• Thoroughbred feeding question. To hold weight, but won't cause stomach ulcers?

    So I have a 10 year old OTTB gelding, 17 hh. When I first got him weight was a huge issue, he was super thin. And he had behavior problems. Such as stepping on feet, running people over, biting when tightening up the cinch. I at first felt this was because of lack of training, and bad experiences as a race horse. I bought him when he was only four.... show more
    So I have a 10 year old OTTB gelding, 17 hh. When I first got him weight was a huge issue, he was super thin. And he had behavior problems. Such as stepping on feet, running people over, biting when tightening up the cinch. I at first felt this was because of lack of training, and bad experiences as a race horse. I bought him when he was only four. Over the past six years we have greatly worked on his behavior, and he has greatly improved. And his weight, I've gradually adjusted his feeds to get the best results. His weight looks good right now, although I still struggle. BUT! he still can be cinchy, try's to bite, and bobs his head pins his ears when I am brushing him. Been doing research on stomach ulcers, and I think this could be his problem. So my question is...... What can I feed him that will help hold his weight? Yet is not high in the sugar, and other things that cause stomach ulcers? You can see pics of him on my Instagram account @Unbridled_hearts
    6 answers · Horses · 4 years ago
  • Magnents? Do they work?

    I have a friend that is all about magnets. Magnetic blanket boots halter. You name it she has it. Her horse performs the same with and without them. Though some people swear by them. I think it all in your head. I understand that she may over use them so they work as good. So what's the proper way?
    I have a friend that is all about magnets. Magnetic blanket boots halter. You name it she has it. Her horse performs the same with and without them. Though some people swear by them. I think it all in your head. I understand that she may over use them so they work as good. So what's the proper way?
    5 answers · Horses · 7 years ago
  • Translations needed!?

    I need as many translation.... of the word "horse" as possible please post the language beside the translation also!!!
    I need as many translation.... of the word "horse" as possible please post the language beside the translation also!!!
    10 answers · Horses · 7 years ago
  • Navicular Problems?:/?

    are there any way to help a Navicular horse? Are there a cure??
    are there any way to help a Navicular horse? Are there a cure??
    5 answers · Horses · 7 years ago
  • What is Wrong with him?

    Well i have a 7 yearold gelding and yesterday i cleaned his sheath all went ok although he is awquard to clean.... but anyway today i went there and he has a swollen prepuce it doesn't seem to be bothering him but i didn't know what to do and i dont know what it is i have done some research on the computer and it seem's like it happened... show more
    Well i have a 7 yearold gelding and yesterday i cleaned his sheath all went ok although he is awquard to clean.... but anyway today i went there and he has a swollen prepuce it doesn't seem to be bothering him but i didn't know what to do and i dont know what it is i have done some research on the computer and it seem's like it happened to other horses as well but i want to know what it is and what i can do to solve it? please help
    6 answers · Horses · 8 years ago
  • GALLOP - I need some help? Others answer too?

    There is a horse at my barn named Pistol. He is a 19 year old OTTB. He has a bowed tendon from over a decade ago when he was on the track on his front left leg, and suspensory problems in both hind legs which he gets special shoeing for. Nowadays he is only ever ridden in light riding once a week. Recently he had an abscess blow out his coronet... show more
    There is a horse at my barn named Pistol. He is a 19 year old OTTB. He has a bowed tendon from over a decade ago when he was on the track on his front left leg, and suspensory problems in both hind legs which he gets special shoeing for. Nowadays he is only ever ridden in light riding once a week. Recently he had an abscess blow out his coronet on his right front. There was a hefty gap from where the abscess had been. He had special shoeing done to help the foot heal. About 3 weeks later, he is still just as lame as he was before the abscess even blew. We don't think the abscess is still the cause of his lameness. Any ideas/possibilities as to what could be causing his lameness?
    2 answers · Horses · 8 years ago
  • Any south dakota riders here?

    I was just curious to see if there are any SD riders here on yahoo answers. I'm a dressage rider, and I just can't help being curious if there are any english or western riders from sd who come on this site!
    I was just curious to see if there are any SD riders here on yahoo answers. I'm a dressage rider, and I just can't help being curious if there are any english or western riders from sd who come on this site!
    1 answer · Horses · 9 years ago
  • To Bandage The Wound Or To Not.......Help Please?

