rainyspirit

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  1. Who rides alone?

    Once I start riding again I will be riding alone too. All the people I meet around here are all snobby. I love to go trail riding and most of the locals like horse shows,ride english or dressage. I am a western person myself. We all have our own thing about riding. Sometimes it is boring going alone though.
  2. lunging question

    My arabian returned back from 30 days of training lame and he had time off from being worked. I have lunged him a few times and he did fine. I took a few more days off and started back to lunging him again BUT he is now stopping and facing me. How do I get him back into lunging in the circle? I don't have a round pen and I have done what the trainer has told me. I don't think its all him I feel maybe its me. I have owned him since he was 8 weeks old and this is the first horse I ever had to continue training. So its an learning exp for the both of us.
  3. Arabian back from trainers lame

    My 5 1/2 year old arabian came back from the trainers lame. The farrier checked it out and said he cut his frog. I have soaked it epsom salt 3 times a day for the past 5 days. I was wondering how long does it take for a frog to heal. My farrier said it was ok to do some light lunging and keep soaking it. But this was 2 days ago. I started to lunge him a little I got him to do one complete circle and he started to limp again not real bad,but enough to notice his hoof was still bothering him. Of course my Vet is on Vacation so I thought I would come to horsecity for some advice. I noticed his frog is shedding,looks pretty good.
  4. Arabian back from trainers lame

    My 5 1/2 year old arabian came back from the trainers lame. The farrier checked it out and said he cut his frog. I have soaked it epsom salt 3 times a day for the past 5 days. I was wondering how long does it take for a frog to heal. My farrier said it was ok to do some light lunging and keep soaking it. But this was 2 days ago. I started to lunge him a little I got him to do one complete circle and he started to limp again not real bad,but enough to notice his hoof was still bothering him. Of course my Vet is on Vacation so I thought I would come to horsecity for some advice. I noticed his frog is shedding,looks pretty good.
  5. Hi from Maine

    Hi, I am from maine too. I own a 5 1/2 year old arabian gelding who just finished 30 days of training. Welcome
  6. im having problems with my arabian

    I am not saying all auctions. But I have heard other people buy horses from auctions and they were calm as a kitten. Then in a few days to weeks of having them home they would become the horse from he**. Later on to find out that the horses were drugged to stay calm during an auction only so the people could sell the horse to some gullible person. This might not be problem in your case. But just a heads up on what could happen at purchasing a horse from an auction. I hope that is not the problem and good luck with your new horse.
  7. im having problems with my arabian

    I am not saying all auctions. But I have heard other people buy horses from auctions and they were calm as a kitten. Then in a few days to weeks of having them home they would become the horse from he**. Later on to find out that the horses were drugged to stay calm during an auction only so the people could sell the horse to some gullible person. This might not be problem in your case. But just a heads up on what could happen at purchasing a horse from an auction. I hope that is not the problem and good luck with your new horse.
  8. lameness question

    my arabian just back from the trainers and now he is lame. I looked at the bottom of his hoof and it looks like he might have step on something and peeled it up a bit.There is no open wound,blood,pus or any other damage except like the piece of the sold lifted.like a person peeling their nail too far. There is no swelling or no heat. I am soaking it with epsom salt. I am hoping it is something the farrier can fix [ 07-26-2006, 08:39 PM: Message edited by: rainyspirit ]
  9. lameness question

    my arabian just back from the trainers and now he is lame. I looked at the bottom of his hoof and it looks like he might have step on something and peeled it up a bit.There is no open wound,blood,pus or any other damage except like the piece of the sold lifted.like a person peeling their nail too far. There is no swelling or no heat. I am soaking it with epsom salt. I am hoping it is something the farrier can fix [ 07-26-2006, 08:39 PM: Message edited by: rainyspirit ]
  10. flaky Arabian

