If your yard isnt suitable for a vetting ie no flat surface for trot up or hard surface to lunge on our vets prefer you to take to their yard so the vetting can be carried out on proper & fair surfaces for the horse & both parties.
Did anybody on here camp at Badminton this year?
If so interested to hear how organized it was please as desperate to go next year.
Were the pitches marked out - was it noisy & chaotic - did you get an allocated space?
Ive just sold mine & found the most useful thing was asking people to send me videos of their child/themselves riding using the Covid excuse too - saved so much timewasting as well as ensuring the advert spelt out all the facts & had videos & photos on it too - I used the pony club classified...
At the end of the day whether you would or wouldnt smack your horse, these clinics with the best in the world professionals are blooming expensive & tbh if that's the only solution he could have offered to the issue I would have left the clinic - its one thing for your friend to use that ploy...
We had one so called fitted by local saddler - rubbish fit - tipped forward - trouble is changing headplate doesnt adjust the gullet which is far too narrow to fit the back correctly - cheap & imo a con sorry
My Irish Cob was the same with planting at the ramp - I bought a Richard Maxwell halter & read his book - it was all about getting her forward, listening, & obeying, before presenting to the ramp so lots of working on a small circle, forwards & backwards, then present her to the ramp & worked...
Sorry with such extreme dangerous behaviour I wouldnt take the Vets word for "doesnt think its kissing spine" - with my life on the line & possibly others I would want an xray asap - your life is worth far more than the cost of the scan.
We are about to do the same!
My advise would be that you are in control of their destiny so hold out for the home you ideally want for them - previously we found by asking for a riding video of interested viewers it really did reduce the timewasters - also we were totally honest in disclosing...
After our 18 months turn away when we were bringing him back into work over the course of a year I didnt use any supplements just made sure I strictly followed the forage at all times & feed before you ride - we were pretty sure the ulcers were caused by the sale/travel over from Ireland & he...
After over a years treatment for Grade 2/3 Glandular ulcers with all the recommended meds ours hadnt gone.
So we turned him away for 18 months.
Rescoped & gone.
Even the Vets dont know what causes Glandular Ulcers - I dont think supplements particularly help as somebody has said their very...
This happened to us a couple of years ago - 6 months after buying mare from yard we knew also had a stallion!
Went into panic mode but for peace of mind got the Vet out to scan her - empty!
Turned out to be a virus & grass belly!
Hopefully you have the vet booked as its worth the cost just for...
Horses can be such contrary fairies!
Some like trailers, some like lorries, some like nothing at all!
Ive had both - I have a 6.5 ton lorry & have had issues loading 2 of mine, whereas walked straight onto trailer!
I would highly recommend a Richard Maxwell training halter to overcome the...
When I recently sold my Connie I did things by stage elimination.
The advert clearly stated NOT a 2nd or 3rd type horse to put off those looking for the allrounder type which he wasnt as very few bother reading whats in the advert!
In the phone call I declared the ulcers & loading issues.
Its like trying to look for a needle in a haystack isnt it sometimes!
Since going barefoot almost 3 years ago she has the best feet ever, but she could have trod on a stone as started to up the fast work.
Im sticking to guinea pigs next time!!!
haha yes you do have a point about falling over!
Yes Im going to get our Vet to take a look now thank you - its so minute & we have such an unlevel field now due to the wet then concrete scenario we cant even do a proper work up but will see what her opinion is
Yes it would seem so, I was just puzzled as assumed she would rest the left hind when you picked up the left front, but now Im wondering when you pick up a front hoof if it pushes them towards the opposite hind - so yes thank you Im in the process of getting our vet who specializes in...
Okay so our Irish Cob has gone under the radar somewhat due to huge company liability, huge feat of selling Connie, & consequences of Covid.
But long story short, finished Autumn doing couple of hunter trials, hacked out through winter as no arena, no arenas open.
She's barefoot, had some thrush...
As poster above this too screams possible Ulcers to me.
Ive had a particularly long drawn out saga of Glandular Ulcers - totally different type & particularly tricky to treat & vets dont know cause either.
Our pony within days of buying changed as above - didnt bolt but was running through the...