    Ok so my horse cut his leg and i've been putting Corna on it for almost 2 week's now and he keeps bumping it and it will start bleeding not bad, but a little bit. So i bandage it for 3 days and then took it off and it look like it is infected a little and it looks swollen some. So i bought some of that breathable bandage tape to put around... show more
    Ok so my horse cut his leg and i've been putting Corna on it for almost 2 week's now and he keeps bumping it and it will start bleeding not bad, but a little bit. So i bandage it for 3 days and then took it off and it look like it is infected a little and it looks swollen some. So i bought some of that breathable bandage tape to put around his leg to keep the fly and gnats out. But before i did the bandaging thing i just put corna on it really good where it covered up the wound and then i sprayed fly spray on his legs to keep the fly off. So my question is should i go head and put more corna on it and bandage it? Or should i live it open with just corna on it? And what do i do to bring the swelling down and got rid of the infection? Thanks a lot!
    15 answers · Horses · 9 years ago
  • What's your opinion on spur stop horses?

    I've had a couple spur stop horses in the past and I was wondering what people thought of them, and why they think that about those horses.
    I've had a couple spur stop horses in the past and I was wondering what people thought of them, and why they think that about those horses.
    6 answers · Horses · 9 years ago
  • Does my horse have hoof rot?

    I was cleaning out my horses hooves and as i was cleaning them i could smell this gross aroma coming from her hoof. by her frog it was lifting a little and on the inside it was white and flaky. what can i do about this i don't want her to be in pain or anything. Please help, thanks.
    I was cleaning out my horses hooves and as i was cleaning them i could smell this gross aroma coming from her hoof. by her frog it was lifting a little and on the inside it was white and flaky. what can i do about this i don't want her to be in pain or anything. Please help, thanks.
    14 answers · Horses · 9 years ago
  • Can a horse stop a bull in its tracks?

    Like at a rodeo in USA, if one of the pick up men was on a Quarter Horse and he needed to rope one of the bulls in the bull riding would the horse be strong enough to stop it? Which one is stronger, horse or bull? I don't mean like a huge draft horse or anything, just a Quarter Horse or similar breed
    Like at a rodeo in USA, if one of the pick up men was on a Quarter Horse and he needed to rope one of the bulls in the bull riding would the horse be strong enough to stop it? Which one is stronger, horse or bull? I don't mean like a huge draft horse or anything, just a Quarter Horse or similar breed
    12 answers · Horses · 9 years ago
  • Hay Allergies.... Getting Small Sores on my Arms, What Should I Do?

    So somehow, I'm just now realizing that I have a hay allergy. I've been riding for nearly 9 years now, but the barn I was at for 8 years always did straight alfalfa cubes and hay. The only time I would handle regular hay was at shows with my mare, and only a few of those shows were in the summer. So it was never really bad. But I... show more
    So somehow, I'm just now realizing that I have a hay allergy. I've been riding for nearly 9 years now, but the barn I was at for 8 years always did straight alfalfa cubes and hay. The only time I would handle regular hay was at shows with my mare, and only a few of those shows were in the summer. So it was never really bad. But I moved to a new farm (and am moving to yet another new farm tomorrow), and I'm handling a lot of hay every day, and it's not about to stop, because we are working on selling our house and buying our /own/ farm. At first I thought it was poison ivy, but it only itches once I come in contact with hay. But the rest of the time, it looks like I've got red welts/sores all along the outside of my arms, from my wrist to elbow. (For some reason, it's on the outside of my arms. Not on the top or bottom or inside.) I don't have any other symptoms; nothing respiratory, and no problems with my eyes. Right now I just wash my arms up to my elbows when I get home, and have been putting stuff on it throughout the day, like fluocinonide, calamine lotion, and hydrocortisone. I also take Benadryl and Claritin in the morning, and Singulair at night, but it doesn't make any difference. Has anyone here had experience with this? Does anyone know of anything I can do about it?? I've thought about wearing some sort of sleeve when I handle hay (maybe like a glove that extends up to my elbow?) Does anyone know where I could get something like this? Or do you all have any other ideas? [[Where I live, it's 90-100 with high humidity every day, so I /cannot/ wear a long sleeved shirt...just /not/ an option haha]] Anyone know a website or store I could get these from? Thanks guys, I think I may go for cutting up a pair of knee-socks today, and see how that goes Yes it could very well not be allergies! I guess that's what I just term any bodily abnormality toward :s Oh, and I guess I don't handle hay /that/ much, just a lot more than I ever had before... I'm not strong enough to lug one up over my shoulder LOL and end up carrying them out in front of me. Or just taking off the strings and carrying the flakes around. And by doing that, the hay is really only touching the underside of my arms... I don't know though, I do have some cuts from the hay, but they're all where I'd expect them to be: on the inside and underneath my arms, none on the outside, where those spots had shown up. I've used some old socks for the last two days, and they /seem/ to be doing the job! I still have something like a flare-up right when I'm there, but it seems to be healing!
    8 answers · Horses · 9 years ago
  • Help!! any Horse people that hay out there?