    I have an 5 yr old arabian gelding that will be coming back from 30 days of training. But there is a few things we have to work on. He kind of gets alittle flaky around objects out on the trail. For an example if he see a bird fly over head or a huge rock on the ground he gets wide eye and thinks its gonna eat him alive. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to try to get him to settle down a bit? I know being an arabian they are usually flighty anyways.
  11. flaky Arabian

    Well. I might as well put my arabian's picture here too. This is the one I was asking the question about in the first place. Sorry picture is blurry.
  12. flaky Arabian

    Well. I might as well put my arabian's picture here too. This is the one I was asking the question about in the first place. Sorry picture is blurry.
  13. flaky Arabian

    Wow, Merry I can't believe how much the arabian in your post looks like my gelding. I have a picture of him on here under new members forum. He will be 6 in october so of course his colors are still changing. How old is the arabian in your post. By the way nice horse.
  14. flaky Arabian

    Wow, Merry I can't believe how much the arabian in your post looks like my gelding. I have a picture of him on here under new members forum. He will be 6 in october so of course his colors are still changing. How old is the arabian in your post. By the way nice horse.
  15. Hi Im new here from Maine

    I own a 5 year old arabian gelding who just finished 30 days of training and I am open for new ideas.
  16. flaky Arabian

    Ooops my bad... He will be 6 in October. Wow time flies. I sent him off for training cause I was having health issues. Its just a minor thing and I think with all the Advice I am sure I can nip in butt.( I think thats how the saying goes)
  17. flaky Arabian

    Ooops my bad... He will be 6 in October. Wow time flies. I sent him off for training cause I was having health issues. Its just a minor thing and I think with all the Advice I am sure I can nip in butt.( I think thats how the saying goes)
  18. Hi Im new here from Maine

    Here he is. Sorry so blurry... My digital camera is a peice if junk
  19. flaky Arabian

    Thanks for all the info. I def wouldn't try ponying him. I was thinking of going out with one other horse and rider once he was okay with the trails.
  20. flaky Arabian

    Thanks for all the info. I def wouldn't try ponying him. I was thinking of going out with one other horse and rider once he was okay with the trails.
  21. flaky Arabian

    Thanks,I read my post over again and I totally understand where you are coming from thats why I wrote it over. The trainer told me,he will stand real stiff or he will try to spin away from what ever frightens him. Its not constance it happens when she leaves the area from which she trains him and takes him on the trails. I am wondering if I lead him on the trails that I will be taking him on and help him get familiar with the surroundings if that would help him any. I know the local people here sometimes have get togethers and go trail riding. Also would it help any if I had another horse riding with us would make him feel more secure. But then again I will be trail riding alot by myself.
  22. flaky Arabian

    Thanks,I read my post over again and I totally understand where you are coming from thats why I wrote it over. The trainer told me,he will stand real stiff or he will try to spin away from what ever frightens him. Its not constance it happens when she leaves the area from which she trains him and takes him on the trails. I am wondering if I lead him on the trails that I will be taking him on and help him get familiar with the surroundings if that would help him any. I know the local people here sometimes have get togethers and go trail riding. Also would it help any if I had another horse riding with us would make him feel more secure. But then again I will be trail riding alot by myself.
  23. flaky Arabian

    Well, he is handled properly. I should rephrase that MOST Arabians that I have been around were high spirited. I did not say anything bad about the arabian. I love arabians highspirited,flighty or not. I was just asking for Advice. I am not looking to get slammed.
  24. flaky Arabian

    Well, he is handled properly. I should rephrase that MOST Arabians that I have been around were high spirited. I did not say anything bad about the arabian. I love arabians highspirited,flighty or not. I was just asking for Advice. I am not looking to get slammed.
  25. flaky Arabian

    I have an 5 yr old arabian gelding that will be coming back from 30 days of training. But there is a few things we have to work on. He kind of gets alittle flaky around objects out on the trail. For an example if he see a bird fly over head or a huge rock on the ground he gets wide eye and thinks its gonna eat him alive. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to try to get him to settle down a bit? I know being an arabian they are usually flighty anyways.