Copper

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  1. I bought a Horse!!! PICTURES WORK!

    All I get are little boxes with an x in them! Can you post the again? Or how do I view them?
  2. Come look at my new trailer!!

    OOHHH, thank you! I will google it. Illinois is right next door. Looks like I'll be taking a day trip with fellow horse friends!
  3. Come look at my new trailer!!

    Oh, lucky, lucky you! That is pretty much what I want. Where oh where did you find such a nice trailer?
  4. Suggestions for trail course

    I want to do something like that, too. 1. turkey decoys 2. deer decoy 3. an old tractor tire filled with fines 4. baby stroller/bicycle 5. a jump made of old tires with racing flags across the front of it 6. jump standards with a rope between the two so it would be a gate 7. fallen timber to walk across (like in Extreme Cowboy) Gosh, now I really want to get started on that! Oh, thought of another one. A plastic pool filled with water, like a puddle. You can get the ones that have slip guard on the bottom at Fleet Farm or Tractor Supply, I think. They use them on dairy farms for the cows. [ 07-24-2007, 01:04 PM: Message edited by: Horsenut102 ]
  5. Suggestions for trail course

    I want to do something like that, too. 1. turkey decoys 2. deer decoy 3. an old tractor tire filled with fines 4. baby stroller/bicycle 5. a jump made of old tires with racing flags across the front of it 6. jump standards with a rope between the two so it would be a gate 7. fallen timber to walk across (like in Extreme Cowboy) Gosh, now I really want to get started on that! Oh, thought of another one. A plastic pool filled with water, like a puddle. You can get the ones that have slip guard on the bottom at Fleet Farm or Tractor Supply, I think. They use them on dairy farms for the cows. [ 07-24-2007, 01:04 PM: Message edited by: Horsenut102 ]
  6. Tommy Garland..Rushing Training?

    Okay, I watched the episode, and he did keep saying he was rushing what he was doing. I don't know why in this particular series he is doing that, because he usually make it clear that it may take upwards of two weeks of working on an exercise to get it good. I did notice he is going to be a competitor for the Road to the Horse show. Doesn't that have a time limit on it, like 3 hours or something? Maybe that had something to do with this particular show. Anyway, I still like him alot. Love watching his horses and have tried some of his ideas successfully. And, honestly, some of what he does is so way beyond where I'll ever be, but I still like to watch him and learn from him.
  7. Tommy Garland..Rushing Training?

    Okay, I watched the episode, and he did keep saying he was rushing what he was doing. I don't know why in this particular series he is doing that, because he usually make it clear that it may take upwards of two weeks of working on an exercise to get it good. I did notice he is going to be a competitor for the Road to the Horse show. Doesn't that have a time limit on it, like 3 hours or something? Maybe that had something to do with this particular show. Anyway, I still like him alot. Love watching his horses and have tried some of his ideas successfully. And, honestly, some of what he does is so way beyond where I'll ever be, but I still like to watch him and learn from him.
  8. Tommy Garland..Rushing Training?

    I love watching Tommy Garland and his horses. Something to keep in mind, he may have been working with that horse a lot longer than 10 minutes. We just see 10 minutes or 20 minutes of show time. I'll have to watch that episode 'cuz usually he doesn't "bit" them up right away. He usually runs the rein through the halter first, then bits them up, then runs the rein through the snaffle and the bit and then finally progresses to the bit itself. The last time I saw him get on a horse for the first time (after he had done ground work with it), he got on (on both sides), had the horse bend both ways and got off. Went well so he called it a day. If it was that little bay horse, yeah, he's had his hands full with that little guy. But it's kind of nice to see a professional have the same problems we have.
  9. Tommy Garland..Rushing Training?

    I love watching Tommy Garland and his horses. Something to keep in mind, he may have been working with that horse a lot longer than 10 minutes. We just see 10 minutes or 20 minutes of show time. I'll have to watch that episode 'cuz usually he doesn't "bit" them up right away. He usually runs the rein through the halter first, then bits them up, then runs the rein through the snaffle and the bit and then finally progresses to the bit itself. The last time I saw him get on a horse for the first time (after he had done ground work with it), he got on (on both sides), had the horse bend both ways and got off. Went well so he called it a day. If it was that little bay horse, yeah, he's had his hands full with that little guy. But it's kind of nice to see a professional have the same problems we have.
  10. Any ideas?

