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  1. Guilty

    Ok so I have gained weight I had lost trying to finish out my year in nursing school. I am done now and have been studying for my state exam for my license. So I have been trying to lose the weight but it's been rather hard for some reason. I have a healthier diet and been getting out to exercise and no weight loss. So Where I was 173 at my friend?s wedding last September I am now 190! I have a doctor?s appointment later this month since she has been testing me yearly for a thyroid problem she knows I'm going to have since my Thyroid is abnormally large and I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism, I'm teetering on the edge in the tests. She says she can't really help me until the tests show proof. Anyway I have wanted to ride but I feel terrible for my horses. I have a 25lb barrel saddle and my mare that I'd like to ride is 1050lbs but she's over weight herself and going by the 20% weight of horse and the cannon bone equations I am too heavy for her. Anyone have suggestions? I know that riding may help me lose weight but I'd hate to over load her...
  2. Hay

    The middle section of WI has had little to no rain and the guy I was going to buy hay from only held 1000 back for me. I am crazy gratful that he did but I need 2000 to get through the winter and well into the time when hay should be getting cut and bailed the first time. Hay is scarice and starting to get up to 4.00-5.00 a bale now. My pastures have went to weed and dust so there is nothing I can do right now about that. So I have been looking for hay alternatives. I found this link on my FB page Hay alternatives I have looked over the internet and found that most of the people who were listed are out of hay by now. One of the places I have had my horses trained and she is having a hard time finding hay right now. She has only enough hay to get through January. She said we all may have to go to Michigan to get some hay.
  3. Little Cracks

    They look similar to the first picture. They don't look like the bottom two though.
  4. Little Cracks

    Ok, Thanks for the input. When I say cracks they are not chipping and falling off. There is no missing hoof, its just really tiny probably couldn't get a fingernail inside of them, small vertical cracks about middle of the hoof they very in length but none of them go to the bottom of the hoof. The toes aren't chipping off or anything. I'll get pics today to show you what I mean. I feed my horses Purina Healthy Edge, they have free minerals, free choice alfalfa, timothy and clover hay. I hate to over dose them on supplements but if they are missing something then what would you suggest is a good supplement? There are tons of them out there. Do you think buying one of the Keratex would be a good idea?
  5. Little Cracks

    So I have been doing research on what I should do for her hooves. I'll take pictures soon so you can see what they look like. They have small cracks, it has been so dry here that her hooves have small cracks. I have been applying a supposed moisturizer called Hoof Dressing. So far it hasn't done anything really. Her hooves crack rather easily and wear down easily as well. She has lost shoes as well when she had them. But when I read about Keratex it's mostly about strengthening hooves and how it helps against too much wet but we haven't had any real rain in almost 3 months. I was hoping someone would have some answers on how to keep her hooves healthy in this terrible drought. My other horses are starting to show small cracks too. They have better hooves then she does in general but even their hooves are showing stress.
  6. So I Posted On The Ght About Abby's Spots

    Thank you!
  7. Picture Update

    Your horses look great! Nice pics
  8. Double Dosing

    Ok, thanks! I just wanted to make sure that is how I understood it.
  9. Double Dosing

    So I have hear about double dosing. I wanted to know how do you do that? My filly is 600lbs so I would dose her with Equimax how?
  10. She does itch them not like crazy tho and she is never itched till she bled. She has the hairless spots right now along her topline of neck, in her mane and forelock and on her forehead. She doesn't have any bumps anywhere and she does have a moderate to high parasite load... well before I treated her with Equimax per Vets order 3 ays ago. The vet looked her over and said it wasn't anything she had seen that gave any real indication of exactly what we were dealing with. She said it doesn't present like rain rot, round worms or a fungus she was used to. I have de-wormed her, treated her with medicated shampoo and SSDM. She doesn't seem to be itching more than usual and she seems in good spirits otherwise. I haven't seen any hair grow back from the bald spots though. She presented with these spots about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Thought I'd post a couple pics and you can tell me what you think.
  11. Checkups