    we have some jerk(no one else around)cut our fields. we dont have the equipment. told the jerk a huge storm was headin our way. he started baling anyway,storm was huge,hail,wind,rain ... we have 60 -800 bales of timothy,alfalfa soaked. that was 3/4 of our crop. the other hay is just laying out there. i know the answer but maybe someone out there... show more
    we have some jerk(no one else around)cut our fields. we dont have the equipment. told the jerk a huge storm was headin our way. he started baling anyway,storm was huge,hail,wind,rain ... we have 60 -800 bales of timothy,alfalfa soaked. that was 3/4 of our crop. the other hay is just laying out there. i know the answer but maybe someone out there has successfully dried it?? or is it just beef/cow hay now. the hay that is baled ang got soaking wet. is there any way to successfully dry it out or is it finished (cow hay) this hay was for my herd. now im down 25 tons because a "professional" with a stellar reputation cut my hay. deb yup looks like we r going down that beef/dairy road.
    6 answers · Horses · 9 years ago
  • Does anyone use Gallop (used to be called Dreamcoat) shampoo?

    I'm thinking about getting the black and palomino color enhancing shampoos. Do they work? How do they compare to Quic-Color and Quic-Black?
    I'm thinking about getting the black and palomino color enhancing shampoos. Do they work? How do they compare to Quic-Color and Quic-Black?
    2 answers · Horses · 10 years ago
  • Worried about foals diarrhea any advice?

    10 Day old foal has diarrhea and runny nose. My vet says it is probably mare heat causing it. Her nose is runny but liquid is clear. It is windy today. Probably nothing to worry about but does anybody have any other ideas. I might just be worried for no reason. Lbent for I don't need milk replacers since her mom is nursing her. Yes she is a... show more
    10 Day old foal has diarrhea and runny nose. My vet says it is probably mare heat causing it. Her nose is runny but liquid is clear. It is windy today. Probably nothing to worry about but does anybody have any other ideas. I might just be worried for no reason. Lbent for I don't need milk replacers since her mom is nursing her. Yes she is a paint just born April 5th. http://spotted.horsecity.com/photos/inde...
    5 answers · Horses · 10 years ago
  • Should I give my horse probiotics while he's on antibiotics?

    My horse is on a very long course of antibiotics. I wormed him and gave him probiotics about a week before the vet prescribed the antibiotics. Should I give him more probios while he's on the antibiotics, or is it a waste? Will the antibiotics just kill off the probios? Should I wait until he's finished with the course of antibiotics... show more
    My horse is on a very long course of antibiotics. I wormed him and gave him probiotics about a week before the vet prescribed the antibiotics. Should I give him more probios while he's on the antibiotics, or is it a waste? Will the antibiotics just kill off the probios? Should I wait until he's finished with the course of antibiotics before I give him more probios, or give it to him during the antibiotic treatment? I have a friend who had a horse that was deathly ill and thought she would lose her. None of the vets treatment was working. She stopped all meds and told the horse that if it was her time to "go" that would be okay. She decided to try probios as one last ditch attempt and the horse bounced back amazingly fast! She regained the 200 lbs she lost and is being ridden again! My vet agrees that probios are very beneficial. I know that they are for humans, I've worked for two colon therapists over the past 7 years. I tend not to follow the traditional medical establishment most of the time anyway since I know how money oriented it is and I believe the veteranary field is headed in the same direction.
    10 answers · Horses · 10 years ago