PaintedBlues

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  1. Mare With Discharge

    She expelled alot of afterbirth. She foaled before I got to the barn, so I don't know how difficult the birth. I probably got up there 2 hours after she foaled & both were up & seemed normal.
  2. Mare With Discharge

    Since it is the weekend, what is the best way to treat her? Would a vaginal pennicillan wash be helpful?
  3. Mare With Discharge

    I have a 10yr old mare that foaled on 4/2/13. This isn't her first foal, but her 1st with me. Foal was born alert & healthy, no problems there. Plenty of milk (dropped at the last minuite). Here's my concern: today I noticed she was excreeting a thin yellowish discharge about 6 to 8 inches in length about every 20-30 minuites. She has a little runny nose (clear colored). Her appetite & milk are good. Can anyone advise here? Should I get her on antibiotics or wait? I breed horses & this is the 1st time I've seen this. Thanks for your input!
  4. Mare With Discharge

    I have a 10yr old mare that foaled on 4/2/13. This isn't her first foal, but her 1st with me. Foal was born alert & healthy, no problems there. Plenty of milk (dropped at the last minuite). Here's my concern: today I noticed she was excreting a thin yellowish discharge about 6 to 8 inches in length about every 20-30 minuites. She has a little runny nose (clear colored). Her appetite & milk are good. Can anyone advise here? Should I get her on antibiotics or wait? I breed horses & this is the 1st time I've seen this. Thanks for your input!
  5. Spooky Horse

    Thank you all for the replies. #1, I didn't break her. I hired it out because I knew she would be a handful. & #2, it is possible my confidence got shook. I lost the best horse I ever trained right before I started the training on this one. I never gave myself the time to grieve that I needed. Mistakes were made, that is obvious. But they need fixed & Mystic trying to run thru everything w/ no regard is not safe. Yes, I was told she was road ready, & took her down the road.I wouldn't do it again alone. Would I use the same trainer again??NO! But now I have to fix it w/out getting creamed.cALM -EASE MAY BE AN OPTION to create a new norm for her..I dont know. The biggest thing a lack is sufficient time to spend.Anymore, my real job takes up too much time. I know one thing..It's neasier to make a bad habit than to break one. & who knows' this may be the one' or the one that takes me out. All I know right now is that she needs fixed & so does my heart.
  6. Spooky Horse

  7. Spooky Horse

    I have a 4yr old filly that I have raised. She has all the groundwork & de-sentitizing you could ask for. Problem is, whe she gets about 2 miles down the road out of her comfort zone, she panics at the slightest things.& when it happens, it's not just a spook, it's a full blown wild-eyed panic attack! She doesn't even reconize that the rider is there. She is just flat out running for her life. We have a great relationship, She's the fist to the gate to get rode, hapy to be there & has all the want to in the world. But once she gets out her comfort zone, you never know what is going to freak her out. Any advice?? She is a great little filly w/a good heart & all the gumption to be great. I just need to figure out a way that when she spooks, to get her attention back to me. So far, nothing has worked. Tried riding her with a calm horse, neck stretches, circles, etc. When she blows, it's scarey & she doesn't stop until she does & then it's like someone just flipped a switch to off. Any advice would be greatly appreciated at t his point. I'm thinking of putting her on a calming paste before taking her out to see if that helps.
  8. Soulmates

    Thanks all of you for the replies & kind words. I was starting to think I was the only one who ever suffered this kind of debillitating heartache. I still go love up on my horses, but its hard. Everywhere I look, I see her looking back at me.& yes, there is one that has picked me, I even paid soeone else to break her out, but I just can't seem to find the heart to ride her like she needs to be. My saddle that I always used on Little Bit hasn't fit the back of another horse yet. It's either too withered, or narrow, leaves cold spots....etc. I think I just might retire it to my bedroom. I've taken back to riding in my old beat up Herford (when I ride), but It's still pulling teeth to get me on. I have a good network of horse folks, but none have went thru this, so they don't really understand. All I ever hear is "you used to ride the hair off of anything, so why ya scared now?". Again, thanks for all the comments & I'm really glad I posted here. You guys are the best! :)
  9. Soulmates

