God some of you are miserable sods. She didnt ask your opinions on his weight. She asked if he coukd be shown in hand. .. she didn't ask you to all be so damned critical of him and sorry but plain bloody rude... moomin... goldenstar. He is hardly the fattest horse ever seen and I think alot of...
Looks to me like a pollen or bite allergy.. it all seems focused on his nose, he shakes his head, rub his nose on his leg and on the door.
Seems to me something is irritating him up in his nasal cavity. I have seen horses who have had stroke.. and he certainly doesnt look like hes had one.
Usually you don't charge any more till weaning or around 6 months, this is when the foal will be eating a decent amount too. Also they would be sharing a stable up until this point so you wouldn't be losing revenue off the stable.
Sorry.. forgive me for being blunt but.. if you knew all along that, if it came down to it and the horse needed an op, that you would have had to have the horse put down , why did you take it the horspital?
I went in to massive debt for my old horse.. Id do it again.
I am clased as a big rider.. im 6ft and weigh in at 18 stone.. But I certainly ride a hell of a lot lighter than a lot of people I know.. and the horses dont struggle to carry me so im not loosing any sleep over it.
PS.. I ride a 15.1hh Alter Real Lusitano.. so i think your fine!! lol
I read the title and got an over whelming urge to slap you Mrs M! You are not a bad owner and never will be. You love them neds a hell of a lot, sometimes too much. and they break your heart! I did the same with Cate not long ago, its one of those things and she will be fine later!
Go have a...
No brainer. castration. I dont get what differance being castrated with have on his coat?!
He will walk like john wayne for a couple of days then be fine, the hysterectomy is a much larger op and posses much more problems.
But they are a bit stupid really.. and they only learn and copy they dont really think for them selves.. so yeh.. they are not the brightest of fireworks.
At the end of the day they are prey animals and prey animals tend to be less intelligent and controlled by there flight or fight...
It is as ferrador said the American equivilent, however the course is not as intensive, and th DipWCF is a more rounded qualification.. AWCF is a whole diferent ball game. these are farriers who Excel in remedial farriery.
My 11 year old mare got HYPOTHERMIA in JULY.. she was stable over night due to bad weather, with a fleece rug on, her temp was 33 degree's when I got to her the next morning.. SO NO... there doesnt not have to be neglect there!
Once a day.. winter or not is better than some horses get!