want to go with anyone except me. I guess she would have gone with her breeder, but she greeted her and then got back in my truck when we met up anywhere. She was 4 1/2 when I got her.

I could pretty well always understand my horses, too. Their whinney's were quite distinctive for what they wanted. I sure miss all of them.



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6/29/20 12:57 A

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SJHarris...sorry to hear about you loosing your Noah....Kirby is one lucky dog being rescued by you. all dogs are different as all horses are. my pup Tawni is a fussy girl and is now starting bond more with me. she is always close to me. she won't eat for my husband and many times won't go potty for him. right now she is laying behind my chair sleeping.

Mona... agree on having pets do take us out of ourselves and keep moving.
i'm out side so many times taking puppies out to potty play. went to Bible study this evening and after getting home took the pups for a walk. i take 2 of the dogs and hubby has the youngest pup. the walk keeps me busy watching the pups and husband....trying to get them both trained...that is husband and youngest pup.

Mona...hope you find a place for your horse.

have a good week.

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6/28/20 4:41 P

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Having pets really does take us out of ourselves, and gets us moving which is a good thing. Walking our dog forces me to walk.
Have been looking for a new home for my horse since I'm barely able to ride anymore with the arthritis and neither my husband nor I are able to to the physical work of baling and putting hay in the hay mow. Have reached out to friends still in the active horse community and their referrals have led to some inquiries. So I'm hopeful of finding him a good home, where he will get ridden and have more human attention than I'm able to give him. I'm hopeful and very sad at the same time. He's too nice a horse to just stand around looking beautiful!

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6/28/20 4:24 P

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Don't even know how many years have passed since I posted here..... Reading about all your dogs. We have a new rescue dog that we adopted last fall after the loss of our beloved Noah. Kirby is a lot more energetic than Noah was, so I hike with him or my husband takes him running while he rides the four wheeler. Guess it's not such a bad thing to keep us moving!

Riding my Missouri Fox Trotter mare I have had for three years now; my TWH gelding is retired.

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6/5/20 2:29 P

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Those pups sound like a handful. I have had jealous ones, but they never took it out on me, just on each other. That was a bigger problem, I think. I had to keep them separated in any way I could. That was in large pens downstairs when I was working and in separate crates when necessary when I was home. For as much as I could I would let them loose in the house or outside (though outside was separately).

I am down to a cat, now. Would like to have a dog again, but can't at this time. Orzo is sweet and loving, though. He likes to give kisses almost more than any dogs I've had. Dogs were more restrained except for Blue, I think. They would give kisses once in a while, but not daily. With Orzo it is daily.

I'm glad that you were able to get out to see your horse.



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Oooooh - is there such a thing as a doggie psychologist? Frankly, I'd have a very hard time dealing with the intentional messing in the house! Our dog had serious separation anxiety issues when we got her because at age 2 she had been in at least 4 residences. She chewed up a couple of TV remotes, DVD cases, highlighter markers, emptied waste baskets, etc. when left alone. Her first owner (from when a puppy) died, the family didn't want her, she went to a shelter, was adopted and sent back to a different shelter, was in foster care, and sent back. Then came to us. We have worked through a lot, but because we are both retired, she's rarely alone. She does fine now alone for up to 4 hours, but usually that's only on Sundays for Church. For longer times we have a wonderful neighbor who will come in, socialize and let her out to potty.
Good luck with your puppies!
Weather is beautiful here, but arthritis acting up and don't feel fit to ride. emoticon

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6/5/20 12:44 P

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Fashion is a kind of communication. It's a language without words. A great hat speaks for itself. ~unknown

Thursday was the first time i saw my horse in probably 2 months. hubs has been taking care of her. things here at home are hectic with 2 pups under 1 year old and one of them has a neurological disorder and the other, and older pup by 6 months gets jealous when i fuss over it. this older pup is 11 months old and her way of letting me know her feelings is pooing in the house outside of the bathroom door. i know it could be worse. she never even told me she wanted outside. the younger pup is 5 months old. life is interesting.

there is so much to get done here and.....

Enjoy your Friday.

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5/19/20 6:55 P

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Busy here in Wisconsin with lawn and garden. Have an 18 year old Arabian who most days believes he's about 5, not the typical older horse at all. Not hard to handle, but can be quite spunky. Trying to find a new home for him because we lost his pasture buddy on Labor day, he is very lonely, and I have health issues making it hard to spend enough time with him plus riding is limited to no more than 1/2 hour. We also have a rescued Boxer dog who at 8 years old still acts like a puppy most of the time - a very happy dog!
Have been on Spark People for many years for support to keep working to be in the best health possible.

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5/19/20 6:41 P

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Sounds like you are really busy. I am down to one cat, but he is a sweetheart. He has been missing his cattle dog sister for about 6 months now. Sometimes still goes and looks in her crate for her. Lost my mare almost a year and a half ago and don't have any way to ever have another. I still wish I could get back into riding, but I was to the point I couldn't get on, anyway. For now, I will stay with Orzo and may eventually get another dog.

Come over to "How are you doing" when you can. We could use more people on that Forum. Mostly just two of us now, but there is a 3rd who gets a chance once in a while.



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5/19/20 12:34 P

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Lately i have been busy training 2 adopted rescue pups. they seem to take much of my time along with everything else in life that needs done. i have an 11 month old Australian Shepherd mix. her name is Tawni and i think she is more Aussie than anything else. she is finally learning to trust and bond with me. she has a sad beginning story, but is such a happy puppy now. the there is Panda, my older Aussie who is 9 years old. she doesn't let me out of her sight and such a good girl with the pups. then there is Tilly, who is a mix of ???i think she is looking more like a yellow lab and not sure what else. she is 5 months old and is special needs, but one of the sweetest big puppies. she is taller than my older Aussie and i have no idea hen she will bottom at how tall she will be. she will be spayed on Wed. next week. thank goodness my husband has been helping me with Montana. it is hard to get much done with 2 very active puppies. right now it is quiet time and they are all napping in their safe place, one on the couch, another under the dining room table and the third is in the kitchen under the table. i enjoy this time of quiet.

so there is a little about me and....
Have a Fun day, make the best of today. Stay safe and well!

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5/19/20 12:21 P

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stop in sit a spell and tell us how things are going with you, your horse or just life.

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