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    Lunging how bad is it for horses

    I have had 2 bad experiences with my trainer and leaser free lunging both my horses . Both were excitable & raced around at liberty until they tired out. I wasn’t there both times . One ended dead lame after a real “rip “in deep footing resulting in a suspensary tear. The other showed on...
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    Farriers formula

    I use it for my 20 year old mare who had Laminitis & consequently diagnosed With Cushings. I’d heard really good reviews in the past but given the price and a horse with healthy hooves , never invested in it. Now that she has had a good recovery from Lami,back to regular work, Ill follow the...
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    Laminitis 😔

    My 20 year old Connie cross mare now recovered from intense Laminitis attack last July. 30 days stall test in deep bedding. 4soaked small hole hay bags 4x day. She needed to lose weight so hay is weighed plus her blood test showed Cushings. Surprising how much a flake varies in weight! No...
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    Do I Charge leaser for riding doing Rehab ?

    Thank you all for your suggestions. Ironically leaser came to ride the w/t schedule as she does almost daily . She actually said " I really should pay you some lease money now I'm riding again walk/trot. " Having read all your comments , I said" No worries , let's wait until she is in full...
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    Do I Charge leaser for riding doing Rehab ?

    She's had a 90% lease on horse for last 3 yeas so it's almost like her own. She knows she has even been left to her in my will. I have covered all medical costs and almost all handwalking 4 months. She is keen to get back riding this horse as it is very safe & hasn't found any other horse she...
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    Do I Charge leaser for riding doing Rehab ?

    4 months ago my 19 year old horse I lease had a check ligament injury ( never had a lame day in 10 yeas I had her) we have no idea what caused it, but vet thinks bad footing could be a cause in an older horse. Hand walking is complete, & now vet prescribes a 6 day riding program starting with...
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    Some horses need a buddy whether we like it or not. After all they are herd animals. You mentioned he was fine in the company of others ...for both your safety, go with another rider. i own a bold connie mare who will go out alone unfazed. She doesn't even notice if she is left alone in the...
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    New Here- My Canadian HiPo and Me!.

    Hi all, I really enjoy reading these forums even though I am from across the big blue pond, living in western Canada. I have a Connemara x quarter horse, a 26 yr old active Connie pony jumper(belonging to my now adult kids)and my Highland Pony project...(first one born in Canada). I love the...
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