jumpin_horses

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  1. Omg Too Funny. A New Training Technique

    I have a yearling, and she is quite a...... um....... fiesty girl well, I had walk out into the back pasture this morning, and she came promptly running right up to me to get petted.... okay, well she took off 100mph, kicking up her heels... then, she came back, swinging her butt around and kicking up at me. she did this several times and kept getting closer and closer.. I thought.... "um, this little sh** is trying to intimidate me!" a few more times, and YEP, this is what she is doing. well, I waited and she came running up to me, almost running me over, spun around, and as she kicked at my head, I whipped my shoe at her!!! (now, seriously, I was NOT trying to do this, it just amazingly turned out this way) as she kicked up at my head...... my shoe got lodged up, under, between her butt cheeks! and it stuck there for several seconds! oh, she came unglued. bucked, snorted, farted, stomped her feet, etc... until she unlodged the shoe. then, she quietly walked up to me, head down, tilted sideways, sweetly baby-yacking at me. as if to say: "jeez, sorry, I was only playing" I patted her on the head, stuck my nose up in the air, and went and retrieved my shoe game OVER! [ROTFL] anybody wanna buy a shoe????? I works GREAT [ROTFL]
  2. EVERY TIME the phone rings and its a new client saying: "my horse has just been diagnosed with Navicular" its like an ice pick in my brain. WHY is it SO many professionals have just accepted "failure" in this area. and look down on me for my drive and frustration? Ive done a TON of research in this area even Pete has settled for "sound bare in the pasture, and sound (but guarded) for light riding in boots and pads..... I WANT HEALED! [bang Head] I think of poor Hero every time the phone rings so, whats the answer?.... gotta be that magic pill somewhere. and WHY, WHY, WHY have the best in the business just dropped the ball and accepted failure? it is TRUE? its a "FAIL-FAIL" no matter what? my head swims constantly with questions/answers and possible solutions. here is what im thinking..... what do you all think? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- im beginning to think its more in educating people to catch things early, rather than trying to "fix" things once the damage has already taken hold. We have SUCH a huge window of time (I think) in that we may be able to reverse this????? :-? ....... REVERSE THIS....... what IS it that makes some horses susceptible to this over others? - diet? environment? structure? perhaps we should think of supporting the pastern/fetlock area instead of the foot/heel area????? [Question] and rest for healing to take place? and HOW can we efficiently "build" the back of the foot? is there some type of device that can be used to support the pastern/fetlock area? (you know the same concept of how people use a wrist support for carpel tunnel) and HOW does the DDFT heal once that happens? and CAN it heal? can we facilitate healing of the DDFT/bursa with IRAP ( http://www.theequinecenter.com/IRAP.htm ) once the back of the foot is supported? and once we can get the DDFT healed, how do we prevent it from coming back? is it really possible to actually rebuild the digital cushion in an adult horse so it supports the back of the foot better? so many questions in my head.. Seriously, I would LOVE to get into a "study" of some kind using some kind of support device and IRAP to work on tough NAV cases... but, I just cant seem to light a fire under ANYONE involved [bang Head]
  3. Stinky Feet!

    whats wrong with you today? did you also happen to notice that in my original post I wrote "IMO" .... SO..... **********! im currently researching registry keys for some software im developing, quit stalking me, get a life and it IS YOUR footwork, if you really want to know, RESEARCH IT YOURSELF!.. if not, just keep doing what you do. I dont give a cr@p! GAWD!
  4. Stinky Feet!

    this should tell you its NOT working for a permanent solution you keep making your "bacteria food" and keep using your TB to your hearts delite. its all up to you. ETA - Im at work and dont have time to do YOUR footwork on this matter. and I dont think my boss wants to pay me to research the papers Ive found in the... oh, past 4 years ive been trimming professionally...
  5. Abscess

    perhaps she should consult her vet. a lot of advice can be given here, but, no one really knows the horse's environment better than her vet.
  6. Stinky Feet!

    you would have to ask my vet. she said she has seen more damage using those products than she has seen success. I think there was something written at MSU. google it for yourself. I do MY footwork, you can do yours the clorpactin WCS-90 is $8 per treatment.. how is THAT more expensive than the other?
  7. Stinky Feet!

    yea, very good article, except one thing Thrush Buster by Mustad, Kopertox by Fort Dodge not only kill bad tissue, but, kill good tissue too. resulting in MORE "bacteria food" IMO, these 2 products are about the worse you can use for thrush IMO, if you horse has thrush bad enough to warrant these products its best to use something like "clean trax, or white lightening" instead. or you can mix your own by ordering Clorpactin WCS-90 from your local pharmacy and mixing it yourself. there are directions for that if you search the "hoof forum" and most likely you will only need one treatment (its that good), or 2 for the "worse case scenario". Ive successfully treated REALLY bad cases of thrush and/or WLD with the clorpactin / clean trax (which is essentially the same as clean trax, but, less $$) and even the worse case ive ever seen, only needed 2 treatments and the disease was GONE. [smiley Wavey]
  8. Morrissey Suspended For Excessive Use Of Whip

