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Skip to comments.The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FIVE
Posted on 03/21/2005 7:18:04 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories.
I always have a link to this thread on my profile page, so if you have something to say and can't find the thread in latest posts look for it there and wake the thread up!
I also have a ping list for horse threads that are of interest, and Becky pings everyone most mornings. Let Becky (Paynoattentionmanbehindthecurtain) and/or me know if you would like to be on the ping list. As FreeRepublic is a political site, our politics and other issues will probably blend in . There are many issues for horsemen that touch politics land use, animal rights/abuse cases that make the news . Legislation that might affect horse owners.
So... like the previous threads, this is intended as fun place to come and share stories, pictures, questions and chit-chat, unguided and unmoderated and that we come together here as friends. There are lots of ways of doing things and we all have our quirks, tricks and specialties that are neat to learn about.
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - thread ONE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread TWO!
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread THREE!
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FOUR
New folk and occasional posters, jump right in and introduce yourselves, tell us about your horses, and post pictures if you've got them!
I've used Tucoprim. It's good stuff. I never had any problem getting any of mine to eat it. I guess my sweetfeed had enough molasses in it to make it stick. You might try buying some cheap molasses at the grocery and mixing it with that. A couple of years ago, Tennessee came down with the heaves after I got a batch of dusty hay and I had to give him some kind of powdered antihistamine, I can't remember what it was called, but it must've tasted horrible coz he wouldn't touch it. The molasses worked for that, but I had to do like you said and mix it into a paste with the medicine and give it to him in a wormer syringe. The molasses made it stick to his tongue too.
I haven't rode in a couple of weeks and then rode a couple hrs last night. I'm getting achy and sore. If I ride often I'm ok but after about a week same old stuff:'(
LOL! I'd've figured it would've been 6 gallons per mile
No thanks. I've seen a picture of a head on collision between a Hummer and a Dodge Ram. There wasn't much left of the Hummer, and the Dodge looked fixable. I think I'll steer clear of the H2's, but I think this truck might hold it's own.
It probably is with a load in the back!
Try making a ball of peanut butter (or something with a similar consistancy) with the powder inside.
I know exactly what you mean. This has been a really rough winter for me. I've felt pretty bad the whole winter. But I'm back 100% now I'm pretty sure:)....getting old is not fun.
Not sure what your problmes are, but I'll tell you what helped me, and maybe it will help you. I was hurting so bad all over, OTC pain relievers were doing nothing. Remember when I mentioned I tried calcium.
Altho I wasn't saying mcuh about how bad I felt, my husband knew something was wrong and found this web site for me:
He filled out the questionaire for me:) and then ordered the vitamins that they recommended. They also sent a book called "The Schwarzbein Principle" I think the info I got from the book more then anything helped.
MY HUsband and I HAVE CANGEd our eating to the recomendations in this book, and we have both been truly amazed. Mack has lost 20 lbs, I've lost about 6, and loosing weight was realy not even the goal. I just wanted to feel better. I can't recommend it enough as a must read if you really want to start feeling better. I'm sure the vitamins they sent help too, but what this book will tel you about nutrition is amazing and sensible. Not some wacked out diet plan. My kids have even started changing their eating habits after seeing how much better me and their dad have been feeling:)
You can buy the book at any bookstore. You should give it a read.
Boy, you got that right! Did they tell you to shake it up real good before you scooped it? It settles and gets real packy so you need to fluff it up before dosing so you won't give too much.
Beaker's probably a little young to be having these kinds of problems, but like you say, the nutrition part would be helpful to anybody.
WEll, I think it's back to trails, and lots of slow work for a month or so for all of them.
Now, for the important part...
Pictures! Pictures! We MUST have PICTURES!
:)....that's what I meant. I guess I should have been more clear:)
ARe they home home, or just back in town, but not home yet?
The two year old looks great.
Nothing about shaking, just not to pack. I was worried about 5 more doses. I just scooped it and tapped the scoop to level it. It was 1 scoop for 440 pds. We gave him 3. The vet didn't send any directions. Probably 2 scoops and and half will work but we gave him a little bit of a loading dose since he hadn't had any antibiotic tonight. He's not 1320 (3) but I think he's over 1100 (2 1/2)
more his wt . We are going to make sure we can get 5 more doses by dividing it in baggies.
Can horses eat peanut butter? I don't give it to my dog because she has a hard time eating it.
My vet told me to just turn it upside down a time or two before opening it each time.
Gotcha. Thanks. My vet going to revac Sarah Lee and Okie 10 days after he finishes his antibiotic and them vac the again in one month. He said after that, yearly should be ok.
Well they are safe and sound. Hungry though...LOL
Sounds like a good idea with them both living in a boarding barn like they do. It's kinda like kids in school. When one comes down with something, they ALL come down with it.
??? What picture? Sooooo, they've been doing stuff they don't want us to see huh?! LOL! Well, they HAVE been to Las Vegas. No telling WHAT they've been up to. ;o)
Heh... she took an awful pic of me when I was scarfin down some dinner... I look like fifty miles of bad road.
Well you made it in before I went to bed:)
We are REALLY glad to be home :~D
Dontcha just HATE it when they do that to ya. And they always think it's so darned FUNNY!
I do have a lot of cool pics I took... I'll take a look at them and post some when I get settled. Not sure now if that will be tonight or not ;~D we're real tired...
I'll bet! Traveling makes for a long day, even if everything goes smoothly, and REALLY long if it doesn't.
Random pictures of the horses...
It's always fun to leave, but it's great getting home:)
I bet Bo will be glad to get home tomorrow. What time does she leave.
How's Okie? I haven't caught up on the posts from today.
Yeah, no rush. We'll be here tomorrow. I'm fixin' to call it a night myself. Glad y'all made it back safe and sound. Seeya!
Welcome home :)
Great pictures. Have a safe trip home :) and continue to post.
I like this thread and I got attached to Diana.
My problems aren't nutrition related, but anything would help. :-)
Um, when I said trade the truck, THAT was not quite what I had in mind! Get yourself a cheaper one and the rest can go towards our log cabin! : D
Lighter but almost back to his old self. (they sure can lose fast) Maybe a little bit spoilt. He can't seem to get enough loving:')
glad you got back ok. : )
It's always nice to curl up in your own bed. Glad you had a nice time though! : )
sounds like you have done all the right things........Glad he is doing better, and a bit of extra spoiling and love, never hurt none, especially when you have been under the weather! : )
Well I only breezed in, to see what was happening. I'm really tired and need to get up at 5:45 tommorow.
G'night! : )
This little guy was born yesterday at 5 PM to a mare owned by the lady who ride's our Mickey occasionally to "keep him honest" (cause she's a Guru rider and the wife's just entering intermediate...). She raises European Warmbloods.
Very cool :)
That is adorable.