I had my vet out to give my horse his yearly shots when he found something. My horse has skin cancer. It's not invasive right now, and hopefully we can prevent that with medication. I'm so scarred. I don't know what to do! I'm freaking out. I can't lose him. He's the best thing in my life. But I don't know if I can afford the medicine he'll need. I don't know if you can really give me advice but I needed to tell someone.
oh my god, I’m so sorry. I’ve been lucky enough not to have to deal with this so I don’t really have any advice, but I would stay close with your vet during this time so you’re on top of all the procedures your horse may need. Stay positive and spend as much time with your horse as possible (I’m sure you will, but just another reminder). Save up as much money as you can without freaking yourself out, to use for emergencies/medication.
I have every confidence that your horse will be fine with good care<3
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Hi again, I asked about the stiff tall boots and I saw the reply that said to put conditioner on them and I was wondering if you or any of your followers know if that actually works or not because if it does that would be awesome!
I don’t know about hair conditioner (never tried it myself), but there are actually tons of leather conditioners that you can find in most tack shops or online that will help soften the leather without ruining it :)
For the anon with the stiff tall boots, I'm having the same problem and my coach told me to wear them and use hair conditioner? I haven't tried it yet, but i imagine the conditioner would soften and mould the leather, and my coach swears it works!
Hi I love your blog! So I've had a pair of tall boots for 2 and a half years and I've only been wearing them in shows (I don't show a lot) so they're still pretty stiff and basically not broken in. I've started to wear them in lessons to soften them but when I put my heel down it hurts my calf. I didn't notice during shows because I wasn't riding for that long. So how can I break them in quickly and not so painfully? Also since they can get pretty dirty how often should I clean/polish them? Thx
Unfortunately, wearing them a lot is the only thing that’s going to break them in the way you want. Wear them around your house to start, and then ride in them whenever you can. Band-aids are your friends!
You should clean them basically anytime they get really dirty, to protect the leather. But polishing should be done lightly and only when you really need to (i.e. before a show), otherwise the leather could stretch out or soften too much.