I’m considering going with my mom to run errands just so I can go to the Starbucks nearby afterwards
this is a whole new low…is this what addiction looks like?
Cold hose his legs to minimize any swelling and then try hand walking him for a while to get the blood circulating. If the swelling doesn’t go down you should wrap his legs, and it should go away relatively quickly (he should be fine or at least better by tomorrow).
Just had this idea….if you guys wanna comment your birthday below I can copy them down so I can wish you a happy birthday when the time comes 😄 just something I thought would be nice!
Submit your idea for a “problem” through text, and I’ll make the picture :)
Hi! I totally would, except that I can’t really draw haha. But I’m sure some of my followers are good artists, so I’ll put it out here for them to contact you! :)
Followers, can any of you help this girl out?
Haha, welcome to the horse world, you pretty much summed up a lot of trainers/barn owners with that last sentence. Some trainers are pretty selfish like that, and what’s almost worse is that they’re so transparent about it, so you’re just left with this kind of “wtf…” feeling. In your case, I doubt the owner is doing it maliciously though. It’s hard for me to speak to the “fairness” of it all without actually comparing numbers along with quality, but if I’m understanding correctly that the price you’re paying to ride once a week is so high that you’re nearly paying the board, that seems pretty outrageous to me. A lease fee for a horse that’s on-farm and isn’t super fancy/high level is almost always less than the price of board, and a half lease should cost less still.
*Shrugs* You’re correct. I did say they offer pretty minimal support, but I wanted to mention it because I was just giving a general overview.
Sure, let me see what I can remember!
Bell boots/overreach boots: used to help prevent horses from clipping the back of his fetlock with his hind legs, typically only worn by horses with a pronounced overreaching problem.
Splint boots: They (obviously) cover the horse’s splint area, protecting the horse’s legs from brushing together/clipping their legs, or are worn in turn out to prevent scrapes. Ankle boots are basically the hind leg version of splint boots. I like using them, they’re easy to put on and good for general protection.
Polo wraps: They give the horse’s legs some protection and minimal support, I use these frequently as well, for flatwork/easy jumping.
Open front boots: they protect the tendons while leaving the front of the forelegs exposed, to protect the soft tissue of the horse’s leg while still allowing a horse to feel a knocked rail or something of the like. They’re best for big jumping classes or other high-impact work, they offer the most support.
Sports Medicine Boots: SMBs are typically heavier and offer serious protection pretty much all the way around the horse’s lower leg. I don’t really like to use them often just because they’re so bulky and usually that level of protection isn’t needed.
Hm, western followers, any tips on teaching a horse to neck rein?