    G&K'sMom -- You have been very helpful. By the end of the season, my horse is almost untouchable with the head tossing. I feel so bad for him. The first four things you tried are what I have been researching and wanting to try. I just wanted to talk to the vet before I put him on Antihistimes, plus I think around here you need a prescription to get them. I was also thinking about taking him to my instructor's stable during this time and see if he is off the grass completely and only on hay if that would help. Maybe even keep him in during the day and out at night. Now, what is an immune booster? Is that something I can buy through like United Equine Vet or Valley Vet or is that something the vet has to administer? I would sure give that a try, too. Thank you. At least I know I'm not the only one trying to figure this out. It is so frustrating and my guy is so miserable.
  11. Any ideas?

    G&K'sMom -- You have been very helpful. By the end of the season, my horse is almost untouchable with the head tossing. I feel so bad for him. The first four things you tried are what I have been researching and wanting to try. I just wanted to talk to the vet before I put him on Antihistimes, plus I think around here you need a prescription to get them. I was also thinking about taking him to my instructor's stable during this time and see if he is off the grass completely and only on hay if that would help. Maybe even keep him in during the day and out at night. Now, what is an immune booster? Is that something I can buy through like United Equine Vet or Valley Vet or is that something the vet has to administer? I would sure give that a try, too. Thank you. At least I know I'm not the only one trying to figure this out. It is so frustrating and my guy is so miserable.
  12. Tommy Garland..Rushing Training?

    I love watching Tommy Garland and his horses. Something to keep in mind, he may have been working with that horse a lot longer than 10 minutes. We just see 10 minutes or 20 minutes of show time. I'll have to watch that episode 'cuz usually he doesn't "bit" them up right away. He usually runs the rein through the halter first, then bits them up, then runs the rein through the snaffle and the bit and then finally progresses to the bit itself. The last time I saw him get on a horse for the first time (after he had done ground work with it), he got on (on both sides), had the horse bend both ways and got off. Went well so he called it a day. If it was that little bay horse, yeah, he's had his hands full with that little guy. But it's kind of nice to see a professional have the same problems we have.
  13. Any ideas?

    Hi. I don't post very often, but I peruse this board a lot and have learned so much. Many times someone here has already dealt with a problem I have had with one of our horses. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has ever dealt with a horse with, I'm thinking, really severe allergies? For the last 4 or 5 years my older gelding get really irritable, rubs his nose on the dirt, sinks it in the water trough, tosses his head and squeals. I have had a vet out each year when these symptoms start. One thought it was neurological (I don't think so, 'cuz it'seasonal). One thought it was sensitivity to the sun (could be, don't know). One thought it was something in the pasture. This year I spent hours spraying, chopping, killing, anything in the pasture that wasn't grass, as best I could. Husband mowed recently. Anyway, today when I went out to put his fly mask on, I noticed red coming from his right nostril. When I looked up in it, his nostril was really red and irritated. Looked like a burn inside there. I called my best vet who is out of town until Sunday, and who I will have out on Monday. In the meantime, I was just wondering if anyone else has ever had a horse with these types of symptoms and what, if anything, can be done? Thank you.
  14. Any ideas?

    Hi. I don't post very often, but I peruse this board a lot and have learned so much. Many times someone here has already dealt with a problem I have had with one of our horses. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has ever dealt with a horse with, I'm thinking, really severe allergies? For the last 4 or 5 years my older gelding get really irritable, rubs his nose on the dirt, sinks it in the water trough, tosses his head and squeals. I have had a vet out each year when these symptoms start. One thought it was neurological (I don't think so, 'cuz it'seasonal). One thought it was sensitivity to the sun (could be, don't know). One thought it was something in the pasture. This year I spent hours spraying, chopping, killing, anything in the pasture that wasn't grass, as best I could. Husband mowed recently. Anyway, today when I went out to put his fly mask on, I noticed red coming from his right nostril. When I looked up in it, his nostril was really red and irritated. Looked like a burn inside there. I called my best vet who is out of town until Sunday, and who I will have out on Monday. In the meantime, I was just wondering if anyone else has ever had a horse with these types of symptoms and what, if anything, can be done? Thank you.
  15. Rolex

    I don't post very often, but browse an awful lot. Anyway, in case anyone is interested, highlights of Rolex is being aired on Animal Plant on Saturday, May 12, at 9:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. Someday I hope to be able to attend instead of just seeing the highlights on TV.