This is why I am not getting another (second) horse

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    and am going for horsepower instead.

    I got to the barn this afternoon to see my retired TB come out of his stall tip toeing on the rear left. The boy blew out his old curb. [​IMG]

    Not last Monday when I had the entire week off to hang out and cold hose. Not on Friday night when I had Sat and Sunday to cold hose and keep an eye on him. Nope. He did it either last night or today. (No idea as to when it happened.) Now that I have to be at work in the morning and have the kid with me in the afternoon. [​IMG]

    I dont ride him since I just dont have the time to. But I was going to start lunging him and building him back up this week. Not now.
    So tomorrow after I pick the kid up I will hose his leg. and then cold wrap it. He is on bute. I am just trying to make and keep him comfortable. In the four years I have owned him he has tested my equine management and emergency care skills to the max. The boy is lucky I adore him.

    Yup. Horse power. Not horses.
     
  2. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Ugh what a bad situation.
    Wish I was closer I would come help, right after my foot heals though
    but then again him and I could be gimpy toogether ,. or I could have some of that ER management he is gettng? Do I sound a bit jealouse?
    well yep I am lol.
     
  3. tailsnfeathers

    tailsnfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spent the day chasing a loose pony thru town. Gotta love em.
     
  4. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Quote:Gods help him should he decide to not respect fencing.[​IMG]

    The first year I had him I spent hand walking him after he abscessed and came in from the field three legged lame. Then it was a really bad episode of choke, which prompted me to move him from the place I was boarding since no one bothered to call me or my vet during or after the event. Since then it has been him cutting himself by stepping on himself. Oh and Easter he ran himself into a sweat, for some reason only known to him, and then tied up.
    I love him. He's a great horse. My best friend. That first year we connected on so many levels. And I am super grateful for the experiences I have had with other horses that I recognize this stuff he throws at me. And that I have a great vet that I call if needed. *And he knows that I can handle things so he tells me what to do and such and doesnt come out unless it is a HUGE things I cant do*
    And a friend that is a "old timer" harness trainer that I can call in a pinch as well. Plus his old trainer.
    But every time I think. 'I am going to start him lunging again at a walk on the hill in his paddock and get him thinking and moving again' He does something like this. [​IMG]
    Cars are a hassle at times. But they dont hurt and limp like an animal I love does. He breaks my heart when he is hurting.
     
  5. tailsnfeathers

    tailsnfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had an older palamino Mare that would run around the pasture until we saddled her up then she would start limping. Smart horse.
     
  6. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Okay, I'll bite. Is this a local term or just something I have never heard of? The boy blew out his old curb
     
  7. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    http://www.equinescienceupdate.co.uk/curb.htm


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    had one on that leg from his racing days, but has been sound on it for years. The brat either stomped at flies too much or stained it running and ta da. lame and the legged was stocked up last night. I cant get out there til around 3 this after noon to hose it.
     
  8. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Love it when I learn something new. But I am sorry that I gained this knowledge due to your horse's problem. I have been around horses for over 50 years and never heard it called curb. Thank you for posting the link for me. Best wishes for a steady improvement in his condition.
     
  9. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can wrap 'em in bubble wrap and put them in a padded stall, they'll still figure out how to hurt themselves!
     
  10. chook pen jen

    chook pen jen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We had a 12.5 hand old Palamino pony mare ,and guess what.Yup same trick ,we loved her a lot, but never did ride her. [​IMG]
     

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