    I lost my 7 yr old mare last October. I've had horses my whole life (42 yrs), in that time I've only ever had 2 that ate into my heart like this one. I thought she would be my forever horse. I bought her when she was 6 months old, threw a saddle on her when she turned 2 & never looked back. I got married on her back, gave birthday parties for kids with her, rode my grandchild on her. She was my heart, soul, & everything I ever learned & applied when training a horse. My best friend, my everything when I needed someone to get my mind right in this big old crazy world.Last Oct., during a brief thunderstorm, she was hit by lightening & killed. I have a herd of 20, but I just can't seem to get past it to want to ride again. It's ingrained in me ( coming from a farm family) to just move on..but I just can't seem to do it.Riding has always been my life, but that seems to have changed with her passing. Does anyone have any advice to offer??? Am I the only one that has ever been too bonded to move on??
  10. Possum Poisoning

    I went over yesterday to see this horse. & I must say he did seem better. I stayed for about 2 hrs & he stayed standing the whole time & grazing. He has a bale of hay, but seemed to want to move about. A little shaky on the front end, but the seperation I'd seen before seemed to be healing over. Definately looks like very bad founder. My camera went on the fritz, so I couldn't take any pics to post. Owner said that if he makes it thru the winter that he might make it. Sounds like they're not giving up on him. He had body sores & patched of hair misssing from laying down so much, but they were all scabbed over. I would've labeled him a goner. I guess they are going to play the "wait & see" game.
  11. Possum Poisoning

    I agree with you guys! This is soo frustrating! I did ask how they planned to put him down, thought maybe they'd call a vet out for that. They said that they'd just shoot him. Breaks my heart. I can't understand how they let it get this far! I wish they would've called me out sooner. I bet now they are wishing they never consulted me at all.
  12. Possum Poisoning

    Thank you Trinity for an intresting read. I couldn't get hold of the owner to go over today. I did speak w/ the 1/2 owner & he said he wasn't calling a vet, just going to call it a loss......
  13. Possum Poisoning

    Update: as best as I can give. Jax still seems to be holding his own. Owner can't get hold of a vet to come out. They started soaking his feet in water mixed with a linament. Not sure what it is. I'm going over there 1st thing in the am to see for myself. I'll give a better detailed update after the visit. Pray for him. Thank You for all your advice & love.
  14. Possum Poisoning

    I don't know about the chemicals in the wheat seed, but I can ask about it. I'm sure they bought it at the local feed store to plant. Would bute help in this situation until we can maybe get a vet out after the holidays? We only have 1 vet around here & he's 35 miles away & gone till after the 1st it seems. I will pass all the feedback to the owner & hope they will express send a vet out or something. I would really hate to lose this stud. He's the only one left of his blood line. The stud owner never responsibly bred to papered mares, mostly grade ones. I got one of the foals through my papered mare & the registered the crap outta him. Then sold him to these people after their trusty stud died of old age so they could carry on his legacy. It would be devestating to lose him now.
  15. Possum Poisoning

    Could be founder I guess, but he has great hooves otherwise & has been on light pasture w/ a handful of grain most his life. I raised this foal & sold him to these people. They broke him to ride this past spring & he was doing great. It all started w/ a "stonebruise" the vet said when he first came up lame in his front hoof. That was in late July. He was treated with bute & antibiotics & seemed to be recovering slowly. On labor day he got into a sack of wheat seed & ate the whole bag. Downhill again for a while. Seemed to be getting better, then the hooves started to separate. 2 weeks ago he colicked, & major downhill from there. losing weight, weak in the rear, & just wanting to lay down. I again called the owner this morn & told her I'd help her pay for the vet if that was an issue. She said he seemed a little better today & is using Solepak around the corona band. I don't know, but it doesn't look good for this guy. That's why I turned to here for maybe some advice that could help. You guys are great ! Thank you.