    Well I cut it nice and short. I have been doing the treatments on her and de-wormed her again. She's been really good about everything which I hope continues. Here are some pics. Abby with Sweets before bath. Abby is very light colored now. I wonder if she inherited her mothers roan gene. Although in the places she's been bit her hair grows back black. This is after bath an drying off before I put on the SSDM This is the pictures of the spots
  12. Checkups

    BTW: The skin condition affects her nack at the base of the mane and her forehead and down the bridge of her nose. It's loss of hair and then dray flaky skin in irregular spots. She also has some that scabbed over. Becase most of the sore/scab/ bald spots are small and at the base of her mane and forelock I may have to roach her mane off so that I can effectively treat it. IDK what do you all think? Should I roach it off? Cutt it really short or just leave it? The vet suggested to try and keep her forelock braided up and out of the way for treatments but said because of the mane the SSDM can't be put on those areas along her neck. I wanted to get her showing next year but if I roach it will the mane grow back by spring show time?
  13. Checkups

    So I took our yearling Filly Abby and our older gal Rina to the vet today. It was the 1st time on a trailer since Abby's two day trip up here from Iowa in January. She hesitated only a little bit before following me up the ramp and into the trailer. She was a little nervous and jittery but she did really well when we started moving. Rina had no problems with going of course. We got there 45 mins. Early I wanted extra time in case things happened. They saw us right away so that was nice. Both got their vacs and Rina got her teeth floated. Abby has to go back in 3-4 weeks for a booster. Found out that Rina has no worm problems but Abby has enough to be almost considered a high shedder at this point. I wormed her in May but she still has quite a few. They said to worm her with Equimax and they'd do another fecal when she comes back to see if it was effective. I hope it is. When I take her back I'm going to take Boogs with because he has been dropping his grain again, this will be his second float this year! The vet was having trouble with the grinder last time so maybe she didn't get all of the points completely. But with Boogs I always have to float his teeth every year. Sweet's I think had a need for a float once since I've had her. She 6yrs old right now and I got her as a yearling. Anyways I was just really happy with how Abby handled the poking and the getting of the base vitals for her. She did really well for being nervous and a little sweaty. She has a skin condition which was also another reason to go into the vet. The Vet doesn't know what it is since it doesn't follow any pattern they have seen before in "normal" skin issues. They gave me a couple products to try and we will see how it goes. I hope it works for her. She doesn't seem to be bothered that much by it but I know it may 'if left untreated' affect her health more than it does now. She just was a really good little thing. A Little pushy on the walk with Rina, Rina was sedated a little (She a rather light sedater)for the float. I just had to share she did rather well.
  14. Searching For Old Horses

    Yeah, I miss the mare and I have never met the foal she had it the following spring of me losing her to the ex. I really had gotten her to come around she used to be so dead eyed and acted like she was only supposed to be a machine. She sometimes was an idiot about being seperated but she was so good under saddle and really worth the hassle. Youd could put almost anyone on her because she knew those who didn't know anything and how to take care of them. She also had get up and go which was great! Here are a couple pics of her and some I got of the foal. The foal they called Maggie Then just a few a couple days before she was picked up by the ex.
  15. Searching For Old Horses

    So I have been searching for two horses that I lost during my divorce (because of my ex. Husband and my lawyer both working against me.) I know my ex doesn't have either of them anymore. So for the last 3 years I have been looking up craigslist postings and a few other horse add sites. Especially the post your pic for free ones. I don't do it every day or anything I do it maybe a couple times a month just to see if they might be posted. I also sometimes (though not as of late this year) look at the state rescues. I know my ex.'s old man would take on the paint mare because she was really well trained for roping and gaming. So I also look in the MI adds. I have finally posted on Horse clicks a looking for these horses add. I have come into financial stability with becoming an RN so I could afford to buy them and keep them if the chance ever came up. They are both grade horses and sometimes with the economy I do worry that they will be sold to kill buyers. The paint is getting on in years and her filly is young and IDK if she is trained yet being 3yrs. So I do stop off at the local auction too when I can to see if they might walk through. I guess I was wondering am I the only person who does this? I don't mind if it sounds obsessive. I hope they are in a good place with forever homes but if they aren't I'd like to try and catch them and bring them back home.