I seem to have a very sensitive horse- he yawns when I put the bridle on and yawns and rubs (Excessively)when I take it off-
im pretty sure both these things are a sign of tension/pressure and I want to relieve both.
No teeth/back/saddle issues, all checked.
Tried the micklem
I can’t have a hitching mirror put on my trailer as it’s On hire but I need something to help me line it up straight.
is there a removable mirror I can buy?
-or any alternative ideas? It’s for a 401 single trailer.
A new horse Iâ€™ve had a few weeks was scanned today and found to have an old suspensory injury as a result of an old fractured splint bone.
The old injury healed but he has (recently) damaged some of the scar tissue fibres and is now on box rest.
Has anyone had this before and any treatments...
My horse has somehow fractured his splint bone, itâ€™s stable and vet wasnâ€™t particularly worried.
heâ€™s sound (unless you touch it) and quite happy but very sore on palpitation and the leg is nice and fat-
I was told to just box rest and Bute.. but not for how long or...
Iâ€™ve followed everyoneâ€™s advice and walked away from an over priced horse that my heart wanted but my head knew was too much.
- Iâ€™ve walked into finding another heart horse but head agrees this time.
My next issue- Iâ€™m having a 5 stage as sheâ€™s Â£6k and I need it for Insurance but I...
So.. Iâ€™ve found what I deem to be â€˜my perfect horseâ€™.. if I had ANY critism it would be that heâ€™s a tad smaller than she advertised but thatâ€™s it.
Heâ€™s a Dutch warmblood, very light on his feet, flashy, well schooled.
Jumped around Unaff (no proof though) no competition history to...
I have a healthy budget for a new horse thanks to my amazing boyfriend but it has to pass a 5 stage with X-rays.
Obviously you would expect a 7yo to have more chance of this but the horses I like are 11/12 (all competition/alrounders).
I do have viewings on 7yoâ€™s booked but they lack the...
My horse passed a 5 stage vetting in October, she was vetted for show jumping.
Yesterday after months of on/off lameness I was told she has severe cartilage damage to both stifles, grade 3 and she only has 40% chance of being field sound.
Can I claim anything from the vet? This was a pre...
3 weeks later, hock injections, SI injections and rehab under way.. horse is still sound.
She seems to struggle when asking for a contact on the right rein, she will break into canter, generally fight etc.. she can be worked through it, gentle persistence and she will then work...
My horse was diagnosed today with hock arthritis.. once xrayed she was nerve blocked we all assumed â€˜yes!â€™ Sorted...
When xrayed, feet were checked for balance, pretty much spot on, navicular bone looked great, nothing seemed unusual.
Suddenly she went lame on her right front after hocks...
From beginning, Iâ€™ve had this mare 6 months. At the beginning she was amazing, I could hack alone etc.
Around two months ago she became very nappy and spooky to the point she scared me. It seemed out of character so then We did some investigating and found grade 2 squamous ulcers and severe...
I feel like all I do is post on here about my struggles...
Newish horse, few months, flew 5 stage vetting.
Over last two months has become nappy and spooky. Nappiness was sorted with someone else hacking her out as we had too any arguments and I think she just lost confidence in me and me...
Im looking at travelling to Dublin to buy a horse.. but I cant seem to get anywhere on ferry prices.
I have a 3.5t Horsebox but its only saying car prices?
Can anyone help or have any links?
Ive had a German warmblood for 8 weeks now, first 8 weeks she was a star.. loads perfect, hacks out alone, jumps everything, gave me lots of confidence.
I had her vetted, she passed and I paid for her on the 8th week.
Suddenly its like I have a different horse, she wont leave the yard...
Ive recently purchased a 11yo German warmblood to BS. She has a good record and a hell of a lot of scope and ability.. but she is so lazy its becoming very hard work.
Whip/spurs make no difference, Ive tried feeding her up. Nothing.
I can hot her up on a fun ride (but it takes half...
the ONLY thing working at the moment is a cheap requisite fluffy material girth.
- its not mine for a start but i guess im worried without it being cut away at the elbows it may over time cause girth sores (like so many others have).
Ideally i need an anatomical girth WITH fleece or...
Today I had my gelding scanned as we think he had pulled a ligament in his fetlock.
We were right, infact he had a hole in the fibres where the branches connect.
Hes already on week 3 of box rest- the vet has said there is a 50% chance he wont jump again and I am devastated.
He said I...
I have a PBA, he is sharp, spooky and Strong.
He has the mental age and experience of a 4/5yo.
I bought him with the Intention of doing BS within a year, obviously I would have done it sooner but he is much more backward than I first thought.
Every jump lesson we have to start with...
Horse not human.
My horse was kicked today just behind the girth under his flank at short range and the noise was horrendous.
My horse seemed in shock but aside from that acted like nothing had happened however the swelling was instant.
I rang my vet who said to cold hose and if he...
Ive recently bought my first PBA (70% arab).. he acts, looks and pretty much feels like a full arab.
Hes spooky, sharp and acts like life will eat him.
Ive never ridden a more talented but yet spooky horse to show jump before and i feel like im fighting a loosing battle, someone told me...
I say suddenly, new horse- didn't do it initially but now does it in Trot when on the road (can hear the clinking).
Had back checked, all ok, saddle/teeth all ok.
Any ideas? Only thing that's changed in the pasture.