MissMyBud

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  1. A horse that drags his hind feet...???

    Injected a 7yr old? That's a real shame. He's too young to need that...there are many other things you can do to help them besides injections. I've worked on many horses that did this, and they have come thru it great. It's basically from not 'making' them pick up their feet when they're younger, allowing them to be lazy. Now you have to train it out of them. As the other poster said-ground poles is just one way to help.
  2. A horse that drags his hind feet...???

    Injected a 7yr old? That's a real shame. He's too young to need that...there are many other things you can do to help them besides injections. I've worked on many horses that did this, and they have come thru it great. It's basically from not 'making' them pick up their feet when they're younger, allowing them to be lazy. Now you have to train it out of them. As the other poster said-ground poles is just one way to help.
  3. is there really nothing that can be done? UPDATE

    Shoulders can be 'out', I've seen them. Takes a good chiro to get them back...then I'd get a massage therapist out to keep the muscles loose. But DON'T WAIT! Do it NOW.
  4. is there really nothing that can be done? UPDATE

    Shoulders can be 'out', I've seen them. Takes a good chiro to get them back...then I'd get a massage therapist out to keep the muscles loose. But DON'T WAIT! Do it NOW.
  5. horses and chiropractors!

    You have been sore also? That can contribute to the horses back pain. I agree with checking the saddle, but I can tell you that yes...definately your horse is sore. I see you're in Ohio-where are you located?? If you're near Cincy, I would use Dr. Mark Haverkos-he is the best chiro around. I studied under him, worked with him for years. He 'knows' horses, just has an amazing way with them.
  6. Help me scrutinize this property

    You might want to put a tornado shelter into that hill! LOL Right in between the ditch for water drainage and the house.
  7. Equine Massage

    My school is 'reputable'...I am a Member of the IAAMB, and also listed as a School there. edited by admin [ 04-24-2008, 11:51 AM: Message edited by: Char ]
  8. Massage Schools

    DELETED BY ADMIN for breaking the no advertising rule. char [ 04-24-2008, 11:54 AM: Message edited by: Char ]
  9. Putting his head down?

    quote: Use split reins and a smooth o ring snaffle. Stick your arms down at your sides while riding him and gently pull back and say easy. Then continue over and relaxing your hands when he puts his head down. You can also use the see-saw motion with your hands straight down at your side and this will pull his head down, slow him or her down, and make it rounded. Putting the head down will also decrease the speed which is a good thing. I really must disagree with this. First a O-Ring snaffle, not a good choice-the o-rings tend to slide around and can pinch the lips. I like to start mine in a full cheek. And putting your hands at your knees is not a good training aid, it puts pressure on the bit where it should not be, especially when you use both hands to 'force' his head there-you should always keep your hands up and in front of you. The see-saw, I don't know who taught you that, but yes, it will put their head down-for the moment, but it is great at teaching them how to AVOID the bit. Most horses that have been ridden this way tend to end up with their head doing that all the time...side to side. It sounds to me like you need some help, one on one, giving lessons on the internet is not possible.
  10. Putting his head down?

    quote: Use split reins and a smooth o ring snaffle. Stick your arms down at your sides while riding him and gently pull back and say easy. Then continue over and relaxing your hands when he puts his head down. You can also use the see-saw motion with your hands straight down at your side and this will pull his head down, slow him or her down, and make it rounded. Putting the head down will also decrease the speed which is a good thing. I really must disagree with this. First a O-Ring snaffle, not a good choice-the o-rings tend to slide around and can pinch the lips. I like to start mine in a full cheek. And putting your hands at your knees is not a good training aid, it puts pressure on the bit where it should not be, especially when you use both hands to 'force' his head there-you should always keep your hands up and in front of you. The see-saw, I don't know who taught you that, but yes, it will put their head down-for the moment, but it is great at teaching them how to AVOID the bit. Most horses that have been ridden this way tend to end up with their head doing that all the time...side to side. It sounds to me like you need some help, one on one, giving lessons on the internet is not possible.
  11. The animal communicator - vent

    That's horrible, The worst part is, for every ONE like her-there are FIVE that are good. But it's the BAD ONES that get all the press. A lady around here was fantastic, didn't charge a penny...she only took donations-you paid what you thought she should get. And while alot of what you said seems 'weird' there are alot of people that do good. I do energy clearing and I have helped many people with it. So please don't let ONE BAD EGG ruin it for everyone.
  12. Anyone that knows trainers in or around Kentucky...

    Where are you located? My trainer lives in Alexandria and she is excellent.
  13. Anyone that knows trainers in or around Kentucky...

    Where are you located? My trainer lives in Alexandria and she is excellent.
  14. Too COLD to work horses..

    I have a solution!!! WE all get together and buy land-one place up north, and one in the south...then we move twice a year! We have our own little town, and everyone can have their specialty that they do. I'm sure we could make it work...who's in??? I just put propane in my tank for the rest of the year...only 30% full, and it cost me $500!!!!!! I'm going to put in a wood burning stove and start burning the furniture. [ 02-14-2008, 10:39 PM: Message edited by: MissMyBud ]
  15. Too COLD to work horses..

    I have a solution!!! WE all get together and buy land-one place up north, and one in the south...then we move twice a year! We have our own little town, and everyone can have their specialty that they do. I'm sure we could make it work...who's in??? I just put propane in my tank for the rest of the year...only 30% full, and it cost me $500!!!!!! I'm going to put in a wood burning stove and start burning the furniture. [ 02-14-2008, 10:39 PM: Message edited by: MissMyBud ]