lsrh2005

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  1. I am not in Allegheny county. But I will call the extention office and see if we are a "fence in" state. I am 99.9% sure that we are. Then I will ask how to get that enforced AND call the humane officer. It's just so frustrating!!! They have been out 3-4 more times since I posted this. I was away for a couple of days and nothing has changed.
  2. So my neighbor 3 doors over (good amount of space between us/this is a "country" street) has 3 horses that they do not take care of, do not ride and do not keep fenced in on their own property. The fence is worthless and has several spots where they can escape rather easily. They are forever running the road, crapping everywhere in everyone's yard and harassing my horses. I've tried calling the police, but we do not have local police and you get the state police who have better things to do and NEVER come out to handle the situation. I've tried the "public safety" route since we have school buses that use this road not to mention other drivers who would be seriously injured or killed if they hit one of the horses. I've not tried "talking" to the neighbors because he is an angry drunk that has gone to jail a few times for beating up the chick that lives with him. I also fear retaliation against my property and/or horses. The next thing I plan to do is call the Humane Officer because I know they are technically "obligated" to investigate every report. And the horses are now looking skinny. Has anyone else ever dealt with this type of situation and what did you do???? I am fed up with chasing them off my property!
  3. Has anyone heard of or have a copy of the poem "I Ride". It basically talks about how women load up 1000# animals and drive 30 ft rigs all over the place and ride. I wanted a copy to frame and put up in my new horse trailer. Thanks.
  4. What part of PA are you in? There is a very good barefoot trimmer in the Washington, PA area/SW PA. I would be happy to PM you the info if you are close to there.
  5. Hi Star, No she was severely underweight--no fat of any kind anywhere. I did explain the basics of how important the strict diet/regimen and that it was a life-long commitment. Not a deal breaker, but still a major consideraton. Thanks.
  6. SR--no, she did not appear nervous. But we WERE strangers touching her/examining her--she did not seem to mind any of that though. Andi-8 seems young to have Cushings; but I have been doing some research on Insulin Resistant horses-->could be that. I have suggested a pre-purchase exam. Tammy
  7. Where I used to board my horses had sulphur"y" water and all of the horses LOVED it!! I tasted it once, just for the h"i"ll of it--IT WAS AWFUL and smelly. However, my horses prefered it over my "city water" when we would take them camping and had two different water containers. So I doubt you will have a problem after he becomes acustom to it. Good Luck--if the diarrhea continues maybe some electrolytes or check with a vet. Tammy
  8. A friend and I went to look at horse for her daughter today. The first thing I noticed was the area right above the eye where most horses have a small "divot" there. This mare has a bulge in that area on both sides, larger on the left side; about the size of a 1/2 a golf ball. They are both soft and squishy and do not seem to hurt or bother her in the least. It's just odd and we are trying to determine if it is "anything to be concerned about". I have had horses for 30 yrs and have seen all kinds of differences in this area in horses of different ages; but this was very pronounced. The mare is a QH, 8 yrs. old and very thin/malnourished. Probably dehydrated; it is cold here and I did not see any water available that wasn't frozen. (That's a whole separate issues I will not get into here!) She did not have swollen glands under her jowls and did not have a snotty nose or eyes. I will call our vet tomorrow to ask her about this. But I am wondering if anyone else has a horse with these "bulges". Thanks.
  9. I have been dealing with this problem since March. I have a 3 yr. old that calls out to everyone and everything, including deer we see in the woods!! I have been doing what Cheri suggests and have been RELIGIOUS in my corrections. It has gotten a little better, but he still does it more often than I would like and sometimes in places it is dangerous to do a correction--ie: crossing a busy road or walking on the side of the road. I guess it's just persistance and perhaps his age too. I think it is partly due to him feeling a little insecure when we are out alone. I have been doing more groundwork where he is to follow my every move and stay out of my space--trying to establish a stronger leader role. Although, I think I am a very dominant owner; I don't take any crap from my horses. I also try to keep his mind occupied with little tasks on the trail. Neck reining around the trees, sidepassing along the path, stopping and backing, turns on the forehand, etc. That way he is too busy to think about finding other horses.
  10. 4 or 5 of us are planning a trip to Tanglewood Acres next week and I am looking for opinions on the place. We based our decision almost solely on the reviews posted on websites like "Horse and Mule Trails Directory". It is about a 4 hr. drive for us and we hope we are not disappointed! We like rugged, challenging terrain and don't need much more than primitive camping. Their website lists all the amenities, but I'd really like to hear about the trails from someone who has been there recently. Well marked? Nice variety? Pretty scenery? I had this in the Trail Riding section, but no responses. Thought I'd give it a try in this section. Thanks.
  11. I have had a post in the Trail Riding section for a few days and got no response. I'd like to move it to a more widely viewed section like General Horse Talk, but I cannot figure out how to do it. Help?
  12. 4 or 5 of us are planning a trip to Tanglewood Acres next week and I am looking for opinions on the place. We based our decision almost solely on the reviews posted on websites like "Horse and Mule Trails Directory". It is about a 4 hr. drive for us and we hope we are not disappointed! We like rugged, challenging terrain and don't need much more than primitive camping. Their website lists all the amenities, but I'd really like to hear about the trails from someone who has been there recently. Well marked? Nice variety? Pretty scenery? Thanks.
  13. I sent you a PM-I have a very good friend here in SW PA that has a very nice retired STB that is not only broke to ride, but has done Judged Trail Rides and maybe even a parade or two.
  14. No, she did not say anything about them being at that show. It appears that all 6 horses that died were hack horses, living in the same barn (kind of separate from the boarders' horses) NOT 100% sure of that though. From the info they provided, it seems that if your horse has not shown any signs up until now, you should be in the clear; at least from this outbreak.