    I understand getting "emotional" especially when SO much is at stake. but, I work VERY hard at keep those emotions under control. I think its a good punishment. and next time, double it, and then, if there is another next time, double the double what im REALLY glad about is that they are recognizing the Ground Jury / Show Officials for their role in it. ALL judges need to take more responsibility for the welfare of horses at horse shows, that is the only thing that is going to stop this crap
  9. Founder Case Updated 9-3 Headed Home!

    wow, yea... tough spot to be in [Huggy]
  10. Founder Case Updated 9-3 Headed Home!

    honestly, if I were you, Id have the vet out to make the call on it, ASAP
  11. I Got Ran Over By Garth

    [ROTFL] "Magic shoe" with self-adhesive for the extra difficult horses! the new "BCAA" (butt cheek attitude adjuster) [ROTFL] im off to the patent office! [ROTFL]
  12. Founder Case Updated 9-3 Headed Home!

    poor Lacey! if the vet wont consent to doing a biopsy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, im wondering if there isnt some proud flesh going on too I think (after consulting my vet) I would like to get her started on some TUCOPRIM, make sure she was UTD (esp. on tetanus), and use the Trypzyme on the wound. http://www.amazon.com/Trypzyme-V-Aerosol-S...z/dp/B000M8O1KU
  13. I Got Ran Over By Garth

    he he, yea, at first I was like then I LMAO watching her frantically tip-toe her hind legs independently to dislodge magic shoe she then walked back up to me quietly, sort of baby yacking..... as if to say "gee, sorry.. I was just playing" then I looked around to see if anyone noticed funny though...... NEVER happened again....
  14. I Got Ran Over By Garth

    I have a "magic shoe" you can throw at him next time... it gets strategically stuck in their butt cheeks my yearling mule tried that with me in the pasture, and I launched my shoe at her as she was kicking at my head. and my shoe got lodged up between her legs, in her butt cheeks for a few seconds.... [ROTFL] it was "GAME OVER" as far as she was concerned
  15. I'm Moving To The Mitten!

    Broo's place is REALLY nice, and exceptionally "dog friendly". and Gias is awesome with other dogs. I took my dog over there and they got along..... swimmingly!
  16. Founder Case Updated 9-3 Headed Home!

    you're doing a good job! [smiley Wavey] wow, that has to be the WORSE abscess Ive EVER seen is she UTD on her vaccs? also, Im wondering if a round of Tucoprim would do her some good http://www.pfizerah.com/product_overview.a...&species=EQ
  17. "your Horse Is Too Fat!"

    recently, I had a "discussion" with a client about how FAT all her horses are... she 100% DENIED it. is it just that we are not used to seeing a healthy weight anymore? (with muscle) because she REALLY did NOT see it. and im getting more and more of this everyday but, heres the kicker I have a BIG dog. GSD/St. Bernard mix. she is a healthy 120ish lbs. I keep her at a very healthy weight. big dogs like this have SO many problems if they are even slightly over weight (actually, I like to keep her a little on the "thin" side) you can see her "shape" and muscle, you cant see any bone, but, you can sort of feel bone/shape as you run your hand over her, if you press in a little. here is her picture I was told she was TOO thin and that I should FEED my dog...... seriously, it seems like people cannot see a weight problem in their animals anymore. its a REAL problem, just as bad as being "too thin" IMO (maybe worse)
  18. Had To Have My Horse Euth'd Today

    in know how you feel. im SO sorry [Huggy] [Angel]
  19. "your Horse Is Too Fat!"

    please dont let them intimidate you. its about the life and health of your animal. IMO, judges are WRONG for picking an "overweight" baby to win. THAT needs to change he looks GOOD (as a matter of FACT, drop-dead gorgeous!), no need to change. let them talk, and then by the time their colts are in their adult-hood and suffering the consequences of being overweight, YOU will still be enjoying your animal. he looks GOOD. let them get used to YOU [smiley Wavey]
  20. Roseannah Pancake (pic)

    LOL, yep manes your the first one on deck for when I get tired of her.. but, dont hold your breath yes, she is definitely going silver/bay
  21. When You Realize Kids Are Paying Attention. Cute!

    when my niece was little, she asked if she could use my computer so, I let her. but, I said, "DONT BREAK IT" a few minutes later, she came into the living room with this REALLY sad look on her face, and said: "Im sorry Aunt Lori, but, it seems i have performed an illegal operation" she was really upset, but, I just had to burst out laughing. I had to convince her it was okay, it was probably the computers fault anyway
  22. "your Horse Is Too Fat!"

    DiluteMe - he looks great! dont try to add any "fat" to him now. its a price he will pay for his entire life. keep up the good work