Just do a patch test first, it's strong stuff, some horses have been known to react to it.
That said, I make my own little cuts n scrapes balm using neem(keeps flies off little wounds etc) and haven't had a problem. I also use it in the pony's ears as a fly repellent as he doesn't like sprays...
Such an horrendous time for all JT's family/friends/colleagues. It must have been so very difficult for the guys to go out and ride, celebrating winners etc knowing how ill JT was/is.
I just hope he can make a full recovery, but it's hard to be positive given the severity of his injuries.
Pony had masses of fun! My friend rode him for me this time as she has more experience than I, and it was his first time.
My daughter's going to take him on the amble they have in July, she'll be none jumping too then.
Just to chip in a sec, I've got a hanging cheek waterford...
Our yard flooded yesterday, 2 acre paddock is a lake, other fields are not fields but more giant mud baths. Horses all in as the stables and yard are so far dry, but if we have any more rain, we're up the creek, literally.
Just to add the yard is situated on the banks of a river and this is...
I have a similar issue with my boy, although his problem is more when we go into canter in company(even just one other horse in front has him broncing til he can get infront), trotting and walking he's ok if a little strong.
The only thing that we can do with him is keep doing it, til he is...
NIS is treated WITH sodium hydroxide certainly, but once the process of said improvement is complete, there is no NaOH left IN the product(due to the chemical processes the NIS undergoes).
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Well I got sick of hearing him saying 'the great' before the vast majority of riders/horses etc etc. Feck off with that...and please, Mike, get your head from up Yanky von Gruesome's ass please!
Otherwise, aye, it's all good :D
Isn't it funny how different things affect different horses :)
I fed my boy Dengie's Alfa A Lite and it got to the point that it was dangerous to ride, so we dropped it, et voila, I had my normal pony back!!
I'd forgotten that fact about garlic. :)
Just as an aside, if I feed straight beet pulp(not the added mollassed crap, but a speedibeet/kwikbeet product) the pony is just too silly, hence my liking of FF.
One bag currently last me about 6/7 weeks at 1/3rd scoop per day, in winter it's a bag a month.
TBH, as long as pony is happy on it I won't be changing anytime soon. As far as I'm concerned most of these low energy/fibre nut feeds are pretty much the same thing. I like FF due to...
I use FF for my boy, have done for about 18 months. I feed it alongside a small amount of Coprameal and he's thriving, is NOT hyper, and he loves it.
It's perfect for the good doer, is low in calories and starch and you can feed it in small quantities as a bucket feed...
Oh my, that last picture of you and Ebony in the stable did it for me, and the tears are now flowing.
I'm so sorry you lost your girl, you fought for her, you gave her everything, and in the end, when she needed you the most, you gave her her dignity.
I remember Cairo back from when I used to be more active here on HHO.....he was lovely:)
OP, don't worry about what others say.....I always get stupid comments from people about my little newfie. I figure it's others that have a problem, not me, I'm perfectly happy as I am.
I wouldn't mind who rode my little monster. MG rode him in the summer, and survived ;)
I find it interesting to see how others ride, to have first hand experience of their methods, especially when dealing with his occasional naughtiness.
YOu know my favourite part of that video? When you flung your arms round the mare's neck at the end:D The pair of you looked so happy!!
I had lots of problems with my pony, and almost gave up and sold him, but, after lots of nagging from my daughter, and tons of advice from friends, I carried...