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Hello everyone I need your help.. My horse Shades is chewing on his bit. He takes the shanks and puts them in his mouth over and over and over again. He has done it for as long as I have been riding him but it is coming to the point where some of my family who ride him don't like it.. Why is he doing this?? Any suggestions on how to get him to stop??? ANything helps!! :)
Hi everyone, This might be a silly question but... I'm looking at part-boarding/leasing a young (Quarter Horse / Paint) chestnut mare. I've always heard people talk badly about chestnut mares, especially young ones (she's around 6 I believe). Most people around here stereotype chestnut mares as being extremely sassy, mare-ish and just being really high maintenance horses. I know this isn't true for all chestnut mares, but I was just wondering if anyone else has found this to be true about chestnut mares? I know it isn't fair to judge a horse based on the coat colour... but do people find chestnut mares to generally be more high maintenance then other colours? I know this sounds really silly, but a lot of people around here have these type of thoughts about chestnut mares.
My mare recently banged the inside of her leg with her shoe and irritated an old splint on the inside of her leg. She is not lame or anything, but I would like to somehow protect the splint from being knocked again; it is quite prominent at the moment and I am worried she will hit it again. She lives outside in a pasture with other horses 24/7. What would you suggest to protect her leg? I don't want to use standing wraps because she lives outdoors, but what about no-bows? I am also only around the barn once per day to change wraps. Any ideas?
my gelding when he eats in a stall always attempts to kick his bowl and he head bangs and sticks his head in the air and flaps his lips against the boards and bucket and he also kinda like sorts his grain he will pick through it will doing all these things and flick half of it onto the ground and keep half in his bowl he will eat it off the ground when hes done though... but we checked his teeth and its not a teeth problem i mean my mother and aunt say its just because his breeding and hes only alittle over half thoroughbred so im not sure but i was wondering is it ok that he does this? i mean its only in a stall and he acts closterphobic in a stall or in a trailer so i was wondering if u no if theres anyway to lessen this or is it fine? he doesnt really act like its bothering him when i go in with him he stops except for flipping his lips on the bowl and head banging im just worried if it gets worse or something hes a really nice horse and as long as your with him or riding him or…
Hey guys! The gelding I am leasing has almost no forelock. His mane and tail are okay, but his forelock is just a little puff. I was just wondering if anyone has any tips to help increase forelock growth? I was recommended MTG, but I would really prefer trying something different (maybe something that smells and feels nicer). Home remedies would be great and any store products that are sold in Canada or that can be ordered online from the States. Please let me know if you have found anything that works. :)
What are some reasons a horse would become rib sore? Or just back sore and rib sore in general? He has been stopping at jumps pretty badly recently, even though he LOVES to jump. He is on the same diet as he has been for the past few months: wet feed, flax seed, and Nustep flex, because he is a bit older.
Hi, all. New here. We're considering buying a used Benderup 2H trailer (1998, Prestige model). No experience with Benderup - just know that they were the choice for lightweight trailers. We have a 15.2h QH who's good with trailers. Any advice on Benderups? I'm concerned mostly with repair and replacement parts, now that they're no longer made. Also, I've read a few things online about handling issues due to weight (swaying, fish-tailing). Any truth to that? We'd be pulling with an F-250, so no issue with tow vehicle capability. Thanks!