I know exactly what you mean about trying to keep horses excercised when energy is low. While I am in chemo I have a problem with my nine year old ex race horse. Although he has a huge field to roam around with his elderly…"
"Frances I think you should do whatever makes you happy and that you can afford to feed. I had a many as twenty three at one time. Of course I was twenty five years old then and had a lot more energy. I have four now and would like more but my wife…"
"Glad to hear your larger story so everyone gets a better idea of your situation. You seem to have a good plan....IMO
Sounds like lots of work and lots of fun. Enjoy! I'm sure it could get to be too much but you can make those adjustments as…"
"I love how you expressed this. I have one horse and I board just 3.5 miles away from my home. There is 15 boarded horses there. I love helping to do chores in the evening and helping out as much as I can. I'm there several hours most every day…"
"Hello Everyone, thanks for all your coments...I've made a decision...( I thought it would be a lot harder than it was)....My two 3 year olds are going to be sold after they return from the trainers....I'm thinking I should cut my losses to…"
I have and use ThinLine Ultra Thin half pads on all my horses. They all have custom made saddles, and none of them have ever been sore in their backs, but my 53 year old once fractured back is really feeling the workload…"
"ahhhh we just had our 1st day of autumn march 1st! my guys are shedding too ........... ready to grow their winter coat! (sigh, moan). my 5 yr old spooked at the shadows with the 3 lights last yr, wonder what her 3 yr old brother will do this…"
"Is anyone using the ThinLine Ultra Thin half-pad? I read somewhere that someone was using one and it helped alleviate back pain for the rider. I thought I would invest in one but discovered that, in their description of the pad(s),…"
"Thank you Frances for filling us in, I for one am breathing a sigh of relief. There are just too many news stories of animals in trouble nowadays. I'm glad things are not so bad as I feared. But really, you don't need so…"
"Good to hear from you Frances :-)))) As you can tell from our group here we are concerned about each other and very concerned about the welfare of our horses just like you. Thanks for getting us on the same page, I for one am thankful things…"
"Thanks for all your comments, I'm not in dire straits here. I'll tell you what I have going onhere. My steady eddy, foundered this year and is recovering, my project horse, 8 year old appendix (isnt getting any riding til the weather…"
"Hey Frances! Must strongly DISAGREE with Mari on 2 points:
1) I for one, am not concerned about the state of your horses - if that was an issue - you wouldn't be exhausted & your post deals with issues surrounding working…"
"hi frances! i used to live down the road in carstairs alberta, but now reside north-west of auckland new zealand, in kaupakapaka. i can totally relate to the tiredness, isolation and sheer work of it all! i live on a small block of land, and…"